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Just received these Friday, my first dip into jdm, played yesterday and apparently time to get a second job to start a new jdm habit!

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Just received these Friday, my first dip into jdm, played yesterday and apparently time to get a second job to start a new jdm habit!

 

My friend wants to know what JDM stands for.

 

 

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Pisa, riding on a hXf3ptG.jpg 3.5+

:ping-small: G410+
:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60
:ping-small: Heppler Ketsch

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My friend wants to know what JDM stands for.

 

 

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Japanese Domestic Market. Clubs made specifically for sale in Japan.

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Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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My friend wants to know what JDM stands for.

 

 

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JDM is code for, "Crack cocaine for golfers"

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Driver:  :ping-small:  G 10.5* W/Tour Stiff 65g Ping Shaft   

Fairway Woods:  :cobra-small:  Cobra F6 13.5*, F6 Baffler 16*  

Irons: Split Set-  :ping-small: i200 3i - 7i ,  :benhogan-small: Ft Worth 15s, 8 (36), 9 (40), PW (44) 

Wedges: :benhogan-small:  TK, 52* & 56*

Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma G Kushin 

Bag:  :ping-small: Hoofer 5way

Balls:  :taylormade-small: TP5/X

 

 

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Is there any noticeable difference besides markings? Are they more or less expensive?

 

 

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:ping-small: G410+
:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60
:ping-small: Heppler Ketsch

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Is there any noticeable difference besides markings? Are they more or less expensive?

 

 

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Typically more expensive, in some cases, much more expensive. As far as what is offered; the JDM is very different than the ADM. Golfers there have different wants so they get different offerings. Golf is a big part of status and business in Japan (even more so than in the US) and combined with other elements of Japanese culture, you get some really great pieces that would never be mass marketed in the states. Look at the OP's bottom picture for instance, forged Vokey wedges. Those things probably cost $250 a pop. In addition to stuff like that, they tend to have many more forged offerings, more non-conforming equipment and some stuff that is just different than what is offered here. Finally, there is an artisanal aspect to the really high end stuff that you see less often over here. The old trope of , "samurai" forged blades is not without substance. Many of the villages that once forged fine samurai swords carry the tradition on in forged golf clubs. MGS has a terrific series called, "Know your Japanese Brands" right now. Check em' out! Start with Miura

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Driver:  :ping-small:  G 10.5* W/Tour Stiff 65g Ping Shaft   

Fairway Woods:  :cobra-small:  Cobra F6 13.5*, F6 Baffler 16*  

Irons: Split Set-  :ping-small: i200 3i - 7i ,  :benhogan-small: Ft Worth 15s, 8 (36), 9 (40), PW (44) 

Wedges: :benhogan-small:  TK, 52* & 56*

Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma G Kushin 

Bag:  :ping-small: Hoofer 5way

Balls:  :taylormade-small: TP5/X

 

 

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Congrats nice buys.

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 :ping-small:  Driver G425 Max 9*
:taylormade-small:  3 wood SIM Max

:taylormade-small: SIM2  4i / AW graphite 

:taylormade-small: MG3 54/11 58/8                      

:taylormade-small: Spider FCG SB

:taylormade-small: TP5 2021

 

 

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Typically more expensive, in some cases, much more expensive. As far as what is offered; the JDM is very different than the ADM. Golfers there have different wants so they get different offerings. Golf is a big part of status and business in Japan (even more so than in the US) and combined with other elements of Japanese culture, you get some really great pieces that would never be mass marketed in the states. Look at the OP's bottom picture for instance, forged Vokey wedges. Those things probably cost $250 a pop. In addition to stuff like that, they tend to have many more forged offerings, more non-conforming equipment and some stuff that is just different than what is offered here. Finally, there is an artisanal aspect to the really high end stuff that you see less often over here. The old trope of , "samurai" forged blades is not without substance. Many of the villages that once forged fine samurai swords carry the tradition on in forged golf clubs. MGS has a terrific series called, "Know your Japanese Brands" right now. Check em' out! Start with Miura

WOW, great pickup! Their prettier than a new puppy! Very nice.

 

 

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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

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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VERY NICE!

Some of those JDM's have better paint jobs than a fully restored 68 Camaro.

Could tell some stories about the Japanese that used to pass through the Desert. But will say a guy who caddied of ther told me its all about "saving face", so when your buddy shows up with the new $2500+ set of Miura's or Honma's you better get on it.

Wild stuff!

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VERY NICE!

Some of those JDM's have better paint jobs than a fully restored 68 Camaro.

Could tell some stories about the Japanese that used to pass through the Desert. But will say a guy who caddied of ther told me its all about "saving face", so when your buddy shows up with the new $2500+ set of Miura's or Honma's you better get on it.

Wild stuff!

I'm a 65/66 Chevelle guy myself.

 

 

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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

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I'm a 65/66 Chevelle guy myself.

 

 

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That's a mix of two body styles.  I had a '65 Malibu SS.

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That's a mix of two body styles. I had a '65 Malibu SS.

I know. Had both but the 66 SS, 396 was my favorite.

 

 

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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

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Those look pretty sweet!

:cobra-small: King F7+ UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 6F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 3W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 3.0 grip

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I'm a 65/66 Chevelle guy myself.

 

 

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My brother had the 66.   When I returned home from Nam I bought a 71 SS brand new for $4500.00.  I sent all my cash home to my folks and had the money to buy it outright.  My buddy who was over there bought a GTO and we roomed together for a couple years.  Hawt cars, hawt chicks, & good times!

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Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
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My brother had the 66. When I returned home from Nam I bought a 71 SS brand new for $4500.00. I sent all my cash home to my folks and had the money to buy it outright. My buddy who was over there bought a GTO and we roomed together for a couple years. Hawt cars, hawt chicks, & good times!

Three top 66's in my opinion. Chevelle, GTO and 442. Good ole days, from what I can remember [emoji41]

 

 

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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

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Three top 66's in my opinion. Chevelle, GTO and 442. Good ole days, from what I can remember [emoji41]

 

 

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It's funny because I had both a Chevelle & 442 but always wanted a GTO but never bagged one...   No doubt the 65 /66 GTO's were sexy machines!

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Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
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It's funny because I had both a Chevelle & 442 but always wanted a GTO but never bagged one... No doubt the 65 /66 GTO's were sexy machines!

I had the 66 SS 396 new for $3,600. Had a 65 Malibu SS years later along with a few others. Got rid of way too many cars that I want back .

 

 

 

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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

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Uhhh.. looks like this JDM thread got hijacked by American Muscle!

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Ping i15 Driver 9.5° Stiff

Ping i25 Fairway 15° Stiff

Kasco k2k 44 Utility 19° Stiff

Kasco k2k 55 Utility 22° Stiff

Miura CB-501 Irons 5-9 KBS Tour Stiff

Scratch 8620 d/d grind PW 47°

Scratch 8620 d/d grind GW 53°

Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 SW 58° 2 dot

Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 LW 60° 1 dot

Never Compromise Putter Sub 30 Type-50

Snell MTB

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Uhhh.. looks like this JDM thread got hijacked by American Muscle!

Yup, sorry. Old guy talk.

 

 

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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

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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