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Here's all you need to know. From now on and with your "old face technology" driver you're sunk out in the rough!  Play the new TM pretzel-logic driver and your living in the mow baby. You got it?

 

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Like I said, that is a pretty effective graphic to tell the story with.

 

The real question we should be asking TM. How come you knew about this heel-toe diagonal strike pattern all this time and haven't addressed it until now?

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Cart: :Clicgear: 3.5+

Driver:  :cobra-small:  F9 speedback, Accra iWood

Woods:  Sonartec GS Tour 14*, Fujikura Six S
DI:  :titelist-small:  T-MB 2 iron, KBS Tour-V 120 X,
Irons: :Miura: PP-9003SN 4-GW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Wedges: :Miura: 1957 K-grind SW, LW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Putter: :odyssey-small: EXO Indianapolis (link)
Ball: :Snell: MTB
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Great vid...love how Mark doesn't hide anything and tells it like it is.

 

I barely get the rationale behind not wanting to give Mark product to test. It's a petty and childish reason which is indefensible......but why MGS? They have no exclusive deal with anyone. I'm sure it's out there but what did I miss?

 

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Long story - had an on-again/off-again relationship before my time. It was on-again until some of Tony's great investigative work on the potential sale - they called MyGolfSpy "perpetually misinformed," which, of course, we weren't. I think our two-part series on the demise of TaylorMade may have put the cap on "irreconcilable differences."

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Driver:  :titelist-small:TSi3  
FW Wood: PXG Gen4 2-wood
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
Irons:; PXG 0211; :Hogan: Pro Combo; :benhogan-small:FTX Combo;:benhogan-small:'99 Apex Plus; :benhogan-small:'99 Apex blades; :macgregor-small: 2010 VIP irons; :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTZ ZipCore: :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60
Putter: :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: Buckingham; MATI Monto

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X; :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV; :wilson-small: Triad

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The one thing I don't like about the driver is the move away from white. I assume they change colors so TM and people who buy it can signal that they have the newest driver (like Apple did with the gold and eventually the rose colored iPhones).

 

I just always loved the white and give TM a lot of credit for doing it.

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Bag: Bennington Quiet Organizer 9-Lite (link)

Cart: :Clicgear: 3.5+

Driver:  :cobra-small:  F9 speedback, Accra iWood

Woods:  Sonartec GS Tour 14*, Fujikura Six S
DI:  :titelist-small:  T-MB 2 iron, KBS Tour-V 120 X,
Irons: :Miura: PP-9003SN 4-GW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Wedges: :Miura: 1957 K-grind SW, LW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
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Long story - had an on-again/off-again relationship before my time. It was on-again until some of Tony's great investigative work on the potential sale - they called MyGolfSpy "perpetually misinformed," which, of course, we weren't. I think our two-part series on the demise of TaylorMade may have put the cap on "irreconcilable differences."

 

I really enjoyed that 2-parter. One of the more memorable pieces on MGS. A good one to go out on I guess.

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Bag: Bennington Quiet Organizer 9-Lite (link)

Cart: :Clicgear: 3.5+

Driver:  :cobra-small:  F9 speedback, Accra iWood

Woods:  Sonartec GS Tour 14*, Fujikura Six S
DI:  :titelist-small:  T-MB 2 iron, KBS Tour-V 120 X,
Irons: :Miura: PP-9003SN 4-GW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Wedges: :Miura: 1957 K-grind SW, LW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Putter: :odyssey-small: EXO Indianapolis (link)
Ball: :Snell: MTB
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Apparently Sergio is not impressed .. saw that he's signed with Callaway.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..PXG Gen5 0811XF (PX EvenFlow Riptide CB 50/5.0 or Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue 45/A)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Rogue ST Max OS 4H (PX Cypher Black 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (..Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Wondering out loud - I know TM haven't been overly generous in the past with giving out demo great, but maybe they're undergoing some serious cost-cutting now .. having been acquired by a private equity firm..?

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..PXG Gen5 0811XF (PX EvenFlow Riptide CB 50/5.0 or Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue 45/A)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Rogue ST Max OS 4H (PX Cypher Black 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (..Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Rick Shiels hit some with each driver and he's all OVER the place with them! No more accurate than anything else he's hit this year, and definitely NOT longer.

