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I haven't done a lot of research but don't understand driving irons. I am guessing it is a really low lofted iron that has a really low cog to help off the tee? Not sure how it really differs from a hybrid off the tee except maybe for feel. I personally love hitting my hybrid off the tee on shorter par 4s and as I mentioned don't understand the theory behind driving irons.


Here's the theory.... sales & marketing!!! It's known as dream it up, package it, and sell it. Who knows, next year might be the year of the KD8i knock-down 8i. It will have a special sole grind and face characteristics along with a specially developed knock-down matrix fiber flow shaft designed just for pulling off perfect knock-down shots effortlessly - every time. TM, Callaway, Titleist, Cobra, everyone will lobby the USGA to write a new rule where you can carry 15 clubs. One of them must be either the KD8i or a driving iron.

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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* 

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I won't be applying to test anything. I liked they way MGS used to do it several years back when they would privately ask a member if they were interested in doing a test and review. But I get it... t

I'd love to try an Evnroll. None of the golf stores near me carry them, but I really want to putt with one.

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I'd be open to testing a driver or 3 wood

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:srixon-small: ZU85 18* Tour AD 95X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
 MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-9 Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 46F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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With the true fit beta test underway, the forum testing is beginning for 2018 and will probably be off and running before we know it.


It's no secret here that the member tests are a big part of the community. Each open call gets hundreds or thousands of applicants and those announcements are always exciting days no matter the product or the lucky selections.


So brass tax, cards on the table.....based on all the sneak peeks and hints and rumors, what products or categories are you hoping to test this year and why?


I know the easy answer is "all of them!" but try to pretend like you only get to apply for one or two.






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Putting is the best part of my game, so first choice us obviously a flat stick. Staying with the around the green theme, next choice would be a wedge.

Pick me pick me pick me, I'm retired and have the time to offer a detailed review.


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We'll, my quick answer may be nothing. After my last test, I felt a little disappointed in myself. So, if I apply for anything I want to make sure I have the time to test it properly and it's a product I believe I can give a real opinion about whether I think it is good or bad.

If such product comes up, I'll apply. If not, I'll just enjoy reading the reviews of the products that I'm interested in.

For example, I seen a couple of people mention Evnroll putters. I would love to "try" one of those. I want to be a better putter and MGS says this is one of the best and I trust that. However, I'm not sure if I could test and give a good opinion of how it performs. Therefore, I wouldn't submit for that just to get a freebie.


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I'd LOVE to test out the Wilson Staff C300s and compare them to the D300s that I got last year and then donate whichever set I don't like.


Aside from that, any wedges interest me greatly since that's the best part of my game and my SM5s are nearing their departure from use. I'd love to try some Cleveland, Mizuno, Titleist or Callaway wedges.


I love my current putter, I'd definitely test a new grip, though. I'm content with my current driver and fairway woods, and Cobra has the only hybrids I might be interested in testing.



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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: 10.5* XR16 R Flex


Woods: :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha V-Series 3 Wood R Flex


Hybrid: :titelist-small: 913H 21* R flex


Irons: :wilson_staff_small: C300 4-PW R Flex


Wedges: :titelist-small: SM5 50*, 54*, 58*


Putter: :cleveland-small: 2135 Cero 33" / :odyssey-small: EXO Seven S 33"

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New m3/4 driver envroll putter mizuno wedges. I want to see what the twisted face is all about. Just listening to the description it's a great infomercial product .. envroll putters a friend said are God's gift and I'm the one who told him to give them a try.. and finally I want to see how good those mizuno's really are. I know the t7's tested very well last year. See how they can improve an already dominate product. Or they just keep it the same and watch the wedge game scramble to catch up.

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Searching for a new driver. Very excited to try the Callaway Rogue

Driver: :callaway-small:  Rogue 9*, -1" length
FW: :callaway-small:  Epic SZ 13.5*, 18* -.5" length

Utility: :titelist-small:  816 H2 21*
Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF 16, std. lenght/lie
Wedges: :mizuno-small:  T7 Blue Ion, 52*, 56*, 60*
Putter: :odyssey-small:  #7S
Ball: K-sig (until I run out)

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I would love to test some training aids. My swing has felt off recently, not to mention I am constantly struggling with some swing faults. I'd like 2018 to be the year I turn my swing around, so training equip would be great :-).


