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  1. EXPOSED: PEEK INSIDE 9 OF THE HOTTEST DRIVERS IN GOLF https://mygolfspy.com/a-look-inside-9-drivers Quite shocking to say the least. The hotmelt is being used to bring up the head weight to their required specs at the factories. The problem is obviously it could make each head slightly different - feel, balance, and sound. Knowing this, I would be afraid to order any non-weight-adjustable woods "online". This also answers the question about why my (tour-issue) 2017 M1 460 head came with "lighter" weights than the retail model. The head (with the weights and the hosel adapter) weighs exactly 200.0g, which means it pretty much guarantees there is no hotmelt inside. Truly enlightening! PS: I am now curious and want to open up my divorced retail R15 440 head, which never fully cooperated for the past 3 years... Forgiveness aside, any hits besides the bull's-eye dead center were complete garbage.
  2. Went into the local Edwin Watts to waste some time and ended up giving the new Wilson Triton a go. I've been reading the lot of usual complaints (alignment strip, noise, shape, etc) and while I share in a lot of those sentiments I'm usually not one who cares as long as something works. The Triton works.... At least it did for me compared to everything else I hit while getting fitted. This isn't a review as I haven't had it out on the course yet but I wanted to at least share some thoughts. I currently play to a 1.7 Handicap and swing between 100-105 mph. I hit the ball pretty straight and putting is usually where I lose strokes. If you read the review MGS put on the main blog page it sums up my experience with the driver perfectly. It had the lowest spin out of anything I put up against it except for the M1 430. I currently have an M1 430 but have found if I hit it high on the toe or come too far from the inside the spin can be too low and the ball drops out of the sky. The highest spin number I got with the Triton was around 2300 RPM. I also recorded the highest ballspeed and swing speed out of any club I tried during my test. As some have mentioned the sound is a little loud but I only found this to be the case if you hit hard range ball type golf balls (ie hard). When hitting a normal Pro V1 or Taylormade Project (a) the sound was fine, even in the indoors fitting area. Being a clubmaker, however, the Triton is my dream club. I can take the entire club completely apart and essentially re-build it however I want. Thus I unscrewed the titanium sole plate (this gave me better numbers than the carbon fiber) and added about 4 grams of hot melt directly below the face. The clubhead without the sole plate, weight screws and adapter comes in at 160 grams. It now weighs 164 after the hotmelt. I am playing a 6 gram in the toe and (2) 2 gram weights in the back and heel weight ports. Once I got everything put back together I ripped off the Wilson stock grip (basic Lamkin black Crossline) and cut 1/2" off the Aldila Rogue 125 shaft. This brought the club to about 45.25" long once I installed a GolfPride Tour Z cord grip. Now that everything is back together it's playing right at D3 swingweight. Bouncing a ball off the clubface I can immediately hear a difference in the sound/feel. I can't wait to get out and hit some full swings to compare the new sound. Anyways, enjoy a few other pictures below.
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