What ever happened to Scratch Golf?

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  • thesaxemachinethesaxemachine Hello, friends... Members  449WRX Points: 84Handicap: 9.9Posts: 449 Greens
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    EZ-1s were the first "real" set of clubs I bought when I took up the game about 10 years ago. Wanted something different so when they popped up on a local classified I did a bit of research and grabbed them. Sold them after a couple of seasons but they were sweet and (sometimes) regret not holding on to them.
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    Titleist TS3 w/ Even Flow White
    M1 w/ Diamana Thump
    M4 Tour w/ Kuro Kage TiNi
    GAPR w/ KBS Tour Proto
    Srixon Z-765 w/ PX LZ
    Vokey 46° 
    Hi-Toe 52° & 58°
    Bobby Grace Tour Diamond 3
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  • tbccgolfertbccgolfer tbccgolfer Members  132WRX Points: 89Handicap: 5Posts: 132 Fairways
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    I use to love to stop in their shop in Berkley and browse...never did buy a set of their irons but wish I had!!
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    Ping G400 10.5 Alta 55 Stiff

    Callaway Epic 3 15* Hazrdus 6.0

    Callaway Epic 5 18* Hazrdus 5.5

    Cobra Fly-z Hybrid 19* Matrix 65g Stiff

    Titliest H1 Hybrid 23* Tensei Red 60g Regular

    Callaway Rogue Pro 5-PW UST Recoil ES 460/F3

    Ping Glide 2.0 50*/12 AMT 1* Flat

    Callaway PM Grind 54*/14 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 1* Flat

    Taylormade TP5x

    Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R

  • 8overpar8overpar Spring hill, TNMembers  322WRX Points: 108Handicap: 4.9Posts: 322 Greens
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    I've seen these in the past and never had the urge to try one. Just happen to have a spot for a 56* in my bag and found this today.
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    915D2 9.5*
    915F 15* 
    716CB +2 up
    SM7 52*, Scratch PDG SS 56* & SM7 60*
    Cameron NP2 ProPlatinum
    TP5X or Snell MTB Black
  • tssgj65tssgj65 Members  61WRX Points: 50Handicap: +1.5Posts: 61 Bunkers
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    I think the best way to tell the short version of the story is, it is VERY hard to compete with the big boys in the golf equipment industry. I started Scratch with Jeff McCoy at 23 years old with a $10k investment in my garage and we grew it to a multi million dollar company that changed the way companies offer customization to their customers. We did a ton of things amazingly well but made a few mistakes along the way which as a small company without deep pockets you just can't do. In the end the company was taken over by an investor who has done nothing with it that I know of. I'm very proud of my work at Scratch and have very fond memories of all we did there.
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    Thanks for the two wedges that were made for me at the 2010 Sr. Open. Those were great wedges. Customization was a tremendous feature!
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  • tdk8180tdk8180 Parts UnknownBanned  2446WRX Points: 142Handicap: 3Posts: 2,446 Platinum Tees
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    Payton1020 wrote:
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    tdk8180 wrote:
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    I dont think Scratch ever seen an avg golfer on a budget...I have never met a golfer with scratch irons that made less than 120K per yr.<br />
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    I get a haircut at a salon. I pay 60 bucks. A master stylist cuts my hair to perfection. I dont have any friends that do that. Some dont have the hair to justify it. Some just dont care. Some wont pay it.<br />
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    These are the, sort of, posts that give WRX a bad name amongst we commoners.<br />
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    The only people that I, personally, know that play or have played Scratch irons are 1, a handicapped asst Pro at a local muni, who's lucky if he makes 30K a year and 2, a former Scratch employee who made no where near 120k a year. Rock and Roll lifestyle eventually catches up to us all in some shape, form or fashion. If I'd have know I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.<br />
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    And it's hard to f*ck up a high and tight/fade. I have a former stylist who cuts my hair at a local shop that's been open for over 50 yrs and pay $12 with an $8 tip and I've been going there for over 30 yrs, consistently and NEVER got a bad cut. I stand by the old adage that "a fool and his money are soon parted".<br />
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    I started at a Barber Shop. Paid 13 bucks...didnt know any better until I grew up a bit. Ventured into a salon and had my hair cut dry, not wetted down and hacked at...dry cut. Using razors to shave/split hair and using point cutting, texturizing shears. If youve got the hair and youve got the money (and youre vain)...then you are doing yourself and the people looking at you a great service. <br />
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    High and tight fade...thats a skillless cut and you have been overpaying for 30 yrs.<br />
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    I beg to differ and I'm not vain. There's more to me going there than just a haircut. You probably get mani and pedicures too. I don't wear pink nor do I hold my pinky out when I drink.<br />
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    I'm not an 80s Yuppie. I just care about looking my best. You can always look better.
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  • Ben BerubeBen Berube Benny B Members  3162WRX Points: 477Handicap: 5Posts: 3,162 Titanium Tees
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    kmc wrote:
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    Glad to hear the good news! Just purchased 2 new sm7's to replace my 8620's. After 4 rounds, the 8620's are back in the bag. Another winter ho shopping experiment gone awry.<br />
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    Dude its so hard to get off Scratch wedges. I have had 8620’s and the Forged easily 7-8 years and ow I cannot find anything to move too. Tried them all too, Jaws, Engage, Vokeys (yawn), 14’s, Mizzy and finally Trusty Rusties which I started with before my Scratch days 10 years ago. <br />
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    I finally found a nice set from Adler on bst (Infamous Shank). Unfortunately they are chrome but is what I am going to bag now. <br />
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    I owned easily 7 sets of Scratch including 5-6 DW sets. Awesome irons, just awesome and so easy to play. Not for the Callaway X18 type guy who treats his clubs like his weekend dump truck. But for the guy who walks and takes his game serious you cannot go wrong with the investment!
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    - TI M3 - 10.5 w/ Haz Black or KK Proto 60s
    - TI SLDR Mini 16* w/ Tp6HD  & TI Sldr Mini 14*w/ PX 7c3
    - CBX 18* and 20* w/ Haz Yellow - 910 17-19* w Diamana
    - Srixon z945’s w/s400 
    - Tour Issue Cleveland CG10 54-60
    -Putters  - VLine Tank wrist lock / Tank 1 Versa wrist lock / TC VLine WHP
    Testing - Everything and Anything to try and improve. Golf is all what you make of it. 

