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I have back issues and I am interested in the Corba one length irons for that reason …also waiting on the upcoming review of them.
The big questions I have are: since they are 7-iron length, but I prefer my 5-iron posture more, would the lengthened set be playable? My guess is that they chose 7-iron length as standard because it’s in the middle of a 3-iron & wedges. And then how will a 5-iron length GW perform?

Not crazy about ordering a longer set, and then questioning whether standard length would have been better.
By the way, the closest clubfitters are 1-1/2 - 2 hrs away. 

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:titelist-small: TSi3 #1-3-5 all with Tensi Blue S-flex

:callaway-small: 2019 Apex Pro black 3 & 4H Catalyst 70 or    

:titelist-small: TSi3 #2-3 depending on how I’m playing. Tensi Blue

:callaway-small: 2019 Calloway Apex Pro black, 5-PW, Catalyst 100 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo   

:cobra-small:  2020 RadSpeed OL 4H, 5-GW … won’t get to actually use till warmer weather

:callaway-small: 2019 PM-grind, 56° & 60°, KBS steel, Green Cap

:taylormade-small: Blue Spider EX

:titelist-small: Pro V1X

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2 hours ago, dlow206 said:

If getting her these clubs makes her happy and allows me to continue my club buying habits, its worth it 😂

You have a loophole built in with BortGolf as well.  "No honey - those are a build for someone, of course they aren't for me" LOL

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: TSI3 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5                                                     Testing: :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron Graphite Design Tour AD IZ X Hybrid Shaft

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X                   Testing: :titelist-small: T100-S 5 - GW KBS Tour 130 X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

Putter:   :scotty-small: Phantom 5.5 34"      Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"      Taylormade Tour Black Spider 34"

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Every fall, I find myself going down all sorts of rabbit holes.  And I'm doing it again this year.  Earlier, I mentioned messing around with assorted graphite shafts; I want to see how the Fuji Pro 115 Tour Spec works, the Aldila NV95, blah blah blah.

Well, last night, I found myself looking at Ping G410 single irons, specifically a 9 iron, in my particular lie angle.  In spite of my being a confirmed Blade Ho for most of the last 20 years.  On occasion, I think it would be interesting to not have to worry about the durability of my irons, with possible rocks and other unseemliness lurking beneath the surface of the turf.  And Ping 17-4 stainless clubheads are so durable they have a half-life.

When I've tested Ping G series in the past, I've found I couldn't play them.  I would balloon the short irons in the slightest wind.  A couple times, in no wind.  No bueno.  But, I'm not 45 anymore (not even 55 anymore), hit the ball lower than I used to, and wonder if things have changed.  That's what spawned my half-baked idea to buy a G410 9 iron for full on testing.

Adding to the irony, I've been down this road, and it never turns out well.  Admittedly, not with something as high MOI as a G410, but that's because that level has only been reached with the G410 and G700 and forward.  Which has me thinking it's a useless exercise.

The stupid gyrations I submit myself to.  LOL
 

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5

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TaylorMade Pittsburgh Persimmon___12, 17, 20, 23°

Wilson 1200 GE___2, 4-9, PW

Alien Ultimate___SW

Ram Zebra___putter.

Our season is drawing quickly to a close as I'm not at all fond of playing with my shirt sleeves covered.

It's time to have some fun and see if steel shafts still make my geriatric hands swell.

I'm guessing yes.

 

On a more serious note, I'll need new shoes for next season.

I normally buy the same model in three different colors, and so they all wear out at the same time.

 

 

 

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The honmas showed up (for my wife). They are not as expensive as you would think because they are a much older model

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Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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So I play Edel wedges and the MGS Most Wanted Wedges scores made me scared lol. 40% loss of spin in wet weather on a 50 yard shot? That's not good living in the PNW. 

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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Have several clubs to trade in and want to use the money towards something to test since shop credit gets me the most value. Debating LAB putter or a 4w/HL3. 

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Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S (Testing Ventus Velocore Blue 6s 45")

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (Testing Ventus Velocore Blue 8s Hyb)

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F5 hybrid soft stepped

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 (Winter ball :titelist-small: proV1 )

 

 

 

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Ive been thinking about pulling the trigger on a set of Tommy Armour 845s.  Im basically just waiting for them to go on sale for the end of the season.  Im hoping to wait until they are marked down to $350-$400.  Right now I see that they are at $450 but I feel like I can do better.

Just like a few years ago when I picked up my TA Atomic driver for $250.

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Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Hybrid: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 3H

Irons: Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 54* and Top Flite chipper

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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Definitely thinking about some new irons for my son. He loves the heads on the Wilson Staff D200s he's playing right now but the graphite R flex shafts are too weak for him. He also loves the heavier steel shafts on the Cobra FP irons my dad gave him, but doesn't like the smaller heads. I'll probably take him to DSG and let him hit some irons on the monitor there to see what he likes, and then look around from there.

