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34 minutes ago, TBT said:

Want to see something really funny? Most of us in the Honma driver testing still haven’t gotten our drivers…..this week a couple of us arrived home to find a box on the porch from Honma 🤩

Really exciting!!!! Until you open it 😪

yep that’s right nothing in the full size club box but a head cover and a wrench 😂

 

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That's hilarious!

I actually have an acquaintance who lives in Houston who just switched to a Honma driver. Unfortunately he is only able to get out on weekends because he's a FedEx driver and his work runs too late to get afternoon rounds in...

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36 minutes ago, TBT said:

Want to see something really funny? Most of us in the Honma driver testing still haven’t gotten our drivers…..this week a couple of us arrived home to find a box on the porch from Honma 🤩

Really exciting!!!! Until you open it 😪

yep that’s right nothing in the full size club box but a head cover and a wrench 😂

 

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2 hours ago, TBT said:

Want to see something really funny? Most of us in the Honma driver testing still haven’t gotten our drivers…..this week a couple of us arrived home to find a box on the porch from Honma 🤩

Really exciting!!!! Until you open it 😪

yep that’s right nothing in the full size club box but a head cover and a wrench 😂

 

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That's the new stealth driver they're putting out, looks good and I really love the grip you chose. 

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5 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

That's the new stealth driver they're putting out, looks good and I really love the grip you chose. 

Is it Right or Left Hand?😜

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+1 on having a driver & wedges only competition that was mentioned in a comment earlier. 

And on a side note … kudos to MGS for recognizing mental health and allowing their staff the week off. 

On an additional side note, seems like Sub70 hasn’t been too disrupted by supply chain issues and have been able to fulfill orders rather quickly. 

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Alright gents, what do you think about those snakebite wedges? 

Has anyone noticed as big a drop off in spin performance when wet as the wedge test shows?  I feel like the MIM Blacks are all around great wedges, so I was surprised to see that big a drop off in spin on the 50 yard wet shot.  

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30 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

Alright gents, what do you think about those snakebite wedges? 

Has anyone noticed as big a drop off in spin performance when wet as the wedge test shows?  I feel like the MIM Blacks are all around great wedges, so I was surprised to see that big a drop off in spin on the 50 yard wet shot.  

Ha. Timely question ... I spent a good while on YouTube last night looking at different wedge reviews, and was disappointed to see PING's hydropearl wedges were not the best performers in a wet conditions test. : ( 

I was mainly focused on Callaway's JAWS, Vokey SM8s and TM's Grind wedges ... completely overlooked Cobra's line of wedges. 

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37 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

Alright gents, what do you think about those snakebite wedges? 

Has anyone noticed as big a drop off in spin performance when wet as the wedge test shows?  I feel like the MIM Blacks are all around great wedges, so I was surprised to see that big a drop off in spin on the 50 yard wet shot.  

Wow that really would explain why I get fliers with the wedges when I play in the morning and have really struggled with distances with the snakebite wedges. I have noticed a difference in morning vs afternoon with hitting my number more consistently. 

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22 minutes ago, LeftyMatt89 said:

Wow that really would explain why I get fliers with the wedges when I play in the morning and have really struggled with distances with the snakebite wedges. I have noticed a difference in morning vs afternoon with hitting my number more consistently. 

Matt ... 1. I see that you're in Summerville, we'll have to try to get a round in a some point in the future. 2. For your current bag, I see that you play the KBS Hi-Rev shafts. What's your opinion on those?

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5 minutes ago, mikeanthony said:

Matt ... 1. I see that you're in Summerville, we'll have to try to get a round in a some point in the future. 2. For your current bag, I see that you play the KBS Hi-Rev shafts. What's your opinion on those?

Yeah definitely. We will have to meet up for a round for sure. 
 

The hi rev shafts are very very good on any partial shot. I find them to have a lot of feel and they definitely reward smooth swings. The only difficulty I have is with full shots but then again maybe it’s a sign I don’t need full shots on my wedges. My gap wedge has the 135x hi rev and I find that to withstand full swings a little better than the 125 version. Overall I think it is a solid wedge shaft as I have historically just matched my irons through all my wedges. 

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2 hours ago, B.Boston said:

Alright gents, what do you think about those snakebite wedges? 

Has anyone noticed as big a drop off in spin performance when wet as the wedge test shows?  I feel like the MIM Blacks are all around great wedges, so I was surprised to see that big a drop off in spin on the 50 yard wet shot.  

My recent rounds encountering wet conditions (morning humidity or afternoon shower) have been mostly predictable with the wedges...just play for a lot more roll out. I've played on wet bermuda, zoysia and paspalum and the ball just comes out with a lot less spin than dry conditions. Of course with the bermuda, the ball sits a lot lower so you're going to get a lot more grass between the club and the ball and so it's tough to tell if it's reduction in spin due to the grass or water on the face. If you need to hit a low, spinning shot to a tucked pin with a wet wedge...well...it's probably not going to have that second bounce stop you might be accustomed to. 

I do have a set of Ping Glide 3.0 wedges and those wedges don't really require an adjustment on spin given the wet or dry conditions. They feel a bit harsher/have a more noticeable click at impact than the Cobra MIM wedges, but I do love how well they stop the ball in all conditions. 

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3 hours ago, B.Boston said:

Alright gents, what do you think about those snakebite wedges? 

Has anyone noticed as big a drop off in spin performance when wet as the wedge test shows?  I feel like the MIM Blacks are all around great wedges, so I was surprised to see that big a drop off in spin on the 50 yard wet shot.  

