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#31 No Catchy Nickname

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 05:52 AM

View PostBIG STU, on 13 December 2017 - 04:25 AM, said:

[I sorta like the 24 hybrid myself. I had been playing an old TM early Rescue but found an Adams last week that I hit good on the range. We will see how that goes but I always have my V-Steel 7&9 woods just in case

I am also coming around to the hybrid. Just easier to hit more consistently that a 4i, and the higher ball flight should help the ball stop on the greens. The hybrid would certainly be easier to hit in the colder months when the grass is dormant and straw-like here.
But I also need to get the V-steel 9w out on the course and see how that goes. From what I've seen on the range, it's easy enough to hit, but does it ever fly high!

Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:00 AM

View PostFellaheen51, on 13 December 2017 - 04:47 AM, said:

Nice bags Catchy, especially the classic bag of wood and steel.  I've come to enjoy reading your exploits with golf implements.  

I've been contemplating assembling a classic bag of MacGregors.  To stand alongside the Hogans.  Have grown rather infatuated with Muirfields.  If memory serves, you have both Muirfields and Muirfield 20th's?  If you had to pick one, and only one, which would you choose?  Or are they similar enough that it doesn't make much difference.  A decision made based on condition and price between the two.  Depending on what I find, would probably perform a reshaft to my preferred weight and length.  

Have a M/T M43 2 wood and M/T T.A. 693 5 wood blocks to cover that end of the bag.  Thinking 5 - PW of whatever Muirfields.  Plethora of wedges to pick from.  And the Muirfield putter to place into service.  Just a fun bag of MacGregors to play on occasion.  You know, something different.  TIA.  

You now what I think of the V-Steels.  Big fan.  They've kicked to the curb all other fairway metals and hybrids in the modern bag.  The 9 is very easy to hit, versatile, and fills the distance requirement that I'm after perfectly.  But that's just me, with my less than perfect "old guy" swing.  

Edit add:  Now I read that you've come into a set of TM-92's.  You've got a problem there mate.  Ha!!  Look forward to the pics.

Thank you, and thank you! I am really looking forward to playing more persimmon golf next year, and I can't wait to get out to a course and hit the 2w. It's just so much more satisfying to hit a good shot with the old persimmons than modern metals.
As for the Muirfields versus Muirfield 20ths, I would choose the 20ths. In fact, I had one of my best iron-striking rounds in a long time with them in the bag this year, so I feel confident with them. I think they also feel better than the Muirfields. I know they were made differently, with the Muirfield muscle being milled out of a flat back blade, and the 20ths forged with the muscle in it already. I wonder if that explains their superior feel.
Anyway, with their compact head and beautiful feel, I call the 20ths my cheap Baby Blades (don't have the BB, and doubt I ever will). The TM-92s are similarly compact, so with their arrival I would say a contender for the Baby Blade title!
And you're right, I do have a problem: I've run out of storage space :busted_cop:
Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 December 2017 - 05:48 AM, said:

View PostBIG STU, on 13 December 2017 - 04:23 AM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 09 October 2017 - 10:47 PM, said:

View Postbeluga99, on 09 October 2017 - 10:43 PM, said:

A couple of friends are based in Singapore and Hong Kong, and they lament the fact it's not easy to just pick up the bag and go and play a few holes.  Although when they catch a ferry out to the islands and play on nice courses with attractive "caddies" and a lot of cold beer, it does sound very appealing!

Yep, the idea of just popping to the course for a quick 9 does not seem to exist here.
Also, when I played in Britain, golf was free if you were a member of that course/club. Here, you become a member and you still have to pay a green fee, it's just less than the guests. I don't know if there are any exceptions to that in Japan.
I imagine from Singapore, Malaysia is relatively easy to get to golf. Though I'm not sure they would have the--ahem--attractive "caddies."
It is mostly the same way here with memberships you pay greens fees. I have done something different for the coming year. I had won a free membership to a group of courses so I activated that and we still pay greens fees but at a reduced rate. Down here you hardly see set greens fees posted because a lot depends on what package plan folks visited and booked on.

Really? That surprised me, as I always thought the US would have a similar system to the UK. I suspect, then, that Japan's membership/green-fee system is somewhat influenced by the US.
I think the UK is changing a bit, as a club my dad joined as a social member was offering several different types of membership. When I was a junior, there were only two types of membership for adult males: Full and Five-day (reduced green-fee on weekends). Full meant full playing privileges. Ladies had a reduced membership, and had priority on Tuesdays (they hated us juniors playing on Tuesdays in the holidays!). The course my Dad joined did away with a special Ladies's fee, and seemed to basically offer three or four different types of adult membership according to when members wanted to play. Not a bad system, especially as with more women working, having Tuesday as Ladies' Day is a bit anachronistic. Thinking about it, it was already anachronistic even in the Eighties.
  I may not have really stated complete. I live in a golf tourism area where everything revolves around tourism. The only reason they do memberships is because the locals keep the ball rolling so to speak during the off peak months. The bad part of all of this is when they hit peak seasons screw the local steady customers.

Edited by BIG STU, 13 December 2017 - 03:28 PM.

Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stock Regular shaft
FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Diamana Reg
Irons 3 thru 9  KZG Kyoei Forged CB 1st generation Swing Science 400 Graphite Senior flex
PW Cleveland Special 588 45* bent to 47* Stock Cleveland Steel Shaft
SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore S-300 ( old dependable)
Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft rusty and lead taped as heck named "Rusty"
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Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green or 1980 Macgregor VIP 3 thru PW Hogan Apex #2 shafts " The famous Bastardized Macs"
PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
SW  Macgregor LRA 56* S-400 DJ Special-- Will rotate out when old dependable does not behave
Putter ( subject to change) Lil David 8802
Bag Old School Power Bilt orange mini staff

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 December 2017 - 05:52 AM, said:

View PostBIG STU, on 13 December 2017 - 04:25 AM, said:

[I sorta like the 24 hybrid myself. I had been playing an old TM early Rescue but found an Adams last week that I hit good on the range. We will see how that goes but I always have my V-Steel 7&9 woods just in case

I am also coming around to the hybrid. Just easier to hit more consistently that a 4i, and the higher ball flight should help the ball stop on the greens. The hybrid would certainly be easier to hit in the colder months when the grass is dormant and straw-like here.
But I also need to get the V-steel 9w out on the course and see how that goes. From what I've seen on the range, it's easy enough to hit, but does it ever fly high!
You can tone it down some by putting a stiffer tipped shaft in it. Remember those clubs were basically designed for older slower swing speeds and have a lot of weight in the bottom.
Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stock Regular shaft
FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Diamana Reg
Irons 3 thru 9  KZG Kyoei Forged CB 1st generation Swing Science 400 Graphite Senior flex
PW Cleveland Special 588 45* bent to 47* Stock Cleveland Steel Shaft
SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore S-300 ( old dependable)
Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft rusty and lead taped as heck named "Rusty"
Bag-- Jones Classic non stand
Founding Father of Outlaw Golf Association member #1---- Play what you want screw the USGA & R&A
Redneck Hippie Golf When the Tailgate drops the BS Stops
Vintage
Toney Penna Model 1 Aldila HM-40
3&4 woods Macgregor DX Keyhole steel TT R
Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green or 1980 Macgregor VIP 3 thru PW Hogan Apex #2 shafts " The famous Bastardized Macs"
PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
SW  Macgregor LRA 56* S-400 DJ Special-- Will rotate out when old dependable does not behave
Putter ( subject to change) Lil David 8802
Bag Old School Power Bilt orange mini staff

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:46 AM

View PostBIG STU, on 13 December 2017 - 03:25 PM, said:

I may not have really stated complete. I live in a golf tourism area where everything revolves around tourism. The only reason they do memberships is because the locals keep the ball rolling so to speak during the off peak months. The bad part of all of this is when they hit peak seasons screw the local steady customers.

Ah, got it. I've seen a couple of posters (in Arizona and Florida, I think) mention something similar with their courses.

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View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 December 2017 - 05:52 AM, said:

I am also coming around to the hybrid. Just easier to hit more consistently that a 4i, and the higher ball flight should help the ball stop on the greens. The hybrid would certainly be easier to hit in the colder months when the grass is dormant and straw-like here.
But I also need to get the V-steel 9w out on the course and see how that goes. From what I've seen on the range, it's easy enough to hit, but does it ever fly high!
You can tone it down some by putting a stiffer tipped shaft in it. Remember those clubs were basically designed for older slower swing speeds and have a lot of weight in the bottom.

Good point, that. I may even try a steel shaft in it, as I'm not pursuing distance.

Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

I haven't updated this is a while, mainly because there have been no new major club purchases, but I thought I would post what I am going to play into August. I've got a few old iron sets, so I decided to commit to one for a few months. I chose the Mac Muirfield 20ths because they are just a great set of irons. I will probably swap out the 3i for the Honma TW Forged #3, and the VIP wedge may rotate with my old faithful MD2 54*. The VIP Tour 2i seen in one picture is for practice, and I doubt it will see time on the course.
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Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:49 AM

the 4 wood looks like the R9 and not V steel

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:06 AM

View Postjdownesjr, on 25 May 2018 - 09:49 AM, said:

the 4 wood looks like the R9 and not V steel

The newer photos are posted today. They have the V-steel 4w. I still have the R9, and actually switch between the two of them regularly. I prefer the V-steel off the tee, but the R-9 is easier off the deck. I think it's a higher launching shaft. Both are good clubs.
Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:24 AM

I haven't posted anything new in a while. I've got some WITB to put up in the next day or two, but I have just finished arranging my WNITBRN* clubs, so I thought I'd share.
The G400 in my current bag is broken (adapter) and I have to send it off to Ping to see what they can do with it. I may buy a cheap replacement to play around with in the meantime.

*What's Not In The Bag Right Now

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Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 12:26 AM

Great collection!   I love v steels as well 👍🏼

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:24 AM

Here's the current "modern" set up. My G400 has to be sent away for repairs, so until it's back, I will be using my V-steel Tour Spoon in its place (Speeder 661 X-flex).
I'm giving the MP-18s a break and trying out some Tourstage CBs. They're actually from 2005, so I'm not sure I could really call this a "modern" bag at all. I think the newest clubs in it would be the two Callaway MD2 T-grind wedges (52* and 58*). The putter is a TaylorMade TPA XVIII.
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Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:32 AM

Now the persimmon bag. The big change here is the Honma 4w hiding away. I got it a couple of weeks ago and it hits beautifully. I'm also giving Hogan my first real proper go. These are 1972 Apexes with Apex 4 shafts. For wedges I've got a Mac VIP of indeterminate date and a Ping BeCu L-wedge, but I might just take them both out and put in a RAM SW that I like. Anyway, as soon as it starts to warm up, I'm taking the persimmons out to the course.
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Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"  or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind  or whatever else I fancy for the day
In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone

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