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  • seank237seank237 Members  585WRX Points: 60Posts: 585 Bunkers
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    EK16 wrote:
    Sick Byrons! How are the finishes holding up on the
    On -, @SS with blue oil? Trying to figure out if I want to go blue oil or mystic. <br />

    <br />
    I'm drawing inspiration from your DH89 for the one I'm about to order. Love the school of fish on the bottom of the eraser.
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    holy smokes! I was about to post the same thing as I am gearing up to order a dh89 myself and wanted to know about the durability of the blue oil finish
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  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    EK16 wrote:
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    Sick Byrons! How are the finishes holding up on the
    On -, @SS with blue oil? Trying to figure out if I want to go blue oil or mystic.<br />

    <br />
    I'm drawing inspiration from your DH89 for the one I'm about to order. Love the school of fish on the bottom of the eraser.<br />
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    seank237 wrote:
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    holy smokes! I was about to post the same thing as I am gearing up to order a dh89 myself and wanted to know about the durability of the blue oil finish<br />
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    If you guys are looking for a finish that will always look the same, this isn't the finish for you. The blue oil on stainless steel does change. It changes in a way I didn't expect it to, also... it's more like a patina of sorts. The finish will start to have hues of golds and light browns, with a little red tossed in the mix. Personally, I don't mind it. It adds character and shows that the putter is something that is used, not just admired. However, if you are expecting it to stay the same color blue forever, you will be disappointed.<br />
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    That said, I had a tragedy occur that resulted in a ding on the topline of that putter. I took it to Byron for a refinish and got it back a few weeks ago. The ding is gone and "The Eraser" is back to its original, bright blue glory.
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    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
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  • Jaws2525Jaws2525 Great White SyracuseMembers  605WRX Points: 88Posts: 605 Golden Tee
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    Filthy bag. Love the 69s and those Byrons are glorious.
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  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    Some quick updates, as my table and photos are WAY out of date...<br />
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    Current Bag Setup<br />
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    Ping G30 9* (at the 10*) setting with two shafts.<br />
    1. Fubuki Alpha 73 X-Stiff<br />
    2. Speeder VC TS 6.3 X-Stiff<br />
    I'm still testing, and need more time on course with them, but I'm really leaning toward the 6.3. It kicks just a bit harder than the Fubuki Alpha and, after a few recent swing changes, I am really liking the little bit of extra spin that I'm getting out of that shaft. It's helping the ball hang in the air just a bit longer, without over-spinning and ballooning.<br />
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    Tour Edge Exotics CB5 15* with Fubuki Tour 73 X-Stiff<br />
    Tour Edge Exotics CB5 18* with Fubuki Tour 73 X-Stiff<br />
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    Mizuno MP H4 4i (playing at 21.5*) with SteelFiber i95 X-Stiff<br />
    Bridgestone J40 5-PW with KBS Tour Stiff<br />
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    Mizuno MP T4 50* and 56* with KBS Tour Custom White Stiff<br />
    Mizuno MP R12 60* with KBS Tour Custom White Stiff<br />
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    White Ping Hoofer<br />
    White/Grey Stitch Headcovers<br />
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    I put the DH89 back in the bag last weekend. It's phenomenal... can't say anything bad about it. That said, I had been putting really well with the 612, so that will probably go back in the bag for a club tournament this weekend.<br />
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    Special Notes<br />
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    Vic - Thanks for hooking me up with the 6.3. It took a while to get it into a club head, but it's there... and it's working out quite well. I still owe you a sushi dinner. When will you be in town next?<br />
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    Brandon - Thanks for hooking a brother up with the G30. So far, so good, and I hope the Bio Cell Pro is everything it used to be for you... until you sell it in a couple weeks. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /><br />
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    Tai - When I got the new Hoofer, I figured it was finally time for a new towel. It's still a Skylinks towel... but at least it's new!<br />
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    Charley - A few things:<br />
    1. Congrats on your beautiful baby girl.<br />
    2. It was a pleasure to join you for the last round of golf you will play for the next 18 years. You played great and went out with a bang.<br />
    3. I'll handle this next part, so you don't have to trouble yourself with it...<br />
    <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/worth.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':worth:' /><br />
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    Cheers,<br />
    <br />
    Mike
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    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
  • ahbotahbot ClubWRX  1300WRX Points: 53Posts: 1,300 Platinum Tees
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    The G30 was dropping BOMBS on Sunday.
