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16 minutes ago, Jmikecpa said:

That is Royal New Kent in Providence Forge, VA. I was a member there for the last three years when I worked in VA. The 15th hole ran down the backside of the casino where my office was. Great golf course and an even better staff. Most of my weekends were spent pretty much there from sun up until they closed. Best $250 a month I have ever spent on golf. 

Ok cool. Yeah I have to agree, that sounds heavenly. 

Driver: ping.png.006bacb76d65413e66b9c8eb1b47f592.png G20

3W: cobra2.png.60653951979ca617ca859530a17d0a2d.png King Speedzone (adj loft +1.5 to 16 deg) 

Irons: ping.png.006bacb76d65413e66b9c8eb1b47f592.png i200 (3 thru PW & UW)

Wedge: Ray Cook 60 deg

Putter: Spalding TP Mills 3

Tech: golfshot.png.5c17c64b9425413b3bf24668ce3fa044.png on Apple Watch & phone

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Great intros everyone!  Can't wait to follow along and see how these perform for everyone!  

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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On 2/12/2024 at 1:06 AM, Jmikecpa said:

Intro and About Me

First off thanks to MGS for this great opportunity to test one of the hottest product launches of 2024.  I have been a member of the site for a lot of years and have done several tests for products over the years and it is nice to be back after being quiet on the site for a few years.  So a little about me…  I am 47 and for the first time in close to 10 years I actually live at home with my wife of 23 years and my three children.  My wife and I met at 19 and well she somehow hung onto me for going on close to 28 years….yes she is a saint and supports my golf addiction.  I have a soon to be 18 year old son that is a senior in high school and will be heading to Johnson and Wales in the fall. A 15 year old daughter that is a freshman in high school and just taking the game of golf back up so she can play in high school. Last but not least 12 year old daughter that turns 13 next week and is the reason I have a gray beard and drink.  We also have a five year old St. Bernard named Sebastian that came to live with us after my best friend passed away.

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Career wise I am a finance guy by trade and am a CPA and have my MBA.  From 2010 until late last year I was in the casino business and as mentioned above I either lived away from home or travelled so much that I was never home very much.  I spent close to a decade with the Genting Group so if you have ever been to a Resorts World property in the US I was part of the design team as well as the opening team for just about every property.  Now that I have decided to grow up and stop playing casino I work from home four days a week and am the CFO for a software company that develops slot machine content as well as iGaming infrastructure.  It is a good gig and I am starting to get adjusted to being home all the time and working a more traditional job.  Overall it was a positive move and allows me to have a little more free time on my hands

My Golf Story

My golf career started when I was two years old and my grandparents starting taking me to the course.  I had a cut down left handed 7 iron that I would wack away at on the course and somehow was pretty natural at it.  I started taking some very basic lessons when I was about 5 and then was essentially self taught from that point forward.  The four lessons at the end of Golf Magazine from Jack Nicklaus was my guide for close to a decade.  I spent many years on the course with my Grandfather and by the time I was about 8 or 9 I was beating him and his group fairly regularly.  Around the age of 10 I stopped playing left handed and started playing on the correct side of the ball and was a scratch handicap by the age of 14.  I have pretty much stayed scratch or better most of my adult life with my lowest index being about a +5.6.  I unfortunately grew up in the pre-Tiger era where golf was not cool so I played baseball, football and wrestled in high school.  I was on my high school golf team but considering that the season was the same as football I played matches very infrequently. When I went to college I was supposed to play baseball and thanks to a nasty shoulder injury my freshman year I got an opportunity to walk onto the golf team and the rest was history.  Golf became my number one sport and baseball became a hobby that I played until my late 30’s.

My game these days can be summed up as I can make a 7 from places I should make 4 and 4 from places I should make a 7.  I have always had distance on my side and can still move it pretty well for someone my age.  Iron play has always been good and really good from 100 yards and in.  Putting was my nemesis for a lot of years, but I have finally tamed the beast to get to where I am average at worst and have days that I can make everything I look at.

Bit of an older video of my swing but not much has changed in 5 years.

