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  1. On 8/17/2020 at 9:38 AM, Manimal26 said:

    @dlow206 its tough to just throw out a profile for "diggers" your equipment setup looks fantastic and you have invested in your game for sure... That being said sometimes something as simple as a lie angle change can help with that... In general though when some tells me that I tend to have them try Srixon/Hogan irons because of the V sole which is the best when it comes to turf interactions.... If you want I am happy to do a quick swing analysis if you could send me a down the line and face on along with any LM data plus your profile (height weight club head speed with a driver & 7i) and maybe we can find the root cause... I myself will be looking at the new srixion irons when they come out as my next set...

    Would love to see your Srixon Zx vs T100 data.  I also love Modus 120s.  I've done several fittings and demos, Modus 120 always the best fit shaft for me.  

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  2. On 11/17/2020 at 9:35 AM, GolfSpy Stroker said:

    I don't anything about the z forged but I can tell you the 785s are fantastic clubs. Right up there with any Mizuno or Titleist. Seriously underrated.

    The heads can be a little small so the idea of adding 4-6 585 with 785 7-P is done quite a bit for mid HC.
    I have a full set of 785 and they are great, but if you want a touch more forgiveness with the long irons the 585 offer that.

    I started with 4-W of 785s based on a 7 iron fitting.  4 and 5 were so bad for me, so snatched up some 585s.  Those things are launchers, so much fun to hit the 4 and 5 iron again.  I used to dread it.  Only wished I had gone with the 6 iron as well.  Its so hit or miss for me.  Absolutely love it on good strikes, but I get a little toe side and it loses 20 yds.  Zx5s and 7s in like the W and 9 might be the way to go for me.  Can't wait to hit them. 

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  3. On 11/16/2020 at 8:41 PM, dlow206 said:

    I guess the question is, find a good deal on Z585s or wait for ZX5s?

    Isn't that always the question?  Although as consumers, we are never satisfied without having the Latest and Greatest.  Every time we play that question creeps in, what am I leaving on the table.  

    Flip side, I've been upgrading this and that.....handicap isn't moving 😞

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  4. 1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    A meeting with one of the major OEM reps yesterday, and while I can't really share some of the numbers he showed us, it's sales numbers vs 2019 were some of the largest increases it's seen in many years, and that was going almost two full months of prime buying season being shut down.   He also showed increases for some of the major competitors, and they had huge increases as well.  So it wasn't simply a matter of taking market share from someone else, there was a whole lot of new demand once things opened up again.

    Some of this demand, were golfers getting back into the game after many years away, and needing new equipment.  Some just having been pent up for two months and spending a lot of time on forums and other places reading about all the new equipment 😉    While there were many tens of thousands of people out of work unfortunately, those who weren't suddenly found they had more time and in some cases money---that wasn't going to other pursuits such as travel or vacations etc, that were able to spend on golf and golf equipment. 

    Will this carry over into 2021?  That's the million dollar question that none of us have an answer to.  Early indications are that it will, at least to me based on the inquires I'm getting in my role and things I see people discussing about 2021. 

    So yeah, in short, demand is at an all time high right now, and companies are going to take advantage of that, as any other industry would as well.  

    Wonder if the major companies hired back those that were laid off in panic?  Heard lots of noise around TM laying off thousands, and business is booming?  I just don't understand how stock prices month to month matter more than long term company health? 

  5. 3 hours ago, ballplayer002003 said:

    The price is WAAAAY to high for most people to look at.  As a smaller brand, most will turn to your big 3 (TM, Callaway and Ping) for irons in that price point.  It's a shame, these look great and I would love to try them but they are too much money.  We as consumers need to start demanding the price come back down to earth.  Trust me, if people don't buy clubs at premium prices the companies will have no choice but to lower their price tags.  Please don't reply with, "but the cost of materials or technology or r&d blah blah blah".  We, the consumers set the standard price.  If we continue to pay $1300 for 8 irons then the companies will continue to keep edging the price up and up.  Simple supply and demand.  Just my two cents.  

