Got to A/B the MTB-X and Z Star Last Night
One of my favorite things about being in a private club - I get to jet out there after work (especially on "closed" Mondays) and wander onto the course and play holes however...out of order, play a few balls, practice some shots...often sharing the course on Mondays with just a couple other people. Anyway, I got out there after work yesterday with about an hour of daylight so I played #1 and #18 in a loop, twice. Both are par-5 so it requires more of the bag. I dropped a Z Star and my regular MTB-X and play them side-by-side. I have been hitting the driver consistently better lately and wanted to see how much of that is the X. Off the driver the Snell was noticeably higher and a couple paces longer. Off the irons almost no difference, but the Z Star felt softer. On approach shots almost no difference. The Z Star with the 8 iron on approach was a touch lower and a pace or two longer. Both are really great. I have a feeling I'd see no difference between the MTB black and Z Star.
I've been wanting to do this with the Get Sum vs. the X. Next time...
I did hit a drive last weekend that I think I could only pull off with the MTB-X. We have a par 4 dogleg left that goes down, then uphill. Tee is blind to the green and the crest of the hill in the dog leg bend is about 250 out. There is a massive, old eucalyptus about 170 out on the right. It hangs over the fairway a little and I've watched it snag so many drives over the many rounds out there. I hit a drive with my X really hard and high. I joked, "Screw it. I'll just go over it." And, the ball went over that tree with a high baby draw - dropping straight down on the crest of the hill, mid-fairway. The guys really loved that. And, I got to act like I do that every time... Thanks Dean.
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