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Everything posted by mbrodeur86

  1. I'm right on the fence for this as my ss is 105 but the ST190 won for me. I was fitted on a lm inside smacking my own tp5x balls and I was swinging like real poop that day. I played Thursday after work and hot 10 of 14 fairways for the 1st time ever so I don't know about everyone's experiences here but for me it seems to work
  2. Your first name Lou - State - New Brunswick, Canada - Your current model of putter Odyssey O-WORKS Marksman 33.5" - Is putting a strength or weakness of your game Has been a strength since getting the Marksman
  3. I've got a counterbalanced flatso on my marksman putter and being it's my first experience with a counterbalanced grip I'm really enjoying it. I'm not ready to say that I have distance control issues like a few guys here have mentioned but I don't have enough rounds in yet to completely disagree. Time will tell but so far I'm not making any changes Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. I'm a Marksman fan but I'm not crazy about the line on this one. The line on my O-WORKS putter is wider and looks easier to align with. I can tell when my face isn't square with that line Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  5. I wasn't to surprised as it did very well last year but I think I've finally found the putter I've been searching for since I started. I love the marksman and it's just about my favorite club in my bag right now (well, that and the new Mizuno driver[emoji6]) Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  6. Worst thing about my fitting a couple weeks ago was finding out that I thought I had Rick Sheils ballspeed when I actually have Crossfield's lol. In all seriousness, I really, really, really like TXG. For club reviews, these guys are the best of the bunch. I do like Rick and Mark and the others mentioned are all good but TXG really take it to another level Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. When I got fitted a few weeks ago I wanted to try the EXS but they had none in stock. I used to play the XCG7 Beta and have always had a soft spot for Tour Edge. One thing I'm disappointed in is that we don't see any of their other sticks get reviews. We see the drivers,we know that the fairway woods and hybrids are great but what about their irons and wedges? You love some YouTube videos Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. I tested it last night on my friend's HD golf simulator. We played Pinehurst #2. I did not drive the ball well. I was over-rotating my hands through the swing and hooking the ball. I managed to shoot 77 though. It still felt great. I've been trying to wear a GPS golf watch as I was given one and want to use it this summer. I'm not one to wear any watches or jewelry so I'm not sure if this caused me to over-rotate or not. There is always a period of adjusting so I'm not giving up. Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. It definitely felt the best of all the drivers I've been through over the years. I'm like you too! Been through so many I've lost count. In retrospect though, I bought on eBay and online trying to fit myself but always doubting myself. Had I just got fit 5 years ago and bought new, I probably would have saved more in the long run. Lesson learned Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. I frigging love those guys! They do fantastic reviews and Ian said the Cobra F8+ or the Mizuno might be a good fit and he was right! Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. Here's my shiny, new and fitted ST190. I've never bought a new club before let alone got a fitting but everything worked out and I've got a hell of a good club. I made a thread about my experience in the general equipment thread. Head over and read it [emoji16] Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. Would have tried everything in the store but at the time they didn't have it in stock [emoji21] At least they carry it which is cool Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. Some pics for your enjoyment Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  14. Hey everybody! It's been a while now since I've posted on this site so I feel like I need to reintroduce myself: My name is Louis and I've been an avid, die-hard golfer since I inherited my dad's golf clubs when he passed away 12 years ago. My Father is the all-time club champion at our local club. I got obsessed with golf equipment early on. I was and still am constantly wanting to learn everything there is about what fits me and why. I would be obsessively researching online what equipment would fit me best but always doubting myself because... let's face it; I'm not a pro fitter. Was I making the right choices? How can I be sure? I realized that my driver seemed to be spinning more than it should be. I was right. I was playing a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Double Black Diamond with a Kuro Kage tini stiff shaft at 50g. I have a friend who owns an HD golf simulator and grabbed some numbers off of it. I was hovering around 3500 spin and my launch angle was around 9 even though the head was set to 10*. To that extent, I figured I had a negative angle of attack. My ball speed was good though, averaging about 160mph and I was getting around 255-260 carry. In Atlantic Canada where I live, there isn't many options for people who want to get fit. The closest place I could find with certified professional fitters was golf town in Moncton, which is 3 and a half hours away. Screw it, my bday was coming up so I called and was blown away when I was told a fitting was only $40 and that they would wave the charge if I bought the club. I made the appointment for my bday on March 29. My daughter had a volleyball tournament in Moncton that weekend so the plan was get there early and do the fitting. So I got there (and this place is literally heaven). I'm in awe at all the equipment. I brought my driver, shoes, socks (I'm that bad), my TP5x balls and wedges to warm up. After meeting with my fitter Steve and warming up, he set up the GC quad and had me hit shots with my driver. My spin was high, around 3200 but I was shocked that my AOA was actually positive! It played anywhere between level to +2. The other thing that surprised me was my ball speed: 155mph and not 160mph (my friends simulator must be off) First club he assembled for me a a Taylormade M5 with hzrdus smoke shaft in 75g. I could not get the ball up. It was a horrible fit. Steve explained that he usually goes from 1 extreme to another and not to worry. He put that away and brought the Callaway epic Flash Sub Zero with the same shaft but 65g. I was hitting this combo much better. All throughout the fitting, I was swinging very poorly. I was slicing the ball way more than I normally would. I informed Steve that I usually hit a small fade but that I was butt hurt over my ball speed being lower than I had thought. He said this was fine because if the club performs at your worst, imagine what it will do at your best! He then set me up with a ping g410 with a project x evenflow blue 65g shaft. I was constantly hooking the ball. The head weight, he felt, was wrong. Finally he brought in another head (which I didn't look at) with a Atmos black ts 65g shaft. Took 