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  1. Wow, very excited and thankful to have been selected. Can’t wait for the process to begin.
    9 points
  2. Alright, here's some additional details on the session after getting rid of some of the outliers (shockingly, only needed to throw shots away for the Utility Iron and PW -- everything else was "good enough"). Distance was no surprise aside from expecting the Titleist to be 2-5 yds further than where things ended up. The surprising part was more in the flight stats, especially with the shorter irons (which are 2* stronger in the Titleist). I don't have stats on swing speed, smash factor, or spin, but I do have quite a few other good stats. Even though I have a T200 in hand, my test is the T100S, so I'm starting with that -- still totally appreciate the T200 long iron opportunity and am considering that part of the test, but it's the minor part of the test for me. General: Prior to the side-by-side, it seemed like I was hitting the T100S higher than my typical flight, with similar curve and accuracy. Once I started hitting at the range, the T100S felt slightly heavier at address. When holding them both in my hands at the same time, I didn't notice much difference, but when setting up and swinging, the Titleist had a slightly heavier feel (which I like). It felt more in the head, even though the best explanation could be that the shaft is 6g heavier (same shaft, S in Mizuno and X in Titleist, officially 114g vs. 120g). In terms of size and looks, the T100S looks comparable to the JPX919 Tour at address, and very slightly larger than it from other angles, but slightly smaller than the JPX 919 Forged. Noted previously, I have a combo set now (4-6 Forged, 7-PW Tour), so I'm splitting feedback and reactions based on that. Long irons: T100S vs. Mizuno JPX919 Forged. Lofts are identical, and shafts are similar. I expected very similar performance, and thought it would be a good comparison in where the two brands put their priorities -- if anything, I expected the Titleist to launch/apex lower because of the flex, but end up with similar distances. Well, the opposite happened, which I assume can only be attributed to the head (this was consistent across all clubs): the JPX was ~1 yard longer in total distance, but T100S was 3-5 yds longer in terms of carry (meaning it also stopped faster). The T100S went ~10-12 ft higher and had a ~5* steeper landing angle (held true with both average and maximum). Curve was very similar, with Mizuno having more right-left movement. The T100S was more accurate. The JPX had more consistent distances. I'm torn - so many good things happening with the T100S, but consistency could be a big factor on the course (need to be confident how far it's actually going to fly this time). Short irons: T100S vs. Mizuno JPX919 Tour. This was the most surprising -- the T100S are 2* stronger, so I went in expecting lower launch, lower apex, lower spin, lower landing angle, and more distance from the T100S. I left the test with only that last expectation holding true (well...I don't have spin numbers, but I think it adds up). The T100S launched higher (slightly), flew ~8-10ft higher, landed at a steeper angle (1-2*), and were 5-10 yds longer (both carry and total - honestly, I expected a few yards longer). This held true for all clubs except the PW, but that was the club I started with, so maybe I just wasn't warmed up. Dispersion was tight with both the JPX and T100S with the shorter irons. I have to give the edge to the T100S here because of both distance and landing angle (and likely spin?). And last,T200 3-iron vs. Srixon U85 2-iron: Starting out, I love the Srixon driving iron. I bombed it during my demo, ordered a U65 with a no-upcharge custom shaft (at the time I was matching my irons), and it showed up as a U85 (winning!). I later got an actual fitting for it and swapped in a graphite shaft. Off the turf, it does well, but it's mostly a tee shot club for me that is usually in the 230-240 range but can get up around 260, and it's pretty accurate (more confidence than D and 3W). I was hitting off mats for this session, so I didn't have low tees to compare tee shots, but off the turf, I was shocked that the best shot, by far, came from the T200 3i (25 yds longer than the longest Srixon with less roll), and that the T200 outperformed it overall on well-struck shots (to be fair, I had to throw away more mishits with the T200 than I did the Srixon). The T200 had 2.5mph higher ball speed, 1.5* higher launch (expected), 4* steeper landing angle, and was tighter in terms of accuracy (but again, that's ignoring the blatant mishits, of which the T200 had 2x the Srixon). It was also 10 yds longer on both carry and total distance . The Srixon was more consistent in terms of distance (both carry and overall). All signs there point to the T200, right? Well...it also had the two worst shots, by far -- if I can tighten up the consistency (which could be swing-related), this will be going in my bag for the foreseeable future. Summary: This actually holds true across all of the categories I noted above: the Titleist irons are mashers. They go a long way and stop quickly compared to my current irons. My current hesitation is consistency across the board -- even though accuracy is on par with (or better than) my JPX and Srixon, the inconsistent distances are a bit concerning. I do want the distance, so I'm planning to keep these in the bag for the remainder of the season, but I'm not ready to cut the JPX out of my life just yet.
