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#31 Thrillhouse

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:52 AM

ive said it before and ill say it again, I can't tell you how many times ive seen a 45 year old unshaven man in faded clothes with a titleist 975D, old beat up blades, 25 year old ping anser in a sunday bag show up and drop a round in the 60's on me.


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:55 AM

View PostThrillhouse, on 18 August 2012 - 12:52 AM, said:

ive said it before and ill say it again, I can't tell you how many times ive seen a 45 year old unshaven man in faded clothes with a titleist 975D, old beat up blades, 25 year old ping anser in a sunday bag show up and drop a round in the 60's on me.
I've never played a round with someone who has shot in the 60's.. isn't that crazy?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:58 AM

View PostTheMackDaddy, on 18 August 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

View PostThrillhouse, on 18 August 2012 - 12:52 AM, said:

ive said it before and ill say it again, I can't tell you how many times ive seen a 45 year old unshaven man in faded clothes with a titleist 975D, old beat up blades, 25 year old ping anser in a sunday bag show up and drop a round in the 60's on me.
I've never played a round with someone who has shot in the 60's.. isn't that crazy?

The first round I ever saw in the 60's was my own if you can believe that!

You've gotta be getting close by now.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:27 AM

View PostJWells, on 16 August 2012 - 02:27 PM, said:

A good friend of mine isnt scratch but a good player, he uses Tour Edge Irons
Tour Edge has quality irons (from what I heard in these forums). One of my first sets was a jmax bazooka and they weren't very bad at all.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:19 AM

View PostNessism, on 16 August 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

There is nothing "poor quality" about older equipment.  Poor quality would mean the swing weight is inconsistent, or the loft and lie is off specification, stuff like that.

Maybe some Northwestern clubs?  What ever happened to them anyway?

I grew up playing those! LOL! In fact, my Grandpa has his downstairs right now. "K-Mart Specials" is what he calls them. He likes my new clubs but he's never bought any clubs outside of k-mart, lol.


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:22 AM

My late former neighbor bought a set of Top Flight irons and woods at a yard sale for $200,  he was a solid 2 hdcp and was LONG off the tee.  When I lived next to him I was mid-late 20's, EASILY poke it 310-320 using distance balls and he was past me.  Shook my head how he could blow it by me all the time using such crap equipment.  He suffered a paralyzing back injury and had to quit golf/stop working.  He was in his mid 40's when this happened and it declined his health.  He passed away last year at the age of 51, very sad.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 18 August 2012 - 12:58 AM, said:

View PostTheMackDaddy, on 18 August 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

View PostThrillhouse, on 18 August 2012 - 12:52 AM, said:

ive said it before and ill say it again, I can't tell you how many times ive seen a 45 year old unshaven man in faded clothes with a titleist 975D, old beat up blades, 25 year old ping anser in a sunday bag show up and drop a round in the 60's on me.
I've never played a round with someone who has shot in the 60's.. isn't that crazy?

The first round I ever saw in the 60's was my own if you can believe that!

You've gotta be getting close by now.

The first round I ever saw in the 60's was my own also. that was a good 9 holes when I was 12.
Seriously though, the first round in the 60's I saw was a 61. now THAT was crazy.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:30 AM

My old man rocks Ping Karsten IIIA's which were made before the Eye2's I believe in the early 70's. Combines that with a persimmon Eye2 six wood as his go to club from 200-220.

I dont even want to mention his no-name bullseye knockoff putter. Grip peeling and cracking, meanwhile Ive gone through a half-dozen putters this year. :::sigh:::

I've given him a set of cleveland TA3's with PX 5.5 shafts that I wasnt using anymore, but he likes what he has in the bag, and doesnt want to switch.

Breaks 80 on the regular still.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

I used to play a lot of golf with a gentleman who had the original Ping EYE irons, masking tape holding the grip on his 8802 style putter, he did upgrade to the original Big Bertha driver at some point, had a wooden Ginty 9 wood, and the wedges were some really old 'things'.  He would consistently shoot in the low 70's and would frequently be under par on 9 holes.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:58 AM

View PostiH83Putting, on 16 August 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

I guess it all depends on what you consider poor quality.  Maxfli was the sh!t back in the day.........
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

Corey Pavin with those Cleveland VAS irons.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

I am floored by what some people are calling "poor quality."  WOW!
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

View Postbouch640, on 16 August 2012 - 11:37 PM, said:

View Postpoizster, on 16 August 2012 - 08:16 PM, said:

My uncle still games these and shoots under par on a regular basis.
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The Australian Blade and Revolution irons were awesome.  I gamed a set of Revolution irons for a few seasons.  I sometimes wish I had hung on to them.  They were some of the best feeling irons I have ever hit.

+1.  I think Titleist copied the Revs with their CB design.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

View Postmshills, on 20 August 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

I am floored by what some people are calling "poor quality."  WOW!

Some of the companies mentioned make really nice clubs but they also make cheap starter sets that are low quality, ie Maxfli and Tour Edge even Adams and Wilson staff make poor quality starter sets

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

I got done in yesterday by a guy playing an old Dunlop driver (must be under 300cc), no-name beat up 3 wood, some battered cavity backs (4-pw) with "Snead" emblazoned on the back in green, an old Wilson sw and a rip-off 8802 putter. Clubs were absolutely filthy and he shot 71. He out drove me by at least 10 yards on every hole.

Like thrillhouse said; He was in his late forties with an old faded polo shirt. Found out later that this guy only plays 3 Sunday's a month (usually goes straight to work an afternoon shift after his round at Rolls Royce building aeroplane engines) and he competes in duathlons/triathlons in his spare time.

Needless to say I shook his hand, went home and kicked the dog

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:57 PM

View Postmshills, on 20 August 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

I am floored by what some people are calling "poor quality."  WOW!

