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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  1292WRX Points: 537Posts: 1,292 Platinum Tees
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    Other than an almost completely new bag, I'd say my best buy this year was my Srixon irons.

    I went from an off the rack set of Wilson D200 irons which were short for me so I was topping my way around the course. Got fitted, went 1/2" longer and into a stiff from a regular flex on how I load the shaft when I swing. The end result is a world of difference, I'm a much better iron striker now and a lot more distance too. As my swing improves it's just that much better, I hope my swing doesn't change too much to where these irons don't work for me as well.

    The next one would be the G410+ driver, long story short I can actually drive a ball in play now.

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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - TP Mills Handmade Trad II SIK Tour Proto - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer 

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  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members  500WRX Points: 89Posts: 500 Golden Tee
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    On -, @CaseyDan said:

    Regular flex iron shafts. Always played stiff. Fitters always said I was in between and we always went Stiff. Put a set of Elevate Tour in Regular in play and what a difference.

    I'm in the same situation as you. I now play stiff in my wedges and regular in the rest of my irons. The feel is so much better for me.
    I purchased a lot of wedges this year. A full set of Stealth 2.0s, and also a Vokey K grind for when I play a course with nasty bunkers to hit out of. Lovely wedges, all of them.

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    Cobra King LTD Black
    Callaway Epic Flash 15° 3w
    Callaway Apex 3-4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 50° SS
    Titleist Vokey 54° S, 60° K
    Bettinardi BB1
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4219WRX Points: 515Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,219 Titanium Tees
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    G400/HZRDUS Yellow driver combo. Best driving stats in a long time.

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    Ping G400 10.5 (9.5) Hzrdus Yellow 75 5.5
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
    Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95CW R (2019 Forged Tec Modus 105 R trial run ) 
    Vokey SM7 50/8 F
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1/ '16 Tiki
     Wilson Staff FG Tour/ Bridgestone Tour B RXS / ProV1
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4219WRX Points: 515Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,219 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @CaseyDan said:

    Regular flex iron shafts. Always played stiff. Fitters always said I was in between and we always went Stiff. Put a set of Elevate Tour in Regular in play and what a difference.

    What flex do you use in your driver/FW and Hybrids?

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    Ping G400 10.5 (9.5) Hzrdus Yellow 75 5.5
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
    Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95CW R (2019 Forged Tec Modus 105 R trial run ) 
    Vokey SM7 50/8 F
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1/ '16 Tiki
     Wilson Staff FG Tour/ Bridgestone Tour B RXS / ProV1
  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Rapid City, SDMembers  915WRX Points: 177Handicap: 15.5Posts: 915 Golden Tee
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    Kind of a toss up. My Mizuno JPX-900 forged have been phenomenal!! But honestly, getting a shaft for my 3 wood that is 1/2" shorter has been more of a game changer to be honest. I can finally give it a rip on par 5's and actually hit my 3 wood consistently. Haven't had confidence in a 3 wood for years.

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    Cobra King F8 Driver Aldila NV-2KXV Green 65 Stiff (9 degree setting, Draw Weight Placement, -3/4")
    Cobra King F8 3-4 Wood Aldila NV-2KXV Blue 70 Stiff (15.5 degree setting, -1/2")
    Callaway Apex 19 3-4 Hybrids (Project X Catalyst 5.5 Flex, -1/2" for both)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4 Iron Thru G Wedge - KBS Regular Flex Steel Shafts (I keep the 4 iron in the trunk and alternate it with the 4 hybrid depending on which course we are playing or weather conditions)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM 19 Grind 54 & 58
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X6 CS (35")
  • CaseyDanCaseyDan Members  950WRX Points: 238Handicap: 10Posts: 950 Golden Tee
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    On -, @RainShadow said:

    On -, @CaseyDan said:

    Regular flex iron shafts. Always played stiff. Fitters always said I was in between and we always went Stiff. Put a set of Elevate Tour in Regular in play and what a difference.

    What flex do you use in your driver/FW and Hybrids?

