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  1. mdumble21

    Mizuno ST190 & ST190G Drivers Thread

    Honestly, this is one of the drivers I want to try out this year, along with the Epic Flash & Cobra F9. I was a huge fan of the ST-180, so this should be awesome to hit when it arrives in February.
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    2019 Callaway Apex Hybrid Thread

    I've been a big fan of the Apex hybrid since it came out. I used to have the X2 Hot 3 hybrid but was overdrawing it as my swing speed increased. Bought the OG Apex and loved it ever since. The only time it wasn't in my bag was when I got picked to test the i200s, I was given a 3 iron (I assumed the set would be 4-PW) so I used that for a while instead of the Apex. However, I later went back to the Apex and haven't looked back. Probably one of my most reliable clubs in the bag at the moment. I really like the look of the new hybrid but there are 3 things that worry me a bit: The glossy black finish - I really like the grey finish on mine (I'm not sure what kind of finish the original had - Matte?) The feel of the new one might be a firm, similar to the Rogue. I really like the softer feel of the original Apex. The bottom of the new club looks a bit busy with the addition of the Jailbreak bars and extra lettering - I know that this isn't really an issue like the other 2 points as you won't see the bottom of the club at address but it'll still be on my mind. I'll be definitely trying out the new hybrid, but it has to be pretty good to knock my current hybrid out of the bag.
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    Replace i210 suggestions please !!!

    I'm currently gaming PING i200s (got them through the i200 test a while ago), and if I had to replace them with another set, it would probably be the Mizuno JPX919 Tour/Forged (take your pick both awesome irons) or the new Callaway Apex Pro. All 3 sets are forged rather than cast like the PINGs.
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    In search of a Fairway

    My current 3 wood (Callaway Epic Sub Zero) is an absolute monster off the tee, and easy to hit off the deck.
  5. The one thing I noticed the other day was that the GPS+Pro won't log in a less than 9 hole round. I was playing my home course on Sunday afternoon, with the purpose of catching up with some friends who were a few holes ahead of me. I finished the first 2 holes (a par 4 & par 5) in -1, skipped the 3rd hole and joined up with my mates. I played out the remaining 6 holes with the watch showing no complaints. Once I got home and tried to sync the round, the phone app said that I didn't have enough shots entered for the round to be legitimate. That kinda sucks, as not only did I play well (+1 thru 8 holes!), but I drove the green on the short 6th hole (would've been a nice bit of bragging rights, and increased my driving length average).
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    New Wilson 2018/2019 MBs

    Damn, those are some sexy irons! I really like Wilson irons in general, but I always felt that the FG100 blades were a bit gimmicky with the bit of Wilson Staff writing on the back. I understand the reason why they did that, but I think they would've looked better without it - which is why I prefer the look of the "cleaner" blades such as the MP18, Titleist MBs, Apex MBs, and TM P730s.
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    First time with Mizunos

    I completely agree with you there Steddy. I've been using my PING i200s (from the MGS test a year or so ago) for the past few seasons, and they've been fantastic for my overall game. However, I have been trying out the JPX900 & 919 Tour irons, and whilst I'm not hitting it as far (losing ~5yd with longer irons) the feel is just better (no offence to the PINGs). I've had a few other opportunities to try out Mizuno gear (mainly the drivers and wedges) as my coach is a Mizuno rep. If you're in the market for wedges, give the T7 a try - they're dangerously under-rated and you should be able to get them for a good price as they are due to be replaced soon (as is the ST-180 driver!!).
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    D v D 2

    I need to catch up a bit. Saw the first 2 episodes on Youtube, and it's great to see the process involved. The final product Cortex looks amazing! Cannot wait for it to come into stores Down Under!
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    Cobra F9 Driver Thread

    Yeah, the F9 is coming in fairway wood as well as hybrid & irons (including single-length of course).
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    Titleist AVX - Thoughts?

    Yeah, that was my plan too. I know a few discount golf ball websites that offer 50% discounts for excellent quality balls.
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    Titleist AVX - Thoughts?

    I gave my dad one of the AVX's to try out, and he loves it. He enjoys the flight and feel, but not the price. We'll have to try and get them on a discounted rate second-hand.
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    Do you actually use your 3-Wood?

    My 3 wood is an absolute weapon! It's more accurate than my driver, and I only lose about 20m using it. I like having it as my sleeper weapon in the bag, and I can hit it longer than some people hit driver!
  13. On the Forte Golf website, you can get the 2-ball trial packs for free, but you will have to pay postage unfortunately.
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    What are you hoping to test this year?

    I'd love to test out the new JPX irons as well as the new Srixon driver. Would've loved the chance to test out the Mizuno ST-180 or PING G400 drivers!
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    Titleist AVX - Thoughts?

    I've been using a few yellow AVX's for the past month, and I freaking love them! Awesome flight, great around the greens and off the putter. Bought myself a dozen when I found them on special.
  16. Tier 1: Tommy Fleetwood Tier 2: Marc Leishman Tier 3: Matthew Fitzpatrick Tier 4: Haotong Li Tier 5: Eddie Pepperell
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    What equipment are you thinking about?

