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I have lead tape on my wedges to help me (mentally more than anything) maintain smooth tempo with them:

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More recently, and I don't have a picture, I put lead tape (two wraps around so not a ton) just below the bottom of the grip on my driver to counter balance my driver and add a little feeling of "weight" to the shaft and, maybe coincidence, I am hitting my driver much better as of late. 

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Took this pic last year, when I was taking my TW282 Golden Rams to the course, and was playing persimmons/laminates only.  You can see many/most of the clubs have some good old lead tape on them

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5

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9 minutes ago, NRJyzr said:

I was taking my TW282 Golden Rams to the course, and was playing persimmons/laminates only.

 

... That Ram 1 iron looks like it would be perfect for the soft conditions in the Midwest. 🤣

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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14 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... That Ram 1 iron looks like it would be perfect for the soft conditions in the Midwest. 🤣


I play a course in a portion of the Twin Cities that's largely clay based soil.  When it's dry, it can be pretty firm.

That said, I don't really have "hit the 1 iron" in the game/bag anymore.  😉    Maybe off a tee...

Father Time...  undefeated...  undisputed...  champion of the Wooooooorrrrrrld!
 

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5

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19 minutes ago, NRJyzr said:

Father Time...  undefeated...  undisputed...  champion of the Wooooooorrrrrrld!

 

... I am fighting him to a draw at the moment, although I know it is only temporary at best. I am playing an 18* UDi TP 2 iron that is just a liiiiiiittle more forgiving than that Ram butterknife. 😉

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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8 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... I am fighting him to a draw at the moment, although I know it is only temporary at best. I am playing an 18* UDi TP 2 iron that is just a liiiiiiittle more forgiving than that Ram butterknife. 😉

Keep fighting!  🙂

My normal club in the 17* to 18* slot is a Stage 2 Tour hybrid  
 

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5

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1 minute ago, NRJyzr said:

My normal club in the 17* to 18* slot is a Stage 2 Tour hybrid  

 

... Hybrids don't last long in my bag because I seem to hit some of my worst shots with them and prefer an iron or a 5 wood. I realize sooner or later I will have to add hybrids and drop my long irons, but until then my King 4 iron and TP 2 iron are my go to clubs.  

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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7 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Hybrids don't last long in my bag because I seem to hit some of my worst shots with them and prefer an iron or a 5 wood. I realize sooner or later I will have to add hybrids and drop my long irons, but until then my King 4 iron and TP 2 iron are my go to clubs.  

I've been giving thoughts to a King Utility, especially because I have a shaft in an AllFit hybrid adapter that I could plug in it, and have another new adapter lying in wait....
(and love adjustable heads for the plug-n-play aspect)

 

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5

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I have lead tape on my putter bottom of the putter.  I like a shot putter--32" and since the shaft is cut, I add tape to make it head heavy and add the weight taken off back on.  I have learned to keep it toward the leading edge of the putter because a second or third strip keep the head moving through the ball.  Extra effort is not needed to get the ball to the hole.  I have gone back to using an older Scotty Cameron 1997 model. 

I do adjust the weights of my sand and lob wedge--54 and 58 degree--If playing a course with very high rough around the greens.  The added weight helps me get the club through the ball better.  My feel out of high rough with the added weight is better with the heavier club. 

Sorry no pictures.

Titleist TS 1 Driver Stiff graphite shaft

Titleist  TS2 16.5 degree 3 wood Stiff graphite shaft

Titleist  TS2 18 degree 5 Wood Stiff graphite shaft

Titliest TS2--21 degree Hybrid stiff light weight graphite shafts

Titliest T200 regular multi-material graphite shafts 2 degrees flat 5 thru gap wedge

Titliest Volkey wedges 54 and 58 stiff multi-material graphite shafts 2 degrees flat

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Trillium Te3 32" putter

 

 

 

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On my first set of new irons back in the 90's I put two layers of lead tape in the cavity and matched the profile so it wasn't obvious. Yes even a 1 iron!

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:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

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2 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

On my first set of new irons back in the 90's I put two layers of lead tape in the cavity and matched the profile so it wasn't obvious.

