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  1. 3 hours ago, checkswing said:

    Ya drop a grand on a club and ya don’t care what happens too it?


    I have reasonable expectations of what a golf club is and wouldn't fret about tee marks on a driver face.  I'm more shocked that people actually think about this and slightly mortified if someone would actually chose a product based of it's ability to resist tee marks vs. performance.

  2. 9 minutes ago, Indygolfer85 said:

    Talked to ping today, 12-15 WEEKS for i210s... 


    Tough pill to swallow, but if you are in a part of NA that isn't really going to get into the season for another 2 months, easier to take.  More so with all the cold weather that is going around right now.  

  3. Had the old HI-Toe last year (58*) and while I found it to be great from the thicker stuff around the green, but I really struggled with it from the fairway with distance control and not being able to get it even close to the pin.  Seemed to fly much shorter than my other wedges. 


    I have 3 raw sets, love rusty wedges, so never an issue looking down at them.  Ultimately it wasn't a trade off I was willing to make and sold off my MG2 set.

  4. 5 minutes ago, lefthack said:

    Better to sell out than have last year's gear sitting on a shelf.


    Except that their is perfectly good gear still on the shelves is part of the consumerism problem...

  5. 6 minutes ago, SwingMan said:


    As posted above, if issue is more fairways, then second driver - your current one and then a higher loft, let's say 12-12.5 and shorter shaft length. Sounds like fun. I've thought about it.


    Or heck, 10.5 loft and 43.5 inch shaft.



    I have a driver length 80X Kai'Li that I have debated on using for something like this as at least it will have the weight I still want after I cut it down.  Just waiting until I find a head I want and then maybe I'll try it out.  I just keep hoarding iron sets.  


    I did start last year with a 10.5* G400 @ 43.5" with a KK Proto and liked it a lot.  Cracked the face so have a G410+, but 9* now.  Shame as I had a few G400 head weights to tinker with to get the SW back up, so may just look for another one of those heads.

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  6. 26 minutes ago, Jmlorton228 said:

    I haven’t had a 5wd since I was a kid I was afraid it would be redundant with the hybrid. I can hit my 4i well and shape better but the 3 ends up being a disaster if I touch it. And I have the 3h that I’ve gotten pretty handy with even tough shots under trees etc. just feel like for the first time I have extra clubs haha


    I know for me it would be a bit redundant in distance, but I'm sure I will have a higher trajectory with the 5wd just purely by design vs. the TS3 hybrid I currently have.  I know that I do question its stopping power into greens if I ever need it as I use it primarily for off the tee work.  But to me it could just be a conditions club where I can interchange it without hesitation depending on need of the day and course.


    I'm over my DI infatuation and happy with my TS3/T1100 combo, so only other option to play around with would be the 5wd.  Just picked up another Sim TI fairway head, but this time in 15* (previous was the 14*) to either be in my main bag or back up.  

  7. 9 minutes ago, cthetree said:

    I play a 917 D2 10.5 at C1 with the stock Diamana D+ 70 S and absolutely hate it. My swing has come a long way since I first got it, and currently no matter what I do I can't get spin #s below 3k rpm, even with 4-5* up AoA. I also feel like the club has very little oomph high in the face.


    That said... I'm sure it's just a terrible fit for me, and the club is perfectly fine for someone it's designed for



    I'm sure the loft isn't helping the case with a +5 AOA.  I'm sure with that AOA and the 8.5* head or a D3 you would see a difference.

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  8. Just now, MattyO1984 said:


    Totally a basic comparison, accepted that at the outset and if I am honest, the variables are so numerous that even if we were to delve much much deeper into it, you are unlikely to get any certainty.


    For sure.  What I would like to see is slower fairways for those guys.  They are nicer than many courses greens...

  9. 3 hours ago, MattyO1984 said:

    This is perhaps too basic a comparison but Justin Thomas used the 917D2 in 2017 and average - 309 yards off the tee. In 2020, he used the TS3 and averaged 304 yards. Now sure, there are other factors, etc which come in to it but at a basic level that certainly shows that JT was not losing anything by using the 917D2.


    Not a shot, but have never understood why PGA Tour stats for driving distance are ever brought up, it's way too small a sample size and varies in club choice.  It's 100% irrelevant to basically any discussion.


