#TaylorMadeTuesday at The Kingdom, Feb 26-28, 2017 (pics added pg1,16,19 & 20)

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  • DiazaceDiazace Members Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Are any of you guys going to order hybrids? and what shafts for it? Congrats again on the awesome, once in a lifetime opportunity. Stoked for everyone.
  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    Diazace wrote:


    Are any of you guys going to order hybrids? and what shafts for it? Congrats again on the awesome, once in a lifetime opportunity. Stoked for everyone.




    I think I'm going to go with a hybrid. In the past I've played a 3 iron for off the tee, as my home course has a few really narrow par 4's. I don't think a 3 iron is versatile enough for me though, nor do I hit it well enough to justify having it in the bag. I'm not sure about M1/M2 at this point. I hit Jory's M1 3H and it felt great. I like the fact that it has adjustability via the sliding weight on the sole. However, the M2 looks beautiful with the matching black/white crown like the woods and doesn't have that "hybrid" look to it. It looks more like a small fairway wood.



    Time will tell which one I go with.



    @BCULAW



    What shafts are you going to request to be put in your irons? I dont think I saw anything about this.




    Pretty sure he's going with Dynamic Golf X7 hardstepped 2x.
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  • bd59bd59 Members Posts: 816 ✭✭
    Schnee wrote:

    Diazace wrote:


    Are any of you guys going to order hybrids? and what shafts for it? Congrats again on the awesome, once in a lifetime opportunity. Stoked for everyone.




    I think I'm going to go with a hybrid. In the past I've played a 3 iron for off the tee, as my home course has a few really narrow par 4's. I don't think a 3 iron is versatile enough for me though, nor do I hit it well enough to justify having it in the bag. I'm not sure about M1/M2 at this point. I hit Jory's M1 3H and it felt great. I like the fact that it has adjustability via the sliding weight on the sole. However, the M2 looks beautiful with the matching black/white crown like the woods and doesn't have that "hybrid" look to it. It looks more like a small fairway wood.



    Time will tell which one I go with.




    @BCULAW



    What shafts are you going to request to be put in your irons? I dont think I saw anything about this.




    Pretty sure he's going with Dynamic Golf X7 hardstepped 2x.




    Schnee, are you planning on replacing your Mizzy's? I've almost pulled the trigger twice on ordering a 770/750 combo set but can't make up mind between the TM and the Apex Pros.
  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser Marshals Posts: 5,164 mod
    Did you guys hear anything about a new or updated UDI?

    Thanks
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  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    bd59 wrote:

    Schnee wrote:

    Diazace wrote:


    Are any of you guys going to order hybrids? and what shafts for it? Congrats again on the awesome, once in a lifetime opportunity. Stoked for everyone.




    I think I'm going to go with a hybrid. In the past I've played a 3 iron for off the tee, as my home course has a few really narrow par 4's. I don't think a 3 iron is versatile enough for me though, nor do I hit it well enough to justify having it in the bag. I'm not sure about M1/M2 at this point. I hit Jory's M1 3H and it felt great. I like the fact that it has adjustability via the sliding weight on the sole. However, the M2 looks beautiful with the matching black/white crown like the woods and doesn't have that "hybrid" look to it. It looks more like a small fairway wood.



    Time will tell which one I go with.




    @BCULAW



    What shafts are you going to request to be put in your irons? I dont think I saw anything about this.




    Pretty sure he's going with Dynamic Golf X7 hardstepped 2x.




    Schnee, are you planning on replacing your Mizzy's? I've almost pulled the trigger twice on ordering a 770/750 combo set but can't make up mind between the TM and the Apex Pros.




    Yes I am. I'm going to either go with a 770/750 combo or straight 770. Leaning toward the combo set. I hit the Apex Pros in a fitting last month before this trip and wasn't a huge fan of the feel.
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  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX


    Did you guys hear anything about a new or updated UDI?

