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Down the line when the prices drop, Srixon Z565/765 combo irons would be sweet. Maybe a new carry bag from Sun Mountain 3.5LS.

 

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The Srixon 765/565 combo is definitely a sweet setup.   I hope my game gets to where I could game them.

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Definitely thinking of the EvnRoll Putters!!  

 

Beyond that, the Srixon 565 really have my attention, even though I shouldn't even be looking at or considering irons at this point..LOL

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I just ordered a custom Sand Wedge to match my awesome Gap Wedge in the Cobra F6 iron set. With the new clus coming out, the price droppe to $88 so I entered my custom specs and it is on it's way. This will give me a sand wedge 55* to match my Gap Wedge 50* .....so I will remove my 53* & 57* SCOR wedges and enter the Sand Wedge. This will give me an extra slot in my bag, so i will probably alternate the Cobra Baffle 4 wood and the Bombtech 4 Hybrid.

I've been thinking of picking up both of those clubs. I've seen plenty of reviews on the Baffled, but I'm curious how the Bombtech hybrid plays. What do you think of it?

 

 

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I've had my irons in the bag going on 7 years so I think this year I'm going to treat myself to new irons.  I've shared some great times, not so great times, laughs, and tears with my Mizuno MP-57's...but the time has come as newer and hotter clubs have come to pass.  I've eyed the Titleist 716 AP-2's, Callaway CF16's, Ping IBlade's, and the Srixon Z765's and yes, one of these will be mine.

 

 I can't replace the irons without retiring the wedges.  I've had them them just as long, but the Titleist Spin Mill Vokey Wedges are also going to spin off into the sunset, to be replaced by SM6's or the Cleveland RTX-3's.

 

 I just replaced my woods, but dang - I haven't had a great honeymoon period with them.  The TM Aeroburner FWW/Hybrids have been a love/hate, drink more beer before you hit the next shot relationship... so up on deck might be the Titleist 917 FWW/Hybrids, the ping G FWW/Hybrid or the Srixon H65/F65.

 

As for the driver, I've gotten more distance and control with a properly fitted TM TP R15 driver and a custom shaft.  Yeah, it's not leaving my bag, but it's lonely so it needs a partner to take the stress of playing a round of golf.  Could be the Titleist 917 D2, maybe even the Callaway Fusion, but a sibling might have the inner track...the TM M1.

 

So there you have it...except for the putter.  The Bettinardi C03...love it so I may have to re-shaft it after a failed experiment to shorten it; but it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a one waiting in the wings...no clue on this one as there are too many nice putters out there.

 

The only other thing I am also considering to retire is the venerable Bushnell 1500...it's limping along with a missing ocular piece that fell off many years ago.  Just like the Energizer bunny, it keeps going, and going and going...Still, I'm thinking of relegating it to my backup bag to give it a well deserved rest.

 

I think I may need to start a thread labeled I am a golf club-aholic..and I better start accruing those honey-do points, LOL...

 

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I've been thinking of picking up both of those clubs. I've seen plenty of reviews on the Baffled, but I'm curious how the Bombtech hybrid plays. What do you think of it?

 

 

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For me, the two are close to the same distance......the Baffler goes a bit further set at 17* as compared to the 21* Bombtech 4H.....I can play with both in the bag, if i remove my Cobra F6 4 iron.  I like the feel of the Baffler and I also like the very solid feel of the Bombtech.

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For me, the two are close to the same distance......the Baffler goes a bit further set at 17* as compared to the 21* Bombtech 4H.....I can play with both in the bag, if i remove my Cobra F6 4 iron. I like the feel of the Baffler and I also like the very solid feel of the Bombtech.

I'd like to give the Baffler a shot, but for the price of the Bombtech hybrids it may not be much of a contest.

 

My fairway and hybrid situation is somewhat on the old and decrepit side. I'm playing an old Callaway X Tour 3 (the head is tiny) at 15* and an original Bobby Jones hybrid at 20*. I love the hybrid. It'll probably be restarted before it leaves my bag. Jesse Ortiz is a hell of a designer. The 3 wood, though, may be on the outs simply because I'm not very consistent with it, and I'm thinking of replacing it with a 16-17 degree 4 wood type club. I'll have to give the Baffler a shot. Thanks for the input!

 

Side note: do any of y'all ever think back to the clubs you've gone through in your whoring and wished you could have a couple back? What I wouldn't give for the 16* Taylormade Retro Raylor http://valueguide.pga.com/library/637/fairway-wood/taylormade/retro-raylor/ I found at Sam's, of all places, in the late nineties. Great, simple club that prepared hybrids by a few years. I traded it or gave it away...would kill to find one used.

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Ok as I said before my AP1's are barely 3 months old. So no logical reason I should look at any other irons.

 

But the Srixon trip and all reports by GolfSpyMB and others on the new 65 line make it imperative I at least give them a look.

 

Then today I got the see the New Wilson 2017 line. Man those V6 are about as sexy as they get. Now that I woke up from my dream. I must say the D300 line while still in the Super GI category I would say, it really impressed me.

 

The irons have the Flex Face that was introduced in the C200. And they come standard with a new KBS Tour 80 Shaft.

 

Why are there so many great choices. Ha

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Been contemplating replacing my R1 with something newer.  Won a Srixon z355 which I hit well,  but just not quite as long as the R1.   Hit some other drivers but haven't found anything that really strikes my fancy.  Need to get on a launch monitor and compare numbers.  No bias toward brand,  so anything is possible and with the equipment testing coming up I am eager to see the results.   

