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  1. A small will be considerably larger than a standard and midsized. It is also larger than a jumbo by one size. Size in this case being increments of 1/16". They have a chart on their site that visually compares them side-by-side.
  2. That is such a simple question that is not really that simple. I am pretty slow on my backswing, but I don't really think about path when doing it. If I struggle with tempo, then mine is a time count. "One one thousand two one thousand three one thousand". The three is the downswing. However, after the two one thousand there is a very brief pause where three things are happening (i think): 1. I am letting the backswing come to a natural stop (i.e., not powering it forward to stop it). 2. gravity is acting on the club and slotting it 3. my body is getting in hitting position and by that I mean the position I want to be in at impact, which is how I initially set up (to be in that position (hopefully), but I'm sure the motion of the backswing probably undoes that slightly and the pause allows that to reset). I think anyway. People smarter than me can weigh in. Hopefully that link works to help illustrate what I'm talking about. https://photos.app.goo.gl/kavMdb4VU9VrGNpC7
  3. Makes sense. Those guys need to have an event in a high-wind environment. Anywhere on the frontier strip will do - TX, OK, KS, NE, WY, MT, SD etc. Are there any other good wind-cutting balls out there? For me that is of primary consideration. I have been cleaning GG out of them (left dashes), just because i know companies can't help themselves when it comes to tinkering and I'll be glad I had a supply of them.
  4. I will fully agree. I have been a dedicated TP5x player. I was enamored with the 2019 version. It cuts the wind very well, which is a consideration here. The new TP5x I do not like as much and I consider the left dash to be what the 2019 TP5x was. I have no idea why companies take winning formulas and change them to something that I think is pretty different.
  5. I don't think it is so much about skill to play blades, but rather certain swing types might be more conducive to them. I have a shallow swing. On average, my angle of attack with irons is negative 1.2 degrees or so. I have found that I have an easier time with turf interactions with thinner soles found with blades. This is especially true for the rough. With thicker sole clubs which tend to be GI clubs, I struggle. As an example, I have a blueprint 2-iron and a pxg 0211 2-iron that I would consider a driving iron. I can't hit the pxg one except from the tee and certainly not from the rough and fairway. On the other hand I can hit the blueprint extremely easily from any location. The reason is the thin sole. As a shallow swinger, I need more relative assistance with respect to digging. A blade digs easier. A Gi with a thick sole digs less because of the sole width. So I might be inclined to say that for a lot who "cant hit blades" , blades just might not be conducive to your swing type (I.e., level or significantly descending). So I am not certain it is a skill thing. I settled on the pxg gem 3 0311t, which is not a true blade obviously, bit is pretty darn bladey.
  6. We'll see what happens! I have the TSi3 exactly how i want it settings (B4)/lead tape(towards the front)/weight wise (no back weight). I have it at 192grams on the autoflex 47". No complaints except can be a little spinny. I'll keep things updated.
  7. Author Posted May 19 Please keep us posted. It is coming on Friday June 11th, so slightly less than a month. Probably around 20 business days or so, so fairly accurate quote by Titleist
  8. As for shallowing, I always find the feet together drill does great for shallowing the club and also weight transition training. Whenever I go to the range, all I do is that. Great drill for tall dudes.
  9. I did look at tgw, but it appears LH TSi4 is not a popular enough item that they would stock in LH. That is where I got my TSI3 however. Was very quick and was whatever they had available shaftwise.
  10. For me they are hook machines. Much more comfortable with a 2-iron or even a 1-iron. I have hit them before and do have a pxg one that I hit decently. But it does not do anything that my long irons can't do, other than higher trajectory.
  11. Ordered a LH TSi4 on 5/14. I called them ahead of time to verify they had them and they did. I ordered with a tensei blue. I had asked them what is the shaft that they will not run out of and that was their response. It is going into an autoflex so it could be any shaft and I won't care. Told them that and that they could freely substitute another shaft. Also told them I use jumbomax and they can put any grip in the box and I won't care. We will see how long it takes and I will update.
