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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members  4039WRX Points: 352Posts: 4,039 Titanium Tees
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    I messed up and looked at Tourney Custom last night. Then looked at Murifield. Then MacGregor in general. Although you warned me, I'm still a little disappointed in myself.

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    On -, @Golfingfanatic said:


    After playing most of this year with cb irons (I'm sorry), I got the itch again. Found a decent deal on a set of 680 15th AE with some of the heads still in wrappers.
    They are gorgeous. Definitely different from the more modern blades I've had previously. Short irons are bigger with more offset. But I like them that way. The added offset helps me a lot with partial shots, I feel.

    That looks stunning!!

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    Callaway Epic Subzero 9.5° Oban Devotion 65-04
    Tour Edge Exotics XCG-7 15° Oban Devotion 75-04
    Miura 1957 Small Blades 3-PW Nippon Modus 125S
    Titleist Vokey SM5 52.08 KBS Tour 120S
    Titleist Vokey SM5 58.07 KBS Tour 120S
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 34"
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,577Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    C_T_S
    I see what you mean about grainy. They look pretty good though, and you gotta love those ferrules.

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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. 
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members  1505WRX Points: 399Posts: 1,505 Platinum Tees
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    C_T_S
    I see what you mean about grainy. They look pretty good though, and you gotta love those ferrules.

    I don't think I'll be changing them up. If I do, they're probably worthy of some nice new ones - from the Boyd ferrule company.
    We shouldn't read much into it. But, I think the graininess of the photos is directly related to the estimated worth the shop put on the clubs. They were one of them quick sale, buy at the price type auctions. There was no bidding. Definitely psyched to see these ones.

    My last trip to the range I took the TN87 out along with the MR23 and there was no comparison. The TNs will see the door for good this time with little regret. I don't have the game for the long irons and the short irons are just alright. Still waiting to find a set of MR23 blades.

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    4W - Royal Collection V7 TI 17 with Attas G7 7X or something else
    3i - TMB 2016 DGX100
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Vokey SM7 60-04L Raw S400




  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,577Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    C_T_S
    I see what you mean about grainy. They look pretty good though, and you gotta love those ferrules.

    I don't think I'll be changing them up. If I do, they're probably worthy of some nice new ones - from the Boyd ferrule company.
    We shouldn't read much into it. But, I think the graininess of the photos is directly related to the estimated worth the shop put on the clubs. They were one of them quick sale, buy at the price type auctions. There was no bidding. Definitely psyched to see these ones.

    My last trip to the range I took the TN87 out along with the MR23 and there was no comparison. The TNs will see the door for good this time with little regret. I don't have the game for the long irons and the short irons are just alright. Still waiting to find a set of MR23 blades.

    The local shop had a set of the MR23 blades in earlier this year. I saw them one day, and the next day they were gone. Someone knew what they were.

    As for poor quality photos, I don't mind them so much when they're selling the product cheaply. It's the sellers who mark up some "rare" set of irons with just one or two poor quality pictures of the clubs lined up against the wall and no close-ups. And usually there's no decent description of the product to go with the lousy photos. Who's going to drop tens of thousands of yen on something they can barely see?

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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. 
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members  1505WRX Points: 399Posts: 1,505 Platinum Tees
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    Right - When I see someone doing that I just click through. The thing with classic clubs is, there is always someone out there that doesn't know the value. So, if you are patient, and you know what you are looking for, and you have a bit of luck... You might get a nice set of sticks for the price of a pizza (which in Japan, is actually quite expensive).

    I've got my back as set as can be for the fall season. I am just wondering what I should do with the shaft in the 52. It's a NS950 stiff. It doesn't 'go' with the rest of my set up, but I hit it on the nuts every time. Like, I have never swung a wedge better. I am thinking to put an S400 in it and have it the same length as my PW or my SW. Am I stupid? I will probably leave it for the time being or maybe just get another one and put in the S400.

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    4W - Royal Collection V7 TI 17 with Attas G7 7X or something else
    3i - TMB 2016 DGX100
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Vokey SM7 60-04L Raw S400




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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,577Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    Right - When I see someone doing that I just click through. The thing with classic clubs is, there is always someone out there that doesn't know the value. So, if you are patient, and you know what you are looking for, and you have a bit of luck... You might get a nice set of sticks for the price of a pizza (which in Japan, is actually quite expensive).

    I've got my back as set as can be for the fall season. I am just wondering what I should do with the shaft in the 52. It's a NS950 stiff. It doesn't 'go' with the rest of my set up, but I hit it on the nuts every time. Like, I have never swung a wedge better. I am thinking to put an S400 in it and have it the same length as my PW or my SW. Am I stupid? I will probably leave it for the time being or maybe just get another one and put in the S400.

