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I made two purchases in 2018 due in part to the MSG reviews.

  • The first was a PING G400 LST. My local teaching pro is a PING fitter and MGS reviews led me to upgrade from my Taylormade SLDR. I've played about 10 rounds with the new driver and to say I'm impressed is an understatement. It might be the best upgrade I've ever made in my golf bag. Its so easy to control and mishits are still on the board. Probably helped that he fit the correct shaft, stiffness and loft but still it's a huge upgrade.
  • The second was a Tommy Armour Impact Series No. 3. After seeing the positive MGS reviews and testing a Ping Tyne (similar head shape) I found a decent deal on eBay. Put on a new grip and lengthened it a couple inches. I've used it a lot on my birdieball putting green and played couple rounds with it. I'll have to say I'm slightly disappointed with it on the course. It rolls great on the putting green but I had some issues with distance control on long putts and accuracy on short putts. Made me miss my Bettinardi. I can still see how the club can be highly rated, it might just not fit my putting stroke (I think my tempo may be a touch quick for a full mallet putter). 

 

 

Location: Golf Capital of Tennessee

 :callaway-small: Rogue LS 9° Driver, X stiff KuroKage
:ping-small: G410 17° & 19° hybrid, X stiff
:mizuno-small:  JPX-921 Tours 4 iron thru PW, Modus 105 X stiff
:mizuno-small:  S18 50°, 56° & 60°
 :bettinardi-1: Single Stock #3 34.5" putter

2019 MSG Forum Tester- Bridgestone e12

2021 Callaway Epic Max LS Driver Test

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I’ve certainly used the reviews to influence at least a few purchases. Off the top of my head I can name the shafts I’m using and I’ve used MyGolfSpy for plenty of choices in balls.


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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I purchased the Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter based on the MGS putter review last year.


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PXG 0211 12° driver w/Project X Cypher R flex  shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC HyWay 21° utilitywood w/Maltby MPF shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 25° 5 hybrid w/Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft

Lazrus 27° 6 hybrid w/Lazrus  graphite shaft
PXG 0211DC irons 7-PW w/Project X Cypher graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:wilson_staff_small: Infinite Bean putter

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I have just recently discovered My GolfSpy (MGS) and as such have yet to use these reviews to purchase golf products. I have been part of Titleist' golf ball testing program over the years. I am currently a golf associate at Dick's Sporting Goods where I use the hitting bay and launch monitor when I am off-work to compare clubs until the weather and COVID-19 clear up. I am looking to use reviews to determine my next irons and driver purchase. I was a 5.4 handicap 15 years ago but due to work conflicts I was limited in my play opportunities until now. Thanks to practice at Dick's I've gotten my driver swing speed back over 100 mph regularly and plan to resurrect my game this year.

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I've honestly never bought equipment based on reviews anywhere.

Usually, if it looks like I might be able to hit it well, that's the key indicator.

If the ball I'm playing goes out of production, I might read ball reviews.  But balls come in sleeves of three at our pro shop.

I can actually try them before settling on one.

 

 

 

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I'm currently gaming OnCore Elixr golf balls. They received positive reviews during the ball testing and were right in my budget. I am still debating if my game could benefit from a more "tour" level ball, but for now I'm enjoying the Elixr. 

I've also purchased a Putt Out. It's addicting and has helped my stroke...I think...

I also purchased the Inesis Waterproof Grip shoes. Again, they were in my budget and I liked the looks. I wrote an unofficial review on them and how I've liked them so far.

I'm sure there will be more to come.

WITB

Driver: Ping G30 10.5 Stiff

Fairway wood: Titleist 917F2 16.5 Stiff 

Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 Steel Fiber i95 Stiff (5-PW)

Wedges: Vokey 52, 56

Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1

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G400 LST, Hogan HI irons 21, 24 & 27, Oncore Elixr balls and today, pulled trigger on a Bettinardi BB8W putter based upon blade putter testing.

MGS testing results is what I use before making purchases.

  • Titleist TSi3 Fujikura Speeder NX Blue 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Titleist U505 2 Tensei 1K Black 85 X
  • Titleist T100 4-P Nippon Modus 3 120X
  • PING S159 50-S 55-H 59-T DG X100
  • L.A.B. MEZZ Max Broom Accra 47" 79.5*
  • Srixon Z-Star XV 

Currently testing the 2024 PING S159 wedges…

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/63483-testers-announced-ping-s159-wedges/

Was testing, still loving the 2023 Titleist T100 Irons 4-P

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/60456-titleist-t-series-irons-2023-forum-review/

 

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Yes, I see the reviews or most wanted winners and then test them out, but so for Ping G400 LST and the TM Ardmore putter. I also bought my Cobra bag base on the the most wanted but I didn't test anything just liked the bag. 

:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver Tensei AV Blue or  :ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter - BGT Stability Tour Black shaft 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

:cobra-small: Ultralight Cart Bag 

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Snell balls

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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51 minutes ago, dhartmann34 said:

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Same here. Still waiting to use them on the course tho!