  12. Yup. I had good luck with their sizing tool. I wear a ML Bionic glove and use the jumbomax tour small. What that does for me is it makes a gap between the thumbpad and the fingertips very small on my upper hand. With anything smaller, those two touch and very much so with standard/midsize. When that is the case bad things happen. Example: There is a gap but it is small. It is such that if I clinch, they are barely touching. That is how I happen to do it and the jumbomax tour small seem best st that for me. I do not add lead tape to the clubs. I just got used to it.
  13. Agree. I could not play without them. A standard grip feels like holding a pencil. The main benefit to me is that they remove tension in the hands and arms. They also keep the clubface squarer for longer, even if it is just for a very short time. Yes they change feel initially, but it goes away in a few rounds. I have them on all clubs. Never going back.
  14. Even better than that, they let you rent clubs for a nominal charge so you can field test them before buying.
  15. Oh man I wish. Only the groundskeeper does with an awesome German shepherd.
  16. Not only tat but the red seems weird. Usually it is a darker red in those circles. That red seems really bright.
  17. Belated WITB, which I should have done before when I joined. TSI3, 9, MotoreX F3 Stiff. 47". 3/4* flat. Stated Loft 0311X 2 iron (elevate tour stiff) or 0317X 17 Hybrid (Fuji Pro 2.0 stiff), depending on wind conditions that day 0311T 3~Gap (elevate tour stiff) Ping Glide 3.0 56 Ping Glide 3.0 60 or Cleveland Smart Sole Chipper, depending on a flat or hilly course. All are plus 1 inch and 1 degree flat, except the two Pings, which are stock (haven't gotten around to extending them yet). All clubs except the putters and chipper are Jumbomax Tour small. Heppler Tomcat 14, 36 inch, gravity grip. Great putter. An old Newport Two Pro Platinum for use like once a year. It is rusty and paint is chipped. It is there to remind me why I should always use the Heppler as confirmed by several fitters and playing partners. Old titleist cart bag that seems bulletproof. Retro irons also for when I am feeling rambunctious.
  18. Golf galaxy is probably the best bet. Mine has used stuff. I have never seen used stuff at scheels. I'm not sure they do buybacks.
  19. And that is probably exactly why you didn't get the result you wanted. Attitude of the customer counts for a lot. Quite frankly, if you came off to Ping like you came off throughout your post, I can see exactly why they didn't bend over backwards. They have replaced several clubs of mine with newer versions either free or greatly reduced because I was nice to them. As a matter of fact, the last time I needed some assistance, the rep thanked me for being nice. I asked him why he said that. His reply was that he frequently dealt with difficult individuals with unrealistic expectations and was appreciative that I was not such an individual. Half off on a G400 5-wood from a call about a simple repair to an i/3 5-wood that was way beyond warranty. Parenthetically, still the best 5-wood i have ever hit (the i/3 that is), for me.
  20. Okay, I will weigh in on this one. About a year ago, I switched from using TV +4 standard to TV +4 midsize, then to Jumbomax Tour small. A little background: 6'2" ML Bionic Grips Titleist TSi3 (Motore F3 stiff 46.5", 3/4 degree flat i think) PXG Proto 17* 2-Hybrid (Fuji Professional H-8 stiff i think( it is grey and blue), 1* flat, +1") TM Sim 5 wood (Stock shaft +1") 3-Gap PXG Gen 3 0311T (Elevate Tour +1", 1 degree flat) Ping Glide 3.0 56 (stock off the shelf - unmodified) Neutral grip for both hands Relatively level AofA (driver +2.5*, irons -1.5* on average) So, basically I don't like it when I am very tall over the ball so to speak. I try to get the same proportional distance from the ball that an average-height player would using standard clubs would have. It works very well. I did this because when I am "over the ball" the chance to get stuck rises significantly and I seek to avoid that. When I used the standard size, my fingers would hit the pad of my thumb very easily and had to grip hard to maintain control of the club. Same for the midsize, but less so. I then added 4 wraps to that, and even less so. However, even then, my fingertips would hit the thumb pad. The result here was that sometimes I would regrip at the top of my swing and I figured that was bad. So, I bought some Jumbomax and used their sizing tool. It said small so that is what I got. I had tried a friend's medium and they were too large and had a totally dead feel. So, recommendation number one is to use their sizing tool because if you go bigger, feel will suffer more. It took me a couple rounds to get used to the Jumbomax. What was immediate was that i was able to relax the strength of my grip considerably. This led to less tension in the arms. So, now, there is virtually no tension in the hands or arms. I am able to make a