BabyFades WITB [Warning - Contains Lead] - Miura, TM, Ping, Yamada

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BabyFadesBabyFades  89WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 89
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Certainly nothing too special compared to a lot of the members' bags here (there's no sense in even TRYING keeping up with Joneses on this site...). Definitely not the latest tech, but I must say I do love my bag dearly and it's been a labor of love to get here image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



Bit on my game, I was an OK high school player and was single digit with a funky flat swing that worked well when I could practice a lot e.g. through college. Now I work full-time and am a streaky 10 but over last two years have been putting in a lot of work w lessons at GolfTec to re-make my swing into a much more repeatable and reliable one which is starting to stick. Goal is to regularly be breaking 80 in 2019 and get below a 7 handicap - lofty goal but I'm focused!



In addition to swing and course management and mental game, I've been focusing on doing everything I can with my equipment to make going low easier. You can see some of that in the commentary below.



Alright enough yapping onto the bag.



Driver headcover is from Cantigny Golf in suburban Chicago in case anyone is wondering.



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In the past I always really struggled with the driver, and up until I recently switched to these woods this year, I used to hit an RBZ 5 wood off just about every tee. Note the hidden little Ping 3-iron in there - use it as a driving iron for tight fairways, heading into par 5's in 2, or when just feeling off and needing to find some **** short grass again.



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Just installed these shafts in last few mos - never been fitted for driver shafts before. Club Champion + Trackman set me straight hitting bullets with confidence. Can't wait to get on the course (heading to Palm Springs next week for some R&R). GD AD-DI6s used to be in my driver but we cut it down and put it in the 3 wood which is an awesome combo.



These new(er) woods + shafts are putting up very good numbers for me and have banished the dreaded high right driver miss that would de-rail my otherwise good rounds.



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Newly added wedges to replace the PINGS I was struggling with both on full shots and around the green. These grinds seem to be working a lot better and more natural transition from the irons. I like to have a lot of bounce but also like the leading edge to sit pretty low which these grinds help with, in addition to looking totally awesome.



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New add to the bag - Yamada putter, same model that some insane person shot a round of 55 with. Honestly it almost feels too soft, like hitting a marshmallow (I use Wilson Staff Duo balls) - I like to have more feedback so not sure if this will work out yet. Going to keep my trusty Anser around for sure.



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The trusty rusty Anser putter, with soundslot. Yes there's a strip of lead tape on the bottom image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



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Up until a few weeks ago NOTHING was swing weight matched...bag was all over the place from C9 to D5 with no logic to it...so hoping that also gets me some more consistency in 2019. I picked up a swing weight scale (golf works economy one) so I can do the weighting on my own now.





Everything except wedges is weighted to a D2 or D3, wedges are D5-6. The black Miura K wedge (52) is benched for now as I like the look of the PP-9003 iron set gap wedge better. Irons have KBS Tour 90s + MCC Plus4s which had me swing weighted in the C's, so we put 5-6 strips on per club to get back to D3.





Only potential changes from here are 1) testing heavier shafts in irons and maybe going back to standard length from 1/4 short, 2) tinkering with grip options (maybe going back to smaller grip), 3) maybe swapping the 3 iron for a driving iron or something similar.



Hit em straight! Or baby fades and draws as the shot calls for image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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[font=courier new,courier,monospace]2019 WITB

D: TM 2016 M2 10.5' Diamana DF-50 S
3W: TM 2016 M2 15' AD-DI 6s
3i: Ping G5 stock
4i-G: Miura PP-9003 KBS Tour 90
56/60: Miura Bullet Grind / K Grind
Putt: Yamada Emperor II or Vintage Ping Anser[/font]
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3148WRX Points: 536Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,148 Titanium Tees
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    Nice bag! Never heard of Yamada before now. That putter looks slick!
    Posted:

    Callaway Mavrik 9° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana ZF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Callaway Chrome Soft X 

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  • BabyFadesBabyFades  89WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 89
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    noodle3872 wrote:


    Nice bag! Never heard of Yamada before now. That putter looks slick!




