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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭


    Those look a lot like
    Kingcat990 wrote:


    Alright guys. No Catchy, Big Stu, and apparently most of the forum cannot seem to figure out the history of these irons. Catchy has some great theories on them. Big Stu (read plenty of his material, couldn't think of anyone else who knew the brand better) didn't know anything about them. What do you guys think? Any help would be appreciated. MacGregor Caliber. Catchy's "department store" theory sounded great to me.







    Tough to know. There's always a possibility they are JDM. But, the Macgregor Japan website doesn't say anything. They don't say anything about the R58 either, so.... https://www.macgregor.co.jp/1990.html



    They do look a lot like Bridgestone 640 series, They were an early nineties series from Japan. I don't think they are department store clubs. You don't often see department store sets over here. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    True about there not being department store sets over here, but I was thinking off someone buying the set in the States and bringing them back over here back in the day.



    However, the name "The Caliber" makes me think it's a Japan-only release, but I can find absolutely nothing about them, and I've even tried several different Japanese-language searches for them.



    And as for that unusual stamping...
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    So I walked into the local secondhand shop today looking for a new putter head cover, but first I walk over to the irons to see if there's anything new. Spotted a set of Nike OG blades, 3-PW, in fantastic condition with original grips still tacky and going for about 7,500 yen ($67US, 52GBP). I've got them to put them aside and I'm going in tomorrow to buy them.

    Incidentally, I bought a dozen Snell MTB Reds. Anyone tried them? I found a Snell MTB Black a couple of months ago and really liked it, so I've decided t give them a go. I think the reds are a bit softer, so they should be better in winter.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,283 ✭✭
    edited Oct 28, 2018 #17974


    So I walked into the local secondhand shop today looking for a new putter head cover, but first I walk over to the irons to see if there's anything new. Spotted a set of Nike OG blades, 3-PW, in fantastic condition with original grips still tacky and going for about 7,500 yen ($67US, 52GBP). I've got them to put them aside and I'm going in tomorrow to buy them.

    Incidentally, I bought a dozen Snell MTB Reds. Anyone tried them? I found a Snell MTB Black a couple of months ago and really liked it, so I've decided t give them a go. I think the reds are a bit softer, so they should be better in winter.






    Nice find with the Nike Blades. They're pretty awesome.



    The MTB Red is slightly firmer than the Black. It's designed to have somewhat greater spin on the short irons and wedges, for those who are interested in such. IIRC it might have a slightly higher trajectory, as well.



    I wouldn't worry about compression and its effect on performance related to weather. That old rule of thumb has been found to be as much urban myth as anything. Compression is one of the more misunderstood aspects of golfballs. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> About the only problem to be found is using too soft a ball with a really high swingspeed.
    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
    (Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
    Shoes by True Linkswear
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    NRJyzr wrote:


    i]snip[/i...About the only problem to be found is using too soft a ball with a really high swingspeed.




    Are you saying my 125mph 6i swing speed might cause a problem.... image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />



    Actually, I am starting to think that the really soft compression balls, like the Wilson offerings, are easier to play in winter. I'm going to try and put that idea to the test over the coming months.



    On a different note, in addition to the Nike blades, I appear to have won an auction for some old Mizuno blades image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,283 ✭✭

    NRJyzr wrote:


    i]snip[/i...About the only problem to be found is using too soft a ball with a really high swingspeed.




    Are you saying my 125mph 6i swing speed might cause a problem.... image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />



    Actually, I am starting to think that the really soft compression balls, like the Wilson offerings, are easier to play in winter. I'm going to try and put that idea to the test over the coming months.



    On a different note, in addition to the Nike blades, I appear to have won an auction for some old Mizuno blades image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />






    Oooh, which model old Mizunos? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
    (Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
    Shoes by True Linkswear
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    NRJyzr wrote:


    NRJyzr wrote:


    i]snip[/i...About the only problem to be found is using too soft a ball with a really high swingspeed.




