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Good luck to all entering and to the testers selected,lots of pictures are what we like. I play heavier iron shafts so they're not for me.

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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competed in our club championship this weekend scores 78/74 finished 3rd senior division. I am 58 hdcp index 7.9 . Play 4-5 times per week ,playing adams speedline this week but i have mizz mx 23, mizz mx20, adams cb3, ect . also i do all of my own club work over 30 years . Thanks Ronnie

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My current handicap is 11

 

I've finally grooved my swing to where it is consistent on and off of the range making it useful for me to have high quality shafts on my clubs. . First I'd go to the range obviously and figure out how the new shafts affect my ball flight and distance. Then taking what I've learned and confidence from major winning shafts I'd go out to the course and shoot my lowest score ever!

 

The picture (don't know how to resize it) was from a 3 day workshop in Florida where Luke Donald did a short game demonstration for us and afterwards we got to go have drinks with him. Very good times and great guy

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Hi Everyone. I haven't been posting often these past couple of months due to Little League coaching commitments, but I've been an active reader of the site just about daily (who am I kidding - multiple times/day!). An 8-10 handicap, I currently play Wilson FG Tour V2 irons, 5 - AW in KBS Tour Stiff. I recently moved into an X-stiff driver shaft (GD Tour AD) and my driving has improved substantially. I have always gravitated towards heavier iron shafts, simply because most lighter shafts are just too flexible regardless of the stated flex. So I believe the KBS C-Taper LITE in a X-flex (soft stepped, or hard stepped S-flex) would be a great fit for my game. These will transition nicely from the 85g hybrid shafts I use. Since they are a little lighter than the KBS Tour, they will help me get through the round without tiring too much. Based on what I read on the website, I would expect to see a similar trajectory but with perhaps a bit more carry and more control. This is especially what I am looking for – more control.

 

Over the summer and into early fall I have an excellent opportunity to test these shafts. I have access to a grass driving range only 3 miles from my house, and I intend to go to the range at least 3x a week. I also intend on playing a minimum of 4 rounds/month, plus mini-rounds with my twin boys. I will definitely put these shafts through a thorough test, and will post my thoughts/observations often and respond to questions/comments from readers multiple times daily.

I hope you all enjoy this picture. This is a 170 yard Par 3 with a good 40 foot drop from tee to green. I hit a 9 iron pin high right – right onto the wrong shelf. A cool 3 putt later I walked off with a bogey.

 

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Driver: Callaway Optiforce 440 9.5* with Diamama Blue S+ 62g Stiff shaft

3 and 5 wood: Callaway Big Bertha with Fubuki Z65 Stiff

Hybrid: Wilson FG Tour 4 hybrid

Irons: 5 iron: Cleveland Altitude Stiff; 6 -PW Callaway Apex Pro, KBS Tour-V Stff

Wedges: 51*, 55* and 58* SCORE with Genius Stiff

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Congratulations to RoverRick, Txstcatman, and ms1195, you have been selected for reviewing the KBS C Taper Lite shafts!

 

To everyone else who applied, seriously it was a tough decision and some were only not chosen because there were only 3 sets to send out for reviews. I'm sure T is working on more of these opportunities, so keep coming back. In the meantime, join us on the forums!

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This is a great opportunity - enjoy!!!!!!

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Thanks for the opportunity. I'm looking forward to getting these installed and getting the review started! I am very curious to see how my first set of KBS stand up against the DG and project x I've always played.

WITB

 

Driver: Calloway Diablo Octane Tour, UST VTS Silver

Hybrids: 16* Taylormade RBZ Tour 16*, 21* TEE XCG-3

Irons: Adams CB1 4-PW, KBS C Taper Lite S

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged 52*, 58*

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG3

 

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Midsize

Ball: Whatever I find, prefer Bridgestone

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Congratulations to RoverRick, Txstcatman, and ms1195, you have been selected for reviewing the KBS C Taper Lite shafts!

