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Kansas King

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  1. Kansas King

    Snell MTB-X

    I played the MTB Black last night in the wind and must say that it performed wonderfully in the wind. The wind was blowing about 13-15 MPH constantly with some gusts exceeding 20 and the ball didn't budge very much in the air, even on higher shots. I must say that I was striking the ball rather well so I wasn't putting a ton of side spin on my shots but I still felt confident that I wasn't going to "lose" the ball in the wind when I got behind the ball. Off the driver the ball did not balloon and I don't feel I lost too much going into the wind but it should be noted that my two drives directly into the wind were perhaps two of the best swings I've had in the last six months. The ball carried with the wind as expected on longer shots (185 - 225). However, the ball was unable to hold the green on those occasions but that would be a tall order for any ball since I'm using a longer iron/hybrid for those shots and not cranking a 7-iron 205 yards like the pros. The wedge around the green felt good with the Blacks. I would say they are a little less spinny than the MTB-Xs but not by much. One thing I did notice and it could have been due to me (most likely) but I found a few putts got away from me on greens that were very slow. I felt that I had to really focus on the pace more than with the MTB-X. Not only did a few putts get away from me but I also left one four feet short on a 15 foot putt. This doesn't mean the ball is completely to blame but I do think the Black is a little hotter off the putter face which leads to a little lower margin for error on pace. It should be noted that the contact and noise was good (normal) off the putter. Overall, my initial impression is that both balls are really consistent and distance is good with both of them. I don't believe that there are any compromises when playing this ball over a Pro-V1 or TP5 ect. I can definitively say the both balls are better than the Taylormade Project (a), Wilson Duo Urethane, and other balls in that category. I personally am leaning toward the MTB-X as I am not a high spin player and the extra spin really helps 175 and in. However, I may order some Blacks for the days it is windy as they really don't budge in the wind.
  2. Kansas King

    Snell MTB-X

    Just played the MTB X for the first time on Saturday and my biggest take-away is that it is long off the driver. I don't think it spins quite as much as last year's reds but that is okay with me because the reds were so spinny that it made wedges around the green inconsistent if you weren't striking the ball well and consistently. However, from 100 out I still spun the ball back about five feet on greens that generally aren't very responsive to spin, so the spin is still there for the scoring clubs. As Kor noted, the X is very nice off the putter. I felt really confident on the speed of my putts. I didn't have any putts that seem to come off hot or sneak by the hole a few extra unexpected feet. Overall, I think the ball is a significant improvement and will be a positive for scores over the old red. I haven't spend much time with the black yet but I like the red last year and will probably order the X this year. But as always, the equipment isn't going to lower my handicap on it's own.
  3. I understand upgrading the woods from time to time but if you are playing anything less than maximum GI irons then there is nothing to gain other than being fitted better. If you play forgings literally ANYTHING can be good. Just get them fitted with the correct shaft. The DG X100/S300/R300 are still some of the most popular shafts out there which shows steel shafts haven't made any material improvements in a while. Can someone tell me why I need to hit an iron farther? Didn't think so, because the only thing that matters with irons is consistency. I remember the Nickent commercial from the early 2000s showing an older gent hitting a par 3. His friends asked him if he used a 6 and he said "no" and showed them a 7 iron and they all were impressed. How pointless. Sorry about the diatribe but changing irons to gain distance is illogical. If you can improve consistency or ball flight then it makes sense but that is not necessarily due to any changes in technology or new clubs. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. Can confirm! Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  5. Kind of looks like Bruce Willis using his power to will the ball into the hole. [emoji12] Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  6. I am this week. Luckily, it still feels strong and not painful or swollen. However, it does feel tight so I know I did something to it. Trying to keep the calf stretched as much as possible. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. About pulled the trigger on some 2014 TM Tour Preferred MBs with KBS Tours but I didn't. I think the TMs are now on the top of my list along with any callaway MB or J15 MB. Unfortunately, I may have partially ruptured my achilles so I am putting a pause on my search of MBs. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. Welcome! You can find me floating around Wichita and the state of Kansas.
  9. Thinking about getting a nasty set of blades. I enjoy smaller club heads and despise offset. I'm not looking to spend more than $200 on a used set with DG S300 shafts. I've been looking at the Titleist MB 710s and some Mizunos. The Mizuno MP32s are just gorgeous. I used to play the 2007 Callaway X-Forged Cavity Backs and now am playing the Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavities. I loved the X-Forged but they were non-conforming so I got the J38 PCs which are a little more forgiving but I don't feel that sense of confidence as to where the ball is going to go. Still great irons, just a little chunkier and not as buttery as the X-Forged. Don't try to convince me they won't work. I am only looking to use them for fun. I've always hit my irons high and feel some MBs may help bring down the flight. If anyone has any good muscle back suggestions, I am all ears.
  10. 2009 X-Forged in the first picture. Razr X-Forged in the second picture.
  11. I am looking at buying a set of 2009 Callaway X-Forged or Razr X Forged. I played the 2007 X-Forged but since they were non-conforming, I switched to the Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity (great clubs). I have the itch to go back to the Callaway forgings due to their weight (D2) (Bridgestone are a D1). Plus, I really like the look and feel of them. The Question: The 2009 X-Forged has grooves that are spaced "normal" but the Razr X Forged has the tightly spaced conforming grooves. Are the tighter grooves good or bad? (I've heard they don't change much) Additionally, does anyone know if the 2009 X-Forged (Version 2 on USGA Conforming Database) from Callaway have conforming grooves. The USGA database says additional testing required (ATR). If you have any input on how tighter grooves play it would be appreciated. I remember the conversations about it back in the day but I can't seem to find anything about it now. I'm a 5 handicap FYI. Thanks!
  12. Do you know what model these are? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. Selling used golf equipment is not hard. The hard part is accepting that when buying equipment, you probably won't get more than 25% back if you sell the equipment after two years.
  14. If you'd looking to expand your horizons a bit, Understanding the Golf Swing by Manuel de la Torre is great. It provides you with a different lens to view golf from.
  15. That is not shocking. Played it about 6 years ago. It was decent course. Easy course with good views. Traffic was pretty light when the course should have been full.
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