    Are you saying my 125mph 6i swing speed might cause a problem.... image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />



    Actually, I am starting to think that the really soft compression balls, like the Wilson offerings, are easier to play in winter. I'm going to try and put that idea to the test over the coming months.



    On a different note, in addition to the Nike blades, I appear to have won an auction for some old Mizuno blades image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />






    Oooh, which model old Mizunos? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Word on the street is MS-1s. 3-SW for about $20US plus postage image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,702 ✭✭
    So I walked into the local secondhand shop today looking for a new putter head cover, but first I walk over to the irons to see if there's anything new. Spotted a set of Nike OG blades, 3-PW, in fantastic condition with original grips still tacky and going for about 7,500 yen ($67US, 52GBP). I've got them to put them aside and I'm going in tomorrow to buy them.

    Incidentally, I bought a dozen Snell MTB Reds. Anyone tried them? I found a Snell MTB Black a couple of months ago and really liked it, so I've decided t give them a go. I think the reds are a bit softer, so they should be better in winter.




    I’m gonna try Snells too.
    Ping GMax 400 10.5
    Callawy Epic 5W
    Callaway X-hot 3,4 h
    Mizuno FliHi 5 iron
    Mizuno MP4 6-W
    Fourteen mt28v3 50, 54, 58
    Cameron Futura 5W


  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members Posts: 1,247 ✭✭
    Ms-1 are super nice sticks, but I think you overpaid. I am doing all I can not to purchase anything else before I move into the new house. It is coming along nicely now - saw them putting on wall paper and starting to finish the toilets and such.



    My father in-law's good friend is a gardener. Does work at temples and businesses around Kyoto and he'll be starting on our yard very soon. Our bent grass putting green will be about 20 meters square. I am thinking to get some new wedges for when it's all ready. Thinking of going for some older wedges - re-chromed an re-grooved - Cleveland 588 Forged. I'm thinking to go 52 and 58 (bent to 54 and 60).



    I've also got a plan for an outdoor net (and simulator) around back. I have slowly revealed my plan to my wife. She said that it might be loud, but I reminded her that down the street there is a bamboo sawmill that operates during the afternoon. So, I think people within earshot of our house can forgive the 50-100 thwacks I might make every afternoon.



    As for the "Caliber" The reason I don't think they are an older import to Japan is, such clubs usually came with an import sticker on each shaft. And, the design, again, is very similar to work being done by Bridgestone. If they were made in Japan, they are probably a nice stick, I would hesitate to get them unless I could see them for myself though.
    D - Titleist 915 D3 Tour Ad MJ 6X
    15 - Titleist 915 FD Attas G7 6X
    18 - Royal Collection SFD X7 Speeder 757X
    22 - Mizuno CLK Daimana Thump 90X
    3-PW - Mizuno TN87 Modus3 120S
    54 - KM Miura
    60 - Ping Eye2 XG / Ping Eye2 BECU
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭


    Ms-1 are super nice sticks, but I think you overpaid. I am doing all I can not to purchase anything else before I move into the new house. It is coming along nicely now - saw them putting on wall paper and starting to finish the toilets and such.



    My father in-law's good friend is a gardener. Does work at temples and businesses around Kyoto and he'll be starting on our yard very soon. Our bent grass putting green will be about 20 meters square. I am thinking to get some new wedges for when it's all ready. Thinking of going for some older wedges - re-chromed an re-grooved - Cleveland 588 Forged. I'm thinking to go 52 and 58 (bent to 54 and 60).



    I've also got a plan for an outdoor net (and simulator) around back. I have slowly revealed my plan to my wife. She said that it might be loud, but I reminded her that down the street there is a bamboo sawmill that operates during the afternoon. So, I think people within earshot of our house can forgive the 50-100 thwacks I might make every afternoon.



