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I finally found my driver swing yesterday, so I am even more excited to try this shaft out. Can't wait.

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 10/6/2020
Driver:taylormade-small:SIM Max 10.5 - Fujikura Ventus Red 5S Velocore (the real one)
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:callaway-small:Mavrik Max 5 - AW - Nippon Neo 950GH S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge flex
Putter:  LAB Golf Directed Force 2.1

Current Putter Collection: LAB Golf DIrected Force 1, :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier #11, :cameron-small: La Costa 1st 500, :scotty-small: Squareback 1 (2008)
 

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I finally found my driver swing yesterday, so I am even more excited to try this shaft out. Can't wait.
I've been looking for mine for 25 years. Still haven't found it

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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:cobra-small:  F8+ 9*/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / Project X Evenflow Blue 75g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
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1 hour ago, azstu324 said:

I've been looking for mine for 25 years. Still haven't found itemoji12.png

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

I was suffering from the toe hooks, it was bad. 

Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 10/6/2020
Driver:taylormade-small:SIM Max 10.5 - Fujikura Ventus Red 5S Velocore (the real one)
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:callaway-small:Mavrik Max 5 - AW - Nippon Neo 950GH S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge flex
Putter:  LAB Golf Directed Force 2.1

Current Putter Collection: LAB Golf DIrected Force 1, :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier #11, :cameron-small: La Costa 1st 500, :scotty-small: Squareback 1 (2008)
 

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I was suffering from the toe hooks, it was bad. 
Let me guess.. you slowed down the arms and hands by speeding up the hips and shoulders? And got your legs more involved?

That's what I had to do when I developed snap hook-itis.




the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

:cobra-small:  F8+ 9*/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / Project X Evenflow Blue 75g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
:odyssey-small: O-Works #7 / Lamkin Sink Fit 

 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

Let me guess.. you slowed down the arms and hands by speeding up the hips and shoulders? And got your legs more involved?

That's what I had to do when I developed snap hook-itis.




the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

My issue was my backswing was too much around instead of up. In doing so, I was doing something wrong that caused me to get into a position where the club face was too closed, and then it was just a disaster from there. My problem was all backswing. Once I figured out how the backswing should feel, everything else corrected itself.

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 10/6/2020
Driver:taylormade-small:SIM Max 10.5 - Fujikura Ventus Red 5S Velocore (the real one)
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:callaway-small:Mavrik Max 5 - AW - Nippon Neo 950GH S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge flex
Putter:  LAB Golf Directed Force 2.1

Current Putter Collection: LAB Golf DIrected Force 1, :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier #11, :cameron-small: La Costa 1st 500, :scotty-small: Squareback 1 (2008)
 

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

My issue was my backswing was too much around instead of up. In doing so, I was doing something wrong that caused me to get into a position where the club face was too closed, and then it was just a disaster from there. My problem was all backswing. Once I figured out how the backswing should feel, everything else corrected itself.

This was my issue as well -- too deep and getting stuck inside, the only way to not block it super far right was to flip my hands. Swing path was 8* in-to-out! Feeling my hands higher, and trying to move my hand path to the left got me back to 3* in-to-out. The best part was it was free advice given to me by the TaylorMade rep at my fitting 2 weekends ago. Might have to hit that guy up to see if he actually teaches, LOL!

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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 65S

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: :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :taylormade-small:TP5

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This is my first testing opportunity so I'm pretty excited and a little nervous! The bar has been set very high by other testers and I hope to live up to that!

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:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/MGS Motore X F1 7X tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

:wilson_staff_small:C300 Forged 3-5 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6 5-6 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52, 56, 60 w/S400 Tour Issue

:EVNROLL: ER7

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Well said @azstu324  

The tests (and the site itself) are by the members, for the members... the experience is fun but the information that others get from it is invaluable. 
Real golfers testing Real equipment giving Real answers.

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:cobra-small:  King F7 3w Fujikara 
:callaway-small:  Apex 20 Catalyst 6.0
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:cleveland-small:  RTX Zipcore 54/58 
:ping-small: Sigma G Kinloch C 
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Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
"the club face sends it, the path bends it..."

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A little eye candy/preview to get everyone pumped up...

 

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:tour-edge: EXS 220 HZRDUS Smoke
:cobra-small:  King F7 3w Fujikara 
:callaway-small:  Apex 20 Catalyst 6.0
:callaway-small:  Apex 23 Catalyst 6.0
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:srixon-small: Z785 KBS CTaper lite
:cleveland-small:  RTX Zipcore 54/58 
:ping-small: Sigma G Kinloch C 
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:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro rangefinder
:1590477705_SunMountain:  C130 cart bag
Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
"the club face sends it, the path bends it..."

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2 hours ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

A little eye candy/preview to get everyone pumped up...

 

oh man what a tease! 🤤🤯

Can't wait to get things going!!

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:cobra-small:  F8+ 9*/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / Project X Evenflow Blue 75g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
:odyssey-small: O-Works #7 / Lamkin Sink Fit 

 

 

 

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I pulled a total bonehead move and accidentally posted this in the wrong place. Sorry for the testers who have to see this twice.. 
 