    If the shaft works for you, don't change it...unless it makes you feel unconfident on the course.
    I bought a set with NSPRO 950S shafts a few years ago. I hit them well in terms of timing, but couldn't control the ball flight (overdraw, ballooning). I sold them back before I ever took them to the course.

    Incidentally, is it a bit longer than your usual GW? NSPRO shafts often are. That might explain why you hit it well, because the longer shaft suits you. Just a random thought.

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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. 
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members  1505WRX Points: 399Posts: 1,505 Platinum Tees
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    Right - When I see someone doing that I just click through. The thing with classic clubs is, there is always someone out there that doesn't know the value. So, if you are patient, and you know what you are looking for, and you have a bit of luck... You might get a nice set of sticks for the price of a pizza (which in Japan, is actually quite expensive).

    I've got my back as set as can be for the fall season. I am just wondering what I should do with the shaft in the 52. It's a NS950 stiff. It doesn't 'go' with the rest of my set up, but I hit it on the nuts every time. Like, I have never swung a wedge better. I am thinking to put an S400 in it and have it the same length as my PW or my SW. Am I stupid? I will probably leave it for the time being or maybe just get another one and put in the S400.

    If the shaft works for you, don't change it...unless it makes you feel unconfident on the course.
    I bought a set with NSPRO 950S shafts a few years ago. I hit them well in terms of timing, but couldn't control the ball flight (overdraw, ballooning). I sold them back before I ever took them to the course.

    Incidentally, is it a bit longer than your usual GW? NSPRO shafts often are. That might explain why you hit it well, because the longer shaft suits you. Just a random thought.

    That's some good insight. It is actually a little longer. And I notice I can hit the thing sky high sometimes. I've noticed a lot of clubs in Japan don't work for me, simply because they are too short. The set I am using has a set of X100s I purchased new and had put in. They are based off some Titleist 990s I had way back. I may end up switching out the NS950. I'd like to keep my wedges all the same length as a little experiment (or simply to keep things simple).

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    4W - Royal Collection V7 TI 17 with Attas G7 7X or something else
    3i - TMB 2016 DGX100
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Vokey SM7 60-04L Raw S400




  • MillerLowLifeMillerLowLife SLC, UTMembers  889WRX Points: 155Handicap: 5Posts: 889 Golden Tee
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    What's the consensus on Titleist 690 MB? I saw the pictures of the 680's which look awesome but I've never seen these in person or hit. I've always been won over on soft feel for feedback and turf interaction. I've been gaming my MP18's but wanted to take the old 690's out for a golf trip next week since they have x100's on them. I don't know if it's just because I'm hitting something new but I've been really liking these iron/shaft combo's at the range. Seem like they have little bounce so can really dig if you're too steep. It does appear like the 690's have more offset than I'd like to see. Makes me want to try the new 620's out. These 690's are pretty beat up.

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    Mizuno ST190HL w/ Ventus Blue 6x

    Tour Edge Exotic 220 Hybrid 3 w/ Oban Devotion 8 05

    Tour Edge Exotic 220 Hybrid 5 w/ Oban Devotion 8 05

    Srixon z785 4-PW w/ x100

    Mizuno T20 52 w/ s400

    Taylormade Milled 56/60 w/ s400

    Special Select NP2

    Ball: Srixon XV

    Grip: Midsize Z-grip

  • LowAndLeft32LowAndLeft32 Members  231WRX Points: 73Posts: 231 Fairways
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    Anyone have any thoughts or still playing Mizuno mp68s? Thanks.

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  • wrm2120wrm2120 Members  70WRX Points: 47Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    I think a set of these is in my future, especially at this price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-TP-MB-Iron-Set-3-Pw-Steel-Stiff-Flex/202763768247?hash=item2f35a991b7:g:5j8AAOSw3nRdYbDz&LH_ItemCondition=1000

    I've never hit these before. Any thoughts?

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    Driver: Callaway XR 16
    3 Wood: Taylormade Aeroburner HL
    Irons: Ping S-55 (3-PW)
    Wedges: Ping Glide (50, 54 & 58)
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
    Ball: Callaway Chromesoft TrueVis
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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3836WRX Points: 737Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,836 Titanium Tees
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    First few rounds with the 680s in the bag and I am in love. They give me a nice, high flight and plenty stopping power.

