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  • gregh729gregh729 #TheWRX 2016 Members  3212WRX Points: 823Posts: 3,212 Titanium Tees
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    My review. I'll add some pics when I get home tonight.<br />
    <br />
    First off, I want to thank HipCheck and Golfwrx for setting this up and picking me to be a part of it. I also cannot give enough thanks to Callaway. They went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. Their hospitality, generosity, and friendliness is off the charts. Sean said it in an earlier post that they really love their job and you can see the passion in their actions. Everyone we met made us feel welcome. I flew with 3 of the Callaway guys from San Diego to Philadelphia. They were heading to a meeting on the east coast and I was on my first leg home. They came over to me in the SD airport to chat and them met me again in Philly while we were walking to our connections. Class group!<br />
    <br />
    What an awesome trip! Very busy with very little down time until we made it back to the hotel. We'd hang for a bit over a beverage or two rehashing the day and then hit the sack, or in my case the sofa near the fire pit as seen several pages back<br />
    <br />
    Sunday, QMany and I were on the same flight into SD, get to the hotel around 1 and do a nice meet and greet with the guys until around 4 when we headed out to the Ely Callaway Performance Center for a reception and putter fitting. We had a putting contest and a long drive contest in the simulator while there. Mackep won the putting and QMany crushed the driver. 319 on simulator if I remember correctly.<br />
    Putter fitting – I ended up the new “can't say that” putter model #1. Updated heel-toe blade like I am playing now. I went through about 15 putters of different material and style until the fitter determined this was best. 35", +1* up. Super Stroke paddle, counterbalanced. More drinks when we got back and then the picture in the thread of me snoozing on the couch around the fire-pit.<br />
    <br />
    Monday was fitting day. They had the new wedges out as well as about 4 bags of the MD3s. We were hitting those and there was a lot of people milling around. I was taking nice smooth swings with the 54 and pretty happy that I wasn't shanking anything, when someone behind me told to chip to one of the signs in front of me. Roger Cleveland! He came up and offered some tips. He told me that I just need to trust the clubs and myself. Stop trying to be perfect and accelerate through the ball. Pretty cool. He is very approachable and extremely friendly. He gave Waterboy about a 15 minute impromptu lesson.<br />
    Then they broke us up into 2 groups. My group got the tech tour first, talking to the design and R&D team that created the new "2017 Callaway Driver". Pretty cool info on how they made the driver and irons. Most of the tech talk went zooming over my head, but I got the gist of it.<br />
    <br />
    On to the fitting. We had shipped our gamer 6 iron and driver out there for comparison purposes. <br />
    <br />
    My gamers:<br />
    Ping G25, 9.5*, Blur 005 Red, stiff<br />
    6 iron – Callaway XR, KBS Tour V 110g, + ½”<br />
    <br />
    I have a pretty steep angle of attack and put a lot of spin on the ball. A little over the top cut. After warming up with my 6, I starting hitting their irons, 7 irons. I went through everything I was interested in and checked the numbers on trackman. I was surprised that my best dispersion/distance/consistency was with the Steelhead XR. I was really expecting to walk away with the Apex or the pro series of a line to reduce the offset. I already play the XR, so this makes sense. The new design gives the appearance of less offset. The shaft ended up being the Recoil 110g, +1/2". The recoil feels great and smooth. They should help with some old man maladies creeping in. Looking at the numbers, there was no great distance jump. The XRs are very long. The big difference was the shaft. The Recoils are easier to load and no vibration.<br />
    Hybrids #3 and #4 are the Steelhead. The #3 hybrid was giving me similar distance but much less spin and better accuracy than the 5 wood I tested. I might still pick up a 5 wood or keep mine for some of the courses I play. <br />
    Fairways -I ended up hitting a 4 wood better than the 3 wood, higher and straighter with the same distance, so I have the XR 4 wood that I flew 240 at Torrey a few times. Might not get the 3 wood. <br />
    Then to the driver. I am fairly steep with my swing. My Ping was giving my 3300 rpm spin and about 240 carry with little roll. Into the wind, I maxed out at 248 - 250 on trackman. The standard new driver brought the spin down to 2900-3000 and about 3-4 mph increased ball speed. I was up to 252 carry and close to 260 after roll. Then I tried the low spin version, 9* adjusted to 10 and got the same ball speed with 2600-2800 spin. That got me another 3-4 yds of roll. Total average increase of about 13-14 yards.<br />
    <br />
    Out to Torrey South on Tuesday. 2 Golfwrx with 2 Cally in each group. I played with MtlJeff and #Chad and Mark Letosky from Cally. Chad is on the marketing team and Mark is chief of operations. Great guys. We had carts and caddies. We walked while the caddies moved the carts and got distances, etc. Mark would occasionally ask about our games, the equip, etc. Awesome course. The rough is brutal. In some places, it was hard to move the ball 100 yards. Around the green, it was hard to get enough on a pitch or chip. Went 41-45 or an 86. Kind of limped in. 2 highlights of the round. The first drive in front of 50 or so people, hammered (for me) down the pipe about 270 yds. And a birdie on #3, par 3 downhill to the cliff above the ocean. Beautiful hole.<br />
    <br />
    I had more fun than anyone should be able to have.
