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  1. I hope to contribute to this thread in a few months. My order has been placed! Thanks to my good buddy @Golfspy_CG2 who was able to put in an order for me at his club. I'm going with the 4-6 T200's + 7-PW T100s, 1* up, KBS Tour 90 shafts. Most of you know I'm a huge Titleist fan & that's the only thing that touches my bag. So it was just a matter of time for me to get my hands on the new irons! HA!
    12 points
  2. Well another day and another success story with the T300! Shot a personal best 9 hole score of 38. It was the first 9 of a 27 hole 2 man tournament during the Better Ball format. 3 bogies and I birdie. Ok thd could have and should haves. Missed a 12 foot birdie putt that lipped out and on one of the bogies had a par chip graze the edge before stopping at tap in distance. Just really a solid round of iron striking. Hit 5/9 greens on that 9. Star of the day was the 5 iron. It’s becoming a go too club from 160 to 165, which previously was my hybrid. During the alternate shot side I hit two 9 irons stiff. But apparently 5 feet wasn’t close enough for my partner as he missed both putts I kid, he did have a few key par save putts from 4 to 8 feet during the day On a side note we finished 4th out of 32 teams. Can’t wait for the next chance to put these irons in play
    12 points
  3. Okay, I teased it a little earlier but wanted to give some more details on how the first round for the T100's went this afternoon. I also filled out my initial impressions in my review, check that out here! As I mentioned, I wasn't able to hit the range beforehand so I was flying a bit by the seat of my pants in terms of distances. The T100's in the shorter irons were more similar in loft to my Maltby's, but progress with more traditional loft gaps than my gamers so from about 8 iron and up I was basically playing for a half club shorter because of the loft difference. That ended up largely working well for me. This first picture was on the par 5 3rd hole. After pushing my 4 iron into some trees, the best I could do was take my gap wedge up and over some large trees. That left me with about 175 to the middle of the green with a back pin. I went with a 1 finger choked 7 iron and it looked and felt beautiful all the way. Stuck it to 4 feet, pitched back about 3 inches! And then later on the 9th hole, I was left with about 120 to a back pin from the rough. As I mentioned, distance control out of the rough is specifically something I'm keeping an eye on throughout the test, and this shot exemplified that perfectly. I needed to get the ball over these trees, and did without a problem. Here was the flight... And here was the result! Not only did it not run out because of reduced spin from the rough, it actually pitched back a few inches. I was extremely pleased with this shot. A few holes later, I found myself on the right side of the fairway dealing with (more) trees. I was 177 yards from the green, but if I tried to slice it back towards the green and didn't turn it enough I would have been in jail. So I took the 5 iron and gripped almost to the shaft and went for a punchy fade. I didn't think it was possible, but actually over-faded the shot pin high in the right fringe. It was nice to see some versatility from the T100's in a less traditional shot. And just to make sure people don't get the wrong impression, here's an example of how the irons performed for me on a mishit. Another par 5, I had about 205 left to the middle of the green. The ball was a bit above my feet, and I needed about 185 to carry a pond that's short of the green. I hit it noticeably toe-y, and right off the face I was worried I might be soggy. But the ball carried up until just short of the green and bounced up on the fringe! Comfortably carried the water, and only lost 15 yards on a pretty awful strike. I was impressed and relieved haha. And then last nugget of the day for me. On the 17th, I had 150 yards slightly downhill to a middle pin. Hit a trap PW to get a little more out of it, and let me tell you it looked GOOD. It bounced once, rattled the flag, and came right back to me. Ended up settling 8-9 feet from the pin. That was comfortably the longest distance I've ever hit the flag or the hole, so that was pretty exciting. All in all, really promising first round! I'll be playing again on Monday for sure, as well as hopefully a range session or two to continue to familiarize myself with the new sticks.
    12 points
  4. Received the clubs last week but I didn't get home until Saturday. Some pics I took opening them, clubs look great ! packaged really well.
    12 points
  5. Ok guys and gals, as promised, the unboxing video... MDGolfHacker
    11 points
  6. Wow, very excited and thankful to have been selected. Can’t wait for the process to begin.
    10 points
  7. One more teaser from the first round Tuesday Sure, it was downwind and firm, but flat.. Based on my tracked Arccos data (which, to be fair, is not even close to all of my rounds in the last 4 years...but it's still a significant subset), this is the longest 4 iron I've hit by 14 yards. The next two closest are 251 (this year) and 241 (2017), both also tee shots on a downhill hole at the same course (and I remember the 251 being very downwind).
