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#61 double or triple?

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:29 PM

View Postsbjinx, on 16 April 2016 - 08:20 PM, said:

Wow where did you get that putter from? Japan?

That is the Japanese version of what is being shown in us as Milled RSx line. Sound chamber technology and it is a great new line. I have the no 7 from Japan and it's great


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:01 PM

View Postsbjinx, on 16 April 2016 - 08:20 PM, said:

Wow where did you get that putter from? Japan?

Actually bought it from a fellow WRX'er, great guy from Michigan.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:28 AM

Putter looks nasty! I want one

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 11:23 AM

View Postscratchswinger, on 17 April 2016 - 10:28 AM, said:

Putter looks nasty! I want one

Cheers, Scratch!  Suppose if they made a lined 2-Ball with that milled insert you'd never have to switch putters again!


But then, what fun would that be? :D

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:11 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=JG8C9f5t5pI


Swing video.  A little dated, but still pretty much what the action looks like.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:15 PM

So I got a chance to test drive the Sub-Zero this weekend, on the range and 9 holes just for grins.  It was exactly what I expected.  I would likely need an 11.5* (at least 10.5) to make this even remotely usable.  Very low launch and very low spin.  Anyone standing 70 yards in front of my tee shots with it would not have been safe.  I can definitely see the merits of it and as others have mentioned it looks and sounds beautiful, but it's definitely not for me.
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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:55 PM

Wish they had a program you could put your swing into and they'd suggest shafts from a video clip

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:46 AM

View Postbcflyguy1, on 18 April 2016 - 10:11 AM, said:

https://www.youtube....h?v=JG8C9f5t5pI


Swing video.  A little dated, but still pretty much what the action looks like.

That's entirely too smooth... needs some more violent action added in :D
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 11:51 AM

View PostCAJ4AU, on 01 June 2016 - 10:46 AM, said:

View Postbcflyguy1, on 18 April 2016 - 10:11 AM, said:

https://www.youtube....h?v=JG8C9f5t5pI


Swing video.  A little dated, but still pretty much what the action looks like.

That's entirely too smooth... needs some more violent action added in :D

That's in another video titled "Reaction to Poor Shot"

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:43 PM

Played a State 1 day event at a course I hadn't played in several years today.  Didn't play poorly, but horrid bogeys on 2 par 5's and a great drive that went in a hazard I didn't know was there ended up costing me a win.  Too many unforced errors and not enough birdies to cover for them, which has been quite typical of my play the last few months.  All year have played well in stretches but can't put together very many complete rounds.  Played on paspalum greens for the first time that I can remember, and found them to be quite bouncy but putted nicely if a little bit slow.  Made controlling distance a challenge with a much bigger first bounce on wedges than I'm used to seeing.

The V-Line Fang's place in the bag is completely secure.  I've never been so happy with a putter.

Driver is also quite settled. XR16 Pro 10.5 with an Ahina 70X.  Not sure why the Ahina suits me so much better than anything else (even shafts that should be nearly identical like the D+ 70X) but it is ideally suited to me.  Set at -1* and Draw, my ball flight is so nice and consistent that it allows my mind to be very clutter-free standing over tee shots, which is a big deal for me.  No stress, I just know that I'm going to get the shot I'm looking for unless I make a really poor swing.

Went to the Kuro Kage Black 80 in the hybrids and that little bit of extra weight has made a positive difference in consistency.  The hybrids felt just a bit too light with the Grafalloy shafts in them, and that caused me to get quick with them from time to time.

The only club that may get changed is the XR16 4W that may lose its place to a 816 16* with a Rogue 70X.  New FW shows up tomorrow, and then the fight is on.

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:57 PM

Wanted to share with everybody a training aid that I've been working with since it was in the prototype stage designed by my instructor.  This tool has made a world of difference in improving the weakest part of my game, and I now have confidence with the putter in my hand for the first time since I took the game up.  Link to video is below.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:28 PM

Just got a call that my new irons and wedges are in.  It's like Crackhead Christmas around here!!!
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:04 AM

Welp...getting older sure sucks and it's only just begun.  Been on the shelf for the last couple weeks with a weird rib injury that has limited me to practicing short chip shots and putting.  When it first happened I couldn't cough, sneeze or even laugh without excruciating pain, which is really bad news because my reaction to really intense pain is to laugh.  Had several episodes where sneeze triggers shooting electric pain, shooting electric pain triggers laughter, laughter makes pain worse, snowball effect etc. etc. until complete exhaustion about 30 minutes later.  Went to the Doc and couldn't diagnose the issue to certainty, but on the mend now and should be able to play again before too much longer.  Bad timing for it though as my Dad has been in town for the past week and always relish the opportunity to play with him, but not this trip.  That and this time of year the weather is as ideal as one can ask for, but oh well.  The time off has actually served to refresh my zeal to play, and have resolved to not take myself nearly as seriously as I have in the past, which has been a big detriment.

