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  1. Yup. Not a marketing trick at all and a fairly common practice as stated above
  2. Made popular by none other than Tiger Woods. Most commonly referred to as “Tiger Stepping” a wedge shaft
  3. Figures! I’m just left for the shore for the weekend so of course boxes would start showing back up!
  4. I wonder if it's so that Foresight can maintain their "premium" price tag in the professional space while licensing their name and technology to Bushnell for use in the consumer space. Plus Bushnell already has the brand recognition in the consumer space. I would argue that Foresight doesn't have much brand recognition within the consumer space, especially relative to "Trackman". Bushnell would also have a distribution network that is capable of supporting the retail space as well as the direct to consumer space.
  5. Yup. My original plan was to go with the 10.5 head and then loft it down so I could open the face, but the lie angle increase prevented me from doing so.
  6. Especially when compared to PiNG, which I believe has one of the the flattest standard lie angle for drivers in the industry
  7. I say the above as someone who used to spin it at 3600 and now spin it around 2200. I tried every driver head and shaft combination possible to magically lower my spin and raise my launch. Wasn’t until I got lessons and made a swing change that I got where I needed..
  8. I mean this in the most sincere way possible: no driver is going to bring 3500 spin down to a playable number (mid 2000s). Your brother switching to a TS3 might bring down spin 200rpms and launch down a half a degree, but that’s about it. M5 is already a low spinning head for you. The best hope is a few lessons for both of you. Make sure the angle of attack is positive and the strike location is higher on the face. That’s the key to dropping as much spin as you both need to drop
  9. No - not communication since late June. We were already informed we would all be getting the same grips since the grips were a stock issue so nobody got their first choice (or 2nd or 3rd or 4th in some cases) in grips.
  10. I remember the first time I had an experience where the shaft made a big difference. It was at a demo day in 2018 where I was looking for a new hybrid. I was at the Titleist booth and was hitting the 818 H2 Hybrid. I was hitting it with the evenflow shaft and every strike was off the bottom. When I switched to the Atmos Blue TS shaft, everything was out of the middle. Switched back to the Evenflow and everything again was out of the bottom; switched back to the Atmos and again everything was flushed. It really showed me that fitting was paramount and that experimentation was really a coin flip unless you really know what you like and why you may gravitate towards certain shafts.
  11. Absolutely. I have learned over the years, through experimentation, through online learning (TXG) and through my fitting at True Spec, that I perform best with shafts that are softer in the butt section (handle). For some players, including me, a softer butt section translates to better feel. It really lets me know when the shaft is loading and helps me time my transition. It is why my first two shaft choices were Modus 105x and Modus 120x. Those models have a relatively softer handle and give me a great feel throughout the swing - and they are most similar to the Oban CT 115 shafts I was fit into at True Spec (the Modus shafts were the runners up in this fitting). With the DG X100s, they are stiffer in the handle and thus I lose a ton of that feel that I love. I am really struggling to feel the head during the swing and thus my transition is wildly inconsistent which leads to my delivery numbers (face, path, and angle of attack) to be inconsistent as well. Now the X100s are one of the most popular irons shafts on tour, so it's obviously not a bad shaft. What it does show is that some players are more effected by different profiles of shafts and I happen to be one of them.
  12. For those wondering who is waiting for what still: txgolfjunkie - Bag jlukes - Wedges/Bag Mtbryant01 - Woods/Bag LeftyMatt89 - Irons/Wedges/Bag Brian A - Woods/Irons/Bag gavanski91 - Woods/Irons/Wedges/Bag Orders were submitted to Cobra on May 19th
  13. One thing I always strive for with my reviews is complete transparency. I know the mods are doing everything they can possibly due to keep everything moving with the OEMs but unfortunately it’s seems as if there are some speed bumps this year.
  14. Full transparency? Nothing. The main contact that set this all up is out on maternity leave and the guys backing her up haven’t been responding to the mods inquiries. We haven’t gotten any updates on the remaining clubs we’ve yet to receive, nor the bags. I get these are unprecedented times, but I’m really surprised how little Cobra seems to care about the challenge this year. The stock issues are one thing. I get that. The lack of communication is something I don’t get. And my own 2 cents, if I am an OEM putting together some sort of testing Opportunity for a website or influencer, I’d want to make sure the people reviewing my stuff received equipment that fit them (from the no up charge options available to consumers). I’d rather postpone testing altogether rather then send people ill-fitting equipment
  15. 100% shaft. I requested 3 other shafts before being told I’d have to go with this one due to stock issues.
  16. All over the face contact. Pulls 25 yards left followed by high fades. The only way I can seem to make solid contact is by getting really steep into impact, but even then I am not delivering a consistent face to path. I honestly have no feel for where the clubhead is in my backswing so my transition is completely out of whack with them.
  17. Just got back from the range. Good news is I was absolutely flushing my 5 7 and 9 irons. Bad news is that was my mizunos I brought to the range along with my cobra irons. The cobras are still a major struggle due to the shaft. Hit them side by side today and had no idea where the ball was going with the cobras Both my fitter and my old instructor watched me hit a bunch and my fitter said “if you were thinking about buying either club I’d hide the cobras from you so you couldn’t hit them again” Instructor said be careful a don’t develop bad habits trying to get the shaft to work for me Driver, 3w, 7w and utility iron were all good. The 7w and utility iron continue to impress me for how easy they are to launch
  18. I found by moving the weight back in my driver and lowering the loft to open the face I’ve been able to mitigate many of the over draws without sacrificing launch and spin.
  19. Yes used it for a few rounds. Reminds me of a the Superstroke Flatso
  20. There is no absolutes in golf. Everyone reacts differently to stiffness and weight. You’re close to the borderline between stiff and x. Weight is all about how it feels and performs for you. Unless you can hit the exact shaft in question side by side with your current shaft then it’s pretty much a shot in the dark
  21. 100% chance a waiter has spit on your food.
  22. I really hope this sense of entitlement doesn’t follow people away from the golf course. Jeez
  23. Im going to draw up some sketches on MS Paint and tweet them out to Chad and Yags and see what they can do for us
  24. It’s important to design a system that works for active members, passive members and anonymous forum browsers. If the latter two groups can’t find content easily, then the forum membership will become stagnant. As I type this there are 70 members and 435 guests browsing the forum Those 435 guests aren’t following threads. They aren’t creating custom streams. They aren’t receiving notifications.
  25. Amen. Right now the Forums Testing stuff feels like The Homer Car. Tons of bells and whistles, but so convoluted to the point where nobody wants it
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