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  1. I had new driver fever and planned on getting a new one since they've dropped the price on older models. On Thursday one of my buddies got a new driver so, on a lark; I played his old Callaway Epic Flash. It performed so well I bought after the round for $100. Hopefully, it continues to perform. It was nice being able to play a full round with the club versus hitting a few shots into an indoor bay.
  2. I've been thinking about buying a SIM2 driver. Yesterday our pro found an old demo for me to try. It was good, but really no better than my Ping G400. I think despite all the hype new OEM offerings aren't much better that the older models for the average player. They've pushed the technology as far as the USGA and the Royal & Ancient will allow. Maybe some people are able to gain thirty more yards with the "latest and greatest" offering, but I never have. Granted at 72 I'm fighting the calendar and my swing speed diminishes every year. If you are able to gain substantial yardage off the tee by trading your 2021 model driver for the 2022 model, I'm thrilled for you. I've just come to realize I have to be content with getting it out there close to 200 yards in the fairway.
  3. Which ultralight shaft works best in a Ping G400 driver? I looking for something lighter than the stock Alta 55 but in regular flex.
  4. How does the Tour Response compare with the Titleist AVX? I know it's cheaper, but is it longer off the tee etc.
  5. I haven't played a Titleist driver in decades, but the TSi1 intrigues me. I'm 72 and losing distance with my Ping G400. I'm thinking a lighter club my help. I assume TSr1 will be for slower swing speeds. I might do a fitting at my club when they are introduced to the public.
  6. I know you're excited. Getting new irons is Christmas Day for us golfers. I got my Hogans in June and still have that "new club" buzz.
  7. I want to buy four Lamkin Midsize Z5 grips, but cannot find them anywhere (including Lamkin's web site). I'm thinking they've dropped that model from their line. If so, does anyone know which of their new models closely resembles the Z5 midsize? Thanks!
  8. I'm making a change soon, Shapotomous. I ordered a set of Ben Hogan Edge EX irons with Recoil shafts. They should be in the bag soon. I'll post another photo once they're here.
  9. I just ordered a set of the new EDGE EX irons. All the reviews I've read have been very positive and they are so similar to the Apex Edge Pros I played for years. I thought about waiting for the demo program, but decided to proceed with my purchase. I got the Recoil graphite shafts as my teacher suggested that would really help with my joint pain. Has anyone out there had a chance to try these? If so, please share your thoughts.
  10. Well, I practiced and then played with the Mizunos. They're clearly better for my game. I think it was both the swingweight and the offset of the Mavriks that was hurting my ball striking. I'll probably keep the Mavriks as a back up or see if I can sell them. They're good clubs. They just don't fit my game as well as the JPX 850s. Thanks to all that weighed in on my post.
  11. Thanks so much for your response. You're right, I did re-grip with midsize grips. It probably is a swingweight issue. I'm going to take your advice and head to the range with some spray powder.
  12. They're both steel, but the Mizunos have TT XP 95 R300 while the Callys have KBS MAX 80g Regular.
  13. I have been playing the Mizunos for about six years after a fitting by one of our pros. I like them, but as I age (turned 71 back in January) I decided to try some SGI irons. I found a set of the Mavriks on sale and have be playing them since early April. Save one round of 76 a few weeks ago, I haven't seen much of an improvement. I just cannot seem to get comfortable with the Callaways. They feel heavy to me and my ball striking is not consistent. I thought the SGIs would be easier to play and help with my bad swings. I've practiced a lot with the Callys, and have hit them well at times. However, cannot seem to achieve that same level of consistency on the course. Has anyone else out there had a similar experience while experimenting? I'm going to go back to the Mizunos the next time I play and see if it is, in fact; "the arrow and not the archer". Thanks in advance for any advice you care to share.
  14. I'll have to research Pure grips. I've never heard of them, but I'm always open to something new and different. Thanks for your input.
  15. I had been struggling with fairway metals for quite some time. Most of it was a swing flaw that I've been able to correct. However, some of my recent success is because of the Callaway Mavrik Max 3,5 and 7 I bought a few months ago. I know the Mavriks are on their way out (like the Rogues) because they've dropped the price but I really like them. They've been very forgiving off dormant wet fairways this Winter. I have a Ping G400 driver and was searching for G400 fairways until I tried a friend's Mavrik 3 Metal. I bought both the 3 and 5 the very next day and added the 7 with my Christmas gift card. I'm very happy with their performance.
  16. I too use mid-size grips and wear cadet medium gloves. I just like the feel. Whenever I buy a new club I always have it re-gripped to Golf Pride Tour Wrap Mid-Size. I know they have newer styles now, but I like that the Tour Wraps are very tacky. When they get older I just scrub them with Dawn and an old tooth brush to re-furbish them.
  17. This guy is an enigma to me. It's clear he isn't well liked by fans or other tour players. Also, many think he is really loose with the rules of golf. However, one cannot deny he is very talented and nothing seems to phase him. I think that in the game of golf once someone has been labeled as a cheater it's almost the kiss of death for their career. This does not seem to be the case in most other sports, business and of course politics where disregard for rules and norms is actually sometimes praised. Golfers are held to a higher standard and personal integrity is just as important as a good putting stroke. While I do question Reed's behavior with regard to the rules, I am impressed with his play. Sometimes I actually find myself pulling for him. I felt the same way about Colin Montgomerie for different reasons. No one ever questioned Monty's integrity, but there was a time when many American golf fans clearly pulled against him. The fact that he didn't seem to care impressed me. Maybe it's the same with Reed. I like watching him play simply because everyone else hates him and he just ignores them and keeps winning.
  18. Hoganman1