    Driver: Ventus 60 Stiff
    Fairway: Tensi Pro White 70 Stiff
    Hybrid: Diamana Blue 70 Stiff

    I have tried regular flex shafts in my woods and the results were terrible.

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    2016 TaylorMade M2 w/ Ventus 6s
    In Search Off.........
    Titleist 818 H2 w/Atmos Blue
    Callaway Apex Pro Dots
    Titleist SM7 Raw 52/56*
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 60*
    Cameron Del Mar
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  • KC13KC13 31st StateMembers  540WRX Points: 213Posts: 540 Golden Tee
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    TaylorMade M5. Best driver i've hit yet, and i've hit a lot of drivers.

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    "My slogan is who needs fitness when you've got great equipment."

    - John Daly
  • swing thoughtsswing thoughts Members  282WRX Points: 80Handicap: 2.7Posts: 282 Greens
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    On -, @KC13 said:

    TaylorMade M5. Best driver i've hit yet, and i've hit a lot of drivers.

    I have the M3 that I like but am considering the M5. Have you compared the two? I have it set to low launch/spin but with a high launch shaft (tensie red) which is working for my swing.

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    Ping G400
    Cobra f8 3 fairway 15
    Srixon f65 5 fairway 19

    TaylorMade UDI 21
    TaylorMade P730 4-pw

    Vokey 52/8
    MD3 58/11

    Ping ZB
    Ping Fetch
  • viking_norwayviking_norway Members  52WRX Points: 69Posts: 52 Bunkers
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    My best acquisition so far this year hands down was a putting lesson from David Edel. Also went down to a 325 gram putter headweight and that turned on the switch on the greens. Confidence at an all time high right now. Can't thank David enough, he was very generous with his time and his knowledge.

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  • maverick1stmaverick1st Members  56WRX Points: 20Handicap: 11Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    Def has been lessons.
    As far as a product is concerned it has nothing to do with golf but with recovery. I picked up a hypervolt percussion massager. Really helps with soreness after the round and also helps loosen up before the round. I have struggled with tight IT bands which throws everything out of alignment for me. Probably the best purchase i have made not just for golf this year but in 2019.

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    Callaway Rouge SZ 9* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 65g
    Callaway Rouge 15* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
    Callaway Rouge 3H 19* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 85g
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3-4 KBS Tour
    Titleist 716 AP2 5-PW KBS Tour
    Titleist Vokey SM7 53* S Grind KBS $ Taper
    Titleist Vokey SM7 58* D Grind KBS $ Taper
    Scotty Cameron ButtonBack NP2
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13795WRX Points: 2,631Handicap: 0.9 >< 3.8Posts: 13,795 Titanium Tees
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    Blueprints for sure

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Blueboard Matte 53x
    Ping G400 3w 13.9* Blueboard OG 63x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G25 7w 20* Whiteboard 83s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Callaway Apex UT 27* Aldila NVS105x
    Ping Blueprint 6 - PW UST Recoil 110
    Vokey SM2 50-54tvd-59tvd DG s400 onyx
    Callaway PM grind 64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite torched

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  • KC13KC13 31st StateMembers  540WRX Points: 213Posts: 540 Golden Tee
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    On -, @swing thoughts said:

    On -, @KC13 said:

    TaylorMade M5. Best driver i've hit yet, and i've hit a lot of drivers.

    I have the M3 that I like but am considering the M5. Have you compared the two? I have it set to low launch/spin but with a high launch shaft (tensie red) which is working for my swing.

    I used to play an M3 with an original Speeder Evo 661x in it. Basically the same set up I have now, M5 w/Speeder Evo "V" 661x. I play the weights in the back split (one on draw and one on fade).

    Both are amazing but I give the edge to the M5 for reasons of feel (Big feel guy regarding head weight, impact & sound) and dispersion. The M5 for me is a fairway finder at 280+ yards consistently. The driver slot is finally secured in my bag for the foreseeable future.

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    "My slogan is who needs fitness when you've got great equipment."

    - John Daly
  • malelee21malelee21 Members  1525WRX Points: 101Posts: 1,525 Platinum Tees
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    For me, Cobra F7 EL 4 iron and Ping G400 5-W set/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff shafts. Amazing combo that are easy to hit and control.