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    Always Changing!!!
  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members  11487WRX Points: 205Handicap: BabyPosts: 11,487 Titanium Tees
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    Oh boy, what'd I miss?
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    Titleist 917F2 15 - Fujikura Speeder 857 Evo2 Proto
    Mizuno 919T - KBS CTL
    Mizuno S18 46/50
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  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    ahbot wrote:
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    The G30 was dropping BOMBS on Sunday.<br />
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    Thank you, sir! I hope that the bombs will continue.<br />
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    It looks like the 6.3 is going to be a winner in this head.<br />
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    Pure745 wrote:
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    Oh boy, what'd I miss?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    In the last couple months? You haven't missed much. Continued swing changes, a small change in my left hand grip and some driver tinkering. Other than that... nothing much to write home about.
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    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
  • RbelRbel Banned  127WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Posts: 127
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    Beautiful Byrons, love the stamping
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  • ahbotahbot ClubWRX  1300WRX Points: 53Posts: 1,300 Platinum Tees
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    WOW. Really? I wanna hit it the next time we get out.
    Posted:
    Always Changing!!!
  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    ahbot wrote:
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    WOW. Really? I wanna hit it the next time we get out. <br />
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    You got it, brother.<br />
    <br />
    It's probably going to go WAY too high for you, but you can hit it as much as you like.
    Posted:
    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    BREAKING NEWS!<br />
    <br />
    Last minute, holiday themed, addition before the men's club tourney on Saturday:<br />
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    Venti Gingerbread Latte with EXTRA MSI<br />
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    Oh yes... the G30 will be going long this weekend!<br />
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    Cheers,<br />
    <br />
    Mike
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    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
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  • drbonesvtdrbonesvt ClubWRX  8378WRX Points: 337Handicap: WIPPosts: 8,378 ClubWRX
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    Mikey Town wrote:
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    I've been a member on here for a little while now, so I figured that it's about time to do one of these.<br />
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    Without further ado...<br />
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    Mikey%20Town%27s%20WITB.jpg<br />
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    Photos of the whole setup are now complete. Enjoy...<br />
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    The Setup<br />
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    Bag%201.jpg<br />
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    Putters<br />
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    Byron Morgan "DaBlade"<br />
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    DaBlade-11.jpg<br />
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    DaBlade-14.jpg<br />
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    DaBlade-15.jpg<br />
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    DaBlade-16.jpg<br />
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    DaBlade-17.jpg<br />
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    Byron Morgan DH89 "Eraser"<br />
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    Eraser-1.jpg<br />
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    Eraser-2.jpg<br />
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    Eraser-3.jpg<br />
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    Eraser-4.jpg<br />
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    Eraser-5.jpg<br />
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    Byron Morgan 612 "Grinder"<br />
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    Grinder-1.jpg<br />
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    Grinder-2.jpg<br />
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    Grinder-3.jpg<br />
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    Grinder-4.jpg<br />
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    Gap, Sand and Lob Wedges<br />
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    Wedges.jpg<br />
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    6 Iron Through Pitching Wedge (Satin Chrome finish by The Iron Factory)<br />
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    MP69-1.jpg<br />
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    MP69-2.jpg<br />
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    MP69-3.jpg<br />
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    Iron and Wedge Shaft<br />
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    Iron%20and%20Wedge%20Shaft.jpg<br />
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    2 and 4 Irons (Stickers removed and Satin Chrome finish by The Iron Factory)<br />
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    MPH4-2.jpg<br />
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    MPH4-3.jpg<br />
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    2 and 4 Iron Shaft<br />
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    2%20and%204%20Shaft%201.jpg<br />
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    2%20and%204%20Shaft%202.jpg<br />
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    5 Wood<br />
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    5%20Wood.jpg<br />
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    5 Wood Shaft<br />
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    5%20Wood%20Shaft.jpg<br />
