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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7291WRX Points: 1,355Handicap: 7Posts: 7,291 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @NixLix26 said:

    I had my wife and daughter fully onboard with a fathers day purchase of the new Wilson Staff tour blades. They felt amazing. Then the pics of the clean Titleist 620MB's came out. Oh man I can't make my mind up. no forged MB stamp makes them look CLEAN.

    Original plan is the way to go. Wilson Staff is a win!

    Posted:
    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.5"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.5"
    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 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
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    On -, @NixLix26 said:

    I had my wife and daughter fully onboard with a fathers day purchase of the new Wilson Staff tour blades. They felt amazing. Then the pics of the clean Titleist 620MB's came out. Oh man I can't make my mind up. no forged MB stamp makes them look CLEAN.

    I'd stick with the Wilsons, their overall profile looks like perfection... that straight muscle as well...

    Posted:
    Callaway BBA 816 ♦♦ 9.5°
    Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 tour 14.5°
    Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18°
    Callaway X Prototype 3 - 9
    Vokey 48° Mizuno 54° Vokey 58°
    Scotty Cameron Newport
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6160WRX Points: 1,387Handicap: mePosts: 6,160 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Played 1st full 18 of season, it was 4 ball but 2 of the golfers touch a ball once a year at this tourney. We did well, considering. Bulk of drives used were mine, I drained 4 birds, 2 outside 20'. Hit a lot of greens (over 10), best shot was a knocked 9i to 128 center, hit the back center of the green, caught the back stop ball spun & kicked right & back 20' to within 6' of cup. Wish I could say i called it, but frankly do not know course enough or can stay I'm that smart. But it was awesome nonetheless. Only had one hole where wheels were off, the rest was more than fine. Maruman blades and S400's rocks my world, Mizuno MP metals are just as glorious, cannot wait to get out there again. Gratifying that range work is really paying off with competent looking play.

    In my persimmon bag, I've just put in some old Mizunos that I got reshafted with DGS400s. They're heavy, but produce the goods. Stable, like the X100s, but easier to elevate in the longer irons (though some of that might be down to head design). So far, I like them.

    Posted:
    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. 
  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members  4970WRX Points: 459Handicap: JDMPosts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    Staffs....

    Got my second scramble this weekend. Feeling like driver swing is coming around, irons easily worst part of game now but I was throwing darts on sim with onoff scoring irons. I may bring them out this weekend...

    Posted:
    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.
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members  4035WRX Points: 337Posts: 4,035 Titanium Tees
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    Friends don't let friends play Titleist. Those Wilsons are combat ready.

    Posted:
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3880WRX Points: 850Handicap: 9Posts: 3,880 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Played 1st full 18 of season, it was 4 ball but 2 of the golfers touch a ball once a year at this tourney. We did well, considering. Bulk of drives used were mine, I drained 4 birds, 2 outside 20'. Hit a lot of greens (over 10), best shot was a knocked 9i to 128 center, hit the back center of the green, caught the back stop ball spun & kicked right & back 20' to within 6' of cup. Wish I could say i called it, but frankly do not know course enough or can stay I'm that smart. But it was awesome nonetheless. Only had one hole where wheels were off, the rest was more than fine. Maruman blades and S400's rocks my world, Mizuno MP metals are just as glorious, cannot wait to get out there again. Gratifying that range work is really paying off with competent looking play.

    In my persimmon bag, I've just put in some old Mizunos that I got reshafted with DGS400s. They're heavy, but produce the goods. Stable, like the X100s, but easier to elevate in the longer irons (though some of that might be down to head design). So far, I like them.

    I have slight issues on getting full pop with the long irons ( do not really practice 3i & 4i near enough) but other than that they are the best shafts I've gone with. The ball is on rails and can pick & hold a real tight line with some fade bias which my eye likes on approach shots. Knock downs and the in-between yardage shots are exceptional. They are pulling my swing in a great direction of taming over swing and getting more efficient torso rotation to impact because of the high kick profile. Rifle's I can over swing all day with them, these, do not tolerate it. I'll get high spin , high launch where bullet trajectory and spin abounding is their real calling. They have helped me to tame Driver swing and in part it's why I'm doing much better with big dog too. I expend 90% of range practice swinging with "connection " now. where I would once just bang it to the moon and groove that mess. DG profile has imposed that greater discipline.The S400 is right flavor of that for me at this point, but even S300 SL's are working better too.

