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Time to revive this thread, since a lot of new stuff has come out over the past couple of weeks...

 

What new stuff - drivers, irons, fairways, etc, are on your demo list?  Doesn't matter if you're in the market or not, we're all gear heads and hell, most of us can make a Friday night out of trying out clubs.

 

Was lucky enough to try to the new Ping stuff last month and while all of it was very good and very easy to hit, the Stretch 3-wood is something I really fell in love with.  They're out now - saw one at GolfSmith yesterday and it started giving me palpitations. I really liked it....

 

Also looking forward to trying the Cobra F6/F6+ --- tried the King and it didn't make me swoon - maybe the F6 might be more up my alley.

 

Always willing to try new irons, saw the new Mizzy's yesterday and ermagawd they're purdy....

 

Loved last year's Nike stuff, so looking forward to seeing what the new stuff is all about...

 

That new Bridgestone driver Snedeker's gaming looks intriguing, too...

 

And I'm still holding out hope that The Hammer comes out with a new model.  Now THAT would be something...

 

What about y'all -- anything new that gets your fancy turned?

 

 

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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In the spring I'd like to put my G25 up against some of the new drivers - Ping G, Tmag M1, etc. - on a launch monitor to see what I can gain, if anything. Really, I couldn't care less about distance gains. Accuracy is my priority. If I lose 5 or 10 yards carry with the driver but can hit 9-10 fairways instead of 5-6, I'd happily shell out the money. If I find a unicorn and increase both accuracy and distance, just shut up and take my money.

 

I'm happy with everything in my bag, and while I'd never turn down an opportunity to demo clubs, I can say for sure that nothing will be replacing my Mizuno irons or wedges for a while.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Callaway XR16 pro driver, that's it. I don't know why, my last round I hit 13/14 fairways. We'll see if it's better. The only other item is a putter, I know what I want to do finally, just need to be able to do it. Financially speaking.

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I need to test out some irons. I did a quick fitting to see where I'm at and I do not have shafts that help my game at all, and it doesn't make sense to replace them at this point just have to go new. I was getting way to much spin so some forged irons will be on the top of the list. New Mizunos they always look nice, saw the king cobra iron and those were beauties. Was told the Callaways would be a good fit for me but I've never been able to hit any Callaway club I've tried so we shall see. The new Taylormade were also suggested but I will be trying a bunch.

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What's in the bag:

 

Driver: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 8* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-flex, :ping-small: Anser 8*, Black Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex; :cobra-small: King LTD Pro Orange Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex

 

 

FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 15* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-Flex :ping-small: Anse14*, Fujikura Speeder 757 US Open Edition , X-Stiff

 

 

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V4 2 utility Iron, 3-PW, +0.25, 2* Upright, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100

 

 

Wedges: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 52* bent to 51*, 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 Shafts

 

 

:edel-golf-1: E2 35", :wilson_staff_small: 8802 35.5", :ping-small: Scottsdale, Wolverine C 35" :ping-small: Anser Milled, Anser 2 34"

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King Cobra F6 Driver & Fairway woods for sure.

 

I would like to play one round with the Adams Blue clubs.....they do intrigue me.

 

Hogan PTx irons.......they look awesome and are prob better for me than the Ft Worth's.

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I've said a few times around here that I'd like to test out the 2016 Cobra F6. However, I'm now thinking of back to the future and perhaps the 2015 Fly-Z+. Pretty much the same club - just cheaper. The only question to myself right now is which shaft. If I can wrap my hands around the shaft issue I'd probably order one at 44.25". But then again it's going to be difficult to order a club without hitting-testing it out first.

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M1 with different shafts, maybe the XR subzero we've been hearing about if it comes to retail.

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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M1 with different shafts, maybe the XR subzero we've been hearing about if it comes to retail.

I'd like to demo that as well. It's the first Callaway driver that has piqued my interest in a long while.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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I'd like to demo that as well. It's the first Callaway driver that has piqued my interest in a long while.

Me too. I hit last years Bertha at a fitting and just hated it. I'm just looking for something better than my SLDR

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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Have an F6+ on the way already so I'll be putting that head to head to head with the King LTD and SLDR.

 

Other than that I don't have much else on the demo shelf.  I do still want to try out a Tour AD-BB, but it's not new equipment so not sure if that really counts.

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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Have an F6+ on the way already so I'll be putting that head to head to head with the King LTD and SLDR.

 

 

 

I'll take whichever one  you don't like... ;)  ;)

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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I was hoping Paderson shafts would have a presence at the show, but it doesn't look like they will.

 

I've been gaming the same hybrid for over 5 seasons now, but I'd still like to find one I don't feel like I have to "adjust myself" to as much, and could swing more naturally.  I just seem to have less trouble with the one I carry, than every other one I've tried.

 

I was very impressed with Srixon and Wilson irons last year and would love to compare them "head to head" with the Burner 2.0's I'm currently playing.  As impressed with the Ping Glide wedges I got last year, I'd also like to check out Pings.

 

I've already been fit for putter, but if the "right" Edel came along at the right price, it would be tough to pass up ;)

What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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King Cobra F6 Driver & Fairway woods for sure.

 

I would like to play one round with the Adams Blue clubs.....they do intrigue me.

 

Hogan PTx irons.......they look awesome and are prob better for me than the Ft Worth's.

 

2 out of 3 here for me - wouldn't mind trying the Cobra F6 driver and the Hogans just for kicks, as well as the Ping G driver. 

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Driver: Cobra King LTD
Fairway: Ping G25 (3)
Hybrid: Ping i25 (22 degree)
Crossover: Ping G 5
Irons: Ping i25 (5 -PW)
Wedges: Bridgestone J15 forged 50 and 55 degree
Putter: Cleveland TFi Elevado w/ Winn Pro grip.

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I've said a few times around here that I'd like to test out the 2016 Cobra F6. However, I'm now thinking of back to the future and perhaps the 2015 Fly-Z+. Pretty much the same club - just cheaper. The only question to myself right now is which shaft. If I can wrap my hands around the shaft issue I'd probably order one at 44.25". But then again it's going to be difficult to order a club without hitting-testing it out first.

True dat! I may demo 2016 stuff for purchase in '17. Right now the only thing I'm in the market for is a fairway wood, specifically a 4 wood. Cobra always gets a look in that category.

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

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

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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I'm good.

Liar, I know you want to hit the new Hogans :)

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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I'd love to try the new Ping driver out. That's about it for me.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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I'd try the new Ping driver too.  Also the Bridgestone JGR would be interesting, but I don't want to go a 1000 miles to try it out.

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