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Youngun5

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Well, i played saturday with two buddies, both horrible, i played ok, +8 on the front +2 on the back for an 80, on a par 70 course, my driver was ok, i didn't loose one ball off the tee, or all day for that matter, iron play was ok, would have liked to have done much better, wedges were ok still nothing spectacular, putting was generally okay as well, but still nothing spectacular,

ok, here comes the point of this thread, today, went out for breakfast at this place, then on the way home stop at dicks sporting goods, main intention was to get a medicine ball to help me work on my upper body, the fitness section is right next to the golf section so i went in and was trying out putters, i had recently narrowed down my selections to about three or four models, i compared each of them in a how many out of ten can i hit with each one from about 8 feet away, and i hit all ten with......... an oddysey dual force rossie 2, so for about 80 bucks i took it home, nice guy that worked there gave me a headcover for it, since the rossie, is fairly old, the original headcover wasn't there, so i ended up with one for a white steel putter, great times, have a good weekend everyone
 

Silver

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Dec 5, 2004
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Awesome, let us know how you like it after extended use. Did you play with the 200s or the TA1s? (forgive me if I got the models mixed up) If you played with the blades, how did you find it affected your game, if at all?

Can't wait to go pick up my new putter...will probably do that on Monday or Tuesday when I go down to Pt. Roberts WA to get my (two) new putters (a Monza and a 2Ball), 6 new gloves (Nike EliteFeel), two new shafts (Blue stiff and NV 65S), Inside Approach knockoff, and tape case for my gf.
 
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Youngun5

Youngun5

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i have now officially decided to keep with my blades, i found them to do well, it was hard for me to hit my punch shot, i need to work on that, the ball goes much higher than with my supersteels, and i found them to go at least one or two clubs shorter than what i was used to, but i'm getting more and more used to the distances
 

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Sweet youngun I'm thinking of getting a new putter the 2 balls suck in my opinion so I was thiniknig of getting a oddesey white hot #2. You can pick them up for £40 now a days and they are by far my favourite putter around.

Decent score, and I also have a medicen ball for my circuit in P.E and I use it and 14 dumbells everynight for about 30 minutes I have noticed my upperbody strength increase just recently. It is also like siwnwing a club when using it.
 

The master

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youngun5 said:
i have now officially decided to keep with my blades, i found them to do well, it was hard for me to hit my punch shot, i need to work on that, the ball goes much higher than with my supersteels, and i found them to go at least one or two clubs shorter than what i was used to, but i'm getting more and more used to the distances


Cool unless they are a weaker or different kick point in the shaft I usually find and I tink a lot others that blades go lower. The reason they might be shorter is because you are not use to hitting blades and not hitting them in the sweet spot very often and form this in blades it is a sramtic drop in distance there is no room for error in blades if if you just miss the sweet spot they will go next to know where.
 

nsherman2006

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youngun5 said:
Well, i played saturday with two buddies, both horrible, i played ok, +8 on the front +2 on the back for an 80, on a par 70 course, my driver was ok, i didn't loose one ball off the tee, or all day for that matter, iron play was ok, would have liked to have done much better, wedges were ok still nothing spectacular, putting was generally okay as well, but still nothing spectacular,

ok, here comes the point of this thread, today, went out for breakfast at this place, then on the way home stop at dicks sporting goods, main intention was to get a medicine ball to help me work on my upper body, the fitness section is right next to the golf section so i went in and was trying out putters, i had recently narrowed down my selections to about three or four models, i compared each of them in a how many out of ten can i hit with each one from about 8 feet away, and i hit all ten with......... an oddysey dual force rossie 2, so for about 80 bucks i took it home, nice guy that worked there gave me a headcover for it, since the rossie, is fairly old, the original headcover wasn't there, so i ended up with one for a white steel putter, great times, have a good weekend everyone

80 is ok? I thought you were like a 5 handicap or something? Hell, i'm a 10 and im barely satisfied with an 80 on my par 70 course. 43 on the front i'd be kicking myself for at least, the 2 over on the back was good. Anyway, i have owned tons of putters, most recently a ping craz-e, and decided to try everything i have out to see how many 12 footers i can drain out of 20. The putter i decided worked best, an Odyssey White Hot #3, missed the first one and then sunk 19 in a row. I should have kept going just to see how many i made, but i wanted to be fair, so i tried them all out. Second best was my Snake Eyes MCS1(newport syle). I think mallet putters are hyped up way too much, same for hybrid clubs. Though i do have to admit that the ping had the best grip in the world. Also, as for the blades, you probably will hit them 1-1.5 clubs shorter than your taylormades because most blades have weaker lofts and shorter lengths, but i think they will do wonders for your ballstriking and soon you will get that distance back. My mizunos also launch much higher than my TaylorMade 200 steels, but i would guess that is because of the weaker lofts and also because i am swinging more for accuracy thatn for distance with blades(it's a psychological thing) JMO. Neal
 
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Youngun5

Youngun5

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i was in no way pleased with my performance, plus my two buddies are terrible and it was hard to concentrate, mainly just a leisure round but whatever, we played that front nine again and i did much better just for everyone's info, i'm having kind of a tough time getting used to the increased amount of spin, that combined with the higher trajectory is probably causing the shorter distances, b/c i'm at the point where i'm hitting the sweet spot 90 percent of the time, more work on the range
 

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youngun5 said:
i'm hitting the sweet spot 90 percent of the time, more work on the range



90 percent of the time is good for someone as young as yourself a lot of very low handicaps wouldn't hit it more than that, are you finding this sort of consistencey with the blades?
 
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Youngun5

Youngun5

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yes, the blades and all my other clubs, i still wonder how your experiences with blades going lower though, maybe its the swing i've changed to, but i'm really finding so much more spin than i've ever encountered, i had several normally wonderful shots spin back and roll out of makeable range, i had a ball mark 5 feet from the pin, but the ball was way off of the green, and its hard to get this experience from the range with the target greens being no more than just fairway length grass
 

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