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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
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Black 34"

  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,577Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @wrm2120 said:

    I think a set of these is in my future, especially at this price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-TP-MB-Iron-Set-3-Pw-Steel-Stiff-Flex/202763768247?hash=item2f35a991b7:g:5j8AAOSw3nRdYbDz&LH_ItemCondition=1000

    I've never hit these before. Any thoughts?

    Very hard to find where I am, but Dustin Johnson won lots of money with them, and they are based off a classic Hogan design*, so what's not to love? I'd love to try them.

    • and you can probably find something similar to that design even further back
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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 -, @wrm2120 said:

    I think a set of these is in my future, especially at this price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-TP-MB-Iron-Set-3-Pw-Steel-Stiff-Flex/202763768247?hash=item2f35a991b7:g:5j8AAOSw3nRdYbDz&LH_ItemCondition=1000

    I've never hit these before. Any thoughts?

    Very hard to find where I am, but Dustin Johnson won lots of money with them, and they are based off a classic Hogan design*, so what's not to love? I'd love to try them.

    • and you can probably find something similar to that design even further back

    I played those for a year and loved them. That is, until I upgraded to MP18's. The 18's look almost identical at address to me but beat them out in every possible category. I still have the heads (minus the 8i that I left at a range and was never returned) but I would probably never bother playing them again as long as I have the 18's laying around.

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    Mizuno ST190HL w/ Ventus Blue 6x

    Tour Edge Exotic 220 Hybrid 3 w/ Oban Devotion 8 05

    Tour Edge Exotic 220 Hybrid 5 w/ Oban Devotion 8 05

    Srixon z785 4-PW w/ x100

    Mizuno T20 52 w/ s400

    Taylormade Milled 56/60 w/ s400

    Special Select NP2

    Ball: Srixon XV

    Grip: Midsize Z-grip

  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3836WRX Points: 737Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,836 Titanium Tees
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    The TM MBs are nice. They are basically a Hogan Personal / Mizuno MP29 design. Not the smallest head out there, but a good option. If you look at the Rose Protos from Honma you can see the influence, too (No suprise given JR used those TM blades).

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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
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Black 34"

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    On -, @wrm2120 said:

    I think a set of these is in my future, especially at this price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-TP-MB-Iron-Set-3-Pw-Steel-Stiff-Flex/202763768247?hash=item2f35a991b7:g:5j8AAOSw3nRdYbDz&LH_ItemCondition=1000

    I've never hit these before. Any thoughts?

    Solid buy if you are comfortable with the shaft. Faldo had a hand in the design tweaks of them.

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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    On -, @wrm2120 said:

    I think a set of these is in my future, especially at this price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-TP-MB-Iron-Set-3-Pw-Steel-Stiff-Flex/202763768247?hash=item2f35a991b7:g:5j8AAOSw3nRdYbDz&LH_ItemCondition=1000

    I've never hit these before. Any thoughts?

    Solid buy if you are comfortable with the shaft. Faldo had a hand in the design tweaks of them.

    I think I'm going to try and find something at a GG or something like it that has that shaft first. My S55s have the stock Ping CFS shaft, which is "okay," but every set of irons I've ever had in the past all had S300s. I'm not sure how I'd do with something lighter than that, especially since fittings usually recommend x100s (which feel too heavy to me).

    Though I am also wondering if I should grab these, since they're such a good deal, and then reshaft them if I don't get along well with them.

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    Driver: Callaway XR 16
    3 Wood: Taylormade Aeroburner HL
    Irons: Ping S-55 (3-PW)
    Wedges: Ping Glide (50, 54 & 58)
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
    Ball: Callaway Chromesoft TrueVis
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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    On -, @wrm2120 said:

    I think a set of these is in my future, especially at this price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-TP-MB-Iron-Set-3-Pw-Steel-Stiff-Flex/202763768247?hash=item2f35a991b7:g:5j8AAOSw3nRdYbDz&LH_ItemCondition=1000

    I've never hit these before. Any thoughts?

    Solid buy if you are comfortable with the shaft. Faldo had a hand in the design tweaks of them.

    I read somewhere that the effect Faldo’s changes had on the look of the transition from the hosel to the blade were epic...the TM designers couldn’t believe how his subtle changes really improved the look at address.

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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 C-Taper Stiff
    Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Radius Classic 8
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    Stu, I've got some nice Mac Toney Penna woods with Pro Pel 1 shafts in them. They're like rebar.

    You are darn skippy on that one makes my back go in to spasms just THINKING about trying to hit one of those

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    On -, @LowAndLeft32 said:

    Anyone have any thoughts or still playing Mizuno mp68s? Thanks.

