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  1. tony@CIC, thanks for starting this thread! This is my 2nd season with V3 and I agree it's much better than V2. It even works better than Arccos for me as I play a lot of morning golf and their sensors don't do as well in low light (not to mention that it's more expensive to use). I still often forget to mark penalties at the time, sometimes because I'm not sure which one applies. And I, too, sometimes forget to close out a hole while at the pin. But those are not my biggest issues. My biggest issue is that, being a bit on the ancient side, I often swing a club well off my ball to stay loose and sometimes (too often lately) if I take even a small divot, it records a shot completely messing up the tracking on that hole. I can alleviate that by "pausing", but forget to do that and then forget to turn it back on. No system is perfect (not yet, at least), but I do like Shot Scope best between them & Arccos.
  2. First Name/City State: Greg, Linden, MI Shoe Size: 10 Current Shoe Worn: Sqairz What's The Most Important Thing in Your Shoe Selection: Being able to walk!! I realize that I'm not a good candidate to test these shoes, because I already wear them... and I absolutely love them! My old shoes were either wide sizes or soft bodied sneaker style because of foot problems (hammer toe, bunions) so I couldn't even compare apples-to-apples, and my feet still hurt in those. Sqairz have been outstanding, very comfortable and very stable. Good luck guys!
  3. First Name: Greg City, State: Linden, MI Current Driver in Play: Callaway Epic Flash SZ w/Motore X F3 shaft Handicap: 14 Swing Speed: mid-90s Which Driver Would You Like to Review: TSi3
  4. 1. Greg, Linden, MI 2. I use an inexpensive 8' putting mat on my basement floor. Not that good, but better than carpet. 3. Other than the hard flat floor at Dick's or Golf Galaxy, just the mat mentioned above. 4. I would prefer the medium speed mat as the courses I play tend to vary green speed (most medium to slightly fast, a couple pretty slow).
  5. Greg, Linden, MI USA Odyssey White Ice SabreTooth Heppler Tomcat 14, 35". I have been happy with the SabreTooth over the past several years and the Tomcat is in that vein. Not to mention that the online fitting tool recommends it for me.
  6. Anyone in the SE Michigan area who is interested, the Costco in Green Oaks Township (US-23 & Lee Road) has the putter in stock. They said that they are the only Costco in the "region" that got them and will be sold out by the end of the day. No weight kits, though.
  7. Moved this over to eBay. Please see http://ebay.us/MeVETP?cmpnId=5338273189 if interested. Thanks!
  8. NOTE: Info edited & please see post #2. I’m looking to sell my Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-GW iron set. They have Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts and Golf Pride MCC+4 grips. The clubs are in very good condition, please see pics of all 8 club faces. The wedge & gap wedge have small marks on the back (I assume) from going in and out of the bag (see pics). Any shaft marks are so slight they won't show up in pics. Standard loft, lie and length. These are terrific clubs that I love when I'm swinging well, but I need more help at other times so I went to the cast JPX 919 Hot Metals. It appears FedEx Ground is the least expensive (less than $20) but I can ship USPS or UPS if you prefer. Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks! 555
  9. I just decided to sell my JPX 919 Forged 4-GW set because I've come to realize I need a bit more help. Just picked up the JPX 919 Hot Metals and I like them so the forged are going up for sale. They are in very good to excellent condition (I can send you picks if interested). They have the DG 105 R300 shafts and Golf Pride MCC+4 grey grips. I was just about to put them up on ebay but decided to try here first. Please let me know your thought and I'll get you any information you need.
