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I'm at the point where I've got 10doz and haven't bought any in awhile.<br />
How many seasons does it take to lose 10 doz lol.<br />
Don't want to become one of those people that puts a new ball in the shag bag bc it crushed an ant, but torn by buying more (sales kill me) and trying to lose them.<br />
I think someone whose good driver shot goes 250 is never gonna lose 10doz without playing watery courses.
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Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65, R - CAMO!
Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
Cobra F9 18.5* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65, R
Titleist 915H 21* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
Callaway Steelhead XR 5-AW Recoil 660 F3, R
Vokey SM7, 56*/8 M Grind, Recoil ZT9 460 F3, R
Miura 1957, 59* C Grind, Nippon Modus 110, Wedge Flex
TM Spider Tour
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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers  1158WRX Points: 180Handicap: 1Posts: 1,158 Platinum Tees
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    <br />
    I'm at the point where I've got 10doz and haven't bought any in awhile.<br />
    How many seasons does it take to lose 10 doz lol.<br />
    Don't want to become one of those people that puts a new ball in the shag bag bc it crushed an ant, but torn by buying more (sales kill me) and trying to lose them.<br />
    I think someone whose good driver shot goes 250 is never gonna lose 10doz without playing watery courses.<br />
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    Correct
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  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  570WRX Points: 357Posts: 570 Golden Tee
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    Ill send you my address, I can lose a couple doz for ya haha
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    Callaway Rogue 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler 16*
    PING G30 4h 22*
    TM R11 5-PW (Mizuno MP-4 for fun)
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    PM Grind 60*
    Cleveland HB #6 center shaft 
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJMembers  1599WRX Points: 190Handicap: 15.9Posts: 1,599 Platinum Tees
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    I play about half of my rounds solo which are practice rounds. Some of these rounds I try low percentage shots and just go for it, sometimes more than once, especially on a required long carry. I can lose two sleeves of balls easily over 18 holes but have a great time doing it. Fortunately I do not play expensive golf balls at my level. I have 8 dozen low compression Srixons, Softfli, and Titleist DTs ready to go for 2019 and depending on the number of solo rounds I play I may need more by next Fall.
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  • alfiealfie Members  1420WRX Points: 67Posts: 1,420 Platinum Tees
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    I need to go on a vacation & play courses I've never played before, by myself. I guaranteed I can lose at least 18 brand new golf balls (that's a box & a half already!) without even trying to take crazy shots per golf outing/play day...<br />
    Op, that's probably what u gotta do, unless u are really accurate & have no problems keeping your shots in play.
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  • elwhippyelwhippy Members  3596WRX Points: 455Posts: 3,596 Titanium Tees
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    About 3 years for me.
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  • MukkyMukky Members  374WRX Points: 49Posts: 374 Greens
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    10 dzn and you are worried about having too many? I think last I counted I have over 70 dzn new, all are premium urethane from different brands.<br />
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    yes, I have a buying problem and no longer look in "deal or no deal" forum
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  • greenwavegolfergreenwavegolfer Members  245WRX Points: 111Handicap: 2.7Posts: 245 Fairways
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    I've got like 4.5 dozen stocked away and that will likely last me the year playing about 60-70 18 hole rounds and another 50-60 9 hole rounds. Thankfully living in LA most of the courses I play don't have much or any water so I pretty rarely lose a ball. A ball might last me 36-45 holes before it goes to my shag bag with too much wear so I'm set for a while.
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    Ping G400 LST 10º (Playing 9º) Accra TZ5 65 M4
