BabyFades WITB [Warning - Contains Lead] - Miura, TM, Ping, Yamada

Certainly nothing too special compared to a lot of the members' bags here (there's no sense in even TRYING keeping up with Joneses on this site...). Definitely not the latest tech, but I must say I do love my bag dearly and it's been a labor of love to get here image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



Bit on my game, I was an OK high school player and was single digit with a funky flat swing that worked well when I could practice a lot e.g. through college. Now I work full-time and am a streaky 10 but over last two years have been putting in a lot of work w lessons at GolfTec to re-make my swing into a much more repeatable and reliable one which is starting to stick. Goal is to regularly be breaking 80 in 2019 and get below a 7 handicap - lofty goal but I'm focused!



In addition to swing and course management and mental game, I've been focusing on doing everything I can with my equipment to make going low easier. You can see some of that in the commentary below.



Alright enough yapping onto the bag.



Driver headcover is from Cantigny Golf in suburban Chicago in case anyone is wondering.



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In the past I always really struggled with the driver, and up until I recently switched to these woods this year, I used to hit an RBZ 5 wood off just about every tee. Note the hidden little Ping 3-iron in there - use it as a driving iron for tight fairways, heading into par 5's in 2, or when just feeling off and needing to find some **** short grass again.



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Just installed these shafts in last few mos - never been fitted for driver shafts before. Club Champion + Trackman set me straight hitting bullets with confidence. Can't wait to get on the course (heading to Palm Springs next week for some R&R). GD AD-DI6s used to be in my driver but we cut it down and put it in the 3 wood which is an awesome combo.



These new(er) woods + shafts are putting up very good numbers for me and have banished the dreaded high right driver miss that would de-rail my otherwise good rounds.



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Newly added wedges to replace the PINGS I was struggling with both on full shots and around the green. These grinds seem to be working a lot better and more natural transition from the irons. I like to have a lot of bounce but also like the leading edge to sit pretty low which these grinds help with, in addition to looking totally awesome.



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New add to the bag - Yamada putter, same model that some insane person shot a round of 55 with. Honestly it almost feels too soft, like hitting a marshmallow (I use Wilson Staff Duo balls) - I like to have more feedback so not sure if this will work out yet. Going to keep my trusty Anser around for sure.



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The trusty rusty Anser putter, with soundslot. Yes there's a strip of lead tape on the bottom image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



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Up until a few weeks ago NOTHING was swing weight matched...bag was all over the place from C9 to D5 with no logic to it...so hoping that also gets me some more consistency in 2019. I picked up a swing weight scale (golf works economy one) so I can do the weighting on my own now.





Everything except wedges is weighted to a D2 or D3, wedges are D5-6. The black Miura K wedge (52) is benched for now as I like the look of the PP-9003 iron set gap wedge better. Irons have KBS Tour 90s + MCC Plus4s which had me swing weighted in the C's, so we put 5-6 strips on per club to get back to D3.





Only potential changes from here are 1) testing heavier shafts in irons and maybe going back to standard length from 1/4 short, 2) tinkering with grip options (maybe going back to smaller grip), 3) maybe swapping the 3 iron for a driving iron or something similar.



Hit em straight! Or baby fades and draws as the shot calls for image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
[font=courier new,courier,monospace]2019 WITB

D: TM 2016 M2 10.5' Diamana DF-50 S
3W: TM 2016 M2 15' AD-DI 6s
3i: Ping G5 stock
4i-G: Miura PP-9003 KBS Tour 90
56/60: Miura Bullet Grind / K Grind
Putt: Yamada Emperor II or Vintage Ping Anser[/font]

Comments

  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,764 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice bag! Never heard of Yamada before now. That putter looks slick!
    Taylormade M6 driver MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 S Flex
    Taylormade M6 fairway wood MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 19° hybrid MCA OT Tour Hybrid 80 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 22° hybrid MCA OT Tour Hybrid 90 S Flex
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-08 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5M H17 Jet Setter 
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M
    Scotty Cameron Futura 7M
    Titleist Yellow Pro V1
  • BabyFadesBabyFades Members Posts: 89
    noodle3872 wrote:


    Nice bag! Never heard of Yamada before now. That putter looks slick!




