What dy'all think the most *overrated/underrated* thingies in golf equipment?

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  • locodelocode Members  10WRX Points: 57Posts: 10 Bunkers
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    On -, @chubs3a said:

    On -, @locode said:

    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges

    Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious on thoughts of the Ram wedges.

    I've had one in my bag (when I've had a bag) since 1983. Nothing really to elaborate on, they are just great wedges.

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    WITB (Lefty)
    TaylorMade R7 Driver
    Titleist 3W
    Ping Eye 2 Beryllium 1- Iron (Blue Dot)
    Pro Group Arnold Palmer Professional Pro Staff 3-PW
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Designed by Cleveland 8802 style putter
    WITC (What's in the Closet)
    10 or so other 8802 style putters
    Adams Tom Watson 60° Wedge
    Adams Nick Faldo Asymmetrical sole 60° Wedge
    MacGregor Tommy Armour 2-PW
    Ping Karsten III+ 3-PW (Green Dot)
    WILITF (What I lost in the fire)
    Harvey Penick Take Dead Aim Titanium Driver
    Harvey Penick 10° driver, 12° driver, 3 wood
    Campbell Arnold Palmer 3-PW blades
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Arnold Palmer The Original Putter x2

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    On -, @macedan said:

    Pin Out / Pin In

    Gross - I don't like the idea of something being in the hole I'm trying to roll a ball into. I gave it a shot for one round, and I had two chips and a putt bounce off the pin and rest on the edge. And NO, I didn't hit them too hard...
    That said, It was the difference between an 87 and an 84 though...soooooo let's not get too worked about it.

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    WHS Index: ~2
    -WITB-
    Cobra F7+ 8* w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5-75g - tipped 1"
    Ping G410 Crossover 2i w/ DG SL105 X
    Ping i210 Irons 3-P w/ KBS C Taper 125 S+, hard step +1, blue dot
    Cleveland RTX4; 50-mid, 54-mid, 58-mid w/ DG S400
    Ping Sigma G KUSHIN w/ lots of lead tape
    Bridgestone Tour B X
    Winn Dri Tac - MIDSIZE

  • LaznastyLaznasty The Amazing Golf Ball Whacker Guy Valparaiso, IndianaMembers  817WRX Points: 254Posts: 817 Golden Tee
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    On -, @locode said:

    Giant spaceship putters / 8802 style putters
    Always buying the newest clubs / scrounging on eBay for old gems
    Hybrids / Ping Eye 2 1-iron
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges
    Phil Mickelson's short game / Tom Watson's short game
    Australian tour pros / Canadian tour pros
    Taking the pin out / leaving the pin in
    Rangefinders / Quickly pacing your own yardage

    Phil's short game, one of the best short games of all time, is overrated?

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    Ping G410+ -- VA Nemesys
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 5W -- AD-DI 70x
    PXG 0317x 22° -- Nippon G.O.S.T.
    PXG 0311P 4-Gw --Nippon Modus 120x
    EPON Tour Spin Wedge 54° 58° -- shimada tour wedge
    Lamb Crafted Camden -- BGT Stability Tour
  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston AreaMembers  1520WRX Points: 377Posts: 1,520 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @gioguy21 said:

    anything Bryson / visors

    You're just jealous of the single length set

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    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
  • choutdaballchoutdaball Members  1WRX Points: 5Posts: 1 Starters
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    score/eraser

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  • locodelocode Members  10WRX Points: 57Posts: 10 Bunkers
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    On -, @Laznasty said:

    On -, @locode said:

    Giant spaceship putters / 8802 style putters
    Always buying the newest clubs / scrounging on eBay for old gems
    Hybrids / Ping Eye 2 1-iron
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges
    Phil Mickelson's short game / Tom Watson's short game
    Australian tour pros / Canadian tour pros
    Taking the pin out / leaving the pin in
    Rangefinders / Quickly pacing your own yardage

    Phil's short game, one of the best short games of all time, is overrated?

    That's exactly the point. You can say he's got one of the best short games of all time but that's not actually the case. Phil's short game is all flash (and flop) but it has cost him a lot of tournaments.

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    WITB (Lefty)
    TaylorMade R7 Driver
    Titleist 3W
    Ping Eye 2 Beryllium 1- Iron (Blue Dot)
    Pro Group Arnold Palmer Professional Pro Staff 3-PW
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Designed by Cleveland 8802 style putter
    WITC (What's in the Closet)
    10 or so other 8802 style putters
    Adams Tom Watson 60° Wedge
    Adams Nick Faldo Asymmetrical sole 60° Wedge
    MacGregor Tommy Armour 2-PW
    Ping Karsten III+ 3-PW (Green Dot)
    WILITF (What I lost in the fire)
    Harvey Penick Take Dead Aim Titanium Driver
    Harvey Penick 10° driver, 12° driver, 3 wood
    Campbell Arnold Palmer 3-PW blades
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Arnold Palmer The Original Putter x2

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    Subjective opinions / Objective facts