    To me it's the PXG effect.  PXG rocked the market with extremely expensive clubs.  All other brands took notice, and now the prices are rising.  Golfers won't stop buying because well marketing on new shiny clubs is so good.  So now all make more money and we lose on the "value".  Thanks PXG 😕

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  6. 1 minute ago, dlow206 said:

    wow, 1/2" long and they came in at C7? i don't even know how that is possible unless you had some jumbo max x-large grips on there or something.

    Standard black GP.  I posted for months trying to find someone who could answer how it could be possible.  My club reached out to the reps, nothing.  Crickets.  And Modus 120x shafts too.  Something about the combo wasn't measuring up.  Or TMs M5 iron heads have the worst quality tolerances knowing that almost no one playing M5s would know anything about club specs?  I was close to having the shafts pulled and head weights measured.  Only problem is nobody would give me what the optimum design specs were. 

  7. Just now, Mavrix said:

    Unfortunately I were not able to test the shafts with -1"... Now I trust in my local golf dealer from my golfclub he knows me quite a while... He said we will go with the -1" and 1° Flat. Hope this is not a bad decision. At least the personal feel when I hit the balls with the R-Flex shaft and the P790 head was very exicting. It felt really good.... 

    Do you mind me asking if you are shorter in height?  When you get them, have the swing weight checked.  You probably tested them out around D2ish (maybe have your tester swing weight checked).  I lost all feel of my irons and didn't know why I all of a sudden hated them when I bought them vs demo'd.  Huge swing weight change.  You may have a club builder up the SW of them, or cheaper go with lead tape.  Going to need a lot of it if it drops 6 SW points.  4 1" pieces usually per SW point. 

  8. Just now, dlow206 said:

    1 inch short will come in at a really light swingweight without adjustment, about -6 swingweight points. 

    Was trying to rationalize which way it would go.  I let my own experience cloud my best judgement.   A couple years ago I ordered M5s 1/2" long with X flex Modus 120s.  They came in at C7, every single iron.  Sent them back, they remade them.  All at C7 again.  

  9. 2 minutes ago, Mavrix said:

    Hey guys, 

    today I went to the local golf dealer in Stuttgart / Germany and tried some shafts in the P790.... 
    What should I say I ordered now the P790 with the NS 950 GH Neo R-Flex, -1" and 1° Flat. I guess it is a good decision. 

    Hitting the balls with this shaft was very amazing. The feeling was very good much better as with the S-Flex. 

    Many balls are landed left but my personal opinion is that this is not related to the shaft, it's problem in my swing which I already identified with my pro. I pull the left arm after hitting the ball (means the classical chicken wing :)). I will work on this during the winter! 

    But the numbers from carry, total distance, smash, spin and club speed was amazing with the Nippon 950 GH Neo shaft. 


    Did you say you just ordered them?  Were you able to try the shafts out at -1"?  That is pretty significant, would most likely need to be a bit shorter height than average.  If you hit standard length, the 1" short will be significantly different.  Not sure TM is going to adjust swing weight for 1.  They will most likely come in a much heavier swing weight I believe.  

  10. On 11/18/2020 at 9:22 PM, Smellis745 said:

    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.

    How do you spend that much money on a shaft and then not go immediately to the course? 


  11. On 9/21/2020 at 7:55 AM, Cory O said:

    I was very impressed with it! Not magically bashing 300 yarders or anything, but probably about 5 yards longer on the marginal-to-good strikes than what I was getting out of the Atomic. I had read and seen in reviews that the Honma has a sneaky draw bias, so I was a bit concerned as I'm a natural draw hitter, but my good swings didn't produce anything overly left in the default settings (in fact it probably stayed a bit straighter than the Atomic even though I have that one set as much as I can get it to a fade bias). I'll get it out on the TopTracer range at some point this week to get some numbers and tweak the settings, but I'm confident that it'll wind up being my gamer, especially because it really is a gorgeous club at address.


    Here was probably the best of the bunch. Maybe a 15 yard downhill, but very well struck and pretty sure it hit the front of the bunker on the carry and just barely stayed in it.




    What app is this to track your drives? 

