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  1. Text or PayPal me at 804-381-9803 1. New TM Sim2 8 degree with Aldila Rogue 60 stiff. Headcover included. —SOLD— 2. Set of Ping iBlades 4-PW blue dot (.75 up) with DG S300. 5 iron measures 38.25”. Multicompound grips have less than 10 rounds. Clubs overall are in very good shape. SOLD
  2. No longer for sale. $425 OBRO includes shipping CONUS PM or text with questions or offers. 804-400-1171 4-AW.. Custom paint with tour issue S400 shafts. Standard length and lie. One degree strong. AW has Ryder Cup edition S400 shaft. Winn DriTac grips are brand new.
  3. Item no longer for sale. PM or Text 804-400-1171 for offers or additional details. $1000 includes shipping CONUS Purchased brand new from PXG in late 2020. Less than 20 rounds on the set. Clubs are in excellent shape. One minor blemish on the sole of 5 iron, which pic doesn’t pick up. Specs Shaft - DG S300 120 Stiff 1/2” over standard PXG 1 degree strong Standard lie
  4. Played 2 18 hole rounds with the 11s this weekend and here are my thoughts: 1) Looks: As I stated with my initial impressions, it’s a great looking putter. I got numerous comments from my playing partners on how good the putter looked, what putter was it, and let me see it! This is always a good sign. The all gray/smoked look is dead sexy imo. No changes on my feelings here, if anything, I liked it more. I would give it a 5/5 on this category. 2) Feel: My opinion has slightly changed from my initial impressions. A) How the putter feels when making a stroke? After playing with it for a couple of rounds, the putter feels lighter than my current gamer. I could definitely feel it on shorter, slick putts, and found myself getting a little quick, which causes me to hit a slight push. Wasn’t as noticeable with lag putts but was definitely there for me. B) Feel off the face? No change here, solid soft milled feel. Not too hard, not too soft. This is a 3.5/5. 3) Sound: If you all have read any of my previous posts, you know my feelings here. On the course, I heard the high pitched pinging sounds about 80% of the time. I will say, unless my playing partners were right by me, they couldn’t hear it but bottom line, I could and it didn’t change while on the course. I get it, the sounds has no impact on the stroke you put on the ball but mentally, it will determine if I’ll play a putter. This is a 1/5. 4)Alignment: No changes, exactly what I would want to see out of this style of putter! 5/5 5) Performance/Forgiveness: The 11s performed great and seemed to have excellent forgiveness on slight mishits. Absolutely nothing to complain about here! The ball seemed to get rolling immediately, never noticed any hot spots on the face. My feelings, the putter did exactly what my stroke deserved. 5/5 In summary for me the Cleveland HBSPP 11s is an outstanding putter when it comes to Looks, Alignment, and Performance/Feel all scoring 5/5 for me. My biggest concern with the 11s was the sound (have I mentioned, how much I dislike this!?! ) which I’ve stated and noticed is a common sound with this style of putter. Trust me, I’ve tried to ignore the sound and convince myself it doesn’t make a difference on making more putts, but for me I just can’t get over it. That’s just me. Others might absolutely love the sound and if that’s the case, I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a better putter, especially for the money!
  5. Maybe a little but not by much. Do they all have similar style grips on them? I’m thinking that could be the slight difference maker as the stock Pistol grip on the Cleveland would be different than a super stroke grip.
  6. So with the excitement of my initial impressions and thinking maybe this putter could be a possible replacement of my gamer by checking all the boxes mentioned earlier, I went to the putting green last night. Then it happened, about 50% of the time I could hear the high pitched pinging sound. I do not know what it is about this style putter, but I’ve always noticed this sound to be present, even with soft insert style manufacturers and I struggle with it. My assumption has always been the design and resemblance to a tuning fork with the wings. I was there with 4 of my good golfing friends and some could hear it while others did not. So maybe I’m just hyper-sensitive to the sound but for me, it was there. Has anyone else ever noticed this sound with a putter? Besides the sound, everything else was great. Performance/Forgiveness was all there, distance control on all length of putts, the ball appeared to get rolling immediately, and even on slight toe or heal strikes no noticeable difference on direction or distance. We played a 9 hole stroke play putting game and I won by a stroke. The distance of putts ranged from 10 to 80 feet. I three putted from 60 feet with a severe right to left break up a slope but holed a 25 footer slightly downhill slider. Everything else was a 2 putt, pretty impressed but once again the sound keeps lingering in the brain. So here’s my plan, play 2 18 hole rounds with the putter and then report back on my feelings.
