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I am still on the prowl for a 3wood. I keep looking at the TM RBZ Speeds at Dicks. I know they are "old" technology. But as I stated before, I am still gaming a KZG Q which is in the area of 7-8 years old. So anything is "new" to me. I do have a Jetspeed sitting in the garage that hasn't been given a fair chance. But that TM Speed just looks good to my eyes. And I never tried anything RBZ, so...

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I am still on the prowl for a 3wood. I keep looking at the TM RBZ Speeds at Dicks. I know they are "old" technology. But as I stated before, I am still gaming a KZG Q which is in the area of 7-8 years old. So anything is "new" to me. I do have a Jetspeed sitting in the garage that hasn't been given a fair chance. But that TM Speed just looks good to my eyes. And I never tried anything RBZ, so...

The RBZ was a great club.  I still have mine, but I need to up the loft as my SS has dropped since I bought it.  I never tried the Jetspeed, but I think it plays very similar to the RBZ.  It got bad publicity after it came out, but everyone that I know that has played it says good things.  I'd give that a try before going to the RBZ.  IMO, there really hasn't been great improvements in FW since the RBZ.  I think that is why they are still holding a decent price.

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Went to the golf show yesterday and hit a bunch of new offerings. Here are some random thoughts.

 

Out of the irons I hit, the Mizuno JPX 900 forged really shined. Nice forgiveness, felt great at impact and had a nice high ball flight. They looked incredible as well.

 

The Callaway Fusion definitely piqued my interest. Funky head shape but it was tough to put a bad swing on it and liked how it appeared compact and shallow at address.

 

The Wilson Triton was kind of blah. Louder than all get out, hollow feel at impact and nothing really stood out for me with it.

 

I know it's been out for a while, but the M2 driver might be my next purchase. I've loved my 5w and after hitting the driver some more, might have to switch all my woods over.

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Went to the golf show yesterday and hit a bunch of new offerings. Here are some random thoughts.

 

Out of the irons I hit, the Mizuno JPX 900 forged really shined. Nice forgiveness, felt great at impact and had a nice high ball flight. They looked incredible as well.

 

The Callaway Fusion definitely piqued my interest. Funky head shape but it was tough to put a bad swing on it and liked how it appeared compact and shallow at address.

 

The Wilson Triton was kind of blah. Louder than all get out, hollow feel at impact and nothing really stood out for me with it.

 

I know it's been out for a while, but the M2 driver might be my next purchase. I've loved my 5w and after hitting the driver some more, might have to switch all my woods over.

I hit the Cally Fusion really well at the 44.5 length. I actually like the triangular shape and I can't stop lusting for it! ❤️

 

 

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Playing the Ping G30 LS Tec with the Ping TFC 419 regular shaft. Can someone recommend an excellent Senior shaft?

 

 

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What is the reason for wanting to change? Need more info.  I am assuming that your ss is a little to slow for the regular flex, and you need a higher launch.  If that is the case then my first suggestion would be to take the G30 back to where you bought it, or send the club back to Ping and have them change the shaft.  I would think that the cost would be minimal.  You can always talk to Ping to see if the 419 is the best shaft for you.  If you just want to change to a different shaft and don't care what it costs, all of the shaft manufacturers make good senior flex shafts and have shaft specs posted on their websites.  Many are quite expensive.  My ss is not very high and I am playing a Bridgestone JGR driver with the Aldila 2KXV Orange shaft in regular flex and like the feel of it.  You could probably find one in a senior flex with the Ping G30 adapter for about $100, but IMHO I would contact Ping first.

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I want the cobra baffler that came out a few months ago. Just waiting to find one on the bay. I know in the offseason I must replace my wedges and I'm thinking bout the new mizzys

Used Callaway X-Jaws til they wore out enough (tried to do some groove sharpenings myself, too). Got a Mizuno S5 ion blue (like the look and color) and am very happy with it!

