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1 hour ago, Grand Stranded said:

You’re correct Matt. I think it’s great you posted this, I was about to do the same later today... it’s such an important distinction, and one that has never been clarified, both by TT and the OEMs and many fitters who work in retail stores.

I was killing some time last night and googled True Temper shafts, the Cypher and the Smoke in particular. The TT site, a and bunch of club fitting stores came up. They all had the following chart....

4.0 Ladies

4.5 Senior

5.0 Regular

5.5 Strong Regular(or plus)

6.0 Stiff

6.5 X Stiff

I’d never seen this before, and it confirmed what I’ve always felt about TT (project x in particular) shafts. As someone pretty firmly in the regular flex category, the 5.5 never really worked well for me. I could get away with it, but I never liked it.

Im surprised they don’t make their branding more clear, to be honest. A strong regular shaft is a great option for a lot of average golfers, and they would probably sell a lot more of them if they were labeled more clearly.

 I’m sure they’ve lost a lot of “regular” flex players who aren’t aware of the difference between the 5.0 and 5.5. The OEM’s apparently feel the 5.5 fits more players than the 5.0, because it’s the stock R option for almost every one of them, but this only adds to the confusion IMO.

The worst part is some fitters/salesman tell you the 5.0 is a senior flex and don’t even know it’s actually the regular. I’m not going to lie, for a few hours last night I was wondering if I should be playing senior flex in the rest of my clubs. Thankfully I saw the chart, which saved me some money, lol.

No worries mate. I don't get their thought process on the numbers, but I think it works quite well despite everyone else using wording. Unfortunately you do have to go hunting for what the numbers actually equate to.

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In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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Irons ordered, switched to project X 6.5s so I can get them this golf season. Now on to the wedges. I’m torn between the cbx2 and hi toe for my 52

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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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Siamese Moose is sending me his Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid. I will test it against my Cobra King F8 3 Hybrid and Tour Edge CBX119 4 Hybrid. The winner will go in my bag and the other two will be up for grabs, since I got both the Cobra & Tour Edge for reviews.


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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 got my Sub 70 939x 4 hybrid and have be very happy with the performance on the range. It’s definitely very easy to shape and control trajectory. It’s definitely becoming a favorite for me and I’m thinking it will be a go to club for me for the longer par threes and par five approaches from around 200. It’s filled the gap exactly for what I was looking for, between the 5i and 18* hybrid. It’s everything I wanted my 4 iron to be [emoji16]


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:cobra-small:  Speedzone White 10.5*

:callaway-small:Mavrik 4W - 16.5*

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19* Hybrid 😍

:Sub70: 699U Pro 3 iron 

:Sub70: 699 Pro Black 5-PW

:cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore 48* 54* 58*

Putter:

:taylormade-small: Spider Tour Black on Black on Black

or

:Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade Putter

or

Tommy Armour No. 3 Impact Arm Lock 38"

Ball: :titelist-small: . Pro V1 

Currently testing: Sub 70 848 Pro Driver 

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5 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

So earlier in this thread I'd posted about a problem with a trade-in at PGATSS. Well, after...

- two phone calls to their main Customer Care #
- two emails to their main customer service address
- a call to Callaway Golf
- a call to my local PGATSS store
- another call to Callaway Golf
- another call to my local PGATSS store
- a call to the trade-in center 
- and.. one more call to the local store ..
.. the end result is: "The +50% trade-in bonus was in-store only; we need the clubs here in the store."

News to me; did NOT see that on the store website when I purchased a club and processed the trade-in. No way they can provide me the add'l credit, no further recourse. So I'm out $140, which is not gonna kill me but it's annoying; and my fault for "assuming" the two-part transaction would work as I .. uhh .. expected...

Did get an e-gift card via email but I'm gonna donate it to a NYC grass-roots org that's helping inner city youth get into golf while also helping / encouraging them to improve their grades in school 👍

When these types of things happen to me, I typically complain publicly on social media. Companies don't like public complaints sitting out there on social media without a good resolution. Typically I get a better resolution when doing so. 

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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17 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

When these types of things happen to me, I typically complain publicly on social media. Companies don't like public complaints sitting out there on social media without a good resolution. Typically I get a better resolution when doing so. 

