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27 minutes ago, Violinguy said:

 I'm rebuilding my golf swing and bag right now.  I've used the same clubs (except for driver) since I was young and thin.  My swing is essentially the same now that I'm old and fat, but it needs some serious work.  After a few tries, I've broken 100 and haven't shot over it again.  At my best, I'm in that 85-95 corridor.

I've got my eye on :Sub70: 699/699 pro combo set for irons.  The BH-5s I'm playing have been solid, but since my swing speed is still pretty fast (100-115 with driver), I'd like to take advantage of technology for some extra yards.  This will happen within the next 3-6 months.  I'm also starting to eye up their 3-woods as I currently don't have one.

After that, I'll be looking at replacing my 30-year old :ping-small: putter.  Finally, after some much needed instruction, I'll decide on a driver that I can hit straight.  Distance doesn't interest me as much as accuracy. The Epic driver I have now works just fine since I literally have no idea where the ball is going to go.

By next summer, I'd like to have a complete bag of clubs that I love.  Then maybe a new bag.  Yeah, that's the ticket.

I’m pretty sure I’m pulling the trigger on the 699 combos as well

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51 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Sadly, yes!  I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes last year after getting my covid shot.  Never got covid, but helluva price to play.

Depends on A1C but May bd able to have a “responsible” Adult Beverage.

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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

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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1 hour ago, Rickp said:

Depends on A1C but May bd able to have a “responsible” Adult Beverage.

A1C has dropped from 7.2 to 6.8.  I can have a Michelob Ultra without affecting my blood sugar, but the Irish Stout that I love is a no-no!

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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I’m going to be booking an iron fitting coming up I want to see which irons I will play best. I definitely want to go the players distance route especially since it’s the half way between the blades I play now and game improvement irons. I kind of want to hit the t200 and the other game improvement irons

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Really have the itches for the mizuno pro 225. Scheduling a fitting for the beginning of fall. Really looking forward to see what will show in my next fitting since my swing has evolved a lot over 2 years

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:ping-small: G425 LST 10.5 Aldilla Rogue White 70s

:titelist-small: TS3 15.5 3W Fuji Speeder Tour Spec

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-PW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM8 50,54, and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

:taylormade-small:Spider Tour Putter

Vice Pro Plus White or Titleist ProV1x

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

:CaddyTek: V8 3 Wheel Push Cart

:callaway-small: 300 PRO Rangefinder

Official Nippon Regio B+ Driver Shaft Review

 

 

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Looking at buying shafts for the heads I picked up. Can’t decide if I want to go with True Temper s300, what I have in my current irons, or try something different with a similar profile??? Guess I have to read the nippon review to see what that says.

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Not really thinking about new irons, but wanted to hit the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons, and I was at Roger Dunn in Santa Ana, so i was like a kid in a candy store. Man, those things have a thick top line, which i don't think is a bad thing, but holy cow are those things thick. I play JPX 921 Hot Metal which are definitely GI irons, but those Rogue ST Max and Max OS irons are a whole new level thick.

No, i didn't buy anything. Won't buy new irons until I see whatever the new Mizuno GI iron and Ping GI irons are for late 2022 or 2023. 

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Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 07/15/2022
Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
Putter:  :ping-small: PLD Custom Kushin 4

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Man I might be boring but please indulge me here. As most of the old timers know I am not much into newer stuff. I was reading and thinking this AM what do I need? I guess I am lucky I have won so many Srixon balls I do not need any. Bags amongst other things I am a bag ho. But I am thinking seriously about pulling the trigger on a new Jones original. Actually my wife is encouraging me because as she says I have not bought myself anything new and nice for a long time. Clubs of all kinds I have a plethera of. With my memory bad due to the hit on my head during my accident I have forgotten some of the stuff I do have. Good Example the Muirfields I am now playing I forgot I had and that they have regular shafts too. They are in pristine condition and for me like finding new clubs. I am getting healthy enough sans my bad knee to start cleaning the hoard out so Lord knows what I may find that I forgot about.

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Driver ---- Honma G1_X Stock tuned Honma R shaft---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label R-- PW M-85 Macgregor 48* S-400 Sensicore --- SW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- LW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Original Reuter Bulls Eye Standard---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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Anybody do a side by side test against Edison Wedges and Edel? Inquiring minds want to know! 

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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After weeks of thinking about the Edison wedges, I pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered a 53 and 57 degree wedge.

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at N) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Mitishibishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 4 -- Fujikura Atmos R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBSTour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball:  Maxfli TourX

Golf Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer 

 

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13 hours ago, CarlH said:

After weeks of thinking about the Edison wedges, I pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered a 53 and 57 degree wedge.

They are good wedges.  I bought a 49º Edison when I was looking for a new gap wedge; it plays very similar to my old SCOR 50º.  The V-sole does take some getting used to if you have never played one; spend some time with it. 

