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  1. The Story (posted: 10/16/2018) TL;DR: Signed up through Twitter to test New Level Golf's 902 irons. Here's how it went. The Rest: Bored and browsing Twitter, I stumbled across this tweet soliciting people to test New Level Golf's 902 irons. They looked pretty damn slick, and the reviews (MyGolfSpy, GolfWRX, PluggedIn Golf) were pretty intriguing. I wanted in. But after discussing the details with Eric, the founder/CEO/everything, I couldn't pull the trigger…it wasn't in the budget, so I had to pass. But…Eric DMed me a couple days later to say he had a tester back out. Opportunity rarely knocks twice, so I threw caution (in the form of dollars) to the wind and went for it. (Actually, I told myself I would sell off my beloved Scotty headcover collection and some of the random clubs I have scattered about to offset the cost). So, as part of the deal, I will be posting info about my experience with these on here and putting some info out on Instagram and Twitter as well. I am going to try to be a thorough and objective as I can be, and I will try to answer any and all questions you may have about the clubs, the process, etc. Ask away! For reference throughout the process, here is my current iron set up: Titleist 712 AP2 (3-9) Project X 6.0 1/2" long 1* upright Golf Pride MCC +4 grips, two wraps of tape And here is what I ordered from New Level: 902 Forged (4-P) Project X 6.0 1/2" long 1* upright Lamkin Z5 grips, two wraps of tape My new sticks are slated to arrive at the end of this week and I am totally ecstatic about it. I am taking them to the range Saturday to do a little head-to-head and first-impression testing, and I am playing with my usual group on Sunday morning for some live testing. I will update this post as I go through the process. Let me know if there is anything specific you want to know about or see tested. I'm happy to oblige if possible. In the meantime, Check out New Level's Instagram and Twitter. Ordering Process Review (posted: 10/16/2018) TL;DR: Stellar customer service, quick, responsive, easy to manage, with only minor tweaks suggested. The Rest: The level of customer service I received from the start was incredible. With New Level being a new, boutique-esqe OEM (think Miura or PXG, but affordable), customer service has to be a priority, as it doesn't enjoy the brand recognition of the Titleists and TaylorMades of the world. That said, Eric (and I didn't realize I was trading DMs with the CEO/founder until much later in the process) was incredibly responsive through Twitter. It was to the point where I thought he may be working on my set of clubs and no one else's until they were done. For instance, the grips I originally wanted were back ordered, so he sent me a DM alerting me to this and asking what I liked about those. After a short exchange, he suggested an alternative, the Lamkin Z5s, so I would be happy and my clubs would still come in fairly short order. There are numerous customization options - 20 something shafts and a handful of grip options, and they can all be customized to your liking. Though I did not get fit for my set (I know what I like in a shaft/lie/length setup), I can only imagine the level of specificity one could get through a local fitter. Eric was also willing to simply entertain my rambling and whims as I continued to pepper him with questions about the brand, the other products available, and what could be done to the various clubs. We were even sharing opinions on whether Eli Manning should retire at the end of the season or the end of the game he was playing at the time. As we were going back and forth, and as I read more about his history and the story behind New Level, I decided to support the brand a little bit more by ordering a hat and a towel (I was going to order the branded bag as well, but alas, that wasn't in the budget after buying the new sticks…maybe someday). After ordering, he thanked me for the support and brand loyalty, and kept me very informed about the status of the shipment of these items - they shipped the day after I ordered them, and I got them within two days. And the hat had a poker chip/ball maker taped to the inside of it, which also doubles as his business card I came to find out, which was a nice little touch. Trying to be as objective as possible in this review, I will say the only gripe I have had in this process is the speed at which my hat and towel came. Now, don't get me wrong, I was very happy to get these so quickly. But, getting these so quickly set a precedent that would not be matched by my new clubs. If you geek out about this stuff as much as I do, you are waiting by the mailbox as soon as you click "PLACE ORDER." So, I was slightly disappointed to learn the shipping method for the clubs was different from that of the merch. I would have to wait a week to get my new sticks delivered. FULL DISCLOSURE: I believe this issue was my fault. I think there may be an overnight shipping option when ordering. I must have either been a) trying to save money on this deal, or b) too geeked up to notice that option. In any case, let this serve as a notice to those of you who want to get your shipments yesterday. For reference, NL offers free ground shipping on all orders and you can get expedited (overnight I