WRX Staff WITB: Knudson 2020

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knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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I haven't posted a WITB in forever, so I figured 2020 would be a great time to start. This will probably be more of a documented journey of the clubs I try on a frequent basis! Please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer the best I can. Here is the starting lineup currently, but none of these are permanent and can be replaced at anytime!


All my drivers and shafts use Club Conex’s Uni-Fit system to swap out between them. I am a huge fan of this system so far, been so easy and convenient to use.

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have!


Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero 10.5* / Fujikura Ventus Blue 6x

Fairway: Callaway XR16 15* / Fujikura Ventus Red Proto 7x

Hybrid: Callaway Big Bertha 815 20* / Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 9x

Irons: PXG 0311T Gen2 4-P / Project X Catalyst 6.0 (Hard Step 1x)

Wedge: Callaway Jaws MD5 Tour Grey 50 S / True Temper DG S400 TI

Wedge: Callaway Jaws MD5 Tour Grey 56 W (Bent to 55*) / True Temper DG S400 TI

Wedge: Wilson Staff Model HT 60 (Bent to 62*) / True Temper DG S400 TI

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten / BGT Stability / Lamkin Deep-Etch Full-Cord

Ball: Titleist ProV1 X

Bag: Vessel Original Staff (Black / TG2 + GolfWRX logos)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet ALIGN / Tour Velvet 360



Currently there is a lot on the testing bench as well. Here are some of the clubs/shafts that I am trying out and we will see if they can crack the starting lineup.


Callaway Mavrik SubZero Driver 10.5*

Callaway Mavrik SubZero 3w 15*

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid 20*

Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 fairway 15*

Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 Driver 10.5*

XXIO X Driver 8.5*

Fujikura Ventus Black 6x

Fujikura Motore X F1

Fujikura Motore X F3

Toulon Chicago



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  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers  1374WRX Points: 819Handicap: 11.1Posts: 1,374 Platinum Tees
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    Daaannnnggggg, what a sick bag!!

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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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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9321WRX Points: 1,475Posts: 9,321 Titanium Tees
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    More pics of the staff bag!! I'm not enough of a player for a bag like that but man.... A staff vessel is like my dream.

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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B 70
    TBD
    Irons - P760 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - EVNROLL ER5
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS



  • IvyguyIvyguy Members  1618WRX Points: 275Posts: 1,618 Platinum Tees
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    The driver hosel adaption... it creates a universal fit across the manufacturers?


    GENIUS!!! When do they go to IPO....lol

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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    Yeah, each shafts has a Uni-Fit tip and then each driver OEM has a sleeve that connects between the driver head and shaft. Simple to use and only a little more expensive than traditional OEM adaptors!

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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    Yesterday was a really nice day so I headed to the range with my dad and hit some of the stuff on the testing bench. Now this is range time and not out on the course under real pressure, so all of these could be totally temporary.


    Drivers: Cobra SpeedZone 10.5* vs Callaway Mavrik SubZero 10.5

    Shafts: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6x, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 TX, Graphite Design Tour AD GP-7x, Graphite Design Tour AD TP-7x

    So this was a pretty apples-to-apples test out on the range. Both 10.5* heads and I moved the heavier weights to the back setting on each before hitting them. Started with the TP-7 and right out of the gate it was a no-go. I have found success with that shaft in other heads before, but the combination of these heads and my swing never worked out. The GP-7 was actually really good and I have loved that shaft for years, a very close 3rd place and probably the longest out of the 4. I went back and forth with the Tensei and Ventus, swapping them into each head and hitting shots throughout my time on the range. It really came down to the Mavrik/Ventus combo flew a little higher and didn't go left as much as the Cobra. The Cobra is more than likely lower spinning, and sounded WAY better, but it just seemed to be a touch less consistent than the Mavrik. I think there will still be some on-course comparing to do with the Ventus Blue and Tensei Pro Blue, both provided really good results. Mavrik will HAVE to get a couple grams of hotmelt near the face, just sounds loud and you feel more vibration from it. Was hitting next to a person with an OG Epic and it sounded 200x better. So for now Mavrik SZ and Ventus Blue are in the bag, but still have a ways to go.


