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  1. I should add that I was able to demo the Alta in S flex and did not hit it as well. I think it was a little too stiff. One thought did occur to me, Scheels had some shafts for the G410, but the adapter is different than the 400, so we didn’t try it. If I demoed the 410 with different shafts, do you think the results would be similar in a relative sense if I had that shaft on the 400, or are we talking apples and oranges here? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. My son bought me a Ping g400 driver for christmas last year. Great club and I hit it way farther than my old BB, but only if I de-loft it to 9.5 (big minus setting), slow my swing down a bit and play it back in my stance (de-loft some more). Of course, anything other perfect timing and its either snap hook or balloon like crazy. The shaft is an Alta 55 soft regular. I'm thinking this shaft is a little too soft for my swing (swing speed =95 mph). Here's where the bling squirrel comes in, in Springfield ,IL your only options for anything Ping is Dick's or Scheels. Both are woefully lacking in any type of shaft to demo (each had 1 Alta in stiff only), so I'm here looking for any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
  3. Thanks for all the advice. I purchased an F7 over the winter and am more than pleased. Swing weight feels a little different than the Bio Cell, but its close. Bottom line is I needed something to fill the 50 yrd gap between driver and 5w - problem solved.
  4. Tier 1: Dustin Johnson Tier 2: Tony Finau Tier 3: Ian Poulter Tier 4: Luke List Tier 5: Keegan Bradley Winning Score: -16
  5. Tier 1: Rickie Fowler Tier 2: Marc Leishman Tier 3: Zach Johnson Tier 4: Danny Willet Tier 5: Padraig Harrington Winning Score: -3
  6. I have a Cobra Bio Cell 5w. It's my favorite club in the bag and I hit it farther and more consistently than a 3w from a different manufacturer. I absolutely love that "heavy club face on the end of a light stick" feel, if you know what I mean. Right now I can get a Cobra King F6 3 wood online for less money than a Bio Cell. My problem is there no retailer, golf shop, or outlet in my area that carries Cobra, so I can't try the F6 for myself. Can anyone tell me if the F6 is comparable to the Bio Cell in feel, size, etc. ? Any feedback would be most appreciated. Thanks
  7. Would love to test these irons. I've been considering purchasing new irons, but it's been difficult to demo any Ping irons in my area. My wife passed away a couple years ago and I spend a lot of time on the course now, so the time comittment would be something I welcome. Your first name -Stan State/Province/Country - Illinois, USA Your current iron/shaft/flex makeup - Ping i3 black dot, graphite, A flex Your 7-iron distance - 145 yards
  8. Tier 1:Henrik Stenson Tier 2: Brian Harman Tier 3: Ian Poulter Tier 4: Jim Furyk Tier 5: Kevin Na Winning Score: -10
  9. Tier 1: Rickie Fowler Tier 2: Charl Schwartzel Tier 3: Charley Hoffman Tier 4: Patton Kizzire Tier 5: Shubhankar Sharma Winning Score: -9 Low AM: +8
  10. Recently, I received a complimentary sleeve of Titleist DT Trusoft 2nd Generation golf balls (available in golf shops on September 21, 2017) with a request to compare these to the ball I normally play. I was skeptical that I would see any significant difference as I've always thought the swing is more imporatant than the brand of ball you use. I was surprised to see that was a considerable difference between the two, using as much scientific evidence that I could muster. I was able to play a round yesterday on an uncrowded course where I could spend a lot of time using the tech toys at my disposal. I used a Zepp golf swing analyzer to record swing quality, swing speed and club angle. I also used a laser rangefinder and a gps phone app to record distance and direction data points. I'm around a 14 handicap and my swing speed with a driver is consistently between 84 and 88 mph. I consistently come over the top with a positive club swing angle of 15-20%. Using the data from the swing analyzer I was able to record 9 holes of comparable data sets out of a possible 13 (the other 4 had too much variance in swing data). Yes, it is a small sample, but the results were so consistent that I feel my review and conclusions are valid. Review Comments: There was a marked difference in distance with the Titleist ball averaging 20.4 yards farther than the Bridgestone. However, this came with a disadvantage of additional spin. The fairways hit percentage was 33% compared to 72% with the Bridgestone B330RXS. The difference off the tee was very evident. I would give the Titleist an edge on approach shots as the difference in spin rates seemed to decline, but action off the club was still superior. The Titleist ball had a feeling of launching off the club, both with the driver and iron shots. I didn't hit significantly more greens with the Titleist, but the general feeling was I was hitting better approach shots with the Titleist. I would rate both balls as excellent when it comes to sticking greens. The weather has been very dry and the air temperature at the beginning of the round was 90 degrees. Approach shots hitting greens would still stick with less than a couple feet of roll. There was no noticeable difference in this regard. Similar comments apply to both chipping and putting. Both are soft balls with excellent feel. Conclusions: What I learned and wanted to pass along here is the ball does make a difference!!... Duh, right? The real lesson learned is that if you spend the time to do a true evaluation, you can gain an edge depending on the course you're playing by MATCHING the ball to the course. Of the 5 courses I regularly play I would definitely use the Titleist DT Trusoft on 3 of the 5. These courses are fairly long, wide and open, and the extra 20 yards off the tee will make the approach shots more comfortable even if they are off line a little. However, the Bridgestone would be definitely be my choice for the other 2 courses where fairways are tight and trouble looms everywhere. The Bridgestone is very forgiving off the tee and if you need a straight shot (or controlled fade/draw), the Bridgestone is markedly better. Staying out of trouble on these courses is more important than distance. My bottom line is, depending on the course, I could see the brand of ball possibly making the difference of 2 or 3 strokes. Both are good balls and I would buy either one again, it would just depend on where I'm going to play.
  11. Stan, Illinois, 15 Srixon Z565 Driver Srixon Z565 Fairway Woods Srixon Z565 Irons Cleveland RTX-3 CB Tour Satin Wedge Cleveland TFI 2135 Mezzo Putter
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