Before the rib episode, the only areas of the bag that weren't entirely settled were FW and ball.  Have found the Epic SZ FW to be a little hook-y no matter what settings I put it on, so it's spot in the bag is under threat from a Bertha Mini since I use FW from the tee more than the deck anyway.  Will be testing RZN Tour Black and Tour Platinum as well as Chrome Speed against my current favorite, Chrome +.  Looking forward to seeing what Tour Platinum does out on the course because it has been the clear favorite during my forced exile to the short game practice area.

Really not a fan of this fad of wood headcovers without shaft sleeves that protect against shaft rash, so using some old school Callaway covers that I'll include in the pictures of the bag when I finally get some taken.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

Quick update...had hoped to get some pics taken today but overcome by events for the umpteenth time.  Couple relatively recent updates.

3W: Since I hit FW from the tee much more often than the deck, thought why not experiment with a 14* Bertha Mini. Experiment has been a smashing success as this club has proven to be an ideal set-up for several tee shots around my 36 hole home course.  The unexpected bonus has been that hitting the Mini from the deck has produced shockingly good results, far better than expected.

Ball: Was a good run, but the Callaway monopoly in my bag has been broken.  I understand why Callaway has gone the direction they have with their tour balls and it makes good business sense, but they don't match up with me well at all.  Gave the Chrome Soft X every chance to earn its keep, but it just hasn't.  While the X certainly improves on the glaring deficiencies of the CS, it doesn't do so entirely.  The CS produced an alarming frequency of hot fliers with full wedges and short irons for me, and while the X does this far less often it still happens often enough that I can't trust it under the gun.  Watching a shot cover the flag only to produce a random bonus +10 of carry will drive anybody mad.  Love everything else about the CS X, but the inconsistency on scoring shots is easily a deal breaker and don't know what else to attribute that to other than the ball simply being too soft.  So RZN Tour Platinum is back in the bag after performing VERY impressively during a trial run earlier this spring.  The vastly more predictable and reliable performance on scoring shots was the clincher. 4 birds in a quick 8 hole loop with Platinum this afternoon in 15+ mph winds confirmed that Platinum is the way forward.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

Added a couple pictures to the first post.  Nothing big, just captured some of the more unique stuff.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

At the start of the year, I set the goal that I would "do the double" at my home club.  The double being winning the Open tournament as well as the Club championship which is for members only.  Halfway home now after winning the Open championship this weekend.  Difficult conditions both days (particularly day 2 with 20+ mph winds), and it was an exhausting test of patience.  The golf was not always pretty, but managed to scab it around 4 shots better than the field.  Been a long time in coming, but was finally able to exorcise some mental demons stemming from a horrific performance in US Open qualifying a few years ago.  Looking forward to completing the double in about a month.  Updated the WITB in the first post to reflect what was in play this weekend.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

Nice bag, why do you play the Callaway Speed Regime 3+? I have been using Costco Callaway Supersoft most of this season and can no longer find them. I wondered if these were similar? Thanks.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

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Nice bag, why do you play the Callaway Speed Regime 3+? I have been using Costco Callaway Supersoft most of this season and can no longer find them. I wondered if these were similar? Thanks.

SR3+ (tour prototype previously played by Phil, Patrick Reed, Lexi Thompson among others) is about as different from the SuperSoft as it can possibly be.  I play it because I actually like the firmer feel, Callaway balls have always performed well for me in the wind, and it gives me consistently high spin on short irons and wedges.  Never really cared for the squishy feel of Chrome Soft or Chrome Soft X, and both gave me very inconsistent spin performance on scoring shots.
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:35 AM

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At the start of the year, I set the goal that I would "do the double" at my home club.  The double being winning the Open tournament as well as the Club championship which is for members only.  Halfway home now after winning the Open championship this weekend.  Difficult conditions both days (particularly day 2 with 20+ mph winds), and it was an exhausting test of patience.  The golf was not always pretty, but managed to scab it around 4 shots better than the field.  Been a long time in coming, but was finally able to exorcise some mental demons stemming from a horrific performance in US Open qualifying a few years ago.  Looking forward to completing the double in about a month.  Updated the WITB in the first post to reflect what was in play this weekend.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:41 PM

I realize I'm late to the party, but... a 6'4" pilot? Man, that cockpit must feel small!


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:53 AM

I was actually an Electronic Warfare Officer on the B-52, but my seated height was just short enough to not be disqualifying for fighter-type aircraft.  Would have been a very tight fit, though.
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