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Interesting - give it a try and let us know how it works out. 

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

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
: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
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X  And Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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3 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

Interesting - give it a try and let us know how it works out. 

I’m debating it. I’m visiting at the moment. It looks available online only in my area, so if I can get it to deliver before I leave, then it’s in the running for sure. 

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DRIVER :ping-small: G410 PLUS 10.5°  |  FAIRWAY :ping-small: G410 3/14.5°  
HYBRIDS 
:ping-small: G410 19°, 22°  |  IRONS :mizuno-small: JPX 900 FORGED 5-PW 
WEDGES :cleveland-small: 
CBX 2 50°, 54°, 58°  |  PUTTER KIRKLAND Signature KS1

BALL :wilson_staff_small: DUO SOFT +   :srixon-small: Z-URS   :callaway-small: SUPERSOFT, HX HOT BITE (old stock)
BAG :1590477705_SunMountain: 3.5 LS  |  PUSHCART :Clicgear: ROVIC RV1S

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12 minutes ago, berkeleybob said:

I’m debating it. I’m visiting at the moment. It looks available online only in my area, so if I can get it to deliver before I leave, then it’s in the running for sure. 

Never ask this group if you should buy something, answer is always yes!!😁

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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

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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1 hour ago, Rickp said:

Never ask this group if you should buy something, answer is always yes!!😁

Newer is always better 🙂 

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST 9 💎💎💎 Ventus Black 6TX 

Fairway: :titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 Accra RPZ Tour 472 M5+

Hybrid: :ping-small: G410 23 Ventus Blue 10X

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex TCB 5-AW Modus 130X :titelist-small: T100 4 iron Modus 130X 

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM8 54.12, 60.08 Modus 125 Wedge/60.10 LAGP L Series 120 Wedge 

Putter: Lajosi DD201

:titelist-small: Pro V1 

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7 hours ago, berkeleybob said:

So this is a new one for me, I was on Costco’s site looking at their rangefinders when I found that they sell a lefty putter. No idea if it’s any good, but it’s got a SuperStroke grip and heel and toe weighting … I’m wondering if it’s too good to pass up. Anyone try it?

 

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Hmmm.. I might have to order one as well...

 

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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: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

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:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Lefties.  Been looking for quality gamer.  Don’t want to wear down my Custom Scotty.  Black lab offers lefty BL-3,BL-7 in left hand.  Currently crafting a center shaft black onix 33”.  Chip at Black lab priced at 375 plus 15 shipping.  Get choice of shaft and personalize grip.  

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21 hours ago, JRSD said:

Lefties.  Been looking for quality gamer.  Don’t want to wear down my Custom Scotty.  Black lab offers lefty BL-3,BL-7 in left hand.  Currently crafting a center shaft black onix 33”.  Chip at Black lab priced at 375 plus 15 shipping.  Get choice of shaft and personalize grip.  

Looking forward to a 'unofficial review' including pics and difference on the greens between it and your scotty. 

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Left Hand orientation

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

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
: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
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X  And Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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So I bought it. Frankly, it's the best golf equipment decision I’ve made in a long, long time. It’s the best club decision I’ve made since, well, since I bought this guy.

image.jpeg.8ccbf5cb4cd7ec0fe716c1c08715c6f8.jpeg

This Ping Karsten Anser has been with me since 2008, and it’s helped me reach some milestones.

I’ve never been able to play with a mallet putter. I find the head size too distracting. I’ve tried over and over to like the TaylorMade Spider ever since they came up with the mini version, but whenever I demoed it, it just never felt right. Maybe because the right toe hang wasn’t available, or maybe because I never demoed the right mallet. But really, I just couldn’t justify a spending $200+ on a new putter, nor could I ever find a used putter that caught my eye.

Get Over It, Bob

When I saw the KS1 my first thought was, would I really play a Costco club?