I would still be playing it, but when I started playing my Macgregor VIP V-Foil blades I loved the feel of them for shots into the green.  I am now using the Mac PW as my gap wedge since it's 48º.  😂

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Looking at second hand Titleist TS2 5 woods to replace my current gamer, which has turned into a hook monster. Really like my TS2 7 wood, and love the fact that loft adjustments can be achieved without changing the lie angle

:Sub70:  849 Pro Evenflow Riptide 6.0
: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
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
:srixon-small:  Z Star
:ping-small: Pioneer bag
:Clicgear: buggy

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Many ideas floating around right about now. Rapsodo for some slightly more engaging net/range practice, something to fit between the 4 hybrid and 3 wood as I have the 3 hybrid and old 3 wood though neither feels perfect (Callaway UW at 19 seems interesting or a 5W maybe), and maybe some new wedges to get some better gaping at the bottom of the bag. Decisions decisions

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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 9°  Xcaliber Avalon 5 TS (2021 Official Review)

 :callaway-small: Epic Speed 15°  Project X HZRDUS Black HAND-CRAFTED Wood Shaft - Spargo Golf Smoke iM10 60g  6.0 | :callaway-small: Epic Speed 18° Evenflow Riptide 70 g 6.0

:titelist-small: 816 H1 21° Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Chemical industry Mitsubishi  Rayon Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, mitsubishi, blue, company png |  PNGEgg Diamana S+ Blue 70 Stiff | :mizuno-small: JPX 919 HM Pro  5 - PW  :Fuji:  Pro Tour Spec 115i Stiff

:Hogan: Equalizer 52° / 56°  KBS Tour V 110 Stiff | :cleveland-small:  SOFT 11S Super Stroke Mid-Slim 2.0

:ping-small: Hoofer Bag | :titelist-small: - Pro V1x | Right Handed | Tracked by :ShotScope: V3

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I got the grudging approval from the wife yesterday…I’m officially in the market for a new driver!

That said, I likely won’t buy until late fall.  I’m on a long layoff from speed training and regular practice right now due to this move so I’ll want time to get things back in shape.  Already thinking about TSR, might kick the tires with PXG, who knows.  Biggest concern is finding where to get fit…

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

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

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3 & 4H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

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

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind bent to 55, 60 M Grind bent to 59, Aerotech Steelfiber i110 Stiff

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot OG Double Wide, Stroke Lab shaft

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Click here for my HONMA TR20 Official Review!

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i am little bit bored right now, that usually means trouble...

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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 07/15/2022
Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
Putter:  :ping-small: PLD Custom Kushin 4

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On 6/30/2022 at 9:51 AM, Getoffmylawn said:

I got the grudging approval from the wife yesterday…I’m officially in the market for a new driver!

That said, I likely won’t buy until late fall.  I’m on a long layoff from speed training and regular practice right now due to this move so I’ll want time to get things back in shape.  Already thinking about TSR, might kick the tires with PXG, who knows.  Biggest concern is finding where to get fit…

Yep, TSR looks good - I am only awaiting the announcement that they are rolling out to us mortals. 

Also, PXG just opened a fitting center about 5 miles from my house... as the local network channels are beating into my head during their commercial breaks... so I may inexplicably find myself walking through their door soon.  I have previously gamed the 0811X Proto driver, the 211 Driver, along with the 0341 XF 3 wood.  Annoying commercials... good equipment.

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Official MGS Tester: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 115 shafts (<--- Click Here)

  • Titleist TSi3 9* (@ 10.5*) Driver
  • Srixon ZX 3W, 5W & 7W
  • Titleist TSi2 5 Hybrid
  • Titleist 2021 T200 6-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron SS Newport 2.5
  • Maxfli Tour
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As I often do,  I have putters on my mind so I am selling off some of my backups to fund a new purchase.  🙂 

What am I going to get???   Who knows,  but it will most likely be a plumbers neck as I think I want to experiment with a graphite shaft and shaft over hosel putters  seriously limit the possible shafts.    Don't want a stability shaft;  had one and want to try something different.  

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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        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 5-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter: Auditions ongoing 

Backups:  :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, :seemore-small: mFGP2, logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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Happy with my Callaway Apex hybrids, but just saw an ad for TaylorMade Stealth UDI and DHYs and I’m very interested…. @chisag?

Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

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

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3 & 4H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

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

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind bent to 55, 60 M Grind bent to 59, Aerotech Steelfiber i110 Stiff

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot OG Double Wide, Stroke Lab shaft

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Click here for my HONMA TR20 Official Review!

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Thinking about wedges.  The MIMs are starting to wear down to the point I'm noticing a real lack of bite in dewy AM rounds.  

Leaders in the clubhouse so far are SM9s or Glide 4.0s.... but I need some time with each, plus see what else I need to try.  Also wouldn't rule out some SM8s if I can find them new.

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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5 - Motore X F3 6x | :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-wood - Ventus Blue 8s | :titelist-small: TSi3 20* Hybrid - KBS Proto 85s

:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - Nippon Modus 120x | :cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12C, 56.10V, 60.04W - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

:EVNROLL: ER2B | :titelist-small: Pro V1x | :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX9 Slope

 

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