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Sure, this’ll getcha. We were supposed to play today but most of the guys canceled, too cold 52-55 degrees with mild winds.
Guys are getting old real fast.


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If it was 50 I'd be putting on shorts to play 18


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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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Sure, this’ll getcha. We were supposed to play today but most of the guys canceled, too cold 52-55 degrees with mild winds.
Guys are getting old real fast.


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That’s too funny - we are in Port St Lucie picking up the mother in law for Thanksgiving - I was dying sitting outside with my scotch and cigar last night. It was 59. :)


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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

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That’s too funny - we are in Port St Lucie picking up the mother in law for Thanksgiving - I was dying sitting outside with my scotch and cigar last night. It was 59. :)


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It’s 50’ here this AM and nothing is moving. Golf Course across the street is empty.


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Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Sure, this’ll getcha. We were supposed to play today but most of the guys canceled, too cold 52-55 degrees with mild winds.
Guys are getting old real fast.


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I still hold onto my North Dakota weather rules. 40 and warmer I’ll still play.
If you couldn’t ha k that up there your season was SHORT


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Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged, 4-GW, KBS Tour C-Taper Lite 110 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

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I lasted 5-6 years with same New England philosophy but last 2 years......


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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G410 looks like a keeper! Need to dial in height setting the 12’ maybe a bit high. Will try 11.5 tomorrow/Wednesday. Driver is dead straight, slight fade at neutral setting.



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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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22 minutes ago, Rickp said:

 Driver is dead straight
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Well of course we could have told you that! 😎

Mine is set at 11.5. That was the fitters recommendation and I stuck with it. 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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Well of course we could have told you that!
Mine is set at 11.5. That was the fitters recommendation and I stuck with it. 

Yup, just a little lower I’m happy and the slight fade is fine with me.
51’ @ Tee Time, little to no breeze and SUNNY!! Great morning.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Yup, just a little lower I’m happy and the slight fade is fine with me.
51’ @ Tee Time, little to no breeze and SUNNY!! Great morning.


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Keep rubbing it in. I'm blowing leaves all day today. At least it's sunny and only a slight breeze. Leaves on the agenda for at least the rest of the week.


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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Keep rubbing it in. I'm blowing leaves all day today. At least it's sunny and only a slight breeze. Leaves on the agenda for at least the rest of the week.


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I saw a leaf yesterday, they’re kinda pretty. Cool low 50’ again tomorrow then warms up. Want to see how the driver reacts B4 fareways dry out.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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59 minutes ago, Rickp said:


I saw a leaf yesterday, they’re kinda pretty. C
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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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I saw a leaf yesterday, they’re kinda pretty. Cool low 50’ again tomorrow then warms up. Want to see how the driver reacts B4 fareways dry out.


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I’m so waiting for these fairways to dry - I couldn’t believe how wet it was in Port St Lucie.


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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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I’m so waiting for these fairways to dry - I couldn’t believe how wet it was in Port St Lucie.


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Ours are drying out quickly. Soon hard and fast.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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On 11/17/2019 at 9:46 AM, Rickp said:


It’s 50’ here this AM and nothing is moving. Golf Course across the street is empty.


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If it gets to 50 degrees here,  the course looks like it’s Labor Day. .. with free beer at the end of the round 

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Ours are drying out quickly. Soon hard and fast.


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We've had very little rain also.  That's why I was so surprised there.  I still had a couple of drives over 230 last Friday which is a sign that we are starting to get a little roll at least (either that or I ate a serious batch of Wheaties!)

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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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It feels odd, with a new year right around the corner, to not have the slightest urge to try any of the upcoming drivers. 

Sure, I'll hit them at a later demo day or something at some point next year, but knowing full well I'm just about maxed out with my G410 Plus 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 Plus Ping 9* VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft I
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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We've had very little rain also.  That's why I was so surprised there.  I still had a couple of drives over 230 last Friday which is a sign that we are starting to get a little roll at least (either that or I ate a serious batch of Wheaties!)

Only 1.5 from you and we had a lot of rain Tuesday/Wednesday so no roll for us. Next week more rain coming.
We have company next week so hope not too much rain.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Only 1.5 from you and we had a lot of rain Tuesday/Wednesday so no roll for us. Next week more rain coming.
We have company next week so hope not too much rain.


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Tons of it this weekend - was supposed to play after church but courses are closed with more I the forecast. I start a nice holiday after Christmas. It’s supposed to be perfect the end of the week.


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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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Tons of it this weekend - was supposed to play after church but courses are closed with more I the forecast. I start a nice holiday after Christmas. It’s supposed to be perfect the end of the week.


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Yup rain until Tuesday.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Much needed follow-up for this thread.

As I mentioned back in early March, I have made some pretty drastic swing changes this offseason.  As I have worked on having more rotation in my swing and less of an in to out path, I saw mixed results.  Swing changes had been incredible with the irons and wedges, but started causing issues in my reliable Driver and 3W.  Sent some lesson and practice videos to fitter and had some discussions about shaft weight, balance point, head weight and swing weight.  The Accra TZ5s that was fit into last year are fantastic, but they have a very low balance point.  This means that swing weight is typically higher.  This was causing the driver and 3W to get stuck behind me, leading to come much more from the inside than I wanted.  Lots and lots of blocks with the driver. After trying a few different higher balance point shafts, I settled on two shafts. 

In the driver, I ended up going with the VA Nemesys 65 Five (X) shaft.  This is one of, if not the most highest balance point shaft on the market.  This means it pairs extremely well with Ping heads, as they are the heaviest driver heads on the market (it's also why most of the stock shafts Ping offers are counterbalanced).

I have had the shaft for 3 weeks now and have been making swings into my net and it feels fantastic.  It was a much more effortless swing and based on the slow motion videos I was taking, it definitely appeared that I was able to neutralize my swing path a bit more with the Nemesys/G410 combo.

The biggest test was yesterday.  First time out on the course in 2.5 months and my first round with the Nemesys.

I know there's always a honeymoon period, but the stats don't lie.  My fairways hit % was the highest in over a year.  My distance was as good as it ever had been.  By the 4th hole, I was on autopilot off the tee.  My swing was just so comfortable and I was just able to trust all of my swing changes.  The biggest tell that it was a good fit?  I didn't hit one hook off the tee. I was hitting straight bombs with either a baby draw or baby fade the entire round.  I only hit one large block, but that was when I was really trying to overdraw the ball due to the shape of the hole and direction of the wind and didn't square up the face.

As for the G410 driver head itself - it is still absolutely everything I want in a driver head.  I am still playing it lofted down one (to open the face a little), neutral lie angle, and the weight in neutral.  I am finding it gives me the distance I need while not sacrificing the forgiveness I want.  I could easily game the G410 LST Driver and it would probably give me a little more distance.  However, my big miss is the low spinning hook and the LST, spinning at around 250 rpms less, would exacerbate that miss.  I would rather have the added stability and additional RPMs of spin to stabilize my ball flight.  

The G410+ is cheaper than any other new driver on the market and therefore it is probably the best bang for your buck.  Between the Plus, LST and SFT, there is no doubt there is a Ping driver head that can fit just about anyone.

 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 Plus Ping 9* VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft I
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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