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I am a tinkerer by nature, which can be good and bad. A month ago I thought I would see if I could find a driver/shaft combo that optimized my driving stats. I went to Pure Science Golf and hit my driver/shaft (Titleist 915D3 9.5* and a Oban Kiyoshi Purple shaft) then I hit a series of heads and shafts to compare. All shots were recorded on the Trackman.

 

The end result...maybe one driver shaft combo could land me 5 more yards, but my fitter told me to stick with what I had.

 

We did look through the rest of my bag and found that my 3 wood shaft flex was way too soft so that remains a change to be seen.

 

I just bought a set of three Edel wedges with the driver bounce that will arrive on Monday. I am curious how the additional bounce will work with my game. Time will tell.

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Lamkin sent me a demo of the new Z5, so considering ordering a few for my clubs.

 

 

 

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Driver: Ping G430 Max 9*, Ping Tour 70X

Fairway: Ping G425 15*, Ping Tour 70X

Hybrid: Ping G425 22*, Ping Tour 80X

Irons:  Ping i230 4-GW, TT DG X100

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

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

Ball: Titleist 2023 AVX

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I have played the same set for the last two years (by far a record for me). I am considering new wedges, but I may just wait to see what comes next season.

Ping G410 Plus Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
Ping G410 LST 3 Wood Oban Tour Prototype V430
Titleist U500 3 & 4 Oban Kiyoshi Purple Tour Reserve
Titleist 620 MB 5-9 Oban CT 125
Titleist Vokey 47* Oban CT 125, 51*, 55*, and 59* Shimada Tour Wedge Black
Bettinardi Studio Stock SS28

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... Well I dodged a bullet with the new Srixon irons. Was gonna play a mixed set of 565's and 765's until I saw them up close and personal. Hate what they did with the hosel transition that looks like it is made for Asian players. Visual offset in the short irons, a very rounded toe and that weird hosel transition that makes the clubhead and hosel look like two different pieces from two different clubs. Saves me some money to spend elsewhere. : ) 

Driver:     :taylormade-small:    Qi10 10.5* ... Ventus Red Velocore 5R
Fairway:  :taylormade-small:    Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:        430 Hybrid 22*... Diamana LTD 65r  
                  :taylormade-small:    DHy #4 ... Steelfiber 780Hy  
Irons:       :titleist-small:           '23 T200 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :titleist-small:           Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :cobra-small:    Sport-60 33" 
Ball:           Maxfli/:taylormade-small:  Maxfli Tour/TP5x

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New Recoil 680 shafts for my irons and hybrids. I hit them on Saturday down at Golfworks with Theoo...172 yards for a 7 iron on their Foresight monitor, now to rustle up the cash and get them ordered.

In the bag:
Driver:cobra-small: Darkspeed X 9°  UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X Blue 7F4
Fairway: :callaway-logo-1: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:callaway-logo-1: Fairway 14 stand bag
Balls: :callaway-small: Chrome Tour

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


God Bless America🇺🇸, God save the King🇬🇧, God defend New Zealand🇳🇿 and thank Christ for Australia🇦🇺!

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... Well I dodged a bullet with the new Srixon irons. Was gonna play a mixed set of 565's and 765's until I saw them up close and personal. Hate what they did with the hosel transition that looks like it is made for Asian players. Visual offset in the short irons, a very rounded toe and that weird hosel transition that makes the clubhead and hosel look like two different pieces from two different clubs. Saves me some money to spend elsewhere. : ) 

 

What exactly does a "hosel transition that looks like it is made for Asian players" mean?

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... The Asian market is very different than the US market. Short irons are bigger, rounder and have offset, sometimes a lot of offset. Instead of blending the hosel in a seamless transition, the short irons especially the wedges, will have a higher heel and with the noticeable offset it looks like the wedge head was welded on to a separate hosel. I certainly don't mean to insinuate it is inferior to a beautifully blended hosel transition, just the way that market likes their irons designed. 

