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1 minute ago, fixyurdivot said:

I also have some solid stock picks if anyone's interested. 😄 

BUY WHAT THIS MAN IS SELLING! 

Man, I don't know how this train wreck has happened, but here we are. Looking forward to a comeback story for the ages.

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

 

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2 minutes ago, palvord said:

I have not done a specific gap test for my clubs as Arccos builds that data for me throughout the season.

 

so, to follow-up, since you need a history of shots for Arccos to build that database - how are deciding which club to use when you're in-between distances?  

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:cobra-small:  Speedzone Xtreme 
:cobra-small:  King F7 3/4w Fujikara 
:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
TBD...
:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro 
:1590477705_SunMountain:  C130
:Arccos: Caddie

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1 minute ago, palvord said:

BUY WHAT THIS MAN IS SELLING! 

Man, I don't know how this train wreck has happened, but here we are. Looking forward to a comeback story for the ages.

I suggest a red shirt and black pants for your remaining rounds.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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1 minute ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

so, to follow-up, since you need a history of shots for Arccos to build that database - how are deciding which club to use when you're in-between distances?  

I take the longer club. 

I've been really working at lowering my percentage of shots that miss the green short, so I am trying to aim for the center of the green and play for the back yardage.

I'm shooting relatively the same scores as when I played for the distance to the flag, so perhaps a new strategy is in order.

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

 

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This question is to all the testers.  Has there been a time during the evaluation you secretly wished this was a PING Challenge? 

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Do two lefts make a right?

No but three rights make a left.

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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:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

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

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30 minutes ago, palvord said:

BUY WHAT THIS MAN IS SELLING! 

Man, I don't know how this train wreck has happened, but here we are. Looking forward to a comeback story for the ages.

Umm, no. I told you it wasn't gonna happen in the pre-chatter thread, and for all your pontification, I was still right. 

9 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

This question is to all the testers.  Has there been a time during the evaluation you secretly wished this was a PING Challenge? 

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That certainly qualifies as a dumb question. 

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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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How does Arccos factor intermediate or partial wedge shots into it's club recommendation or how do you adjust the Arccos inputs for your short game preferences?  

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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:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

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

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On 7/6/2019 at 11:00 PM, robertson153 said:

Glad I did because I saved par, and won a titleist hybrid.

Will you be putting the Titleist hybrid up against the F9 hybrids this week?


Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Cobra F8
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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48 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

I'll start.... and throughout the 43 pages (so far) this may have been asked/answered, but since you all have these new sets of clubs have you done a thorough gapping test with them to determine your easy/regular/hard swing distances?

If so can you go into a bit of detail into how you've done it?

If not can you explain why not? (i.e. I already know my 7i goes 150...)

I haven't done a thorough gapping. 

Why not? 

Well two reasons:

1. My range uses limited flight balls so there isnt a great way to determine real distances close by without take the whole set to a fitter and paying for monitor time or a trackman range which is a 60 minute drive from my house...

2. Thats the beauty of Arccos. I made sure all of my lofts matched my old set, so for the irons I know how far they should go. But arccos tells me the range that they actually go without me needing to go try and dial them in. So while more data makes the ranges more accurate, you can also view your longest shot and detailed club information. So I can see my longest shot with a certain club if I know the range is off and I immediately know my limit with that club. You can also see what hole you hit said shot on, so if you hit a 250 yard 4 iron, but the hole you hit it on is hole #4 for example and it plays 50 yards downhill....well then you know thats not a true distance..etc... 

I don't think you need to gap is what I'm getting at using a system like this, its built in. just go play and check your stats later. 

Hope that makes some sense... 

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RH:

Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

Do two lefts make a right?

Since you lived in Michigan, you should know that three rights do make a left....

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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+

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Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

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5 minutes ago, bardle said:

I don't think you need to gap is what I'm getting at using a system like this, its built in. just go play and check your stats later. 

I respectfully disagree....AFTER you get a comprehensive set of data probably not but before then you're just (educated) guessing.

....but I don't mean to divert the discussion into the theoretical realm.  Thanks for indulging me.  😉

 

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:cobra-small:  Speedzone Xtreme 
:cobra-small:  King F7 3/4w Fujikara 
:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
TBD...
:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro 
:1590477705_SunMountain:  C130
:Arccos: Caddie

Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
"the club face sends it, the path bends it..."

