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  1. Love this what’s in the bag!! Putter - TM Spider balanced face Wedges - Vokey 60 & 52 (bent to 54) degrees Irons - TM P790 Hybrid - Srixon 3H 3W - Titliest Driver - M5 Anyone with a Similar Bag? What’s your latest edition to your bag? Favorite Club? Enjoy
  2. Hey guys, wanted to take a minute to introduce to y'all - STICKSWAP. My buddy and I created this golf club marketplace so people like you could easily buy & sell used clubs. Just like eBay, but just clubs. Also, we'll be spending money on advertising to make sure your clubs get seen, and ultimately sold. Check it out and let me know what you think. - www.stickswap.co Best, Mike
  3. I finally had the chance to go to the range this weekend and put a little work in. After tinkering a little with my driver configuration this weekend, I started thinking of the poor state of custom fitting today. "Custom fitting" today means going in to the store and hitting a few shafts, picking a couple, tinkering with weights and positions and then finally coming up with a combo you like. The majority of the time is spent on arguable non-sense and the stuff that matters (the specs and info that isn't "pretty" in print ads) like: frequency matching the stiffness of the shaft, spine-ing, and flo-ing (flat-line oscillation) are largely ignored. Now let's put aside the debate over whether or not adjustability does anything. If you spine and flo your shafts (you should if you want consistency), you have to pull the shaft each time you want to change the settings. That real seems like the OEM's could care less if you take the time to make sure the shaft is correctly installed (they don't ). Going back to what started this train of thought... It's nice to see a company (Callaway Golf) actually pay attention and create an adjustability system that doesn't affect the shaft's alignment (also great for hand-stitched grips! Now when I tinker, I don't need a blow torch and epoxy on the range.
  4. TaylorMade's Tour Diary for the Northern Trust Open -- kinda of interesting to see how many are gaming the M2 instead of the M1, and why.... Following a dramatic victory along the shores of the Monterey Peninsula by TaylorMade Tour staffer Vaughn Taylor, the tour truck headed south to Pacific Palisades and the historic Riviera Country Club, host of the Northern Trust Open since 1926. One of the players' favorite stops of the year, it was a busy week for the Tour team as the momentum of M has shown no signs of slowing down. This week, there are 46 M drivers in play (24 M2 & 22 M1), which is more Callaway, Ping, Nike, Bridgestone, Cobra, and PXG combined. Here are more notable equipment changes made by our Tour staffers this week: Dustin Johnson put new irons in play for the first time in 2 years. Dustin switched to PSi Tour due to increased consistency with flight and distance gaps. His misses are also performing more similar to his solid shots. DJ also switched out of his M1 driver to an M2. He originally didn't like the softer sound and feel of M2 but after weeks of testing on trackman, DJ couldn't deny the performance gains on off-center hits. Justin Rose is now fully M2 in driver, 3 and 5 woods. He was the earliest adopter of the M2 driver for the forgiveness. The fairways were initially too long for his gapping but he continued to test as he wanted the added forgiveness in his fairways as well. He ultimately went with higher loft and overall shorter club length to reach his desired distance gapping. Shawn Stefani has been playing an R11s since 2012. He switch to an M2 driver this week, which is a HUGE testament to its performance. The low back CG has helped Shawn achieve a more repeatable flight. Ball speeds and launch conditions were massively improved from his R11s and he was excited to tee it up with the new big stick at the Northern Trust. Ernie Els has been playing in Europe and arrived at Riviera with M2 driver, M1 3-wood, PSi Tour and a TP X '16 golf ball. He added a M1 5-wood for Riviera to hit it higher and land it softer on the expected rock hard greens that tend to firm up over the weekend. Retief Goosen switched out of his AeroBurner driver for an M2 9.5°. Ball speed was a little faster off the center,but M2 has far less drop off in ball speed with off-center shots compared to his Aeroburner. Brian Harman tested a number of M1 and M2 fairways this week. He opted for M2 for the forgiveness and the way the club interacted with the turf. M2 is longer than anything he's played so he can add additional loft, which ultimately makes it easier to hit consistently. John Huh introduced a PSi Tour/CB combo this week. John prefers the look and feel of PSi Tour (8-p), but plays 4-7 in the CB variation for added height and forgiveness with longer irons. He also put an M2 19° degree hybrid in the bag which he carries 225 yards with zero roll out, perfect for the firm Tour greens.
