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Perhaps, I could be in the minority here but I watch a ton of golf related content on YouTube.  As such, when new clubs come out or there's some head to heads I love to tune in and here what people have to say.  Now, there are a ton of jokers on there but I'm curious which if any you like?

My personal favorite's are Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield for club review content.  Shiels hands down to me is the best in the business.  I feel like he gives you more the brutally honest response than the sometimes "my sponsor" filled responses you hear out of Crossfield.  However, TXG has really grown on me and I tend to watch all of their content as well and enjoy the two of them.  

Just curious what everyone else likes. 

BTW, they all reviewed the new PING Driver and I've never heard almost a unanimous response of this is the most consistent and best driver I've ever hit.  DAMN them to hell!  Now I'm looking at testing that and possibly making a change. 

Look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and chat. 

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You ain't kidding, he has me rolling sometimes with his humor. Just started watching his Callaway Epic Speed video and he opens with this gem. 

Hands down my favorites are TXG and Alex Etches. TXG has the highest production value of the group, Matt destroys the ball and Ian is brilliant. Alex has good insights, but is absolutely hilarious. I'

I like TXG currently but used to really like the old Rick Shiels videos with Rob Potter the "mid-hanidcapper" gave a better idea of a player who was of a similar skill level. Sent from my SM-G950U u

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I like a handful of them but, like you, finding TXG most informative most often. 

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46 minutes ago, BNewton51 said:

Perhaps, I could be in the minority here but I watch a ton of golf related content on YouTube.  As such, when new clubs come out or there's some head to heads I love to tune in and here what people have to say.  Now, there are a ton of jokers on there but I'm curious which if any you like?

My personal favorite's are Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield for club review content.  Shiels hands down to me is the best in the business.  I feel like he gives you more the brutally honest response than the sometimes "my sponsor" filled responses you hear out of Crossfield.  However, TXG has really grown on me and I tend to watch all of their content as well and enjoy the two of them.  

Just curious what everyone else likes. 

BTW, they all reviewed the new PING Driver and I've never heard almost a unanimous response of this is the most consistent and best driver I've ever hit.  DAMN them to hell!  Now I'm looking at testing that and possibly making a change. 

Look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and chat. 

Crossfield and TXG easily. I love rick and he's a great blend of knowledgeable and entertaining, but he has periods where he's so focused on the trees that he can't see the forest. 

 

E.g. when i was buying my Cleveland CBX launchers, i looked at his and Mark's photos. Despite openly saying the pitching wedge was lofted like a 9 iron, the 7 like a 6, etc, he kept being disappointed and saying "well that's way too low of spin for a 7." Whereas Mark adjusted his mentality to the loft and was like "that's actually great spin for a 6 iron, which is essentially what this is."

 

TXG is getting to a point above the others just because of the data and how they continue to adapt (e.g. having Matt hit righty for a more realistic idea of a club). 

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Rag tag bag, but it does the job. 

Taylormade R1 driver.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons. 

Assorted wedges.

Odyssey White Hot Pro putter.

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10 minutes ago, MNUte said:

Crossfield and TXG easily. I love rick and he's a great blend of knowledgeable and entertaining, but he has periods where he's so focused on the trees that he can't see the forest. 

 

E.g. when i was buying my Cleveland CBX launchers, i looked at his and Mark's photos. Despite openly saying the pitching wedge was lofted like a 9 iron, the 7 like a 6, etc, he kept being disappointed and saying "well that's way too low of spin for a 7." Whereas Mark adjusted his mentality to the loft and was like "that's actually great spin for a 6 iron, which is essentially what this is."

 

TXG is getting to a point above the others just because of the data and how they continue to adapt (e.g. having Matt hit righty for a more realistic idea of a club). 

You're on to something with that.  