I admit, I’m a snob. A club from a big box store? These guys will slap the Kirkland brand on anything, from bagels to blue jeans. I can’t think of anything more uncool than to pull out a club that says to people, “I bought this, along with uberfamily-sized packs of toilet paper, trash bags, frozen cheese pizza and shrimp. 

Yep. I’m that guy.

But I can be open minded once in a while, especially when the I see that the club is selling for $110. $110? Really? The last time I spent a hundred bucks for a new club was when, well, when I bought my Anser for $100.  Sold.

First Impressions

Not cheap looking. At all. And it's a lefty.

image.jpeg.f5d24613166546153a17768d1550629b.jpeg

image.jpeg.465c87734ff7a6fe63dd26b476a7dba4.jpeg

The head is fully finished, meaning that it doesn't look or feel like a Top Flite Gamer, and compared to my Ping it’s a little longer and a little deeper.

image.jpeg.f8768c4afc8affc416ce2f071111d6d9.jpeg

image.jpeg.41329c5c59c1c89ff0ec0062e4910efc.jpeg

The Super Stroke grip is more than adequate, although I might change it out for something more suitable to my claw style of gripping. The headcover is not bad, although I wish that they had splurged and used a magnetic closure, since the hook-and-loop feels like it will eventually fail. 

image.jpeg.1883d393116dd8413dbe1974300ab200.jpeg

Overall, the putter looks and feels ready for action.

“In the Hole!”

It’s more than fair to say that my putting game is inconsistent. While my goal is to two-putt every hole, I’ll give in to three-putting, and sometimes a four-putt will show its ugly face. Through it all, though, my Ping has been good to me. As I mentioned in another posting elsewhere on this forum, a week or so ago ol’ Anser helped me sink a 30-foot putt—a first for me. Still, as soon as I held the KS1 in my hands, I felt eager to try it out on the next round the following day.

The KS1 feels like a heavy blade in my hands. It’s listed at 340 grams, although I’m not sure if that includes the 10-gram weights at the toe and heel. Ol’ Anser which probably weighs in at 280-300 grams (I just guessing). So right away, I noticed the difference. But how did that fact translate on the green?

At the first hole of the round I one-putted from 12 feet away. I did the same thing at the second hole. In fact, I one-putted four times, and I never four-putted the entire game. I putted 18 times on the front nine and 18 times on the back nine, totaling 36 putts—nine putts fewer than my game last week with ol’ Anser. 

Moreover, my swing’s tempo felt natural. I never felt like I had to ask for more from my putter on long putts. With each green my confidence grew so large that at 18th hole, I sank a 15-foot putt from the fringe with no doubt in mind. And the crowd goes wild!

Who knows? Maybe I just had a case of new club syndrome where nothing can go wrong on the club’s first outing, but one thing is certain. I’m retiring my bag’s oldest club.

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DRIVER :ping-small: G410 PLUS 10.5°  |  FAIRWAY :ping-small: G410 3/14.5°  
HYBRIDS 
:ping-small: G410 19°, 22°  |  IRONS :mizuno-small: JPX 900 FORGED 5-PW 
WEDGES :cleveland-small: 
CBX 2 50°, 54°, 58°  |  PUTTER KIRKLAND Signature KS1

BALL :wilson_staff_small: DUO SOFT +   :srixon-small: Z-URS   :callaway-small: SUPERSOFT, HX HOT BITE (old stock)
BAG :1590477705_SunMountain: 3.5 LS  |  PUSHCART :Clicgear: ROVIC RV1S

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9 hours ago, berkeleybob said:

So I bought it. Frankly, it's the best golf equipment decision I’ve made in a long, long time. It’s the best club decision I’ve made since, well, since I bought this guy.

image.jpeg.8ccbf5cb4cd7ec0fe716c1c08715c6f8.jpeg

This Ping Karsten Anser has been with me since 2008, and it’s helped me reach some milestones.

