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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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You have to remember I’ve been cooped up for 7 months. Like a kid in a candy store or toy store. Gimme gimme gimme.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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@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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