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Still very, very much loving this club and even though it's a 9° head with a short, tour stiff shaft my father had a go with it today and was getting good results too.

It just seems to fit so many people so easily...

 

Two photos for you. The first, my G400 combining with the dry British fairways to very nearly turn a dog-leg par 5 into a par 3.

The second just for fun, an embarrassing end to my golfing day. Having played a good round with my father just walking with me for company, I threw two balls on the floor at 105 yards from a very dry practice green. I grabbed my 60° wedge, offered him any club from my bag and said "Nearest the pin wins".

I flew my 60 in high, it landed and stopped.

He grabbed my 8 iron, flew it low and short and it just rolled.

His is the ball on the left

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  • Driver : Ping G400 - Tour65 Stiff 44"
  • Fairway : Taylormade Burner 2.0 15deg - Reax-R
  • Hybrid : Taylormade M2 22deg - Flex-R
  • Irons : 4-6 Srixon Z765, 7-PW Srixon Z965 - Nippon Modus 105 S
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    • 56deg Vokey SM5 F-Grind - Nippon ProModus 130 TX
    • 60deg Miura K-Grind - TT DG Spinner
  • Putter : Evnroll ER2
  • Ball : Vice Pro Plus

 

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Quick update: the Max is still a beast.

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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

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Quick update: the Max is still a beast.

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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

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Quick update: the Max is still a beast.

Yes. Yes it is.

 

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I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

My Bag:

:ping-small:  G400 Max

:ping-small:  G30 3W

:cobra-small: King S9-1 5W

:taylormade-small: Aeroburner 3 Rescue/Hybrid

:ping-small: G400  5-UW

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52* and 56*

:rife-putters-1: 2Bar Mallet

:ping-small: Traverse II Cart Bag

 

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Not sure if anyone still reading this thread anymore but...

 

I've got the LST. Lately I've kind of modified my swing a bit by choking up about an inch. Standing a little closer and a little taller.

I take my back swing back until I see the clubhead with my left eye peripheral, and then just try to smooth it.

Bam!

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:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

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Oh it appears to still be getting attention.

 

Mine is solidly in the bag. I know thats hard to believe coming from me. But even through a couple balky swing rounds last week, this club left me with only marginal bad results compared to how bad they should have been.

 

 

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:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

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I have had mine in the bag form3 rounds. Early in the round I am struggling with pull hooks but as the round goes on I start hitting the club a lot better. Distances seem to be the same as my previous driver but the ground has been saturated lately and we are not getting a lot of roll. Will be interesting to compare where I am teaching on my home course once it dries up some.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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I just bought the max and man it's unbelievable how straight this club is, even when I miss which is usually right it's not off the fairway as much and still very much in play. Love this club!!!

 

 

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First off, thank you so much to all of the reviewers in this thread. Because of all the rave reviews I just picked up a G400 Max head. Was just at the range with a few different shafts to try and dial it in and all I can say is WOW. This thing begs you to hit it dead straight.

 

I think for now I'm going to go with the Fujikura Speeder 757 X-stiff. Was launching balls at the range. We'll see how she handles her first 18 tomorrow!

 

 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max / Fujikura Motore Speeder X-Stiff

Irons:  :ping-small: iBlade 3-PW / DG X100 Soft Stepped once

Wedges:  :vokey-small:  Vokey sm6 52, 56, 60 / DG S400

Putter:  :scotty-small: 2018 Newport 2

Ball:  :titelist-small: AVX

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My buddy hits a Rogue and it seems he hits it everything BUT straight.

I have to work to get it anything except straight.

 

It's just a good driver...

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:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

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Continuing to fine tune my G400 Max.   First few rounds were low and low snap hooks. I has just been a frustrating experience.  Tried adjusting the tee height and while I got a few good drives,  the consistency wasn't there.  Was going to cut the shaft down and/or consider just taking it out of the bag.   Decided I would make some adjustments and see if I could get the club to work for me.   Changed the setting to the big + and spent some time making a few minor swing adjustments and started getting more elevation with the ball and it was basically ballooning.  After the front 9,  I lowered the tee height and started getting the ball flight and distance I was hoping for.   Going to stay in the bag for now to see if it was just a few holes of good shots or it I have it dialed in for longer term.   Eager to get out to the course again.  

