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Okay, so I'm no Robo, and I'm not cooking the paint off the head of this driver. That said, I have started a new project (to the point of waiting on material to come in so I can finish it up... sucks waiting). Anyway, I started this morning and tinkered with this in intervals throughout the day, mainly because I had other stuff going on too and worked on it tinkering while I could. Here's what I started with (bought here from a WTB ad):

 

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I was at the local Wal-Mart last night when I remembered I need to strip the head on this monstrosity. They didn't have any Tal-Strip (my preferred paint eater). So I ended up going with what I was hoping was a similar product. It's simply called Stripper. I'm thinking, hey, $5.87 for a stripper in a can... MAKE IT RAIN!!! The old lady monitoring the self checkout even commented on it when it asked for ID (stripper, need to see ID to prove you're 18 or older, hey, I get it). She says "Wow, what kind of stripper comes in a can that small? A leprechaun? Call the National Enquirer, quick..." Yes, she was a strange old bird.

 

Anyway, I got home last night and had other things on my mind and didn't touch this thing. Today, however, I had a few 15 minute intervals so I figured what better thing to do than start a project you know you can't finish because the material isn't here yet? Makes sense to me, so here I go, with my Tiny Dancer in a can. Set the head up in the little jig I made (see old steel shaft crammed in the ground at a 45 degree angle overhanging the concrete". I sprayed liberally, not really knowing what to expect because this was a product I'm unfamiliar with. I know with Tal-Strip, I spray liberally and watch the paint roll off before my eyes. So me and Mrs. Gold Club's Lexus get down on the G10. I watch, waiting on the paint to start bubbling before my eyes and .... nothing. I just downgraded this stripper to topless only bar caliber. Anyway, I wait 15 minutes and go check it. Nothing again... Okay, this stuff might just be tassles and no in the buff quality stripper. Regardless, I decide to try and see if it's at least softened the paint some, and go to work with a window scraper. It does peel with some effort (and it eats the purple nitrile gloves I'm wearing, making me change 4 or 5 times in the process). I rinse and still have paint left. At this point, I'm frustrated and spray it liberally again and let it sit for 15 more minutes. Put on long sleeves and goggles and go to work with a wire brush. More paint comes off, but not all of it. Yep, this stripper is struggling to make ends meet. It's like old washed up saggy stripper on dollar night, still gets no action. Regardless, I go for the gusto and give it one mre coat and let it sit for 10 minutes. This time, I pull out all the stops and hit it with a red scotch brite. It gets most of the paint off but there are still some spots left. At this point, I give up on this stripper in a can and decide it's just a go-go dancer. I then go to work with some 60 grit (hey, if it ain't rough, it ain't kinky). After some hand sanding, finally all the paint is off.... An hour later, when with Tal-Strip it'd have been literally 5 minutes.

 

Anyway, now that the paint is off, I can begin to mask this thing off. So I get out my trusty green bodywork tape (it leaves crisp lines where regular masking tape can cause problems). Trim some pieces for the contours and go to work replicating Ping's body lines (there's a faint ghosting of where the paint was versus what used to be polished so you can make it out). Finally got it all taped up (those little s-curves at the back fo the crown are a PITA to get right). Anyway, here's where I'm at at this point:

 

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I'll update again once my material gets here and I get my spray on. Just figured I could give an in progress post for now, you know to build the suspense.

 

And I know one or two of you know what I'm doing with this, as I've told you about the project. Don't throw a spoiler in here cause it makes it less fun to build suspense... (I'm done so no worries now, copying and pasting from my post elsewhere).

 

I'm finished, and as promised, it's WiLd... Yep, I was inspired by Mr. Watson. So, this is how I Bubba...

 

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Hot pink polymer finish with a Pink 55X Aldila NV. The Pink Pure grip will be here tomorrow.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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That's awesome... What kind of paint did you use?

 

Bubba would most definitely approve...

My Bag:
Driver - 
:cobra-small:  King F6+

3 Wood -  :callaway-small: XR16
Hybrids -  :srixon-small:  ZH45
Irons -  :mizuno-small:  JPX 850 Pro

Wedges -  :callaway-small: Mac Daddy 2
Putter -   :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red
Bag - Ogio Grom Stand

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It's not paint, it's polymer like I do putters with now.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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It's half a gram heavier now according to my scale.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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Love it!