    Ping G410 LST 3W (14.5° standard setting) VA Nemesys 75 Four (Tipped 1")
    Titleist T-MB 2i (17º) Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X (swap 2i and 3W in and out)
    Srixon Z-785 3i/4i Nippon Modus Tour 120X
    Srixon Z-Forged 5i-PW Nippon Modus Tour 120X
    Cleveland RTX4 Black Stealth 50º, 54º Nippon Modus Tour 120X, 60º Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback
  • monks66monks66 Members  979WRX Points: 139Posts: 979 Golden Tee
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    I have 6 dozen AVX's...shocked i only have one brand of ball, but love the AVX!
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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members  1369WRX Points: 319Handicap: 15Posts: 1,369 Platinum Tees
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    alfie wrote:
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    I need to go on a vacation & play courses I've never played before, by myself. I guaranteed I can lose at least 18 brand new golf balls (that's a box & a half already!) without even trying to take crazy shots per golf outing/play day...<br />
    Op, that's probably what u gotta do, unless u are really accurate & have no problems keeping your shots in play.<br />
    <br />
    I tend to play the same 3 courses a lot. Not a lot of forced carries, and pretty predictable landing areas.<br />
    Man tho - I'd love to start getting out of town more.
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    Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65, R - CAMO!
    Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Cobra F9 18.5* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65, R
    Titleist 915H 21* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Callaway Steelhead XR 5-AW Recoil 660 F3, R
    Vokey SM7, 56*/8 M Grind, Recoil ZT9 460 F3, R
    Miura 1957, 59* C Grind, Nippon Modus 110, Wedge Flex
    TM Spider Tour
  • A_G GolfA_G Golf Members  91WRX Points: 4Posts: 91 Bunkers
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    Well if you want to lose some, I'd suggest just Grip It and Rip It haha
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    3- Wood: Cobra F8+, Hzurdus Black
    Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 3-PW, KBS Tour C-Taper X 130
    Wedges: Titiliest SM6 50* and 60*, Taylormade Spin Milled 56*
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1 (SummerLovin)
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    Come to Naples.. bring balls.. or a snorkel.
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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members  865WRX Points: 264Posts: 865 Golden Tee
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    I occasionally lose a ball. Problem is, I find four for every one I lose, usually nicer than the one I lost. Having lost a ball that I paid cash money for, I feel compelled to play a found ball. Which may help explain the 30+ dozen new balls on the shelf and the big bucket of assorted used balls. I also have too many balls, and, frankly, see no end to it.
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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members  6413WRX Points: 367Posts: 6,413 Titanium Tees
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    Every year I say "quit buying balls".<br />
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    Then, without fail a deal comes along.<br />
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    I just put 4 dozen Z-stars in the pile.
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  • thejuicethejuice AtlantaMembers  2109WRX Points: 162Posts: 2,109 Platinum Tees
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    OP, like some others have said, 10 dozen really isn't that many, but if you are hitting them pretty straight they'll last you a while. I have 30 doz just waiting to be hit. Just when I think I'm going to go to my surplus, I end up buying something new and exciting to test. Like others on this thread, I have a problem!!! LOL! Gotta love WRX!!!<br />
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    BTW, I have been known to give some away as gifts to other golfers such as friends and my father-in-law for birthdays and Christmas. I don't even miss the ones I give away.
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    TaylorMade M3 w/HZRDUS Yellow stiff
    TaylorMade M4 Tour 3 wood w/HZRDUS Red stiff
    TaylorMade M3 2 hybrid (set to 19*) w/HZRDUS Black stiff
    Srixon U65 4i Miyazaki Stiff
    Srixon 765 5-PW Modus 120 Stiff
    Cleveland RTX 3.0 50*, 54*, and 58* KBS 61
    TaylorMade Spider Black

