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1 hour ago, mr.hicksta said:

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini (the :wilson_staff_small:  D7 is in time out)
: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

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I suppose there's no better place to post this so here goes. I love my current setup from driver to my custom tees, but my game is in a strange place right now. While I'm going to be signing any contr

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Maybe we can convince more to join us 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:srixon-small: ZU85 18* Tour AD 95X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-9 Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 46F - 54S - 59D
:EVNROLL: ER2
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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I'll be interested to see how low you can get - I'm expecting good things! There is something to be said for just getting the ball in the hole - especially when you know you have quality clubs that fit you.


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Ping G400 LST 8.5* Graphite Design DI 6 stiff 45"

Taylormade RBZ Proto 14.5* Oban Kiyoshi 85 04 42.5"

Adams 4555 19* Matrix Ozik Altus 80 S/X 42"

Ping G410 Crossover 2 Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0 40"

Ping i500 4-8 Modus 105 Stiff

Ping Blueprint 9-P Modus 105 Stiff

Fourteen RM-12 53* and 58* Tour Issue Black Onyx s400 

Odyssey Tour Black Series 9 35" Flatso 1.0 

Srixon Z Star XV

2018 Ping Hoofer 

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6 hours ago, jlukes said:

Maybe we can convince more to join us 

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It's a movement!!! 😎

5 hours ago, golfertrb said:

I'll be interested to see how low you can get - I'm expecting good things! There is something to be said for just getting the ball in the hole - especially when you know you have quality clubs that fit you.


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I appreciate it! I certainly play and practice enough so I think eliminating the unnecessary tinkering will help. Plus my wife bought me my irons and wedges for my 40th birthday so I ought to get a few years use out of them before even considering something else!

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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1 hour ago, mr.hicksta said:

It's a movement!!! 😎

I appreciate it! I certainly play and practice enough so I think eliminating the unnecessary tinkering will help. Plus my wife bought me my irons and wedges for my 40th birthday so I ought to get a few years use out of them before even considering something else!

At least til you get to SD. Then it’s time to open the floodgates. 

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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21 hours ago, mr.hicksta said:

I suppose there's no better place to post this so here goes. I love my current setup from driver to my custom tees, but my game is in a strange place right now. While I'm going to be signing any contracts, I am going to minimize any changes for as long as possible so I can focus solely on getting this index down. I have 8 months left in Hawaii so that timeframe will serve as the initial 'experiment' window. Will it make a difference? We shall see. My index is trending to 11.9 right now and that will be the primary measurable here. It's time to quit f'ing around and start achieving my golf goals!

I get chasing shiny metal, I do it too, but there does come a time where focus has to change. I set 3 golf goals in Oct of 17, and that’s where my focus has been. I have achieved 1 1/2 of them and this forum has helped make that happen. It has taken longer to achieve than I hoped (back injury) but I won’t stop until I get there. Broadcast your goals, tell the world and then get to accomplishing them. From what I have seen from you, the work, dedication and focus will be easy for you. One recommendation I have is to be open to ideas that you haven’t been before. I had a very good understanding of this game but opening myself up on this journey has been eye opening. Good luck and enjoy the ride! You have a lot of spies pulling for you. 

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:taylormade-small:             SIM 9.5* (GD XC 6X) 

:taylormade-small:             SIM 15* (GD DI 7X) 

:taylormade-small:             2 DHY (GD DI HY8X)

:srixon-small:                     Z585 4-5 (KBS C Taper S)

:srixon-small:                     Z785 6-PW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                     Vokey  SM8 49 08 F ( KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 59 04 L   (KBS 610)

:bettinardi-1:                Studio Stock 28 Slotback 33.5"

:bridgestone-small:       Tour BX

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I get chasing shiny metal, I do it too, but there does come a time where focus has to change. I set 3 golf goals in Oct of 17, and that’s where my focus has been. I have achieved 1 1/2 of them and this forum has helped make that happen. It has taken longer to achieve than I hoped (back injury) but I won’t stop until I get there. Broadcast your goals, tell the world and then get to accomplishing them. From what I have seen from you, the work, dedication and focus will be easy for you. One recommendation I have is to be open to ideas that you haven’t been before. I had a very good understanding of this game but opening myself up on this journey has been eye opening. Good luck and enjoy the ride! You have a lot of spies pulling for you. 


