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StripedSweater69

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  1. I bought a Scotty Cameron Cameron & Crown Newport Mallet 1 after unexpectedly winning $225 in pro-shop credit... looks like I'll be posting a review here in a couple of days! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. My Rams at Colorado State get to play in a shiny, new on-campus stadium this season. I'm just hoping they're over .500! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Riley, Wyoming 2017 Cameron & Crown Newport Mallet 1 Odyssey O-Works Red #7, 33 inch Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. My biggest problem with the Mack Daddies is the look. I don't like the color or the way they look at address. This is obviously very subjective! I haven't ever hit the Mack Daddies, but they've been popular, it seems. I'm still loving these wedges a month and 20+ rounds later. The finish is starting to age very nicely and I'm confident swinging all three of them.
  5. I'm very excited to have been selected to review the Vice Pro! My name is Riley and I'm 25. From September to May, I referee junior hockey for a living and from May to August, I work at a golf course in my home town. I started playing golf when I was young, but stopped shortly after starting and picked the game back up about a year ago now. My handicap index is currently 15.5 (started the summer at about 20). I get to spend most of my free time at the course practicing, so I've made a lot of progress. I'd say that the strengths and weaknesses of my game can be pretty erratic. My most constant weakness is my long irons and my most constant strength is full shots with my wedges. My ball flight is fairly high, but has dropped a little bit since changing from regular flex TM Burners to stiff AP2s. At the beginning of this season, my typical miss was a push slice, but after changing my swing quite a bit this summer, it has transitioned to a pull or pull-hook. I've played quite a few different balls this summer, but I've played most with Pro V1s and Chrome Softs. My swing tempo is moderate to quick and my driver club head speed is 105-110. I'll post a video of my swing soon! Probably in this post or Stage 2. I think that golf appeals to me because of the inability to "win". I love competing against myself and play by myself a lot, probably over half of my rounds, to be honest. I'd say I'm a serious golfer, but I am not one to get mad out there on the course and beat myself up about a bad round. I really enjoy being out there and try to have fun every time. I'm currently very content with my bag. I'm playing Cobra F7 driver and 3W (both with Project X HZRDUS Black stiff shafts), a Callaway XR Steelhead 19º Hybrid, Titleist AP2 4-PW (DG AMT stiff), Cleveland RTX3 50º, 54º, and 58º (tour raw), and a Cameron & Crown Newport Mallet 1 (I'm going to post a review of this putter soon!). I did a lot of research on these clubs and hit a bunch of different combinations. I never had a true fitting, but I'm very happy with how I'm playing these clubs. I'm generally a tinkerer and love technology. Here are some photos of the balls:
  6. I took a couple of shots this morning at work! Please let me know if this isn't the appropriate place to post these! Driver: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 3W: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 Hybrid: Adams Pro 18°, Aldila Rogue Black Irons: Titleist 716 AP2, DG AMT S300 Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3.0 50°, 54°, 58° Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 6, 33 inch
  7. I played 13 eighteen hole rounds and 5 nine hole rounds Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. Those paintfills [emoji7] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. Spent an hour and 10 minutes on the practice green doing the ladder drill and reverse ladder drill to improve my speed/lag putting. I sat down with our local pro a couple of days ago and after looking at my 5 most recent scorecards, he said that he's confident I can break 80 by the end of August if i dedicate the majority of my practice to the short game, while maintaining my current long game. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. One of the assistant pros at the course I work at is a Taylormade staffer and he's been talking about the retail release of these non-stop since Rory put them in the bag. Not very detailed info, but I heard tv commentators say Rory was hitting a PW on a 150 flatter par 3 at Erin Hills into a slight headwind. Take that for what it's worth! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. I'd say my time on the ice as both a hockey player and referee has taught me to put my my nose to the grindstone, but more so refereeing. There are nights when the whole building turns against you, but you can't just give up and the job has to be finished and all all you can do is be thankful that it's over when you're sitting in the room after the game. I've found that similar situations can happen on the course. Sometimes, I'm just happy to have gotten in another round, especially if I'm playing with my dad or someone else close to me. If you love something enough, you will gladly sacrifice comfort for it, which you obviously do and have! I put my career on hold and lost a girlfriend of 4 years to chase a dream. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't think twice. I've fallen in love with golf. maybe not quite as much as hockey, but I think it's made me a more patient, mentally tough individual! Hope your knee feels better. Injuries are so frustrating. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Seeing that you've listed the F7 and the AP2, have you given the Cobra Forged Tour a try? I recently got AP2s but I was very torn between them and the Forged Tour. I loved the feel of both, but I like the look of the AP2s more. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I'm lucky enough to get help from our local pro, and have been blessed with a little bit of athleticism. My goal is to break 80 by the end of August. It's a lofty one, but I've got the time and the resources to give it a shot! Driver: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 3W: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 Hybrid: Adams Pro 18°, Aldila Rogue Black Irons: Titleist 716 AP2, DG AMT S300 Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3.0 50°, 54°, 58° Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 6, 33 inch
