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Testers Wanted (4)

For the longest time all golf clubs were steel shaft and that was that. Then driver and fairway wood shafts started appearing in graphite and that slowly took over as the primary, and finally only, shaft material for those clubs. Irons followed suit, a bit later offering graphite and that has continued to evolve into some pretty high tech offerings. 

This put golfers in the position of having to choose accordingly: the consistency of steel or the light weight and extra distance of graphite. Enter the world of steel/hybrid composite shafts offering the best of both materials. First these appeared in irons and then they made their way to the driver and eventually into putter shafts.

So what was missing? Hybrids of course! Hybrids are often neglected among clubs; getting little respect and often overlooked for their perceived faults: a hook bias, tough to hit off the turf, not accurate, and so on.

Well Nippon is providing hybrids the respect they have been lacking. With the new GOST: Graphite On Steel Technology, they have created a shaft that allows the hybrid to launch high—as it's designed to—and have tighter dispersion and be more accurate than the typical graphite shaft, something you want for those long approaches into greens.

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So we are giving four forum members—US Residents Only—a chance to test, review and keep one of these shafts and report back to the forum their findings. 

Doing so will require a commitment of putting the hybrid in play on the course and at the range and providing ongoing commentary in the forum throughout the process.

How To Apply

In a post within this thread please provide the following information...AND DO NOT QUOTE this post when replying!

First Name / State of residence

Handicap

Current Degree (loft) of Hybrids you use

That's it. Good luck to everyone.

We'll be selecting the testers within the next 10 to 14 days; be sure to check back to see if you've been selected!

 

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Will / PA

10.5

21*, 18*


Driver: TM M5 Tour Issue (got lucky in a trade), Fuji Ventus 6x (velocore)

3W: Tour Edge Exotic CBX, GD Tour AD-IZ 7x

Hybrid: 19* XCG7 Matrix Red Tie S

3 iron: Tour Edge Exotic CNC TT DG S300

5iron-PW: Mizuno MP18 MMC TT Elevate Tour X

Wedges: Mizuno T20 51*, 56*, 60* TT DG Tour S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 Model no. 1 34"

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Good luck all and will be keeping a close eye on this thread. Looking at a new hybrid and love Nippon shafts so this could be perfect!


 ⛳🛄 as of Sept 24, 2020

SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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Matt - RI

9

19


:taylormade-small:  M3 460 9.5* - ACCRA TZ6 M5

:callaway-small:  X2 Hot Pro - 15* Aldila Tour Green X

TaylorMade Jetspeed 19* w Matrix HM9

Mizuno MP-63 4-P Project X 6.0

Cleveland RTX4 - 50, 54, 60

  :odyssey-small:  Toulon Portland w P2 React Grip

:titelist-small: 2019 Players 4 -  :titelist-small: Pro V1

 

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First Name / State of residence: Peter / Illinois

Handicap: 3.3

Current Degree of Hybrids you use: 20* hybrid


Driver: Taylormade M3 with Tensei Blue X-stiff 60

Wood: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* 3 Wood with UST Elements Chrome TSPX 75FT

Hybrid or 3 iron: unknown, search underway

Irons: 4-PW Wilson Tour Blades DG Pro S300

Wedge: Wilson PMP 50, 55, 59 KBS Hi-rev 2.0

Putter: Wilson Staff 8802 milled 

Bag: Shapland Stand Bag

 

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Jeff / MN

20

21º, 23º

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Ken / New Jersey

Handicap-6

Current Degree of Hybrid- 17 degree

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First Name / State of residence: Duncan/Missouri

Handicap: 10

Current Degree of Hybrids you use: 19

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Walt/Tennessee

14

21*


:ping-small: G400 MAX  Alta CB- 55

:cobra-small: FW 15* King F-7 :Fuji: PRO-65

:ping-small: G400 Hybrid Alta CB-70

PXG 0211 5-SW Mitsubishi MMT Graphite

:titelist-small: AP1 52* SW TT XP-95

:taylormade-small: MG 58* TT DG Wedge

:bettinardi-1: BB-41

Grips- GP MCC+4

 

 

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Dan / Michigan

18

22*, 25*


Driver:  :ping-small: G410 Plus, VA Vylyn 75 Four
Woods: :cobra-small:F8 3 wood
Hybrids: :cobra-small:F8 17*, :callaway-small: XR 22*, 25*
Irons: PXG 0211 6 - GW
Wedges::ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54/14, Zing LW
Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma G Craz-E

Leupold GX-4i3

Penalty Box: :EVNROLL:ER7, :ping-small: G25 irons

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Brandon UT

22

22/25 deg

Just purchased KBS Tour Steel hybrid shafts to replace stock graphite shafts for tighter dispersion.


Titleist 917 D3 9.5° Diamana D+ 70
Wilson D200 Hybrids 22°, 25°
Callaway Steelhead XR 5-AW
Old Nike Wedges 52°, 56°, 60°
Scotty Cameron Detour
Duo Soft Spin

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Geoff/Georgia

10 HC

Have 19, 22, 25, 28 (PXG) I would test in the 22.

Sent from my SM-G975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app


  • Driver: Taylormade M1
  • 4 wood:  Cobra X-Speed
  • 3 Hybrid: PXG 0317xf
  • 5 Hybrid: PXG 0317xf
  • Irons 6 - PW: PXG 0211
  • GW 49* SW 53* LW 57*: Yri Uri
  • Putter:  Big Oak Havana

Hail Southern and no place else!!  

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Rob - NC

HCDP: 0.9

22* Taylormade M6 hybrid 


My bag is a revolving door!

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First Name / State of residence

Isaak Ramsey

Handicap

+1.7

Current Degree (loft) of Hybrids you use

19

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