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15 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Love to see this. Historically I've been in that same boat, so reading this makes me want to try these out even more.

And when I mean I can't a hybrid, I really mean I can't hit a hybrid. Can't hit it off the tee, off the deck, off a driving range mat, etc. Hybrids either are a big pull hook if i make good contact, but i generally don't even make good contact. Usually top it or hit it super thin like 20 feet off the ground. 

None of that happened with the Halo XL. 

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

And when I mean I can't a hybrid, I really mean I can't hit a hybrid. Can't hit it off the tee, off the deck, off a driving range mat, etc. Hybrids either are a big pull hook if i make good contact, but i generally don't even make good contact. Usually top it or hit it super thin like 20 feet off the ground. 

None of that happened with the Halo XL. 

Oh I know that 'left hook off the face of the planet' feeling & shot with a hybrid far too well. And I've tried a LOT of hybrids. That experience is what has led me to kind of steer clear of sets like these in the past, but based on how forgiving they are, how well they've been received, and the honest fact that I'm not getting younger nor am I playing 50+ rounds per year, hybrid-style irons like this set seem to be a no-brainer for me when I think about my next set.

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:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
: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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Just ordered a set of these with Reg graphite shafts after realizing for weeks that I hit my hybrids far better than anything else in my bag. Could be because I’m a picker and very rarely take a divot. We shall see if my 12.3 handicap goes up or down.

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4 minutes ago, Oscar10 said:

Just ordered a set of these with Reg graphite shafts after realizing for weeks that I hit my hybrids far better than anything else in my bag. Could be because I’m a picker and very rarely take a divot. We shall see if my 12.3 handicap goes up or down.

Definitely keep us updated. I'm the opposite with divots, I tend to take bigger ones and my miss is fat, it seems the sole setup on these can be helpful for both types of golfers.

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
: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*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

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Does anyone know if these can be bent to adjust the lie?

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Cobra King F9 Speedback 3 wood

Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood

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Taylormade M4 5 hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max 6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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2 hours ago, Hook DeLoft said:

Does anyone know if these can be bent to adjust the lie?

My educated guess - yes, they should be, probably a couple of degrees max. IIRC, Wedgie had his original Launcher HBs bent when he tested them here.

EDIT: I looked it up, and yes they were bent 2* upright - 

 

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
: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*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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After trading a bunch of crap in I got a set of Halos in regular graphite. My 4 rounds before I got them were 89-89-86-91. My four rounds with them are 84-80-79-85. The 4 rounds with the Halos have been really windy as well. My observations are they spin a ton. With a 15-20 MPH wind at my back I backed up a Wilson Duo from about 160 with a 6 iron. Our greens have been receptive but I am getting my shots to stop about a foot from their ball mark with every club in the bag. I have averaged a hair over 2 birdies a round with these in the bag because I can literally go after any pin because they stop so fast. 2 birdies a rounds is a lot for me. When I dumped my HB Launchers for single length irons my handicap was 6.3. Now I am at 9.5 and trending downwards with the Halos.

This weekend I am going to remove the Halo 8-G and replace with my single length Cobras and see how that goes. Adjusting back to shorter "short" clubs is where I have struggled the most with these. I highly recommend people try these.

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:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

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10 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

After trading a bunch of crap in I got a set of Halos in regular graphite.

I highly recommend people try these.

Do I have 2 guitars on consignment right now so I can pick up a set of these over the winter?

Maybe...

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
: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*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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Just now, russtopherb said:

Do I have 2 guitars on consignment right now so I can pick up a set of these over the winter?

Maybe...

Just pull your kid out of college. 

If you are ever in my area you can hit them on the SkyTrak. The graphite might be on the light side for you but once you get used to them you will never go back.

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Wedgie

 

Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-L

:EVNROLL: - ER 1.2

Top Flite Gamer

Play Right

 

 

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