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1 hour ago, yungkory said:

The new line from TM is definitely eye catching.

Possibly going back to tensei blue

Absolutely. Already told some buddies that 770 will be in the bag for next season...could be sooner depending on how much of a bug for them I catch. Only question is do I combo and if so is it a mc/770 or 770/790

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Funny story, I was at GG last weekend waiting to hit the the Demo T400 they had just gotten in.  The sales rep goes to the guy in line before me and asks what can he help him with.    Customer: "

... I am pretty sure this applies to 99.9% of our posts here. 🤪

Picked up a set of these today (4-10) with the Vizard Graphite shaft.  At 85gr,  the shafts may be a little light,  but I wanted to give graphite a try.  Gotta figure out gapping for the bag;  even th

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Lost my Titleist hybrid head cover last week, so I guess I'm in the market for a new hybrid🤦‍♂️🤣.  Yeah I know, I could just get a replacement hybrid head cover, but what's the fun in that??🤣
 
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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

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6 minutes ago, Rickp said:


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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

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Lord have mercy, I'm thinking about a hybrid. AGAIN. No idea what, but it'll be a 4h. Maybe the 27th time is the charm???? 

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:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

Ventus is not behaving?

Losing it so far to the right, too often. Easier to blame shaft than my swing 🙂

1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Absolutely. Already told some buddies that 770 will be in the bag for next season...could be sooner depending on how much of a bug for them I catch. Only question is do I combo and if so is it a mc/770 or 770/790

Maybe all 3 with a super split like your current sig?

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

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1 minute ago, yungkory said:

Losing it so far to the right, too often. Easier to blame shaft than my swing 🙂

Maybe all 3 with a super split like your current sig?

I have been losing my SIM Max to the right too. Most of the time, not too far right but my course is narrow and punishing overall. Once in a while, there is a ball that goes WTF right.

There is a pretty long thread about the SIM Max going right on WRX.

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Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Nippon Modus 120 S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - KBS Hi-Rev S
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1 minute ago, dlow206 said:

I have been losing my SIM Max to the right too. Most of the time, not too far right but my course is narrow and punishing overall. Once in a while, there is a ball that goes WTF right.

There is a pretty long thread about the SIM Max going right on WRX.

I like that it is really, really hard to make it go left which is my "bad" miss. However, I seriously blocked one like 50y right on #9 last week and was in the middle of the wrong fairway. Lucky to get a hybrid on the green for an Eagle look, but on courses with taller trees that would've been bad news.

Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

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6 minutes ago, yungkory said:

I like that it is really, really hard to make it go left which is my "bad" miss. However, I seriously blocked one like 50y right on #9 last week and was in the middle of the wrong fairway. Lucky to get a hybrid on the green for an Eagle look, but on courses with taller trees that would've been bad news.

Yeah, I like that its hard to make it go left unless I make a really poor swing and pull the ball. 

I've been getting punished at times with a slight right miss that hits trees guarding the right side of the fairway. However, better than left, which is generally people's yards at my home course.

I've got it in the upright setting and then increase the loft one setting to slightly close the face. That helped a bit. 

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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 - Nippon Modus 120 S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - KBS Hi-Rev S
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Seriously looking at a second hand Callaway Epic Flash Heavenwood. Its got the shaft I want and the ability to adjust loft without affecting the lie is making me think it's worth the gamble. Ideally I'd get a 7 wood, but finding a used one with a stiff shaft, let alone a shaft I know suits me is no easy task.

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:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:titelist-small: TS2 7 Wood Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:cleveland-small: Zipcore Wedges 50,54,58 - Project X LZ 5.5
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3 hours ago, Peaksy68 said:

Seriously looking at a second hand Callaway Epic Flash Heavenwood. Its got the shaft I want and the ability to adjust loft without affecting the lie is making me think it's worth the gamble. Ideally I'd get a 7 wood, but finding a used one with a stiff shaft, let alone a shaft I know suits me is no easy task.

heavenwood with a stiff shaft? Sounds like a dream but does not come around often

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5W: default_cleveland-small.jpg.2a5a328012300c4d34355e56e5490ae4.jpg  Launcher 19 degree
4-PW: default_mizuno-small.jpg.53d0e81fbaf5c93bffca28dc6fe15a88.jpg MP-63 w/ TT S300
Wedges: default_titelist-small.jpg.920d52649433e5fee234ad27e55c0091.jpg Vokey SM7 52F, 56M, 60M
Putter: default_cleveland-small.jpg.2a5a328012300c4d34355e56e5490ae4.jpg HB SOFT 11s
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I've used my Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth wedges for a season, but can't quite hit them right every time even after hours of chipping practice. Recently saw the new Mizuno ES21 wedges and i'm drooling already...now to just convince my treasurer they are a solid investment. Perhaps I'll hold off and try them out first to make sure they fit my swing/game so I don't get another Ping situation.

