67ViP WITB

The first pic is the backbone of my bag, MacGregor 1025m ViP irons in 3-pw, Callaway Mac Daddy 52/58 wedges and Scotty Cameron California Del Mar putter. I also tote a Taylormade RBZ 10.5 bonded driver, Callaway X2 Hot Pro 15 three wood, & Titleist 909H 17 hybrid.



The second pic is a 1/250 Centennial Anniversary MacGregor Staff Bag in leather & fabric. The third is my collection of MacGregor persimmons. The fourth is a closer look at some of the woods.
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Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
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  • sbjinxsbjinx Orange CountyMembers Posts: 2,426 ✭✭
    edited Jul 20, 2014 #2
    Wow. Those persimmons are beautiful

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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    sbjinx wrote:


    Wow. Those persimmons are beautiful


    Thank you, it was quite an adventure collecting them and then getting them refinished.
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    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members Posts: 6,213 ✭✭
    Man oh man great actual wood clubs. I used to have the Tommy Armour. Ever take any of them out for a spin?
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    Qqq123xx wrote:


    Man oh man great actual wood clubs. I used to have the Tommy Armour. Ever take any of them out for a spin?




    Only the 1986 MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic that I have three of, it's a 945 head with a wider/diamond point insert. The drivers are amazing, with a good swing on a urethane ball it will go...but it takes practice. Different swing/different rhythym...no grip it and rip it. I tried it last week for the first time in a few years...very humbling.
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    [font=georgia,serif] Taylormade M4 Fairway 16.5 / Matrix White Tie 50
    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members Posts: 6,213 ✭✭
    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:


    Man oh man great actual wood clubs. I used to have the Tommy Armour. Ever take any of them out for a spin?




    Only the 1986 MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic that I have three of, it's a 945 head with a wider/diamond point insert. The drivers are amazing, with a good swing on a urethane ball it will go...but it takes practice. Different swing/different rhythym...no grip it and rip it. I tried it last week for the first time in a few years...very humbling.
    Lol yeah not exactly major forgiveness like today's monster drivers.
    Callaway Razr X Black 9.5 stiff
    Callaway Razr X Black 4wd. stiff
    Wilson CI9 4-gw. TT reg.
    Cleveland RTG Wedges TT reg. 52,56.
    Nxt Tour.
    Cleveland Classic #4
  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    Qqq123xx wrote:

    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:


    Man oh man great actual wood clubs. I used to have the Tommy Armour. Ever take any of them out for a spin?




    Only the 1986 MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic that I have three of, it's a 945 head with a wider/diamond point insert. The drivers are amazing, with a good swing on a urethane ball it will go...but it takes practice. Different swing/different rhythym...no grip it and rip it. I tried it last week for the first time in a few years...very humbling.
    Lol yeah not exactly major forgiveness like today's monster drivers.




    No, not much. The trick is ball position, tee height (lower-much lower), swinging at about 60% to start. Then with practice you can work up to about 85% of your full speed swing. With a 100 mph swing, square strike, and today's balls it will go 270...I've seen that with my own eyes. Makes you really appreciate how good Jack was with the old balata ball.
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    [font=georgia,serif] Taylormade M4 Fairway 16.5 / Matrix White Tie 50
    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members Posts: 6,213 ✭✭
    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:

    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:


    Man oh man great actual wood clubs. I used to have the Tommy Armour. Ever take any of them out for a spin?




    Only the 1986 MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic that I have three of, it's a 945 head with a wider/diamond point insert. The drivers are amazing, with a good swing on a urethane ball it will go...but it takes practice. Different swing/different rhythym...no grip it and rip it. I tried it last week for the first time in a few years...very humbling.
    Lol yeah not exactly major forgiveness like today's monster drivers.




    No, not much. The trick is ball position, tee height (lower-much lower), swinging at about 60% to start. Then with practice you can work up to about 85% of your full speed swing. With a 100 mph swing, square strike, and today's balls it will go 270...I've seen that with my own eyes. Makes you really appreciate how good Jack was with the old balata ball.
    Seriously. The guy could hit it 300 yards with a fade. Unreal.
    Callaway Razr X Black 9.5 stiff
    Callaway Razr X Black 4wd. stiff
    Wilson CI9 4-gw. TT reg.
    Cleveland RTG Wedges TT reg. 52,56.
    Nxt Tour.
    Cleveland Classic #4
  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    Qqq123xx wrote:

    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:

    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:


    Man oh man great actual wood clubs. I used to have the Tommy Armour. Ever take any of them out for a spin?




