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Jay McNasty

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I did it. I gotta admit it feels pretty good. The butterflies in my stomach were pretty intense as I watched the ebay timer countdown and I put in that winning bid.


On the way shortly is a set of Titleist 731PM irons 3-PW. Auction claims they were used by a club pro (like it matters) and they will need to be regripped, but I got the set for a less than what most of them end up selling for. I wanted to pick these up when I was iron shopping in the spring, but just wasn't confident enough in my game that I would be able to play them. I think I am ready to hit them now and if I'm not, I got all winter to figure them out.
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Now to find a bag to put them in.

Shout outs to R35(perhaps the biggest ho of them all) and VtDivot(you ho'ed well this week).
 

Bravo

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Jay:

I love watching those ebay coundowns...gripping drama in itself...

I see you live in Colorado Springs. I have been to Colorado a ton and love it there...Will be coming to Denver for the first time in five years in the next few weeks and it will be like a homecoming of sorts to me as I was with a company out of Golden for ten years...
 

VtDivot

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First of all Neal is EASILY the biggest ho of them all... and Rockford, while a fine Ho in his own right cannot hold a candle to me I'm sorry :p


BTW - I've got a 580XD and an extra putter lying around here somewhere... you interested? LOL
 

Rockford35

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This is so true.

I am easily in 3rd place here.

This season, new irons, fairway wood, putter (2) and two new wedges. Oh, and a hybrid. But that's it. :D

R35
 

Silver

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You know, I think I do fairly well myself. Not the best, but definitely hold my own.

In the past twelve months:

Driver(s): Cleveland Launcher 460 stock stiff 10.5 - upgraded to Graf Blue S, upgraded to NV-65S, traded for Launcher 460 9.5 NV-65S. Also Mizuno MP-001 460 8.5 NV-65S (just sold it today).
FW Woods: Adams Ovation 21* 7W stock stiff - now sits dormant in my closet.
Irons: Mizuno MX-23 (after winning 2 other auctions that didn't pan out for Cleveland TA7-Tours and Cleveland Launcher irons)
Hybrids: Nickent Genex 23* 4H, Mizuno Fli-Hi CLK 20* (MX-23 3 and 4 irons now sit dormant in my closet)
Putter(s): TM Rossa Mezza Monza (supposed to be just a Monza so I sold it to my friend), Odyssey 2-ball centre shafted - upgraded to an Odyssey White Steel 2-ball Blade (since cut down one inch and flattened the lie a couple of degrees)
Wedge(s): Mizuno MP Series 50* bent to 51*, Cleveland CG10 54*, Vokey 258-08 Black Nickel, just won an auction for a Vokey 256-10 Black Nickel and working on a Vokey Spin Milled SM60-04
Bag: Ogio EXO

I think that's a respectable year, overall.
 

Don

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HI Bravo: when are you coming to Denver? I live in Aurora, and if you want to hit a few balls while you are in town, give me a hollar. Happy to let you demo one of my custom built putters while you're in town. Jay: congratulations on the new sticks. Always nice to get a good price on something you have been wanting for awhile. Good luck with your new toys.
 
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Jay McNasty

Jay McNasty

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Bravo/Don: If you guys end up getting together to hit the sticks, let me know. I might be able to get up to Denver and hook up with you guys.

My sincerest apologies if I bruised any clubHo egos with my previous shouts. I was basing my conclusions soley on my short stay here and the threads I've seen. You're all great Hos in your own rights.
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VT, it's too bad I'm left handed or I might actually give a second thought to buying some of your wares.

I guess my days of club hoing got started back in May and I just didn't realize what was happening until I got here. Here's the rundown:
Taylormade 200 irons
Nike Forged 56* wedge
Ping Anser 2 ( i even hoed a cool cover for this on ebay )
Titleist 731pm
 

ualtim

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Ah, eBay. Bought 2 Odyssey 2-balls within 24 hours of each other in July. It was my first foray into eBay, and I can see why it is so addicting. Thankfully, I was patient enough not to pay more than retail for either one, but I did see a lot of that happening.

Not sure that I qualify as a leading club Ho, but I have built 2 sets of irons, built 4 drivers, built 3 putters, bought 2 putters, built a set of hybrids, reshafted another set of hybrids, built a 3-wood, and reshafted another 3w and 5w already this year. I am hoping to slow down a bit, but I have another set of irons that I am looking to re-shaft sometime this winter.
 
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Jay McNasty

Jay McNasty

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Got the new sticks yesterday and threw them in the bag and headed to the range. I had planned on working chipping, but the call of the new sticks was just too much.

My partner pulled them out of the bag and looked at the 7 iron and remarked "uhh dude, they're blades. Good luck with all that" Me: "Yea, I know. I've got all winter to figure them out."

So we head off with a large bucket and commence hitting. First couple yanks with the 6 iron flew out to 180. Little shorter than my current set, but they went straight. I then got the first mishit with blades and felt the rattle all the way up to my elbows. That sucks! First thing I noticed about these was they seemed to keep a much lower trajectory compared to my super game improvement TM 200s. This is nice since fall/winter golf in CO means wind.

Overall, I was pretty pleased with how well I was able to hit them with all the stigma attached to blades for high handicappers. I'm going to take them to the range a couple more times this week and might even leave them in the bag for the father/son tourney this weekend.

EDIT: I did take half the large bucket over to the chipping green and empty it 3 times before hitting the rest out onto the range. Not a completely wasted trip :D
 

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