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  1. I had a new mid-size MCC 4 align grip put on the club. I also had the club bent to remove loft. I took it to where my PSI 7 iron is which was 32 degrees. The weather has been awful here in Indiana so I haven't had a chance to take it to the range to practice. I can't wait to have the opportunity to hit this club. I'm hoping to change my mind about the club from the first outing.
  2. Thank you for the information. I tried youtubing chips and got way to many results. Sometimes it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
  3. Yeah I'm still getting used to finding where everything is on these reviews. I'm still gaming the G30 LST and feel like it's a great club, but at times the dispersion is awful. Did you get fit for a certain shaft, or was it purely stock? I'm a huge believer that shafts are undervalued when being fitted.
  4. I didn't read through the entire thread, so I'm sorry if this was already touched. Right now, I'm struggling with my chipping and the consistency that should be there. I don't have a lot of confidence that I can get a put up and down with I miss the GIR. I'm looking for some tips and drills that I could implement to practice a little bit more. I've tried the forward press of the hands and closing the face down a little and chopping down on the ball. I've also tried the little forward press with keeping the wrists out of the swing, but I seem to chunk a lot of these chips. I used to fully use the 60 deg when chipping. Now I'll use lower lofted clubs to get the ball on the ground quicker. Mainly, I feel like I have no touch right now with these shots and I'd really like to have that back.
  5. I am definitely curious on the dispersion numbers for each of the testers. I saw a pretty good cluster out of the second tester. I'm all about gains, but if you become wildly inconsistent, then is there really a net gain. In most courses I play, accuracy is king. Keep up the great testing.
  6. I went to the range Sunday and broke out the M5 7 iron for the first time. Again, looking down at the ball, the club looks amazing. I feel confident that if I don't give a good swing, the club will still produce. one thing I didn't mention above is that I'm 6' 6" tall. Most of my clubs have been extended from 1.5 inch to .5 inches. Also, I game a midsize grip. The club is standard across the board. The first couple of swings weren't great and didn't feel great off the face. My typical bad miss is a toe chunk. Once I got used to the size, the swings got better and the strikes felt more pure. The ball flight seemed to be in the middle. The flight wasn't overly low or high. I looked online and saw the M5 loft was like 30.5, which is definitely strong. The irons I'm gaming, the loft is over 31. I plan on going to my course and having the iron extended by .5, regripped, and bending the loft to over 31. I want to truly have a one to one comparison with my current iron. I also don't want to have a large gap in between my 8 iron and 7 iron. More to come on this review.
  7. Today, I was greeted with a lovely Taylormade iron box. I walked into the door and saw the box and immediately asked my wife what it was. She replied with, "I don't know. You tell me?" I started going through my mind about all of the searches I've done recently. I got scared I pocket purchased a club on accident. I replied with, "I swear babe. I haven't bought anything. Especially with out telling you first." I opened the box and saw the below beauty sitting there. I picked up the card and was surprised to see I had been selected based on my response to a post. If I'm being perfectly honest, I can't even remember submitting anything to win the club. But none the less, I'm thankful for the opportunity. Based on my initial thoughts of looking down at the club at address, it's nice. I don't have a feeling of oh shoot I have to be good to game these. The wide top line provides the confidence. The top line doesn't seem overly wide though. I'm a single digit handicapper right now and I could easily see myself gaming an entire bag of these. RANT INCOMING: (I really don't understand why most golfers want to have Blades. I get the allure of the sleek nature of the irons, but from a performance standpoint, if you can't put little round wear marks in your irons, I really don't believe blades is best. I know there can be outliers, but double digit handis definitely shouldn't be gaming blades. The point of irons isn't to look the best while you're at address. Save looking good for apparel. I'd rather have an iron that performs amazing but doesn't look the greatest. I understand the point of look good feel good though). In the coming weeks, I plan on providing my unbiased review of this iron. I'm currently gaming the Taylormade PSI irons. We'll see how big of a difference a couple years makes for technology. I love the feel of the PSI's when I flush them. It seriously feels like butter when cutting through the ball and the grass. Coming from the S55's, it's amazing the difference in feel and forgiveness.
  8. I'm currently pushing around the ole Bag boy push cart. I had to screw in a block of wood bc my bag was shorter than where the strap locations were. I will post pics later..