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  • masamitsumasamitsu Members  2511WRX Points: 142Handicap: 4-6Posts: 2,511 Titanium Tees
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    QMany wrote:
    <br />
    I'm leaving on my honeymoon early Saturday morning, so I'm going to dedicate some time today and tomorrow to getting a comprehensive trip recap finished.<br />
    <br />
    But if any of you have questions, please let us know. There was a lot of information to digest, and I'm sure it will be hard to remember and include everything in our recaps.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Congrats!<br />
    <br />
    Not sure if you saw in my earlier comment (or I missed the reply) but who signed the head cover?
    Posted:
    Mizuno JPX900 EvoIII S (weights center channel port 1 & 2)
    Mizuno GT190 Atmos Blue 6S
    Mizuno CLK 19* Speeder EVO HB S
    Titleist 4i AMT S300
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5-G KBS Tour
    Mizuno S18 54.8/58.8
    Carbon Ringo 1/4
    Balls : 2017 ProV1x / KSig / Vice Pro+
  • bcflyguy1bcflyguy1 Enjoying my coffee... Members  3102WRX Points: 188Handicap: 0.0Posts: 3,102 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Dec 15, 2016 #1054
    masamitsu wrote:
    <br />
    Not sure if you saw in my earlier comment (or I missed the reply) but who signed the head cover?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    As stated earlier, Phil Mickelson.
    Posted:
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    wrong is not enough to make you right.
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  • QManyQMany #TheWRX ClubWRX  9190WRX Points: 303Handicap: +2.5Posts: 9,190 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #1055
    masamitsu wrote:
    <br />
    Not sure if you saw in my earlier comment (or I missed the reply) but who signed the head cover?<br />
    <br />
    Yeah, it was Phil Mickelson. I was told the driver and putter headcovers were used and then signed by him.
    Posted:
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    Taylormade M3 460 (9.5°) Tensei CK Pro Orange 70TX
    Taylormade SLDR Mini (14°) Matrix White Tie 70X
    Callaway XR Pro (20°) Diamana White 90X
    Callaway Apex Pro (4i-PW) DG X100 TI
    Ping Glide 2.0 (50° & 54°) DG S400 TI
    Artisan MT Grind (58°) DG S400
    Odyssey O Works R-Line
    Taylormade TP5X

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  • Homerun2BirdieHomerun2Birdie Members  858WRX Points: 74Posts: 858 Golden Tee
    Joined:  edited Dec 15, 2016 #1056
    gregh729 wrote:
    <br />
    My review. I'll add some pics when I get home tonight.<br />
    <br />
    First off, I want to thank HipCheck and Golfwrx for setting this up and picking me to be a part of it. I also cannot give enough thanks to Callaway. They went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. Their hospitality, generosity, and friendliness is off the charts. Sean said it in an earlier post that they really love their job and you can see the passion in their actions. Everyone we met made us feel welcome. I flew with 3 of the Callaway guys from San Diego to Philadelphia. They were heading to a meeting on the east coast and I was on my first leg home. They came over to me in the SD airport to chat and them met me again in Philly while we were walking to our connections. Class group!<br />
    <br />
    What an awesome trip! Very busy with very little down time until we made it back to the hotel. We'd hang for a bit over a beverage or two rehashing the day and then hit the sack, or in my case the sofa near the fire pit as seen several pages back<br />
    <br />
    Sunday, QMany and I were on the same flight into SD, get to the hotel around 1 and do a nice meet and greet with the guys until around 4 when we headed out to the Ely Callaway Performance Center for a reception and putter fitting. We had a putting contest and a long drive contest in the simulator while there. Mackep won the putting and QMany crushed the driver. 319 on simulator if I remember correctly.<br />
    Putter fitting – I ended up the new “can't say that” putter model #1. Updated heel-toe blade like I am playing now. I went through about 15 putters of different material and style until the fitter determined this was best. 35", +1* up. Super Stroke paddle, counterbalanced. More drinks when we got back and then the picture in the thread of me snoozing on the couch around the fire-pit.<br />
    <br />
