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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,835 ✭✭

    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.

    Wyoming Cowboys
  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,772 mod
    edited Jun 13, 2019 12:39am #19263

    @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

    Cleveland, Nike, Taylormade, Titleist, Vessel
    Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
    Handicap:  3
  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,261 ✭✭
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,835 ✭✭

    @Buzzkill said:

    @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.

    Wyoming Cowboys
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,314 ✭✭

    Love the Cleveland 588 blades. Nice purchase.

    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. 
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,103 ✭✭


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

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,117 ✭✭

    The Blueprints look so good.

    Cobra F9 Tour Length
    2016 TM M1 T3 12.5°
    TEE CBX 119 16° hybrid
    Cobra F9 4 Iron Ricke Special
    Miura CB57 5-PW
    Vokey SM4 52°/ Cleveland RTX 2.0 Raw 56°/ Vokey Proto 60°
    Odyssey Armlock
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,103 ✭✭

    @Golfingfanatic said:
    The Blueprints look so good.

    They surprised me with how good they are

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,261 ✭✭

    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.

  • JonesyJonesy Members Posts: 1,537 ✭✭

    @erikro said:

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

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

    Callaway Optiforce 440 9.5*
    Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18*
    Mizuno MP H-4 2 iron
    Callaway X Prototype 4 - PW
    Cleveland 50* Mizuno 54* 58* MP-T11
    Scotty Cameron Newport
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 778 ✭✭

    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:

    The Blue Thunder: Nike Vapor Fly - 9.5 degree - Speeder Evolution 757X
    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 Posts: 2,616 ✭✭

    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

  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭

    @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:

    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"
    2h:  TM Stage 2 Tour, Nv105 stiff -or- 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: 5,314 ✭✭
    edited Jun 14, 2019 1:04pm #19276

    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.

    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. 
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 778 ✭✭

    @NRJyzr said:

    @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:

    Agreed, they've done a stunning job with these. Only bit I'm unsure about is the screw, which spoils the clean lines slightly, but then if there wasn't something like that they wouldn't be Pings.

    I think if I were to pick one of the current blade models though, I really would struggle to see past the P7-TW's. OK they're expensive, and supply is limited, but they're the VR Pros with a TM badge on them, so I'm convinced.

    Off to pick up the new 3 wood shortly. I may be 38, but I can't help feeling like a kid on Christmas Day when it's new club day. After a very expensive and grown up week, it's just the tonic required.

    The Blue Thunder: Nike Vapor Fly - 9.5 degree - Speeder Evolution 757X
    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


  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,744 ✭✭

    Played the other day with a guy who had an Arnold Palmer Standard 1-iron (blade, not cb) with a crow bar for a shaft. So naturally I had to hit it. I hit it flush, it got about knee high. And ran out 200+ yards. Don’t see those every day.

    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


  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,943 ✭✭

    Bodhi,

    The gc2 is crazy accurate regarding distance and direction and flight (assuming you have no boost set on it which I think some stores do) however the swing speed number is not measured, it is calculated while 3yds of fade or draw is measured on a gc2 and is probably On the money. 100mph ss could be 97-103 or whatever. Just my experience with it. You can really tell because when you flush balls it will jump over even a slight mis hit could drop it a more than reasonable amount. I think it uses ball speed and smash factor logic or something.

    It is really irrelevant (well to me I guess) in that If flight is dead on with distance and direction and spin/launch is dead on, a calculated guess for SS is more than good enough. But if you want to know a true SS, gc2 is not the right tool for that at all, it is only a guess.

    However, I don’t think it would be off by 5% consistently though in the guesses it at least that hasn’t been my experience unless it is +/- 5% total so 2.5% off the correct number. That sounds about right and really
    More Varied on outlier strikes than majority.

    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.
  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,943 ✭✭

    @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:

    Not me. Ping iron/wedge hater for life! 😂

    That pic with them next to the small blade makes me want to go home and wash off my miura s for the first time since probably last summer....🤮

    Major credit to ping though for not being scared to defy convention. They did it with the Eyes, and even if this is really rich coming from them, it is something you would
    Not see a big name do. I respect that, but seriously don’t like those even if they said Mizuno, that hook up in muscle is weird....of course I hit elf shoes yesterday soooo.....

    I have a scramble tomorrow, and I am thinking about gaming the onoffs. These things really come down to birdies on the par 3s, other than that it is scoring clubs and putting so it almost doesn’t matter. This course has a 4/5 iron, 7 iron, 8/9 iron and a 6 iron par 3 on it no wind. I am
    Not going to lie, I am more Worried about showing up with Gold irons and all the **** that will bring magnifying bad shots with jokes then I am hitting greens with them. I really Like the set. I am going to hit those and small blades in garage tonight and take the hot hand.....1

    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.
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,103 ✭✭

    @Nard_S said:
    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.

