Rusty’s Trusty WITB (Concept X)

rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭
Made a few changes recently that I think I'm content with now to see me through 2019 so thought i'd post my first ever WITB, so I can update as I go along and keep track of any progress.



Current Handicap is 1.6, hoping to get to scratch by the end of the year.



Main Changes of 2019 so far:



917 D3 & 917F3 have been replaced

Vokey Sm6's replaced

716 TMB 2 iron replaced with 712u for lower trajectory.

MB 4 iron replaced with Vega VM-02 3 iron (bent weak)



I'll be changing the grip on the 3 wood to a midsize lamkin cord to match the driver.



So here is my current set in circulation.



(Titleist TS3 8.5)

Shaft : Evenflow White T1100 In 6.5 (65g)

Grip: Midsize Lamkin Cord

Loft: Standard Lie +.75d Loft



(Cobra F8+)

Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Green (75g X Flex)

Grip: Tour Velvet with Connect (To be replaced)

Loft: 14.5d



(712u 2 Iron:)

Shaft: DG X100

Grip: Midsize GP Multi Compound

Loft: 18 Degree



(Vega VM-02 3 Iron)

Shaft: KBS C Taper X Flex 130

Grip: Midsize GP Multi Compound

Loft: Bent Weak to 22 Degree



(Titleist MB 5-PW)

Shaft: KBS C Taper X Flex 130

Grip: Midsize GP Multi Compound

Loft: Set Bent Strong 1 Degree



Mack Daddy 4 Wedges (52,56 & 60)

Shaft: DG X100



Scotty Cameron PP Laguna Two with Midsize Matador Grip



A few pictures:



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  • kblaheykblahey Kevbot Members Posts: 207 ✭✭✭
    How do you like the Cobra so far?



    Off topic - are you countertops butcher block? If so, how have they been to care for?
    Ping G 10.5 Tour 65 S
    Taylormade M2 16.5 HL Reax S
    Titleist 816H1 21 Hybrid Mitsubishi Diamana S
    TaylorMade MC 2014 4-PW KBS Tour S
    Titleist SM7 Vokey 50 DGS400
    Titleist SM5 Vokey 54, 58 DGS400
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 1.5 Prototype
  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭
    The cobra is hands down the best fairway I’ve ever used (for me) always felt I need to sweep with a fairway. With the cobra the rails just give me the confidence to hit 3 wood from lies I previously wouldn’t consider.



    I even hit a few out of divots the other day on the practice ground and you can get so aggressive and hit down with it that it just pops out and flies.



    Yes the worktops are butchers block, they haven’t been too bad however my Wife does regularly care for them with wax and polish.



    Have to be so careful that you wipe down all surfaces after use otherwise watermarks etc will show and mark the finish.



    Had to replace a section around the sink as I inadvertently got water up the splash back which sat on the block between the sink and wall, it caused the work top to swell and crack.



  • avidshotmakeravidshotmaker Members Posts: 545 ✭✭
    Do I see sensor tags on your grips?
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway Rogue Draw 9*[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway XR'16 15*[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Taylormade Burner Steel Rescue 19*, 22* degrees[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway X-Forged 5-PW[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Titleist SM6 50.08F, 54.10S, 58.10S[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Select [/font]
  • tokeybtokeyb Gonna get better OmahaClubWRX Posts: 383 ClubWRX
    Great mixed bag of straight up playa gear.
    Mizuno ST-180 10.5*
    TEE 3w 15*
    TM Burner Rescue 4 & 5
    Cobra King Forged (5-G)
    Scratch 8820 (56*)
    Odyssey White Hot Rx 2, Tour Snsr 106cc
    Project(a)
    **Right at single digits - gonna get better**
  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭
    tokeyb wrote:


    Great mixed bag of straight up playa gear.




    Thank you sir!




    Do I see sensor tags on your grips?




