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  1. CLEVELAND FRONTLINE PUTTER REVIEW Follow along as five MGS members put the Cleveland Frontline Putter technology to work and see if it helps their putting game. The Five testers are: @txgolfjunkie Review Link @romeopapazulu Review Link @DaveP043 Review Link @ChasingScratch Review Link @RexS Review Link
  2. In the golf club world, where most companies insist on renaming or launching a new name after one or two iterations of a club, to see a company stick with a name into the 4th generation....well that must say something about the winning formula they have. Below is a video from Cleveland Golf on it's RTX4 wedge. Then we have four members of our forum who are in the process of testing these wedges to see how they perform for their games. See their initial thoughts in the Stage 1 posts below, and follow their on course and on range experiences with them in this thread over the next 4 weeks or so. The Four Member Testers are: @goaliewales14 Stage 1 Stage 2 @Apes44 Stage 1 Stage 2 @MDGolfHacker Stage 1 Stage 2 @Smellis745 Stage 1 Stage 2
  3. Form Forged Cleveland TA3 3-PW - Raw Finish - Debadged True Temper Tour Concept X1 Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound Clean Heads - Custom Paint Fill (see pics) 7-iron 37.5” Mild shaft finish wear 6, 9, PW (worst is pictured) This is a very rare setup - Tour Van Build $325 shipped to US (lower 48) - PayPal
  4. Here's the bag, June 2019 Callaway Rogue SZ 9*, PX Even Flow T1100 white 6.5, 68g Callaway Rogue SZ 15* 3W, PX Even Flow T1100 white 6.5, 76g TM P790 3 iron, PX 6.0 Titleist 690.MB 5-P, PX 6.0 - old school lofts. Plays 6-G in modern lofts. I've actually taken the 3,4 irons out after a few rounds. Don't really need them. Cleveland RTX4 54*, DG S400 TM HITOE 58*, KBS Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport 2 Titleist ProV1 Jones Golf Utility Stand Bag, Navy Look at that offset!
  5. Alright, so after playing for 25ish years, I finally got fit for clubs. I’m 32 years old. I don’t have the shaft information on me at the moment, but I hope you find it interesting nonetheless. Driver: Wilson C300 Stiff Flex 9 degrees, but I’ve got it adjusted to 10 Fairway Wood: Cobra F8 Regular Flex 5-6 wood. It’s set to 18.5 degrees Irons: Wilson Staff D7 Regular Flex 5-GW Wedges: Cleveland CBX 52, 56, 60 Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No.3 Ball: Cut Grey So I consider myself a middle handicapper. I can easily shoot low to mid 80’s. However, I recently was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in my back. So in order to extend my playing time I’ve taken quite a bit off my swing. Because I’m still adjusting to a new swing, I wanted clubs much more forgiving but I wouldn’t lose too much distance. The brand new D7 irons have offered me the best combination of long distance and good accuracy. I know their lofts are jacked but since I slowed my swing, I technically haven’t lost any distance off the iron number. I have the same philosophy with the wedges. My fitter handed me the CBX wedges and I was blown away by how consistently I was hitting them the same distances. As little as I’m getting to play, once a month, I’m not looking to shape too many shots, I just want to go straight. I’m always kinda an underdog guy so you’ll pretty much never find anything Taylormade/Callaway/Ping/Titleist in my bag. I can’t stand the elitist attitude in golf that knocks statistically proven great clubs because they’re not made by a big 4 OEM. My favorite club in the bag is the Tommy Armour putter. I hit hundreds of puts that day and it even blew away the Evnroll for me. I’m not a tall guy either, barely 5’7”, so everything is shaved down 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 an inch. You’ll notice I only have 13 clubs. I’m very satisfied with my 5 wood and 5 iron as my long clubs so I’m considering adding a PM Grind 64 degree wedge for lobs once the new model comes out in February (I know it’s made by Callaway lol). Let me know what y’all think!
