Persimmon & Mashie

Sustaining the lag since 2013

Month: June, 2013

Golf: A Stream of Consciousness Essay

by rittyrich

I often find my facebook page littered with posts and apps that automatically report how long or how fast one of my friends ran the 5k where, for some reason, they paid $100 to get sprayed with an assortment of colored paint at the finish line under the false impression it was all for a good cause.  Or worse yet, the act of running was done simply for exercise and they thought their 500 Internet friends would like an update about how many calories they burned.  I’ve never been impressed with their numbers or their bragging, for lack of a better word, and as far as I’m concerned these people have replaced non-drinkers on the unworthy pedestal of people I cannot trust.

Then there are tennis players who strike me as odd…and little else.  Read the rest of this entry »


True Life: I Have the Shanks

by TheRealAC

One of the things I hate most about the game of golf is when getting paired with terrible players makes me play terrible. I don’t know if it’s the additional time spent waiting for my playing partners to make it past the ladies tees or just the general frustration of not being able to play your game, but regardless it sucks. And now I need some penicillin because I have caught the shanks.  Read the rest of this entry »


by spencer096


Golf clubs are like kitchen knives.  There are task specific knives and knives you can use for just about anything.  Some chefs like using a cleaver, some like a santoku.  Some like big knives, some like smaller knives, some like more weight in the blade, some like the handle counterbalanced.  And that’s without even getting into the specifics like grind and the chef’s knife skills… Read the rest of this entry »

Ritty: WITB

by rittyrich

I’ve always been more of an “It’s the Indian, not the Arrows” type of guy, but I thought I’d post my club profile per the lead of my fellow bloggers in case anyone wants to refer back here to judge me.

Driver:  9.5* Titleist 913 D3 w/ Diamana white shaft – I like it because of its (slightly) smaller head and with a 72g (I think) shaft, it’s much heaver than my previous TM Superfast 2.0 that I called a Superspeed for at least a year.  But really the reason I play the D3 is because it was given to me for playing in a pro-am.


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by TheRealAC


Driver: Cleveland HiBore XL 10.5* with stiff Aldila NV 75 g shaft

3W: Cleveland HiBore XLS with the stock shaft that definitely needs a change. I think it’s 60 g.  I’ve been lazy with this one because I can’t decide if I want a new driver and 3W or just a shaft change all around.

Hybrids: PING G15 17* and PING G10 21*

Irons: Mizuno MP60 (4-PW) with DG S300 shafts. But they have soft tips that I need to get corrected STAT. I’ll probably just reshaft em all, but can’t decide if I want to go Project X 6.0 or DG S100.

Wedges: Cleveland CG14 56* and 60*

Putter: Taylor Made TPi 2.0 35″. I got this putter for $15.17 used at Golf Galaxy because I wanted to try a longer putter and I haven’t put it down since. My other putter is a Odyssey #9 33″.

Grips: Golf Pride Multi-Compound Mid-Size white/black

Ball: Right now is the ProV1, but I also use the Titleist Velocity quite frequently.

Tips: WITB

by From the Tips


Each ofthe contributors are golf equipment junkies. So we’ll make an effort to document the frequent changes we make in our bags to help illustrate how mentally unstable we can be. 

Driver: Titleist 909D3 9.5* with Oban Devotion 7 TX (83 gram) flex shaft

3 Wood: Titleist 906F4 13* with UST Mamiya X flex shaft

Irons: Mizuno MP64s 3-PW, DG X100 shafts

Wedges: 50* Cleveland 588, 54* and 58* Vokey M Grind (black)with DG S400 shafts

Putter: Scotty Studio Select Newport, 34″

Ball: Bridgestone B330