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    Jiro got a reaction from funkyjudge in Best looking irons   
    If you are like me you like looking at and reading about new irons but don't necessarily get to demo all of them. So I'll throw out a question based purely on aesthetics without considering what is necessarily best for your game.
    What is your favorite looking iron right now (current models only)? Let's break it down by category: blade/MB, Players, GI/SGI.
     
    I'll get it started:
    For MB I'll go with Mizuno MP-5
    For Players I'll go Srixon Z765
    For GI I'll go Bridgestone JGR CB forged
     
    (Yeah, I like the Japanese styles I guess).
     


     
     
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    Jiro got a reaction from MGoBlue100 in Best looking irons   
    If you are like me you like looking at and reading about new irons but don't necessarily get to demo all of them. So I'll throw out a question based purely on aesthetics without considering what is necessarily best for your game.
    What is your favorite looking iron right now (current models only)? Let's break it down by category: blade/MB, Players, GI/SGI.
     
    I'll get it started:
    For MB I'll go with Mizuno MP-5
    For Players I'll go Srixon Z765
    For GI I'll go Bridgestone JGR CB forged
     
    (Yeah, I like the Japanese styles I guess).
     


     
     
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    Jiro got a reaction from CorporateGolfRat in Best looking irons   
    If you are like me you like looking at and reading about new irons but don't necessarily get to demo all of them. So I'll throw out a question based purely on aesthetics without considering what is necessarily best for your game.
    What is your favorite looking iron right now (current models only)? Let's break it down by category: blade/MB, Players, GI/SGI.
     
    I'll get it started:
    For MB I'll go with Mizuno MP-5
    For Players I'll go Srixon Z765
    For GI I'll go Bridgestone JGR CB forged
     
    (Yeah, I like the Japanese styles I guess).
     


     
     
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    Jiro got a reaction from downlowkey in Re-gripping with an air compressor   
    I didn't end up finishing yet. I tried to do it during my kids nap time but that went shorter than anticipated and taking the old tape off is kind of a pain and by far the most cumbersome part. Next time I won't have that step so should go way quicker. Thanks everyone for all the helpful tips, I ended up using a lot of them. Picture is a preview...I could not decide on a color so...why not?
     
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    Jiro got a reaction from GolfSpy_SHARK in Spy Ink   
    I think bulldog has the lead at this point with 10. I have only 3 but earlier in the year got one expanded to add some stars to represent my family members—I am into symbols so kind of like tattoos. But bulldog is right—they are pretty prevalent these days.
     
     
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    Jiro got a reaction from sportzonereviews in mr.hicksta's WITB ​​​​​​   
    Nice bag. Srixon has some good looking irons right now.
     
     
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    Jiro got a reaction from revkev in Rev gets feted   
    Congrats!


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    Jiro reacted to revkev in Rev gets feted   
    My Congregation threw a party in honor of the 25th anniversary of my ordination today.
     
    It was a blast!
     
     
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    Jiro reacted to StrokerAce in 2019 Official Forum Member Review-Ping G410 irons   
    Looking forward to doing my fitting for these.
    I've only had one iron fitting and it was for a set of single length irons in February in Rhode Island the day after an 18 inch snowstorm.
    It was in a bay and I was hitting out into the range; the bay was NOT heated and I was hitting a white ball into white snow during a cloudy day and I couldn't see the ball at all.
    The fitter had a small computer screen and said he could "see the flight" but I had no idea where the ball was going.
    Needless to say it was not what I was hoping for from a fitting....
    I've been to a demo day for Ping and tried a few of the shaft options there so I'll be curious if the one that was the best for me on that day is the one I end up with....
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    Jiro reacted to Freddy71 in Evnroll vs Edel   
    I had a Scotty Cameron before and was lucky enough to customize an edel.
    what an impressive philosophy to identify the best aiming and distance!!!! Reading the green is the final step you need to handle.
    i love my Edel putter in all black and also that I can change the weight in three different ways depending on the speed of the greens. Meaning I can still use the same feeling on all kind of greens.
    have for sure reduce my number of puts and more confident!
    the evnroll was too heavy and no service for finding the perfect set up for your unique putter!
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    Jiro reacted to STUDque in Post Your Pumpkin!   
    This is becoming an annual thing now in year 3. Anybody carving pumpkins this year??
    I haven’t done one yet but my girls have. Proud papa here that they did most of the work this year. Here’s their pumpkins:
     


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    Jiro got a reaction from DawgDaddy in Re-gripping with an air compressor   
    Thanks all for the tips. This was my first go at regripping so appreciate all the info. I used a lot of the advice posted above and it was helpful.
     