    10 points
  8. 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
    9 points
  9. 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
  10. Congrats guys! Looking forward to the reviews. Have any of you used Arccos to give a good compare? @Chip Strokes make sure you got that watch on right… I don’t want any reviews on the watch head flying 300 yards down range because it couldn’t handle the swing speed!
    9 points
  11. Some ups and downs with the irons on the first real 18 holes, but before I get to that I want to talk a little bit about the range session I had with them. I actually went over lunch the day they arrived and again after work. For the most part, I was hitting everything solid and certainly noticed a higher trajectory that did not balloon in any way. I did find that I was hitting a lot more draws than I'm accustomed to, but that could just be the different shaft feel and some swing mechanics. As for the round - I had a handful of really nice iron shots, the best being a PW from 145 that I put to 4 feet and made birdie. A 5 iron from 204 to a par 3 that I put to 10 feet, but missed the putt. A 7 iron that I was able to take a little off and judge my distance pretty well that ended 15 feet just past pin high. A couple other gap wedges that range from 115 - 130 yards where I was able to hit the green each time from that distance. An 8 iron from 165 that did not feel all that well struck but still found a way to get on the front edge and left me around 25 feet for birdie. Ball Striking was not up to the level I would usually expect, but again it's still early. For the most part, I was able to figure out the correct distances and found that they were pretty forgiving overall. For instance, the first hole is a long par 4 460 yards with forced carry of 250. I hit a great 4 iron to start that went about 240 and left me with 222 left to the pin. I hit another 4 iron, but this was struck a bit off the toe and not as solid. To my surprise it ended up pin high in the green side bunker. Scoring was better than my ball striking alluded to - front 9 was 36 and back nine shot 41. I will say part of that was due to some trouble off the tee and a few bad decisions after said errant tee shot which led to two double bogeys. Part of the help was that I made quite a few par saves and birdie putts from outside 10 feet. Greens in regulation were 11 for the first round. I thought it was closer to 8 if I'm honest, so pleasant surprise.
    9 points
  12. One of the things I forgot to touch on so far on these. The all important turf interaction, I think due to the increase in fitting and videos from Ian at TXG, Turf Interaction has become a a big thing during fittings and what players look for during play. I have played a variety of iron heads in the past with (thinnish soles-such as the T100S, AP2 and wider soles such as T300 and G410's. Also the Srixon's which tout the V Soles. I have done well with each type and I have struggled with each type at different intervals. My swing years ago was very steep with a out to in move, so irons with low bounce and thin soles were death to me. Over the last couple years my swing has shallowed out a bit and it's still a bit out to in naturally but not nearly to the degree it was, so I'm taking much less divots than I used to. All that to say, i find the soles of the T300 very user friendly to me. Some will say they are thick, and sure compared to the other T Series, they are going to be a bit wider. In two rounds, I have yet to hit a really fat shot, and I played yesterday on a very soft course that had 3 inches of rain the day before. But I find the clubs just do a very nice job of getting through the turf. My miss on irons is to hit a bit behind the ball, and on a couple shots I did that, and still got away with a manageable shot, nothing in trouble at all. Here is a good comparison to two similar style irons. The ZX5 on the left, the T300 in the Middle and the Radspeed OL on the right. To me it's definitely thinner than the Radspeed and even appears a touch smaller than the ZX5 so definitely not one that I think anyone would find obnoxiously big.
    9 points
  13. I just love these T300! Had them out for the 2nd round today and the results were even better than the first go round. The only shot with the PW was a little bump and run of a total about 30 feet from about 8 feet off the green, which turned out nice. Well, until I missed the 4 footer---See How Did You Play Thread.---or maybe I prefer you don't But overall I hit 5 Greens which for me is pretty decent, but a few of the misses were quality shots that only missed by a few yards, One literally missed being perfect by about 2 feet but caught the top of a bunker lip. I'm getting a much straighter flight with these than I was with the RADSPEED OL's. So a couple early misses were due to the fact I was aimed for the fade, and it didn't. Another great thing about them, I am able to play the 5 iron effectively. I haven't hit a 5 iron in my last 2 or 3 sets at least. But I'm very confident with this from about 155 to 160. I commented on the sound in my last post. I noticed today the 8 and 9 irons have a very nice sound and feel to them. They don't have the Max Impactor on the back like the 5-7 does. I definitely noticed it on the 5 and 6 I hit a few times today, and only hit one 7 iron and can't recall it being as noticeable as it is on the 6. But regardless of the sound, it's doing what it is supposed to, as I hit a 6 iron approach from about 140 yards uphill to a flag and left it pin high abut 10 feet left. Of course I missed the putt, but had a tap in par. Next hole was the toughest par 4 on the course, and I had 155 yards uphill into a breeze. I really wanted to see if the 5 iron would get that job done. But decided to put ego aside and went with my 4 hybrid. Which again was a good shot, but just slightly faded off into the right fringe. Can't wait to play our 27 hole tournament this Saturday.
