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#1 GolfSpy Barbajo

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

During my New Year's trip to San Diego to see my son play in a big lacrosse tournament, I was able to golf a little and stumbled upon Fairway Golf.  

 

First learned of Fairway Golf through MyGolfSpy, and have always enjoyed looking at all the wild Japanese equipment online.  I passed the store while driving home from lacrosse one night, so I had to stop in -- was glad I did!

 

First time to see the new Srixon's in the flesh -- they didn't have any demos, though...

 

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And saw all kinds of interesting Japanese brands - store manager Jun Goto told me the store caters to the large Japanese population in the area...

 

Found it interesting that Homna has 10 and 11 irons ;-)

 

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And I had never heard of Akira irons, but Mr. Goto and his fitter (sorry, I lost his card!) told me they make a dandy iron!
 

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Also hit my first Epon iron -- they could go in my bag anytime -- might have been my favorite of all the irons I tried...

 

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In store merchandizing certainly did cater the the store's unique clientele, as did the product mix....

 

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Mr. Goto was particularly proud of this unique driver made specifically for the Japanese market by Bridgestone, called Tour Stage...

 

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The club had a Japanese market-only Graphic Design shaft - sort of between a stiff and a regular.  And a $500 price tag.  

 

I was very careful with it ;-)

 

They weren't very busy, so I did get to hit a bunch of irons -- particularly liked the Epon's and Miura's.  They had all the usual suspects there, as well, but it was a treat to be able to hit clubs you simply never see except online.  

 

Check them out at www.fairwaygolfusa.com

 

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex 440, 9.5*, weight forward, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 73 shaft, stiff, tipped 1/4";  :srixon-small: Z-565, 9.5*, Miyazaki Kaula shaft, stiff

 

Mini Driver:   :callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini 1.5, 11*, Kuro Kage 60G shaft, stiff
 

FW Wood:  :ping-small: G Stretch 3, 13*, PING Alta Shaft, stiff;  :mizuno-small: JPX-900, 14*, Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution II shaft, stiff

 
Hybrids:  :benhogan-small: VKTR 17 & 21*, Aldila NV 85H shaft, stiff;  :srixon-small: H65, 19*, Miyazaki Kaula hybrid shaft, stiff

 

Irons:  :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6, 4-PW, DG AMT, stiff;  :benhogan-small: PTx, 25*-45*, KBS C-Taper shafts, stiff

 
Wedges:  :benhogan-small: Ft. Worth 15, 49-53-57-61*, KBS C-Taper shafts, stiff;  :cleveland-small: RTX-3, 52-56-60*, DG Wedge flex;
                  :callaway-small: Mack Daddy PM Grind, 56-60*, KBS Tour-V Wedge flex

Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette
 
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:50 PM

#golfporn

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#3 Kenny B

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

Nice job!  Glad you stopped in.  I will certainly put it on my list for my next visit to SD.  Japanese clubs seem to be more expensive, but they have nice clean designs which I like.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:45 PM

You lucky dog!   Fairways has always been a great, honest, down-to-earth asset to this site and I envy your trip to their hq.   No demos to hit of Srixons is par for the course!   No one has demos and no one is selling used sets or individual clubs!   You either must go all in, or miss out.


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driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x


#5 SPY ZINGER

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:52 PM

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

Definitely a Golf Porn Store.  

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:27 AM

I really want to head down there one day. Did they have a putter selection? If so, what brands did they have?



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:33 AM

I really want to head down there one day. Did they have a putter selection? If so, what brands did they have?

 

I saw mostly Scotty's, Bettnardi's and Pings....didn't see much exotic, although they did have some bitchin' putter head covers....


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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex 440, 9.5*, weight forward, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 73 shaft, stiff, tipped 1/4";  :srixon-small: Z-565, 9.5*, Miyazaki Kaula shaft, stiff

 

Mini Driver:   :callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini 1.5, 11*, Kuro Kage 60G shaft, stiff
 

FW Wood:  :ping-small: G Stretch 3, 13*, PING Alta Shaft, stiff;  :mizuno-small: JPX-900, 14*, Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution II shaft, stiff

 
Hybrids:  :benhogan-small: VKTR 17 & 21*, Aldila NV 85H shaft, stiff;  :srixon-small: H65, 19*, Miyazaki Kaula hybrid shaft, stiff

 

Irons:  :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6, 4-PW, DG AMT, stiff;  :benhogan-small: PTx, 25*-45*, KBS C-Taper shafts, stiff

 
Wedges:  :benhogan-small: Ft. Worth 15, 49-53-57-61*, KBS C-Taper shafts, stiff;  :cleveland-small: RTX-3, 52-56-60*, DG Wedge flex;
                  :callaway-small: Mack Daddy PM Grind, 56-60*, KBS Tour-V Wedge flex

Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette
 
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:38 AM

I saw mostly Scotty's, Bettnardi's and Pings....didn't see much exotic, although they did have some bitchin' putter head covers....


I check their headcover selection online quite often. I've almost pulled the trigger on an Adidas mallet cover for my spider a few times, but the colors just weren't quite right to justify the price tag. Plus now I'm back to a blade after my fitting so Bestgrips is an option again 😄

Driver: :taylormade-small:  SLDR 430 10.5° set to 11° Diamana D+ 62 stiff
Hybrid: Adams Super LS 15°, 17°, 22°, 25° all Kuro Kage Black 80 HY stiff
Irons: :taylormade-small: Speedblades 6-9 KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: Scor 45°, 50°, 54° & 58° C-Taper S+
Putter: Evnroll ER5


#10 Mr_Theoo

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:53 AM

Looks like a very cool trip. Did they have any of the edel irons or wedges?