 

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Testing Plan

So the last question is what do I want to get out of this test?  Well, quite simply I am chasing distance for the first time in my life.  Chasing may not be the right term but more appropriately preserving distance.  I am playing CB irons for the first time since college because well I am just not long enough with blades anymore.  I have also moved full time to graphite in my irons as being a pitcher for over 30 years is starting to catch up with me physically.  In full disclosure the last TM driver that was in my bag was the R1 and that was just a short stint.  I would have to go way back to the R7 to say that I had a TM driver in my bag for and extended period of time.  The M series and I just never got along for various reasons and it just became a brand that I was not interested in.  Will the Qi10 change all that????  Stick around and we can find out together.

I plan to test this driver primarily on the range to start since well I live in NY and we are in later winter.  I will try and provide as many numbers as I can from launch monitor data or as much as I am comfortable with.  I tend to not try and get caught up in the numbers but prefer to go by the eye test.  As for competition I have two drivers for comparison; my gamer which is TSR 3 with a HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 60 TX and a Rogue ST Max LS with an AD DI 7x turned down two degrees.  Looking forward to the process and maybe I will discover a driver I would have normally overlooked in the new releases.

...and man I gonna miss playing this place every week.

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Great introduction, I will be following your review closely, I am particularly interested in the shaft that works best for you (although your club head speed is faster than mine) and if the new head gives you the distance you are looking for. I have seen the drivers and they look great, now I just need to listen to your results, have fun with it, indoor numbers are fine, I do all my testing in a controlled environment, I am sure your swing is dialled in although you do say you are a bit erratic, which I find interesting as your index is so good, anyway, look forward to your ongoing assessment.

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Intro posted

14 of the following:

Ping G430 Max 10.5 degree

Callaway 2023 Big Bertha 3 wood set to 17 degrees

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

Ping Eye 2 BeCu 2-SW

Mizuno 923 JPX HM HL 6-GW

Hogan sand wedge 56 degree bent to 53

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

Cheap Top Flite mallet putter from Dick's, currently holding down first place in the bag

TaylorMade Mini Spider

Bridgestone XS

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Behind on this thread! Need to get to the intros, but at first glance great job and start all! Really excited for this test! 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Nice intro @Hook DeLoft! Looks like Santa and Mrs. Claus have their hands and hearts full of love with beautiful grandkids! Looking forward to seeing results of your testing.

 TSR1, 9*, Fujikura Ventus Black, 6-S

 TSR1, 15*, HZRDUS Black, 5.5 

 TSR2, Hybrid, 18*, TPT HYBRID 17/Lo

 RBZ Tour4 Hybrid, 21.5*, S 

 T-200, (2023), 5-PW,  SteelFiber, i95cw, S 

Vokey Design, 50,54,58, Dynamic Gold S200

 Studio Select, Newport 1.5

 ELIXR (2022)

 

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On 2/12/2024 at 1:07 AM, Hook DeLoft said:

INTRO

What an exciting opportunity!  Many thanks to TaylorMade and My Golf Spy.  First, a little about me.  I am a 67 years old (and I mean old) retired guy who has been playing golf since my mid 30's.  Strictly speaking, I played a little bit when I was 11 years old but it didn't take.  Interesting, the main thing I remember about golf at that time was that I was always hitting the ball left.  As you can see from my user name, the problem seems to be baked into my genes.  I have never had much speed.  I blame a lack of fast twitch muscle fiber.  When I was a kid I could run all day but I was no sprinter.  You can call me the Slow Twitch Kid.  When I played football, I was small but made up for it by being slow.  I'm married to a wonderful woman.  We have two grown sons (my step sons) and three grandchildren.  The two youngest grandchildren live 5 minutes away and we keep them every afternoon after school.  I am trying to get them interested in golf, but so far no luck.IMG_2938.jpeg.b97524cfb0cfabbc676259fca971cbf0.jpeg

The USGA says I am currently an 8.8 handicap.  I say they are full of it.  I have a hard time breaking 80 from the senior tees.  No telling how high my scores would be from the regular tees.  Driving is the strength of my game.  I don't miss many fairways but am distance challenged.  Iron play is the worst part of my game.  My chipping and pitching are good.  Putting is mediocre. 