    Thanks yeah the Yamada craftsmanship is awesome. He got some notoriety a few years back when the PM of Japan gave one to Obama as a gift during a visit to the US in 2013. It’s just one eccentric guy who makes awesome putters - he got flooded with orders after that. It is a very heavy putter head and I fear too heavy for my preferred stroke.
    Posted:
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]2019 WITB

    D: TM 2016 M2 10.5' Diamana DF-50 S
    3W: TM 2016 M2 15' AD-DI 6s
    3i: Ping G5 stock
    4i-G: Miura PP-9003 KBS Tour 90
    56/60: Miura Bullet Grind / K Grind
    Putt: Yamada Emperor II or Vintage Ping Anser[/font]
  • llamontllamont  1909WRX Points: 154Members Posts: 1,909 Platinum Tees
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    Awesome bag and nice view!!!
    Posted:
    I love golf
  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser  5195WRX Points: 166Handicap: proMarshals Posts: 5,195 Marshals
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    Nice tools !
    Posted:
    Teaching out of Crystal Springs Golf Course<br /><br />Golf Digest Best Teachers In California 2005-2018<br /><br />Golf Digest Best Young Teachers In America 2007-2012<br /><br />Head Men's Golf Coach Notre Dame de Namur University <br /><br />My WITB<br /><br /><br /><br />http://www.golfwrx.c...-man-cave-pics/<br />
    On -, @Zheusser on twitter
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic  3531WRX Points: 501Handicap: 3.0Members Posts: 3,531 Titanium Tees
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    Sick bag!
    Posted:
    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    Cobra F9 Speedback 4 iron w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid 95X
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 50 S-Grind
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 56 X-Grind
    Vokey Low Bounce K-Grind 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini Copper

  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MA 2588WRX Points: 181Handicap: +0.4Members Posts: 2,588 Titanium Tees
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    Tell us about the Bullet Grind on your 57°!
    Posted:
    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

    Callaway Epic Flash 9° Smoke Black 70 X
    Callaway TC Super Hybrid 17° Tourspec Speeder 904 X
    Callaway TC Apex Hybrid 18° Tourspec Speeder 904 X
    Callaway TC Apex Hybrid 23° Tourspec Speeder 904 X
    Miura Golf CB•301 5-6 Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Golf CB•57 7-9
     Prototype iCWT 105 X
     Miura Raw Handgrind 46° | 06° Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Raw Handgrind 52° | 10° Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Raw Handgrind 58° | 10° Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Golf KM•007 Stability EI GJ 1.0
    Callaway Chrome Soft X
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13315WRX Points: 2,188Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,315 Titanium Tees
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    Some cool sticks, thx for sharing
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* GD Pershing 55x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • BabyFadesBabyFades  89WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 89
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    Thanks yeah the bullet grind looked awesome so I wanted to test it out and see what lies it is best for



    Here’s an email I got from the guys at Black Lab:



    “The Bullet grind wedge is a dual purpose wedge. When played in the square position it allows the leading edge to get under the ball very cleanly, especially out of tight lies. When played with a slightly open face it creates more bounce to be played from the rough or bunkers.”
    Posted:
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]2019 WITB

    D: TM 2016 M2 10.5' Diamana DF-50 S
    3W: TM 2016 M2 15' AD-DI 6s
    3i: Ping G5 stock
    4i-G: Miura PP-9003 KBS Tour 90
    56/60: Miura Bullet Grind / K Grind
    Putt: Yamada Emperor II or Vintage Ping Anser[/font]
  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MA 2588WRX Points: 181Handicap: +0.4Members Posts: 2,588 Titanium Tees
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    BabyFades wrote:


    Thanks yeah the bullet grind looked awesome so I wanted to test it out and see what lies it is best for



    Here’s an email I got from the guys at Black Lab:



    “The Bullet grind wedge is a dual purpose wedge. When played in the square position it allows the leading edge to get under the ball very cleanly, especially out of tight lies. When played with a slightly open face it creates more bounce to be played from the rough or bunkers.”




    Freaking Awesome!!!















