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    Wib081 got a reaction from William P in What equipment are you thinking about?   
    I’m looking real hard at a set of AP1 714’s that are in pretty good shape and the price looks pretty good. My question is does anyone have an opinion on them? I’m pretty sure they’re solid as most things Titleist are pretty solid. I have Radspeed irons currently but after one season they’re leaving me with a meh feeling. If I trade them I will probably make out but if I don’t I have 2 righties in the house that can use them in the future. Just looking for input from you all. Thanks Spies
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    Wib081 got a reaction from William P in What equipment are you thinking about?   
    Sweet! Thank you
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    Wib081 reacted to Michael.Sandoval33 in TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers - 2024 Forum Member Review   
    Interestingly, when I brought up the Qi10 to a friend of mine, I mentioned that I was looking at possibly borrowing and comparing it to the Stealth, but in his opinion, he felt the comparison would be closer related to the Sim2. That could definitely be something to further test out.
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    Wib081 reacted to GolfSpy_BEN in TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers - 2024 Forum Member Review   
    QI-10 LS Fitting
    Once I received confirmation that I was to be one of the testers for the QI-10 LS, I stopped in to one of my absolute favorite places, The Southwest Golf Ranch, to see the head pro and club fitter, Steve Landrum. Steve is fantastic at what he does, so I am including his contact info, if you ever find yourself in Southwest Ohio and in need of his services:

    They use trackman and an outdoor range for fitting purposes. 
     


    I cannot stress enough, how beneficial seeing the actual flight of the balls you are hitting is, during the fitting process. Having gone through this sort of process with the Titleist irons and now this driver, I won’t do a fitting any other way.
    My current gamer:


     
    I have mentioned it in my intro, but given my slightly negative AOA and propensity for producing spin, I have found an LS head in combination with a heavier X-Stiff shaft does a decent job of keeping my driver spin manageable. With that in mind I chose the following head to test:

    After hitting a warm-up bucket with my PW, 7i, and current gamer to get loose (it was 45 degrees Fahrenheit with a light breeze) we got down to business. The Paradym is a 10.5 head, so that we started with the corresponding QI-10 LS head and this shaft:

    After 3-4 swings, Steve switched to 9 head and the following setting:

    as well as sliding the weight to the draw setting. That combination started producing a subtle fade with spin in the high 2000’s to low 3000’s, which for my swing is about right. With the settings settled upon, I took turns alternating between the Tensei black shaft as mentioned above and these shafts:


    As is shown in Taylor Made’s shaft matrix:

    These were the best stock options available to me for this test. There is a temptation to put a Ventus black 7X into play, after testing is complete, but that is a post for another day…
    In all, I hit between 50-75 balls with these three shafts. From a performance standpoint, they produced an average: spin of 2900 rpm 
    carry of 245 yards
    total of 267 yards
    ball speed of 153 mph
    height apex of 87 feet
    There wasn’t a standout performer in the group, as they all did similar in that regard. Which brings us around to feel. 
     
    Feel is such a subjective measurement, but it absolutely has to be accounted for. After factoring feel into the equation: the shafts finished in the following order; Tensei Black, Kai Li White, Aldila Rogue Silver. 
    I left the fitting encouraged by the results and reassured that the driver I am testing is setup to help me succeed. Which is the point of this entire exercise. With that said, the work continues and the waiting game commences…

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    Wib081 got a reaction from unccross in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    That’s where I snagged mine for $60, tbh I forgot that I had bid and ended up winning lol. I will say mine was also delayed a day on arrival by FedEx I haven’t moved the weight around but I’m considering it next time at the range to see if it provides a benefit for me. 
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    Wib081 reacted to Golf2Much in My 1000ths MGS Post!   
    In February 2021, I officially joined the MyGolfSpy forum.  At the time, I was occasional contributor on a golf forum that has long since gone away and was searching for the proper place to get and express thoughts about golf.  I was very fortunate to stumble on to MGS.
    Last night I was looking to update my profile, looked to the left on the top banner and saw I had 998 posts.  After adding one on the Sub 70's President's Sale (nice deal), it left me one shy of a milestone.  This is my 1000th post. 
    I'd like to thank the Academy...wait, that was a few weeks ago at the Grammys!  
    I'd seriously would like to thank the MGS moderators and my fellow forum members for providing excellent content and commentary.   I also appreciate those who took the time to read and respond to my opinions and thoughts.  The quality reviews by all, the fun banter and the virtual golf competitions make this a special place that I'm thankful to be a part of. 
    I'm looking forward to my 2000th post!
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    Wib081 got a reaction from tdroma98 in What Non-Golf YouTube Channels Do You Follow?   
    Viva La Dirt League! Very entertaining short videos. Bored is the longest running I believe but they have lots of stuff but Bored most everyone can relate to those videos 
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    Wib081 got a reaction from berkeleybob in The Good Morning Thread   
    Good morning MGS!
     
