jll62's WITB - End of 2018

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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG ClubWRX Posts: 6,045 ClubWRX
    I have my eye on the Black copper Juno also!
    Twitter: @Ed_Settle

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5 Graphite Design VR-6X
    Fairway 3w: TaylorMade M5 Ti 3/15* GD GP-6X 
    Driving Iron: TM P-790 4/23* KBS Proto Hyb 85S
    Irons: New Level 4-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
    Wedges: New Level 50/52/Callaway Custom 60 WB Grind Modus 115 Wedge 
    Putter: Something new from Toulon Design
    Ball: Callaway ERC Soft/Callaway CSX Triple Track
    Bag: Vessel Black 14 way carry

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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG ClubWRX Posts: 6,045 ClubWRX
    Are you interested in the fairway woods? M3 or M4?
    Twitter: @Ed_Settle

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5 Graphite Design VR-6X
    Fairway 3w: TaylorMade M5 Ti 3/15* GD GP-6X 
    Driving Iron: TM P-790 4/23* KBS Proto Hyb 85S
    Irons: New Level 4-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
    Wedges: New Level 50/52/Callaway Custom 60 WB Grind Modus 115 Wedge 
    Putter: Something new from Toulon Design
    Ball: Callaway ERC Soft/Callaway CSX Triple Track
    Bag: Vessel Black 14 way carry

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    Ed Settle wrote:


    Are you interested in the fairway woods? M3 or M4?




    Yeah, I'm looking forward to trying the M4 Tour. I skipped over the M2 Tour primarily because I had the 2016 M2 deep face T3, but I'd like to give a 15 deg three wood another shot. The T3 was a little too one dimensional. It was fantastic off the tee, but I struggled with it at times off turf.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • Oakey90Oakey90 Posts: 322
    Nice, real nice, that Scotty Newport is so pure!
    TM 16 M2 10.5 up to 12.0 Aldila NVS R
    TM RBZ 3 Wood 15.0 Aldila NV R
    Adams Pro 20 Xcalibur Hybrid R
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal 4-PW TT XP95 R
    Vokey SM5 50*, 54*, 58* Raw Black
    Scotty Cameron Cali Sonoma Superstoke Flatso 1.0
    Srixon AD333 Tour
    Adidas
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  • Katke87Katke87 Posts: 134 ✭✭
    Some serious putters! is that a Pendleton headcover? Very cool
    Callaway GBB Epic driver, 13.5°Diamana M40, A flex
    Callaway Bertha 5 wood, 19°, Fubuki Z65, A flex
    King Cobra Baffler 4h (23°) & 5h (26°), Aldila NV-HL, A flex
    Titleist 718 AP1, 5-gap wedge, Tensei CK series, A flex
    Ping Glide 2.0, ES grind 56°/13°, Callaway 2017 PM Grind 60°/10°, KBS Tour-V, wedge flex
    All grips Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound
    Ping G5i Craz-E center-shafted putter
    Ping 4 Series bag
    Headcovers Stitch, Jan Craig
    Titleist Pro V1X
    Rovic & Clicgear push carts
  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser Marshals Posts: 5,151 mod
    Great set of irons! Wish I would have never let the TaylorMade Hoarder have them 😂
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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 15, 2018 #68


    Great set of irons! Wish I would have never let the TaylorMade Hoarder have them 😂




    Literal LOL over here. Hahaha 😂
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    Katke87 wrote:


    Some serious putters! is that a Pendleton headcover? Very cool




    Both covers are from Seamus, but yeah the Glacier Park cover is just like the Pendleton throw.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    Just added a 2016 Newport 2.5 that I picked up used last weekend. A definite contender to become the gamer.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG ClubWRX Posts: 6,045 ClubWRX
    jll62 wrote:


    Just added a 2016 Newport 2.5 that I picked up used last weekend. A definite contender to become the gamer.