I haven't noticed a massive difference, but I don't generate much spin with wedges to begin with.

With the Radspeeds though there is a noticable difference out of the rough vs out of the fairway. I consistently get about half a club more distance out of the rough.

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2 hours ago, LeftyMatt89 said:

The hi rev shafts are very very good on any partial shot. I find them to have a lot of feel and they definitely reward smooth swings. The only difficulty I have is with full shots but then again maybe it’s a sign I don’t need full shots on my wedges. My gap wedge has the 135x hi rev and I find that to withstand full swings a little better than the 125 version. Overall I think it is a solid wedge shaft as I have historically just matched my irons through all my wedges. 

I've noticed the same thing with the Hi-Revs. Smooth swings (anywhere from 50% to 90%) feel great and are super consistent. Full swings though I have a bit of a tougher time. Honestly I'd rather have that than the opposite, which is what I experienced with my last wedges (Cleveland CBXs with the Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge shaft).

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On 9/20/2021 at 8:40 AM, B.Boston said:

Alright gents, what do you think about those snakebite wedges? 

Has anyone noticed as big a drop off in spin performance when wet as the wedge test shows?  I feel like the MIM Blacks are all around great wedges, so I was surprised to see that big a drop off in spin on the 50 yard wet shot.  

I'm a little late to the party. I've been on a storm restoration trip to Houston and just got back. 

On my 50 yard shots, its hard for me to say if I have noticed the drop off in spin. I typically play for a little roll out anyways, but will definitely pay closer attention when I'm playing in the morning/afternoon. 

What do I think about my snakebite wedges? Overall, I really enjoy them. In regards to the 58 degree full face. Whether its chipping or full swing out of the sand, the ball bites. This club has been a weapon around the greens. Part of my game that I continue to work on are the 50-100 yard shots. My 50 and 54 feel comfortable in my hands out in the fairway/rough, I just have to continue to practice on committing to the shot and not bailing out and blading/chunking the shot. This has always been a struggle and not just the snakebite wedges.

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Are we able to organize our own competition for fun, get some practice in before the real event??? Think I read that everyone has their driver/woods/hybrids and wedges … right?

Have a fun woods/hybrid and wedges (PW thru LW) only competition … 

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38 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Update to CC5

It is with some sadness that I have to do this update as the competition this year has had to be cancelled. Due to delays in equipment arriving to the testers and our now shortened days for parts of the country and world it is not possible to run  full proper competition. 

We had adjusted and made amendments to it back a month or so ago hoping to get 4 or 5 good weeks worth of competition, but sadly with a few still missing clubs it just isn't possible. 

That being said our testers will be putting up full bag reviews of all their clubs over the next little while in the original testing thread as well as updating some of their thoughts and such here in the pre chatter thread. 

The competitors already have been informed of this and are of course disappointed they weren't able to participate in a full CC5 event, but we appreciate all their efforts in keeping everyone informed and updated with how their clubs have been working over the last while. Sadly with delays we just weren't really able to get off the ground. This has also not been the only test which has been effected and as we have seen in some other threads many many manufacturers are having these same issues. 

This all being said thank you again to the competitors, thank you to Cobra for providing this opportunity and of course MGS for their support in providing the community with these testing opportunities.

With that stay tuned for more reviews on the clubs some of which will be dropping this week!. 

Sad to hear this news.  I was looking forward to the team competition and throwing my best at the competitors during weekly challenged.  Hopefully next year will be better for OEMs and we will see lessened constraints on supply.  But if the No Putts Given episode saying that balls may be limited in supply is any indication this might be an issue for OEMs next year too.

I'm still very much looking forward to the reviews from the competitors.  Hopefully you all were able to put the clubs through their paces and give us a good evaluation.  How are those Big Tour 3 woods working out!?

On the bright side, does this mean I am still your reigning champion?  I can deal with bearing that weight for another season 😉 

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Update to CC5

It is with some sadness that I have to do this update as the competition this year has had to be cancelled. Due to delays in equipment arriving to the testers and our now shortened days for parts of the country and world it is not possible to run  full proper competition. 

We had adjusted and made amendments to it back a month or so ago hoping to get 4 or 5 good weeks worth of competition, but sadly with a few still missing clubs it just isn't possible. 

That being said our testers will be putting up full bag reviews of all their clubs over the next little while in the original testing thread as well as updating some of their thoughts and such here in the pre chatter thread. 

The competitors already have been informed of this and are of course disappointed they weren't able to participate in a full CC5 event, but we appreciate all their efforts in keeping everyone informed and updated with how their clubs have been working over the last while. Sadly with delays we just weren't really able to get off the ground. This has also not been the only test which has been effected and as we have seen in some other threads many many manufacturers are having these same issues. 

This all being said thank you again to the competitors, thank you to Cobra for providing this opportunity and of course MGS for their support in providing the community with these testing opportunities.

With that stay tuned for more reviews on the clubs some of which will be dropping this week!. 

Sad news, and I’m very sorry for all of this years competitors to have to miss out. Was sure to be a good one…

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That's unfortunate and disappointing, but in the end probably unavoidable for all the concerns noted in APH's post. With delivery being an issue due to supply chain, it's not feasible or possible to have an event the level of a CCC this late in the season. 

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Sorry competitors, Always a fun one but cant control everything unfortunately. Hopefully next year things pan out and manufacturing across the board, not just golf, are back on track.

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