    Monday was fitting day. They had the new wedges out as well as about 4 bags of the MD3s. We were hitting those and there was a lot of people milling around. I was taking nice smooth swings with the 54 and pretty happy that I wasn't shanking anything, when someone behind me told to chip to one of the signs in front of me. Roger Cleveland! He came up and offered some tips. He told me that I just need to trust the clubs and myself. Stop trying to be perfect and accelerate through the ball. Pretty cool. He is very approachable and extremely friendly. He gave Waterboy about a 15 minute impromptu lesson.<br />
    Then they broke us up into 2 groups. My group got the tech tour first, talking to the design and R&D team that created the new "2017 Callaway Driver". Pretty cool info on how they made the driver and irons. Most of the tech talk went zooming over my head, but I got the gist of it.<br />
    <br />
    On to the fitting. We had shipped our gamer 6 iron and driver out there for comparison purposes.<br />
    <br />
    My gamers:<br />
    Ping G25, 9.5*, Blur 005 Red, stiff<br />
    6 iron – Callaway XR, KBS Tour V 110g, + ½”<br />
    <br />
    I have a pretty steep angle of attack and put a lot of spin on the ball. A little over the top cut. After warming up with my 6, I starting hitting their irons, 7 irons. I went through everything I was interested in and checked the numbers on trackman. I was surprised that my best dispersion/distance/consistency was with the Steelhead XR. I was really expecting to walk away with the Apex or the pro series of a line to reduce the offset. I already play the XR, so this makes sense. The new design gives the appearance of less offset. The shaft ended up being the Recoil 110g, +1/2". The recoil feels great and smooth. They should help with some old man maladies creeping in. Looking at the numbers, there was no great distance jump. The XRs are very long. The big difference was the shaft. The Recoils are easier to load and no vibration.<br />
    Hybrids #3 and #4 are the Steelhead. The #3 hybrid was giving me similar distance but much less spin and better accuracy than the 5 wood I tested. I might still pick up a 5 wood or keep mine for some of the courses I play.<br />
    Fairways -I ended up hitting a 4 wood better than the 3 wood, higher and straighter with the same distance, so I have the XR 4 wood that I flew 240 at Torrey a few times. Might not get the 3 wood.<br />
    Then to the driver. I am fairly steep with my swing. My Ping was giving my 3300 rpm spin and about 240 carry with little roll. Into the wind, I maxed out at 248 - 250 on trackman. The standard new driver brought the spin down to 2900-3000 and about 3-4 mph increased ball speed. I was up to 252 carry and close to 260 after roll. Then I tried the low spin version, 9* adjusted to 10 and got the same ball speed with 2600-2800 spin. That got me another 3-4 yds of roll. Total average increase of about 13-14 yards.<br />
    <br />
    Out to Torrey South on Tuesday. 2 Golfwrx with 2 Cally in each group. I played with MtlJeff and #Chad and Mark Letosky from Cally. Chad is on the marketing team and Mark is chief of operations. Great guys. We had carts and caddies. We walked while the caddies moved the carts and got distances, etc. Mark would occasionally ask about our games, the equip, etc. Awesome course. The rough is brutal. In some places, it was hard to move the ball 100 yards. Around the green, it was hard to get enough on a pitch or chip. Went 41-45 or an 86. Kind of limped in. 2 highlights of the round. The first drive in front of 50 or so people, hammered (for me) down the pipe about 270 yds. And a birdie on #3, par 3 downhill to the cliff above the ocean. Beautiful hole.<br />
    <br />
    I had more fun than anyone should be able to have.<br />
    Glad you guys got a chance to experience Torrey South in its intended state. In the summer (especially this year with North closed) it gets beat up, rough cut short for PoP, and overall a bit of a waste of money for out of towners if you ask me. However, with Farmers around the corner and the weather just about perfect they bring her back to life and she is feisty when they do. Not sure what the greens were rolling but when they have them nearer the tourney speeds it gives you so much respect for the guys on tour. You absolutely CAN NOT miss above the hole, the rough will eat you alive and you'll have no chance to get up and down. For a course with hardly any OB and very little penalizing hazard areas a Par can turn into Double so very quick.
