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  1. Did my first fitting and it ended up being a full bag (except putter). It was pretty amazing the effect different shafts had. Also, just had jumbo MCC +4 grips put on. Callaway Epic Max Titleist TSi2 3W Callaway Apex 3H Callaway Apex 21 4-A Mizuno T20 54/58 Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten Putter was from Callaway preowned and was a steal for what looks like a brand new putter.
  2. GraceRW

    Ben Hogan

    The Ben Hogan golf company and brand must be one of the most exciting prospects this decade to emerge from golf recently (I’m very fond of PXG too, but price point puts them out of reach for the average Joe). Just to confuse things, I game Mizuno and Titleist...
  3. Sharing my WITB without a little background feels a little self indulgent, but what is golf if we don’t spoil ourselves a little? Since I’ve been playing golf (started in ‘93), I’ve always played knock-offs, with a Taylormade driver being my only spurge. I learned to play well, and down to a single digit handicap with the help of golf magazines, eventually the Golf Channel, and lots of range time. Somewhere along the line life interrupted, my priorities shifted, a few playing partners moved on to other things, and I let the clubs sit. Fast forward about 10 years to my son seeing the clubs in the storage room in 2019 and asking why I don’t play. My reply was that I didn’t know. I should play. I’d like to play. In that moment, I pulled the bag of dusty, under-loved clubs from the depths of the storage room and headed to the backyard. I grabbed a well-loved wedge and started chipping balls to a familiar target from years past. I then explained to my son some basic techniques and let him hack away at my neatly manicured lawn. It didn’t take him long to start asking questions about the rest of the clubs. The spark was ignited, both in him and me. This would quickly lead to the driving range to see if my aging and *ahem* slightly heavier and less flexible body still had some memory of the game I left behind. It was also a chance to see if my 12 year old had interest in taking golf a little more serious. Instant playing partner for life, I thought. And wouldn’t you know it, like a moth to a flame, we were both drawn in— him for the first time and me all over again. At this point, I was perfectly content with the clubs in my bag until I pulled out my tried and true Dunlop putter. A putter with a lot of great memories. I loved that putter, so it saddened me when I noticed the shaft had signs of rust. I knew with a little elbow grease I could bring it back to its glory, but then again, it gave me an opportunity to visit the candy store to see what was new in the world of golf. After all, I’ve always wanted a PING Anser and their was a little more change in my pocket these days. The trip to the Golf Galaxy resulted in that new PING Anser… and a full set of Taylormade M4 irons, 3-wood , Driver and of course a bag. It wouldn’t be fair for my son not to have his own set of clubs, so it just made sense for me to upgrade and hand him down my old clubs while he learned. As luck would have it, the pandemic afforded us plenty of time to practice, followed by weekends together on the course. It truly was the brightest light through 2020. And we got better. It was clear my son was learning the game quickly and improving consistently. Those old clubs just weren’t going to cut it any longer. Having spent a significant amount of time online reading, on YouTube watching, and in stores drooling, I felt the P790’s calling. The dream had always been to play blades, but it was never affordable or practical to consider. I just wasn’t that good at golf, but the Taylormade marketing machine change my opinion and made me think I could get the blade, but with forgiveness. I was golfing well, and saw my single digit handicap in sight, it was down the fairway some distance, but I could see it. I owed it to myself to visit the simulator, and didn’t I owe it to my son to give him a better set of clubs, my now loved M4’s? I was given a 7-iron and loved the look at address, how it felt when hit solid, and even the results on mishits. What I couldn’t reconcile was that I seemed to struggle to hit my yardage consistently. I also felt the club head was weighted, or heavier, than I prefer. The P790’s felt ok, but I really wasn’t convinced. I wasn’t in love. It’s then the associate asked if I had considered Mizuno. I had not. I know Mizuno’s reputation, but I’m just not good enough to play them. Without saying anything, he put an MP-20 HMB in my hands. I chuckled to myself, but gripped the club anyway, felt the weight, checked the view at address, gave it a few waggles. So far so good, but still thought there was just no way I could play Mizuno. He knew something about these clubs I didn’t in that they were hollow-forged clubs and forgiving. Their appearance was