    Slow day today which is welcomed after yesterday. No such luck on the permission slip for a Qi10 in the old Valentines Day card, but I did get some new AirPods so a solid day regardless. Just got the email that company bonuses will be coming next week so fingers crossed I can work that towards my golf dreams lol. Helping a friend find deals on a driver currently his shaft broke in half last year comically on the driving range. He had picked up a set for an extreme deal 2 years ago but the senior flex shaft finally said I’m done with you. He’s looking at a Stealth HD 1 and being a lefty there are some solid deals out there, and I love the challenge of a bargain hunt. Have a great day all 
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    Wib081 got a reaction from cksurfdude in What equipment are you thinking about?   
    Sweet! Thank you
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    Wib081 got a reaction from EasyPutter in The Good Morning Thread   
    Good morning MGS!
     
    Slow day today which is welcomed after yesterday. No such luck on the permission slip for a Qi10 in the old Valentines Day card, but I did get some new AirPods so a solid day regardless. Just got the email that company bonuses will be coming next week so fingers crossed I can work that towards my golf dreams lol. Helping a friend find deals on a driver currently his shaft broke in half last year comically on the driving range. He had picked up a set for an extreme deal 2 years ago but the senior flex shaft finally said I’m done with you. He’s looking at a Stealth HD 1 and being a lefty there are some solid deals out there, and I love the challenge of a bargain hunt. Have a great day all 
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    Wib081 got a reaction from cksurfdude in The Good Morning Thread   
    Good morning MGS!
     
    Slow day today which is welcomed after yesterday. No such luck on the permission slip for a Qi10 in the old Valentines Day card, but I did get some new AirPods so a solid day regardless. Just got the email that company bonuses will be coming next week so fingers crossed I can work that towards my golf dreams lol. Helping a friend find deals on a driver currently his shaft broke in half last year comically on the driving range. He had picked up a set for an extreme deal 2 years ago but the senior flex shaft finally said I’m done with you. He’s looking at a Stealth HD 1 and being a lefty there are some solid deals out there, and I love the challenge of a bargain hunt. Have a great day all 
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    Wib081 reacted to tdroma98 in The Good Morning Thread   
    Good Friday Afternoon Spies! 
    Late posting, early start to Friday with having to work golf tourney this morning & tomorrow morning as well.  Absolutely love all the Morning Thread posts! Over three pages, my has this thread grown! 
    Welcome @USMCSnyper, this is a great site, great people! Hope you enjoy!  
    Nice Central Florida morning, 57 degrees at 6:30am not too much wind. Nice day overall. Did throw my clubs in the trunk this morning, but real job got in the way this afternoon.  
    Have a Great Weekend everyone! Stay warm, Hit'em straight.  Like the photo's & movie of the white stuff, brrr! ⛳
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    Wib081 got a reaction from tdroma98 in The Good Morning Thread   
    Good morning MGS!
     
    Slow day today which is welcomed after yesterday. No such luck on the permission slip for a Qi10 in the old Valentines Day card, but I did get some new AirPods so a solid day regardless. Just got the email that company bonuses will be coming next week so fingers crossed I can work that towards my golf dreams lol. Helping a friend find deals on a driver currently his shaft broke in half last year comically on the driving range. He had picked up a set for an extreme deal 2 years ago but the senior flex shaft finally said I’m done with you. He’s looking at a Stealth HD 1 and being a lefty there are some solid deals out there, and I love the challenge of a bargain hunt. Have a great day all 
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    Wib081 reacted to Shrek74 in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    As I begin my Otto Phlex journey, I grabbed a Gen5 driver with the hero discount with a good shaft option for the OP. I really like the weight system to both set up the trajectory bias but also adjust for swing weight. I picked up a couple adapters and weights from eBay to help the OP journey as well.

