Fred Couples’ New Driver

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  • sixtysevensixtysevensixtysevensixtyseven Members Posts: 2,028
    This is change that is about as rare as a total eclipse.
  • slickwillyslickwilly Members Posts: 2
    jonflesh wrote:


    I was at the tourney yesterday and followed Fred the whole day. He was hitting an m3 with a tensei pro blue. He had seemingly no clue what the shaft was. He called a guy over to ask him about it on the putting green and was saying he loved the shaft but had no clue what it was. He was killing the driver all day though except. 30 yards past Toledo and inman




    Did you get a chance to look at the model of his Titleist wedge or his hybrids??
  • vanillafunk616vanillafunk616 Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
    MBBG wrote:


    The "SLDR is so hard to hit" trope has to be one of my favorite WRXisms. Here we have people blaming a 430cc driver head for snap hooks like it's a 1989 laminated head with a whippy senior graphite shaft in it. Just fantastic stuff.




    Well of course, its all relative. I will say that on the site that cannot be linked, the sldr has the most forward cg, and lowest MOI of any club they've measured, and that spans the previous 4-5 years. So I don't think its hyperbole to call it the most unforgiving modern driver. But yeah sure, compared to drivers of the past its not crazy. It's a super niche club that should fit only a tiny segment of the golfing population, but the hype made everyone want to play it.
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,920 ✭✭
    edited Aug 27, 2018 #35
    rymail00 wrote:


    Enjoyed your posts in this thread..



    Are you saying the Tour issue 430 is more fade biased than the Retail 430?



    Thanks for your help.








    PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO NEED TO QUOTE A LONG POST JUST TO ASK A QUESTION



    However, In answer to the question you posed above, No, not at all ...In fact, as stated in the earlier post, the SLDR 430 Tour was 'draw biased', but to a much lesser extent than the Retail SLDR Drivers. I found the Retail version much more prone to 'ugly low hooks' that seemed to just come out of nowhere! (Fortunately I was able to learn the reason why).



    As mentioned, the Tour-issued models use a different weighting scheme than the original Retail SLDR Drivers from 2013-2014. For more information on that, I would refer you to the 'SLDR Fix' described in Post #77, of another thread in this forum. I provided a link near the bottom of this post to that particular 'SLDR Fix' thread. Note that the 'Fix' is applicable only to the aforementioned Retail models of the SLDR. The goal of 'The Fix' is to change the weighting scheme of the SLDR Retail models to that used by Tour-issued SLDR's for more forgiveness and to eliminate the 'low hook' so common with the original Retail SLDR Drivers. You'll find out precisely 'why' the SLDR Retail models are so much less forgiving in that thread too!



    Just click on the link shown below, then scroll down to Post #77.



    Please note that in my earlier post, it was the the Cleveland Classic 310 Tour that had the 'fade bias'.





    SLDR Anonymous Meeting - Equipment - GolfWRX - Page 3





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    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • jonfleshjonflesh Members Posts: 270 ✭✭
    slickwilly wrote:
    jonflesh wrote:


    I was at the tourney yesterday and followed Fred the whole day. He was hitting an m3 with a tensei pro blue. He had seemingly no clue what the shaft was. He called a guy over to ask him about it on the putting green and was saying he loved the shaft but had no clue what it was. He was killing the driver all day though except. 30 yards past Toledo and inman




    Did you get a chance to look at the model of his Titleist wedge or his hybrids??




    He def had a titleist wedge but I couldn’t make out what model wedge it was. As far as hybrids he had that old tm rescue he has had forever and the worn spot in the sweet spot of the club was something to behold. It looked like had hit the sweet spot and no where else on the face about 10,000 times. He hit it off the first tee. So I got a good look while they were waiting to tee off.



    He hit a black hybrid from a fairway bunker but I couldn’t make out what model it was. On his Sirius radio show before the pga championship he mentioned he was at a Bridgestone photo shoot with Bryson and he stole Bryson’s cobra hybrid cuz he hit it so well that day, but I don’t think it was a cobra. Not sure what it was. Might have been a rogue but that is a guess. Dark head though.



    He had 3 hybrids in the bag. The old tm, the black one and he never hit the 3rd one.