  6. My Original Jones Black Bag holds: Driver: Titleist 910 D3 8.5° 70g Aldila RIP Stiff 3 Wood: Titleist 917 F3 15° 75g Aldila Rogue MAX Stiff Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 19° 70g Mitsubishi TENSEI Stiff 3 – PW: Miura Forged Retro Blades NS Pro 1050 X-Stiff Gap: Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52°/10 TT Dynamic Gold X-100 Sand: Cleveland RTX-3 V-LG 56°/8 TT Dynamic Gold X-100 Lob: Cleveland RTX-3 V-LG 60°/6 TT Dynamic Gold X-100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Ball: Titleist Pro V1 ​Time for a new Driver, hit 10 balls today with the TS3 and it is hot! ​Irons to follow, debating a progressive set ​Santa
  7. I'm going to be taking an extended break from Golf and wanted to move some of my stuff versus letting it collect dust in my garage. Srixon z565 Irons, standard L/L/L, the shaft is Nippon NS Pro 980 GH DST Stiff. I've played maybe 3 rounds with these irons, they're great and look it. $520 shipped! Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Putter, got this one in a trade. Oversized Bettinardi grip. $210 Cleveland 14 Way Carry/Stand Bag $110. The bag has seen a course maybe 3 times and has mostly sat in the back of my car. Let me know if you need any additional pictures Prices are shipped and through PayPal. Email me alfredo16001@gmail.com
  8. I'm going to be taking an extended break from Golf and wanted to move some of my stuff versus letting it collect dust in my garage. Srixon z565 Irons, standard L/L/L, the shaft is Nippon NS Pro 980 GH DST Stiff. I've played maybe 3 rounds with these irons, they're great and look it. $550 shipped! Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Putter, got this one in a trade. Oversized Bettinardi grip. $210 Cleveland 14 Way Carry/Stand Bag $110. The bag has seen a course maybe 3 times and has mostly sat in the back of my car. Let me know if you need any additional pictures Prices are shipped and through PayPal. Email me alfredo16001@gmail.com
  9. Cleveland Huntington Beach Putters Numberonecoog Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Brjpool Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Jiro Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Rikki03038 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Golfjunkie302 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
  10. An Unofficial Review of Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges Hey guys and gals, I am new to the forums, but wanted to contribute something because I think this is a pretty neat community. I've replaced almost every club in my bag this season (and my bag, come to think of it), but the most notable improvement I've seen simply due to a club upgrade has come from my set of Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges. I purchased a 50°, 54°, and a 58°, all in the “Tour Raw” finish and the V-MG grind, on June 6th to replace my random assortment of wedges, the 50° from my iron set (Taylormade Burner ‘09s), a 55° from a set of Taylormade RBZ irons, and a 60° Cleveland RTX 2.0 that I bought on a whim when Sports Authority was in its death rattle. I hit Cleveland RTX-3s, Vokeys, and Ping Glide wedges at the PGA Tour Superstore in Sandy, UT and just loved the look and feel of the Clevelands, so I pulled the trigger. I paid the standard retail price of $129.99 per club + tax. I was having trouble with consistency with my original setup, probably due to my swing, but also the feel of each of the three wedges was very different. The 5° gaps were wide as well. I decided to shrink the gaps by 1° and get rid of the 60°. It was simply too much loft for me, and I wasn't hitting it how I wanted to. The first time I hit the RTX 3.0 set was one evening at work when I was waiting for the last carts to come in (perks of working at the course!). It sounds a bit ridiculous, but I holed out my first shot from about 75 yards with the 54°. I was sold! I definitely didn't hole out my next 100 or so shots, but I noticed a marked improvement in my pitching game almost immediately. I used them to chip that evening as well, and I was happy with the performance, considering my chipping was poor at best with my old set. If I struck them well, I could get the ball to check quite a bit, even with range balls when before I don't think I ever got a ball to check noticeably at all. Since I purchased these wedges, I've shot the best 3 rounds of my short golf life (1 year), with an 86, 85, and 84. Also, my putting numbers have gone down, which I think has a lot to do with the fact that I'm able to miss greens, but put myself in a position to 1 putt. I've had more 1 putts in the past few weeks than I've ever had. It's important to keep in mind that I also have been playing A LOT (5-6 rounds per week), and am getting more comfortable on the course every day. I was a little nervous about hitting these clubs out of the sand, as I was a solid bunker player with my old, wide-soled 55° SW. The first go with the 54° in a bunker was a badly bladed shot that ended up on the other side of the green…. in another bunker. The second bunker shot with the 54° was great, though, and I put it about 4 feet from the pin, which is pretty good for me! I've continued the bunker success since that first round and have had quite a few sand saves with these clubs. I believe I've had a sand save with each one at least once. Form factor is important to me, and I really like the look of these wedges. They look very nice behind the ball and the Tour Raw finish suits me. After playing a handful of rounds with these, the almost bronze finish is starting to wear off, exposing the raw metal beneath. Every round I love the look more. Rusty wedges seem to be a polarizing topic around these parts, and I fall on the side of loving the look of a well-used, trusty rusty. On the head plastic when I purchased these, it said “designed to rust”. The grooves have an appealing look to me as well, and the milling is interesting and seems to perform well. The stock grip is a comfortable Lamkin (not sure which model) and the stock shaft is a Dynamic Gold Wedge shaft. As a mid to high-handicapper, the specifics of the weighting and other improvements that Cleveland showcases are hard to feel for me. All I know is, whatever Cleveland did is working out for me! I believe that Cleveland offers full customization of these wedges from their website, all the way down to paintfills. This is my first product review probably ever, so if there is anything I can do to improve it, if I'm breaking any forum rules, or I'm missing something, please let me know, and if you have any questions about the wedges, I'll try my best to answer them! Thanks for reading!