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    3 Wood<br />
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    3%20Wood.jpg<br />
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    3 Wood Shaft<br />
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    3%20Wood%20Shaft.jpg<br />
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    3 and 5 Wood<br />
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    3%20and%205%20Wood%20Crowns.jpg<br />
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    Driver<br />
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    Driver.jpg<br />
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    Driver%20Crown.jpg<br />
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    Driver Shaft<br />
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    Driver%20Shaft.jpg<br />
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    ​Sunfish Headcovers<br />
    (shown with hybrid cover... the matching 5 wood cover is currently being made)<br />
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    Headcovers.jpg<br />
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    A Few More Full Bag Shots<br />
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    Bag%203.jpg<br />
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    Bag%204.jpg<br />
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    Bag%202.jpg<br />
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    Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about anything in my bag. I'd be more than happy to help as best I can.<br />
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    Special thanks to:<br />
    - Tai (Pure745), for allowing me to borrow the design element he created for use on my putters.<br />
    - Byron Morgan, for executing my putters flawlessly and exceeding my custom putter expectations in every way.<br />
    - Matt Pham, for being the best club fitter and builder I've ever had the pleasure of working with.<br />
    - David at Sunfish, for making a high quality headcover, for a reasonable price, and always being quick to respond to any questions.<br />
    - Craig at Jacob Hill Leathers, for being a part of the best customer service I've ever received... my 2 lizard belts and custom buckle (not pictured) are amazing.<br />
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    Cheers,<br />
    <br />
    Mike<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    WOW love love this bag<br />
    <br />
    The Chart is Excellent, man after my own heart
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    SIM 8* Kuro Kage XD 70TX tipped 1.25" 
    SIM 15* ADDI 90x tipped 2"
    Titleist 2i 19.5* T-MB AD DI 105x (Tipped 2.5”)  Sans 2i R15 5w Fit on Pro 95XX (tipped 2.5”)
    Titleist MB 620 3-PW (48* PW) Tour Issue X100s (HSx1) -1* Weak loft Titlest 620MB specs
    54* Wedge Works V grind & 60* Wedge Works M grind - Tour Issue S400 (64* Lie angle) 
    Piretti Potenza Sight Dot 365g |Bettinardi BB8 Trisole bare 348g | or Toulon San Diego Sight Line  - 68* Lie angle 2* of loft 
    All woods & 2i hot melted, tour issue zcord .580 Ping Hoofer 
  • peakpositionpeakposition Members  550WRX Points: 0Posts: 550
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    What a great bag and setup!
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    TaylorMade M2 2016, 8.0* UST ATTAS GoGo 5 6X
    TaylorMade SLDR 14.3* UST Chrome 8FT5
    Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 18* Speeder TS HB 9.8X
    Srixon Z 765 4-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105 S
    Titleist SM6 50F, 56M, 60K Kuro Kage TiNi LBP 105TX
    Evnroll ER2

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  • FLiPxJBFLiPxJB Members  217WRX Points: 52Posts: 217 Fairways
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    First - Awesome bag!<br />
    Second - Nice photos! Loving the bokeh on all of the pics! What are you shooting with?
    Posted:
    TM M3 9.5* Graphite Design Black ADDI6
    Callaway X2 Hot 15* Fujikura Black 757
    Ping G30 19* Graphite Design G-Series 85
    Titleist AP2 4-PW Steelfiber i95
    Vokey SM5 50*, 54*, 58* KBS Tour V 110
    Scotty Cameron Notchback/Buttonback NP2/MOTO Squareback
  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    FLiPxJB wrote:
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    First - Awesome bag!<br />
    Second - Nice photos! Loving the bokeh on all of the pics! What are you shooting with?<br />
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    Thanks for the kind words.<br />
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    I REALLY need to do some updated photos... this stuff is so out-of-date, it's embarrassing!<br />
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    All photos were taken with either a Canon 7D/EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 or a Fuji X-E1/35 f/1.4 XF R. I like my Canon equipment, but the Fuji is just so much fun to shoot with that the Canon only comes out for weddings and events, these days. I do 90% of my casual shooting with the Fuji.<br />
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    I know this is a golf forum and all, but what the heck...<br />
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    X-E1-1.jpg
    Posted:
    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
  • FLiPxJBFLiPxJB Members  217WRX Points: 52Posts: 217 Fairways
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    Mikey Town wrote:
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    FLiPxJB wrote:
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    First - Awesome bag!<br />
    Second - Nice photos! Loving the bokeh on all of the pics! What are you shooting with?<br />
    <br />
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    Thanks for the kind words.<br />
    <br />
    I REALLY need to do some updated photos... this stuff is so out-of-date, it's embarrassing!<br />
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    All photos were taken with either a Canon 7D/EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 or a Fuji X-E1/35 f/1.4 XF R. I like my Canon equipment, but the Fuji is just so much fun to shoot with that the Canon only comes out for weddings and events, these days. I do 90% of my casual shooting with the Fuji.<br />
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    I know this is a golf forum and all, but what the heck...<br />
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    X-E1-1.jpg<br />
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    Oh man, thats awesome! Good shootin'!
