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  1. 3 hours ago, Zonazoo said:

    Really helpful thanks! I’ve been playing crosslines for the past 10 years. I tried the Golfpride MCC to see, since they are so hyped. I went back to the crossline and happy I did. 

    I think the MCC is a good grip, but their lifespan is a letdown if you play often (even with washing them regularly).


    Do you play the regular Crossline or the cord version?


  2. On 2/20/2021 at 9:32 PM, Zonazoo said:

    Has anyone compared the golf pride z grips vs the lampkin cross line grips? If so what’s your thoughts? Looks to be pretty similar. 


    These two are a close comparison in many ways and I'd argue that if you like one, you will like the other at least to some extent. They are almost interchangeable IMO.


    Crossline cords are slightly, slightly softer (still firm). They have a little less taper and are thicker overall being .58R. You can feel the cord a bit more on the surface with crosslines. Independent of the cord, they both have good texture, but Z-grip probably has a slight edge.


    I've played both and like both. I lean toward the Crossline because they are slightly softer and I find it easier to dial in the size I want. 

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  3. On 1/30/2021 at 7:33 AM, St Jimmy said:


    It happened to my Apex 19 the same round.  I "discovered" it on the Super around the turn and immediately checked the Apex.  Yup, same thing.  I did replace the Apex since I was able to find one in really good shape for $100 on the Bay.  


    They were the 18 gram weights from Billy Bob's.  I probably should've made a thread warning everyone here.


    Dang weights cost me over $700 in damages and replacements.

    This post alone has saved me. I've been planning to order one of the Billy Bob's weights specifically for the Super


    I'm sorry this happened and thank you for the warning!

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  4. On 1/27/2021 at 8:37 AM, vstensrud23 said:

    Well I ordered 2 KBS Tour 130X Black Nickel shafts for my wedges to reshaft and extend them both to 35.75" to match my pitching wedge as a little experiment. I have used Dynamic Gold in my wedges for as long as I can remember but have previously used the Tour in my previous set of irons and loved them, so I figured I'd give it a go. 


    Also switched back to the standard Mavrik 9* head in the driver, and am having good results so far. 


    Will upload pictures once everything is finished and final!


    I've played with a KBS Tour in my 56* for quite a few years and have had no complaints. Spin/feel have been excellent. This year I'm actually going the opposite direction as you and I'm going to give DG a try across the board for wedges since I'm also switching to new irons shafts in the AMT X100.


    Will be curious to see how you like the 130X! I think with the higher balance point of that shaft, it could be a good transition if you're planning to play them a bit longer.

  5. 58 minutes ago, Golfbeat said:

    Am I an outlier when I say that the back swing part actually seems to be helping me the most?

    I wouldn't say you're an outlier! My sense from reading this thread and having worked through the concepts tells me plenty of people are benefiting from the back swing pieces. I think it comes down to what your backswing has looked like prior to applying Monte's concepts


    For the longest time, I convinced myself that I didn't need to spend much time working on my backswing. I had committed to what felt natural and then focused on impact from there. My mind has completely changed on this... I recorded my swing DTL last year for the first time in a long time and it was extremely telling. I think there's huge value in working on the transition, Cast A/B pieces, but for me, getting in the right (or "better") positions on the way back has been the game changer. 



  6. 2 hours ago, jah7838 said:

    That’s pretty much what I’ve figured out, lol. 

    I do buildup the lower hand on my Crosslines, and the UTx in the past that I’ve used. I usually do +2 wraps on the bottom hand for both with my irons. When it comes to graphite, it’s hit or miss, depending on the shaft being gripped. Sometimes it +3, and sometimes it’s no extra wraps. A lot of trial and error. 

    I hear you on the trial and error.  I'm in the same spot usually going with +2 or 3 on the lower hand.


    Might still give one of these crossline plus a try on a wedge or something.



  7. 3 hours ago, jah7838 said:

    I'm actually not using the Crossline plus anymore.  I went back to the standard Crossline.  When I mentioned that I wasn't bothered by the ball not drawing as much, I meant that. 


    I ran into the issue of hitting a shot that I knew was going to be right on the line I was aiming, and the ball just stayed straight right.  Durability seemed ok for the time I had them on my clubs, but I just couldn't get used to the feeling of hitting a really solid shot and the ball being right of my target line.  My hands aren't that active in the swing, and I don't like the feeling of trying to purposely turn my hands unless I have to hit a draw of some sort.  I don't know if any of that made sense.  

    Thanks for the response and yes that makes sense.


    It sounds like you've figured out that with your swing/release, a reduced-taper grip is not the way to go. Do you build up the lower hand on your standard crosslines?

  8. @RobYakes I agree with all of that on the 360 genesis cord.


    I picked up a few via eBay that were the TM MG2 red version. I typically like something firmer, but I've been impressed by them. Soft feel with plenty of traction. I'm holding out hope that Lamkin will bring them out in midsize though, as I feel like they are fairly skinny (unless this was just the MG2 version?)



