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Appreciate it, but I'm a lefty ;)

 

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Guess that would throw a wrench in that plan...

 

 

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 19*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Ten 

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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Guess that would throw a wrench in that plan...

 

 

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A little ;) although when I first started golfing I golfed both left and right handed...

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Golf forums are equipment driven. The ones that last anyway. We all want to talk about, diss, pine for, critize equipment otherwise we would be on FB, IG, and twitter instead of being on here.

 

Btw my playing partners tell me to never change driver or even touch the current settings of my Epic.

 

My drivers in the last 4-5 years were Optiforce 440, Big Bertha Alpha, FlyZ+ (2nd place to Epic), King LTD. Only 2 (including Epic, were bought new). 3 of them were with the exact same shaft set up.

 

The way I'm driving the ball I would spend the money again on a new Epic.

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that's some killer distance! So what driver were you playing previously and what was your average distance with that? Were the same shafts in both?

 

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I was averaging 285 over a much longer period of time, and my fairways hit was around 33%. Nakashima Ntec 2.85

 

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

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

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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that's some killer distance! So what driver were you playing previously and what was your average distance with that? Were the same shafts in both?

 

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Biggest difference with the Epic vs my Nakashima, or even the M1 I had for a minute, is the accuracy and forgiveness. I was longer with the M1 than the Nak, ball speed was a couple MPHs better. The Epic was as high as 4 MPH faster on ball speed than the M1. I'm closer to 300 more often with better distance into the wind as well.

 

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

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

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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I'll have one on Sunday with two shafts if you want to give it a go.

 

 

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have any trade interest.....LOL!!!  

 

  I'll take you into my office and give you a pick of just about anything in there.  LOL

 

Appreciate it, but I'm a lefty ;)

 

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Can I have the swings offered to MDGolfHacker  :D  :D  :D

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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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have any trade interest.....LOL!!!

 

I'll take you into my office and give you a pick of just about anything in there. LOL

 

Haha.!i never say never. Tomorrow's the first time I'll have it out on the course. More than welcome to give it a go. I'll have a Diamana Whiteboard and a HZRDUS Yellow.

 

 

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 19*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Ten 

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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I scheduled my fitting last week primarily to fill a gap between my current hybrid and fairway wood, but added the driver fitting just to see if there was anything that could beat my 913 D2 that I've been gaming for 4 years.

 

The only driver that really out-performed it, with better spin/launch/distance/accuracy was the Epic.

 

Results from the Trackman for the 913 D2 were almost exactly what I've been getting with my GC2, so I feel very comfortable about switching to the Epic.

 

I expect it will be in my bag for a long time.

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What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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Very curious how the Epic sounds and feels vs M2. I've been playing TM for so many years.

Sound and feel were better for me with Epic. Numbers were close with both. Misses were better with M2 and Epic SZ's best swings might have been a bit longer. At the end of the day, I couldnt justify the extra 300 for the Epic/shaft combo I wanted vs same shaft combo for the M2. So I went M2 and am happy.
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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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I am going on the 3rd year with my Cobra Fly Z +

Was hitting it last year better then the year before, has been a great driver for me.

Same! Fantastic driver. I always hate how Cobra sometimes gets overlooked when talking about the best products each year

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Driver = Cobra Fly-Z + 10 degree w/ Aldila RIP Phenom Shaft

3-Wood = Cobra Fly-Z + 14.5 degree

3-Iron = Ping iBlade w/ Ping Standard Graphite Shaft

4-PW = Ping iBlade w/ Project X Rifle Shafts

50 degree = Titleist SM5

54 degree = Titleist SM5

58 degree = Titleist SM5

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Same! Fantastic driver. I always hate how Cobra sometimes gets overlooked when talking about the best products each year

Completely agree. I've used a the cobra fly z+ for a few years now and have tried several other drivers including the king ltd, and so far nothing has beat the fly z+. That being said I did try the epic and wow. Didn't get any numbers to compare, but it certainly felt and looked like it was going just as far and straight. However tough to justify $600+ for something isn't that different in performance. Maybe I'll have to get a launch monitor to really test side by side.