 

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

:ping-small:  Eye 2 Persimmon 3 Wood

: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*

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Since I purchased the SIM 3 wood with HZRDUS Green shaft, I have wanted to get that shaft for my driver. My dispersion is tight and I know exactly where this thing is going (The right percentage is from my first round getting used to this club, since then all center or slightly left of fairway, most of the misses have not been by much). I want to get and test it though before buying........Also the SIM 3 wood anyway is fantastic.

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Thinking about either replacing my irons or just the shafts... After some swing changes due to weight loss, I feel like I'm not loading the shaft

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3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17º w/ Even Flow

Titleist 816 H1 21º & 25º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Irons (6-PW): Srixon 765 w/ Project X LZ

Wedges: 48º Vokey SM6, 54º & 60º PXG 0311

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8 hours ago, Zimbo Slice 12 said:

heavenwood with a stiff shaft? Sounds like a dream but does not come around often

I decided against it after checking full specs, the heavenwood head is larger than my 3 wood so I'll hold out for a suitable 7 wood or bite the bullet and buy new.

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:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:cleveland-small: Zipcore Wedges 50,54,58 - Project X LZ 5.5
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I'm thinking about longer term, improving at golf just so i can buy player's irons instead of playing SGI shovels. Nothing wrong with the shovels though, i like them for where I am at now in my journey.

Is it bad to aspire to improve just to buy new clubs?

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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 12/27/2020
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 - Nippon Modus 120 S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - KBS Hi-Rev S
Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER2
 

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4 hours ago, dlow206 said:

I'm thinking about longer term, improving at golf just so i can buy player's irons instead of playing SGI shovels. Nothing wrong with the shovels though, i like them for where I am at now in my journey.

Is it bad to aspire to improve just to buy new clubs?

Not at all. I started taking lessons partially because I wanted to play more compact clubs, but also because I wanted to play nicer courses and still have chances to score.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Mavrik (9°), 45.75", Aldila Rogue White 60 (130 MSI) X-Stiff
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:
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4-AW:  
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54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, 35.5", 35.25", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX
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°
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My Mavrik Sub Zero 3 wood demo arrived at my club today. Haven’t hit it yet but if it is half as good as my Rogue Sub Zero was it is good as sold.


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PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

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On 8/12/2020 at 5:44 AM, Peaksy68 said:

Seriously looking at a second hand Callaway Epic Flash Heavenwood. Its got the shaft I want and the ability to adjust loft without affecting the lie is making me think it's worth the gamble. Ideally I'd get a 7 wood, but finding a used one with a stiff shaft, let alone a shaft I know suits me is no easy task.

The one club that has been in my bag the longest is my GBB Heavenwood. Easily the most consistent club I hit.

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Fairway: :ping-small: G410 15*  w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 22*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*/60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spyder X

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I'm thinking about longer term, improving at golf just so i can buy player's irons instead of playing SGI shovels. Nothing wrong with the shovels though, i like them for where I am at now in my journey.
Is it bad to aspire to improve just to buy new clubs?
Have you tried hitting anything more on the player's side? I know this topic has opinions all over the place. In my "opinion", I think that if a mid to higher hcp wants to aspire to playing more compact clubs, they should give them a try at least.

What I found when my hcp was in the teens, was that my game didn't suffer by going to more player style irons (Maltby DBM). I was actually pretty surprised that I could hit them so well contrary to what I'd been led to believe.

I think that if you find your game isn't negatively altered by playing CBs or blades, and your willing to make the "all in" commitment to improve your game with them, then go for it! Additionally, if your fully committed, which I know YOU are :), you'll get feedback from smaller clubs that you won't get from SGI's. You'll learn even more about your swing and what needs improvement. I also found that as my level of skill requirement increased, so did my focus, and commitment to the game.

In the past 2 yrs I've gone from mid teens to 6.3 by following this path. Currently I play slightly larger player irons but will be moving back to a smaller profile this week and know I won't skip a beat by switching.


the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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:taylormade-small:  SIM Max 7°/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / UST ProForce V2 Black F4S++  
:callaway-small: Epic Flash Hybrid 18* / Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 70g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
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Waiting.. waiting.. oh does waiting suck!

A couple weeks back I ordered a 3i head from Maltby/Golfworks in their TS1 lineup. I put it together with a KBS Tour 90 shaft. Its performance/looks would determine whether or not I move forward with a full set.

Well I pulled the trigger last Monday. Ordered TS1 4-PW with TT DG 105 shafts and GP Microsuede grips. Also ordered a TSW 50° wedge head to build a Gap with a TT DG Spinner shaft. I've been waiting (not so patiently) for the GW to send the "shipped" email. I am NOT good at waiting.

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the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / UST ProForce V2 Black F4S++  
:callaway-small: Epic Flash Hybrid 18* / Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 70g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
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