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Excellent write up of your experience and obviously very nice club set , beautiful irons.

What you received IMO is a fitting experience that is a little old school (ie. outside, good quality dialog and looking at your tendencies before looking at numbers) mixed with modern technology (QC Quad). The fact you began with your clubs (your #7 iron) is as key as hitting off the grass outside.

While I am a hobbyist club fitter at best, a trained eye recognizes a good fitting experience. From your write up I believe you did. Congrats. 

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Excellent write up of your experience and obviously very nice club set , beautiful irons.
What you received IMO is a fitting experience that is a little old school (ie. outside, good quality dialog and looking at your tendencies before looking at numbers) mixed with modern technology (QC Quad). The fact you began with your clubs (your #7 iron) is as key as hitting off the grass outside.
While I am a hobbyist club fitter at best, a trained eye recognizes a good fitting experience. From your write up I believe you did. Congrats. 

Thanks, I appreciate it! Club Champion and True Spec places are good, for sure, but there’s no beating an outdoor fitting hitting off grass. There’s nothing like seeing the shot in real life, and how the wind is affecting it, etc. I’m lucky to have had these experiences!!!


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Great write up.
Those are really nice looking clubs


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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

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Great write up.
Those are really nice looking clubs


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Thank you. I can’t wait!


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Sounds like you had a great experience.  I like the looks of Honma clubs a lot, but Arkansas being Arkansas, I think the Dick's an hour away from me is the only place I could give them a swing.  I looked briefly at Honma's website and their list of the mobile fitters, but since they don't list the full list of states each fitter covers, it's hard to tell who to contact.  And again, Arkansas being Arkansas, there may not be a Honma rep who has it as part of their territory.  

Good luck with your new clubs @PMookie!

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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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Sounds like you had a great experience.  I like the looks of Honma clubs a lot, but Arkansas being Arkansas, I think the Dick's an hour away from me is the only place I could give them a swing.  I looked briefly at Honma's website and their list of the mobile fitters, but since they don't list the full list of states each fitter covers, it's hard to tell who to contact.  And again, Arkansas being Arkansas, there may not be a Honma rep who has it as part of their territory.  

Good luck with your new clubs [mention=2567]PMookie[/mention]!

Thanks! I can ask Robbe who the rep is, if you’d like. I think he said there are 5 or 6 more guys starting across the country today. Send me a message if you want me to ask.

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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51 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Thanks! I can ask Robbe who the rep is, if you’d like. I think he said there are 5 or 6 more guys starting across the country today. Send me a message if you want me to ask.

 

 

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Thank you for the offer, but at the moment I'm not in the market for new irons.  I know the fitting process would be non-committal, but it would be hard to walk away from a set of Honmas after getting my hands on them.

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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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Looks great!  I am impressed with the fact that he took the time to keep in touch with you over the three month period.  That alone speaks volumes.  Curious, what drew you to Honma in the first place?

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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Nice write up.  Always exciting when something new and shiny is coming your way.  Especially when you know it's fit really well to your game and will give you a confidence boost off the bat. 

Definitely agree with you on the outdoor fitting experience.  I wish Club Champion and True Spec would give the option for this.  Possibly do the initial fitting indoors to narrow down the best 2 club and shaft options and then go to a local range.  I suppose most are happy with the indoor experience so you'd just be adding to overall time/cost and it wouldn't make business sense, but the consumer would love it!

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

3 Wood: :titelist-small: 917F2 Fujikura Pro 84 Tour Spec S

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

Irons 4-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 58* Nippon Modus Wedge

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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Very cool experience!  It's always good when a fitter listens and asks questions. I think you're gonna be very happy with the new toys. 

This is a fascinating business model - I think Honma is on to something.

Working to schedule something with the new New England fitter soon. Will chime in when it happens!

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Very cool experience!  It's always good when a fitter listens and asks questions. I think you're gonna be very happy with the new toys. 
This is a fascinating business model - I think Honma is on to something.
Working to schedule something with the new New England fitter soon. Will chime in when it happens!
 
