Curious if Stratton ever considered transferring given the competitive nature of the team and not getting into matches after having success. Given that he intends to go pro how much does not playing in matches hurt him? I take it not much since he still has Karsten Creek as a home course to prep on?
Wishing him continued success.
This is hard for me to say being the OSU fan I am, but I secretively hoped he transferred and came back and beat us. I figured with all his course knowledge some other D1 would want that as the NCAA championship was at KC.
if i'm not mistaken, looks like Greg snapped a couple photos of his bag
I was with Stratton all day yesterday at the PING Tour dept and basically Stratton after testing is going to be doing a 14+ club change. After a LOT of testing his iBlades will be replaced by the i210’s, his Driver 3w will be the G410 plus, 2-pw i210 graphite in 2iron, PUNG Forged wedges and a prototype PLD putter. Going there had a idea, but numbers don’t lie and surprisingly the i210s for him tested quite a bit better than the iBlades and the blueprint irons. Visually not as appealing but performance on miss hit shots was significant. Really impressed with his new driver setup. He has it dialed in for his standard power fade but also can hit his low spin Texas Tumbler when needed. I will get some pics after the set is built. The PLD prototype putter looks good. He has a good rotation that he can go to for all PING putters now by adding this mid mallet design. He still has a couple of wrx blade putters that he is gaming consistently now. The big surprise was the forged wedges. Stratton has been with PING now for over 9yrs and tried gaming their wedges but always ended up going back to Vokey’s. His testing with the forged wedges was awesome and he told me afterwards that these were hands down the best feeling wedges that he has ever tested. He was testing them alongside his new Vokey’s and side by side you could see the difference in his shots. He practices flops, low checking as well as bunker and I he didn’t have any surprises as how the ball came out following a shot. I personally can’t wait to do some aesthetic customization on these wedges as they have a pallet to start with like no other. Pics of the new clubs will follow in in a future post. He was able to get a round in at the Stadium Course yesterday evening.
Did Stratton try the blueprints at all?
Yes. His initial idea was to build a combo set using the blueprints as his short irons. TBH, he didn’t like their feel and the numbers showed a pretty drastic dispersion with a slight miss. They seem to be good for a high spin high flight player. They were too low spin for him, flight wasn’t too bad but he honestly didn’t like the feel either. Eckroat games them and loves them. Never intended bagging the 210s until he practiced with them. They were incredibly consistent on miss hit strikes distance wise. He could work them too. Numbers were better than the iBlades so instead of getting new iBlades he is going to bag the 210s
DS nice to see you posting again. Always nice to see how things are going for Stratton.
The PLD putter concept he wants
PLD Black prototype, 355g/Short Hosel/Black Shaft/TR Grooves/Top Line Hash/No Line Flange
Saucy. Thanks for the update, Breck!