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Dirk Stifler

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  1. Anyone in Arizona have a couple boxes they can let go? I was out of town when they released them in the store the beginning of April.
  2. Its only online. Stores will get them in March. My store is getting them next week.. not sure where you get your info. How did you hear this? I've called my local store who originally had them in stock and every time they tell me they don't know when they'll be back in stock. Also, they go on sale at midnight...is that eastern,pacific,etc(if it says on the website don't bash cause I didn't look) Getting back to performance I finally played a near complete round with the Ksig. Hadn't played in a few weeks so I started off with a ProV1x since I have a couple left in the bag and was all over the place on the range. After I lost that ball on the 4th or 5th hole I pulled out a sleeve of the Ksigs, I had maybe used the ball a few times my last couple rounds so didn't really have anything to comment on performance wise. I am pretty decent with the driver but typically hit 3 wood off the tee since I'm more accurate and hit it far. I hit driver pretty solid the first couple holes so I hit it more often than I normally would. No joke, I hit three drives 300yrds plus according to Cart GPS. All my drives were straight as an arrow. Short iron shots into the green either stuck or rolled back a foot. Hit a few shots into the desert and ball held up enough to where I can def. use it next round. Happy I bought 3 boxes but shoulda coulda woulda bought more. I've got 5 dozen or so left so if these aren't in the stores til march I should be good. I work there part time. Which state are you in? Are they going to select stores(maybe other stores than the first batch?) or to stores all over the country? This may be something you don't know the answer to but maybe stores in the southwest will get a shipment since weather typically isn't a factor. To the guy who thinks he's funny by misinterpreting my comment by thinking these golf balls are magical and I only hit it that far because of them and one of the layers is pixie dust. It's not the first time I've hit it that far. Just simply saying I had a round where my driving was consistent and happened to hit it that far with the Ksig.
  3. Its only online. Stores will get them in March. My store is getting them next week.. not sure where you get your info. How did you hear this? I've called my local store who originally had them in stock and every time they tell me they don't know when they'll be back in stock. Also, they go on sale at midnight...is that eastern,pacific,etc(if it says on the website don't bash cause I didn't look) Getting back to performance I finally played a near complete round with the Ksig. Hadn't played in a few weeks so I started off with a ProV1x since I have a couple left in the bag and was all over the place on the range. After I lost that ball on the 4th or 5th hole I pulled out a sleeve of the Ksigs, I had maybe used the ball a few times my last couple rounds so didn't really have anything to comment on performance wise. I am pretty decent with the driver but typically hit 3 wood off the tee since I'm more accurate and hit it far. I hit driver pretty solid the first couple holes so I hit it more often than I normally would. No joke, I hit three drives 300yrds plus according to Cart GPS. All my drives were straight as an arrow. Short iron shots into the green either stuck or rolled back a foot. Hit a few shots into the desert and ball held up enough to where I can def. use it next round. Happy I bought 3 boxes but shoulda coulda woulda bought more. I've got 5 dozen or so left so if these aren't in the stores til march I should be good.
  4. Played a couple rounds this week with the intent on using the K-dig and see how it performs. I ended up actually playing pretty well and didn't want to fix something that wasn't broke. I did hit a few drives with them along with some iron and wedge shots. The few drives I did hit were long and straight. Chip shots checked up with little roll and irons were high and straight( I'll admit my alignment isn't always where it should be so I'll hit a dead straight ball but might lined up left or right of target) so some iron shots were straight but barely on/off the green..........I tried to add a photo of the display at my local Costco. Not sure AZ golfers have heard the buzz yet.
  5. Just got home and the GF picked up 3 boxes at the local Costco. She said the display was huge. After I get a few rounds under my belt, I might make another trip there. Anxious to try these out
  6. Curious to see what bounce some of you Az golfers are using. I know swing styles can have an effect on the bounce you choose but I feel like most of the valley courses are soft conditions. Other than PING PW and UW, I have Cleveland RTX 588 56* (12) and 52* (10).