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I am still on the prowl for a 3wood. I keep looking at the TM RBZ Speeds at Dicks. I know they are "old" technology. But as I stated before, I am still gaming a KZG Q which is in the area of 7-8 years old. So anything is "new" to me. I do have a Jetspeed sitting in the garage that hasn't been given a fair chance. But that TM Speed just looks good to my eyes. And I never tried anything RBZ, so...

The RBZ was a great club. I still have mine, but I need to up the loft as my SS has dropped since I bought it. I never tried the Jetspeed, but I think it plays very similar to the RBZ. It got bad publicity after it came out, but everyone that I know that has played it says good things. I'd give that a try before going to the RBZ. IMO, there really hasn't been great improvements in FW since the RBZ. I think that is why they are still holding a decent price.

Late last season, in a flurry of trying/buying different hybrids, I picked up an Adams Blue 3H. Yes: SUPER SGI but seemed to work so well for me that I went back and got a Blue 3W.

 

I couldn't hit a 3W, so had gone to a 2H with limited success, but this Adams Blue 3W has been working for me!

(found them.both online reeeeally cheap)

 

**But.. fyi - therod - it may not work for you with your swing speed .. stock shaft is a very light Aldila

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Since I'm thinking of doing an entire bag redo this year, I'm thinking of every left handed available club out there from driver to wedges and putter, lol. Need some warmer days and demo days up my way before I commit though. I'd like to keep all the woods by the same manufacturer but not necessarily the same family line, irons I'm open to whomever and wedges either Titleist or Cleveland. As for putters, I decided to go through a putter fitting. Just have lost too many strokes throughout the years.

 

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Since the weather has had me socked in a few days I decided to clean and reorganize my garage yesterday. I've rediscovered my great work bench. Now I'm inspired to make better use of it.

I'd like to install a vise to use for basic club work. Been looking around and found this setup on Maltby's site. Anyone have this? Recommendations? Etc.

 

http://www.golfworks.com/universal-clubmakers-vise-system/p/UCMVK/

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Spent a lot of $$ this past year trying a bunch of things, but have gotten to a point where I feel I have a set I can play with. It is, of course, a mixed bag...

 

..So in re: what am I considering spending on next - is a professional fitting!

 

Want to check things like:

-- all specs on everything, that the transition from club to club is "right", and swingweights are consistent

-- lie angles in the wedges

-- iron shafts .. should I go to graphite?

-- distance gaps at the upper end of the bag

-- and will listen carefully to whatever else they recommend!

 

I was reluctant to do this earlier as my swing was a bit all over the place, but by the end of the season felt like I'd made some good progress at hitting a bit more consistently .. so anyway, now it seems like it's more "worth it".

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Spent a lot of $$ this past year trying a bunch of things, but have gotten to a point where I feel I have a set I can play with. It is, of course, a mixed bag...

 

..So in re: what am I considering spending on next - is a professional fitting!

 

Want to check things like:

-- all specs on everything, that the transition from club to club is "right", and swingweights are consistent

-- lie angles in the wedges

-- iron shafts .. should I go to graphite?

-- distance gaps at the upper end of the bag

-- and will listen carefully to whatever else they recommend!

 

I was reluctant to do this earlier as my swing was a bit all over the place, but by the end of the season felt like I'd made some good progress at hitting a bit more consistently .. so anyway, now it seems like it's more "worth it".

 

 

Have you considered lessons? I mean that sincerely. I started taking lessons/coaching about 1.5 years ago and it's made a big difference to me. Since then I've visited my coach probably 8 times. I plan to continue with him this spring. I also had a full-proper-professional club fitting too back in August 2014. Honestly, I think the lesson/coaching has had a greater impact over all. My swing fits my clubs. I believe without having a good swing foundation it won't matter all that much how well fit your clubs are.