    To be honest, I prefer the look of the MD4s over the MD3s (the green puts me off). The only main difference between the two is probably the extra grooves on the MD4s (Groove-in-Groove technology). Apart from that, I've got no idea. If you can get the MD3s for $50 less at GG, then you may as well go for them.
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    What equipment are you thinking about?

    MD4's better than MD3, but the Forged is better than both.
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    The Holy Grail

    I've been playing golf since 2012, so not quite as long as most people in the forums, but over the years there have been only 4 clubs that I've had complete confidence in: 1) Callaway Big Bertha (2014) 3 wood - Prior to getting this club, I'd been struggling with fairway woods particularly off the deck. I bought this club in late 2013 as a replacement to my Razr 3 wood (I've always been a fan of Callaway woods & drivers), and immediately found that it was a fairway-finder. Whenever I was struggling with my driver, my 3 wood was the saviour. However, late last year I had to retire it due to a crack developing just behind the face on the underside. I was worried that I might break it if I kept playing with it. Whilst it was no longer under warranty, I did get a discount on its replacement - club #2. Whilst I may no longer have the BB wood with me, my Dad is loving it although I am worried he will properly break it one day. 2) Callaway Epic Sub Zero (2017) 3 wood - I was a big fan of the previous generation Big Bertha Alpha fairway wood (the black one with 2 weights), but wasn't able to find one immediately after cracking my old fairway. Thankfully, this fairway fitted the bill better. Off the tee, I have a lot of control on the flight and shape of shots, and can hit low punch stingers off the tee that will run forever. I feel like this club will be in the bag for a long time!! 3) Callaway MD2 Gap Wedge - I bought this club in 2013/14 as a replacement to my Cleveland 588 RTX, which had the spinner shaft in it (kept on hooking the crap out of it). Once it was in the bag, it started making me money on the course. The feel was fantastic (Callaway needs to make forged wedges again!!), with the flight and spin being perfect for the 15 handicapper I was at the time. Over the past 6 months, I could see that the grooves were too scuffed and wearing fast, so I replaced it with a Vokey SM6 last month (yes, I could've gotten an SM7, but the SM6s were on special and they felt better to me). Only time will tell if the Vokey can properly replace the MD2. 4) Taylormade Rosca Daytona (Black). I was given this putter by my Dad (who's now using it to great effect) back in 2013/14 for Christmas/Birthday (not sure which occasion), as I had been getting better at putting but the current putter had no feeling. Whilst it took some adjusting (it was much lighter than my old putter), I was able to improve my putting thanks to the great feel and control off the insert (which was the precursor to the current TM Spider putter inserts). It even had a starring role in a Youtube video a few years ago. Over the past year, I'd been struggling with my longer putts so I bought a TM TP Collection Soto which has a slightly heavier head to help mitigate this issue. As a result, I currently have complete faith in my putting, so the Soto won't be leaving the bag anytime soon. And yes, there is a common theme to this - my Dad's received a few "hand-me-ups" from me over the past year or so. These have included my old Big Bertha fairway wood & driver, Callaway X2 Hot 3 Hybrid (which he loves dearly!) and my old Taylormade putter (which is working well for him!). Has anyone else given their father or older relatives their old clubs?
  20. The i210s look so similar to the i200s. And the i500s are damn sexy in comparison.
  21. The player: Current gamer - Titleist Pro V1X & Vice Pro Handicap or Ave score - 6.7 7 iron carry distance with current ball - 165yd Trajectory - mid/high Putter - Taylormade TP Soto The ball: 2017/18 Taylormade TP5 Distance - better Trajectory - high Spin - hop & stop Feel - soft Durability (1 round) - like new Rating - Gamer Analysis Since the TP5/X series came out last year, I've been a bit sceptical of its performance versus the Pro V1, with most of my scepticism stemming from a very poor experience with the previous generation Taylormade TP balls which I hated with a passion (felt way too hard). Whenever I try out any new ball, I tend to buy a sleeve (cost roughly AU$20) and play with them for a few rounds. Recently, I saw a sleeve of TP5s for $15 and thought "why not?". I played 2 rounds (1x 18, 1x 9 holes) with them, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The feeling off irons, wedges & putter was great, although not quite to the level of the Pro V1 (which was my biggest criticism of the previous TM tour balls). In terms of distance, I reckon I was probably gaining about 5yd off driver and this was particularly evident into the wind. Couple this with the decent amounts of spin off irons and wedges, and you have a very competent golf ball. And to top it all off, TP5s are currently on sale for AU$55, about AU$20 less than Pro V1. I'll be definitely gaming these in the near future.
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    Most wanted player's irons

    My dad's getting a new set of MMCs with 5i Fli-Hi and S18 gap wedge. To say that I'm jealous is an understatement, and he'll be bragging about them for the next 2 months!
  23. I had the same issue with my latest round - used PW to warm up then swapped in for a 3 wood on the first tee. Also having syncing issues as well - I've played 5 rounds (1 of 18 holes, 4 of 9) with the watch so far, but it's only recognised 2 of them.
  24. Tier 1: Tommy Fleetwood Tier 2: Francesco Molinari Tier 3: Lee Westwood Tier 4: Haotong Li Tier 5: Padraig Harrington Winning Score: -10
  25. mdumble21

    G’day from Victoria!

    Welcome from the proper Wild West!