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    On -, @revanant said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    Just to show you the utter frustration and madness I'm dealing with on the course at the moment - a few of you may be aware that I have always struggled with face to path issues, especially with anything longer than a 4 iron. Basically I take the club back inside, and then try to sort it out on the way down. If my timing is good I'll hit a rocket, if it isn't I will hit a sheep grazing 3 fields away. I've been working with my coach to fix it with mostly good results, but had a lesson last week, we did some backswing work, and now I am the proud owner of a pristine cow's **** and a banjo. I almost feel that I've gone the other way, and am taking the club back outside then cutting across on the way through, but anyway.

    Just to show you how much it is hurting, I went for 18 holes yesterday morning before work. Was playing solo, so effectively marked two cards. One with provisionals off the tee, the other with mulligans (only off the tee). With provisionals I shot 86, with mulligans, 78. Had 3 birdies (no mulligans involved with them), lipped out for 2 more, and ended up with 29 putts for the day.

    Oh, and it's Club Championship tomorrow, on a course with even less room off the tee than I played yesterday. I'm fully expecting to be out of the running by the 4th tee.

    I'd be curious if something like the zepp golf training aid would be an effective tool for figuring out swing path issues. I may be moving from my own apartment soon, and I've been trying to figure out cheap ways of getting my apartment simulator data that I've gotten used to. The thing I care most about is my swing path, as I always want to know if my ball flight is a swing path or face issue.

    If you want to buy it/test it, would love to hear your results.

    Admittedly, I'd understand if being a guinea pig isn't the most attractive proposition. ;)

    https://www.amazon.com/Zepp-Golf-3D-Swing-Analyzer/dp/B01CL9802W

    As you may have read from the fitting thread I started, it appears that I can straighten things up, simply by gripping the club properly. It's looking as if a weak left hand was causing the power fade, and the snap hook as I tried all I could to prevent the ball going right. Oh, and some new woods from a company that shall not be named ;)

    Could have done with finding that out a week ago, smh.

    Posted:
    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6160WRX Points: 1,387Handicap: mePosts: 6,160 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Played 1st full 18 of season, it was 4 ball but 2 of the golfers touch a ball once a year at this tourney. We did well, considering. Bulk of drives used were mine, I drained 4 birds, 2 outside 20'. Hit a lot of greens (over 10), best shot was a knocked 9i to 128 center, hit the back center of the green, caught the back stop ball spun & kicked right & back 20' to within 6' of cup. Wish I could say i called it, but frankly do not know course enough or can stay I'm that smart. But it was awesome nonetheless. Only had one hole where wheels were off, the rest was more than fine. Maruman blades and S400's rocks my world, Mizuno MP metals are just as glorious, cannot wait to get out there again. Gratifying that range work is really paying off with competent looking play.

    In my persimmon bag, I've just put in some old Mizunos that I got reshafted with DGS400s. They're heavy, but produce the goods. Stable, like the X100s, but easier to elevate in the longer irons (though some of that might be down to head design). So far, I like them.

    I have slight issues on getting full pop with the long irons ( do not really practice 3i & 4i near enough) but other than that they are the best shafts I've gone with. The ball is on rails and can pick & hold a real tight line with some fade bias which my eye likes on approach shots. Knock downs and the in-between yardage shots are exceptional. They are pulling my swing in a great direction of taming over swing and getting more efficient torso rotation to impact because of the high kick profile. Rifle's I can over swing all day with them, these, do not tolerate it. I'll get high spin , high launch where bullet trajectory and spin abounding is their real calling. They have helped me to tame Driver swing and in part it's why I'm doing much better with big dog too. I expend 90% of range practice swinging with "connection " now. where I would once just bang it to the moon and groove that mess. DG profile has imposed that greater discipline.The S400 is right flavor of that for me at this point, but even S300 SL's are working better too.

    I hear you on the holding a tight line. That's been a real eye-opener. I've noticed a big difference in left/right (mostly left in my case...) dispersion between my Mizunos with S400s and different Mizunos with S200 shafts. The S200 just continue to turn over too much, whereas the S400s seem to fight that.
    As for long irons, the S400 has enough of a kick to get my 4i up nicely in the air without me having to work it too much. With X100s, I always feel I need to work it too hard to get the desired ball flight.