    Posted:
    - TM

    DRIVER: Ping G410 LST 9°– Fujikura Ventus Black 6X
    3 WOOD: Titleist TS3 14.25° – Diamana ZF 7TX
    5 WOOD: Cobra F6 Baffler 16.5° – Fujikura Pro 2.0  8X
    IRONS (4-P): Callaway Apex Pro '19 – KBS $-Taper 130 X-Stiff
    WEDGES: Vokey SM8  52 & 56° + Vokey Low Bounce K 60° – KBS $-Taper 130 X-Stiff
    PUTTER: Evnroll ER2
  • pfw19pfw19 Members  113WRX Points: 77Posts: 113 Fairways
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    gregh729 wrote:
    <br />
    My review. I'll add some pics when I get home tonight.<br />
    <br />
    First off, I want to thank HipCheck and Golfwrx for setting this up and picking me to be a part of it. I also cannot give enough thanks to Callaway. They went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. Their hospitality, generosity, and friendliness is off the charts. Sean said it in an earlier post that they really love their job and you can see the passion in their actions. Everyone we met made us feel welcome. I flew with 3 of the Callaway guys from San Diego to Philadelphia. They were heading to a meeting on the east coast and I was on my first leg home. They came over to me in the SD airport to chat and them met me again in Philly while we were walking to our connections. Class group!<br />
    <br />
    What an awesome trip! Very busy with very little down time until we made it back to the hotel. We'd hang for a bit over a beverage or two rehashing the day and then hit the sack, or in my case the sofa near the fire pit as seen several pages back<br />
    <br />
    Sunday, QMany and I were on the same flight into SD, get to the hotel around 1 and do a nice meet and greet with the guys until around 4 when we headed out to the Ely Callaway Performance Center for a reception and putter fitting. We had a putting contest and a long drive contest in the simulator while there. Mackep won the putting and QMany crushed the driver. 319 on simulator if I remember correctly.<br />
    Putter fitting – I ended up the new “can't say that” putter model #1. Updated heel-toe blade like I am playing now. I went through about 15 putters of different material and style until the fitter determined this was best. 35", +1* up. Super Stroke paddle, counterbalanced. More drinks when we got back and then the picture in the thread of me snoozing on the couch around the fire-pit.<br />
    <br />
    Monday was fitting day. They had the new wedges out as well as about 4 bags of the MD3s. We were hitting those and there was a lot of people milling around. I was taking nice smooth swings with the 54 and pretty happy that I wasn't shanking anything, when someone behind me told to chip to one of the signs in front of me. Roger Cleveland! He came up and offered some tips. He told me that I just need to trust the clubs and myself. Stop trying to be perfect and accelerate through the ball. Pretty cool. He is very approachable and extremely friendly. He gave Waterboy about a 15 minute impromptu lesson.<br />
    Then they broke us up into 2 groups. My group got the tech tour first, talking to the design and R&D team that created the new "2017 Callaway Driver". Pretty cool info on how they made the driver and irons. Most of the tech talk went zooming over my head, but I got the gist of it.<br />
    <br />
    On to the fitting. We had shipped our gamer 6 iron and driver out there for comparison purposes.<br />
    <br />
    My gamers:<br />
    Ping G25, 9.5*, Blur 005 Red, stiff<br />
    6 iron – Callaway XR, KBS Tour V 110g, + ½”<br />
    <br />
    I have a pretty steep angle of attack and put a lot of spin on the ball. A little over the top cut. After warming up with my 6, I starting hitting their irons, 7 irons. I went through everything I was interested in and checked the numbers on trackman. I was surprised that my best dispersion/distance/consistency was with the Steelhead XR. I was really expecting to walk away with the Apex or the pro series of a line to reduce the offset. I already play the XR, so this makes sense. The new design gives the appearance of less offset. The shaft ended up being the Recoil 110g, +1/2". The recoil feels great and smooth. They should help with some old man maladies creeping in. Looking at the numbers, there was no great distance jump. The XRs are very long. The big difference was the shaft. The Recoils are easier to load and no vibration.<br />
    Hybrids #3 and #4 are the Steelhead. The #3 hybrid was giving me similar distance but much less spin and better accuracy than the 5 wood I tested. I might still pick up a 5 wood or keep mine for some of the courses I play.<br />
