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25 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

 

 

 

 


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


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Come on down buddy!   Tomorrow is going to be in the upper sixties so it's shorts time 💣

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
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Come on down buddy!   Tomorrow is going to be in the upper sixties so it's shorts time [emoji378]


Shorts you say? You’ll never guess what I just got! [emoji6]

I guess it’s warmer in Maryland than here in the tundra.
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3 minutes ago, Shankster said:

 


Shorts you say? You’ll never guess what I just got! emoji6.png

I guess it’s warmer in Maryland than here in the tundra.

 

Naw cuz I live in Georgia!

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
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I now have 3 #3 hybrids and I can’t hit any of them consistently. Also an MG blade putter that’s nice, but not if you putt the way I do.

 

 

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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

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Getting a set of MB2 irons with Tour Issue shafts from my Adams Rep as a gift. Playing them for a couple months and then selling them. Wish I never did 😔

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In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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Heading out in a little while to see if I can get my latest pick up (Taylormade M5) dialed in.    Geez I hope it works like it did in my fitting... 😯

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
 ODYSSEY ARM-LOCK 2-BALL TEN 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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5 hours ago, ole gray said:

Heading out in a little while to see if I can get my latest pick up (Taylormade M5) dialed in.    Geez I hope it works like it did in my fitting... 😯

 

Back home and once I got the weights and loft dialed in, I was back to hitting it like I did at my fitting.  More to come later however one thing that I don't like about this driver, is it picks up a good bit of loose stuff off the ground. It was  wet and soggy at the course today and  from resting the driver head on the ground  caused grass etc. to gather in the tracks where the weights move.   Other than that, I enjoyed it very much today!!

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
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A few years ago I had an obsession with Callaway. I bought the RAZR X irons and X2 Hot driver, odyssey blade putter, X Hot 3 wood, and a X Hot hybrid. All while playing the Supersoft. Turns out the irons and driver were SENIOR shafts and I swing around 90ish. After taking a long break from the game I have a custom set of clubs from Wilson, Cobra, PXG, Cleveland, and Tommy Armour.


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Driver: PXG 0811XF Gen 2. Set to 7 degrees

Fairway Wood: default_cobra-small.jpg.f2d30fe56bdc63bb143b6beab868e5d6.jpg F8 5/6. Set to 17 degrees

Irons: default_wilson_staff_small.gif.3fdcd5b73d87b86e2d50ed16f34df98d.gif D7 4-GW

Wedges: default_cleveland-small.jpg.41539a3b39b15dfe912bdb3e116e9793.jpg CBX 52, 56, 60. All have Winn Dri Tac grips.

Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 

Ball: Snell Golf MTB-X

Bag: Ogio Ozone Stand

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I think my worst mistake was picking up some Diablo Edge irons for $30 and then selling them for 4x the price because I felt like they were *too* big. That was dumb because they were high and straight all day long.

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

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Ok I won't lie ,the M5 was too much driver for this ole coot to hit consistent shots with.    I sold it today for $300.00 and shed a few tears in my prune juice.   I actually traded in some stuff when I bought it so my lost turned out to be clubs instead of cold cash however I had to buy them at some point.   🙄

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
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Apparently, my biggest mistake recently is not being in the right place at the right time when @ole gray sold his M5.  😄   I would have gladly replace my M4 with it.  😄 

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) 5W (21*) 7W (24*) -- stock R shafts.

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

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52,56, 60 degree wedges

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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1 hour ago, CarlH said:

Apparently, my biggest mistake recently is not being in the right place at the right time when @ole gray sold his M5.  😄   I would have gladly replace my M4 with it.  😄 

It could make a happy camper out of the right golfer, just not me.   I'm hoping my friend who bought it will be happier than a buzzard on fresh road kill. 😉

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey 
 ODYSSEY ARM-LOCK 2-BALL TEN 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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On 2/22/2019 at 10:13 AM, edingc said:

 

Reminds me of when my wife's grandmother passed away. She was an avid golfer up to a few months before her passing. When we went through her golf bag, we found she had purchased a Hammer driver from the late night infomercial on the Golf Channel.

My mother-in-law still has the club. I should borrow it sometime this summer for some range fun.

So how has she adapted to being able to hit 450 yard drives? Has it made golf too easy for her or what? 