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  • Payton1020Payton1020 Cincinnati, OhioMembers  2099WRX Points: 184Handicap: 12.5Posts: 2,099 Platinum Tees
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    I still have my custom 8620 50°.
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    COBRA Fly Z, Fly Z+, LTD Black
    ADAMS Super S 15* & 18* Matrix HD Radix SVI
    WILSON STAFF 20° Fybrid RS UST Mamiya VTS
    GOLFSMITH P2 4-PW, GW, SW, LW True Temper Formula 1 stepless


    ODYSSEY Tri-Ball SRT

    OGIO Grom 14 way stand bag
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors  4430WRX Points: 647Posts: 4,430 Titanium Tees
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    8overpar wrote:
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    I've seen these in the past and never had the urge to try one. Just happen to have a spot for a 56* in my bag and found this today.<br />
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    That's a great find! Original JLM series. That was our first pre-ground wedge offering that was not Custom. After that we had the dark finish forged 1018 and satin finish 8620 and lastly the forged Satin finish FIT series.
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    FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
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    (still a huge club HO)
  • The DuckThe Duck Members  837WRX Points: 55Handicap: 12Posts: 837 Golden Tee
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    I miss my wedges. 56 and 60. Wore out the grooves..... not legal now..
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  • ode1ode1 Members  3125WRX Points: 250Posts: 3,125 Titanium Tees
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    What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?
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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers  3842WRX Points: 360Posts: 3,842 Titanium Tees
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    I miss mine. Had the full iron/wedge set with the staff bag. Best feeling blades I've owned. <br />
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    ode1 wrote:
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    What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?<br />
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    EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.
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    FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
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    (still a huge club HO)
  • Marco ColoMarco Colo Members  711WRX Points: 223Handicap: 18.5Posts: 711 Golden Tee
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    ode1 wrote:
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    What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?<br />
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    EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.<br />
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    Probably I'm talking nonsense, but why don't you get some orders from WRX members and go with a special edition of the EZ1/AR1 and the like?<br />
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    Mate, respect for what you have done, they look stunning!!<br />
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    Since I entered in this thread I daily look on ebay in order to see if a 5-PW set of EZ1 in good condition and with the S logo on the bottom side is available.<br />
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    Sure I will find one sooner or later.
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  • GehlyGehly ClubWRX  2068WRX Points: 161Posts: 2,068 ClubWRX
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    Marco Colo wrote:
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    ode1 wrote:
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    What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?<br />
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    EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.<br />
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    Probably I'm talking nonsense, but why don't you get some orders from WRX members and go with a special edition of the EZ1/AR1 and the like?<br />
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    Mate, respect for what you have done, they look stunning!!<br />
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    Since I entered in this thread I daily look on ebay in order to see if a 5-PW set of EZ1 in good condition and with the S logo on the bottom side is available.<br />
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    Sure I will find one sooner or later.<br />
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    think I may have set if interested...or a combo EZ/AR (been hording lots of Scratch stuff) send me a PM
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  • 8overpar8overpar Spring hill, TNMembers  322WRX Points: 108Handicap: 4.9Posts: 322 Greens
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    8overpar wrote:
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    I've seen these in the past and never had the urge to try one. Just happen to have a spot for a 56* in my bag and found this today.<br />
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    Added this a few days later. Getting to be a (good) sickness. Scratch grip and yellow bounce designation sticker near the hosel. In search of a 53 still.
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    915D2 9.5*
    915F 15* 
    716CB +2 up
    SM7 52*, Scratch PDG SS 56* & SM7 60*
    Cameron NP2 ProPlatinum
    TP5X or Snell MTB Black
  • Gongshowguy16Gongshowguy16 Members  248WRX Points: 67Posts: 248 Bunkers
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    Marco Colo wrote:
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    ode1 wrote:
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    What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?<br />