deceiving, and he knew their secret. I setup, gave it a smooth swing, made solid contact… and asked myself what it was that just happened. How did I just hit a forged blade so well? Did I really hit the sweet spot? I looked at the gentleman helping me, who still said nothing, but stood there with a sly grin on his face. He knew that sound, that feeling, that reaction. He finally broke his silence and suggested I hit a few more. Swing after swing, I couldn’t believe the feeling, and the consistency from all various strikes was remarkable. I wanted to know more, so he started explaining the HMB to me and answering all my questions. We’d talk, I’d hit, and we’d talk some more, and on it went like that for about 30 minutes. I came in thinking P790’s were my club, but left with a set of irons I only dreamed of ever playing. They’re in my bag and I can’t believe how accessible and friendly these are to my swing. Nothing feels like a Mizuno wasn’t just marketing any more. And while they’re not true solid forged blades, they have all the features of blades I love, while still being forgiving to a hack like me. Sometimes you have to treat yourself, and nothing feels like a Mizuno.
  4. I will start at the Top of the Bag and work my way down. Driver- I currently am using a Mavrik Sub Zero w/ Kinetixx Ballistic Shaft. I love this shaft, it has been my favorite shaft I have played although i would love to test out the Kinetixx Velocity shaft and the LAGolf shafts. The Mavrik I would have to say I am not totally in love with. It is not the most forgiving driver but when I center punch one it is the longest driver I have personally played.( Other than Long drive clubs). NO 3 WOOD For where I Live and where I play I use my 3 wood only about 1 or 2 times a year so I replaced it with a 2 iron. 2 IRON- Mizuno MP-20 HMB w/ Nippon TOUR 130 X stiff Shaft. I have a love/hate relationship with this club. I want to try and get a graphite shaft for it but as of now I have a steel shaft which in my Opinion makes it a little tougher to hit. When I hit it good it can be a great alternative to a 3 wood or a driver. I cant get it to about 250+ on solid contact and good conditions. I do struggle to consistently hit this club solid. This is partially the player and then also I believe I need a different shaft. This has great potential of being a driver replacement for tight fairways or dog legs. 3 IRON(UTILITY IRON)- COBRA King Utility iron w/ Kinetixx Ballistic 90G shaft. This is probably my favorite club in the top of my bag. This is an awesome fairway finder and other situations club. It is much more forgiving then my 2 iron and It feels and flies great. This is surprisingly workable and useful in the rough also. 4-PW Miura TC-201 w/ project X 7.0. I enjoy these irons. I bought these more so out of curiosity of what Miura's were like to play. I would say the TC-201 plays closer to a Blade than a cavity back which is what they take on the looks of. All I have ever heard is they are butter. So I wanted to see for myself. As much as I enjoy these clubs, they are not exactly what I thought they would be, they are butter at times but they are also hard to hit. My expectations were higher then the reality of them. That is not to say the don't feel great and play great. I would personally be open to selling these and testing out other irons, but I still enjoy playing these clubs and the looks of them don't hurt either. To Compare before this I had AP2's and I loved those clubs but the curiosity of what Muira's were like got to me and I had to try them. WEDGES- VOKEY SM8(50,56,60)-- I cannot say enough how much I enjoy playing vokey wedges. I personally will ever have a hard time changing to something else. I bought some taylormade hi-toes to try out and ended up selling them after 1 range session because I did not like the weight and the feel of them. I think vokeys are the best wedges you can get but there are some wedges I have not tried. PUTTER- 33' Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5, this is my favorite putter I have used. It feels soft off the face and feels heavy enough in my hands to give me confidence in my putting stroke. ACCESORIES Other things I have in my bag that I enjoy and the 2 tour towels from Legion Golf, Right now I use Asher gloves if I don't use those Taylor made makes a glove I like. I usually use Titleist prov1x balls. I have a precision pro NX9 which I enjoy using I am not sure if it is much of a con but the button on top is almost too easy to press but other than that it is very nice to use at a great price. I personally use a sun mountain pathfinder 4 push cart and I love using it. It makes walking much better than lugging clubs on your back and not having to pay for a cart or ride in a cart. I also buy Dormie workshop headcovers. High quality head covers but it comes in a little bit pricey for a headcover. I like the designs and things Dormie comes out with.
