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I hate to  admit it to myself, but I really like the Tour Preferred, and I really LOVE these.

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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I hate to admit it too, but TM has one of the strongest collections of irons today. TP series is excellent. SpeedBlade is fun. And I can actually see this SLDR iron doing well. 

 

I hope they've learned from Adams XTD Forged. I've got them in my bag. Speed pocket, but they feel hard. The smaller an iron head gets that harder it is to get the pocket right. That's my theory.

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There's a way around that, IMO. If they can forge the heads then mill everything out. Don't know what that would cosh but it's fix the tinky feel. That said, they say these fixed that issue

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I would like to now why the "Slot" is only in the 4 thru 7 irons......Why not in the 8 thru PW?

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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I would like to now why the "Slot" is only in the 4 thru 7 irons......Why not in the 8 thru PW?

 

They've done that since the Rocketbladez. The slot is intended to help on low mishits, which they decided aren't as common past the 7i.

 

I'm interested in the difference between the old slot the and pass through slot. Did they put a uniform compound in there or is it denser closer to the sweet spot?

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I bet the compound is only there to keep the slot from filling up with dirt and sound/feel maybe, not for ball flight. But I could be wrong.

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These are nice, some tour players have been looking at these for this weeks tournament

Driver:  Taylormade 2017 M2 9.5 degree head played at 8 degrees.  Fujikura speeder evolution tour spec x flex shaft tipped 1/4 inch.  

 

3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

Mizuno H5 2 iron.

 

4 iron: mizuno mp h4 4 iron dynamic gold s300

 

5-pw iron: mizuno mp 54 dynamic gold s300

 

52, 56, 60 wedges: cleveland 588 rotex cavity

 

putter: 34 inch nike method 00 half circle mallet putter

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First impressions....   WOW

 

TaylorMade is going to sell a TON of these... 

Driver - :taylormade-small:   SIM2 Max 9° Tour MT 6-S   or   :srixon-small: ZX 7 9.5° Ventus VeloCore Blue S
Fairway - :srixon-small: ZX  3 wd. Ventus VeloCore Blue S

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Cameron Phantom 5x/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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First impressions.... WOW.

 

TaylorMade is going to sell a TON of these...

I thought the same thing after hitting them.

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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I'm always interested in trying out irons when they come out, and these rank particularly high on my must demo list now.

 

After looking at the specs MBP put up just now, that's thing I always have a hard time with is comparing apples to apples.  Because with the iron set I've got, they are nearly a club off from what's considered a "modern" set.  My 4 iron is this sets 5 iron, and each iron down the list is effectively 1 degree off from the SLDR counterpart.  (my 5 iron is 27 vs. SLDR 6 iron is 28).  It gets a little weird when we get down to the PW.  My 9 is 44 and the SLDR PW is 46!  So far when I compare similarly lofted clubs the Wishon's hold up each time.  I can't wait for these to hit the shelves and see what happens.

This may be pure conjecture on my part but the lofts may be a degree or two off due to the faces being hotter. Not condemming TM but to me they look like a cross between an AP2 and a Srixon but that is my opinion also

Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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I'm certain there is validity in your statement because these 770s are maybe 8-10 years old. So with the new technology out there a 1 degree weaker club should out perform mine. Still haven't hit the SLDR irons, but these are right up there with the Callaway Apex as far as what I'm eventually going to replace my wishons with.

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This may be pure conjecture on my part but the lofts may be a degree or two off due to the faces being hotter. Not condemming TM but to me they look like a cross between an AP2 and a Srixon but that is my opinion also

My first impression was AP2 as well. That's not a bad thing.

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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My buddy, who is hovering around 6-7 HCP, games AP2s and hit the SLDR irons last night, he said SLDR were on average 7-8 yards longer and had close to an identical feel.

He is a titleist guy through and through but admitted if he didn't have Ap2s the SLDRs would make him think twice before buying the Ap2s.

My Bag

TM R9 10.5 deg

TM r11 13.5

TM RBZ 2.0 Tp 21 deg

TM SLDR 5-p Xstiff Ctaper hard stepped 1 1/2 ext 3 deg upright

Cobra trusty rusty 51,55,59 deg

Nike method core MC01w

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I have exactly one round of golf in with my SLDR irons. I am playing them with c-taper s+ shafts with sensicore inserts, 8 gram tip weights, and pure dtx grips.

 

All I have to say is WOW. Stupid easy to hit and the ball just wants to go straight! I like to swing the irons at about 75% and these are a dream to hit. They don't kite on me, plenty of distance with a nice flat flight with plenty of spin. Went after one during the hole round, 237 yards on a par five, second shot, three iron, landed ten feet left of the hole with the ball ending up about a feet left and a foot behind the pitch mark.

 

Looks are fantastic, but feel leaves a little something to be desired. Could be the way I have them set up, but I am not an idiot so I wasn't expecting these to feel like a set of mizuno mp's.

 

If you haven't tried them, do it. I would put them in the same category as the callaway apex, but they are two different sets of irons; extremely different.

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There's a way around that, IMO. If they can forge the heads then mill everything out. Don't know what that would cosh but it's fix the tinky feel. That said, they say these fixed that issue

That is exactly what Infiniti golf did with the TS-10 and TS-12 heads but then again they are not mass producing as many heads as TM either

Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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Apprenti23,

 

Did you have any glare off the face of the clubs?

 

Just ordered a set with C tapers and the only thing that worried me was the polish chrome finish!

 

And what was the ball flight like off the turf? Only hit them in a simulator with crappy balls!

Glad to hear some feedback and can't wait to get on the course with mine!

My Bag

TM R9 10.5 deg

TM r11 13.5

TM RBZ 2.0 Tp 21 deg

TM SLDR 5-p Xstiff Ctaper hard stepped 1 1/2 ext 3 deg upright

Cobra trusty rusty 51,55,59 deg

Nike method core MC01w

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My buddy, who is hovering around 6-7 HCP, games AP2s and hit the SLDR irons last night, he said SLDR were on average 7-8 yards longer and had close to an identical feel.

He is a titleist guy through and through but admitted if he didn't have Ap2s the SLDRs would make him think twice before buying the Ap2s.

 

Was your mate comparing the same iron? I just say this because the 7-8 yards he found might have been due to the strengthened lofts on the SLDR's as apposed to the AP2's

Driver: Titleist 907 D2 7.5* Aldila VS Proto Shaft 65 X

 

Fairway Woods: Titleist 980F 19* Pro Trajectory stock Titleist 4375 R shaft (desperately need to replace)

 

Irons: Taylormade LT2's 3-PW S300 dynamic golds

 

Sand Wedge: Vokey 56* 256 10 Oil can 8620 finish True temper shaft

 

Lob Wedge: Shark 64* wedge True temper shaft

 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 blade, 303 GSS Insert, 35'' 330g 4*L 71*L

 

Ball: Pro VI

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