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Callaway Steelhead 4+

Sits well, amazing sound of the face and flies further than my driver with a breeze behind.

Like @russtopherb I should use it off every par 4 and 5 tee especially on shorter courses.

It's my Henrik Stenson 3 wood equivalent.

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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there was no SHOCK HORROR SCARY emoji in the reaction list.
Obviously you weren't shot but OMG, all for some clubs in a car. Did they get the perps eventually?


Sadly no one was caught but fortunately USAA reimbursed me 100%


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I have two: the first was not purchased by me though - a junior set of clubs my dad got me when I was ~12. Instant improvements from the MacGregor blades from the 70s that he had cut down and re-gripped for me (I still shudder at the thought of thinning that 3 iron on cold nights at the driving range), and these babies got me hooked on the game & stayed with me for 6 years until I scrounged up the money to buy a used set of adult size DCIs. 

The best purchase I made was an ebay special in 2016: Scotty Cameron California Hollywood that I had refurbished by BOS Golf. It got me down into single digit HC range and will never leave my golf bag, except when I send it back to BOS to refinish it again in another year or two.

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Scotty 1.JPG

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi 3 10* w/ Graphite Design AD IZ 7X 

Fairway: :titelist-small: TSi 2 15* w/ Graphite Design AD IX 7X

Hybrid: :titelist-small: TSi2* 17* w/ Atmos Blue 85x  

Utility: :ping-small: i500 3i (19*) w/ MMT 125tx

Irons: :cobra-small: Forged Tec Black 4i, King Forged CB 5-GW w/ KBS $ Taper 130

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 54 S, 58 M w/ Modus 125

Putter:  :cameron-small:  California Hollywood 34" Circle H

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On 5/16/2019 at 10:16 AM, PlaidJacket said:

I'm going to say the Shotmaker insert.

https://mygolfspy.com/harrison-shotmaker-review/

 

I've just had an email exchange with Michael Chang - the Shotmaker guy. He says they've moved on to "other things". So, sounds like a great golf invention is no more. I'm guessing the result of poor marketing = low sales.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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On 5/16/2019 at 7:08 PM, russtopherb said:

Callaway Heavenwood. There's just something about it that works for my swing, either off the tee or the deck. If I was smart, I'd use it as my tee club on par 4s & 5s and I'm betting my handicap would plummet as a result. 

I have the same club. It is awesome!

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:ping-small: G 400 driver with Aldila DVS 55-SR shaft (FAIRWAY FINDING MONSTER)

:taylormade-small: Aero Burner 16 degree mini driver regular flex

:callaway-logo-1: Rogue Heavenwood regular flex 

:Hogan: Icon/PTX Pro Combo Set.  VKTR hybrid.

:Hogan: Equalizer Wedges 50, 54, 58 degrees

:callaway-small:Odyssey Two Ball Triple Track Putter, 32 inches  

LAB Golf Directed Force 2.1 putter, 32 inches, 70 degree lie angle

Right Handed. 

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I would say any of the equipment I have purchased from a top notch fitter.  Not all fitters are created equal.  I have done a couple fittings over the years with Bill at Cool Clubs in Atlanta.  The guys knows the golf swing and equipment.  The one piece of equipment I would say that had the most impact on my game was a custom fit putter (Scotty Newport 2).  It dropped 4 off of my handicap.    

:callaway-small: Great Big Bertha 10.5 with Graphite Design AD-TP 6X
:callaway-small: Epic Flash 5 wood (-1) with Fujikura Pro 2.0 7X
:callaway-small: Epic 3 and 4 hybrid with Graphite Design AD-HY 85X
:mizuno-small: MP 18 MMC 5-PW with KBS C-taper Lite X-flex, hard-stepped 1x
:edel-golf-1: 51, 56, 60 wedges
:scotty-small: Newport 2
:titelist-small: ProV1x

 

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Ping Zing 2 irons in 1993 or 1994. Immediately improved my game!!!


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YES!! Those were the first clubs I REALLY longed for and man were they sweet. I had the distinct feeling I was cheating :)


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Ping G400 LST 8.5* Graphite Design DI 6 stiff 45"

Taylormade RBZ Proto 14.5* Oban Kiyoshi 85 04 42.5"

Adams 4555 19* Matrix Ozik Altus 80 S/X 42"

Ping G410 Crossover 2 Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0 40"

Ping i500 4-8 Modus 105 Stiff

Ping Blueprint 9-P Modus 105 Stiff

Fourteen RM-12 53* and 58* Tour Issue Black Onyx s400 

Odyssey Tour Black Series 9 35" Flatso 1.0 

Srixon Z Star XV

2018 Ping Hoofer 

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What a great thread - it's a trip down memory lane! I have 3: 1) Mizuno MP 14's - I loved those clubs so much and hit till thr chrome came off; 2) Taylormade R7 425 TP with Matrix Altus LT - seriously the best driver EVER!; 3) My current 2 Crossover - what a great club - it is really long but so workable - big fan. It was really hard to narrow this down...