    9 points
  3. So I was thinking that I might get my clubs the first week of October but nope, they arrived today . Unfortunately it was way too windy to have a hit today and tomorrow looks wet. A couple of first impressions, these things are beautiful and they are way slimmer than my Cobras. I am meant to be playing a matchplay game tomorrow so it will be a true baptism of fire for them. Let the testing begin
    5 points
  4. Update for all: We had a bit of a hiccup on the backend with the accounts to get the coaching feature for us so we are still awaiting news on this. We are hoping to have it cleared up shortly and have access to the feature as well. On a personal front I was away on a work assignment for a while then came back home and my parents are visiting Switzerland from Canada (also first time in Europe for them) and seeing as we normally only see them once a year I have to give them priority which has stalled most my updates. However they did bring my "backup bag" all the way from Canada so I have my lovely Cobra Fly Z+ driver back to replace my broken GBB Epic Sub Zero. Along with my other gorgeous fly z pro irons, black trusty rusty wedges and more... can you tell I'm happy to have them back? In any case things will be fired up again shortly and I have still been using the net to get some good swing feels as well as some videos which have been fun to analyse my own swing and when the coaching feature is activated it will be interesting if they see much of the same thing or something completely different.
    5 points
  5. Bastards Sorry, I meant congratulations fellas! Really looking forward to seeing how this one works out for you. And if you get it with a Project X Smoke Black 6.0 and it doesn't work for you...I may know someone.
    5 points
  6. Got out Sunday to a new course. Another round of really good putting from <25'. 5 (1) putts from 17', 10', 3' 6' and 32'! Several edges were burned. Very comfortable with speed at this point. Had a few really long putts on some bad chips @ 75' and 47" both of those were 3 putts. Less setup related and more I really did not give the putt enough oomf. Line was good just was short, big left to right putts. No discernable difference in feel on these than my practice rounds.
    5 points
  7. Played 18 at my buddies private course it is a tougher course short but a lot of OB, if you slice its going to be a long day, well I was slicing haha .. but actually got away with a lot had rough front 9, but solid back 9. The T300s performed well, had couple of miss hits and was still in a good spot on the course, where I had a small chip to knock it close for Par putts. I had one that I completely toed and I tought I was OB but the ball ended up in the left rough but the distance was still good. I am liking them a lot and so far haven't had any issues that would make me take them out of the bag.
    5 points
  8. I am traveling for work this week, but playing on Wednesday at a very nice club in Pennsylvania that looks like it will be playing pretty wet from the forecast. This should help to have longer irons in my hands, as the one drawback from courses around me is that I find myself having GW or less most often in par 4's - or on a par 5 I hit driver, 2 hybrid, and SW/LW. Planning on playing irons off the tee my next local round and will add more data from my skytrak here as well. I wanted to really get on course performance to start with.
    5 points
  9. Don't have time for a full post right now and am still going through the data to throw away blatant mishits (I'm keeping track of how many per club because it's still relevant, but don't want it to skew the data), but a quick preview of what's to come: had a couple more good sessions this week, including a side-by-side with my JPX on the launch monitor. The results of that were...surprising. My direct club comparisons are: Short irons: JPX919 Tour vs. T100S (Titleist is 2 degrees stronger) Long irons: JPX919 Forged vs. T100S (same lofts) Driving Iron/Utility: Srixon U85 2-iron vs. T200 3-iron. "Should not" be a fair comparison - Srixon is 2 degrees stronger, 0.75" longer, and quite a bit thicker. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to compare tee shots between these two beasts, just off the turf -- I expect ~90% of my shots with these clubs to be tee shots, so I still need to compare in that way. My mini concern with the T100S (which I think at least one other tester called out): you can mash these, but it only seems to come out once in a while, so I'm a little concerned with going long at semi-random times (in the college years, Donald Ross groomed me into playing short of the flag, and I've had that in my head for the last 18 years regardless of the course -- on our course, short was tough but you could pitch up and possibly get up and down; long was dead, and you'd often be playing your next from that same short position, grinding/hoping to get up/down for bogey). I will also say that I'm glad I chose the T200 3-iron rather than a 2-iron -- I considered getting the 2 so that I'm replacing my set 1-for-1, and maybe that would have worked out OK.... But the T200 has a smaller profile than I expected, and I'm not convinced I play/practice enough these days to hit a 2-iron with that profile (my last actual 2-iron was a Mizuno MP-30 -- when I retired that set, I jumped ship to hybrids and now utility irons).