  5. I’m delighted, my Mizuno custom fit order (UK order) has arrived after only three weeks. I guess I must have been lucky with the components I’ve chosen They are Mizuno MP20 HMB 4 & 5 irons and MP20 MMC 6 iron to PW. With KBS C Taper Lite 110 Stiff shafts one inch longer than standard with Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid midsize grips +4 tapes. Standard lie but lofts 2 degrees weaker than standard (making the 7 iron 34 degrees). The excitement Mizuno Swing DNA gadget did recommend the C Taper Lite X Stiff, but as I’m getting older I tried the stiff against the x stiff and couldn’t tell the difference, so went with the “softer” shaft hoping it’ll last me a few more years into my senior golfing. Fingers crossed, all seems good so far. I’ve just had my first game with them and loved them and the course - one of my favourite courses in the UK - Woodhall Spa, the Hotchkin course. Looking forward to many more games to come
  6. pooley7

    New irons!

    After 12 years of my current set (Ping S57’s) I’ve finally taken the plunge and ordered a new set of custom fit Mizuno irons. After a few sessions, which involved taking a couple of different options out onto the course, I’ve placed my order for a set - 4 to PW of Mizuno MP20 irons. I’ve gone for a combo set with MP20 HMB 4 & 5 irons and MP20 MMC in the 6 to PW. KBS C Taper Lite stiff shafts, 1” longer than standard, bent 2 degrees upright and 2 degrees weaker than standard. It’s taken a few fittings to get to this final spec and I want to thank my local pro for being (very) patient with me and my plethora of questions. So. The order is in. Now I’ve just go to wait 4 to 8 weeks (maybe) for them to arrive
  7. One of the more popular iron categories of recent years. One company did very well in this, not surprisingly! https://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-players-distance-iron/
  8. So, we've been over this territory on a few threads recently but I'm so stuck I thought I would right down where I am at. I play in the UK, have a Clicgear push cart and walk fairly regularly, lots in the winter when carts aren't allowed on the course. I've currently got a 2 main bags, a Mizuno cart bag and an old (2018) Mizuno BR-D4 bag for carrying. The carry bag is starting to get very scruffy, legs a bit loose, so I want a new bag for this season (whenever COVID-19 lets it start). I think I can reasonably get 1 bag that can cover both walking and push cart, but given I walk a reasonable amount I don't want a massive bag. It should also be noted I am a Mizuno junkie, so would like to go Mizzie if possible but I am very picky on design / functionality so things that don't work right are really annoying to me. Current Options: Mizuno Pro Stand Bag (6 way) Mizuno BR-D4 Stand Bag (6 way) Ping Hoofer (6 or 14 way) Jones Utility trouper What am I missing? Where do people think I should go, is the pro stand bag light enough to walk 18? Is the Hoofer a sensible cart bag as well as walking (I like the concept of the 14 way but only available in black in the UK). Does the Jones have enough pockets? No supplier near me is a) open and b) has these in stock physically si will need to order them in, so realisitcally can get 2 max before i annoy suppliers wiht return fees!