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Ping G400 LST 8.5* Graphite Design DI 6 stiff 45"

Taylormade RBZ Proto 14.5* Oban Kiyoshi 85 04 42.5"

Adams 4555 19* Matrix Ozik Altus 80 S/X 42"

Ping G410 Crossover 2 Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0 40"

Ping i500 4-8 Modus 105 Stiff

Ping Blueprint 9-P Modus 105 Stiff

Fourteen RM-12 53* and 58* Tour Issue Black Onyx s400 

Odyssey Tour Black Series 9 35" Flatso 1.0 

Srixon Z Star XV

2018 Ping Hoofer 

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The best clubs I have purchased in the last 5 years set

of 1988 ping eye2 woods driver , 3, 5, 7 woods

i am a  49 years of age , 9 handicap

these clubs for me have a more consistent shot shape that I can count on. My modern callaway flash driver I have misses in both detections. I can hit modern equipment about 10 yards farther but have no confidence in were it is going.

carry on the callaway is about 255 ten yard roll for total 265

ping is carry around 225  30 yards roll  total 255

average drive around is 230 yards

drivers max 255 yards ave 230

3 wood max 230 ave 215

5 wood max 215 ave 200

7 wood max 195 ave 180

ball  Wilson duo 

with these clubs I can hit it as hard as I want and draw the ball or fade it with no worries. 

I play courses between 5900 to 6300 yards no problem

wish I went back to wooden clubs years ago.

shot 77 yesterday at Belmont recreational golf course / formally hermitage country club site of the 1949 PGA from the tips 6300 yards

Modern driver to light to shaft to long and to inconsistent 

abolutely love ove my ping eye2 woods 

 

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I'm going with my entire current set. This is the first set of clubs I was completely fitted for and they are seem to fit my game so well.

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Titleist TS3 9.5* w/Accra TZ5 65 X-Stiff
Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X

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Right now it is a tie between the Vokey SM7 D grind, the Titleist 818 H2 hybrid, and Ping G410 LST 3W currently in my bag.

Though I have a feeling I might have to update this post in a few weeks once I get my new irons...

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X

:ping-small: G425 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X

: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 115X(-)

:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 60D

:EVNROLL: ER1v #CustomER

:titelist-small: ProV1

 

 

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I have two things, my Sun Mountain four5 bag with the 14 way divider and my neoprene iron head covers.

I can be very anal about some things and bag organization is one of them.  I use extra wrapped oversized grips and this bag works great for them.

Also hate the sound of the irons clanging while I walk.  The neoprene head covers solve the problem while being easy to use.  I know almost all golfers hate iron head covers but it saves my sanity.

Driver - Callaway Rogue Draw

Woods - Callaway Rogue 5 wood

Hybrid - Titleist TS2 21 degree

Irons - Taylormade P790 5-PW

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 52-56-60

Putter - Mizuno Black Carbon BC3

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On 5/17/2019 at 4:11 AM, perseveringgolfer said:

Callaway Steelhead 4+

Sits well, amazing sound of the face and flies further than my driver with a breeze behind.

Like @russtopherb I should use it off every par 4 and 5 tee especially on shorter courses.

It's my Henrik Stenson 3 wood equivalent.

I love these things!  I had one (heavenwood) and I should have never sold it!  I hit it well and straight.  I might have to pick up a 3+ and use it for a driver replacement.  

 

For me, I figured out I needed a face balanced putter and got a Rife Barbados and my putting has never been better!

 :wilson_staff_small: :taylormade-small: :callaway-small:                    

PXG 0211 10.5*
Callaway Mavrik 21* 7W
Taylormade RSi1 5 Iron
Taylormade RSi2 6-PW
Taylormade PSI 50*
Callaway Jaws 54* C Grind
Wilson Staff Infinite Southside
Maxfli Tour

 

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My beloved, still in the bag, Original Tour Edge Exotics 22* IronWood. Came with an NVS shaft upgrade--$ 30 on ebay! I use it off the tee, the ground and it's fantastic for chipping! It's my version of Mark Crossfield's Rinky Dink.

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A seat for my clicgear. My best purchase this year. A must for those slow afternoon rounds at my local munis.

Cobra F9 9 DIamana A'hina 70 S
Callaway XR16 15 Fuji Speeder TS 7.2 S
TaylorMade P790 UDI 2 C Taper Lite X
Srixon 785 Forged 4-PW C Taper Lite X
Cleveland RTX4 52 /58 S400
Whitlam Anser Style

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:taylormade-small:             SIM 9.5* (GD XC 6X) 

:taylormade-small:             SIM 15* (GD DI 7X) 

:taylormade-small:             3 DHY (GD DI HY8X)

:srixon-small:                    ZX7 4-PW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                     Vokey SM8 49 08 F ( KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                     Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                     Vokey SM8 59 04 L  (KBS 610)

:scotty-cameron-1:                Special Select SquareBack 2 33"

:titelist-small:                     ProV1

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 19*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Ten 

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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