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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 -, @bodhi555 said:

    On -, @revanant said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    Just to show you the utter frustration and madness I'm dealing with on the course at the moment - a few of you may be aware that I have always struggled with face to path issues, especially with anything longer than a 4 iron. Basically I take the club back inside, and then try to sort it out on the way down. If my timing is good I'll hit a rocket, if it isn't I will hit a sheep grazing 3 fields away. I've been working with my coach to fix it with mostly good results, but had a lesson last week, we did some backswing work, and now I am the proud owner of a pristine cow's **** and a banjo. I almost feel that I've gone the other way, and am taking the club back outside then cutting across on the way through, but anyway.

    Just to show you how much it is hurting, I went for 18 holes yesterday morning before work. Was playing solo, so effectively marked two cards. One with provisionals off the tee, the other with mulligans (only off the tee). With provisionals I shot 86, with mulligans, 78. Had 3 birdies (no mulligans involved with them), lipped out for 2 more, and ended up with 29 putts for the day.

    Oh, and it's Club Championship tomorrow, on a course with even less room off the tee than I played yesterday. I'm fully expecting to be out of the running by the 4th tee.

    I'd be curious if something like the zepp golf training aid would be an effective tool for figuring out swing path issues. I may be moving from my own apartment soon, and I've been trying to figure out cheap ways of getting my apartment simulator data that I've gotten used to. The thing I care most about is my swing path, as I always want to know if my ball flight is a swing path or face issue.

    If you want to buy it/test it, would love to hear your results.

    Admittedly, I'd understand if being a guinea pig isn't the most attractive proposition. ;)

    https://www.amazon.com/Zepp-Golf-3D-Swing-Analyzer/dp/B01CL9802W

    As you may have read from the fitting thread I started, it appears that I can straighten things up, simply by gripping the club properly. It's looking as if a weak left hand was causing the power fade, and the snap hook as I tried all I could to prevent the ball going right. Oh, and some new woods from a company that shall not be named ;)

    Could have done with finding that out a week ago, smh.

    I read that thread. Did you work out why you picked up 5mph with the older driver? I wondered if it was down to a problem with the machine's sensors picking up the club head. Were you hitting out on to a range? In other words, could you actually see your ball flight?

    Posted:
    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. 
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  956WRX Points: 328Handicap: 8Posts: 956 Golden Tee
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    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    On -, @revanant said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    Just to show you the utter frustration and madness I'm dealing with on the course at the moment - a few of you may be aware that I have always struggled with face to path issues, especially with anything longer than a 4 iron. Basically I take the club back inside, and then try to sort it out on the way down. If my timing is good I'll hit a rocket, if it isn't I will hit a sheep grazing 3 fields away. I've been working with my coach to fix it with mostly good results, but had a lesson last week, we did some backswing work, and now I am the proud owner of a pristine cow's **** and a banjo. I almost feel that I've gone the other way, and am taking the club back outside then cutting across on the way through, but anyway.

    Just to show you how much it is hurting, I went for 18 holes yesterday morning before work. Was playing solo, so effectively marked two cards. One with provisionals off the tee, the other with mulligans (only off the tee). With provisionals I shot 86, with mulligans, 78. Had 3 birdies (no mulligans involved with them), lipped out for 2 more, and ended up with 29 putts for the day.

    Oh, and it's Club Championship tomorrow, on a course with even less room off the tee than I played yesterday. I'm fully expecting to be out of the running by the 4th tee.

    I'd be curious if something like the zepp golf training aid would be an effective tool for figuring out swing path issues. I may be moving from my own apartment soon, and I've been trying to figure out cheap ways of getting my apartment simulator data that I've gotten used to. The thing I care most about is my swing path, as I always want to know if my ball flight is a swing path or face issue.

    If you want to buy it/test it, would love to hear your results.

    Admittedly, I'd understand if being a guinea pig isn't the most attractive proposition. ;)

    https://www.amazon.com/Zepp-Golf-3D-Swing-Analyzer/dp/B01CL9802W

    As you may have read from the fitting thread I started, it appears that I can straighten things up, simply by gripping the club properly. It's looking as if a weak left hand was causing the power fade, and the snap hook as I tried all I could to prevent the ball going right. Oh, and some new woods from a company that shall not be named ;)

    Could have done with finding that out a week ago, smh.

