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    101-110 mph
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  1. End of the golf season for me so had to use up my gift cards for 2022. Didn't know what to use the GC's for so wrote my pro and ordered the 44g Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue in A flex to try this out. Current game an 65g M4 (Stiff) Accra Tour Z ST in an 10.5 M2 lofted down to 8.5. Curious if I end up buying a lower lofted head to further experiment with this set up. I have played loft as low as 7 deg before without much concern for carry distance. Excited to try it when it arrives and I can golf again, in April/May, lol. Gonna be really hard to pry that Accra outta my hands, after increasing the SW to D6 at the beginning of the season I have been "back" to driving it extremely well. But tinkerers be tinkerers.
  2. Extremely cool test. Immediately began looking at the Graffaloy ProLaunch 45 up here in Canada. I'd be very curious if you experiment with a light grip (e.g. GP Tour 25) to bring the SW back up and see what, if anything, that does. My immediate fear for my own game is the left ball with that lower SW. I play my driver at SW of D6 and found that eliminated left for me. I can definately see myself trying something like this out!
  3. I have installed and kept the wrist lock. The difference from the above comments is I did so on an armlock putter. I shortened the putter significantly (3-4 inch) so the bump is right in my wrist area and I use a conventional grip. Seen a significant improvement in my putting this year. This is also my first go with an armlock style putter so I can’t quantify how much is the grip vs a whole new style of putting. I cannot see this working with a normal putter unless you added a significant amount of loft as you need to forward press a lot with this grip, hence why it’s perfect with an armlock style putter.
  4. I am about a year and half into my own experiment with a similar concept. Originally started with my 2 favorite length clubs. LW to 8 iron were GW length, 7-4 iron were 7 iron length. Of course making the correct lie changes and Swing weight changes. After a few months I ultimately landed on standard length LW - 7 iron and kept the one length 6, 5, 4, iron at 7 iron length. I found I needed 5 degrees between 4 (20 deg) and 5 iron (25 deg) and 5 and 6 iron (30 deg) to get my distance gaps correct. I also went to Mizuno MP 18 fli hi head in the 4 and 5 iron. I originally did this with X100 shafts but now have Modus 105x, something about the Modus 105x made this a lot better. I really liked the concept but my golf/scoring didn't reflect it until I made 1 final change, and that was to really focus in on Swing weight. I got some GP Tour 25 grips and went to town where needed on lead tape and play my LW at E0, SW at D8 and everything else at D6. I also built up my grips a tiny bit. All of this was in an effort to eliminate the pull hook. I am about 10 rounds in and its worked beautifully, when I hit it left it just seems to be a pull and the hook part is gone, some even drift back to the right which has been missing from my game for years but in general my miss is now a little bit right and not left of left. This isn't for everyone, but anyone that hits the ball high enough, I would consider it. I don't worry nearly as much about making solid contact with my long irons anymore, even on the days when the ball striking isn't all there. I also find I can actually flight a 4 and 5 iron down in the wind, a shot that traditionally I would try but it would always drift up on me. Final changes - I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I am considering adding a little bit of length back to the longer irons. I am thinking of adding .25 inch to the 6 iron, .5 inch to the 5 iron (so 6 iron length) and .5 or .75 inch to the 4 iron. The reason is when the ball is on an awkward lie (and really when is it other then on tee) it can feel a little awkward. I would also like to see a little more pop on the 5 and particularity the 4 iron as I would love another 5ish yards carry with it for 2 shots I often have at my home club.
  5. Titleist 909F3 3 wood - worst of all I thought my cousin had it, contacted him and set up a round of golf and he said he had it. Brought it to me and gave to me after the round. Right headcover, right shaft (Aldila NV 75S), but was a 904f I discovered when I got home and popped the headcover off. So dissapointing as that thing was going right in the bag! (The 904f is pretty solid though)
  6. I bought 6 boxes of MTBX's about a week before the results came out, my gamer. I was hoping to see the results first but 1. I was running low and 2. I couldn't get my hands on Snell's for a long time (In Canada) so I jumped on the order when I could. After seeing the results. Glad I did, nothing tells me otherwise. I am right inbetween the High and mid swing speed on the test and need a low spin ball. Maybe, maybe might try Srixon Zstar XV because they go on sale for a really nice price up here, but I doubt it. I really enjoy the Snell's and ppl's reaction when they have no clue what it is. I have converted a few ppl and find it fun. Price is a major factor for me, so Pro V's are out.