    Yes currently using the shotscope V2. I like collecting my stats to structure practice and coaching sessions.
  • avidshotmakeravidshotmaker Members Posts: 545 ✭✭
    Ok I was wondering. I have the game golf tags and I painted them black (plastidip) and was wondering if you did the same. I forgot shotscope v2 tags were already black.
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway Rogue Draw 9*[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway XR'16 15*[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Taylormade Burner Steel Rescue 19*, 22* degrees[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway X-Forged 5-PW[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Titleist SM6 50.08F, 54.10S, 58.10S[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Select [/font]
  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    Decided to add an Armlock to the bag, it's now replaced the Laguna, after much tweaking and trialing.

    Decided to convert an old Studio Design 1 to an armlock myself, I tried several grips and just loved the AL2 so stuck with that over probably more sensible lower weight options.

    Specs are:
    Loft: 7
    Lie: 70
    Length: 42 inch
    Head Weight: 420g (Head is 330g, 90g of Tungsten Powder added to shaft and corked)

    As you can seen it's a bit of a beast next to a 35 inch putter with midsize matador.

  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    Now the weather is getting better in the uk I decided to pick myself up a Flightscope, should massively help with the coming season. Can e-mail practice sessions to my coach to help structure sessions we have together and work on swing faults and just try to dial in numbers.

    He uses a GCQ so I'll compare the two units side by side and see what sort of tolerances I'm working too. Hopefully they provide very similar data but it seems fairly accurate to me so far

    Below is screen grab from 5 iron on the Skills App.



  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    As I predominantly use an electric trolley these days I decided to get a more suitable bag. I’ll keep the stand bag for when I want to carry or hit the range.

  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    Decided to pick up a few bits today, the rough is heavy and wet so decided to get a hybrid in the bag.

    Love the cobra F8+ 3 wood so opted to go for the F8 hybrid.

    The hybrid is going to rotate with the 2 iron dependent on playing conditions.

    Also picked up a den caddy and shag bag to match the staff bag.

  • DaBearsDaBears Captain Hook Members Posts: 135 ✭✭

    info on the Vega 3i?

  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    @DaBears said:
    info on the Vega 3i?

    Bent 2 degree weak, it plays pretty much like the MB 4 iron but it’s 1 Degree stronger.

    Originally it was just to see how I liked the Vega’s as I was considering a switch and never pulled it back out for the 4i.

  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    Had a wedge fitting which resulted in me getting 3 new SM7 vokey wedges, my 46 degree SM6 also came out of retirement. It's been tweaked and gapping now is great. Played last night and the new wedges are amazing, the variation in bounce gives me a shot for almost every scenario and the 08 M Grind in the LW is brilliant. The bounce is not what i expected at all going in to the fitting, but we ran it blind so I didn't influence the choice. I can see a huge improvement coming in this area now, just need to get down to the range with the flight scope and get fully dialled in.


  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    New putter picked up yesterday, I know it gets a lot of hate but It’s honestly the best feel I’ve had with a putter.

    Lovely sound and feel, very stable and overall very happy. The wings have vanished at address and now I feel like I’m putting with a Newport but have the added forgiveness of a mallet I am really impressed.

    I did buy a black Midsize matador grip to replace the pistol grip but I can’t bring myself to do it, it’s a great grip for feel which I don’t want to sacrifice.



  • sdcfan18sdcfan18 Members Posts: 154 ✭✭✭

    Love that setup. To sure why the CX-02 get the hate, it looks great to me. That staff bag may be my next purchase, a stand bag doesn’t have enough room for all my stuff these days.

  • glmglm Members Posts: 227 ✭✭✭
  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    @sdcfan18 said:
    Love that setup. To sure why the CX-02 get the hate, it looks great to me. That staff bag may be my next purchase, a stand bag doesn’t have enough room for all my stuff these days.

    Thanks Dude,

    Spent 3 hours on the practice green yesterday, I just don't get bored of using it.

    I've always used old studio design / pro platinums etc. so to have something a little more advanced I realise how the tech has made putting so much easier.

    I think this can help massively on my pursuit to plus figures.

  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    Never gave the head covers any love, got these from stray head covers on etsy, great quality and released in limited numbers.

    The cobra F8+ 3 Wood and the F8 rescue are surprisingly some of my favourite clubs in the bag so they deserved a bit of Thanos action.

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