Golf Thread 2.0 - We always know what tree our ball is in

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  1. hudson

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    The colorway of those shoes plays a much larger statistical make up of why I bought them than I'd care to admit. how do you like the true knits?
     
  2. mb711

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    They're great
     
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  3. hudson

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    I'm excited pretty much everyone who has them that I've come across loves them.
     
  4. fish

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    You’ve been wearing spikes up until this year?
     
  5. hudson

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    Yepp. So since I picked golf back up about 5/6 years ago I've worn mostly spikes. Spieths, footjoy freestyles and some other footjoy that's name escapes me. I've had a few spikeless like the nike roushe runs some random nike and new balance. just always liked the grip of spikes. The roushe fit great but just don't have the grip that I like. Nothing major but like once a round I'll slip out on my backswing.

    this year I've been playing in some adidas knit boosts, they're ok but I had to get rid of the inserts and throw in something aftermarket.
     
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  6. teel

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    They should just hire Richard Deitsch and become a tv coverage podcast, pretty much already is
     
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  7. PaulKemp

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    Theyre supposed to give more of a barefoot feel, right? I’ve been wanting to try something along those lines to see if it helps with balance and pressure
     
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  8. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I have the ecoknits and they aren't for me. I'm used to adidas and FJ and the ecoknits have pretty much zero cushion comparatively. I like them for the fact that I can wear them off the course and they look good. Would never try to walk 9 in them.
     
  9. NineteenNine

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    Ok, so not actual spikes. Soft spikes.
     
  10. Bert Handsome

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    I respect the sentiment about coverage, it is dreadful the level of product that they put out, but they should address issues more in written form if they want anything to change. NBC/Ponte Vedra aren't going to concern themselves with a bunch of takes on a podcast that disappear for all intents and purposes once everyone cycles past that pod.

    For example Shackelford writing an open letter to NBC asking that they sell Golf Channel accomplishes much more than complaining on a podcast.
     
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  11. Ty Webb

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    Have and love these shoes. Wear them for golf and day to day as well. Buying another pair or two this week.
     
  12. mal630

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    I ordered i59s today. I am not good enough for them but with power spec lofts I should be OK. They look so good in person. The technology is improved so while they are the iBlade replacement they play closer to the i210s.

    Screenshot-2021-08-24-at-14.01.41.png
     
  13. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Are you a club pro or did I imagine that?
     
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  14. CUAngler

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    I have the true knits and they are a great summer shoe. Can't wear them in the morning if you are sweeping dew though.

    I went on vacation a few weeks ago and forgot all of my shoes. Looked under my back seat and pulled out the knits and didn't miss a beat.
     
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  15. mal630

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    Yes, on staff with Ping.
     
  16. undrtow

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    He's not just a club pro, he's our pro
     
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  17. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    That's fucking awesome. You may know the answer to this.. I get clubs at cost plus 10% at the club where I work. Would I save a ton of money ordering them that way vs retail?
     
  18. Boom TittyMilk

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    You will save a decent chunk. Used to get clubs for the same price when i worked in a golf shop. Think i paid like 85-90 for each of my vokey wedges
     
  19. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Someone told me I'd save money verses sticker price but probably not verses eBay/buying used. Going to try and snag a price sheet/catalog one of these days.
     
  20. Boom TittyMilk

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    Yeah buying used is going to get your best value. New clubs might lose value faster than a new car once you take them out for the first time.
     
  21. hudson

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    no kidding. I had an Evnroll ER-V that after two rounds I decided it wasn’t for me. Like 355 original purchase price. Trade in was like 85 and I had offers from people only willing to give me 165 for it.
     
  22. undrtow

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    Makes sense. I paid 175 for my ER5 used
     
  23. Boom TittyMilk

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    Best time to buy a year or 2 old driver is whenever a major manufacturer drops a new driver.

    I’d have guys come in buy a brand new Taylor made driver 2-3 weeks later back in the shop trade that driver in for like half the value of it brand new and buy the new callaway. People always chasin that new technology like it’s going to solve their problems
     
  24. PaulKemp

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    Playing with a set of irons I hate and don’t fit at all due to absolutely atrocious shafts. Getting fit next Friday. I was irritated due to missing a few approaches coming in. Caught my 4 iron on the toe and “gently” slammed it into the turf on my second into the 18th. Snapped in two. Got a good kick and had an eagle putt lol.

    But now I have to pay to put the same shit shaft back into this thing just to sell the set. I hate myself
     
  25. mal630

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    Yes. Depending on the clubs cost is 30-40% less than retail.
     
  26. hudson

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    I think I ended up selling it for 240-255 ish.
     
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  27. FourClover01

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    I just got fitted last Tuesday for everything. Mostly wanted to do it to get a new set of irons. I have always liked Srixon and thought that might be the way I go.

    I currently own a set of 20 year old Wilson fat shafts. He had me hit my 7 iron a few times and I hit my current 7 around 158. He gives me something new and I'm consistent hitting the 7 iron 175ish. Amazing difference and a bit of a shock.

