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  • MitchellMitchell  5622WRX Points: 454Members Posts: 5,622 Titanium Tees
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    Biggie,
    What flatstick did you use with that set up? Glad to hear your back is allowing play and enjoyment of game again. Irons really look nice since development of some patina👍

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    Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 7.3
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* (c2 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Titleist 818 h1 21* (c2 surefit) Atmos blue TS 8
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400 
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54*  s400
    Vokey 260-08 raw C-C  60*  s400
    Cameron '95 Laguna
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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    Nice work on the ace!!!!!

    Thanks Mitchell, it is a Mazda studio...Fantastic putter. I got it beat up on a whim/deal, stripped and refinished it and it is the only blade style putter I feel I am as good or better than an answer from inside of 10ft. Granted it has a plumbers neck, but it is seriously an amazing putter for me. Standing over it that head looks like a block rectangle, love this putter...it has an orange grip and paintfill so seemed like it fit the set of the day and if going out with unfamiliar irons I correctly guessed it wasn’t a day for a vanity putter in combo, so I brought a comfortable business one...


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    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.
  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker  4810WRX Points: 753ClubWRX Posts: 4,810 ClubWRX
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    I had tried a set of Titleist AP2 716 irons for last year's golf season. As much as I tried to like perimeter weighted irons it wasn't working. I am back to my '99 Apex blades and am striking the ball pretty solid. I've got some early season rust to shake off but I'm already liking the change back to the Hogan blades. The feedback off of blades really lets you know whether you're striking the ball well or not.

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    EAMUS CATULI! AC020303
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5980WRX Points: 1,155Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,980 Titanium Tees
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    NRJyzr
    Nice job with the ace. And with a 3i. That's a Big Boy's hole-in-one, for sure.

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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5980WRX Points: 1,155Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,980 Titanium Tees
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    Here are the MP14s I mentioned the other day. I need to clean them up a little, but the faces are in good shape. I think the grips will have to be replaced.



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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    Out of curiosity does the offset bother you any? It never did to me until I got used to less offset sets.... But it is easy to get accustomed to and I feel like that dart is the benchmark of offset for my where my tolerance is. I also think it is purely visual and doesn’t effect line in practice.

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    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.
  • Nard_SNard_S  3710WRX Points: 744Handicap: 9Members Posts: 3,710 Titanium Tees
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    Did the PGA today, incredibly well run event. Bethpage Black is diabolically long, card says 7400+ feels like 15000 walking around it. The scale of the holes, the terrain, and massive layout is something el;se. The yardage book under sells it. Severe wind was in play too. Always there and gusting quite high, 70 was a super solid round.
    Spent a few hours watching guys warming up in practice area, the tightness of their swings is humbling. Justin Rose has a great swing, machine precision to it. A modern Faldo.
    The only downside to event was that the "bargain" on food and beverages was Grey Goose on rocks at $11. Not kidding either.
    I enjoyed it and plan on going to more events major or not, could sit all day watching them warm up. The piercing ball flight, the swing and the tempo, great to watch great.

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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5980WRX Points: 1,155Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,980 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Bigmean said:

    Out of curiosity does the offset bother you any? It never did to me until I got used to less offset sets.... But it is easy to get accustomed to and I feel like that dart is the benchmark of offset for my where my tolerance is. I also think it is purely visual and doesn’t effect line in practice.

    I'm quite used to offset like that, so it doesn't bother me too much. That said, I am really enjoying my FG62s at the moment, and they don't have much offset, so switching from them to an iron like the MP14 might cause some initial problems.

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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • deejaiddeejaid  785WRX Points: 674Members Posts: 785 Golden Tee
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    Recently got a set of 2006 Hogan Apex irons as I was curious how game improvement (as measured by the Maltby Playability Factor) they really are. Really nice feeling irons and no easier or harder to hit than any of my other blades. Had to lose the green ring ferrules for some proper Hogan red rings.

    I think these will stay in the modern bag for a little while.

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    The bag...
    Late 1950’s Stan Thompson Reactionizer Woods 1-4
    Early 1980’s Palmer “The Deacon” irons 3-PW (Hoganized with Apex 4 shafts)
    1958 Wilson Triple Duty wedge
    Ping Day putter
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5980WRX Points: 1,155Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,980 Titanium Tees
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    Good call on the ferrules, deejaid. Those green ones look out of place on a Hogan club.