     
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    Jiro reacted to yungkory in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    Been mulling over the 919s and new wedges for months and finally pulled the trigger:


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    Jiro reacted to GolfSpy Barbajo in New Hogan PTx Pro   
    It wasn't easy keeping these under wraps. Saw them when I was in Texas last year. We have a blog post on these going live tomorrow.
    These are replacing the old PTx - which are about three years old. The differences appear to be very slight, with the aesthetics being the biggest upgrade. 
    You'll be seeing more of this kid of stuff from Hogan as the weeks go by....
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    Jiro reacted to deejaid in New Hogan PTx Pro   
    Well, I wish Barbajo would have spilled the beans, but I woke up this morning to find an email from the Ben Hogan Golf Co. in my inbox touting these
     
    https://benhogangolf.com/products/ptx-pro-irons
     
    The update to the Ben Hogan PTx irons, the PTX Pro. Slightly larger, slightly more offset compared to the original PTx and easily a much more modern look. A beautiful forged design.
     
    I can’t wait to find out more about these. As a Hoganista that’s played everything from 1954 Precision’s to 2015 Ft. Worth’s, if these perform as good as they look, Hogan has a winner on their hands.
     

     
     
     
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    Jiro reacted to Shankster in Shankster’s “Modern Classic” Project   
    Shankster’s “Modern Classic” Project
     
    ‘Nifty this ones for you’
     
    Ok ladies and gentlemen. I have a few things up my sleeve for this year. Starting with my driver. I can’t stand 460cc balloons, so I bought a 235cc Callaway “mini” driver, when I started playing in the mid 90’s this was just a Driver. Technology and whatnot has “improved” the game. Equipment quality has improved for sure, but what has the 400 yard drives done for the game? At least that’s what companies want us to think. The MGS crew does an excellent job at weeding out the BS and giving us straight up results, which I thoroughly enjoy, I mean who doesn’t want data that is actually useful? The marketing teams just want us to think bigger, better, faster, this place proves or disproves that. Perfect!
     
    I am not against technology at all, I welcome it... but I also am a history buff. I came across some iron and woods specs from the 70’s I believe, and the average driver loft was 11 ish degrees. Yes times have change, and with the added tech we know that 11° is not for everyone. Can you imagine if Jack, Arnie, or Seve had the technology we have today? They probably would have over analyzed it just like it is done today. Or maybe they’d have been even better, but one thing can be said, the artistry has somewhat diminished and there are a bunch of robots out there. Did you see social media go nuts when Tiger “Duck Sliced” that wedge at the WGC? That’s artistry and people loved it. Yeah, 400 yard drives are cool, but stuff like that can’t be made on a trackman, that’s pure vision and well... art. (Would have been cool to see that ball flight data though!)
     
    The combo set thread has me thinking, and analyzing some of the data I pulled from my last sim session, I have a pretty good idea what my plan for a set is. I’ve always looked past Callaway, mostly because I don’t like their marketing, and that one time when I broke a Big Bertha driver demo. Anyways, I am looking for a loft and lie machine and dial my clubs in myself... oh no that’s not a good idea you say? Well I don’t think a standard set with standard lofts and lies from the factory will ever fit me.
     
    From what I’ve gathered they fit you for one club right?
     