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    Ping G SFT 10*
    Ping G400 SFT 3W
    Callaway XR16 5W
    Ping G 4H
    Cobra F7 EL 4i
    Ping G400 6-SW
    Ping Glide 2.0 60ES
    Cleveland TFI Eldorado 33”
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4219WRX Points: 515Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,219 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 11, 2019 #45

    On -, @CaseyDan said:

    On -, @RainShadow said:

    On -, @CaseyDan said:

    Regular flex iron shafts. Always played stiff. Fitters always said I was in between and we always went Stiff. Put a set of Elevate Tour in Regular in play and what a difference.

    What flex do you use in your driver/FW and Hybrids?

    Driver: Ventus 60 Stiff
    Fairway: Tensi Pro White 70 Stiff
    Hybrid: Diamana Blue 70 Stiff

    I have tried regular flex shafts in my wood and the results were terrible.

    I was curious because I feel like I might bee losing some consistency playing stiff in my irons.
    I play stiff in everything else and every time I've tried Regular in the longer clubs, it's been terrible, with one exception: I'm alternating a 5.5 and 6.0 HZRDUS Yellow 76 in my driver. The 5.5 feels better, but I'm a bit longer and straighter with the stiffer 6.0, Both same weight, but heavier than my previous driver shafts that were 62-66gm.

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    Ping G400 10.5 (9.5) Hzrdus Yellow 75 5.5
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
    Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95CW R (2019 Forged Tec Modus 105 R trial run ) 
    Vokey SM7 50/8 F
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1/ '16 Tiki
     Wilson Staff FG Tour/ Bridgestone Tour B RXS / ProV1
  • Bogey2BirdieBogey2Birdie West Palm BeachMembers  54WRX Points: 44Handicap: 5Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    Ping Eye 2 Woods. 1,3,4,5 all mint, the 4 is new!... brings back the days smashing 250y. They have a nice display spot on the corner of the stair landing

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    Mizuno ST-190 9.5 / AD-VR 7x 46'
    TEE CB Pro f2 15 / Fuel 70x TS 44'
    TEE CBX119 18 / UST ISA1000 Int 8x
    Yonex Ezone MB Irons DG-XP100
    Miura Wedge Series 51,55,59 DG
    SC Red X5 Putter 33.75 / Tour B xs

  • mx-20mx-20 Members  590WRX Points: 123Posts: 590 Golden Tee
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    Spider X. I’m a better putter now. Distance control and accuracy have vastly improved.

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    Titleist TS2 9.5° HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 S
    Titleist TS2 15° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 S
    Titleist TS2 19° HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 S
    Cleveland Launcher UHX 4 Iron DG 98 S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 5-P DG 105 S
    Titleist Vokey SM8 52° & 58° DG Wedge
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Special Select Fastback 1.5 
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  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers  569WRX Points: 200Posts: 569 Golden Tee
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    Mizuno JPX 900 3 and 4 hybrids, absolutely phenomenal.

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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members  4035WRX Points: 338Posts: 4,035 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 12, 2019 #49

    Getting my coworker to golf. He used to, then his clubs got stolen. I'm such a ho, all he needed was a putter and a bag. Now he has a whole new set. So I acquired a new golfing partner with a similar schedule as myself

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  • phil gphil g Members  43WRX Points: 38Handicap: 20Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    In true wrxer fashion everything has been changed this year. Best acquestion though was 714 ap2 with regular shafts. Dispersion is so much better now. Very close second would be sgc custom putter

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  • Mrgreen36Mrgreen36 Members  47WRX Points: 61Handicap: 6Posts: 47 Bunkers
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    A set of unused Hogan Apex Grinds 2 through special wedge for 125 bucks. Want to take them to get adjusted for me, just not ready to part with 300 bucks yet. Lol.

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  • CjetblackCjetblack Members  161WRX Points: 52Posts: 161 Fairways
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    Without a doubt for me would be when I bought a used G400 Max. Much more confidence from the tee.