  7. Gotta bend the lie/loft to accommodate the .5 inch drop in length. 1 deg in loft and 1 deg in lie should do the trick. I found the same thing, spinny and short until I did that (or ultimately what I did was get new heads with lofts that fit the bill)
  8. I have actually shortened my 6,5, and 4 iron to 7 iron length. Here is everything I did and I would absolutely do it again: JPX tour 7 iron loft - standard 34 deg loft, 61.5 deg lie JPX your 6 iron - standard 30 deg loft, 61.5 lie (adjusted the lie .5 deg) MP18 MMC 5 iron - standard 25 deg. 61.5 lie (adjusted the lie 1 deg) MP18 MMC 4 iron - 1 deg strong 21 deg, 61 lie (adjusted the lie 1 deg) - I like it a little flatter, not sure why *all have modus 105x shafts I have not adjusted swingweight but I have ordered some tip weights and will install in due time. The gapping is great and I find specifically the 5 and 4 iron easier to hit. I think going with the extra tech in these 2 clubs really helped get the ball up in the air a bit. I actually liked it so much I created a 5 wood length driver, this was a much bigger adjustment but I love it (especially into the wind as its a 7.5 deg head) but I am looking forward to getting the tip weights for this one most of all. Some days its my best club and some days its a pull hook monster. So I would absolutely say go for it!
  9. Got a tournament recently. Asking $350.00 CAD
  10. Chad Alberta Ping G400 Max/ Kuro Kage/ 60g Stiff (pro length) 105 mph Man I would love more speed!
  11. Previously playing: Ping G10 - 9 deg - Grafalloy Prolaunch Red Now playing: G400 Max - 9 deg (tuned to 8 degree) - Kugo Kage 60g S Over the past 3-4 years I have demo'd drivers looking for something that outperformed my G10 on the course, I was fitted for the G10 and am a high spin player and basically I found nothing until... the G400. Swing 1 with the G400 and I was sold, I mishit it pretty bad (heel) and felt the ball come off like a rocket down to where I would hit a solid shot with my G10. I inquired about the G400 after the round and my pro (and Ping rep) told me to hold on as there was an LST model coming in a few months and since we played some golf together he knew my high spin woes. I continued to demo the G400 whenever I could and waited and waited for the LST. I live in Calgary, AB, Canada so our golf season ends basically Late Sept early Oct and kicks off typically in Late April/Early May, both of these time frames coming in not optimal golf conditions, June through August however is generally quite perfect (weather and course conditions). And then the day came, September 20th and .... I became a father!!! and for the purposes of a golf forum, my driver hunt for the year was over. haha. Slide forward to June this year and the G400 Max was all the rage and I got my hands on it, and immediately booked a fitting. I found the fitting process very fun and launch monitor (I believe it was flightscope) cool to use. I tried all models of the G400 with all standard shafts until we dialed in the right specs. Not to get to into it all but here are the details I recall the most: Swing speed - averaged around 105 mph G10 average Carry - 270-275 G400 Max average carry - 290-295 (1 was over 300!) Spin - (can't recall the numbers) - but down 400 RPM (I would imagine due to a degree loft off the driver) Dispersion - No significant difference (which is fine, my strength is accuracy) Summary - 20 more yards carry, lower spin and more role On the course - I have only had the driver for 2 rounds after waiting for it to arrive and a 2 week holiday where is sat in the shop but I have started working the ball both ways which is fairly new. I actually have trouble hitting it straight which was the strength of the G10 but find I can hit a 10 yard draw or fade quite nicely. The draw seems to really bring in some new spots on the course and I really see that extra 20 yards. The fade as expected is shorter but seems to be where a solid straight ball with the G10 was and I can play that shot with less fear, a fade is my go to which I somewhat lost with the G10. The biggest factor on the course is the mishits, this is a step up from the G10 for sure in terms of carry. We have a couple risk and reward tee shots at my club and now I have nothing to worry about with the carry on a mishit. Overall, extremely happy with the switch, driving is a strength of my game and look forward to taking advantage of hitting it both ways (knock on wood) and seeing some shorter approaches in on a couple Par 5's and long par 4's. I typically play a ProV1 but look forward to trying a couple new balls with the G400 Max as well. Got a sleeve of Tp5x's at a tournament recently and they will be in play tonight!
  12. Hi all, Chad from the great white north! 4-5 months to play up here so gotta cram it in. Wife that kinda get it and is starting to get the golf bug. New dad! So rounds are down this year but for the first time don't mind (especially with a 4-5 month season). Enjoy men's night and playing with a little $$$ on the mind. Lucky and cursed (weather) to have mountains right next door, but we have some unique mountain golf experiences that is well worth the trip. Any questions on Calgary, Canmore, Banff mountain golf, happy to answer. Given the dollar would suggest all American golfers make a mountain golf trip (no I am not a travel agent) and come see the beauty of the mountains and some wicked golf courses. Looking forward to being a member! Cheers, Chad
  13. Welcome to the forums Chadvb :)


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