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2 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

Thinking about graphite shafts for irons and wedges. Noticed being sore just above my right elbow the day after 27 holes in 48 hours. Either that or I need to shallow my swing at impact more to not crater the earth. Inspired by @edingc sub70 build has only added to the interest 

 

50 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Foam inserts make a difference in feel but do not in vibration dampening that can prevent tendonitis and other ailments. About 20 years ago when I developed some serious tendonitis in my right elbow after dedicating fall golf to playing knockdowns for every shot so I could master it in windy Chicago conditions. They usually stop watering in the fall and the fairways get very dry and firm and I paid the price. I tried every insert sold as well as some highly recommended home made solutions and non helped at all. Doc had me take 3 months off and when I returned to playing in the spring I re-shafted with graphite and had no problems. 

... I have only played graphite in my irons ever since but after playing some Nippon 950GH shafts in a few sets including my King Tours, tendonitis returned in my elbow so I installed Steelfiber 95's in my Cobra's. Hopefully my tendonitis starts to fade away. 

tendonitis presents as an overuse injury to a joint, but the underlying structural cause is weak muscles surrounding the joint. 

changing steel for graphite is treating the symptom. you’d both be better served strengthening your biceps, forearms and wrists. 

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Uh oh. New items on CPO! No worries I need to fix my driver impact first

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Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S [back up and on life support Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5" ]

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in proV1 at some point)

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Just doing some self-fitting

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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 - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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I’m thinking about a new cart bag… Ping once again cleans up… must be something to it eh?

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:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

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Thinking about a backup set of irons. Something to strive to use like a players set. Likely hogan or sub70. If I go that route in the future. 

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Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S [back up and on life support Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5" ]

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in proV1 at some point)

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17 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

Thinking about a backup set of irons. Something to strive to use like a players set. Likely hogan or sub70. If I go that route in the future. 

Love sub70. Great clubs, great service, great price!

its probably time for me to replace my Adams 3 wood… it’s the one club in my bag that doesn’t spark joy.

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Mavrik 9 degree - Ventus Black 7X

Mavrik 13.5 Degree - Hazardus Smoke

Sub70 19 degree - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 4u - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 5i - DG S400

Adams CMB 6-GW - Project X 6.0

Sub70 54 (286) and 58 (JB Low Bounce) - S300

SeeMore Trimetal Mallet (Custom fit and built... Kudos to Cody)

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On 6/24/2021 at 1:51 PM, Chip Strokes said:

 

tendonitis presents as an overuse injury to a joint, but the underlying structural cause is weak muscles surrounding the joint. 

changing steel for graphite is treating the symptom. you’d both be better served strengthening your biceps, forearms and wrists. 

I don't necessarily disagree, but I've been fighting golfer's elbow/tendinitis for over a month now, and not to sound like a jack@ss but I wouldn't have guessed I'd be guilty of "weak muscles surrounding the joint."  I've been playing when I can, SuperSpeed 3 times a week, and Orange Whip 2-3 times a week, but the overuse that pushed me over the edge was playing catch and throwing a baseball with my son and his team for a 25-game season after probably not touching a baseball for 12-15 years.

Once fully recovered (whenever I get there) would you recommend I add anything to the routine to strengthen and avoid this problem next season?  Wrist curls?  Plenty of various bicep curls and tricep pressing movements in my routines, although I suppose the only targeted work my forearms get are hammer's, pinwheels, plus the forearm work that comes from deads.

 

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 3 & 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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26 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

I don't necessarily disagree, but I've been fighting golfer's elbow/tendinitis for over a month now, and not to sound like a jack@ss but I wouldn't have guessed I'd be guilty of "weak muscles surrounding the joint."  I've been playing when I can, SuperSpeed 3 times a week, and Orange Whip 2-3 times a week, but the overuse that pushed me over the edge was playing catch and throwing a baseball with my son and his team for a 25-game season after probably not touching a baseball for 12-15 years.

Once fully recovered (whenever I get there) would you recommend I add anything to the routine to strengthen and avoid this problem next season?  Wrist curls?  Plenty of various bicep curls and tricep pressing movements in my routines, although I suppose the only targeted work my forearms get are hammer's, pinwheels, plus the forearm work that comes from deads.

 

Pitchers famously have tendon issues due to their lack of muscle… 

graphite should help you swing more pain free… 

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Mavrik 9 degree - Ventus Black 7X

Mavrik 13.5 Degree - Hazardus Smoke

Sub70 19 degree - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 4u - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 5i - DG S400

Adams CMB 6-GW - Project X 6.0

Sub70 54 (286) and 58 (JB Low Bounce) - S300

SeeMore Trimetal Mallet (Custom fit and built... Kudos to Cody)

And as always, Kudos to Craigers.

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1 hour ago, myherobobhope said:

Pitchers famously have tendon issues due to their lack of muscle… 

graphite should help you swing more pain free… 

I hear you, although I'm not exactly throwing heaters to these 8-year old kids!

And to get this thread back on the equipment rails, yup...my Steelfiber i95s are on their way!

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 3 & 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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14 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

I here you, although I'm not exactly throwing heaters to these 8-year old kids!

And to get this thread back on the equipment rails, yup...my Steelfiber i95s are on their way!

Very nice… my dad finally switched to graphite… he played collegiate tennis and had had multiple elbow surgeries… he still insists on carrying his bag, so the lighter weight of the graphite was the selling point… he turns 70 this year.

