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  1. fetch29

    Sub70 Putters

    Obviously the fit comes down to the individual -I picked up an 007 (8802-style blade) for fun more than anything. It's a touch softer than other 303 SSS putters I've used, in my opinion at least. Build quality is fantastic. The closest comparable that comes to mind (feel, weight, comparable build quality) is a SIK DW Swept Neck that I parted with last year. Both on the heavier side, and I found them both to be a bit softer than my typical gamers (Scotty Futura X5 from 2013ish, replaced with an x9.5 last year). I think the Sub70 steel is a bit softer before any milling, but could be wrong. Still firmer than anything with an insert. Overall the very solid, while not being clicky, if that makes sense.
  2. I still game an SLDR 3w. Tried a SIM2 last year and the feel/feedback was incredibly muted in comparison despite keeping the same shaft in both, and sold it/returned to the SLDR after about a month. I love the more compact shape off of the deck, especially relative to some of the newer and often bigger 3 woods. It is oddly confidence inspiring.
  3. 2014 Motore Speeder. Such a good shaft - whip crack feel with stability. Still gaming the 757 in my 3w.
  4. I've gamed a Futura X5 for five or six years, and seeing that club basically being re-released with more options caught my eye. Ended up picking up a 9.5 and it's been a pleasure. Really liking the short slant, and the profile is similar but with a bit of an alignment aid that doesn't hurt. Overall, while far from innovative, I'm very pleased.
  5. The Cobra LTDx has been incredible. I thought I would be in the LS for sure, but the X was low-enough spin (in line with my SIM). Relative to SIM, the best way to describe it is that there has literally been shots where I've looked away thinking they were gone, only to end up perfectly playable. Misses go an extra 20-30 yards beyond the same swings with SIM. I almost feel guilty with some of the swings that I've gotten away with.
  6. It's a fitting question but generally speaking, Speeder Evo III is a great pick, especially for the price. Can be found new from reputable sellers on eBay just over $100. I went to it from Tour AD HD in a similar style head and do not see myself going back.
  7. Possibly already mentioned, but what bothers me more than anything is the sense of superiority that MGS feels they have over everyone else, and the inability to act professionally as a result. It was the same thing in the TXG podcast - it was a great opportunity to have a knowledgeable debate. Ryan handled himself very well, but the full-on attack (rather than informative conversation) but was painful to listen to and childish at best. Throwing Rick under the bus is similar - he knows his target audience isn't exclusively gear heads playing off of a +2 handicap, and as such, focuses on the weekend golfer as much a anyone in the industry. So much of his following is focused on swing tips more so than gear reviews. He acknowledged as much when he was on TXG's podcast. Regardless, there were so many better ways to go about this situation, right wrong or indifferent. All of that being said, the data and testing side of MGS is great, the forums are fantastic, and I'll still be reading the site as much as anyone. I just wish they could have functional and professional/"grown up" conversations with others in the industry when there is a difference in opinion. Everyone would benefit.
  8. Completely agree. Bridgestone took a big step forward with the B - I wonder if Taylormade would ever consider this with their "T" logo? As for Snell, they aren't great, but are undeniably improved from when the letters were blockier. I wouldn't mind if Srixon thinned out the bold font like Snell.
  9. Really curious to see this comparison as well. I have MP-18 MMC's in the bag but a 4-6/7-P set of ZX5/7's coming in the next couple of weeks. Very curious to see how they'll stack up. Srixon really seems to have set the bar high.
  10. For whatever it is worth, I picked up a Sim 2 Ti after using an SLDR since 2015 or 2016 (sometime around then), and the SLDR was back in the bag within a couple of weeks. I found the Sim2 to have hardly any feel/responsiveness/etc. and really struggled to get in a good groove with it. I'm very curious to try a Tour Edge as many of the other commenters have noted.
  11. It'll be interesting to see what the DTC brands come up with. The new Sub 70 849 seems to be getting good reviews, and I think Haywood has teased something in the works. As for best value, I'd think the way to go would be finding something slightly used, maybe a prior year model, and a good fitting shaft - even if buying the two separately. I'd take a 2020 SIM with a Velocore shaft over a 2021 with the stock "ventus" for the same price every time.
  12. In the Pittsburgh area, I've found the biggest disparity between the two to be playing time. Easy to get a 4-hour round in at a club, but hard to crack 5 hours on a public track right now. Both in great shape, especially given the number of rounds. Both seem to have full tee sheets every day as well.
  13. It is such a fun course...lots of character. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but they used to run some pretty good deals on Groupon. My folks love Bedford as well, and that is how we first discovered it.
  14. That sounds like a blast! It's a beautiful drive between here, Harrisburg, and MD. I'd be great to meet you guys and play some golf.
  15. Hi All, Long time reader, first time poster! How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've played for fun for around 12 years (Just turned 25). While I've always loved it, hockey was my main focus through college. My handicap is 13.x at the moment, and I typically shoot mid/upper 80's. What do you love about golf? Relative to hockey, it's a much more sustainable sport to play competitively, through both handicaps and the level to which we compete with ourselves...not to mention it's much easier on the body as well. It's also a great way to spend a day with friends and meet new people. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've read both the site and forum for a while now, and it felt like about time that I join. While I know other readers, I am uncertain if any are members of the forum. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live a few miles South of Pittsburgh, and my home course is The Club at Nevillewood. Bedford Springs is another favorite. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The hills and the hills. I think that they make for some tremendous scenery and fun yet challenging holes, but can also turn walking some courses into a hike, literally. Obviously I wish it were 75 and sunny every day as well! What do you do for a living? I work at a wealth management firm in an investment research role, and as an advisor/planner primarily for younger clients. How’d you pick your user name? It's simple - it is a nickname and my number from hockey days.
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