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  1. 32 minutes ago, jlukes said:

    My Fitting:

    so going into this fitting my main expectations where to settle on a driver head and shaft as well as a fairway wood shaft. It was only a 45 minute fitting so there was no need to spend time on wedges or irons since I already knew what shafts I was going with based on my input from Ian Fraser from TXG. I absolutely love my Oban CT115x shafts and Ian said the closest “standard” shaft to these is the Nippon 105x. The tech rep didn’t even have Xstiff iron shafts so that worked out nicely.

    We started with the Radspeed and RDX Blue shaft. I enjoyed the old HZRDUS Yellow shaft in the past so it was no surprise this was the case with the Blue as it is the successor to the HZRDUS yellow shaft. We tried the Motore and while it felt good, I just wasn’t getting the same strike consistency that I was getting with the Blue. I asked to try the XB head, but they only had that in 10.5. He lofted it down to 9, but I just didn’t like how it set up at address. 

    i was getting some serious bombs with the Radspeed and the Blue combo - was creeping into the 166mph+ territory with ball speed and getting about 290 yards of carry (normalized on Trackman) with some low spin bombs.  Really wasn’t over hooking anything so felt really comfortable with the setup.

    Moved on to the Radspeed 3w and was super impressed. This thing is long. I was carrying it over 260 off the deck with the rdx blue 7X.  

    As expected, they didn’t have any 80g x stiff 7 wood shafts but I did see the 7 wood head at address (just popped in a random shaft for a visual) so I will be going with that setup.

    All in all it was successful as it helped me answer the questions I needed to get my order ready. Let me know If you have any questions!

    Awesome write up. Excited for the 7 wood too. Which shaft do you Plan on going with? I think only xstiff 80 gram is the smoke black unless I missed something. 

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  2. 16 hours ago, B.Boston said:

    I’m excited that we still have a competitor who’s going to be on #team1length. Somewhere @daviddvm is smiling. @LeftyMatt89 are you a former or current one length user? Or will this be your first dip into those waters?

    to the two MIM players.. @Mtbryant01 and @jlukes what are you boys playing now? Those irons seem to look like an awesome players cavity back design.

    this is my first journey in one length. I am very much looking forward to it and see if it helps me score better. 

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  3. On 3/19/2021 at 4:14 PM, dlow206 said:

    I have been working on a few of the things I have been working on for a bit: not losing tilt too quickly in the downswing, not early extended, etc.

    My instructor had given me some drills to work on, and those started to help. In the mean time, I did a little experimentation on the strength of grip of my right hand and weakening my right hand a bit. Not super weak, just more neutral or slightly weak. That helped my contact and ball flight tremendously. 

    My instructor was good with the experimentation and said in theory based on how I swing, it could be helpful, but he wanted to see what my swing looked like with this grip change. After making the grip change, he said my rotation in the downswing is much better and i am keeping tilt much better. Also, path is more neutral rather than too much from the inside. He is happy with the change. 

    My instructor was explaining how different people react differently to different grips. I won't go into all the nuances, but with a strong grip, my body attempts to square the clubface by raising the handle, early extending, and other bad things. With the weaker right hand, my body doesn't do those or at least not as severely. I might not be explaining everything he conveyed perfectly, but i understand what he is saying.

    I feel like these days there are a lot of instructors say strong grip = good, weak grip = bad, but I am learning that its more about match ups and how a certain grip type works is very individual. 


    Swing looks really good. Looking forward to continual posts and progress. 

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  4. On 2/13/2021 at 11:26 PM, BNewton51 said:

    Matty, you switched out of your Mizzy's?!? Wow, those Srixon's must have really put on a show! 🤣  Seems like everyone who's tried them falls in love with them though so I suppose you're in good company. 

    I couldn’t believe either. They wowed me from first hit. More forgiving and still look great with a penetrating flight even bent weak. 

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  5. I’ve ordered these multiple times and have been happy. They are slightly thicker than normal gloves which for me helps with lighter pressure and makes the glove itself last longer. I’ve tried so many gloves in the past but these are my go to for quality and price. Just wanted to share with the forum in case anyone is in the market for a Cabrera leather glove for cheap. 


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  6. Got to practice today. 20 min putting and 40 min on range. Range I did half bucket at 55, 75, 100 and 125 markers. Other half divided between irons and driver. Most of time was spent working on flighting wedges. Feeling ready for the weekend. 

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  7. 4 hours ago, BNewton51 said:

    I don't know Matty... I end up getting tempted even after something new finds its way in the bag! lol  It's a sickness I tell ya!

    You’re right for sure. I thought I’d keep my t100s for years but I already switched. My group I play with was going to have an intervention haha. 

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  8. 1 hour ago, c_zoid said:

    yesterday at a golf shop I saw a guy buy a sim driver for 550! The Sim2 is coming out at that price in a couple days!🤨


    Yeah that’s the worst is buying something at close to the end of life when something new is looming. I love titleist irons but couldn’t bring myself to buy 620cb when new irons would probably come out in the fall. The 921 SEL are new so I know it’s the latest and won’t be tempted for a while. 

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