Driver:     :taylormade-small:    Qi10 10.5* ... Ventus Red Velocore 5R
Fairway:  :taylormade-small:    Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:        430 Hybrid 22*... Diamana LTD 65r  
                  :taylormade-small:    DHy #4 ... Steelfiber 780Hy  
Irons:       :titleist-small:           '23 T200 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :titleist-small:           Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :cobra-small:    Sport-60 33" 
Ball:           Maxfli/:taylormade-small:  Maxfli Tour/TP5x

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The RTX-3 Raw have me thinking. But I am not looking to replace the 46* 54* SMP.

They are like throwing lawn darts.

 :srixon-small:  ZX5 MKII LS 8.5

:taylormade-small: Stealth 2 plus 3 wood

:taylormade-small: Stealth 2 plus 5 wood

:taylormade-small: Stealth 2 plus 19.5 Hybrid 

:srixon-small: ZX5 MKll 5 / AW Dart stiff

:taylormade-small: MG3 black 52 9b 58 12b

:scotty-small:  7.5 Phantom 34”

:srixon-small: Z Star Diamond 2023

 

 

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I am really thinking about getting a new driver. Have never good vibes from the Covert 2.0 and I just can't seem to be consistent with it. 

 

Have been thinking (and reading about) the ping G, M2, XR16 and the cobra F6. Also interested in hitting the new BB Fusion. Anybody got any input for a high handicapper like myself? I am trying to get my swing under control (and have dropped my average round about 10 strokes this year) but still struggle with a slice from time to time. It's gotten bad that I've stopped hitting driver for rounds at a time. But like I said, I've done some swing work and I am hitting more consistent right now. 

 

I love the idea of the power in the M2 but the G seems to be the most forgiving which would be key. I had a measured swing speed of around 105 but with those new tweaks I am hoping I'd be closer to 110. 

WITB

 

Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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I am really thinking about getting a new driver. Have never good vibes from the Covert 2.0 and I just can't seem to be consistent with it.

 

Have been thinking (and reading about) the ping G, M2, XR16 and the cobra F6. Also interested in hitting the new BB Fusion. Anybody got any input for a high handicapper like myself? I am trying to get my swing under control (and have dropped my average round about 10 strokes this year) but still struggle with a slice from time to time. It's gotten bad that I've stopped hitting driver for rounds at a time. But like I said, I've done some swing work and I am hitting more consistent right now.

 

I love the idea of the power in the M2 but the G seems to be the most forgiving which would be key. I had a measured swing speed of around 105 but with those new tweaks I am hoping I'd be closer to 110.

It's a broken record on here, but going through a fitting is your best bet. You'll read it on every thread where advice about clubs is being sought. I've hit all of the drivers you mention and given the right shaft for you and your swing, there probably won't be much to separate them numbers-wise. It will probably come down to looks and feel/sound. Best of luck!!!

 

 

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Driver: Ping G430 Max 9*, Ping Tour 70X

Fairway: Ping G425 15*, Ping Tour 70X

Hybrid: Ping G425 22*, Ping Tour 80X

Irons:  Ping i230 4-GW, TT DG X100

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

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

Ball: Titleist 2023 AVX

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Thanks! Yeah I did neglect to mention that I went to a fitting a few months ago (when the guy measured my swing speed). He was super honest and basically told me not to buy a driver until I improved my swing because it wasn't going to make a difference. So I will obviously be going back there. 

WITB

 

Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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When you're looking, check out the Mizuno JPX-EZ as well.

In the bag:
Driver:cobra-small: Darkspeed X 9°  UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X Blue 7F4
Fairway: :callaway-logo-1: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:callaway-logo-1: Fairway 14 stand bag
Balls: :callaway-small: Chrome Tour

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


God Bless America🇺🇸, God save the King🇬🇧, God defend New Zealand🇳🇿 and thank Christ for Australia🇦🇺!

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When you're looking, check out the Mizuno JPX-EZ as well.

I just read yours (and others) reviews on the club. I am definitely going to have to try that, thanks for the advice. I don't give a s*** about the sound either, the sound of yelling "fore" all the time is much worse. 