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In the Sun Mountain 4.5LS 14-way bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: M2 10.5° :: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec 6X Blue
Fairway: :taylormade-small: M5 19° :: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec 7X Blue
Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS2 21° :: Mitsubishi Black 80G50
Irons:  :taylormade-small: P790 (5-AW) :: KBS Tour 110
Sand Wedge: :cleveland-small: CBX-2 54° :: KBS Tour 110
Lob Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX-3 58° :: TT Dynamic Gold
Putter: :odyssey-small: Metal-X Milled #2
Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B RXS
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My favorite part of golf is putting and short game, so my choice would be wedges and putters. I feel like I could give the best feedback when reviewing these.


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Scotty Cameron Select GoLo 34

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I don't have any preference as to what i would like to test. I'm just grateful to be selected for whatever test 😁.



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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° 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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Thanks. I am familiar with the draw/hook bias of hybrids as I experienced that as I was doing my search. I guess driving iron sounded too limiting and I never gave them a chance. Fortunately for me I found a hybrid that works well for me.

Off the turf is a little different than a normal iron. Personally would've just put some lead tape on my hybrid if I didn't use it off the tee as much


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Cobra driving iron helps tone down the rope hooks!? I might need to look at one of those although my swing speed would be a deterrent.



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I'm sure most would stop the hooks. Done me wonders! Heck it doesn't hurt to try. Might be able to find a shaft for your swing speed!


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I'm sure most would stop the hooks. Done me wonders! Heck it doesn't hurt to try. Might be able to find a shaft for your swing speed!


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You have a good point there as the shaft is the engine of the club. Hmmmmmm

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 6 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree

Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Big Seven Arm Lock Putter
Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball Putter
Odyssey Triple Track 10 Putter
Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 10.5C Putter
Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 11 Putter

Utility club:  Square Strike Wedge 45 degree
aka pocket picker






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This is very difficult to give specifics on.. wedges, hybrids, 3 wood as far as clubs. And after testing the Bridgstone e6's last year would love to do another ball test.


With that said it's an honor to be selected to test anything and hope my reviews In the past Warrent further opportunities.


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Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star



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In general, I would say the “tech” or “putter” category. I would seriously consider donating a part of me to test the ER-9 putter from EVNROLL. Also on my list would be the Rogue 3W. That's about it.



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1.  Titleist 919 drivers

2.  EvenRoll 1.1 blade putter


Both of these are high on my list this year. 

WITB:  Do I like Titleist or what? 


Driver:     TSi2 9* Project X HZRDUS RDX Smoke C3 setting

Fairways   HZRDUS Smoke 13.5* & 19* C3 setting

Driving Iron:   U500 17* Fujikura Blue Ventus HB Velocore 

Irons   T300 4 & 5 iron, T200 6 - W Project X 6.0 1* up

Wedges   SM7 48*, 52*, 56*

Putter    Newport 2

Ball   2020 ProV1

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I think the new bushnell laser/gps combo will be a good rangefinder. I hope they test a few more of these items. I'm in the market for a new one.



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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Hybrid: 19* Tour Edge Exotics EX5

Irons:  Sub 70 

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges: Sub 70

JB - 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Handicap index:  +2.6

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Twitter: @jacustomgolf

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Nothing...The bag is set!... :P

What's in Bobcat's Bag?  (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)


Driver: :taylormade-small: 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s, (1/2" tip)

Fairway: :taylormade-small: Tour issue 15* V-Steel 3W - Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff

Fairway/Hybrid: :taylormade-small: 15* Rescue Fairway "3-Strong" - VP-90 Stiff 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: #3 (19*) & #4 (22*) Rescue-Mid TP's - Vista Pro 90 Stiff 

Driving Irons: :taylormade-small: UDI #1 (16*) & #3 (20*) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff

Iron Set: :taylormade-small: SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff

Hybrid Wedges: :cleveland-small: 2011 Niblicks 42*PW, 49*DW, 56*SW - Stock

SW/LW: :cleveland-small: CG-16 Black Pearl 58* Low Bounce 8* - Stock Steel Shaft

Putter: :bettinardi-small: BBX-81 Blade - Stock Bettinardi Steel Shaft 

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