  9. With Mizuno winning the Most Wanted Players Distance this week, and so many Mizuno fans here, I thought this was an enjoyable video to watch. It's a tour of the Mizuno assembly plant outside Atlanta, GA. Gives a pretty good idea of the start to finish. Seeing those shelfs from floor to ceiling filled with club parts, is like being in candy store for golfers..ha
  10. MP20 blades best feeling irons I’ve ever played which deserve the “nothing feels like a Mizuno” tag
  11. I got a some bag upgrades so I figured I would update you guys. I was playing two hybrids (3 and 4) but found that they were going a similar distance (not sure why), so I decided to dump the 3H and stick with the 4H as I am more comfortable with it. I also upgraded my irons and 3 wood, I am currently gaming the M6 Irons (4-PW) and the Ben Hogan GS53 (total technological upgrade, may or may not stick in the bag). I also replaced my GW with a Sub70 48*, will probably replace my 56* with another club from Sub70 once they come out with their new Satin wedges. The last upgrade would be the putter, decided to go with the Wilson Staff Michigan Ave which I am enjoying thus far. Here are some pics:
  12. Mizuno Bell Beryllium copper irons would there be any intrest in buying these what sort of money are they worth i had no idea mizuno made Beryllium copper irons like ping did not pick up the irons yet so there not the ones in the pic but if there is some intrest i will post actual pic tomoz thanks
  13. Looking to trade my PXG 0811x Proto 9 degree driver and Exotics cbx ironwood 2 driving iron, both in excellent condition (and with headcovers). PXG has a 60g KuroKage xStiff and exotics has a 85g xStiff HZRDUS black . Trading for a mizuno st200 driver 9 degree and mizuno mp-20 HMB 2 iron; or mizuno st190 driver 9 degree and mizuno mmc fli hi 2 iron or a combination of either. Would even take a mizuno st190 or st200 3 wood 15degree over the utility irons. Prefer xstiff in all but I would take a stiff. Must be in great condition but still can be used. Headcovers are optional as I have my own! willing to consider other brands for trades as well. Would sell them both as a pair for $350. If broken up the driver Is $300 and 2 iron $125 Thanks!
  14. A few items to sell today before my wife throws me out of the house for hoarding golf equipment All sales limited to CONUS. I'll be shipping USPS, if you want it sent another way PM me and I will get a shipping quote to you. 1. JPX919 Forged 4-AW in excellent condition. Modus 105 Stiff flex shafts with Tour Velvet +4 midsize grips. They are +1" and 3° flat but since they're forged you can have them bent to whatever specs you may need. Picked these up used and put in 2 range sessions with them and decided to go in a different direction. Looking for $675 $650 shipped SOLD LOCALLY 2. 10.5° G400 Max with Alta CB 55 stiff shaft. Basically like new. Gave it a few range sessions but decided to keep my PXG. Stock length & grip. Headcover included - can't find the tool. $260 shipped SOLD 3. Ping Tour 65 stiff flex shaft with G400 adapter. Stock length driver shaft (44 1/8" butt of grip to tip) plays 1/2" less than the CB as standard per Ping website. $70 shipped SOLD 4. Set of (8) Callaway branded Golf Pride MCC grips. Was going to re-grip my gamers but in true club ho fashion I decided to change the clubs instead. $50 shipped SOLD Edit: Higher res photos available here If you have any questions shoot me a PM!
