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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

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Nice intros, Mr. Theo0 and Judge.  Judge somehow, I thought you were older, must have confused you with the other Judge of your namesake!  :D

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Nice intros, Mr. Theo0 and Judge.  Judge somehow, I thought you were older, must have confused you with the other Judge of your namesake!  :D

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER 2.2

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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Nice start Theoo and Judge...looking forward to following along

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Great start Theo and Judge. I feel like you both will provide excellent perspectives.

 

Judge, fellow cart walkers unite!

 

 

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Great start Theo and Judge. I feel like you both will provide excellent perspectives.

 

Judge, fellow cart walkers unite!

 

 

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER 2.2

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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Thanks everyone. And please let us know what you'd like to see on stage 2!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Thanks everyone. And please let us know what you'd like to see on stage 2!

I wanna hear about you going for aggressive tee shots with the driver and see how it pays off. Go for those par 4 greens, clear the creeks, and cut those corners baby! Laying up is for losers!

 

 

 

 

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I wanna hear about you going for aggressive tee shots with the driver and see how it pays off. Go for those par 4 greens, clear the creeks, and cut those corners baby! Laying up is for losers!

 

 

 

 

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER 2.2

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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Thanks everyone. And please let us know what you'd like to see on stage 2!

Understanding most may not have access to a LM to compare numbers.   I'd like to see real world examples on your home or regular course, like are you reaching places with the Epic on your home course that you haven't before, or even are you further back than you are normally with XYZ Driver.   

 

That is the way I usually measure a new driver for me, not so much the numbers off a LM, which are nice.  But am I able to carry a certain bunker off a tee that I'm usually short of...or in  :(

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:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

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Understanding most may not have access to a LM to compare numbers.   I'd like to see real world examples on your home or regular course, like are you reaching places with the Epic on your home course that you haven't before, or even are you further back than you are normally with XYZ Driver.   

 

That is the way I usually measure a new driver for me, not so much the numbers off a LM, which are nice.  But am I able to carry a certain bunker off a tee that I'm usually short of...or in  :(

My stage 2 will have both, I have already done a side by side on a simulator to gather hard #'s, and have a  fair amount of rounds in w/ Epic........I'm thinking I will get that up next week

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER 2.2

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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My stage 2 will have both, I have already done a side by side on a simulator to gather hard #'s, and have a  fair amount of rounds in w/ Epic........I'm thinking I will get that up next week

That's great to hear, thanks.....I'm .looking forward to reading the in depth reviews by all you guys.  

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:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

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This is one review I'm anxiously waiting on.  It wasn't long ago I went and demo'ed the Epic with my intentions set on buying it that day.  However, I really had a problem hitting it consistently that day.  I think it was due to a couple of factors. The first being I just wasn't hitting the ball well then and the second was the guy that was "fitting" me for it.  He's a friend of mine that owns the local golf shop and I think he was more interested in trying to get me to buy it than actually give me the right club for my swing.  He was giving me a regular flex and I've never hit a regular flex before.  Then he was changing the settings on the head to something I've never used before because according to him, that's what I needed to be hitting.  I walked away not buying it, but to this day, I still want it pretty badly. 

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Callaway Epic Subzero with Aldila Rogue Max 75 Stiff shaft

Callaway Rogue Subzero with Project X Evenflow 6.0 75g stiff shaft

Callaway Rogue 3 Hybrid with Aldila Synergy 60 HYB stiff shaft

Callaway Apex irons (4-PW) with True Temper XP 95 stiff shafts

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This is one review I'm anxiously waiting on. It wasn't long ago I went and demo'ed the Epic with my intentions set on buying it that day. However, I really had a problem hitting it consistently that day. I think it was due to a couple of factors. The first being I just wasn't hitting the ball well then and the second was the guy that was "fitting" me for it. He's a friend of mine that owns the local golf shop and I think he was more interested in trying to get me to buy it than actually give me the right club for my swing. He was giving me a regular flex and I've never hit a regular flex before. Then he was changing the settings on the head to something I've never used before because according to him, that's what I needed to be hitting. I walked away not buying it, but to this day, I still want it pretty badly.

 

Ah that sounds like it was painful to walk away.

 

 

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Fireinthehole, Just curious, what shaft did you order with the EPIC and what are you going to replace it with? 

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
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The best thing about the Epic is that the DBD 816's will be available for dimes on the dollar now. And imho, it's virtually the same in performance.so for those of us who can't slip $499 out of our back pockets, the 816 is a bargain now...

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Great intros guy's, looking forward to your feedback. I was contemplating in getting the Epic or M2 and I chose the M2 mainly because I love the way it looks, the white and black contrast looks awesome and I honestly can say that it is one the best sounding driver I've had. I am definitely interested to seeing the feel, sound, and performance of the Epic driver.

 

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Driver:   :cobra-small: F9 driver 9* stiff shaft 

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* regular shaft

Hybrids:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex  3 hybrid regular shaft 

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

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My stage 2 will have both, I have already done a side by side on a simulator to gather hard #'s, and have a fair amount of rounds in w/ Epic........I'm thinking I will get that up next week

Judge, sorry but off topic. I am trying to break into the IT field in Networking, should I attempt to even get some certifications like Network+ or Cisco? Whats your area if expertise?

 

Thank you!

 

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Driver:   :cobra-small: F9 driver 9* stiff shaft 

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* regular shaft

Hybrids:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex  3 hybrid regular shaft 

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Ben Hogan BHB01 blade

Ball:  :Snell: Black

Bag: 2015 Ogio Chamber Cart Bag & 2018 MyGolfSpy Stand Bag

 

 

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Judge, sorry but off topic. I am trying to break into the IT field in Networking, should I attempt to even get some certifications like Network+ or Cisco? Whats your area if expertise?

 

Thank you!

 

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER 2.2

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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Fireinthehole, Just curious, what shaft did you order with the EPIC and what are you going to replace it with?

I ordered a Diamana kai'li 70x, my fitter had one , but did not disclose the specs of it, which had it tipped 1inch. And when I got the epic I had it cut down to 45" so not enough to replicate it.

 

I'm going to try it with the same shaft in my M2 and prepared to the same specs, the motore speeder 7.2 plays similar to an oban kiyoshi black 65 05(x flex) which I sometimes use in my M2. Also side note the shaft plays similar to the kuro kage silver tini 70x. Perhaps because they all also have the same balance point of around 24".

 

This info is per Oban and Fujikura who I messaged in the past.

 

 

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Driver:      :callaway-small: Rogue 9*, UST chrome 7F5T 

Fairway:     :taylormade-small: M5 3 wood, UST chrome 7F5T

Irons:        :titelist-small: TMB 3i &  :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     :titelist-small: Voke SM7 LTD Jet Black 

Putter:       :bettinardi-small: Queen Bee #9

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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