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    Rtracymog got a reaction from EMacK1961 in TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers - 2024 Forum Member Review   
    Congrats guys! Hit'em long and straight!
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from IndyBonzo in TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers - 2024 Forum Member Review   
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from sirchunksalot in TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers - 2024 Forum Member Review   
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from William P in TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers - 2024 Forum Member Review   
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers - 2024 Forum Member Review   
    Testers Announced!

    The TaylorMade Qi10 drivers were one of our most requested products for member testing. It is no surprise to see why, either, with several PGA Tour pros putting them into their bags immediately from launch, and even Colin Morikawa finally replacing his original TaylorMade SIM in favor of the new TaylorMade Qi10 Max. Yes, that’s correct—a tour player using the Max head.
    About The TaylorMade Qi10 Series
    The series of drivers consists of three models: the Qi10 Max, Qi10 LS (low spin), and Qi10 Standard. Each has slightly different weight placements, but only the LS model includes a moveable weight.
    The big story for these drivers is forgiveness. TaylorMade has created its first driver with 10k MOI points. To read all the finer details of why this matters, you can see our full overview here: TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers First Look 
    The shorter version is TaylorMade has leveraged a multi-material design, relocated mass, and improved shapes to achieve maximum forgiveness within each model while claiming to still retain all the speed (and therefore distance) characteristics.
    Other big changes to the driver include the face and crown. Where previous versions for years had a clear distinction between where the titanium support met the carbon crown, the Qi10 features a clean glossy black crown with a new blue carbon face. The blue replaces the red of the Stealth models and is their third generation of carbon driver face.

    Please welcome and congratulate our 6 testers!
    TaylorMade Qi10 LS
    @Jmikecpa
    @GolfSpy_BEN
    TaylorMade Qi10 Standard
    @IndyBonzo
    @EMacK1961
    TaylorMade Qi10 Max
    @Hook DeLoft
    @Michael.Sandoval33
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    This one will stay here for testers this side of the world.
    The exception being if we do not find a suitable candidate after on done testing, then when I come to the US for outing I may bring it for a giveaway/test there.
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from Rob Person in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    Definitely a sexy looking flat stick! Any idea if this putter is coming back to the US or staying overseas yet?
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    Little mini update done
    Here are a few of the extra photos that didn't make the main post
     







