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  1. I'm just happy the range is open again. I've played 2 rounds with them so far. 86 and 87. I'm still adjusting. They are noticeably more forgiving than the Mizunos. I also hit the ball higher and farther. Not a lot, but enough to make a difference. With the ranges being open again, I plan to get some range time in before Saturday's round. I "would" play Monday, but the high for that day is 100 degrees in Bakersfield. My golf addiction is cured once triple digits hit. I once played in Dubai in 127 degree heat and made God a promise that if I survived, I wouldn't tempt death on the course again. To each their own.
  2. These are my first hollow bodied irons. I can honestly say I've had too many irons over the years. I started playing golf in 1996. In 24 years, I had the Mizuno's in the bag for 9 years. Before that, I went through at least 7 sets of irons that I can remember (none hollow bodied). The only thing that might come close to hollow body is the Callaway Fusion I had years ago. Short irons performed great. High trajectory, soft feel. The only issue I had was grabbing an 8 when I should have grabbed a 7 into the wind.
  3. Do it! Do it now!!! (in my Arnold voice) My Mizunos have the Dynalite Gold XP (I think). My 0211s have the Elevate 95 shaft in stiff flex. I used to be a strictly Dynamic Gold player (woods and irons) until back surgery changed my whole outlook on golf. A little help getting the ball higher works for me.
  4. I ordered my PXG 0211's on April 15th and received them on Thursday, April 30th. There was also a Gen 1 Mustang putter in the box (couldn't pass up for $95). I cam from Mizuno JPX 800 Pro irons to the 0211. I'm a 14 handicap. What plagues my game is consistency. I have shot a 38 on the front nine and followed it up with a 48 on the back 9. My first round under 100 started with a 57 on the front (41 on the back). With that in mind, my goals for new irons were a little workability for days when I'm playing like I have clue and forgiveness on my bad days when I'm landscaping. I'll give my impressions on how the new sticks compare with my old ones. Looks: I was totally impressed with the appearance of these clubs. One thing I noticed was the progressive nature of the set, both in terms of shaft length and in offset. The 4-iron had noticeably more offset than the Mizunos. The offset in the mid irons and wedges was very similar. The lines of the club flowed well. I don't like a lot of offset in my irons, and the 4-iron, while having noticeable offset, didn't distract me at all. I think the 0211s present a very clean look. Sound: For me, these irons sound great. There's a bit of a click at impact with a well-struck ball. I liked it. Feel: Coming from Mizuno irons, I was surprised that a cast club could feel this good. I hit a 5-iron to a 190-yard pin, and it literally felt like butter. As soon as I hit it, I said, "that has to be the sweet spot!" I don't think I gave up anything in the feel department switching from Mizuno JPX to these. Forgiveness: What can I say, I mess up on the course....a lot. I've been working on ball positioning which affects grip placement, etc. Caught one off the toe and thought I was screwed. I lost maybe 10 to 15 yards. yes, they passed the forgiveness criteria for me. Distance: The 4-iron is about 1/3" longer than my old 4. The lengths in the mid and short irons are virtually identical. Even with the slightly stronger lofts, I'm getting higher ball flight and more distance (in the 5+ yard area). Overall Impression: In total, I'm pleased with my purchase. I was considering ordering Callaway Apex's through their preowned site for roughly the same price (more when you factor in lie angle adjustments and shaft extensions). Glad I went the route I did. While I wish I could go christen them at the range, they received a COVID-19 induced battlefield commission. I shot an 88 with my wedges on strike for the day. Essentially, these are staying in the bag. I attached a few comparison photos. Mizunos are on the left, 0211's on the right. My ability to balance clubs on my shoulder while taking photos needs some work.
  5. If the Kuba Kuba (which I like) is too flavored but you still like flavor, take a look at The Upsetters. Their Original Rude Boy is bold with some flavor as well. It will take a moment to smoke because it's a 60-ring. One of my current go-to cigars is the Zola, also by the Upsetters. It's a bit smaller (52) but a great smoke for me. if you like the Acid brand, take a look at the Cigar Legends by Drew Estate from Cigars International. At around $100 for a box of 20, they're a bargain.
  6. 1. Location: Bakersfield, CA 2. Current Bag: Sun Mountain Phantom' 3. Things I Look For: 14 full dividers, a putter well, low handle for easy loading into my truck, something that fits my Clicgear push cart or a riding cart, pockets that are accessible when on either cart type, durability, light weight, simple color scheme, solid base, pockets for all my stuff (course accessories, rangefinder, gloves, sunglasses, cigar accessories), towel ring
  7. Well, everyone can't be in the Navy! 19 plus many more............true lifer! Stay safe out there.
  8. May I have the Veteran badge as well as the Broke 90 badge. I didn't see one for "almost broke 80", but I'm still trying.
  9. LittleWalter

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  10. @silver & black, are you a proud member of Raider Nation? I am!
  11. Thank you @LakeCowboy. Clubs showed up yesterday. I was going to post some comparison photos of those and my JPX 800 Pros before I christen them tomorrow. Can't wait!
  12. Ironically, I enjoy Shannon Sharpe's crazy antics regarding football. Then again, he did win 2 Super Bowls as a player. Plus, I got a glimpse at his off-season prep work...workhorse. I remember him giving weight and body fat numbers (single digit) for his off-season conditioning and saying he had failed at getting ready if he didn't meet those targets. He has a large mouth, but backed it up as a player. Skip Bayless is in the Brandel category for me.....
  13. I have one of those little neoprene pouches with terry cloth inside. I wet the terry cloth before my round, and it stays wet for the entire round. I usually only clean my balls (golf) when I see dirt. I read that Ernie Els tosses a ball once he gets a birdie with it. He says balls are only good for one birdie. I believe that superstition would go away if he were paying for his balls.
  14. Maybe it's just me, but I can't stand listening to Brandel Chamblee ramble on about what PGA tour players are doing wrong. This guy won the Greater Vancouver Open in 1998 for his lone tour victory. Yet, he has an opinion on what so many tour players are doing. If he were so great, why does he only have ONE tour victory? I guess what really grinds my gears is that so much air time is given to a guy who, obviously, couldn't get it done as a player. Maybe I'm the only one, but I either mute the TV or turn the channel when he's yapping.
  15. Feedback is much appreciated. My Mizunos are 1/2 inch long and 2 degrees upright. I compared my specs with the stock 0211 specs and ordered accordingly. I went with 1/2" long and 1 degree up on the lie angle. I've made it a point to not go as hard at the ball as I used to. I'm 45 but had back surgery when I was 27. I've learned that clubbing up is better than aggravating my back. Those 5 to 8 yards could really come in handy. I'll keep you all posted.
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