  5. Saw this on both Facebook and Twitter this morning, courtesy of that Muckraker of a golf journalist, GalfSpy T.... Could it be? Can it be? What in the name of the Pittsburgh Persimmon does it all mean?
  6. Just caught this on the Twitter this morning... Hmmmm.....
  7. Well isn't this interesting...a touring pro says no thanks to a TM contract. Also note the irons he's going to be playing Moore passes on TaylorMade contract, opts to go it alone January 09, 2015 By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM SHARE ON Back in 2009, Moore did not have an endorsement deal in place other than with Callaway Golf to use the company's golf ball. (Lecka/Getty) When Ryan Moore successfully defended his CIMB Classic title in November, he did so as a full-time TaylorMade staffer with the company's woods and wedges in the bag. But when Moore tees it up on Friday at the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions, he'll do so without an equipment contract. Moore, who was under contract with TaylorMade through the end of 2014, decided to pass on signing a new deal with the company. Instead of looking elsewhere, Moore confirmed he'll play without a full-time equipment deal this year. "[TaylorMade] made a great offer, but it wasn't the right time or fit for me to sign a deal," Moore told PGATOUR.COM. "My focus is on playing the best golf I can." This isn't the first time Moore has played on TOUR without an equipment contract. When he won his first PGA TOUR event in 2009 at the Wyndham Championship, he did not have an endorsement deal in place other than with Callaway Golf to use the company's golf ball. At the conclusion of the 2009 TOUR season, Moore signed a deal with Scratch Golf that saw him not only use their clubs but become a part owner in the company. The following season, in 2010, Moore forfeited his stake in Scratch Golf and agreed to terms with Adam Golf before signing with parent company TaylorMade Golf in 2013. Moore will continue to play a four-year-old TaylorMade Burner SuperFast TP driver and TaylorMade AeroBurner 3-wood — as well as an Adams Idea SUPER 9031 hybrid — but will have a set of Parsons Extreme Golf (PXG) prototype irons (4-PW) and wedges (54 and 60 degrees) in the bag for the first time. According to Moore, he started started testing prototype irons over the winter and fell in love with Scottsdale-based PXG, which was launched by Bob Parsons, the founder of web domain GoDaddy and owner of Scottsdale National Golf Club and also an avid golfer. Parson's unveiled his first prototype on Thursday when he tweeted out a photo of an iron with the markings PXG 03x on the back. "I basically couldn't get them out of my bag," Moore said of the new irons. He added that he doesn't plan on tinkering with what's in his bag and that he feels this is the best setup at the moment as he tries to win twice in a season for the first time in his career.
