Archive for the ‘Golf Equipment’ Category

Bonded Hosel vs Adjustable

The following story is from a great source (see Logo upper left and click link below) and my comments on this are for those which have a technical interest in club making and fitting. There is a special inside look at the different designs that effect the proper fitting of golf clubs. This inside look is about Callaway golf and how they address the variables for their different staffers, non-staffers and pass along those adjustments and variables to the public.

http://Bonded Hosel VS Adjustable, Whats the Difference

As a golf club maker I have experienced the variables. Most of the bonded marker’s products are not adjustable (i.e. bendable) so if it is necessary to adjust for the game of a player I usually have to  advise to purchase a separate club. Personally, I have a bonded hosel in my hybrid and have found that by relocating the weights I can affect bias and I have not been required to adjust the lie.

Be advised that not everyone is required to make the adjustments the same way it is explained in the related story.  Some manufactures (very few) have provided the necessary length in the hosel area to allow for bending. The older methods of weight distribution are usually still available in todays clubs but finding a good club maker with the necessary skills to produce the right adjustments is still pretty hard.

Hopefully this will give you some insight into the technical expertise of your local club maker and help you improve your game.

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AXIS1 PUTTER REVIEW

UPDATE: 2020-05-29  With a little more exposure and practice, I have gotten a little better. I feel that my problem is more with the read than the equipment. I have however noticed that I am closer to the hole on the miss affected by distance. Recommendation is to stay with it and get a refresher course from your local PGA Pro on the mechanics.

Here is a review on the my recently received new AXIS1 ‘Joey” putter. I have been able to try the putter on the golf course and for a few drills at home and find that this is a very good product. I have tried about 6 different types of putter during my time playing the game and find this one the easiest to get used to.

For a good discussion you need to see the related video review by Justin Rose at https://youtu.be/g-Lk0kn85_4

There are a number of sources out there with various prices. In my opinion, at this time for someone looking for a change due it is a good choice. I have a problem with the backswing wabbling and not getting the club face back to the ball with the center of the club face at the ball. With all the training I have received I find this club the easiest and more stable during the backswing. The lighter ‘Joey’ blade model fits my eye well and I have reasonable distance control. The biggest improvement in my putting with this equipment is getting the ball on line.

I would recommend this product but it is the owner’s choice in the various models available (don’t just get Justin’s because he is a pro) based on your preference in the style from a blade to a large mallet like Justin’s.

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IS YOUR DRIVER THE CORRECT LENGTH?

There are a significant number of studies out there that have discussed the driver length. Recently my friends at GolfWRX issued an article on that subject. It would be better to discuss if speed (which translates to greater speed) is worth the losing control (which translates to accuracy). By personal experience I have found that searching the correct head and shaft is much better that the speed. I have searched and modified my drivers to a controlable length (personal = 44.5″). That length has also included additional changes in the shaft weight which has also affected the swingweight. For more reading on the subject I would suggest the following GolfWRX article:

IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO CUT DOWN YOUR DRIVER

Finding a good club fitter and repair technician would give you a good start on the potential cost of the upgrade. You can search further information from may of the forum sites around. I can also be contacted relative to how deep you wish to research the topic and I will give send you resources for some of the best reference materials available.

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Golfing as a Hobby

Most people consider golfing as a professional sport but to some it is an enjoyable hobby. Golfing is one of the most interesting hobbies as it involves a combination of different activities including talking, walking as well as competition.

It is a healthy hobby since the player will always be walking a few miles and they can burn up to 352 calories within an hour. In addition, the golf swing involves turning the body several times and this is a great exercise for both the tummy and the back muscles.

With the high prevalence of lifestyle diseases which are as a result of obesity among other factors, the best hobby is the one which can help one live a healthy life. Golf can be played by one individual unlike many other sports that require a team and this allows the person to play whenever they feel like making the hobby very interesting.

The best hobby is the one that one can share with their loved ones. Golfing ensure that nobody is left out since one can play with their family and friends. Playing golf as a hobby can help one reduce stress; playing round golf has been scientifically proven to release powerful mood-enhancing natural substances from the brain referred to as endorphins. In addition, people who play golf for fun get regular exercise and this helps them sleep better since they can easily fall asleep and at the same time remain in deep sleep for a longer duration. Read more »

ARE GOLF BALLS HARMING YOUR GAME?