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  • MathwizMathwiz Members  987WRX Points: 123Posts: 987 Golden Tee
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    Not really trying to change the subject but, just be glad it's golf BALLS instead of golf SHOES. Jeez, am I pitiful. I would be ashamed to say how many pairs of golf shoes I have. I'll just say this, I just checked and I have six pairs of black golf shoes. Who needs six pairs of black golf shoes?<br />
    <br />
    I do also have more new golf balls than I will ever play.
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    Ping G400 Max 10.5°
    Taylormade 2017 M2 15°
    Srixon U65 20° 3 iron
    Srixon z565 4 thru PW
    48° & 52° Cleveland CBX wedges
    Cleveland Smart sole wedge 58°
    Ping Sigma 2 Kushin  center shaft

    All subject to change in the blink of an eye.........and I blink a lot.
  • damnorcrossdamnorcross Members  716WRX Points: 73Posts: 716 Golden Tee
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    I have 9 dozen listed on eBay right now, if those all sell I still have 2 dozen in the basement. I play maybe 20 rounds a year, 9 dozen would last me a while. And my buddy works at Mizuno so now I can get the RB Tour for real cheap...........
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2579WRX Points: 546Handicap: 3Posts: 2,579 Titanium Tees
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    I'm on the fence right now with 10+ dozen in the holster. I know of a really good deal, but pulling the trigger is hard with so many unused balls at home already.
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    TEE XCG7 4W 16.5*, OG Graf Blue X 41.5"

    Callaway Rogue X 4i, Diamana 70 S, 39"

    Cobra King OS 4-G, XP95 R300

    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400

    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

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  • xkilgorextroutxxkilgorextroutx Members  397WRX Points: 101Handicap: 15.5Posts: 397 Greens
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    I think I have 8 dozen in the closet right now, another dozen in my bag, and I was just thinking that I needed to stock up LOL!
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  • starrman77starrman77 Starrman Northeast ohioMembers  465WRX Points: 157Handicap: 8Posts: 465 Greens
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    Sounds like you have a lot of balls.
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    Ping i3OS Irons 3 thru UW
    Cobra Speed LD 15* 3 Wood
    Ping G #4 crossover
    Titleist Vokey 56* SW
    Ping Cadence Tomcat C putter 34-3/4"
    Snell MTBX
  • jacobEDGEjacobEDGE Members  2043WRX Points: 149Handicap: 3.9Posts: 2,043 Platinum Tees
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    Yeah, being a pretty decent golfer, I throw more balls away from scuffs than actually losing a ball. I play about 50 rounds a year, and maybe go through 3 dozen balls, at most.
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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members  865WRX Points: 264Posts: 865 Golden Tee
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    Mathwiz wrote:
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    Not really trying to change the subject but, just be glad it's golf BALLS instead of golf SHOES. Jeez, am I pitiful. I would be ashamed to say how many pairs of golf shoes I have. I'll just say this, I just checked and I have six pairs of black golf shoes. Who needs six pairs of black golf shoes?<br />
    <br />
    I do also have more new golf balls than I will ever play.<br />
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    I’d trade six pair of white golf shoes for six black pair. Black goes with everything. But white shows up cheap in my size on ebay so . . .
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  • GolfTasticGolfTastic Members  6WRX Points: 0Handicap: 9Posts: 6
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    Mukky wrote:
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    10 dzn and you are worried about having too many? I think last I counted I have over 70 dzn new, all are premium urethane from different brands.<br />
    <br />
    yes, I have a buying problem and no longer look in "deal or no deal" forum<br />
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    We could be brothers <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /><br />
    I see a good offer and I buy ... My wife doesn´t say anything because she and her shoes are .... don´t find a friendly word for that <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • KillerPenguinKillerPenguin Members  591WRX Points: 144Posts: 591 Golden Tee
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    Mukky wrote:
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    10 dzn and you are worried about having too many? I think last I counted I have over 70 dzn new, all are premium urethane from different brands.<br />
    <br />
    yes, I have a buying problem and no longer look in "deal or no deal" forum<br />
    <br />
    And I hope some day to be at that amazing estate sale...
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  • GSDriverGSDriver Members  1104WRX Points: 266Handicap: 3 to 4Posts: 1,104 Platinum Tees
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    10 dozen, you should be set for a long while.<br />
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    I learned back in the TM TP Red being discontinued days, that stocking up leads to excess inventory, as newer products generically outperform older ones...I still have like 3 dz TP Red left, I use them in scramble tourneys where swing for the fences and don't care if lose a few.
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    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 2.0 Slate 58/64
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 7 Mini
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • Lancj1Lancj1 Members  936WRX Points: 99Handicap: 18Posts: 936 Golden Tee
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    <br />
    I'm at the point where I've got 10doz and haven't bought any in awhile.<br />
    How many seasons does it take to lose 10 doz lol.<br />
    Don't want to become one of those people that puts a new ball in the shag bag bc it crushed an ant, but torn by buying more (sales kill me) and trying to lose them.<br />
    I think someone whose good driver shot goes 250 is never gonna lose 10doz without playing watery courses.<br />
    <br />
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    Surely the aim (my aim) is to get to a point where you start the season with two dozen and don't buy anymore.
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  • mjfornmjforn Members  224WRX Points: 48Handicap: 16Posts: 224 Fairways
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    I have about 12 Doz. I started keeping count in a couple years ago; 2016 - 121, 2017 - 101, 2018 - 108. The course I play regularly has some real tough holes not uncommon to lose 2-3 a round. But I do have a few no lose rounds...... <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' /> <br />
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    Shoes, 4 in house one on the way....... <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /><br />
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    <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/golfer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':golfer:' />
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    Callaway Epic 3 w

