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#72091 Rory

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 05 March 2015 - 04:53 PM

Some one told me part of Rory's deal was to play Nike's stock setup.   Obviously they paint the shaft so it looks the same as it does on the rack at your local shop.  Doesn't effect anything and Rory doesn't give a damn when he's cashing checks lol

Marketing, baby. Marketing. ;)

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#67219 Golf Pride Multi Compounds getting out of control

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 11 June 2014 - 09:32 AM

I got lucky and won 13 GP grips of my choice for filling out one of their surveys, so I stocked up on NDMC Black / Black. After those are gone, I'm going to look at gaming some new grips. I've been with GP for 40+ years, but they are over-pricing themselves right out of the market.


Plus, I need more shock-absorbing grips, anyway. It's hell gettin' old :WTF:

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#62550 Lethal vs Chrome+

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 23 February 2014 - 01:56 PM

sirswingalot, I'm the same way with my friends. I keep asking them why they're NOT playing this golf ball. I like your grading system, too.

Here is mine for Lethal:

Feel - 10
Distance iron - 9
Distance Driver - 9
Flight stability - 10
Spin control irons - 9
Spin Driver - 9
Greenside control/consistency - 10
Putting feel - 10

I play in a lot of wind most of the time, since my club is close to the Gulf, and the Lethal just doesn't freakin' move much laterally at all in cross winds. It's the darndest thing I've ever seen. I kept missing my targets left until I could trust that the ball wasn't going to drift as much as I was used to other balls drifting.

It's going to be hard for the new Tour Preferred balls to beat the Lethal in overall performance. Plus, I'm loving the fact that you can pick up Lethals now for less than $30/doz delivered. Scoreboard. B)
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#59173 OBAN Delivers Premium Performance

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 05 September 2013 - 05:42 AM

I read this great article in Golfweek this morning highlighting OBAN shafts and thought I would share it with y'all. Marcus fitted me with an OBAN Revenge shaft in my RBZ 3-hybrid and it is a beast. After hitting it, I told Marcus it felt like a Matrix Altus hybrid shaft on steroids. That was the best way I could describe it. :wub:

Vote for your favorite OBAN Shaft and share how well they've performed for you!

OBAN Delivers Performance for a Premium


In January, Brian Gay won the Humana Challenge with an Oban Kiyoshi Purple driver shaft in his TaylorMade R1 driver (set to 9 degrees) and an Oban Kiyoshi Purple fairway wood shaft in his Adams Super LS 3-wood (13).

Any amateur can buy the exact same setup, because Oban never makes a shaft that is tour-only. All of the company’s shafts are available to both pros and amateurs in just one grade – premium. As Oban officials are fond of saying, the shafts are premium in performance and premium in price.

Gay’s R1 driver and Kiyoshi shaft? $399 for the driver, $360 for the shaft replacement. That’s a total of $759 for a driver.

And the price is never reduced by golf equipment manufacturers such as TaylorMade or by clubmakers in the Oban dealer network. The retail price of the Kiyoshi Purple is $360. Its brother, the Kiyoshi White, is $400.

“Because we use premium materials and proprietary designs, we are able to produce some spectacular shafts,” said Oban president Victor Afable. “Many golfers will pay for a shaft that works really well. Most of our sales are for shafts that cost $360 to $400.”

That being said, Jim Furyk used a $190 Oban Devotion driver shaft for three years, winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup with the shaft.

A look at the Darrell Survey, which tabulates equipment usage on the PGA Tour, shows players such as Matt Every, Billy Horschel, Jerry Kelly, William McGirt, John Rollins, Kevin Streelman and Vaughan Taylor using Oban. Nobody is paid to play the shaft.

Afable confirmed that Oban will actively follow the Champions Tour with a tour representative this year for the first time.

Oban works very closely with all its dealers – regularly informing them, for example, which touring pros are using Oban shafts – because Oban is a huge supporter of custom fitting for golfers of all skill levels. The company maintains relationships with golf club manufacturers such as Adams, Callaway, Cobra, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist to provide custom upgrades.

“We are very proud of our shafts,” said Pete Sanchez, senior vice president of business development, returning to the company’s top-drawer philosophy. “We don’t make less expensive versions of any of our shafts. If you see the name Kiyoshi on the shaft, you know you are getting the genuine shaft.”

Sanchez has worked in the golf industry for 38 years, while Afable has logged 24 years. Afable was best known as vice president of sales and marketing at shaftmaker Graphite Design, while Sanchez was president and chief operating officer at shaft manufacturer Fujikura.