    As for the "Caliber" The reason I don't think they are an older import to Japan is, such clubs usually came with an import sticker on each shaft. And, the design, again, is very similar to work being done by Bridgestone. If they were made in Japan, they are probably a nice stick, I would hesitate to get them unless I could see them for myself though.




    I didn't think I'd win with my bid, to be honest. I thought someone would go for 2,500 yen, as there was a fair bit of activity on the auction.



    As for the Caliber set, I was thinking that someone may have brought them back from the USA (or elsewhere) as personal possessions that he/she used while living there and possibly got around import duties that way. But I lean more to them being a Japanese set, mainly due to the name "The Caliber".

    In the classic clubs forum, someone suggested they were a special issue for a golf course or country club. I think that's a good bet, but I can't find any reference to a Japanese course called "The Caliber" or anything similar. Quite the mystery set!



    You're getting a bent green put in? Dare I ask how much that is costing, or will cost in terms of maintenance? It's the maintenance that puts me off more than anything. That's why I'm thinking some sort of man-made grass.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members Posts: 1,247 ✭✭



    Ms-1 are super nice sticks, but I think you overpaid. I am doing all I can not to purchase anything else before I move into the new house. It is coming along nicely now - saw them putting on wall paper and starting to finish the toilets and such.



    My father in-law's good friend is a gardener. Does work at temples and businesses around Kyoto and he'll be starting on our yard very soon. Our bent grass putting green will be about 20 meters square. I am thinking to get some new wedges for when it's all ready. Thinking of going for some older wedges - re-chromed an re-grooved - Cleveland 588 Forged. I'm thinking to go 52 and 58 (bent to 54 and 60).



    I've also got a plan for an outdoor net (and simulator) around back. I have slowly revealed my plan to my wife. She said that it might be loud, but I reminded her that down the street there is a bamboo sawmill that operates during the afternoon. So, I think people within earshot of our house can forgive the 50-100 thwacks I might make every afternoon.



    As for the "Caliber" The reason I don't think they are an older import to Japan is, such clubs usually came with an import sticker on each shaft. And, the design, again, is very similar to work being done by Bridgestone. If they were made in Japan, they are probably a nice stick, I would hesitate to get them unless I could see them for myself though.




    I didn't think I'd win with my bid, to be honest. I thought someone would go for 2,500 yen, as there was a fair bit of activity on the auction.



    As for the Caliber set, I was thinking that someone may have brought them back from the USA (or elsewhere) as personal possessions that he/she used while living there and possibly got around import duties that way. But I lean more to them being a Japanese set, mainly due to the name "The Caliber".

    In the classic clubs forum, someone suggested they were a special issue for a golf course or country club. I think that's a good bet, but I can't find any reference to a Japanese course called "The Caliber" or anything similar. Quite the mystery set!



    You're getting a bent green put in? Dare I ask how much that is costing, or will cost in terms of maintenance? It's the maintenance that puts me off more than anything. That's why I'm thinking some sort of man-made grass.




    Yeah, the maintenance is sure to be an undertaking. And, truth be told, the entirety of the yard, the trees, grass, stone walkway and the grass, is a gift. It's such a giant gift that I almost feel guilty - But, my father-in-law offered and, as none of the family homes in the area have a yard, I am sure it will be a regular gathering place for our family. I think he envisions my role being a golf teacher/English teacher for his grandchildren. Which is fine. I can set my own hours, so I can set some sort of schedule for making everything beautiful/playable.



    Which shafts did the Ms1 come with? I had an actual brand new set of Ms1 with S200 shafts I never hit. I've still got a set of brand new Ms-5s with Dynamic regulars that I'll probably sell. Sticking with tn87, founders200, the Proisme 'stones and maybe the Yamaha's that are in the mail, as my 4 primary sets. Gonna put together about 5-10 sets for sale before I move.