  11. Cleveland Srixon #FitLikeAPro: 6 Month Report My journey to better began last November during the MyGolfSpy #FitLikeaPro Cleveland/Srixon experience at their headquarters in Huntington Beach, California. It was a whirlwind adventure over 2 days that involved full bag fittings, a tour of HQ, sit down dinners with all the people in the know from marketing to R&D and a few quality holes of golf. Yes, it's been 6 months since I visited California, but I didn't want to rush back and write something without putting legit playing time on these while still drunk on the Srixon koolaid. I did that after the TaylorMade #LoftUp trip to the Kingdom and learned my lesson, that driver and I were so such a mismatch it was straight up commical. I've already taken a lot of flak and jabs (jokingly I hope) from buddies who see my social media and say I've become a part of the Srixon axis of evil hive collective taking over the internet, or I've been brainwashed by my free trip, but that's just not true and I can speak to that on two levels. First, I went to Cleveland/Srixon, so as MGS staffer I'm the guy with first hand knowledge of the product. If I had gone to PING, Callaway, or TaylorMade my social media and forum voice would be the same because that's the product I can actually attest to. Secondly, and this one's important: Cleveland/Srixon products flat out perform and I'll get into that more in-depth as we go on. When I arrived in Cali I was met by Eli Miller (Marketing Communications Manager) at the airport and whisked off to a little Mexican joint, there we hooked up with the rest of the MGSers and Noelle Zavaleta (Marketing Communications Associate). This was a non pretentious lunch and set the tone early as to who Cleveland/Srixon are: a company run by real everyday people just like you and me, who just want to tell you their story. Nothing about it felt forced or staged, they come across as genuine. The fitting experience was great. I spent the majority of it hanging out with Cleveland/Srixon marketing and PR gurus Eli and Noelle where I learned all the great details of the 2017 Z series lineup. I also learned that their staff are extremely​ knowledgeable and golf experienced outside their title roles as Eli fit me through the entire bag. So now 6 months removed from my tryst in Huntington Beach, the honeymoon is over and I feel I'm finally in a good place to speak to the product. I've got 2 solid months of golf in, which have started their typical way as they seem to annually for me. Month one my ball striking is lights out, can't miss a shot and short game is meh. Month two is a complete reversal where I'm between my old swing and new, but my short game is lights out and I'm still shooting around par. But all this is good, why? Because I can speak to how each product affects or helps my game during inconsistent struggles and when it's on. So with that said let's take a look at Cleveland/Srixons 2017 lineup with what's in my bag. Driver Srixon Z565 10.5* with Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 7 73g Stiff shaft My impressions going into this was that Srixon is an iron and ball company and that drivers (woods) were just a product sku to fill out a full bag listing; I couldn't have been more wrong. The driver may actually be the shining star of the whole 2017 Srixon lineup, but don't just take it from me, there's a reason MyGolfSpy named the Z565 the 2017 Most Wanted driver and the Z765 rounded out the top 5 and I'll say it again--they flat out perform. 2017 Srixon drivers are powered by 3 new key technologies: a power wave sole, stretch flex cup face and lightweight crown.. Well R&D must be onto something because I've been not only smashing the cores out of balls, but hitting a lot of fairways at the same time. The unsung hero though might be the stock shaft offerings with 2017 Srixon drivers - the Miyazaki Kaula line. Here it pays to own a high end shaft company as Srixon do and because of this they can offer the Kaula to golfers in 4 profiles and 32 different configurations to find the best fit for each player. Kaula models consist of: KIRI - for players who need to increase distance with a higher launch. MIZU - mid launch mid spin fitting a wide range of players who want maximum distance and control. MIZORE - high-speed players who prefer a low-mid trajectory with low spin. KORI - high-speed players who prefer a penetrating launch with low spin. OK enough tech talk... The Z565 has been as long as anything for me and it it's finding fairways. I think that speaks to its workability as much as the tech that keeps it from straying offline. I want to point out one thing good or bad - these drivers are loud, you