 

To everyone else who applied, seriously it was a tough decision and some were only not chosen because there were only 3 sets to send out for reviews. I'm sure T is working on more of these opportunities, so keep coming back. In the meantime, join us on the forums!

 

Ya congrats guys

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Congrats! Can't wait to hear the reviews!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Congrats! If any of you have played PXi's, I would like to hear how they compare. I really like the Tours and have PXi's to try at the moment. Just curious if the CT lites have a similar feel and ball flight or not.

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Congrats guys

MY BAG-

Driver- Taylormade SLDR 12* (Speeder 7.2vc tour spec S)

3 Wood- Taylormade R11(bimatrix prototype S)

3 Hybrid- Ping I20(stock S)

Irons-Taylormade Tour Perferred MC ( C Taper S)

Wedges- 50, 54, and 58 SCOR4161( KBS)

Putter-Taylormade Ghost Corza.

 

All Left Handed!

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Congrats peeps selected...

Driver: Titleist 915 D2 9.5 with Diamana Whiteboard S flex

3 wood: Titleist 915F 15*, Whiteboard S Flex

Titleist 915H 18* and 24* with Whiteboard SFlex

Irons: Mizuno JPX EZ Forged 4-PW with S300's

Wedges: Mizuno MP T4 50*, 56* with DG Spinner

Putter:MannKrafted Long Slope or Odyssey #7 Versa Metal milled or Betti Tour Stock;

Ball: Bridgestone B330 or Titleist NXT

Bag: Titleist 'Murica colored carry bag or

MyGolfSpy Tour Bag

 

RH, Western KY

 

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Congrats everyone. I'm interested to hear how these differ from the KBS Tour shafts.

Driver: Callaway Optiforce 440 9.5* with Diamama Blue S+ 62g Stiff shaft

3 and 5 wood: Callaway Big Bertha with Fubuki Z65 Stiff

Hybrid: Wilson FG Tour 4 hybrid

Irons: 5 iron: Cleveland Altitude Stiff; 6 -PW Callaway Apex Pro, KBS Tour-V Stff

Wedges: 51*, 55* and 58* SCORE with Genius Stiff

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Thanks for this awesome opportunity MGS and KBS! I'm excited to try these out and look forward to providing feedback for the community to use in the future!

Bag One: :taylormade-small: '16 M2, Tour AD-GP 7S

:adams-small:  XTD Ti 15*, Tour AD-GT 8S

:taylormade-small:  RBZ Stage2 Tour Issue 18.5* hybrid, Matrix Ozik Altus 85S Wilson FG Tour F5 21* hybrid, stock

:mizuno-small:  MP-H5 4-PW, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 51/08, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 58/10, DG Spinner

:cameron-small:  2012 Newport2, 34"

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Congrats to those selected!

 

I have the PXi and came from C-Taper and will look forward to the reviews of the CT Lites to decide if its worth the switch back to CT.

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Hey Rick...let me know if they don't fit your game!!!

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HDCP: 12.6 (GHIN: 3143312)
In my bag, JULY 2020
:titelist-small: TS2 Driver Hzrdous Smoke Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:titelist-small: TS2 Hybrids  Mitsubishi Tensei Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:mizuno-small:  MP-59 5-PW; KBS Tour (Regular Flex)
 :callaway-small: PM Grind Wedges
:bettinardi-1:  Putter

:bridgestone-small: 2020 TOUR B RXS
Sun Mountain Cart Bag
:Clicgear: 3.5 Push Cart (I'm walking 9 outta 10 rounds!!)

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Thanks for the opportunity to test these. I am very excited about this. BK, I will keep you in mind but I think I am going to have a couple of sets of KBS Tours for sell.

 

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, looking forward to the reviews, since I seem to have "outgrown" my "A flex" shafts this summer I've started researching shafts and plan to work with a friend that's setup for club building to be doing some testing of my own.

What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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