    Thanks yeah the Yamada craftsmanship is awesome. He got some notoriety a few years back when the PM of Japan gave one to Obama as a gift during a visit to the US in 2013. It’s just one eccentric guy who makes awesome putters - he got flooded with orders after that. It is a very heavy putter head and I fear too heavy for my preferred stroke.
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]2019 WITB

    D: TM 2016 M2 10.5' Diamana DF-50 S
    3W: TM 2016 M2 15' AD-DI 6s
    3i: Ping G5 stock
    4i-G: Miura PP-9003 KBS Tour 90
    56/60: Miura Bullet Grind / K Grind
    Putt: Yamada Emperor II or Vintage Ping Anser[/font]
  • llamontllamont Members Posts: 1,823 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Awesome bag and nice view!!!
    I love golf
  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser Marshals Posts: 5,179 mod
    Nice tools !
    Teaching out of Crystal Springs Golf Course<br /><br />Golf Digest Best Teachers In California 2005-2018<br /><br />Golf Digest Best Young Teachers In America 2007-2012<br /><br />Head Men's Golf Coach Notre Dame de Namur University <br /><br />My WITB<br /><br /><br /><br />http://www.golfwrx.c...-man-cave-pics/<br />@Zheusser on twitter
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,155 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sick bag!
    Cobra F9 10° w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 6.0
    TM M2 DF 16.5° w/ Diamana W80X
    Cobra F9 4 Iron w/ AD IZ 95X
    Miura CB57 4-PW w/ KBS Tour 130X
    Vokey SM4 52°/ Cleveland RTX 2.0 Raw 56°/ Vokey Proto 60° w/ DG Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Red 34"
  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 (.... Formerly Known As RaidersGolf99) Foxboro, MAMembers Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Tell us about the Bullet Grind on your 57°!
    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

    Callaway Epic Flash 9.0° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 X
    Callaway TC Rogue 4+ 16.0° HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 X
    Callaway TC Apex 2H 18.0° Tour Spec Speeder 904HB X
    Callaway TC Apex 4H 23.0° Tour Spec Speeder 904HB X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 27.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Callaway X-Forged UT 30.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 CB-57 7-8 Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 Baby Blade 9-P Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind Raw 52.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind Raw 58.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 KM-007 Soft Black Apollo APPN 36 Black Smoke S
    Callaway 2018 Chrome Soft X
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,447 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Some cool sticks, thx for sharing
    Ping G410 LST 11.5* Tensei Org 60x
    Ping G400 3w 13.9* X-Torsion Cu 60s
    Callaway GBB 5w 17.5* NVS 85x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Catalyst 70s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping Blueprints 6i-PW DG xp115 x100 p-spec org dot
    Ping iwedge 50* Tour Concept x100 green 
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grinds 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • BabyFadesBabyFades Members Posts: 89
    Thanks yeah the bullet grind looked awesome so I wanted to test it out and see what lies it is best for



    Here’s an email I got from the guys at Black Lab:



    “The Bullet grind wedge is a dual purpose wedge. When played in the square position it allows the leading edge to get under the ball very cleanly, especially out of tight lies. When played with a slightly open face it creates more bounce to be played from the rough or bunkers.”
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]2019 WITB

    D: TM 2016 M2 10.5' Diamana DF-50 S
    3W: TM 2016 M2 15' AD-DI 6s
    3i: Ping G5 stock
    4i-G: Miura PP-9003 KBS Tour 90
    56/60: Miura Bullet Grind / K Grind
    Putt: Yamada Emperor II or Vintage Ping Anser[/font]
  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 (.... Formerly Known As RaidersGolf99) Foxboro, MAMembers Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    BabyFades wrote:


    Thanks yeah the bullet grind looked awesome so I wanted to test it out and see what lies it is best for



    Here’s an email I got from the guys at Black Lab:



    “The Bullet grind wedge is a dual purpose wedge. When played in the square position it allows the leading edge to get under the ball very cleanly, especially out of tight lies. When played with a slightly open face it creates more bounce to be played from the rough or bunkers.”