know when you've smacked one and your group will tell they heard it. Probably my biggest takeaway from this driver is it's ability to produce minimal distance loss on miss-hit shots, yes I've hit some skanky drives this year and never find myself more than a club back of optimal distance. My own performance aside, I've seen others with the same results. On the trip KCLeo (this guy's pure stick and can golf a ball) was fit to the Z765 and has long struggled to find an ideal low spin and workable combination. He was nutting the driver and if you follow his social media continues to to this day. SCC4380 (Steve) was fit into a Z565 9.5⁰ driver with a Miyazaki Kaula Mizore 6 S shaft and may have hit his career drive on our 6th hole, which I swear was somewhere in the 340 yard range. So yes those are guys who joined me on the Srixon smchooz fest trip, what about the pure and unsullied masses? A good friend and member of my weekly foursome put his order in last week for a very similar setup to mine, he just couldn't get over how well I'm hitting it. My takeaway from all this - Srixon is a driver company and should be on your list of drivers to try. 3 wood F65 3 15* wood with Miyazaki Since my late 80's TaylorMade spoon, I haven't met a 3 wood I loved... A lot of that plays into look and comfortability at address . The Z F65 3 wood not only sits nice, but performs and feels like the Z series drivers. Not much more to say here, it works, but I’m sure I could hate it in a month just because it's a 3 wood. Utility U65 2 utility iron with Nippon Modus3 120 S shaft Want a hybrid that doesn't tend to flip over into hooks, enter the Srixon U65 utility series clubs. These things like to hold straight or baby cuts and they got everything covered in the distance department too. These are the perfect clubs for those who don't like the look of hybrids at address. Irons Srixon Z565 4-5 & Z765 6-PW with Nippon Modus3 120 S shafts V.T. Soles - that's the magic of these beauties. Designed to move through the ground easier and help tighten up shot dispersion. Translated: they make club go fast through the grass. You can be tired, lazy, hitting em fat and they still cut through the turf and minimize your miss-hits. Believe me I've seen it. The Z565 irons are compact for a cavity back not much bigger than the Z765, feel really smooth and offer quite a bit more playability than they suggest. I went with these in the long irons because they just added a touch more confidence on long shots. Other than my semi-shovels RocketBladez have I found it this easy to get long irons up in the air and and stop them near targets. Z765 in the mid and short irons were a no brainer. A Slimmer muscle cavity loaded with improvement technology that feel like butter. When you pure one these it feels as good as any irons on the market and I've hit the proclaimed kings: the Mizuno line. I was fit into the stock Nippon Modus3 120 option and it's a incredible pairing for a stock combo. Oh and I should mention, Srixon irons tested really well at MyGolfSpy HQ too. https://www.mygolfspy.com/tested-2017-srixon-z-series-irons/ Wedges Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw V-MG sole with Nippon Modus3 120 S shafts 50*-54*-58* These come in 3 grinds and like Srixon irons, feature Cleveland's extremely versatile V-Sole technology. I was fit to the V-MG which is a mid-range bounce and adapts nicely to the variable course conditions I experience in Pacific Northwest. The combinations of sole technologies combined with micro milling and laser milled face technologies have been noticeable when pulling off shots I haven't been able to make in years. As an example I had a 50 yard, half wedge pitch recently that that I could hear and feel I caught pure, "crisp and clean", however it flew 3 feet past the hole. Well to my shock and surprise I only had a 7 footer left. That ball literally one hopped and stopped dead. Oh and there's a cool face balancing technology, a shortened hosel, some weight move around, resulting is more head stability and straighter shots. I'm not going to ramble anymore, here's a video explaining it all. Shaft wise I was fitted to matching Modus3 shafts like my irons and I really like this combo. Not only have these wedges been a treat around the greens, but they play like irons on full shots. I've had wedges in the past that just felt limited in their abilities outside of 100 yards, either pop-up off the face or never seem to load properly. With the RTX-3 combo I'm able to flight trajectories, work them left and right, and step on them when I need that extra 4-5 yards. I gotta point out that I went with the raw finish and I'm curious to see if my OCD