think) shipping for an additional charge. As for the actual ordering process on the website, I was happy, but I feel there could be some edits made to the process to make it a bit easier. I will say I was traveling as I went through this process, so I was doing all of this on my phone, but it was still easy enough and clear enough to know what was going on and what I was ordering. Once you choose a head, you then start by selecting a shaft option. You are then taken to a form to fill out the specifications for which club you want (i.e. 4i, 5i, etc), length options, lie options, all the fun stuff. But you repeat this process for each individual club. My suggestion would be to find some way to combine all seven clubs (or however many you are ordering) into one form. As I am typing this, I am starting to think of those people who may want mixed sets of heads, or higher launching shafts in the long irons, but lower launch in the short…or something of that nature. I still feel like one page with all the options would still make this a bit more streamlined than the current process. Again, I must reiterate, this was not so cumbersome a process I got frustrated or angry or anything. My phone is still in one piece. I just think it could be simplified or streamlined in some way. The bottom line, no matter my gripes and/or suggestions, is that NL's customer service and ordering process is nothing short of STELLAR. First Impressions TL;DR: These look incredible, but what have I gotten myself into? Twitter post with first looks The rest: I have never purchased a brand new set of clubs. I have always bought used in the past, so I was incredibly excited to unbox these clubs. Upon first glance, these things look fantastic. My very first impression: there isn't a photo on the internet that does these clubs justice at all. First, I was expecting a much thicker topline than they actually have. I haven't measured or anything, but these seem to have a somewhat progressive topline; that is, they are slimmer in the long irons than in the short irons. Either way, they are not imposing or off-putting in any way. When compared to my Titleist 712 AP2s, the short irons are very similar in size, shape, topline, etc. The longer irons is where the real difference can be noticed. My long irons have always been a difficulty for me, as I assume it is for many amateurs out there. When I first looked at the 4 and 5 irons compared to my AP2s, I worried I may have bitten off more than I could chew. The offset in these clubs was noticeably less than the AP2s and the blade length was considerably smaller. These gave off a much more players-iron look than the AP2s did. I did like that I couldn't see any of the blade jutting out from behind the topline at address - something the 3 and 4 irons in the AP2s had going against them. Overall, these seem good, but I'm hoping they aren't going to be too beefy for my game. My first impression of the aesthetics: what have I gotten myself into? As for the feel of the club, one of the biggest surprises for me came from the grip. The Lamkin Z5 is incredible. I think I may prefer it to the Tour Velvet I have become accustomed to (though I did dabble with the MCC +4 for a while). The grip, with my requested 2 wraps of tape, is a bit thicker than a Tour velvet 360 with two wraps it seems. Not sure if that is accurate, but that's how it felt. The grip itself is perfect for me, soft, but tacky and I hope it is as responsive as I'd like. A few practice swings in my living room revealed these felt very nice. A bit lighter than my AP2s, but I don't think that will be an issue at all. Besides, "too light" can be fixed with some lead tape. I also want to mention the quality of the build. In little details, like the ferrule turning/connection to the blade, you can see Eric is very into what he does and only wants the best to go out the door. I always thought that bigger OEMs have to settle with whatever comes off the line, but these seemed to have a level of attention paid to them as they were being built that can be missing from some of the other clubs I have seen. Grips were all perfectly straight, the ferrule was matched/turned to a perfect fit (not even sure if this is something Eric did or not, but it was nice), and the shafts were all perfectly stepped to 1/2" differences (again, I ordered these 1/2" long). Very nice to see this level of quality. I am loving the look and feel of these irons, and I can't wait to get these out to the range and on the course. Stay tuned for more… First Range Session TL;DR: Soft, yet solid; crisp and responsive. The rest: I'll start this by saying I don't have a green grass facility readily available to me, so the mats at "TPC Hains Point" would have to suffice (that is as sarcastic a name as we can give the best of 3 DC public courses). It was a dreary day, about 55 degrees, and the balls are a chewed up mix of Srixon range balls, a smattering of whatever Top Flites people stopped searching for, and nameless rocks. They are pretty battered by this time in the season, but I tried to use only the better, more round balls of the lot. No real surprises here. These lived up to the reviews I had read (and linked to earlier in the thread). From PW up to the 4 iron, I found these to be incredibly responsive and forgiving, with a soft, yet