A couple of days ago a Rapsodo MLM2 PRO launch monitor showed up on the doorstep, so I'll be using it for measurements during this test.  I got some shots in yesterday.  I am going through a bout of dizziness at the moment, so they were not my best efforts.  Dizziness -- they should use that as one of the excuses on the Carl's Golf Land commercials.  Here are the numbers from my best shot:

Carry  207.9  YARDS

Total  218.8  YARDS

Ball Speed  127.6  MPH

Launch Angle  19.0°

Launch Dir.  2.0°

Spin Rate  3065 RPM

Spin Axis  -1.7°

Descent Angle  44.4°

Apex  109.0 FEET

Side Carry  1.4 YARDS

Club Speed  86.2 MPH

Smash Factor 1.48

Here are the averages for all shots:

Carry  198.2 YARDS

Total  210.3 YARDS

Ball Speed  124.8 MPH

Launch Angle  19.3°

Launch Dir.  0.4°

Spin Rate  3028 RPM

Spin Axis  -0.6°

Descent Angle  42.8°

Apex  100.2 FEET

Side Carry  -0.3 YARDS

Club Speed  85.8 MPH

Smash Factor  1.46

What stands out is that I am loosing yards because of high spin and too steep a descent angle.

PLAN FOR TESTING

I am going to use a combination of environments:  on the course, on the range and outdoors into a net.  For the net shots, I'll be using the Callaway Soft X balls that come with the Rapsodo.  On the course, I'll mostly be using my current gamer, the Bridgestone B XS.  I will be trying the driver in different settings in an attempt to maximize results.  I also have a spare shaft with a TaylorMade adapter that I'll try, but my official results will be based on the stock shaft from TaylorMade.

GOALS

I'm looking for lower spin and a lower descent angle than my current gamer in an effort to eke out a few more yards without loosing forgiveness on off center strikes.  One of my talents is missing the center of the face, so forgiveness will be a big part of the test.

 

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Has to be great having the family so close! Can't wait to see how the Qi10 Max fares for you as well! Cheers! 

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WITB

Driver:  :taylormade-small: Qi10 Max

Hybrid: 🐏 FX Max 5h

5i-9i: 🐏 FX Max 10

Wedges: :titleist-small: 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Soft 14

Ball: :odin:

 

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4 hours ago, Jim Shaw said:

Great introduction, I will be following your review closely, I am particularly interested in the shaft that works best for you (although your club head speed is faster than mine) and if the new head gives you the distance you are looking for. I have seen the drivers and they look great, now I just need to listen to your results, have fun with it, indoor numbers are fine, I do all my testing in a controlled environment, I am sure your swing is dialled in although you do say you are a bit erratic, which I find interesting as your index is so good, anyway, look forward to your ongoing assessment.

Will do my best to get the best results. My swing can get away from me but I have an uncanny ability to get the most out of any round. Have had days where I fell like I hit it like garbage and shoot two under. Have other days that I feel like I am dialed and shoot even. Having a good short game and the mentality that I can get up and down from anywhere is a huge help. Now that I feel that I can putt is also a huge benefit and after 45 years I found the one that will be in my bag for a long time. 

WITB 2024

Driver: :taylormade-small:  Qi10 LS 9* Ltd. HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 60 TX

Fairway: :taylormade-small: BRNR Mini Driver Copper 13.5* Evenflow Black 75g 6.5

Fairway: :taylormade-small: Sim 19* HZRDUS Red 75g 6.5

Hybrid: :PXG: 0317x 22* KBS Proto 95x

Irons: :callaway-small: X Forged CB 5 - PW MMT 105 TX 

Wedges:  :callaway-small: Jaws Raw 50*, 54* & 58* TTDG "OG" Spinner

Putter:  :callaway-small: Toulon Madison BGT Fire 34.75"

Ball: :srixon-small: Z Star Diamond

:Arccos:

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1 hour ago, Jmikecpa said:

Will do my best to get the best results. My swing can get away from me but I have an uncanny ability to get the most out of any round. Have had days where I fell like I hit it like garbage and shoot two under. Have other days that I feel like I am dialed and shoot even. Having a good short game and the mentality that I can get up and down from anywhere is a huge help. Now that I feel that I can putt is also a huge benefit and after 45 years I found the one that will be in my bag for a long time. 

what putter are you using?

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Congratulations testers and great introductions!!  Driver tests are especially fun to follow.  One of my Saturday group friends just bought the Qi10Max and is liking it.  He is finding it more forgiving than his G400... and that is saying something.  Have fun.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Official Review)

:odyssey-small: AI-One Milled Seven T CH (Official Review)

 

 

 

 

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Have fun trying the new Tech! 