    Callaway Epic 5 w

    Callaway Rogue Graphite R-Flex 5-AW

    Cleveland CBX 52*, 56*, 60*

    Odyssey Works SS #1 Putter


    Ammo:

    Callaway Tour Soft

    K Sigs (in the shag bag)

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  • playaplaya Members  8756WRX Points: 282Posts: 8,756 Titanium Tees
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    For me it depends on how many practice rounds I play. In competition rounds where you play one ball and look for it after each shot, 10 dozen balls would last me well over a year playing 1-2 times a week, but in a practice round with nobody on the course and playing 5 balls at once, I can easily lose 6 plus balls over 18 holes, sometimes 10 on a bad day.
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  • Hanlpa01Hanlpa01 Akron, OHMembers  110WRX Points: 60Posts: 110 Fairways
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    A long offseason in the Midwest has me stocking up as well. Between Christmas and sales I’ve got like 9doz but I agree with above that on a new course those will go quickly.
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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3498WRX Points: 522Handicap: 7.3Posts: 3,498 ClubWRX
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    I just bought 8 dz 4 piece KSigs in 4A condition for $6 a dz because it was too good to pass. I still have 10 dz new KSigs and 3 dz of the 3 piece KSigs. They are next to the 6 dz ProV1x’s and 10 dz assorted balls I’ve been given over the years. I also have hundreds of “shag” balls that are actually pretty good balls that I retired. Heck, I even have a couple dz of the TM Lethal practice balls I got on Woot years ago. It’s a thing.
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    Ping G410 Tour AD DI S
    Ping G30 3 wood, 5 wood
    Ben Hogan VTKR 21* hybrid
    Ping G400 Irons 5-SW, Steel Fiber i95
    Ping Glide 60* LW
    Scotty Cameron Studio Blade (or)
     Scotty CameronFastback
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  • reider69reider69 Members  674WRX Points: 133Handicap: golfPosts: 674 Golden Tee
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    I have 7 or 8 dozen TP5, ProV1(x), Kirkland, vice pro, AVX etc. The problem is that my home course is a tourist destination for many and is pretty pricey so premium balls are laying everywhere. I can find a dozen ProV1s every round with a few minutes of work. I end up playing a ball I found that looks brand new and my stash goes unused. I want to start using the AVX exclusively but need to burn through my other balls first.
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    Cobra BioCell+ - Matrix Ozik Red Tie 6Q3 X
    Taylor Made M3 2 Hybrid, Matrix X stiff shaff
    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged G-4, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
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