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    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic- 9.0* - Fujkura Pro 62 FLEX-R110
    3 Wood: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha - 14* - Aldila Rogue 110 MSI 70-3.7-R
    5 Wood: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha - 18* - Aldila Rogue 110 MSI 60-3.7-R
    2-5 Hybrids: Callaway Apex 14*/18*/22*/26* - Kuro Kage 80HY FLEX-R
    Irons: 6 - P/A/S Wedges: Callaway Apex CF 16 - KBS Tour-V R Flex
    Putter - Callaway Odyssey Toulon Long Island
    Ball - Callaway ChromeSoft 
  • larrydevlarrydev Larry D Members  16WRX Points: 43Handicap: 11.0Posts: 16 Bunkers
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    Scotty Cameron putters and Vokey wedges - marketing genius, but overrated.
    Getting into the right position on backswing - something I don't think enough people think about enough

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    Taylormade M2 Driver 10.5 Fujikura Fuel Stiff.
    Titleist 917F 3 Wood. Rogue 65 stiff. 
    Mizuno MP-H5 4i. KBS C-Taper Stiff.
    Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 5-PW. Project X 6.0.
    Titleist SM6 - 50 - 54 - 60 True Temper XP Stiff
    Scotty Cameron GoLo 5R Putter
  • gunmetalgunmetal IdahoMembers  1919WRX Points: 185Posts: 1,919 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Laznasty said:

    Mark Crossfield & Rick Shiels/ TXG golf

    Haha. I was going to say:
    TXG and migolfspi/ Mark Crossfield and Rick Schiels.
    It's all about the strike, kids!

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  • gunmetalgunmetal IdahoMembers  1919WRX Points: 185Posts: 1,919 Platinum Tees
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    Line on Flange/Line on topline

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  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers  1481WRX Points: 900Handicap: 14.2Posts: 1,481 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @locode said:

    On -, @chubs3a said:

    On -, @locode said:

    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges

    Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious on thoughts of the Ram wedges.

    I've had one in my bag (when I've had a bag) since 1983. Nothing really to elaborate on, they are just great wedges.

    since 1983?
    :o

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    Titleist TS3 10.5* Driver                  HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Adams Tightlies 2 16*3 Wood        whatevers stock                 Tour Velvet std  
    Titleist TS3 19*    Hybrid                 HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Titleist 716 TMB  4-P                       DG S300                            Tour Velvet Align 2 wraps  
    Titleist SM7 52.12F (bent to 49.09)DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 56.10S                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 60.12D                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SC Terryllium Fastback 1.5  34" loft 6.5                        Pistolini Plus  
    Titleist PROV1                                   ball
    Kirkland sig                                       glove 
    FJ rain glove                                     glove (rain)  
     

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  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3891WRX Points: 857Handicap: 9Posts: 3,891 Titanium Tees
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    Driver carry/ Descent angle & kick
    Carts / Golf board
    Push Carts / Nice carry bag
    New gear / Clubs in the bag for 4 years
    Golf shoes / Trail shoes
    Technology / Technique

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  • wedgegamewedgegame Members  23WRX Points: 27Posts: 23 Bunkers
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    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @premeyer said:

    On -, @rjcejka said:

    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

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  • AG12AG12 Members  2116WRX Points: 1,062Handicap: 10Posts: 2,116 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @wedgegame said:

    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @premeyer said:

    On -, @rjcejka said:

    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

    I have heard of GolfZing for booking purposes but didnt know you could do range ball deals through them as well

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    Driver: PING G410 10.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    4W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: PING G410 21* Accra FX 300H
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12/Full Face 58/10 DG 115
    Putter: Bettinardi QB6 Carbon Limited
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #12
    WITB
  • wedgegamewedgegame Members  23WRX Points: 27Posts: 23 Bunkers
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    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @wedgegame said:

    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @premeyer said:

    On -, @rjcejka said:

    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

    I have heard of GolfZing for booking purposes but didnt know you could do range ball deals through them as well

    I think they call it The Player's Club or something generic like that. If you have a participating course nearby and hit the range more than 3 times a month it can be a good deal.

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    On -, @wedgegame said:

    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @wedgegame said:

    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @premeyer said:

    On -, @rjcejka said:

    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

    I have heard of GolfZing for booking purposes but didnt know you could do range ball deals through them as well

    I think they call it The Player's Club or something generic like that. If you have a participating course nearby and hit the range more than 3 times a month it can be a good deal.

    Interesting thank you for the heads up

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    Driver: PING G410 10.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    4W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: PING G410 21* Accra FX 300H
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12/Full Face 58/10 DG 115
    Putter: Bettinardi QB6 Carbon Limited
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #12
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    On -, @TIM929 said:

    On -, @locode said:

    On -, @chubs3a said:

    On -, @locode said:

    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges

    Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious on thoughts of the Ram wedges.

    I've had one in my bag (when I've had a bag) since 1983. Nothing really to elaborate on, they are just great wedges.

    since 1983?
    :o

    Yes.