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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Continuing to fine tune my G400 Max.   First few rounds were low and low snap hooks. I has just been a frustrating experience.  Tried adjusting the tee height and while I got a few good drives,  the consistency wasn't there.  Was going to cut the shaft down and/or consider just taking it out of the bag.   Decided I would make some adjustments and see if I could get the club to work for me.   Changed the setting to the big + and spent some time making a few minor swing adjustments and started getting more elevation with the ball and it was basically ballooning.  After the front 9,  I lowered the tee height and started getting the ball flight and distance I was hoping for.   Going to stay in the bag for now to see if it was just a few holes of good shots or it I have it dialed in for longer term.   Eager to get out to the course again.  

 

 

Hey buddy are you stilling gaming the regular flex shaft?

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Hey buddy are you stilling gaming the regular flex shaft?

 

never had a regular flex.   The shaft I was fit for was a lighter weight than the one you did.   Right now I still have the stock stiff shaft in the club.  

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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never had a regular flex.   The shaft I was fit for was a lighter weight than the one you did.   Right now I still have the stock stiff shaft in the club.  

 

 

Yea I have the 65 shaft in stiff.  I'm up for swapping if you think that would help?  I'm actually gaming the stock Ping G400 shaft which is 55 grams and it's working better for me. I know when I was more flexible, a heavier shaft helped me to hit the ball straighter without the ducks quacking.  

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Despite swearing to myself I was going to wait for the TS Drivers to be released I failed and picked up a G400 Max 9* last week. This was to replace my Epic which had a small accident.

 

It came with the stock Alta CB shaft in stiff, at home I had a Ping Tour 65 in Regular,  a Fujikura Speeder evo 2 569 in X and a Fujikura 6 in R but tipped a inch. The Speeder was my fitted shaft for the Epic, light and stiff suit my swing. 

 

First range session was not particularly great and I struggled to see what the online hype was about. I persevered and played the Six at small + for a round. It was ok but nothing great. Had another range session and swapped around shafts and loft settings. I've settled on big + with the Speeder. Two rounds in with that set up, I've cut my handicap by 0.6, hit more fairways than I have before, eliminated the nasty snap hook and had 2 slices of which one I couldn't advance the ball forwards.

 

Compared to the Epic I am seeing a increase in distance and feel I can swing harder. Distance seems to be up on mishits and reasonable hits. Hopefully this honeymoon period will mature into a blossoming long term relationship. Im just hoping my wife doesn't notice to much when we play and also want one.

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Yea I have the 65 shaft in stiff.  I'm up for swapping if you think that would help?  I'm actually gaming the stock Ping G400 shaft which is 55 grams and it's working better for me. I know when I was more flexible, a heavier shaft helped me to hit the ball straighter without the ducks quacking.  

I have a Ping Tour 65 in Regular sat in my spare room. Would you have to pay import charges if I shipped it over from Thailand? I do not want anything for it, just seems a waste it not being used.

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I have a Ping Tour 65 in Regular sat in my spare room. Would you have to pay import charges if I shipped it over from Thailand? I do not want anything for it, just seems a waste it not being used.

 

 

I'm very much interested in it!  What length is it?

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I'm very much interested in it! What length is it?

Standard length. Which should be 45.25. It came with my G driver. As I said it isn't being used and if you can use it I'll sort out a box and ship it over to you.

 

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Standard length. Which should be 45.25. It came with my G driver. As I said it isn't being used and if you can use it I'll sort out a box and ship it over to you.

 

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Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
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I have the Tour 80 in mine - it's a great shaft for me - it's actually 67 grams in an R flex.

 

Stock is 45.25 which is what I'm playing it at - it's what I was fit for. I can't miss the sweet spot with that shaft in my LST.

 

 

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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