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I’ve hit lots of them and I like most of them. I really still like my Hogans but will be 66 next month, and I’m losing all things associated with being older.

(”jacked lofts” ) will be in the new set, because I would like a little distance. And I think the “lack of spin” argument is dead, because I’ve been watching a few videos of late that show that show that since you’re using a taller iron, say an 8 instead of a 6, the spin is actually similar, plus you’re coming in steeper.
in my twisted view, I see benefits to the new new…

I’m liking the p790, the most 223/225, the i525, the t100s/t200. I’m not liking the callaways or srixons for some reason, and I haven’t hit any cobras yet.

then I see the new level CB or whatever that was that was well liked as a players club, but I might be at the point of needing the “helping hand”

I’m afraid I don’t hold a fitting as the “all in”, as I think there are too many variables that can affect the process. I’ve had 2 with completely different results.
 

there are just so many good clubs right now, it might come down to picking 2 or 3, and trying to get the place to drill down on shafts or something…

its a Cadillac problem I suppose

 

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Sluggo….I don’t know if you caught it but during my fitting, the Callaway X forged heads nearly took the prize.  I’ll say you have to hit everything as you already know but don’t sleep on these.  I’ve seen your swing and you’ve got the chops.

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I’m really leaning towards a p770/p790 combo set. I’ll go 5 to gap wedge. I’m trying to figure out where to make the switch to the p790’s, and I think I’ll need to bend one either stronger or weaker to help gapping, but unsure which way to go.

any recommendations?

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:taylormade-small: P770 / P790 combo set on Ventus R-6 shafts 5-AW

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (second best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

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Ok, the p770 7-gw/ p790 5 and 6 irons, mounted on the Ventus Blue shafts in regular flex are the winners. Now to wait like everyone else due to the supply chain deficiencies! Talk about excited!

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:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:taylormade-small: P770 / P790 combo set on Ventus R-6 shafts 5-AW

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (second best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

:edel-golf-1: E.A.S. #4   (“Fang” or “Adele”)
 

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2 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

Ok, the p770 7-gw/ p790 5 and 6 irons, mounted on the Ventus Blue shafts in regular flex are the winners. Now to wait like everyone else due to the supply chain deficiencies! Talk about excited!

A wise man once said, "the longest wait for any golfer is the wait between the order being placed and the box showing up at the door"   

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46 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

A wise man once said, "the longest wait for any golfer is the wait between the order being placed and the box showing up at the door"   

Was that YOU Rob? I mean, you do have just a little bit of experience with ordering new irons... 😜

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7 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

A wise man once said, "the longest wait for any golfer is the wait between the order being placed and the box showing up at the door"   

A man much less wise imagines that sort of wisdom is most likely earned from many such tests of patience. And on the basis of that metric, the man originally referenced is probably high in the running for wisest world wide.

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3 hours ago, downlowkey said:

A man much less wise imagines that sort of wisdom is most likely earned from many such tests of patience. And on the basis of that metric, the man originally referenced is probably high in running for wisest world wide.

Man I’ve missed the always delightful prose of DLK! 

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:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

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3 hours ago, russtopherb said:

Was that YOU Rob? I mean, you do have just a little bit of experience with ordering new irons... 😜

ha. No it was a friend at Titleist.  Who probably gets constantly badgered by said inpatient golfers.   
 

I did tell Sluggo earlier.  Even with the amount if clubs I have come and go, I still await each arrival with anticipation 😜

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:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

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After hitting the P770s yesterday for quite a while, excellent choice! Enjoy the new sticks.

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Went through two fittings in the last month. First was actually to find replacement shaft for one of my iron sets. P790 with ventus blue shaft was the best fit. Until I got home and realized the shafts couldn't be ordered.

Went again to PGASS (again, tour van fitting) two weeks later. Went through all the possibilities. Had settled on Cobra Forged Tec but the fitter then pulled out the Cobra LTDx and with PGI shaft, they were excellent. Due to jacked lofts, launch window was a bit low but we weakened lost. Ordered the set.

Did this fir the same reason as sluggo, 64 and losing distance

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Getting itchy now, but, with my ever improving swing thanks to my golftec lessons, I am hitting some sweet shots with my Hogan PTx Pro’s. No doubt about it, they are a good set of clubs

:callaway-small: MavriK Sub Zero 9* on EvenFlow RipTide 6.0 50g

:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:taylormade-small: P770 / P790 combo set on Ventus R-6 shafts 5-AW

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (second best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

:edel-golf-1: E.A.S. #4   (“Fang” or “Adele”)
 

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

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Mizuno Hot Metal…great fee and sound all around. If you’re in the player improvement category. 
 

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