solid feel. 902 8 iron (left); AP2 8 iron (right) - much less/fewer differences when you get down into these shorter irons 902 4 iron (left); AP2 4 iron (right) - the differences in offset and blade length are not as visible with my amateur photography skills, but I assure you it is there. This is also why I say there aren't any photos to do these irons justice. Responsive - they definitely let you know when you don't hit the center of the club face, but not how you'd expect. Slight mishits still flew well and only compromised a touch of distance. They definitely felt a little different, but most of the indicators that you missed the center of the face came from the sound. It went from a crisp "thwack" to a more muted "thwud." Not tingy or hollow sounding or anything, just not as clean a sound. I found this especially refreshing in the longer irons, as they took me a few extra swings to start hitting well, and these didn't seem to make your hands tingle when mishitting them like some players clubs are apt to do. Feel - Soft yet solid. These feel great when you make clean contact. That is not to say they feel bad when you don't (see above), but I liked the feel of these better than my AP2s. I wasn't expecting this, as the AP2s have the rubber insert to dampen vibration and give a softer feel. The 1020 steel makes for a soft clubface with a great balance of solid construction. I was very pleased with the feel of these clubs, even with the rock hard two piece pellets of the public range. I am looking forward to feeling what my Pro V1s will feel like on these faces. Distance - I didn't want to focus too much on the distance I was getting on this day, as the temperature was low, and the balls were below average in stature. That said, I brought my AP2 8 and 4 irons with me to do a little comparison. Seemingly, I would say I am getting an extra 5 yards from the 902s, give or take (depending on the variables described above). Sometimes I would see as much as a 10 or 15 yard difference, while other times, they would perform about the same. I would assume this will be a product of the lofts bing stronger in the 902s, but either way, they are no more difficult to hit, so I'll take it. One thing I did notice that I found particularly interesting is that I was hitting my long irons a bit higher than I did with the AP2s. I like this a lot. Even with the stronger lofts, I feel it would be easier to get these to stop on greens when using the longer irons, and I am not losing any yardage. This is a huge plus in my book. Overall - I really like these irons. They are workable, responsive, solid, and comfortable to look at. These take very little adjustment, if any, to get used to after having my AP2s for a number of seasons now.I would be reaching to find something negative to say about them. I don't think these are geared for anyone above a 10 or 12 handicap, but I don't think those players would be ill-served by these irons; only better served by a bigger, more forgiving iron. For my game, I am very pleased with these. I am looking forward to getting some "green grass" feedback from these clubs. Turf interaction is a massive part of iron testing, so stay tuned as that is coming soon… First Round TL;DR: Horrible playing conditions, too much variation to accurately assess. The Rest: I was really looking forward to getting these out to the course for some green grass testing. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. We had a 9:30 tee time at University of Maryland Golf Course and, while we played, I don't feel the 20 mph sustained winds and 35 mph gusts combined with soggy conditions from the night before were the best conditions to give a good, objective assessment. Further, I didn't have many opportunities to test the irons, as the course was set up for a lot of fairway-metal-second shots or gap wedge approaches. I did hit them a few times during the round, but do need to take these elsewhere for some more testing. That said, here are my initial thoughts following this round: They carry the same solid and soft feel from the range to the course. The course has Bermuda rough and fairways, and I have found other irons to slide through this grass a bit too easily, causing me to balloon shots. I didn't experience that with these irons. These are a bit more assertive with the turf - not diggy or anything, they just seem to let the grass know who's in control. From the rough, it was harder to tell if it was the stringy Bermuda or the sharper leading edge that won, but I still felt the club head was in control - though I wasn't planning/aiming for that to be the case. Adjustments can be made to account for this, and it is a much more preferred result. From the limited use, and the conditions being what they were, I am happy with what I did experience with these sticks. Looking forward to more. I will leave this section at that for the time being. It was not a great round, and the conditions were rough. I will update this review once I can get some calmer, more objective conditions in which to play. I am playing in a tournament this weekend at the same course, and it is supposed to be rainy, so this may have to wait a weekend or two. Trackman Comparison Coming soon… Overall Thoughts Coming soon…