    I have a set of them I have not played them in a while. I got them with S-300s but changed them to R-300s--- Like them all right they are my reserve "conforming Set" if I decide to come out of retirement and play comp again. IMHO they are underrated

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    On -, @wrm2120 said:

    On -, @Nard_S said:

    On -, @wrm2120 said:

    I think a set of these is in my future, especially at this price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-TP-MB-Iron-Set-3-Pw-Steel-Stiff-Flex/202763768247?hash=item2f35a991b7:g:5j8AAOSw3nRdYbDz&LH_ItemCondition=1000

    I've never hit these before. Any thoughts?

    Solid buy if you are comfortable with the shaft. Faldo had a hand in the design tweaks of them.

    I think I'm going to try and find something at a GG or something like it that has that shaft first. My S55s have the stock Ping CFS shaft, which is "okay," but every set of irons I've ever had in the past all had S300s. I'm not sure how I'd do with something lighter than that, especially since fittings usually recommend x100s (which feel too heavy to me).

    Though I am also wondering if I should grab these, since they're such a good deal, and then reshaft them if I don't get along well with them.

    S400 might be the ticket, I cannot relate to X100 at all but the S400 is killer good. As to re-shaft, I have 6 sets where redo of shafts is in order. It's really a frustrating issue in that unless you're setup and comfortable to execute on it, you're sitting on pretty irons that are dead money. I'll get there this Fall. I have dowel production slated for next month and will start going at re-buildoing irons to my preferences.

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    Small update on my MP37 usage...

    They've been lovely, to sum it in a short phrase. I'd forgotten about the bounce they have in the years since I first had a set, and have benefitted from it on occasion. Excellent accuracy, as well. The feel is exactly what you'd expect from a Mizuno of this vintage, which is magnified lately, as I've been playing Wilson Staff Duo Professional balls. Its a lot of pillow like contact. :)

    The set I scored were in really nice shape, surprisingly so. There are a couple odd dings in a couple of clubfaces, higher on the face (hence the "odd"), but on the whole, rather healthy. Combined with the price I paid, just over $200 US, feeling a bit lucky.

    Only thing wrong with these is the hosels. As I've continued to demonstrate, shots off the hosels are remarkably inaccurate.

    Once my pup gets energetic about going outside, I'll see about pics....

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    The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching

    Driver:  Cobra Fly-Z+, Xcaliber Tour 7.5 TS, 43.5"
    3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
    2h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S
    3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, DGS400 or NV105 S
    Irons grab bag:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300; Golden Ram TW276, NV105; Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5; Ram TG-898, Super Peening Blue X; 1980 Golden Rams, Dynamic S; MacGregor Muirfield, Dynamic S; Wilson Staff 78 Tour Blades, Dynamic S
    GW:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300
    LW:  Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
    Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.25"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite

    Also sometimes swap in old school woods at top of bag, various Golden Ram, MacGregor, or Orlimar persimmons
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    Played today. Had a clean shot at going sub 80 gross. Ended up 82 with 8 pars and a bird. Best round since June. Greens were blazing. Used the Titleist 681's. Man, do I like those sticks.

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    On -, @Svingit said:

    Hi,
    New to this forum. My handicap is 8.8. Have played CB:s all the time and now wanted to test blades, so I ordered a set (3-9) of Wilson Staff FG-49 Tour Blade with DG S400 shafts from Ebay for £79.95. In my CB:s I have KBS Tour C-taper 105 s shafts. I do love the heavier shaft, makes me feel more in control. Got them a week ago and have played 3 rounds with them. So far i like them alot.I like the smaler blade and the the thin sole and top line. The look of the club sitting behind the ball.

    Nice Wilson's! Never heard of "49's". Great find Best of luck.

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    Nard_S said:

    Svingit said:
    Hi,
    New to this forum. My handicap is 8.8. Have played CB:s all the time and now wanted to test blades, so I ordered a set (3-9) of Wilson Staff FG-49 Tour Blade with DG S400 shafts from Ebay for £79.95. In my CB:s I have KBS Tour C-taper 105 s shafts. I do love the heavier shaft, makes me feel more in control. Got them a week ago and have played 3 rounds with them. So far i like them alot.I like the smaler blade and the the thin sole and top line. The look of the club sitting behind the ball.

    Nice Wilson's! Never heard of "49's". Great find Best of luck.

    Thanks :) The little information I have found in other forums is that Nick Faldo was involed in the process of making them and they was only sold in Europe.

