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I'm interested in more pictures, if you have them....

Demo days are for us to live vicariously through you, not just through your words. 😉

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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Just now, Shankster said:

Yeah unfortunately I didn’t take any more pictures, I was too caught up in the moment. emoji23.pngemoji23.png

Oh I have no doubt it would be easy to not photo-blog things when you are there to swing clubs.

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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I'm assuming that the performance of the club is included in your "feel" comments, but were there any clubs that gave you added yards / added accuracy that surprised you?

Thanks!

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Driver - :ping-small: G400 LST

3W & 4H - Orlimar High Energy 2

Irons - :cobra-small:F7 OL (5I - GW)

Wedges -  Top Flight Gamer Tour 52* 56* 60*

Putter - Orlimar HE2

Balls - Vice Pro

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Oh I have no doubt it would be easy to not photo-blog things when you are there to swing clubs.


Super surprised at the quality of the Tour Exotics stuff. It’s top notch. Even the wedges are forged and would probably be on my list of stuff to get.
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I'm assuming that the performance of the club is included in your "feel" comments, but were there any clubs that gave you added yards / added accuracy that surprised you?

Thanks!

 

Yeah. I didn’t hit anything with a cavity except the Srixon. That 745 is a great club. Probably a little longer than the blades.

 

The TMB 2 iron is ultra forgiving.

 

The Tiger Blade puts a lot of spin on the ball. My fade was landing where I’d want it to but darting to the right very quickly.

 

I suck at hitting woods so I can’t give you a fair assessment of them.

 

Hitting frozen range rocks isn’t the best.

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2 minutes ago, Shankster said:


Super surprised at the quality of the Tour Exotics stuff. It’s top notch. Even the wedges are forged and would probably be on my list of stuff to get.

 

TEE is definitely and underrated brand.  Always loved their fairway woods and the rest of the clubs are catching up.   I'll have to take a look at the wedges,  probably the next club to be replaced in my bag. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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TEE is definitely and underrated brand.  Always loved their fairway woods and the rest of the clubs are catching up.   I'll have to take a look at the wedges,  probably the next club to be replaced in my bag. 


I really liked them. Too bad they didn’t have non range balls for the wedges to try.
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29 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Next up was Tour Exotics. ..(etc.).. can’t understand why this brand doesn’t get more attention.

Agreed! I only have one of their wedges so far - the "1 Out" (and it's "money" when I need it!) - but when in in the market for new stuff TEE *will* be demo'ed and tested.

(But not this year: made a commitment a lá "Dave's Impossible Project" to learn to play .. better .. the s*** I have now!)

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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44 minutes ago, Shankster said:

 


Super surprised at the quality of the Tour Exotics stuff. It’s top notch. Even the wedges are forged and would probably be on my list of stuff to get.

 

Tour Edge have quietly had a very good to great reputation over the past few years. They don't get a lot of recognition since they're not paying anyone on tour (IIRC, although they do have guys on the senior tour) but their prices are legit and their turnaround on custom orders is blazing fast. I wonder if their lack of distribution hurts them, just like with W/S.

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:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

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Tour Edge have quietly had a very good to great reputation over the past few years. They don't get a lot of recognition since they're not paying anyone on tour (IIRC, although they do have guys on the senior tour) but their prices are legit and their turnaround on custom orders is blazing fast. I wonder if their lack of distribution hurts them, just like with W/S.


Was really hoping Wilson would have been there today. One blade I’d like to hit for sure.

But another check in the Tour Exotics box... they all have the same offset. That is amazing for a guy that despises it. It’s 1.8 mm. About average for a blade PW.

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15 hours ago, Shankster said:

Was really hoping Wilson would have been there today. One blade I’d like to hit for sure.

One bit I learned from the Wilson rep here a couple of weeks ago was that their sales force had to split up sets of the new blade, so all reps only got a single iron and not of their choosing.  Consequently the rep I spoke with only had a 4 iron.  Not an ideal situation, hopefully it will be resolved by the time you can visit a Wilson demo day.

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Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
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One bit I learned from the Wilson rep here a couple of weeks ago was that their sales force had to split up sets of the new blade, so all reps only got a single iron and not of their choosing.  Consequently the rep I spoke with only had a 4 iron.  Not an ideal situation, hopefully it will be resolved by the time you can visit a Wilson demo day.


I’m not scared of a 4 iron.

I’d rather try that out over the PW honestly.
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53 minutes ago, Shankster said:

 


I’m not scared of a 4 iron. emoji846.png

I’d rather try that out over the PW honestly.

 

Agreed, almost all blade PW are good, but a lot of blade 4 irons aren't.

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Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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Agreed, almost all blade PW are good, but a lot of blade 4 irons aren't.


This is just me. My thoughts. My experience. My opinion. My feel. My whatever.

My mishits are either low thinny ones or off the toe.

I have a set of cavity backs or whatever the heck the RBZ Tour irons are classified as, that when struck on the toe or thin feel like garbage like they should. The blades low thinny ones feel terrible, out on the toe feels the same as the CB that I currently have. I’m talking off the flange of the club, or out passed the grooves on the bare chrome. Nothing is forgiving at those extremes that I’ve tried.

With the same shaft and head I feel more comfortable with that look of a blade by the ball, whether it’s 2 iron or a PW. The ball flight for me is better, probably not much different if at all, but I get those butterflies of joy in my stomach when I flush one.

To me a CB feels worse on a miss-hit. And doesn’t compare at all on a flushed one, they feel harsh when struck on the sweet spot. (Exception to my rule is the PING iBlade and the Glide wedges.)

I’m weird, I know. But I prefer my tractors without power steering, my cars with manual transmissions, my coffee pressed frenchly, my water from a well, running for fun and my shoes polished.
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@shankster what was the shaft in the TMB? I hit up an indoor golf show this winter and the TMB 3 iron was the standout.
I liked the Mizzy HM Pro, but none of several shafts really stood out. That TMB with a KBS tour was heavenly with every stroke.

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:ping-small: G400 LST 8.5 Ping Tour 65 Stiff

:adams-small: Adams XTD Ti 18 deg 3Hy

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan PTx 22-46 

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan TK15 50, 54, 58 deg wedges

:cameron-small: Futura 5.5

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@shankster what was the shaft in the TMB? I hit up an indoor golf show this winter and the TMB 3 iron was the standout.
I liked the Mizzy HM Pro, but none of several shafts really stood out. That TMB with a KBS tour was heavenly with every stroke.

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Just a bone stock True Temper X100.
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Great write up!  You continue to impress!

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WITB:
Putter: Mizuno by Bettinardi BC1 w/SuperStroke MidSlim 2.0 Flamed finish (1 Degree)
Driver: Ping G – Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X (10.5 Degree)
3 Wood : Callaway Epic Flash – Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 S (15.5 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Tour Edge CBX 119 – Project X EvenFlow Black 85 S (18 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Ping G – Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue HY 86 S (19 Degree)
4 – GW: Ping i210 - Oban CT-115 X (22.5 - 50 Degrees)
SW: Titleist SM7 S Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (54 Degree)
LW: Titleist SM7 D Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (58 Degree)
All Grips:  Winn Dri-Tec Midsize - Gray/Blue w/ 2 extra wraps low hand
Customizing:
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