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2 minutes ago, Billy-Bo-Jim-Bob said:

Doesn't suit my eye. Would probably play it for one season and get a new one next year that I liked to look at.

If it doesn’t suit your why spend the money for something that might not work only to get rid of it a year later and lose out on money 

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Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

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I wonder if people are underwhelmed when car companies release a car model every year. Or phone every year. Or anything every year.  This isn't about drastic improvements over the previous year.

I guess I'll just post my first impressions in this thread instead of making another thread with the same subject matter. My driver swing is still kinda in the dumps, but I will say that SIM Max

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2 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

If it doesn’t suit your why spend the money for something that might not work only to get rid of it a year later and lose out on money 

Yep, its not going in my bag!

Driver - Titleist TS3 9.5 Hzrdus Smoke 6.5

3 wood - TaylorMade SIM MAX 

Irons - 3-PW Titleist DCI 990

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM4 50 degree and SM4 56 degree

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First round with the Velocore today, played 9 holes in some pretty gnarly wind (20mph, gusts of 30+). Swing wasn't as automatic as it was on Sunday when I played with the "made for" version, but the results on good shots were honestly very similar. I'll probably keep the Velocore even though I probably shouldn't -- I'm a sucker for "nice" things.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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On 1/6/2020 at 11:09 AM, TR1PTIK said:

 

I may give the SIM a try if I have the funds available for new clubs this year, but would honestly be more interested in an M5 or M6 at a lower price when looking at TM.

That's exactly what I did. I bought a M6 about a month ago at Dick's after they reduced the price. it actually looks a lot like the SIM. The fin on the bottom isn't as pronounced, but it is similar. I changed the shaft to an old after market Aldila NVS 55R shaft as I was fitted for that shaft several years ago and still love it.  Unfortunately it's been very wet or cold here so I've only played about five rounds with it. However, it's working well so far. I've ordered a heavier weight for the head in case it turns out to be too light because the NVS is 3/4" shorter than the stock shaft.

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Just spent an hour reading this thread....

thats an hour I won’t ever get back.

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Just spent an hour reading this thread....
thats an hour I won’t ever get back.




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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

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16 hours ago, yungkory said:

First round with the Velocore today, played 9 holes in some pretty gnarly wind (20mph, gusts of 30+). Swing wasn't as automatic as it was on Sunday when I played with the "made for" version, but the results on good shots were honestly very similar. I'll probably keep the Velocore even though I probably shouldn't -- I'm a sucker for "nice" things.

Saw your post about this on the other forum. I’ve been tempted by getting a real Ventus as well.

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Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Nippon Modus 120 S
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2 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Saw your post about this on the other forum. I’ve been tempted by getting a real Ventus as well.

I'll have more to say about it once I get a couple of rounds under my belt, but my way-too-early advice is save your money. Hopefully the Motore is a beast for you so you can scratch your aftermarket shaft itch (if there is such a thing).

Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

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Picked up my new SIM Max, 9* head w/Hzrdous Smoke, Green, 70g shaft last week. Played my first full round with it yesterday. I love this thing. Had my best driver day in a long time. Shaft and head combo just works for me. Long and straight. Also put the SIM 3w & 5w titanium heads with Diamana 75g shafts. Loving everything about them!

Coming from a TM M2, followed by a M6....I can say the SIM Max has a different feel and sound, which suits my eye and ear perfectly.

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:taylormade-small: SIM 3w Titanium w/Diamana Limited 75g stiff shaft

:taylormade-small: SIM 5w Titanium w/Diamana Limited 75g stiff shaft

:srixon-small: 4-AW (Nippon Modus 120 Stiff)

:callaway-small: Jaws 54* (Steelfiber i95 Stiff)

:callaway-small: Jaws 58* (Steelfiber i95 Stiff)

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I'm liking what I'm seeing in terms of fairways hit with SIM. I wish it would stop being so f'in WINDY though, so I could actually tell if I'm getting the same distance to go with the improved FiR stats. Legit played in 25 MPH sustained winds on Friday and Sunday with higher gusts, and it's getting really old.

I don't know why Arccos isn't showing more than 10 shots over my last 27 holes, I definitely pulled driver more than that (I pulled driver 9 times today across 18 holes) but maybe it's just this weird filtered view:

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Still can't tell a significant difference between the made for and velocore, but the velocore seems to be working decently well for me so it'll stay in the bag at least until I find my way to a Truespec or Cool Clubs in late October.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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I cracked the face on my M4 yesterday (2nd head I have done this to). I hope I get an M4 replacement. I did not like the M6 and have only hit the SIM once.