    Posted:
    TM M3 9.5* Graphite Design Black ADDI6
    Callaway X2 Hot 15* Fujikura Black 757
    Ping G30 19* Graphite Design G-Series 85
    Titleist AP2 4-PW Steelfiber i95
    Vokey SM5 50*, 54*, 58* KBS Tour V 110
    Scotty Cameron Notchback/Buttonback NP2/MOTO Squareback
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members  11487WRX Points: 205Handicap: BabyPosts: 11,487 Titanium Tees
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    Good stuff as always Mr. Town.
    Posted:
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist TS3 8.5 - Fujikura TR7
    Titleist 917F2 15 - Fujikura Speeder 857 Evo2 Proto
    Mizuno 919T - KBS CTL
    Mizuno S18 46/50
    [/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Vokey 54V/60V
    Scotty Cameron 009 Tool Box


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  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    Picked up a new toy a couple days ago.<br />
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    A classic Anser 2, with a few Ping WRX customizations? Yes, please!<br />
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    This one is going to get some bag time. The sound is absolutely addicting.<br />
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    More photos have been added to the OP, but here's a little teaser...<br />
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    Ping%20WRX%203.jpg
    Posted:
    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
  • putts4bogeyputts4bogey Puppies and Butterflies Members  1649WRX Points: 107Handicap: ManyPosts: 1,649 Bunkers
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    Great photos and bag. Love the putters! Play well.
    Posted:
    What is and What Should Never Be
  • mnmlistgolfrmnmlistgolfr Members  648WRX Points: 25Posts: 648 Golden Tee
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    Very interesting that all your previous putters had sight dots, but your new putter has a sightline in the flange. Do you still line up the putter the same way?<br />
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    I used to use the line on the flange to line up putts, but then I learned to square the face to line up putts. After that, alignment lines started bothering me, so I got rid of my putters with sightlines and have only bought ones with sight dots since.
    Posted:
    Try playing golf w/ fewer than 10 clubs
    Chick Evans carried seven clubs
    when he won the 1916 U.S. Open.
  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    <br />
    Very interesting that all your previous putters had sight dots, but your new putter has a sightline in the flange. Do you still line up the putter the same way?<br />
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    I used to use the line on the flange to line up putts, but then I learned to square the face to line up putts. After that, alignment lines started bothering me, so I got rid of my putters with sightlines and have only bought ones with sight dots since.<br />
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    I don't reeally have a problem lining putts up either way. I have a couple putters (Newport 2 and an old John Byron) that aren't pictured that have sight lines, so it's not exactly new to me.
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    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
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  • BlakesterBlakester Members  1482WRX Points: 105Handicap: 11Posts: 1,482 Platinum Tees
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    This is quite possibly the most beautiful WITB I've seen on this site. The presentation and photos are fantastic. And the irons and putters are sublime. Well done!
    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero, Diamana D+ 63g Stiff
    Callaway XR 5 wood, Project X LZ 6.0
    Callaway XR 7 wood, Project X LZ 6.0
    Titleist 915 H 24*, Diamana D+ 82 HY Stiff
    Ping i500, DG S300 105
    Ping Glide 2.0 54 & 58, Ping AMT Stiff
    Scotty Cameron CA Monterey, 35"
  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    Photos of the new putter have been added to the original post.<br />
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    Lajosi DD201 w/Copper Insert. This one is a stunner...<br />
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    DD201-1.jpg
    Posted:
    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
  • Beastmode BrokerBeastmode Broker Canadian AF Members  6332WRX Points: 151Handicap: 4Posts: 6,332 Titanium Tees
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    MT that Lajosi is UNFREAKINGREAL<br />
    any updated pics of the bag on the way?
