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over7par

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  1. That's awesome. Glad I'm not the only one dealing with it. Lol. I've actually got some updates for anyone interested. Turns out, the extra 0.5" I had on the Srixons (suggested from a previous fitter) was causing the heel to dig and either causing straight up chunks or pulls. The second I started choking down the 0.5", I started striping the ball. So since April, I've sold the T200s and cancelled my order of i210s I had. I did eventually pick up a set of used i210s because the price was too good to pass up and they're legit, but the more traditional lofts don't really mesh well with my gapping. I can carry 5-PW of the Srixons and they gap just as well as the 4-PW i210s. In summation, the ZX7s are fantastic. I really enjoyed the T200s too, but the turf interaction was just better with the ZX7s. And I could easily play the i210s (even shot a -2 round with them), but I have to carry that extra club and it makes way more sense to play the ZX7s.
  2. Ty White House, TN I do walk the majority of my rounds. I currently have a Walker Trolley Cape Model Thanks!
  3. This is exactly why I knew I was coming to the right place. I sincerely appreciate all the posts and thoughts. It makes me feel slightly better knowing I'm not alone in all this. I just love golf and the equipment stuff is part of the fun of it. I know I'm not going to make massive distance gains and I know I'm not going to find some magic club that helps me hit it to 3 feet either. A little more backstory. I bought the P790s back in October 2019 without a fitting. I hit them vs the MP-20 HMBs in a Golf Galaxy and found I liked the Nippon NS Pro 950GH Neo shaft in stiff. Definitely helped my distance consistency over the next year, but I was severely lacking in left to right dispersion patterns. They were all over the place. After a putter and wedge fitting at Club Champion in February 2020, I knew I needed a solid iron fitting. And I could've reshafted the P790 and been fine I think, but I'd also grown wary of the "clickiness" and the thicker topline. I actually ended up at Club Champion and was fitted for a JPX 921 HMP/Forged combo set with KBS TGI 80g stiff shafts. At over $2100 for that set and not feeling entirely comfortable with the results, I went to a smaller independent shop in Nashville. Didn't mind that, because his assessment was adjusting the lie angle to 2° upright, because he'd noticed that in my dynamic loft. Did that, played a couple rounds and dispersion was just still all over. I had a couple of PXG clubs (driver, 3W, hybrid) at this point and was doing a spec check with them and their fitter helped me with the final piece. Said he thought the TGI 80g was too light. He had one there and after an iron fitting with him, we landed on the Project X LZ 5.5 115g shaft and an extra 0.5" to add the 2° upright effect and give me a little more distance. It was magic. And ever since then, I've had that shaft installed with those specs and I've been firing at flags. The T200 has been my best performer and I think the consensus is what I was coming to. Maybe I'm just destined to be in that players-distance category and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm more of a sweeper and I hit the ball really high anyway (since been lowered to a beautiful flight with these LZ 5.5s), but I think the thinner soles are what's throwing me. I've got the ZX5 in the 5 and 6 irons and hit them just as well as the T200. I'd tried the MP-20 MMCs as well and had similar results to the ZX7. I just hoped that the V-sole on the ZX7 would be the ticket to not hitting fat. Pretty sure I just need to stick with something that has a little wider sole. Again, I sincerely appreciate everyone's thoughts here. The majority of my friends have been giving me static because I can't stand pat with one set of irons. They're not wrong, because it sometimes takes time to get used to a set and everything about them and if you never truly get used to them, it's hard to play to your potential. That being said, it's just the tinkering we need to do sometimes to satisfy our curiosity. I do feel much better about going back to the T200 after everyone's thoughts here. Thanks all!
  4. I don't disagree with any of this. And I hit the ZX7 in the sim against the T200 and the ZX7 was the closest dispersion I've ever had in a test/fitting. I am very much a sweeper though, so that tends to hold some weight on the discrepancy between the two. I'm very likely sticking with the T200. I still enjoy the feel, looks, and performance of them and the Srixons only check the first two boxes. Thanks guys!
  5. Hey all. First post here, so I hope this is the right place for it. I need some unbiased advice. I know what I think I should do, but my golf buddies are pulling me in different directions and I thought this would be a better way to help decide. I'm currently a 7.4 handicap and went from a 13 to the 7.4 last year, but that was generally off the strength of a putter and wedge fitting and switching my putting grip to crosshanded. I've got two sets of irons I'm deciding between. I got a set of Titleist T200s back in October and I really, really like them. Coming off playing P790 for a year, they're what I wanted with being less "clicky", having a thinner topline, and not being quite as hot. I did get the lofts weakened a degree in the T200, so they're not standard, but they've been working really well. I ordered a combo set of Srixon ZX5/ZX7 (ZX5: 5, 6 irons-ZX7: 7-GW) in January and I've played two rounds with them. Obviously there's a difference in the ZX7 to the T200 with a little less forgiveness, but from everything I've read, someone of my playing caliber should be able to handle them. I've hit just about every ZX7 I've hit on the course fat. I'm hitting it dead center of the club face, but definitely a groove/groove and a half high. I'm sure that's ball position and I'm going to try and fix that next range session and see what comes of that. But am I overthinking it? I feel like the ZX7 may be the better play for the long run, because it'll theoretically cause me to become a better ball striker, because I HAVE to do that to be able to play them. But in the interest of playing the best golf I possibly can, I think the T200s are the obvious play. I've tested both on the course switching out and the performance of the T200 vastly outweighs the ZX7. Basically, my heart says ZX7 because I want to be able to hit a more players iron, but my brain and literally almost all of the data says T200, because it's yielding the best results now. I've also got a set of i210s on order, but there's no telling when they'll be in and even so, I'm wondering if I haven't bitten off more than I can chew with the ZX7s and the i210s coming. My buddies aren't helping because half are in the corner of "Play the ZX7 because after a couple more rounds, your ball striking will be better" and the other half (and myself to an extent) are "What are you even doing? You're hitting more greens than ever, you enjoy the looks and feel of the clubs, and the flight and spin are consistent and work." Sorry for the novel, I just want some thoughts. I know thoughts will be varying here, but I really enjoy reading what everyone thinks and I think unbiased is what I need right now.
  6. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been playing since I was 12, so going into year 25 now! 7.3 handicap down from a 13 last year. Trending in the right direction! 2. What do you love about golf? Everything. The eternal search for that perfect round. 3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been watching a lot of No Putts Given lately and just enjoy all the in-depth conversations. I don't know anyone else just yet. 4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Just north of Nashville. My home course is The Legacy in Springfield. 5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best thing is we can pretty much play year round. It gets a little chilly in the winter and pretty hot in the summer, but it's not too bad. The worst thing is probably the humidity. In the summer, it's really good to make sure a few towels are on hand. 6. What do you do for a living? Auditing/Inventory Management 7. How’d you pick your user name? I've used that as my email address since I had to get one in high school. Over par for obvious reasons (though I've had a couple under par rounds and several nines now) and the 7 is my high school number. Glad to be part of the group and looking forward to checking out all the content!
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