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Thanks

 

This is so cool.


 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Wow ... a Callaway RAZR FIT! Hope it works out for you ... will be cool to get your feedback on it. Congrats!


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Congrats Rick!


Ping I20 8.5* - Aldila NV 65g S
Adams XTD Super Hybrid 15* - Stock Fubuki S
Adams DHY 21* - Stock Matrix Ozik White Tie S
Mizuno MP58 4-8 Irons - Fujikura MCI 100 S
SCOR 42,46,50,54,58* - SCOR/KBS Genius S
STX Robert Ingman Envision TR 35", Iomic grip

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Holy mother of drivers Batman!

 

Congratz man... well deserved!


:callaway-small: GBB Epic 9* w/ Aldila Rogue MAX 65 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 S 80
: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 // ShotScope V1 // Titleist SM7 // PING i500 // PuttOUT

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I'd also like to add my congratulations. Over the last couple months you have been a great contributer to almost every thread. I always appreciate your insight, and hope that you will wield this awesome driver with equal enthusiasm!

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Looking forward to hearing your feedback on the Driver - Congrats


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Currently in my bag;

Scotty Cameron Newport oil can

All my other clubs are up for sale in the Proshop

New clubs on Order

TaylorMade R1 Driver

RBZ 2 Fairway adjustable

RBZ 2 Hybrid adjustable

RocketBladez Tour

ATV wedges

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Wow, I have been hoping that some day I would be selected for this, but to be honest, I did not realize how honored I would feel, especially when I read your comments. I love talking about golf and will not hesitate to give my opinion on any subject but religion and politics. Not that I do not have opinions on those, but half my golfing group is catholic the other half methodist, and half are democrats and half are republican, so those are subjects I avoid.

 

These are really great prizes. I learned today that I get to pick any configuration from the Callaway Custom Website, and am studying that. I need a shaft that has very low spin, and am thinking about the Motore F1 65. I had one in my FT 9 but broke it and have the 55 gram in the 909D3 but it spins too much. Any thoughts you have along these lines are welcome. But only for tonight. I want to make the decission and get this coming, because I can not wait for it to get here.

 

 

Thanks again to those who selected me.

 

And thank you to all those who have left such nice comments.


 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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I love talking about golf and will not hesitate to give my opinion on any subject but religion and politics.

 

Smart man!

 

These are really great prizes. I learned today that I get to pick any configuration from the Callaway Custom Website, and am studying that. I need a shaft that has very low spin, and am thinking about the Motore F1 65. I had one in my FT 9 but broke it and have the 55 gram in the 909D3 but it spins too much. Any thoughts you have along these lines are welcome. But only for tonight. I want to make the decission and get this coming, because I can not wait for it to get here.

 

They give a lot of options, be patient and get it right! If you have them or can get them, post your swing speed, launch angle, and typical spin numbers. I'd find it fun to give my opinion. I bet a lot of other MGSers would be happy to add their thoughts too.

 

(or, better yet, find a local fitter and explain your "dilemma")

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Smart man!

 

 

 

They give a lot of options, be patient and get it right! If you have them or can get them, post your swing speed, launch angle, and typical spin numbers. I'd find it fun to give my opinion. I bet a lot of other MGSers would be happy to add their thoughts too.

 

(or, better yet, find a local fitter and explain your "dilemma")

 

 

Brilliant Idea. Just talked the wife into making a trip to Dallas tomorrow and getting on the launch monitor at Golfsmiths. It was not hard, I said, want to go to Dallas for lunch and she said, yes. So that is the plan. This is an opportunity that does not come along often so we are on the way.

The Callaway driver, does not come often. Dallas for lunch is usually once or twice a month.


 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Congrats!! Glad to see how much you've been sharing and getting conversations going

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Wow, I have been hoping that some day I would be selected for this, but to be honest, I did not realize how honored I would feel, especially when I read your comments. I love talking about golf and will not hesitate to give my opinion on any subject but religion and politics. Not that I do not have opinions on those, but half my golfing group is catholic the other half methodist, and half are democrats and half are republican, so those are subjects I avoid.

 

These are really great prizes. I learned today that I get to pick any configuration from the Callaway Custom Website, and am studying that. I need a shaft that has very low spin, and am thinking about the Motore F1 65. I had one in my FT 9 but broke it and have the 55 gram in the 909D3 but it spins too much. Any thoughts you have along these lines are welcome. But only for tonight. I want to make the decission and get this coming, because I can not wait for it to get here.

 

 

Thanks again to those who selected me.

 

And thank you to all those who have left such nice comments.

 

 

Seems we've had some nice discussions and some heated. Kind of like a religion or politics discussion, lol. Congrats.

 

As for low spin shafts that are available, my top three on their list are the Diamana Whiteboard, Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki Tour and the Graphite Designs Tour AD DI6. I'd go with either the DI6 or the Whiteboard, personally, cause those are two of my favorite shafts out to kill spin.