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    Rtracymog got a reaction from IndyBonzo in What Have You Built Recently?   
    Those look sweet!
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from IndyBonzo in What Have You Built Recently?   
    Do you use a ferrule turning arm? I'm in the same boat with the 1x30 belt and struggle with ferrules. I do use the blue felt belt, but any other tips?
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from IndyBonzo in What Have You Built Recently?   
    Just finished my first "real" build. I had done a couple of quick reshafts and installed adapters, but this was my first go at a full set.
    I fit my buddy for some Cobra T-rails at a couple of degrees up and a half inch long. He wanted to keep the purchase less than $500, so I went to work. I found some previous generation T-rails at Mike's Golf Outlet for $375 (6-PW). They looked to be in good shape and my buddy agreed so we pulled the trigger. On a good note, the club heads came quickly and the hosels were pretty clean. However, I wasn't super impressed with their service. I had sent a couple of emails and made a note in the purchase asking for a lie angle measurement. I never heard back on either front. Also, when they were shipped, they simply put the loose heads in an upside down box inside of another! No bubble wrap or protection for the heads. Needless to say I was less than impressed.
    I ordered ferrules, grips and shafts from Diamond Tour and I couldn't have been happier! Grips and shafts all weighed within 1-2 grams of stated weight. Everything was safely packaged and arrived quickly. Tried to keep with the black and blue theme of the heads with matching 1" ferrules and Grafalloy supercharged shafts. The Lamkin grips don't match (I would have done CP2 wraps), but for $4 for a midsize grip, it was too good to pass up. Total here was $121.
    Now to the build, the PW came in a bit light, so I knew I needed to add a tip weight and that gave me a pretty consistent swingweight to the others.
    Goal Specs:
    All irons at C8 (Was never going to happen because the shafts are 15g heavier than the ones he tried in the Cobras which had the ultralights and we went 1/2" long) Everything was swingweighted at D3 before epoxy.
    PW 36.5"    9i 37"   8i 37.5"   7 iron 38"  6 iron 38.5" (Decided to stick with 1/2" increments despite Cobra only having 1/4" between the 9i and PW)
    Weighed all the shafts and grips and cut to length. I wanted to glue the heads prior to gripping to help the air escape and make sure that everything was seated. 
    The biggest issue on these clubs for me were the ferrules. I ended up ruining 3 of them because they fit too tight on the shaft and got stuck before I could really use the heads to push them on. I found that taking a bit of sandpaper to rough up the inside of the ferrules made a big difference. However, once I got the ferrules on and the head glued, it seemed that the ferrules sat just a bit too high and I couldn't get them back level to some of the hosels. You can see in the pictures what I'm talking about. Also, I wiped the ferrules multiple times and used tape to prevent the ferrule from creeping and I still had glue residue leak through on some. Then I started to use a felt belt on the ferrules and completely marred the one on the PW. I tried to be super light after that. Well I couldn't get enough heat (worried about black finish) and I don't have a shaft puller, so I had to take it to the shop to get the head removed and started over. I used the felt belt, acetone at 90 degrees to the felt belt markings and then I tried a buffer wheel with some polish and the wheel wouldn't turn on my grinder, so I just did a few quick spins with paper towel and the acetone.
    Final Specs PW D6 36.5"   9i D5 37"   8i D5 37 5/8"  7i D4  38"  6i D4  38 5/8"
    Give me some tips and feedback! 
    How can I stop the ferrules from coming up? Did I just use too much epoxy and that's why it leaked? Do the swingweights make sense after every the measurements were done before the epoxy? Is a turning arm worth it?
     








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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    Tomorrow I have scheduled a full first impressions in terms of feel and performance as well as more photos! 

    Stay tuned!

    Also if we do not find a EU tester for the Arthur 2.0 the intention will be to bring it to the states in May and potentially have it as a giveaway for the outing ... need to get some more people active in this thread first!
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from jbern in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    We carried the putters in the shop I worked at for a bit. I loved the look and feel of the original Arthur. I always regretted not buying the demo when we were closing them out. Seems like the 2.0 has a bit more of a flow neck,  but all of their putters felt awesome!
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    Rtracymog got a reaction from Rob Person in Argolf Putter and Wedge Reviews   
    We carried the putters in the shop I worked at for a bit. I loved the look and feel of the original Arthur. I always regretted not buying the demo when we were closing them out. Seems like the 2.0 has a bit more of a flow neck,  but all of their putters felt awesome!
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_SHARK in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    Got my video and initial run and will have something up tomorrow but for now 🤤


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    Rtracymog reacted to jaskanski in Universal Tip for irons   
    I'm guessing by 'universal' they probably mean unitized - in which case it's .370" by default. However as others have mentioned it could be either, but the .355" option may require a bit of extra shafting beads or a shim for a snug fit.
    EDIT: having asked around, they are indeed a universal bore accepting either parallel or taper tip. Nobody has encountered any issues with the taper shaft insertion, or parallel for that matter - but it may be worth checking bore depth if you want to get BBTG spot on for precise flex if you're tip trimming your parallel - or indeed selecting your favoured taper shaft for the respective iron #.
    Happy club building everyone.
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    Rtracymog reacted to buckpillar in Universal Tip for irons   
    McGolf would probably know that answer off the top of his head, I thinking it will take either size tip into the hosel.
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    Rtracymog reacted to Luisddavila in FlightScope Progression Series: 2023 Forum Member Review   
    First Impression posted
    Click Here
    More to come!!!
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_BNG in Universal Tip for irons   
    The dual hosel is exactly as it sounds.  It will accept either shaft but the .355t will seat ever so slightly farther in.  The collared ferrule may or may not be needed as that has nothing to do with the universal hosel from my experience. 
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    Rtracymog reacted to cnosil in Universal Tip for irons   
    Per the golfworks chart it is a dual bore hosel that will fit both a .355 and a .370 shaft.  Looks like need to use a collared ferule. 
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Universal Tip for irons   
    I would imagine it's .355
    If you give me till tomorrow morning I can get it for you 100%
    I have a 4 iron that's been doing nothing the last few years and can pull it and measure.
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in GolfSpy_APH - A Toura Golf Wedge Build   
    They have limited runs so stay tuned as new stuff hits every month or so.
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in GolfSpy_APH - A Toura Golf Wedge Build   
    Sorry one more photo... if these were lefty I would own them. 
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    Rtracymog reacted to GolfSpy_APH in GolfSpy_APH - A Toura Golf Wedge Build   
    Let me introduce you to a special brand. Toura golf. For those of you who don't know about them are a premium forged golf company that prides itself in making some truly spectacular clubs. This is what they have to say about themselves. 