  15. Hey guys, Used to play in high school, very on and off since then (20plus years ago). I've played enough this year to get myself back to a 3 handicap. There are some clubs in the bag that were given to me by a tour pro and maybe I shouldn't be gaming them but they just look and feel great so I'm keeping them in the bag. I also do have a set of Miura CB501's (4-PW) that I'm currently not gaming. DRIVER: PING G20 with MATRIX PROTOTYPE u11-D02 SHAFT (9.5) 3W - Titleist 913F (C1 Setting) Aldila VS Proto By You 70X HYBRID - Taylormade M6 (19*) UST MAMIYA VTS STIFF IRONS - MIZUNO MP20 HMB 4-PW (2* FLAT) NIPPON MODUS 120 TOUR STIFF SHAFTS WEDGES - 59* Titleist Prototype (Stamped KJ because he gave it to me along with the 55* Miura wedge and a set of Miura CB501's that I'm not currently gaming) 55* Miura "New Wedge Series" circa 2013 52* Titleist SM7 (Bent to 51*) PUTTER - TITLEIST SCOTTY CAMERON SPECIAL SELECT FASTBACK 1.5 1st/500 34" GRIPS - GOLFPRIDE TOUR VELVET RIBBED 1 WRAP BALL - TITLEIST PROV1X Let me know what you guys think! Cheers
  16. Here's a topic that isn't discussed anywhere near as much as it should be... Golf gloves. Maybe it's not as sexy as a brand new driver or some shiny wedges, but in my opinion a decent glove gives so much confidence and may be worth a handful of strokes per round (no pun intended). Am I right? I've tried a huge number of gloves in the short time that I have been playing golf and have concluded that my top 3 (at the moment) are as follows: (pictures below) 3. All Weather Glove - synthetic (cost £5.99 GBP) A surprisingly comfortable and soft glove, considering it is a value-for-money option. Grips well in all conditions (except freezing cold!). Hard wearing - One pair has lasted a dozen or so trips to the driving range as well as a couple of rounds, and is still going strong. This is my go-to glove for messing around in the garden, range work and when it's not really warm/totally dry. 2. Elite Glove - Cabretta leather (palm) and synthetic leather hybrid (cost £12.99 GBP) Beautifully soft glove, stretches to fit perfectly around my odd-shaped hands. This glove provides the best feel of any glove I have previously tried. I find that this glove is somewhat durable for a soft leather, but nowhere near as hard wearing as a synthetic glove. The first pair lasted 5 or 6 trips to the range as well as a couple of rounds in the summer before the thumb started to stretch slightly and lose a little grip. It still felt good but I replaced it with a new pair. This is my glove of choice for dry/warm weather. 1. RainGrip - Pair, Synthetic (cost £19.99 GBP for pair, including towel) I was a little sceptical about these gloves but they very quickly became my favourite gloves by far. Firstly, I had never worn a pair of gloves when playing golf, only a single glove on my left hand. This felt peculiar initially, but a couple of holes in I was loving them. They gripped well in the dry, but surprisingly really came into their own once they started to get wet. Made from an unusual microfibre type fabric which seemed to become more tacky/grippy the wetter it got! By this point the rain was coming down heavily - a common occurrence here in the UK - and I still felt 100% confident swinging my club around. As the winter months approached I started using these gloves each time I visited the range and wore them for every round I played over the winter. They are in near-perfect condition still and I'm actually looking forward to my next round in the rain! I'd love to hear your thoughts on what gloves work best for you. What glove are you using right now, and why? How much would you pay for a glove? How long does it last? Mo.
