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8 hours ago, gaussman1 said:

Believing in the lie board (and sadly, retail fittings) was my worst mistake. It was many years ago but I learned a valuable lesson out of it. Impact tape on the sole doesn't tell you anything. They just kept wrenching it more upright trying to get the sole tape to move the strike point away from the toe and I just kept hitting it further and further left. Ended up with a beautiful set of 990Bs that were 3 up and +1" that I couldn't keep on the planet. Sold them for a big loss in under a month.
Fit for ball flight folks.

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Your experience with the lie board/tape is interesting.  When I attended a Ping Demo last year about this time, they fitted me to green dot (which turns out to be the same lie I was fitted for over 30 years ago).  They used lie boards both times. This past summer, I was fitted for irons and they used physical floor to wrist measurement, launch monitor data and lie board/tape once again. 

This method of club fitting seems to have been around for some time now. Might the person doing your fitting just have done a poor job?  Considering the price of clubs, your results would be a real pisser.  The fact that I'm getting consistent measurement results, from different fitters, gives me some confidence moving forward in any new iron purchase.  

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

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Your experience with the lie board/tape is interesting.  When I attended a Ping Demo last year about this time, they fitted me to green dot (which turns out to be the same lie I was fitted for over 30 years ago).  They used lie boards both times. This past summer, I was fitted for irons and they used physical floor to wrist measurement, launch monitor data and lie board/tape once again. 
This method of club fitting seems to have been around for some time now. Might the person doing your fitting just have done a poor job?  Considering the price of clubs, your results would be a real pisser.  The fact that I'm getting consistent measurement results, from different fitters, gives me some confidence moving forward in any new iron purchase.  
Keep in mind we're talking about 20 years ago. Fitting was a lie board and a net. The real issue with the lie board is that all it can tell you is how you sole the club through impact, but not really how you deliver into the ball. As someone who delivers a little inside out and shut I'm already afraid of losing it left. Bending the club more upright (and adding +1") increases the tendency to turn the ball over. So by focusing only on the sole tape they were exaggerating my bad shot.
I feel like launch monitors have pretty much resolved this issue.

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:callaway-small: Rogue 15 degree Evnflow Blue 6.5

Back in the Bag :srixon-small: Z765 4-G Nippon Modus 120 Stiff

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I sold my R11 just because. Back in 2014 bought a Big Bertha, and didn’t think I’d need a backup. Few years later broke my shaft on my driver and had to hit 3W due to not having a backup


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Titleist 917D2 10.5

Mizuno JPX EZ 3W, 14U

Cobra Fly-Z Hybrid 18.5

Titleist 816 H1 23

Ping G30 5I - PW

Cleveland RTX 3.0 50/10 V-MG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 54/14  V-FG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 58/12 V -FG

EVNROLL ER-3

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Now that we have a few of the worst choices actually purchased out there... Is there any equipment that you regret not buying?

For me it is that I still havent gone through the process to get a fitted evnroll... Would love to, but between price and loving my ping putter have yet to pull the trigger. 

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SWING SPEED- 100

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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I would say that I regret not having every been fit for a putter but I just did this, this past week. Not an evnroll but I ended up with a new Scotty Cameron square back. I also got some really great tips to practice with my putting

Now that we have a few of the worst choices actually purchased out there... Is there any equipment that you regret not buying?
For me it is that I still havent gone through the process to get a fitted evnroll... Would love to, but between price and loving my ping putter have yet to pull the trigger. 


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Ping G20 Driver

Bombtech hybrids

Ping G20 green dot irons/wedges

Cleveland Huntington beach 6 putter 

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I now have 3 #3 hybrids that I bought at different times, and I cannot hit any of them except at the range.


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PXG Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
Tour Edge HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Maltby KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
Gigagolf S2 52° and 56° wedges w/UST for Gigagolf graphite shafts
Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

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2 hours ago, RoverRick said:

I let a guy hit my driver one time and he sliced one over the club house and broke the window of my car. Does that count?



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Wow... That is terrible and yes I'd vote to let that count 

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 ⛳🛄 as of May 14, 2020

SWING SPEED- 100

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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Any equipment that I regret not buying? Of course but then it would just have gone into the earlier section


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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So this story has a happy ending. A few years back I got a set of Adams CC1 Irons designed with Chad Campbell. I made the mistake of selling them to a friend. A few years past and I finally have them back. I forgot how badly I missed them. So glad they are back in my bag!


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I let a guy hit my driver one time and he sliced one over the club house and broke the window of my car. Does that count?



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That definitely counts!



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PXG Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
Tour Edge HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Maltby KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
Gigagolf S2 52° and 56° wedges w/UST for Gigagolf graphite shafts
Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

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I picked up the new Taylormade M5 driver Wednesday as I was hitting it really well in the store.   We went through different shafts both stiff and regular and  three drivers to include the M6 and the Ping G410.  Played today and I hit  three good drives with it.  I hope I get it dialed in because if not, this could be sad..... 😥

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I picked up the new Taylormade M5 driver Wednesday as I was hitting it really well in the store.   We went through different shafts both stiff and regular and  three drivers to include the M6 and the Ping G410.  Played today and I hit  three good drives with it.  I hope I get it dialed in because if not, this could be sad..... 


You’ll pull it together ole gray! Hang in there.


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17 minutes ago, ole gray said:

I picked up the new Taylormade M5 driver Wednesday as I was hitting it really well in the store.   We went through different shafts both stiff and regular and  three drivers to include the M6 and the Ping G410.  Played today and I hit  three good drives with it.  I hope I get it dialed in because if not, this could be sad..... 😥

They always hit well until the check clears 🙂

 

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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15 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

 


You’ll pull it together ole gray! Hang in there.


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Yea first day with it and hopped on the tee without any warm up.   Lot's of tuning up to do and then we shall see how this dawg hunts.  I think maybe I was trying just a little to hard today to pure it.  My tempo was waaaaay too quick which throws a wrench into everything. I'm heading back out tomorrow for round two...

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Callaway  Rogue X Irons 5 - AW 
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4 minutes ago, CarlH said:

They always hit well until the check clears 🙂

 

Absolutely and if you're buying a putter, you hole everything you look at in the store.   It's like they put a magnet in the hole. 😳

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Callaway  Rogue X Irons 5 - AW 
Cleveland RTX-4 50 & 56 / RTX-3 60
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter

 

 



 

 

 

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Yea first day with it and hopped on the tee without any warm up.   Lot's of tuning up to do and then we shall see how this dawg hunts.  I think maybe I was trying just a little to hard today to pure it.  My tempo was waaaaay too quick which throws a wrench into everything. I'm heading back out tomorrow for round two...





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Yea first day with it and hopped on the tee without any warm up.   Lot's of tuning up to do and then we shall see how this dawg hunts.  I think maybe I was trying just a little to hard today to pure it.  My tempo was waaaaay too quick which throws a wrench into everything. I'm heading back out tomorrow for round two...


Oh you lucky dawg...I may need to book a trip down to see you and nice weather.


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Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-G

:cleveland-small: - CBX 52 and 56

:EVNROLL: - ER 1.2

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Taylormade R11S driver.... Yuck. Never worked for me.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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