    Back to your roots a bit with a Scotty! I thought you were a 14 club deal with TM??
    Twitter: @Ed_Settle

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5 Graphite Design VR-6X
    Fairway 3w: TaylorMade M5 Ti 3/15* GD GP-6X 
    Driving Iron: TM P-790 4/23* KBS Proto Hyb 85S
    Irons: New Level 4-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
    Wedges: New Level 50/52/Callaway Custom 60 WB Grind Modus 115 Wedge 
    Putter: Something new from Toulon Design
    Ball: Callaway ERC Soft/Callaway CSX Triple Track
    Bag: Vessel Black 14 way carry

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    Ed Settle wrote:

    jll62 wrote:


    Just added a 2016 Newport 2.5 that I picked up used last weekend. A definite contender to become the gamer.




    Back to your roots a bit with a Scotty! I thought you were a 14 club deal with TM??




    Think they'll notice? image/rtfm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rtfm:' /> Maybe I should put a TaylorMade head cover on it!



    I struck it really well for the most part last season and putting let me down. -1.7 SGP last season, so I need to shake it up in 2018 and I plan to do that by going away from high MOI putters and get back to what I used to do back when I rolled it crazy good. I do like the way Pure Roll grooves get the ball into forward roll a little earlier than non-grooved putters, so I wouldn't rule out seeing a Black Copper Soto with the flow neck in the bag at some point.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    New shaft in for testing: Aldila XTORSION Copper 70TX
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Members Posts: 16,186 ✭✭
    Nice looking shaft
  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Members Posts: 16,186 ✭✭
    What’s the profile of that thing?
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX


    What’s the profile of that thing?




    Advertised as a mid-launch, low spin shaft. I've seen some posts by TollBros here that this shaft has a lot of similarities to the Tensei Orange V2 that a bunch of folks seemed to go crazy over.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    New alignment stick cover... #TeamTaylorMade
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    edited May 12, 2018 #78
    First post updated with new pics of the bag as it sits right now. A lot is the same as before, but the astute eye will notice some changes as we kick off 2018. This is the bag I played in my US Open Local qualifier and will be the bag I use as qualifiers for my state golf association events ramp up in the next few weeks.
    • Back to the V-Steel
    • New shafts in the 4 and 5 irons
    • New wedges
    • New(?) putter
    • New ball
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • miboymiboy Posts: 670
    Great set-up, I see a high toe in my future too.
  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,239 ✭✭
    Just scanned this thread and very happy to read, "Back to the V-Steel" 2 posts up.
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    Steele47 wrote:


    Just scanned this thread and very happy to read, "Back to the V-Steel" 2 posts up.




    I had six 3-woods in the bag for a practice round on Monday ahead of US Open Local qualifying. I just keep coming back to the V-Steel eventually. I thought I had replaced it for good last year, but I guess not.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • Katke87Katke87 Posts: 134 ✭✭
    Love seeing really strong sticks playing older equipment that works for them; latest isn't always the greatest, I've found
    Callaway GBB Epic driver, 13.5°Diamana M40, A flex
    Callaway Bertha 5 wood, 19°, Fubuki Z65, A flex
    King Cobra Baffler 4h (23°) & 5h (26°), Aldila NV-HL, A flex
    Titleist 718 AP1, 5-gap wedge, Tensei CK series, A flex
    Ping Glide 2.0, ES grind 56°/13°, Callaway 2017 PM Grind 60°/10°, KBS Tour-V, wedge flex
    All grips Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound
    Ping G5i Craz-E center-shafted putter
    Ping 4 Series bag
    Headcovers Stitch, Jan Craig
    Titleist Pro V1X
    Rovic & Clicgear push carts
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    First post updated with a few changes from 2018: New wedge, new 3w, and driver shaft
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    First post updated with a few notes and a pic of my bag during what was likely my last round of 2018. Not a ton of changes in 2018, but we might see irons and wedges changes in 2019...



