Andrew's WITB + Pictures (picture heavy)

Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
Hi everyone



Long time lurker and one of my favorite sections to look at is the WITB, seeing what all the folks here use on the course. So thought I'd post my own. I'm a professional photographer when I'm not on the course or in class so hopefully my photos will be pretty good to look at too, even if my golf sometimes isn't. :-D



First off, the bag itself. Nothing too special, but I did design our team bags. They're easy to carry. I'll grab a cell phone pic of the set in the bag later, but the most important things to know is that Bubba goes on the driver and Yoda goes on the 3w. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

PLOP Carbon Steel Putter

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  • Jwin323Jwin323 Members Posts: 1,425 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sweet bag, nice pics you took. Welcome.
  • Mtngolfer1Mtngolfer1 Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,709 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
  • IvyguyIvyguy Members Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow!



    Just fantastic.



    Like the aw there too
  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 5,035 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Weird wedge gapping



    46,50,58,64 but to each is own.



    LOVE THE DRIVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
    Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72x (255)

    LOOKING FOR A 7 Wood (probably gunna be 230-235 club)
    Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
    4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 210) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (195, 180, 165) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (150, 130, 110)

    S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (85): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
    L Wedge: Maltby Third Wedge (Custom Grind) 62*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35", 64* lie: THIS IS MY BUNKER CLUB, HARDLY USE FROM OUTSIDE 40 YARDS!!
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design #5 MB, YES! Tour Tracey (for practice only)

    Ball: Vice Pro
    Grip: Super Stroke S-Tech Cord (Woods +6 wraps, Irons and wedges +8 wraps)
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for the kind comments, everybody. :-)



    As for the gapping, I definitely agree it's a little strange. If it makes it slightly less weird the AW from Nike is actually 51* so it goes 46 51 58 64. I do need to address this though -- the pings not coming with any sort of gap wedge (obviously) makes the transition a little weird until I get the wallet OK with shelling out a little cash. Used to carry a 58 as my highest, but then played around with a few different things and found that I can use the 64 really well on a lot of the downhill slopes around greens. I almost never take a full swing with it, though. I do love the PM grind however.
    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • Jwin323Jwin323 Members Posts: 1,425 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Andrew M wrote:


    Thanks for the kind comments, everybody. :-)



    As for the gapping, I definitely agree it's a little strange. If it makes it slightly less weird the AW from Nike is actually 51* so it goes 46 51 58 64. I do need to address this though -- the pings not coming with any sort of gap wedge (obviously) makes the transition a little weird until I get the wallet OK with shelling out a little cash. Used to carry a 58 as my highest, but then played around with a few different things and found that I can use the 64 really well on a lot of the downhill slopes around greens. I almost never take a full swing with it, though. I do love the PM grind however.




    You have the same wedge setup as me. I go 46-52-58-64. I am concerned with the ability to hit the shots around the green more than gapping. I never hit a wedge full tilt anyway unless I'm trying to back it up 20'. And there are shots you can hit with a 64 you just can't with anything else.
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    I agree, Jwin -- undoubtedly you are more skilled than I am, but I find myself never putting everything I have into a wedge. I don't think I could physically have any success swinging that hard at a wedge, and I don't know if I could mentally look down at a wedge and swing that hard either.



    I love the 64*. I'm the only member of my team who plays a wedge at more than 60*, most guys are 58 max. I get made fun of a lot for it, until I pull off something odd on a hole and save par. :-)



    Odd wedge gappers, unite!
    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • Dscvrr St LouisDscvrr St Louis #CALLAWRX 12/12/12 & HOGAN Ft Worth ClubWRX Posts: 5,398 ✭✭
    Great first post!! Bag looks awesome!! I would be gaming that PLOP putter exclusively after that story!! Way COOL!!
    Callaway Rogue SZ 8.0(9.0-N/-1), XPHLEXXX Agera Red Stripe Stiff, Veylix Rome 788, VA Composites Raijin 74 04
    Callaway Rogue SZ 15 Veylix 888 FM4 Matte Black, VA Composites Raijin 74 04
    Callaway BB Alpha 815 Hybrid 20*(Set to 19*)Veylix Rome 988 S
    Callaway X Forged 2017/Apex MB 2017 Modus 3 Tour 120 X
    Toulon Garage Long Island, Tad Moore Seve TM2(2017), Piretti Potenza Tour Only, Tad Moore TM4(2018), Tad Moore TM7 JV(1992), Ping ZB Vault 2.0
    Callaway MD4 54/58 Modus 3 125 Wedge/ Vega 50/54/58 Modus 125 Limited Blue


    WITB Link
  • chriswrightstuffchriswrightstuff UKMembers Posts: 386 ✭✭
    PLOP is such a great name for a putter company, very nice bag design too - well done!
    Taylormade M5 - Tour AD GP 7X black edition
    Taylormade M3 15* - Kai'li 80X
    Titleist 718 AP3 3 - 4, 718 AP2 5-pw, - Project X 6.5
    Vokey SM7 50F, 55M, 60D - Project X 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport

    WITB Link[/font]
  • ZeeJizzleZeeJizzle Members Posts: 204 ✭✭✭
    Gorgeous setup you have. Those iblades are insane!
  • TheKrushhTheKrushh Members Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you play for UNC currently or in the past?
    Ping G400Max 10.5 ADGP 7X
    Taylormade R15 17 Speeder 7X
    Srixon U85 3,4 Nippon NSPro 1050s
    Srixon 785 5-PW Nippon NSPro 1050s
    Cleveland RTX-4 Tour Raw 50,55,61 Nippon NSPro 1050s
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5W 34.5
  • Ping ZingsPing Zings Members Posts: 837 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great looking set up.
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭


    Great first post!! Bag looks awesome!! I would be gaming that PLOP putter exclusively after that story!! Way COOL!!




