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  1. On 4/4/2022 at 10:18 PM, Mizuno fan boy said:

    Appreciate the input. Like I said I have three sets to choose from right now. All of whick are probable better choice then those crap junio sets sold. 

    I will build him a set of irons probable the mx23 and the mp20 and let him decide which one he wants to play. The way he hits now with some serious crappy old  junior clubs that are clearly too small. I have every confidence in his ability to develope and enjoy the game. 


    I honestly don't think some of the junior sets are that bad. Obviously worse than the top of the line equipment but other than the driver I liked the USKG Tour Series set that I played as recently as 5 years ago. The Cobra Jr driver worked well for me to replace the USKG driver, and I just put a regular flex shaft in it when the jr shaft became too whippy. I still think the irons and wedges from USKG are really good for the price, and have light enough shafts and swing weights.

  2. On 4/2/2022 at 6:12 PM, cnosil said:

    You should really look at:

    • where you hit the ball on the face
    • club speed
    • ball speed  (smash factor is just ball speed/club speed)
    • launch angle
    • carry distance
    • dispersion (left/right and long/short
    • descent angle
    • spin (if it is accurately captured)
    • peak height
    • you should also look at standard deviation for each of these

    You could potentially limit those if you want to focus more on distance values vs. consistency/dispersion values.


    I agree with this, I think dispersion is probably most important out of the numbers you can get because distance is not too important on irons.

  3. I didn't mind that much about leaving the pins in until I was playing in a tournament recently and had a ball bounce out of the cup on a three foot putt. Now if I'm allowed to take out the pin inside about 15 feet I will.

  4. On 2/4/2021 at 11:30 PM, MNUte said:

    I mean, it is virtually the same technology, but it's also performing at or just slightly below the level of several modern golf balls. So halve the price for essentially just as good of performance as a current premium golf ball seems good to me. 

    The main thing i was.looking at in the vid was the durability test. And since they perform splendidly and are cheap without sacrificing durability, it actually seems like a really good option. 


    On 2/4/2021 at 7:09 PM, juspoole said:

    I'm interested in these as I really like the Nike RZN (Blue) whichever that one was.  However, two things make me hesitate.  1st. I do not like the large/busy logo on this ball, not a deal breaker, but wish for something more minimalistic.  2nd. Would this basically be the same ball technology from 5 years ago at this point?

    Granted, I liked the ball then, and my game is virtually the same, so likely I would still like it, but still a point to be made.

    Just my opinion, but I'd rather buy a previous model of the ball you play unless you played the Nike, it would probably be about the same price if the ball is not already out of stock.

  5. 3 hours ago, Middler said:

    Respectfully, I couldn’t disagree more. The first version of Kirkland Sig balls were a screaming bargain, but they change every year. They’re one of the least consistent balls you can buy, you get what you pay for. I’d play found balls selectively before buying Kirklands.


    2 hours ago, 3GZ4ME said:

    I have to agree with Middler. I have not been impressed with Kirkland balls lately. In addition to consistency issues they seem to be much more susceptible to scuffing even without hitting a tree or cart path. 

    I will agree that Kirkland golf balls are nowhere close to something like a pro v1 for many reasons, I just don't trust used golf balls because they could have been sitting in a pond for a while or something like that.

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  6. On 1/16/2021 at 9:29 AM, BNewton51 said:

    Perhaps, I could be in the minority here but I watch a ton of golf related content on YouTube.  As such, when new clubs come out or there's some head to heads I love to tune in and here what people have to say.  Now, there are a ton of jokers on there but I'm curious which if any you like?

    My personal favorite's are Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield for club review content.  Shiels hands down to me is the best in the business.  I feel like he gives you more the brutally honest response than the sometimes "my sponsor" filled responses you hear out of Crossfield.  However, TXG has really grown on me and I tend to watch all of their content as well and enjoy the two of them.  

    Just curious what everyone else likes. 

    BTW, they all reviewed the new PING Driver and I've never heard almost a unanimous response of this is the most consistent and best driver I've ever hit.  DAMN them to hell!  Now I'm looking at testing that and possibly making a change. 

    Look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and chat. 

    My favorite is probably Rick Shiels

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  7. On 12/21/2020 at 10:02 PM, Greg99 said:

    Hello! So, I know the real answer is to get a proper driver fitting and to work on my swing, but I am wondering if there a general  trends that seem to hold true when looking for maximum driver distance. I am hoping to buy a new driver soon to take advantage of some of the sales and want to break the 300-yard barrier before I am too old to do so. I cannot go to a fitting right now, so I am sort of buying blind. So:

    1. is there a brand of driver head that seems to consistently go farther than others? Conversely, is there a brand I should avoid?

    2. Does a weaker shaft flex make it more difficult to achieve distance? If I am on the border of regular vs stiff, would I likely see more distance going for the stiffer option?

    3. in general, do counter weighted shafts seem to help with distance?

    4. Anything else I should be considering in this juvenile quest to maintain my youth?

    1. I would say Taylormade has been the best driver brand overall, and I have heard that PXG drivers are not good, but whatever you are going to buy, test first. The M5 is a great driver, but for me, it was going much shorter and less accurate.

    2. No, the softer shaft might make the dispersion worse though.

    3. It depends, you could also just put a lighter weight in the head to decrease swing weight though.

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