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DRIVER: PING G400 9.0° 
4 WOOD:  TAYLORMADE M3 17°
HYBRID:  PING G400 19°
IRONS:  PING i500 4-iron / i200 5-PW
WEDGES:  PING GLIDE FORGED 50°, 54°
LOB WEDGE: TAYLORMADE HI-TOE  58°
PUTTER: ODYSSEY STROKE LAB DOUBLE WIDE

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I had a set of Nike CCi forged irons and loved them. Decided a few years back it was time to upgrade and gave this set away. still looking to find that magic again...

Driver- Cobra Speedzone 9° default_cobra-small.jpg.bf0039c0fa211a003217e70e184035fa.jpg

Woods- Sub70 Pro 5-Wood   08e84065c69a5a06ed8fec52d91a.jpg.08662cdc8041ba1124fe725b926a5e95.jpg  

Utility- Titleist 718 T-MB 4 Utility  default_titelist-small.jpg.d620943db19c6c6f477d78c3e6dcfb1b.jpg

Irons- Sub70 649 MB Tour 5-PW, 699 Pro 2U  08e84065c69a5a06ed8fec52d91a.jpg.08662cdc8041ba1124fe725b926a5e95.jpg

Wedges- Cleveland Zipcore RTX 52°,56°, 60°  default_cleveland-small.jpg.0615c53919b7f92c3524630e353b33bb.jpg

Putter- Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 default_cameron-small.gif.dd99234f0267bb38c40c23053034a445.gif

Ball- Titleist ProV1x default_titelist-small.jpg.d620943db19c6c6f477d78c3e6dcfb1b.jpg  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 2/22/2019 at 11:25 AM, M. Parsons said:

Okay, while I was fitted for my current driver, I don't feel that I was properly fitted...but I went through with the purchase anyway. I think that it's really hard to find a good fitter, and I hate being fit in an indoor hitting bay, I just don't believe those numbers that come up on their screen. With all that said, I usually find myself choking down on the grip in order to make club shorter and stiffer. It's my dream to go to Canada and get a full bag fitting from Ian at TXG.

oh man, you are preaching to the choir.  Over the past few years I literally went through my entire golf bag, one club at a time, and replaced them with an upgrade.  I started with my irons, due to my old PING irons being non-conforming with the new groove rules (and I honestly don't even know if anyone would give a crap if I kept playing my old irons, as who checks someone's clubs even in local tournaments that pay nothing?)

Anyway, I go to Edwin Watts to get fitted for my irons, and man, a couple of years into it and I really have some major regrets in buying new irons this way.  I mean, when you go to Watts it almost feels like buying a used car, where the sales guy simply repeats back to you what you are saying, in a way that affirms your feelings and thoughts, and really offers little to no help in actually diagnosing the clubs and giving you honest feedback.  I think I clued in when the guy said, "man, you have such a great swing."  I should have turned around and said, "have you ever looked at my swing?  It's in the golf dictionary of how NOT to swing a club."

But I'm not a confrontational person, so we simply went through the process and I ended up ordering my current irons.  And unlike the rest of you Club Hos, once I buy something, I stick with it until I feel satisfied I got my moneys worth on it.  I figure that means my current PING G irons will remain in my bag until sometime in late 2025 when I have a weak moment in the winter and decide it's time to try something new and don't mind dropping another $625 or so on something else.

But yeah, the next time I am fitted it will be at some place like Club Champion in Orlando, where you hit a plethora of clubs with different shafts and they actually give you solid feedback and narrow down your selection to what actually works best for you.

To be totally honest, even having played this game for 45 years on and off, the amount of technology and specifications that go into golf clubs simply goes way over my head.  And frankly I think it's a miracle that I'm able to hit some of the clubs, even clubs that are in my bag to this day.  But I think I am one of those types of golfers who can mold his swing to the club, and not the other way around.  In other words, if the lie angle is off or shaft is just wrong, I can somehow figure out how to make that club work and adjust the swing to make it happen.

But I'm like Frank Sinatra in "My Way" where he sings...

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Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

 

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  • :callaway-small: XR 4 Fairway 16.5°
  • :mizuno-small: Fli-Hi Utility Iron - 21°
  • :ping-small: G Series 5-9 irons
  • :titelist-small: :vokey-small: SM7 46°, 50°, 54° & 58°
  • :taylormade-small: Ghost Spider S putter
  • :918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Laser Rangefinder
  • Garmin Approach S20 GPS
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