Driver Cobra Aerojet 10.5°

3 wood 16.5° TaylorMade Stealth 

4 and 5 Callaway Super Hybrid

6 thru PW Srixon ZX5 Mk II irons

Wedges 50°, 54°, 58° and 64° Cleveland CBX/RTX

Putter Ping 2021 Anser

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You guys did an excellent job on your intros!  Now go break a leg or bust an arse or whatever but have a good time with this.😁

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jim Shaw said:

what putter are you using?

Custom Toulon Madison

WITB 2024

Driver: :taylormade-small:  Qi10 LS 9* Ltd. HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 60 TX

Fairway: :taylormade-small: BRNR Mini Driver Copper 13.5* Evenflow Black 75g 6.5

Fairway: :taylormade-small: Sim 19* HZRDUS Red 75g 6.5

Hybrid: :PXG: 0317x 22* KBS Proto 95x

Irons: :callaway-small: X Forged CB 5 - PW MMT 105 TX 

Wedges:  :callaway-small: Jaws Raw 50*, 54* & 58* TTDG "OG" Spinner

Putter:  :callaway-small: Toulon Madison BGT Fire 34.75"

Ball: :srixon-small: Z Star Diamond

:Arccos:

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A quick question for all of my fellow testers here. What ball(s) are you using for the test? Currently, I am gaming the Odin X and I am curious to see, if any, varying results based on our selections.

Edited by Michael.Sandoval33

WITB

Driver:  :taylormade-small: Qi10 Max

Hybrid: 🐏 FX Max 5h

5i-9i: 🐏 FX Max 10

Wedges: :titleist-small: 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Soft 14

Ball: :odin:

 

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20 minutes ago, Michael.Sandoval33 said:

A quick question for all of my fellow testers here. What ball(s) are you using for the test? Currently, I am gaming the Odin X and I am curious to see, if any, varying results based on our selections.

I will be using Callaway Chrome Tour X primarily, though I may mix in TP5X AND ProV1x as well

WITB:

D: :taylormade-small: QI-10 core 9* Ventus Blue TR Velocore 6x

3w: :taylormade-small: Brnr mini driver 13.5 S

3h: :ping-small: G430 19° Tour 2/Stiff

7W: :callaway-small: 21° Rogue ST Max LinQ 7X

5i-6i:  :srixon-small: ZX5 MKII Project X 6.0

7i-PW: :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII Project X 6.0

50°, 54° & 58°:   :ping-small: Glide Forged Pro

P:   :odyssey-small: White Hot Versa DW

Ball:  :bridgestone-small: Tour BX mindset

Bag:  Ghost MGS Anyday 14 way

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But I have promises to keep,   

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep. - Frost

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That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." - Whitman

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24 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BEN said:

I will be using Callaway Chrome Tour X primarily, though I may mix in TP5X AND ProV1x as well

I was thinking of throwing in the TP5X as well. Figuring since the ball launched around the Qi10 release, TM might have factored it in.

WITB

Driver:  :taylormade-small: Qi10 Max

Hybrid: 🐏 FX Max 5h

5i-9i: 🐏 FX Max 10

Wedges: :titleist-small: 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Soft 14

Ball: :odin:

 

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I’ll be using Chrome X and Bridgestone Tour XS.  I may add some others. 

14 of the following:

Ping G430 Max 10.5 degree

Callaway 2023 Big Bertha 3 wood set to 17 degrees

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

Ping Eye 2 BeCu 2-SW

Mizuno 923 JPX HM HL 6-GW

Hogan sand wedge 56 degree bent to 53

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

Cheap Top Flite mallet putter from Dick's, currently holding down first place in the bag

TaylorMade Mini Spider

Bridgestone XS

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14 hours ago, Michael.Sandoval33 said:

I was thinking of throwing in the TP5X as well. Figuring since the ball launched around the Qi10 release, TM might have factored it in.