Right Handed

Driver: 9° :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

2 Hybrid: 18° :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

3/Driving Iron: 18° :Hogan: UiHi Iron (MMT Utility TX 105g shaft)

Irons: 4-GW :titelist-small: T100 irons (Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shafts) (2021 MGS Official Review here)

Wedges: 54° & 58° post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: MAXFLI Tour X

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite

WITB thread here

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Same here. Still waiting to use them on the course tho!
I've used them for a couple seasons now. Great ball. Durable. Long. Feels great around the green.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Yes, the original Kirkland 4-piece ball, wish they still made those

My Weapons of Grass Destruction 🏌️‍♂️

:titelist-small: TS2 10.5* Hzrdus Smoke S

:titelist-small: 917F2 15* Diamana Blue 70 S

:titelist-small: 818H1 19* Evenflow Blue 85HY S

:titelist-small: 716 AP2 4-P AMT White S300

:vokey-small: SM7 50.12 F bent 1* weak, SM7 56.14 F, SM7 60.08 M - S200

:odyssey-small: Black Series 3

RH - Ontario 🇨🇦 and Ohio 🇺🇸

Avg. score 85-92

 

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NX 7 Pro LRF, 410 hybrids, and while not official testing but a member's recommendation: Bombas Socks.


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Left Hand orientation

:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

Cobra  Radspeed 3W/RIptide Shaft
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter

:ShotScope: V3
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 

EZGO TXT 48v cart
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Teste:SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I would have never heard about sub70 golf if I never checked MGS. Once this is all over , Ill be the purchaser of some 699 or 699 pro irons!

In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue Stiff

3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons 4-PW  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

50 Deg:Sub70: TAIII Satin

54 deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

58 Deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

Putter:Sub70: 004 Single Bend Masters Edition

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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3 hours ago, cciciora13 said:

I would have never heard about sub70 golf if I never checked MGS. Once this is all over , Ill be the purchaser of some 699 or 699 pro irons!

I didn't discover Sub70 on MGS but I did use the site to read everything I could about the clubs and company. Ultimately went to their shop for a fitting and bought a set of 699's. I did purchase and still use the Maxfli balls based on MGS reviews.

:taylormade-small: M2 9.5*

:callaway-small: XR 

:755178188_TourEdge: 

:Sub70: 699 4-AW, KBS Tour 130

:vokey-small: SM8 54* and 58*, KBS Tour 130

:bettinardi-small: BB38, 35" & :ping-small: Kushin

:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

:1590477705_SunMountain: C130

:footjoy-small: DryJoys, Flex, ProSL 

:SuperSpeed:

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7 hours ago, Pjholden said:

I didn't discover Sub70 on MGS but I did use the site to read everything I could about the clubs and company. Ultimately went to their shop for a fitting and bought a set of 699's. I did purchase and still use the Maxfli balls based on MGS reviews.

How was your experience with the fitting? I am really looking forward to it when the crisis is all over!

In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue Stiff

3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons 4-PW  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

50 Deg:Sub70: TAIII Satin

54 deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

58 Deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

Putter:Sub70: 004 Single Bend Masters Edition

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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MSG influenced my driver purchase of a Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, and switch to a ProV1x from Chrome Soft and both have worked out very well for me. I'm a recovering putter-ho so MSG was the enabler that persuaded me to acquire another one:  Ping GS Tyne 4 ...once again, a solid choice but I just haven't had the streaky-hot day that I've had with my old Hagen Gentle Ben, especially on severely breaking putts.

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On 4/17/2020 at 8:18 PM, cciciora13 said:

How was your experience with the fitting? I am really looking forward to it when the crisis is all over!

The experience was very good. Jason took plenty of time asking about my game and what i wanted to improve. Then I hit a couple dozen balls with my clubs to establish a baseline. Jason started putting together head/shaft combos until the results showed improvement. It didn't take many combos for Jason to find the right make up for me. We did have to take some liberty in fitting for loft/lie because at the time of my fitting he wasn't set up to adjust that like you may see on the topline fitting carts. But once I received my clubs and I started hitting balls on the range, it was apparent he was spot on. I went for my fitting on a Friday and my clubs were at my door the following Wednesday. I spent the entire month of January going to Golf Galaxy and PGA Superstores hitting all of the clubs in the same class as the 699's and for me they performed at the very top of all the clubs I hit. I even went through a Titlest fitting at my local club. The top 3 irons for me in my elementary research were the 699's, Titleist T200's, and Srixon Z785's. With the results being so similar it was a no brainer for me to select the 699's based on value. I believe I also received a better fitting club than the Titleist fit, the specs were vastly different and results prove it. So if Sycamore isn't too far from you i would say by all means it is worth your time to go see Jason and go through a fitting.