 

Can’t wait to hear ALL about it!!! I’m intrigued to see what they fit you with. So many great options!


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Nice write up.  Always exciting when something new and shiny is coming your way.  Especially when you know it's fit really well to your game and will give you a confidence boost off the bat. 
Definitely agree with you on the outdoor fitting experience.  I wish Club Champion and True Spec would give the option for this.  Possibly do the initial fitting indoors to narrow down the best 2 club and shaft options and then go to a local range.  I suppose most are happy with the indoor experience so you'd just be adding to overall time/cost and it wouldn't make business sense, but the consumer would love it!

I think True Spec has those mobile fitting “carts” at some golf clubs, but CC doesn’t. It’s quite interesting to see my spin numbers outdoors because inside at CC they were 1000 rpms less on every club vs my outdoor numbers.


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Looks great!  I am impressed with the fact that he took the time to keep in touch with you over the three month period.  That alone speaks volumes.  Curious, what drew you to Honma in the first place?

Honma posted on Instagram about how they were going to be initiating their mobile fittings. I sent them a DM that I’d be interested. They responded with a rep’s contact info, and away we went. The rep I was originally set-up with didn’t cover NE LA, so I was handed-off to Robbe. I had hit their previous model iron at Club Champion, so when I saw mobile fitting, and new clubs were coming-out, I wanted to give them a try out on a range somewhere instead of inside.


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Very cool experience!  It's always good when a fitter listens and asks questions. I think you're gonna be very happy with the new toys. 
This is a fascinating business model - I think Honma is on to something.
Working to schedule something with the new New England fitter soon. Will chime in when it happens!
 
 

Make sure you take a look at the “Wedge Wizard” wedges they have. Pretty cool!


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Nice write up.  Always exciting when something new and shiny is coming your way.  Especially when you know it's fit really well to your game and will give you a confidence boost off the bat. 

Definitely agree with you on the outdoor fitting experience.  I wish Club Champion and True Spec would give the option for this.  Possibly do the initial fitting indoors to narrow down the best 2 club and shaft options and then go to a local range.  I suppose most are happy with the indoor experience so you'd just be adding to overall time/cost and it wouldn't make business sense, but the consumer would love it!

Ha! Ian Fraser from TXG was a mobile fitter for them! A YouTube video from 2016.

Here’s a pic of their set-up.

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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27 minutes ago, PMookie said:


Honma posted on Instagram about how they were going to be initiating their mobile fittings. I sent them a DM that I’d be interested. They responded with a rep’s contact info, and away we went. The rep I was originally set-up with didn’t cover NE LA, so I was handed-off to Robbe. I had hit their previous model iron at Club Champion, so when I saw mobile fitting, and new clubs were coming-out, I wanted to give them a try out on a range somewhere instead of inside.


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That's serious customer service. 

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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That's serious customer service. 

Amen! The rep that I was going to meet was the one that helped me get the rep over in Texas. Very kind to give-up a potential sale.

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Great experience and write up.  Can’t wait to see pics of the new sticks 

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:callaway-logo-1:  MAVRIK Sub Zero 9.0 Adilia MSI 60S

:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

:callaway-logo-1: MD5 Jaws 54.10 and 58.12 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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On 6/15/2020 at 2:20 PM, PMookie said:

Amen! The rep that I was going to meet was the one that helped me get the rep over in Texas. Very kind to give-up a potential sale.

 

 

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What was the upgrade cost for the Ventus? I got a TR20 460 for a great price with the stock Vizard 60X. Just want to see what the cost would be to tighten up dispersion

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In my bag:

Driver: :honma: TR20 460 9.5* Vizard TR20 60X

Wood: :mizuno-small: ST200 TS Dimana D+PLUS Limited Edition 70X

Hybrids: :mizuno-small: CLK 19* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Irons: :honma: TW 747 Rose Proto 4-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :honma: TW-W4 52*, 56*, and 60*Modus Tour 125 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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