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  1. I was looking at Itobori website today and based on the translation it says TSG is selling fake Itobori products? https://www.itobori.com/新規ページ/ perhaps retaliation for exposing them?
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    Made in Japan by SAKATA ( 50 reasons )

    Honma should be transparent and rename the stamp to "assembled in Sakata, Japan". Apple does the same "Designed in California, assembled in China" and it doesn't impact their sales one bit. At the end of the day golf club heads are made by machines, not hand forged, so a well trained machinist will be the same in china or japan. Personally I do not have an issue where the parts are manufactured as long as they meet stringent standards/tolerances. Clubmaking, however, is where the difference lies. The assembly and grinding/finishing of the club makes a huge difference and that's where i would be willing to pay a bit more. But i agree with the overall sentiment about JDM branding - if the club is not 100% made in Japan they cannot say it because consumers pays a premium for it. Having said that I still love my TW717 driver, 717MBs and TW-U. They are a quality product regardless if where it was made.
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    All-Time Best Bag Setup

    My best club setup over the years are as follows Driver: TRPX S-01 9.5* MRC Ahina 60x FW: RomaRo Ray Type R 17.5* MRC Ahina 80x Hybrid: RomaRo Ray Type R 18.5* MRC D+ 92x Driving Iron: Honama TW-U 21* PXi 6.0 Irons: Honma TW717M KBS CTL 115x Wedge: Seven 52/56/60 (Thanks Chris!) / RomaRo Alcobaca Tour Spoon (Thanks Chris!) / Williams GP-90 (now given to my wife as she finally found a wedge she loves) Putter: Bettinardi Queen Bee Model #6 & BB35 Grips: Pure Pro Grips No wonder they are still around....
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    My 16 Club Bag - Updated pics at bottom

    we will always have a part of our game that we atruggle with, and there are always solutions - that's why we keep more than 14 clubs to give ourselves options =) I'm originally from Richmond and my wife's folks live near langara. whenever I'm back visiting that's or McCleeey is usually where I go for a quick round in the morning. Will need to check out Morgan Creek next time!
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    My 16 Club Bag - Updated pics at bottom

    great bag! very sensible setup with a lot of thoughts put in. with all the hybrid and FW options you have I see why you are selling the F5. BTW nice Eagle! Which course is this?
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    EPON 102 and 103

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  8. Final golf outing of 2016 and it ended the best way possible - beautiful scenery, great weather, and a lot of great shots! On Wednesday we took a trip to the Pacific Coast to play 18 at the Links at Bodega Harbour. not as famous as Pebble Beach but if you want to golf alongside the ocean and beaches with great views on every hole - then Bodega Harbour has it all. My favorite holes were #5 - Downhill 3-shot Par 5 that you play blind on all 3 shots #16 Short dog leg par 4 where you can drive the green and it is built on marshes so you need to take a boardwalk to reach the hole #18 - Long par 4 with an elevated approach shot down to the small green buildt on the beaches and provides gorgeous views of the Pacific On Thursday morning I went to play 9 practice holes at Tayman Park in Healdsburg. It was built on a hill similar to Uplands and it was designed by Alistair MacKenzie (Augusta, Cypress Point) in 1928 so I had to play it. Well lets just say the course was super short and had many short par 4's and 5's so I managed to shoot some crazy low scores!
  9. 2nd round of the Pacific Cost Highway road trip from LA to north of SF. Poppy Hills is the forgotten corner of Pebble Beach, but in my mind it is better value than any of the 3 famous courses. It was raining hard so the course was empty and instead of the $225 rack rate I paid $90 walking. The course is a lot wider and open than the layout suggest, but greens are small and undulating which was nice that it rained otherwise it would play too firm...
  10. thanks! it was a good find on golfnow as I was staying in Pisano Beach and the was the nicest public course around
  11. Made a last minute Xmas road trip from LA to North of SF, and manged to squeeze in a couple rounds of golf along the Pacific Coast.
  12. Winter golf on a Sunny but really cold day with temps down to -2*C. Had to wait about 1.5 hours for frost delay and when it was time to tee off there was a huge line of about 25+ golf nuts eager to get going. The Greens were very wet and sandy so putting was mostly just an educated guess as oftentimes the sand building up on the ball while rolling would cause the putt to veer left/right... making any putts at all was just luck!
  13. That's why I'n a genuine golf nut =)
  14. i use my phone with a selfie stick attachment with ball adjustment on a monopod. i put the monopod into my golf bag and just place it 15 feet behind the ball. i then edit the videos and add the captions. the ball tracer is added using an app called Shot Tracer App.