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83 yesterday, again nearly 50 percent of greens. Putting continues to be up and down. I think this is just gonna be the way the season goes until we're done.

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Any other testers get charged for Arccos Caddie after 3 months now? I thought we had it through next year?

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2 minutes ago, JonMUSC08 said:

Any other testers get charged for Arccos Caddie after 3 months now? I thought we had it through next year?

What does your subscription say.

 

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it used to say the same. Then recently asked me for pay to keep the subscription. I did so i can keep getting the info.

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39 minutes ago, JonMUSC08 said:

Any other testers get charged for Arccos Caddie after 3 months now? I thought we had it through next year?

I just got email that Arccos and Ping are doing the trial program again for free sensors but only 3 month trial. I’d complain if they accidentally shorted you. 
 

I have a G400 driver that is eligible for this. If you let the subscription lapse, can you get it back later?

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Picked up G710 irons today. Ordered w the optional Recoil Shafts. I’ll be dropping in here w updates on how the iron/shafts perform. Weather getting nice in FL right now so great time to try these out.CED3CBAF-7F55-4CED-823A-0046D64DE0DF.jpg


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@Placasse61 need to jump in on this thread and do a 1/4 season update with the set. One of your best years for sure

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On 7/29/2020 at 8:40 PM, Rickp said:

Did a “Big Boy 9” this morning kinda tough and little longer than I like but is what it is.
Hit the G710 7iron as much as I could and I’m loving this iron. From tee to nasty Bermuda rough this club was workin it.
There’s a very good chance the G710 are on my Birthday present list.
BTW, the Recoil shaft really felt goodemoji106.png


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Probably missed it but are these the stock (upcharge) Recoil ES shafts?  Are you just finding these easier to hit and more forgiving than the G410's.  By all accounts, they are longer than the G410's by a little bit.  More forgiving and longer distance, for many, can make up for a slightly larger club head.  I wonder if they make a version of these in the G410 finish?

Edit: I do see the Recoils in the post above.  Dang, that's a sexy looking club... who cares how they perform 🤣.  

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Probably missed it but are these the stock (upcharge) Recoil ES shafts?  Are you just finding these easier to hit and more forgiving than the G410's.  By all accounts, they are longer than the G410's by a little bit.  More forgiving and longer distance, for many, can make up for a slightly larger club head.  I wonder if they make a version of these in the G410 finish?

The Recoils were available w no up charge. I did not want the Alta CB shafts they are not for me.
Not sure wether the G410 offer recoils but should be easy enough to find out.
I requested the black finish Recoils.


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Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

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The Recoils were available w no up charge. I did not want the Alta CB shafts they are not for me.
Not sure wether the G410 offer recoils but should be easy enough to find out.
I requested the black finish Recoils.


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First time with Recoils? I got them on my Speed Zone irons this past summer and love them. Big difference from my KBS 90s.


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First time with Recoils? I got them on my Speed Zone irons this past summer and love them. Big difference from my KBS 90s.


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No, I have Recoils in my Mizuno’s.


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First things first, @Rickp psyched to see you took the plunge on these. Can't wait to hear how you'll be getting along with them during your Florida winter.

Speaking of winter, as much as it pains me, my season is certainly over here in Central New York with the rain that's been falling these past 10 days and the chilly temps coming up, including a low in the 20's tonight so I figured why not take you inside my numbers as kind of a capper on this year.

According to Arccos, the strength of my game this year was... my short game! Compared to a 5 handicap, which is around what my goal is right now, I gained nearly 3.9 strokes due to my wedge play, second best was Approach play, which was the only other positive strokes gained metric with .3. Now I hit 39% of greens in regulation, just below the 5 handicap target of 46% and admittedly, when you are chipping it as well as I was this season it's not awful but I'd like to see that number go up next year.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was how aggressive these clubs allowed me to be. I actually was best out of the rough with them across all the Arccos metrics on approach shots, gaining .5 strokes per round from approaches from the rough, .3 from the fairway, but losing .4 on par 3 tee shots. Part of that I think comes from the course I play having two par threes that are 210 and 190 yards respectfully, and one where I hit a wedge. 

Interestingly, broken down into distances the numbers reflect about what I would think. I gain the most strokes in my scoring zone 100-150, but lose the most in the tricky zone of 150-200. I would assume that comes from the adjustment back to long irons and the fact that I just have more shots in that 100-150 range on my home course than the others.

Next, Distance to hole on GIR. When I hit the green I'm hitting it close, inside 20 feet most of the time, all shots measured out to 18 feet average distance from the hole, 10 feet closer than the average 5 handicap. It's just getting that number up of greens. I'll take being slightly further away if I can get that GIR number closer to 45 or even 50 percent.

Lastly, a note about my statistical weakpoint, putting. I lost 4.1 strokes to a 5 handicap putting this year, perhaps worse losing 3.3 strokes from 0-10 feet. A new putter is definitely in the mix for 2021. Also lost .9 strokes on driving... but that's a little less concerning.

So, what does this mean for the G710's going forward?? Well, they're cemented in the bag for some time as far as I'm concerned. They help me play better golf and this was a season limited by the coronavirus and my job, and receiving them a bit on the later side so it was really only... like half a season with them. I think the adjustment period is over as for my final 9 hole round of the year I was really striping some shots with them. I'm looking forward to 2021 as far as my iron play goes, now if only I could get that putter hot again.