    Titleist AVX

    Well I just did a ball fitting and it turns out the ProV1 is actually the best ball for me. I'll probably keep playing the AVX until I run out this Winter, but my next purchase will be ProV1s.
  19. Hoganman1

    Titleist AVX

    Thanks for responding. If I run out of AVXs and cannot find any more, I can always go back to the ProV1.
  20. I was a confirmed walker for decades. I really enjoyed it. However, father time finally caught up with me. I played football in my youth and my knees are not what they used to be. I started riding last summer during the hot weather and discovered I actually play and score better using a cart. I may try to go back to walking and carrying this Spring because I still feel guilty taking a cart. Our course offers pull (or push) trolleys but we have a lot of hills and valleys so the trolleys can be hard to manage. Also, we don't have access to caddies as we did years ago. To those of you who walk and carry, keep doing it as long as you can. I still believe that is how the game was meant to be played.
  21. Hoganman1

    Titleist AVX

    So it sounds like there might be a lag in delivery. I guess I can get the previous model from a source other than Dick's until the 2021 version hits the stores. Thanks for the info.
  22. Hoganman1

    Titleist AVX

    Is Titleist going to drop the AVX? My local Dick's does not have any and their web site only offers the 2020 version at a discount. I chatted online with a guy on the Titleist web site and he said " The AVX is one of our premium balls and we have plenty if you want to order a dozen". He did not say whether or not they were keeping the ball in their line-up. Maybe it's just my local Dick's decided not carry them, but I'm curious as to if anyone has heard anything about the ball.
  23. I think (hope) my bag is set for 2021. Ping G400 Driver, Callaway Mavrik Max 3,5 and 7 fairways, Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW, Cleveland RTX 3 SW and an Odyssey White Hot Tour Putter. My ball is either the Titleist ProV1 or AVX.
  24. I love Mizuno irons too. I was a Hogan guy for years. I switched in 2015 to JPX 850 Forged. I recently decided to go with graphite shafts (I'm 71) and luckily found a used set of JPX 900s. I'm only three rounds in and it's Winter, but I think I'm going to like them as well.
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