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  1. As posted above, Pelz detailed this too. None of this is new, but Bryson said it, so let's rag on the guy. Enough. It gets old.
  2. It's funny how each of us has our own perspective. I thought the M5/M6 looked way too open and the SIM/SIM2 looked more square (and better to my eyes) because of how they changed the paint line on the crown near the face. Good luck with the testing.
  3. Head size and launch, as others have noted. SIM2 Ti sits right in between the M5 and SIM Ti in terms of size.
  4. I had a fitting two weeks ago (on grass with Pro V1 and Trackman) and thought the same: clicky, hard, and loud. That being said, every number I cared about improved: launch, spin, ball speed, dispersion, carry, peak height, and descent angle. Performance was incredible and I ordered a set on the spot. I can live with clicky, hard, and loud with that type of performance. I've traditionally been a blade or players CB guy in irons. The P790 felt like point and shoot. I can't wait to get them.
  5. My order is delayed because they won't have a 7 iron shaft (PX LZ 6.5) for my build for another couple of weeks. Just a thing we have to deal with right now, especially with regard to shafts.
  6. The adjustability in drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids has always been a fitting tool. Once you're set, you really shouldn't be changing the settings. If you use a shaft that has been through the SST Pure process and decide to change your adapter settings, you can always pull the adapter and orient the shaft differently once you figure out the right setting.
  7. The P760 never made sense to me. TaylorMade tried to replace the P750 and the original P770 with the P760 and missed. It was an iron that didn't satisfy 770 users, or 750 users. Just a weird market fit. The P7MC is a great replacement for the P750 and the current P770 was differentiated from the original with the hollow construction. Having these two options instead of one (P760) is far better for most players. And they combo well, instead of having the forced combo with the 760.
  8. From a naming perspective, nothing would surprise me. M series had 4 revisions, but does SIM3 generate much buzz? From a tech perspective, I still believe the forged ring construction was the creation of a new platform that we'll see used for a few revisions.
  9. Seemed fairly obvious that the new way of constructing the head was laying the groundwork for the next revision or two. Expect evolutionary changes, not an entirely new driver head concept. The next driver having some sort of MWT being integrated feels like a logical expectation.
  10. I'm a relatively smooth tempo player who swings at 110 and I play the 60TX (no tip trim). Try the 60S since you have it, but it wouldn't surprise me if you need to go up.
  11. I played both straight in and soft-stepped C-Taper 125 S+ for four years. There was very little difference in performance (either on course or on Trackman), but they felt ever so slightly softer in the hands when soft-stepped. If anything, launch and spin were marginally higher on Trackman when soft-stepped, but it wasn't enough to change how they played. As Stuart said, it was an extremely minor tweak and one that was mostly a feel thing for me.
  12. Encourage them to play in the money games. I can tell you from experience that playing in the weekend skins and Nassau games at my club when I was a teenager was a huge factor in my growth as a competitive player. It's a great way to learn how to compete outside of events. And, if some of them run a little hot when things go south, it's good for them to have some folks to help model the correct behaviors. They're already playing their buddies for cash anyway, so don't worry about conforming to the amateur status rules.
  13. jll62

    My TP Putters

    Here's my long neck Juno. I ordered it super short so that I could get the heaviest weights they'd give me.
  14. There's also no reason TM couldn't build him a one-off like they did when they cloned Tiger's NP2. To date, Rory has basically stayed in milled versions of the stock shapes of TM blades. So rather than him playing a retail like Soto, they could clone the 009-M if he really wanted that.
  15. As many folks know I'm a long time TaylorMade player, so the bag is heavy on TM, but it's no longer exclusively so. The biggest change I've made in 2021 is the ball. I grew up playing with wound balls and as a result my short game was built around using spin, so I switched to the Tour B XS in June to bring back more consistency around the greens. That change also prompted a putter switch back to an old favorite due to the ball's soft feel. My iron setup is a little funky, but using the 790 and 770 for the 3 and 4 irons, respectively, allows me to hit my launch windows with those irons. I've been in a constant state of iron shaft testing for the past 3 years, but have finally settled on double soft-stepped X100. This lowers the weight of the shaft down to around 125g and makes the tip play a little softer. I also play S400 in my PW to match the other wedges, since I mostly play less than full shots with the PW. Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (8 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K 60 TX 3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (13.5 degrees) Shaft: ProjectX HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70 6.5 2-iron: TaylorMade P790 UDI (2019) Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90HY TX Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3 iron), TaylorMade P770 (4 iron), TaylorMade P7MC (5-PW) Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (soft stepped 2x) Wedges: TaylorMade MG RAW (52 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW (58 degrees) Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron Oil Can Newport Grip: Golf Pride Players Wrap Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS Grips: Golf Pride MCC Align Midsize (driver), MCC Align (3w), MCC Black/Yellow
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