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What is the reason for wanting to change? Need more info. I am assuming that your ss is a little to slow for the regular flex, and you need a higher launch. If that is the case then my first suggestion would be to take the G30 back to where you bought it, or send the club back to Ping and have them change the shaft. I would think that the cost would be minimal. You can always talk to Ping to see if the 419 is the best shaft for you. If you just want to change to a different shaft and don't care what it costs, all of the shaft manufacturers make good senior flex shafts and have shaft specs posted on their websites. Many are quite expensive. My ss is not very high and I am playing a Bridgestone JGR driver with the Aldila 2KXV Orange shaft in regular flex and like the feel of it. You could probably find one in a senior flex with the Ping G30 adapter for about $100, but IMHO I would contact Ping first.

 

 

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Have you considered lessons? I mean that sincerely. I started taking lessons/coaching about 1.5 years ago and it's made a big difference to me. Since then I've visited my coach probably 8 times. I plan to continue with him this spring. I also had a full-proper-professional club fitting too back in August 2014. Honestly, I think the lesson/coaching has had a greater impact over all. My swing fits my clubs. I believe without having a good swing foundation it won't matter all that much how well fit your clubs are.

Oh yes, definitely! -- took some lessons when I started, went twice to Leadbetter golf schools and also spent some time in short game clinics. These were all good and useful and helped me progress.

 

The most benefit I've feel I've gotten, though, is from a once a year coaching session with a friend who's competed professionally (and who I actually know from windsurfing, years before I ever picked up a club!). Would like to see him more but he travels a LOT!

 

He picks out one, maybe two, things to focus on. Then I go practice practice practice to work to ingrain it into my swing (and on-course game). Met him earlier this year and the key was flatter on the backswing. Yep .. that's it! No technical mumbo-jumbo, no complex discussion of "positions" with exactly where each joint in your body should be at, etc. etc.....

 

Second tip for me was a better, and more neutral, grip. Kinda getting the flatter backswing / swing plane down but the grip......!

 

Yes: Totally agree the best equipment can in no way compensate for the worst swing.

 

Anyway, trial-and-error with clubs may seem wasteful but I enjoy learning about the equipment, how it works, what different clubs, shafts, etc. do and how it all affects what the ball does.

 

I feel like along the way (plus reading all kinds of posts here on MGS) has also taught me just what kinds of questions to ask during a fitting PLUS how to better understand the answers!!!

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Have you considered lessons? I mean that sincerely. I started taking lessons/coaching about 1.5 years ago and it's made a big difference to me. Since then I've visited my coach probably 8 times. I plan to continue with him this spring. I also had a full-proper-professional club fitting too back in August 2014. Honestly, I think the lesson/coaching has had a greater impact over all. My swing fits my clubs. I believe without having a good swing foundation it won't matter all that much how well fit your clubs are.

I agree with PlaidJacket, in that lessons are probably the first thing you should try before buying new clubs, unless your clubs are over 5-6 years old. Yes technology does help but if your clubs are less than 5 years old do as PlaidJacket states, see a swing coach, most likely your club pro whom you know and trust and take lessons to establish a basis and then 1/2 hour lessons perhaps monthly to tweak and reinforce what he or she told you to do. One of the best lessons I ever had was an on course lesson where my pro and I went and played 9 holes and we talked about every single stroke from tee, to green including bunkers, chipping and putter. Now that may seem like overload and too much info but this lesson was at the end of the season and he and I had 4-5 lessons through the summer so he was reinforcing what I already knew or corrected bad habits that crept in.

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Hit the epic today, it's now the front runner to replace the sldr.

That's good to hear. I like the looks of the Epic. No point in even trying at this point for me anyway.  .... I'll wait till later this summer or next year and let the price shrivel. 

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Adding a black hzrdous hybrid shaft to my bag. Really wanting to try a red hzrdous in the fairway.

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Adding a black hzrdous hybrid shaft to my bag. Really wanting to try a red hzrdous in the fairway.

Are these any good? I haven't hit a PX shaft in a long while

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