    Thanks




    No plans that I heard of. They did speak very highly of that model though and how high the ballspeeds were that people experienced. A few of the guys I spoke to played the 2 or 3 iron UDI's for a while. Switched them out in favor of a hybrid.
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  • edryer3edryer3 Members Posts: 1,004 ✭✭
    edited Mar 3, 2017 #668
    What did you guys think of the new milled wedges? Something you might game? Also is their a difference between the red and black tour spider other than color?
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]TM M6 9 deg.w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    TM M5 15deg w/ Tensei Pro White 80TX
    ​TM P790 3i w/ Tensei Pro White 90TX
    TM P790 4i w/ Nippon 125X
    Srixon 765 5-PW w/ Nippon 125X
    TM Milled Grind 50deg, 54deg, and 58deg High Toe w/ Nippon 125X
    TM Spider X Copper[/font]
  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser Marshals Posts: 5,164 mod
    Schnee wrote:



    Did you guys hear anything about a new or updated UDI?

    Thanks




    No plans that I heard of. They did speak very highly of that model though and how high the ballspeeds were that people experienced. A few of the guys I spoke to played the 2 or 3 iron UDI's for a while. Switched them out in favor of a hybrid.


    Ok thanks. I've got 2 of them in the bag that I love. Never found a hydrid I like.
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  • MillerLowLifeMillerLowLife Members Posts: 701 ✭✭
    Schnee wrote:



    Did you guys hear anything about a new or updated UDI?

    Thanks




    No plans that I heard of. They did speak very highly of that model though and how high the ballspeeds were that people experienced. A few of the guys I spoke to played the 2 or 3 iron UDI's for a while. Switched them out in favor of a hybrid.




    I think it might be the very light HZRDUS hybrid shaft I have in mine but I don't get along at all with it. I have a UDI 2 in it and maybe the combo of wide sole and light shaft but I can't hit this thing to save my life.



    I switched back to my 690 2 iron with x100 shaft last weekend and absolutely 0 problems and can work the ball. The thing looks like a butter knife. I don't get it.
  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX

    Schnee wrote:



    Did you guys hear anything about a new or updated UDI?

    Thanks




    No plans that I heard of. They did speak very highly of that model though and how high the ballspeeds were that people experienced. A few of the guys I spoke to played the 2 or 3 iron UDI's for a while. Switched them out in favor of a hybrid.




    I think it might be the very light HZRDUS hybrid shaft I have in mine but I don't get along at all with it. I have a UDI 2 in it and maybe the combo of wide sole and light shaft but I can't hit this thing to save my life.



    I switched back to my 690 2 iron with x100 shaft last weekend and absolutely 0 problems and can work the ball. The thing looks like a butter knife. I don't get it.




    My only experiment with a UDI (and a failed one) was a 16° 1iron . First it had a KBS Tour X, then I put a graphite hybrid shaft in it. It was just too low lofted for me lol. Hook machine!
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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,689 ✭✭


    @BCULAW



    What shafts are you going to request to be put in your irons? I dont think I saw anything about this.




    Haven't decided yet. My old stand by is KBS Tour, but some of the newer offerings (Nippon, AMT, etc. ) intrigue me. The fitter I briefly worked with on the irons while we were there liked what he saw when I was hitting the 750s with a dgx100, but they were launching and spinning a bit high. He felt I could find a better fitting shaft (which I knew the x100 is too much for me) and suggested that I strengthen the lofts on the 750s by 2*. He said it was fairly common for the guys they work with to do this in order to achieve optimal launch.
  • drewtaylor21drewtaylor21 I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious Las Vegas, NVMembers Posts: 2,854 ✭✭
    Diazace wrote:


    Are any of you guys going to order hybrids? and what shafts for it? Congrats again on the awesome, once in a lifetime opportunity. Stoked for everyone.




    One of my goals going into the fitting was to figure out this spot in my bag. I currently game a SLDR 4 hybrid turned down to 20* in place of a 3 iron, but I don't really like it that much - it just isn't a consistent club for me. I was hoping to experiment with their newer hybrids and possibly one of the GI long irons (M1 or M2) to see what was giving me my desired flights. Unfortunately, as has been mentioned, we just didn't get to this part of the fitting process.



