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Obviously, big ticket items are fun to read about. But there are small ticket items I would love to see, also: More DTC brands. I think the Sub70 test last year was wildly successful. Would lo

Would love to see a company do a utility iron + hybrid test. Each tester gets both clubs in a similar loft and then testing centers around on course performance comparisons 

Just gonna leave this one here....Will more than happily test a SIMULATOR

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Yet to be released titleist irons.

New sim2 drivers and woods

RF33 irons

 

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Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

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Srixon or Mizuno irons this year would be great to see as some brands that here have credit but lack the larger following. Also really thought the Ping Long game testing was a great set up a while back. Thats a spot in the bag many don't have dialed in like they want, myself included. Finally, who doesn't love a good driver test, right!?!?

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I’ll selfishly throw some in, especially after I loved testing the Cleveland tour racks last year.

Zx irons ( improved v sole)

driving irons/long game

LAB putters (I can dream)

training aids (divot board, down under board)

clinics/improvement subscriptions  (Monte’s or GG subscriptions, etc)

Sub70 TAIII irons

graphite iron shafts 

cobra drivers

Smoke rdx shafts

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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with XStiff :Fuji:Pro 63. Testing Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.75"

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (shaft may be swapped at some point) 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting or 2 DI:  th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0311X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 2.5* upright

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34"

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2 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Sub70 TAIII irons

graphite iron shafts 

These are two good ones, I am thinking throw them together in one review opportunity

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:titelist-small: 816 H1 21° Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue 70 Stiff Flex

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This idea might not be practicable, as even getting enough significant measurable data may not be doable, but...

I've been curious at to the actual effect on your putting of different putter grips; eg. varying thicknesses and styles.

I guess in the end it really comes down to just good ole personal preference?

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..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
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the Groove-It club brush

Off topic, sorry, but just bought one thru Practical Golf. Seems like it's gonna be good for my club cleaning OCD 🤣

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..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Putters.  

Bettinardi Inovai 7.0

Odyssey 2-Ball 10

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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Diamana FW 75 S
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide
  • Oncore Elixr

 

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2 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

This idea might not be practicable, as even getting enough significant measurable data may not be doable, but...

I've been curious at to the actual effect on your putting of different putter grips; eg. varying thicknesses and styles.

I guess in the end it really comes down to just good ole personal preference?

The Testing Lab did a version of this almost a decade ago: https://mygolfspy.com/mygolfspy-labs-putter-grip-make-more-putts/

More recently, they did a test comparing non-tapered grips to pistol grips: https://mygolfspy.com/study-the-impact-of-pistol-grips-on-putting-performance/

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:callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 15°, Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 S
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 18.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:adams-small: XTD Proto dHy 21°, Aldila Green NV Hybrid 105 S
:Sub70: 699 Pro, Modus3 105, 5–PW
:Sub70: Forged Black 50°, 54°, and 58°
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The Testing Lab did a version of this almost a decade ago: https://mygolfspy.com/mygolfspy-labs-putter-grip-make-more-putts/

More recently, they did a test comparing non-tapered grips to pistol grips: https://mygolfspy.com/study-the-impact-of-pistol-grips-on-putting-performance/

so i am not crazy that i putt better with my corza ghost than my las vegas. I always wondered if getting a SS slim on my las vegas would help. i really need to get on that

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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with XStiff :Fuji:Pro 63. Testing Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.75"

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (shaft may be swapped at some point) 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting or 2 DI:  th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0311X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 2.5* upright

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34"

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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A few that I would like to read more on from our group

Srixon Irons - would love to try the ZX5/ZX7 in a combo set!

Taylormade SIM 2 (I've been skeptical of the forgiveness of Taylormade for quite some time after having the M2 in my bag for a year.  Had the worst driving stats by far.)

LAB Putter - so intrigued by this and would love the opportunity.

Yet to be announced Titleist and Mizuno Irons (Believe the MP 20 would be replaced this year.

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

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

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818H2 Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8X

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

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

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

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

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Srixon ZX line (especially the ZX4)

New Cleveland Frontline putters

Wilson/Staff D9 irons. I'd like to see the Launchpads too, but now that they're a year old I don't see that happening.

Callaway B21 irons & driver

Everything Cobra 😄 

Tour Edge Hot Launch & Exotics

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:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
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All things left handed!

Would love to see the Ping Long Game testing come back, or the same from another company. 

Even though a bit older PXG 0211 series.

Arccos link? And other shot tracking technology. Love my arccos, but have a feeling all my sensors will be dead now. 

TGF testing was cool as well and brought up some interesting products for review.

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

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Gosh,

Certainly the Most Wanted Driver from Callaway, Ping's 425 line of Drivers, something from the value driver group more than likely Tour Edge as we haven't broken into the PXG line yet.

Lot's of new fairway woods out, perhaps Ping would be willing to reprise its long game fitting test with the 425 line (I'm still quite content with my 400's but it would be fun to see that test come around again.)

Any of the new Srixon iron lines.  We haven't had a Mizuno Iron test in a few years, at least that I can recall. so that would be nice, also.  And yes one of the value brands although we had a nice test of Sub 70 irons last year and in some ways the Wilson D7 forged are at a nice price point.

Edison wedges, certainly, we seem to have always had a good relationship with TK so why not - 

 

It's so timely to have this thread start, I logged on today thinking we are at about that time where testing starts up and I'm finally having enough time to consider putting my name in the ring if something appropriate were to come up.

 

Thanks so much for asking for our input.

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Driving/utility irons
Blades & players cavity irons(p7mc/620 CB/blueprint/Mizuno mmc)
Autoflex shafts
Project X LS iron shafts


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Piggy back off @edingcwith maybe a few lower scale competitions like CCC. Something not as time requiring but still a fun completion. Maybe a wood set like the Ben hogan test last year (think it was BH) 

A couple putters (bettinardi and Cleveland are on my hot list this year)

I also enjoyed the net thread this year so some more practice equipment maybe?

 

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