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  1. No experience with the T grind but have been using a Low Bounce K for years. It's not ideal for opening up the face off a tight lie, but pretty great at everything else.
  2. To the best of my understanding driver distance when hitting the sweet spot hasn't changed very much in recent years - that was maxed out a while ago given the restrictions the governing bodies in place. The focus has been on more distance and straighter ball flights when you miss the center of the face. If you're hitting your current driver consistently in the fairway, there might not be much to be gained in moving to a newer one.
  3. I’ve actually got the ‘17 M1 and in no rush to replace it. But TM would have me thinking about it if there were new ones...
  4. The SIM2 Fairway marks the 3rd consecutive release for TM where they don't have a 3HL option in their adjustable fairway wood. For the longest time I've been buying adjustable 3HL/4 woods and cranking the loft down to give me a 3 wood loft with an open face. I thought there were lots of other (usually better) golfers doing the same, but maybe not? Anybody know the rationale as to why they stopped? I assume sales numbers, but maybe something else...
  5. I’m on my second one and this is exactly right. I generally don’t have the nerve to open a wedge way up off a tight lie anyway, so the low bounce k is perfect for me.
  6. Thanks for this - think we’re on the same page. The G410 26* I’m looking at has a 39.25” shaft. It would also weight 85g versus the 120g steel shaft in my iron. So that’s worth something. For sure I would adjust it flat. Might also loft down to 25* to open up the face a bit (have always done that on my fairways - everything looks closed to me). Put that all together, feels like it should be same ballpark distance-wise as my 4-iron?
  7. Never really seriously considered hybrids in the past given my tendency to hook them whenever I tried them out. However, the more I read about some of today’s flatter lie angle, anti-hook hybrids the more inclined I am to pick up one to test out. Quick question though - trying to figure out lofts to get equivalent distance. I’d be looking to replace my 718 AP2 4 iron. Stock 24*, hit it 200. I’m guessing with modern hybrids it’s probably a 25-26* I would hit the same distance? Or do I need less loft because it launches higher, spins more, etc. Thinking of trying a G410, just need to figure out
  8. I just put one in my bag with a HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 and am really liking it. Hit it pretty high but it doesn't balloon on me, and it goes straight. I'm someone who really likes open-faced fairway woods, and with this one cranked to 16* I find it sits open enough for me. This is the only club that sits between my driver and 3 iron, and its versatility is where it shines. Works as advertised out of tough lies, but it's also been great off the tee when I need to hit a specific yardage. Think it might be a keeper.
  9. OP here... ended up ordering a u500 3 iron with a HZRDUS Smoke Black 90 6.0. Took some swings with one off the rack in store and it felt right to me.
  10. Thanks for pointing that out! Although probably on the fence regarding the flex of that one too...
  11. Thinking about replacing my trusty 712u 3-iron with a u500. The stock HZRDUS Smoke Black 90 shaft should work well for me, but I'm on the fence as to which flex I go with. It seems pretty stout, so maybe 6.0 is enough?. For reference: Driver SS ~110, fit into Kuro Kage XT 60X Irons fit into KBS Tour 120S My current 712U has a AD Utility 95X. So... 6.0 or 6.5? Thanks!
  12. Got fit a few years ago into a M1 driver with a Kuro Kage XT 60X, and it has worked out really well for me. When it was time to get a new fairway, I went again with a M1 17* head and put a KK XT 70X into it. Unfortunately, this hasn't worked out as well as my driver - some days I hit it great, others not so much. I've got a Jetspeed tour issue fairway head kicking around that I've never used, and I think I want to stick a shaft in there and give it a go. Question is what shaft. Could try the XT again, but considering other options a. just to have something different to hit and b. that are chea
  13. Updating for the start of the 2019 season. Since my last post, the only clubs unchanged are my Driver and wedges. Yikes. Quick summary: Irons: I get a new set of irons about once a decade. First time in 20 years I didn’t go Mizuno, opting for 718 AP2s. Right balance of looks and technology for my game. Got fit outside, really liked seeing the ball flight. Started with S300s, which I played forever. Hit about 6 balls and was hitting it really well. Launch was just a bit lower than what my fitter wanted. Put in KBS Tour 120s, went up just slightly, and that was the winner. Tried some other sh
  14. I have several and periodically game one of them. I think one differentiating factor is that they are close to being center-shafted but still have a significant amount of toe hang. That's a relatively rare combination in putters, but might be the best fit for lots of people when it comes to alignment and stroke.
  15. I think bladehunter touched on something that hasn't been explicitly mentioned in this thread - the emergence of heavier heads has come along with a trend towards shorter putters. It's not that long ago putters defaulted to 35" and the weight was optimized for that length. Today 34" is the new 35", and thus at least a little more weight is warranted.
  16. I've tried several, and keep going back to the 712u.
  17. This. If you only play one course you don't have a handicap. This must be a US thing, as over here most amateur handicaps are based on competitive scores at one course - in fact given you have to be a member of a course over here to hold a handicap, your statement makes no sense whatsoever. I don't mean it literally. I mean that if you only play one course to get your scores for your handicap it likely isn't going to be accurate. Certain courses over-reward certain skills. For example, a course near me in NOLA (Lakewood) has nearly nowhere you can miss off the tee. Its a tight cou
  18. I think that’s where my thinking is too - some courses I might swap back in the fairway wood, but most of the time I should be ok without it.
  19. So, considering an experimental tweak to my bag. I’m a 3 handicap, pretty conventional setup - Driver, 4 wood, 712u 3 iron, then 4-9 and 4 wedges. Home course is a 6400 yard Par 70 with just 2 par 5s. And the more I think about it... maybe I don’t need a fairway wood and should swap it for a 2 iron. A few reasons why. The par 5s I don’t need a wood for my second shot. The first is reachable with less club; the bunkering on the other one makes going for it a bad option even if I’m in position (which takes a big hit off the tee for me). Lots of tight holes on the course where I’m hitting less
  20. I reached out to Rosemark on Instagram and they got back to me right away: Thanks for being one of the first retail customers of our new Wide Top grip. All of our grips are engineered to make the contact points of the hands. The Wide Top was given a wider face and no pistol to offer the golfer a superior alternative to other grips with Wide face and no pistol. The MFS next gen material is washable and more durable than other popular brands. Also the golfer will get a better response feel from the putt through the grip because the MFS material does not mute the feel. Closest in size to the
  21. Picked one of these up at a Golf Town in Toronto and quite like it. However, when I looked online for some details about it I basically came up empty. Anybody know anything about these? Curious about its size relative to other Rosemark grips and what is different in its shape (wide top?). Thanks!
  22. Really liking it. For my lob wedge, I like a leading edge that sits pretty close to the turf when the club is square, and that's the case with this one. Can really clip the ball nicely on partial shots off the fairway. The wide sole is great out of bunkers and the rough. Not a club that I'm comfortable really opening up off a tight lie, but that's never been a shot I use much anyway. But that's the only negative I can come up with.
  23. A little earlier - playing the 5th through 8th.
  24. Oops - went to change my signature and forgot the other change since I last updated. My 915F 16.5 has been swapped out for a M1 3HL with a Kuro Kage XT 70X shaft. I've had lots of success with my new driver, and decided to get a fairway wood with a matching shaft. Went with the 3HL so that I could crank the face wide open and still have it at a "normal" 3W loft. It's been great so far, other than it's maybe a little too long off the tee sometimes. Good problem to have.
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