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Any winter projects??

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Louie_T07, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have anything fun or cool planned for the off season?? We are still in a lockdown, stay at home order, state of emergency... Or whatever it is going one right now in Ontario??? So I’ll start;

    Nothing too fancy, just occupying some time really. But I have some grips to change, going to do my best to use air this time. And maybe a little custom paint-fill on my wedges...
     
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    Nothing too exciting really. Building a new 3 wood. Will likely replace some grips. Been scouring the inter webs looking for the next magic wand, been in contact with a custom putter builder in Norway hoping to work out a nice Del Mar style head. We shall see. It’s been negative temps for the last few days and now it’s snowing...man I’m ready for spring!


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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    More dinkin' with the GoLo. A few weeks ago had lengthened it from 35" to 37" and installed a Lamkin grip. Didn't feel right. Removed the grip and the spacer. Back to 35". Don't know what grip I'm going to next. Probably the 5th or 6th grip/length rendition of this specific putter. She winces when I pick her up, assuming she is headed for the vise and not the course.

    Really want to use the iBlades for trade on a set of irons with graphite shafts. I love the iBlades, but think something I will need to make the change away from steel. So... been playing the old Eye 2's. Scoring well with the Eye 2's. When you take the geezers' quarters with 1985 irons... there is a certain satisfaction. Have thought about shoving 8" to 10" of 5/8" backer rod down the shafts, install new grips, and just play them. The backer rod is supposed to deaden some of the vibration that will eventually affect wrist/elbow joints.

    Been playing "driverless" for quite a while, now. These Mini 1.5's perform so much better than the XR16, don't know if I will go back to a driver this season. But.... Keep watching the local used bins for something that might look inviting enough to take a chance on.

    Plan to do a paint fill job on the Eye 2's if I can find time.
     
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    Life as usual for me.

    Ice fishing, indoor travel baseball practice for the oldest boy, swim lessons for the middle boy, swim team practices for the daughter, getting ready to make maple syrup once the temps start warming up.

    No golf projects. I need to get a set of irons this summer. Might build some or buy some, haven't decided yet.
     
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    This is something I really want to try
     
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    Lots of fun. The boys love it.

    Catch a bunch of blue gill and fry them up right there on the ice for lunch. Boys play in the snow or slide around on the ice.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Question: when you're ice fishing and you gotta take a dump... (?)
     
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    Generally, we're close enough to a restaurant or gas station on shore. We also normally have either an ATV/UTV/Truck available to take us there. So nbd.

    If none of that is true, and it's an emergency, just let her fly wherever. Some people drill a hole away from where they're fishing and drop it in the lake. Others drill a hole half way through the ice, and fill the hole on top with ice shavings/snow. If there's enough snow you can just dig a hole and bury it. But this is a rare occurrence.
     
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    You should take a bowl of oatmeal with you next time.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    The Minnesota cousin's ice house is fancier than some of the homes we've lived in!! It's just as comfortable as a nice camper. He was quarantined about a month ago. His wife just told him to move to the ice house... and he did for a couple weeks. One of the last texts I got, he said the ice was 16" thick where they live. Hook the ice house up to the truck. Pull it out on the lake. It will stay there until the ice begins to melt in the Spring. IIRC, his even has satellite tv.
     
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    Have you looked into SWAG putters?? Truthfully I don’t know much about them, but I started following them on Twitter... Usual story I believe; custom, hand crafted putters. From what I’ve seen they are pricey, but eye catching pretty things!
     
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    This reminded me of another project for myself, if the time permits... my Eye 2 set is really in need of some new grips and a cleaning up!!
     
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    I’ll have to check them out! Truthfully I liked the idea of a custom putter from a little know guy in Norway. I have Norse heritage (Swedish) and am pretty sure I was a Viking in my past life.


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    Do that, do that!!! I wasn’t trying to sway you one way or another. I just think their head covers are sick!

    Your idea is way way WAY better! Putter of THOR all the way... couldn’t think of anything Bigfoot. I’ll get back to ya!
     
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    I'd be afraid to use one of these.

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    That's beautiful work, but not my style of putter head.
     
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    ImageUploadedByShot Talk1612986638.710072. ALL CLEAN!! Both sets too, gamers and the Eye2’s!! With that outta the way, on to planning, purchasing and installing!!! Just in time for a cold spell too, timing couldn’t have been better
     
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    Ummm... Hope you noticed someone sold you a bunch of bassakwards clubs!! :D
     
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    Got new grips for the Eye 2's. Picked up a roll of 5/8" backer rod at Home Depot. Had pulled all the old grips of a couple days ago and cleaned off the old tape. Took a while but finally figured out how to get the backer rod down the shafts. Inserting 6" lengths with upper end of the backer rod about 6" down from the shaft end. Been busy and just started earlier this evening. Got three irons done. Satisfied it would work, will have plenty of time to finish since we're in a deep freeze for the next couple weeks.

    Used a spray on cleaning solution and found the paint fill on the irons is in extremely good shape. Once the grime was cleaned off, the white paint fill stands out very bright. Now, I probably won't mess with redoing it. Anxious to see if the backer rod down the shafts makes a difference I can actually feel.
     
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    Was actually one of my first projects ever, locking them in the bench vice and bending them like that!!

    What kind of grips, if you don’t mind me asking?? I’m still undecided as to what mine will get. I will for sure need to touch up the white paint fill as well. Some is completely gone.
     

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