freaks out as the clean beauty starts to look more like a Jackson Pollock painting. Putter I thought for sure I was going to be gaming the Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 this season. The HB series putters are all about wow factor forged feel and milling, plus incredible balance all for under $100. But then something happened... On golf day I was informed they would not have a Huntington Beach available for me due to stock issues, so I was supplied with a TFi 2135 1.0. I had tested the TFi during fitting day and frankly, was not in love with the feel. You know though somethings are just fate, because I canned 3 putts over 20 feet in the first 6 holes we played, and then the epiphany; this putter is super easy to align, hard to get the ball started offline and the distance control is unreal. So then Cleveland was awesome enough to ship me home both putters, and being me I got all excited when the Hunting Beach finished fourth in MyGolfSpy's Most Wanted Blade test. So I bag the HB for the first month of season and putting just ok. So the next round I put the TFi into play and finish with 24 putts... Same epiphany... and guess what's still in the bag to this day? I'm gonna go out and say it. I don't think you'll find a putter out there that performs better than any Cleveland for under $150. If you see these on sale I'd buy one as backup even if you didn't need it. Balls Durability Unless you hit a cart path (or two), or 7 trees, or a railway track, a 67 Buick, or any combination of the these, and trust me I can attest to all this; all of the Z Star lineup look pretty much brand new after a round. ZStar Driver: Gets up a little, maybe on the high side of mid Irons: same as driver Wedges: suck back Putter: very soft I find the ball tends to drop out of the air faster with the Z for me on full shots, but they're by far my favorite from 100 yards and in. Spin control around the greens is just a touch above the other two balls and putter feel is amazing. Z Star XV Driver: mid flight Irons: mid Wedges: hop and stop Putter: soft The XV is my preferred ball for the long game. Ball flight is a consistent mid flight and it just seems to stay in the air a little longer. Spin is great, I'm just not sucking them back like the Z, but maybe that's a good thing because they're stopping where I need them to. Q Star Tour Driver: Gets up a little, maybe on the high side of mid Irons: same as driver Wedges: hop and stop Putter: super soft What a treat this ball was in our cold early spring. The Q Star is easy to compress thanks to its 75 compression, flies a mile and stops when you need them too. Around the greens these work like a tour ball checking when called upon and putter feel is exceptional. The jury's still out on which will be my official gamer as I continue to tweak the swing, but honestly I could play any of the Z Star Tour balls and be pretty happy. Bag Z4 Carry This a lightweight carry bag, with ample storage, it's solid feeling and so far displays quite sturdy legs. It fits on both my carts with no issues and has a fairly minimal footprint in the trunk. The top is a 4-way design, which having come from 6, 14 and OGIO's Woode system (which I freekin loved) I didn't think I'd adjust. I actually have zero issues with the 4 way after having used it and with the angled dividers find it quite effective at keeping clubs apart from chatter. I asked Eli Miller why only 4 and he told me they were gunning for more of a player's style bag, which I think combined with the overall stature of the bag design is quite a nice touch. There's 2 velour lined valuable pockets, which being the social and photo guy I am, I absolutely love. There's the usual higher up one on the long pocket side you'll find on most bags, which is fairly deep and has enough space for wallet, keys etc. And then there's the cell pocket on the side of the ball pocket, which sits on a perfect angle when standing or on a cart. I was able to keep it open with my phone in it over the past few 18's for quick access for taking photos. Finally completing the players bag touch is a removable ball pocket which is pretty standard for stitching purposes. Once again nice touch, because I need to sew the most important thing. The Z4 might be my new favorite thing after my driver cover. The wrap It’s hard not to come across as a fanboy at the end of the day (somewhere GolfSpy X is rolling his eyes at me), but I’m going to have to say this; Cleveland Srixon may offer the most complete bag setup of all the OEM’s. From award winning drivers, right thru to more award winning putters, balls, wedges and hell even the bag, Cleveland Srixon makes it a hard case to argue against.
