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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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I may or may not be going to Liberty National next Thursday for a full PXG bag fitting.

My wife pushed me to do it because she is the best. (I get paid for these endorsements)


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Very nice!!!! I’ll be curious to hear about the new driver, so if you hit it, let us know!


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Very nice!!!! I’ll be curious to hear about the new driver, so if you hit it, let us know!


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If there is interest I can take some pictures and do a full “review” of my experience.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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If there is interest I can take some pictures and do a full “review” of my experience.


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There’s interest on my part. I’m sure there’s more.


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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If there is interest I can take some pictures and do a full “review” of my experience.

 

 

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Of course! Looking forward to it. I’ve done a couple fittings with their reps and have enjoyed each one!

By the way, the rep here gave me his business card... A poker chip ball marker! Make sure to ask for one!

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Of course! Looking forward to it. I’ve done a couple fittings with their reps and have enjoyed each one!
By the way, the rep here gave me his business card... A poker chip ball marker! Make sure to ask for one!
 
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I will. A buddy of mine is a PXG staffer and set up the fitting for me at Liberty National through their regional guy. Should be a load of fun and my wife has said spend whatever it costs to get what I want.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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There’s interest on my part. I’m sure there’s more.


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Should I also review what I have to buy for SWMBO? I may get the first set of PXGs for $20k +. There was surely a plan on her part.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Should I also review what I have to buy for SWMBO? I may get the first set of PXGs for $20k +. There was surely a plan on her part.


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Of course! I’ve been married for 52 years and yes there’s always a “Master Plan”.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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That is some ball speed there! Sheesh!

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All due to smash being high. I was hitting center pretty consistently. The Honma’s I hit had even higher ball speed!


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Srixons arrive tomorrow! Dang, that was fast!!! I can’t wait! Rain for days, though, so I’m thinking indoor simulator this weekend!!!!!


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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As I told a fellow Spy, Srixon is the “Jimmy John’s” of golf! They delivered my clubs “freaky fast”!!! Received them today. Doesn’t look like I’ll be hitting them outside anytime soon as it’s been raining, and will rain for days more.


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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didn't buy anything of note but I had some time to burn after jury duty yesterday and the golf store was 15 minutes away, so what's a guy to do...

This place (golfer's warehouse) has a bunch of used iron sets - in the neighborhood of 40-50 - and they have bays with LMs where you can hit.

I tried a bunch of stuff... JPX 900, JPX 919 w/graphite, i500, Srixon 765, 565, etc.... the great thing about the used stuff is it comes with all sorts of different shafts - from 95 gram graphite to 130g stiff.

The one thing that really stood out to me after hitting all of these clubs is that the industry has seemed to hit a "plateau of sorts" in the last 5-6 years.  By that I mean that the recent improvements and gains have been incremental vs substantial and some of the older clubs are just as good as the newer ones.  I hit each 6 iron relatively the same distance.  Some a little farther, some a little straighter but nothing that small adjustments wouldn't correct. 
I like comparing with a 6i - it's that in-between club - not quite a scoring club and not quite a long iron....

We're really lucky to have so many options in this day and age....  New is fun but new is not always better.  😉

 

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:cobra-small:  King F7 3/4w Fujikara 
:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Black Ten S
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8 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

didn't buy anything of note but I had some time to burn after jury duty yesterday and the golf store was 15 minutes away, so what's a guy to do...

This place (golfer's warehouse) has a bunch of used iron sets - in the neighborhood of 40-50 - and they have bays with LMs where you can hit.

I tried a bunch of stuff... JPX 900, JPX 919 w/graphite, i500, Srixon 765, 565, etc.... the great thing about the used stuff is it comes with all sorts of different shafts - from 95 gram graphite to 130g stiff.

The one thing that really stood out to me after hitting all of these clubs is that the industry has seemed to hit a "plateau of sorts" in the last 5-6 years.  By that I mean that the recent improvements and gains have been incremental vs substantial and some of the older clubs are just as good as the newer ones.  I hit each 6 iron relatively the same distance.  Some a little farther, some a little straighter but nothing that small adjustments wouldn't correct. 
I like comparing with a 6i - it's that in-between club - not quite a scoring club and not quite a long iron....

We're really lucky to have so many options in this day and age....  New is fun but new is not always better.  😉

 

I admire your restraint.  I would have found something to buy.  

For a used set I would choose a 7 or an 8i.  A 6i has never been a club that I would choose to hit.  I'm just not that good with it.  It's the longest iron in my bag, and there are only a couple of times a round where I might use it.  I would say that I can hit it OK about 50% of the time.  I've been working on the range to improve, and I am better.  It's a reason why I don't hit demo clubs very often... what can I tell?