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First things first, [mention=69092]Rickp[/mention] psyched to see you took the plunge on these. Can't wait to hear how you'll be getting along with them during your Florida winter.
Speaking of winter, as much as it pains me, my season is certainly over here in Central New York with the rain that's been falling these past 10 days and the chilly temps coming up, including a low in the 20's tonight so I figured why not take you inside my numbers as kind of a capper on this year.
According to Arccos, the strength of my game this year was... my short game! Compared to a 5 handicap, which is around what my goal is right now, I gained nearly 3.9 strokes due to my wedge play, second best was Approach play, which was the only other positive strokes gained metric with .3. Now I hit 39% of greens in regulation, just below the 5 handicap target of 46% and admittedly, when you are chipping it as well as I was this season it's not awful but I'd like to see that number go up next year.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was how aggressive these clubs allowed me to be. I actually was best out of the rough with them across all the Arccos metrics on approach shots, gaining .5 strokes per round from approaches from the rough, .3 from the fairway, but losing .4 on par 3 tee shots. Part of that I think comes from the course I play having two par threes that are 210 and 190 yards respectfully, and one where I hit a wedge. 
Interestingly, broken down into distances the numbers reflect about what I would think. I gain the most strokes in my scoring zone 100-150, but lose the most in the tricky zone of 150-200. I would assume that comes from the adjustment back to long irons and the fact that I just have more shots in that 100-150 range on my home course than the others.
Next, Distance to hole on GIR. When I hit the green I'm hitting it close, inside 20 feet most of the time, all shots measured out to 18 feet average distance from the hole, 10 feet closer than the average 5 handicap. It's just getting that number up of greens. I'll take being slightly further away if I can get that GIR number closer to 45 or even 50 percent.
Lastly, a note about my statistical weakpoint, putting. I lost 4.1 strokes to a 5 handicap putting this year, perhaps worse losing 3.3 strokes from 0-10 feet. A new putter is definitely in the mix for 2021. Also lost .9 strokes on driving... but that's a little less concerning.
So, what does this mean for the G710's going forward?? Well, they're cemented in the bag for some time as far as I'm concerned. They help me play better golf and this was a season limited by the coronavirus and my job, and receiving them a bit on the later side so it was really only... like half a season with them. I think the adjustment period is over as for my final 9 hole round of the year I was really striping some shots with them. I'm looking forward to 2021 as far as my iron play goes, now if only I could get that putter hot again.

Thanks for sharing your info, a lot more detail than I do that’s for sure.
The G710 are great irons for you.
This morning went out cold with out any warmup or practice. 1st 3-4 holes driver was great G410 irons felt like I was hitting granite rock (Srixon QStar). 5th or 6th holes switched to Titleist TruFeel used ball had in my bag. Big difference! Better height, distance and definitely feel. Driver still the same. Also G410 has a nice baby draw that I love.
This of course is 1st few swings and too soon to tell anything.
The ball “thing” has me a bit confused and will need a more play.
BTW, snowed in our home town this morning.


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2nd time out this morning cool, mid 50’s and 15-20 mph gusts, not ideal.
First 3 holes struggled w irons and nothing to do w elements, every shot felt harsh and “clicky” but straight. 3rd hole I finally woke up and realized it was my bad swing, bad tempo toe shot. Sure enough, got tempo down and hit most shots in the elusive sweet spot and we were back in business. Felt much better about these irons, much better.



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Another 9 w these irons. I’m getting impressed, very impressed.
Pros;
Longer than G410 & Mizuno Hot Metal.
Also higher ball flight than either of other clubs. I’m pretty sure the Recoil shafts have a lot to do w it.
Playing 18 tomorrow so see what happens. So far I’m impressed. Not sure impressed w irons or shafts or their a good combo for me.
Cons;
Not crazy about the “sound” off iron face, kinda clicky but ball goes.


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5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

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On 11/3/2020 at 8:56 PM, Rickp said:

Another 9 w these irons. I’m getting impressed, very impressed.
Pros;
Longer than G410 & Mizuno Hot Metal.
Also higher ball flight than either of other clubs. I’m pretty sure the Recoil shafts have a lot to do w it.
Playing 18 tomorrow so see what happens. So far I’m impressed. Not sure impressed w irons or shafts or their a good combo for me.
Cons;
Not crazy about the “sound” off iron face, kinda clicky but ball goes.


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How have you like some of the set wedges? Have they performed with some of the shorter finesse shots?

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How have you like some of the set wedges? Have they performed with some of the shorter finesse shots?

I’m practicing w PW & U wedges, they need some work. Not as good a “feel” as Mizzies.



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5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

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On 11/3/2020 at 8:56 PM, Rickp said:

Another 9 w these irons. I’m getting impressed, very impressed.
Pros;
Longer than G410 & Mizuno Hot Metal.
Also higher ball flight than either of other clubs. I’m pretty sure the Recoil shafts have a lot to do w it.
Playing 18 tomorrow so see what happens. So far I’m impressed. Not sure impressed w irons or shafts or their a good combo for me.
Cons;
Not crazy about the “sound” off iron face, kinda clicky but ball goes.


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Good clubs!

Kinda surprised you like them more than the Mizuno Hot Metal. I actually just switched to the new 921 hot metal's and LOVE them. Only played 18 so far with them but the head with the new shafts im playing (KBS S-taper 130 soft stepped) have been deadly. Never played 130 shafts and certainly not stepped but im hitting where i aimed and that's key.

The thing i didnt like about the 710's is the inability to work the ball a bit. Too big of a head. Just wasnt working for me. That clicky sound can be ignored as long as the shots are good haha

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Just checking in, last post in this thread for a while. The G710’s have a firm hold in the bag. I’ve gotten comfortable w them (took a while) even w the chipping. Had a couple of chip shots last 2 days within a foot of the Pin.
Toe shots sound terrible clicky but I guess that means not to hit the ball off the toe
Anyway, I’m happy w them, off course that could change w next shiny thing but would have to be a hell of a real shiny thing


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Since you like the 710's so much feel free to send those Mizunos my way.


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