I find that Crossfield can be a bit annoying sometimes if you DON'T know who he is and how he talks/reviews clubs.  BUT he does a much better job than anyone else in that he speaks to the average golfer and says exactly what the club will and wont offer them by impressions.  Like the above mentioned example.  Most guys get focused on the "lofts are so strong... this is like hitting a 9 or 8 iron in a PW length...."  but they don't speak to the golfer specifically whom would be looking really at those clubs and saying these are going to help me at least get some more distance AND the overall advantage of forgiveness...

Shiels I think does the honest talk though probably the best.  He consistently speaks to the Marketing is so false you can't believe it.  For example, the driver reviews he's been doing.  He's been very consistent in saying you are NOT going to get much more distance out of anything!  But he does a great job of highlighting that need to focus in on Ball Speed and forgiveness.  Those two things he really is great at. 

I like'em all really and watch every one of them.  But I think we all pick our favorites on some level. 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 

9 minutes ago, tchat07 said:

I like TXG currently but used to really like the old Rick Shiels videos with Rob Potter the "mid-hanidcapper" gave a better idea of a player who was of a similar skill level.

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TXG really is coming on strong with their equipment reviews and I love the equipment discussions they do where they take questions.  Those two have a great dynamic with each other. 

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:taylormade-small:  9* Sim  Hzrdus Smoke "Yellow" Handcrafted 6.5  (Best borrow I've ever made from a buddy)

:callaway-small:Epic Flash - 14* 3-wood Mitsubishi Tensei Blue X-stiff

:titelist-small: TSI2 19* Hybrid Tensei Blue X-Stiff

:taylormade-small: -P770 4-PW KBS C-Taper 120 S 

:taylormade-small: - 50* , 54* and 58* MG2 Wedges  Dynamic Gold Tour S200

:scotty-cameron-1: - Tour Select Square Back

:taylormade-small: - Taylormade Flextech Bag (Blue and Grey)

:taylormade-small: - TP5 and TP5 Pix 

Bushnell Tour V-4 - Non-Slope edition 🙁

*King of taking (borrowing) all my club ***** friends clubs after they've discarded them after a couple months! 🤣

 

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

I like a handful of them but, like you, finding TXG most informative most often. 

 

41 minutes ago, MNUte said:

TXG is getting to a point above the others just because of the data and how they continue to adapt (e.g. having Matt hit righty for a more realistic idea of a club). 

This. To me, TXG is in a class by themselves when it comes to club data and fitting knowledge. I loved the G425 driver video with Matt hitting right handed and how they explained the adjustments they made to optimize performance. I think explanations like this help people know what to look for in clubs and what to expect from fitters.

I also enjoy Crossfield and Shiels, I think they're honest in their perceptions of clubs and how they work for them and they also stress getting fitted. 

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Hands down my favorites are TXG and Alex Etches. TXG has the highest production value of the group, Matt destroys the ball and Ian is brilliant. Alex has good insights, but is absolutely hilarious. I'm not a huge Rick Shiels fan, IMO he likes clubs that fit his swing and nothing else. Mark Crossfield is good, but doesn't have the production value of TXG.  

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Stats: 5'4", Male, R-Handed, Moderate Tempo, Driver SS 115mph
 

Driver: Taylormade SiM Max 9*, TM Ventus Blue 6X
3w/5w: Callaway X-Hot, S-flex Fubuki shafts
3h: Tour Edge EXS Pro, Smoke Black 80g 6.0
4i-PW: Mizuno MP-4, DG S300
Wedges: Titleist SM7
56* Wedge: Callaway Jaws w/ 12* of bounce

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Another big supporter of TXG followed closely by Mark Crossfield. I used to really like Rick, but I find his stuff to be very click-bait(y) anymore.

There was a time when Rick would put together a pretty decent sample size and was supposedly working with some "data experts" to improve his testing methodology, but he quickly went away from that. While I'm sure he does hit a good sample of shots, I don't feel his reviews provide enough context for viewers to make informed decisions. This is why TXG is at the top IMO.

