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PostSubject: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:43 am

Just a short, true, live story to spice up the forum..

our main fitting partner in Thailand likes to experiment and this is what happened...Pro Peep who runs the X-volution Golf in Bangkok decided one day to stick a BFG 5 series iron shaft tipped shaved from .370 to .350 into a fairway wood. he had very good results on the trackman and took the fairway wood out to try it out...it produced very stunning results. this was 3 weeks ago.

then a playing pro who was going to play in the watermill championship went to see him because he was not happy with his fairway wood shaft which was a Superio. he recommended the pro tried out his makeshift BFG "fairway wood shaft".

the playing pro, Ronnachai Jamnong was immediately sold and he paid Pro Pee to have fairway wood change. because it is a iron shaft, an inch have to be added to the butt to make the 42 inch. worse still there is a 3 inch black graphite area before the white paint starts. But Roonachai was not perturbed and insist on having it.

Apparently other pros tried it and they too want the same switch. So now they have a back-order for those iron shafts.

here's a pic of the Pro Ronnachai and his makeshift fairway wood shafts...



whats more astonishing is his results after 2 days of competition..

Watermill Championship Live Scores

Pro Pee was so desperate he wanted to fly out tonight to pick up the shafts. Thank goodness there is fedex overnight express to Bangkok.

NOW The CONTEST....

there is a prominent Thai player who is on a queue to get the BFG 8 series (same one as Yarra).

the first person to guess right the player will get a St Andrew's Open 2010 golf towel.

Yarra you cannot participate hor.

heres the clue......



contest ends when the right answer is given....

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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:56 am

My guess is Chapchai Nirat
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:33 am

Wah ... Jon, I think you are pretty spot on on that... My guess would be Chapchai Nirat as well since he looks powerful enough for Graman 8. Another possible Srixon player I can think of is Pornsakon Tipsanit.
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:00 am

My guess....the ' Platipul something' guy...lemme do quick google
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:18 am

Dammit, Jon! I was going to hentam Chapchai... but since you fast hand fast leg, I'll try for Chinnarat Phadungsil... i think he's titleist though
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:28 am

wah Ms Lee, you don't need to sleep ah??? and Benny you sleep so early...

the answer is...



and Ms Lee for answering so fast you get a special towel...any colour of your choice...







as for the consolation prize...the St Andrews towel goes to Benny aka WMF.

all decisions are final.

Botak why you sleep so early and wake up so late?

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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:59 am

Hmm, I didn't tell anybody the answer... I swear! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:07 pm

Chapchai is currently on the Proto K 80X and he prefers the BFG 8 series...sounds like Yarra.

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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:03 pm

Robbed!!!
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:46 pm

DGman wrote:
Chapchai is currently on the Proto K 80X and he prefers the BFG 8 series...sounds like Yarra.

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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:09 pm

wow Jon you won a damn nice towel!!!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:11 pm

DGman

Why your contest always start at this kind of time...
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:22 pm

maybe the kopi keeping him awake?
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:35 pm

Yarra wrote:
DGman wrote:
Chapchai is currently on the Proto K 80X and he prefers the BFG 8 series...sounds like Yarra.

DGman

Laughing

On a side note: I still have not missed a fairway with BF8 shaft in 5 games or so. It is that good for me! Of course, I sacrifice some yardage off the tee but it paid off at the end. The combo (L4V X head, hate the sound at impact!) just gives me such confidence that I feel like I could go really hard at it at every drive and somehow make it onto the fairway. The balance is soo good, I don't feel like I am swinging a heavy shaft driver.

Looking forward to try out the Kajiki 80X, though...
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:50 am

So Yarra, is a .350 tip better on f/w woods? Been struggling on a .335 in my woods so need some advice here..
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:33 am

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So Yarra, is a .350 tip better on f/w woods? Been struggling on a .335 in my woods so need some advice here..

Ok, now you make me feel so ignorant since I can't remember when was the last time I played a .350 tip fairway wood. Shocked

My last 3 fairway woods were all .335 tip: TEE CB2 (can't exactly remember this one, but I am pretty sure it is a .335 tip), Adams 3446-F is definitely a .335 and my PING i15 is believed to be a .335 too since (according to DGman) it is a tour issue head.

If I can comment on your struggle, I believe it is more to the head-shaft combo or your swing more than the tip size. Unless there is something I am missing here. Can you please elaborate what exactly do you mean by: struggling on a .335?
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:34 am

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Did you write something bad? Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:38 am

Yarra wrote:
golfcoma wrote:
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Did you write something bad? Evil or Very Mad

haha, didn't want to hijack Eric's thread so I started a new one asking about changing driver shaft Smile
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PostSubject: Re: First a short story then a Contest   Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:31 am

Yarra, occasional fat hits with my 5 wood that is a .335 tip shaft. Not sure if its the shafting or probably my lousy swing.. Eric mentioned something like .350 shaft on fairway woods.
Thats was why i was thinking would a firmer tip help with hitting it more consistently since we are mostly hitting it off the deck..
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