My friends at MyGolfSpy have again hit a home run for the evaluation of golf balls. This study is way overdue and every golfer needs to understand what the report says so that they can help their game in a similar way we change clubs to help our game.

See the full report at the link provided to help improve your game.

https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/

I am currently under review of the written data herein printed and a physical examination of the data results. Hope this nudge will help you do the same.
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NEW GOLFER SERVICE CENTER MOVES

My apologies for those golfers in South of Dallas-Fort Worth. Young’s Custom Golf Styx has relocated its repair facility between Midlothian & Waxahachie to Schertz, Texas.

Operation now includes basic club repair services (i.e. shaft replacement, regripping & similar work), advise on current equipment and instruction is available by appointment. More sophisticated services including higher-end club fitting projected to be ready later in 2021.

The facility will be open by appointment only. Therefore, please email cleekgeek@gmail.com indicating what work you require, including your contact information (email will serve as name up-front).

I will replay with business cards and other contact information and pricing for your project. An email will get the quickest response, however, you may text or call at 214-463-9281. Price list of services (PDF format) will be sent and you will hopefully consistent with most other providers in this area.

Thank you for your consideration.
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CHANGE TO CART & CHARGER

If all have not yet heard, there is a number of cart manufacturers that are increasing the efficiency of their battery and charger systems wit the newer carts issued during 2018. The serial number matching and alpha phase charging coming now from Club Cart is the most prominent. This great chargers for this carts will no longer be capable of charging your buddy’s cart. You will also need to be aware of this condition should the cart require service or the charger fails. Replacements may not necessary be available for your local mechanics and the repair shop may need you charger as well as your charge.

This is only any advisory for persons acquiring newer carts during 2018 and beyond. It may save you some aggrevations later.

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MOST WANTED MALLET PUTTERS

Back again and I am relying on my friends at MySpyGolf to provide the best information available for the benefit of my readers. As one can see in the article attached mallet putter have changed and updated their style and designs. We all understand that this is an annual process in order for each manufacturer to get his product onto the market.

Ever since I was introduced to Evnroll Putters at the PGA show I have been a real fan. Looking forward to revisit in 2022 and adding Axis1 to my must see list. (FYI: Odessey has always been there).  I have helped a number of the members at my former club make decisions on a new putter and this type of information has been a great help. Both articles have very good information for those considering a change in the process and equipment. The most significant change in the lists are the increased in costs of putters over time.

Check out the link below to get the latest information and I am leaving the older version online for comparison.

https://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-mallet-putter/

https://mygolfspy.com/best-mallet-putters-golf-2018/

In 2018 it appears that again the Evnroll has topped the list again, however, a new character has entered the fight. In 2021 Odessey is back at the top of the putter lines. 2018 Tommy Armour had a new model (#3 Align) that has great test results. If you scroll the website you will see that I have added a special single product review for Axis1 putters which I am swapping back and forth with my Evenroll as the best putter on hand.

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Unlocking-your-true-golf-potential-is-a-mindset

Thanks to the guys at GolfWRX, here is another great article for golfers searching for their potential.

Unlocking Your Golf Potential

This is one of the better articles on the mysteries of the mind and how it functions. Especially for those of use who are still striving (i.e. 65-years later) for the ultimate in performance on the course. I recently experienced the great advise contained here by shooting a poor front nine of 48 and followed with a back nine of 36 (including a triple-bogey).

Follow the advise and you will find that golf is a much better game.

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Mizuno Iron – 2017

Thanks to the one of my favorite forum network at GolfWRX, we have a look at what maybe the next best irons from Mizuno in their MP-18 Line. They are surely looking at all the tweaks that have appeared in most of the other OEM lines over the last 2 years. Read the link below for full details.

Mizuno brings the MP-18 family to Market

Better players will obviously continue to gravitate to Mizuno with this family of irons as they are surely very clean look. The nice part of this series is that they are covering all the various player needs with the multiple editions for different flight and performance characteristics.

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