  2. OFFICIAL COBRA F7 ONE/VARIABLE IRON REVIEW Aotearoa_Brad Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 stdnasty Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Visit Cobras website HERE Like Cobra on Facebook HERE Follow Cobra on Twitter HERE Visit Cobras Instagram HERE
  3. For Sale: Taylormade P790s 4-PW, X100s (straight in, not tipped). MSRP: $1214.50 Sale Price: $799.99 (plus shipping cost) Order Details: Lie Angle: 2.5° flat Length: 1/4" short of standard Loft: Ordered these 2 degrees weak in Loft (didn't like the super strong lofts as these irons are already plenty long!) 4 Iron: 23 5 Iron: 25.5 6 Iron: 28.5 7 Iron: 32.5 8 Iron: 37 9 Iron: 42 PW: 47 (adjusted to 46°) I ordered these directly from Taylormade and have a copy of the order receipt. Condition: 9.9 out of 10 I played 3 rounds with these irons and took them to the range once. Irons are in great shape and the only irons I hit at the range were the 6, 7, and PW a few times (see pictures). I currently have AP2s and Callaway Apex Pros, and these were much easier to hit. They are incredibly forgiving for a players iron, and have a great shape. I'm looking to sell these because I don't need the extra distance and I have 3 sets of irons currently . The awesome thing about these irons is not losing hardly any distance with mishits, they are very easy to hit. Contact me via text: 715-225-8048 Payment: PayPal Only
  4. COBRA King Forged Tec BLACK iron set. KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff COBRA CONNECT GRIPS + 7 ARCCOS screw-in sensors for your other clubs. Ordered from Cobra 4/11/18 --- invoice/specs are shown in one photo. EBAY LISTING $620 - HERE Great great irons! Awesome shafts! Lead tape was added - easily removed. Less than 10 rounds and some range sessions since getting them. Short irons have some wear (range sessions)-but nothing major.
  5. Has anyone taken advantage of the new PXG Gen1 offer? You can "get fitted" online and they will build you a custom set for $175 per club. A 4-W set would cost $1225. This is a pretty attractive price when you compare to the latest offerings from other club companies. The question is, is it worth the gamble? I went through their online fitting process several times changing the variables each time. Their algorithm consistently recommended their PXG-0311XF clubs. They also consistently recommended a shorter shaft (-1/2 inch) and a -1 degree lie. This all seems to make a lot of sense to me. The problem is, custom clubs are not returnable! You buy 'em, you own 'em. I'm looking at new Ping i700s and I'm being lured by this PXG deal. Anyone else looking into this offer? Burnsie
  6. When I found out that I won the contest that MGS and Wilson threw for the PGA Championship, I was pumped! I quickly realized that I hadn't hit a Wilson club in years, so, I was very curious to go try out their offerings at the PGA Superstore. I was a little skeptical, mostly because I hadn't heard much about their irons. After scoping out a few of their offerings, I narrowed it down to the Forged C300s and the FG Tour V6s. Both were great offerings, and I was seriously considering the Forged C300s but I ultimately went with the F6 Tour V6s because they were closer to the clubs I was currently playing (Callaway Apex Pros w/ Project X PXi shafts). I was instantly impressed with how the FGs felt. They provided instant feedback on the shots you hit and performed great. They have a smaller profile then some of the other clubs you might come across, but, that is to be expected of an iron in this class. I tried out a few of the stock shaft offerings and found the KBS Tours and the Dynamic Golf AMTs to be the best fit. I ended up going with the Dynamic Golds because they had a slightly higher ball speed, were more consistent, and had a better feel than the KBS Tours. I've played a few rounds with the FGs now and I'm really impressed. They are consistent and allow you to flight the ball up, down, left, and right. The AMT shafts are kind of interesting because they are weighted heavier at the bottom of the set (i.e. the Pitching Wedge has a beefier shaft than the 5-iron). I'm still getting used to the progressively weighted shafts and haven't quite nailed down my distances yet, but I'm getting there. Some of the differences I've noticed between these and my Callaway Apex Pros are that the FGs tend to be a few yards shorter but have a higher ball flight with significantly more spin. That difference could easily be attributed to the different shafts, as the PXis are lighter and designed to flight the ball a little bit lower. I would probably have to throw the same shafts into both sets to get a better idea on any differences between the heads. So far, I'm a big fan of the FGs and I would highly recommend that you give them a try the next time you are in the market for irons. If you aren't a fan of the FGs and are looking for a little bit more distance, give the Forged C300s a shot, they seemed like a fantastic option too. Now for a few pics... Unfortunately, it's been cloudy every time I've taken these clubs out to play. I'll try to snap some better pictures next time the sun is out so that you can really see these shine! Thanks again to Wilson and MGS for providing this contest and sending me a new set of clubs! I'll add more comments after I get a few more rounds in and get a better feel for the pros and cons.
