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Tyler in Salt Lake City

Current wedges are the bombtech 52, 56, and 60

Short game strengths are full wedge shots, pitch shots from 50 yards and in, bump and runs,

Weaknesses are long bunker shots and flop shots

Current handicap is 6.6



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First name/Home state :  JIM  /  AZ-ID

Current wedges : Volkey SM6 ; 52 and 58 
Short game strengths/weaknesses : Strengths are distance control , weaknesses are half shots and 3/4 shots with wedges
Current handicap:  6.4

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Joe in Texas
Mizuno T5 50/7 bent to 51/8, Wishon Micro GrooveHM Sand Wedge 56/12, Wishon MicroGroove HM Lob Wedge 60/10 
Short game strengths/weaknesses: Best at chipping, worst at hitting wedges too high from 3/4 to full swings

Current handicap: 9.5

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Current wedges: Hopkins 60 deg, Mizuno S-5 56 deg, Cobra Fly-Z gap wedge 52 deg.

Short game is my all-around strength.  Can get up and down from almost anywhere.  The only weakness is getting a flippy on some tense, touchy shots.

Current handicap: 5


I could give these a good test because I spend about 85% of my practice/teaching time on short game.

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First name/Home state or province:

Ted, Maine

Current wedges

Nike 52 SV wedge, 56 Nike Engage, 60 Cleveland gun metal

Short game strengths/weaknesses

Strengths - Full and three quarter shots; weaknesses ; 20 yards and in

Current handicap 14

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Bryan. Texas


Current wedges

Titleist Vokey SM6 54/58



WEAKNESS - FLOP and pitching


Current handicap



Drivers: Cobra F9 w/Atmos

FW: Cleveland HiBore 3W

Hybrid: Titleist driving iron, Titleist hybrid

Irons: Ping Eye2 3-S & TA 845s 3-W

Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 ES s300

Putter: Ping Zing 2 33.75" , Anser 3

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anothef great MGS opportunity....going to sit this one out as I just got some new wedges..look forward to the reviews

Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Fairway: :callaway-small: Epic Speed 5w

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

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

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

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS





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Ryan... sunny Florida (west coast).


Currently gaming 53* and 58* Hopkins CJ-1s.


I'd say my strengths are low biting pitches inside 20yds. I enjoy attempting to fly it close. Not great at the bump & run shots. I practice the high/soft shots a lot... but default to my low shots on the course. I'd like to change that.

I'm NEVER in bunkers so sandies aren't something I'll be able to test... Haha. I struggle with my distance control between 110-125. I seem to err on whichever side (long or short) is the most punishing.... over cooking it less than scooping it and being short.


8.6 hdcp


Thanks in advance to whomever gets to beat these beauties up and give us their results.

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Tough day to be a lefty. Good luck everyone!

SkyCaddie SX400
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
:titleist-small:-ProV1x (left dash)

Romans 10:9



Classic Bag
Jones Collegiate Clemson Stand Bag

:ping-small:Eye 2 Laminate, 1,3,5,7
:wilson_staff_small: 1973 Staff Dynapower 4-PW
:ping-small:Original Anser

:wilson_staff_small: DUO

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Marc / Texas

Hogan TK

Good Distance Control and I can hit it high with lots of spin / 10-20 feet off line at least 50% of the time, when I make a mistake it is short and spins back off the green.


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Kyle, Oklahoma

Hogan TK 52, 56, 60

Strengths: Full wedge shots through 40 yards, bunker shots, lobs

Weaknesses:  Short pitch shots that I have to hit the ball 20 feet to a spot

Handicap:  Unofficial, but around a 1

:taylormade-small: M1 9.5* - Ozik HD8

:titelist-small: 906 F4 15* - Ozik HD9

:adams-small: DHY 21* - PX Black 7.0

:benhogan-small: Ft Worth Hi 24* - PX 6.5

:benhogan-small: Ft Worth 15 28*-44* - PX 6.5

:benhogan-small: TK 15 48* - PX 6.5

:benhogan-small: TK 15 52*, 56*, 60* - DG X100

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