Driver:  :taylormade-small: SLDR 11.5° w/ Tour ADDI 7x 45.25

FW:  :nike-small: Covert tour w/ 70g Fuel S
Hybrid:   Accepting tryouts
Irons:   :taylormade-small: Tour Preferred MC 4-PW w/ Projecy X Flighted 6.0 Hard-stepped

Wedges:  :nike-small: X3X 52° D/S, 56°,  X3X 60° Toe Sweep w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:  :nike-small: Method 001 33 in

 

Irons are +.5 in Length, 1° strong Loft, 2.5° UPRIGHT Lie


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

Looks like a very cool trip. Did they have any of the edel irons or wedges?

 

That was one brand that I did not see there.  I've seen Edel putters at Golf Galaxy here in the Twin Cities, and the guys at Totally Driven - where hckeymeyer had his fitting - are Edel fitters and distributors.  May need to look into them a little further...


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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex 440, 9.5*, weight forward, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 73 shaft, stiff, tipped 1/4";  :srixon-small: Z-565, 9.5*, Miyazaki Kaula shaft, stiff

 

Mini Driver:   :callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini 1.5, 11*, Kuro Kage 60G shaft, stiff
 

FW Wood:  :ping-small: G Stretch 3, 13*, PING Alta Shaft, stiff;  :mizuno-small: JPX-900, 14*, Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution II shaft, stiff

 
Hybrids:  :benhogan-small: VKTR 17 & 21*, Aldila NV 85H shaft, stiff;  :srixon-small: H65, 19*, Miyazaki Kaula hybrid shaft, stiff

 

Irons:  :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6, 4-PW, DG AMT, stiff;  :benhogan-small: PTx, 25*-45*, KBS C-Taper shafts, stiff

 
Wedges:  :benhogan-small: Ft. Worth 15, 49-53-57-61*, KBS C-Taper shafts, stiff;  :cleveland-small: RTX-3, 52-56-60*, DG Wedge flex;
                  :callaway-small: Mack Daddy PM Grind, 56-60*, KBS Tour-V Wedge flex

Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette
 
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

That was one brand that I did not see there. I've seen Edel putters at Golf Galaxy here in the Twin Cities, and the guys at Totally Driven - where hckeymeyer had his fitting - are Edel fitters and distributors. May need to look into them a little further...


Please do, I love the look of their CB irons

Driver:  :taylormade-small: SLDR 11.5° w/ Tour ADDI 7x 45.25

FW:  :nike-small: Covert tour w/ 70g Fuel S
Hybrid:   Accepting tryouts
Irons:   :taylormade-small: Tour Preferred MC 4-PW w/ Projecy X Flighted 6.0 Hard-stepped

Wedges:  :nike-small: X3X 52° D/S, 56°,  X3X 60° Toe Sweep w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:  :nike-small: Method 001 33 in

 

Irons are +.5 in Length, 1° strong Loft, 2.5° UPRIGHT Lie


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:31 PM

That was one brand that I did not see there.  I've seen Edel putters at Golf Galaxy here in the Twin Cities, and the guys at Totally Driven - where hckeymeyer had his fitting - are Edel fitters and distributors.  May need to look into them a little further...

 

 

Please do, I love the look of their CB irons

 

I didn't notice irons at Totally Driven, but they do have wedges and putters.  I had never noticed before, but Edel uses the same grips as Scor in their wedges.  The ones with the two little circles for thumb positions.
 


Driver: :taylormade-small:  SLDR 430 10.5° set to 11° Diamana D+ 62 stiff
Hybrid: Adams Super LS 15°, 17°, 22°, 25° all Kuro Kage Black 80 HY stiff
Irons: :taylormade-small: Speedblades 6-9 KBS C-Taper S+
Wedges: Scor 45°, 50°, 54° & 58° C-Taper S+
Putter: Evnroll ER5


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:23 AM

Great shop that's the only place I go hear in San Diego they have built most of my clubs for the last 5 years.

Srixon Z765 9.5* set 1*lower and 1.5* Open Aldila Rogue 125 60X
Srixon F65 13.5* HZRDUS Black 75G 6.5

Srixon U65 18* Modus 130X 2* Flat
Srixon Z765 3 & 4 iron Modus 130X 2* Flat

Srixon Z965 5-P  Modus 130X 2* Flat

Cleveland RX-3 50* V-MG Modus 130X 2* Flat

Cleveland RX-3 54* V-FG Modus 130X 2* Flat

Cleveland RX-3 60* V-FG Modus 130S 2* Flat
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

I check their headcover selection online quite often. I've almost pulled the trigger on an Adidas mallet cover for my spider a few times, but the colors just weren't quite right to justify the price tag. Plus now I'm back to a blade after my fitting so Bestgrips is an option again

Some nice covers but some prices are a bit crazy.  I have last year's Club Cameron headcover in mint condition and if anyone wants to give me $250 it is sold!


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:titelist-small: 917 D3 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow 76g 6.5

:titelist-small: 917 F2 15* Diamana Blueboard 83x

:titelist-small: 818 H2 19* Tensei CK White 90x

:titelist-small: 712u 20* Fujikura Pro 95x

:titelist-small: 716 TMB 4 - PW TTDG AMT S300 Sensicore

:vokey-small: SM6 52* (F) & 58* (K) TTDG S300

:cameron-small: Studio Design 2

 

:titelist-small: ProV1x #45

:titelist-small: Staff Stand Bag

 





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