    9 points
  14. Quick update: captain's concerns were unfounded. Shot -1 35. And lost (net). Guy I played shot a net 31 vs my net 33 Clubs feel very nice so far - thanks to the wind, there were a lot of knockdowns that turned out decently (actually a great sign for playability). Miss was toey, which might mean I need to just swing better, or maybe I actually need to bend them a bit upright. Looking forward to some more in-depth testing!
    9 points
  15. @MDGolfHacker Nice job on the video. I must say though, in all my years of reading ANY golf forums, that is the first time I've heard someone spec out the distance between spaces on a cardboard box. MGS definitely gives details that can not be found anywhere else Well Done!
    9 points
  16. Fortunately for all of my team the weather held off today till the 17th hole and I was able to give the T100S and T200 irons a good try. First off all of these irons felt fantastic, soft but solid. The launch was in the right window, flight was penetrating and spin was really good. I have to see how the distances but it looks like they will be either just as long as my Cobras or maybe even longer.... I am delighted with the clubs and can't wait to hit them again. As for my score, it was a solid 79 and I won my game 3 & 1. The team won 7/1 .
    8 points
  17. 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.
    8 points
  18. Thanks all, looking forward to testing just how far off line this thing will track!
    8 points
  19. Congrats guys, looking forward to this review. Do paper and pencil kind of stats now and this is probably the only stat system would consider since there are no subscription fees.
    8 points
  20. BOLD PREDICTION Time.... I say the T300 will win the Most Wanted Game Improvement category next year. And that's without even knowing what new is coming from Callaway or TM or Cobra. These irons are that good! Not only my results from the past couple rounds. But we had a Titleist fitting day at our course yesterday and everyone that hit these from a 23 year old to an 86 year old form a 3 handicap to a 30, had the same reaction, "are you kidding me" or "These just go so straight and high" A couple guys that came in specifically looking for the T200, left with the T300 order, as it was just a no brainer when they saw how easy they were to hit and how good they looked.
    8 points
  21. Got to play another 18 this morning - I was bad off the tee and struggled to score around the greens. Iron game started off pretty strong, but I started trying to force things and got impatient later in the round. Not a recipe for success! I did hit a medium bucket of balls after the round to sort some things out, and my swing felt like it sorted itself out which is promising. It also gave me a lot more confidence with the T100's, I had lots of towering straight shots which is really confidence inspiring. A few takeaways from the round and range session: 1) When you hit one dead nuts out of the sweet spot, the feel is great. You know you centered it, but it doesn't launch like a rocket. With my Maltby irons, if I hit one out of the screws I would immediately be telling my ball to "get down!", because it felt like a rocket launcher. Awesome on the range, not so awesome when you don't want to fly a green and short-side yourself! I really like the solid but not overdone feel of the T100 irons. 2) Distance control (regardless of the lie) has been really good. Couple flyer-ish lies today that spin was retained really well and distance was minimally affected. 3) I'm still figuring out my distances with these clubs. For instance, I hit an 8 iron dead nuts with about 170 to clear a bunker. I knew 8 iron was a little dicey, but when I struck it pure I thought it was going to be right on. Splashed into the ridge of the bunker I think the wind may have betrayed me a bit, but I do know my distances aren't locked in yet. I've got a few plans to get more familiar with my carry distances though, and with more swings under my belt that should help as well.
    8 points
  22. @MDGolfHacker that unboxing video was so good! I will honestly say those T-200 irons are the ones that I would gravitate to if I were to walk into a golf shop and see them. I think they did an excellent job of hiding the tech in the clubs and dance them such a clean look. @Nolan220 it's good to see the photos of the T-300's and let's be honest, is I were to actually buy a set of the new Titleist irons it would be these. I need all the help I can get. I love the Dri-Tac grips, I've had them on some woods and longer both the feel and the shock absorption they provide. I'll be watching your review closely and I hope they perform phenomenally for you.