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    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG ClubWRX Posts: 6,045 ClubWRX
    I have thought your bag was exceptionally well thought out. I think it’ll be fun for you to take a look at some new irons in the new year. Can’t wait to see and read about your testing and what you end up with. One thing I know that probably won’t change, is that Putter! Do you think you’ll change golf balls? I know being totally dialed in is important to you. Pure Distance isn’t the main goal. What would it take for you to switch golf balls?
    Twitter: @Ed_Settle

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5 Graphite Design VR-6X
    Fairway 3w: TaylorMade M5 Ti 3/15* GD GP-6X 
    Driving Iron: TM P-790 4/23* KBS Proto Hyb 85S
    Irons: New Level 4-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
    Wedges: New Level 50/52/Callaway Custom 60 WB Grind Modus 115 Wedge 
    Putter: Something new from Toulon Design
    Ball: Callaway ERC Soft/Callaway CSX Triple Track
    Bag: Vessel Black 14 way carry

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    Ed Settle wrote:


    I have thought your bag was exceptionally well thought out. I think it’ll be fun for you to take a look at some new irons in the new year. Can’t wait to see and read about your testing and what you end up with. One thing I know that probably won’t change, is that Putter! Do you think you’ll change golf balls? I know being totally dialed in is important to you. Pure Distance isn’t the main goal. What would it take for you to switch golf balls?




    Thanks, Ed. I'm a club ho at heart, but this is the most stable my bag has been for a while. That said, 2019 has the potential to provide some big overhauls. Here's my wishlist:



    Driver

    I'm extremely happy with the GP-6s shaft after trying a number of other options. I've always been an S/X tweener and this falls perfectly in line, so I don't anticipate a shaft change. For the club head, I played the 2017 M2 all season with great success, but I really like the M3 in the couple rounds I've used it this fall. So, M3 is definitely in the bag to start 2019, but I'll test the M2 and M3 against whatever new drivers TaylorMade releases in 2019.



    3-wood

    I finally found an M3 T3 late in the year and will be putting that through its paces, but the 3-wood spot is always open for me.



    Irons

    This was my 4th season with RSi TP, but just the second with the MOI matched C-Taper build. I tested different shafts this year (Modus 120 and DGX100) and also spent some time testing out various combos of P730, P750, and P770, but nothing could knock my gamers out of the bag. They're the best irons I've ever played. On paper, the P760 looks like the perfect iron for me because I already play a bit of a combo set and have been trending that direction. It will take something special to knock the RSi TP out of the bag, but I have high hopes for the P760.



    Wedges

    Wedges get replaced every year, so something new will be in the bag. I love my current MG Raw 52, but TaylorMade is sold out of them. I've looked at the expanded Hi-Toe line already and find the shape of the 52 appealing, so that will almost certainly end up in the bag. The lob wedge is up in the air at the moment. I'm a fan of the Hi-Toe, but not sold on the ATV grind (which is why I have a custom grind on mine). I'll be giving the 4-way camber sole a shot and may end up customizing the grind to bring the leading edge closer to the turf. More to come here.



    Putter

    As you noted, it's highly unlikely I'll change models. That said, I did switch from my JDay Itsy Bitsy proto to a DJ Itsy Bitsy proto this season because the DJ proto sat slightly different. One thing I've noticed is that I don't putt as well on slower greens with these putters, so I'm considering setting one of them up with a little more loft for use on slower, shaggy greens. That's likely the only change, however.



    Ball

    I love the TP5x, but I'll almost certainly switch to something new in 2019 because I don't like to be tied to old versions of a ball. Even if you stock up, you eventually run out and have to switch. I prefer to make the switch on my own terms. My ideal ball would be something with the same performance characteristics of the TP5x, but with a little better feel around the greens. Let's see what's released in 2019.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG ClubWRX Posts: 6,045 ClubWRX
    jll62 wrote:

    Ed Settle wrote:


    I have thought your bag was exceptionally well thought out. I think it’ll be fun for you to take a look at some new irons in the new year. Can’t wait to see and read about your testing and what you end up with. One thing I know that probably won’t change, is that Putter! Do you think you’ll change golf balls? I know being totally dialed in is important to you. Pure Distance isn’t the main goal. What would it take for you to switch golf balls?