    Freaking Awesome!!!















    ( .... Now I need another wedge!)
    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

    Callaway Epic Flash 9.0° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 X
    Callaway TC Rogue 4+ 16.0° HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 X
    Callaway TC Apex 2H 18.0° Tour Spec Speeder 904HB X
    Callaway TC Apex 4H 23.0° Tour Spec Speeder 904HB X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 27.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Callaway X-Forged UT 30.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 CB-57 7-8 Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 Baby Blade 9-P Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind Raw 52.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura Hand Grind Raw 58.0° / 10.0° Steel Fiber i110 S
    Miura 1957 KM-007 Soft Black Apollo APPN 36 Black Smoke S
    Callaway 2018 Chrome Soft X
  • Katke87Katke87 Members Posts: 143 ✭✭✭
    Clean, simple, classy. Those wedges!!
    Callaway Epic driver, 13.5°Diamana M40, A flex
    Callaway GBB 5 wood, 19°, Fubuki Z65, A flex
    Tour Edge XCG6 3h (19°), Graphite Design Tour AD 52g, A flex
    King Cobra Baffler 4h (23°), Aldila NV-HL, A flex
    Titleist 718 AP1, 5-gap wedge, Tensei CK series, A flex
    Callaway 2017 PM Grind 56°/13° & 60°/10°, KBS Tour-V, wedge flex
    All grips Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound
    Bettinardi Inovai 3.0, Bettinardi/Lamkin deep etch grip
    Ping Hoofer bag
    Headcovers Stitch, Jan Craig, Fore Ewe, Winston Collection
    Titleist Pro V1X
    Rovic & Clicgear push carts
  • BleederFadeBleederFade Members Posts: 175 ✭✭✭
    Nice setup! I used lived within a few blocks of where you are (great view). Small world
    Titleist TS3 9.5 - Kuro Kage XT 
    Titleist 917 F2 16.5 - Diamana W 
    Titleist 718 T-MB 2 - TTDG 
    Mizuno MP18 4 - PW - TTDG 
    Vokey SM7 52.12 F, 56.14 F - TTDG 
    Taylormade HiToe 60 - TTDG 
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing Members Posts: 1,329 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sweet setup! The view in the background is super classy as well.
    Callaway Xr 9* set to 11*, Project X 6.0
    Adams Tightlies 16*,Stock stiff
    Wilson Reflex 4-G Uniflex stock steel
    Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 54/58* Wedge flex
    Ping Anser 33” Superstroke 3.0
  • pcs11pcs11 Members Posts: 1,198 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Great bag - love that G5 3 iron hiding in there!
    Cobra F8+ 10.5° - Fubuki K 60
    Callaway XHot 3Deep 14.5 ° - KuroKage Tini Proto 70
    Callaway X2Hot Pro 19° - Diamana B 70
    Mizuno MP 18 FliHi (3-4) - Matrix Altus
    Mizuno MP 54 (5-9) - Nippon Modus 105
    Vokey 46° 52° 58° - KBS Tour 115
    Bettinardi BBF1 or Bettinardi Kuch2
  • marmadukmarmaduk Members Posts: 189 ✭✭✭
    I hope this doesn’t come off as creepy but I think I recognize Vancouver in the background. If you live in Vancouver we should get a round in together… When the snow finally melts



    My Goal this season is also to break 80 regularly but to be honest I’m a couple points behind you. I shoot low 80s on average



    I also take lessons and got fitted at Golftec in North Vancouver. Check out my what’s in the bag I think we will have lots in common.



    Hope that didn’t sound too desperate. lol

    WITB: Epon, Ryoma, A-Grind, Yururi, Bettinardi
    http://www.golfwrx.c...-pic-heavy-jdm/

    Trees may be 90% air but they're 100% angry.
  • AdamForeAdamFore Members Posts: 4
    Very nice set up.

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