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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

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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1 hour ago, russtopherb said:

Definitely thinking about some new irons for my son. He loves the heads on the Wilson Staff D200s he's playing right now but the graphite R flex shafts are too weak for him. He also loves the heavier steel shafts on the Cobra FP irons my dad gave him, but doesn't like the smaller heads. I'll probably take him to DSG and let him hit some irons on the monitor there to see what he likes, and then look around from there.

Great prices on the PXG irons now.

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11 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Great prices on the PXG irons now.

Yeah I'm not buying him PXG for his 16th birthday 😂

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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

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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1 hour ago, russtopherb said:

Yeah I'm not buying him PXG for his 16th birthday 😂

Why not? The 0211 DC are cheaper than any brand on the market right now at $89/club and $84 if you are qualified for hero pricing. They were just $79.99 and $74.99 respectively

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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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31 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Why not? The 0211 DC are cheaper than any brand on the market right now at $89/club and $84 if you are qualified for hero pricing. They were just $79.99 and $74.99 respectively

Because I'm not buying PXG. 

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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

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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43 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Because I'm not buying PXG. 

What’s wrong with PXG? 

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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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9 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

What’s wrong with PXG? 

Plenty.

I don't tell anyone where or how to spend their money. Likewise, no one needs to tell me how or where to spend mine. Thanks.

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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

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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1 minute ago, russtopherb said:

Plenty.

I don't tell anyone where or how to spend their money. Likewise, no one needs to tell me how or where to spend mine. Thanks.

Not telling you or anyone how to spend their money. Curious why you or anyone would ignore purchasing quality clubs that have great reviews and that cheaper than anything on the markets but whatever 

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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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1 minute ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Not telling you or anyone how to spend their money. Curious why you or anyone would ignore purchasing quality clubs that have great reviews and that cheaper than anything on the markets but whatever 

Because with so many great OEMs out there, there are zero reasons for me to give Bob Parsons a single penny of my cash.

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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

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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On 10/6/2021 at 12:40 PM, B_R_A_D_Y said:

I have back issues and I am interested in the Corba one length irons for that reason …also waiting on the upcoming review of them.
The big questions I have are: since they are 7-iron length, but I prefer my 5-iron posture more, would the lengthened set be playable? My guess is that they chose 7-iron length as standard because it’s in the middle of a 3-iron & wedges. And then how will a 5-iron length GW perform?

Not crazy about ordering a longer set, and then questioning whether standard length would have been better.
By the way, the closest clubfitters are 1-1/2 - 2 hrs away. 

So I have the Radspeed OL from 6 iron through SW (had the 5 hybrid) I ordered them 1/2 over length so they all play so they all play 38"   I don't know if I'd go as far as ordering the 5 iron length.  I think that would really hurt you more on high end of the bag, I didn't have any issue handling the 38" SW    

I may be putting these up for sale before long, as I got what I wanted out of them, and enjoyed them but never was going to be a permanent thing.  

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I’m getting close to pulling the trigger: 5-GW, +1/2 in length, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 reg, Jumbo max tour series & pondering -1* strong loft.
I should be able to get them below wholesale … but think they r on back order right now. I would love to kno the specs on ur clubs & what price u r considering.

9 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

So I have the Radspeed OL from 6 iron through SW (had the 5 hybrid) I ordered them 1/2 over length so they all play so they all play 38"   I don't know if I'd go as far as ordering the 5 iron length.  I think that would really hurt you more on high end of the bag, I didn't have any issue handling the 38" SW    

I may be putting these up for sale before long, as I got what I wanted out of them, and enjoyed them but never was going to be a permanent thing.  

 

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:titelist-small: TSi3 #1-3-5 all with Tensi Blue S-flex

:callaway-small: 2019 Apex Pro black 3 & 4H Catalyst 70 or    

:titelist-small: TSi3 #2-3 depending on how I’m playing. Tensi Blue

:callaway-small: 2019 Calloway Apex Pro black, 5-PW, Catalyst 100 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo   

:cobra-small:  2020 RadSpeed OL 4H, 5-GW … won’t get to actually use till warmer weather

:callaway-small: 2019 PM-grind, 56° & 60°, KBS steel, Green Cap

:taylormade-small: Blue Spider EX

:titelist-small: Pro V1X

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9 hours ago, B_R_A_D_Y said:

I’m getting close to pulling the trigger: 5-GW, +1/2 in length, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 reg, Jumbo max tour series & pondering -1* strong loft.
I should be able to get them below wholesale … but think they r on back order right now. I would love to kno the specs on ur clubs & what price u r considering.

 

I'll PM You.

 

 

:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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