    Those Calibers.... The are a riddle wrapped in a mystery. Who knows?
    D - Titleist 915 D3 Tour Ad MJ 6X
    15 - Titleist 915 FD Attas G7 6X
    18 - Royal Collection SFD X7 Speeder 757X
    22 - Mizuno CLK Daimana Thump 90X
    3-PW - Mizuno TN87 Modus3 120S
    54 - KM Miura
    60 - Ping Eye2 XG / Ping Eye2 BECU
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭


    Yeah, the maintenance is sure to be an undertaking. And, truth be told, the entirety of the yard, the trees, grass, stone walkway and the grass, is a gift. It's such a giant gift that I almost feel guilty - But, my father-in-law offered and, as none of the family homes in the area have a yard, I am sure it will be a regular gathering place for our family. I think he envisions my role being a golf teacher/English teacher for his grandchildren. Which is fine. I can set my own hours, so I can set some sort of schedule for making everything beautiful/playable.



    Which shafts did the Ms1 come with? I had an actual brand new set of Ms1 with S200 shafts I never hit. I've still got a set of brand new Ms-5s with Dynamic regulars that I'll probably sell. Sticking with tn87, founders200, the Proisme 'stones and maybe the Yamaha's that are in the mail, as my 4 primary sets. Gonna put together about 5-10 sets for sale before I move.



    Those Calibers.... The are a riddle wrapped in a mystery. Who knows?




    They've got S200. Not ideal, but OK. I'm getting old...I don't really need them, especially as I am about to pick up the Nike OG blades which I want more, but I really did not think my bid would win. Anyway, I've got space for them now, at least.

    I saw a set of Proisme irons on sale for 100,000 yen. I passed.



    A gent I play with sometimes told me that the they are redoing the greens at his course, and they are moving away from bent and trying some new strains. Apparently, bent goes to pot if the temperatures go over 35*C (and I've seen the damage the hot summer has done to some of the greens on the courses around me), and with summer temperatures rising, his club decided to try something new.



    That said, I've heard artificial turf can get really hot when exposed to the sun.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    edited Oct 29, 2018 #17983
    Just picked up the Nikes for 7,000 yen ($62) including tax. They are in great condition and I am in love with them already.



    edit: pics to follow later.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members Posts: 1,247 ✭✭



    Yeah, the maintenance is sure to be an undertaking. And, truth be told, the entirety of the yard, the trees, grass, stone walkway and the grass, is a gift. It's such a giant gift that I almost feel guilty - But, my father-in-law offered and, as none of the family homes in the area have a yard, I am sure it will be a regular gathering place for our family. I think he envisions my role being a golf teacher/English teacher for his grandchildren. Which is fine. I can set my own hours, so I can set some sort of schedule for making everything beautiful/playable.



    Which shafts did the Ms1 come with? I had an actual brand new set of Ms1 with S200 shafts I never hit. I've still got a set of brand new Ms-5s with Dynamic regulars that I'll probably sell. Sticking with tn87, founders200, the Proisme 'stones and maybe the Yamaha's that are in the mail, as my 4 primary sets. Gonna put together about 5-10 sets for sale before I move.



    Those Calibers.... The are a riddle wrapped in a mystery. Who knows?




    They've got S200. Not ideal, but OK. I'm getting old...I don't really need them, especially as I am about to pick up the Nike OG blades which I want more, but I really did not think my bid would win. Anyway, I've got space for them now, at least.

    I saw a set of Proisme irons on sale for 100,000 yen. I passed.



    A gent I play with sometimes told me that the they are redoing the greens at his course, and they are moving away from bent and trying some new strains. Apparently, bent goes to pot if the temperatures go over 35*C (and I've seen the damage the hot summer has done to some of the greens on the courses around me), and with summer temperatures rising, his club decided to try something new.



    That said, I've heard artificial turf can get really hot when exposed to the sun.




    What did you think of the Proisme irons? Old school JDM, huh? They are absolutely butter though with the nickel finish.



    S200 shafts are not bad. I played some great games with them, but I found them inconsistent. Right now I am loving Modus 120S. They are very very consistent up until about the five iron. Right now I am hitting the TN87s with them so well. I don't even want to bring anything else to the range. The combination is really like nothing I've ever hit.



