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  • Birthday 07/29/1973

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  • Swing Speed
    101-110 mph
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  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    A few times per month
  • Player Type
    Weekend Golfer
  • Biggest Strength
    Driver/Off the Tee
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    Short Game
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  1. Ok. So I've played 3 rounds with the new irons and had 2 or 3 sessions at the range. Here is my assessment. WOW. I haven't hit irons this well since my set of Titleist 990 irons a long time ago. What I will say is this, it is crucial to find the proper shaft / iron head combo. I finally feel like the entire club is working in unison. My distances are about the same with my previous irons (Sub70), but the control is much better, and I attribute a lot of that to the shaft. The ball flight is penetrating and predictable. On Sat I played some pretty hard greens and I was able to stop the ball easily, while my playing partners were taking a big hop way past the flag. The feel of the clubs are excellent. One thing I noticed right away was the distance predictability on off-center hits. A few times, I've hit towards the toe and the loss of distance was minimal. Dead center hits feel pure, as they should, but the overall consistency is great. I have as much confidence with my 5 iron as I do with the 8 knowing that even something off center will get it to the green. I kinda wish I bought the 4 iron. The biggest surprise is the Tour V.T. Sole. As I stated in my original post, I am a greenskeeper's worst nightmare taking massive divots. The VT sole really helps move the head through the ball and not into the dirt. Granted the fairways have been a little firm so perhaps the ground is pushing the club through, but so far, I'v noticed a change. Overall, I would rate these irons a 90 out 100. I will revisit this rating in August once I've had a full season with them and the "new club" grave period is over. For anyone looking for new irons, I would say don't rush it and don't have brand bias. Hit as many different brands and models as you can, and choose the one that is right for you. To be honest Srixon were not at the top of the list prior to this process. My playing partner on Sat just bought a new set of Pings, and is a little upset his local club don't carry Srixon after taking a few swings with mine. Until a brand pays me play their clubs, I will keep an open mind towards everything as long as it works.
  2. Thank you. I too, have been a Golf Pride guy for several years, but a friend swears by the Lamkin UT cords. Before I purchased a few, I thought I would check with the forum and see what the consensus was. I've read a few endorsements of them so I will give them a try. I will likely start with my wedges and if I like them, move to the driver and irons. Thanks for the opinion.
  3. I thought about mixing the 5s and 7s but I felt a lost a little too much distance with the 7s and didn't want such a big gap.
  4. I've been in pursuit of a new set of irons for about a year. Since January I've been going to PGASS and hit almost everything they had. I didn't want to be brand biased so I hit just about everything geared towards the 10-12 handicap player. After two months of what I call feel testing, I narrowed it down to three models. Feel testing in my opinion is simply hitting 50 balls to see if I like the setup, feel off the face, sound, etc., very non metric driven. Anyway, today I had a proper fitting with the Srixon ZX5 irons, Callaway Apex 21s, Titleist T200s. The ZX5s started to emerge as my favorite pretty quickly. We started with the stock, KBS Tour Lite Stiff shaft. Then we moved to the Project X in stiff and the dispersion was still a little off, so we moved to the TT Dynamic Gold TourX and the fitter nailed it. The dispersion became a lot tighter and it felt like the shaft was really moving through the ball at impact. I've always liked ProjectX but it just wasn't working for me. I should get the set in about two weeks with my specs - 2* flat, 1/2' short. Can't wait for these to arrive. A more in-depth review will come, once I can start hitting on grass. I tend to take a pretty big divot and I've heard that these clubs are good for diggers like me.
  5. The Wilson Staff irons are excellent. I've shot some of my best rounds with Wilson Pi5 irons. Very underrated.
  6. I play the 939X 3 hybrid and love it. It is my fairway finder on shorter par 4s. It also plays well out of the rough. I also play the 639 CB Forged Irons and love them as well.
  7. Thank you. We haven't booked anything yet. I was looking for some advice before doing anything. I appreciate the advice. I'm going to look into it.
  8. I have and use both. I use the GPS to determine carry distances off the tee, layup yardages and to identify hazards that my not be visible while standing on the tee or fairway. I also play very quickly so I will usually use the GPS to get a general yardage to the pin, or a carry number if the pin is tucked somewhere that requires an understanding of yardage depth. The rangefinder is used for shots under 140. That's where I am expected to knock it close and want a more precise yardage. For me, it makes no difference knowing if the shot is 185 or 190 so the general yardage from the GPS is just fine.
  9. My oldest is graduating from High School this year and I decided to take him to Ireland as a present. Kinda a mini guys vacation before he heads off to college. Anyway, we plan to play a round or two while we are there and I wanted to see if anyone could share their experiences. We are staying in Dublin to start and may travel to another area. Everything is a little up in the air right now, but guess is that we will be there for 4 days. I would love some course recommendations (modest $$), did you bring your clubs or rent?, should I rent a car while there, any advice or suggestions. My son is 18 so the Jameson distillery and Guinness Brewery will be on the list of sites to see.
  10. Pupini

    Sub70 golf

    I had the wedge fitted with a matching shaft (NSV Graphite) to my 638 irons. I've never had a graphite shaft in a wedge, but let's see how it goes.
  11. Pupini

    Sub70 golf

    I have the Sub70 639CB irons and love them. I also bought the 939X Hybrid and it performs great. I can't say enough good things about these clubs so I decided to give their wedges a try. Just purchased the 286 Raw 48*. Really excited to put it in the bag and try it out. I have a Vokey 52* and 56* and we'll see how this compares. I'm not planning to use it much around the greens and I really need it to full the gap between the 44* 639PW.
  12. For what it's worth. I too was interested in hitting more fairways and didn't care as much about distance. During my fitting I hit a ton of different combos and the one that worked for me was the Ping 425LST with the KBS TD60 shaft. My FIR has increased significantly.
  13. Thought I would give everyone a quick update. Picked-up my new Ping 425LST last week. First impression is that I made the right choice. I was able to play 18 holes and the results were eye opening. I hit 11 out of 14 fairways and my misses were 5-10 feet offline, not "other fairway" misses. I had swings that felt horrible and I expected to see the ball inline for the trees, but to my surprise, they held their line and wound-up in the rough, but playable. The result was my first sub-80 round in two years and I attribute it to more fairways hit and always having a playable ball of the tee. I have another 18 scheduled for this weekend and I hope to see the same results.
  14. I went for a full driver fitting a few weeks ago and the best shaft for me was the KBS TD with the Ping 425LST. After going through the fitting, I am now a firm believer that there is no one size its all approach. Just because I like the KBS TD with the PIng, doesn't mean it will react the same when paired with a TM or Callaway head for example.
  15. I was in a similar situation. Had shoulder surgery, turned 47 and my joints couldn't take it anymore. I had played TTS300 or Rifle shafts in my irons since I was 25. I went for a fitting to get new irons and was recommended the Recoils. Great shaft and I loved it. PGA SS recommended a set if Mizuno's that would have cost me $1,200+ and I just didn't want to spend that much. I bought a set from Sub70 and based on my specs and what PGA SS recommended, they put me in a set with the Aldila NV iron shaft. These shafts are great. Very similar feel to the Recoils. I would add those to your list.
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