    Also two other things of note, 1) he only hit maybe 5-10 iron shots with one iron on the range. The rest of the time he hit nothing but drivers. His caddie kept teeing up balls and Freddie kept hitting drivers. I guess so he didn’t have to bend over. His caddie would tee up three at a time. Then Fred would hit them. Then Fred would talk to someone while his caddie tee’d up three more, Fred would hit them, repeat. But he hit only driver and one iron the entire time at the range and his driver was 95% of the shots. That’s why it was hard to see the hybrids, the headcovers never came off.



    2nd his j40 irons that he has been using for ever looked brand new. I mean the faces and backs of the irons looked like they had never been hit. Bridgestone has to be making new sets for him. No way anyone could keep irons that pristine for that many years.



    Oh and just quick a side note, I got a picture with him before the round. He was my childhood hero so it was one of the coolest things that’s happened to me celeb wise. He was really nice and took the photo. Walked right by me in the parking lot. I almost fainted when I turned around and he was walking toward me haha.



  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099 Members Posts: 990 ✭✭
    Drudersh wrote:


    RIP SLDR. With the last professional golfer having discarded you, may you take your rightful place in ****.


    Couldn’t agree more.... accurate statement
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  • slickwillyslickwilly Members Posts: 2
    jonflesh wrote:

    slickwilly wrote:
    jonflesh wrote:


    I was at the tourney yesterday and followed Fred the whole day. He was hitting an m3 with a tensei pro blue. He had seemingly no clue what the shaft was. He called a guy over to ask him about it on the putting green and was saying he loved the shaft but had no clue what it was. He was killing the driver all day though except. 30 yards past Toledo and inman




    Did you get a chance to look at the model of his Titleist wedge or his hybrids??




    He def had a titleist wedge but I couldn’t make out what model wedge it was. As far as hybrids he had that old tm rescue he has had forever and the worn spot in the sweet spot of the club was something to behold. It looked like had hit the sweet spot and no where else on the face about 10,000 times. He hit it off the first tee. So I got a good look while they were waiting to tee off.



    He hit a black hybrid from a fairway bunker but I couldn’t make out what model it was. On his Sirius radio show before the pga championship he mentioned he was at a Bridgestone photo shoot with Bryson and he stole Bryson’s cobra hybrid cuz he hit it so well that day, but I don’t think it was a cobra. Not sure what it was. Might have been a rogue but that is a guess. Dark head though.



    He had 3 hybrids in the bag. The old tm, the black one and he never hit the 3rd one.



    Also two other things of note, 1) he only hit maybe 5-10 iron shots with one iron on the range. The rest of the time he hit nothing but drivers. His caddie kept teeing up balls and Freddie kept hitting drivers. I guess so he didn’t have to bend over. His caddie would tee up three at a time. Then Fred would hit them. Then Fred would talk to someone while his caddie tee’d up three more, Fred would hit them, repeat. But he hit only driver and one iron the entire time at the range and his driver was 95% of the shots. That’s why it was hard to see the hybrids, the headcovers never came off.



    2nd his j40 irons that he has been using for ever looked brand new. I mean the faces and backs of the irons looked like they had never been hit. Bridgestone has to be making new sets for him. No way anyone could keep irons that pristine for that many years.



    Oh and just quick a side note, I got a picture with him before the round. He was my childhood hero so it was one of the coolest things that’s happened to me celeb wise. He was really nice and took the photo. Walked right by me in the parking lot. I almost fainted when I turned around and he was walking toward me haha.




    Thanks for the reply.



    I followed Freddie, Smoltz, Janzen and Parel inside the ropes during the practice round at the Broadmoor for the Senior Open and he only warmed up hitting a TM M2 hybrid and the SLDR driver. Can't remember if he even putted prior to the practice round.



    I know he's been playing a 58 degree Callaway X-Forged for at least 6-7 years and more recently a Callaway MD4 before the switch to the Titleist wedge.



    Also, one of the hybrids is a 22 or 23 degree Callaway Rogue with a Steelfiber shaft.



    Nice that he took the time for a picture with you. At the Senior Open he was hounded but signed autographs and wasn't chatty with anyone other than his playing partners. After seeing how people were I'm a bit more understanding of him being standoffish...
  • jonfleshjonflesh Members Posts: 270 ✭✭
    No prob...I was looking through my videos of the day and I have the vid I was talking about where he calls the guy over to look at the driver. The guys name is “georgie.” Toward the end of the video you can hear Fred say “I like the shaft...what shaft is it?” And then georgie tell him it’s a Mitsubishi.



