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  1. Sounds like you need some new grips as the club shouldn't be slipping even if you're playing in the rain. If it really is that bad, cord grips may help, but I've also found this stuff works pretty well on your hands. It doesn't completely eliminate the need to change gloves on a really hot day but is a huge improvement to using nothing.
  2. I would get them adjusted to what they were supposed to be. Pulling the shafts and adjusting the tip weights isn't a big deal and shouldn't take them very long so it seems like an easy fix rather than trying to adjust your swing and introduce another variable that may mess you up.
  3. I'd love to have the chance to test out the T300 for the forum.
  4. I don't understand how your clubs ended up so far out of spec. Were you aiming for the stock D2 weight to match your old clubs? The lighter shafts should have been more than offset by the +1/2" length and the heavier grips should only be making a 1 or 2 SW difference but you are way farther out of spec. Adding tip weights is normal for getting the clubs to the right swing weight nut you are 6 to 7 points light on most clubs which I would think is at the limit of what can be done with tip weights. Does anyone know if Srixon uses lighter weight heads for the longer than stock builds? I know Mizuno has "B" heads that are lighter than standard and are used on all builds that are +1/2" or more. I think the intent is to use the lighter heads to offset the added length to maintain the standard SW. I think other manufacturers like Ping used to do this but have since stopped and now just use weight screws or similar to do the best they can. The only way I can see your clubs being so light is if they used lighter than normal heads, otherwise I can't understand how you could end up so far off spec.
  5. I think the biggest benefit is being able to dial in exactly what each individual needs as far as loft, face angle and lie. Back when we had fixed hosel heads you were basically stuck with whatever the manufacturer decided to offer and if it didn't work for you, you didn't have a lot of options. Back in the day of wood heads you could get something custom I suppose but that wasn't an option for the rest of the titanium head titanium drivers out there. And if you were able to get it bent, the change was permanent so it's not like you could take 15 swings to try it out and then go back. Now, if you need a 9° driver you can buy a 9° driver and get a neutral face angle or you could buy a 10° and loft it down to get back to 9 with an open face or go with an 8 and loft it up to get a closed face. Also, depending on the brand you can keep the same loft and adjust the lie angle by itself. With that stated, once you've found your driver and the right setting, there isn't really much reason to adjust it unless you make swing changes.
  6. I'm always curious who buys these things. I mean the idea of a higher lofted and shorter shafted driver is probably a good thing for a lot of people and a 460cc head on a 5 wood shaft is probably going to result in a lot more strikes close to the sweet spot. I remember Callaway sold an X 460 driver like 15 years ago that was offered with 15° of loft but I think it had a standard (for the time) length shaft which was something like 44 or 44.5". That thing definitely got the ball up in the air for people with a slower swing speed.
  7. First, I'm assuming your grips are relatively new? I know that I tend to grip the clubs tighter as my grips wear out and the rubber gets harder. Swapping out for new grips usually helps with that. Another thing that I found helps me maintain a lighter grip is moving to a softer tackier grip compared to harder or cord grips. I changed from a NDMC to a CP2 Pro and found I have much more confidence with a lighter grip and being so soft discourages me from squeezing it tightly.
  8. Yeah no way of knowing right now, I assumed they were referring to the accuracy when they stated "tour level". If they are actually providing impact location, club path, face angle, dynamic loft, etc then I would have expected them to mention some of those things in the actual list of stats it tracks. Those stats are what separate the $500 PLM devices from pro-sumer models costing thousands, so to me, they would have been listed if they had that capability. It also doesn't make sense to me why Bushnell would want to get into that limited market of products where the substantial majority of buyers would be professional / commercial customers (golf pros, simulator bars, etc.). Their entire product portfolio is about selling retail products to end users/consumers. Likewise, I don't understand why foresight would want to "share" that market with Bushnell when they have already established themselves in that pro-sumer space. For me, the only logical explanation is a product that sells for $2k or less where Foresight can take advantage of Bushnell's name, retail connections and logistical capabilities to mass produce a product that could potentially be sold in B&M stores like PGATSS or Golf Galaxy, etc alongside Bushnell's other golf products. Edit: Found the press release, Bushnell specifically mentions targeting this device at consumers and the "broader golf community". $4-6k launch monitors are going to sell in extremely limited numbers....I'm guessing this is a more accurate skytrak that does a better job of capturing data outdoors. Essentially a re-release of the GC2 but updated by Bushnell to be cheaper to mass produce and hit a lower price point. Foresight gets to continue the revenue stream from an old product without any new investment and Bushnell gets to sell a new product in a category where they don't currently have an offering.
  9. I can't see Bushnell releasing a consumer product in that price range. Bushnell is a brand that sells in volume and is stocked in retail stores. At $3-6k this would be strictly a niche product for the most hardcore golf junkies or instructors who don't want to pay for a trackman or gc quad. Even the mevo+ is way too expensive for the average golfer. The only club data it mentions is head speed so my guess is this will be priced competitively with a skytrak or mevo+. That gives foresight a chance to get in the the PLM market without infringing on their main pro/semi-pro equipment.
  10. I think you need to provide a picture of your actual item and not one taken from the manufacturer's site.
  11. Not sure about down under board but for the plane mate you can just register and get access to the advanced videos. Pick one of the retailers. Worst case is they actually check and you get denied but I'm pretty sure they don't and have never checked. https://www.tourstriker.com/product/ts-planemate-registration/
  12. I'd agree that strokes gained is a much better metric, but it's also a lot harder to track. You need to record the distance of each putt and then input it into some software to calculate the strokes gained. If you have Arccos then obviously it's done for you but to manually track it is a lot of effort.
  13. Really? Can't you just go on the website and watch the videos? Are there more than the ones available on the main site? https://www.tourstriker.com/planemate-protocols/
  14. Go get fit. Your getting a free $530 driver so the $120 you're going to spend on a fitting is a small price to pay.
  15. Just got my email. It is indeed a coupon code and you just go on the website and configure a driver like you are going to buy it on your own. We have until Aug. 31st to redeem it.
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