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2 minutes ago, bens197 said:

 


Not this year. What it does however, is reaffirms why I am playing my G400 LST. A product of consistency.

 

No doubt. Next time I have a chance I'll be hitting that!

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11 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

Anyone have any plans to make a purchase based on the results released today?

 

... I would think waiting for the different swing speed performances would be a good idea for most people's decision guide. Especially if you are on either end of the extremes. 

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: SIM2 Hybrid 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-9 MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 46*/50*/58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour '22/TP5x '21

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Hard to believe the Sim Max D did so well. Lower spin that the Sim Max? Crazy. Guess I am glad I loved from the Sim to the Sim Max D. Two rounds in and I am very happy and this study makes me happier. 

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TM Sim2 9* GD AD HD 6S

TM Sim Max 15* Tensei Blue 65S

TM M2 19* Fuji Pro 73S

PXG Gen3 0311P 4-W Elevate TourS

Vokey SM8 50*&54* SM7 58*
SC Phantom X 5

 

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Anyone have any plans to make a purchase based on the results released today?

I’m interested to see what the high swing speed breakdown is. I was surprised to see that TM snuck in there when the overall most wanted went to the flash.

It really makes me want to find a good g400 on eBay since I can still use my tour shaft from the g30 to try out. Haha.

Used F9 prices are pretty tempting too.

Hmmmmm this quarantine could get expensive.


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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5 - Motore X F3 6X | :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-wood - Ventus Blue 8S | :titelist-small: TSi3 20* Hybrid - KBS Proto 85S

:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - Nippon Modus 120X | :cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12C, 56.10V, 60.04W - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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40 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

Any word on when the test results with the previous year's winners will be released?  I'm excited to see how the past winners stack up with the latest. 

Haven't even done the test.   They had to wait until the winner was selected and due to Coronavirus all testing has been shutdown.  

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15*  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 5-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/:Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1 

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How did the TS3 fare last year? I'm half drunk and not willing to do a search...lol.
According to the 2019 test it finished 8th in strokes gained and dropped to 16th this year under the new testing guidelines. Screenshot_20200323-214535_Firefox-01.jpeg

I apologize for not having a photo with the data, you have to be in landscape mode with a cell phone to see it and I wanted to show the entire list.

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Well, I had the top dog in my bag for a bit, haha! Shout out to @yungkory for that one. Surprisingly poor showing for the SIM Max. I've been enjoying it, but I figured it would be in the top 5.

Must not go back to Ping.

MUST NOT GO BACK TO PING.

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:cobra-small: LTDx Black 10.5º | UST LIN-Q M40X TSPX Blue 6F4
:cobra-small: LTDx 3W 15º | UST LIN-Q M40X TSPX Blue 7F4
:ping-small: G425 3H 19º | UST Recoil Proto Hybrid 85F4
:srixon-small: Z785 4-PW | UST Recoil 125 Proto F4
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50
º Mid, 54º Mid, 60º Mid | UST Recoil Wedge Proto F4
:EVNROLL: ER5BV | BGT Stability Tour

:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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Driver test was good as always.  Anyone do the TrueFit? I'd suggest to get your driver numbers first, then pay for it.
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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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According to the 2019 test it finished 8th in strokes gained and dropped to 16th this year under the new testing guidelines. Screenshot_20200323-214535_Firefox-01.jpeg.5a1a192a67e4e49eb9dd7d89b11acdd4.jpeg

 

I apologize for not having a photo with the data, you have to be in landscape mode with a cell phone to see it and I wanted to show the entire list.

 

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Looking at the Honma 460, it fared pretty well

 

 

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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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12 minutes ago, mr.hicksta said:

Well, I had the top dog in my bag for a bit, haha! Shout out to @yungkory for that one. Surprisingly poor showing for the SIM Max. I've been enjoying it, but I figured it would be in the top 5.

Must not go back to Ping.

MUST NOT GO BACK TO PING.

🤣

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You went from #2, to the most-wanted, to the dumpster bottom of the list with me!

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max LS Tensei AV Blue S

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

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

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: 223 Steelfiber PR 95 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Steelfiber PR 105

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond

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I'm surprised the Tommy Armour 845 didn't get the best value.  All of the hints Harry was dropping on the pod I thought that was a shoe in.  The data doesn't lie I guess but I am still surprised.  I didn't dive in too far to the data but was the gap significant?  Also, the most wanted and the best value are only $50 apart in price.  Does that make the Tour Edge a "pound for pound" king?

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Seems like Mizuino should be #1 for you based off these numbers. I would be interested to know how the app comes up with the "best" fits.

IIRC the recommendation comes from the swing speed data. Shafts are always going to be stock options.


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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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6 minutes ago, miketratnik said:

I'm surprised the Tommy Armour 845 didn't get the best value.  All of the hints Harry was dropping on the pod I thought that was a shoe in.  The data doesn't lie I guess but I am still surprised.  I didn't dive in too far to the data but was the gap significant?  Also, the most wanted and the best value are only $50 apart in price.  Does that make the Tour Edge a "pound for pound" king?

Idk, with Ping dropping their prices on the 410 line, while beating out this years' offerings, makes them pretttttttttttty attractive in terms of price:performance

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max LS Tensei AV Blue S

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

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

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: 223 Steelfiber PR 95 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Steelfiber PR 105

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond

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Well, I had the top dog in my bag for a bit, haha! Shout out to [mention=72400]yungkory[/mention] for that one. Surprisingly poor showing for the SIM Max. I've been enjoying it, but I figured it would be in the top 5.
Must not go back to Ping.
MUST NOT GO BACK TO PING.

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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5 - Motore X F3 6X | :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-wood - Ventus Blue 8S | :titelist-small: TSi3 20* Hybrid - KBS Proto 85S

:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - Nippon Modus 120X | :cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12C, 56.10V, 60.04W - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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The PXG 0811XF Gen 2 was too low launching, low spin for me, but it didn't make sense to me because it's the "forgiving" model. This data makes me feel better. 

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Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
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I went with sim max d this year.  I found pretty much identical results as the most wanted data.  It makes me feel so much better.  I was really questioning if I should be using the d type driver

Driver: Taylormade SIM Max d 9 with graphite design tour ad xc 6s

Fairway Wood:Taylormade Sim 15 with Graphite design Tour ad iz 6s
Hybrid:  Pxg gen2 19 with hand crafted hzrdus black 85 6.0 and Adams super ls xtd 22 with Diamana s+  stiff

Irons: 5-pw Miura Mc501 with modus 120s pured

Wedges:  Callaway md2 gold 50 Dg tour issue s400 black onyx, Taylormade MG 54 with DG tour issue s400 black onyx, and Taylormade hi toe 59 with modus 120r

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I have a question about the data and it may seem like a stupid one, but I have to make sure I'm reading this correctly.  The smaller the shot area number, the more accurate the driver right?

Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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5 hours ago, AmishJason said:

I have a question about the data and it may seem like a stupid one, but I have to make sure I'm reading this correctly.  The smaller the shot area number, the more accurate the driver right?

Correct.

No stupid questions, unless you ask which club is the driver... 🤣

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