    Posted:
    Taylormade M1 440 9.5 | Kuro Kage DC 60 X
    Taylormade M2 15 | RIP Alpha B 70 X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 21 | C-Taper Lite 115 X ssx1
    Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW | TI DGX100 ssx1
    Callaway MD3 RAW 52S / 56W | DGS300
    Titleist Vokey SM6 RAW 58K | DGS400
    Taylormade Milled Collection Mullen 35"
  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    enis750 wrote:
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    MT that Lajosi is UNFREAKINGREAL<br />
    any updated pics of the bag on the way?<br />
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    Thanks man... I'm really happy with how it turned out!<br />
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    I need to just do it... I've been so lazy, it's not even funny.<br />
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    Driver, irons, lob wedge, bag and headcovers are all different.<br />
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    I'll be around the house for the majority of Saturday. I'll try to find it in myself to step away from The Masters for a bit and do some updated photos of the bag.
    Posted:
    TaylorMade Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics Fairways
    Bridgestone Irons
    Vokey Wedges
    Byron Morgan Putter(s)
    WITB Link
  • peakpositionpeakposition Members  550WRX Points: 0Posts: 550
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    well have to admit...sick Lajosi! Well not a big suprise <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    Posted:
    TaylorMade M2 2016, 8.0* UST ATTAS GoGo 5 6X
    TaylorMade SLDR 14.3* UST Chrome 8FT5
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  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    Well... the driver is on the chopping block! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/butcher.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':butcher:' /><br />
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    I'm currently using a 9* G30, set at 10*, with a Fubuki alpha 63 X. It's a good club, but I feel like I should be getting more out of it. I can hit fairways pretty well and usually don't have a problem finding the middle of the face. However, my carry distance is only in the 240-250 range these days.<br />
    <br />
    My last driver fitting was over 2 years ago and that was before I went through a TON of swing changes. Now that the swing is feeling more like it's my own, it's time for another fitting. I have one booked for next Wednesday (4/22) at Cool Clubs in Irvine, CA. Ideally, we will be able to dial in something that will tack on a few extra carry yards and be a little easier to shape shots with, without giving up too much forgiveness.<br />
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    Aside from the G30, I've also recently picked up a 10.5* R15 430 TP. I demo'd it on-course with good results, so both of those drivers will come to the fitting with me, along with the stock 757 Stiff (from the R15) and a 6.3 VC TS X that I have with a TM tip on it. If I'm fitted into one of those combos, it will be easy. If not, it looks like I'll be trading some stuff in over at Roger Dunn in the near future.<br />
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    So... what do you guys think will happen? I'm going into this with an open mind, and no brand loyalty. I also don't care about "cool factor." If they fit me into something that is bone stock, then that's fine. That just means it won't cost me as much. All I care about are the results.<br />
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    The brands available at the fitting (that I know of) will be:<br />
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    Callaway<br />
    Nike<br />
    Ping<br />
    TaylorMade<br />
    Titleist<br />
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    In addition to those heads, they also have pretty much every shaft known to man.<br />
    <br />
    Place your bets now... what head do you think I'll be fit into? Any guesses on shafts? This is basically a blind guess without any of my numbers to go off of, but that's OK... it's just for the fun of speculation.<br />
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    <br />
    Cheers,<br />
    <br />
    Mike
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    Probably a 915D2 with one of the stock shafts.
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    JC671 wrote:
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    Probably a 915D2 with one of the stock shafts.<br />
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    Well... My wallet sure would be happy about that fitting!<br />
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    With my luck, some $500 shaft will be the best by a long shot. LOL
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  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members  2475WRX Points: 36Handicap: WorkPosts: 2,475 Platinum Tees
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    Well... I had my driver fitting at Cool Clubs in Irvine, CA yesterday afternoon. It was a great experience and the fitter, Josiah, was awesome to work with. He sure did give me a workout. I still can't believe all of the clubs I hit.<br />
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    The first step was to hit my own stuff on the trackman, so we could get a baseline. I brought 2 clubs with me. They were:<br />
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    Ping G30 9* (set to 10*) with Fubuki alpha 63X<br />