  12. Well for me this will be challenging, as I know the number will be higher than I expected, and my memory isn't what it used to be. But I thought it'd be fun to list all the drivers we've had in the bag at one time or another. I was going to go by year, but I don't have that good of recall anymore, so I'll go by brand. Let the fun begin. Adams Golf: Speedline Bridgestone: J815- Callaway- Original Big Bertha FT5 FT9 Draw FT-IZ X-Hot Optiforce 460 Steelhead + XR XR16 Mini 1.5 Cleveland Launcher 400 Launcher Comp 460 Launcher Ti460 HiBORE Classic 290 Cobra ZL Encore LV5 Mizuno MP-001 Nickent 4DX Nike SQ Dymo Vapor Fly PING G2 G5 G20 Srixon Z565 Taylormade Burner Burner Super Fast JetSpeed R1 R7 Super Quad R9 R9 460 R11 R15 Titleist 905R 975J 983K 909D Comp 910 D2 913 D2 917 D3 Wilson Deep Red 305 D200 That's 45 drivers over essentially 22 years of playing full time. Not counting the year or two I played in the early 80s with equipment handed down from my dad. Even with all these, I'm somehow still feeling like I'm forgetting 1 or 2
  13. Hi Everyone, I don't post too much, but I really love the irons and the whole setup of my bag to the point where I believe everything is very dialed in! Been playing for 2 full seasons this will be season 3 and very excited to get out on the links!! A little more Detailed WITB than my signature: Driver: Nike Vapor Flex, weight forward, Diamana S+ 60 shaft in stiff, loft is 9.5 or 10.5 still see which flight is best once I can actually hit outside (Canadian winters), Draw bias 3W: Callaway Big Bertha 2014, Fubuki Z65 Stiff shaft, 15 degrees draw bias. 3Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot, Callaway Ultralite Blue 60G Shaft, 19 degrees The good Stuff! Irons, Gotta say I'm soooo happy with these: King Cobra LTD Pro MB/CB Combo BLACK FINISH 7-PW MB's and 4-6i CB's, so workable high and low trajectories! AND FEEL PHENOMENAL!! 1/4" Short, 2 Degrees Flat, standard lofts. C-Taper Lite 110G Stiff shaft(unreal shafts, tight dispersion left to right and front to back, perfect mid flights) Wedges: 54 degree RTX 2 dot(stock shaft, will replace after this season) 50(2dot) and 58(3dot) are RTX 3 with C-Taper Lite shafts 110G Stiff, just got these haven't hit the 50 but 58 is amazing for chipping and being creative around the green. Putter: Nike method, blade style w/ insert (not a great putter so it will do for now) Thanks for checking out my bag, leave some comments, and if you got any questions about those irons! Attached a few pics, Driver got replaced by nike, old picture had the cobra driver
  14. For sale is a used Cleveland cart bag, purchased in 2016 in very good to great condition. $50 + shipping costs
  15. OFFICIAL CLEVELAND RTX-3 WEDGES REVIEW Follow along as our five testers put the brand new Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges to the test. Accuracy and consistency are the name of the game here. The center of gravity has been moved closer to the center of the clubface, the grooves are high spin, and the sole options are extensive enough to fit any conditions. How do these wedges stack up? Stay engaged to find out! With that being said lets meet our testers! jayjay0808 Stage One Stage Two Stage Three singmech Stage One Stage Two Stage Three Lowell Stage One Stage Two Stage Three PMookie Stage One Stage Two Stage Three HeathS16 Stage One Stage Two Stage Three Let us know what you think! Visit Cleveland's Website HERE! Visit Cleveland's Facebook HERE! Visit Cleveland's Twitter HERE! Visit Cleveland's Instagram HERE!
  16. Glad to be a part of GolfSpy! Central Texas golfer that enjoys reading about, hearing about, and playing golf! Looking forward to seeing some of you all on the first tee!