I appreciate the kind words and the recommendation! My current golf goals are to shoot an even par round (current PB is 76) and get to a 5 index (lowest I’ve been is 8.3). I’m definitely focused on making both of those happen and I believe getting super comfortable with my current set will be a huge part of making that happen! I’m in no rush of course, and I fully intend on being patient during the process. I just have to trust the process and put in the work!
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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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Nice set. How do you like the Epon irons?

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  •  SUN_MOUNTAIN_LOGO_ORANGE.jpg.a9d08a3a8868c113b375e59d107b307c.jpg C130 USA bag 
  • Driver - th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0811XF - Tensei Ck Orange - 65 G Stiff
  • 3 Wood - tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg M6 - Tensei CK Orange - 65 G Stiff
  • 19*  & 22* Hybrids -  tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg M6 - Tensei CK Orange - 82 G Stiff
  • Irons & Wedges- th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0211 5-PW, GW, SW, LW 45*. 50*, 54*, 60* - True Temper Elevate Tour 117 G Stiff
  • All wrapped in th6BYKY06U.jpg.498f835a9186e145cfd65f634529351e.jpgStandard Gray/Red Dri-Tacs
  • Putter - th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg - Mustang - 33" - thSW15O8UF.jpg.640464f71a82ecf5f3ea6385b212dea0.jpg 5.0 FATSO
  • Ball - tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg TP5
  • Tracked with untitled.png.d513b27db44b0030705a36f1ae5b2a97.pngV2
  • I'm a righty from Mechanicsville, VA (Richmond Area)
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51 minutes ago, Maltenator said:

Nice set. How do you like the Epon irons?

Thanks! I absolutely love them. They look unique, feel great and have a nice, consistent ball flight. Definitely a set I'll have in the bag for quite awhile!

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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21 minutes ago, mr.hicksta said:

Thanks! I absolutely love them. They look unique, feel great and have a nice, consistent ball flight. Definitely a set I'll have in the bag for quite awhile!

I looked them up, and at that price I'd keep them in a bag a long time also lol. I had only heard about them, and never looked into them. I'm assuming you went through club champion?

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  •  SUN_MOUNTAIN_LOGO_ORANGE.jpg.a9d08a3a8868c113b375e59d107b307c.jpg C130 USA bag 
  • Driver - th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0811XF - Tensei Ck Orange - 65 G Stiff
  • 3 Wood - tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg M6 - Tensei CK Orange - 65 G Stiff
  • 19*  & 22* Hybrids -  tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg M6 - Tensei CK Orange - 82 G Stiff
  • Irons & Wedges- th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0211 5-PW, GW, SW, LW 45*. 50*, 54*, 60* - True Temper Elevate Tour 117 G Stiff
  • All wrapped in th6BYKY06U.jpg.498f835a9186e145cfd65f634529351e.jpgStandard Gray/Red Dri-Tacs
  • Putter - th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg - Mustang - 33" - thSW15O8UF.jpg.640464f71a82ecf5f3ea6385b212dea0.jpg 5.0 FATSO
  • Ball - tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg TP5
  • Tracked with untitled.png.d513b27db44b0030705a36f1ae5b2a97.pngV2
  • I'm a righty from Mechanicsville, VA (Richmond Area)
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13 minutes ago, Maltenator said:

I looked them up, and at that price I'd keep them in a bag a long time also lol. I had only heard about them, and never looked into them. I'm assuming you went through club champion?

I got mine through Center Cut Custom Golf. I've been going through them for quite awhile for shafts and whatnot, but since there was what we'll call an 'issue' with my fitter when it came to doing the build, they ended up doing everything including the irons. I got a sweet deal on mine and all said I want to say I paid around $2K for the set!