I’ve never been able to play with a mallet putter. I find the head size too distracting. I’ve tried over and over to like the TaylorMade Spider ever since they came up with the mini version, but whenever I demoed it, it just never felt right. Maybe because the right toe hang wasn’t available, or maybe because I never demoed the right mallet. But really, I just couldn’t justify a spending $200+ on a new putter, nor could I ever find a used putter that caught my eye.

Get Over It, Bob

When I saw the KS1 my first thought was, would I really play a Costco club?

I admit, I’m a snob. A club from a big box store? These guys will slap the Kirkland brand on anything, from bagels to blue jeans. I can’t think of anything more uncool than to pull out a club that says to people, “I bought this, along with uberfamily-sized packs of toilet paper, trash bags, frozen cheese pizza and shrimp. 

Yep. I’m that guy.

But I can be open minded once in a while, especially when the I see that the club is selling for $110. $110? Really? The last time I spent a hundred bucks for a new club was when, well, when I bought my Anser for $100.  Sold.

First Impressions

Not cheap looking. At all. And it's a lefty.

image.jpeg.f5d24613166546153a17768d1550629b.jpeg

image.jpeg.465c87734ff7a6fe63dd26b476a7dba4.jpeg

The head is fully finished, meaning that it doesn't look or feel like a Top Flite Gamer, and compared to my Ping it’s a little longer and a little deeper.

image.jpeg.f8768c4afc8affc416ce2f071111d6d9.jpeg

image.jpeg.41329c5c59c1c89ff0ec0062e4910efc.jpeg

The Super Stroke grip is more than adequate, although I might change it out for something more suitable to my claw style of gripping. The headcover is not bad, although I wish that they had splurged and used a magnetic closure, since the hook-and-loop feels like will eventually fail. 

image.jpeg.1883d393116dd8413dbe1974300ab200.jpeg

Overall, the putter looks and feels ready for action.

“In the Hole!”

It’s more than fair to say that my putting game is inconsistent. While my goal is to two-putt every hole, I’ll give in to three-putting, and sometimes a four-putt will show its ugly face. Through it all, though, my Ping has been good to me. As I mentioned in another posting elsewhere on this forum, a week or so ago ol’ Anser helped me sink a 30-foot putt—a first for me. Still, as soon as I held the KS1 in my hands, I felt eager to try it out on the next round the following day.

The KS1 feels like a heavy blade in my hands. It’s listed at 340 grams, although I’m not sure if that includes the 10-gram weights at the toe and heel. Ol’ Anser which probably weighs in at 280-300 grams (I just guessing). So right away, I noticed the difference. But how did that fact translate on the green?

At the first hole of the round I one-putted from 12 feet away. I did the same thing at the second hole. In fact, I one-putted four times, and I never four-putted the entire game. I putted 18 times on the front nine and 18 times on the back nine, totaling 36 putts—nine putts fewer than my game last week with ol’ Anser. 

Moreover, my swing’s tempo felt natural. I never felt like I had to ask for more from my putter on long putts. With each green my confidence grew so large that at 18th hole, I sank a 15-foot putt from the fringe with no doubt in mind. And the crowd goes wild!

Who knows? Maybe I just had a case of new club syndrome where nothing can go wrong on the club’s first outing, but one thing is certain. I’m retiring my bag’s oldest club.

Nice review lefty!

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Left Hand orientation

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

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
: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
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X  And Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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On 4/15/2022 at 1:12 PM, tony@CIC said:

Looking forward to a 'unofficial review' including pics and difference on the greens between it and your scotty. 

Tony, it might be a few months.  But will definitely put up picks; green reads, speeds, on different green types if possible.  Living in Texas there are only a few grasses that thrive lol. I do play a few courses that keep step meter in double digits.  

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On 4/10/2022 at 12:24 PM, Rickp said:

Never ask this group if you should buy something, answer is always yes!!😁

Especially putters!

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OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:cobra-small:King F9, Atmos TS Blue
:callaway-small:  Mavrik 3w, Evenflow Riptide
:nike-small:Covert 2.0 5W, 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson_staff_small:Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small:Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL:ER2
:titleist-small:-ProV1x (left dash)


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