WITB

 

Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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I just read yours (and others) reviews on the club. I am definitely going to have to try that, thanks for the advice. I don't give a s*** about the sound either, the sound of yelling "fore" all the time is much worse. 

 

^This  :lol:

 

Is anyone considering the new Wilson irons? I've seen lots of good things on blogs etc, but haven't seen much in "equipment pondering" threads yet. They're probably not forgiving enough for me (yet -- Hopefully my trajectory allows me to get there someday), but I think they look pretty slick.

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Mini

Hybrids: Adams Tight Lie (3)

Irons: 5-A Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (56/60)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot RX 1

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Definitely looking at those Wilsons. Probably not in the cards for me, budget and all, but since I'm a Wilson guy, and since I'm already looking for V2's/4's this winter/next spring (or cmbs/cb3s[Adams too, natch.]), and since they come out on my birthday... Better get those lottery tickets!

WITB: 

Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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After re-reading the MGS report on EvnRoll putters today, I'm kind of angry I bought a new putter this summer. They sound like the real deal

WITB

 

Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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  • 3 weeks later...

40th b-day is coming in a week or 2. Probably getting a new driver to celebrate. I use the term "new" loosely because I'm probably going to get something from the 2015 scene. Heard too many things, read too many reviews, and saw too many videos about the Fly-Z, so my mind may be made up.

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I keep thinking about the Cleveland wedges that I'll be reviewing!!!! I can't wait to get them!

 

 

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Driver: Ping G430 Max 9*, Ping Tour 70X

Fairway: Ping G425 15*, Ping Tour 70X

Hybrid: Ping G425 22*, Ping Tour 80X

Irons:  Ping i230 4-GW, TT DG X100

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

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

Ball: Titleist 2023 AVX

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Srixon 765 irons can't get them out of my mind

 

 

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Driver- Callaway 815 Big Bertha Alpha Double Black Diamond

3 Wood- Callaway 815 Big Berth Alpha

3 -5 Hybrids Callaway Apex

6-PW- 2014 Callaway Apex Pro

50,54, 58 Wedges- Callaway MD3

Putter- SeeMore FGP

Ball- Kirkland Signature and Snell MTB

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I hit my lowest score ever this year 70.

Been thing about ordering next years ball, with the 70 for the number.

 :srixon-small:  ZX5 MKII LS 8.5

:taylormade-small: Stealth 2 plus 3 wood

:taylormade-small: Stealth 2 plus 5 wood

:taylormade-small: Stealth 2 plus 19.5 Hybrid 

:srixon-small: ZX5 MKll 5 / AW Dart stiff

:taylormade-small: MG3 black 52 9b 58 12b

:scotty-small:  7.5 Phantom 34”

:srixon-small: Z Star Diamond 2023

 

 

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Thinking about new clubs for my daughter. She's been working hard on her game and is almost ready for new clubs. Just need to work out fitting and budget, which gives me a bit of time to convince my wife it's a good idea.

: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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A father and daughter sharing activities? What could be a better idea?

WITB: 

Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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Man... The M1 doesn't ship from TM until the 27th, shaft was on back order, and it's not drop-shipping to me, it's going to the place our company uses first. At this rate, I may have it by Nov 1! Sheesh. Oh well. Didn't cost me anything.

 

 

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Driver: Ping G430 Max 9*, Ping Tour 70X

Fairway: Ping G425 15*, Ping Tour 70X

Hybrid: Ping G425 22*, Ping Tour 80X

Irons:  Ping i230 4-GW, TT DG X100

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

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

Ball: Titleist 2023 AVX

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I've got nearly $700 in clubhouse credit and don't have a clue what to spend it on. I really don't want anything right now but have to use it before the end of the year... What to do..

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Shoes and some good rain gear?

I spent the majority of last year's clubhouse credit on some nice rain gear And it's barely been used so no need there.

 

Shoes are a decent idea. I've got 3 pair but my faves are about worn out as they are almost always what I have on.

Even then, that's a lot left over.

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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