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  1. I got fitted back in the middle of November and ended up ordering JPX 921 Forged with DG 95 S200 shafts and 2* flat. They finally arrived yesterday, after being quoted 20 - 30 days delivery. Apparently there was a issue getting the shafts in Asia. I am coming from the original Cobra Forged Tec irons. The Cobra have the same shafts but are slightly longer with slightly stronger lofts than the Mizuno. Went straight to the range and they feel as soft as I remembered. I didn't see the left side of the range with an iron. My big miss has been an off the planet left. The course was pret
  2. I've been wearing Code Chaos Prime Blue in the tropical heat of Thailand with no issues.
  3. Clubs have shipped from Japan and en route to Thailand. Hopefully next week they should be here and cleared customs.
  4. So different lie angle, different grips and different shafts in different heads? I went 2* flatter in my fitting and just that made a big change to my ball flight. I generally lose the ball left with my irons, that lie angle change seemed to take out the left miss.
  5. It's only been a week and I am struggling not to call / message / harass the Mizuno rep for an up date. Must learn patience.
  6. I tried both heads at a recent fitting. The HMP were long and forgiving. The HMB were amazing feel, high straight ball flight very similar distance, on decent strikes. On strikes not so good there was a lot less forgiveness and drop off in distance.
  7. Finally had a fitting with the Mizuno fitter and rep yesterday evening. I currently play 2016 Cobra Forged Tec with DG 95 S200 shafts. 7 iron typically carries right around 155 yards and I can get a high ball flight with not a a lot of roll. First up we started with the Hot metal 7 iron good strong high launching ball flight, this sounds stupid but it carried too far and I'd have problems with shorter distances. Next up the Forged, launched 17.4 degrees, spin was 6590, ball speed 119mph, carry 167.3 yards, not much roll out. This was with the same DG 95 S200 shaft and a 2* flat hea
  8. There is a chart on page one (same as Cobra website), 5 iron with Arcos is 38.5", or 38.25" without Arcos
  9. I currently use Dynamic Gold 95 S200 shafts in my irons. These are unavailable where I live in Thailand and import tax doesn't make it worthwhile ordering in a replacement from Singapore / Malaysia etc. What would be a suitable alternative in my 5 iron. Many thanks.
  10. Thats in a small fishing village called Anstruther, not far from St Andrews. Sells lovely fish and chips.
  11. The ZX 7 are retailing here in Thailand for 29,700 Thai baht (Approx 965 USD, £745, or 1343 AUD), that is 10,000 Thai baht (320 USD, £250, 450 AUD), cheaper than the JPX 921 forged are currently on sale for with a 20% discount. Unfortunately I have not found anywhere that has an outdoor hitting area or even a fitting cart. The stores wrap several layers of white masking tape over the head and tell you to hit into a net. For an area that has over 20 courses within 40Km's, there is a serious lack of fitting available.
  12. Im playing the original 2015/16 Forged Tec and thinking about changing for either P770 or Srixon ZX7.
  13. Which Cobra Forged Tec are you playing?
  14. Last time I was on GCQuad I was swinging my driver between 93 and 95 mph. I initially had a 50gr Even Flow Riptide Stiff shaft and had issues leaving the face open. We put a 60gr Kuro Kage Black Stiff in my head and for me it made a big difference. Easier to square up and I ended up averaging 98 mph topping out at 103 mph. The heavier shaft felt more stable and easier to swing quicker without actually trying to swing quicker.
  15. I saw the ZX5 and ZX7 in our local sports shop last week, I think it was 5-PW (might have been 4-PW). The 7's look lovely but not as lovely as the current price. In Thai baht it was 29,700, $940 or £730. As a comparison the TM P770's are 42,000 Baht, $1327 or £1033. These are introductory prices, normally for the first month they have been released. I am on the fence about replacing my 2016 Forged Tec with a set of ZX7.
  16. I put a U510 3 iron in my bag earlier this month. It's chunky but forgiving, easy off the tee and off the deck. I can't see me going back to an equivalent lofted hybrid.
  17. Totally of topic, apologies. How much difference are you finding between the Black and the new Forged Tec. Are they worth the cost of upgrading? I have the original Forged Tecs from 2015/16 and have been looking at the new version.
  18. Looking and usability, a lot better than the previous incarnation. No more page refreshing / reloading either. Thank you.
  19. Thailand Golf Championship 2014 and 2015. LPGA Siam Country Club, 2014 and 2016.
  20. She won the same tournament in 2017 at 14 years old, she didn't play last year. She lives close by and practices there a lot, which isn't a detraction from her achievement.
  21. Intermittent fasting and exercise is working for me. The fasting can be hard some days due to working shifts. I try and only eat between Noon and 8pm but can eat what I like with moderation. Start with some fast walking 30 minutes a day every day, you'll be surprised how quickly this will turn into a gentle jog and walk and then jogging / running. Weight training will also help with weight loss or rather fat loss. Good luck its hard but worth it.
  22. Very nice! Love the red patent. I got the inspiration from Eddie Pepperall and Matt Wallace, they had similar for the Golf Sixes earlier this year. I hadn't realised I'd clicked on the patent until after I placed the order. One of my better mistakes.
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