  14. I'd guess that it also has a lot to do with the fact that player's irons are generally "nicer" to look at. I'm definitely the type of guy that values the slimmer, sleeker look of player's irons, but I'd probably play a bit better with GI irons. I just made the switch to AP2s a few weeks ago, and have found that my ball striking is already improving simply due to the punishment I receive when I mishit them. Driver: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 3W: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 Hybrid: Adams Pro 18°, Aldila Rogue Black Irons: Titleist 716 AP2, DG AMT S300 Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3.0 50°, 54°, 58° Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 6, 33 inch
  15. An Unofficial Review of Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges Hey guys and gals, I am new to the forums, but wanted to contribute something because I think this is a pretty neat community. I've replaced almost every club in my bag this season (and my bag, come to think of it), but the most notable improvement I've seen simply due to a club upgrade has come from my set of Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges. I purchased a 50°, 54°, and a 58°, all in the “Tour Raw” finish and the V-MG grind, on June 6th to replace my random assortment of wedges, the 50° from my iron set (Taylormade Burner ‘09s), a 55° from a set of Taylormade RBZ irons, and a 60° Cleveland RTX 2.0 that I bought on a whim when Sports Authority was in its death rattle. I hit Cleveland RTX-3s, Vokeys, and Ping Glide wedges at the PGA Tour Superstore in Sandy, UT and just loved the look and feel of the Clevelands, so I pulled the trigger. I paid the standard retail price of $129.99 per club + tax. I was having trouble with consistency with my original setup, probably due to my swing, but also the feel of each of the three wedges was very different. The 5° gaps were wide as well. I decided to shrink the gaps by 1° and get rid of the 60°. It was simply too much loft for me, and I wasn't hitting it how I wanted to. The first time I hit the RTX 3.0 set was one evening at work when I was waiting for the last carts to come in (perks of working at the course!). It sounds a bit ridiculous, but I holed out my first shot from about 75 yards with the 54°. I was sold! I definitely didn't hole out my next 100 or so shots, but I noticed a marked improvement in my pitching game almost immediately. I used them to chip that evening as well, and I was happy with the performance, considering my chipping was poor at best with my old set. If I struck them well, I could get the ball to check quite a bit, even with range balls when before I don't think I ever got a ball to check noticeably at all. Since I purchased these wedges, I've shot the best 3 rounds of my short golf life (1 year), with an 86, 85, and 84. Also, my putting numbers have gone down, which I think has a lot to do with the fact that I'm able to miss greens, but put myself in a position to 1 putt. I've had more 1 putts in the past few weeks than I've ever had. It's important to keep in mind that I also have been playing A LOT (5-6 rounds per week), and am getting more comfortable on the course every day. I was a little nervous about hitting these clubs out of the sand, as I was a solid bunker player with my old, wide-soled 55° SW. The first go with the 54° in a bunker was a badly bladed shot that ended up on the other side of the green…. in another bunker. The second bunker shot with the 54° was great, though, and I put it about 4 feet from the pin, which is pretty good for me! I've continued the bunker success since that first round and have had quite a few sand saves with these clubs. I believe I've had a sand save with each one at least once. Form factor is important to me, and I really like the look of these wedges. They look very nice behind the ball and the Tour Raw finish suits me. After playing a handful of rounds with these, the almost bronze finish is starting to wear off, exposing the raw metal beneath. Every round I love the look more. Rusty wedges seem to be a polarizing topic around these parts, and I fall on the side of loving the look of a well-used, trusty rusty. On the head plastic when I purchased these, it said “designed to rust”. The grooves have an appealing look to me as well, and the milling is interesting and seems to perform well. The stock grip is a comfortable Lamkin (not sure which model) and the stock shaft is a Dynamic Gold Wedge shaft. As a mid to high-handicapper, the specifics of the weighting and other improvements that Cleveland showcases are hard to feel for me. All I know is, whatever Cleveland did is working out for me! I believe that Cleveland offers full customization of these wedges from their website, all the way down to paintfills. This is my first product review probably ever, so if there is anything I can do to improve it, if I'm breaking any forum rules, or I'm missing something, please let me know, and if you have any questions about the wedges, I'll try my best to answer them! Thanks for reading!
  16. I'm Riley and I live in Wyoming. I play about 6 rounds a week (work at a course and have very few responsibilities). I currently play off of an 18, but I'm trending down and have had the 3 best rounds of my one year of golfing seriously in the past two weeks (86, 85, 84). I've been getting some range time with our course Pro and it's helping a lot. He is confident that I will break 80 by the end of August! I play Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW with DG S300 AMT shafts I'd love the opportunity to compare the AP2 to the JPX 900 Forged, as they seem to be in a similar category! I would also try the JPX 900 Tours, if the review from a mid/high-handicapper is wanted! This is a great opportunity, thanks for your consideration!
  17. 5 years seems like quite a while, depending on how much you play. They look well-used! Cleveland RTX 2.0 are on good sale right now! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. 25 155-160 ball speed, 105-110 swing speed Pro V1, Chrome Soft, or B330-S Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. I've played 18 rounds since the season started here in Wyoming and I've only ridden 9 holes. I usually only ride if the course requires it. I find that my rhythm is better when I walk, and I play better when I walk. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. You won't regret it! Driver: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 3W: Cobra King F7, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 Hybrid: Adams Pro 18°, Aldila Rogue Black Irons: Titleist 716 AP2, DG AMT S300 Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3.0 50°, 54°, 58° Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 6, 33 inch
  21. Looking at replacing my Adams Hybrid with a Titleist T-MB 3 iron. I was a little intimidated by it at first but I've found I hit it more consistently than the hybrid. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. 25 135 ball speed Pro V1 of B330 RXS Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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