  7. I've had these irons for almost 6 months and still glad I made the purchase. Recently started going to the range more often, typically once a week and playing just about every weekend. I love the feel of a pure shot of the center of the face. The sound and feel are great and as soon as I look up the I almost struggle to find the ball because it shoots off the face like a rocket. At the range I easily hit my 6 iron 185+(55%).....often I watch the ball flight and I'm just amazed at trajectory and distance. Even on the course I have more confidence now that have distance down and the fact I have a bunch of rounds under my belt. Long irons, especially my 5 iron are becoming easier to hit. On occasion I've bladed a shot thinking I was going to sail past the green but have the ball hop twice and check up saving me from having to search the dessert for my ball or hit a ridiculous chip shot to barely save bogey. Unlike some, my bag isn't a dedicated PING only bag. I have never owned a PING driver and the PING crossover looks intriguing but I hit my Adams idea black super hybrid with proforce V2 shaft so clean. I also game a Titliest 915 D2 and an old Callaway big bertha 3 wood, both with Proforce V2 shafts. I hit the 3 wood better than the driver but have started to hit the driver much better. All and all I am more than happy with the G irons. Grips are still in great condition but a while ago I bought lamkin gen 3 grips (midsize) online because I stopped seeing them at shops. I believe lamkin midsize are slightly thicker than PING yellow dot grips. Will this effect play?
  8. Anyone here notice the nicks that appear on the chrome due to the clubs hitting each other while in the bag? Anything to clean those up? They don't effect play but sometimes people are not happy with cosmetic blemishes.
  9. I've only been applying to the face - not sure if you can/should apply anywhere else. I'm curious to what DenZ06 put on his irons
  10. Couple things. Looking online I see the PING pros sometimes will have the inlays a different color. I emailed PING but I'm sure they'll respond that this is simply done for them. I know there are people out there who customize wedges and irons but I'm not aware of any in AZ. I've done it before on guns where you heat the barrel and use a crayon, is this an option? Also for the BKF. Is this being applied to just the face or entire iron head?
  11. The more I play/practice with these irons the happier I am I purchased them. So far for me the problem is adjusting to the extra yardage I've gained with each club over my last set (G10s). Pure hits are a beautiful high/straight shot that make me giddy and even mishits are not too far off line with plenty of distance. I've always played PING so I'm use to the "Clanky" sound some have posted. Glad I did a proper fitting because I probably would've just bought a set online and gone with stock AWT shafts, ended up with the modus3 105 S. I def believe these shafts have a lot to do with how I'm hitting the irons as far and as accurate. Finally decided to purchase a few lessons so hopefully my overall game benefits from those. I recommend these clubs to anyone but realize there are so many options out there.
  12. Received my new G irons a couple weeks back but was finally able to hit them on the range yesterday. I was fitted with Modus3 105 (stiff) shafts. On the simulator during my fitting I was getting my avg. 7 iron distance but the ball flight wasn't the greatest. Swapped in the Modus3 shaft and ball flight was higher and actually gained some extra yardage as well as improving dispersion. I was happy with that and ordered my new irons. Hit about 60 balls last night and was happy after only one session. I mainly hit 6, 7 iron, wedge and utility wedge. I was very impressed with ball flight and distance. Miss hits or skulls lacked height but distance was still pretty good. It has been a while since Ive hit 7-8 shots all within a small circle of each other. Coming from PING G10's the new G irons look great at address the clubs felt solid at impact. I was fitted for PING yellow grips but typically play a midsize grip, looking on the forum it seems like PING yellow is kind of in between a standard and midsize grip(is that correct?). Upon purchasing my new irons I also went ahead and bought midsize grips...current grips on previous clubs are Lamkin crossline ACE 3gen which I love the feel and tackiness and are in still in excellent condition after almost a year plus so I went ahead and bought a new set of those. I did like the feel of the PING grips during the short range session and noticed majority of shots were straight as an arrow compared to my slight L to R shot shape from my old irons. I have read where midsize grips can cause that but I attribute the straighter shots to being properly fitted. G10s were a yellow dot and was fitted for green dot. I plan on going to the range a couple more times this week before actually playing a round with them. I just wanted to share my experience with the clubs thus far and keep this thread going.
  13. Thanks for the responses. I'm a few minutes away from a PGA superstore so I was going to take it there. I was just curious as to all I needed to get before going there.