    I read that thread. Did you work out why you picked up 5mph with the older driver? I wondered if it was down to a problem with the machine's sensors picking up the club head. Were you hitting out on to a range? In other words, could you actually see your ball flight?

    I didn't sadly, and it was an indoor simulator with GC2, so may not have worked the SS out properly, ball speed was definitely up though, and I felt like I could really lean on it and still get great results. I used the same sim to get fit for my hybrid, and the ball flight I see on the course is very similar to that on GC2. Can't wait to pick it up to find out though :)

    Crazy thing was it wasn't the driver I picked that speed up with, it was a 3 wood off the deck, giving identical numbers to my current Driver. I suspect old blue faithfuls will be getting retired to the backup bag very shortly :)

    Posted:
    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


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    On -, @jwhite86 said:


    Took the plunge... They have been sitting on the shelf locally for a few months and I finally pulled the trigger. I'm going to try to clean them up, and they need new grips... but I'm going to give them a go

    Sweet, I have a pristine set 3-PW, just because you are taking the plunge, I will pull mine out of the closet and put them in the bag as well. Cheers.

    Posted:
    M4 
    Srixon -H45 16*
    Srixon Combo Set: 4-6 Z785, 7-PW Z Forged
    REG.588 -52*,60*
    Odyssey,  White Hot #7 (ala Graeme McDowell)





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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6160WRX Points: 1,387Handicap: mePosts: 6,160 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    On -, @revanant said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    Just to show you the utter frustration and madness I'm dealing with on the course at the moment - a few of you may be aware that I have always struggled with face to path issues, especially with anything longer than a 4 iron. Basically I take the club back inside, and then try to sort it out on the way down. If my timing is good I'll hit a rocket, if it isn't I will hit a sheep grazing 3 fields away. I've been working with my coach to fix it with mostly good results, but had a lesson last week, we did some backswing work, and now I am the proud owner of a pristine cow's **** and a banjo. I almost feel that I've gone the other way, and am taking the club back outside then cutting across on the way through, but anyway.

    Just to show you how much it is hurting, I went for 18 holes yesterday morning before work. Was playing solo, so effectively marked two cards. One with provisionals off the tee, the other with mulligans (only off the tee). With provisionals I shot 86, with mulligans, 78. Had 3 birdies (no mulligans involved with them), lipped out for 2 more, and ended up with 29 putts for the day.

    Oh, and it's Club Championship tomorrow, on a course with even less room off the tee than I played yesterday. I'm fully expecting to be out of the running by the 4th tee.

    I'd be curious if something like the zepp golf training aid would be an effective tool for figuring out swing path issues. I may be moving from my own apartment soon, and I've been trying to figure out cheap ways of getting my apartment simulator data that I've gotten used to. The thing I care most about is my swing path, as I always want to know if my ball flight is a swing path or face issue.

    If you want to buy it/test it, would love to hear your results.

    Admittedly, I'd understand if being a guinea pig isn't the most attractive proposition. ;)

    https://www.amazon.com/Zepp-Golf-3D-Swing-Analyzer/dp/B01CL9802W

    As you may have read from the fitting thread I started, it appears that I can straighten things up, simply by gripping the club properly. It's looking as if a weak left hand was causing the power fade, and the snap hook as I tried all I could to prevent the ball going right. Oh, and some new woods from a company that shall not be named ;)

    Could have done with finding that out a week ago, smh.

    I read that thread. Did you work out why you picked up 5mph with the older driver? I wondered if it was down to a problem with the machine's sensors picking up the club head. Were you hitting out on to a range? In other words, could you actually see your ball flight?

    I didn't sadly, and it was an indoor simulator with GC2, so may not have worked the SS out properly, ball speed was definitely up though, and I felt like I could really lean on it and still get great results. I used the same sim to get fit for my hybrid, and the ball flight I see on the course is very similar to that on GC2. Can't wait to pick it up to find out though :)

    Crazy thing was it wasn't the driver I picked that speed up with, it was a 3 wood off the deck, giving identical numbers to my current Driver. I suspect old blue faithfuls will be getting retired to the backup bag very shortly :)

    Will we one day see you with an all T****ist bag? Surely not!