    If anyone could walk me through an “idiots guide” of how to post a video from your phone on the app, I’d be happy to share if people want to see it.
  • boxerjoe2011boxerjoe2011 Oh Billy!!! Members Posts: 957 ✭✭

    MBBG wrote:


    The "SLDR is so hard to hit" trope has to be one of my favorite WRXisms. Here we have people blaming a 430cc driver head for snap hooks like it's a 1989 laminated head with a whippy senior graphite shaft in it. Just fantastic stuff.


    I never understood that either. It was my favorite driver since the 510 tp. Loved my SLDR




    I hit my buddy's several times and I don't remember randomly snap hooking it or anything, I just remember how terrible it felt off the face. The ball would end up right next to where my other tee shot was, but it felt like hitting the ball with a trash can.
  • 2over2over Members Posts: 185 ✭✭
    joj wrote:


    To think what it could’ve been with TwistFace...




    Excellent post! It's posts like this that make me really love this site.
  • rymail00rymail00 Members Posts: 6,704 ✭✭
    BobCat: Thanks.



    The one thing I noticed with my SLDR 430 9* vs my SLDR 460 9.5*, is that my 430 feels considerably heavier when shafted up against the 460 (swing weight wise, with the same shaft, a Tensei Pro White 70s). With adding that much weight you must be raising the swing weight points 3 maybe 4 points? I but I understand everything you said and it does make sense though. I do own a roll of lead tape, I suppose cutting it to fit the small panel where you added the 2nd blue SLDR weight would work the same way. In all are you saying roughly 4-7g in that outer perimeter is where you saw the most effective results?
    rymail00 2018 WITB http://www.golfwrx.c...witb-pic-heavy/

    TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
    Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
    Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
    Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
    Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
    Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
    Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer)

    Ping Scottsdale TR B60
    TP Mills Heritage 349g
    Byron Morgan 006 355g
    Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper
    C&L CL1 368g
    Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style
  • BartinBartin Members Posts: 137 ✭✭
    TheShaun wrote:



    ^^^lol..I echo those sentiments...290 yard bomb one hole...snap hook left out of bounds..next hole...ugh!!!




    no chance it was the swing




    You’re right it was the swing. The SLDR is probably still the longest driver of all time as long as you middle it every time. They went all in with low and forward CG which also means they took the MOI to the minimum and the lower the MOI the higher the gear effect. So every little bit you miss the middle by means it hooks or slices way more than other drivers. However even the best ballstrikers on the tour would give up 5 yards for way more accuracy.
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,920 ✭✭
    edited Aug 29, 2018 #44
    rymail00 wrote:


    BobCat: Thanks.



    The one thing I noticed with my SLDR 430 9* vs my SLDR 460 9.5*, is that my 430 feels considerably heavier when shafted up against the 460 (swing weight wise, with the same shaft, a Tensei Pro White 70s). With adding that much weight you must be raising the swing weight points 3 maybe 4 points? I but I understand everything you said and it does make sense though. I do own a roll of lead tape, I suppose cutting it to fit the small panel where you added the 2nd blue SLDR weight would work the same way. In all are you saying roughly 4-7g in that outer perimeter is where you saw the most effective results?



    Sorry for going a bit... image/offtopic.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':offtopic:' />




    rymail00...With regard to your above question about applying 'The SLDR Fix'...



    You do need at least 2-grams , (equal to 1-swingweight), added to both the 'SLDR Fix' locations, so you are actually adding a total of 4-grams, or (2) swingweights with 'The Fix'.



    However, since your are concerned about swingweight becoming too 'heavy', I strongly recommend replacing the 16-gram silver weight beneath the blue slider with a 'lighter' silver weight from ebay or Billy Bob's Golf's on-line store. (These come in 'kits' that also contain the slider screw you'll need). I suggest you consider the 8-gram silver weight. As you probably noted from 'The Fix' instructions, all the.SLDR Tour-issued models use either a 9-gram or an 11-gram silver weight.beneath the blue slider, ;which should tell you something! Note also that those Tour'issued SLDR's also use a heavier (metal) cover plate on the sole, (not the lightweight plastic cover used on Retail models), plus a 'toe screw' to hold it down. That should also tell you something!.



