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  1. On 10/21/2020 at 1:00 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    Well I suppose most of you know about my role here, if you don't then that means I'm like a good referee, I do my job and you don't notice me. 

    But in short for the new members: My name is Rob/Robert either one is fine.  I have been on MGS for 4 years now, and am my third year of serving in an administrator role, one year as a moderator and the past 18 months as Forum Director along with Golfspy_Studque.   My full time job is the Tournament Director of a golf course in Maryland.   

    I get the opportunity to try and or buy a lot of equipment, and I take full advantage of it. Matter of fact during my fitting video with IAN on TXG, we joked about that.  I was afraid he was going to give me hell, but he thought it was great.  

    While I will play just about anything that has a grip and head on it, it's not secret that my "home brand" if you will is Titleist.  But PING, Mizuno, TM, Callaway, Srixon, Wilson, PXG  and Cobra have all had a spot in the bag at some point or another.    So needless to say, I'm thrilled to be part of this testing.

    I'm not the longest hitter, maybe 210 off the tee, and my handicap has moved as often as my bag setup has.  As high as 22 at the beginning of 2018 to a low of 15.9 at the end of last year.  This year, due to COVID and a course that is so damn busy I can't even get a tee time as an employee, I haven't played as much and didn't register an official index this year....I know shame on me.   I'll change that in 2021 as I hope to play a few tournaments, that I didn't this year.

    What I hope to accomplish in this testing:

    As I enter my 6th decade, I believe I'm the second most "experienced" golfer in this testing, in which I gladly bow to our esteemed RickP on that honor.  I don't expect to magically find 30 more yards with this driver.  But here is what I'm really hoping for.  I'm taking a pretty solid driver in my TS1 into the fitting.  I have had it since it's release last June when it unseated the stalwart PING G410+ , and while others...MAVRIK Sub Zero, Cobra SZ Extreme have had some time in the bag, the TS1 has been the one nothing could beat.  Not so much in distance, as I'm pretty sure you can put any driver in my hand and it's going to go 190 on the short end and 225 on the long end and no more.  But it has been the most consistent.  During my last 72 holes, I hit an amazing 49/56 fairways.    Now all the raving about the TS1 said, I know I am generating too much spin with it.   Often times, the ball leaves the clubface like it's going to go a mile--or at least 250 yards, and it settles softly into the 190 to 210 territory.   I have some idea, but not concrete proof, that I am getting way too much spin off this head/shaft combo.   

    So I'm anxious to see what the guys at Titleist Thursday--tomorrow afternoon-can do to put a better combo in my hands. 

     

    If Ian fit you, no way it has too much spin.  He is a Dr. of fitting 🙂

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  2. On 10/27/2020 at 10:44 AM, 19hole said:

    I find that I picked up 5 MPH of ball speed going from a TS2 to a TSi2. Using the shaft from the TS2 in the TSi2 for a true comparison. The TS2 is a 9.5° and the TSi2 is 9.0°. Launch angle went from 13° to 14° and spin rate came down from 2100 RPM to near 1950 RPM. 

    Definitely an upgrade!

    What was your carry variation with those numbers? 

  3. This is AWESOME.  I'd love to test these because I tend to spin my driver just a bit on the higher side.  I'm typically 2600-2800 of backspin on GC Quad.  Would essentially like to see that come down to 13 deg launch and 2100 - 2300 backspin.   I'm an engineer so very detail oriented and love stats.  I've recently donated 😉 (shameless plug I know).  

    Erik

    Phoenix, Az

    TM M5 10.5 set to 9.75 Fuji Pro 2.0 Tour spec 7x

    13 index

    110-112mph

    TSi2 10.0 deg

  4. 34 minutes ago, golfingbrock said:

    Wow, congrats! I also hit some at the PGA store before and after mine came in, and agree that the stock shaft isn't for me, but the upgraded Vizard shafts available through Honma is great. I hit it well and liked it before, but having the weight kit and being able to put a 15g up front is huge for me.  I've thought about trying other weights in other positions instead of the 3g, but I like the way it's working now. 

    Since there isn't a toe weight option(other than lead tape), maybe the heavier front/back weights would counter balance the lighter heel weight to give you the feel you want. Maybe @PrestonAtHonma can give you some insight on the weight options, but I would say to try every possible configuration to get the numbers dialed in.

     

    Thanks for the feedback, will be fun to play with it for sure

     

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  5. On 9/2/2020 at 10:44 AM, PrestonAtHonma said:

    Brock, no doubt a 12g or 15g up front would knock some spin down. But also need to tell you it will bump up swingweight a bit and you may feel that. Happy to send a 12g and 15g out to you if you wanna try it out. Shoot me a text or email if so.

    thanks also for your review. So glad you enjoyed it and glad it's launching rockets!!

    Just won a TR20 and was concerned about trying to "fit it" to beat my gamer.  Hit some at PGA Superstore, but they just don't have the options right for me.  I felt I need a little head weight and stiffer shaft.  Would love to discuss with you a bit if avail?  Also on the weights, I also think I would benefit from a little more up front and maybe some on the toe (fight the hooks).  Don't see any options to purchase them.  Have some demo's I can try out :).  