  14. Shaft broke in half on titleist 915 driver. Do I need to purchase a new adapter or can the current one be salvaged? Did a search but found a lot of posts either comparing or how to adjust for different ball flight. Thanks
  15. For those who have ordered iron sets so far, are you keeping stock PING grips or puting other manufacturer on?
  16. I am in the market for a new driver and have been reading up on the 915 D3. I typically just read reviews and simply buy clubs without trying them out which has worked out for me. Minus buying a new set of irons I haven't really made a big $$$ purchase. So when it came to looking at a new(er) drive I liked everything I read and even went to the nearby PGA store to hit it. There were only 2 guys working the simulators so I simply just asked to hit the Demo club while they tended to other customers. First shots were all over the place because it was the first time hitting into a simulator off of turf. Swing speeds were 107-115 range and dont recall exact numbers but rpms were low and getting 15-20yrds of roll. Getting back on topic, now that I am close to purchasing a driver I am curious as to which shaft. Didnt pay attention to numbers on the demo but know it was black and stiff flex (9.5). Current shaft is Proforce V2 (stiff, 76g, 2.2* torgque). Looking on the site, the shaft that closely resembles mine is the silver. Im not really capable of spending a couple hours in a simulator with work and everything. Thanks for any ino.
  17. Do they have to be new?.....I just won 3 auctions for 3 dozen (AAAA) each at about $35 shipped. I'd say 90% looked like they were hit maybe twice. Some had logos which I don't mind. The rest which were also in great condition with maybe a little mark are the balls I start the round off or pull out if the course has a lot of desert on either side. I'm happy paying $1 for a ball that is nearly identical to a ball right out of the sleeve which is ~$3.5 per ball
  18. Never could really the longer irons( maybe a 5 iron here and there) so I researched hybrids even though I believe they were really meant for the elderly golfers. Read a lot of good reviews on the Adams idea (21*) but everyone bashed on the voodoo shaft. Found one on eBay and won the auction for $70. Probably had maybe been hit 4 or 5 times. It's one of the straightest clubs in the bag and can easily hit it 220 yards. Love it on long par 3s or any shot between 200 and 225. Don't know the fuss about the voodoo shaft but I like the looks and performance of it.
  19. Do most of you guys choke down a bit or is the butt of the grip pretty much at the edge of your palm?
  20. [quote name='HawkeyeDan' timestamp='1340301679' post='5143084'] [quote name='Dirk Stifler' timestamp='1340299158' post='5142820'] Ive posted about this and with little to no help. My clubs are already adjusted for lie angle but the clubs could be at the most 1" extended and ive read that weight will be affected, flex is affected, etc etc. Just purchased a used set(same make, model, lie as current gamers) but they are slightly shorter. I choke down just slightly but like a little of the grip poking out rather than holding to the very end. Will extensions cause me to notice the difference and will my shots be erratic? [/quote] Not sure about shots being erratic - I would assume the trajectory could change because a longer shaft theoretically would make you stand up taller, which could change your path, etc. I believe a 1" extension would be something you'd notice...for Titleist, for example, the 5 iron is stock 38". +1" would bring it to 39", which is a stock 3 iron. Also, I do not know this by experience (yet) but supposedly it will make your clubs feel slightly heavier. I am not a good enough player that I think I will notice much, plus I am in my early 30s and in good shape. My dad, on the other hand, has played for 50 years and is in his 60s and plays to scratch. I'll bet he'd notice the weight change much more than I would. This is all theoretical, of course. You ultimately won't know until you try it out. Good news is that if you have 2 sets you can use one of them as your guinea pig - plus added/subtracting length is a relatively cheap way to tinker - you are most likely not making an adjustment you can't change again later [/quote] Ok so using your example of the 5 iron.....it's 38" standard and I get extended to 39" but choking down I'm playing it as being ~38.5" I'm still going to feel a difference? I haven't measured the clubs but visually it looked my set was roughly an inch longer(thumbs width) compared to the set I just purchased. I'm selling the set to a buddy so I won't really have time to tinker around between going to school and work.
