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  1. Quick follow up, the set on ebay is way to expensive for a set of ten year old irons without the pitching wedge. And the other available set of R9 TP B stamps would require a shaft pull and new install as I most likely can't handle a tour level X-stiff shaft. Probably still try and get them and put them to work, but not going to overpay. Does anyone know of another brand that made a set of CB or MB irons that have little to no offset? This is clearly a hard thing to search for as companies don't really advertise or widely sell these tour issue sets. Feels like Mizuno coould have made something like this at some time.
  2. Came to this thread looking for zero-offset iron info. I'm about to pull the trigger on a set of Taylormade R9 TP B-stamps and see what happens. But I saw your comment and Sub70 has what you are looking for. I tested the Sub70 949x Pro hybrid this year and love it. Its still in the bag and will take a lot to remove it. its a neutral bias hybrid that is cost effective and has juice to it.
  3. Thanks fellas! @tommc23 @MattF
  4. Does it count if I airmail it to the back slope and then chip it into the water?
  5. I was down there last time. If the pin is there it is a FACT I will be on top this time.
  6. Sorry haven't been on in a second, I am good for Sunday the 15th as well.
  7. Tony, thank you for the offer to bring us out again. I am in for early August, that sounds great. First weekend I have both the 7th and 8th open. 14 and 16 are going to regret what they did to my round last time.
  8. I am unfortunately out for the event on 23rd. Playing golf that day with my brother and stepdad for the latter's birthday.
  9. This is wild, I honestly think those two courses are great and in my top ten in the area for both quality and value, Hawks Nest especially. Maybe I have much lower standards, but I think I have played a very diverse realm of courses to know what really nice (Portage CC, Oberlin GC) and really bad (Pine Brook, Mallard) are.
  10. Oh wow, I didn't get that at all from Mohican. Played it twice last year, once at the end of September and it seemed like it was in fine shape for a muni course. Greens always really fast and smooth. I played with a guy who told me they were sold back in 2018, so maybe it took them a year or two to get it back in good shape. The distance from my house is all that stops me from playing it once a week. A beautiful manicured country club it is not. There are definitely some burned out spots, but I thought it was a really cool and challenging routings with great greens.
  11. Definitely sounding like something between Columbus and Cleveland is the way to go for one of these outings. Mohican Hills, Hawk's Nest, Deer Ridge, etc.
  12. Big in on this. Looking forward to a jam packed golf summer and getting back out again with you guys. I picked up the Bunker Hill March-April membership so I have only played there so far and can't wait to branch out.
  13. I still feel like that is a bit on the pricey side for just a plan/blueprint after a meeting. Monthly cost is similar to the price of one lesson a month, but without the benefit of in person with a trackman or an instruction being able to physically manipulate your swing. I really struggle to figure out how this can be personal enough to be worth the $100 a month. Obviously my opinion is worth nothing because I have not done this, but the up front cost makes it not worth it. I would rather just have ten buckets of range balls for $100 or buy a Rapsodo or something for the $500. I whole heartedly agree with @WaffleHouseTour point about some real feedback or MGS doing a dive into it.
  14. Alex, Cleveland, Ohio 95-100 Taylormade Rocketballz Matrix X-Con 5, Stiff No
  15. Alex Cleveland, Ohio Yes, walk anytime it is allowed. Yes, TourTrek 360 Swivel
  16. I remember when the fat Tiger Shark grips came out, and some of the guys at the club I caddied at got them. It was so weird, and honestly a pain to handle the larger grip when double-bagging and trying to get two of them into two different overstuffed golf bags. Lots of grip sticking issues with bags with those and the really tacky Winn grips.
  17. I definitely agree about the rough. I also think the swivel pays off by not having to lift it up or drag it through the grass to turn. I'm not hitting it straight enough to not have to navigate around trees and bunkers.
  18. I absolutely LOVE walking. I keep such better tempo in my game if I walk. Appreciate the good shots more, and have time to work out hitting a bad shot before going again. I also think that riding actually slows the game down on muni/public courses. People start to get really complacent, and also you have to go to one ball, then another, etc etc. Walking lets everyone go do their own thing and then join back up. Uninhibited, my brother and stepdad and I can walk 18 in under 3.5 hours. I am wavering on moving into the push cart segment. However, I have used a push cart before and I really hate pushing it up a hill, which we don't have huge hills in Ohio, but there are small nubs on nearly every hole to navigate. It was also not a swivel, and I am thinking that would have improved the experience a ton.
  19. Thanks for the replies. I think I will probably be going the fitting route this spring with the original Rocketballz as my "current driver" instead of the M5. I probably used all my luck on buying clubs without hitting them with the rac LT irons I got back in 2006 and still play to this day.
  20. My situation is as follows. I have played an Rocketballz 9* driver for about 8 years now and really liked the feel of it. I thought it was time for an upgrade and (incorrectly) decided to buy a Taylormade M5 at a golf show last February. I played it all summer and really didn't feel like it gave me much of an advantage. Fast forward to last night and I decided to weigh the components, head and shaft, separately. Ended up finding out that the Rocketballz head is about 192 grams and the M5=196 grams. The stock shafts that came with each driver came in at Rocketballz=110 grams and M5=120 grams. It would seem to me that I was more comfortable with the lighter shaft, and I am not sure if the 4 gram difference in head weight would be a noticeable difference. I think that the 8 year technology gap is enough to warrant that any new driver would have yielded instant results. I never went on a launch monitor so I am relying on feel, but I felt like the M5 didn't fly noticeably straighter or farther than the Rocketballz. I had a thought that I could possibly build a Frankenstein driver with the lighter Rocketballz Shaft and the technologically superior M5 Head and yield what I am looking for. Is anyone familiar with this being done? I think the adapter is the same and it would work. My other option would be to sell the M5 and recoup some of those dollars to fund a proper fitting in the next couple months.
  21. Alex, Cleveland, Ohio Zelos 6, Stiff 95mph Taylormade rac LT irons with Steel Shaft: T-Step Professional (110 grams, Parallel tip .370") STIFF
  22. I picked up this finish of the SM8, 52* before a golf trip in mid-September. So I have been playing these for about a month now. Previously had a 52* SM6, Chrome. First off, love the black finish. Even the way it is starting to wear off (or wear in, if you like that kinda thing) is good looking. There is the assumption that it is a raw finish even though it is black, based on the sticker on the shaft saying "This wedge WILL rust." As far as improvements that I have seen, I think the spin is pretty much the same. Contact seems much more consistent and forgiving, less clunky than the SM6. The biggest change I have noticed is on more full shots with higher swing speeds. This wedge has a tendency to really JUMP when you go at it. I usually top out around 100 yards with my 52*, just out of comfort. I have had a few 100 yard shots I airmailed maybe 110. Felt and looked great, and just kept flying. I am not sure if it is extra spin, or its simply an extra jumpy wedge, but I have to consciously compensate for this when I am in that range. Partial shots 80 and in are still very similar to the old version. Conclusion is that I love the black SM8 and it is making me think much harder about staying chrome on irons in the future. Black finish is definitely in the conversation now.
  23. Alex. Lakewood, Ohio Right Handed Clubs to Test: Primary, 18* UiHi (Stiff), / Secondary, 18* VKTR+ (Stiff) 5.6 19* Rocketballz Stiff Hybrid. (Irons go up to 3-iron)
  24. 1. Alex 2. Cleveland, Ohio 3. Stock Taylormade M5, set neutral everything. 4. 5.6 handicap index 5. 100-105 mph 6. TSi2
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