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GolfSpy Barbajo

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  1. The clock on the wall says it's time for a D7 driver/metal wood/hybrid refresh, as well as a D7 iron update. They usually announce these in early-mid January. There's also a long-rumored update to the FG Tour V6 irons coming - to be branded Staff Model. We shall see. And we may see a Staff Model branded driver, as well. And to echo @fozcycle and others, the D7 irons have been very successful (remember, successful for Wilson and successful for Callaway are two different successfuls), and the D7 driver is sneaky good. Launch Pad? Yeah, we'll see...it'll get its two year run and we'll see w
  2. Thank you for the shout-out @brendalonian - you can be my agent any time!!
  3. It was fun watching you work your way through the bag - pretty fancy shooting! And thanks for letting me play from the Old Man tees - let's do it again!
  4. Played Red Tail on Sunday - the fairways were in pretty rough shape due to the weather and some seeding problems. Played Shaker 3 weeks ago and it was in excellent condition. And you could always talk me in to a trip out west to Crumpin Fox....
  5. How would this group feel about playing in August - maybe Red Tail or Shaker Hills? Maybe mid-August?
  6. The other option would be Ho-Gregors, but I'm not sure that would be PC
  7. Every golf season is the same for me - try gaming new stuff that we've done feature articles on until mid- or late-July, and then go back to my 2002 vintage MacGregor VIP 1025 CB/MB's that were purchased on eBay. I had them reshafted (with old Hogan Apex 4's) and adjusted 1.5 degrees flat - so they're what @BIG STU would call MacHogan's. Have generally had good luck on eBay, but then again I look for oddball/older stuff. The most recent purchase was a Callaway X Hot 2Deep 2 wood - had one several years ago and traded it in and regretted it the very next day. Finally found a replacement.
  8. I never gamed the SCOR's, but did game the TK15's - which I loved. Another one of those clubs that make me ask what the hell I was thinking when I got rid of them... I'd say the V-soles are very similar, but the CG is considerably higher. Terry designed these for regular golfers, so I'd say they're more forgiving than the TK's. Which I liked. A lot. Did I mention that?
  9. Fan of the D7 Forged as well. If you get a chance, try Wilson's Staff Model Utility irons to fill in the gap between your 5 iron and three wood. the 21 and 24 degree irons are sweet, and very easy to hit.
  10. I think you'll find the Edison's will help, but not necessarily cure, that particular issue. Hitting a wedge is such a glancing blow anyway, and fluffy lies high on the face make it even moreso. The added high mass does help...to the point that instead of dumping it in the trap in front of the green, you may very well carry the trap, So you got that going for your. Which is nice...
  11. I'm working on a project with the KBS TGI 80's - I'll let you know how it works out.
  12. Lots and lots of grooves to shed moisture, dirt and grass.
  13. Finding the Edisons easier to hit on full shots - maybe it's the weighting, maybe it's the sole, but since taking a couple of rounds to adapt, I can't say I've hit anything terrible "fat" recently, and the divots are nice little patches as opposed to big chunks of turf. Can't really explain why I find them easier to hit other than the higher CG and greater hi-low MOI. the ZipCores are noticeably better than the RTX-4 in this respect, but I would say the Edisons are even more forgiving. That higher CG also helps with spin. Worked with the V-sole better during my round yesterday. It's hard
  14. Actually did play a mixed set Sunday - Edison 49 and 53, Cleveland 60. Seemed to work okay.
  15. Old man??? What old man??? Found this chart online: Kinda fits for me - found with the Clevelands, being too upright for me, my misses would be more left than anything. Also found the right lie has made for more consistent overall ball striking, especially since my irons are 1.5 flat as well. Going from a bit flat to standard lie may have been part of the full shot problem.
  16. ZipCore is 52-56-60, all standard bounce - it was the sample set they sent for the release article. That makeup didn't really fit my gamers loftwise, but I don't think I would have chosen a different bounce option in any case. Now that I think on it, one of the reasons I prefer the Edison's on full shots is the fact they're 1.5 degrees flat, while the Cleveland's are standard lie. The devil is always in the details. I do like the shaft - haven't really had enough work with it on full shots to give an evaluation, though. It's obviously a good bit heavier than the KBS 105, but the KBS does
  17. So I've had a set of Edison wedges for about three weeks now, and have been alternating between using those and the new Cleveland ZipCore wedges. Have a few impressions to share on the Edison's - and the ZipCores, for that matter. First the Edison wedges: My set makeup is 49-53-57, as determined by Edison's WedgeFit section on their website. Had mine built 1.5 degrees flat with midsize grips and KBS Tour 105 shafts in stiff. I've probably played 4 rounds with them - enough to reach a few conclusions: 1. Feel is exceptional - I know it's not an indicator of performance, but you
  18. Hmmm, where to start? First things first, it automatically registers your stats as you play - you don't have to do much of anything. It knows what club you hit and where you hit it from. For example - it knows you're using your driver for your tee shot, and then it knows you're using, say, you're 8-iron for your next shot, and from where you're hitting your 8-iron. From that, it knows how far you hit your driver. It basically uses the GPS to pinpoint where you're hitting from and it uses the technology in the strap and the RFID tags to know which club you're hitting and from where.
  19. Yeah - links have been a bit odd today. This one is correct: https://shotscope.com/us/
  20. Blog post dropped this morning.... https://mygolfspy.com/shotscope-v3-gps/ So I've used V3 for three rounds so far. Overall, functionality is very similar to V2 - the occasional missing shots (I hit one from under a tree that somehow didn't get picked up, another one from the woods did - go figure). Editing remains very easy, and I do like the Provisional/Penalty/Lost ball feature on the watch - makes the editing easier. A note - if you've never used a shot tracking system, there WILL be post round editing. It's not hard, but plan on it for every round. As others have men
  21. Mentioned it in the article, but this shaft is NOT the DG Spinner. It's a brand new shaft - a joint venture by Cleveland and True Temper. I made the same assumption when talking with Brian Schielke, but it's a unique shaft and does NOT have that hourglass-looking taper in the middle. It's 128 grams - about 4 grams lighter than an S400 - has a similar step/taper profile as an S400, but with a livelier tip for more stopping power. It's official name is the Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue. Been trying the 52-56-60 models in Mid sole grinds - versatile enough for what I need and easy to hit
  22. I have maybe three rounds in with them - very impressed. They spin very nicely and are surprisingly forgiving for a blade-style wedge. The new shaft is pretty sweet, too...
  23. Our blog is live - with pix! https://mygolfspy.com/cleveland-rtx-zipcore-a-new-old-fashioned-wedge/
  24. Where they're at now is Parmatech is printing parts - the parts still need to be assembled and finished, so there's still a lot of handwork that needs to be done. They're a long way from squirting out a finished club, but they are working on getting closer. A lot will depend on what a golfer finds acceptable as a finished product.
  25. This was a fascinating article to write, and my goodness the whole concept of clubs for lefties didn't even enter my mind! The real reason most companies have limited - to non-existent - left-handed options is because the number of left-handed golfers is so small. Making molds for lefties is just as expensive as making molds for righties, but the volume is so much lower. With 3D Metal Jet printing there are no molds, so in theory there's no added to cost to producing left-handed models of virtually anything.
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