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DGman
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PostSubject: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:57 pm

Got a call on Friday 12th Nov. A player had bent his wedge at the Barclays and he needs to have his PW fixed.

The wedge arrived and it was bent at the hosel. It was a PX 6.5 flighted and we do not have stock. It will take a day to get it shipped and i have to think fast and act even faster.

Ransacked the used shafts boxes and one shaft seems to fit the bill. An old Rifle 6.5 Spinner that has a SW sticker on it. check the length...good, its slightly longer than the PW. Check the weight 127g, check the flex. everything seems right.

Had to make a fast decision to use the FLO instead of the OFL and the wedge was ready in 20 minutes. Purportedly it was in use about an hour after it was finished. Removed the Rifle sticker and left it clear, nothing on the stepless shaft.

Here's the happy owner.



last time i watched him on TV, i believe there is still no sticker on his PW still.

one of the most significant repair and replacement this year and also got a signed Gmac cap from the man.

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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:16 am

Lucky enough to witness the maestro at work at the time! I would have done the same thing, but I would need a day to come to that. Quick thinking, sounds knowledge and gutsy decision...
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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:12 am

what an amazing experience. The sort of thing to tell the kids! or just about anyone man, one of a kind.

It reminds me of the possibly comparable example of a tennis racket stringer doing a string job for a pro player in the middle of the player's match!
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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:10 am

DGMan... you have proved, once again, that you know how to work it best under difficult constraints!! Well done, boss Smile

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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:51 am

Show off...

But it's damn cool...

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:22 am

Great work Eric . Too bad he is using Cleveland wedges now as he is signed with srixon .
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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:03 pm

yes we knew the day Chubby Chander inked the deal with SRI. not a great deal more money.

i think Gmac is a better ambassador for the brand for Europe and Asia then 3 foot Phil.

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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:37 am

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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:40 pm

i think he put on abit of weight as compared to earlier pic...but then again, if you are US champ, naturally one can pull weight lor
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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:59 pm

at least now I really know where I should get my club fitted.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: One of the most challenging fit for a world class player   Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:16 pm

He is in Abu Dhabi now Smile
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