    TM R15 430 10.5* with Motore Speeder 6.3 VC TS X<br />
    <br />
    After we got some good numbers, he grabbed some heads and shafts... a lot of them.<br />
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    Heads<br />
    Ping G30 LS Tech 9*<br />
    TM R15 460 10.5*<br />
    Titleist 915 D2 9.5*<br />
    Callaway XR Pro 9*<br />
    Nike Vapor Flex<br />
    <br />
    I was hitting my G30 the most consistently, but it was spinning a bit much. Because I swing it well, and was used to the head shape, we started with the G30 LS Tech 9* head (set to 10*) and hit a ton of different shafts, so we could narrow down what shaft was best for me. Some of the shafts were Stiff and some were X-Stiff. That really didn't matter because everything was built to frequency, so it was all apples-to-apples.<br />
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    Shafts<br />
    AD MJ 6<br />
    661 EVO<br />
    661<br />
    AD DI 6<br />
    Accra Tour Z 65<br />
    Fuji Pro 63<br />
    Rogue Silver 60 125 MSI<br />
    AD MT 6<br />
    <br />
    The stand out shaft for me, by far, was the AD MJ 6. The AD MT 6 was pretty close, but not close enough to consider it.<br />
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    The next thing he did was go and get another G30 9* head, just like the one I have in the bag, and put the AD MJ 6 in it. He wanted me to hit it side-by-side with my driver. With the same head, we would get an apples-to-apples comparison of what the shafts were doing different. At the end of the day, he knew that the MJ was an expensive shaft and he wanted to make sure it would actually be worth the upgrade. I really appreciated this. The differences between the MJ and the Fubuki alpha weren't huge, but they were apparent. The MJ was giving me 1.5 mph more club head speed, 200 less spin and had the same launch angle. This translated to about 6 more yards of carry. Revolutionary? No... but it would be nice to have.<br />
    <br />
    Now that we knew the MJ was the shaft for me, he put it in all the different heads, to see if we could find something better than the G30 LS Tech, which was very good.<br />
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    -The longest of all the heads was the XR Pro. However, it wasn't that much longer than the G30 LS, and it wasn't as consistent.<br />
    -The Vapor Flex and R15 460 only lasted 2-3 swings before it was apparent that they just weren't working as well.<br />
    -The 915 D2 was very good. I could easily put it in the bag, but it just wasn't as long as the G30 LS.<br />
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    At the end of the day, my final fitting recommendation was:<br />
    <br />
    Ping G30 LS Tech 9* (set to 10*) with AD MJ 6<br />
    <br />
    So... what did I end up doing?<br />
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    I passed on the shaft. For Cool Clubs to build that bad boy out, it would run me $450. For 6 extra yards of carry, I think I'll wait and see. I did end up picking up a G30 LS Tech head, and I will play it with my Fubuki alpha for a while. In the fitting, while the MJ was a great fit for me, it was apparent that the change in head was making a bigger difference. The Fubuki alpha may have been spinning a bit more than what was ideal, but we were also using range balls at the fitting. Once I get it out on the course, with my B330 ball, I'm sure the spin will drop a bit and I look forward to seeing some noticeable gains.<br />
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    On average, I was seeing 14-17 extra yards of carry with the combo I was fit into. If 6 yards of that was shaft (which is about right, based on the comparison), then I should be seeing an extra 8-11 yards of carry by putting the LS Tech head on my existing shaft. For me, that's a worthwhile upgrade. If I happen upon a good deal on an MJ, maybe it would be nice to pick one up in the future.<br />
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    For those who want some numbers for reference, here were my average numbers from trackman (based on the 2 best driver combos, the G30 LS and XR Pro, both with the AD MJ 6):<br />
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    Club<br />
    Club Speed: 100.3<br />
    Attack Angle: 5.2<br />
    Club Path: 0.4<br />
    Vert. Swing Plane: 55.5<br />
    Horiz. Swing Plane: 3.8<br />
    Dynamic Loft: 15.1<br />
    Face Angle: -0.6<br />
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    Launch<br />
    Ball Speed: 149.8<br />
    Smash Factor: 1.49<br />
    Vert. Angle: 13.5<br />
    Horiz. Angle: 0.1<br />
    Spin Rate: 2494<br />
    Spin Axis: 2.3<br />
    Max Height: 30.7<br />
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    Landing<br />
    Carry: 251.7<br />
    Side: 7.6<br />
    Flight Time: 6.46<br />
    Landing Angle: 36.5<br />
    <br />
    Total<br />
    Length: 278.1<br />
    Side: 8.7<br />
    <br />
    I hope that helps anyone looking into new drivers and/or shafts. I wanted to be sure to post my actual trackman numbers, because so much of what I see here is in the 110-120 mph club head speed range and I don't think a lot of people know how fast that actually is. I do pretty well with my full time job swing, and I hit a few of those range balls out passed the 280 mark with my 100 mph swing speed (longest was 290.4). There is no need to swing out of your shoes, guys... a proper fitting will help you maximize what you have to work with.<br />
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    Cheers,<br />
    <br />
    Mike
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