Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Interview with two time Australian Masters Champion Bradley Hughes

Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby joniindo » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:24 pm

Good luck Bradley...
Mind sharing what will be in your bag for the tourney?
Don't trust the mainstream media
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby twomasters » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:03 am

PING Rapture 7.5 loft driver...(circa 2006?) Graffaloy Axis 75X shaft
13 degree Taylor Made 200 series (circa 1999) Graphite Design YS 8.1
17 degree Taylor Made 200 series (circa 1999) Aldila 95g
3-PW Scratch Blades- personal grind- Dynamic Gold X100 swingweight D3-D8
56 deg & 60 Deg Scratch - Dynamic Gold X-100 swingweight E0
Ping 'My Day' with tungsten face inserts for added weight

Irons are set up at 4-5 degrees flat (depending on whose scale you use)

I am also taking along my 1948 MacGregor Hogan persimmon driver with Apex 5 shaft for practice
and a
MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Muirfield 1 iron with dynamic gold x-100 shaft - I may use this club in an event or two
depending on course set up and would drop the 17 degree wood

The Scratch irons I had made are beautiful...small heads (I got to have them ground exactly how I wanted them to look)...very little toe (squarer look)
and I had them inserted with tungsten weights down the hosel to build up swingweight
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby lagpressure » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:09 am

I think the progressive swing weighting through the irons is a great idea. I think moving from D3 into E is fantastic. Obviously dead weights progress into the shorter irons, but allowing that to also gradate through the feel of your set through swing weight balancing has been a concept historically overlooked.

The Bob Charles interview in the equipment section is priceless.

I'd love to see the look on a few faces if you decide to pull out the 1 iron on a few occasions.

Talk about intimidation factor!
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby zicomartin » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:25 pm

TM

"Ping 'My Day' with tungsten face inserts for added weight"

How did you do that, I've had a 'My Day' for 16 years and I love it, but it's way to light since I shortened it by about 3" - do you have a photo of yours?

I recently bought (or was I raped) a Scotty Newport 2 which has extra heavy weights in the heal/toe areas (the 30g ones) - I still prefer the look/fit of the 'My Day', but I undoubtedly putt better with the heavier Scotty.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby twomasters » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:39 pm

Don't know if anyone can get their hands on the tungsten insert models or not?
I used PING for a few years in mid 2000's so was lucky to be able to ask for something and receive it
I always liked the My Day look and had one of them but it felt too light and I waved the putter around and had awful distance control with it.
So they made up another and plopped 2 tungsten weights in the face ...one in toe area and one in heel area, and presto....great feeling putter

Cut for time as I am on the plane tomorrow early, but may get a chance to post a pic of it when I can
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby MalvernStar » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:18 am

Don't mean much, but will be cheering for you mate. Won't be up the Hunter but will wander out to The Lakes. I know you get feedback here but I also appreciate the advice from the old place.
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby twomasters » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:55 pm

1st Round NSW OPEN The Vintage Golf Club (Greg Norman design) Hunter Valley New South Wales Australia

Had a good ball striking day for my first competitive round in over 15 months. Hit 13 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens. Unfortunately had 33 putts but finished with a 1 under par 70. Didn't hole anything until the 16th hole....had a bunch of chances but couldn't get anything to drop.
Looking forward to the hole opening up tomorrow and going low. Certainly played well enough for a 5 under but gotta take what you get.
All in all I was quite pleased with the round. Hit some fantastic shots. Had good distance control and even though I didn't hole many putts I rolled the ball well.
I really only hit 2 poor shots for the day that both cost me bogeys, but hung in well and hit some quality shots which will give me confidence to build on for the rest of this week and the Aust Open and PGA in the upcoming weeks
ABS' member Steb walked around all day and watched and had a chat with him out there., Thanks for watching Steb... will report again tomorrow after Day 2
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby Addington Arnie » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:06 am

twomasters wrote:1st Round NSW OPEN The Vintage Golf Club (Greg Norman design) Hunter Valley New South Wales Australia

Had a good ball striking day for my first competitive round in over 15 months. Hit 13 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens. Unfortunately had 33 putts but finished with a 1 under par 70. Didn't hole anything until the 16th hole....had a bunch of chances but couldn't get anything to drop.
Looking forward to the hole opening up tomorrow and going low. Certainly played well enough for a 5 under but gotta take what you get.
All in all I was quite pleased with the round. Hit some fantastic shots. Had good distance control and even though I didn't hole many putts I rolled the ball well.
I really only hit 2 poor shots for the day that both cost me bogeys, but hung in well and hit some quality shots which will give me confidence to build on for the rest of this week and the Aust Open and PGA in the upcoming weeks
ABS' member Steb walked around all day and watched and had a chat with him out there., Thanks for watching Steb... will report again tomorrow after Day 2


Nice one Two, best of luck for tomorrow, we are all rooting for you!
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby lagpressure » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:30 am

Confucius say...

"He who hit ball at pin is soon to win"
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Re: Interview with Bradley Hughes by Rod Morri

Postby Steb » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:53 am

Yeah I had me a super module 2 expo today. Probably other modules too but I don't know what to look for yet.

18 holes of two and it was inspiring. 1st tournament hole in 15 months and birdie! I must say I it shocked me to learn that one of the others in the group shot 3 better than Brad, as Brad seemed to be the one on the fairways and doing the better approaches all day, and chipped superbly. Only one drive missed the fairway (and by 10 yards at that) and it made him pay alright.

Totally enjoyable to watch--I felt like I'd won a competition prize or something.
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