    ( .... Now I need another wedge!)
    Posted:
    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

    Callaway Epic Flash 9° Smoke Black 70 X
    Callaway TC Super Hybrid 17° Tourspec Speeder 904 X
    Callaway TC Apex Hybrid 18° Tourspec Speeder 904 X
    Callaway TC Apex Hybrid 23° Tourspec Speeder 904 X
    Miura Golf CB•301 5-6 Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Golf CB•57 7-9
     Prototype iCWT 105 X
     Miura Raw Handgrind 46° | 06° Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Raw Handgrind 52° | 10° Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Raw Handgrind 58° | 10° Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Golf KM•007 Stability EI GJ 1.0
    Callaway Chrome Soft X
  • Katke87Katke87  162WRX Points: 53Handicap: 9Members Posts: 162 Fairways
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    Clean, simple, classy. Those wedges!!
    Posted:
    Callaway Epic driver, 13.5° set at 14.5° Diamana M40, A flex
    Callaway Epic 5 wood, 18° set at 19°, Diamana M40, A flex
    King Cobra F7 3h (19°), Fujikura Pro 75H, A flex
    King Cobra Baffler 4h (23°) & 5h (26°), Aldila NV-HL, A flex
    Titleist 718 AP1, 6-gap wedge, Tensei CK series, A flex
    Callaway 2017 PM Grind 56°/13° & 60°/10°, KBS Tour-V, wedge flex
    All grips Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound
    Bettinardi Inovai 3.0, Bettinardi/Lamkin deep etch grip
    Ping Hoofer bag
    Headcovers Stitch, HeadGear, Jan Craig, Fore Ewe, Winston Collection
    Titleist Pro V1X
    Rovic & Clicgear push carts
  • BleederFadeBleederFade  180WRX Points: 53Handicap: +0.3Members Posts: 180 Fairways
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    Nice setup! I used lived within a few blocks of where you are (great view). Small world
    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 9.5 - Kuro Kage XT 
    Titleist 917 F2 16.5 - Diamana W 
    Titleist 718 T-MB 2 - TTDG 
    Mizuno MP18 4 - PW - TTDG 
    Vokey SM7 52.12 F, 56.14 F - TTDG 
    Taylormade HiToe 60 - TTDG 
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
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  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing  1410WRX Points: 188Members Posts: 1,410 Platinum Tees
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    Sweet setup! The view in the background is super classy as well.
    Posted:
    Callaway Xr speed 10.5 
    Adams Tightlies 16*
    Mizuno MP-H4 3-P
    Nike Engage 52,58
    Ping Anser 33” Superstroke 3.0
  • pcs11pcs11  1258WRX Points: 197Members Posts: 1,258 Platinum Tees
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    Great bag - love that G5 3 iron hiding in there!
    Posted:
    Cobra F8+ 10.5° - Fujikura Ventus Black 6
    Titleist 915 F 15° - Diamana 'ilima 80 
    Titleist 917 F2 18° - Diamana 'ilima 80 
    Titleist 818 H1 21° - UST VTS 100
    Titleist 915 H 24° - UST VTS 100
    Ping iBlades (5-9) - Shimada Tour 115
    Vokey 46° 52° 58° - KBS Tour 115
    Bettinardi BBF1 or Bettinardi Kuch2
  • marmadukmarmaduk  254WRX Points: 175Members Posts: 254 Greens
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    I hope this doesn’t come off as creepy but I think I recognize Vancouver in the background. If you live in Vancouver we should get a round in together… When the snow finally melts



    My Goal this season is also to break 80 regularly but to be honest I’m a couple points behind you. I shoot low 80s on average



    I also take lessons and got fitted at Golftec in North Vancouver. Check out my what’s in the bag I think we will have lots in common.



    Hope that didn’t sound too desperate. lol

    Posted:
    WITB: Epon, Ryoma, A-Grind, Yururi, Bettinardi
    http://www.golfwrx.c...-pic-heavy-jdm/

    Trees may be 90% air but they're 100% angry.
  • AdamForeAdamFore  4WRX Points: 3Members Posts: 4 Starters
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    Very nice set up.
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