    Since each 2-grams of weight in the clubhead = 1 swingweight, by using an 8-gram silver weight you can reduce swingweight by a full 4-points when making that switch. (Even lighter silver weights are also available, but I wouldn't recommend going any lighter than the 6-gram silver weight)



    If you choose to use the '2nd blue slider method', (these blue sliders are also available on ebay), rather than the easier black rubber/tungsten 2-gram peel-and-stick square method, (or lead tape), be advised, there actually is no 'cutting' involved with it. Just remove the little plastic cover plate and the 3M 2-sided tape beneath that holds it on. (Use a small flat blade screw driver to do this).



    Once the cover plate and 3M double-sided tape are removed, you can easily switch out the silver weight, and you'll also see the pre-drilled hole that takes the same screw as the stock TM blue slider. Simply screw down a 2nd blue slider and you're done with location #1, but you'll still need to address the 2nd 'Fix' location thas is toward the rear of the sole plate, (on the fade side), with the aforementioned rubber/tungsten square, or at least 2-grams of lead tape. The rubber/tungsten peel-and-stick weights, are available from GolfWorks in Packs of 10 for $4.99...(Part Number GW0054). If you plan to use your own lead tape, be very sure it's the 'extra dense variety' so you don't have to use so much of it in such a small area. (Golfworks sells high density lead tape also).



    Note: The blue slider and screw together weigh approximately 4-grams,, but when you remove the plastic cover plate and the 3M tape, you 'lose' 2-grams, so your 'net increase' is just 2-grams, (1-swingweight), in that '2nd Blue Slider' forward location.



    One last thing: Once you've made all the weight changes suggested by 'The SLDR Fix remember to reset the slider mechanism before testing. Move the slider 2-clicks toward fade from the 'blue-marked neutral position'. By using this particular slider setting you are putting the sliding weight directly behind the sweetspot of the clubface, where it does the most good, (i.e.the most solid feel and best sound). That's also the lowest point on the slider track, so it can enhance, (raise), your launch angle. I further suggest that you leave the slider in this 'most forgiving' slider position unless your 'Fix; Testing' indicates that you 'need' directional bias one way or the other, (fade or draw).



    Hope that helps!



    For more detail and more 'SLDR Fix' illustrations, click on the 'LINK' below, then scroll down to Post #77.



    SLDR Anonymous Meeting - Equipment - GolfWRX - Page 3



    SLDR WEIGHT KIT (ebay)

    Below is a LINK to the weight kit shown above!

    US Stock10g Golf Movable Slide Weight Replacement for Taylormade SLDR Driver - eBay



    Below is a LINK to Golfworks rubber/tungsten stick-on weights (1-sqaure = 2-grams or 1swingweight)

    Rubber Tungsten Swingweight Tape





    (SLDR FIX METHOD #2)

    NOTE: THE PIC ABOVE SHOWS JUST (1) OF THE SEVERAL DIFFERENT 'SLDR FIX' METHODS AVAILABLE!







    A TOUR-ISSUED SLDR DRIVER WITH 'METAL PLATE' & 'TOE SCREW'



    (FREDDY'S SLDR LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE)
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • Chilli9880Chilli9880 #adiZero Members Posts: 877 ✭✭
    Ahhh the good ole SLDR. I had the white version of this. Longest Driver I ever hit. Ever! But, also the most inconsistent driver I ever hit. Like a person said in a post before, if you were off, just a little bit, nothing was safe on the left hand side of the golf course. After a year and a half, I had to get rid of it because I just couldn't take the bad days. Maybe I should've hung onto it and played it in the scrambles. The driver was like a crazy ex-girlfriend... you smiled big during the good times but wanted to rip your hair out and leave her on the side of the road during the bad.
    '16 Taylormade M2 9*, Fujikura Atmos Black 6S
    '16 Taylormade M2 15*, Fujikura Atmos Black 7X
    '16 Taylormade M2 18*, Fujikura Atmos Black 8TX
    '16 Titleist T-MB 4, 5 & 6, MB 7-PW, TI DG AMT X100
    Titleist Vokey Forged 50, 56, 62, TI DG S400
    Titleist SC Select Squareback '14
    Titleist AVX, Titleist Cart Bag
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,920 ✭✭
    edited Aug 30, 2018 #46
    Chilli9880 wrote:


    Ahhh the good ole SLDR. I had the white version of this. Longest Driver I ever hit. Ever! But, also the most inconsistent driver I ever hit. Like a person said in a post before, if you were off, just a little bit, nothing was safe on the left side of the golf course. After a year and a half, I had to get rid of it because I just couldn't take the bad days. Maybe I should've hung onto it and played it in the scrambles. The SLDR driver was like a crazy ex-girlfriend... you smiled big during the good times but wanted to rip your hair out and leave her on the side of the road during the bad.