    8 points
  23. I just picked up the T100's last night!! They're actually even better looking than I remember in the fitting... Over the next few days I'll get some pictures up as well as hopefully a range session. I should also be able to get at least a round (maybe more!) in this weekend, so stay tuned!
    8 points
  24. 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
    7 points
  25. 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).
    7 points
  26. Good stuff - part of it too is that I did go for a shaft with a bit more feel that is less tip stiff than what I have been used to. I definitely was swinging smoother last night and I think that made a difference.
    7 points
  27. 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.
    7 points
  28. Have I said lately, I love these irons....Well I love these irons! Posted details in the How Did You Play Thread, but hit 9 greens today, and to be fair, my tee shots on at least 4 holes didn't leave me a chance to reach in regulation, so 9 out 13 or 14 is pretty good, and a couple of the misses were not bad at all. I'm very confident over each of the from the 5 to the P, oddly enough the P is the one club I might have just a bit of a doubt on at times, as it has come up short a couple times, and or pushed to the right. But that may very well be swing related more than anything. My GIR have gone from 3 to 4 to 8 or 9 a round. My handicap has dropped to 16.6 a season low at this point. And that is with 2 very bad (for me) putting rounds out of the last 3.
    7 points
  29. I played 18 Saturday morning with my brother, but the only tee time we could nab was at a really short (~5,000 yds) and narrow course nearby. Actually worked out pretty well. When I play these kind of courses I usually approach it like a practice round and try to be a little more creative with shot making than I would if I were trying to go low. It also was essentially iron-only off the tee, so I ended up hitting the T100's really often. I really like the height of these irons. In the past I've had irons that are high but balloon a ton, or ones that have a more penetrating flight. These fly nice and high (particularly with the longer irons), but with appropriate spin. I was able to flight a ton of shots and work it both ways well for me. I'm becoming a big fan of the GW and PW in particular. I just feel like they can do what I want them too, and have yet to feel limited by the club as opposed to my skill level.
    7 points
  30. Congrats everyone and @Chip StrokesI expect to see your drives climbing up the leader boards here
    7 points
  31. Congratulations testers! If you guys have any questions, look at here: https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/45688-shotscope-users-group/#comments
    7 points
  32. The Tour X now holds the title of my longest driven golf ball ever. Flat, no wind, slightly wet fairway from dew. The ball must have run through the shallow drainage ditch in front of the green. Ended up just short of the green near the front left.
    7 points
  33. Well, my side-by-side range session got cancelled thanks to an RSV outbreak and a COVID case at the kids' daycare but I did get another 9er in on Tuesday for our league's consolation match. I'm still loving the irons, but didn't play quite as well as I did on the first go (a couple bad swings and not a stellar short game performance). The round started out a little shaky -- let's just say the "Player" aspect of the Players' Distance iron came out in full force. Poked a drive out to ~215 on the opening par 5, slightly into the wind so busted out the 4-iron (still expecting these to be 5-10 yds longer than the Mizunos) - chunk city. In the first 4 holes, had two other solid strikes that were just big yanks (cue my internal debate about lie angle again, but it's still more likely they were just two bad swings and nothing to do with the clubs). Like some others, I'm still trying to sort out distances - have clubbed down on some full swings that have worked out well, but was also surprised to see a couple come up short (not mishits this time, just trying to take something off of it and haven't quite figured that part out yet). So, onto some details: The T200 3-iron: only hit it once this round, and it was consistent with past outcomes -- happy with the distance (222 off the tee dead into a stiff wind with no roll), missed a bit left of target. Still need that range work and a few more rounds to fully assess this one. The T100S continue to be about a club longer, and have hit some very impressive shots. The longer irons really get out there -- for tee shots this time, hit a ho-hum 220 yd 4 iron (not pured by any means, still hit 220 with little roll), and then...remember that hole where I had my previous longest 4-iron (downhill/downwind)? Well, I clubbed down and hit a high 6-iron right at the corner -- my teammate said this actually clipped a branch on one of the corner trees (I didn't see that), but even if it didn't, I