  7. I am new to mygolfspy.com and I love all of it. I have recently started golfing again regularly and am interested in some new clubs and overall improving my game with and without technology. My handicap is somewhere around 18-22 if I had to guess. Driver: Orlimar tri-metal 440cc fairway woods: also olimar tri-metal Irons: ACER XK pro 4-GW slotline putter (probably 28 years old) titelist 14 way bag brooks running shoes. I don't have favorite grips, but my hands sweat even when they shouldn't and am in the market. I am also a big guy...5'10 300+ and am trying to lose weight while improving my golf game. I am intrigued by blades. If I can hit them well, I know I am doing it right. (I don't own blades). Say hello, and any advice would be appreciated. Jason
  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. $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
  9. Selling T-MB iron set in great condition. KBS c taper 125 s+ flex. Standard l/l/l. $1050 obo. willing to trade for: Srixon z765/565 combo set with PX 6.5 or x100 Titleist ap2 718 with PX 6.5 or x100 or something similar
  10. 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
  11. Forged irons with Modus shafts for cheap!!!! Up for sale are a set of Bridgestone J15 DF Irons 4-pw. Grips are standard MCC +4 in red in near new condition. Shafts are Modus 120 Stiff. Specs are standard. Great irons, I'm just moving to a set with 120 X shafts. Price is $280 shipped!
  12. I am looking at buying a set of 2009 Callaway X-Forged or Razr X Forged. I played the 2007 X-Forged but since they were non-conforming, I switched to the Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity (great clubs). I have the itch to go back to the Callaway forgings due to their weight (D2) (Bridgestone are a D1). Plus, I really like the look and feel of them. The Question: The 2009 X-Forged has grooves that are spaced "normal" but the Razr X Forged has the tightly spaced conforming grooves. Are the tighter grooves good or bad? (I've heard they don't change much) Additionally, does anyone know if the 2009 X-Forged (Version 2 on USGA Conforming Database) from Callaway have conforming grooves. The USGA database says additional testing required (ATR). If you have any input on how tighter grooves play it would be appreciated. I remember the conversations about it back in the day but I can't seem to find anything about it now. I'm a 5 handicap FYI. Thanks!
  13. Soooo wasn't expecting the delivery as it's 3 weeks before the official launch I believe it's first set that made it to retail, or one of the. First set in Europe for sure. I will be testing them starting in about 2 hours, and will just post a few pictures :-D https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg56jjwhDSp/?taken-by=puttingpirate
  14. Hi Everyone, Just recently joined MyGolfSpy as a member, having read online for a long while! Hoping some people can give me some advice/guidance after just realising at the weekend what a waste of a club my current hybrid is... I currently play a Cobra F7 3 wood (15.5 degrees) then have an RBZ Stage 2 5 Hybrid which is 25 degrees, then into my irons 4,5,6 etc. So I probably have too big a gap between my wood and hybrid. Then, I play mostly links golf, so a high-flying hybrid isn't really much use in the constant wind of North East England and it doesn't fly as far as a well-struck four-iron either. Does anyone have any guidance on what hybrid might be the best fit between a 3 wood and a 4 iron? Would there be enough distinction between a 3 wood and a 3 hybrid? Cheers, Sam
  15. First off let me say this is in no way affiliated with the testers that were chosen in one of the forum testing opportunities. This is just my review of my new gamers. Background I have been playing golf for about 20 + years off and on. I started when I was around 15. I have taken periods off like years at a time depending on my situation. I recently started back and my irons at the time were Titleist 704CBs that I had bought used off of eBay about 8 or 9 years before. I went out with my younger brother about 2 months ago, he had been wanting to play for months before that. Truthfully I played terribly, I shot around 120…no joke…I am serious. When I played regularly while stationed in Hawaii 6 years or so ago, I consistently shot 90 so I was a bogey golfer. So when I bought these irons I would have to say that my handicap was about 20 give or take. We will discuss where it is