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I trawled and searched and there does not seem to be a general golf thread so here it is. To start off, if you are thinking of buying new gear be prepared for a wait

I ordered some Ping G425 irons 6 weeks ago. I checked with the supplier and they are due on this week's delivery. Hopefully Wednesday as I've got to go past them that day. If Friday then it's a two hour round trip.

They tell me that new Ping orders are being flagged for delivery in February!!

I was able to pick up a new recovery (same brand/model) in store three weeks ago, the Driver is due in at the end of the month and the fairway in November.

I'll still be cr@p but I'll had more expensive sticks to blame. Folk ask me "What do you play off?" I generally say "The ground"

The chap who taught me to play as a 12 year old told me 'The first 40 years are the worst' I asked if it got much better after that and he replied somewhat wistfully 'Not really'.
 
I ordered a new Ping 425 driver 11 weeks ago, still waiting. From what I understand, the main reason for delay is not Ping being slow to produce, but a scarcity of the required specialised metals / materials to make them from. Irons are apparently, due for delivery in October(ish), and all manufacturers are having the same problems. Shops like American Golf, with their buying power and stocks, can supply 'off the shelf' though.
 
Its a right bugger though, at the age of 73, managing to get back to a single figure handicap (8.6), that the clubs I need to keep me at this level aren't available.
 
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I ordered a new Ping 425 driver 11 weeks ago, still waiting. From what I understand, the main reason for delay is not Ping being slow to produce, but a scarcity of the required specialised metals / materials to make them from. Irons are apparently, due for delivery in October(ish), and all manufacturers are having the same problems. Shops like American Golf, with their buying power and stocks, can supply 'off the shelf' though.
It's American Golf I'm buying through. They say they just cannot get stock. Titleist and Callaway are even worse, presumably as they are ny manufactured or assembled in USA. Ping has a UK assembly centre.
 
It's American Golf I'm buying through. They say they just cannot get stock. Titleist and Callaway are even worse, presumably as they are ny manufactured or assembled in USA. Ping has a UK assembly centre.

American golf? You could always check out the US prices and then get someone who lives in Ameriky to send the stuff over to you.

Far cheaper that way, I hear. My old neighbour in Blighty used to get me to fetch stuff back for him whenever I came over before we moved here.
 
It's American Golf I'm buying through. They say they just cannot get stock. Titleist and Callaway are even worse, presumably as they are ny manufactured or assembled in USA. Ping has a UK assembly centre.

Archi Jr has decided to take up golf. This has led to (1.) my acquiring a G425 driver to replace the old, knackered one last used in 2000 and which I'd lost the knack of hitting and (2.) Archi Jr having golf lessons. At the last lesson, the pro (who'd fitted me for the driver) said that the upsurge in popularity in golf had led to complete madness in terms of arranging fittings and delivery times.

In May, my 425 took 17 days between fitting and getting its first use; a customer who was fitted in early June will be getting his at the start of September. They've effectively given up doing fitting sessions with Titleist at the moment unless the customer specifically asks for the brand - whereupon they're warned about the delay - since the chances of the customer getting to enjoy their new club on the course before this winter are, at present, very, very low.
 
I never liked Ping, never wanted a Ping, tried one (my pro insisted), hated the sound of it, didn't like the look of it. It went straight as an arrow. Bought Ping 425.
 

Daxx

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I have never understood why people ruin a perfectly nice walk by carrying a bag of golf bats with them.
 
I have never understood why people ruin a perfectly nice walk by carrying a bag of golf bats with them.
If you don't like golf, that's fine, not a problem at all. But for me, it's good exercise, I enjoy it, I have made many friends playing golf (and done quite a bit of business too), It is a game whereby anyone of any standard can play anyone of whatever standard and have an evenly matched competitive game due to the handicap system. I have been playing for over 60 years and can still keep playing until I die. It saves me having to go shopping at the weekend with Doris. There are other reasons as well, but those are enough for me.
 
I have never understood why people ruin a perfectly nice walk by carrying a bag of golf bats with them.

Unless, like me, you’ve spent more time than I ever should peering into bushes or under trees while kicking the grass with my left foot, you’ll never understand.
Don’t mention the time when my Tee shot off the first didn’t exactly go to plan & ended up thwacking off some poor souls car in the car park 50ft to my right either.

Or, during a works tournament when coming up to the 18th cup with everyone sat on the overlooking patio with beers on the go, my attempt to drop it onto the green went slightly awry & it went sailing over the club house roof behind the chaps.
I’ll remember the cheers & laughter until my dying day.
 
Being only in my 50s, I am really not old enough to play golf. Or bowls.

But I hope the new bat reaches you soon :)

Long stick thingys, I thought they were cues. Live and learn, bats it is.
 
I channeled my inner @Kirkz and fished a complete set of clubs out of a skip years ago.

If I had any sense, they should've stayed right there.
 

Gout Man

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It’s not as easy as they make it look.
The Solheim Cup is currently live on Sky Sports. Now I’m no fan of women’s football, I hate the way women have infiltrated the game, but golf is altogether another sport and the women show that you don’t have to Knock the crap out of the ball to send it flying, it’s all about technique and timing.
A bit of controversy yesterday when a European player picked a ball up early and unintentionally handed the hole to the Americans, no arguing no shouting and screaming like in other sports and 90% + of the women definitely fall into the bracket of “I would”.
If you are taking up the game I recommended watching the women, don’t try and smash it for miles, that is one way of losing your ball or not hitting it at all.
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
Its a right bugger though, at the age of 73, managing to get back to a single figure handicap (8.6), that the clubs I need to keep me at this level aren't available.
Interesting 73 you say. First dibs on the clubs and what size shoes? FootJoy I hope?
 
Being only in my 50s, I am really not old enough to play golf. Or bowls.

But I hope the new bat reaches you soon :)
1988 turned up to 33 Bde HQ in Paderborn. Brigade Commander’s interview, he asks me what sport I played and, before I could answer, he said “hope it’s not golf. You’re way too young”.

I still am. I’ve only played swish **** once.
 

Gout Man

LE
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Unless, like me, you’ve spent more time than I ever should peering into bushes or under trees while kicking the grass with my left foot, you’ll never understand.
Don’t mention the time when my Tee shot off the first didn’t exactly go to plan & ended up thwacking off some poor souls car in the car park 50ft to my right either.

Or, during a works tournament when coming up to the 18th cup with everyone sat on the overlooking patio with beers on the go, my attempt to drop it onto the green went slightly awry & it went sailing over the club house roof behind the chaps.
I’ll remember the cheers & laughter until my dying day.
I can beat that, I actually hit the tee marker the ball rebounded nearly hit some poor sod stood behind and ended up about thirty yards behind the fecking tee!
”Would you like to play through”?
 

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