    After hitting a hours worth of balls, the Wilson D7s I hit the best. It was between the Wilson and the mizuno jpx 921, and I never thought I would be buying Wilson again. They had a nice set (4- GW) available with blacked out steel shafts (nice look). Calling the guy back up to buy them today.
     
  28. RalfBully

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    Someone talk to me about Club Champion. I've heard that's where I need to go, but it's going to be pretty expensive. I'm like a 10 hcp so not sure if they are going to try to fit me like I'm going to get down to scratch (never happen) and I'm just better off getting fitted at my club through my pro. I am in need of some new irons though.
     
  29. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    You can get a good fitting at big box stores if you are lucky. Guy that runs my local dicks golf department does all the fittings for Callaway fittings in the region. Fitting is free there if you buy clubs. That's the exception not the rule. But you can find alternatives if you look around.
     
  30. PaulKemp

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    Someone can shout me down if this is an objectively bad take, but here is where I sit currently:

    Getting fit is extremely important, but there are diminishing returns at a certain point. Places like Club Champion and True Spec go well beyond that point. I think they have you hit more balls than is healthy and push too many aftermarket / exotic shafts that end up making you pay too much and wait too long. I also don't love the fact that it's all indoors, which means turf interaction isn't even a variable. If I were to go to either, I'd be way more interested in leveraging the information to source my own clubs.

    If I were to go through a grinder of a fitting like that, I'd love to head out to the Titleist Performance Institute, because they do even more and powder your balls and stuff.

    I played my best golf shortly after high school when I was completely broke, had sold my fitted clubs, and replaced them with rentals my pro was nice enough to lend me. Fittings were also objectively weak for the general public compared to today back then, and I knew plenty of badasses playing off the rack stuff. It's hard to shake that when looking at options these days.

    I found a local club that does outdoor fittings and am going next week for my first session. The fitter seemed really sharp during our conversations as well. Session 1 is irons with all the usual trinkets. Session 2 is woods and out on the course. The selection won't be as good, but again, I'm looking for good enough, not 100% perfect, $10000, and a 4 month wait. Will spend the savings on continuing to trick out my sim room.

    Edit: also a someone who plays a lot of indoor golf these days, it blows my mind that so many people get fit indoors. People legitimately swing differently inside vs outside a lot of the time. It takes time to adjust
     
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  31. NineteenNine

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    Wife and I got for at club champion. Was it probably overboard for our skill levels (10-15 handicaps), probably. But was still a good experience.
     
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  32. Festus McBadass

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    I was pretty satisfied with my free fitting at PGA superstore.
     
  33. portlandspartan

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    Club Champion is fine. Just like fittings virtually anywhere else can be fine depending on the fitter.

    I’ve gone to club champion twice. Once for driver, once for putter. Driver I hit roughly a million balls and they tried putting me into a Sim 2 with a $500 shaft for maybe a 4yd improvement and a little better dispersion. I hit it high and pretty spinny so the guy was focused on SIM being 8 degree stock. To the point I think he excluded options. Two days later I went to a different place and ended up with Epic Max LS.

    for the putter, a different guy was very straightforward. Did the test, basically said I need a putter exactly like my current Odyssey. He bent it to add some loft and fix lie angle and I was out the door. I’ve putted better since.
     
  34. DollarBillHokie

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    Year of the Blade!
     
  35. mal630

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    Personally I don't love club champion. I've had members go there and get sold so very high dollar stuff that they don't need. One guy that is like a 15 hcp got fitted into oban steel shafts... stock KBS max would have made no difference. I also think places like club champion and true spec (especially true spec) are in bed with certain club companies and force you that way in a fitting. I do like putter fittings there though they will ususally push a bettinardi on you.

    If you can get fit where you can hit a ball outside and see numbers on flight scope/trackman you will be able to tell if you are buying the right clubs or not.
     
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  36. IrishLAX2

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    My major advice on fitting is don’t get a full bag fitting on the same day. You’re going to be tired as hell after hundreds of swings trying to find the optimal driver/irons.

    I’d do irons/wedges during one session and driver/woods/putter in a different session.
     
  37. Bert Handsome

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  38. ZeroPointZero

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    Bryson going nuclear today
     
  39. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Cantlay too
     
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  40. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Shit, didn't see Bryson just made an eagle to go in front.
     
  41. fattmante

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    Would be nice if the players actually were challenged during the "playoffs"
     
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  42. houtex716

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    Bryson -12 through 16 today, good lord
     
  43. ZeroPointZero

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    he's in blackout mode with the putter today
     
  44. bertwing

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    Bryson with an 8 footer for 59 on 18
     
  45. poor paul

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    if that's 8 feet I'd hate to see what you tell your wife 8 inches is.
     
  46. bertwing

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    And he yanked it :loldog:
     
  47. bertwing

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    It was 6.5’ sorry for partying
     
  48. hudson

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    They do their training in chicago and visit bettinardi when they are there. Not sure if it was just my fitter but he got a custom bettinardi divot tool while he was there for free.
     
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  49. Bert Handsome

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    BMW should stay at Olympia Fields permanently :twocents:

    Last year's event was one of the best non major tour events in years
     
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  50. Bert Handsome

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