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Driver shafts. Been looking for a while haven’t found what I want. Saw a MGS tweet about the KBS store in Carlsbad and that they are going to have driver shafts. Love KBS shafts so I am awaiting this release and the opportunity to give one a try.

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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, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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On 9/7/2019 at 7:52 PM, russtopherb said:

Already thinking about getting rid of the Callys I just got and just going with something tried and true like some G25s. The XRs just don't feel "right" to me. This damn tennis elbow sucks, need to find something that'll work with my swing and my stupid arm. 

Are you referring to the Steelheads?

 

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5 hours ago, ole gray said:

Are you referring to the Steelheads?

 

No, the "original' XR line from 2015.

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:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
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15 hours ago, Nick Agostinelli said:

I am thinking about going back to game improvement irons. I like my Taylor Made MC’s. I just hit my buddies old Ping G15’s and loved them. It brings about the question when starts using player iron’s?

 

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... I will go to my grave saying this: You should play the most forgiving irons you can effectively play. Means many things to many players but essentially if you like the look and get the ball flight you want with forgiveness equivalent to your ball striking ability, play 'em. I always advise start with the most forgiving and work your way down. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 Vokey SM8 58* ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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Currently going through a full reshuffle of the bag and just got the 50 & 54 degree wedges to update. With MP20 MMC's was thinking about the T20 as they offer low bounce options and a similar feel to the irons. Any ones thoughts? the wedges that are being replaced are SM7.

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Since I got a new Ping Hoofer bag, been eyeing some Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges to fill out my new lineup with the D7's i'm currently testing. Right now the D7's have wedges @ 43* and 48*, so think a 54* and 58* might be the ticket for sub-130yds shots...

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In my :ping-small: Hoofer:

:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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Attending a demo day event next Friday for some Mizuno irons. It's a public fitting event, but they had private, 1-on-1 fittings available so I snatched up a spot.

I'm most interested in getting on the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer and seeing what it has to say. I've been disappointed in the KBS Tour 90s as of late - I'll feel like I absolutely pure a shot only to watch it balloon up and fall short of where I'd expect it to land. When I demo'ed the Sub 70 639s, they had the regular stiff KBS Tours and I didn't experience the ballooning, and in fact hit the ball about the same distance with better trajectory despite weaker lofts.

I'm definitely in the market for new irons this offseason, but at the price, the Mizunos would have to really wow me. I'm likely to take the shaft recommendations and toy with some components from Maltby/Golfworks or look for a nice used set fitting my specs.

 

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2020 Model), 38.5", UST Mamiya Recoil 110 F5
5-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (5-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX | Build Thread
54°, 58°:
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Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
Grips: 
lamkin.png.5081890e009ae78e16066ee0fd18b7c0.png Lamkin Sonar Tour
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

Tracked By: :Arccos: Arccos | #CobraConnect Review
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
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On 8/23/2019 at 9:59 AM, cnosil said:

Thanks. Lots of options,

Just need to determine which way to go. I am not against a higher end shaft, just don’t want to spend the money and have it not be right. Or spend the money and find that I could do the same with something less expensive. My lean right now is the V2 since i could get the adapter and shaft in the $80-$90 range.

 

I am not opposed to used to save some cost, but always worry about a bad pull that damaged the tip section or don’t know reliable the person is on communicating the tipping. Been searching some of the sites that sell used since I think that is a better option than eBay or golf forums.

Have you tried the Ping Tour Shaft?  I checked into getting an X-stiff to replace my S and a local shop was able to get it in for $60 or so.  In the several times I tried the G400 out at various stores, I was never able to get a noticeable improvement with any of the other reasonably cheap options.

:ping-small: G400 LST 8.5 Ping Tour 65 Stiff

:adams-small: Adams XTD Ti 18 deg 3Hy

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan PTx 22-46 

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan TK15 50, 54, 58 deg wedges

:cameron-small: Futura 5.5

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On 9/12/2019 at 10:12 AM, GolfSpy MPR said:

Giving serious consideration to pulling the trigger on a new Cleveland Frontline Elevado slant neck. I love the look.

Might have to get a couple putters from the current collection posted in the classifieds to justify the purchase.

Haven't hit one of these yet.  How does it compare to the Elevado?  It seems like I would like the alignment line on here better than the SOFT 11.  The face looks a lot different than my (wife's) Elevado.  That was more like a meat tenderizer and this seems like a flatter face.  Does this feel less soft?  