now later in the post. I decided to get a fitting a my local pro shop. I called made an appointment and decided to go with Ping for the fitting. Honestly, I always wanted some Ping clubs because of their perceived forgiveness and the fact that they hold their value. The pro took some measurements prior to our fitting session. He had a basic idea of what dot color I was going to need. Ping used a color coded system for all of their fittings. We then headed out to the range.I hit a number of shots with my 704CBs. Then we began the fitting. He asked some basic questions like what look I preferred. I have never been in to clunky looking irons even if they do improve your game. I wanted a thin top line and as much forgiveness as I could get. He immediately said that he thought with my swing and my preferences that the I200 would suit me quite well. He said that the AWT 2.0 would fit me nicely. He actually helped me by making a few adjustments to my swing during the fitting process. From the first strike I could tell the difference. The weight of the I200 with the AWT shaft improved my overall tempo. It felt lighter than my True Temper S300 704CB. The lighter combination helped my swing speed. We didn't have a Trackman or anything, but I was hitting the I200 7-iron around 165 compared to my previous 704CB 7-iron distance of 150. I gained roughly 15 yards of distance and the forgiveness was amazing. On the 704CB, even though technically a cavity back, every slight mishit was a jolt to the hands. The I200 however was much less painful. I can feel my mishits but I am not penalized as badly as before. We settled on the Red Dot after hitting with impact tape and the lie board. I was striking it dead center ever swing. I could even see the difference in my divots. My shot shape with my previous iron set, when I played great, was a slight draw which I liked and with the new I200s I was getting that shape with ease. First Impressions My overall first impression was I loved the finish on these irons, its like a pearl satin coating. The top line isn't the thinnest, but it isn't clunky by any means. As with all of Ping's irons, the bottom groove is white which I think may help with alignment. When you look at the iron, you can tell it is of top quality. The sole is wider than blades and the leading edge looks like it will cruise though the turf with ease. It reminds me of one of the TaylorMade irons from a while back, can't remember which one exactly. Performance This is where this iron truly shines. I practiced a couple of times on the range after my new irons came in. Honestly the first time out, I didn't hit them that well. I was feeling like I made a mistake with the purchase. My first round with these in the bag went quite well. I was still getting used to the feel and the yardage differences but I posted a solid 88 total score. Here are the stats collected using The Grint App (highly recommended!!) I really can't compare this to anything prior, but my overall feeling was that I was striking the ball pretty good, I hit a lot of greens even on my mishits so the forgiveness in these irons was really helping me. My GIR that day was 44%, but I must tell you that when I did miss a green it wasn't by much. My chipping and putting really killed me that day. The following week I took a short game lesson from the same pro that fitted me for the irons. I had two 45 minute practice sessions that week along with the 30 minute lesson. My next round was on a Friday after work, can't beat $21 twilight golf. The practice and lesson really paid off here. The score is below. My GIR improved to 50% and I was really starting to get a good feel of these clubs. My score went down by 7 shots and it had a lot to do with my short game lesson. I went about two weeks later after work. I practiced once that week for 45 minutes. An important note here is that I am not hitting driver off the tee. Honestly I am scared to at this point. I haven't been hitting the driver very well in the practice sessions and thus am hitting 2, 3, or 4 hybrid on each hole. I am putting it in the fairway consistently. You can see the scorecard below. My GIR improved to 67% and I improved my score by 1 stroke. I was starting to get some confidence with the irons through the practice sessions and really working on my tempo. I also started thinking more about strategy during this round. I am starting to plan my shot selections based on the hole back to the tee. There