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 9* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 60 S
:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
:EVNROLL: ER1 34" w/ SuperStroke Fatso 2.0
MfleKCg.jpg Pro / 9dZCgaF.jpgH2NO Lite Cart Bag / :Clicgear: 3.0 / :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro LRF

My reviews: MLA Putter // Titleist SM7 // PING i500 // PuttOUT

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Looks Great!!!!

LH

 

Titleist 910 D3 8.5* Proforce AXIVCore Tour Red 79 S

TaylorMade r7 TP 13* Proforce AXIVCore Tour Red 79 S

Adams Idea Pro 18* Proforce V2 Hybrid S

Adams Idea Pro 23* Proforce V2 Hybrid S

Ping i10(5-7)Ping s57(8-pw)pingwrx Project X 6.0

Titleist Vokey 50* DG-S300

Titleist Vokey SM 54* DG-S300

Titleist Vokey SM 58* DG-S300

Yes! Callie 34"

Srixon Z-Star, Z-Star Tour Yellow

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I got a deal on the head and I said hey I'm gonna show the world that just because his driver says it it's not made exclusively for Bubba. I do need a BiMatrix in pink though.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...

Oh how I should've held off selling this a tad longer.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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7.5 degree driver? No Thanks. Nice Bubba paint job though. B)

Callaway FT-9 Driver 10.5* Grafalloy Prolaunch Axis Blue

Callaway FT-9 Driver 9.0* Grafalloy Prolaunch Platinum

Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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Bubba plays a 7.5* because of he hits a high ball with a driver, I think his angle of attack is around +5*.

 

Here is a link to some numbers and such that include Bubba, not sure if they are still accurate or not, these number might be in theory

http://www.qualitygolfstats.com/optimalflight.html

 

I read somewhere else it was the following data

Launch Angle ~ 13.5*

Spin Rate ~ 2200 rpm

Ball Speed ~ 187 mph

Angle of attack ~ +5*

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Golf Swing & Putting -- Bruce Rearick (Burnt Edges Consulting)

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Bubba plays a 7.5* because of he hits a high ball with a driver, I think his angle of attack is around +5*.

 

Here is a link to some numbers and such that include Bubba, not sure if they are still accurate or not, these number might be in theory

http://www.qualitygolfstats.com/optimalflight.html

 

I read somewhere else it was the following data

Launch Angle ~ 13.5*

Spin Rate ~ 2200 rpm

Ball Speed ~ 187 mph

Angle of attack ~ +5*

 

You crack me up. Always a link for everything. LOL.

Callaway FT-9 Driver 10.5* Grafalloy Prolaunch Axis Blue

Callaway FT-9 Driver 9.0* Grafalloy Prolaunch Platinum

Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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lol, I'm just a visual person helps to see something to back up the words. Sometimes it is hard to paint a good mental picture with just text.

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Golf Swing & Putting -- Bruce Rearick (Burnt Edges Consulting)

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My wife and I were talking about getting a new golf cart this weekend, (before the gui called and said ours could be fixed for $150 so we will not buy a new one just yet) and she said she wanted a pink one but knew I would not drive a pink one. I told her I would drive a pink golf cart as long as we could put the outline of a Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on it. I said Bubba has made pink a man's color.

 

This was before he won the Masters. If he wins the US Open this year I bet Ping starts selling pink drivers.

 

Driver:      :taylormade-small:   Stealth Plus 10.5° on Project X Hzrdus Smoke RDX 6.0

Fairway:   :ping-small:  G425LST 3w on Adilia Rogue 80S

Hybrid:       :ping-small:  G425MAX 3H  on KBS Graphite

 Utility:    :cobra-small:  KING Forged Utility Black  4    on   UST RECOIL SMACWRAP

Irons:     :cobra-small: KING Forged TEC Black 5-9 on KBS Tour Black Smoke 

Wedges: :cobra-small: KING MB Black P on KBS Tour Black Smoke

               :mizuno-small: MP T5 Black 5 ES21 54° & 60° on KBS Hi Rev 2.0 

Putter:    :EVNROLL: ER5B

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1 :taylormade-small: TP5x 

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  

Range Finder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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