    Back of my mind I am thinking of trying the 120x just because I think it would be that much more consistent in the long irons. But, I do have the 105x coming in 4-pw in those Yamahas. Interesting the 3 iron has 120x. So, I will have that to try. I have a Titleist tmb 3-iron with Modus 125x and I hit it pretty well when I first got it, but... I had some just awful awful misses with it. Just couldn't feel the head with it, unless I really leaded down the head. I am left with a ton of options, and that's a good thing.



    I am as happy with my bag as I have been since I joined this site. Just looking for a little consistency with the 4-iron. I might put something graphite in a Tourstage TS201 (endo forged with undercut channel). That ought to be decent.
    D - Titleist 915 D3 Tour Ad MJ 6X
    15 - Titleist 915 FD Attas G7 6X
    18 - Royal Collection SFD X7 Speeder 757X
    22 - Mizuno CLK Daimana Thump 90X
    3-PW - Mizuno TN87 Modus3 120S
    54 - KM Miura
    60 - Ping Eye2 XG / Ping Eye2 BECU
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭


    What did you think of the Proisme irons? Old school JDM, huh? They are absolutely butter though with the nickel finish.



    S200 shafts are not bad. I played some great games with them, but I found them inconsistent. Right now I am loving Modus 120S. They are very very consistent up until about the five iron. Right now I am hitting the TN87s with them so well. I don't even want to bring anything else to the range. The combination is really like nothing I've ever hit.



    Back of my mind I am thinking of trying the 120x just because I think it would be that much more consistent in the long irons. But, I do have the 105x coming in 4-pw in those Yamahas. Interesting the 3 iron has 120x. So, I will have that to try. I have a Titleist tmb 3-iron with Modus 125x and I hit it pretty well when I first got it, but... I had some just awful awful misses with it. Just couldn't feel the head with it, unless I really leaded down the head. I am left with a ton of options, and that's a good thing.



    I am as happy with my bag as I have been since I joined this site. Just looking for a little consistency with the 4-iron. I might put something graphite in a Tourstage TS201 (endo forged with undercut channel). That ought to be decent.




    Sorry, I wasn't clear in that post. The Proisme I saw were on Yahoo! Auc, so I haven't hit them. They look great, but I'm not prepared to drop 100,000 yen on any iron set right now. I really should be looking to shed irons rather than add to my hoard. That said, the Nike OGs are a set I've been wanting for a few years, and the price and condition of this set were too good to pass up. The MS-1s were an unintended purchase.



    Shafts. I get what you mean about the S200s. They're a bit inconsistent in terms of dispersion. Also, I get a little too much late draw on them compared to X100s. They're just too easy to turn over a bit more than I want.

    I've tried Modus 120X in a set of MP33s (that I very nearly bought). I much prefer them to the 120S, which I don't seem to get on with. I have 125X in my MP4s, and they are very much on the limit of what I can swing and get away with. They have made me curious to try out the 125 in the S-flex, though.



    It's the 105X that I'm really interested in, though. I like the idea of light but firm. I've swung a friend's Nike Vapors with 105S shafts and thought they were OK but a bit soft. The X should be really nice, so I'd like to hear how you get on with those Yamahas.



    As for the 4i issue, well you're not alone there. That is one spot in the bag I can never get right, unless I'm playing older irons, in which case the 4i issue becomes the 3i issue.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    Well that was odd. I took some pics of the Nike blades earlier, but it seems that my camera failed to save them.

    Here's a few quick and dirty ones of the 6i and PW. All the clubs are in equally good condition. Just some light scratches on the sole, probably from practice mats.

    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,015 ✭✭
    edited Oct 29, 2018 #17987
    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:


    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    It means it takes you eight holes to warm up!
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,015 ✭✭

    duffer987 wrote:


    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    It means it takes you eight holes to warm up!


