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In recent years, Callaway has made some really REALLY bad product. Recycled iron designs, terrible sounding and performing drivers, and boring putters. But THIS year, something changed. The Clubs for 2010 are AMAZING. Even the Diablo Edge Tour driver, with its Jersey Shore Tattoo is Outstanding. Whoever is running the show down there gets KUDOS from me!!!! Way to GO!!


What I lug around the golf course in my MacKenzie Walker.

Driver -   Ping G410 Plus 9° Tour 65 S
Fairway -  :srixon-small: Z785 13.5° Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: Z785  TTDG IT S400 3,5-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX4 Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Nike  Method Converge B1-01 UST Frequency Filter/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black / Ping Anser F/ Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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I think with Mizuno doing as well as it is and OEM's like Ping stepping up their game has provoked them to step things up.

 

 

 

 

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Author of Pro Golf Synopsis. The Moneyball approach to golf strategy and analysis.Driver: Wishon 919THI, 10° loft, UST Mamiya VTS Red 7x, 44-3/8” long, 2,825 kg/cm^2 MOIGONZO WOOD: confidential2-Hybrid: Mizuno Fli-HiCLK, 17° loft, 40-7/8" KBS Tour Hybrid shaft (stiff)3-Hybrid: Mizuno Fli-HiCLK, 20° loft, 40" KBS Tour Hybrid shaft (stiff)4-6 iron: Wishon 575MMC (CB)7-PW: Wishon 575MMC (MB)SW: Edel Golf driver grind, 52° loft, 16° bounce, Nippon WV 125 shaft.LW: Edel Golf Digger Grind, 60° loft, 27° bounce, Nippon WV 125 ShaftPutter: Edel Golf Columbia Custom Made, 35" long, 72° lie angle, 3° loft. Ball: Titleist Pro V1xGrips: PURE Grips P2 Wrap (red)Shoes: FootJoy Dry-Joy (black, size 14)3Jack's Golf Blog - http://3jack.blogspot.com

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I've been pretty callaway faithful woods and wedge wise, and this new line totally justifies it. I'm excited for these new woods. don't know if i comestically like the jaws though... x -tour and x forged do fine.

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Seriously looked at the Diablo fairways, but went Exotics. It was close though.

Form another thread it now seems like I need to pick up a FT9 imix head too.


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Meh. I've never bagged anything Callaway and I'm not even sure why. Their stuff just has never appealed to me (but maybe this will be the year).


Callaway FT-9 Driver 10.5* Grafalloy Prolaunch Axis Blue

Callaway FT-9 Driver 9.0* Grafalloy Prolaunch Platinum

Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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I think that Callaway did lack in certain aspects with last years line. Although the FT-9 was a dang solid driver and was probably the cream of the crop of their products last year.

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I think callaway has the strongest top to bottom line up they have ever had. They are one of the few OEMs I could play a full bag from top to bottom and be happy with.

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Well ive tried htting them as usual nothing close to my specs wellmain thing lefty and nothing around the stiff flex etc i want so i will be waiting a month or so to try these new toys out the IZ is what i am wanting to try and the new balls are awesome long and spinny in my words, I spin the ball like crazy and make most ppl jealous when they see meback up balls on a common basis!!!!!!!!!!!!! not to many amateur can do that daily

 

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Andrew Bush da lefty of the forum.

 

Cleveland DST Tour 9.5 with Diamana Whiteboard.

Nike Sasquatch 4 wood with diamana blue.

Nike Sasquatch 3 hybrid with diamana hybrid shaft

Callaway x forged 4-pw with prject x flighted 6.0

Callaway x forged 52 and 56 chrome

Callaway x forged 60 vintage

Odyssey white hot tour number 5.

 

Nike one platinum soon to be nike tour running out of the platinums!!!!!!!

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The IZ may look like a High School Geometry project gone wrong, but the thing flat works. Sounds like a golf club. flight is nice and flat (providing you get the correct shaft), and ball speeds are really high. I like it a lot.