    Thank you! I sincerely appreciate it. It's one of those clubs I love so much but mentally it's so hard to ever hit a ball with it because it belongs in a shadowbox! :-) As the story goes, Jim Furyk has one of the putters just like this (T00-something of 5, where mine is T003). In fact, the COA for this putter specifically says it was the backup putter to Masters and Open champion Sandy Lyle, so pretty amazing. I really love the club a lot! Thank you again




    PLOP is such a great name for a putter company, very nice bag design too - well done!




    Thank you! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I agree, PLOP is a sweet name. Believe it actually stands for "Physical Laws of Putting," so that's pretty neat. Appreciate the bag compliment. I spent 6 months in art school, so might as well do something with it. image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />


    ZeeJizzle wrote:


    Gorgeous setup you have. Those iblades are insane!




    Appreciate it. The iBlades have quickly become my favorite irons I've ever tried. It's odd -- I was worried about how they would feel moving from forged, and they certainly don't feel like even my Nike forged, but it's not a bad thing. They feel very solid in a good way. Plenty of feedback. I've not played PING seriously before, so I'm told from those who have that PING has a unique feel. I like them, and the paint is cool, too!


    TheKrushh wrote:


    Do you play for UNC currently or in the past?




    Currently. As I say and as the bag indicates, I'm just on the club team. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> Nobody pays me anything for golf, tuition or otherwise. image/not_i.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':not_i:' /> But it's a good way to meet some folks, get some discounts on equipment, and not have to play quite as competitively.


    bound wrote:


    Great looking set up.




    Thank you! Appreciate it
    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • Leftygolfer44Leftygolfer44 PGA Head Golf Professional at The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills Ameila, OhioMembers Posts: 148 ✭✭✭
    Really cool Ping G Pink, really want one but not sure I want to spend the money for something that may not replace my gamer.
    What's In My Bag:
    Titleist TS3 10.5* Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7X 45"
    Titleist TS3 4 Wood 16.5* Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Blue 75X 42.5"
    Titleist 818 H2 3 Hybrid 20* Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Pro White HY 90X 40"
    Titleist 818 H2 4 Hybrid 23* Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Pro White HY 90X 39"
    Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW True Temper AMT White X100 Soft Stepped Standard Length and 2 Degrees Flat
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedges 50-8, 55-7, 60-4 Dynamic Gold S400 Standard Length and 2 Degrees Flat
    Lamkin Crossline Midsize Grips
    Titleist Pro V1X Golf Ball #44 LEFTY on side
    Yes Two Custom Mallet Putter 33" Winn 1.60 Grip
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
    WITB Link
  • ladahlladahl Members Posts: 6,880 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    great pics
    PING 400 MAX Veylix Alphina 673
    '16 TM M2 16.5* HL Veylix Rome 888 
    Callaway Epic #3H KBS Proto 95
    PXG 0311X Black #4 KBS Proto 95
    PXG 0311 Black 5/6/7 0311T Black 8/9/W Aerotech SteelFiber 95 S
    SM7 Jet Black 50*, 54* & 58* TT DG TI Onyx S400
    PXG Mustang S Black

    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/530023/ladahls-witb-pxg-callaway-titleist-taylormade-trying-graphite-in-irons-updates-on-last-pag
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks, appreciate it Iadahl!



    Definitely get what you mean, Leftygolfer. :-) It can be tough. I understand for sure. I got to use the driver in action today, and it's definitely an adjustment to my last setup; however, it looks just so awesome that it's hard to pass up, and the shaft definitely did its thing in lowering my ball flight! Had some major time heel hits on it, just horrible shots, but that was because I hit way more golf balls than normal today, as it was a day off school so I had to make it worthwhile! It's the same mistake I always make when I'm tired, though. It's a definite heavier set up than I'm used to.



    What was not a bad shot at all, though, was this awesome in-action picture a fellow photographer friend was able to get of me today! :-)



    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    Well... the bag becomes a little more PING by the day. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    Purchased a PING G 3w head from a fellow WRX'er, so super excited to receive that. My clubfitter, in an attempt to provide me some alternate options for shafts to save on cost has pointed me towards some premium lines that are a few years old. So I have picked up a Fujikura Motore Speeder VC for the 3w, as he suggested, and am VERY excited to get that in. Looks to be shaping up to one sweet club.