I wonder why OEMs don't have demo clubs in a loft that slower swing speed players would choose?

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On 1/3/2020 at 5:51 PM, edingc said:

This forum enables me, I swear.

First, a pair of 14 gram weights for my Spider Tour to replace the stock two gram weights. I rolled a new Stroke Lab 10 this past weekend and couldn't get over how much heavier the head felt, and how much better my distance control was with it. So much so that I considered buying it for my birthday present. I'm usually pretty good with reading lines and starting the ball on that line, but my distance control has always been abysmal.

I've never done a lot of research into putters before, but I found that my Spider Tour was very light swing weight wise, so the head feel was much different. It measured out to be something like C6. I experimented with taping pennies on until I found a weight I liked. The additional 24 grams of weight will bring the putter head weight to about 380 grams, total weight to 570 grams total and swing weight to around D4. I play the putter at 33" so that explains why it was so light to begin with.

I can't get much worse with the putter, so we'll see where this gets me come spring. And for $18, weights are a lot cheaper option than buying a new Stroke Lab.

Second, Tensei CK Orange driver shaft (the non-pro version available with TaylorMade drivers) and an adapter for my Epic Flash. I plan to pull the stock TaylorMade adapter and install the Callaway Adapter. Couple reasons for this purchase:

1) After swinging the Tensei White and then my HZRDUS Yellow, I realized how awful the Yellow actually feels. The Orange has a similar profile to the White but maintains the counterbalance found in the Yellow.  

2) I want to experiment with potentially shortening my driver shaft to 45" or 44.5". Based on my swings outdoors with a shorter driver, I seem to have a bit better balance through my swing with a shorter shaft. Again, something that will be tested this spring. I will leave the HZRDUS Yellow alone because despite how boardy feeling it is, I produce good numbers with it as is.

The Tensei+Adapter came out to be like $62, so there's not a lot invested in my tinkering.

I was able to swing the driver with the new shaft today, so I can provide some status updates.

Doesn't look like the Tensei Orange is going to be for me, but I'm going to keep around for a better evaluation once I can get outside in the spring. I left it at stock TaylorMade length for my initial testing, which means I actually ended up longer at 45.75". At that length it ended up at D5 swing weight. The estimation at three swingweight points per half inch removed would mean at 44.75" I would be somewhere around C9. I think the number for me is actually going to be 44.5" and D2 swingweight, which would put me at needing to add about six to eight grams of headweight back if I cut.

More concerning is that the feel was so so, not so sure I like the looser feeling under the hands on a driver. Performance wise it seemed to spin a bit more (I was on a Flightscope), but it was tough to tell considering I was hitting basically frozen and worn range balls.

As for the putter weights, what an awesome change! Distance control and head feel is so much better with the additional weighting. I specifically practiced lag putting today from 25-30 feet and was performing excellently.

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to 7.5°), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone (15°, set to 13.5°), -3/4" SHORT, Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2" SHORT, UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
4-GW: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2" SHORT, KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°: :cobra-small: Cobra KING Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" SHORT (54°), -1/4" SHORT (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff (soft-stepped), Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter: :taylormade-small: TaylorMade Spider X, 33", Golf Pride Tour Only Red Star
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow
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I'm becoming a putter ho...

Odyssey Double Wide with triple track...🤦‍♂️

 

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:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 9.5* (Ventus Black 6X) 45"

:taylormade-small:             M5 15* (Ventus Black 7x) 43"

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 18* (Tensei AV Blue 70 X)

:srixon-small:                     Z585 4-5 (KBS C Taper S)

:srixon-small:                     Z785 6-AW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 59 04 L   (KBS 610)

:bettinardi-1:                Studio Stock 28 Slotback 33.5"

:bridgestone-small:       Tour BX

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On 1/15/2020 at 10:10 AM, Kenny B said:

I admire your restraint.  I would have found something to buy.  

For a used set I would choose a 7 or an 8i.  A 6i has never been a club that I would choose to hit.  I'm just not that good with it.  It's the longest iron in my bag, and there are only a couple of times a round where I might use it.  I would say that I can hit it OK about 50% of the time.  I've been working on the range to improve, and I am better.  It's a reason why I don't hit demo clubs very often... what can I tell?

I wonder why OEMs don't have demo clubs in a loft that slower swing speed players would choose?

Yep for us old schoolers that modern 7 iron is more like our 5 iron. Most modern 6 irons are more like a 4 iron as I know it. Remember back in the day when most demo irons were 5 irons?


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4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

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I'm becoming a putter ho...
Odyssey Double Wide with triple track...
 


Happens and could be worse things in life.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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