2 swings and was blown away by the feel. I thought it was the regular epic from Callaway but it ended up being the Mizuno ST190. I was shocked! So, numbers wise the Sub Zero and the St190 were the 2 that stood out. He had me hit 5 with each and although my longest drive was with the sub zero, the st190 provided consistent ball speeds. He recommended the Mizuno with the Atmos shaft. Ball speed with the Sub Zero was 155, 148 and a few numbers in between. St190 was 154 or 155. I dropped my spin rate from 31-3200 to a respectable 25-2600. Another thing was that he fit me in a low launch, low spin shaft. Something I would have never even considered since my launch was low (oh my launch angle sits around 10* now) They had a deal going on that they gave you 1.5x more value for trade-ins for a purchase of a new club. I traded my driver, Touredge cb4 3 wood (which I was no longer using) and Touredge xcg6 hybrid and got $160 off the driver. Happy birthday to me I decided for the first time in 12 years I was going to buy a new club. So, the moral of this story guys is if you can get fit - do it. I was a big proponent of not getting fit. To me it was a waste of time. Well I am man enough to admit I was wrong. Go get fit and you will learn so much from the experience. It was so much fun for me that next year I will be going in for a wedge fitting. Go.Get.Fit. Cheers, Lou Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  15. 90 for me Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  16. Titliest has never been one of my favorite companies, not anything wrong with them in my opinion but their equipment has never been good to my swing. I've had AP2's and they were just shorter, at least a club even than other irons I've had in the past. I used to play the prov1x but have since switched to Taylormade as that ball has just been killer for me, If anything, I think Titleist sat on their thumbs a bit when other companies were pushing new tech in their woods and it hurt them. A lot of the older guys where I play are sold on Titleist for being more traditional and the younger generation seem to gravitate towards the new tech of (insert other brand here). Of course I understand that they've changed their tune a bit and are starting to move towards accepting new ideas but time will tell if the younger generation buys into it
  17. I am loyal to whatever gets me to shoot my lowest score. I've played almost everything in my 12 years of golfing and generally have a mix of different clubs in my bag at all times
  18. Selling my Taylormade putter. It's in great shape with some light scratches on the bottom of the club. Fitted with Superstroke ultra slim grip. . I don't have a headcover for it. Asking $50 plus shipping. I live in Canada but can ship it from the States since I'm close to the border. It is also on eBay so the putter could be sold at any time. Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  19. Yes 100% true. We have a hole, #14, which says it plays 488 yards. I hit my drive up to the blue 200 yard marker and think I hit it 288 yards. I take my range finder and measure it to the number of 232 yards. Than we talk about golfers thinking they hit the ball a certain distance lol Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  20. I need a new(er) 3 hybrid, some wedges and I might upgrade the driver. Hybrid looking at srixon h65 or h85. Wedges haven't made up my mind not enough research plus I'm probably going to hold off on that this year. Driver, Mizuno ST 180 or Cobra F8+ Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  21. It's definitely a touchy subject. I know locally here there's no Marshall and hasn't been for a while. For people like most of us on this forum we want to play our game and not have to constantly wait behind slower groups. I understand this and no doubt it's annoying as hell. But then there's my brother in law who decided a few years back he wanted to learn to play. I took him to the range a few times and he wasn't necessarily bad but he was just starting out. I took him out to the course and we were only him and I and in front of us was another twosome and ahead of them a foursome. I knew it would be a slow and figured it would be a good time to teach. So we are on hole 2 which crosses between 1 and 3 so people on those 3 holes can cross paths. Behind us was a foursome who's average age of the group was somewhere around 80. We finished up 2 with the old folks behind us waiting on the tee box. I waved basically acknowledging the slow play but we weren't slow. We got to 3 and the 2 people in front of us were waiting because of the foursome in front of them. One of the old ladies from the group behind us comes up to me in her cart and says "hey can you guys hurry the hell up?" (Sidenote: She might have been in a hurry because there was a golden girls marathon on later that day) So I told her "did you not see the 2 groups in front of us?" And she just looked pissed and drove off. So we ended up playing with the 2 guys who were in front of us and waited constantly because the group in front of us would not let us through. My brother in law got home after that experience and never pulled out another golf club or set foot in a golf club. So we can sit here and argue the annoyance of waiting and slow pace of play but if more people don't pick up golf we are in danger of losing the sport we love. I golf to get away from the stresses of life. I don't want to play rounds in 3 hours! I want to relax and if I'm there 4 hours I don't care because I'm on the golf course playing the sport I love. If you go to the golf course planning on hurrying up you aren't taking time to enjoy the game. You are pushing potential new players off the course and possibly moving your local club to close. My opinion is this: If money isn't an issue, you open a 3-6 hole course if 1 par 3 and 1 par 5 for people who can't break 100 or are just starting out OR get a couple of HD Golf simulators for the club where newbies can be tought and play OR just deal with it. Instead of bitching about the play take a deep breath, look at and enjoy the view. Think about where you are and how lucky you are to be playing the best sport out there! Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  22. I'm actually looking at the ST180 since I can't afford anything new. Mizuno has come a long way with their drivers. Hopefully the drivers will get as much love as their irons Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  23. Curious about them as they are saying that the RBtour is going to play well for someone with a negative AOA like myself so I'm intrigued to say the least Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  24. TP5x for me. I tried it out for the first time a couple weeks ago and I was really surprised how good it felt as well as it played Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  25. I'm going to be playing the Taylormade TP5x this season. I tried one during one of our Sunday afternoon sessions on my friend's HD golf simulators and was blown away by it. I even got my first hole in one ever using a 4 iron from 202 yards! It felt great, it spun when it needed to and was long off the tee. I'm sold! Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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