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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop  1388WRX Points: 307Members Posts: 1,388 Platinum Tees
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    Second game this year. 4 greens. 25 Putts. One broken driver shaft. 81.

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    15 - Titleist 915 FD Attas G7 6x
    18 - Royal Collection SFD X7 Speeder Evolution II 757x
    22 - Mizuno CLK Daimana Thump 90x
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52, 56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Cleveland 588 
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5980WRX Points: 1,155Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,980 Titanium Tees
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    Second game this year. 4 greens. 25 Putts. One broken driver shaft. 81.

    That's some impressive scrambling. Did you get a load of rain as well? It poured down here from around 1pm.

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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USA 7005WRX Points: 1,050Handicap: 7Members Posts: 7,005 Titanium Tees
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    Second game this year. 4 greens. 25 Putts. One broken driver shaft. 81.

    The most common way to a low putts per round total, missing greens. I know it well. LOL

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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.25"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.25"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane/Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 1-SW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    On occasion, Ram 1i or Mizuno 2i replaced with Orlimar persimmon 4w, Dynamic S

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801, TW802, or TW805
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop  1388WRX Points: 307Members Posts: 1,388 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @NRJyzr said:


    Second game this year. 4 greens. 25 Putts. One broken driver shaft. 81.

    The most common way to a low putts per round total, missing greens. I know it well. LOL

    While my short game wasn't bad, it wasn't all roses. I made putts of roughly 8', 10', 16', 6', 6', 12', 20', 10', 8' and 20' on the last hole. It was a terribly windy day on yet another narrow mountain top course. The greens were nice and smooth, running pretty fast, with a fair bit of slope, and I was grinding on every single putt - wish I could bottle it for next time when my striking is a little better.

    Irons were not as mediocre as the GIR would suggest, hit a number of nice shots that weren't rewarded. In all honesty though, I should probably change out the 4, 5 and 6 irons to something with a larger sweet spot. They feel fantastic when struck properly, but I don't have a lot of confidence I can get it done with them, playing 4 times a year and practicing the full swing once a month or so as I have been doing. The Mizuno CLK hybrid was the best club in my bag besides the short stick. Thing is an effortless 220-230yard machine. I'd like a little more of that next time out.

    The broken shaft is disappointing. Hit one slightly left on the 15th hole, a sharp dog leg right and when I finished my swing I kind of dropped the club down into what should have been ground as a reaction to another ball going where it should not. On it's way, the shaft hit one of the slightly more raised than usual tee markers and I felt the head droop and that was that. Goofy bit of bad luck.

    So, now I also have to find a new driver or a new shaft. I will say that I had one of my best driving days the previous round. Hit a handful of drives over 300 yards with only one missed fairway. RIP Tour AD MJ6X.

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    15 - Titleist 915 FD Attas G7 6x
    18 - Royal Collection SFD X7 Speeder Evolution II 757x
    22 - Mizuno CLK Daimana Thump 90x
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52, 56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Cleveland 588 
  • mahoniemahonie England 2768WRX Points: 435Handicap: 11Members Posts: 2,768 Titanium Tees
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    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Fubuki ZT Stiff
    Callaway XR Speed 3W Project X HZRDUS T800 65 Stiff
    Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
    Cobra King CB/MB Flow 4-6, 7-PW
    Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Radius Classic 8
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  • craz-ecraz-e  4301WRX Points: 399Handicap: 3Members Posts: 4,301 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @mahonie said:

    Interesting write up on Ping’s first forged blade:
    http://www.golfwrx.com/558054/ping-blueprint-irons-are-officially-coming-to-retail/

    I am intrigued by this iron, will certainly give it a go if I see it in the flesh

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    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Titleist 718 CB/MB Project X LZ 6.0
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • c7015c7015  2264WRX Points: 262Members Posts: 2,264 Platinum Tees
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    I just switched back to blades 7-pw (718) ...
    I had trackman data to validate my switch but also the fact that I chose a split set says something.