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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1 minute ago, mr.hicksta said:

I got mine through Center Cut Custom Golf. I've been going through them for quite awhile for shafts and whatnot, but since there was what we'll call an 'issue' with my fitter when it came to doing the build, they ended up doing everything including the irons. I got a sweet deal on mine and all said I want to say I paid around $2K for the set!

That's amazing. A little less than what I paid for mine after PXG Heroes Program and Taylormade Vets discount, and selling off my old set helped knock down the price out of pocket tremendously for me as well. All in all I'm in about $2500 for my whole set up in my signature, and about $1700 out of pocket after selling all my old equipment off.

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  •  SUN_MOUNTAIN_LOGO_ORANGE.jpg.a9d08a3a8868c113b375e59d107b307c.jpg C130 USA bag 
  • Driver - th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0811XF - Tensei Ck Orange - 65 G Stiff
  • 3 Wood - tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg M6 - Tensei CK Orange - 65 G Stiff
  • 19*  & 22* Hybrids -  tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg M6 - Tensei CK Orange - 82 G Stiff
  • Irons & Wedges- th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0211 5-PW, GW, SW, LW 45*. 50*, 54*, 60* - True Temper Elevate Tour 117 G Stiff
  • All wrapped in th6BYKY06U.jpg.498f835a9186e145cfd65f634529351e.jpgStandard Gray/Red Dri-Tacs
  • Putter - th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg - Mustang - 33" - thSW15O8UF.jpg.640464f71a82ecf5f3ea6385b212dea0.jpg 5.0 FATSO
  • Ball - tm.jpg.b933503b8a6713406bcc109c48c76358.jpg TP5
  • Tracked with untitled.png.d513b27db44b0030705a36f1ae5b2a97.pngV2
  • I'm a righty from Mechanicsville, VA (Richmond Area)
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7 minutes ago, Maltenator said:

That's amazing. A little less than what I paid for mine after PXG Heroes Program and Taylormade Vets discount, and selling off my old set helped knock down the price out of pocket tremendously for me as well. All in all I'm in about $2500 for my whole set up in my signature, and about $1700 out of pocket after selling all my old equipment off.

Funny you mention the PXG for Heroes program, because I was looking at going that route originally, but ultimately decided on the Epons. I was happy with getting them for less than a new set of Gen2 0311s, but that discount program makes the PXGs quite attractive for those who qualify! 

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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It's been 3 days and there are no updates....?????

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini (the :wilson_staff_small:  D7 is in time out)
: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

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It's been 3 days and there are no updates....?????



Here you go

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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6 minutes ago, mr.hicksta said:

 


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I think this could be my favorite WITB thread I've ever seen 🔥

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Driver::titelist-small: TS2 (Hazardus Smoke 65g)

Driving Iron: :taylormade-small: P790 (Dynamic Gold)

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818H1 23* (Tensei Pro White)

Irons: :titelist-small: T100 5 - 9i (KBS C-Taper 130g x-stiff)

Wedges::vokey-small: SM7 46, 50, 54, 58

Putter:  Toulon Las Vegas with StrokeLab shaft

Ball: :taylormade-small:TP5X

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4 hours ago, russtopherb said:

It's been 3 days and there are no updates....?????

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But now that I think about it, I just got my wedges back from getting fixed (local shop didn't put tip weights in) and I went back to midsize Tour Velvets, which are my go to grip. My ACCRA shafts should be on the way soon and those are really the last piece of the puzzle!

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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3 minutes ago, HarryC said:

I think this could be my favorite WITB thread I've ever seen 🔥

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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Ordered two months ago and they’re finally on the way!

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:taylormade-small: SIM 9º | ACCRA TZ5 65 M4
:ping-small: G410 3W 14.5º | Graphite Designs Tour AD DI 7S
:ping-small: G410 3H 19º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:ping-small: G410 4H 22º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 S+
:srixon-small: Z785 5-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50, 54, 60 (Mid) | True Temper DG Tour Issue S400
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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