    Thanks, Ed. I'm a club ho at heart, but this is the most stable my bag has been for a while. That said, 2019 has the potential to provide some big overhauls. Here's my wishlist:



    Driver

    I'm extremely happy with the GP-6s shaft after trying a number of other options. I've always been an S/X tweener and this falls perfectly in line, so I don't anticipate a shaft change. For the club head, I played the 2017 M2 all season with great success, but I really like the M3 in the couple rounds I've used it this fall. So, M3 is definitely in the bag to start 2019, but I'll test the M2 and M3 against whatever new drivers TaylorMade releases in 2019.



    3-wood

    I finally found an M3 T3 late in the year and will be putting that through its paces, but the 3-wood spot is always open for me.



    Irons

    This was my 4th season with RSi TP, but just the second with the MOI matched C-Taper build. I tested different shafts this year (Modus 120 and DGX100) and also spent some time testing out various combos of P730, P750, and P770, but nothing could knock my gamers out of the bag. They're the best irons I've ever played. On paper, the P760 looks like the perfect iron for me because I already play a bit of a combo set and have been trending that direction. It will take something special to knock the RSi TP out of the bag, but I have high hopes for the P760.



    Wedges

    Wedges get replaced every year, so something new will be in the bag. I love my current MG Raw 52, but TaylorMade is sold out of them. I've looked at the expanded Hi-Toe line already and find the shape of the 52 appealing, so that will almost certainly end up in the bag. The lob wedge is up in the air at the moment. I'm a fan of the Hi-Toe, but not sold on the ATV grind (which is why I have a custom grind on mine). I'll be giving the 4-way camber sole a shot and may end up customizing the grind to bring the leading edge closer to the turf. More to come here.



    Putter

    As you noted, it's highly unlikely I'll change models. That said, I did switch from my JDay Itsy Bitsy proto to a DJ Itsy Bitsy proto this season because the DJ proto sat slightly different. One thing I've noticed is that I don't putt as well on slower greens with these putters, so I'm considering setting one of them up with a little more loft for use on slower, shaggy greens. That's likely the only change, however.



    Ball

    I love the TP5x, but I'll almost certainly switch to something new in 2019 because I don't like to be tied to old versions of a ball. Even if you stock up, you eventually run out and have to switch. I prefer to make the switch on my own terms. My ideal ball would be something with the same performance characteristics of the TP5x, but with a little better feel around the greens. Let's see what's released in 2019.




    I have high hopes for 2019 ball releases. I think you would really like the 4 way grind.
    Twitter: @Ed_Settle

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5 Graphite Design VR-6X
    Fairway 3w: TaylorMade M5 Ti 3/15* GD GP-6X 
    Driving Iron: TM P-790 4/23* KBS Proto Hyb 85S
    Irons: New Level 4-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
    Wedges: New Level 50/52/Callaway Custom 60 WB Grind Modus 115 Wedge 
    Putter: Something new from Toulon Design
    Ball: Callaway ERC Soft/Callaway CSX Triple Track
    Bag: Vessel Black 14 way carry

    My WITB
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    Ed Settle wrote:

    jll62 wrote:

    Ed Settle wrote:


    I have thought your bag was exceptionally well thought out. I think it'll be fun for you to take a look at some new irons in the new year. Can't wait to see and read about your testing and what you end up with. One thing I know that probably won't change, is that Putter! Do you think you'll change golf balls? I know being totally dialed in is important to you. Pure Distance isn't the main goal. What would it take for you to switch golf balls?




    Thanks, Ed. I'm a club ho at heart, but this is the most stable my bag has been for a while. That said, 2019 has the potential to provide some big overhauls. Here's my wishlist:



    Driver

    I'm extremely happy with the GP-6s shaft after trying a number of other options. I've always been an S/X tweener and this falls perfectly in line, so I don't anticipate a shaft change. For the club head, I played the 2017 M2 all season with great success, but I really like the M3 in the couple rounds I've used it this fall. So, M3 is definitely in the bag to start 2019, but I'll test the M2 and M3 against whatever new drivers TaylorMade releases in 2019.