    You're right about the original SLDR's, and the 'SLDR Fix' was developed to prevent those very issues!... image/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />





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    Post edited by Unknown User on
    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • dlygrissedlygrisse Members Posts: 13,130 ✭✭
    jonflesh wrote:


    I was at the tourney yesterday and followed Fred the whole day. He was hitting an m3 with a tensei pro blue. He had seemingly no clue what the shaft was. He called a guy over to ask him about it on the putting green and was saying he loved the shaft but had no clue what it was. He was killing the driver all day though except. 30 yards past Toledo and inman




    Freddie is the antithisis of a GolfWRX club ho. if his name wasn't on his bag he probably wouldn't know which clubs were his.

    Ping G400
    Callaway Rogue 3w, HW
    Ping G 4 hybrid
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54* SS
    Vokey 58 M grind
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Members Posts: 768 ✭✭
    joj wrote:


    To think what it could’ve been with TwistFace...


    Good God please don't throw ideas like this around. Coming to pro shops in 2019...
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    Cobra King F8 3-4 Wood (16.0 degree setting, -1/2")
    Cobra King F7 3-4 Hybrid (21.5 degree setting)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4 Iron Thru G Wedge - Stock Steel Shafts
    Titleist Spin Milled SM 5 54/10 degree and 58/8 Degree - Stock Steel Shafts
    Odyssey White Ice Rossie (34")
  • ignitewvuignitewvu Members Posts: 2,054 ✭✭
    Kamen wrote:


    Came in here for the bobcat; leaving impressed.




    Facts!!!!
    M5 9 Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 6 Stiff
    M3 15 3 Wood Mitsubishi Tensei AV 75 Stiff
    M1 19 Hybrid Fujikura Atmos Blue 80HB Stiff
    M1 4i @ 39" KBS Tour 105
    Bridgestone J15DPF 5-PW DG Pro S300
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 52, 56 & 60 DGS200
    Odyessey Exo 7 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • Chilli9880Chilli9880 #adiZero Members Posts: 877 ✭✭
    edited Aug 30, 2018 #50
    <p>You're right about the original SLDR's, and the 'SLDR Fix' was developed to prevent those very issues!... image/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />





    image/golfer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':golfer:' />



    Unfortunately bobcat, I never even saw that post until well after the SLDR was gone out of the bag... Wish I would've. I once shot 74 and 88 back to back days on the same golf course. You'd thought I was going to commit suicide after that 88 with how bad I hit the driver that second day!
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    '16 Taylormade M2 15*, Fujikura Atmos Black 7X
    '16 Taylormade M2 18*, Fujikura Atmos Black 8TX
    '16 Titleist T-MB 4, 5 & 6, MB 7-PW, TI DG AMT X100
    Titleist Vokey Forged 50, 56, 62, TI DG S400
    Titleist SC Select Squareback '14
    Titleist AVX, Titleist Cart Bag
  • rightslicerightslice Members Posts: 151 ✭✭
    jonflesh wrote:

    slickwilly wrote:
    jonflesh wrote:


    I was at the tourney yesterday and followed Fred the whole day. He was hitting an m3 with a tensei pro blue. He had seemingly no clue what the shaft was. He called a guy over to ask him about it on the putting green and was saying he loved the shaft but had no clue what it was. He was killing the driver all day though except. 30 yards past Toledo and inman




    Did you get a chance to look at the model of his Titleist wedge or his hybrids??




    He def had a titleist wedge but I couldn’t make out what model wedge it was. As far as hybrids he had that old tm rescue he has had forever and the worn spot in the sweet spot of the club was something to behold. It looked like had hit the sweet spot and no where else on the face about 10,000 times. He hit it off the first tee. So I got a good look while they were waiting to tee off.



    He hit a black hybrid from a fairway bunker but I couldn’t make out what model it was. On his Sirius radio show before the pga championship he mentioned he was at a Bridgestone photo shoot with Bryson and he stole Bryson’s cobra hybrid cuz he hit it so well that day, but I don’t think it was a cobra. Not sure what it was. Might have been a rogue but that is a guess. Dark head though.