    That said, a better way to measure (tho no metric on how) would be measuring the length of the young guys on Tour and how the fitness and nutrition generation are changing things.  Today's golfers are athletes, not just golfers.  That is where the gains are now along with shafts and balls for final tuning.  Club heads are just for off center strikes and maintaining speeds across it as COR was reached long ago.

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  10. 6 hours ago, SwingMan said:


    This suggestion is my setup - 15-16 loft wd and 5 wd, 4H, 5-PW ...


    I feel good about a 3 wd but better about the 5 wd - but it depends on your distances. I know some that will  drop the 3 wd, turn a 5 wd down to 17, then play 3H, 4h 5-PW or have both setups ready to go and bag the one better suited that day for a particular course.


    I've tried a few times over the years to change up the 4i for a 4h, but it just doesn't work for me and I hit my 4i well enough still.  I haven't played a 5wd since my 980F days but think that this will be my next attempt at replacing a club in my bag.  

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  11. Anything that works is still relevant.  Have to try adn figure out if it's worth chasing a few extra yards for the cost of new gear.  With the price that some stuff has dropped, I can't see it.  Up here, the TS line has dropped more than any other line I've ever seen from Titleist, for no reason.

  12. 20 minutes ago, Jmlorton228 said:

    Yea I’m pretty well covered from driver in just never use the 3i I can adjust my approach with the 3h to do about anything and it’s more reliable. I just heading that way now having clubs I’ll never touch in the bag if I could have something more useful


    Yeah, 3i has been replaced with more versatile clubs and is more of a relic than anything.  I think your setup is fine and don't see anything glaring for sure, so only additions would be pet shots or various circumstances weather/course wise to bring a club for in the 5w and possible DI addition.

  13. Could maybe drop the 3h and go 4h and add a 5wd.  But nothing really needs to be added and everything seems to be covered well.  Some might suggest a Di for off the tee in place of the 3i but that might be redundant to the 3h loft.

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  14. If you are going to go all one brand I would think that it has to be either Titleist/FJ or Mizuno staffer.  You want to get best bang for your buck and they can dress you head to toe and have shoes/gloves/balls covered.


    I have an outside chance of being all Titleist club wise if I can find a putter I want.  Not currently looking, so unless I bring out my Mil-Spec or Tei3 it won't happen.

  15. Depends on which irons I have in play as I like having brands that match for some reason.  So if I have my Titleist irons in then Vokey wedges, Edel with Edel, Scratch with Scratch.  That then leaves me either a set of 588 RTG's 46-64 that I rotate in as I feel or a 56/60 set of TVD's that would usually go in with which ever Ping set I have in the bag that has the set UW.


    Also have a 46/50/54/58 set of Jaws MD5's, but I don't know what I'm going to do with those as I have no Cally irons and so many other wedge sets...

  16. 7 minutes ago, theothertwo said:

    Should have kept my Callie Forged Yes putter.


    The Callie forged is super nice and underrated, but I actually found it a bit too soft in feel (for me) and reminded me a bit too much of my old Betti BC-2.  Love the Abbie tho and that is why I picked up a 2nd.

  17. Main gamer for the past 12ish or so years has been a Yes! Abbie Forged 33" with a pile of lead tape on it (finally found a mint one for a back up bag after many years of looking).  Usually use that during the main part of the season.  Start of the year until I have a decent stroke going, I use an Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line 35".  Really have no reason not to use the Tank year round as I roll it quite well.

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  18. Start of the year will be with 2 drivers but with a couple shafts for each to play around with.  First is a Ping G410+ 9* with a TPO 6TX or a KK XT 60X.  Second will be a TSi3 10* with either a BB6X or a Ventus Velo Black 6X.


    Doubt it would be a winner take all as I keep multiple bags, but would likely sell the shafts that don't make the cut.  Playing with things is fun.

  19. Have tried steel that matched my irons when I had the Rapture DI and a UDI.  Both were ok, but prefer Graphite now.  Just better feel, dispersion the same and better distance.  Just tipped up a RIP B 80S to try out in my Gapr 2, so looking forward to seeing how that does in a couple of months.

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