 

I will tell you that it's very likely that Golfsmith will not have many of the options available. I'm betting there are no Matrix shafts, maybe a standard Fubuki, Project X, and a Diamana Ahina. Their fitting carts are rarely ever decked out at big box stores. If you can find a Demo day or a Callaway fitting center in your area, I'd go there, as they tend to have a LOT more options to test out.


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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Seems we've had some nice discussions and some heated. Kind of like a religion or politics discussion, lol. Congrats.

 

As for low spin shafts that are available, my top three on their list are the Diamana Whiteboard, Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki Tour and the Graphite Designs Tour AD DI6. I'd go with either the DI6 or the Whiteboard, personally, cause those are two of my favorite shafts out to kill spin.

 

I will tell you that it's very likely that Golfsmith will not have many of the options available. I'm betting there are no Matrix shafts, maybe a standard Fubuki, Project X, and a Diamana Ahina. Their fitting carts are rarely ever decked out at big box stores. If you can find a Demo day or a Callaway fitting center in your area, I'd go there, as they tend to have a LOT more options to test out.

 

thanks, according to the Callaway website, they suggest an Edwin Watts or Golf Galaxy rather than a Golfsmiths. To be honest I have been a bit underwhelmed with Golfsmiths but they are where I always go. Tomorrow I will go to Edwin Watts.


 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Seems we've had some nice discussions and some heated. Kind of like a religion or politics discussion, lol. Congrats.

 

 

I believe the heated discussion you reference was the long putter, One of the things I am getting tomorrow is a new putter shaft. and grip, I am getting a shaft bent and going to make my Scotty Cameron a regular length putter. i will probably add an extension to it so I can stand straighter but still have a traditional putter. That will make it a very heavy head but I like that. I putted for years with a mid length Odyssey cut down to 33 inches. I went back to the short putter as my back would let me. I still have a belly putter that cut down and then made longer again. The shaft on the Scotty needs to be replaced anyway. I fixed it but it came loose again. So I decided to have another shaft bent and try that. While I still think that anyone who wants can use a long putter, I am not going to. I putt great with it but find that under pressure i putt better with the short putter. Yeah, that runs opposite of all of the arguements.


 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Off to Edwin Watts golf shop for a club fitting.


 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Ok, I took my wife to Dallas, had lunch, left her at the mall and went to Edwin Watts. Unfortunately, Edwin Watts is now a discount furniture store and had the option of spending 25 minutes driving to a Golf Galaxy or going to the Golfsmiths next to the mall where my wife was, so I went to Golfsmiths.

 

They had a, yes A, Razr Fit Driver with a Rip's NV shaft. As I stated I do not do well on launch monitors inside a building. No matter how I try I can not stop worrying about hitting the ceiling or the wall. I have done both in the living room and my wife is not fond of it, I can assure you. Plus I try to get the numbers up and swing harder which brings the numbers down. Yesterday, I attached my Medicus Swing Speed Monitor to my driver when I got on the course and checked out every time when actually playing golf. I was 98 to 103 mph every time. Average speed was 101.2 mph. Average for 10 times I used the driver was 266.4 yards according to gps. That is total distance, do not know the carry and roll numbers. Hard to tell from the tee box. :D

 

 

Today on their launch monitor Here are the numbers These are the averages.

The first thing I noticed was that I did not finish my swings, near as high as on the course so I know the launch numbers are lower than normal, I guess because of the ceiling. I generally can hit the ball high or low, but never really hit it too high.

 

94 mph 139 Ball speed 11.3 Launch 3905 Back spin 4000 total spin 40* decent 210 carry 234 total and 29.5 Apex

 

I know just enough about this to be a menace to the golfing society but I think that my launch is low and spin too high.

I have a pretty smooth transition. usually coming to a stop before starting down. except for when I start the swing halfway through the backswing and jump in the air trying to kill the ball, but it does not matter about that because i may not even hit the ball,

 

I took these drivers with me.

I a 909D3 9.5* Motore F1 55 S with a bout 14 deg launch but 4500 rpms today.

I have a FT9 which is the one I used yesterday, with a UST Proforce V2 Stiff 67 grams that was giving me 3200 rpms on the launch monitor today

 

 

I did find a Nike VRs 9.5 and a Fubuki k series 70 and was getting spin rates around 2500 to 2600. and about 13 degrees launch. of course this is the futherest I hit the ball and had a little better club head speed.

 

 

All advise and opinions are now solicited. But I reserve the right to choose the one I want.:P


 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Rick,

 

Were you hitting a 9.5 or 10.5? Standard setting, open, closed? Regular or stiff flex?

 

It looks like the Graphite Designs AD-DI 6 is an option, so that might be my recommendation. I reviewed the AD-DI 7 and found it to be fairly high launching with very low spin, which would solve both of your problems. It is pretty stout, so you might want to see if you can get a regular flex tipped to play in between a regular and stiff so that it feels a bit smoother.


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