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  1. (Sorry guys just getting to this review) Could not agree more with this comment!! I'll be curious if you guys get used to the sound as well. For me this driver did perform, but I couldn't look at it or hit it without cringing each time.
  2. When I was doing my driver testing this year, the one thing that had me puzzled is the difference between the normal 410 Plus and the SFT. Do you guys feel there's any differences in the two clubs if you would move the weight into the draw position on the normal 410? For those of you that went with the SFT, is there a reason that you went with the SFT rather than using the movable weight? Also, how do you guys feel about the hosel adjustability? Do you guys feel that jumping a full degree is too great of a jump compared to the 0.6* of the previous models?
  3. You guys are doing a great job on this review!! I was able to hit the Bridgestone wedges last year and I agree with @hartrick11 in that the feel was just amazing! Would you think Bridgestone could benefit from different grind options? Also, have any of you had to play the ball out of a bird's nest of a lie around the green? If so, how did they do? That was the one thing my Ping's blew everyone out of the water in. There wasn't a bad lie they couldn't go through.
  4. I feel like this is bring out the little kid that wants to go jump in the puddles for this review and I love it!! Have any of you washed the rain gear yet? If so, did you notice any difference in the waterproofing after the wash?
  5. Great start so far guys!! I've been really curious in arm lock putters for a while now to see what people think. Here are a few questions I've got for you guys. Starting with just the putter head itself, have you noticed a forgiveness level on off-centered hits? Is it close to the Envroll or Ping forgiveness if you've tested either brands Do you notice any difference in the roll versus your current gamers? How many grip positions have you guys tried to get "comfortable"? Have any of you tried actually doing left hand low and locking the grip into your forearm at the top of the grip? Do you think a certain grip style would have an easier transition into this type of putter
  6. You can also check out my test too just a few below that https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/30499-goalies-most-wanted-driver-test-2019/
  7. When I ordered mine, I had them put an extra tungsten weight in place of one of their black ones. It allowed me to add an extra 2 grams. It may be small, but it made a big difference for me. By adding it to the forward heel, it didn't have any impact on spin rates either.
  8. Name, Locale, and Rounds per year Mike, Indiana, 25-30 Social Media Accounts Facebook & Instagram Handicap and Swing Speed 14/108-109 Driver SS Current Set Club Model Shaft Length Driver PXG 0811 X Gen2 9* Project X Hzrdus Yellow 75 Stiff 44.5 3 Wood Cobra F8 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 75 X-Stiff 43.25 2 Hybrid Bridgestone TOUR B XD-H Hybrid KBS Tour Prototype X-Stiff 40 3 Hybrid Titleist 816 H1 Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec Stiff 40 5i - PW Srixon Z545 Dynamic Gold X100 +0.5 AW Srixon Z565 Dynamic Gold X100 +0.5 56* Ping Glide 2.0 WS PING AWT 2.0 Wedge +0.5 60* Ping Glide 2.0 WS PING AWT 2.0 Wedge +0.5 Desired Cobra Set Club Model Shaft Length Driver F9 Tour Length Speedback 9* Project X Hzrdus Yellow 75 Stiff 44.5 3 Wood F9 Speedback Project X Hzrdus Yellow 75 X-Stiff 43.25 2 Hybrid F9 Speedback UST Recoil 780 ES Smacwrap X-Stiff 41.25 3 Hybrid F9 Speedback UST Recoil 780 ES Smacwrap X-Stiff 40.5 5i - AW F9 Speedback Dynamic Gold AMT X100 +0.5 54* King Wedge Versatile True Temper Dynamic Gold Stiff +0.5 58* King Wedge Widelow True Temper Dynamic Gold Stiff +0.5
  9. I'm really thankful to have great places around me that allow me to do stuff like this!
  10. @M. Parsons thank you! It took around 11-12 hours to complete spread across multiple days. I didn't want any session to extend past 2 hour as an absolute max with swinging drivers. I tried to keep it to about an hour so I wasn't fading and putting bad swings on the clubs.