    Posted:
    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. 
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  956WRX Points: 328Handicap: 8Posts: 956 Golden Tee
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    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    On -, @revanant said:

    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    Just to show you the utter frustration and madness I'm dealing with on the course at the moment - a few of you may be aware that I have always struggled with face to path issues, especially with anything longer than a 4 iron. Basically I take the club back inside, and then try to sort it out on the way down. If my timing is good I'll hit a rocket, if it isn't I will hit a sheep grazing 3 fields away. I've been working with my coach to fix it with mostly good results, but had a lesson last week, we did some backswing work, and now I am the proud owner of a pristine cow's **** and a banjo. I almost feel that I've gone the other way, and am taking the club back outside then cutting across on the way through, but anyway.

    Just to show you how much it is hurting, I went for 18 holes yesterday morning before work. Was playing solo, so effectively marked two cards. One with provisionals off the tee, the other with mulligans (only off the tee). With provisionals I shot 86, with mulligans, 78. Had 3 birdies (no mulligans involved with them), lipped out for 2 more, and ended up with 29 putts for the day.

    Oh, and it's Club Championship tomorrow, on a course with even less room off the tee than I played yesterday. I'm fully expecting to be out of the running by the 4th tee.

    I'd be curious if something like the zepp golf training aid would be an effective tool for figuring out swing path issues. I may be moving from my own apartment soon, and I've been trying to figure out cheap ways of getting my apartment simulator data that I've gotten used to. The thing I care most about is my swing path, as I always want to know if my ball flight is a swing path or face issue.

    If you want to buy it/test it, would love to hear your results.

    Admittedly, I'd understand if being a guinea pig isn't the most attractive proposition. ;)

    https://www.amazon.com/Zepp-Golf-3D-Swing-Analyzer/dp/B01CL9802W

    As you may have read from the fitting thread I started, it appears that I can straighten things up, simply by gripping the club properly. It's looking as if a weak left hand was causing the power fade, and the snap hook as I tried all I could to prevent the ball going right. Oh, and some new woods from a company that shall not be named ;)

    Could have done with finding that out a week ago, smh.

    I read that thread. Did you work out why you picked up 5mph with the older driver? I wondered if it was down to a problem with the machine's sensors picking up the club head. Were you hitting out on to a range? In other words, could you actually see your ball flight?

    I didn't sadly, and it was an indoor simulator with GC2, so may not have worked the SS out properly, ball speed was definitely up though, and I felt like I could really lean on it and still get great results. I used the same sim to get fit for my hybrid, and the ball flight I see on the course is very similar to that on GC2. Can't wait to pick it up to find out though :)

    Crazy thing was it wasn't the driver I picked that speed up with, it was a 3 wood off the deck, giving identical numbers to my current Driver. I suspect old blue faithfuls will be getting retired to the backup bag very shortly :)

    Will we one day see you with an all T****ist bag? Surely not!

    Highly highly unlikely :) can't see the VR Pros or Engage Wedges going anywhere soon. Plus I've just tried the correct grip at the range and spent my time with the Driver knocking it over the fence at the back with a slight draw, so it can stay for now.

    Posted:
    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  956WRX Points: 328Handicap: 8Posts: 956 Golden Tee
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    Folks, not sure if you've seen but I've been requested on another thread not to mention the **** Blades any more, which is a shame as I enjoyed talking about all sorts of bladey goodness, and how they relate to the staple in my bag.

    Still, nice weather we've been having isn't it?

    (I lie, it hasn't stopped raining since Monday and all the local courses are shut)

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    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members  4035WRX Points: 337Posts: 4,035 Titanium Tees
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    FWIW, if any of you guys run across a set of Bridgestone Precept Pro Model irons, please let me know as I have been actively seeking them out for a project.

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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals  7171WRX Points: 564Handicap: 3Posts: 7,171 Marshals
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    On -, @Kingcat990 said:

    FWIW, if any of you guys run across a set of Bridgestone Precept Pro Model irons, please let me know as I have been actively seeking them out for a project.

    What about these ones on eBay from Australia - cost around 280 bucks!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-Pro-Model-Irons-2-PW-SW-Steel-Stiff-Flex-New-Grips-F5985/392309829955?hash=item5b577cf143:g:jJMAAOSw~epc-SAF

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    Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
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  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3880WRX Points: 850Handicap: 9Posts: 3,880 Titanium Tees
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    Like those!

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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members  4035WRX Points: 337Posts: 4,035 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    On -, @Kingcat990 said:

    FWIW, if any of you guys run across a set of Bridgestone Precept Pro Model irons, please let me know as I have been actively seeking them out for a project.