  17. A little about me: I live in Franklin, MA. I don't really have an official "GHIN" handicap but if I were to put a number on it I'd say I'm a 13 on a par 72 course ... sometimes a bit above 85 and sometimes a bit below. Never broken 80 but had a couple of 81/82 rounds. Usually don't get above 90 unless something really bad is going on. I play weekly in a 9 hole scramble with some work guys and try to get out 2-3 times a month to play 18. I also hit the range at least once per week. I don't really have any 'strengths' per se. I can hit my driver pretty well and am a pretty good ball striker. But... nothing great. My weakness is definitely my putting; if I had a nickel for the number of times I've been on in regulation and ended up with bogey... I've never had any lessons and when I left the Marine Corps in 94 and moved to North Carolina my buddy and I started playing. I have played off and on since then and within the last 7 years (since '09) have been playing pretty consistently. I started in the 95-100 range, managed to get down to the low 90's after a few years and within the last couple of years have been in the mid 80's. I'm hoping to keep that pace up and get down to the low 80's/70's soon!! I live in Massachusetts in a suburb outside of Boston so the season is only about 7-8 months here, depending on the weather. From around March and into early November sometimes. If you don't mind wearing warm clothes and 2 gloves you can probably play a lot longer but I'm not a big fan of playing in a freezing wind on frozen ground... I'm also a cubicle dweller from 9-5, five days a week, so my "down time" is usually after work or on the weekends. With 2 boys (9 and 12) and a wife, I have to manage my 'golf life' with my 'family life'. It's a tricky balance sometimes. I love to play and enjoy the game tremendously. I was born and raised on the west coast in Oregon's Willamette valley and love being outside with nature, the trees, streams, birds, mountains, etc. To me golf is a beautiful walk (I always walk whenever I can) amidst the beauty of mother nature and playing the game is just the cherry on top! I try not to take it too seriously but being naturally competitive try to do my best at no matter what I do. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is an unsolicited review of the Cleveland TFi 2135 putter. I wasn't asked to do this nor did I "win" the opportunity from MGS or any other organization. I just thought I'd share my impression of this putter. (Note: This review is post-purchase so it is not without bias. However, that being said, if I didn't like the putter I would say so. I didn't write this to justify my purchase, just share my thoughts... I've had multiple putters I didn't like (Ping Nome recently) but just joined MGS so hadn't had the chance to write a review of the Nome...) I've had a number of different putters over the last few years; started with a blade Ping Karsten, went to a Cleveland classic, back to a Ping mallet, tried an Odyssey 2 ball, a Taylormade mid mallet, a TP Mills #9 from 1984 that I got at Goodwill and now I'm on to the Cleveland TFi #6.5 mid-mallet. I've also alternated between the 'standard' grip and different sized superstroke grips. As described above, putting is the weakest part of my game so I continue to "tinker". I've never had a "putter fitting"; maybe I should? =) About the Cleveland TFi 2135 putter... This is a very unique putter in which the sight line is exactly 21.35 mm from the ground. Coincidentally that is also the exact center of the golf ball. If you haven't heard much about this or done much research on it I would suggest checking it out. There is a very interesting theory about where the sight line is on a putter in relation to where you line your eyes up over the ball. The idea behind this putter is that you hit the exact center of the ball no matter where your eyes are and that with other putters the sight line on the bottom or the top of the putter head might not always be where you think it is. Check out the videos below for more detail. This is the official MGS review of the putter: http://www.mygolfspy.com/first-look-cleveland-golfs-tfi-2135-putters/ This video with Dave Pelz is a really good explanation of the 2135 theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THB9uOtkDto The 2135 comes in 3 different models - blade, mid-mallet, and counterbalanced; I went with the mid-mallet since I'm a more straight back/slight arc putter. What Do I expect from the Cleveland TFi 2135 #6.5? Plain and simple - make more long putts and leave short tap in 2 putts. I hope that this putter will help with - distance control - staying on my intended line - staying square at impact If this all works out this might be the putter I stick with for quite some time. Performance at the Practice Green - Score 19 out of 20 So I haven't had a lot of time to practice with this at the range but during the time I have had I found a few things. 1. The ball does stay on the intended line. It goes where you hit it 9.5 times out of 10. 2. Once you get the weight/feel of the putter down distance control is a breeze. 