are a couple of yardages that I have the most confidence in and I am trying to get chances at those yardages. I am aiming at the middle of the green on most approach shots. My misses are ending up on the greens because of where I am aiming. An important note here is I started to hit driver during this round selectively some good and some bad. I didn't practice this past week but went out and played on a whim on Wednesday. The wind was howling into my face and I didn't warm up on the range prior to the round. Truthfully by the second hole I wished I had hit a small bucket of balls. My 2nd hole PAR 3, I ended up plugged in the right hand bunker. I didn't know what to do with that at all. Subsequently, I quadruple bogeyed that hole. Instead of getting upset and letting it bother me, I focused on settling down and really seeing the ball being struck. I finished the round very strong. See the score card below. My GIR ended up being 61% but as you can see once I let the club do the work and settle down at the turn my GIR was 89% on the back 9. I hit driver on every hole I could this round and this left me with approach shots of distances I was comfortable with. I didn't go after every flag, but the streak of 4 birdies in a row was because I was flag hunting. My confidence in my iron play is really growing. I really feel that these irons are the reason. The swing weight combined with the forgiveness is leading to much better consistency. Value & Likelihood of purchase I am not going to say the value is that great. These irons are top level irons. The price is pretty standard with other companies that are in the market. Maybe they are a little less than offerings from Callaway and Titleist so maybe there is some value there. I purchased them so likelihood of purchase is a 10…lol. I would definitely buy them again. I think if you hit them at your local fitter or at a demo day you will agree. I also think that the value is there because most other companies are offering forged clubs in this segment which don't hold up nearly as well as cast so these irons will last me a very long time. I am thinking 10 years of play so in my book that is a great value. I regularly see Ping irons from way back on eBay and even know of people that still pay with PING ZINGS, EYE 2s and the rest. Overall Ratings & Final Thoughts My overall ratings are as follows: Performance (60 of 60 points), Looks and Feel (20 of 25 points) and Likelihood of Purchase (15 points). The question here is pretty simple will this make the bogey golfer a better player. I give that a resounding YES!!! Now these irons are expensive and if you are on a tight budget then it will be tough to get. These cost $875 with 5-UW included in my set. I am only saying that for my game, these irons are definitely the reason I have seen my scores drop so rapidly. The looks and forgiveness are the main contributors to the success I have had. I hope you enjoyed this quick write up. I know a lot of you are looking at new irons and wanted to give you my perspective. My handicap is now trending toward 7.2 and these irons are the reason. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading.
  16. Questions: Can game improvement irons make it harder to close the face if you have a lot of clubhead speed? (strike and distance are not a problem for me) Is it harder to hold greens with game improvement irons? My long game, wedge, and putting game are pretty strong. Hit my driver pretty consistent 270-290 etc. and is pretty accurate. It's my iron game that gives me fits and doesn't really provide me too many opportunities for birdies, driving my handicap higher. ( I could probably cut my handicap down by at least 3-5 points if I could figure my irons out) My iron set is unfitted. I choke up for correct length for my wrist-to-ground measurement. This helped me with consistent striking. My problem is dispersion (most often pushing straight right). This could just be a swing fault, I have to get out soon to test some theories like moving the ball up in my stance to help the club face close, and adjust my swing path slightly (I draw my driver, probably too much even with the ball far up in my stance). Ultimately I would like to get fitted for irons in the next couple of years, but just wondering if anyone has seen vast improvements in consistency/dispersion and holding greens with the move to players or players-distance irons when your clubhead speed and strength are above average.