    What about these ones on eBay from Australia - cost around 280 bucks!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-Pro-Model-Irons-2-PW-SW-Steel-Stiff-Flex-New-Grips-F5985/392309829955?hash=item5b577cf143:g:jJMAAOSw~epc-SAF

    Crazy. I didnt see those in my search. Even in 2-P is nice. I was looking for this model;



    However, the ones you posted may work just fine. I gotta wonder wtf Bridgestone was thinking with their wedge designs during those times.

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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6160WRX Points: 1,387Handicap: mePosts: 6,160 Titanium Tees
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    Love the Cleveland 588 blades. Nice purchase.

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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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    Demo day and a chance to try the blueprint irons. Photo has the baby blade for size reference

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    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3766WRX Points: 690Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,766 Titanium Tees
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    The Blueprints look so good.

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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    TaylorMade Sim Max Rescue 19° w/ HZRDUS Red 105 6.5
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 3-9 w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 48°,53°,58° w/ DG S400 Tour Issue
    Odyssey WHP #3

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    On -, @Golfingfanatic said:

    The Blueprints look so good.

    They surprised me with how good they are

    Posted:
    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3880WRX Points: 850Handicap: 9Posts: 3,880 Titanium Tees
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    They are right there with BB & FG 59 in size no? How do they feel?
    I had a forged Glide wedge, thought it was pretty good in feel and performance, so these are probably solid.

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    On -, @erikro said:

    Picked these up today. $200 3-p. Mint condition.

    These were really underrated I feel... Great set of clubs!

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    Callaway BBA 816 ♦♦ 9.5°
    Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 tour 14.5°
    Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18°
    Callaway X Prototype 3 - 9
    Vokey 48° Mizuno 54° Vokey 58°
    Scotty Cameron Newport
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  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  956WRX Points: 328Handicap: 8Posts: 956 Golden Tee
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    Those Blueprints do look gorgeous - even tho I have the same opinion of Ping some have of T*****t, I would make an exception for these :smile:

    Posted:
    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members  3154WRX Points: 743Handicap: I.Q.Posts: 3,154 Titanium Tees
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    Coming soon to a bag in my garage. 1-SW with original Neumann leather wrap.
    Shafted as:
    DYNAMIC GOLD STEEL SHAFTS / 1 IRON - R300 / 2-3 S300 / 4-5 S400 / 6-W S500

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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7291WRX Points: 1,355Handicap: 7Posts: 7,291 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @bodhi555 said:

    Those Blueprints do look gorgeous - even tho I have the same opinion of Ping some have of T*****t, I would make an exception for these :smile:

    It's amazing a company that put out the Zing iron is now producing something like the Blueprints.

    Unrelated side note: bodhi, i say, keep flying the Nike flag. Go loud and proud. :smiley::smiley::smiley:

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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.5"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.5"
    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 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
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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6160WRX Points: 1,387Handicap: mePosts: 6,160 Titanium Tees
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    Played 9 holes today, and had an unusual round for me. I went with my modern set, with FG62 irons because I am really taken with them. Played the same course as last week (with persimmon) but this time played the East course, which I didn't go round last time. Ended with a 38, which is in line with last week's scores using 30~40 year clubs.
    My driver was crap today, and I hit 2 OB, which really hurt. Irons were pretty solid, and I managed the par 3s well, which I didn't do last week. In fact, I came pretty close to a hole-in-one (I made the birdie).

    I also got my first eagle in 8 or 9 years! I've had some good chances in that time, including missing two eagle putts from 5~6 foot, and also including making a couple of pars on par fives after hitting a shot out of bounds (one this year, after I hit my second OB, rehit my 4th to the edge of the green, and holes a 30~40y chip with a 6i). But no eagles. Today I got a nice chip-in eagle after an OK drive, good 7w from a crappy lie, and a nice chip from 40 yards out that just kept rolling.

    Today was an odd round for me. I drove badly (usually a strong point for me), but chipped really well (usually a weak point). I got up and down 3 times out of 4, which is amazing for me. I also hit my short irons on the par 3s well, which is odd, because I usually do better off the fairways.
    I'm really enjoying this FG62s. My only criticism would be that I get a very low ball flight from them...but that's not always a bad thing. Quality irons.

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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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