So I very recently (as in since being picked for this testing) made some swing changes that I'm very happy about. In turn I have picked up about an extra 3-5 MPH which I think officially might put me in XS land at 110+. It will be interesting to see which shaft suits my new swing and #'s. I've always been on the line between S/XS. My transition and release is fairly smooth so I'm able to control a softer flex and bend profile. My launch angle, SS, and ball speed all changed for the better, but my spin jumped way up. It's interesting how a few hundred revs in spin can lose that much roll out and the end results are only 1 yard different. These 2 sessions are literally within 3 days of each other and show Old vs New. I also have videos of both swings. Such a subtle change made such a big difference and now I'm even more stoked to see how either shaft recommendation will possibly improve my stats.  Would be interesting to see if I can tighten things up further and bring spin down to the lower 2K's. If I can accomplish that goal, I'll be a VERY happy camper. 

In watching the video that @GolfSpy Stroker posted, it was interesting that the 2 leaned more toward the F3. I'm sure we'll all learn more as we go as to why the F3 worked better for them. 

@Rtracymog this is one of the things I was talking about earlier. In preparation and throughout the process, you'll find yourself looking at your own numbers and swing and realize little areas that even you as a lower handicapper can find improvements. For my first LM session video that I recorded, I realized that I had a very abrupt takeaway that I'd picked up over time and I was standing very neutral which was causing a very low and flat flight. I had to force myself to slow way down which wasn't slow at all.. just more natural looking. In the 2nd session, you can see that I slowed down my takeaway quite a bit and I was able to set my transition much better and more efficiently and became easier to hit up on the ball. 

I'm posting these here because they're all simply prep work to get my swing ready for "game time". It's like training camp for a boxer/fighter. And yes, it might be overkill.. but I know no other way

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:cobra-small:  F8+ 9*/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / Project X Evenflow Blue 75g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
:odyssey-small: O-Works #7 / Lamkin Sink Fit 

 

 

 

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One thing I think about when it comes to fittings is sample size. Often times, when you go to a fitting, they have you hit like 5 balls with each shaft combination. In my mind, that makes sense for good golfers that put a good swing on the ball. For me, being a high handicapper, the chance of bad swings within those 5 shots is very high. When I test out the Motore X, I want to make sure the sample size is sufficiently high. 

I also have pondered the mental impact of knowing which shaft you are testing. For example, knowing that Motore X is designed to increase ball speed, will I unconsciously swing harder because of it? In an optimal test, it would be really cool if all shafts had no graphics on them and you didn't know which shaft was which. Just some pondering that I have been doing.

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 10/6/2020
Driver:taylormade-small:SIM Max 10.5 - Fujikura Ventus Red 5S Velocore (the real one)
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:callaway-small:Mavrik Max 5 - AW - Nippon Neo 950GH S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge flex
Putter:  LAB Golf Directed Force 2.1

Current Putter Collection: LAB Golf DIrected Force 1, :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier #11, :cameron-small: La Costa 1st 500, :scotty-small: Squareback 1 (2008)
 

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I’m very excited about this test. I think you will find a wide variety of methodology being employed amongst this test group. Several of us live in warmer climates and so are playing regularly. I know that I’m going to putting a good deal of stock in what happens on the course - will I get that dispersion back under control and get some more run out on my shots for greater distance?

Others will rely much more on LM data because they can’t play as much.

This truly is going to be real world stuff!


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I'm in the same boat as @azstu324 in that I've gone through a lot of swing changes over the past year.  That's one of the reasons I'm really excited about this review.  One surprise with this review is that I was actually in a driver fitting with PXG to look at a new shaft hours before I found out I was selected for this review.  I actually purchased the shaft directly after the fitting, Aldila NV Green NXT 65 X, so I'll be comparing 3 shafts in my review!

 

Based upon our current gamers, which shaft, F1 or F3, do you guys think we'll end up with for this review?

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3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
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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A little eye candy/preview to get everyone pumped up...
 


Damn. Now I’m all pumped up and I’m not even a tester.


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I think that I will be an F1 but after watching the video with the golficity guys, my mind is open! I’m curious to how the phone fitting will go. I heard nothing but great things about the Evnroll phone fittings last year!


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:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/MGS Motore X F1 7X tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

:wilson_staff_small:C300 Forged 3-5 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6 5-6 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52, 56, 60 w/S400 Tour Issue

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I think that I will be an F1 but after watching the video with the golficity guys, my mind is open! I’m curious to how the phone fitting will go. I heard nothing but great things about the Evnroll phone fittings last year!


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Well my EVNRoll one was three years ago with Mr Rife himself - from the first time that I held that putter it felt like it was made for me - it still does.

There are fitters and there are fitters - I’m trusting that the ones we have here will be good.

I’m predicting F3 for me - the video was cool but that’s not where my game is at - I’m fit like those guys but a 63 year old fit - big difference - if I can get a shaft that lets me hit it straight and mid 130’s ball speed around 14 degrees and 2,800 spin rate - yeah that will do nicely. :)


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Will be interesting to see if it's a "one and done" fitting.. or if there will be some follow up with suggestions to tweak loft angles, etc. I'm going back tonight to see if maybe a lower loft (8*) might help pull my spin numbers down a hair. 

My goal is to really have my current driver/shaft maxed out and swing dialed in prior to getting our Fuji's. This way there's very little "what if" factor when comparing the 2. I'm almost tempted to go the 3rd shaft route and order the V2 Black in XS.. for now I'll just keep that as thought.. the Mrs. probably wouldn't be crazy about it. 😜 

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:cobra-small:  F8+ 9*/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / Project X Evenflow Blue 75g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
:odyssey-small: O-Works #7 / Lamkin Sink Fit 

 

 

 

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So I just got off the phone with someone...😀

folks have your stats handy! 

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

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:cobra-small:  F8+ 9*/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / Project X Evenflow Blue 75g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
:odyssey-small: O-Works #7 / Lamkin Sink Fit 

 

 

 

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