Mark is second, but only because I feel like he's more forthcoming with his reviews. However, he pretty much says the same thing(s) every time unless the product is truly bad - all (insert golf club)s are basically the same, it's down to personal preference, go get fit.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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9 minutes ago, zrumble said:

Alex has good insights, but is absolutely hilarious.

You ain't kidding, he has me rolling sometimes with his humor. Just started watching his Callaway Epic Speed video and he opens with this gem. Screenshot_20210116-113110_YouTube-01.jpeg.0c0ea2fcfb027018e9e3a25ec4df8111.jpeg

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7 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

You ain't kidding, he has me rolling sometimes with his humor. Just started watching his Callaway Epic Speed video and he opens with this gem. Screenshot_20210116-113110_YouTube-01.jpeg.0c0ea2fcfb027018e9e3a25ec4df8111.jpeg

1 minute in and I'm already rolling.

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Stats: 5'4", Male, R-Handed, Moderate Tempo, Driver SS 115mph
 

Driver: Taylormade SiM Max 9*, TM Ventus Blue 6X
3w/5w: Callaway X-Hot, S-flex Fubuki shafts
3h: Tour Edge EXS Pro, Smoke Black 80g 6.0
4i-PW: Mizuno MP-4, DG S300
Wedges: Titleist SM7
56* Wedge: Callaway Jaws w/ 12* of bounce

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I love Alex etches too. The will always watch Rick Shiels’ videos. But txt us super nice n depth too. Another one I love is Peter Finch he is another jokester but his videos are a little different


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Driver: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 9* Ventus Red Velocore (Reg)

Fairway: :titelist-small: TSi2 3-wood 15* (flat setting) Tensei Ck Blue (Reg)

Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 3hy 19* + 4hy 22* (flat setting) Tensei Ck Red (Reg)

Irons: :taylormade-small: P7mc 4-P (2* flat) Nippon NS Pro (Reg)

Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 2 50,55,60 SB (2* flat) True Temper Dynamic Gold S200

Putter: :cameron-small: Phantom 12

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer

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32 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

You ain't kidding, he has me rolling sometimes with his humor. Just started watching his Callaway Epic Speed video and he opens with this gem. Screenshot_20210116-113110_YouTube-01.jpeg.0c0ea2fcfb027018e9e3a25ec4df8111.jpeg

Glad to see I wasn't the only one that was laughing at that video! 🤣  Alex does a great job and keeps it light in most cases so. 

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BNewt51

:taylormade-small:  9* Sim  Hzrdus Smoke "Yellow" Handcrafted 6.5  (Best borrow I've ever made from a buddy)

:callaway-small:Epic Flash - 14* 3-wood Mitsubishi Tensei Blue X-stiff

:titelist-small: TSI2 19* Hybrid Tensei Blue X-Stiff

:taylormade-small: -P770 4-PW KBS C-Taper 120 S 

:taylormade-small: - 50* , 54* and 58* MG2 Wedges  Dynamic Gold Tour S200

:scotty-cameron-1: - Tour Select Square Back

:taylormade-small: - Taylormade Flextech Bag (Blue and Grey)

:taylormade-small: - TP5 and TP5 Pix 

Bushnell Tour V-4 - Non-Slope edition 🙁

*King of taking (borrowing) all my club ***** friends clubs after they've discarded them after a couple months! 🤣

 

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1 hour ago, sirchunksalot said:

 

This. To me, TXG is in a class by themselves when it comes to club data and fitting knowledge. I loved the G425 driver video with Matt hitting right handed and how they explained the adjustments they made to optimize performance. I think explanations like this help people know what to look for in clubs and what to expect from fitters.

I also enjoy Crossfield and Shiels, I think they're honest in their perceptions of clubs and how they work for them and they also stress getting fitted. 

100% agree.  TXG production value and usage of statistics don't lie are very hard to top.  Not to mention that Ian is a world renown club fitter that helps out an awful lot to trust what they are saying. 