 

Been struggling with my chipping game and based on an old article on here,  I am now in the market to replace my high bounce 54* wedge with a lower bounce 54*.  I am thinking now it has to be the bounce since I can hit pitch through full shots well,  but short pitches and chips are generally thin.   I chip well with all the other clubs in my bag which has been really frustrating.   Going to go through the one handed test from the blog article and see if my guess is correct.

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Been contemplating replacing my R1 with something newer.  Won a Srixon z355 which I hit well,  but just not quite as long as the R1.   Hit some other drivers but haven't found anything that really strikes my fancy.  Need to get on a launch monitor and compare numbers.  No bias toward brand,  so anything is possible and with the equipment testing coming up I am eager to see the results.   

 

Been struggling with my chipping game and based on an old article on here,  I am now in the market to replace my high bounce 54* wedge with a lower bounce 54*.  I am thinking now it has to be the bounce since I can hit pitch through full shots well,  but short pitches and chips are generally thin.   I chip well with all the other clubs in my bag which has been really frustrating.   Going to go through the one handed test from the blog article and see if my guess is correct.

It could be the bounce. But also don't discount some of the clubs with the V sole that allow you to hit different type shots from a variety of lies. And Vokey has a variety of different grinds that perform the Same way as the V sole.

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I may ponder adding a new driver to my bag in 2017 after reading how a good fitting from a respectable club builder can be an asset.  It would be cool to have a driver that was built to my specs.

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I may ponder adding a new driver to my bag in 2017 after reading how a good fitting from a respectable club builder can be an asset.  It would be cool to have a driver that was built to my specs.

 

A properly fit driver can really add more control and distance, while a driver that isn't fit may not necessarily be detrimental, but may not be optimized for your swing.  The key is finding that right combo.  I'm still searching, although the TM TP R15 with the custom shaft has edged me closer to finding it.

 

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A properly fit driver can really add more control and distance, while a driver that isn't fit may not necessarily be detrimental, but may not be optimized for your swing. The key is finding that right combo. I'm still searching, although the TM TP R15 with the custom shaft has edged me closer to finding it.

 

MDGolfHacker

 

Yep. Ya'll have me convinced for sure. It will be at the first if 2017 before I do it but it's on my list now.

 

 

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New fairway woods. Been eyeing the titanium tight lies. Just got a Fly-Z driver for a 40th b-day present. My current fairway woods are the KZG Qs, which are in the ballpark of 7-8 years old. And still very good. I still use my KZG Gemini2 from time to time. Also still a very high performing head.

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I've had my irons in the bag going on 7 years so I think this year I'm going to treat myself to new irons.  I've shared some great times, not so great times, laughs, and tears with my Mizuno MP-57's...but the time has come as newer and hotter clubs have come to pass.  I've eyed the Titleist 716 AP-2's, Callaway CF16's, Ping IBlade's, and the Srixon Z765's and yes, one of these will be mine.

 

 I can't replace the irons without retiring the wedges.  I've had them them just as long, but the Titleist Spin Mill Vokey Wedges are also going to spin off into the sunset, to be replaced by SM6's or the Cleveland RTX-3's.

 

 I just replaced my woods, but dang - I haven't had a great honeymoon period with them.  The TM Aeroburner FWW/Hybrids have been a love/hate, drink more beer before you hit the next shot relationship... so up on deck might be the Titleist 917 FWW/Hybrids, the ping G FWW/Hybrid or the Srixon H65/F65.

 

As for the driver, I've gotten more distance and control with a properly fitted TM TP R15 driver and a custom shaft.  Yeah, it's not leaving my bag, but it's lonely so it needs a partner to take the stress of playing a round of golf.  Could be the Titleist 917 D2, maybe even the Callaway Fusion, but a sibling might have the inner track...the TM M1.

 

So there you have it...except for the putter.  The Bettinardi C03...love it so I may have to re-shaft it after a failed experiment to shorten it; but it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a one waiting in the wings...no clue on this one as there are too many nice putters out there.

 

The only other thing I am also considering to retire is the venerable Bushnell 1500...it's limping along with a missing ocular piece that fell off many years ago.  Just like the Energizer bunny, it keeps going, and going and going...Still, I'm thinking of relegating it to my backup bag to give it a well deserved rest.

 

I think I may need to start a thread labeled I am a golf club-aholic..and I better start accruing those honey-do points, LOL...

 

MDGolfHacker

Someone please notify MDGolfHacker that i think his account has been hacked.  The statement about having his irons 7 years certainly couldn't have come from the MDGH that I know.    :D

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I know right ?  I couldn't believe it myself.  There was the time when we were on the dark path and we were upgrading like every other month, LOL.  Now, there are so many great clubs out there, I don't even know where to begin...might have to BUY THEM ALL Ha ha ha....

 

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... So thanks to THIS thread, I bought a set of Srixon 545's 4-pw yesterday. Would I have bought them without this thread? Of course not! That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :P  

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It's time to move on from my backup set of Callaway Diablo Forgeds with KBS Tour 90's. Gonna search for a while but am leaning towards Srixon 545's or Titleist 714 AP1's. Or maybe Nike Forged 2.0's. Or TMaG RSi's...

 

This is gonna take a bit to sort out.

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