    Fairways -I ended up hitting a 4 wood better than the 3 wood, higher and straighter with the same distance, so I have the XR 4 wood that I flew 240 at Torrey a few times. Might not get the 3 wood.<br />
    Then to the driver. I am fairly steep with my swing. My Ping was giving my 3300 rpm spin and about 240 carry with little roll. Into the wind, I maxed out at 248 - 250 on trackman. The standard new driver brought the spin down to 2900-3000 and about 3-4 mph increased ball speed. I was up to 252 carry and close to 260 after roll. Then I tried the low spin version, 9* adjusted to 10 and got the same ball speed with 2600-2800 spin. That got me another 3-4 yds of roll. Total average increase of about 13-14 yards.<br />
    <br />
    Out to Torrey South on Tuesday. 2 Golfwrx with 2 Cally in each group. I played with MtlJeff and #Chad and Mark Letosky from Cally. Chad is on the marketing team and Mark is chief of operations. Great guys. We had carts and caddies. We walked while the caddies moved the carts and got distances, etc. Mark would occasionally ask about our games, the equip, etc. Awesome course. The rough is brutal. In some places, it was hard to move the ball 100 yards. Around the green, it was hard to get enough on a pitch or chip. Went 41-45 or an 86. Kind of limped in. 2 highlights of the round. The first drive in front of 50 or so people, hammered (for me) down the pipe about 270 yds. And a birdie on #3, par 3 downhill to the cliff above the ocean. Beautiful hole.<br />
    <br />
    I had more fun than anyone should be able to have.<br />
    <br />
    Great review dude! Thanks for the info!
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  • Tcann32Tcann32 Members  3527WRX Points: 4Handicap: 5Posts: 3,527 Titanium Tees
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    HipCheck wrote:
    <br />
    Waterboy wrote:
    <br />
    <br />
    MtlJeff wrote:
    <br />
    I was ecstatic that i made a birdie at Torrey (second hole). And played pretty OK on the front considering i hadn't played an outdoor round in a month (i was 39 on the front i think). The back was tougher<br />
    <br />
    Matt was having difficulty remembering which holes he didn't birdie.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Total length from tees you guys played?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Jeff can chime in with meters.<br />
    <br />
    I think it was 6600 - 6700 yds but played like it was 9,000,000 yds.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    That's like 12 meters I think.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I was thinking 12 meters as well..<br />
    <br />
    Man it sucks you can't like a marshalls post sometimes. <br />
    <br />
    Heres an arbitrary one for you: 1
    Posted:
    What's actually in the bag...
    Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
    Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
    Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
    Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
    Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
    Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
    Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7
  • HipCheckHipCheck Twitter @robmillertime The Right CoastMembers  6306WRX Points: 160Posts: 6,306 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #1059
    Tcann32 wrote:
    <br />
    HipCheck wrote:
    <br />
    Waterboy wrote:
    <br />
    <br />
    MtlJeff wrote:
    <br />
    I was ecstatic that i made a birdie at Torrey (second hole). And played pretty OK on the front considering i hadn't played an outdoor round in a month (i was 39 on the front i think). The back was tougher<br />
    <br />
    Matt was having difficulty remembering which holes he didn't birdie.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Total length from tees you guys played?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Jeff can chime in with meters.<br />
    <br />
    I think it was 6600 - 6700 yds but played like it was 9,000,000 yds.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    That's like 12 meters I think.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I was thinking 12 meters as well..<br />
    <br />
    Man it sucks you can't like a marshalls post sometimes.<br />
    <br />
    Heres an arbitrary one for you: 1<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Haha I appreciate it.