He'll do a “real” review later. This was just a “first hit”.

 

 

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hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

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

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All I see with it is blah blah blah, busllshit, it's new but not really, blah blah blah, that'll be $500 thanks.

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Hybrid: :mizuno-small: Fli Hi 3 & 4 Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 80 6.0

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
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Read this story on the blog this morning. I am very interested in this new technology to see if it actually improves your accuracy and by how much.

 

The article states golfers will get “A TANGIBLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.”

 

How is this legal? And if it's true the most golfers might try and pick one up.

 

I know I'll hit them this Feb at my fitting and find out for myself.

 

 

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not noticeable enough - Im sure it works but a bad swing is a bad swing and avg swing is an avg swing and good swing is a good swing - what I mean sure it will help very little talking 4-8 yards maybe thats robot swings real human swings prob less than that. Bottom line we MUST be almost to the end of this redonkulous driver improvement new fangled this is the cure for all ur driver swing flaw problems -- are we done yet lol. its the 1 club that has the highest price and moves the revenue needle. This has got to be it right?? or does Callaway now up the anti in 2019? crazy but until one of the big companies make a driver that projects to sell lots and it sells little thats when drive war will end - when consumers stop buying latest greatest.

 

 

 

 

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I agree the idea is to create that competitive advantage. But I feel we are starting to take some of the skill out of the game. Now the USGA must not feel like this is the case. And until we get this out and hit it and get real numbers we will not know.

 

If the grooves really worked I think we would see ping and evnroll on tour. I personally have not tried either one after the spider. But that's another topic.

 

If this works with drivers it's a game changer. 2 or 3 more fairways a round would be better for me than 5-6 yards.

 

 

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I'm think it's a cool concept, but I think there is still a flaw that scares away from it. What happens if you catch I high toe with a slightly open face. I feel like it would start way to far right with out enough to bring it back online. For me this is my miss that doesn't hurt me, and the miss I have the most.

 

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Read this story on the blog this morning. I am very interested in this new technology to see if it actually improves your accuracy and by how much.

 

The article states golfers will get “A TANGIBLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.”

 

How is this legal? And if it's true the most golfers might try and pick one up.

 

I know I'll hit them this Feb at my fitting and find out for myself.

 

 

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I hope this is the driver that doesnt sell - I thought about this yesterday- a ton of guys/gals bought epic driver even loyal taylor guys - my thought unless track man numbers are wayyy better these players will not spend another $500 plus on another nee driver. I wish nothing bad for taylormade Im sure its a great club - but this driver nonsense has to stop and the only way this happens is one of the big boy manufacturers project high sells and get low ones and this could be the driver because of the success of epic last yr. we will see

 

 

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I don't think you would see any difference, The tech doesn't work for on-center or near-center hits. If a pro is hitting it that off center (where ams hit it) he is not getting paid that week and his swing is so off there would be a lot of factors at play in their accuracy.

 

Selling a driver is about telling a story because COR is maxed out by USGA regulations. There are no more distance gains. Jailbreak was a really good story and I think the graphics TM has put together look good, but as MGS stated, accuracy doesn't sell drivers.

One has to wonder if the Tour boys are playing M2's painted to look like M3/M4 for just that reason. Don't put it past the mfg's.

 

 

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Looks like a fence to me.

 

The new Taylor Made M5 and M6 featuring "smash fence" technology

 

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3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: 223 Steelfiber PR 95 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Steelfiber PR 105

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Well, we have “jail break” vertical bars, “Hammerhead” horizontal bars.... so who can come up with the best name for X crossed bars????

“Wine Rack” technology

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“Chain Link” (or Barba would like “Cross Link”) Technology...

 

 

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"Where'd it go?"  "Right in the Lumberyard..."

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:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 19* & 22* Hybrid UST ProForce V2 90g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR HF-2 irons (5i - PW)  KBS Tour 130x

:cleveland-small: CBX Wedges (50, 54, 58)  TT Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge Shaft
MATI  Mamo Putter 33"  Super Stroke Football League 3.0 Slim
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So one tournament and one win for this club. Looked like DJ drove the ball decent and had a few monster drives All be it downhill. Is this a sign that this club is better? Time will tell

 

 

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

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Hybrid: 19*

Irons:  Sub 70 

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