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  6. On 2/12/2020 at 10:39 AM, cnosil said:

     


    They look really nice and often use them as warmup clubs at MGS. Shots can be great or horrible....not GI for me. 785s are enough for my game.

     

    Ha, 785s seem to play like blades for me.  Good hits are so money, mishit lose 20 yards or more.  I think mine are broken.  

  7. I have a black ER5.  Love it.  

    Has anyone filled in the alignment holes with white paint?  In certain light, I can't really see them.  Just looking for where to get and how to paint the holes? 

  8. On 5/30/2019 at 4:29 PM, GolfSub70 said:

    Hopefully you can find somewhere to get some data on the demos you have now.  I'm sure we can get some 639s out to you too if necessary.  Glad to hear you had a good experience working with us though.

    We are really happy with the way the 739s tested in the Most Wanted testing as well.  Honestly it was probably the hardest iron for us to test internally.  We were able to find some GI iron caliber players...but then you have the issue that most guys who play GI irons typically aren't the most consistent ball strikers in the world.  We thought it would compete with anything else though and we think the numbers reflect that.  The price point on those irons is fantastic and guys that are playing them would probably be much better off spending the money they save on lessons or range time.

    I'd post your comparison chart from IG on here if you can.  Really interesting numbers wise to show how good they really are.  I did find a spot with GC Quad, just need to find out if I need to do an iron fitting or if they will rent out the bay (Probably about the same cost).  It's been the hardest thing for me to compare as well being a poor ball striker.  So inconstant to really get a good comparison feel.  20 or 30 balls on a GC quad will be great for finding my range.  The 699s feel really good, but I miss hit them a lot so far.  Wondering if I need xstiff due to the weight of the heads or if that would cause me to be even more inconsistent?   

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  9. 7 minutes ago, cnosil said:


    I was hitting 7 irons which depending on the club is about 170. The screen at the MGS testing facility is about 12-15 feet in front of where we hit.

    Thanks, based on their recommendations, that should be far enough away for a good measurement.  

  10. On 3/7/2019 at 7:14 PM, tony@CIC said:

    The 200 works for me, however, keep in mind that I use it more as a 'trend indicator' rather than a more expensive LM that would be used in a fitting.

    My primary use is around swing speed, ball speed and smash factor. What I'm looking for in my practice sessions is the level of improvement. Using SS as an example if I start out at 76 and end up at 84 that's important for me to know as it shows progress. Is the 76 really 79 or 80 yeah that would be nice to know but less important for me. Keep in mind I'm looking for progress during a range session only.

    I don't pay attention to carry or total distance on the 200 only because the balls at the driving range are pretty dead and nothing like the ones I game. However, one of the forum members suggested using it on the course (when no one is behind you) and I plan to do that. We have a couple of short par 3's and it'll be an interesting comparison to see 'total distance' on the 200 vs. actual distance. Unfortunately this exercise will have to wait until Ohio thaws out.

    Would I like one with all the bells and whistles of course - but I do have to work within a budget and as I said before the 200 fits an immediate need.


    Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

    Have you tried any on course testing yet? 

  11. On 3/1/2019 at 5:44 PM, cnosil said:

    There were some questions on the SC300.  While I was doing most wanted testing Sam happened to be looking at the SC300.  Set it up while I was hitting 7 irons so we did some quick comparisons to the GC Quad.   hit about a dozen shots and results were generally 5-10 yards short of what the GC Quad was showing and height was off as well.   I am sure more testing would be needed,  but what I quickly saw wasn't that inspiring.  

    When you were comparing it to the quad, were you hitting it short distances?  Into a net or screen a short distance?  I'd love to find someone in the Phx area with a GC quad for rent, but so far I can't find anyone that even has one.  

  12. I'd like to get some launch monitor data with my 699 demos against my M5s.  Anyone here know where I can get some time in a bay in Phoenix (live and work near the airport)?  All this talk about the 639 makes me wonder if i tried the wrong demos.  Also, if anyone here is in Phoenix and wants to try them, let me know I'll meet you at the range. 

    I too want to reiterate the message of class and genuine premier service.   Jason is a class act, and even set me up with demos to fit my settings. 

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  13. Played one round and an hour of practice, and all I can so far is they are very unlucky haha.  I have lost over 2 sleeves already, but wouldn't claim the ball was bad.  They were good ball flights, but I just can't seem to find them after they go slightly offline 🙂

    I'm going to end up having to dip into the 2nd dozen I bought for my buddy to get a full feel on these things 🙂

  14. Erik Crossley

    Phoenix Az

    Swing Speed - 112mph driver/92mph 6 iron

    Current Ball - Been trying out various balls this year and have really enjoyed playing the TP5x and the Srixon Z Star XV (previously I played Pro V1x and was one of those play what I find guys).  The XV has seemed to be the longest ball I have played with, but the TP5x has been a straighter ball for me with really good feel.  I played the Vice Pro Plus this year, but it was consistently shorter.  However, it did feel pretty good off irons.  I tried Bridgestone Tour Bx based on your study, but for some reason I couldn't hit it well at all.  It sprayed all over, and had no feel for me around greens (switched mid round back to TP5x and instantly straightened out my ball flight...Note is was a windy day)

    Snell Experience - Currently none, but Fedex arrives today with some MTB-X.  Going to throw it in for my round at Phx CC on Sunday.  

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