    Only the 1986 MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic that I have three of, it's a 945 head with a wider/diamond point insert. The drivers are amazing, with a good swing on a urethane ball it will go...but it takes practice. Different swing/different rhythym...no grip it and rip it. I tried it last week for the first time in a few years...very humbling.
    Lol yeah not exactly major forgiveness like today's monster drivers.




    No, not much. The trick is ball position, tee height (lower-much lower), swinging at about 60% to start. Then with practice you can work up to about 85% of your full speed swing. With a 100 mph swing, square strike, and today's balls it will go 270...I've seen that with my own eyes. Makes you really appreciate how good Jack was with the old balata ball.
    Seriously. The guy could hit it 300 yards with a fade. Unreal.




    Yes he certainly did...125 mph swing speed with a driver (42 3/4 inch, 9-10 degrees loft). Imagine what he could do with today's equipment if he were 25-35 years old and the same level of skill and committment? Everybody oohed and ahhed over Tiger's 260 yard 2 iron into the par five at Bayhill last year--and it was an impressive shot. But Jack hit an identical shot at the 1975 Masters on Sunday...a 248 yard one iron with the old balata ball (a MacGregor Tourney--one of the worst balls ever). Both shots were over water and roughly the same distance with nearly identical clubs...an iron that was 40.5 inches long (Jack's one iron 17*, Tiger's two iron 18*). The only difference being the ball...and what a massive difference there.
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    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
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    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • singlecoilsinglecoil Members Posts: 10
    I have a set of the VIP 1025m's also. A great set of sticks!
  • oldschoolrockeroldschoolrocker Members Posts: 5,095 ✭✭
    Alright now!!!! Finally a WITB I can relate to.
  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    singlecoil wrote:


    I have a set of the VIP 1025m's also. A great set of sticks!




    I carried the heads around for over three years...bought them from a MacGregor employee when they cleaned out the tour van. The 4-pw are the tour version (no offset/deeper grooves) and the 3 iron is the commercial version. Pulled a set of DG S300 shafts out of some relatively new MP-67s and had them installed, plus I added sensicore inserts & black on black new decade multi-comp grips. Best irons I've ever hit...let some of my golf buds swat them and they light up like a Christmas tree!
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    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659


    Alright now!!!! Finally a WITB I can relate to.




    Thanks...I know what you mean. sometimes the more hi-tech it gets, the less interesting it is. When I saw the Mizuno MP-4s for the first time I told the salesman I've seen these before...he says "they just came out!?" i told him they are an almost exact copy of MacGregor's Muirfield/VIP irons from the 80s/90s...dude had no idea what I was talking about. I just saw that Wilson Staff brought out a new 8802 and I ordered one...can't wait to get it. It'll be my go to putter for stupid fast greens.
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    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • oldschoolrockeroldschoolrocker Members Posts: 5,095 ✭✭
    + 1 on the 8802. Also, as Macs go I had a set of Pro 82's. Had to thin the herd and sold them last year.
  • Marshawn LynchMarshawn Lynch Members Posts: 397
    wow cool. How do you like the callaway MD2 wedges?
  • JaxBeachNoleJaxBeachNole Juicy Members Posts: 4,031
    Beautiful woods. Always loved the forged irons from Mac
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    ckelly78 wrote:


    wow cool. How do you like the callaway MD2 wedges?




    They are awesome. I had been playing Vokeys, but I like these better...more feel & better touch.
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    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • mattcam5mattcam5 Members Posts: 62
    What is the teardrop shaped wood in the picture that gives an overview of all the woods?
  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    mattcam5 wrote:


    What is the teardrop shaped wood in the picture that gives an overview of all the woods?