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Any golf related questions out there?  Not sure we should reward lazy questions with an answer right off the bat.


I put a lot of thought into those!

Ok...

Are you seeing any gap issues? Too similar of distances? Too far between?

Sandy soil players: are they holding up?
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1 hour ago, Wedgie said:

Is there a club from your old set that you miss and what is the one new Cobra club you couldn't live without?

I don't really miss anything from the old bag.  I've struggled the most with the F9 irons but my old AP2's weren't exactly my favorite either.  Not sure what the best cobra club is yet.  I've been hitting the 3 wood and hybrids really well lately but top of the mountain is probably the wedges.  They are beautiful and they actually work!

1 hour ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

I'll start.... and throughout the 43 pages (so far) this may have been asked/answered, but since you all have these new sets of clubs have you done a thorough gapping test with them to determine your easy/regular/hard swing distances?

If so can you go into a bit of detail into how you've done it?

If not can you explain why not? (i.e. I already know my 7i goes 150...)

I started out doing some range testing to get an idea of my general distances but Arccos has firmly supplanted that with on-course data.  Hitting rock hard balls off of mats let me know the F9's fly like crazy but that's about it.  Arccos all the way.

55 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

so, to follow-up, since you need a history of shots for Arccos to build that database - how are deciding which club to use when you're in-between distances?  

Depends on a ton of variables; wind, lie, pin placement, how I'm playing that day, etc.  In most situations I'll take the longer club and choke down or only take a 3/4 swing

16 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Are any of you still wishing they the MIM wedges would have been an option for this test?

At first I was disappointed we couldn't try them out but now I'm glad we ended up with the KING Black Wedges.  As the great Wesley Snipes once said:

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Zoinks!  Is that a ghost?  👻 Check out our review thread for the N.S. Pro Modus3 Hybrid G.O.S.T. shaft.

Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7 X flex
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2

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22 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

I respectfully disagree....AFTER you get a comprehensive set of data probably not but before then you're just (educated) guessing.

....but I don't mean to divert the discussion into the theoretical realm.  Thanks for indulging me.  😉

 

Hmm Clearly a thorough gapping is always beneficial when possible, but I only have so much time and I'd rather play rounds and contribute to this challenge then go out and collect data that arccos is just going to end up telling me anyway...I think that was my point. by saying you don't need to do it. I wasn't trying to say it was a replacement just that you can get by without it.

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RH:

Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

#cobraconnect19

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44 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Are any of you still wishing they the MIM wedges would have been an option for this test?

Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
 

I'm not sure how they could be better than the King Wedges. I wouldnt mind trying them but I am more than impressed by these things and I wouldnt trade them for anything right now. 

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RH:

Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

#cobraconnect19

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 @Nunfa0  @robertson153  @Bucky CC

@bardle @palvord

What clubs in your new bag would you keep and which ones would you replace?

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Charleston, SC

HDCP 13.0

  • Driver: :taylormade-small:  M6 9* with 65g Stiff Mitsubishi Tensei Red shaft
  • 3 wood: :taylormade-small:  M4 with 60g Atmos red stiff shaft
  • 4-pw irons: :ping-small:  G710 with stiff KBS shafts (MGS Tester '20)
  • Wedges: 52, 56, 60 :titelist-small: SM5 & SM6
  • Putter: 34" :odyssey-small: 2-ball original with superstroke grip
  • :918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX9 HD Pro laser rangefinder (MGS Tester '19)
  • Tracked By: :Arccos:

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What challenge has been your favorite thus far and why?

Is there a specific challenge you're hoping to see in the coming weeks?

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Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Cobra F8
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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@Nunfa0  @robertson153  @Bucky CC

@bardle @palvord

What is your favorite feature about the Arccos system?

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Charleston, SC

HDCP 13.0

  • Driver: :taylormade-small:  M6 9* with 65g Stiff Mitsubishi Tensei Red shaft
  • 3 wood: :taylormade-small:  M4 with 60g Atmos red stiff shaft
  • 4-pw irons: :ping-small:  G710 with stiff KBS shafts (MGS Tester '20)
  • Wedges: 52, 56, 60 :titelist-small: SM5 & SM6
  • Putter: 34" :odyssey-small: 2-ball original with superstroke grip
  • :918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX9 HD Pro laser rangefinder (MGS Tester '19)
  • Tracked By: :Arccos:

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