    Sent from my SM-N986U1 using Tapatalk


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    Wib081 reacted to Michael.Sandoval33 in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Obviously I am taking it out and trying to knock it 125yds over the water at the local course as well 😂
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    Wib081 reacted to Cfhandyman in The Good Morning Thread   
    Josh, very nice looking water feature. Practice hitting balls into your hitting net and then mandatory rest and revitalization time in your spa therapy tub. 
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    Wib081 reacted to ejgaudette in The Good Morning Thread   
    Not a problem here in NH on the tax part but sounds like a sweet deal.
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    Wib081 reacted to EnderinAZ in The Good Morning Thread   
    And telling people their putting for the day was just pish instead of sh*t!
    Good morning Spies! Sun, sun, and more sun for the next couple of days with temps reaching the mid 70's tomorrow. I am running the game today and depending on the number of players I will reverse the order of Monday's scoring. Monday was 4 man teams par 3 score 3 net, par 4 score 4 net, par 5 score 1. So today I think I will set it up with the par 3 and 5 reversed. 
    Got an email from PXG. They have a driver challenge going on right now. Bring in your driver and see if you can hit it as well as their new black ops driver that the fitter optimizes. If they cannot get you more distance or tighter dispersion they give you a hundred dollar gift card. My drives for the most part are boring. Same place, same distance, little to no variety. Which is good when it comes to golf. When I was fitted for my irons last spring I checked on a new driver. The best I hit was the Taylormade Stealth 2. It gave me 6 whole yards more distance.....for 650 dollars. A hundred dollars a yard did not seem like a bargain to me. PXG for this challenge has chopped 200 bucks off their top of the line Black Opps drivers, so Sunday I am going to take the half hour free fitting and see if I can get that gift card! Should be fun.
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    Wib081 got a reaction from rkj427 in What equipment are you thinking about?   
    Sweet! Thank you
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    Wib081 reacted to GolfSpy_KFT in The Good Morning Thread   
    Man where you’re starting at this year is SO similar to where I was at in 2023. Can’t wait to see you improve this season! 
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    Wib081 reacted to Josh Parker in The Good Morning Thread   
    Best part is, here we can get a Dr. Prescription for hydrotherapy and you can purchase it tax free.  I have lower back and sleep issues so it was easy to get the doc to prescribe.  
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    Wib081 reacted to Erin B in The Good Morning Thread   
    I have a friend who owns the spa store here. I may give him a call. Have to extend the gazebo but that would give me an excuse to then build a sim in it as well. You have inspired me sir!!!
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    Wib081 reacted to silver & black in Getting ridiculous   
    Membership at my home course went up another $25.00 (started at $250.00.... now $425.00 per year) and cart fees went up another $3.00. I know this isn't really expensive, but I no longer have the income I once had. When I can no longer afford (responsibly) to pay the membership for a year, I will call it a day. I understand the increase and I love golf, but if it gets too much more expensive I will have no choice but to give it up. Fortunately for golf, there are enough people that have the extra income to suppport it. I won't be one of them for much longer, I fear.
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    Wib081 reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Is the classified sale section gone?   
    Correct - the dev of the app is currently working on a fix so it can be re-enable.
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    Wib081 got a reaction from johngschulz in The Good Morning Thread   
    Good morning MGS!
     
    Slow day today which is welcomed after yesterday. No such luck on the permission slip for a Qi10 in the old Valentines Day card, but I did get some new AirPods so a solid day regardless. Just got the email that company bonuses will be coming next week so fingers crossed I can work that towards my golf dreams lol. Helping a friend find deals on a driver currently his shaft broke in half last year comically on the driving range. He had picked up a set for an extreme deal 2 years ago but the senior flex shaft finally said I’m done with you. He’s looking at a Stealth HD 1 and being a lefty there are some solid deals out there, and I love the challenge of a bargain hunt. Have a great day all 
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