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  1. Been trying a lot of drivers lately, since that's the biggest current gap in my bag. Candidates are: - Ping G410 (Max, LFT, SFT) - Cobra F9 - TM M5/6 & also a buddies M2 tour spec he no longer uses - Callaway Epic's Right now the Cobra F9 is the leader with 280yd+ carry #'s, however I went to the new Top Golf in Richmond on Saturday - side note, place was a ghost town on Sat AM for others in the area - and tried out my buddies M2 Tour Spec (apparently he somehow got it off the tour truck last year...I didn't ask to many questions) w/ a Speeder 65g S-flex shaft. Based on the trackers at Top Golf, I was getting carry distances in the 255-265yd range and most hits went where I wanted them to go. Also beat my other buddies in their regular scoring game since my wedges were rock-steady
  2. Stage 2 finally up! Thanks MGS for the opportunity to review these!
  3. All solid responses and appreciate the feedback...well, most of it @silver & black Did think about poker chips after the fact and that might be a good substitute, since I have a few of those lying around. Tee's give me pause since the height can vary so much with my fumbling fingers.
  4. And I just figured out where you can see each transaction, including bid amounts. https://www.fantrax.com/fantasy/league/veoy3ei7jyejulxs/transactions/history Man, I've wasted a lot of money
  5. Dear @isaacb1994, please send some of the good drugs you consume my way. That's the only way I can imagine you proposed your ridiculous trade to me
  6. I know this happens to the best of us. You're about 100yds out with a wedge in your hand, you take a few practice swings, step up to the ball, make sure you're lined up right, give the club a little shake and then hit it skimming across the green because you picked up your head just enough to hit a dreaded "thin" shot. Well, this is supposed to help with thin, fat, and all other types of mis-hits and wondered if anyone has tried it and what your experience was. https://www.izzo.com/flatball-training-aid.html Thanks!
  7. Fun update! Wife and I took the kids to the range and she said to me, "so what's the deal with these clubs you're supposed to be testing?" (can you feel the eye-roll in this statement?) So I put a 7i in her hand and pointed her to the range. She came back after about 10-12 hits with a smile on her face and said, "wow, these are nice!" When I pushed her for more details, she said she likes how even a bad-hit went pretty far, her good shots felt great in her hands, and she gained some distance from her current clubs - they are some cheap women's clubs that don't even warrant a mention. More to come as we wrap this test up soon!
  8. How serendipitous that I was trying one of these in the store just last week. Very interesting concept and given that my current putter is well over 25yrs old, I figure technology may have improved putters a bit. - JS - VA - Ping Anser 2 Steel - Frontline 4.0 35"
  9. Congratulations, guys! @Maltenator, let me know if you need a guest reviewer
  10. Same! Mine look great to far. Even the chrome finish on the sole looks great after all my rounds and a lot of range time with artificial hitting mats, which we all know can "green" a club pretty quick.
  11. So glad to see this topic posted. I have two packages sitting in my amazon cart that I've been hesitant to pull the trigger on, but think you guys moved me over the hill on this one. I'll report back results once I give them a try!
  12. Honestly, the biggest issue I am having with the newer clubs, and I think this is a problem with all newer iron sets, is the gapping. As I mentioned in my last post, I really only use a 4, 5, 7, PW, GW from the set. Realize manufacturers need to make sure the newest model "goes farther" and "flies straighter," but that creates a new conundrum for the average golfer. In fact, I read this article last night and found myself nodding along quite frequently: https://golfweek.com/2019/09/24/new-irons-can-create-a-tricky-gapping-problem/ It created a void sub 135yds for me that I had to fill with additional wedges. Now, I don't mind hitting my 4i 235yds+ every time, but it does require an adjustment period where I have to test and learn each iron's capabilities, weaknesses, and distances on a course, not just the range. With that said, the clubs have performed well for me and I have greatly enjoyed testing them out. The only other issue I can think of is that I have started to put a little too much of a draw on my shots with the perimeter weighting correcting my swing. Again, this is more about my swing than the club, but it is an adjustment period that needs to be taken into consideration if someone were to purchase these irons. Certainly not something that can't be overcome, but good feedback for prospective buyers all the same.
  13. Haha, my size has it's advantages sometimes Also, check that link I posted talking about Mass vs. Rotational swing types. Might be a good idea to look at changing your swing up with your new, slimmer self. Keep in mind that Rory can hit the ball farther than Dustin, yet is a good 7" shorter and much less mass.
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