    Depending on what TM tells us regarding the rest of the bag and how that will happen, I might do another fitting here in town to explore these options. A 5 wood might also be a possibility, but I tend to think I'll hit it higher than I want.
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  • drewtaylor21drewtaylor21 I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious Las Vegas, NVMembers Posts: 2,854 ✭✭
    Perusing through the Rory/Callaway thread here (http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1424004-rory-to-start-2017-with-callaway-in-the-bag/page__st__390) and thought of another thing that was mentioned during lunch on Monday. Tom Kroll made a pretty big point to say that Rory has definitely not signed a contract with Callaway. I got the impression they were expecting him to come back to the TM woods....will be interesting to see what ends up happening with ol' Rors!



    He mentioned something like 17 out of 19 of the Nike staffers had made some kind of switch to TaylorMade. Take that however you like, but it was surprising to hear how large a number it was!
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  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    I forgot to put this in my write-up:





    The process that TM uses in the Tour Department to shaft clubs is very cool. They use the same process on the tour truck. They use a proprietary expoxy, which when heated to 220°F, activates the bonding agent. The entire hosel is locked into these clamps here and heated. Unlike traditional epoxy, the assembled club is ready to play in 15 minutes.



    In the past, TM used a metal adapter with a plastic sleeve or ferrule, like on the RBZ. Now, adapters are 100% metal so that they can be heated in these presses.



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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,689 ✭✭
    edryer3 wrote:


    What did you guys think of the new milled wedges? Something you might game? Also is their a difference between the red and black tour spider other than color?




    Can't answer about the Spider. I just know that I really was hoping for a red one and it fit me terribly.



    As for the wedges, they were awesome. If we get the option, I'm going to be begging for a set of the raw model! Even the retail version was sweet, though. We even got to see the "yet to be released" black finish, which was quite nice.
  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,689 ✭✭


    Perusing through the Rory/Callaway thread here (http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1424004-rory-to-start-2017-with-callaway-in-the-bag/page__st__390) and thought of another thing that was mentioned during lunch on Monday. Tom Kroll made a pretty big point to say that Rory has definitely not signed a contract with Callaway. I got the impression they were expecting him to come back to the TM woods....will be interesting to see what ends up happening with ol' Rors!



    He mentioned something like 17 out of 19 of the Nike staffers had made some kind of switch to TaylorMade. Take that however you like, but it was surprising to hear how large a number it was!




    I didn't hear that, but I did get the impression that a very highly ranked non-staffer might be throwing a JDay model Spider red in the bag very soon. No one said Rory specifically, but something in my gut led me to believe it might be him.
  • edryer3edryer3 Members Posts: 1,004 ✭✭
    BCULAW wrote:

    edryer3 wrote:


    What did you guys think of the new milled wedges? Something you might game? Also is their a difference between the red and black tour spider other than color?




    Can't answer about the Spider. I just know that I really was hoping for a red one and it fit me terribly.



    As for the wedges, they were awesome. If we get the option, I'm going to be begging for a set of the raw model! Even the retail version was sweet, though. We even got to see the "yet to be released" black finish, which was quite nice.




    Awesome, I hit them in the bay at GG w/ tape on today and they felt good and soft forged feel to me! I game the SM6s now but really tempted by the TM wedge.
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    TM M5 15deg w/ Tensei Pro White 80TX
    ​TM P790 3i w/ Tensei Pro White 90TX
    TM P790 4i w/ Nippon 125X
    Srixon 765 5-PW w/ Nippon 125X
    TM Milled Grind 50deg, 54deg, and 58deg High Toe w/ Nippon 125X
    TM Spider X Copper[/font]
  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    edryer3 wrote:


    What did you guys think of the new milled wedges? Something you might game? Also is their a difference between the red and black tour spider other than color?




    The red and black tour spiders are identical AFAIK. They both have a slant neck hosel and have some toe hang. The platinum with the red weights and sole has a double bend and is face balanced. It also has a line on the crown whereas the red and black do not.



    I was fit into the platinum because of its face balanced properties. I was really hoping for the red or black. Not a huge fan of the platinum with red weights but it's something I could get used to. If they have any of the red limited version that came out earlier I'd go with that.
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  • 2ball2ball LEFTY Members Posts: 609 ✭✭
    Schnee wrote:


    This hotel is INSANE!