 

... Yup, I did something similar with my Tour Stage Z101 irons, putting the lead tape on the ledge of the cavity so it wasn't visible. Took a lot of extra work, carving and extra tape as a lot was wasted but those irons were so beautiful to begin with I hated to sully their appearance. 25 years later I would not put in that kind of effort. 🤪

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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14 hours ago, NRJyzr said:

Took this pic last year, when I was taking my TW282 Golden Rams to the course, and was playing persimmons/laminates only.  You can see many/most of the clubs have some good old lead tape on them

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Ram Tour Grinds… oh mah gah 😍

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19 hours ago, Golferplus1 said:

I play unique lengths and do a poor mans MOI type matching along with testing on the range and with the dry erase marker.   So I start my build as a poor mans DIY MOI match without the expensive scale, then more or less weight is put on the clubs depending upon what I am trying to get to.

 

 

Club Loft SW Length
LW 60 D7.2 36.75"
SW 54 D7.4 37
AW 50 D7.4 37
PW 46 D7.2 37.25"
9 42 D6.8 37.5"
8 38 D6.5 37.75"
7 34 D6 38"
6 30 D5.5 38-3/8"
5 26 D5 38-6/8"
4 22 D4.5 39-1/8"
2 18 D4 39-3/4"

Yep you basically do it the same way I do

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14 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Hybrids don't last long in my bag because I seem to hit some of my worst shots with them and prefer an iron or a 5 wood. I realize sooner or later I will have to add hybrids and drop my long irons, but until then my King 4 iron and TP 2 iron are my go to clubs.  

I think with me I am in a double transition period. Coming off the back and shoulder injuries plus getting older I have had to change some aspects of my game. This week I have been playing vintage and so I do some stuff I do not normally do anymore--- I was actually hitting my 62 FC-4000 2 iron off a couple of tees and hit a 3 iron off a flyer lie in the rough--- On one of our holes I had been carrying my Ping 1 iron for that tee shot. Found out if it was dry I could hit a punch cut 3 wood if it was wet I could do the same thing with the driver. The 1 iron if it was wet I tried to push it some and ending up pull hooking it. So I did a revamp there. More consistant. But I can not hit the long irons like I used to but still hit them decent. Stuff like the Shootout though I use the 7 wood a lot. Hybrids I have played some but have never had confidence in them.

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Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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Great thread guys!! 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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On 9/15/2021 at 5:10 PM, chisag said:

 

... I am fighting him to a draw at the moment, although I know it is only temporary at best. I am playing an 18* UDi TP 2 iron that is just a liiiiiiittle more forgiving than that Ram butterknife. 😉

Learned a little trick from my past yesterday actually remembered the trick. Played yesterday and the wind was up some. Had both the metal woods and persimmon in the bag. On the 13th ( Par 4 ) the wind was up and I tried to hit a knockdown with the Persimmon left me out about 210 or so in light rough. The ball was sitting good. Now normally I would have hit the 3 wood in the shootout from that distance but not out of that lie with the wind blowing. I tend to baloon any type of fairway out of that lie. Yeah WTH? that is what a 2 iron is made for. I was just practicing anyhow. Hit the 2 iron about a head high cut that ran up on the green 3 feet away. That was a bonus I was just trying to get into range where I could get something under it and get up and down for a Par. Yep that 2 iron will stay in the bag for today and the Shootout tomorrow. Normal lie out of the fairway I can only get it waist high and about 190 or so with the runout. Yeah I flushed that off a flyer lie

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On 9/15/2021 at 4:09 PM, vandyland said:

I have lead tape on my wedges to help me (mentally more than anything) maintain smooth tempo with them:

image.png.a75192f63186977f2f8989eb83122c28.png

 

More recently, and I don't have a picture, I put lead tape (two wraps around so not a ton) just below the bottom of the grip on my driver to counter balance my driver and add a little feeling of "weight" to the shaft and, maybe coincidence, I am hitting my driver much better as of late. 

I have see the trick of putting tape below the grip before especially a putter. A few years back they made a clamp type thing to go on a putter shaft for weight. I personally have not tried it but can see it may balance a club for ones feel. Yep like your set up modern Hogans with older Cleveland wedges

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Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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