The new iteration of the TP5x feels really, REALLY, good off the club. I don't have any data as I haven't been able to get to a sim, but they may have hit the nail on the head with it this time. I will be mixing them in this year for sure with my regulars of the ProV1x, Maxfli Tour X and Left Dash ProV1x. Oh and the Odin X1 😂

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

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3 minutes ago, GolfSpy_KFT said:

The new iteration of the TP5x feels really, REALLY, good off the club. I don't have any data as I haven't been able to get to a sim, but they may have hit the nail on the head with it this time. I will be mixing them in this year for sure with my regulars of the ProV1x, Maxfli Tour X and Left Dash ProV1x. Oh and the Odin X1 😂

I think you need to select a few more for the rotation. 🤣

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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3 minutes ago, Josh Parker said:

I think you need to select a few more for the rotation. 🤣

I'm a ho, fa sho 😂

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

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Unofficial FootJoy Hyperflex BOA 2023 Review

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Question for our testers, I believe I saw somewhere in the thread @GolfSpy_BEN mentioned a few of you would be getting fitted before submitting specs. Wondering if those fits have been completed and if so, how was your experience with them?

I know when I did my Cobra fitting last year, it was quite an eye opening experience and honestly just really cool getting to see the data and how different shaft/head combos effected ball flight, etc.

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

#LeftyGang

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Unofficial FootJoy Hyperflex BOA 2023 Review

Unofficial Flightscope Mevo Review

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24 minutes ago, GolfSpy_KFT said:

The new iteration of the TP5x feels really, REALLY, good off the club. I don't have any data as I haven't been able to get to a sim, but they may have hit the nail on the head with it this time. I will be mixing them in this year for sure with my regulars of the ProV1x, Maxfli Tour X and Left Dash ProV1x. Oh and the Odin X1 😂

How much are the Odins now? May have to get a box.

Callaway  Driver

Mizuno JPX Irons

Ping Putter w/ modified grip

 

 

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1 minute ago, billpierce said:

How much are the Odins now? May have to get a box.

$34.99 for your first dozen, and if you sign up for their cashback program, you get 20% off your next order! It is honestly an amazing ball, performed incredibly well for all of our testers.

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

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44 minutes ago, GolfSpy_KFT said:

The new iteration of the TP5x feels really, REALLY, good off the club. I don't have any data as I haven't been able to get to a sim, but they may have hit the nail on the head with it this time. I will be mixing them in this year for sure with my regulars of the ProV1x, Maxfli Tour X and Left Dash ProV1x. Oh and the Odin X1 😂

All balls I have meaning to try out, for the testing I could definitely see myself trying a couple of other options but I want to try and keep it around 3-4. The Maxfli Tour X was the ball I was going to try before the Odins so I could see myself grabbing some. And the Odin keeps coming back, there is really something about them.

I will also be posting my fitting experience very soon 😁

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Driver:  :taylormade-small: Qi10 Max

Hybrid: 🐏 FX Max 5h

5i-9i: 🐏 FX Max 10

Wedges: :titleist-small: 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Soft 14

Ball: :odin:

 

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7 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BEN said:

QI-10 LS Fitting

Once I received confirmation that I was to be one of the testers for the QI-10 LS, I stopped in to one of my absolute favorite places, The Southwest Golf Ranch, to see the head pro and club fitter, Steve Landrum. Steve is fantastic at what he does, so I am including his contact info, if you ever find yourself in Southwest Ohio and in need of his services:

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They use trackman and an outdoor range for fitting purposes. IMG_2551.jpeg
 

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I cannot stress enough, how beneficial seeing the actual flight of the balls you are hitting is, during the fitting process. Having gone through this sort of process with the Titleist irons and now this driver, I won’t do a fitting any other way.

My current gamer:

IMG_1560.jpeg

IMG_2553.jpeg
 

I have mentioned it in my intro, but given my slightly negative AOA and propensity for producing spin, I have found an LS head in combination with a heavier X-Stiff shaft does a decent job of keeping my driver spin manageable. With that in mind I chose the following head to test:

IMG_2543.jpeg

After hitting a warm-up bucket with my PW, 7i, and current gamer to get loose (it was 45 degrees Fahrenheit with a light breeze) we got down to business. The Paradym is a 10.5 head, so that we started with the corresponding QI-10 LS head and this shaft:

IMG_2547.jpeg

After 3-4 swings, Steve switched to 9 head and the following setting:

IMG_2544.jpeg

as well as sliding the weight to the draw setting. That combination started producing a subtle fade with spin in the high 2000’s to low 3000’s, which for my swing is about right. With the settings settled upon, I took turns alternating between the Tensei black shaft as mentioned above and these shafts:

IMG_2548.jpeg

IMG_2546.jpeg

As is shown in Taylor Made’s shaft matrix:

IMG_2545.jpeg

These were the best stock options available to me for this test. There is a temptation to put a Ventus black 7X into play, after testing is complete, but that is a post for another day…

In all, I hit between 50-75 balls with these three shafts. From a performance standpoint, they produced an average: spin of 2900 rpm 

carry of 245 yards

total of 267 yards

ball speed of 153 mph

height apex of 87 feet

There wasn’t a standout performer in the group, as they all did similar in that regard. Which brings us around to feel. 
 