    Ya and it might have had something to do with the BBQ lunch + Octoberfest pints + nightcap the previous night image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    I have a new sense of what bloated means. It felt like swinging with a tire around my waste.
  • mahoniemahonie Members Posts: 2,437 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:


    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I’m guessing that most of those birdie putts were from pin high? Distance control with those irons is insanely good.
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Fubuki ZT Stiff
    MD Golf Superstrong 3-wood UST Proforce 65 Stiff
    Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
    Mizuno MP4 4-PW DG S300
    Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Radius Classic 8
  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,015 ✭✭
    mahonie wrote:

    duffer987 wrote:


    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I’m guessing that most of those birdie putts were from pin high? Distance control with those irons is insanely good.


    Funnily enough mine were hybrid up a slight hill from 185 that ended up stone dead, 2ft away, and a two putt birdie after an approach from 205 on a par 5.

    IIRC his were two sand wedges and... wait for it... yes an MP4 mid iron. Hmm... I guess maybe I should have lied about all that image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • mahoniemahonie Members Posts: 2,437 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:

    mahonie wrote:

    duffer987 wrote:


    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I’m guessing that most of those birdie putts were from pin high? Distance control with those irons is insanely good.


    Funnily enough mine were hybrid up a slight hill from 185 that ended up stone dead, 2ft away, and a two putt birdie after an approach from 205 on a par 5.

    IIRC his were two sand wedges and... wait for it... yes an MP4 mid iron. Hmm... I guess maybe I should have lied about all that image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Ha ha..I can redress the balance ;-)...8-iron from 130 yards into the wind to 8’, 7-iron from 152 yards to 25’ (putted from the fringe) and 8-iron from 147 yards to 6’ (all pin high). I was -1 after five then had an 8 from the middle of the fairway and it all went south from there :-(.
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Fubuki ZT Stiff
    MD Golf Superstrong 3-wood UST Proforce 65 Stiff
    Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
    Mizuno MP4 4-PW DG S300
    Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Radius Classic 8
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,813 ✭✭
    Those Nike's are primo for $62. Solid buy.
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,921 ✭✭
    Hit some balls last night, test drive the old back. Just some 9s and 7s and then some gap wedges from 105. Maybe 70 hits. Felt ok last night, definitely a little sore this morning and feels good now. Not sure what to make of it, maybe much shorter sessions, transition into more of a half backswing, and playing should only be 40 actual swings anyway, but I will talk with Physical trainer when I start that. Back felt good with 9, little rough with 7(maybe I was getting quick) and I was flighting my gap wedge hitting lowered pinch spin shots as well as fuller opened up drop from sky shots to the pin and my back didn’t care much for either, but that could have been becuase end of the session as well.



    I was straight dropping 9s on the pin though from 135. I had it dialed back for obvious reasons and anything hit well was all over it....stupid game, no worse than if I had been practicing all summer....
    Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
    Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:


    duffer987 wrote:


    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    It means it takes you eight holes to warm up!


    Ya and it might have had something to do with the BBQ lunch + Octoberfest pints + nightcap the previous night image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    I have a new sense of what bloated means. It felt like swinging with a tire around my waste.




    Mmm, BBQ. Is that Texan BBQ, i.e. brisket? That is high on my list of "must try" food. I need to do a tour of great American BBQ spots.

    I will say no more, because from experience I have learnt that the question of which State has the best BBQ is perhaps the one single issue* that divides Americans more deeply than any other.



    *Other possible issues being "Which fast food chain has the best burgers?", or, more locally, "Chicago-style or New York-style?"
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    Kingcat990 wrote:


    Those Nike's are primo for $62. Solid buy.




    I just couldn't pass them up. I've been looking for a set for a few years, but only at a reasonable price and in good condition. I've seen sets in good condition but without the 3 and 4 irons, or with rusty shafts and a high price tag, so when I saw this set it was a no-brainer.