    He had 3 hybrids in the bag. The old tm, the black one and he never hit the 3rd one.



    Also two other things of note, 1) he only hit maybe 5-10 iron shots with one iron on the range. The rest of the time he hit nothing but drivers. His caddie kept teeing up balls and Freddie kept hitting drivers. I guess so he didn’t have to bend over. His caddie would tee up three at a time. Then Fred would hit them. Then Fred would talk to someone while his caddie tee’d up three more, Fred would hit them, repeat. But he hit only driver and one iron the entire time at the range and his driver was 95% of the shots. That’s why it was hard to see the hybrids, the headcovers never came off.



    2nd his j40 irons that he has been using for ever looked brand new. I mean the faces and backs of the irons looked like they had never been hit. Bridgestone has to be making new sets for him. No way anyone could keep irons that pristine for that many years.



    Oh and just quick a side note, I got a picture with him before the round. He was my childhood hero so it was one of the coolest things that’s happened to me celeb wise. He was really nice and took the photo. Walked right by me in the parking lot. I almost fainted when I turned around and he was walking toward me haha.




    Wasn't it Freddy who once said he didn't miss a shot for like 6 years? I can't go 6 swings.
  • pltplt Members Posts: 106 ✭✭
    Does anyone have a link to Fred's current bag, hybrids and all?
  • jonfleshjonflesh Members Posts: 270 ✭✭
    plt wrote:
    Does anyone have a link to Fred's current bag, hybrids and all?




    I don’t have a link but when he was in Seattle he was playing



    Driver-m3 with either a tensei pro blue or the tensei blue av shaft



    3 wood- Callaway squareway with the Harrison shaft



    Hybrid 1- old tm rescue with aerotech steelfiber shaft



    Hybrid 2- what looked like a rogue and another poster confirmed it was a rogue with aerotech steelfiber shaft



    Hybrid 3- some cobra hybrid (never hit it)



    5-pw- Bridgestone j40 dpc all with the aerotech steelfiber shafts



    Wedge 1-titleist wedge, dynamic gold ti shaft



    Wedge 2- unsure- dynamic gold ti shaft



    Putter-bettinardi fcb model
  • jerryojerryo Members Posts: 1,145 ✭✭
    During last weeks senior tourney, I caught an approach to a par 5. They said he had a 4 hybrid in hand. On the follow thru I was able to get a good look at the sole of the club and it was a 2016 M2 hybrid.
  • ksearsksears Members Posts: 444 ✭✭
    Good catch! I saw that too. Looked like a white/red Speeder hybrid shaft.
  • rcordarorcordaro ClubWRX Posts: 23
    He is hitting the M3 440. I looked on gettyimages and you can see it’s red under the slots not blue which means it’s a 440. Not surprising coming from a sldr
  • jonfleshjonflesh Members Posts: 270 ✭✭
    Good call on the 440. I know he’s hitting the m3 now but the image I posted just popped up yesterday and seems to imply he is at least going to test the tpt shaft with a pxg head.
  • AmazinBlueAmazinBlue Members Posts: 1,104 ✭✭
    In the pictures from Monday the shaft in his driver looks to be a Tensei Blue shaft.
    Ping G400 Max 9* - 8* Tour 65 S 44.5"
    Ping G400 14.5* Tour 75 Stiff
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* PX LZ 75g Stiff
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 23* Kuro Kage 80 Hy stiff
    Taylormade P770 5-PW Nippon Modus3 120 S
    Vokey SM6 48* F Grind Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 54*/08* M Grind Steel Gray
    Vokey SM7 58*/14* D Grind Tour Chrome
    TM Tour Spider Black 34.25" 2* flat 2x 14g weight
    Callaway ERC Soft
  • jonfleshjonflesh Members Posts: 270 ✭✭
    Update on the wedges- at riviera he had a old Taylormade atv wedge which I think is 54 degrees and a vokey sm7 60 degree in s grind. He also had a 60 degree Mack daddy 4 in the w grind in his bag on the practice green but he must have pulled that one out before he teed off.
  • ksearsksears Members Posts: 444 ✭✭
    Thank you! I was wondering what Vokey he was using. Much appreciated!
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