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  • Birthday 08/11/1968

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    Roseville, CA
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  1. Penley ETA. Not a “common” shaft, but this was my favorite by far, at that point in time.
  2. I like the Z-Star XV’s. Spin a little to much on wedges and short irons, but a very very good ball. HOWEVER, I have no immediate plans of having an X-ray of my “bells”. Cmon, you had to know that was coming. Happy Friday Eve,
  3. Awesome!!! Love it. Lots of golf goodies came my way. Thanks!!!!
  4. Last 1.5 years, Srixon Z-Star XV. However, I’m finding that theses balls spin to much for me on short irons; especially wedges. I’m currently playing Pro Vs, and will be loading up on Snell MTB Black. I like the Pro Vs, but 1) I’ve hit the Snell so well, 2) they feel really good at impact, 3) they performed as well ad the Z-Star & Pro V, and 4) the value is crazy good. Honestly, if the Pro V was $35/dz I would still be debating which to buy: Pro V or Snell MTB Black. I don’t have any allegiance to a particular ball. I think we’ll all have are own nuances and preferences, as far as ball choice goes, so go with what you think, and feel (sensory wise), fits you best.
  5. Definitely worth it, regardless of your ability. Even a beginner can be set up correctly. As a “player” needs to be fitted to have accurate yardages, etc. we often forget that beginners through 10 handicaps can develop poor swing habits from ill-fitted clubs. The body appropriately reacts to these maladjustments in clubs. Too upright? Pulls, shut-face hits, heel digs. Too flat? Unprovoked fades, pushes, toe hits in the turf, etc. I’ve personally had forged clubs bend over time: bent with incorrect lofts, lies…. No one likes hitting a 7 and 8 iron with an eight yard spread! Over time, it’s worth the effort and money to have your clubs spec’d when fitted. My two cents
  6. YES on Pebble #8. No other better test of golf when its breezy or windy. #14 at Spanish Bay, for me, is one that puts a smile on my face. #8 is a test off the tee, and to the green when there's wind in play. The 1st shot seems benign from the tee box, until you get to your ball and then the "cheek squeezing" begins. Club selection and being able to flight the ball are critical. I'd love to play any hole at Pine Valley. However, having played all the Pebble Beach courses, aside from Cypress, I feel fairly content.
  7. tribota

    JPX 921's

    Just saw the WITB for Paul Casey: 3 & 4 iron in the HMP. Interesting. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. Tim, Roseville iOS 14 (iPhone 11 Pro) Outdoors No.
  10. Tim/Roseville, CA No, never used a hitting net for golf. Don’t own a LM, (yet). Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. tribota

    JPX 921's

    Ditto! Tim Miz MP-32’s DGS300 Miz MP 52, 56 Wilson FG 62 Callaway 2H tipped stiff Miz F-15 3w 13.5 deg. Exsar stiff Cobra F6+, Matriz Ozik Xstiff TM SLDR FUJI speeder TS
  12. tribota

    JPX 921's

    Okay, I feel compelled to update, as my giddiness from the 921 HMPs is ridiculous (cue inner child giggles). As stated earlier, I’ve played “players” clubs for years and wanted/needed to get some distance back. Well, distance is not a worry any longer. These are hot. Yet, I don’t feel like anything is extraordinarily extreme in feel, sound, or ball flight. I do feel a slight “trampoline” effect, but it’s negligible and was easy to get used to. Look, center hits on most clubs feel sweet anyhow, so that’s not something I feel is a major issue. As said before, I wasn’t looking for forgiveness, but adding some distance and having some decent distance dispersion was important. As said, distance and distance control are a non-issue. Long and I hit my distances. What’s been the most impactful effect is the left-right dispersion. These are straight. Really straight. I feel like, somehow, I’m cheating because they are so straight. I’ve routinely laced 4 & 5 irons, straight as anything I’ve ever hit. Dead straight. My rounds, since 9/22 have been the best all year. I credit that to the “yuge” benefits from these sticks. As I’m getting older I really don’t care (any longer) what the club category they fall into, as long as I get what I need. However, these are so fun to hit and I swear it feels like I’m getting away with a crime bc they are so easy to hit. :) They are a very pretty club. Side note, I went to adjust the lies and found out that they were 1deg upright out of the box. Bad form Mizuno. They are easy to bend for fitting, so that was good to hear. FYI- the gap wedge is made of different metal than the Chromoloy. Miz website says X30 steel. Also, I do like the looks of the HMP. If all Mizuno had were the HMs I probably wouldn’t have bought them. I like the lack of offset, and smallish head (comparatively). The thicker topline was a turn off, but didn’t sway my decision. Overall, I could’ve gone with a combo set (esp for the short irons), but I’m happy with the set as is. I look forward to when a thorough review and opinions from MGS comes out. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Srixon Sale

    Love that deal!! The value is there. Been playing with the Z-Star XVs since March. Enjoy them a lot. Spin well on wedges/approach shots, and is long enough on the driver. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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