    Yeah size wise they look perfect to me but I am accustomed to smaller irons.
    They performed really well to be honest, quite forgiving and feeling the ball compress was just as rewarding (although slightly different) to my Miuras or Staff

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,943 ✭✭

    I am sure they are good, just as NR is positive tha Titleist makes the best gear.

    Dude, just got out of garage, played with the epic weights I finally got in from Hong kong (let’s see price of one callaway same as an entire set, yeah, don’t need name brand weight) and after trying weird combos, wound up landing on 7g in the heel and 15g in the back. It is defiantly a higher SW than stock (10 in heel and 2 in back) it feels great, shaft kicks better, hit 80% of balls right and duuuuuudddddeeee. I stopped after about 25 cause playing tomorrow and not overdoing it, but longest was 317 (never got close to that on sim before) 2 more over 310, and a total of 7 over 300. 265 were dog shots. I am seriously 20 yards plus longer with this setup, like for real. Accuracy ain’t Fred funk, but I am at least keeping it inside the white stakes and out there. Looking forward to tomorrow.....

    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.
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,103 ✭✭

    @deejaid said:
    New Old Stock goodness. Going to make a 1990 era combo set using my NOS CB92’s in the 3-6.

    Stunning!

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭

    Some reasonably attractive clubheads there <3

    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"
    2h:  TM Stage 2 Tour, Nv105 stiff -or- 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
  • NDGolfer13NDGolfer13 Members Posts: 1,217 ✭✭

    I have a set of mp18 blades on the way. I’ve hit everything this year from Legacy Black to Miura pp9003 to Cb2008 to Srixon 765 etc etc etc but a buddy of mine who plays on the mini tours wanted to make a trade for them for something I had. The thing is they have x7 shafts. Pretty sure I can’t load them. I bet they will be straight. lol

    Pics to come when I have my hands on them.

    Callaway Epic Flash SZ Tensei Pro Orange
    Cobra LTD 4/5 Lowest Setting Tour AD BB 70X
    Srixon F65 5 Wood
    Rogue 2H Proforce V2 (new one)
    Ping G410 Steel Fiber i95 stiff 5-SW/Callaway XForged 19 PX 6.0 3-P
    James Patrick 54/58 or Ping Glide 2.0 50/56/60
    Cameron Newport Flowneck Rebar

    FOR NOW...........
    All Clubs subject to change relative to my last bad round of golf......
  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,943 ✭✭

    @deejaid said:
    New Old Stock goodness. Going to make a 1990 era combo set using my NOS CB92’s in the 3-6.

    Stunners wow

    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 Members Posts: 3,261 ✭✭

    Nice find on the VIP's.

  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 778 ✭✭

    @deejaid said:
    New Old Stock goodness. Going to make a 1990 era combo set using my NOS CB92’s in the 3-6.

    Stunning find, what shafts you planning on putting in them?

    The Blue Thunder: Nike Vapor Fly - 9.5 degree - Speeder Evolution 757X
    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 Posts: 778 ✭✭

    @Bigmean said:
    Bodhi,

    The gc2 is crazy accurate regarding distance and direction and flight (assuming you have no boost set on it which I think some stores do) however the swing speed number is not measured, it is calculated while 3yds of fade or draw is measured on a gc2 and is probably On the money. 100mph ss could be 97-103 or whatever. Just my experience with it. You can really tell because when you flush balls it will jump over even a slight mis hit could drop it a more than reasonable amount. I think it uses ball speed and smash factor logic or something.

    It is really irrelevant (well to me I guess) in that If flight is dead on with distance and direction and spin/launch is dead on, a calculated guess for SS is more than good enough. But if you want to know a true SS, gc2 is not the right tool for that at all, it is only a guess.

    However, I don’t think it would be off by 5% consistently though in the guesses it at least that hasn’t been my experience unless it is +/- 5% total so 2.5% off the correct number. That sounds about right and really
    More Varied on outlier strikes than majority.

    That does tie in with my experience of using it in the past - I got fit for my hybrid in the same sim. We were aiming for a club that got it out there about 230 consistently, and went with the H2 from the company that shall not be named. Got it out on the course, and it was pretty much bang on, so have no reason to doubt it will be the same with the F3.

    Even though the SS might not be entirely accurate, it's good for comparison purposes, and before I started changing my swing it was showing 97 ish at a previous gapping session, so am quite chuffed at the bigger numbers, even if the direction still needs work. Good number to use in the pub as well :wink:

    Due to the weather in the UK I've only tried it on the range, but so far, so good. In fact I've already talked myself into going back for the driver :) I was thinking about picking up one of the latest releases later in the season, but I've figured I can probably pick up a couple of last year's models to tinker with for less cash. So go for the D3 now, and maybe pick up an M3 440 in a couple of months time.

    Will be the first time since 2006 I haven't had a Nike wood in the bag, a moment of silence for one of the more divisive manufacturers in golf :wink:

    The Blue Thunder: Nike Vapor Fly - 9.5 degree - Speeder Evolution 757X
    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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