  17. Driver: Epic, Gramman F70 Signature series quad weave stiff, tipped 45.5 3 Wood: Epic, Gramman F70 Signature series quad weave stiff, tipped +.5 Burner 2.0 hybrid, 3 Kuro Cage Black +.5 Burner 2.0 hybrid, 5 Kuro Cage Black +.5 Irons 5-9 Callaway Apex Black, Recoil 790, Stiff, tipped +.5 +1.5 deg. Vokey SM6 black 46 F Grind KBS Tour Custom Series, White Stiff +.5 Vokey SM6 black 52 F Grind KBS Tour Custom Series, White Stiff +.5 Vokey SM6 black 56 F Grind KBS Tour Custom Series, White Stiff +.5 Vokey SM6 black 60 K Grind KBS Tour Custom Series, White Stiff +.5 works, 2 ball Fang, tank, 33"
  18. OFFICIAL PING i200 IRON REVIEW Shankster - Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 Dang3rtown - Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 Mdumble21 - Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 Opsimpson - Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 Golfspy Bones - Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 Visit Pings website HERE Visit Pings Facebook HERE Visit Pings Twitter HERE Visit Pings Instagram HERE
  19. Up for sale is an extremely mint set of Honma Tour World 737v players irons. Some of the softest set of irons I've played. Irons are 4 thru PW or 10 iron. Been used three rounds and look almost brand new in person. 7 thru wedge have the most usage shown. Will show in pictures. Trades: Mizuno MP 18 mbs 4-pw 120-130 x shafts Taylormade 730 4-pw 120-130 x shafts Callaway apex mb 4-pw 120-130 x shafts Mizuno jpx 900 Tour 4-pw 120-130 x shafts Srixon 945 4-pw 120-130 x shafts Thanks for looking 1.) Honma Tour World 737v 4-PW (9/10 condition) Length is 1/2" over standard Lie angel is 1* flat of standard Lofts are standard Shafted with KBS Tour 130x Lamkin REL 3 Gen (3 Wraps) $900 $800
  20. So on Wednesday I'm headed to the Team Titleist Invitational at TPC Sawgrass. It will be 2.5 days of golf, getting to see and demo the entire 718 line, and getting to have a Q&A and discussions with several people from Titleist HQ. I went last year to Pinehurst when the 917 lineup was introduced and it was a fantastic time, filled with lots of great information directly from the sources. I'm really interested in hitting the new 718 lineup, probably focusing on the AP1 and AP3 but might also like to see what I can or can't do with one of those TMB's. So if you have any questions about the new line or really anything Titliest related..(except for the K Sig-ProV battle) I'm sure with the lawsuits in place, that's a non starter of a topic. But anything else let me know and i'll try and get the answer directly from them. I'll be updating this thread along the way with pics over the 3 days, so stay tuned!
  21. Something occurred to me last night for the first time. Probably because I just went through a recent fitting where I was making sure I was still a midsize grip. I have always had my iron grips in midsize for as long as I can remember. But last night as I was grabbing a hybrid, with the stock grip, it made me wonder why I never considered getting a midsize grip for my hybrid, or driver, of FW or wedges for that matter. So those that have midsize grips, do you have throughout the entire set or just irons? What are your thoughts either way on the subject?
  22. They will need new grips. The shafts weight is 127grams. The 5iron length is 37.75". Tthe tip size is .355". The ball flight that they give is Low-Mid (i.e: Lower than KBS) Asking for 70$ shipped!!!!!!OBO!!!!
  23. A little over a month ago, TaylorMade and Rory debuted Rory's custom built clubs, the Rors Proto irons. I was wondering if anyone has come across some performance numbers for the irons like ball speed, spin, carry? It would simply be eyebrow-raising to see what numbers these clubs generate under Rory's swing. Maybe if someone has come across Rory's iron play numbers over the past month or so, that'd be super neat to study. Of course they're not production irons which hinders pretty much any possibility to gain numbers of them, but can't hurt to try! -Thanks! Swing easy.
  24. Many items up for sale today. 1) TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Putter - Brand New in Plastic w/ headcover - $290 shipped 2) TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedge - 54* SB with Dynamic Gold wedge flex shaft -$100 shipped 3) Footjoy Freestyle Shoes White Size 11 - Used for around 10 rounds, in great shape, and come with 25 new replacement softspikes with tool and bag as pictured. - $85 4) Srixon New ZStar and QStar balls - 3 sleeves of ZStar and 2 sleeves of Qstar - $ 35 5) Nike Hyperflight - 1 dozen - $20 6) Wedge Shafts (pulled) - Dynamic Gold Wedge flex 34-1/8" - Nippon 950GH Stiff 32-7/8" - $20 for both 7) TaylorMade Flex Tech Carry Bag - Brand New with Tag, never used, green and grey - $175 Shipping cost dependent on number of items purchased and where shipping to. Will consider all reasonable offers.
  25. What's the most underrated equipment in your bag? Is there something in your bag that maybe hasn't gotten a ton of love in the golf community either with players or reviews? For me I am finding that Adams made some really great equipment especially right before the Taylormade purchase of them. I bought a brand new Adams XTD Ti 3 wood and 5 wood for $30 bucks each...got an Adam Pro Red hybrid for $40 and have the XTD Ti Driver in route to the house purchased for $50. I am really amazed at these items...great sound and plenty hot...great stock Matrix shafts as well....what are your thoughts?
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