    • The ball has a better flight for me (higher, softer landing and longer) on similar hits. (Trackman validated)
    • distance loss from a toed hit is minimal although my CB's are the 714 so are still a players cavity (but blades have come a long way even from the 710's I used to game)
    • the biggest difference is turf interaction, if I'm going to miss and blame it on the club, it's going to be hitting it fat, with no bounce to save me those have been the most penalizing mishits.
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    TS3 Smoke 70g (S Flex)
    913 FD 3 wood Whiteboard (X Flex)
    915 F 5 wood Blueboard (S Flex)
    712U 4 Iron
    714CB 5-6
    718MB 7-PW 
    Vokey SM7 50, 55, 60 
    SC Newport 2.5
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Los Angeles 6007WRX Points: 693Members Posts: 6,007 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Bigmean said:

    Seriously.........for those here that venture into the debate topics, this coming from ping of all people is like 🤦‍♂️.

    I am sure “highly skilled” will be twisted in to tiger woods only By the iron design matters sooo much side, but ping just stright up validated the small blade, with testing, and some presumable science. LMAO....

    I saw that...there was a guy used to post on TSG that he thought small, heavy headed driver was good for the same reason... more mass behind COG.

    That's really the tradeoff. Can you hit it on the horizontal and vertical COG enough? If so, smaller, less forgiving is awesome.

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    Ping GMax 400 10.5 TPT 17 LKP
    Callawy Epic 5W 
    Callaway X-hot pro 3,4 h
    Mizuno MP4 4-W, KBS tour-v, 110 S
    Mizuno MP-64 4-W, c-taper lite, 105 R
    Fourteen mt28v3 50, 54, 58
    Cameron Futura 5W


  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ Florida 5396WRX Points: 478Handicap: 6Members Posts: 5,396 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Bigmean said:

    Seriously.........for those here that venture into the debate topics, this coming from ping of all people is like 🤦‍♂️.

    I am sure “highly skilled” will be twisted in to tiger woods only By the iron design matters sooo much side, but ping just stright up validated the small blade, with testing, and some presumable science. LMAO....

    Currently play the Apex 18 mb's, but these will get a look at by me when they come out. Like what I am reading about them. That said, the Callaways will be the benchmark for me. Had some very good scores and can not see any changes coming, but the Pings
    could change that also.

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    Play Golf.....Play Blades......Play Something Else.....Just Go Play.....

    4 HC
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  • edgeratedgerat  244WRX Points: 93ClubWRX Posts: 244 ClubWRX
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    Went out with four 7 irons and four 5 irons today. Miura MB001, Top Flite Pro Forged, 716 AP2, Srixon 965s. I was trying to sort out what I am gaming this year, the Pro Forged are at least a club weaker than all the others, I hit the 7i to pin high on a 135yd par3. Miuras are so **** solid, I just can't seem to pull the trigger on putting them in the bag for good. Srixons are a half club longer, don't seem to have the height and because of that, they roll out quite a bit more than I like to see.
    I have a set of Modus105 shafts coming and just ordered a set of SmacWraps, next to decide what those go in.
    Isaac

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  • SebmourSebmour sebastiendamour.com  580WRX Points: 114Handicap: 1.8Members Posts: 580 Golden Tee
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    On -, @puttingmatt said:

    On -, @Bigmean said:

    Seriously.........for those here that venture into the debate topics, this coming from ping of all people is like 🤦‍♂️.

    I am sure “highly skilled” will be twisted in to tiger woods only By the iron design matters sooo much side, but ping just stright up validated the small blade, with testing, and some presumable science. LMAO....

    Currently play the Apex 18 mb's, but these will get a look at by me when they come out. Like what I am reading about them. That said, the Callaways will be the benchmark for me. Had some very good scores and can not see any changes coming, but the Pings
    could change that also.

    Same here for me. The feel I get from my Apex MB 2018 is really hard to beat. I would love to look at the Wilson Staff tour iron and these Ping Blueprint to replace the Apex MB.