  8. The TaylorMade Golf RSi Experience Las Vegas, NV Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas, NV, for the launch of the latest iron series from TaylorMade Golf. To assist in marketing efforts, and player education, TaylorMade launched a website specific to the irons: http://mis-hitshappen.com/Thank goodness they threw the hyphen in there or consumers would assume it's a gastrointestinal website. No product launch would be complete these days without some hashtags like, #RSi and #MisHitsHappen. When I first heard the event was in Las Vegas, I was surprised. After a review of the PGA Tour schedule, it made more sense with the Shriners tour stop in town on the same date. This makes it easier for their professional staffers to assist in the launch events. Additionally, the TaylorMade Experience at the south end of the strip makes for a great venue and backdrop for product launches (http://www.taylormadegolfexperience.com/) TaylorMade has been turning their product launches into two day events for select media members. The first day is designed to inform the media about the product and present the technology as well as the research and development behind it. Their professional staffers were on hand (Retief Goosen and Martin Laird) to talk about the product and hit some purposely bad shots on a launch monitor. The premiss behind this is to have the launch monitor verify the shot was “poor” but also allow you to watch the ball flight revealing the product forgiveness. Members of the media could ask follow-up questions and hit the product on the sprawling driving range. The second day of their product launch experiences have been the validation day for me. TaylorMade brings their product right to the dance floor for 36 holes of golf. The product testing site was at Southern Highlands Golf Club: http://www.southernhighlands.com/golf_spa.php Tom Kroll and David Cordero from TaylorMade were on hand and available the entire day to answer questions about the new product while enjoying the day of golf. Kroll was a former touring professional, and remains an accomplished player. It was enjoyable to watch him hit the golf ball. In case you missed the MyGolfSpy coverage about the RSi irons, I will provide a brief overview. The RSi ions are the next generation of slotted irons. In addition to the SpeedPocket on the sole of the club, TaylorMade engineers found a way to frame the actual club face with two vertical slots. Research in their hitting bays across the country revealed that golfers miss the sweet spot on their irons 76% of the time. In essence, the most common shot in golf is the mishit. The SpeedPocket helped shots hit low on the face. In an effort to expand the sweet spot even more, the FaceSlots help on heel/toe misses. The result is more consistent shotmaking for the common chop, even on miss hits. Because hey, #MisHitsHappen The R in the #RSi means TaylorMade is bringing back the “R Series” product lines. Although nothing has been officially confirmed, I would bet a sleeve of Tour Preferred balls that their next driver will be called the R15. “Si” stands for Slotted Iron. The iron comes in three models, one for the chop (me), one for less of a chop, and one for those that's aren't really a chop at all. TaylorMade Golf's Tom Kroll gave this advice for selecting the right iron: RSi 1: Handicap at 10 or above RSi 2: Handicap under 10 RSi TP: Accomplished players and touring professionals As mentioned, I had the opportunity to play 36 holes of golf at Southern Highlands with the RSi irons. I can confidently say that this is the most forgiving iron I have hit. Yes, it was a 36 hole honeymoon in the desert. However, I firmly believe that if you are not playing this iron, you're at a performance disadvantage. My first round with these irons at Southern Highlands was the lowest (81) round I've shot in the past two years (as a 12 HDCP). The most notable difference with this iron compared to all others I have hit to date is the overall outcome of the shot. As billed, this face is forgiving. Strike that. It's very forgiving. In playing terms, it allowed me to throw my same hack at the ball, but the outcome was different. Ball flight on off center hits was higher, and by default the dispersion was tighter. I was able to hit more greens, and land the ball softer as a result. I consistently found myself walking to the green with only my putter in hand, rather than a wedge and putter. The results spoke for themselves, I literally took the plastic off the heads, threw them in the bag, and shot my lowest round in two seasons of golf. Off the rack, and in the bag, my mind's eye and ego want to hit the RSi 2's. Over the years, I have told myself, that's closer to the look that should be in my bag. Less offset, thinner top line and sole appeals more to me aesthetically. But after 36 holes of pure enjoyment, I wouldn't have it any other way. If I were to select an iron set today, the RSi 1 would earn the spot in the bag. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to play more TaylorMade equipment than any other single season. It's the first time in my golf career that I can physically see tangible results to marketing claims. The SLDR goes further for me than any other driver. The slotted irons really are forgiving and mishits do fly long and straight. I apologize I do not have empirical data or on course statistics to share. Launch angle, spin rate, ball speed, I have none of that at my fingertips. In fact, I am beginning to care less about it. The reality is, this equipment is lowering my scores with the same terrible swing. If the scores are lowering, my blood pressure is lowering, and my happiness increases. #MisHitsHappen
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