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  1. John / Swansea, IL 62226 / USA Current: Ping Sigma2 Tyne (straight) Heppler choice: Piper-C / I am interested in center-shafted, straight-stroke putters, would like to try this. Since 2007, I have used Ping putters with exception of 18-month hiatus circa 2016. My Pings include Pal (made in 1973), B60, and now Signa-Tyne.
  2. @Quigleyd, I found a Stock vs. Premium shaft thread from February. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/36489-stock-vs-premium-shafts-from-the-same-oem/?do=findComment&comment=596553 The Ventus shaft is an example. Basically, the aftermarket Ventus contains the Pitch 70 carbon fibers which give it an extra low-torque, low-spin profile. The "made for" Ventus lacks the Pitch 70 weave. One thread respondent @chisag is a +1.2 HDCP who gives personal examples of the differents. He notes that for those with medium swing speed, the "made for" structure is probably a good thing. A
  3. Right Handed Golfers Only First Name/City State: John / Swansea, IL Desired to Test: 460 Swing Speed: 87 MPH
  4. I'm familiar with Speeder shafts, and the made-for of year Two of a model looks similar to the year One after-market custom shaft, but are not exact duplicates. Likewise, the specs are similar, but not exact. (Given, the specs for the year Two made-for shafts often have less detail available than that for the year One aftermarket version.) As I noted earlier, made for varieties of shafts are often selected for the sub-groups most likely to buy a particular club. Again, those who could benefit from a more specific shaft can get it, sometimes for upcharge, sometimes not. I've been fitt
  5. On the discussion about "made for" vs. "after market" shafts: I have been fit for drivers three times since 2009, and in all cases one of the stock shafts gave me best or "near best" numbers. Granted, I only have 87 MPH driver clubhead speed. But, I'm not going to pay an extra $350 upcharge for a driver shaft that gives me six more yards in distance. A related issue is swing precision. My swing is not as precise as someone who is a 2 HDCP. Thus, they would likely benefit more from the narrow performance window of a-m than me. Also, the "made for" shafts, as you correctly remarked, ar
  6. I would like to test the Bridgestone Tour B WX-1 wedges. I tested the TM SLDR irons in 2014 for another blog. 1. John / Swansea, IL (near St. Louis) 2. Handicap = 20.4 3. Current Wedges = Callaway MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS and MD.PM 60°/10 All three shafted in KBS Tour R.flex 4. Your desired set/lofts: 50° + 56° + 60° / Any chance for Modus 105 R-flex shafts? Also, Midsize grip, or grips in box? Glad to help you, JPO
  7. Greetings from the St. Louis area. A self-taught golfer for my first 10 years, I have spent the rest of my time trying to recover. I am very interested in golf equipment, from both the technology and supply-chain views. I teach at a college business school, and use golf industry examples in my classes. My biggest problem as a golfer is real-life interruptions during the season. I may play eight times in June, and then miss three weeks because of this or that. In August, I am a volunteer for the PGA Championship at Bellerive CC.
  8. 1. John in Illinois 2. My Bag Makeup. Callaway XR16 Pro Driver (10.5*) / Fuji TS Speeder 665 R-flex Tour Edge XRail 4W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex Cobra FlyZ 3-4H 19* and 4-5H 22* / VLCT Altus Light Flex Callaway X20 Tours 4i-9i / NS Pro 8950GH R-flex Callaway wedges MD3 48* and 54* / MD.PM 60* Slotline SL-583F Inertial putter / SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip + 50 gr. backweight 3. HDCP = 21 4. Goals for 2018 Play in some two-day tournaments Play golf at least once a week this summer, get most of rounds into the 80s Earn a reputation as an insightful equipment tester in the Conn
  9. Welcome to the forums Greenside :)


    We are glad to have you at MGS. Go start your first message!


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    1. Greenside


      I am from the St. Louis area. A self-taught golfer for my first 10 years, I have been trying to recover ever since.


      I am very interested in golf equipment, from both the technical and the supply chain sides. I teach in a college business school, and sometimes use golf industry examples in my classes.


      My main problem as a golfer are real-life interruptions. I may get in eight rounds in June, and then not get to pick up a club again until August tournament season.

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