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Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Louie_T07, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    First a little background; a friend and co-worker had his work vehicle broken into last summer and the only thing they took from the truck were his golf clubs!! The Bastards! It just so happens those clubs, were in fact new to him... Talk about a double kick in the nads!!

    So a few days ago I went on a kajiji mission. I was bound and determined to find him some clubs. I'd joked with him about just showing up at work with some. But he kept telling me, he'd never accept unless he paid me for them. Literally after maybe ten minutes of surfing, I found my set. Right there on the second page was a complete set for $150. To top it my buddy is a leftie!! I had to help a brotha out!

    All said and done I think I did really well for him. The set included: Callaway Hyper X driver, Big Bertha 5w. Ben Hogan CFT Edge 3h. Ben Hogan CFT Edge irons 3-E and Hogan wedges 56 & 60

    He has already hit the range once and really liked them. I'm really glad he's happy! Him and his wife are playing in a fun tourney this weekend, so Monday should be an interesting morning coffee!
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Didn't his car insurance buy him some new clubs?
     
  3. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, No!! and there was some deal with the company that they didn't want to claim it because of the impact on the deductible...
     
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    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    I am unsure how it works down there, but wouldn't your golf clubs be covered under your house insurance? They are up here.

    Either way, it sucks he got boned by those motherf*ckers, and the guys that stole his clubs. :cool:

    R35
     
  5. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, I think they would have been covered under his home insurance too. But I think he was being questioned about it being a company vehicle. And then the company not wanting to help him out was a slap in the face. Someone could have helped him out, or that's how I feel anyway...
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Nice gesture Louie.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Well played sir!
     
  8. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    He's paid me back in full. He insisted on that! And even got me a 6-pack. Score for me!!
     
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    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    At least you didn't buy him any Nickent clubs.
     
  10. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    There was a set! Irons only, but they wanted $300. I remembered all the horror stories. I wouldn't do that to him!
     
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    Or Callaway FTi drivers. :D
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Great job Louie. You're a great friend to have.
    I'd be all over that insurance company. Or check into his home insurance.
     
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    Sometimes your deductible is larger than the cost of damage/replacement. We carry $1,000 deductible on our vehicles to lower premiums. Sorta like self-insuring for anything under $1,000. I put two replacement windshields in my last truck. Cost was just over $300 each. Even to lower the deductible to $500 wouldn't have paid for either of the windshields. And, to file a claim... even though it wouldn't cost the insurance company 10 cents... would be on your record as just that, a claim.

    We had hail damage to a vehicle 7 years ago. Got a nice check, pocketed it, and never had the hail damage repaired. That was the 2005 Malibu we just traded off where they gave us way over book value, even with the hail marks. Other than that, the only claims we could have submitted were the two windshields in over 10 years. I hit a deer with my 2004 Silverado in 2004 and the insurance company paid all except the $1,000. Had a friend at the body shop and it didn't actually cost me the full $1,000 out of pocket.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Well done Louie. You're a great friend.
     
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    Thank you everyone. I just felt bad for the guy. And rather than buying something for myself, to then sit in the basement. I used my club Ho'ing for good this time and helped a friend out. Here is the text he sent me today. After his tourney today;

    "Not a bad day. Pounded the driver. Eagle a Par 4 on my own...drove it within 2 feet. Stuck a couple of seven irons...disappointed in my wedge play but hit most shots very solid. All in all very happy with the clubs!!"

    And that's after only being on the range once with his new set. I'd say job well done!!
     
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    I'm on the hunt again!!

    This is starting to get really fun! So my girlfriend and I were invited to a wedding few weeks ago, it was an absolute blast! Her best friend was the bride and I've become really good friends with the groom. Both really great people, an awesome couple and just all around good friends. As an example; I was invited to golf with the groomsmen the morning of the wedding. I was not in the wedding party, had really nothing to do with it other than attending. I thought it was such a cool gesture, of course I went!! Now to the point of this entire rant...

    The groom's brother had never had a club in his hand before and obviously had been told about me playing a lot and helping the groom along as he started playing. Steve and I ended up sharing carts for the round, he drooled over my clubs as he played with rentals, which were super crappy! I couldn't believe they charged him for them!! 18 holes later I had him hitting the rental driver 200 yds and pretty straight too, I'd created a monster! As the drinks started flowing at the reception, Steve started spending more and more time at our table, wanted to talk golf and clubs, rules, everything!! I was blown away. At the end of the night he asked me about playing again and of course I agreed! I gave him my cell phone number and told him when he's interested in some clubs, text me...

    Two days after the wedding I got a text "I'm interested!"
    LOL I love it!!
     
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    I have a similar story, there is a youngish guy here that is obsessed with golf. He had the crappiest set of thrift store junk, all mixed up, old and raggedy. He has a tour bag with someone elses name on it. Some even had real wrapps on them, and a few had grip tape like you would use on a baseball bat.... an no, there were no real gems in the set, i looked for sure. I gave him my wilson di 11s i got 2 years ago when i started the game back up along with my retired x hot driver. You would have thought i had given him a kidney to save his life he was so grateful.
    Like Louie said, just getting rid of something that would be sitting around. Now if i can get him hitting the ball, I'll have a great teammate for the future.
     
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    Some nuts are tougher to crack that's for sure. I'm no pro instructor by any means, but I can for sure get a beginner hitting the ball. My biggest tool that is fool-proof, positive reinforcement. Sounds simple enough I know, but you'd be amazed how a little reassurance works on someone's subconscious. By keeping myself positive it keeps them positive and it really does work!
     
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    Yes, this guy is tough to get to hit it well, he is about 6 foot 6 and shaped like a yield sign, including the sign post. But when he does catch one, it is a thing of beauty. Hes got 325 yards in him on a bad day. First time we played, he shot well over 100 on nine, last time, he shot 70 on nine. He can hit the driver, but has problems with his irons, hitting down things like that. He caught a sweet 120 yard wedge shot the other day, it flew high and straight, hit the green and he saw it spin backwards, about 5 feet from the pin. Of course it was like his 8th or 9th stroke, but you would have thought he had got an ace! A couple of holes later, he chipped one in from about 35 yards. His current goal is to play a hole without loosing a ball. He takes forever, and doesnt know any of the rules. I kind of do the same thing, just celebrate the small victories, encourage him, and urge him to play more. My goal is to get him good enough to be my partner , I'll give him his old crap sticks back, and his tour bag with the wrong name on it, and go out and peoples money!
     
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    Just as easy as it is to make a big deal out of nothing. It's easy to make the smallest things positive!!

    I don't care how long we take as a group. But my one and only rule is not to allow ourselves to hold others up. There really is no excuse for slow play. I don't like to be held up so I don't want to hold up others.

    Encourage, encourage... Irons are super tricky to learn. And yes, that whole hitting down thing, just weird right?? It come with times. I use to put little plastic chips under balls at the range for my girlfriend. Telling her to get rid of the chip as she hit the ball. It worked great, until I caught her doing it on the course! Hahaha At least my teaching method worked! Have used the same tip since with a cousin and my sister.
     

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