New year, new gear
Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:18 PM
Driver: Ping i20, 8.5*, std shaft 'S' (fitted)
Fairway: Adams Fast 10 3-wood, Wahabi 'S'
Hybrids: Adams Pro a12 16*, Matrix 'S'; Nike VR Pro 21*, 24*, Project X 'S'
Irons: Ping i20 5-PW, 1.5* flat, DG S300 (fitted)
Wedges: Eidolon 51, 56, 61, std steel 'S'
Grips: Ping ID-8 gold (+1/32")
Putter: 350 milled FN-1, black widow edge midsize grip
ball: Taylormade Penta TP or Callaway Tour i(z)
Swapping back and forth between the Adams fairway and 16* hybrid to see which is more reliable/versatile. So far the hybrid is in the bag more often. And I finally embraced the leave-the-long-irons-at-home way of thinking/playing last year. Turned out to be a good move. This year I might actually fit the hybrids for shafts.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:04 PM
...and read my thoughts on golf instruction, club fitting, and all things golf: www.MattSaternusGolf.blogspot.com
Driver: Callaway RAZR Fit Extreme
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid 17* w/Matrix hM3 85-X
3I: Mizuno Fli-Hi 21*
Irons: Wilson FG Tour V2
Wedges: Wilson FG Tour 52*, 56*, 60*
Putter: Byron Morgan Epic Day or Bettinardi SS11
"The implied preface to all of my posts is: 'As I understand things today.'"
-Borrowed from someone on a golf swing forum
Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:02 AM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:16 PM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:55 PM
Just curious, which Dynacrafts/Maltbys did you have? Were the i20s really that much better? Did you have the same S300 shaft in both sets of irons?
3-wood: Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5* with 43" Black Ops S shaft, PURE midsize tour grip
Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 Tour 18.5* with KBS Hybrid S shaft, PURE midsize tour grip
Irons: Taylormade Rocketbladez 4i-PW with KBS Tour S Shaft, GP Multicompound midsize Grip
Wedges: SCOR 4161 Wedges 50*, 54*, and 58* with KBS Genius 120 firm shaft, PURE midsize tour grip
Putter: Ping Nome 35", Black Dot, Slight Arc, stock midsize Ping/Winn Grip
Ball: 2010 ProV1x (recycled) or Bridgestone B330-RX Yellow
Ogio Sultan Cart Bag, Clicgear 2.0 Cart, Hirzl Control Golf Glove, Leupold GX1 Rangefinder, TourStriker Pro 7i
Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 FW and Hybrid Official MGS Forum Testing [initial] [full review]
Taylormade Rocketbladez Irons Official MGS Forum Testing [initial] [full review]
2012 Reviews: Bridgestone Balls, Black Ops Shaft, PURE Grips, Pro Mental Coach, Dynacraft Prophet Tour CNC Forged Irons
Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:22 PM
In my bag, I've had Dynacraft Prophet forged milled and tour forged CNC irons and CNC milled wedges, and Maltby TE, MMB, MCC, and F2 forged irons. Yeah, overkill on the long-term demo-ing maybe. Of all of them, I gamed the Prophet forged milled the longest. I guess it depends how you define better. Nothing feels like a purely struck forged iron, and the Maltby MCC and F2 felt best to me (Prophet Tour CNC a very close second). But...those pure shots are still a little too few and far between for me. I am much more consistent with the i20's. I feel like I have a little more control with them. They are hotter, for sure, but what sold me is their control and forgiveness. I did have DG S300 shafts in the Prophet set I played for 2 years or so, but KBS Tour in all Maltbies but the MCC (DG S300). I found the KBS Tours a little too spinny for my swing. Actually, Trackman found that...I thought they felt nice.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:43 PM
So it seems the Pro a12 16* is the hands down winner. It is just such a great club off the tee. Maybe it's the slightly shorter shaft, but I find I am much more consistent with it than with the 3W. I may give up a little distance, but gain control. The 3W has been relegated to the extra club bag.
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