    5 points
  10. I can't wait to hear how they perform for you on the course! I stopped off at DSG yesterday to kill some time after work and wanted to get a look at these since I haven't seen them in person. You all have been taking great photos, but seeing them on the shelf all I can say is, wow. They only had the 100's and 300's and I was disappointed not the see the 200's. The T300 felt good in hand, too. Best of luck tomorrow!
    4 points
  11. Got an email today about some app updates: im hoping the “big” updates are something related to capturing spin, but we shall see. there was also a link asking for beta testers on the app so I put my info in for that. I’ll update everyone if that comes to fruition.
    4 points
  12. More details to come, but I had my best round at an annual outing at Laurel Valley Golf Club that I've participated in for 4 years now. Still not great, as I had waaayyy too many three putts (4), but a solid 77, with 2 (awful, unforced error) double bogeys and 3 birdies.
    4 points
  13. Got another range session in tonight - I was living out of the toe yet again and know my swing is limping into the off-season a bit. However, the irons continue to perform well. Out of the center feels super solid and really nice. Toe side strikes were noticeable, but didn't lose too much - probably 5-10 yards depending on the severity of the off centeredness. And as embarrassed as I am to admit, I can also report they don't feel too great when you miss the grooves. I think I did that twice tonight, if that shows where my swing was at As I mentioned in my first impressions, the short irons have taken a little getting used to visually, but man have they performed. With the gap and pitching wedges I feel super confident to hit any shot I need to, whether it's a partial, knock down, shaped left or right, I feel super confident with them in my hands.
    4 points
  14. Good job with the analysis. Do you feel the distance inconsistencies are due to hitting the sweet spots or was pretty consistent striking just felt like the distances were longer then others. I had the same thought when I was playing some of my distances were a lot further then my normal but I didn't have my JPX900s to test against since I was playing a round. I wasn't sure if maybe I just hit it pure or not, but I do see an increase in distance with the T300.
    4 points
  15. 3 points
  16. Ok, took my gap wedge T300 for a spin outside. Felt like I was making good swings with but of course can't see ball flight with a net. In the picture, it shows where the contact was primarily, more middle of the face than normal, maybe a tad high in the face, but happy that i wasn't hitting the typical toe ball.
    3 points
  17. Ahh gotcha. I thought you were saying they had measured it wrong or something but I'm with you now
    3 points
  18. That's the point of contention. Titleist measures from a different point vs many of the other OEMs. Can't find what point they use vs others, but that's what my fitter told me and it looks like it's holding true. Could be top of hosel vs top of club or something like that
    3 points
  19. I agree, that is a lot, regardless if two different measurement systems were used.
    3 points
  20. I definitely wanted to called out the sizing with Titleist. They are NOT the same as other OEM's. Case in point, take a look at the pics below: Both clubs are the same length, however the Wilson's are measured @ +.50" per the specs I submitted, while the Titleist irons are +1.25" So, for those who might be placing an order without a proper fitting, keep that in mind!
    3 points
  21. I tried hard to assess the "Evnroll" aspect of toe/center/heel strikes in my testing but it's virtually impossible to keep the strike force constant. I had read that about these putters leading up to mine arriving so I kind of anticipated it but it wasn't that apparent during the break-in period. I've only started noticing it more of late. Much better line to target but short more than to hole and slightly past. Of course one of the rounds was on freshly punched and sanded greens, so there's that. My conclusion is that the ER5v is more stable, visually more confident, and I just need to spend more time practicing. I actually like putting practice but just don't have a course really close at hand (25 miles to Ennis). Still looking for the place in SCG where I'll undoubtedly become a clubhouse and range ho. Have you been rolling the Spyder as consistently as you did during the PNW meet-up (and particularly at Liberty Lake)?