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    EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.<br />
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    Probably I'm talking nonsense, but why don't you get some orders from WRX members and go with a special edition of the EZ1/AR1 and the like?<br />
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    Mate, respect for what you have done, they look stunning!!<br />
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    Since I entered in this thread I daily look on ebay in order to see if a 5-PW set of EZ1 in good condition and with the S logo on the bottom side is available.<br />
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    Sure I will find one sooner or later.<br />
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    I just bought these off eBay last night. They are available if you keep stalking the listings. These are going straight to my club builder for Accra i110 shafts.
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  • Gongshowguy16Gongshowguy16 Members  248WRX Points: 67Posts: 248 Bunkers
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    Marco Colo wrote:
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    ode1 wrote:
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    What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?<br />
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    EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.<br />
    <br />
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    Probably I'm talking nonsense, but why don't you get some orders from WRX members and go with a special edition of the EZ1/AR1 and the like?<br />
    <br />
    Mate, respect for what you have done, they look stunning!!<br />
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    Since I entered in this thread I daily look on ebay in order to see if a 5-PW set of EZ1 in good condition and with the S logo on the bottom side is available.<br />
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    Sure I will find one sooner or later.<br />
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    I just bought these off eBay last night. They are available if you keep stalking the listings. These are going straight to my club builder for Accra i110 shafts
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  • Gongshowguy16Gongshowguy16 Members  248WRX Points: 67Posts: 248 Bunkers
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    Marco Colo wrote:
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    ode1 wrote:
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    What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?<br />
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    <br />
    EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Probably I'm talking nonsense, but why don't you get some orders from WRX members and go with a special edition of the EZ1/AR1 and the like?<br />
    <br />
    Mate, respect for what you have done, they look stunning!!<br />
    <br />
    Since I entered in this thread I daily look on ebay in order to see if a 5-PW set of EZ1 in good condition and with the S logo on the bottom side is available.<br />
    <br />
    Sure I will find one sooner or later.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
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    I just bought these off eBay last night. They are available if you keep stalking the listings. These are going straight to my club builder for Accra i110 shafts
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  • Marco ColoMarco Colo Members  711WRX Points: 223Handicap: 18.5Posts: 711 Golden Tee
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    I saw those, but the seller previously offered to high price and P shows some rust. Nice purchase anyway.<br />
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    Not rushing and enjoying my new g410
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  • JFM628JFM628 Members  114WRX Points: 44Handicap: 10Posts: 114 Fairways
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    Scratch went to work for RockBottom golf. He sends me an email every time I go to the site.
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  • PALS-SSAPALS-SSA Members  296WRX Points: 80Posts: 296 Greens
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    I tried Scratch AR-1 irons moving over from Miura CB-201s due to the need for conforming grooves. What a bonehead ruling that was. <br />
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    Loved the feel, but hooked them off the planet due to the offset. I sold them almost immediately. I was able to get a set of AR-1 v2 irons and FIT wedges before the company went under and love them. They will have to hold me over until I can afford a set of National Custom Works DW diamondbacks.
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  • dscupdscup MichiganMembers  12WRX Points: 33Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    Since were posting pictures here, I thought I'd share some of my pics too - still playing the SB-1 irons I got 5 years ago, and finally wore out this custom wedge. Never played with a better set of clubs than these, they really are fantastic. Can't imagine playing any other set of blades<br />
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    Callaway Epic Sub-Zero 9.5 - Paderson Kinetixx Kevlar 860TPD4
    Taylormade M2Tour 3 Wood - Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 76X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2 - Nippon Modus 130X
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW - KBS C-Taper X130
    Grindworks Handmade Custom 52/58
    Ping Anser 85020
  • D0ch0l1d4yD0ch0l1d4y Members  1124WRX Points: 170Posts: 1,124 Platinum Tees
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    I shafted up my old SFU grind 58 the other day to torture myself...if not for the non-conforming grooves (and the bulk of my play in tournaments that require them)...it'd still be in the bag.