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  • OaksOaks Member of #TeamJetSpeed Ocean StateClubWRX  2445WRX Points: 159Posts: 2,445 ClubWRX
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    HipCheck wrote:
    <br />
    Waterboy wrote:
    <br />
    <br />
    MtlJeff wrote:
    <br />
    I was ecstatic that i made a birdie at Torrey (second hole). And played pretty OK on the front considering i hadn't played an outdoor round in a month (i was 39 on the front i think). The back was tougher<br />
    <br />
    Matt was having difficulty remembering which holes he didn't birdie.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Total length from tees you guys played?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Jeff can chime in with meters.<br />
    <br />
    I think it was 6600 - 6700 yds but played like it was 9,000,000 yds.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    That's like 12 meters I think.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    12formul.gif
    Posted:
    M1 440 9.5* - ACCRA TZP Proto 265 M5      X2 Hot Pro - 15* Aldila Tour Green X     JetSpeed 19* w Matrix Hm95X 
    MP-63 3-PW - Project X 6.0      RTX4  54.10 & 60.09 - DG TI S400     Toulon Portland    Titleist  2016 Ultralight
    #TeamJetSpeed - Dec 2013
  • BrizamBrizam Junkie ClubWRX  1000WRX Points: 150Posts: 1,000 ClubWRX
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    1st Tee Waterboy<br />
    https://vimeo.com/195864032
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  • misplacedtexan83misplacedtexan83 Members  15767WRX Points: 756Posts: 15,767 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Dec 15, 2016 #1062
    gregh729 wrote:
    My review. I'll add some pics when I get home tonight.<br />
    <br />
    First off, I want to thank HipCheck and Golfwrx for setting this up and picking me to be a part of it. I also cannot give enough thanks to Callaway. They went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. Their hospitality, generosity, and friendliness is off the charts. Sean said it in an earlier post that they really love their job and you can see the passion in their actions. Everyone we met made us feel welcome. I flew with 3 of the Callaway guys from San Diego to Philadelphia. They were heading to a meeting on the east coast and I was on my first leg home. They came over to me in the SD airport to chat and them met me again in Philly while we were walking to our connections. Class group!<br />
    <br />
    I had more fun than anyone should be able to have.
    <br />
    <br />
    Big Easy!<br />
    <br />
    It was already really close every time we played and now you have gotten longer, a putter that fits and wedgucated by the man himself.... oh man.<br />
    <br />
    Congrats and well deserved!
    Posted:
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29829WRX Points: 2,812Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,829 Titanium Tees
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    HipCheck wrote:
    <br />
    Waterboy wrote:
    <br />
    <br />
    MtlJeff wrote:
    <br />
    I was ecstatic that i made a birdie at Torrey (second hole). And played pretty OK on the front considering i hadn't played an outdoor round in a month (i was 39 on the front i think). The back was tougher<br />
    <br />
    Matt was having difficulty remembering which holes he didn't birdie.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Total length from tees you guys played?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Jeff can chime in with meters.<br />
    <br />
    I think it was 6600 - 6700 yds but played like it was 9,000,000 yds.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    That's like 12 meters I think.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Having a Canadian there was weird. Here is a list of why:<br />
    <br />
    -I had to ask them to take me off the group text because it would've cost me like 500$ due to my Canadian plan<br />
    -All week guys were giving me temperatures in Fahrenheit and i constantly thought it was warmer then it was<br />
    -I used the metric system constantly<br />
    -At least one member texted someone there to ask if i pronounce O's funny and say "eh" a lot (which i do)
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  • HipCheckHipCheck Twitter @robmillertime The Right CoastMembers  6306WRX Points: 160Posts: 6,306 Titanium Tees
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    Oaks wrote:
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    HipCheck wrote:
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    Waterboy wrote:
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    MtlJeff wrote:
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    I was ecstatic that i made a birdie at Torrey (second hole). And played pretty OK on the front considering i hadn't played an outdoor round in a month (i was 39 on the front i think). The back was tougher<br />
    <br />
    Matt was having difficulty remembering which holes he didn't birdie.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Total length from tees you guys played?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Jeff can chime in with meters.<br />
    <br />
    I think it was 6600 - 6700 yds but played like it was 9,000,000 yds.<br />
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    That's like 12 meters I think.<br />
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    12formul.gif<br />
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    Hahaha yes. That's it. <br />
    <br />
    Ball gets extra carry though if it's REALLY hot out in Canada though. Like 4 degrees or something.
