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  1. I'm currently playing the TP5X but I'm finding it's launching too high and spinning too much for me. Especially in these wet winter conditions, my drives often plug or spin back. In my search for a lower trajectory, lower spinning ball, I ordered a dozen AVX. The only concern I have with the AVX is I may not like the soft feel. I tend to prefer something a a little firmer like the TP5X. What are some balls that offer the same low trajectory, low spin performance as the AVX?
  2. Just replaced my T-10's after many years of faithful service. I should have looked around for old stock, they're great.
  3. Josh784

    AP3 Bag setup

    I'm impatiently waiting for my AP3s to arrive. This is the setup I ended up on: Driver 3 wood (15 deg) 5 wood (19 deg) hybrid (21 deg) hybrid (25 deg) 28 deg AP3 6i 7, 8, 9, PW 48 deg AP3 AW 52.12 SM6 58.08 SM6
  4. Still liking my 816 H1 pair. I have the 21* and 25* which I find perfectly fills the gap between my 19* 5W and 28* 6i.
  5. Lamkin uTX cords. Red ones are $2.50 on eBay right now.
  6. Nicely done! A brand new set of very good clubs for $720 - that's awesome.
  7. If you're hitting the center of the club almost all the time, I can see how it might not be as applicable. For my swing, the MPF does seem to line up fairly well with how forgiving a club is. Perfect? No, but a good guideline.
  8. I just bought new irons and I found the MPF to be a pretty valuable tool in narrowing my choices. One thing to keep in mind is that the score is based on the 6 iron. For some sets, that means some clubs will be significantly more forgiving, and others less. For example, the set I'm replacing are Mizuno MX-25s. In that set, everything up through the 6 iron is a GI style cavity, while the 7-PW are more of a players cavity. So the MPF for that set is really only relevant up to the 6 iron, as the 7-PW are quite different. I'm positive that MPF is flawed, but it's really useful to have an objec
  9. Golf marketing has always been pretty tacky. Maybe that's just marketing in general. I generally avoid buying current-year clubs. Once they've been around for a year or so, or have been replaced by a newer model, prices come down a lot. I play most clubs for 5-10 years. Some of the technology is legitimate, but it's really hard to sort that out from all the marketing garbage.
  10. I just ordered new irons myself. One of my criteria was that my new set have a little less offset than my old set, MX-25. I found it helpful to check the specs of the sets I was considering to compare offset. If your current set is R11: 6i: 0.181" 9i: 0.110" A few comparisons from what has been suggested: JPX 919 Forged: 6i: 0.142" 9i: 0.112" Z565: 6i: 0.140" 9i: 0.104" Rogue Pro: 6i: 0.120" 9i: 0.095" The Titleist line is fairly low offset. I ended up with a set of AP3. 718 AP1: 6i: 0.157" 9i: 0.110" 718 AP2: 6i: 0.122" 9i: 0.087" 718 AP3: 6i: 0.150" 9i: 0.094"
  11. Their new 5's looks awful with the black. What a damn shame/ I don't mind it, I like the contrast. I can see how it might look better without it. Much better than anything with a badge, though.
  12. I like watching the pros but they are so much more skilled than me I don't often consider what equipment they're using when making my own purchases. Sometimes I like to check out what they're playing just to see what the best golfers in the world use. If the pros are playing AP3 or AP1, I take note of that and think I probably have no business touching the AP2's.
  13. Have been playing MX-25 since 2009. Bought them used while I was in college. Just pulled the trigger on a set of AP3 irons. I expect to use them for 10+ years.
  14. Think Srixons are some of the nicest looking irons on the market.
  15. Well I made it to the store for some testing. The AP1 was nice and forgiving, but didn't quite suite my eye. I ended up falling in love with the AP3, so now I have a 6 - AW set on the way with AMT Black S300. Now for a couple wedges, and my bag will be set. Thanks all!
  16. Love the look of the Srixon irons. Just seems like the forgiveness is similar to the AP2's, at least according to the MPF rating.
  17. Thanks. Still leaning toward the 718 AP1. I like that the clubs get progressively smaller. I hit the ball pretty high so I'd probably think about ordering them with something different than the stock shafts. do it! you sound like you want the AP1s so order them - it'll make you happy and that alone will make you play better :-) I'm getting close to pulling the trigger. Thinking about driving to a store about an hour away to check them out and make sure they fit my eye. Should be able to demo them a little bit too. They'll have the stock AMT Red shaft in them. I'm torn between the AMT Blac
  18. Without a reference point, it's hard to say, but it often looks like my ball just dies in the air and doesn't carry as far as I want it to. I get great, soft landings, often checking backwards on my short irons, but the trajectory isn't what I want. I've hit my friends' Wilson Ci7 irons a few times and get a high trajectory with those, but it just seems to carry much farther. It's one of the reasons I want to try something new. I have stiff shafts in all my other clubs, and that seems to be a better fit. The irons are a carryover from my college days. I bought them used on eBay about nine ye
  19. That sounds awesome. I'm not in a major market however, so I suspect there won't be any nearby. I should have looked for one when I lived in Seattle.
  20. They pulled the same nonsense on me in Virginia had to ship to a friend in DC. killed the deal for me.. I can buy local if their going to do that. Probably not their fault. In June the Supreme Court ruled that internet retailers are required to collect state and local sales taxes. If you live in a state with sales tax, get ready to pay it on any online purchase. It may take more or less time to go into effect depending on the state.
  21. Thanks. Still leaning toward the 718 AP1. I like that the clubs get progressively smaller. I hit the ball pretty high so I'd probably think about ordering them with something different than the stock shafts.
  22. In terms of MPF: Mizuno MX-25 (current clubs): 514 ****Maltby tests the 6 iron, which on the MX-25's is the last club with a cavity. I expect any clubs past the 6 iron would score substantially lower. Ping i200: 474 Titleist AP1 718: 813 Titleist AP1 716: 737 Titleist AP2 718: 508 Titleist AP2 716: 417 Based on that, it seems like I should maybe throw out the 716 AP2 but the 718 AP2 might be in play.
  23. Yeah I think something forgiving with a smaller profile would be perfect! Wondering if the AP1's fit the bill there or if they're on the chunky side. Unfortunately I live in a small market right now so trying clubs can be difficult.
  24. Thanks. Something like the AP1's is what I'm leaning toward. I'm looking for something without too much offset, or at least substantially less than my MX-25's. In that respect, the AP1's fit the bill pretty well. It's been a while since I kept track of a handicap, but I threw a few of my recent scores into one of the trackers I used to use and it looks like I'm hovering around an 18. TBH, my poor putting costs me a few strokes per round. The reason I listed the AP2's is because I like the appearance, the offset, and the current price of the 716 version. Normally I wouldn't consider that so
  25. Some brief background: I'm a mid to high handicapper looking to replace my aging irons and wedges. Consistency is my biggest issue, for example in a recent round I shot 54-41. I've noticed over the last year my wedges are losing 10-20 yards of distance, and aren't grabbing the greens like they used to. I didn't realize how quickly wedges wear out. They are definitely worn out. My irons are due for an upgrade as well, so I'm going to replace those first then figure out which wedges fit into my bag. Ball flight with my irons and wedges is usually pretty high. No issues getting the ball up in t
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