  21. [quote name='Southpawd' timestamp='1340245360' post='5139412'] [quote name='HawkeyeDan' timestamp='1340243932' post='5139258'] [quote name='Southpawd' timestamp='1340242484' post='5139082'] Hiya Dan: If I were to fit you (yes, I am a certified and qualified clubfitter), chances are you would more than likely require a longer than normal club. I test with 6-irons (have about 160 different shafts that I can interchange with any one of about 35 6-iron heads). I consider a 38" 5-iron to be "standard" [or a loose definition thereof]. I do what is considered "performance-based" fittings. If you go to see a good fitter, he/she should test you with various length test clubs - generally one of the lengths they test you at will show more desireable and more consistent results (as noted with impact labels and the launch monitor) than other lengths. The only way to know for certain is to try it. I would try you at 37.5", 38.0", 38.5", and perhaps even 39.0" [remember we're talking 6-irons here] - of those tests one of the lengths will produce better results than the others. The cool thing about using impact labels is you cannot fool them no matter how hard you try. This is how you determine the best club length for [u][b]YOU[/b][/u]. Not everybody is the same - I am 6'3" tall with a 37.5" WTF measurement, and have a rather flat swing plane. By what you read on the internet (and be very careful of what you read on the internet) I should be using a standard to +1/2" length club with 2-3° upright lie angle. All of my playing sets (I have 5 right now) are made based on a 38.75" 5-iron, and I bend my irons about 2° flatter than normal. Many times I've seen a flatter swing requires a teeny bit longer club, and of course the ideal lie angle for the particular golfer. The only way to determine YOUR ideal club length and lie angle (and numerous other golf club fitting parameters) is to see a competent clubfitter who can properly test you for these parameters. One place to look for qualified clubfitters is [url="http://www.agcpgolf.com/locator/"]http://www.agcpgolf.com/locator/[/url] . The above is just my humble $.02 - I hope my babbling makes sense Good luck with your fitting. Regards, Bert [/quote] Thank you for your input! If I was fitted for say 1" longer from what I currently have, would adding extensions be problematic? Or at that length does new shafts/clubs become the consideration? I guess what I am ultimately asking is how much could you safely extend an iron? At what point should you just reshaft? Thanks again! [/quote] Hi Dan: 1" extensions are safe - if installed correctly they will not give you any trouble. The longest I've ever extended a club is 2" (and that is still safe if done correctly), I have not needed to extend a club any longer than that to date. At what point should you re-shaft???? Well that depends on closely matched (either swingweight or MOI matched to YOUR swing requirements) your current set is, how close or far off [from YOUR requirements] the flex of your current irons are, and if the weight is correct [for YOUR swing requirements] or not for the way you swing the club. Many people don't realize that if you change shaft weight by even 5 or 10 grams, it can possibly change how you swing the club, how it feels, and how you hit the ball - shaft flex can also alter feel and performance/consistency - just as I spoke of club length earlier, there is one flex that will feel/perform better for YOU than others. There are a lot of pieces to the fitting puzzle - the more parameters you can get "right", the better and more consistenty they will feel and perform........ and that leads to better and more enjoyable golf for Dan I hope that helps. Regards, Bert [/quote] Ive posted about this and with little to no help. My clubs are already adjusted for lie angle but the clubs could be at the most 1" extended and ive read that weight will be affected, flex is affected, etc etc. Just purchased a used set(same make, model, lie as current gamers) but they are slightly shorter. I choke down just slightly but like a little of the grip poking out rather than holding to the very end. Will extensions cause me to notice the difference and will my shots be erratic?
  22. Just purchased another set of ping eye 2+ (green dot) irons. Currently gaming a set but came across a great deal. Comparing irons from current to the set I purchased( 7iron to 7iron, 9iron to 9iron,etc) the set I just purchased is roughly 3/4-1" shorter. I've been reading online how these insert add 6 SW and lie needs to be adjusted. Since green dot is already adjusted upright I'm assuming people were referring to if standard lie clubs were lengthened. Also how flex is altered. I'm a tall person but on my 1st set I choke down just slightly when hitting. I could prob get away with not having the clubs lengthened but I like having the feel of a little extra grip at the end. So my question is am I just reading too much into it? If I get 3/4 or 1" inserts will playability be that affected? For some extra info the recently purchased irons have JZ cushin(stiff) shafts Any info would be great Thanks
  23. I'm looking to get my irons regripped. I've got big hands but I've read that just because you have big hands doesn't mean you should get bigger diam grips. Also read grip size can affect whether or not you slice or draw it. My driver and 3 wood have midsize and rest of clubs have standard. Suggestions?
  24. Did the web fitting on ping and said I was recommended to get yellow dot +1/4.......forget my WTF but I'm 6'2" with a wingspan of almost 6'5". Clubs were g10 and I hit them pretty good. Didn't play golf for a while so gamed my eye2+ (green dot +1") to get back in the swing of things. Clubs haven't left my bag. I think green dot is the right color...... My cousin who is almost 6'5" with long arms plays a white dot and I think +3/4
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