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bacchus

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  1. bacchus

    bacchus

  2. I play JPX 900 Tours simply because I hit them the best out of all the irons i hit. I am a mid-teens handicapper and last season i did extensive iron testing and the irons i hit best were the JPX 900s, Mizuno SCs and MMCs, Taylormade P790s, and the M series. I hit the "better-player" mizuno irons than i did the game improvement mizuno and titlest irons, so ultimately thats is what i bought, although i did go with the 4 and 5 iron since I hit the long irons about the same. I don't find the tours to be that punishing. What was important to me was to go with the iron that i hit the best and felt the best. Also, a lot of the courses I play its better to miss short than long, an additional bonus was less "hot" hits from the forged clubs compared to a Ms series or even the P790s i was getting some "hot" hits in testing.
  3. I would recommend the ping online fitting tool, which you could also use as a guideline for other brands. The Global golf U-try is a great recommendation as well and i think some other stores or brands might do something similar where they send you a demo set to try, which is probably the best way to see what you like. Other ideas: - Use the MGS rankings for your given category, they know what they are talking about and i don't think you can go wrong. -You can try paying the $30 true-fit fee or whatever it is for their online fitting tool -Parlay a trip to a bigger city or vacation with a club fitting, there are so many places that do it now and it and a basic fitting doesn't take that long.
  4. I got rid of my over the top by just working backwards in terms of taking practice swings or hitting 1/4 shots 1/2 shots 3/4 shots then full. It helped me knowing what the 1/2 shot should feel like then it was easier to feel where i need to be at 3/4 to get to that good 1/2 shot, eventually the full shot will feel unnatural if you get down the fundamentally solid 1/2 or 3/4 shot.
  5. Tier 1: Jordan Spieth Tier 2: Xander Schauffele Tier 3:Tony Finau Tier 4: Adam Hadwin Tier 5: Kyle Stanley Winning Score: -4 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. Thanks for the feedback all! I wish I could do extensive testing or demo them for a while before I purchase, but I don't have that luxury. My main concern/question is just I was having a good day and it seems split on the forums whether these are "impossible to hit" and only reserved for low single digits, or whether they can accommodate lower double-digit handicappers that are better ball strikers.
  7. I did do the mizuno fitting, that's where I was hitting the irons, but the fitter basically just gave me low down on the shafts (which he was very knowledgeable about) and we ran over the time slot and he just said go with what iron I liked the most between the four irons I mentioned. While I appreciate the advice of the fitter and it's nice to be able to hit them at the range, I put value in people's thoughts who have tested more extensively. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. Has anyone done extensive testing (range or on course) with the MP18 SC and MMC vs the JPX Tour and Forged? I am a 15 handicapper, relatively high swing speed player getting better fast, who is looking at getting new irons I can play now but also grow into a bit as I get down to around 10 (hopefully by the end of this season), and hopefully into the single digits. I hit the four mentioned irons (6 and 7 irons) and some wedges a week or so ago for an hour and wasn't sure if I was having a particularly good day or if I didn't hit enough shots, but the Tour didn't seem all that unforgiving like I have read in some places (comparing it to a pure blade), same thing with the SC. I plan to do a combo set either way going for the more forgiving irons in 4&5. Anyone have thoughts on playability of a SC/MMC or Tour/Forged combo set for a mid-handicapper? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. Any performance difference between the stripped vs with the coating on?
  10. Tier 1: Jordan Spieth Tier 2: Alex Noren Tier 3: Kevin Kisner Tier 4: Bryson DeChambeau Tier 5: Ian Poulter Winning score: -11 Low Am: +3 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Do the shots seem to be flying on a correct path? I feel like it could still be fun and valuable to have a simulator as long as it travels on the right path. Might be frustrating to not have the correct yardages, or not being able to actually play a legit round on a simulator, but if it's traveling straight still seems like good practice. Now it its not traveling straight when it should, or traveling straight what you definitely fade it or shank it, that seems like it could mess with someone's technique/fundamentals.
  12. Have you had experience with any other types of personal launch monitors? I am very curious as your initial impressions of value. I could see it being valuable to have something that is giving you ball park figures, but at the same time if you are going to spend the money wanting to have a launch monitor that is both accurate and gives you all flight characteristics.
  13. Yes, you can edit the shot. There is an icon at the bottom that you can say whether you hit the fairway (straight arrow) or if you were off the fairway (left or right arrow). You can also edit shot and manually out the distance in case it didn't catch your second shot for one reason to another. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. I used Hole 19 for keeping my fairways hit, greens in regulation, and putts, but if I had the money to spend, I would think long and hard about the full Arccos 360. I like how Arccos breaks it down with the handicap, and it has been pretty nice to not have to worry about it all the time, but if you want 100% accurate stats you may have to check after every couple holes. It's pretty damn good, but no technology is going to know if you are 5 ft inside the fairway or 5 ft in the rough 100% of the time.
  15. You can run Arccos with another app, I used the driver connect app along with hole 19. The only thing is an annoying bar across the top of the phone that says "another app is using your location" so the apps aren't able to resize properly and it cuts about 1/4" off the bottom. Still usable, but annoying. I used both apps and it drained about 30-50% of my battery for 18 holes. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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