Yeah, no kidding!  Maxlfi Revolution, Aussie blades and Wilson staff fluid feels were the thing!  My old golf league partner in the late 80's played Wilson fluid feel blades with the flow through hosel.  Dude was scratch and drove it about 290 with a TM original burner and balata's back then.

When I was a kid, almost everybody played blades because the only cavity backs were Pings.  My first set were Northwesterns.  lol

I want more stories about the guys playing K-mart specials!  lol

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

View PostSeattleRyan, on 18 August 2012 - 05:19 AM, said:

View PostNessism, on 16 August 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

There is nothing "poor quality" about older equipment.  Poor quality would mean the swing weight is inconsistent, or the loft and lie is off specification, stuff like that.

Maybe some Northwestern clubs?  What ever happened to them anyway?

I grew up playing those! LOL! In fact, my Grandpa has his downstairs right now. "K-Mart Specials" is what he calls them. He likes my new clubs but he's never bought any clubs outside of k-mart, lol.
Wow, that's funny, I grew up playing those too. In fact, it was my Grandpa who took me to K-Mart to buy those!
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

View Postteejaywhy, on 17 August 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

Another GolfWRX group measurbation thread.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

View Postmshills, on 20 August 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

I am floored by what some people are calling "poor quality."  WOW!

No kidding. If Wilson Staff irons are "poor quality" then I need some "poor quality" clubs of my own.

One of the better guys I've ever played with had a matched Dunlop set from Wal-mart complete with ugly yellow Dunlop bag. One of those all-in-one sets that comes in the tall box. Everybody in our group was messing with him, calling him Mr. Dunlop, then he birdied the first two holes. We shut up after that.

Edited by Roboturner913, 20 August 2012 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

OK I should adjust my first post in here. My dad still plays Ping and they are still excellent clubs. I posted more to highlight him shooting well with 30-40 year old clubs.

And I have one more funny one to contribute that happened early in my season this year.

Guy I work with asks to join me and a couple buds for our usual game on Monday. We had a spot open so it was no problem. His name is Andy and he's a super cool dude.

Shows up to a pretty nice course with a "set he got from Wal-Mart" last season. I cant even recall the brand but he paid under 150 for everything.

Onto the golf: I ended up beating him so that was good, but he cleaned my two buddies clocks all day. Both guys are around 18 handicaps, break 90 when they play well or shoot near 100 on a bad day. Andy fired a smooth 84 with his set and looked good doing it. He clearly played in his earlier years.

As far as the actual clubs: It was a 1-3-5 wood and a 3-5-7-9 iron set. Dude didnt even have a pitching wedge! He dusted my buddies who have full Callaway and Adams bags respectively. The bag didnt even have a stand IIRC. He would lay it on the ground like one of those sets from a hundred years ago.

Very cool to see a guy play solidly with absolute garbage in the bag.


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:22 AM

I got paired up with a 85 year old ladt week who had a torn up bag with Prima irons. They were a  Ping eye 2 knockoff from the 80's. And a burner bubble driver. He took one look at my set on my push cart and said they probaly cost more then his first house. He played from the ladies tee and split every fairway with a 200 yard poke. Shot a 84!
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:59 AM

Some odd ideas on low quality, try the real no name low end stuff. Cougars, current Slazenger, Dunlop, Pin Hi!! Golden Bear etc

I have played single digits with the lowly Pin Hi and a sub $200 full set of Golden Bears. I am sure they are much better tales out there. Have seen a pretty solid 3 handicap pottering around with very worn a3OS irons and older woods

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

View Postmshills, on 20 August 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

I am floored by what some people are calling "poor quality."  WOW!

Yep, seems like a bunch of teenagers who think anything made before 2008 is crap.    Some of the stuff in this thread is classic golf equipment, probably better quality than anything on the market today.


My answer would be my 70+ year old uncle, who has repeatedly put up rounds in the 70's with crappy knock-off clubs from a place called "West Georgia Golf."   When I say knock off, I mean it.   The company name is "Bridges" but the lines of clubs are always made to look like some more famous manufacturer's clubs.   They've been making that stuff for years.   My uncle would always look through my bag and say "how much did that Titleist 3 wood cost?  I got my 3 wood for $29."    Then to make matters worse, he'd beat me.   ha ha ha

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

Compared to today's equipment, what Al Geiberger used to shoot his 59 in 1977 was far inferior.  He was using a persimmon driver with a steel shaft and blade irons that are nothing like today's blade irons.  To top it off, he was playing with a wound balata golf ball.  This is my standard for inferior equipment to today's and the best round I have seen with it.


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

Quality of a golf club is like beauty,  it's in the eye of the beholder.  I game a $24 Pole Kat putter that I glued together myself. I also had $300 Scotty Cameron Kombi sold that on Ebay last week.  Nothing is so right as the golf club that loves it's owner like a faithful dog.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

View PostND Fan, on 21 August 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:

Quality of a golf club is like beauty,  it's in the eye of the beholder.  I game a $24 Pole Kat putter that I glued together myself. I also had $300 Scotty Cameron Kombi sold that on Ebay last week.  Nothing is so right as the golf club that loves it's owner like a faithful dog.

Guy at our club uses a Pole Kat and he freaking makes everything.  Give him something else and he can't make squat.  He will die if he ever loses or breaks that putter.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:17 AM

Its the indian not the arrows.  I don't know why people just can't get that.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:20 AM

View PostSurfDuffer, on 22 August 2012 - 06:17 AM, said:

Its the indian not the arrows.  I don't know why people just can't get that.

Very true.  A good player is good with anything.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:53 AM

Good friend of mine shoots right at par just about anywhere.

He legit uses an Acquity (think thats how you spell it) box set from D!cks.

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