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  1. A lot of what we perceive to be an open club face at address comes from the paint lines on the top of the club. I have a tour issue M5 8 degree head that has a measured face angle of 0.2 deg open (essentially square), but it looks open at address due to the way the paint follows the more open toe due to Twist Face. SIM and SIM2 look more square to my eye because of the way TM changed the paint lines to give the heads less of an open face perception.
  2. Yep! I was fairly active on there for a few years, but then migrated over here 15 years ago.
  3. jll62

    Sik Putters

    If I didn't have my milled Juno proto, I'd own a sik armlock. Just can't justify the cost right now given that I like my putter. I've used sik before and really like how DLT rolls the ball.
  4. Call them and give your feedback, or send it to them, instead of posting to WRX. It will have more impact that way. Let them know the type of program you want to see. I agree with you that it would be nice to be able to select custom weights to use, but that's just not what the My programs tends to be. They're mostly about colors, not full customization. I had to order a 32" MyTP in order to get the heaviest weights they offered.
  5. The word I got back when SIM2 launched is that Morikawa was on the fence in practice rounds and put the SIM2 in to test it in tournament conditions. No surprise he's back to SIM now, as he was pretty dialed. I know people love to read into these things, but he and DJ will eventually be in SIM2. It just might take a few builds before they get there.
  6. In the past, there was no adjustment to SW at all. Long builds came heavy, short builds came light (compared to stock). What I've been told by a few folks is that this year they are building things to stock SW. I.e., if you order shorter, they'll use a heavier TPS weight in SIM2 to bring the SW up to the stock value, but they're still not doing custom SW requests. I don't know if this is true because I haven't ordered a SIM2 yet, but that seems to be the word. It's at least a step in the right direction towards custom SW adjustment.
  7. My TP5 pre-order arrived today, but TP5x have not shipped yet. Looking forward to some TrackMan sessions once I have them both. I've played TP5 for the past two seasons, but was a huge fan of the original TP5x. Hoping the new TP5x is as good as has been claimed.
  8. Same here. Ball speed is king. It's my job to hit it straight, so I just want it to be fast. I had a quick fitting for SIM2 last month, but I need to pull the trigger soon.
  9. Well I'll be damned. Didn't expect him to put them in play right away.
  10. Would be very surprised if this set was put in play this week. More likely it's a set built up for him to test.
  11. The copper is covered by a layer of nickel on the TP Patina putters, so you won't see much patina on them. Just on the areas where the copper shows through. You'd have to remove the nickel to get something that would have a full patina. For the Hi-Toe, the bronze finish does develop a darker look over time, but it's not a copper finish that would develop an actual copper patina.
  12. Correct on SIM2. Not as low spinning and less fade biased than SIM. With regard to DJ's build, his SIM setup has 8g of hot melt in the heel (as of November, per Trottie's build video on YouTube), so it's not really a fade bias thing. I'm sure it's just a matter of testing and finding the right setup. DJ seems to always mess around with different drivers when new product comes out, whether that's going back and forth between M5/M6 or SIM/SIM Max, etc. People on this site are going to react and read into this (as is already happening), but there's literally nothing to see here. Play
  13. I agree with this. Around the green performance and putting feel should be first when selecting a ball. After that, I skip the wedges and short irons and go to mid irons (7 iron), followed by driver. If a ball passes all three checks there, then I'll play a few rounds with it to fill in the gaps. I've learned that for me if a ball passes the green side and 7 iron test, it usually performs well on approach shots with short irons and wedges.
  14. My guess is the answer will be the same as it was with the first gen TP5. A player who struggles with getting enough spin on their approach and wedge shots may want to play the TP5. Or a player who just prefers to use a lot of spin in the short game and likes a softer feeling ball overall would probably gravitate to the TP5. I loved the 2017-18 TP5x and disliked the current one, so I have high hopes for the updated model. Seeing a guy like Rory switch to it is a great sign that the performance will be there once again.
  15. With the first two generations of the balls, the TP5 is the softer ball. It spins more around the greens, off wedges, and has a lower flight off the irons. The TP5x has a firmer feel and launches higher with less spin off the irons (which is why it flies longer). Both are fast off the driver because of the internal core construction, even the softer feeling TP5. TP5 feels soft because of the cover, which doesn't have much to do with driver performance. It really comes down to having different characteristics of irons, wedges, and around the greens and matching up with a player's ne
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