  9. Awesome opportunity guys. I can't wait to see how this works out for you and improves your putting.
  10. I think taking a dogmatic approach to this topic isn't good. I think you need to look into how the flag is setting. If the flag is leaning toward you, then you should probably pull the pin. My approach will be solely dependent on what's going on around me. uphill, downhill, windy, wet, etc. I think more than not, i'll leave the flag stick in. I also believe it will be dependent on my playing mates too. I don't want to require someone else to have to put the flag in adding to time and what not. I definitely believe there's a lot of factors and definitely things to think about.
  11. I would say it's dependent on if I'm in the rough or on the fairway on how I address the ball. If I'm in the fairway, I'm a little closer to the ball and if In the rough a little farther away. I don't want to bump or move the ball.
  12. - Mark - Muncie, IN - 112 driver (unsure of long iron speeds), 5 Handicap - M4 4 iron 19 degree, Ping G30 22 degree hybrid Right Hand
  13. This is great information especially if you are not a feel player. My biggest problem is decelerating on the down swing and chunking wedge shots. I always joke with my friends that I'm the best at bogey holes from 100 yds and in. I will definitely be testing this out the next time I'm out at the range. I prefer to not hit full length wedge shots. My body gets all out of tempo when I do resulting in inconsistent ball strikes. Thank you for providing this video for us.
  14. I'm definitely interlock grip. I like feeling I have more contact with the club itself. Overlap just doesn't feel comfortable to me at all. I putt the same way with interlock but I forward press.
  15. Great stuff here. I wanted to game a 60 degree, but couldn't explain well enough to my wife why I needed a $180 club. I did hit them last spring and loved it. The feel off the face is like butter. I also felt more comfortable if I opened the face to do a flop shot.
  16. I would see if you could get the breakdown of the numbers from the different fittings. You could compare side by side each of the numbers to see which one provided the best results.
  17. Markelly82

    TP5 Pix?

    I bought a sleeve my last time out. I am not a huge fan of the color orange on the ball, but I like the concept. I also understand it's a little like the Callaway Truvis. During my putting stroke, I try and stare at the back of the ball. Having the X near the back of the line really helps me concentrate on the spot. This is just my opinion obviously. To each their own.
  18. I'm ready to read the details of the test. I'm more interested about the balls that produce the most side spin on the ball. It's pretty amazing to hear that balls were flying so far off line from a robot. I'm currently gaming the TP5, but I'm more than willing to consider something else. I have no real brand loyalty anymore. I was a huge Prov fan, up until I realized how much side spin the balls produced. I know some of the factors are my swing that attributed to the side spin. I also put a ton of back spin on the ball but come to find out it was my iron shafts that caused that. There's so many factors that go into this game. Another reason why you should be fitted for everything in your bag.
  19. - Mark - Indiana - Edel E-3 - I would say my putting is a weakness but it's gotten better being personally fit for my edel. I would be interested to see what Odyssey can do to improve my stroke.
  20. I'm currently having some troubles with my iron play. Last year I bought some new shafts. My previous shafts were for Ping S55 with CFS 1.5 extended. The old shafts put way to much back spin on the ball. Did I mention I'm 6'5"? The new shafts were KBS 130 X. I left them a half inch longer rather than 1.5. I have a common miss where I'm hitting my irons off the toe and they feel like they're chunks. The ball is barely going any where. I don't have the money for a "proper" fitting, but I want to stop these nonsense shots. I know there could be many different various reasons why this is happening, but would like some drills to help stop this. Any help would be greatly appreciative.
  21. This looks like a great opportunity. Good luck everyone
  22. I have an Edel putter and I absolutely love it. Their fitting system is second to none. It’s very involved. Coming away you’ll be way more excited about what you’re getting and the prospects in improving your putting. I spent almost $500 but a putter you can keep for 20 years rather than a driver which you’ll have to replace in 5. Go to YouTube and check out some of the fittings. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Peter Finch is solid. Randy from Fried eggs golf gives funny but good information in his videos.
  24. I plan on playing the Taylormade TP5. I made the switch last year and I haven't looked back. The ball seems to be more durable than the Prov's and doesn't overly spin.
  25. 1. Mark Indiana 2. 5.4 Speed 112 3. Your current driver Ping G30 LST 4. I would love the pleasure to review the G410 Plus
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