    If you're referring to the rack picture, the one in the middle that looks like a polo mallet is a MacGregor Streamliner...bulit in the 1930s and USGA legal for about 15 minutes. The six woods in the closeup are: from bottom right, MacGregor Tommy Armour 945 Eye O Matic , MacGregor Tourney PT4W, MacGregor M85 Eye O Matic, MacGregor SS2W, MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic, MacGregor 67 ViP. The JN SEOMs were built in 1986 and the last really good persimmons MacGregor ever made.
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    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • mattcam5mattcam5 Members Posts: 62
    67VIP wrote:

    mattcam5 wrote:


    What is the teardrop shaped wood in the picture that gives an overview of all the woods?


    If you're referring to the rack picture, the one in the middle that looks like a polo mallet is a MacGregor Streamliner...bulit in the 1930s and USGA legal for about 15 minutes. The six woods in the closeup are: from bottom right, MacGregor Tommy Armour 945 Eye O Matic , MacGregor Tourney PT4W, MacGregor M85 Eye O Matic, MacGregor SS2W, MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic, MacGregor 67 ViP. The JN SEOMs were built in 1986 and the last really good persimmons MacGregor ever made.




    Thank for the full line up! Yes, I was referring to the Streamliner, that's a great looking piece!
  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    Just got an email from Golfsmith stating my special order for the BRAND NEW Wilson Staff 8802 putter was canceled...it is no longer available! I wonder how that happened?
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    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    edited Jul 28, 2014 #22
    Qqq123xx wrote:

    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:

    67VIP wrote:

    Qqq123xx wrote:


    Man oh man great actual wood clubs. I used to have the Tommy Armour. Ever take any of them out for a spin?




    Only the 1986 MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Super Eye O Matic that I have three of, it's a 945 head with a wider/diamond point insert. The drivers are amazing, with a good swing on a urethane ball it will go...but it takes practice. Different swing/different rhythym...no grip it and rip it. I tried it last week for the first time in a few years...very humbling.
    Lol yeah not exactly major forgiveness like today's monster drivers.




    No, not much. The trick is ball position, tee height (lower-much lower), swinging at about 60% to start. Then with practice you can work up to about 85% of your full speed swing. With a 100 mph swing, square strike, and today's balls it will go 270...I've seen that with my own eyes. Makes you really appreciate how good Jack was with the old balata ball.
    Seriously. The guy could hit it 300 yards with a fade. Unreal.






    Last week I taped the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf episode filmed at Sunningdale's New Course in 2000. A 60 year old Jack Nicklaus reached all four par 5s in two, to include the 562 yard par 5 on the back nine and shot 66. He also demonstrated he could still hit a 220 yard two iron, hitting that club/shot 3x during the round. As I watched I was remembering my round there last year, shooting a 77 off the whites...I was on cloud nine.
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    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    My next project...combining these into a 2-PW set that I can play as a spare or for nostalgia. I'll use the CB-92s in 2-6 and 7- PW in the ViP blades. Specs will be just about stock as Mac was alot like Mizuno, alittle flatter than everybody else. 20* two iron, 50* PW. DG S300s w/sensicore inserts and GP multi compound grips. I played the CB-92s for 10 years but the 2-6 are still in excellent condition; however, the 7-PW are worn quite a bit...thus the trade off. The ViPs blades are in excellent shape too so should equalize out pretty well. Once the work is done will be very interested to see how these perform with the latest urethane ball...like a Taylormade TP.
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    [font=georgia,serif] Taylormade M4 Fairway 16.5 / Matrix White Tie 50
    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    edited Nov 24, 2014 #24
    Have canned the above project...ordered a set of Cally Apex Pro 3-PW with Dynamic Gold Pro S300, +0.5 inches, 2* flat. Hopefully they arrive next month. I have decided I need a touch of forgiveness with a higher launching steel shaft, and I'll save the Mac 1025m ViPs for the summer.
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    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
    [/font]

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  • scruffynickscruffynick Members Posts: 1,484 ✭✭
    Wonderful woods, love the macgregors too. Had a set of heritage years ago, lovely clubs and I wish I kept them. But I enjoyed looking at ya pictures
  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,313 ✭✭
    Couple things. Always loved those irons ya got there! And boy are you right about the Macgregor Tourney ball back then. Was mush. I believe it had a liquid center although not positive.



