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About Mikedb26

  • Birthday 09/11/1968

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    Vero Beach, Florida
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    Golf, duh!!
  • Referred By:
    Jack W.

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  • Swing Speed
    101-110 mph
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  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
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    I'm hoping to get first playing impressions this coming weekend. I've never been a huge "shaper" of the ball, no matter what handicap I am playing to, hook or slice when needed, but generally I want straight. Just comparing the 101's to my JPX900's visually: -Blade length is a tiny bit more in the 101, only if set next to each other is it noticeable -Little more offset as well, not offensive, could be a visual trick. Doesn't bother me in the least. -The soles through the set are wider So the 101's are supposedly more forgiving, and I'm expecting that to hold true. Modern hollow bodied irons v 2016 cavity backs, they should be. I'm very picky/finicky/anal and these irons don't bother me one bit. Love the old PINGS from back in the day (Eye2, Zing, ISI), but could I play them today? No way, hard to look at with that offset, or the look of offset. So as a low to mid handicap player, my theory is to play the most forgiving iron that I can stand looking at. Do I love the look of minimal offset, thin toplines and smaller heads... absolutely! But why would I punish myself, I'm not on TV nor will I ever be.
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    Wedges - have read and or watched reviews, haven't found anything negative, thought about them but purchased new wedges not long ago. Currently playing to a 5 hdcp, and rising, not happy. Purchased the 101's mostly because the lofts are the same as the outgoing Mizuno's, and to be honest, not getting any younger. So the more forgiving, the better off I'll be down the road, and if for some reason we don't see eye to eye, easier to sell. Hopefully able to get out this weekend for their maiden voyage, finally removed the plastic from the heads after completing the build!!
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    ParNone... awesome that you started this. I just ordered Takomo 101's on 9-21 to replace my aging Mizuno JPX900's, which I purchased at release. Originally wanting to go back to Mizuno, but everything I've read and watched about Takomo have been positive, at about half the cost, if not less. $320 for heads only, $490 with steel shafts, $590 for graphite, why not take a shot, seems like a no brainer. Waiting on pins and needles for them to arrive, ordered just the heads, 4i - pw, so component's coming everyday makes the wait easier. My total cost for everything... $650, give or take a few bucks. Takomo 101 heads 4-pw 4 Aerotech Steelfiber 110g stiff 3 Aerotech Steelfiber 95g stiff 7 Lamkin UTX cord midsize 4 brass shims for the 110g shafts (.355 tip to .370) Ferrules from Boyd Blade & Ferrule (bbandfco.com) Pics will follow once I assemble them, thoughts and impressions after a few rounds then after a few months.
  4. Date 09/24/2023 Course Name Sandridge Golf Club LAKES Course Gross Score 87 Course Handicap 5 Gross Strokes over/under par 15 Net Score to Par 10 Net Score 82 Net Birdies or better 1 Longest Drive 0 VCT Match Play Designate as Week 3 Match Score
  5. Completely 100% apologize to my teammates. Hasn't been a good month, bowing, bocce, even darts are looking more appealing right now.
  6. Date 09/17/2023 Course Name Sandridge Golf Club DUNES Course Gross Score 81 Course Handicap 4 Gross Strokes over/under par 9 Net Score to Par 5 Net Score 77 Net Birdies or better 3 Longest Drive 0 VCT Match Play Designate as Week 2 Match Score Sorry to my teammates, fighting thru illness to get the rounds in. Played 9-16 & 17 and this was the better round... so sad.
  7. Date 09/05/2023 Course Name The Boulders Golf Club North Gross Score 80 Course Handicap 4 Gross Strokes over/under par 8 Net Score to Par 4 Net Score 76 Net Birdies or better 4 Longest Drive 0 VCT Match Play Score Trip is over, first time playing desert golf, tad different than Florida flat land humid golf. We can't wait to return next year. 1A - We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla) 1B - Troon North Golf Course (Pinnacle) 2A - Gold Canyon Golf Resort and Spa (Dinosaur Mountain) 2B - The Boulders Golf Club (North) 5. Quintero Golf Club
  8. Date 09/04/2023 Course Name Troon North Golf Course Gross Score 76 Course Handicap 7 Gross Strokes over/under par 5 Net Score to Par -2 Net Score 69 Net Birdies or better 6 Longest Drive 295 VCT Match Play Score Played Quintero Golf Club yesterday, very nice course, too tricked up or quirky for our taste. Nobody on our trip played well there. Played 4 courses so far, Quintero is 4th.
  9. Date 09/03/2023 Course Name We-Ko-Pa Golf Club Gross Score 82 Course Handicap 4 Gross Strokes over/under par 10 Net Score to Par 6 Net Score 78 Net Birdies or better 4 Longest Drive 294 VCT Match Play Score After a good front, my head ended up my ass and never dug it out.
  10. Played in Scottsdale for the first time at Dinosaur Mountain. Listened to the starter for what tees to play, seeing that the scorecard doesn't give total yardages. Should have played black or gold, 6 par 3's makes it a bit easier to stomach, but not much. Still a fun round, great for the ego! Lol
  11. Date 09/01/2023 Course Name Gold Canyon Dinosaur Mountain Gross Score 75 Course Handicap 2 Gross Strokes over/under par 5 Net Score to Par 3 Net Score 73 Net Birdies or better 5 Longest Drive 306 VCT Match Play Score Click Here to use this score for Week 1 Match Play Score
  12. @GolfSpy TCB I will probably use the first round we play in Scottsdale, unless it goes completely off the rails! Lol I'll try and make it easy, I'll message you the Grint scorecard. Thanks
  13. For those of us that are not lucky enough to have played the big name courses, St Andrew's, Pebble, etc., this is a tough list. Like many responses, no specific order. It's tough to actually compare public v private, many different terrains, all were great in their own way. Private, then public, and the bottom few are worth a look if in the area*. Firestone South CC - Akron, OH Youngstown CC - Youngstown, OH Porters Neck CC - Wilmington, NC John's Island Club West - Vero Beach, FL Indian River Club - Vero Beach, FL Harbour Ridge CC - Palm City, FL Frenchmans Reserve CC - Palm Beach Gardens, FL Upper Course at Peek'n Peak - Clymer, NY Boulder Creek GC - Streetsboro, OH Little Mountain CC - Painsville, OH Eaglesticks GC - Zanesville, OH Cranberry Highlands GC - Cranberry Twp, PA *Roses Run CC - Stow, OH *Windmill Lakes GC - Ravenna, OH *Kennsington GC - Canfield, OH *The Links at Firestone Farms - Columbiana, OH Playing next week: pretty sure these will make the list! Gold Canyon - Dinosaur Mountain We-Ko-Pa GC - Cholla Quintero G&CC Troon North - Pinnacle Boulders Resort South
  14. Silver & black... I moved here from outside Youngstown, Ohio in early 2014, and boy do I miss Ohio golf, flatland golf kinda sucks! You are correct, it gets humid up there, I initially didn't think it would be that big a difference, I was wrong. To me, this is a whole different level of thick ass air! Visited in the summer a few years back, felt like a wonderful vacation. Bit of nostalgia.. love The Legends of Massillon. Played Wilkshhire once, liked that one also, but that was 25-26 years ago.
  15. Date 08/19/2023 Course Name Sandridge Golf Club DUNES Course Gross Score 76 Course Handicap 2 Gross Strokes over/under par 4 Net Score to Par 2 Net Score 74 Net Birdies or better 3 Longest Drive 0
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