never trusted the JPX enough to even try a 6-iron here: For the two Par 3s, both were right on line and solid strikes -- a 168yd 9-iron (~1 club downwind) to 10 ft (missed the putt, of course), and a 170yd 8-iron (slope and wind probably cancelling out) that stuck about 30ft short of the flag. Both of those are a full club ahead of anything I remember hitting on those same holes this year including downwind (the first I've come up short a time or two with the JPX 8-iron; the second I'm normally between 6- and 7-iron depending on conditions). That pretty much rounds out the use of the test clubs for the round - a few bad swings, a couple misjudgments, and a handful of shots that I'm very happy with. Still very optimistic considering the performance so far. Sounds like testing is going to wrap at the end of the month, so I really need to get out to the range to do the side-by-side comparisons. By the time the final review comes around, I should have a good variety of things happening, including our 36-hole City Mid-Am in the final week of testing (I promise not to blame the clubs )
    7 points
  34. I wanted to make a quick comment on the T200's I'm testing. I have to say, the 4 iron has been! Love hitting it! I'm pretty sure it saved me from getting eliminated from the first round in my men's league tourney. I hit a drive OB and dropped into some tall grass. I used the four iron and was able to advance the ball to where I had a shot at the Green. I made a bogey which helped me win my round! MDGolfHacker
    7 points
  35. Had another stellar round with the Fujikura and ER2V today. Had my hiccups with pace on some and typical misreads, too much credit, not enough credit….you know how it goes. But this setup is proving to be just what I need in the 10’-25’ realm where I had no consistency prior. Helped me to 4 birdies today, and 7 (1) putts with 4 of the distances being 10’, 15’, 18’ and 22’. I can honestly say I probably didn’t have a single 1 putt this year prior to receiving this in that range…..Really feeling confident lining up and even more confident that I’m going to roll it end over end and I can really give it a roll. Have never seen that green before
    7 points
  36. Ok all, I went to the range and gave the T200s a good workout! They are about a club longer than the comparable Mizuno mp20s. The T200s have a very solid feel at impact. Toe and heel shots didn't travel as far as center strikes but didn't lose as much distance as I thought it would. The real test will be when I put them into play on Wednesday during my league playoffs. MDGolfHacker
    7 points
  37. "Better player focused" is definitely not me but I'm sure this is going to be an amazing test for some spies. All of the Sub70 gear seems to get great reviews and I'm sure this will continue that trend. Good luck to everyone entering!
    7 points
  38. Dang...I wanna be like you when I grow up! That's looonnnggg! I don't even hit my driver that far, lol. Looks like the Titleist irons is doing its job very well! MDGolfHacker
    7 points
  39. So, I guess I'll take both of these posts on at once here. Cnosil is right, this is ultimately a test of DDC, not the clubs, however, considering we're in a familiarization process with the clubs right now it makes sense that a lot of our posts early on would lean to that. Now, what's interest for me as a tester here is that I'm in a cold weather climate, right? Central New York is not golf 365 like my friends in CA and TX in this test. Therefore, when I teased testing their shipping out I meant that I won't be waiting until 2022 releases to spend my last two. I plan on ordering a second driver before the end of the year to see how well they ship from Austin to Syracuse in a lake effect snow condition. Now, as far as things I was looking for in the initial order, I only wish we had gotten the service up and running sooner. Admittedly, the RadSpeed was a choice, but it wasn't my first choice, or even 2nd choice to be honest. Choice #1 was Ping's 425 line, most likely the LST. The reasons were a couple fold, one, they had it offered with the Tensei Orange shaft that I feel would fit me best of any stock offering shaft by any manufacturer because of how much I liked in my Mizuno test, but at 50 grams it was too light, 60 grams though... that's the business. Plus, I was intrigued by their poor performance in the Most Wanted testing, it seemed a weird outlier and one I was eager to try. Second choice were the new Srixon model, ZX5 and ZX7, however at the time of order they were not available. It appears they are now, but with impending 2022 releases and other drivers higher on my list to try, it seems unlikely I will go in that direction. It bears stating here that RadSpeed is what it says on the tin, a distance monster, but not the most forgiving on mishits. I hope that answers some of the preliminary questions. Obviously we have a way to go to form an opinion on the service as a whole, but that's where I feel I'm at with a starting point.