    3 points
  22. Just for fun, I took my PING B61 out to the practice green for some more H2H comparison with the ER5v. I repeated the spoke-wheel sets of (5) from 5' and 10' and the ER5v only made one fewer total putts getting all balls in the cup. I'm now really noticing the difference in look from address; the mallet providing lots more visual alignment. In particular how the talons/tangs create a directional pathway... if that makes sense? I then rolled several sets of (5) from about 30 ft. and found the ER5v coming up shorter across the group. The B61 seems to really launch the balls further using, best as one can manually, the same level of impact. I had read in the prior Evnroll putter tests that they tend to require more strike force than many other popular make/model putters. I really didn't notice this much in my official testing but recent course play made this evident. That's why I grabbed the old putter to see if it was more evident now - it is. The B61 has no grooves, just a solid milled face. It could be the ER5v's groove design is grabbing the ball surface a bit more. As I mentioned in another thread, one of my focus areas right now is putting and, in particular, getting lag putts inside the 2 foot circle. I'm staying with the ER5v and the LHL grip but now need to make sure I account for the less distance/unit force factor. I don't plan to do more comparative tests simply because I think it will do more harm than good. I'm confident with the new putter but juts need to dial in the minor nuisances. Question to all the other Evnroller's out there; what style putter did you change from and did you notice a loss in distance?
    3 points
  23. That is exactly what I'm finding. I haven't figured out the rhyme or reason as to why this has happened a couple times. The T100-S is a forged club, so it doesn't quite make sense, but they do have a lot of tungsten in them as well. My guess is that it's most likely spin related and delofting the club a bit more so it really is like I'm hitting a club less. I will get on the launch monitors and look for the inconsistencies.
    3 points
  24. Maybe... the ones I'm looking at here are shots that all felt solid but it's possible they were very slight mishits / just not "perfect". Some of the on-course shots that I hit were clear mishits that had nice flight and just fell 10-15 yards short of what I'm expecting (and I got rid of the clear mishits from the range session to make sure it's more of a club-to-club comparison). The 5 iron at the range shows it pretty well (I'm seeing it more in the longer irons than the short ones so far): all of the shots I kept in there felt solid, all but one had a nice looking draw and were pretty well on target, two stand out as going further than the rest, but one of those two was a "whoa" moment -- very close to average launch and land angles, but 4mph + 15yds past the average from the set, and 10 yds past the clear #2 ball. Then again, I might be finding that my stock shot is actually a slight mishit and this was the only one that found the actual sweet spot
    3 points
  25. You left out the grip size, I hope standard is OK!! Whatta Lucky Day!! Much like John Anderson & Charlotte Johnson settin' on the front porch I can't wait to be Schwingin' !!!! Thanks for the testing opportunity. I can't wait to see how it performs compared to the G410+ and especially how the spin numbers compare!
    3 points
  26. Not surprising to hear the shafts feel different between the two heads. PING is known for having heavier driver heads and Callaway usually is lighter. This means the same shaft in the PING might feel more active than the same shaft on a lighter Callaway head. Still whatever works for you is what its all about.
    3 points
  27. I reshafted the Epic Speed with an Aldila NV2KXV orange shaft to match the one in my Ping G410. Unfortunately, the result has been quite a disappointment, as all of my metrics are worse than with the stock SMOKE IM10 shaft. I've gone back and forth (4 rounds each) between the Epic and the G410, and the G410 is consistently better. The difference is small, but it is real. Despite the new shaft in the Epic Speed being the same model and flex as the G410, it does not feel the same. The two shafts have the same butt end frequency (within my measurement limits, +/- 5 cpm), though maybe I should do a full profile. It's possible that there is a slight manufacturing difference betwen the two Aldila shafts, but I think it more likely that there is a difference in the head (or adaptor) that accounts for the difference I'm getting. I'm also sure that this shows Callaway did their shaft homework well, and picked the best performer as their stock choice. I really wish the tip adaptors were compatible between the two brands. That way I could eliminate the variable of two different Aldila shafts. I know I could swap the tip adaptors between the two, but there is always the risk of damaging the shaft, and at this point I think it isn't worth any more effort. So final, final result, I'm sticking with my Ping. I'm keeping the Callaway as a back up.
