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post #961 of 1954
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post
does anyone have any suggestions for not getting a really dark tan while playing golf?

i used to play in high school and would get really dark. i would prefer not to look like a burnt cookie.


SPF 70?
post #962 of 1954
tried it... doesn't work.
post #963 of 1954
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post
tried it... doesn't work.


Have you tried long sleeves and a hat?
post #964 of 1954
Pop that collar
post #965 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Actual:

Driver: Calloway Big Bertha Hawkeye VFT Titanium 10deg with Big Bertha System 60 firm shaft (I should definitely not be playing a firm shaft anymore).
FW Metal: Cleveland Launcher 15 deg with Cleveland Launcher Gold stiff shaft (see above)
Irons (3-SW): Hogan Apex Plus irons.
Gap Wedge: Cleveland Tour Action 51 deg.
Putter: Wilson 8802

Wasn't that far off. Surprised I remembered it this closely. Not sure why I thought I had a 2 iron though.

Compared to someone with recent, well fitting clubs you're at a significant disadvantage because your technology is outdated and, by your own admission, your clubs don't fit (at least your driver and fairway). While the club manufacturers spit out new stuff every year, the technology doesn't advance that rapidly so I'm not one who will tell you that you need the latest stuff. That said, technology is currently well ahead of everything you're playing (I'd let you keep the Cleveland wedge if the grooves are still in decent shape but I've got a feeling they're not).

I see this situation often and it bothers me because getting well fitting clubs with recent technology is cheap and easy. Free launch monitors (which will help you better understand your swing, your equipment and areas for improvement) are available at local golf retailers. Once you've figured out what gear would work for you head over to eBay. Very good two to three year old clubs (IMO this is the sweet spot if you're looking to maximize bang for buck) in good condition can be found dirt cheap (drivers under $100, fairway woods and hybrids $50-75ea, iron sets for around $200-300, etc) there.
post #966 of 1954
And how do you respond to people who play with really old clubs but are scratch golfers?
post #967 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
And how do you respond to people who play with really old clubs but are scratch golfers?

For people playing at scratch or better, club technology in irons hasn't improved all that much - 20 year old forged blades that you're comfortable with are probably better than brand new forged blades that you're not comfortable with. Those players have stayed scratch based on accuracy with their irons, not distance off the tee, and they don't have much to gain from new technology. The returns to additional distance granted by new technology are diminishing with handicap.
post #968 of 1954
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Originally Posted by tjc4golf View Post
Compared to someone with recent, well fitting clubs you're at a significant disadvantage because your technology is outdated and, by your own admission, your clubs don't fit (at least your driver and fairway). While the club manufacturers spit out new stuff every year, the technology doesn't advance that rapidly so I'm not one who will tell you that you need the latest stuff. That said, technology is currently well ahead of everything you're playing (I'd let you keep the Cleveland wedge if the grooves are still in decent shape but I've got a feeling they're not).

I see this situation often and it bothers me because getting well fitting clubs with recent technology is cheap and easy. Free launch monitors (which will help you better understand your swing, your equipment and areas for improvement) are available at local golf retailers. Once you've figured out what gear would work for you head over to eBay. Very good two to three year old clubs (IMO this is the sweet spot if you're looking to maximize bang for buck) in good condition can be found dirt cheap (drivers under $100, fairway woods and hybrids $50-75ea, iron sets for around $200-300, etc) there.

Thanks for the input. I actually don't intend to change this year. I've played so little the last 5 years that the $500 you're talking about here will be better spent in other areas. I can take these old rat-bashers out and still shoot in the mid- high-80's only playing a few times a year. Frankly I'd do better spending that $500 on a few short game lessons at this point.
post #969 of 1954
Tiger heard me doubt him.
post #970 of 1954
And Tiger now co-leader. Rory dropped to seventh in one hole.

*ahem*

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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
anyone else just get the sense the youngns won't be able to hold off tiger?

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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
Bite that tongue. Rory should be able to coast tomorrow. Tiger knows he's not the same, you can tell in his interviews.
post #971 of 1954
I feel bad for Rory. Eff tiger, he's the biggest asshole in sports. Worst post round interview after playing a great round of golf. Adam scott is looking solid.
post #972 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
Eff tiger, he's the biggest asshole in sports. Worst post round interview after playing a great round of golf.

Tiger obviously went to the Bill Belichick school of media relations.
post #973 of 1954
The South African birdied the final four holes. That's nails.
post #974 of 1954
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
The South African birdied the final four holes. That's nails.

Incredible way to finish.
post #975 of 1954
If you guys are interested, I am selling a Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport Beach 2.5 for $172 + shipping. 34" with new Ping grip and original head cover.
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