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    www.sebastiendamour.com
    Titleist TS3 8.5* EVenflow T1100 6.5
    Titleist 816H2 21 degré Fujikura Tour spec 8.8 HB xstiff
    King Forged CB/MB 3-PW Nippon NS Pro Modus 120 x 
    Mizuno T7 wedge 52, 56, 60 
    Odyssey O works R line 
  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer Onterible 377WRX Points: 238Handicap: 5-25Members Posts: 377 Greens
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    Went on an older blade kick a couple years ago and picked up a set of Titleist 660s, Mizzy MP-33's and Adams MB2 Raws. Shot my lowest 2 rounds ever with the 33's with a 68 and 69 the next week, pulled the heads and then played I20s until this year. MB2's shafted up and waiting to get out next week and try them out. Have loved the look of these and the Vega Raws for years, finally have this set anywway.

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    Titleist Canada Day Bag:
    Driver - Ping G400 9* w/ Diamana B 70X
    Woods - Titleist 917F2 16.5* w/ Fuji Pro 73X TS
    Hybrids - Titleist 816H2 21* w/ Speeder 8.8X
    Irons - TM 790 UDI 2i w/ DG 120 X100, 750/770 4-PW w/ DG TI S400
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52F/58S w/ DG TI S400
    Putter - Yes! Abbie Forged 33" (with a pile of lead tape)

  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5980WRX Points: 1,155Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,980 Titanium Tees
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    At the range last night I saw 3 guys with MP4s in their bags. Also two guys with J15 CBs. Japanese driving ranges bring out some weird odd clubs (for example, quite a few guys with old cast GI irons from the 80s that look like Honma knock-offs), but last night was impressive for quality.

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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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    On -, @Bigmean said:

    Seriously.........for those here that venture into the debate topics, this coming from ping of all people is like 🤦‍♂️.

    I am sure “highly skilled” will be twisted in to tiger woods only By the iron design matters sooo much side, but ping just stright up validated the small blade, with testing, and some presumable science. LMAO....

    **** has frozen over, lol, Ping the Godfather of CB/GI has made a near honest forged blade and it's compact.....and they say it is better because of it........WTF. I used their Glide wedge for a few months. It was nice, the shaft sucked , "Spinner" snapped at triple step,put it all aside, but it was forged and the darn thing worked good. I would give these a spin.

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    At the range last night I saw 3 guys with MP4s in their bags. Also two guys with J15 CBs. Japanese driving ranges bring out some weird odd clubs (for example, quite a few guys with old cast GI irons from the 80s that look like Honma knock-offs), but last night was impressive for quality.

    The range in Japan is something to behold. A lot of guys have nice sticks at the ranges around here - Epons, Miuras, PXG, Yamaha, PRGR, Callaway and obviously Mizuno... But, also the odd Ping, Titleist and Taylormade. Funny seeing what the old dudes bag too. Lots of XXIO. The used shops are basically half XXIO. Lots of funky staff bags too.

    Thinking I might get a chance to go work on my swing tomorrow. Last game my sister and I played our first game together in our lives and, her being a total tourist, she recorded a bunch of my swings. Noticed I got really closed off. Kind of my old swing. It seemed to work with the hybrid off the tee, but it sure hurts the consistency with the driver. I think it was due to having a slight twinge in my back and also hitting balls the day before. I have to open it up some. Also, starting to see how little flow there was in the swing. Too much hit in it.

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    15 - Titleist 915 FD Attas G7 6x
    18 - Royal Collection SFD X7 Speeder Evolution II 757x
    22 - Mizuno CLK Daimana Thump 90x
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52, 56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Cleveland 588 
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5980WRX Points: 1,155Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,980 Titanium Tees
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    Oh, the amount of XXIO is something else, both at the range and in the secondhand shops. XXIO has its own section at my local secondhand shop. Seems to keep its value pretty well, too. I also see a bit of Phyz (sp?), which I think is Bridgestone's answer to XXIO, but nothing like the same amount as XXIO.
    The new Taylormade drivers seem to be selling well, especially among the younger guys. I've noticed at my local range that older guys tend to go for JDM, whereas younger guys go for US brands, but that's not a hard and fast rule.
    Then there's me turning up with a different set of irons every time.

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    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): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    That all makes sense. Taylor made is younger and cooler an dfor sure you need a phyz ball for your xxio driver to smack if you are playing from the corporate tees...

    I would love the second hand shops over there, I have gotten from a few more than once via inter webs, but in person feel and touch would be awesome. As much as I love jdm, like all golf stuff 70% of it is still
    Just something to either gawk at or not give a glance to.

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    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.
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