    7 points
  40. Remind me to move up a set of tees when we get out there together!
    7 points
  41. Snuck out on lunch again today and hit a bucket. Today was more of filtered sun, and I was not in the covered bays. The Rapsodo MLM only missed one shot, and I only got a funny result on two other swings. So much better than last time. I have to think that the high contrast of going from the shaded mat and quickly into the bright sun last time out was causing issues. Oh, and one of those funny ones? Now that’s the sort of speed and distance that would even make @Chip Strokes blush. Sadly, I think the unit was so blown away by my calves that it messed this one up. Today I brought the iPad again and set it up on the ground. It didn’t seem to bother the unit that it was a few inches below the level that I was hitting from. I think I prefer this with the iPad. There’s just more room for data and visualizations and it looks cooler (to me anyway). I do really like the graphics on the summary of your session. It’s great to see your trajectory on all shots and the spread. So far I’ve been trying to basically hit everything to the same target line, although I did mess with a few shots purposely left or right. I’ll try some more of that next time to see how the MLM fairs. Highlight swing of the day naturally comes from the driver. 154 was my highest ball speed of the day, and 271 was the tops as well.
    7 points
  42. Sweet looking clubs! Sorry to disappoint everyone, but I will not be doing an unboxing video Would've done it if they showed up Friday, but shipping delays pushed it back to today. So now I'm picking them up at 4PM, then rushing to the course for a 4:30 tee time for league playoffs. I'll be going in blind on distances, which is making our captain very nervous, but I'm gonna do it anyway.
    7 points
  43. I was hoping to get out today with mine for a practice round, have a two man 27 hole tournament coming up on Saturday, and wanted to get some work in. But schedule isn't going to permit it and we have the remnants of Ida coming in tomorrow. Thursday's league round could be a wash out, we'll see. But looking forward to my next go round with them.
    7 points
  44. 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.
    6 points
  45. Was able to get a gorgeous round in today. Putting was strong even with 3 (3) putts which were all in the front 9. Was struggling reading speed, was a little bumpy and all 3 were on 35’ or more on my first putt. Highlight were 7 (1) putts. 3 of those single putts were from 10’, 16’ and 21’. As I said in my intro this is one of my Main goals with this setup, making more of these distance putts…..It’s an awesome feeling having these going in. The longer putts feel good and I blame myself on the 3 putts but the 2 putts I figured out speed and was making runs at the hole. It is still tough to really say if the shaft is assisting with this? The whole setup is just top notch for me right now. highlight distances from the round. That 10-25 in the past is typically much higher. Bryan grabbed a video for me on 18. Not my best attempT to get it there but left myself an easy cleanup for par
    6 points
  46. Irons are indeed coming tomorrow (fingers crossed). Hoping they come earlier in the day as my afternoon is pretty packed for work. Supposed to have great weather the next few days and I have a tee time set for Friday morning. Likely will hit the range or hit the skytrak tomorrow after they come and play at least 9 holes again over the weekend, maybe even 18 holes at a par 3 course. What I'm getting at, is that I will have some updates come next week barring any shipment fiascos like @ChiefMikeOfficerwent through (somewhat with his Titleist clubs, but more so another package that had a certain odor lol)
    6 points
  47. Hope to have my irons soon - tracking shows they are only about 45 minutes away from me, but not scheduled until Thursday. We'll see if I get them soon. In the mean time, I updated information about my fitting that you can see here - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/19-test-in-progress-titleist-t-series-irons/?do=findReview&review=34
    6 points
  48. Finally got to play 9 holes today! Started out with the Tour and it didn't take long to realize the ball isn't for me. It's a very solid ball but the lower greenside spin and the softness isn't a great combo for me. After three holes, I decided to play both the Tour and the Tour X together. The Tour is surprisingly long for a softer ball, it was right there with the Tour X off the tee. The Tour has more rollout on both full irons/wedges and partial shots around the green. There are times where the Tour will have adequate spin and times where it doesnt. In the picture above I landed both fairly close to each other on a full PW from 142 out. The difference was the Tour X came back a bit and the Tour rolled forward to that point (the ball closer to me is the X). I'm accustomed to playing a ball with more spin and the Tour X checks that box. On the last two holes, I switched out the Tour for a Snell MTB-X and decided to compare the two. I had a short par 3 and an average par 4 to finish the round. Honestly, there isn't a whole lot to say. I made the comment earlier in the test that if the balls were blank I would have a hard time telling the Tour X and the MTB-X apart (aside from the really tacky cover on the Maxfli), and that proved to be true today. The Snell was maybe three to four yards longer but the ball flight, feel, and spin were identical. I would imagine the Snell just produces a little more ball speed but I would have absolutely no problem playing the Tour X and I'm a huge Snell fan.
    6 points
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