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    Headed to go get me some In-N-Out before we all meet up.




    In-N-Out burger is so overrated!
  • Smitty1304Smitty1304 Members Posts: 398 ✭✭
    Smitty1304 wrote:


    Question I'd like to have asked: With COR, MOI, and CG placement all being close to maxed out with current limits set by USGA, what features/designs can still be implemented by engineers to make drivers better than what's currently out? or do they think we will be at a standstill with advances, which will slow down new club sales?




    Were any of you able to ask this question?
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  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    Smitty1304 wrote:

    Smitty1304 wrote:


    Question I'd like to have asked: With COR, MOI, and CG placement all being close to maxed out with current limits set by USGA, what features/designs can still be implemented by engineers to make drivers better than what's currently out? or do they think we will be at a standstill with advances, which will slow down new club sales?




    Were any of you able to ask this question?




    I answered this in my writeup. The guys on the metalwoods team and with R&D feel that there's a ceiling of improvement for drivers, but that we're nowhere close to it. They believe that despite the limits on COR, etc, they feel like they've got plenty of tech up their sleeves to keep on improving drivers.
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    Winter grounds him"

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  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    2ball wrote:




    In-N-Out burger is so overrated!




    I respectfully disagree!



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    Winter grounds him"

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    Cobra 2019 King Forged MB/CB KBS $ Taper
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,267 ClubWRX
    Really enjoy these trip writeups. This is about a competitor, but am wondering if anyone at TM commented on Callaway's "jailbreak" technology and whether the titanium rods in the head offer a true advantage in producing ballspeed. I talked to a guy at a local store today (Golfdom) who said the Epic and new M1 are both nice, but said the Epic is a substantially hotter seller for them. Say it is delivering more ballspeed for most players who test it. I plan to hit both. I have not owned a TM driver since the R7, and I did not care for the '16 M1, but I do love the look of it. I find these larger rounded heads a bit hard to aim and I think the black/white crown is a little easier to line up. Also hear the 440 M1 spins as low as the Epic SZ, so am eager to try the 440. But just interested to know what the competition thinks of jailbreak -- a real game changer or no big deal?
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    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
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  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    Here's Drew hitting his bunker shot on 18



    "Grasshopper breaks wing
    soars with Master's healing words.
    Winter grounds him"

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    Taylormade SLDR Mini 14* Diamana Limited Edition 80g
    Titleist 818 H1 Mitsubishi Tensei Blue
    Cobra 2019 King Forged MB/CB KBS $ Taper
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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,689 ✭✭
    dmeeksDC wrote:


    Really enjoy these trip writeups. This is about a competitor, but am wondering if anyone at TM commented on Callaway's "jailbreak" technology and whether the titanium rods in the head offer a true advantage in producing ballspeed. I talked to a guy at a local store today (Golfdom) who said the Epic and new M1 are both nice, but said the Epic is a substantially hotter seller for them. Say it is delivering more ballspeed for most players who test it. I plan to hit both. I have not owned a TM driver since the R7, and I did not care for the '16 M1, but I do love the look of it. I find these larger rounded heads a bit hard to aim and I think the black/white crown is a little easier to line up. Also hear the 440 M1 spins as low as the Epic SZ, so am eager to try the 440. But just interested to know what the competition thinks of jailbreak -- a real game changer or no big deal?




    The topic definitely came up, but I'm not sure we are at liberty to answer. I will say a couple of things with respect to the TM/Callaway battle. First, I expected a lot of venom directed at Callaway - a real nasty rivalry. The opposite was true. The guys at TM seemed to have a real respect for their counterparts at Callaway. I am sure that they interact frequently, and there was none of the ill will that I expected. Second, there were several old, obsolete technologies that came up in conversation (I.e., titanium golf ball cores, etc. ). The TM guys said something several times that tended to stick with me: if the technology is viable, it will stick and be copied. Everything that falls by the wayside is ultimately just marketing. We will know soon enough if jailbreak is a legitimate difference maker. If it sticks and gets copied, it's legit.
  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX Posts: 5,504 ClubWRX
    BCULAW wrote:

    dmeeksDC wrote:


    Really enjoy these trip writeups. This is about a competitor, but am wondering if anyone at TM commented on Callaway's "jailbreak" technology and whether the titanium rods in the head offer a true advantage in producing ballspeed. I talked to a guy at a local store today (Golfdom) who said the Epic and new M1 are both nice, but said the Epic is a substantially hotter seller for them. Say it is delivering more ballspeed for most players who test it. I plan to hit both. I have not owned a TM driver since the R7, and I did not care for the '16 M1, but I do love the look of it. I find these larger rounded heads a bit hard to aim and I think the black/white crown is a little easier to line up. Also hear the 440 M1 spins as low as the Epic SZ, so am eager to try the 440. But just interested to know what the competition thinks of jailbreak -- a real game changer or no big deal?




    The topic definitely came up, but I'm not sure we are at liberty to answer. I will say a couple of things with respect to the TM/Callaway battle. First, I expected a lot of venom directed at Callaway - a real nasty rivalry. The opposite was true. The guys at TM seemed to have a real respect for their counterparts at Callaway. I am sure that they interact frequently, and there was none of the ill will that I expected. Second, there were several old, obsolete technologies that came up in conversation (I.e., titanium golf ball cores, etc. ). The TM guys said something several times that tended to stick with me: if the technology is viable, it will stick and be copied. Everything that falls by the wayside is ultimately just marketing. We will know soon enough if jailbreak is a legitimate difference maker. If it sticks and gets copied, it's legit.




    Well said!
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    soars with Master's healing words.
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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,806 ✭✭
    Schnee wrote:


    Peanut191 Pm'ed me about this, and since I didn't include it in my write up, and I'm not sure if it was answered here, I'd like to talk about the Deep faced fairway woods.



    Last year, the Deep faced fairways were only available to Tour players. This year, the folks at TM said they plan to make them available to the general public! Don't have a timetable but they want to streamline and make most/all of the tour stuff available to consumers.



    So keep your eye out!




    That's great news!
  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,556 ✭✭
    Diazace wrote:


    Are any of you guys going to order hybrids? and what shafts for it? Congrats again on the awesome, once in a lifetime opportunity. Stoked for everyone.




    I'll probably get. What one, I really don't know? As soon as they let us know what we'll be getting, I'll be doing a local fitting for shaft options.
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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,556 ✭✭
    edited Mar 4, 2017 #690
    #TaylorMadeTuesday





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    • bculaw (Brian) Great guy that's been around the block with killer stories.
    • DNice (Darrin) Poor guy almost didn't make it. The golf gods definitely wanted you there, airlines tried keeping you away! Nice game that looks like it will hold up for ever!
    • drewtaylor21 (Drew) Wow! Killer ball speed! Poor kid only carries it 302!
    • Schnee (Chris) Nicest kid you'll every meet! Big teddy bear that doesn't have a mean bone in him!


    The two chaperons
    • knudson81 (Brian the JINX) The real life walking and talking avatar. Super fun guy.
    • Zak This guy knows golf and equipment like you wouldn't believe and the game to go along. Even though Jory had 3 birds too your one.


    I posted a lot of pictures that I'll add tidbits plus a picture is worth a 1000 words. Hopefully I wont repeat what you already know from the other reviews.



    Post edited by Unknown User on
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    XR Steelhead 15* Atmos Red 7S
    818 H1 Atmos Blue 8S
    Apex CF19 4-AW C-Taper Lite
    SM7's RAW 50F - 54S - 58M
    Nike 006 Paul Casey Proto (Oven)
    Nike 006 Rory Proto (Oven)
    Pro V1x / CSX

    WITB Link
  • tobybeartobybear Members, Media Staffer Posts: 1,488 ✭✭
    GC70 wrote:


    #TaylorMadeTuesday



    I'm going to upload my pictures from my phone then I'll edit this post from my laptop. Bare with me!







    More jelly than a jelly sandwich !!!
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