    "Toura Golf specializes in producing high quality and high performing golf clubs. Our brand is known for its mix of cutting edge technology and minimalist design instincts. Toura Golf clubs are produced in limited quantities or are one of a kind. Toura Golf also produces blank versions of many of our most popular clubs which has earned us a following in the custom club building community. 
    Those who know, know Toura Golf."
    Toura is a small company, but growing and many of us staff have been drooling over the clubs. While they do sell full complete sets, a big part of what they do is cater to those who enjoy the building aspect. In fact that is where they got started. As a club builder and tinkerer, founder Jon, wanted to find a blank set of blades to build. Unfortunately there was none to be found. So after a little research and some capital Toura Golf was born. 
    You can find all the other details on their site here: https://touragolf.com/ 
    As part of a "how to" series I picked up a set of wedges to build. I wasn't really sure if I would put these in play, or just have them as a back up set or just put them as a showcase piece... after having built them there is little question they will be going for a full test run. 
    Unboxing - WOW
    I have ordered and received my fair share of clubs before and I can truly say I have never had an unboxing experience like this. Only heads were ordered, so no big long box, just a small box for the 3 heads, grips, some ferrules and a nice little surprise. Each club was packaged separately in its own black bubble wrap, then inside the head was in a really nice Toura Golf branded pouch. And inside that another bubble wrap. There was no way these were going to be damaged in shipping. 
    The Grips were also in their own black bubble wrap and same goes for the ferrules, including another nice pouch. 
    The surprise was a Toura Golf card with a QR code on the back. With a quick scan of the code it brought up their site and the official Toura Golf authentication certificate. A cool nice touch as each club has a serial number on it and we know that they are true products. 
    All in all just a really pleasing experience and felt very personal. Great job and good on them!
    Now for some photos!











    Toura Golf Wedge - First Impressions
    First impressions are spectacular. Truly. So simple, so clean and just a fantastic look. Reminds me a lot of my COBRA Trust Rusty Tour (and side by side they aren't that different other than some offset and a bit in size). Which have played that wedge for a good while is quite comforting and welcoming. Of course being just heads this is mainly about the build. Even though these are a bladed wedge and I tend to lean toward the cavity back design I truly cannot wait to hit them and get started with testing! 
    Before that I had to opportunity to snap a few more photos and then get started on the build. 









    The Build - Toura Golf Wedges
    I am using the Toura Golf Grips as they feel great and pulled my shafts from another set of irons I have. These are .370 parallel tip heads and just so happens these black KBS Tour 90 shafts are the perfect fit. So shafts pulled, measured and cut and was able to get started. I also used the Toura Golf ferrules they provided and was truly torn between which ones to use and opted for the white and silver to match the grips. Who knows, maybe at a later date I pull them and swap them out for the blue? or green? or maybe even orange?

    The build went smooth and while I still need to finish the ferrules, the grips feel great, swing weight is on point and I will be hard pressed to find a sleeker looking wedge. Again almost ... almost too pretty to play. I love to no logo nothing black finish and as I head to a shop to get some numbers I will be curious if the staff asks about them or not. 
    A lot more to come on this and there will be a full article/update on the build itself in the future. One more final photo before I get started with the rest!

     
     
     
     
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