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639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

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I hit the SIM at a golf show and really had trouble with the look over the ball.

Srixon Z765, Myazaki Stiff

Srixon F65 3 Wood Myazaki Stiff

Srixon H85 2 Hybrid 17* Stiff Hzrdus

Srixon H45 4 Hybrid 22* Kuro Kage Stiff

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I just upgraded from my M5 to a Sim Max (courtesy of Dollar Driver) and so far I am loving it. I struggled with finding the best weight set up on my M5, but so far the no nonsense Sim Max is great. I also feel like it sounds better for whatever that is worth. 

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Driver:  :taylormade-small: SIM Max w/ Ventus Blue

3W: :taylormade-small: M4

Hybrid: Nike Sumo 2

Irons: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0211 w/ Aerotech SteelFiber 

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3 hours ago, CGERICKE22 said:

I just upgraded from my M5 to a Sim Max (courtesy of Dollar Driver) and so far I am loving it. I struggled with finding the best weight set up on my M5, but so far the no nonsense Sim Max is great. I also feel like it sounds better for whatever that is worth. 

I love the look of my SIM Max, love the performance when I hit it well - but am definitely finding it extremely left biased for me (with Ventus Blue Velocore).  Unfortunately the standard SIM may be too low spin for me and I don't love the look of the Mavrik or sound of the 410.  😞  

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36 minutes ago, MysteryV said:

I love the look of my SIM Max, love the performance when I hit it well - but am definitely finding it extremely left biased for me

I feel ya. I have been a Titleist guy for 20 years as far as drivers. I hit the TS3 very well in the hitting bay on a launch monitor. I'm finding a different animal on the course. It's every bit as long as anything I've ever played, but I'm finding it to be left biased also. I've played with the weights and shaft adjustments, and that has tamed it somewhat. I'm hoping it's just my early season rust that is causing this. If not, I'll sell it and go back to my trusty 913 D3.

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The Velocore experiment is over. For the price, I don't think it helps me score any better than the "made for" Ventus. Feels like I don't get the same amount of output vs. input. Could be due to the shorter length, or the materials of the shaft, not sure. Up for sale it goes!

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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32 minutes ago, yungkory said:

The Velocore experiment is over. For the price, I don't think it helps me score any better than the "made for" Ventus. Feels like I don't get the same amount of output vs. input. Could be due to the shorter length, or the materials of the shaft, not sure. Up for sale it goes!

The real deal has a very stiff tip and much lower torque. I haven’t swung the made for but I have the blue 6x and it’s a shaft that if not swinging fast enough or in proper sequence the distance loss is noticeable compared to good days. The one aspect of the shaft I like is the improved dispersion 

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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2 hours ago, yungkory said:

The Velocore experiment is over. For the price, I don't think it helps me score any better than the "made for" Ventus. Feels like I don't get the same amount of output vs. input. Could be due to the shorter length, or the materials of the shaft, not sure. Up for sale it goes!

I had thought about getting a real Ventus Red before I was selected to test the Motore X. It's a good thing I didn't pick one up, because I was going to buy it without trying first.

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 12/27/2020
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Nippon Modus 120 S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - KBS Hi-Rev S
Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER2
 

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2 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

I had thought about getting a real Ventus Red before I was selected to test the Motore X. It's a good thing I didn't pick one up, because I was going to buy it without trying first.

Yeah the F3 5/6 Stiff are both verrrrrry intriguing for me right now hehe.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1, 34.5", BGT Stability Tour, 71* lie angle, Press II 3* Grip | :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

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I have been playing the M2 '16 model since its inception.  Every year I have tried one of their new heads.....

M2 '17 - hated it, felt nothing like the original and optics were weird

M3 '18 - didn't hate it but still ended up going back to my '16 model.  It didn't have the same punch and felt heavier to me.  I put it on my 15 year old daughter's shaft and she hated it, it now resides in my wife's bag.

M6 '19 - this was by far the best driver TM has made since the orignal M2 in my opinion.  I still ended up giving it to my daughter and headed back for my M2 🙂

At this point, that M2 head is chipping and has quite a bit of tee marks and acne on it's face.  It's time for the SIM.  Bought a regular SIM head and will report back if we ever get to play again in 2020.

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Driver: Taylormade '16 M2, Aldila NV 2KXV X

3W:  Taylormade '16 M2, Speeder 661 X

3:  Callaway X-forged UT 21*

4-P:  Callaway X-Forged, Modus 3 120 - S

Wedges:  50* - Callaway Apex Pro 19, 54* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black, 58* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black

Putter:  currently Odyssey Works V-Line Versa CB - 36"

Ball - Bridgestone Tour B X

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