What I lug around the golf course in my MacKenzie Walker.

Driver -   Ping G410 Plus 9° Tour 65 S
Fairway -  :srixon-small: Z785 13.5° Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: Z785  TTDG IT S400 3,5-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX4 Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Nike  Method Converge B1-01 UST Frequency Filter/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black / Ping Anser F/ Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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kind of hoped that Callaway would have came out with a 2010 version of the X-Forged or a revamp of the X-Prototypes (even though they look amazing). the Diablo Edge Forged sets up nice, but the graphics in the cavity are a little bold.

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2010 does appear to be a fresh year, not recycled Tech, fresh ideas and sold products. I don't need a new set of Irons, but man, i want to go hit a bunch of new ones and be talked into it.


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Seriously looked at the Diablo fairways, but went Exotics. It was close though.

Form another thread it now seems like I need to pick up a FT9 imix head too.

 

Yes, you sure should! On man, I'm from Sacramento. Born and raised, although I now live in SF near Harding Park.

 

That's great. Still have lots of friends there, and enjoy the courses there. My favorites are Turkey Creek, Yocha De He and Wildhawk.


Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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Yes, you sure should! On man, I'm from Sacramento. Born and raised, although I now live in SF near Harding Park.

 

That's great. Still have lots of friends there, and enjoy the courses there. My favorites are Turkey Creek, Yocha De He and Wildhawk.

Playing Yoche made my summer last year. What a course!

Wildhawk is very fun too. Forgiving, but interesting. The $30 riding all day Wednesdays is amazing too.


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Well lets see

my current set up includes the following

 

FT Tour 9.5 with fuji motore speeder f1 X

DIablo tour 15 with accuflex tour prototype v2 x

diablo tour rescues 18/21 with nvs 105x

and Cally prototype blades with project x 6.5 and

x tour wedges with project x6.5

odyssey black tour #9 but waiting for my 2 ball black tour milled

 

 

this is by far the best line up I have seen from Callaway and the best bag set up I have had in a long long time.

 

Big things are coming from Callaway

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I just got a set of x-22's with true temper dynamic gold from china cheap. They set up nice and so far are good to hit can't wait to hit them on the course 2 weeks if i am lucky

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The IZ may look like a High School Geometry project gone wrong, but the thing flat works. Sounds like a golf club. flight is nice and flat (providing you get the correct shaft), and ball speeds are really high. I like it a lot.

 

 

I agree I didn't like the looks of the IZ when it came out, not only that but I wasn't impressed when Callaway decided to ditch square technology. The IZ is awesome, it sounds good and feels great. I don't know how well its gonna be received though, Titleist rocked a triangle driver and it flopped, so it will be interesting to see the buzz about the IZ


Fairways and Greens

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I'm not a fan of the Tattoo design, but overall the line looks like it will take off, especially if they are going to be using these to replace the Big Bertha line...


My Bag:
Driver - 
:cobra-small:  King F6+

3 Wood -  :callaway-small: XR16
Hybrids -  :srixon-small:  ZH45
Irons -  :mizuno-small:  JPX 850 Pro

Wedges -  :callaway-small: Mac Daddy 2
Putter -   :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red
Bag - Ogio Grom Stand

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I'm not a fan of the Tattoo design, but overall the line looks like it will take off, especially if they are going to be using these to replace the Big Bertha line...

I am with you there. The tribal tattoo thing seems to have gone by a few years ago. I like that they are making it look interesting though. What to use instead, who knows. Celtic symbols as homage to old country golf.

 

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I wonder how hard it would be to take the badge out of the cavity. I'll work on that and let you know.


What I lug around the golf course in my MacKenzie Walker.

Driver -   Ping G410 Plus 9° Tour 65 S
Fairway -  :srixon-small: Z785 13.5° Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: Z785  TTDG IT S400 3,5-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX4 Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Nike  Method Converge B1-01 UST Frequency Filter/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black / Ping Anser F/ Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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