    Fairways: XR16 15*/Ventus Red 7x vs Mavrik SubZero 15*/GD GP-8x

    The XR16 has been in my bag since it was released and has been one of 2 crutches in my bag for years. It is my go-to club if I need to hit a fairway and I use it 95% of the time off the tee. I have tried tons of other models with nothing even coming close in terms of consistency. Out of the box I really liked the look of the Mavrik and thought it would have a legit chance at competing with its larger footprint and slightly deeper face. I moved the heavy weight to the back and started hitting it on the range, but off the deck since I left my rubber tees in another golf bag. I didn't think the extra weight of the GP would make such a big impact, but it did for me. I felt like I really had to work to get the shaft going, and it was really hard to find the center of the club. When I struck it flush the shots were long and straight but lower than I would like out on the course. I will try to get another Ventus Red 7 or throw my old HZRDUS Red 75 (was in my XR16 for a long time) into the Mavrik and try it again.


    Hybrids: Big Bertha 815 20*/ATMOS Black TS 9x vs Mavrik Pro 20*/KBS Tour Hybrid 80s

    Again, another club that has been a crutch in my bag forever and that I love. This one wasn't really close, Big Bertha stays. The Mavrik Pro looks great, sounds a little loud, and went a long way. Downside is that I felt like the ball flight was lower and it got a ton of roll when it landed. Could be a reshaft and try again, but I just never felt as comfortable with it and dispersion was way bigger with the Mavrik Pro.

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  • short and straightshort and straight Members  193WRX Points: 42Posts: 193 Fairways
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    Thanks for posting. Love your podcast. Wondering how you like that putter compared with the spider.

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    Taylormade M6 Driver (Paderson Kinetixx Velocity Shaft)
    Taylormade Jetspeed 4 wood (16.5 deg) and 22 hybrid (Matrix Velox)
    Callaway Apex CF19 4-P (KBS Tour 90)
    Callaway MD4 50, 54, 58 raw finish (KBS Tour 90)
    Toulon Atlanta H4 slant neck

  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    Thank you and thank you for taking the time to listen! Both putters are really stable and seem to give you a ton of forgiveness on mishit putts. Looks are always going to be a personal thing, but I might like the shape of the Spider X's compact shape a little more. Finally, the feel and sound to me are better with the Black Ten, just a touch firmer and more responsive. The integrated metal in the Microhinge Star insert was a big improvement in my opinion. But that doesn't mean a Spider X doesn't make it into the bag in the future.

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  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members  3096WRX Points: 701Handicap: I.Q.Posts: 3,096 Titanium Tees
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    I am very jealous! Sweet bag and irons.

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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    I will make sure to get some shaft photos this week for you! Please take me under your wing and teach me the ways of the WITB forum!

    1. Yeah, I don't know if that BB 815 hybrid is ever going to leave the bag
    2. They did and I was the one who was banging on the trash can.
    3. The Cobra Xtreme is for sure on my list to hit, liked it down at the PGA Show. Hotmelt will be coming soon!
    4. I have had a lot of luck with the Ventus Red 7x in my XR16 3w, so I might have to go get me one of those to put in.
    5. My tour issue flip flops actually give you better stability walking from the parking lot to the course.
    6. If you have to ask, you can't afford one.
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    Driver - Under construction
    Fairway wood - Under construction
    Irons - Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX
    Wedges - Callaway MD5 50S, 54S, MD4 60C
    Odyssey Versa 6
    Srixon Zstar XV

    WITB & Content - 
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    Love the mixed bag off goodies! Definitely need more pictures. What your not in The Detroit area anymore? You have the second best job out there, number one would be Greg’s of course.

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    Atmos Blue 6S
     Atmos Red 7S
    Atmos Blue 8S
    Apex CF19 4-AW C-Taper Lite
    SM7's RAW 50F - 54S - 58M - 62M
    Nike 006 Paul Casey Proto (Oven)
    Nike 006 Rory Proto (Oven)
    Scotty T22 Newport
    Pro V1x /

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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    Still in metro Detroit, just got a nice weekend of 45-50* weather to hit a few biscuits on the range. Greg has an awesome gig, but I like being home with the family. Being on the road as much as he is would prob kill me!

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  • ThornbrughThornbrugh Members  98WRX Points: 18Posts: 98 Fairways
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    Have you tested the Toulon Chicago yet? Curious how the feel differs, if any, from previous generation (2018) that wasn’t full face coverage on the diamond mill pattern? Also, what is the head weight and what sole weight/s have you tried with it? I am interested in this model but haven’t found any local availability, so appreciate any feedback you can share.