:taylormade-small: M2 9.5*

:callaway-small: XR 

:755178188_TourEdge: 

:Sub70: 699 4-AW, KBS Tour 130

:vokey-small: SM8 54* and 58*, KBS Tour 130

:bettinardi-small: BB38, 35" & :ping-small: Kushin

:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

:1590477705_SunMountain: C130

:footjoy-small: DryJoys, Flex, ProSL 

:SuperSpeed:

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I've never purchased anything based on MGS reviews alone and never just go for the #1 or #2 in a product category. I use their information to help make a decision on things that I've probably been looking at for some time.

All that changed today though. I originally wasn't interested in CBD products - I had seen the market flooded with stuff and Instagram "influencers" (more like peddlers) pushing stuff of questionable origin. What they posted in the blog today was well done (IMO) and convinced me to at least give CBD a shot. So now I've got a topical ointment on order from Purekana. I'll be interested to see if I notice a difference. I'd love to stop taking ibuprofen every morning.

Driver: :mizuno-small: ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: :mizuno-small: ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 17* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: :bridgestone-small: J40 CB (3-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 2 54* & 58* Dynamic Gold S200
Putter: :odyssey-small: Tri-Hot 5k Two 34"
Bag: :titleist-small: Players 5 Stand Bag
Ball: Maxfli Tour

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I've never purchased anything based on MGS reviews alone and never just go for the #1 or #2 in a product category. I use their information to help make a decision on things that I've probably been looking at for some time.
All that changed today though. I originally wasn't interested in CBD products - I had seen the market flooded with stuff and Instagram "influencers" (more like peddlers) pushing stuff of questionable origin. What they posted in the blog today was well done (IMO) and convinced me to at least give CBD a shot. So now I've got a topical ointment on order from Purekana. I'll be interested to see if I notice a difference. I'd love to stop taking ibuprofen every morning.

Will be interested how the Purekana works for you. The CBD oil is something we’ve looked into but have shied away from due to all the negatives and lack of real testing.
We went to a “ CBD seminar” held by a local Doctor that turned into nothing more than a Pyramid Scheme. There were testing results given in a slick presentation but when I pressed the Doc in who, what and where the names of the prestigious Labs, no direct answer.
Anyway we’ll look into the products mentioned in the MGS article.


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Left Hand, 

Driver; PXG 0311XF Cypher 50 gr Senior  
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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1 hour ago, Rickp said:


Will be interested how the Purekana works for you. The CBD oil is something we’ve looked into but have shied away from due to all the negatives and lack of real testing.
We went to a “ CBD seminar” held by a local Doctor that turned into nothing more than a Pyramid Scheme. There were testing results given in a slick presentation but when I pressed the Doc in who, what and where the names of the prestigious Labs, no direct answer.
Anyway we’ll look into the products mentioned in the MGS article.


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Lack of medical evidence and data has been my hang up too, but I also have used various supplements in the past such as pre-workout, creatine, and various proteins which got me to thinking that CBD isn’t much different. If anything, it may prove to be less harmful than some of those supplements I just listed - not to me personally, but horror stories and various warnings from medical experts are not hard to find.

Driver: :mizuno-small: ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: :mizuno-small: ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 17* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: :bridgestone-small: J40 CB (3-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 2 54* & 58* Dynamic Gold S200
Putter: :odyssey-small: Tri-Hot 5k Two 34"
Bag: :titleist-small: Players 5 Stand Bag
Ball: Maxfli Tour

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Lack of medical evidence and data has been my hang up too, but I also have used various supplements in the past such as pre-workout, creatine, and various proteins which got me to thinking that CBD isn’t much different. If anything, it may prove to be less harmful than some of those supplements I just listed - not to me personally, but horror stories and various warnings from medical experts are not hard to find.

SWMBO tried something topical a while back and it was a disaster, broke out in hives.
Neighbor down street ended up in Urgent Care with some CBD oil a couple years ago which obviously scares us.



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Left Hand, 

Driver; PXG 0311XF Cypher 50 gr Senior  
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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On 11/11/2017 at 11:34 AM, yungkory said:

I wouldn't have ever heard of Evnroll if it weren't for MGS. Based on the test results they've done, forum members, and some personal testing, I'm waiting for my custom ER2 which should be here any day now.

 

I use MGS as a base for recommendations, but I'll never buy something without testing it myself first.

 

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Like yungkory, I use MGS for recommendations, but need to test equipment myself. 

TaylorMade M5 driver, M2 3 wood

Mizuno JPX921 blend - Hot Metal Pro 4-6, Forged 7-PW

Cleveland CBX ZipCore Wedges - 48, 52, 58

Scotty Cameron Squareback putter

 

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Purchased Snell golf balls after reading about them here.  Now, my go to ball.  Only complaint is the yellow coloring is not embedded in the cover and it does come off.  

Driver:  Callaway Epic Flash, Fujikura Pro 2.0 stiff

3 wood:  Callaway Epic Flash

7 wood: Titelist TSi2, Kurocage 55 reg

Irons:  5 iron -PW PXG 0211, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 stiff

50 degree wedges:  Callaway JAWS Chrome

56 & 60 degree wedge:  Callaway JAWS Gray, Full Face

Putter:  TaylorMade 

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