stroke where my body is hitting the ball, rather than my hands having to micro-adjust to control the club face. What is also immediate was that i no longer regripped at the top. I was a consistent hitter with the smaller grips, but became very consistent with the much larger grips. The third thing that was immediate was that my backswing shortened up a bit (I needed this because I am flexible and can slip into the habit of the John Daly take-back, which feels totally comfortable but is bad of me to do). So, initially, they felt a little weird and had the same feeling of not totally feeling the club head. This went away and that is the important concept here. Your body will adjust and you will regain the feeling of knowing where the club face is. I know where mine is at all times. The finesse stuff took a little bit longer, but it did come back. If you give them a chance, the feel and the finesse do come back. It just takes time for your body to adjust to it. You'll be there when you walk into a golf shop, pick up a club to goof around with it, and it feels unnaturally small and weird. That is how I knew. Whenever I do that, I get that feeling and then the deathgrip returns because it essentially has to. I have a little bit of early arthitis. Nothing major yet, just minor soreness infrequently. I would think that for arthritic hands these would be a God-send. As a side note, I did not mess with weight when I regripped (i.e., no lead tape, etc). I figured I would get used to it and I did. Now i can enjoy the tension free swing and that is a great feeling. For point of reference, the ring and bird fingertips on my right hand (left handed) do not touch the pad of my thumb. The gap is approximately 1-2mm in the pic I will upload later. I did not lose club head speed or distance. If anything distance went up because i can 'get after it' without my upper body tensing up. I hope that helps in some small way.
  21. Can confirm. When I bought a G410, I got the regular one. I went in there and hit the regular G410 to see how it felt/sounded to make sure those two aspects worked. The dude at Golf Galaxy wanted me to at least try the LST and SFT to see what it did, so I did. It was immediate hooksville with the SFT. I got the G410, although I would say I prefer the regular G400. That is just a fantastic driver that has been hard to top. TSi3 has topped it though.
  22. I think there are a lot of factors at play. 35 degrees is about as low as I will go and it needs to be calm and sunny and warmer than that when I started the round. The distance loss is substantial. I think it is because of: 1. Cold air is denser, so the ball has to fight the air more 2. My clubs are cold. So, they cannot flex as much and the face cannot be as springy as it would otherwise be 3. I am cold. To fix that involves more layers. More layers restricts the swing, so swing speed and therefore ball speed, drop as a result On the plus side, the ground is much harder. So, there is more bounding and rollout. When I played last (mid-december), the ground was frozen about a half inch deep. So, the ball would make a huge bounce high into the air. It even makes a sound. It is similar to when you would hit a sprinkler head in summertime. So, it isn't just the ball as being the cause of problems in cold. It is the combination of all factors. All of that adds up to significant distance loss for me. As an example, on the 11th hole of my home course, there is a par 3 that is around 150. In summer, this is a 9-iron unless there is a complicating factor (wind, etc). When I played it in December, I used a 7 iron. It was a nice day for December and was around 50-55 degrees. The ball hits the green with a loud thud, bounces pretty high and then pretty much dies. So, it is a 2-club difference. It becomes a 3 club distance as the sun's angle decreases and it gets colder. With a driver, there is definite significant distance loss, but it is mitigated to some degree by the extra rollout than one would get in summer. With short irons, the extra rollout isn't a factor. The above is with a good ball, not a range ball. Hope that helps.
  23. I have never been able to hit fairway woods well, which is a point of frustration. So, I don't have a 3-wood at all. I do have a SIM 5-wood (the V steel one) that I lofted down to 17* to act as a 4-wood. It is a very nice club and I hit it decent. However, I have much more confidence in either a 2 or 3 iron. So, my shots with a fairway good are less and less it seems. I could easily eliminate it from my bag a probably not notice too much of a scoring difference. For me, when I know I can hit a long iron well, I am reluctant to take on the risk of using a fairway wood. I struggle with hybrids as well. I am a long iron dude it would seem.
  24. I would scratch i500s from that list. They are great irons for sure. Played them for several years. But they are hollow, so there will be hot ones.
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