3. It has a milled copper insert and the sound of the ball off the putter face is very muted. You know you've hit but it isn't disturbingly loud. 4. two putts are almost automatic...if you line it up right. Let's face it ... alignment is the key to sinking putts. If you can't line up properly it doesn't matter if you putt with a shovel - you aren't going to make anything. BUT - sometimes you line things up correctly and you pull the ball left or push the ball to the right. Is that because you're too close to the ball by a bit, too far away, or due to the fact that the putter face wasn't square at impact? What I found with this putter is that it doesn't require you to "align properly" every time. If on short putts you stand closer to the ball vs long putts... if you always stand a bit further away, or something else, it doesn't matter - you're going to hit the the center of the ball. It's hard to explain until you try it ... but nearly every putt you hit with this thing is pure. To me, there are 2 important variables to putting: A. correct alignment towards the intended target line B. lining up properly and consistently over the ball every time so you strike the ball in the center of the club with a square face With this putter, "B." is important but is no longer critical to success. I'm all for simplifying the game and if I can remove some variables then that makes it much easier to perform. On the practice green I was regularly able to make putts from 8 feet and in. This is what I consider my "lag circle". If I have a putt more than 15 feet away then I'm usually trying to -at least- get within this circle to reduce the chances of a 3 putt. Once I got the alignment down and was able to manage distance based on green speeds I was able to knock a few in from 20+ feet and left my second putts within 3 feet. There is one thing this putter did NOT do though - it did not allow me to just step up and whack it. I had to read my line, understand pace and make a good stroke. However, knowing that I didn't have to stand in the precise spot to make a good contact was certainly reassuring! Performance on the Course – Score 19 out of 20 My first full round with this putter and I shot one of the lowest scores I have ever had. I had ZERO 3 putts and was able to lag it to a manageable distance - sometimes from as far away as 40 feet. There were a few times where I had a little bit longer second putt than I would have liked (~ 8 to 9 feet) but I was able to get it on line and knock it in the back of the cup. I had a few one putts from good wedges shots, but most important to me I didn't really "lose" strokes on the green. Looks - Score 17 out of 20 So there are 3 distinct colors on this putter: - black - white - copper Between the copper face and black section of the putter there is a white insert. As you look down at the ball you can see the white insert and it is kind of surprising at first. Once you get used to it you don't really notice it but If I were to make a suggestion for the next iteration of this putter I'd find a way to make that black so that the only 'white' you see when looking down is the alignment line. On the flip side, the milled copper face is really nice! Sound and Feel - Score: 20 out of 20 This, for me, is where this putter excels. The sound is a nice muted click - not too loud but you know when you've hit it. Center face hits versus off of the toe or heel really don't have a drastic difference. You can "feel" something in the center of the face but the sound is very similar. The grip is unique with ribbed sections for both your upper and lower hands. A very helpful guide that ensures a consistent grip each time. It is also a bit larger than the standard grips with the grip getting larger from the bottom to the top. Likelihood of Purchase – Score 19 out of 20 This is a bit of a misnomer since I already bought the putter and am reviewing it, but if I hadn't and it had been given to me... I don't think that the Cleveland putters get the love they deserve. Cleveland recently re-branded itself as the "short game" company. The 'short game' isn't just wedges though - it's also putting. One of the fortunate side benefits to being not as popular is that the clubs are affordable. So - in that respect - I hope they continue to get ignored! =) This putter is very affordable at 129.99; especially in comparison to other putters. Putter Price - 19 out of 20 Putter Quality - 19 out of 20 Putter Use - 19 out of 20 Finally... I will probably never be a 'great' putter. I've never been the type who can see a line on the green without much effort so I've tried over the years to minimize that with various types of putters. I also don't usually buy into "the hype" of various clubs and 'newer technologies that will instantly make you a better golfer!'; however with this putter and understanding the mathematics and physics behind the concept I'm all in. The approval of one of the most revered short game experts, Dave Pelz, certainly helps! I hope this review can help you decide whether or not to try out the 2135 and if you're struggling with your putting and decide to put it in the bag for a while it helps you as much as it helped me! Fairways and greens my friends. Overall Score - 97
  18. Driver-Ping G-30 with stock stiff shaft 3 wood-TEE x8 3 wood with fujikura pro shaft 2 hybrid adams xtd with kuro kage shaft now this is were its complicated I have 3 sets of irons that rotate, Cleveland cg7 tour reds s300 Adams a12os with prelaunch graphite shafts and an old set of wilsons that I always go back to, the adams were bought recently off a website mismarked for 32 usd 52 and 58 Cleveland precision forged wedges seemore fgpm ***and im a lefty They all fit nicely in my sun mountain 130
  19. Driver- Titleist 915D3, 7.75* w/ Diamana D+ Stiff, 44.5" (tipped 1/2") Fairway- Titleist 915Fd, 15* w/ Diamana D+ Stiff Hybrids- Titleist 913H, 21* w/ Diamana White Stiff Irons- Mizuno MP-64, 4-PW w/ DG S300 Wedges- Titleist Vokey SM5, 50* 54* & 58*, w/ DG S300 Putter- Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 w/ Matador STD/MID grip Ball- Titleist Pro V1x Bag- Titleist Lightweight Carry Glove- Titleist Perma-Soft
  20. I am selling a set of the newest Cleveland RTX 2.0 wedges in 50, 54, 58 degrees of loft. They are in the Cleveland Black Satin finish which I think is gorgeous. All clubs are intermediate bounce (2 dots = 10 bounce) with standard wedge flex dynamic gold steel shafts. The clubs are all in like new condition and have only been hit during one round of golf last week. These wedges retail at $129.99 each. I am selling the set for $250 as a whole. If anyone is interested in buying single clubs I'll sell individuals for $90. Please see attached pics and message me with any questions or offers. Thanks Beau
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