    I like the way these set up. Last night I was hitting the 9i and 6i against my MP4s. After hitting the Nikes, the MP4 heads appeared huge, especially from heel to toe.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,813 ✭✭
    I have never, in all of my years of golf, ever given Nike a glance as to owning their equipment. I have no idea as to why. Of course, when Nike was in its prime with Tiger, I was just a fledgling in golf equipment living in a rural area with no fitter within 150 miles and only 2 local courses. I remember seeing that Nike square driver once in the early 00's and couldn't get behind that monstrosity (pun intended). Fast forward to present day; I could happily play those Nike MB's you got. Great looking iron. Sorta like I missed the bus on those series.
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,215 ✭✭
    Kingcat990 wrote:


    I have never, in all of my years of golf, ever given Nike a glance as to owning their equipment. I have no idea as to why. Of course, when Nike was in its prime with Tiger, I was just a fledgling in golf equipment living in a rural area with no fitter within 150 miles and only 2 local courses. I remember seeing that Nike square driver once in the early 00's and couldn't get behind that monstrosity (pun intended). Fast forward to present day; I could happily play those Nike MB's you got. Great looking iron. Sorta like I missed the bus on those series.




    Yeah I have had exact same sentiment...............now I'm hankering for VR Pro's .........lol.
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    Nike have put out some good irons. The original blades and VR blades are probably my favourites, though the VR Combo (think that's what they're called) are also well regarded.



    When I pretty much stopped playing golf in 1997, Nike were not on the scene at all. I was amazed to see Nike golf clubs and balls when I came back to the game around 2010.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,015 ✭✭

    duffer987 wrote:


    duffer987 wrote:


    Played a course yesterday that needs a cart (I have basically 4/5 courses here to walk otherwise it's housing estate golf or hill country golf, but I digress) and a shared it with a cool guy that just happened to be playing MP4s.

    So I immediately thought of this thread, as I had the Protos in the bag. After a cold start, our cart did combine for 5 birdies in the last 10 holes, so that must mean something right? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    It means it takes you eight holes to warm up!


    Ya and it might have had something to do with the BBQ lunch + Octoberfest pints + nightcap the previous night image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    I have a new sense of what bloated means. It felt like swinging with a tire around my waste.




    Mmm, BBQ. Is that Texan BBQ, i.e. brisket? That is high on my list of "must try" food. I need to do a tour of great American BBQ spots.

    I will say no more, because from experience I have learnt that the question of which State has the best BBQ is perhaps the one single issue* that divides Americans more deeply than any other.



    *Other possible issues being "Which fast food chain has the best burgers?", or, more locally, "Chicago-style or New York-style?"


    Ha! Being from the PNW and living in the UK and California, I certainly wasn't a BBQ person before I got here, but eff me good BBQ is good image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    A really nice cut of well smoked brisket is pretty fantastic, add in a sausage or a couple pork ribs, and that's some good eating.

    Good point though, I do wonder if BBQWRX has the their equivalents of slow play/club head/etc... heated debate threads over and over ,lol
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,203 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:




    Ha! Being from the PNW and living in the UK and California, I certainly wasn't a BBQ person before I got here, but eff me good BBQ is good image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    A really nice cut of well smoked brisket is pretty fantastic, add in a sausage or a couple pork ribs, and that's some good eating.

    Good point though, I do wonder if BBQWRX has the their equivalents of slow play/club head/etc... heated debate threads over and over ,lol




    OK, now I'm hungry.

    I have no doubt that BBQWRX (if no website of that name exists, you should stake (steak?) a claim to it) would have heated debates over the use of lighter fuel and other substances to start the fire (the blade-users equivalent thread posters would insist on no artificial assistance), beverages to go best with a BBQ (equivalent of what ball is best threads), whether Texan BBQ counts as BBQ or not (only trolls post questions along this line now, though), and, the really heated discussion, "does vinegar belong in BBQ sauce?". The only GolfWRX equivalent to this would be threads about whether Tiger is finished or not.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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