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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32782WRX Points: 3,199Posts: 32,782 Titanium Tees
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    Where do I start? Well I guess when I received the notification that I was selected. I was shocked. Truly. I didn’t think someone in their 60s would get the nod. However, our group ended up being very eclectic age wise: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60. <br />
    <br />
    When I left Boston it was a balmy 14 degrees with the windchill.<br />
    <br />
    Posted:

    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

  • BrizamBrizam Junkie ClubWRX  1000WRX Points: 150Posts: 1,000 ClubWRX
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    Qmany.... Bombed it but we weren't treated to a twirl this time. <br />
    https://vimeo.com/195866313
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  • misplacedtexan83misplacedtexan83 Members  15767WRX Points: 756Posts: 15,767 Titanium Tees
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    MtlJeff wrote:
    HipCheck wrote:
    <br />
    Waterboy wrote:
    <br />
    <br />
    MtlJeff wrote:
    <br />
    I was ecstatic that i made a birdie at Torrey (second hole). And played pretty OK on the front considering i hadn't played an outdoor round in a month (i was 39 on the front i think). The back was tougher<br />
    <br />
    Matt was having difficulty remembering which holes he didn't birdie.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Total length from tees you guys played?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Jeff can chime in with meters.<br />
    <br />
    I think it was 6600 - 6700 yds but played like it was 9,000,000 yds.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    That's like 12 meters I think.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Having a Canadian there was weird. Here is a list of why:<br />
    <br />
    -I had to ask them to take me off the group text because it would've cost me like 500$ due to my Canadian plan<br />
    -All week guys were giving me temperatures in Fahrenheit and i constantly thought it was warmer then it was<br />
    -I used the metric system constantly<br />
    -At least one member texted someone there to ask if i pronounce O's funny and say "eh" a lot (which i do)
    <br />
    <br />
    Think about all of the good things..<br />
    <br />
    You could probably out drink most of the guys<br />
    <br />
    The exchange rate...wait nope that doesn't work out to well for you. <br />
    <br />
    No one asked you for a donut? ( how I met your mother).....the tv show <br />
    <br />
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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32782WRX Points: 3,199Posts: 32,782 Titanium Tees
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    ps: My apologies about the quality of some of the photos. My hands tend to shake a bit, which is the reason I use the Martini tees...ball never falls off as I put it on the tee. :-)
    Posted:

    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32782WRX Points: 3,199Posts: 32,782 Titanium Tees
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    swizbeatz wrote:
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    - I've never met him but reading Sean's posts give me the same vibe, literally too nice.<br />
    <br />
    - This is why playing with locals from the board isn't weird IMO. 90% of the time the guys will be cool and I can put up with 1 round with someone who isnt, happens all the time anyways on vacation or as a single. Check the regional boards and get out of your comfort zone.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Thank you! :-)
    Posted:

    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of HockeyClubWRX  7849WRX Points: 337Handicap: 7.1Posts: 7,849 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @gregh729&lt;br />

    <br />
    Did I miss it ? What wedges did you end up with and driver shaft?
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29829WRX Points: 2,812Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,829 Titanium Tees
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    Geez guys am i the only one that missed the fairway?????
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    Looks like that driver just wants too go long and straight in videos!
    Posted:
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     Atmos Red 7S
    Atmos Blue 8S
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    Scotty T22 Newport
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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of HockeyClubWRX  7849WRX Points: 337Handicap: 7.1Posts: 7,849 Titanium Tees
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    Can you guys talk about the new ball?
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Jupiter, FLMembers  5880WRX Points: 1,449Posts: 5,880 Titanium Tees
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    Sean2 wrote:
    <br />
    Where do I start? Well I guess when I received the notification that I was selected. I was shocked. Truly. I didn’t think someone in their 60s would get the nod. However, our group ended up being very eclectic age wise: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60. <br />
    <br />
    When I left Boston it was a balmy 14 degrees with the windchill.<br />
    <br />
    Posted:
    USGA Index: ~0

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    Ping G410 LST 9 degree - Tour AD IZ 6x
    Ping G410 LST - Fujikura Pro TourSpec 73 
    Kasco K2K 33 - Fujikura Pro TourSpec 73 
    Callaway RazrX Tour 4h - Tour 95 shaft
    Ping i200 5-UW (2 flat) - Nippon Modus 105X
    Taylormade HiToe 54 (bent to 55 & 2 flat)
    Taylormade HiToe 64 (Bent to 62 & 2 flat)
    Palmer AP30R putter (circa 1960s)
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  • LeftymooseLeftymoose Members  1259WRX Points: 110Posts: 1,259 Platinum Tees
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    gregh729 wrote:
    <br />
    My review. I'll add some pics when I get home tonight.<br />
    <br />