 ⛳🛄 as of April 15, 2022

SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero - Set at 9.5* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 

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I need to rephrase if I may. Rich club ho's that can afford to do that. Us Po Ho's go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Some folks just have to have the latest and greatest which is ok by me it's their money and besides it makes the last generation clubs cheaper for us PO Ho's

:D

I'm playing right now a Ping i20 that I got used in a trade and was the "throw in". My backup is a T7 clone 9.5' that I got at Goodwill for $5.95.

U never know!

Rick

 

 

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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Same! Fantastic driver. I always hate how Cobra sometimes gets overlooked when talking about the best products each year

 

 

... Cobra has been making as good a driver (or better) as any OEM for quite a few years now. I usually have several new drivers every year but the Cobra Fly Z just refuses to leave my bag. The combination of spin, trajectory, feel, sound and forgiveness just hasn't been beat.  And there have been many challengers. I also bought a Fly Z for my 23 yr old son that carries it 280-290 under normal conditions and put a Nunchuk in it for him. He won't even consider hitting another driver. 

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Driver:     :cobra-small: LTDx 10.5* ... LinQ M40X 6F3
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/16.5/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
                  :taylormade-small: Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 5-Pw Forged Tec ... Steelfiber i80R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:           :taylormade-small: Maxfli Tour '22/TP5x '21

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I love when I see the testing requests for drivers and people post 105 swing speed and 295 carry lmao!

 

I guess I'm doing it wrong bc 295 is good carry for me even with my SS pushing 120 lol. hashtag realistic. 

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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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I love when I see the testing requests for drivers and people post 105 swing speed and 295 carry lmao!

 

I guess I'm doing it wrong bc 295 is good carry for me even with my SS pushing 120 lol. hashtag realistic.

Well, you see, they are basing it all on that trip they took to Denver a few years back on that one hole with the 50 yard elevation change downhill and 20 mph tail wind. If they could do it that time, why couldn't they do it every time? [emoji1]

 

 

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Titleist TS3 9.5* w/Accra TZ5 65 X-Stiff
Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X

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Saw a new Tour Edge Exotics driver for over $600. You can bet that one will be available for $139.95 in a couple of years if you can find one. Not a knock on TE. I play their 3 wd,

 

 

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Bought the GBB Epic sub zero driver.  I bought the Epic while recovering from toe surgery...did not hit any balls...nothing!  I trusted my Fitter at Edwin Watts Golf.  I received the club approximately 2 months later as the demand was so high my particular driver was on back order.  I had recovered by time the driver arrived and was starting to play golf once again.  I WAS SPEECHLESS!  After playing the driver the very first time...during the round my buddies were all astounded at how far and straight I was hitting the ball?!  I assured them it was the arrow and not the Indian in this case?!  As I have continued to get my game back I have hit the ball even farther and continue to hit the ball where aimed!  I get great trajectory and as I have said...DISTANCE!  I will soon be 60 years old and I am hitting the ball about 260-270 regularly and hitting it straight!  I can honestly say...this is the first club in my golfing life, I have purchased and all the advertising, all the hype were point on!  Several of my golfing buddies have checked out the driver and are considering purchasing.

As always, fit is key.  I always tell guys I run into to make sure they get fit!  I am amazed even today how many guys don't take the time to get fit and then wonder why they are disappointed later?!

 

The GBB sub zero Epic is the best club I have ever purchased!

Well done Callaway!   

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I had forgotten this but last weekend....

A friend was playing a brand spanking new Epic. He was all stoked because a guy at a local retail shop had him all "dialed in". Except he wasn't apparently. Before we started the round he was telling how much distance he'd picked up. Except he hasn't. He used to play a TM driver from last years offering. M1 or M2?  Normally we're pretty equal off the tee. But last weekend I was past him many times by 10-15 yds. I play an old ancient 2014 SLDR. Several of his drives were out left horribly. We're both about the same age. 62. I asked him later how he was liking the club and he grumbled he was going back to the retailer for more adjustment.

I've seen many Epic's and thought they were great looking and sounded good too. I wish him luck.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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Still waiting on this club to get to my house...pumped to give it a go after getting an actual fitting for it!

 

 

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 19*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Ten 

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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