    3 points
  28. Played the Tour only on Saturday. The ball striking, distance, spin were all really good. At times, I hit my driver better/farther than I normally do, and that could be attributable to the ball, but may just be better striking on my part. Score was 78 with 3 doubles, so overall, I didn't feel like I screwed up because of the ball. One double was a shank out of bounds. I did lose a ball early on, and kept one ball the remainder of the round, and it really held up. no noticeable marks and I may play it again next weekend.
    3 points
  29. Forgot to ask earlier: who's interested in a side-by-side comparison of the T100S to the 8th wonder of the world, the Cleveland VAS 792? If we get enough likes, I can make it happen. I wonder if that patent is still pending
    3 points
  30. I was told once by a Fitter; that’s why they call them “Lie Boards”, they lie.
    3 points
  31. I love them more! But you are so right!
    2 points
  32. LOL, I feel like Christopher Columbus, discovering something new that plenty of others already knew about!
    2 points
  33. There is a dropdown to switch between the review, comments, and pre signup comments when viewing the site on your phone.
    2 points
  34. Usually I access this site on my phone and for some reason the comments section of these testing threads don't appear. Using my laptop allows me to see everything much better, my apologies for the delays in response. To the initial thoughts! I got my V3 last Saturday, just in time for a scramble I did with my son and a couple friends. Obviously not all the shots represented would be my shots (okay, many of them would not be my shots, lol) but it was a neat thing to see after the fact. Took me about half the round to understand the Pin Collect feature. Couldn't figure out what the numbers meant and was too worried about pace to stop and really look. Because of that, we shot a 69 but the V3 says 66. I know I can go back and edit, but for testing purposes its fine and I'm not entirely sure which ones were wrong anyway. Funny quirk; on hole 7 I absolutely blasted (for me) my drive and it actually rolled OB left on a dogleg right. I went to about where it went out and pulled out a club just to swing it so I could "mark" that particular shot. It happened to be my 6 iron which was actually the only time I pulled it out of the bag that round. So the stats and map show I used my 6I once and hit it 51 yards backwards, ha! On the whole I like it a lot. We have a Garmin Approach G80 and crosschecked the distances a few times and everything seemed spot on or no more than a couple yards difference. Wearing a watch wasn't as obtrusive as I worried it might be, my only nitpick there is that it has to be on my lead hand which is also my glove hand, so the glove gets in the way of the buttons on the right side a little.
    2 points
  35. They are aiming for a Tuesday delivery here!! I went with the 9* / Hazrdus smoke black 60 g stiff shaft. Reading some other reviews of the club it seems to have a lower spin characteristic and I am interested to see how the spin avg compares to the G410. The Mevo will be getting a workout once it gets here to dial in the settings and weights.
    2 points
  36. got in a really good range session tonight feeling really confident with these irons .. I am really liking these irons man I can’t believe how good they feel, did notice when I hit the sweet spot it makes airless different sound and it takes off ..
    2 points
  37. Went to the range yesterday and had a great session. I was +/- 5yd off my aiming line with almost every shot (few shanks...but I mean hey, even the pros shank the balls in tournaments from time to time). Really liking the improved accuracy and consistency these irons are providing. Hoping to get some time with a Trackman next week. Any irons you guys think I should compare the T200's to? Mizuno's come to mind and maybe the Ping G425's, or would the i59's be a better comparison - maybe the 59's stack up better with the 100s? Welcome all your suggestions that a typical shop would have in their fitting carts!
    2 points
  38. My gap wedge T300 came yesterday and now that I messed around with it, it does seem shorter than my normal -0.5". I am going to measure it on my standardized Mitchell measuring tool. Also, the club I compared it to, I know the exact measurements, because I cut that shaft. The fact that it is shorter than normal (if that in fact is true) is actually a good thing for me.
