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  1. A lot more before the time rolled back, especially last Spring when we cancelled FirstTee. With FirstTee, that keeps me busy at least two week nights a week. Before that though, I was walking 9 2-3 times a week and playing 18 on Saturday and Sunday. I've been WFH since last March and when the course is 3 minutes away, it made it easy to escape in the evenings. Once FirstTee started back in the summer though, my weekly 9s came to a halt.
  2. Great look at it. Rickie is still one of the best putters on tour, he just can't get the ball on the green. If Finau ever learns to putt, he'll wear them out.
  3. Exactly. Taylormade has a gift set of tees that all of their pro players play. Guess what...none of them were the 3-4" tees. Guess why...because they all play on pristine, level, perfectly mowed tee boxes.
  4. I've had a similar issue with every Srixon ball I've ever played. I had several balls (both ZStar lines and multiple generations) that literally had a gash cut in them from greenside bunker shots. Once I did the Bridgestone test last year, I've been sold. Haven't had it happen once with them. I've also been dabbling with Yellow Pro V1s since this past fall and am convinced that may be the most durable ball I've ever played.
  5. My comment I made almost two years ago still stands today. I absolutely love the vsole on Srixon irons. I've got a set of Z745s that I'll likely never get rid of that are in my closet and I've been playing these Z965s for a couple years now.
  6. I hit one of these yesterday and am intrigued. It produced very consistent results for me. My M3 I'm playing now produces around 175 mph on avg, launches at 12.3 avg, and spins around 2200. It's a bomber with this AD-HD shaft. The Sim2 Max is what I tested, ball speeds were 1 mph slower, but it launched at 14.1 avg and spin around 1900. Carry distances were almost identical.
  7. I hit my 3 wood 4-6 times per round on average. Mostly off the tee, but it's far from dead in my bag.
  8. For me, the KBS Tour was lower launching than the PX LZ. The linear feel is a correct description of the Tour. The PX LZ definitely has a more active midsection and required a smoother transition.
  9. Because you put it through the paces on the range to learn the shaft characteristics and to see if it’s going to work. No sense in wasting a round.
  10. I’ve got a friend testing one of these out now. I hope to have a chance to swing it in the next week or two. He says it’s a weird feel and can’t explain it. Said he was definitely seeing increased distance and no dispersion issues on the range. Hasn’t made it to the course yet which will be the tell all.
  11. If you’re considering the Hzrdus Green 6.5 TX, my builder can get the 80 and 90 gram tour only weights and likely has some in stock. He did the last time I was there. Even with your speed and that shaft, I’d only recommend a max of 1.5” tipping if that’s something you need. This shaft becomes nearly unplayable with any more than that. If you’d be interested in getting one, let me know and I’ll give you his info. ETA...if you’re looking at the Fuji Ventus, he can get them in the heavier tour only weights too.
  12. My only argument to fitting vs trial and error is with smaller fitters when there aren’t enough varying lengths, tipping length, etc... to test with. Had it not been for shaft hoeing, I never would’ve gotten my hands on the Aldila Synergy Black. I’m not currently gaming that shaft, but it’s still my all time favorite, just didn’t work as well in the M5. It is definitely more expensive, but I like the trial and error method with shafts. It helps when, like what @chisag said, you have a good idea of shaft profiles that work for you. I’m far from a pro and my swing is not always the same day
  13. This is one of the most important things I have learned throughout this review process. I've been busy lately and we've had special tournaments going on the past few weekends so I've been relegated to mostly range work. I've let several people hit these on the range lately and the consensus is they're just as good as any other iron in this category. One guy, who plays TM 790s actually said he liked the way these felt over his gamers. I think this iron is big enough to inspire confidence in someone who may not be the best ball striker, yet are not overly large to where someone who prefers a
  14. No it is the PVD Green in 6.5 TX. You can find them on eBay (see above) but my club builder has the ability to get these.
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