  10. Exactly! That's why I thought this could be new stock quickshipgolf is helping clear out.
  11. So... this probably falls under the category of adding 2 + 2 and coming up with 4-1/2, but is it possible that Mizuno has found a way to quietly reduce inventory of current stock in preparation for their fall launch of the new designs? I ask because I had been looking for a used set of JPX 919 Hotmetal irons in a "firm" shaft (my JPX 919 Forged are just a little too unforgiving for me) and found that an ebayer by the name of quickshipgolf has been auctioning dozens of "used" sets of JPX 919 irons (Forged, Hot Metal & Hot Metal Pro - all "Mizuno Condition rated 9.0") in a variety of shafts. They've had so many that I was concerned they were pulling some kind of bait-and-switch or simply selling fakes. Their reviews seems good, but we all know those can sometime be manipulated. Anyway, I decided to take a chance and started bidding on the Hot Metal sets with Project X LZ 5.5 shafts. I had my bid limits so I lost out on 5 sets before finally winning an auction last Tuesday. Now, the moment of truth! Will the correct set arrive?? Are they fakes?? Not only are they the correct model and they are (from everything I can tell) real, they appear brand spanking NEW!!! Not a mark on any of them - blades, shafts or grips! A range session also tells me they are real (and a much better fit for me). So, is quickshipgolf being used by Mizuno to get rid of current stock? Did quickshipgolf buy out a Mizuno distributor? There are several more JPX 919 sets up for auction as I write this and, I'm guessing, more to follow. Anyway, I wanted to share my thoughts.
  12. Those of you who also follow TXG may know the name Dr. Sasho MacKenzie; they've spoken about him several times in the past. He's a golf bio-mechanics researcher of note. Back in January he said in an Andrew Rice podcast that his research has shown very little benefit to shaft flo'ing. But if you do, the spine should be placed at 45 degs rather than straight horizontal or vertical.
  13. You are absolutely correct, $10 won't cover their costs. But, If it gets their shafts into the hands of more and more golfers, it could probably be justified similarly to the way milk pricing is for grocery stores. I'm actually more concerned about proper fitting - from Fujikura's prospective as well as the consumer's! On-line fitting still relies on subjective data for them to provide the right shaft, and how many of those who a trial program is targeted to can provide it? Arccos has pretty much proven that most golfers have a substantially inflated view of their carry distances (I did and I thought I was being conservative!!). In fact, the popular club fitter from Canada, TXG, now requires Arccos membership before they will do any fitting. (How many times have you had a particularly great range session, followed by a pretty poor one. One fitting session probably doesn't accurately display your skills - good or bad.) So maybe Fujikura can ask for that kind of data for a VERY reasonably priced trial. That being said, I took the leap of faith last March and bought the Motore X for my Epic Flash SZ. I do have a PRGR to check swing speed so I had fairly accurate swing speed info, and I liked the weight of the stock 65 gram Tensei AV Blue shaft. So I bought the F3 65R. Still pretty risky! But I've played around with driver settings and now have several rounds of golf and I can honestly say that this is the best driver/shaft combination I've ever had. Still no subjective data, but I'm at least 10 to 15 yards longer and absolutely straighter than before. Would the Ventus have performed even better? No clue. But I do love this shaft and would encourage everyone to check it out. A quick shout-out to the official testers! Great reports guys!!!
  14. OK… so a while back I admitted that I bought the new Motore X F3 shaft sight-unseen for my Epic Flash SZ driver out of anxiousness at being cooped up and just plain boredom (link above). But I had no idea whether I’d really be happy with my purchase or if I flushed $275 down the toilet! While I still don’t have access to launch monitors, I’ve fooled around with driver adjustments and now played a couple of rounds, and I can honestly say that I am driving the ball longer and generally straighter than I did with the stock Tensei AV Blue. In all fairness, I’ve also been working on hitting the ball above the equator of the driver face (so it launches higher with lower spin which should increase distance) and I can’t quantify how much each helps, but I am definitely driving farther. I plan on doing some range sessions going back & forth with the stock shaft, but it’s tough to see a change in distance at the range when you’re talking only 10 to 15 (driver) yards. However, I’ll give it a try when I can and report back. I like what I've read so far but I'm even more anxious to see our tester’s more definitive reports! Thanks,
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