Feel is such a subjective measurement, but it absolutely has to be accounted for. After factoring feel into the equation: the shafts finished in the following order; Tensei Black, Kai Li White, Aldila Rogue Silver. 
I left the fitting encouraged by the results and reassured that the driver I am testing is setup to help me succeed. Which is the point of this entire exercise. With that said, the work continues and the waiting game commences…

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Sounds like it was an awesome experience, Ben! 

 

Driver: :titleist-small: TSi3 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x

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27 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BEN said:

QI-10 LS Fitting

Once I received confirmation that I was to be one of the testers for the QI-10 LS, I stopped in to one of my absolute favorite places, The Southwest Golf Ranch, to see the head pro and club fitter, Steve Landrum. Steve is fantastic at what he does, so I am including his contact info, if you ever find yourself in Southwest Ohio and in need of his services:

IMG_2552.jpeg

They use trackman and an outdoor range for fitting purposes. IMG_2551.jpeg
 

IMG_2550.jpeg

IMG_2549.jpeg

I cannot stress enough, how beneficial seeing the actual flight of the balls you are hitting is, during the fitting process. Having gone through this sort of process with the Titleist irons and now this driver, I won’t do a fitting any other way.

My current gamer:

IMG_1560.jpeg

IMG_2553.jpeg
 

I have mentioned it in my intro, but given my slightly negative AOA and propensity for producing spin, I have found an LS head in combination with a heavier X-Stiff shaft does a decent job of keeping my driver spin manageable. With that in mind I chose the following head to test:

IMG_2543.jpeg

After hitting a warm-up bucket with my PW, 7i, and current gamer to get loose (it was 45 degrees Fahrenheit with a light breeze) we got down to business. The Paradym is a 10.5 head, so that we started with the corresponding QI-10 LS head and this shaft:

IMG_2547.jpeg

After 3-4 swings, Steve switched to 9 head and the following setting:

IMG_2544.jpeg

as well as sliding the weight to the draw setting. That combination started producing a subtle fade with spin in the high 2000’s to low 3000’s, which for my swing is about right. With the settings settled upon, I took turns alternating between the Tensei black shaft as mentioned above and these shafts:

IMG_2548.jpeg

IMG_2546.jpeg

As is shown in Taylor Made’s shaft matrix:

IMG_2545.jpeg

These were the best stock options available to me for this test. There is a temptation to put a Ventus black 7X into play, after testing is complete, but that is a post for another day…

In all, I hit between 50-75 balls with these three shafts. From a performance standpoint, they produced an average: spin of 2900 rpm 

carry of 245 yards

total of 267 yards

ball speed of 153 mph

height apex of 87 feet

There wasn’t a standout performer in the group, as they all did similar in that regard. Which brings us around to feel. 
 

Feel is such a subjective measurement, but it absolutely has to be accounted for. After factoring feel into the equation: the shafts finished in the following order; Tensei Black, Kai Li White, Aldila Rogue Silver. 
I left the fitting encouraged by the results and reassured that the driver I am testing is setup to help me succeed. Which is the point of this entire exercise. With that said, the work continues and the waiting game commences…

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Love to read this…sounds like a great experience.  I did a fitting day for these (free at my local store), but they had 2 different trackers set up (1 from the store and one from the fitting)…wasn’t the best experience.  Store tracker didn’t catch every shot and had to be at an angle for the other to pick up, so flights shown were skewed.

Distance was 1-2 yards longer than my gamer (Sim 2 Max) and slightly better dispersion.

Interesting part was I fit into the setup I would have picked without a fitting.

I can see the value in a fitting, but doing it outside and seeing ball flight would be very beneficial.

