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  1. How To Enter In a post below, answering the following questions 1. Continental Golf, 2. Raleigh, NC 5. Handicap-- -3 4. Current Driver Setup-- Titleist TS3, 9.5*, A1, Diamana D+ Ltd 60 X 45" 5. Where you fit for your current driver?--Yes. 6. What TSi head do you want to test? TSi3, please 9* 7. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Absolutely, yes!
  2. The US Open is not only my least favorite major to watch, I can think of half a dozen regular tour events I'd rather watch. And it's a simple problem: the ridiculous rough. With narrow hard fairways playing effectively 10 or 15 yards wide on a slopey course like Winged Foot good shots get punished over and over. And 4 or 6 or 8 inch (or whatever it is) rough just takes all the skill out of the game. It makes the best in the world look little different than Sunday afternoon duffers. I hate it--I know I can just turn it off (and I have) but it makes the supers of the courses I play grow the roug
  3. One of my takeaways from Colonial is we see that if greens are fairly slow (they say 11.5 but looks more like 10, British Open speed--those guys are freaking hammering their putts!) and receptive the best in the world will just shoot the lights out when they're on their games. I think the lightning fast, rock hard tour greens (13+ sometimes!) only give us the illusion that good amateur sticks are closer to the pros than we really are. I'd like to see green speed limited to 10 on all the tours and as a rule of golf for clubs and munis. It would save a tremendous amount of money and maintenance,
  4. They are way over-rated. I've been playing for 50 years and while I flirted with a 60* for a while in the late 90's I found opening up my 56* wedge lets me hit the same high soft flop shots as I can with a 60*. Yes, you can get even more loft opening up a 60* all the way but I find that's a little harder to use for me--I have to be more precise to keep from just popping the ball straight up. I'm a 2 HC. I could see how pros with much greater skills (I've played and hit with PGA Tour and Korn Ferry players so I know how they are on a whole other level especially short game) could use a fully op
  5. 3 hc 56 years old... MP-18 4-PW former demo set, so purchased cheap (4 bent to 23*, 5-PW stock lofts) re-shafted with DGS 120 S-300 38.25" 4 iron, half inch down from there to PW. SM-7 Vokey 56.10, DGS 120 S-300. Second season with them, replaced a set of 2000 MP-33 w/ Project X 6.0 stock lofts, lengths that I played 18 years and my son took from me.
  6. How to Enter: Can you attend the event around beginning of May? YES! Have you tried Motore X or Ventus? What ones? No... Why are you excited to get fit for Motore X? Specs sound good for my game. What Motore X, F1 or F3, do you think would fit your swing? F3 but would like to try both. Open minded... Current driver specs (head, shaft, grip, length)? Titleist TS3 Diamana Lmtd. D+ (White) 60x Tour Velvet 58r 45" Were you fit for your current driver? Yes, on Trackman by my teacher. Handicap? 3.4 Current City and State? Raleigh, NC Can you 100%, for sure, really attend the event? YES!
  7. Since the tournament venues have been prepped and TV needs something to sell ads for, how about having a series of match play events with the top 50? 16 players, match play, four rounds played at the regular tournament venues, no crowds, TV only. I'd be entertained and the risk seems incredibly low, follows CDC protocols.
  8. Surely it's Rory? So fluid, so un-mechanical and natural and just incredibly efficient and powerful.
  9. When the best players in the world are struggling to break par, the number two in the world is struggling (and failing) to break 80, the course is set up poorly. Getting caught up in the semantics of "tricked" "unfair" is beside the point. The PGA tour doesn't control the wind but they can change pin placements, tee boxes to adjust for wind, cold. And the rock hard greens are over the top. It's entertainment at the end of the day and I'm not entertained. It brings too much randomness and luck into the game. Slight mistakes are punished way too much. So we get journeymen dueling for the win whi
  10. I rolled a Type II satin yesterday. Did a head to head with the 2020 Scotty Newport (to my eye the Type II m-craft looks more like a Newport than a Newport II). I'm a Ping putter guy, so neutral in this fight, though I've owned a couple tour issue Scotties in the past and liked them very much. I do game Mizuno irons (but Titleist driver/fairway/ Vokey wedges) so I am a fan of both brands, for the record. I thought both putters looked amazing. I could happily put either in the bag to replace my satin 1966 Anser TR. Totally subjective but I very slightly preferred the "chunkier" look of the Mizu
  11. Interesting to me as well, so that's the 2015? Wonder if he's been playing that all along or if it's a recent switch back? Greg, any idea?
  12. I was talking with my teacher, an elite golfer, former top amateur and touring pro (who's a full time teacher now with with a number of PGA tour pros along with top ams and college players among his clients) about what would make golf more fun. I'd been hitting an old persimmon driver he had laying around. It was 43" steel shaft like 11* loft. Lost about 15-20 yards carry, but total distance was 6-10 yards less on Trackman. I loved it, brought back great memories and made me focus on my ball striking much more and consequently, I struck it really well. That got my teacher animated. He said "I
  13. I have seen it in person and it is much more like the L8 from 3-4 years ago than it is like a Hoofer Lite. It has a noticeably smaller opening 8 or 8.5 instead of the Hoofer Lite's 9.5, significantly smaller pockets too. I thought the straps felt a bit thin and cheap compared to my Hoofer Lite and the material did not wow me. I put my full set of clubs, range finder, balls from my Hoofer Lite into the CEL and while it was definitely lighter, the much thicker, better padded straps in the Hoofer Lite added up to a more comfortable carry bag--and I walk most of the time. I also thought I would lo
  14. The 620mb had Project X 6.0 just like my old MP-18 mb. Don't get me wrong... I still love Mizuno. I still have the MP-18s in the bag, even though I enjoyed the 620mb. Honestly I could play either set (but it's been harder actually taking the MP-18 out of the bag. I put them back in for a round yesterday and it's like a worn-in baseball glove. As long as the MP-18s still have grooves, the 620mb will probably be an occasional weekend fling. It's like your putter: knowing it can be replaced just makes it behave better, don't you find? :-). I wrote the review not to suggest Mizuno is not still th
  15. Welcome to the club! It is that addicting feeling of a purely struck shot with a forged blade, the feedback, the sweet, solid, squish of the ball that has kept me at it for 50 years. Blades are fun improvement clubs. They make the game more fun (and I play and score better with blades, but that's not the main reason I play them). I hit 4, 7, PW Blueprint for the first time last week. As a long-time Mizuno guy I expected to be all "meh" but far from it! I loved those things. They look absolutely perfect at address and feel wonderful and just produce such strong, effortless, solid strikes/ball-f
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