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  1. Rick, Reading, MA 95-100 mph Titleist TSi2 Graphite Design DI-6, stiff Yes, Modus 105 (stiff) in my last 2 iron sets
  2. thecameroncollector.com will also have a lot of useful information.
  3. The most important trait of a great Club Pro is that YOUR game and club experience is the most important thing to him. If he can play, all the better, but not that important.
  4. This one is tough for me. At 65, I play to an index of 0.9. Taken out of context, this doesn't reflect the length of course I normally play which is about 6400-6600 yards. At this length, I can get around pretty well. When forced to move back to 6800-7000 yards and compete with the young guys at the same handicap, I am at a distinct disadvantage. The young guys typically hit the driver 25-40 yards past me. That means not only are they that much closer to the green after the tee shot, but they also hit 1-2 clubs less from the same distance. Pretty hard to compete in this situation, the odds are drastically in favor of the young guys......
  5. It varied between 8-10 yards.
  6. Love mine, picked up 5 MPH of ball speed and dropped the spin to 1900-2000RPM!
  7. I find that I picked up 5 MPH of ball speed going from a TS2 to a TSi2. Using the shaft from the TS2 in the TSi2 for a true comparison. The TS2 is a 9.5° and the TSi2 is 9.0°. Launch angle went from 13° to 14° and spin rate came down from 2100 RPM to near 1950 RPM. Definitely an upgrade!
  8. You could order him a couple of SM8 Vokeys with Fubuki MV IR shafts in either 48 or 55 grams. These are stock options for Titleist this year.
  9. Not an AVX fan. I tested them before the release and have tried them since. I just prefer the higher ball flight of the ProV1x.
  10. 19hole

    Titleist Tour Soft

    While my normal ball is the ProV1x, this is the ball that my wife plays. So, it becomes the ball we play in alternate shot events. I find the feel to be pretty nice. It ends up being almost a full club longer off the irons than the ProV1x. I think this is mainly due to the lower spin rate of the ball. It doesn't stop as fast on the greens, so I find I just play one less club. I feels good off the putter and the driver seems to be about the same length, just lacking a bit of workability. All in all, a great ball for the money.
  11. I would start with the lessons. Your Pro can fix a lot of swing issues for far less than the cost of new clubs. Once the swing is consistent, go get properly fitted for your new clubs.
  12. Rick Reading, MA / Orlando, FL Titleist TS2 0.9 Index 100 mph TSi3 preferred
  13. I use a TS3 23 degree as a 3/4 iron replacement. I find that you can hit it out of pretty much anything; fairway, fairway bunker or rough. I also use it off a tee on shorter (345-360 yard) par 4s.
  14. The standard swingweight for your irons is D2. If they left Titleist with the grips you are using, they would have made weight adjustments to keep the D2 swingweight. I agree with actually measuring the swingweight not trying to calculate it. As others have noted, you may install lighter grips or add weight to the clubhead or even a combination of both. Unless you have access to as SW scale, you might want to leave this to a profession club maker. Alternatively, you could arrange to send them back to Titleist and they can make the adjustment for you. They will add weight at the shaft/clubhead joint in the epoxy.
  15. Nothing but Jet Black for me. I hate looking down at a wedge in the bright sun and getting blinded by the reflection from the face of the club.
  16. I took out my 718 MBs last year and put a set of the CNCPT-02s in the bag. They look like the MB at address, you can work the ball like the MB but they are very forgiving if you mis-hit it. Love them!
  17. Rick, New England indoors, on an old piece of indoor/outdoor carpet I've never used a purpose made putting mat. Prefer to test the Medium speed as most of the greens I play fall into that speed range.
  18. Bob Vokey suggests going one flex softer in your wedges than the rest of your irons. In Bob I trust!
  19. We are closed, but that is not unusual for this time of year here. We were going to open, but the state has ordered all courses to stay closed.
  20. I think that is an absurd amount of money for a full bag of clubs! As a fitter, I am sure that there are any number of stock (or minimal upcharge) shafts that would work well for you. Have you thought about a fitting that is not tied to a retailer, like a Titleist Thursday? The fitting is free, they send you the specs and you can buy them anywhere you like.
  21. Your best bet is to find a good club fitter. Try everything that the fitter suggests. Look at the launch monitor numbers and see what you like the looks of. Pick the ones that you hit the best and look good to you at address.
  22. While an interesting idea, I prefer (as do most of the people that I have taught) the one on one interaction between the student and the Professional. The AI just can't have a real-time conversation with the student to determine actual needs and goals. Some swings have more than one flaw. Usually fixing the worst of them can fix some of the others. I'll stick to live instruction....sorry.
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