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03trdblack

 
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  1. No, they'd rather spend the time testing 4 golf tees...
  2. So, my original challenge still exists. The ball is for sale for $45...who here (besides Shankster) has actually ordered any yet? Everyone is rooting Wilson on and singing praises but I've yet to see one post saying they bought a dozen. Who's actually stepped up to show support with their wallet???
  3. The only Wilson irons that I was ever interested in was the Wilson Staff RM forged... I may even grab a set now to scratch that itch from 1996
  4. Not being presumptuous but are you older in age? I'm 38 and mainly remember wilson in the early 90s with stuff like the invex driver, firestick shafts and eventually the fat shaft stuff. There's zero "throwback" stuff that interests me. All of the much older irons from the 70s etc are tiny, offer no tech and no one can realistically play them now. Definitely don't want any throwback persimmon wood tech. They even designed a driver specifically for Gary Woodland and he ditched it after one tournament. That being said I think it looks amazing and I want to hit it
  5. I'm not hating on Wilson and I genuinely want them to be a relevant force in golf again. BUT, of all the people here reading and defending them, how many are actually using their products? I don't just mean trying a sleeve of balls, I mean constantly in the bag? Is there literally anyone on this forum playing a Cortex driver? Anyone with a Wilson fairway wood or even putter? I bet there's only a small handful of iron sets in play on this forum. My point is that there's nothing exciting about the Wilson brand and the stuff they come out with. Blame marketing or whatever but if you have ZERO wow factor and your clubs are just OK, you're never going to sell anything at the same price as the leaders of the industry. Take a page out of Cobras book. Innovate and charge a little less so that people buy your product and try it to see it perform. Build on that base and performance and start to ask more of a premium as you convince people it performs on par with everything else. Wilson as a company is BORING and needs a youthful and innovative charge. Even their website is one of the worst sites I've ever seen as it tells you nothing about the product and they give you zero fitting or demo options for anything in stores.
  6. They were listed on the Wilson website this morning at $49.99 but they must have changed that since. Either way, it doesn't matter. Titleist has EARNED the ability to charge that price for their balls over time, whether from marketing, quality, tour pay, whatever. Same with the other equipment companies that have joined the premium ball market. Wilson has fallen back and doesn't have many of the older generation around to remember any of the history to prop up any new products. They have the stained image of a box set, Walmart brand and need to slowly build that back up...which they are doing but at a snails pace. Wilson is essentially irrelevant in the golf world and until they start putting some serious company weight behind golf, they can't be expected to compete at the price point of the industry leaders. They made this exact same mistake with their drivers. Their irons are fantastic yet they are priced below a lot of the other companies offerings this year at $999. If they know they can't compete on price with their only real competitive product, how do they think they can on everything else? $500 for a Cortex driver....it collected dust. Yes, I read the MGS article about the driver and they said that selling a lot wasn't their goal yada yada but what other benefit did they gain by having an overpriced driver sit on shelves? Same with the ball. They have limited shelf space as is in any given store and now they're asking to charge the same price as the kings of the ball industry? No one is going to give them a second look unless you're just a Wilson die hard which really just don't exist. I get the idea behind the no paint but wouldn't that REDUCE a manufacturing cost also? On a final note, who around here, seriously, is going to play a ball that looks like a dingy range ball after 2 holes of golf? It's hard enough keeping a regular ball clean. I could never look down at a ball that is that discolored and scuffed up looking even if it's technically playable.
  7. You just have to pony up the money for a 3d metal printer. You'll recoup your cost after about 1,000 putters
  8. $50 usd for balls made by Foremost in Taiwan... LOL. I'd just buy the direct to consumer balls that tested well.
  9. Rob - Wake Forest NC I have a cheap net set up outside Only a swing speed radar unit.
  10. Rob - Wake Forest NC 11.5 Ecco Biom Boa Comfortable enough to walk 18 without blisters, waterproof.
  11. Would love to see some in person pictures when you get it, especially at address.
  12. Not going to lie, it looks kinda cheap....but I'm intrigued.
  13. Original Taylormade Spider Monza Rossa Center Shafted RARE find in this condition, could almost pass as new. Putter is completely scratch and ding free. Equipped with NEW Winn 15" Pistol Belly Putter Grip. 36” long with 4g weights. 1* upright lie angle. Putter was cut to play longer as a counterbalanced design. Headcover included isn't the original but is a Taylormade Spider center shafted headcover (ghost model) and is in really good shape as most of these headcovers are destroyed. Face is the original AGSI+ Titallium insert which has an amazing feel that is more responsive than the soft inserts that are in the current Spider putters. Please let me know if you have any questions. SOLD
  14. Go to a craft store and buy velco and neodymium magnets. Put the magnets on the velcro of the headcover and cover it with the velcro you purchased. Obviously use the opposite type of velcro for each side of the headcover. The velcro will hold the magnets in place and now you'll have a magnetic cover.
  15. This article helped confirm what I've found in playing these balls. I was picked to test them here on MGS and have been playing the Tour ever since. It does everything I want a golf ball to do and seems to give me more distance off the tee than a lot of other balls I've tried. Now that there has been more confirmation on the quality, there isn't a reason to shy away from this ball, especially since you can get these at $25/dozen very regularly. The ONLY thing I would change is the yellow version has a yellow paint instead of having yellow urethane so it isn't as durable from a cosmetics perspective as other yellow balls like the Srixon and the Titleist ProV1 Yellow.
  16. First round with it today and had 7 birdies and an eagle and shot 69
  17. GC2 only records ball speed and calculates swing speed based off of that and sets all shots hit as the same smash.
  18. Rob, Wake Forest NC TaylorMade SIM or Hogan GS53 HCDP: 2.5 103-106mph I'd like to review the TSi3 driver
  19. Tom is basically retired and as you mentioned, has sold his business over to Diamond Golf in the UK. He said he was going to continue to do consulting work on the designs but not handle the day to day business operations anymore. Honestly, I hope he's not consulting with the design because the last few designs they have put out haven't been very good looking. The putter line is absolutely cheap box set looking. The new EQ1-NX irons are pretty decent and well designed but they haven't really come out with another major driver design since the 919thi. The SHPR driver also looks decent but is a small, 435cc driver with a higher COG and more spin designed to work the ball more. I can't imagine there being much demand for a product like that. The shaft bend profile database program also died and hasn't been updated in close to a decade. Tom posted a long time ago that they would be continuing to work on it but that never happened. Tom definitely had a wealth of knowledge back in the day but overall I also believe he isn't keeping current with modern club design. There really isn't anyone picking up the reigns either and I'm predicting the brand will all but vanish in another 5 years or so.
  20. You call this damage? Kids run around the store all the time smacking Scotty Camerons and other $400 putters around and there were plenty of putters in the shop with scratches, dings and marks that they are happy to sell as "new".
  21. Rob - Wake Forest, NC HCDP 1.5 Mizuno t20 50* & 55* and Ping Glide 2.0 ES 59* I like the fact that raw wedges have no glare and already look worn in as soon as they are used and start to tarnish. Tools not jewels mentality.
  22. I don't understand why a ball like this exists (and why people use it) when you can get premium urethane balls that outperform it all day long for the same price.
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