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BNewt51

:taylormade-small:  9* Sim  Hzrdus Smoke "Yellow" Handcrafted 6.5  (Best borrow I've ever made from a buddy)

:callaway-small:Epic Flash - 14* 3-wood Mitsubishi Tensei Blue X-stiff

:titelist-small: TSI2 19* Hybrid Tensei Blue X-Stiff

:taylormade-small: -P770 4-PW KBS C-Taper 120 S 

:taylormade-small: - 50* , 54* and 58* MG2 Wedges  Dynamic Gold Tour S200

:scotty-cameron-1: - Tour Select Square Back

:taylormade-small: - Taylormade Flextech Bag (Blue and Grey)

:taylormade-small: - TP5 and TP5 Pix 

Bushnell Tour V-4 - Non-Slope edition 🙁

*King of taking (borrowing) all my club ***** friends clubs after they've discarded them after a couple months! 🤣

 

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TXG is my #1 channel on YouTube: I also watch a lot of mark crossfield. For on course/course management I like golf sidekick(although he really hates SG stats) and for instruction I watch Martin Chuck on Tourstriker.


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No one.

Give me a channel of a mid-high handicapper with a realistic swing speed and realistic game, and I'll gladly watch their review videos because they'll be in line with what my expectations should be.

Watching someone who's a low single digit cap give their feedback on SGI clubs that I'd buy is, to me, worthless. 

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:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
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I have 2 go to reviewer

TXG -  I really enjoy when Matt hits right handed.  I think it represents a larger group of players

Rick Shields - I think he provides the most honest review of all the reviewers.  not that other are dishonest, i just feel hes better at not letting hype for a club skew this review.

MrShortGame - He's my go to for swing and shot tips.  I know there are a ton of channels that cover these areas, but for me the way he breaks things down, it just clicks in my head.  I can go out an execute them  most of the time. 

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Callaway Mavrik Max 9° neutral weight setting - Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60S, length 44.75"

Wood:  :cobra-small: Cobra King SZ 3 wood 13° - Shaft: (Stock) Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65 Graphite

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: Cobra King SZ 19°-21° - Shaft: (Stock) UST Recoil 480 ESX F4

Irons: :cobra-small: 5-PW Cobra King SZ - Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 105

Wedges: :vokey-small: Titleist Vokey SM8 54°, 58° - Shaft: (Stock) Wedge Flex

Putter:  :scotty-small: Scotty Cameron X12, length 34"

 :Clicgear: Rovic RV1S

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Txg is by far the best in my opinion due to unbiased reviews and being numbers based. 

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Driver: TSi3 8 Diamana D+ 70TX

TSi2 18 Tensei Raw White 85TX

DI: ZX Utility 18* AD DI 95x 

Irons: 4 - Z765 X100 AND 5-PW MIURA CB X7

Wedges: SM8 50.12 at 51,  RTX zipcore 55, 60 mid - all KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 

Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2.5 with Stability Shaft

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BBG Be Better Golf is my YouTube guy.

He is very relatable and has a lot of top teachers who really know their stuff.

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Driver:  Taylormade  SLDR Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH.   

3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ 3W

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 710 AP1 5-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie 

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Ping Grayhawk Putter

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For just straight tech knowledge bombs, TXG for sure.

For pure entertainment value with more of a fun but worth while review on clubs, I like Alex from Golf box. He's just a guy I watch and say.. we'd probably be buds if we hung out.

I used to watch a lot of Mark Crossfield and Rick Shiels but their content just became a little more 1 dimensional for me. Every review on every club just seems similar to the one before. I'll still watch them from time to time for filler but the first 2 guys get most of my attention.

P.s... Fried Eggs Golf, please come back. The world needs you!



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:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / UST ProForce V2 Black F4S++  
:callaway-small: Epic Flash Hybrid 18* / Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 70g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
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