    The pink driver was put into play for real the other day, during a silly fun round with buddies, so here's my one Bubba Watson moment of the week with it -- par 5, water on one side and trees on the other. Thought, "what the hey," so I lined up ridiculously open, and tried to put as much of a slice swing on it as I possibly could. Result was probably a 45 yard "cut" (if you can call it that anymore at that point) that hit the fairway and continued bouncing sideways along the curve of the dogleg. Probably one of the coolest shots I've ever made, and will have to try it again if I feel brave enough to. Not sure if I could ever pull that off in a tournament though. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> Friends gave me a bad time about it, as friends should. "Probably could have just cut the tree line carry if you were willing to, you know, hit it straight." -- but where's the fun in that.



    So, am quite excited to get my hands on that 3w!
    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    Sadly don't have a photo, but after getting home from class today I see that my PING G fairway head arrived in the mail from a fellow WRX'er image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    The shaft is supposed to be here tomorrow, so I'm really looking forward to getting it all assembled and trying it out. Woo hoo. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 16, 2016 #20
    This beauty came in today! Promising if looks alone are anything to go by!



    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    Small update -- the Speeder was installed with the Ping G FW head and I think that to date it's probably my favorite fairway club that I've ever had.



    I also have two PING glide wedges on the way to replace the Nike AW (which I no longer have) and the Callaway 58 PM grind, as needed. The 64 PM grind stays.



    We are a bit lucky right now in that we are getting a couple extra weeks of golfing. Here in CO there's usually snow by now. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • BrandonDunesBrandonDunes Members Posts: 394 ✭✭✭✭
    Loving the customized "pink" pings, the pink color scheme on those looks better than Bubbas!
    Driver - Callaway Epic SZ 10.5º
    3W - Taylor Made Jetspeed HL º17
    H - Callaway Xhot Pro 23º
    Irons - Mizuno JPX919 Hotmetal 5-GW
    SW - Callaway MD3 (S-52º)
    LW - Callaway MD3 (W-58º)
    Putter - Scotty Cameron
  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks BrandonDunes! The pink has definitely grown on me. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    Bag updates (no pictures, yet):



    Replaced the 58 MD3 with a PING Glide TS (Glide 1), and I also got a 52 SS for the GW. The glides have entered (and are staying!) the bag. I'll get photos up soon, but yes, of course they got pink paint-filled too. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> They don't look as good as the iBlades though, because the pink is more salmon-ish, but love how they are holding up and having a little bit different spin (pun intended) on my wedges.



    As far as the putter goes, I've put the PLOP up for a little while to keep it safe in the not-wonderful conditions lately. A little while back, I got a Directed Force putter. I hate how it looks, and wish I could've done red, but I sure love how I'm able to putt with it lately, too!



    And the PING G 3w is here to stay as well. That is definitely my "club of the year" this season. That one is not going away for a long time. Don't think I have enough gear to play around with to set my bag for 2017 -- still looking for the U45 replacement.



    Goals for 2017:



    Make my transition as good as Monte tells me the backswing is!



    Optimize swing speed, and in doing so hopefully gain a little more by optimizing mechanics.



    Tighten up short game.



    Do more putting.



    Excited to see where 2017 takes me golf wise. Yesterday, I was able to end the 2016 season (playing in CO on Dec 31st!) and shot a solid 85, so looking forward to the next steps.



    Thanks for following my bag and progress, everyone!
    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter
  • goheels11goheels11 ClubWRX Posts: 390 ClubWRX
    The paintfill is very impressive. Did Ping do all of that work for you?
  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Beautiful!!! Love the bag and the photos :-)

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway

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    716 MB 5-PW
    MG 52 SB-09 | 56 LB-09 | 60 LB-09
    Select Newport 2
    ProV1x

  • Andrew MAndrew M Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 27, 2019 5:09am #26

    Wanted to revisit my WITB thread!

    Lots of changes! Not as great of photos this time, I'm afraid. Still using a PLOP putter, but a different one than before. I like it a lot.

    Older but not updated now are my Cleveland RTX 4 wedges. Still playing a 52 and 58 degree, and still carrying the same PM grind 64 degree wedge, which I hope to purchase a new version of soon.

    New are the Cobra King MB/CB flow set, but a little off of standard flow. I have PW-6i in MB and my 4 & 5 irons in the CB. They have the UST Mamiya Recoil 110 Graphite shafts in them -- decided to move away from steel because of some ongoing elbow and hand pain, so hopefully it helps.

    I've got the F9 driver in the yellow colorway, with a Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK 70 shaft.

    Got to play a quick 9 holes with them today, and I'm in love. Great clubs. ![]

    (https://us.v-cdn.net/6024507/uploads/editor/a1/mcm1lirsw6g5.jpg "")



    Cobra King F9 9.5* -- Mitsubishi CK Blue 70
    PING G Series 3w 14.5* -- Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.1 | length -1"
    Cobra King F7 3/4 Hybrid - HZRDUS black
    Cobra King Forged MB/CB flow set | PW-6i MB, 4 & 5 CB
    Cleveland RTX 4 - 52*, 58* 
    Callaway MD3 PM-Grind 64*

    PLOP Carbon Steel Putter

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