    So, as a “Mechanic”, or as I prefer a “Technician” it’s time for me to tune up my golf clubs. I really don’t care what the numbers say on the bottom, although I’ve brought it up before, it’s just a number... middle aged dogs can learn new tricks. It’s the loft I’m looking for. So classic clubs mostly had a 51°/52° Pitching Wedge, and 4° increments all the way up to around the 3 iron which was around 24°, a 2 iron was 21°/22° (modern 3 and 4 irons), so we’ll get over the numeral they decide to boost ego’s with on the bottom.
     
    Come on Shankster get to the point!
     
    Well, ok you asked for it. I will be building this “Modern Vintage” over the course of the summer, to include steel shafts for the fairways and the driver.
     
    Callaway Mini 1.5 (set to 11°) 43.5”
    SLDR TS (set to 14.5°) 42” (for now)
    Callaway Apex MB 4-GW (same as a vintage 2-PW loft wise)
    56, 60 wedges (need to test some bounce options)
    PING Anser TR 1966
     
    Reason for the set GW is because I really don’t use the 52° for anything but full shots. I feel a square soles set matching club will do better for this.
     
    Will adjust loft and lie on each club to achieve proper gapping and neutral ball flight if I can find a loft and lie machine that won’t break the bank. If the MB’s don’t work in the longer irons I’ll replace them with some goo filled, hollow irons or have even considered more hybrids or a 7 and 9 wood, equivalent of classic 4 and 5 woods. But after reviewing the ball speeds from my last session, I think my irons are too hot in the mids, and too low in the highs and lows. As Dang3rtown would agree, it’s time to scoop the mids, and even out the progression of ball speed. Maybe even up the treble if needed.
     
    As I was writing this I stumbled upon MOI matching sets. There isn’t a tone of info out there on it, but it is sort of like the one length stuff. You pick your favorite club, say the 7 iron and measure the moi of that club, you then adjust length as needed to achieve the same MOI from 1 iron all the way down to wedges. So your .5” increments might be more or less to get that right, so your long irons will get shorter and your short irons might get a little longer. The magic number seems to be .4” increments. More to come on this later after more research is done.
     
    Obviously a fitting will be first in line, if not just to find the right shafts for me.
     
    I’ve also been inspired to make a swing change, thanks Joe. I’ll have a thread on that journey too.
     
    Hope you enjoyed this. I’ll be posting updates in this thread.
     
    “Driver” is due here tomorrow 2/27/19
     
     
     
     
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    Jiro got a reaction from fozcycle in What equipment are you thinking about?   
    One of the Evnroll mallet putters or maybe the ER-3 wing back. The heavy ER9 looks interesting—anyone tried it?


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    Jiro reacted to null in PXG 0811 X & XF GEN 2 Driver Thread   
    https://mygolfspy.com/20109-pxg-0811-x-gen2-and-0811-xf-gen2-drivers/
     
    Please use this thread for all discussions, impressions, and reviews of the PXG 0811 Gen 2 Drivers
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    Jiro got a reaction from StrokerAce in Meet Your New Moderators!   
    Congrats fellas!


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    Jiro got a reaction from GolfSpy MPR in Meet Your New Moderators!   
    Congrats fellas!


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    Jiro got a reaction from Rickp in Pics from the course   
    Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters in the background. Had a chance recently to play 4 rounds in Bend, OR over a 2 day weekend trip with my brother in law. Beautiful area down there.


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    Jiro got a reaction from tommc23 in Pics from the course   
    Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters in the background. Had a chance recently to play 4 rounds in Bend, OR over a 2 day weekend trip with my brother in law. Beautiful area down there.


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    Jiro got a reaction from kardboard.kid in Pics from the course   
    Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters in the background. Had a chance recently to play 4 rounds in Bend, OR over a 2 day weekend trip with my brother in law. Beautiful area down there.


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    Jiro got a reaction from robertana.c.3 in Pics from the course   
    Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters in the background. Had a chance recently to play 4 rounds in Bend, OR over a 2 day weekend trip with my brother in law. Beautiful area down there.


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    Jiro got a reaction from MattF in Pics from the course   
    Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters in the background. Had a chance recently to play 4 rounds in Bend, OR over a 2 day weekend trip with my brother in law. Beautiful area down there.


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