    3-wood

    I finally found an M3 T3 late in the year and will be putting that through its paces, but the 3-wood spot is always open for me.



    Irons

    This was my 4th season with RSi TP, but just the second with the MOI matched C-Taper build. I tested different shafts this year (Modus 120 and DGX100) and also spent some time testing out various combos of P730, P750, and P770, but nothing could knock my gamers out of the bag. They're the best irons I've ever played. On paper, the P760 looks like the perfect iron for me because I already play a bit of a combo set and have been trending that direction. It will take something special to knock the RSi TP out of the bag, but I have high hopes for the P760.



    Wedges

    Wedges get replaced every year, so something new will be in the bag. I love my current MG Raw 52, but TaylorMade is sold out of them. I've looked at the expanded Hi-Toe line already and find the shape of the 52 appealing, so that will almost certainly end up in the bag. The lob wedge is up in the air at the moment. I'm a fan of the Hi-Toe, but not sold on the ATV grind (which is why I have a custom grind on mine). I'll be giving the 4-way camber sole a shot and may end up customizing the grind to bring the leading edge closer to the turf. More to come here.



    Putter

    As you noted, it's highly unlikely I'll change models. That said, I did switch from my JDay Itsy Bitsy proto to a DJ Itsy Bitsy proto this season because the DJ proto sat slightly different. One thing I've noticed is that I don't putt as well on slower greens with these putters, so I'm considering setting one of them up with a little more loft for use on slower, shaggy greens. That's likely the only change, however.



    Ball

    I love the TP5x, but I'll almost certainly switch to something new in 2019 because I don't like to be tied to old versions of a ball. Even if you stock up, you eventually run out and have to switch. I prefer to make the switch on my own terms. My ideal ball would be something with the same performance characteristics of the TP5x, but with a little better feel around the greens. Let's see what's released in 2019.




    I have high hopes for 2019 ball releases. I think you would really like the 4 way grind.




    I played the TP5 in 2017, but switched to the TP5x this year because I liked the performance better off the mid and long irons. The TP5x was better in the wind for me than the Z Star XV, which had previously been the best wind ball I'd played. I've managed to live with the slightly firmer feel and less spin around the greens of the TP5x compared to the TP5, but really hope they soften up the cover just a tad in 2019. I'm not looking for more distance out of the golf ball, but if they can increase ball speed marginally while still keeping overall performance, that would be just fine.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG ClubWRX Posts: 6,045 ClubWRX
    jll62 wrote:

    Ed Settle wrote:

    jll62 wrote:

    Ed Settle wrote:


    I have thought your bag was exceptionally well thought out. I think it'll be fun for you to take a look at some new irons in the new year. Can't wait to see and read about your testing and what you end up with. One thing I know that probably won't change, is that Putter! Do you think you'll change golf balls? I know being totally dialed in is important to you. Pure Distance isn't the main goal. What would it take for you to switch golf balls?




    Thanks, Ed. I'm a club ho at heart, but this is the most stable my bag has been for a while. That said, 2019 has the potential to provide some big overhauls. Here's my wishlist:



    Driver

    I'm extremely happy with the GP-6s shaft after trying a number of other options. I've always been an S/X tweener and this falls perfectly in line, so I don't anticipate a shaft change. For the club head, I played the 2017 M2 all season with great success, but I really like the M3 in the couple rounds I've used it this fall. So, M3 is definitely in the bag to start 2019, but I'll test the M2 and M3 against whatever new drivers TaylorMade releases in 2019.



    3-wood

    I finally found an M3 T3 late in the year and will be putting that through its paces, but the 3-wood spot is always open for me.