  17. Hope you enjoy this setup as much as I've enjoyed looking at some of yours - Cheers MGS! I'll start off with saying this is the first set of irons I've owned that aren't Mizuno and the first wedges that aren't Cleveland. I picked up the game about 15 years ago after I graduated college - finding a great set of Mizuno T-Zoids, GBB 4-wood, Driver, Cleveland wedges, and an old 1969 Ping hotdog putter at a garage sale for $20 with bag (I have all these clubs still - maybe I'll do a WITB with this set too). The lady that sold it to me told me that her husband just bought all new stuff and didn't need it anymore but he didn't know she was selling it. I have to assume he's never let her forget that - assuming he let her live. Fast forward 12 years through several used sets of Mizuno Irons, Celeveland wedges and revisions on all of these clubs I'm feeling great with every club in here, but feeling odd without the Mizuno irons in there. Long story short - Mixed bag, mixed feelings. I acquired the set of PXG's over the winter at a local shop for $400 and figured I couldn't pass them up. I did a shaft fitting and wow that makes all the difference. Right now the DG120S fit my game perfectly. Last year I went to a demo days, expecting to move from Cleveland to Callaway wedges (love the look), and somehow, after hours of hitting wedges walked away with Mizuno JPX919's. Still shocked because I had never considered Mizuno wedges, it was definitely not a brand name purchase - they were just the best for my swing. Same story with the Exotics 3W. Was expecting to walk away with a Rogue - but feel, sound, and launch monitor all agreed - Exoitcs it was. I stumbled into the Rogue driver after I got fit for the Epic a few years ago and had massive quality issues with it. Four Epic's later and one exploded crown, they sent me a Rogue and it's been fantastic. I think the most interesting club in my bag is my putter. I picked this up a few years into the game and haven't found better. I moved to the Spider last year and part of this year but had to come back to my Bobby Grace and it felt like coming home. I own 6 Bobby Grace putters, but the M5K-GT is the go to. Why Bobby Grace? I'm not sure... but it's been my thing. As a side note, I've always played Bridgestone balls, but this year decided to dedicate a year to ProV1 - it just seemed like I should probably play at least one season with the most popular ball in golf. I've been happy so far but am dying to give this years Bridgeys a couple rounds, too. What's in my C130 Driver Rogue 10.5 NS 11g | Aldila Rogue M-AX 65g S 3-wood EXS 15* | Tensei Blue 60g S 3Hyb CLK 19* 3H 4Hi JPX800HD 5-PW PXG 0311 Gen1 | Dynamic Gold 120s Wedge JPX919 50* 55* 60* | Pro Modus 105 Putter Bobby Grace M5K-GT
  18. Driver: TaylorMade Sim Max D-type with a VA Vylyn 65 gram S shaft Hybrids: Callaway Mavriks with KBS tour hybrid prototype 75 gram R shafts Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 HM with KBS tour C-Taper Lite R shafts Wedges: Vokey SM7 54* and 58* Putter: TaylorMade Spider with a Breakthrough golf tech stability shaft.
  19. Mizuno ST180 driver (Stiff) Mizuno ST190 3 wood (stiff) Mizuno MP-18 SC irons (3-PW, stiff) Vokey SM7 wedges, 50-08 F, 54-10 S, 58-14K Odyssey White Hot 2-ball
  20. I bought these clubs late last year as I loved my JPX Forged clubs. Unfortunately, I have to sell my MP-20 SELs. Prices will include shipping to Canada and all lower 48 states. If you have any questions, let me know!! Mizuno MP-20 SEL: (3-PW, stiff True Temper S300, obviously LH) - $750 USD
  21. With divided bags being of countless variations, what do you all prefer? I have a mizuno Aerolite micro bag that i have been using for about 4 years. I would like to get a new 14 way bag because I am a meticulous person. But I figured I would ask since there is nothing else better to do with this quarantine.
  22. Titleist TS3 Driver Titleist TS3 3 Wood Titleist TS3 5 Wood Titleist TS2 Hybrid Mizuno MP20 Blades (5 - PW) Mizuno T20 Wedges (50 - 54 - 58) Scotty Cameron Phantom putter Titleist Pro V1x Bushnell v3 Range Finder PRGR Launch Monitor
  23. Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max D - Fujikura Ventus 3 Wood: Callaway Rogue - Aldila Synergy Irons: Mizuno - JPX 800 4-GW Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 52* & 56* Putter: Odyssey: Stroke Lab Tuttle
  24. New forum member. Looking forward to contributing! Finally have myself a proper full set. Used to be rolling with craigslist and ebay finds. Details are in the sig.
  25. Asking $1,500 or best offer. For sale and built by Club Champion in September of 2019 is a Mizuno MP 20 Combo Set. All irons are pured and have Nippon Modus Tour 125 Stiff shafts with Golf Pride MCC Classic Align - standard - 60 rib grips with two layers of tape under the right hand. Used for less than 10 rounds of golf. MP 20 MB PW-7 MP 20 MMC 6-4 MP 20 HMB 2& 4 Iron Build specs are in the photos below
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