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2 minutes ago, daviddvm said:

I was fit at a Callaway fitting two weeks ago into the Mavrik Sub Zero 10.5 with Evenflow RipTide 6.0. S shaft.

One day after "The Pandemic" clears I want to be fit for the Ping G410. Then I might be in the market for a purchase. 

Ditto!

Looking forward to some upcoming demo days where a good number of vendors are present and you can hit multiple clubs.

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:titelist-small:  TS3 PX EvenFlow T1100 White  
:cobra-small:  King F7 3/4w Fujikara 
:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Black Ten S
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28 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Remember what Adam has always said, There's no one driver that is best for everyone, but there is one driver that is best for everyone.  With so many testers, 37 I think,  there were certainly a handful where the SIM ranked as the best for them, but just not for the majority of the group.   But I  certainly understand the part about wanting to wear the badge of playing the Most Wanted Driver, nothing wrong with that at all. 

Having had the SIM MAX for a few rounds then moving on from it, I think  it definitely isn't a plug and play driver, it maybe more than any other driver out this year requires a thorough fitting from a qualified fitter.    

I'm glad it works for you, TM makes great drivers, and I  have hit the SIM MAX-D better than I did the first model.  But it still lags a bit behind my TS1. 

Totally agree. I tried the ping and didn't get the best numbers from it. I would have just liked the bragging rights of the 2020 best driver award haha. At minimum I know the award is based on results and not paid for like other well known "hot lists". 

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Driver: Cally epic flash SZ Triple Diamond Hazrdus Smoke Green 60 TX 

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Mizuno MP 18MB 4-PW, Aldila RIP SLT TOUR X flex. 

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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On 3/23/2020 at 2:06 PM, heribertomaya said:

I have to be blunt and say I dont like the format of this report,  why not just provide the distance in yardages,  i wont even bother reading that chart with just %s,  its of no use to me and I know it will be the same for most.   My 2 cents there.

I tend to agree with the format.....not as hardcore as this but i am not sure how drivers with so many different factors included can be compared. Different shaft lengths, different lofts, different shafts?  No robot testing?  Ill be honest, im a little confused. Maybe i expected something totally different.  but the bottom line is stats can be manipulated anyway you see fit.....so, because some testing parameters changed, certain drivers are now viewed as "middle of the road"...even though they still fly just as far and disperse the same.....i gotta say, play what works for you not what a test dictates.  I am very disappointed in this test to say the least. 

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On 3/24/2020 at 1:14 AM, GolfSpy Stroker said:

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

I updated my driver last summer to the G410 plus OTR. It feels good, but I definitely want to spend more time playing with the settings after the lockdown ends. Based on last year’s most wanted driver article, my brother picked up an Epic Flash, and he’s mightily pleased. 

A fitting is in my future, but at the moment I’m happy with what I’ve got.

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DRIVER :ping-small: G410 PLUS 10.5°  TENSEI CK ORANGE 60 S

FAIRWAY :ping-small: G410 3/14.5°  PROJECT X EVENFLOW BLACK 85 6.0

HYBRIDS :ping-small: G410 19°, 20°  ALTA CB 70 RED

IRONS :mizuno-small: JPX 900 FORGED 5-PW  PROJECT X LZ 5.5

WEDGES :cleveland-small: CBX 2 50°, 54°, 58°

PUTTER :ping-small: KARSTEN ANSER 33"

BALL :wilson_staff_small: DUO U

 

 

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I thought I heard there were plans to test the winners from previous years against this years most wanted winner. Is that information out there or was i mistaken in thinking that?


Right Handed

Driver::cobra-small: F9 Speedback Fujikura Pro 65X

3 Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback 3-4  Project X HZRDUS Smoke 70

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 3-P KBS Tour C Taper Lite 115X or :cobra-small: One Length Forged 4-G Recoil F5

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52, 56, 60 Dynamic Gold Wedgeflex

Putter: :seemore-small: Si2 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, JB2123 said:

I thought I heard there were plans to test the winners from previous years against this years most wanted winner. Is that information out there or was i mistaken in thinking that?

Correct. 

But a little thing called a pandemic is delaying any further testing 

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:ping-small: G410 Plus Ping 9* VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 4-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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30 minutes ago, JB2123 said:

I thought I heard there were plans to test the winners from previous years against this years most wanted winner. Is that information out there or was i mistaken in thinking that?

Testing hasn't gotten started for this.   Last time I was there,  the previous winners were available and they were working on processing the data for this years winner.   a couple of days later,  got the email that all testing had been shutdown. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  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
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:   :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  :odyssey-small: Ten S 

 

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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

Correct. 

But a little thing called a pandemic is delaying any further testing 

 

58 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Testing hasn't gotten started for this.   Last time I was there,  the previous winners were available and they were working on processing the data for this years winner.   a couple of days later,  got the email that all testing had been shutdown. 

Thanks! That makes sense. I'll be excited to see the results once this is all over and they have time and the capability to do that testing once again.