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  • SebmourSebmour sebastiendamour.com Members  580WRX Points: 114Handicap: 1.8Posts: 580 Golden Tee
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    2019 Cobra King Forged CB/MB 3-PW flow set.
    Love the, feel, look, forgiveness and playability

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    Titleist TS3 8.5* EVenflow T1100 6.5
    Titleist 816H2 21 degré Fujikura Tour spec 8.8 HB xstiff
    King Forged CB/MB 3-PW Nippon NS Pro Modus 120 x 
    Mizuno T7 wedge 52, 56, 60 
    Odyssey O works R line 
  • rjr25rjr25 New HampshireMembers  272WRX Points: 68Handicap: 11Posts: 272 Greens
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    My Cobra F9 driver and Cobra F8 Hybrid. The hybrid is so good I am going to add another to the bag.

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    Cobra F9 - 9 degree - Atmos Black TS 6S
    Cobra F6 Baffler 16.5
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19
    Cobra F8 OL Hybrid 22
    Cobra F7 OL 5&6
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 7-GW
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54SS & 58ES
    Evnroll ER2 Midblade 35
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3712WRX Points: 268Posts: 3,712 Titanium Tees
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    My Callaway ORG 14 bag and the Garmin X10 GPS watch. I lost a hand held device last year.

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-PW Titleist AP1s
    50 degree GW Titleist SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7 
    Ping Anser 6 Milled Putter
  • Jetierney13Jetierney13 Members  102WRX Points: 35Posts: 102 Fairways
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    I'd say for me it has been the F9 driver and the Spider X.

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  • 2Down2Down Members  311WRX Points: 130Handicap: 4.4Posts: 311 Greens
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    Got a Cobra F8+ 3 wood with a 75 gram shaft. That got me thinking and I went and found a heavier slightly softer low torque shaft for my driver. I have gained consistency and am a bit longer since it went in.

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    Ping G410+ tensi orange s
    Cobra F8+ 3-4 15°  Aldila NV 2KXV 75 Green w/Cobra smart grip
    Adams 9031 18° Mitsubishi diamana
    Adams 9031 23° Mitsubishi diamana 
    Ping Ie1 5-U DG S300
    Ping glide stealth 54° es grind
    Ping glide 2 58°. ES
    Ping anser f titanium pixel.  
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  • cb24cb24 Members  1716WRX Points: 126Handicap: 1Posts: 1,716 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 13, 2019 #58

    So far it’s been buying nippon Ns Pro modus tour 120x shafts for my Srixon z965 irons. I went from dynamic gold and wow, it’s been so much better

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  • StarFleetGolferStarFleetGolfer Members  10659WRX Points: 310Posts: 10,659 Titanium Tees
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    Ping Blueprints

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    Callaway Mavrick
    Callaway Mavrick SZ 3W
    Callaway Superhybrid
    Titleist 510 20
    Titleist T100
    Vokey SM7 54 and 60
    Scotty Cameron T22

  • glmglm Members  253WRX Points: 66Handicap: 5Posts: 253 Greens
    Joined:  edited Jul 13, 2019 #60

    Replacing the graphite shafts in my fairway woods with steel.

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  • NollsterNollster ClubWRX  390WRX Points: 96Posts: 390 ClubWRX
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    Forgot to add in the tour issue Adams Tight Lies Tour 5W. Shafted it with an old TM TP Matrix Code-7 I had laying around and that thing is killer!! It's not pretty, but it's incredibly effective...

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    9.5* Mizuno ST190 GD AD DI-6(s)
    15* Mizuno ST190 TS GD AD DI-6(s)
    18* Adams Tight Lies Tour GD AD DJ-7(s)
    21* Adams DHy Proto Matrix White Tie(x)
    5-9 Adams CB2 KBS C-Taper 120 ss x2
    46* Vokey SM6 F-grind
    52* Vokey SM6 F-grind
    58* Vokey SM6 S-grind
    35" Odyssey Versa (Metal X insert) White-Black-White (tour issue)
    33" Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport
    34" Ping Redwood ZB PP-61 grip
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