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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. How many rounds have you played with it? I just bought the Ping 425LST because the Max gave me too much spin. I've always been long enough that I would gladly give up 10 yards for more accuracy, so it's more of a personal preference.
  5. Great Idea. I was in the market for new irons so I went to PGA SS for an iron fitting. I picked up a few MPH with graphic. Then I went to the Sub70 website and ordered a few demo clubs in graphite. After bringing them to the course and range, I was hooked. I am 47 years old, but had shoulder surgery last year. I wish I made the switch sooner. Some good shaft options include the Aldila NV and the Recoil. I went with the Sub70 irons which saved me about $800.
  6. I just went for a fitting and was placed in a Ping LST driver head. Heads are very subjective to feel, sound etc. However, when looking at shaft options, I would HIGHLY recommend the KBS Tour red shaft. I hit the the Ventus, Sensei and found the KBS to be an absolute perfect fit for me. I have a similar swing speed and as you.
  7. I wasn't familiar with it, but like I said, it was very impressive.
  8. First of all, thanks to everyone on this forum for the advice. Knowing that PGASS has a 90 return policy I purchased a Ping 410Max (Pro Stiff Shaft) two weeks ago because it was $100 off. At the same time, I scheduled a Driver fitting thinking that if I needed a shaft upgrade, I could still get it and I would be $100 ahead of the game since I already saved on the cost of the driver. I've never been fitted for a driver and it was an eye opening experience. Here's what I learned.... Before getting started, I told the club fitter that although I just bought a new club, but was open to anythi
  9. Thank you again everyone for the advice. I decided to buy the 410 Plus with the tour 65 shaft. While I was there I signed-up for a driver fitting knowing that I can return the club for credit within 90 days if I don't like it or if there is one that is much better suited to my swing.
  10. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Mid 80s is my usual score, I can get as low as 77 if my short game is working. What do you love about golf? Love the fact that you never win. No matter what your score is you always feel that you left a few shots on the course. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Love the reviews and advice on equipment and I don't know any other spies. Where are you from? What is your home course? Live in Midland Park, NJ and don't have a home course other than t
  11. Thanks so much for the feedback. I think I will go ahead and buy the LST with a tour shaft. I will take the $100 I am saving on the club and put it towards a fitting.
  12. Thanks for the feedback. They have lots of options with the plus, a decent amount for the LST and a few SFT. What was it about the Plus that's given you problems?
  13. So my local PGA SS has the 410 on sale for $399. The catch is that they don't have any demo clubs now that the 425 is out so I can test the various shaft options. They have the Evenflow Black, Tour 65 &75, the Alta and the Tensei Orange. I swing between 105-112 so I know it is a stiff, but I'm not what to go with. I think the Evenflow is a bit too heavy for my liking and I am leaning towards the Tour 65. I've read the Tensei has a high launch angle, but I am concerned about spin. Any thoughts or advice is welcome. My other option is to ditch the 410, pay an extra $100-$150 and get a 2
  14. I had shoulder surgery last year and it wasn't until then that I realized the importance of stretching. I won't play or practice without doing a 5 minute stretching routine. Arm circles, hold the shaft in both hands palms-up and raise the shaft over your head, raise your hand above your head and then try to scratch the middle of your back (hold for 10 seconds and switch hands). Do 10 reps of these and it should help. If you experience a sharp pain when doing the stretches, go to a Dr.
  15. Quick update guys. I ditched the idea of cross handed chipping. While I found it helpful in the beginning I decided to go back and practice the traditional way A LOT. I've gotten much better and I've realized much of it is practice and confidence. Thanks for the feedback.
  16. Did you have shoulder pain prior the lockdown and cold weather or did it just start happening?
  17. Thanks. Just pulled the trigger on the 3 hybrid.
  18. In the fall I purchased a combo set of irons from Sub70. 639CB PW-7, 699Pro 5&6, both with Aldila NVGraphite shafts. I've used the clubs for maybe 10 rounds and I love them. They've exceeded my expectations. The feel is great, I've gained a few yards from my old Ping i10s, but the accuracy and ease of use are great. I've already promised my 17-year-old son a set when the weather gets a bit warmer. There are a few clubs in my bag that I've been looking to replace, specifically the hybrid (old TM TP model) and maybe a putter. My question is, has anyone tried the Sub70 hybrid or one of
  19. Nice job, keep it going. The warmer weather was great yesterday. Went to the backyard for some dry swings and it was awesome. Hoping the snow in NJ melts soon.
  20. So I've wondered, how does the hosel style affect the putting stroke. Is it preference or does it have a real impact on how the putter performs?
  21. Is there such thing as heel weighted putters with more weight in the heel. The same way move weight in the heel of a driver produces a draw bias.
  22. I'm looking for a new driver now. I plan to hit all of them, Ping, TM, CAll, Srixon, Titleist and cobra. Already hit Ping Max & SFT and loved both of them. I think the SFT was a little better for me, but I will hit them again. Next up on the list is Titleist.
  23. Thanks guys. I'm very familiar with Quintic and Paul Hurrion. I'll see if I can find a location that uses it. Maybe I'll try both and see if there are any differing outcomes.
  24. I've decided to finally get fit for a putter and I wanted to see if anyone has experience with the PGA Superstore Tour Van putter fitting? Or the Club Champion putter fitting. PGA Superstore is closer and I have a 50% off coupon. Thanks in advance.
  25. Hello everyone - I'm looking to get back in shape after a shoulder surgery and a year of not taking care of myself. Specifically I'm looking into Yoga since I am very tight and have lost a lot of flexibility. Has anyone used a good Yoga for golfers program. I found something called GolfBodyRX which focuses on dynamic stretching. Any advice or feedback is welcome.
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