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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    Funny you ask about the Chicago, I just cut it down to 33.5" last night and will toss a Lamkin Sinkfit Skinny Pistol on it today or tomorrow. I went out and tried it at 35" and with the oversized Odyssey grip and hated it. But to be honest it was all length and grip. I love the look of the putter and feel like they nailed the size, smaller than a 1 Wide, but noticeably larger than the Austin. I was surprised that it did have some toe hang to it, about 4 o'clock, and I do prefer a face balanced putter. I only have the 20g sole plate in the putter currently, but if I find some success I will prob look into trying a couple heavier options. I tested out a San Diego last year and thought the feel was really firm/harsh and it had a loud click at impact. The Chicago definitely has a softer feel and much less noise at impact, I think it is a big improvement.



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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    Reshafted and ready for the next Trackman session. Mavrik SubZero 15* with a Project X HZRDUS HC Red 75 6.5



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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11328WRX Points: 1,207Handicap: 7Posts: 11,328 ClubWRX
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    Awesome stuff, good to know the staff are ho’s too....

    I have a mint set (3/4)of the 815 hybrids with diamana s+ 80 at my folks place in California. They are the GOAT, always tempted to bring them back, but afraid I would sell or trade for some other club I don’t need.

    Keep us posted on the Spring testing.

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    GBB 9* Ventus Black 
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
    Mizuno T7 - 45-49-53-58 LZ Blackout 
    Toulon Portland 
    TM TP5X
  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    I have been very tempted to buy another head of Callaway preowned or ebay just in case!

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    Got a few shaft photos for our guy @J13



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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25621WRX Points: 801Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,621 Titanium Tees
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    Wait, you have a podcast? Where have I been???

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    G410 9 Degree - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - Accra 80i
    G410 6-UW - Accra 80i
    Glide 3.0 54WS, 58WS Accra 80i
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    I do? Crap, I better get to recording one of these days!

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    Those Atmos TS and Tensei shafts have to be some heaters in those heads for you! Sick bag and thanks for the update brotha!!!

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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    3W: Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    5W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: Titleist 818H2 23*Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12 & 58/10 Full Face DG115
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #27
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  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers  1374WRX Points: 819Handicap: 11.1Posts: 1,374 Platinum Tees
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    noticed your X’d out 56 to a 55 stamping... pretty sick!


    could you post some pics of your custom wedge works?

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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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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    I am a big fan of the ATMOS series, the Blue was a great fairway shaft for a few years! Tensei Pro Blue has been solid and is in a heavyweight fight with Ventus Blus for the starting spot in my driver. Tensei PB feels a little softer and active while the Ventus Blue has a stiffer, solid feel.


    Thanks! Here is another image I have of the wedge. I play my wedges 50-55-62, so that is a 56w bent to 55, hence the Sammy Hagar song title! That X-out sole wasn't easy to do and I think only possible because of my Ricky Johnson wedge anvil that hold the wedge in place. I will get some pictures of some other wedges soon, still waiting for my 50* to get here and need to stamp my 62* as soon as I get some inspiration!


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    Love the shaft pic as it demonstrates how sick you truly are haha. Does the wedge stamping symbolizing the accident with the bus? Asking for a friend.

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    Driver - Under construction
    Fairway wood - Under construction
    Irons - Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX
    Wedges - Callaway MD5 50S, 54S, MD4 60C
    Odyssey Versa 6
    Srixon Zstar XV

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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    No, the bus accident would be symbolized with a 5mph stamping! The shaft collection isn't out of hand yet, still have a few to go before we can classify it as a problem!

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    Lets get to work on the new wedge stamping. I think we should go with "No Fault - 5mph"

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    Driver - Under construction
    Fairway wood - Under construction
    Irons - Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX
    Wedges - Callaway MD5 50S, 54S, MD4 60C
    Odyssey Versa 6
    Srixon Zstar XV

    WITB & Content - 
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1108083/j13s-witb-2020-irons-podcast-pics-added-pg-101/p1


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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3262WRX Points: 295Posts: 3,262 Marshals
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    Went to the Trackman simulator the other night and right now the Mavrik SZ 3w is leading the old XR16 for the starting gig. Shaft change to the HZRDUS Red 75 from the GD GP-8 was a huge improvement. The Mavrik SZ gave me some really good ball speed numbers and really tight dispersion. I do have to say that I like the slightly deeper face compared the XR16 since I typically I hit the 3w off the tee.

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