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    WITB (Lefty)
    TaylorMade R7 Driver
    Titleist 3W
    Ping Eye 2 Beryllium 1- Iron (Blue Dot)
    Pro Group Arnold Palmer Professional Pro Staff 3-PW
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Designed by Cleveland 8802 style putter
    WITC (What's in the Closet)
    10 or so other 8802 style putters
    Adams Tom Watson 60° Wedge
    Adams Nick Faldo Asymmetrical sole 60° Wedge
    MacGregor Tommy Armour 2-PW
    Ping Karsten III+ 3-PW (Green Dot)
    WILITF (What I lost in the fire)
    Harvey Penick Take Dead Aim Titanium Driver
    Harvey Penick 10° driver, 12° driver, 3 wood
    Campbell Arnold Palmer 3-PW blades
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Arnold Palmer The Original Putter x2

  • Tick5445Tick5445 Members  1WRX Points: 7Handicap: 3Posts: 1 Starters
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    HIGHASS circle T putter covers/ A good turn in your swing

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  • BillMurrayGolfingBillMurrayGolfing Members  111WRX Points: 30Handicap: 9Posts: 111 Fairways
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    TourAD DI/TourAD MJ

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    - S-Yard XV Driver
    - Baldo TTX Fairways 
    - Freiheit The G Hybrids  
    - Epon 505 Irons 
    - Callaway and Miura Wedges
    - Scotty Cameron Newport 
    - Whatever ball I found in the bushes 
  • tideridertiderider Members  3003WRX Points: 2,030Handicap: 5ishPosts: 3,003 Titanium Tees
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    equipment/swing

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  • atj5206atj5206 Newport Beach, CAMembers  110WRX Points: 58Handicap: 5Posts: 110 Fairways
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    1) Fightscope Mevo* / the thing that helps you draw the line on the ball
    *it makes going to the range kinda fun, but why do I need to know how slow my swing is, and how bad my smash factor is? :blush:
    2) Scotty Cameron putters (love mine but it's man jewelry) / ?? (I just agree wanted to throw Scotty's putters under the bus again for some reason :smile: )

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    TaylorMade M4 10.5* - AD DI 6S
    TaylorMade M2 16.5* - Diamana BF 70g
    Titleist 812 H2 19* - Fujikura Atmos Blue 8S
    Cobra 3/4 Utility Iron - C-Taper Lite
    5-GW Cobra Forged Tec Black - Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 105
    Miura 55, 59 - Nippon 120
    34" 2014 Scotty Cameron Newport 2
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    Music / Etiquette.

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  • nattybohknowsnattybohknows Members  367WRX Points: 48Handicap: 16.6Posts: 367 Greens
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    Overrated- people trying to shape their shots/sliding weights on drivers/upgrading said drivers each year
    Underrated- Cleveland putters/cobra/Nordstrom rack or Marshall’s for discount polos

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  • KCCOKCCO Members  1872WRX Points: 101Posts: 1,872 Platinum Tees
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    Shorts/fresh set of grips

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    Titleist 917 D3 Tour Spec Speeder
    Titleist 917 F2 Tensei Orange
    Titleist 818 H2 Tensei White
    Titleist 718 CB 4-PW KBS C-Taper Limited Gun Metal
    PXG Darkness 52/58 MCI-100 black
    009 ProV1

  • drbob28drbob28 ClubWRX  19WRX Points: 58Posts: 19 ClubWRX
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    Scottys / my Scotty

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  • TheSphynxTheSphynx All Quiet on the Googley Eyed Front Las VegasMembers  1546WRX Points: 218Handicap: 2Posts: 1,546 Platinum Tees
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    Overrated - GSS/90% of fitters/99.9% of reviews on here

    Underrated - the other 10% of fitters

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  • roberthdroberthd Pouchboy Members  77WRX Points: 62Posts: 77 Bunkers
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    Wedges that "reduce glare."

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    Menlo Park, Calif.

    * Cobra F-Max Superlite 11.5 A flex driver
    * Cobra Max 5-wood A flex White Tie
    * Cobra T-Rail Baffler 4-7 hybrids
    * Cobra F-Max One Length 8-PW
    * Cleveland CBX 48 and 54
    * Cleveland Smart Sole chipper
    * Cleveland Smart Sole 60 (2.0)
    * Cleveland Elevado putter
    (Index 17.8, but coming down, baby!)
  • LilRabbitLilRabbit Members  26WRX Points: 18Posts: 26 Bunkers
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    Overrated: Have more than a 3 year old equipment (putter excluded)
    Underrated: Sick aftermarket shafts.

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    SIM 9° (1 click up) Graphite Design VR 6
    2016 M2 3HL Matrix White Tie 75
    Ping G410 7 wood (5 wood length) Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75
    Bridgestone JGR 21° Hybrid Fujikura Speeder 869
    Sim Max OS 5 Iron KBS TGI
    P790 19 6-PW SteelFiber FC
    Honma Tour World 48° Nippon 125
    Honma Tour World 54° Nippon 125
    MyHiToe Blacked out 60° KBS $Taper 120 Black
    2014 Newport 2.0
    TP5X #34



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    over - cavity backs
    under - rain gloves

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    Overrated = Pro V1
    Underrated = Srixon

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