I might shop graphite on my next set of irons… less for the weight and more for the bend control.

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Mavrik 9 degree - Ventus Black 7X

Mavrik 13.5 Degree - Hazardus Smoke

Sub70 19 degree - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 4u - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 5i - DG S400

Adams CMB 6-GW - Project X 6.0

Sub70 54 (286) and 58 (JB Low Bounce) - S300

SeeMore Trimetal Mallet (Custom fit and built... Kudos to Cody)

And as always, Kudos to Craigers.

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37 minutes ago, myherobobhope said:

Very nice… my dad finally switched to graphite… he played collegiate tennis and had had multiple elbow surgeries… he still insists on carrying his bag, so the lighter weight of the graphite was the selling point… he turns 70 this year.

I might shop graphite on my next set of irons… less for the weight and more for the bend control.

I switched to graphite a few years back and I never want to go steel again. Lighter weight, no more tennis elbow, and better launch are all pluses in my book. 

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Tempted by kbs proto shafts for my hybrids. Resisting as I actually am hitting them both ok as is. 

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Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S [back up and on life support Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5" ]

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in proV1 at some point)

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9 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Tempted by kbs proto shafts for my hybrids. Resisting as I actually am hitting them both ok as is. 

Should try the Matrix Altus hybrid shafts, about as cheap as you can get for an all-time great hybrid shaft. 

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Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
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 - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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Ordered a Titleist SM8 Vokey S grind 54’ wedge, Recoil F2 shaft, CCM +4 grip. 
Ive been procrastinating but finally pulled the trigger.  2-4 weeks delivery 

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2 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

I don't necessarily disagree, but I've been fighting golfer's elbow/tendinitis for over a month now, and not to sound like a jack@ss but I wouldn't have guessed I'd be guilty of "weak muscles surrounding the joint."  I've been playing when I can, SuperSpeed 3 times a week, and Orange Whip 2-3 times a week, but the overuse that pushed me over the edge was playing catch and throwing a baseball with my son and his team for a 25-game season after probably not touching a baseball for 12-15 years.

Once fully recovered (whenever I get there) would you recommend I add anything to the routine to strengthen and avoid this problem next season?  Wrist curls?  Plenty of various bicep curls and tricep pressing movements in my routines, although I suppose the only targeted work my forearms get are hammer's, pinwheels, plus the forearm work that comes from deads.

 

sorry you’re dealing with it…strong people aren’t immune to tendonitis. i’ve seen a lot of really fit people struggle with it when introducing something novel to their training (in your case, throwing a ball for the first time in a long time). if not a novel movement, then it can be a sign of a big imbalance around the joint, like someone with well developed biceps but their forearms are lagging behind.  that kind of structural imbalance can make the tendons vulnerable  

as far as what to incorporate - i love throwing prehab exercises into my warmups, that way you don’t add any time to your training session. for tendonitis specifically, i’ve always liked wrist rotations (take a 5 lb dumbbell in your fist and alternate palm up, palm down), dead hangs from the pull up bar or rings (two hands, one hand, alternating, and if you can hold a hollow position, you get a core workout also), and my favorite is doing my first few warmup sets of deadlifts with fat grips added to the bar. 

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2 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

as far as what to incorporate - i love throwing prehab exercises into my warmups, that way you don’t add any time to your training session. for tendonitis specifically, i’ve always liked wrist rotations (take a 5 lb dumbbell in your fist and alternate palm up, palm down), dead hangs from the pull up bar or rings (two hands, one hand, alternating, and if you can hold a hollow position, you get a core workout also), and my favorite is doing my first few warmup sets of deadlifts with fat grips added to the bar. 

Good stuff, thanks!

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 3 & 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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Just realized my long irons Fli-Hi 3i 19* & MMC 4i 22* both go the same distance of 230y. All parameters (spin, launch, etc.) are the same aside from 85 vs 105 foot height. 3W @ 16* is about 275y. Looking for a callaway maverik 2H for around 253y gap fill. Something a big more utility than a 3W. 

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4w: :callaway-small: Epic flash Oban Kiyoshi Gold tipped 2" 42.5" NDMC Mid

3-PW: :mizuno-small:  MP-18, 3i FLYhi MMC, 4-6i MMC, 7-PW MB, KBS C-taper Lite X-stiff NDMC Mid

Wedges: :titelist-small:  SM7 49*F, 54*D, 59*M KBS C-taper Lite X-stiff NDMC Mid

Putter:  Lajosi Sensor Breakthrough Golf Tour Stability Shaft 34" SuperStroke GTR 1.0

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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CPO has me thinking about more forgiving driver setups. Might happen if I can’t fix my driver woes by the end of the year. 

Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S [back up and on life support Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5" ]

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in proV1 at some point)

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On 6/27/2021 at 10:59 AM, rbsiedsc said:

Thinking about a backup set of irons. Something to strive to use like a players set. Likely hogan or sub70. If I go that route in the future. 

Although I just found on 2nd swing a Srixon combo set with my shaft and specs. I’d almost call it fate. 🤩

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Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S [back up and on life support Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5" ]

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in proV1 at some point)

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I enjoy the aesthetics of golf clubs. I am thinking of putter purchase but its purely based on how it looks. How often do folks buy on aesthetics, performance be damned? I recall the MGS crew referring to these types of putters as "Wall Hangars" which I seem to recall really upset Tyson Lamb. Lamb putters do look amazing.

 

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Ping G410 Crossover 4 23° w/Mitsubishi Tensei Blue

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