Aha, see - I should've known to ask the trade-in guru 😉 .. thx!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Thanks to Siamese Moose for the transfer of the Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid. He reviewed it a few months ago and it did not stay in his bag. Now, I will give it a go and see if it replaces my Cobra F8 3 Hybrid.
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Thanks Siamese Moose.


Using a PXG 0211 w/Project X Evenflo Riptide regular shaft; Cobra King F8 4W & 6W w/Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue regular shaft; Cobra F8 19* Hybrid w/Recoil 460 shaft, Irons 5-PW Wilson Staff D-7 w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland Zipcore 50*, 54* & 58* wedges & EVNROLL E-6R putter.

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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 recently purchased a Taylormade SIM UDI 2-iron...the funny thing is I went to see about getting another wedge with less bounce.  But I saw some utility irons in the pre-owned bag and thought I might need something to fill the gap between 3W & 4-iron.  I had a hybrid, but it wasn't giving me the distance I thought I needed, basically my 5-iron was going farther than my hybrid.
I also order some Srixon irons, ZX5 for the 4-5 irons, and ZX7 for 6-PW, but they are on backorder, so I'm still waiting to get those.
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  • In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 6-way
  • :cobra-small: King F9 set to 9*, Tour length Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0 S-flex, with GolfPride MCC +4 mid-size
  • image.png.27e1496834233542c5d124bf8b9e3352.png3W - 13*, UST Mamiya 65 Gold S-flex, with GolfPride Tour Wrap 2G
  • :taylormade-small: SIM UDI 2-iron - 18*, Mitsubishi Diamana Thump 100 X-flex, with GolfPride MCC Align
  • :srixon-small: ZX5 4-5 & ZX7 6-PW, :Nippon: Modus3 120 Tour S-flex, +1/2", with GolfPride Tour Wrap 2G
  • :titelist-small: :vokey-small: - SM8 Tour Chrome, 50.08F - 54.10S - 58.12D, DG Wedge Flex, with GolfPride Tour Wrap 2G
  • :EVNROLL: Custom Fit 35" ER6 Red at 68 degree lie angle and 4 degrees of loft
  • :Snell: MTB-X            :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro Slope             Tracked by :Arccos:         #WPS 🐗
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I was going to buy a new putter but decided to get a practice mat instead. I can now roll some putts in my place in VA.


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In the Bag for 2021

:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* MMT 60x

:callaway-small: Epic Speed 15* MMT 70x

:callaway-small: Apex UW 17* HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 6.5

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

:ping-small: B90

 

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6 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

Aha, see - I should've known to ask the trade-in guru 😉 .. thx!

Yep, im the trade in guru, the deals guru, and the guru of getting a proper resolution to issues.

Unrelated to golf, had to jump through so many hoops to get a full refund when we had an issue with an AirBnB rental. There were so many "non-refundable" line items as part of the cost. Tweets plus BBB complaint did the job 😃

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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Got some Ping G425 irons drying up with True Temper Black Gold shafts and BB&F Co. ferrules. 
 
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I’m diggin those ferrules!
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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

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Got some Ping G425 irons drying up with True Temper Black Gold shafts and BB&F Co. ferrules. 
 
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Looking good.
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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A new shaft for my G400 Max arrived on this rainy day. A Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black paired with a Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 grip. Looking forward to getting on the course with this next week.

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TaylorMade Supreme Hybrid Stand Bag

Ping G400 Max 10.5° w/HZRDUS Smoke Black

PXG 0341 3 wood 15° w/Project X Even Flow Blue

Ping G30 Hybrid 3 19° w/Ping TFC 419H

Ping G410 Crossover 4 23° w/Mitsubishi Tensei Blue

Ping G25 5 - U w/Ping CFS 

Callaway Mack Daddy CB 54° W-Grind w/KBS HI-REV 2.0 105

Evnroll ER7 34”

Snell MTB-Black 

Mileseey PF210 Laser Rangefinder

Clicgear 3.5+

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On 4/10/2021 at 2:17 PM, cksurfdude said:

Thinking of getting one for my wife, so she could easily go back to old fashioned manual push if/when she wants.

Yeah, let us know some highlights / lowlights! Also, are you going to get the TFS?

Just saw this.  Do not hesitate.  The only downside to the Alphard is the lead time on the accessories.  I had my wheels in ~1 week from order.  The front wheel conversion and the tether took almost 2 months.

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WITB:

Nothing presently.  I'm doing a full rebuild soon after my golfer's elbow heals and I get a full fitting.

 

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