  7. Ok, had to pull the putter out of the box and here are my initial impressions... it’s a damn good looking putter and feels solid. In my brain, I’m already thinking, I could game this! Now that’s based on looks and feel. Here are some pics: In order for me to game a putter, here are my absolute must have’s: 1) Looks: I have to like the way it looks, if not, it will not last. Then once I put the putter down behind the ball, it must stay square. Imo, there’s nothing worse than a putter that closes or opens at address. This putter passed this criteria with flying colors! To be honest, I like it more than my current gamer that’s been in the bag for over 3 years, Scotty Cameron GOLO 3 2015. When setup side by side, all the specs seem to match with the naked eye and that’s good enough for me. Length, lie angle, and loft all seemed identical to my current putter. 2) Feel: This I break down into 2 categories. How the putter feels when making a stroke and how the ball feels coming off the face. I personally like a putter with a little weight to it that’s feels solid, sorry I’m not scientific with a specific SW, head weight, MOI, etc but for me it’s just a feel. Feels a lot like my current gamer, which is Great!!! In regards to how the ball feels off the face. I like a softer metallic feel, never been an insert putter guy as that’s typically too soft for me. Deeper milled steel putters is what I typically favor. I also do not like hard feeling putters either. This putter felt great rolling my Prov1x on the carpet. Exactly the feel I like. Another ! 3) Sound: I cannot and will not game a putter that makes the following type of sound: Any pinging/high pitched sounds, that’s a deal breaker for me. I’ve noticed this style putter has a tendency for this sound and I was honestly nervous this would be the case! Based on initial carpet putting, nothing... I’m so damn happy!!! If anything there was a muted, solid thwack type sound... love it! It’s actually more muted than my current putter which shocked me a little. 4) Alignment: In this area, I just need to feel comfortable that I can easily align the face with my line. I don’t care about crazy alignment aids. What I will say, the dark finish frames the golf ball nicely and the simple single alignment line with the fangs really allows for easy alignment. ANOTHER ! 5) Performance/Forgiveness: In this area I’m primarily focused on consistency on distance control and forgiveness on mishits. If the putter seems to be better on fast or slow greens. When I get a chance to take it out on the course this weekend, I’ll report back with my impressions. But as you all can see, I’m PLEASANTLY surprised! Also let me say, I’m not one to hold back my feelings about something, even if it’s negative but at this time, I cannot say a bad thing.
  8. Thank you Golfwrx and Cleveland golf for the opportunity to test the Huntington Beach Soft Premier 11S putter! I just got the package about 15 minutes ago and will be following up with my impressions once I’m able to get on the practice green/course this weekend.
  9. For the record, I’m not saying you shouldn’t get fitted. I’m not bad mouthing fitters at all! But what I’ve experienced, there’s a lot to be said about just experimenting. Yeah I know golf is an extremely dynamic game and things with our swings are constantly changing but so is life in general.
  10. Let me start off by saying, I’m writing this post because it honestly goes against everything I believe in and quite frankly, it’s illogical! But I’m also curious to know, if anyone else has experienced what I’m about to describe. So over the last 8 years, I’ve been obsessed with all things golf, the swing, equipment, competition... the amount of time I’ve spent on this forum over the years is quite frankly embarrassing to admit out loud. The amount of golf equipment I’ve purchased, tried, and sold, is pretty impressive... it includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, all type of irons, shafts, and oh dear lord, putters!!! I’ve been professionally fitted numerous times and have just experimented with anything that seemed like it could be a fit. I like to think, I’m very analytical and realistic about my game... basically I’ve swallowed my ego. For example, my max driver swing-speed is 95 mph/235 carry. I play 3 hybrids, with regular flex shafts. Longest iron I carry is a 6 iron (160 yards). I rely heavily on hitting the ball straight, short game, putting, course/situational management, and mental toughness. My swing is unique, but strangely consistent. I carry a 1.5 index and play courses in 6400 to 6800 range. I share all this, to try and validate my earlier statement about being analytical and realistic about my game. Now to the purpose of my post, I’ve come to the realization the best equipment I’ve ever had in the bag, I just stumbled across. I’ll start with my putter.... a Scotty Cameron GOLO 3 2016 version, I bought this putter because it was a good price at $150 over 3 years ago. It wasn’t “my assumed specs” at 35 inches and it was custom paint filled with Carolina blue... not what I would choose. It wasn’t a popular model and I was putting well when I bought it but figured why not at that price? It hasn’t left the bag in 3 years and I can’t imagine, I’ll ever get rid of it. It just flat out works for me. Example #2 my current irons. Bridgestone Tour B XCB’s I got in a whim trade with specs of 2* flat, 2* degree strong lofts, standard length Modus 3 120 stiff shafts soft stepped. I had been playing irons that were professionally fitted for me from an extremely well respected club fitter with the following specs: Yamaha Impres X V-Forged 1* upright, .5 inch long, Recoil 80 F3 graphite shafts. I played with these irons for about a year and was happy with them but decided to hit the XCB’s one day and here we are 3 months later! I can honestly say, my ball striking has never been better. Has anyone else had a similar experience? The putter is a neat story but my mind can process that one. What’s blowing my mind, is the irons! Talk about completely different specs that I wasn’t fitted for but I love them. I’ve never had flat clubs, have always been fitted into more upright.
  11. I played the 665 shafts from that series for over 4 years... loved that shaft.
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