  12. 10 hours ago, Rtracymog said:

    That’s strange to me, but oh well. Don’t spend too much time working on it. You learn something new everyday. I go -1 on my Wilson to open the face up (so flattening the lie as well) and lessen the left miss. Seems like the Honma would go counterintuitive for me. I still think the hosel markings on the Srixon drivers are the most confusing ones on the market. If you look at the outside of the hosel it’s easy (N, +1, -1 and up), but looking at the tip inside the head drives me crazy.

    Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

    If you think Srixon is confusing, try these instructions hahaha

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  13. 9 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    Matt is about 5’10” i’d say.  I know what you mean about the 6’3” thing.  When i was to meet him on the ra gr before our round, I was kind of looking for a 6’3” skinny guy.  When i saw him, i kinda did a double tske. 

    He just has really good turn and hip speed, to generate that clubspeed.  



    I forget what video it was, but I was in shock....I'm like woah he isn't super tall?   Time to subscribe to Larry Chung school of massive swing speed.  

  14. On 11/2/2020 at 6:38 PM, AcesAndHoles said:

    I know the feeling. I get sucked into video after video that I can't possibly relate to and then realize it's 3h later, I learned so much about people so far-fetched from my ability, and haven't gotten any work done. And then, of course, I always wonder what kind of drugs do I have to source to get to Matt's numbers... 😅

    What's crazy is you expect him to be like 6'3", nope shorty.  Like where does he get all that speed? 

  15. On 11/2/2020 at 6:15 AM, Rtracymog said:

    I know with TaylorMade you can do upright and minus -1°, but typically if you’re going to an open setting, it makes the driver flatter. That being said, I’ve never seen a Honma adapter so you could totally be correct.

    Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

    Open is more upright with Honma, I'd attach the manual but it doesn't seem to be working right now. 

  16. 6 minutes ago, HomeTownKid said:

    That is great info! I really appreciate the quick response. I have thrown my info out there for a few reviews. I will typically only do it if it fits my game and where I want to take it. I am your average golfer. I am getting closer to breaking 90 this year, probably the first time since college. When you only play a half dozen rounds a year you want to put your money where it counts. 

    Driver, its always driver 😄

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  17. I recently went to a store with GC Hawks to do some driver testing with a Honma TR20 I won.  AT the end decided to check out TSi3.  Gathered the data for info/entertainment.  MY takeaway was, ball speed off TSi3 wasn't any faster than M5.  Avg were about equal.  My spin numbers with M5 were very erradic.  More stable with TSi3.  I don't think I found the best combination as all I had avail was Tensei wt and Smoke RDX in 60gX, TSi3 couldn't keep it right of target at all.  Best with M5 was 163.1mph 294yd/313yd, best with TSi3 161.8mph 292yd/308yd.  



  18. 1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    Yes, thanks to @jlukes I caught on to him when they had like 5,000 followers and scheduled the fitting, Matt said if I agreed to have it aired on their channel they would do it at no charge.  So I swallowed any fears about having my swing exposed to the world and went for it.   It was such a great couple days there.  Played golf with @newballcoach and Matt the day before the fitting, then spent the better part of the day fitting and filming and just hanging out with them.

    The fact they had 5,000 followers when I reached out and went to over 100,000 AFTER my fitting video.  Well just saying...😁

    I'm sure I watched that video, then again I think I have watched them all. 

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  19. I finally spent some time with the TR20 in a bay with GC Hawk.  While not all the features were turned on, it was great to gather some data.  Initial thoughts were it sounds great, and has a great feel off the face.  At D2.5 its a little light for my liking and can't really feel it.  I bought some lead tape to simulate putting a heavier weight up front, surprisingly that increased my spin numbers but also helped with the snappy lefts.  Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to get the ball speed and carry numbers up there with my current TM M5.  Did some adjustments, hit a bunch of balls and even messed around with the TSi3 (which didn't outshine the TM M5, but did seem like it could be a little more reliable overall).  I will mess around with the TR20 some more and try to get it outside and on course.  Numbers below are summaries, open to any questions or dive deeper into numbers if anyone interested.  


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