    I was lucky enough to see Nicklaus play back in beginning of 2002 when he was opening the Bears Best course in Vegas where I worked. . So he was 62 years old. He was there for exhibition to officially open the course. They had an old persimmon wood in the clubhouse on display (should still be there) that he teed off with on the first hole. He mentioned he was a little nervous about hitting it which cracked me up cause he's NICKLAUS darn it!! Anyway, he knocked it down the middle I'm guessing around 270. Very impressive since he probably hadn't hit persimmon in at least 10 years.



    Next hole, Number 2 there playing the tips is a good par 5. Guessing about 540ish from the tips where he was playing from. He nailed drive there (back with his regular driver metal/titanium driver, don't know what kind exactly,, but it was up to date for 2002) then hit very high fairway wood onto green and it stopped dead. Keep in mind, this was brand new course with brand new very firm greens and the ball with fairway wood landed like wounded bumble bee.



    Needless to say I was impressed! He still had IT even with whatever ailed him at the time. Think he had/has hip problem. Also I remember he cruised around that 7100 yard course in 2 under while giving commentary on a mobile PA system explaining the course design. Was a fun day.





  • Killing MoonKilling Moon Members Posts: 128
    You know how to make a fella miss his 1025M's
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    Steele47 wrote:


    Couple things. Always loved those irons ya got there! And boy are you right about the Macgregor Tourney ball back then. Was mush. I believe it had a liquid center although not positive.



    I was lucky enough to see Nicklaus play back in beginning of 2002 when he was opening the Bears Best course in Vegas where I worked. . So he was 62 years old. He was there for exhibition to officially open the course. They had an old persimmon wood in the clubhouse on display (should still be there) that he teed off with on the first hole. He mentioned he was a little nervous about hitting it which cracked me up cause he's NICKLAUS darn it!! Anyway, he knocked it down the middle I'm guessing around 270. Very impressive since he probably hadn't hit persimmon in at least 10 years.



    Next hole, Number 2 there playing the tips is a good par 5. Guessing about 540ish from the tips where he was playing from. He nailed drive there (back with his regular driver metal/titanium driver, don't know what kind exactly,, but it was up to date for 2002) then hit very high fairway wood onto green and it stopped dead. Keep in mind, this was brand new course with brand new very firm greens and the ball with fairway wood landed like wounded bumble bee.



    Needless to say I was impressed! He still had IT even with whatever ailed him at the time. Think he had/has hip problem. Also I remember he cruised around that 7100 yard course in 2 under while giving commentary on a mobile PA system explaining the course design. Was a fun day.




    Sky Sports has been showing the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf episode from 2000 where Nicklaus & Player tee'd it up at the Sunningdale New Course...Jack hit all three par fives in two, and was still hitting a 2 iron 225 yards, shot 66 to boot. The man's talent has no bounds.
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    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
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    The Home Course, Dupont, Washington
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    edited Dec 1, 2014 #29


    You know how to make a fella miss his 1025M's




    Golfsmith has auto-cancelled the above order for the Callys...I think somebody is trying to tell me to stick with the Macs, that's the sixth order cancelled in the last six months. I think I'll just re-shaft them with either KBS TOUR V or Dynamic Gold Pro...have to do some testing first. The clubs are in excellent condition even though I've played them now for two years...keep castle bay covers on them, I hate seeing forged irons that look like road kill. However; I will get fitted for the new Taylormade Aeroburner driver when I get to Washington in February.
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    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
    [/font]
    [font="georgia, serif"]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
    [font=georgia,serif]Taylormade TP5x
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  • 67VIP67VIP 67VIP Members Posts: 659
    I got a chance to hit the Cally Apex Pro 6 iron and 3 iron with KBS Tour V recently...great sticks. I love that KBS Tour V! Gonna check out the Taylormade RSI TP and Cobra Fly Z+ Forged and then decide. I might look at the new Scotty Go Lo 3 too, but the Taylormade Aeroburner TP is a lock provided it performs as advertised.
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    [font=georgia,serif] Taylormade M4 Fairway 16.5 / Matrix White Tie 50
    Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-GW / Mamiya Recoil 680

    Titleist Vokey SM7 5408M / 5808M / Dyn Gold
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  • ArchitectArchitect Members Posts: 899
    The Apex Pros are gorgeous irons, and it is evident here you have the ball striking for them. Go get 'em!
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    Ping Scottsdale TR Craz-E, ProV1X
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