    Will be saving up to send it to NCW to have a copy made! Unless you have some NOS DD wedges laying around

    On -, @FairwayFred ??
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    Bag set (hopefully) for at least a year. Today's date is 10/8/2019.

    Driver: Taylormade M5 9* (set at Standard) - Graphite Design AD IZ 6x
    3 wood: Taylormade SIM 15* - Project X Smoke Black 70 6.5
    Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 19* - Diamana D+ 90x (on the bench)
    Driving Iron: Taylormade P790 UDI 2 @ 17* - Graphite Design AD DI 105x (on the bench)
    Irons: 2-6 Taylormade 300 Forged (1* weak) - Project X 6.5
    7-PW Taylormade 2014 TPMB (1* weak) - Project X 6.5
    GW: Callaway MD2 slate bent to 53* - KBS Ctaper 130x
    LW: Scratch 1018 DD SFU bent to 59* - KBS Ctaper 130x
    Putter: Bettinardi QB8 Limited - OG BGT Stability shaft - 34.5" @ 68* and 1.5* loft.
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1 Copper Classic - 35" @ 68* and 1.5* loft. (on the bench)

  • ballzoballzo Sacramento, CAMembers  647WRX Points: 123Handicap: 4Posts: 647 Golden Tee
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    Still rockin my scratch wedges, love em.

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    Titleist TS2 8.5*
    Titleist TS2 15*
    Sonartec MD 17* Fujikura Banzai stiff
    Sonartec MD 21* Fujikura Banzai stiff
    Sonartec MD 25* Fujikura Banzai stiff
    MacGregor Pro-C 6-P S300
    Scratch Golf JLM-SND 51*, JLM-SND 55*, JLM-SFU 59*
    Scotty Cameron California Series Del Mar



  • repernareperna Members  321WRX Points: 104Posts: 321 Greens
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    just pulled the trigger on these bad boys last night....cmon spring!!

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    I had a set, unfortunately they didn't last too long. Too hard for me to hit.


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  • wam78wam78 Members  758WRX Points: 242Handicap: NAPosts: 758 Golden Tee
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    @reperna those might be my favorite cb style heads ever! Great pick up! Kinda jealous...

    Picked up some Scratch wedge heads late last season from Ari here on the bst and they have been absolutely incredible!

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    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 
    Ts3 15* Diamana S+ LTD Blueboard 70s tipped .5"
    U500 2 Iron Hzrdus Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    SM8 Raw 50F, 54S bent to 53, 58S Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas  KBS CT Tour Matte, Iomic I-Classic Mid Black 
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
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