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Hacker Rod

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About Hacker Rod

  • Birthday 07/12/1970

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    Kalamazoo, MI

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  • Swing Speed
    101-110 mph
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    A few times per month
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  • Fitted for Clubs

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  1. Seven brands, down from eight last season.
  2. Adidas Solarthon PrimeBlue Limited Edition. Best golf shoe I've ever owned.
  3. The set does match up - all irons have the Elevate Tour in the same flex. I ordered the 5 & 6 irons in X flex because I've recently started using X flex in my driver, hybrids and driving iron with good results. I ordered the remaining irons in S. They built the entire set in S - an understandable mistake. Having them all the same flex will make them easier to unload later when/if I decide to do so. They will still correct the shafts free of charge, but I'd have to send them back to Arizona, so I'd be without them for a few weeks. I also have the option to go to a PXG store to tweak the fitting if necessary. And if they don't work out, I have 30 days to return them.
  4. You get custom fit for pants and shoes? Not me. I know my sizes, so a fitting isn't necessary. Same for my golf clubs -- I've been successfully fit recently. I know my specs, and I know my game. Sure, I could make a bad choice and get a shaft or head that isn't ideal. But that's happened after formal fittings as well. In fact, the only two times I bought irons that didn't work at all for me they were selected and built by a "fitting expert".
  5. I just ordered 0211DC's myself. Still not able to get them out on the course here, but they feel great in my hitting bay. The top line is surprisingly thin for an iron with so much forgiveness. I love the way they sit behind the ball. PXG did make a mistake on my build (wrong shaft flex on two irons). They offered to correct the error free of charge, of course, but that would have required me sending the clubs back to be rebuilt rather than just building and shipping the correct configuration. I was on the fence about having mixed flexes in the bag anyway, so I'm going to play them as built rather than give up 2 to 3 weeks of potential playing time to have them corrected.
  6. Typically eight brands: Tour Edge Driver TaylorMade Mini Driver Callaway Super Hybrid Maltby Hybrid Mizuno Irons Cleveland Wedges Titleist Wedge Evnroll Putter
  7. I'd stop alternating between my 20* hybrid and my 20* utility, and carry them both.
  8. My bag as of 7/17/21: Tour Edge Exotics EXS PRO, 9.5* playing at 8.5*, HZRDUS Smoke Yellow XS TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver/2W 13.5*, Elements Chrome XS Callaway Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila Rogue 95 MSI XS Maltby KE4 Tour FDI Utility/DI 20*, Fujikura Vista Pro Stiff or Maltby KE4 Tour TC Hybrid 20*, KBS Tour Steel XS Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal 5-PW, Project X LZ Tour Stiff Mizuno JPX 919 50* GW & 55* SW, Project X LZ Tour Stiff Titleist Vokey SM7 60*/D LW Evnroll ER5 Hatchback 33" Sun Mountain C130 Yes, that's seven different club manufacturers ... no blind loyalty here! Seriously pondering a TM 300 Mini Driver to replace the Original One.
  9. I don't think you can easily categorize the player who successfully bags a Mini Driver. I'm a mid-capper, and I've carried one for years (three different models). It's my go-to when the driver isn't behaving. Or more accurately, when my driver swing isn't behaving. Maybe it's not supposed to work for me, but it does. In fact, the Original One works so well for me, I'm already pondering adding the new 300. I'm quite certain it's just a matter of time.
  10. My Original One is my third TM mini driver. I don't know what it is about them that just works for me, but they have been great for my game. A bit harder to hit off the deck than a traditional 3-wood, of course, but a fantastic driver alternative off the tee. I don't need the new one, but I'll be taking a serious look anyway.
  11. I carry a 9.5* driver and a 13.5* Original One. I've been blessed with good distance, so I have rounds when I only pull the driver a couple times. (And sometimes I regret using it that much.) Despite what the stats say should happen with a golfer in my handicap range, I am far more consistent with my Original One. I mean, it's not even close. When the driver is working for me (okay, when my swing is working for the driver), I'll use it on longer holes and take the extra 20 to 30 yards, but I could leave the driver at home, and I'm confident my score wouldn't suffer from it. In fact, it might be good for me. The benefit of the mini is that if I can hit it off deck if I need to, although in most cases I'm better off just hitting the Super Hybrid.
  12. It's a TaylorMade Original One mini driver, isn't it?
  13. Rod/Kalamazoo, MI/USA Currently gaming the Evnroll ER5 Hatchback I'm most interested in the Tomcat 14 because I've been curious about extreme MOI putters for some time, and the Tomcat's alignment dots make it even more intriguing.
  14. Rod/Portage, MI Currently play CBX 50*, 54*, 58*, occasionally Vokey SM7 60* Prefer 58-degree tester but I would gladly put any loft into play
  15. I'm in west Michigan, too. Kalamazoo. You?
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