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:ping-small: G400 LST 8.5 Ping Tour 65 Stiff

:adams-small: Adams XTD Ti 18 deg 3Hy

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan PTx 22-46 

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan TK15 50, 54, 58 deg wedges

:cameron-small: Futura 5.5

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Have you tried the Ping Tour Shaft?  I checked into getting an X-stiff to replace my S and a local shop was able to get it in for $60 or so.  In the several times I tried the G400 out at various stores, I was never able to get a noticeable improvement with any of the other reasonably cheap options.

Thought about them because they get good reviews. I’d have to order one to try it. My local stores don’t have one with the right adapter. Most likely going to do a fitting to do a side by side comparison.

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, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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12 minutes ago, romeopapazulu said:

Haven't hit one of these yet.  How does it compare to the Elevado?  It seems like I would like the alignment line on here better than the SOFT 11.  The face looks a lot different than my (wife's) Elevado.  That was more like a meat tenderizer and this seems like a flatter face.  Does this feel less soft?  

I've only played nine holes (on freshly punched greens 😞) so I'm not ready for a full review. But compared to the Satin 2135 Elevado, the Frontline is considerably less soft. Indeed, on the course, I was hearing a tiny "ping" at impact (which I can't hear in my basement putting, oddly enough). It certainly isn't a hard face, but the milling isn't as deep as some previous Cleveland putters.

My first impression is that the feel/sound is very true: the impact sound correlates well to the distance/speed of the putt.

On the alignment aid: the Frontline incorporates the 2135 alignment, but instead of having it behind the topline, Cleveland has made the topline itself the height of the middle of the ball. So far for me, this has been a big positive. I have felt more confident aligning this version of the Elevado than any other putter I've played with in the past few years.

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:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 9°, Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 X
:callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 15°, Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 S
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 18.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:callaway-small: XR Pro 20°, Project X 75 Black HYB S
:Sub70: 699 Pro, Modus3 105, 5–PW
:Sub70: Forged Black 50°, 54°, and 58°
:edel-golf-1: EAS 4.0 [CURRENT MGS FORUM TEST]
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22 hours ago, Tarheelvolvo said:

Since I got a new Ping Hoofer bag, been eyeing some Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges to fill out my new lineup with the D7's i'm currently testing. Right now the D7's have wedges @ 43* and 48*, so think a 54* and 58* might be the ticket for sub-130yds shots...

Having played 4 different D line sets, 54* and 58* always worked out great for me for non-set wedges. YMMV, of course!

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

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Thought about them because they get good reviews. I’d have to order one to try it. My local stores don’t have one with the right adapter. Most likely going to do a fitting to do a side by side comparison.


I have one kicking around but it’s an R flex. Sorry Mr Gorilla. :)

I am at a point where I don’t need any equipment - I would try those sub 70’s or Mizuno hot metals but honestly I hit my G30’s fine it’s just the look of the W to my SCOR 48 that I don’t like. If I take three wood out when the ground dries up a bit more, I still have my 60 and 56 in the closet.

I’m far more comfortable with my equipment than with my swing at this point.


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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Okay, my mind is in complete ponder mode. Thinking about playing with some putters to try and figure out proper headweight and total weight for me.

Start out with adjustable weight putter with something like a 340gr head and work my way up to the 365/370 range. Also use some counterbalance weights to see how that impacts stroke based on where I put the weights. Hunting for a good candidate putter.

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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, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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Okay, my mind is in complete ponder mode. Thinking about playing with some putters to try and figure out proper headweight and total weight for me.

Start out with adjustable weight putter with something like a 340gr head and work my way up to the 365/370 range. Also use some counterbalance weights to see how that impacts stroke based on where I put the weights. Hunting for a good candidate putter.

Good luck my friend. Let us know how it goes.
I vary from 340 to 360 blade to mallet. I never stay with one putter for very long.


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Good luck my friend. Let us know how it goes.

I vary from 340 to 360 blade to mallet. I never stay with one putter for very long.

 

The hard part will be finding the right putter. Trying to avoid adding tons of leadtape and most adjustable weight putters are too expensive. If this experiment ever gets started I will definitely write up my process and findings.

 

This type of experimentation is just a lot of fun and I find it really interesting.

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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, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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Wedges.... So many options, and my fitter throws in how much he likes the Vega wedge! Sheesh. I gotta get some wedges that provide me more spin since our greens are rock hard, and also more forgiveness.


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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4 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Wedges.... So many options, and my fitter throws in how much he likes the Vega wedge! Sheesh. I gotta get some wedges that provide me more spin since our greens are rock hard, and also more forgiveness.


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My current wedges are beginning to wear and I'll be replacing them soon, likely next year.  I keep thinking about the CBX2 for some reason.  Might just have to go hit a few to see what the hubbub's all about.

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) 5W (21*) 7W (24*) -- stock R shafts.

Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBSTour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52,56, 60 degree wedges

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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