Afable started Oban in 2008 with partner Ralph Reichert, his former college buddy at Marquette University. Reichert is Oban’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

The name Oban has a double meaning, according to Afable. Oban is the name of a coastal city in Scotland, and it is the name of a group of fierce Japanese warriors who centuries ago protected the emperor.

There also is a premium brand of Scotch whisky called Oban. Afable started a tradition by sticking a bottle of 14-year-old Scotch into the locker of any player winning a Tour event with an Oban shaft.

After Brendan Steele captured the 2011 Valero Texas Open using an Oban driver shaft, he quickly sent a text message to the Oban tour rep. The message said: “Where's my 14-year-old Scotch?”

Gay did better than that. For his Humana victory, he was rewarded with a bottle of 32-year-old Oban Scotch.

In a word, premium.
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#55569 NBA IS BACK!!!

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 18 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

It's an exhibition complete with referees enforcing the rules in favor of the home team, and especially to support the development and maintenance of so called super stars.

When is the last time you saw a super star foul out in a big game, or commit a foul that cost his team the game?

It's just like professional wrestling, with a bouncing ball.

It's the Harlem Globetrotters in the 21st century!


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#50647 Tour R11S v2 with Kuro Kage 70

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 15 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

Another small thing I've noticed with this new head; it seems to want to accumulate smudges after taking it in and out of the bag a few times. The flatter white paint has a little rougher texture and could be a contributor in holding the dirt and grime more than last year's model. It's not a bad thing, but it is a small nuisance.

It's certainly not a deal-breaker! :smilie_tm: :idhitit:
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#44657 Short Game

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 11 September 2011 - 09:20 AM

Short hitters need to do the short game almost all the time simply because they cannot get to the green in regulation.

If shorter hitters are having a tough time reaching greens, then they need to play the course at a shorter length.
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#43188 Heard about the Harrison Shotmaker Shaft Insert

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 02 August 2011 - 11:50 AM

Lookin at the list of what U play seems like another $99 wouldn't put a dent. Looks like around $3500 to me

You have no idea what I paid for my equipment. Furthermore, it's none of your business.

Bottom line, I've got the best shaft made that's been properly fitted to my swing and my tendencies by the best custom club fitters in the industry. I'm already receiving the performance I desire, so my perceived value of this product doesn't match the price. I'm not going to pay for something I don't need. Plain and simple.

You might try throwing out some honey instead of vinegar to pitch your product. You'll probably do better. ;)
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#40752 New Shaft Help Ozik altus

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 08 June 2011 - 06:02 AM

You'd be hard pressed to find a shaft with better standards. It's all about what kind of bend profile you prefer that also optimizes your launch, decent and ball spin to achieve maximum overall distance.

The two shafts you have are the same, assuming both have the same specs. Just the color is different.

That being said, the candy lime metallic Altus 2007 proto I installed in my Tour R11 is working extremely well for me and the results are excellent. I have a 103-105 MPH swing speed and my Altus is 256 CPM. I tipped it 0.50 inches before installing the sleeve. The overall playing length is 45 inches. My Club is a links-style course that's close to the Gulf of Mexico, so I play in the wind much of the time. I'm getting a mid-high launch that flattens out and just goes. My decent angle and roll-out are outstanding and there is no ballooning when hitting into the wind. I've picked up at least 10 yards with tighter dispersion compared to the Tour SuperQuad / HD6 combo I was gaming.

This is a smoother feeling shaft compared to most due to the full-length layer of ballistic Zylon. Some higher swing speed players feel that this shaft doesn't "stay with them" throughout their swing, but I think that could possibly be remedied by going to a slightly firmer flex or by tipping the shaft to tighten up the feel a bit (JMO).

Since you already have this shaft, my recommendation would be to install a sleeve on the candy lime metallic Altus (it looks bad a$$ with the R11 head) and give it a try. If this shaft fits your swing, it's magic. Your mileage may vary. Plus, the "bling factor" is off the hook! I've gotten a lot of compliments on my combo. :dude:

I'm sure some others can chime in if you could add some of your launch monitor numbers and/or ball flight characteristics with your current gamer.

Be sure and keep us informed on your quest.

Good luck! :Icondrunkards:
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#24824 Supertri v Supertri TP

Posted by SouthShoreRob on 26 June 2010 - 10:04 AM

Is that the same for the R9 and R9 460 TP v non-TP?

:yes: :yes: :yes:
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