    2 points
  39. Always good to have family visit. I'm lucky that both my parents and in-laws live in town. Enjoy the time!
    2 points
  40. This is going to be awesome! I’m grooving right now with my current driver so it will be a good test to see how the Pro compares!
    2 points
  41. Good luck guys. Hopefully some go Sub70! with the new boom stick
    2 points
  42. Congrats to the testers and remember chicks dig the long ball
    2 points
  43. Follow the little dark ball trail… so my buddy and I were talking about the Edel EAS putters after he watched me put it close to the pin all day, and he kind of winced at the $450 price tag at first. So I asked him how much he paid for his driver… he calmly replied ~$500ish… I asked him how many drivers he had purchased over the last ten years… He couldn’t really remember- 4 or 5 maybe?… so I asked him how many times he hit it during an average round… ummm, 12 or 13 maybe? so I asked him how many putts do you take per round… ? He thought for a moment and suddenly said, I guess that putter really isn’t that expensive if you look at the big picture. Its the most used club in your bag folks! I told him I think I’m picking up a few strokes per round to which he said, that’s huge! I’m not a numbers and stats guy like many here, and actually rarely even keep a scorecard, so I don’t have a specific number that I can chart and spout about. But I can always recall every shot I hit after a round, so I can add putts up quickly. 33-36 was a number I recall often. Ever since “Adele” got into my bag, I’ve had countless rounds below 33, and getting into the upper 20’s is not uncommon . now we all know that total putts per round is a deceptive number, as one can shoot par with 26, or 36 putts. But, now a 3- putt is nearly never, and I seriously think that every putt has a chance- confidence is your best friend when putting, and having a flatstick you trust, creates that for you- I believe the detailed custom fitting that Edel goes through creates the stick that you get that confidence with. When you’re standing over a 3-footer and knowing that you’re going to put the ball on the line you’ve picked, it’s a lot easier to roll that ball with a clear mind. In fact, I think I’m actually getting a little better at reading the line now, because I have put quite a few putts on the wrong line- ha! If i was a guy that tracked every shot and stat to the inch, and was a serious competitive player where every putt meant something important - and had I known that getting a putter that would be this good was possible, I wouldn’t even blink about getting one…
    2 points
  44. We had Titleist out at our course a couple weeks ago for a fitting day. The rep used the sharpie on almost every player to determine lie. Along with looking at their divot and watching the ball flight.
    2 points
  45. So as I said earlier, got out yesterday afternoon for a bit to a local courses practice green. Usually one of the better greens around but boy was it in rough shape. Overall I am happy with the practice and was pretty consistent but had one real bad grouping (listed below you will see what I am talking about). So I went all around the green, focus was: All putts were >10' All different lies from the 1st cut (didn't go against the collar of rough because like I said before was in pretty rough shape and I honestly dont know where the balls would have gone) Used 6 balls and went 2 center, 2 toe and 2 heel. I am not a robot but I felt pretty consistent with my stroke and making contact where I intended Had some misreads here and there you will see in the video below, 1st one was very short and the 2nd stroke leaked right but still within reasonable distance for a 2nd make and this was about 25' Takeaways: Off center strikes are noticeable, shaft helps with the feel but it still feels dull. Roll and line (like I said am not a robot) to me felt consistent. Little more oomph I think is needed off the toe vs the heel IMO but feel wise on contact they felt the same. Confident coming out of the fringe even with how bumpy it was, don't believe the shaft is the catalyst for this but setup as a whole hell yea. Really enjoying the feel, I can be consistent striking and am loving centering this setup on the face and running at pins. I did not take the 2nd putts but as a whole minus the 1 outlier where I was just lightyears away confident in saying these would have all been 2 putts for the ones I did not hit the stick (did not have many, believe it was 3 pin hits, but from the distances and areas I was coming from and the condition of the green I was pretty ecstatic) Was short on a lot which is ok, greens were much slower than I am used to. Some of the groupings: Fringe about 30': On the green about 40+': Fringe about 12': Fringe about 40+' and this is the poor grouping I was talking about before, long way and the fringe was rough at best: Round upcoming this weekend at a new track, looking forward to it!