    Irons

    This was my 4th season with RSi TP, but just the second with the MOI matched C-Taper build. I tested different shafts this year (Modus 120 and DGX100) and also spent some time testing out various combos of P730, P750, and P770, but nothing could knock my gamers out of the bag. They're the best irons I've ever played. On paper, the P760 looks like the perfect iron for me because I already play a bit of a combo set and have been trending that direction. It will take something special to knock the RSi TP out of the bag, but I have high hopes for the P760.



    Wedges

    Wedges get replaced every year, so something new will be in the bag. I love my current MG Raw 52, but TaylorMade is sold out of them. I've looked at the expanded Hi-Toe line already and find the shape of the 52 appealing, so that will almost certainly end up in the bag. The lob wedge is up in the air at the moment. I'm a fan of the Hi-Toe, but not sold on the ATV grind (which is why I have a custom grind on mine). I'll be giving the 4-way camber sole a shot and may end up customizing the grind to bring the leading edge closer to the turf. More to come here.



    Putter

    As you noted, it's highly unlikely I'll change models. That said, I did switch from my JDay Itsy Bitsy proto to a DJ Itsy Bitsy proto this season because the DJ proto sat slightly different. One thing I've noticed is that I don't putt as well on slower greens with these putters, so I'm considering setting one of them up with a little more loft for use on slower, shaggy greens. That's likely the only change, however.



    Ball

    I love the TP5x, but I'll almost certainly switch to something new in 2019 because I don't like to be tied to old versions of a ball. Even if you stock up, you eventually run out and have to switch. I prefer to make the switch on my own terms. My ideal ball would be something with the same performance characteristics of the TP5x, but with a little better feel around the greens. Let's see what's released in 2019.




    I have high hopes for 2019 ball releases. I think you would really like the 4 way grind.




    I played the TP5 in 2017, but switched to the TP5x this year because I liked the performance better off the mid and long irons. The TP5x was better in the wind for me than the Z Star XV, which had previously been the best wind ball I'd played. I've managed to live with the slightly firmer feel and less spin around the greens of the TP5x compared to the TP5, but really hope they soften up the cover just a tad in 2019. I'm not looking for more distance out of the golf ball, but if they can increase ball speed marginally while still keeping overall performance, that would be just fine.




    I have actually added a bit of spin with my new wedges/irons. But a bit more ball speed off the driver would be good.
    Twitter: @Ed_Settle

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5 Graphite Design VR-6X
    Fairway 3w: TaylorMade M5 Ti 3/15* GD GP-6X 
    Driving Iron: TM P-790 4/23* KBS Proto Hyb 85S
    Irons: New Level 4-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
    Wedges: New Level 50/52/Callaway Custom 60 WB Grind Modus 115 Wedge 
    Putter: Something new from Toulon Design
    Ball: Callaway ERC Soft/Callaway CSX Triple Track
    Bag: Vessel Black 14 way carry

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  • PatsNationPatsNation Posts: 1,490 ✭✭
    You get a chance to hit the 760s yet?
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX
    PatsNation wrote:


    You get a chance to hit the 760s yet?




    Yeah. When I was at TaylorMade in late November getting a look at the 2019 product line, I was able to carve out a little time to hit a P760 6-iron. I'm intrigued. I liked the look of the head in person and thought it felt like a normal forged players CB 6-iron, as opposed to the way the P790 felt. However they're using speed foam, they seemed to have done it in such a way that didn't change the feel. Numbers on TrackMan were comparable to what I'm currently playing, but the P760 did launch a bit higher (going off memory...I didn't have my club to compare against). I'm already a high ball player, so that was a bit of a negative for me.



    The biggest factor that will likely prevent me from upgrading is the total cost. I play with an iron shaft not available from TaylorMade's custom shop (C-Taper S+) and I'd have them rebuilt using MOI matching. I'm fine with the P760 being sold for $1399 at retail, but I'd have to add a few hundred more on top of that to get them built to spec. I don't think the value add is there to make that investment. Not right now, anyway.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

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