    First off, I want to thank HipCheck and Golfwrx for setting this up and picking me to be a part of it. I also cannot give enough thanks to Callaway. They went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. Their hospitality, generosity, and friendliness is off the charts. Sean said it in an earlier post that they really love their job and you can see the passion in their actions. Everyone we met made us feel welcome. I flew with 3 of the Callaway guys from San Diego to Philadelphia. They were heading to a meeting on the east coast and I was on my first leg home. They came over to me in the SD airport to chat and them met me again in Philly while we were walking to our connections. Class group!<br />
    <br />
    What an awesome trip! Very busy with very little down time until we made it back to the hotel. We'd hang for a bit over a beverage or two rehashing the day and then hit the sack, or in my case the sofa near the fire pit as seen several pages back<br />
    <br />
    Sunday, QMany and I were on the same flight into SD, get to the hotel around 1 and do a nice meet and greet with the guys until around 4 when we headed out to the Ely Callaway Performance Center for a reception and putter fitting. We had a putting contest and a long drive contest in the simulator while there. Mackep won the putting and QMany crushed the driver. 319 on simulator if I remember correctly.<br />
    Putter fitting – I ended up the new “can't say that” putter model #1. Updated heel-toe blade like I am playing now. I went through about 15 putters of different material and style until the fitter determined this was best. 35", +1* up. Super Stroke paddle, counterbalanced. More drinks when we got back and then the picture in the thread of me snoozing on the couch around the fire-pit.<br />
    <br />
    Monday was fitting day. They had the new wedges out as well as about 4 bags of the MD3s. We were hitting those and there was a lot of people milling around. I was taking nice smooth swings with the 54 and pretty happy that I wasn't shanking anything, when someone behind me told to chip to one of the signs in front of me. Roger Cleveland! He came up and offered some tips. He told me that I just need to trust the clubs and myself. Stop trying to be perfect and accelerate through the ball. Pretty cool. He is very approachable and extremely friendly. He gave Waterboy about a 15 minute impromptu lesson.<br />
    Then they broke us up into 2 groups. My group got the tech tour first, talking to the design and R&D team that created the new "2017 Callaway Driver". Pretty cool info on how they made the driver and irons. Most of the tech talk went zooming over my head, but I got the gist of it.<br />
    <br />
    On to the fitting. We had shipped our gamer 6 iron and driver out there for comparison purposes. <br />
    <br />
    My gamers:<br />
    Ping G25, 9.5*, Blur 005 Red, stiff<br />
    6 iron – Callaway XR, KBS Tour V 110g, + &frac12;”<br />
    <br />
    I have a pretty steep angle of attack and put a lot of spin on the ball. A little over the top cut. After warming up with my 6, I starting hitting their irons, 7 irons. I went through everything I was interested in and checked the numbers on trackman. I was surprised that my best dispersion/distance/consistency was with the Steelhead XR. I was really expecting to walk away with the Apex or the pro series of a line to reduce the offset. I already play the XR, so this makes sense. The new design gives the appearance of less offset. The shaft ended up being the Recoil 110g, +1/2". The recoil feels great and smooth. They should help with some old man maladies creeping in. Looking at the numbers, there was no great distance jump. The XRs are very long. The big difference was the shaft. The Recoils are easier to load and no vibration.<br />
    Hybrids #3 and #4 are the Steelhead. The #3 hybrid was giving me similar distance but much less spin and better accuracy than the 5 wood I tested. I might still pick up a 5 wood or keep mine for some of the courses I play. <br />
    Fairways -I ended up hitting a 4 wood better than the 3 wood, higher and straighter with the same distance, so I have the XR 4 wood that I flew 240 at Torrey a few times. Might not get the 3 wood. <br />
    Then to the driver. I am fairly steep with my swing. My Ping was giving my 3300 rpm spin and about 240 carry with little roll. Into the wind, I maxed out at 248 - 250 on trackman. The standard new driver brought the spin down to 2900-3000 and about 3-4 mph increased ball speed. I was up to 252 carry and close to 260 after roll. Then I tried the low spin version, 9* adjusted to 10 and got the same ball speed with 2600-2800 spin. That got me another 3-4 yds of roll. Total average increase of about 13-14 yards.<br />
    <br />
    Out to Torrey South on Tuesday. 2 Golfwrx with 2 Cally in each group. I played with MtlJeff and #Chad and Mark Letosky from Cally. Chad is on the marketing team and Mark is chief of operations. Great guys. We had carts and caddies. We walked while the caddies moved the carts and got distances, etc. Mark would occasionally ask about our games, the equip, etc. Awesome course. The rough is brutal. In some places, it was hard to move the ball 100 yards. Around the green, it was hard to get enough on a pitch or chip. Went 41-45 or an 86. Kind of limped in. 2 highlights of the round. The first drive in front of 50 or so people, hammered (for me) down the pipe about 270 yds. And a birdie on #3, par 3 downhill to the cliff above the ocean. Beautiful hole.<br />
    <br />
    I had more fun than anyone should be able to have.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Great write up
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    Videos are by far the most entertaining part of this thread, you guys should put those in the OP.
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29829WRX Points: 2,812Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,829 Titanium Tees
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    GC70 wrote:
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    Can you guys talk about the new ball?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    We cannot, apologies....
    Posted:
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