    2 points
  46. I got out for a twilight 9 after work tonight - I played my first ball, but would hit a second from the same spot just to get a few more swings in. I'm getting much more familiar with the irons and finding the sweet spot with more regularity. I think I've seen a little more inconsistency due to the shaft "sub" that had to be made (see my review for details, but because Nippon doesn't have Modus 130X's until December Titleist gave me 120X's as a "closest to" instead) but when I center the club face these are killer. Here's a PW from 142 that I knocked to 4'. I was trying to take 5ish off of it, which is why it didn't have quite as much spin on it. Just how I was hoping it would do. For anyone concerned that the irons don't spin enough, a few holes later I spun back a full 9 iron about 3 feet. (And I also have been playing Taylormade TP5X's, which are a pretty low spin ball.) I also had a number of other really nice shots that were basically perfect pin high. I will say, (piggybacking off what @ChiefMikeOfficer & @juspoole said about the lie angles being more upright) I have been noticing a more leftward shot pattern the last few rounds. I did double check, and the Titleist standards are 0.5° more upright than my previous set. Could also be the shaft potentially, it's a little hard to tell. For what it's worth, I didn't notice any leftward shape during my fitting. Anyways, I decided to aim roughly straight tonight (as opposed to my ~5 yard fade) and that seemed to be really solid. Might just be a small adjustment I need to make going forward.
    2 points
  47. I've gotta be honest, hearing how great the rest of the testers' experiences are with the other irons in the series has me kinda curious to go hit some of them myself!
    2 points
  48. Played 18 on our sister course Monday. Shot 85 playing tees a bit further back than my normal course. As a result I wore my 5 iron out, and was not disappointed. Including missing a hole in one by about 3 inches. On the day, I hit 9 greens, which is higher than I normally do even on my home course from shorter tees. Granted these green are much larger than m course and led to a couple 3 putts. Then a bit of a range session this afternoon mostly just the PW and 7 iron to make sure I stay somewhat ready for league play tomorrow. Really solid results this afternoon as well. I was tuned into three specific things, since I seemed to be hitting the ball well and didn't have to focus on the swing to much. Sound, height and flight. I was happy with all three. The sound on these are so much improved over the previous T300s and just about any other GI iron that I have played recently. just a nice solid sound when hit flush. Flight was a very slight fade, which is my normal flight. In some early rounds I thought these were leaking or fading more than normal, but after my round on Monday and this afternoons practice, I think it had to have been my alignment that was off. Today they were on target, for example they started just left of the 1 in the 150 sign, and landed pretty much right in front of the 5 or 0 on most shots. Now granted the sign is kinda large, but not 20 yards wide Lastly the flight, I have always tended to have a high ball flight, and these are right there and maybe slightly higher. So despite the strong lofts, the tungsten placed low and on the perimeter does exactly what Titleist says it does. So each time out, I seem to be more and more pleased with these. Will have an update after tomorrows round.
    2 points
  49. Played 18 holes this morning and had a fairly good round. Ball striking continues to improve as I learn these irons more. I need more time to really get comfortable with them. Going from having irons for 4 years to only 3 weeks is a very big change - especially when the grip sizes and shafts are different. Had several really well struck shots where the ball did exactly as intended. There have been a couple shots that worry me to some extent. I had 164 to pin and hit easy 8 iron - the ball flew about 176 to the back of the green. Had 204 to pin on a par three - hit a nice, well-struck 5 iron that landed in the back bunker and must have flew 220 in the air (I was posing like an idiot on that one lol). One that was 190 into a stiff breeze and the 6 iron was perfect and gave me 12 feet for birdie. It's still hard to judge at this point as there were times my previous 18 that I had around 200 and hit what I thought was a well struck 5 iron and came up just short of the green to a back pin. For the most part, it seems like they are a half club longer, especially when I get to the lower lofted irons. Also, had 245 out of the rough to a par 5 so I was going to hit 4 iron to try and get it close. Turned out much better than expected and went pin high. Could not believe it went that far. More to come, but I can say that the big draw miss was not as apparent today. I had one bad one I can think of, but that was definitely overswinging as the cause. 75 (4 birdies and 2 doubles) FIR 5 GIR 12 Putts 32
    2 points
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