  11. PXG is definitely the real deal this year. I didn't like their Gen 1 stuff, and I wasn't going to pay $800 for a driver either. With them lower the price to be really close in line with everyone else, that's what made me try them in the first place this year. Good luck at your fitting and let us know how it goes!!
  12. Hello Spies! As many of you may have read, I was a tester for the True Golf Fit at the end of 2018. With me not seeing the results I would have wanted due to multiple factors I discussed in the article, I started thinking what is the best driver for me. With 2019 being the year of the driver, I figured this would be a great time to see what’s really out there. The Process When I look for any new club, I first start by hitting every club I can from all the manufacturers. I try not let brand influence my decision as to which club will be best for me. During the first round of testing, I will try to test the club in a set up that would be close to what I would purchase. My typical set up for a driver is right around 9* with a 70+ gram extra stiff shaft. What I’m looking for in the first round is looks, feel, and sound. I don’t put a huge amount of stock into numbers just yet because most of the times I’m doing these first rounds, the clubs are not fine tuned in a fitting. After the 1st round, I do an initial cut of ones that just didn’t feel or sound good to me. If I don’t like the looks or cringe every time I hit it, it’s not the club for me. Within this round I start trying to fine tune the setup of each club to look at dispersion and flight. Unfortunately, with Indiana still being in winter, I had limited days to watch the flight. In the 3rd, and final, round, I take my top 3 and get the settings optimize for each club to take head-to-head-to-head in a final fitting. Drivers Tested Srixon Z785 Ping G400 LST Ping G410 Plus Titleist TS2 Titleist TS3 Taylormade M5 Taylormade M6 Callaway Epic Flash Subzero PXG 0811X Gen 2 Cobra F9 Speedback The Results Driver Rank Round Eliminated Comments PXG 0811X Gen 2 1 Winner Titleist TS2 2 Final Great performer just saw better numbers with PXG Cobra F9 Speedback 3 2nd Felt more confident with PXG and TS2 Ping G400 LST 3 2nd Was consistantly shorter than PXG and TS2 Ping G410 Plus 5 2nd Spinning too much. Need LST version Taylormade M6 6 2nd Lacked forgiveness of the others Callaway Epic Flash Subzero 7 1st Saw great numbers, but looks and sounds awful Titleist TS3 8 1st Tested at a Titleist Thursday and TS2 fit me better Taylormade M5 9 1st Tested side by side with M6 and like the look and feel of M6 better Srixon Z785 10 1st Tested during TGF PXG 0811X Gen 2, for me, is the winner! In the final I only took my top 2, TS2 and 0811X. I would typically take three, but I just felt that those two drivers just separated themselves. The set up for each driver was the following. PXG 0811X Shaft: HZRDUS Yellow 75g 6.0 Loft: 9* Length: 44.5 in Custom: Extra titanium weight TS2 Shaft: Even Flow White 75g X-Stiff Loft: 8.75* Length: 44.5 in Custom: +2 gram weight After playing around with all of the drivers, I found that I was most accurate when we added just a bit of weight to each of the drivers and shortened them. The extra weight just allowed me to feel the head throughout the swing. I felt that I was starting to lose them at times during my swing causing me to speed up my swing. When I took the TS2 and PXG head-to-head, PXG beat the TS2 in accuracy, distance, ball speed, and spin rates. Please note the final test was done out of a bay with Trackman, range balls, and 30* weather. The extra weight in the TS2 was causing it to spin a towards the 3000 rpm mark at some points. I think the reason it didn’t do that with the PXG is because we moved the extra weight into the draw position rather than moving it towards the back like the TS2. On all of my hits with the PXG, I was averaging between 2200 – 2500 rpm even on mishits. My hat’s off to the PXG fitter because he saw the potential in the TS2 and we tried multiple things to get it to work. PXG kept putting shot after shot consistently down the middle no matter where on the face I hit that ball. The last shot of day with PXG recorded a 110 mph swing speed with 166+ mph ball speed and a total distance of 300 yards. In 30* weather, to get close to 300 yards is an amazing accomplishment! I’m excited to get this out on the course in warm weather!
  13. Thank Jlukes! I just posted in that thread. I'll see if I can take this one down.
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