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Driver

TaylorMade Stealth 3 wood

Titleist U510 Hybrid (3H)

TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Irons

Vokey SM8 Wedges (52/56/60)

Odyssey Ai-ONE 7S Putter

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32 minutes ago, GolfSpy_BEN said:

QI-10 LS Fitting

Once I received confirmation that I was to be one of the testers for the QI-10 LS, I stopped in to one of my absolute favorite places, The Southwest Golf Ranch, to see the head pro and club fitter, Steve Landrum. Steve is fantastic at what he does, so I am including his contact info, if you ever find yourself in Southwest Ohio and in need of his services:

IMG_2552.jpeg

They use trackman and an outdoor range for fitting purposes. IMG_2551.jpeg
 

IMG_2550.jpeg

IMG_2549.jpeg

I cannot stress enough, how beneficial seeing the actual flight of the balls you are hitting is, during the fitting process. Having gone through this sort of process with the Titleist irons and now this driver, I won’t do a fitting any other way.

My current gamer:

IMG_1560.jpeg

IMG_2553.jpeg
 

I have mentioned it in my intro, but given my slightly negative AOA and propensity for producing spin, I have found an LS head in combination with a heavier X-Stiff shaft does a decent job of keeping my driver spin manageable. With that in mind I chose the following head to test:

IMG_2543.jpeg

After hitting a warm-up bucket with my PW, 7i, and current gamer to get loose (it was 45 degrees Fahrenheit with a light breeze) we got down to business. The Paradym is a 10.5 head, so that we started with the corresponding QI-10 LS head and this shaft:

IMG_2547.jpeg

After 3-4 swings, Steve switched to 9 head and the following setting:

IMG_2544.jpeg

as well as sliding the weight to the draw setting. That combination started producing a subtle fade with spin in the high 2000’s to low 3000’s, which for my swing is about right. With the settings settled upon, I took turns alternating between the Tensei black shaft as mentioned above and these shafts:

IMG_2548.jpeg

IMG_2546.jpeg

As is shown in Taylor Made’s shaft matrix:

IMG_2545.jpeg

These were the best stock options available to me for this test. There is a temptation to put a Ventus black 7X into play, after testing is complete, but that is a post for another day…

In all, I hit between 50-75 balls with these three shafts. From a performance standpoint, they produced an average: spin of 2900 rpm 

carry of 245 yards

total of 267 yards

ball speed of 153 mph

height apex of 87 feet

There wasn’t a standout performer in the group, as they all did similar in that regard. Which brings us around to feel. 
 

Feel is such a subjective measurement, but it absolutely has to be accounted for. After factoring feel into the equation: the shafts finished in the following order; Tensei Black, Kai Li White, Aldila Rogue Silver. 
I left the fitting encouraged by the results and reassured that the driver I am testing is setup to help me succeed. Which is the point of this entire exercise. With that said, the work continues and the waiting game commences…

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Unreal depth, thank you for that. This will allow more of us to go into this process more informed! I love Graphite Design, hard to beat them. Also play Ventus, it speaks for itself!

I like golf. You should like golf. If life is tough, play more golf!

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5, Graphite Design Tour AD-MJ 6x

Titleist TSr3 18 Degree, Graphite Design Tour Ad-DI 7x

Takomo 301CB's, KBS Tours 120S

Vokey SM8 48 10F, 52 08F, 56 08M, 60 08M

Odyssey O-Works Jailbird Mini, Versa Scheme, 17" Fatso 3.0 Grip, 40"

Jazz Tacoma Cart Bag

Titleist Pro V1x

 

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6 minutes ago, TJ Hall said:

Love to read this…sounds like a great experience.  I did a fitting day for these (free at my local store), but they had 2 different trackers set up (1 from the store and one from the fitting)…wasn’t the best experience.  Store tracker didn’t catch every shot and had to be at an angle for the other to pick up, so flights shown were skewed.

Distance was 1-2 yards longer than my gamer (Sim 2 Max) and slightly better dispersion.

Interesting part was I fit into the setup I would have picked without a fitting.

I can see the value in a fitting, but doing it outside and seeing ball flight would be very beneficial.

Interestingly, when I brought up the Qi10 to a friend of mine, I mentioned that I was looking at possibly borrowing and comparing it to the Stealth, but in his opinion, he felt the comparison would be closer related to the Sim2. That could definitely be something to further test out.

WITB

Driver:  :taylormade-small: Qi10 Max

Hybrid: 🐏 FX Max 5h

5i-9i: 🐏 FX Max 10

Wedges: :titleist-small: 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Soft 14

Ball: :odin:

 

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