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  1. On 2/17/2022 at 1:57 PM, PBH3 said:

     If you haven't already booked your travel I'd recommend for a 4 day trip to scrap Dublin and fly into Shannon and make Galway your base of operations.  Galway and the West Coast of Ireland are more of the "traditional" Ireland you see from post cards and there are some great courses in the area.  Definitely get a car to do some exploring.  

    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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

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  4. 21 hours ago, vagabon68 said:

    I got the 638 mixed set and  they preform great

    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.

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  5. On 9/17/2021 at 10:16 PM, GolfNut14 said:

    My first order from Sub70 was a stand bag about a year and half ago. The price was right and it had the features I was looking for in a new stand bag. Definitely cheaper than the other high priced brands. Absolutely love it. About a month ago I was in the market for new wedges to replace my older Vokey wedges. I looked at Vokey again of course but then looked to see what Sub70 offered. They had newer wedges that had been upgraded from their previous offering. I checked out the specs and compared them to the new Vokey wedges as well as price. I decided on the Sub70  52 and 56 degree wedges and couldn't be happier. As they continue to improve their other clubs I will definitely look into those if I am in the market to replace my current clubs. Sub70 definitely worth a look as they are cheaper in price but not quality in my opinion. 

    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. 

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.


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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. 3 hours ago, RSS said:

    Thanks about 10 yards shorter on average with roll and Ping dispersion was tighter groupings with TSI2 2nd.



    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.

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  11. 22 hours ago, Middler said:

    I am definitely considering reshafting one club to see how it plays. I don’t know much about graphite shaft options yet but I’ve heard good things about MMT’s and I know Recoils are a common choice **. I am leaning toward reshafting as if I bought new I’d probably just get a newer version of what I have - and I hit them and didn’t see any difference, if anything a mildly harsher feel.

    ** I’m playing the XP95 S300’s I was fitted for now. I’d probably go with Regular flex and about the same weights.

    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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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    1. 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. 

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Live in Midland Park, NJ and don't have a home course other than the Bergen County courses.

    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? It's crazy expensive to join a club, it's hard to get tee times in the bergen county system, but we have a lot of good public courses within an hour drive.

    6. What do you do for a living? Public Relations and Marketing.

    7. How’d you pick your user name? I had a puppy that was incredible at breaking out of cages, so we combined Houdini and puppy and came up with Pupini as her nickname.

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  14. 1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:


    These two hit the nail on the head 

    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. 

  15. 25 minutes ago, revkev said:

    Of course everyone is different - you saw the MWD results - the 410 LST more than held it's own against anything out there for this season - I would have to thing that whatever little bit extra you'd be getting from another driver is not worth the $100 to $150 you'd be spending.  If it's the 410 Plus though I would certainly think long and hard.  I have been disappointed with mine - should have stuck with the 400 LST. 


    Good luck

    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?

  16. 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 2021 driver and test the shafts.

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  17. 3 hours ago, Herts JoaTMoN said:

    I had an issue about 2 years ago when really trying to stripe the ball in practice but not had any issues since. With Uk restrictions for about 9 out of the last 12 months I've hardly swung at all, so guessing my golfing muscles have atrophied and need building up a little to with stand the forces of a full swing.

    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.

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  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 the putters?  The JB wedge, looks pretty cool as well, but I don't need a wedge just yet. 

    I like supporting the little guy, and their customer service is so good, that I would like to give them the sale.

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  19. On 2/23/2021 at 8:59 PM, ejgaudette said:

    So figure its time for an update at it hit 40 this today, the first time in probably more than 2 months. Got out there to check the speed and how it is keeping up since I have been taking a bit of a break. Well I can confirm that the speed is still there and that the warm temperatures really help things out. I was hitting 110 out of the gate and even got up to 113 which is a big number for me. Feeling encouraged to keep it easy until things get a bit warmer again and then hit the ground running. Still been lifting some, doing some ab work, and still running. I will keep everyone posted and likely move this more to a game improvement thread in the future.

    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.

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