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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: C130S

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

Fairway: :ping-small: G410 15*  w/ HZRDUS Yellow

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

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 22*  w/ Tensei Blue

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

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*/60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spyder X

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 10.5° 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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

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: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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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: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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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: TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Shaft

:taylormade-small: SIM Max 5w 18* Ventus Black 

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7,9 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T300 KBS TGI 80 5 iron thorugh 46 W2

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08, 54.08 and 58.14 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

: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: C130S

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

Fairway: :ping-small: G410 15*  w/ HZRDUS Yellow

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

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 22*  w/ Tensei Blue

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

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*/60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spyder X

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/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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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 May 14, 2020

SWING SPEED- 100

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* 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: 360 (Caddie)

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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; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

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 Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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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/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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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?

 

 

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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: C130S

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

Fairway: :ping-small: G410 15*  w/ HZRDUS Yellow

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

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 22*  w/ Tensei Blue

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

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*/60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spyder X

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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