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    Driver Titleist TS3 9,5 (8,75) deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 60 6.0
    Spoon Titleist TS3 15 deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 70 6.0
    Hybrid Titleist TS3 19 deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 80 6.0
    Irons Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (lie: -1 deg) with KBS Tour $-taper 120 (Black) stiff
    Wedges Callaway MD5 Jaws 52 (51), 56 (55), 60 deg with KBS Tour stiff. All wedges is has -2 deg lie and 52 and 56 is 1 deg strong.
    Putter Taylormade SpiderX with KBS CT-Tour Putter

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    Set of irons coming in tomorrow. Last 2 boxes I've tried to manipulate the time so the wife doesn't see them and I come home and the box is right inside the front door (face palm). This one's a heavy one (Pro-82 3-Sw or 2-PW not sure) This one feels like Christmas. I've been holding out for a set of these for a long time. Gonna take a half day tomorrow and maybe go to the range with them, before my wife gets back home.

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    4W - Royal Collection V7 TI 17 with Attas G7 7X or something else
    3i - TMB 2016 DGX100
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Vokey SM7 60-04L Raw S400




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    On -, @Svingit said:

    Hi,
    New to this forum. My handicap is 8.8. Have played CB:s all the time and now wanted to test blades, so I ordered a set (3-9) of Wilson Staff FG-49 Tour Blade with DG S400 shafts from Ebay for £79.95. In my CB:s I have KBS Tour C-taper 105 s shafts. I do love the heavier shaft, makes me feel more in control. Got them a week ago and have played 3 rounds with them. So far i like them alot.I like the smaler blade and the the thin sole and top line. The look of the club sitting behind the ball.



    Love those 49s. I had heard they were a Europe-only release, but I didn't know Nick Faldo had a hand in their design. That might make them easy to date, because IIRC he wasn't at Wilson that long. Mid-Eighties? It was before he went to Mizuno, I think.
    There used to be a couple of British WRXers on here who knew an unhealthy amount about Nick Faldo's clubs.

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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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    Set of irons coming in tomorrow. Last 2 boxes I've tried to manipulate the time so the wife doesn't see them and I come home and the box is right inside the front door (face palm). This one's a heavy one (Pro-82 3-Sw or 2-PW not sure) This one feels like Christmas. I've been holding out for a set of these for a long time. Gonna take a half day tomorrow and maybe go to the range with them, before my wife gets back home.

    Were they in the condition you hoped they'd be?
    I got a semi-greenlight from the wife for more ho'ing: she bought some new trouser-type things the other day then came downstairs crestfallen yesterday holding a near-identical pair that she's bought months before and forgotten about. I told her that I could account for all of my 22 sets of irons, so I was good to go for a set or two more. She didn't argue back!

    Note: I counted up later, and found I actually have 24 sets of irons. Ooops. None identical, though.

    Edit: Double oops. 25 sets. I forgot about the pristine Muirfields in the cupboard.

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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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    Set of irons coming in tomorrow. Last 2 boxes I've tried to manipulate the time so the wife doesn't see them and I come home and the box is right inside the front door (face palm). This one's a heavy one (Pro-82 3-Sw or 2-PW not sure) This one feels like Christmas. I've been holding out for a set of these for a long time. Gonna take a half day tomorrow and maybe go to the range with them, before my wife gets back home.

    Were they in the condition you hoped they'd be?
    I got a semi-greenlight from the wife for more ho'ing: she bought some new trouser-type things the other day then came downstairs crestfallen yesterday holding a near-identical pair that she's bought months before and forgotten about. I told her that I could account for all of my 22 sets of irons, so I was good to go for a set or two more. She didn't argue back!

    Note: I counted up later, and found I actually have 24 sets of irons. Ooops. None identical, though.

    Edit: Double oops. 25 sets. I forgot about the pristine Muirfields in the cupboard.

    I've been meaning to count up all the sets in my possession, it's expanding slowly, but surely... If you visit yahoo auction enough there are going to be offers you can't refuse... set of classic Yamahas reshafted with Modus 105X for $50 for example. You can't get one of those shafts installed for that much, so therein lies the dilemma.

    I always miss a set or two when I do the mental calculation, so it's fun to rediscover them, still gotta thin them out a bit...

    I'll have that box in my hands at 2pm, Catchy and if they are nice, I'll put up a few pics. I am actually pretty sure they'll be alright. The shaft bands usually tell a lot, and they looked clean...

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    4W - Royal Collection V7 TI 17 with Attas G7 7X or something else
    3i - TMB 2016 DGX100
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Vokey SM7 60-04L Raw S400




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