What an awesome opportunity and a cool group of guys to be a part of! These days, at least for me, I find myself looking at my phone every 5 minutes whether it be Facebook or Twitter and reading pointless updates that continuously drives me nutsâ€¦ I'm happy to say that MGS has taken the place of the meaningless Facebook app on my phone and I couldn't be happier! I'm reading interesting articles on the things I'm actually interested in and learning more about the game I love. So for that, I'm very thankful. I'm even more thankful I was chosen to test out the new Nike Vapor Flex! This club has changed my game and I'll be able to explain more through all of my reviews.
Currently, I'm a 5-handicap and I typically shoot rounds in the mid to high 70's.
The strengths of my game are no doubt my irons. I play Titleist 712 MB's and feel very confident in my ball striking ability with them. I also have a lot of confidence in my short game. I love playing anything from about 120 and in with my putting starting to heat up just in time for summer.
I've always had good distance off the tee but often find myself fighting the high fade with my newly retired driver, the original TaylorMade Rocketballz. The weak point of my game is when I'm battling with my â€˜big miss' tee shots and then playing my second shot from the far right rough.
My Launch Angle was 13.8 prior to switching to the Nike Vapor Flex and my typical miss is with my driver with a high fade.
I was most recently hitting a TaylorMade Rocketballz driver with an X-Stiff shaft. My swing tempo is fast and rapid and my swing speed with the Rocketballz was 114.5 prior to hitting the Nike Vapor Flex.
Above you'll see images of me swinging my TaylorMade Rocketballz. There will be huge changes once I record the Nike Vapor Flex swing!! It's already made me change my release point of my swing and because of the ability to chance from Mid to Low ball flight it has straightened out my tee shotsâ€¦ pretty amazing so far and more to come in the following stages.
I love this game more than most things in life. I love it for more reasons than I can explain typing it out on this computer. This was something my father taught me and I will love it because of that single reason until the day I die. I'll never forget all of the rounds and good times we've had on the course.
I've been golfing since around the age of 5. I'm a very competitive golfer with the ability to shoot a 72 but also go out drinking with my friends having a great time of the course. The booze really kills my game sometimes and can blow me up to an 85 if I hit it too hard, lol. I also like to gamble while were out there. I never push anyone on the golf course and I hate talking trash on the course. I'll be the first person to set the guy straight for being the obnoxious trash talker in my 4-some.
My story is I'm an interesting guy. Been a lot of places. Love Vegas, golf, and the beach.
What is in your bag? I now play a Nike Vapor Flex 440 (which is ridiculously awesome), I play a 15-degree 913 Titleist 3-wood, my 3 â€“ PW are Titleist 712 MB's with Project-X 6.5 shafts, my wedges are all Titleist SM 5's â€“ 52, 56, & 60-degree, and I play an Odyssey Putter that I've had since I was 17. I won that putter off the number one golfer on our high school team. I really kicked his ass that day and took his putter. I can't part ways with it now.
How did you choose them? I chose the irons honestly because I talked a kid down who was selling them on Craigslist. I got an outstanding deal on them and it just so happened that iron and shafts fit my exact swing. The putter is just a comfort thing to me and I really don't see myself changing it anytime soon.
What region do you play out of? I play all over Chicagoland which I believe has some of the best courses in this country. Although, the best course I played was Luana Hills Country Club in Oahu, HI. It was honestly the greenest thing I've ever seen in my life with these old trees that looked like something Tarzan would swing from.
Are you a tinkerer or a set and forget it type? Definitely set and forget it type.
Looking forward to the next stages where I'll prove how the Nike Vapor has changed my game off the tee with tons of pictures and videos!