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Driver::cobra-small: F9 Speedback Fujikura Pro 65X

3 Wood: :cobra-small: F9 Speedback 3-4  Project X HZRDUS Smoke 70

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 3-P KBS Tour C Taper Lite 115X or :cobra-small: One Length Forged 4-G Recoil F5

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52, 56, 60 Dynamic Gold Wedgeflex

Putter: :seemore-small: Si2 

 

 

 

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On 3/23/2020 at 2:14 PM, GolfSpy Stroker said:

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

Not sure yet, but I've been looking for a G410 LST 10.5 driver head just in case 😉


Ping G410 Plus 9º | Fujikura Ventus Black 6S 
TaylorMade SIM 3W 15º | Fujikura Ventus Black 7S
TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue 3 19º | Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid 90S
Srixon Z785 4-PW | Modus 3 Tour 125S
Titleist SM8 50.08 F, 54.12 D, 58.12 D | Modus 3 Wedge 125
Evnroll ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
Titleist -Pro V1x

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Hey y'all - I pulled some insights out of the data from the 2020 Most Wanted post. Curious for any thoughts/feedback from everyone:

 

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:vokey-small: 52°, 56°, 60°          :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport Mid-Slant          :titelist-small: Hybrid 14 Stand Bag          :titelist-small: ProV1

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One of the drivers I was keeping an eye on was the TR20 460. I have the TW747 in the bag for a bit and it performed very well, however up against a new Speedzone fully custom fit I think the shaft characteristics were slightly off. They now openly offer both the FD and FP shafts as options.

Were the testers able to put those options in play?


In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 9* Project X Smoke Green 60 6.5

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Big Tour 13.5* Project X Smoke Yellow 70 6.5

Hybrids: :755178188_TourEdge: CB Pro U 17* Mitsubishi Kura Kage Silver 90X

Irons: :cobra-small: King Forged CB/MB 3-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM 52* and 58* Modus Tour 130 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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6 hours ago, jayjay0808 said:

One of the drivers I was keeping an eye on was the TR20 460. I have the TW747 in the bag for a bit and it performed very well, however up against a new Speedzone fully custom fit I think the shaft characteristics were slightly off. They now openly offer both the FD and FP shafts as options.

Were the testers able to put those options in play?

For the Honma drivers we were using the Vizard shafts since that are the no upcharge shafts. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  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
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:   :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  :odyssey-small: Ten S 

 

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16 hours ago, cnosil said:

For the Honma drivers we were using the Vizard shafts since that are the no upcharge shafts. 

I understand that, I was just asking which of the VIzard shafts as they have 3 types for the TR20. The Vizard Made for TR20, Vizard FD (Justin Rose Used this), and the FP (Lowest Launch and Spin)


In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 9* Project X Smoke Green 60 6.5

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Big Tour 13.5* Project X Smoke Yellow 70 6.5

Hybrids: :755178188_TourEdge: CB Pro U 17* Mitsubishi Kura Kage Silver 90X

Irons: :cobra-small: King Forged CB/MB 3-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM 52* and 58* Modus Tour 130 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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48 minutes ago, jayjay0808 said:

I understand that, I was just asking which of the VIzard shafts as they have 3 types for the TR20. The Vizard Made for TR20, Vizard FD (Justin Rose Used this), and the FP (Lowest Launch and Spin)

The FD and FP are $100 upcharge shafts. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  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
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:   :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  :odyssey-small: Ten S 

 

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Was anyone else surprised that the Cobra Speedzone driver was near the bottom in strokes gained after last year the F9 driver was the Editor’s Choice for drivers?

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:cobra-small: King Speedzone Tour Length Driver, 9.0*, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 S

:ping-small:   G30 3W, 14.5*, Project X EvenFlow 6.0 S,  75G

:callaway-small:  Rogue 2 & 4 Hybrids, Aldila Synergy 60HY S

:cobra-small:  King Speedzone 5 - GW, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 105 S

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 54*

:ping-small:   Glide 3.0 Eye 2, 60*

Axis 1 - Joey - C

:bridgestone-small:  Reactiv Tour B X

 

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I'm also surprised the Extreme finished higher than the standard Speedzone. Maybe we'll see different results with Cobra when they break down results by speed.

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Well....

As ZIPR23 texted me, I just need to stay inside, close the windows and doors, and hideout for a bit! Between the Jones bag and this, my luck has been HORRIBLE this week.

The Rep is sending me his Ventus fitting shaft for now. He’ll let me know how they’ll handle this soon.

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Driver: Honma TR20 460, Fujikura Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* (playing at 15*), Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Dynamic Gold X100 

Irons: Srixon Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VC-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: SeeMore Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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As ZIPR23 texted me, I just need to stay inside, close the windows and doors, and hideout for a bit! Between the Jones bag and this, my luck has been HORRIBLE this week.
The Rep is sending me his Ventus fitting shaft for now. He’ll let me know how they’ll handle this soon.
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That stinks. Must be swinging to fast

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  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
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:   :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  :odyssey-small: Ten S 

 

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Well....
As ZIPR23 texted me, I just need to stay inside, close the windows and doors, and hideout for a bit! Between the Jones bag and this, my luck has been HORRIBLE this week.
The Rep is sending me his Ventus fitting shaft for now. He’ll let me know how they’ll handle this soon.
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I hate to see something like that. Hopefully your luck will get better soon, you don't need that kind of bad mojo right now.

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I see you sacrifice forgiveness for distance with the Mavrik.  No surprise there


WITB:  Do I like Titleist or what? 

 

Driver:   :titelist-small:  TS2 9.5* UST ATTAS COOOL 

Fairways  :titelist-small: HZRDUS Smoke 13.5*

Driving Iron:  :titelist-small: U500 17* UST V2

Irons  :titelist-small: T300 4 & 5 iron, T200 6 - W Project X Catalyst 100cw

Wedges  :vokey-small: SM7 48*, 52*, 56*

Putter  :cameron-small:  Newport  

Ball  :titelist-small: 2020 AVX

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