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  9. 15 hours ago, cw1209 said:

    Experimenting with grips at the moment and I have a TS1 midsize on a club for comparison. Feels slightly smaller than a Golf Pride midsize in the upper hand, +3 wraps in the lower hand. Not quite as dramatic as the GP +4 line. Nice firm material with good traction. Underrated grip. 


    Have you used the Players Cord+ at all in the past? 


    I'm interested in trying the TS1 midsize for comparison. I love the Players Cord+ but since they've only made them in standard, I find myself needing to add more wraps than I'd like to get to a good diameter in the upper hand. Curious how the TS1 mid would compare to this specifically



  10. On 10/22/2020 at 2:11 PM, Konklifer said:

    If this is the same grip as on the P770's, I will be trying them. That grip is outstanding.

    I know I'm late on this, but I'm about 99% sure the grip on the P770s is a plus2


    I asked GP if the Callaway version on their newest ranges was the same because I found a set of 8 pulls. They said the Callaway version was standard taper, but indicated that the Plus2 is used by TM. Too bad I had already bought the Callaway pulls before they responded 😌 



  11. playing 4 including the PW: 47, 52, 56, 60 - this has been the case for a long time


    I think if I played a little more aggressively on par 5s, I'd consider dropping one, but even so, I like having these options.


    With that being said, one of my goals/experiments for 2021 is to work on hitting a greater variety of shots with fewer clubs (which will definitely apply to the wedges). 






  12. On 12/6/2020 at 10:42 PM, cjrobertson said:

    Okay hear me out... I made the switch a couple years ago in an act of desperation. Since then I've dropped my average scores from the mid 80s to the low to mid 70s and have carded multiple rounds under par. The grip certainly isn't doing all the work for me, but it is so natural and so easy. I would recommend it to any golfer and especially new golfers... after all, the only thing that matters is that a grip works!

    You have no idea how excited I am to read this 😆


    I've made some huge strides with my swing recently and played some of my best golf ever this past season. Despite this, I still get in my head once in a while and question whether or not I would be better off committing to interlock or overlap.  This isn't to say my grip can't improve, but it's fun to hear others have success w/ the 10 finger


    Also - same experience here getting a bit steep with wedges



  13. I'm in the long backswing boat, as well


    What has been most eye-opening to me are two things: how steep my backswing has been (and consequently, the downswing) and how cupped my lead wrist is (was) at the top of the backswing.  Flattening out the lead wrist has been a very weird feeling to me, but I know it needs to happen so I'm really focusing on that.


    Two suggestions:

    If you haven't done so yet, record yourself from a couple of different angles. This may not be the case for everyone, but I was shocked at what I'm actually doing versus what I'm feeling.


    Consider working on lead arm parallel swings for quite a while to groove that control of the backswing and get other pieces in a good place for the full swing. The NTC concept had an immediate impact for me, but recognizing that I had more flaws than I thought, I took a step back and this has been huge for me. I think the @TheDeanAbides mentioned working on lead arm parallel swings exclusively for a while


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  14. 1 hour ago, belh22 said:

    hope they make the genesis cord in midsized...not an option yet

    Would love to see this, as well. I picked up a few std size to try out and have been playing them w/ about 5 additional wraps.  Solid grip. Still not sure they are my fave, but if I ultimately commit to a softer option they are a contender

  15. 6 hours ago, YouDaHamHider said:

    I'd love to see more examples of how people's swings are coming together. 


    Reading this thread you get the impression that people have watched the video, had a range session and then immediately been able to shoot a score with their new swing. 


    If I took this to the course at this stage and actually did the moves I'd be lucky to break 100.


    What's people's secret to making a successful swing change so quickly? 




    Glad you pointed this out. I agree with what @MrHateCoffee commented in that what you're seeing is people's excitement from early success (myself included). I think this happens because parts of this concept can legitimately give you instant improvement when you focus on 1 or 2 things. The reality is that bad swing habits come back so quickly and I'm speaking from experience. In one of the vids Monte did with Brendon's Be Better Golf series, he said that even he still occasionally fights the urge to pull the handle of the club toward the ball in the down swing


    I'm willing to bet that the majority here are having to spend more than just a couple range sessions on this concept getting it to stick.

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  16. 5 minutes ago, Left Rough said:

    Resurrecting an old topic, but after some unbelievable frustration of inability of keeping my Mizuno ST190 from hooking off the planet, I ordered a TSI3.  While waiting for it to be delivered, I dug out the old trusty 9015D with a Miyazaki Kusala 7x.  Immediately, things straightened out and I hit 12/14 fairways in my most recent round (compared to previously struggling with getting to 50%).  All with no loss of distance.


    Given the new tech, is there anything similar to the 9015D in recent years (deep face, sits open, low spin, nearly impossible to snap hook).  If the TSI3 doesn't work out, I'm pretty happy to go back to this 12 year old club, but presumably something similar exists with a bit more tech built in.  Thanks!

    I know you're probably well-aware of this option, but you might look to the TS4? Based on what I've been hearing, the TSi3 will likely do the trick for you w/ more forgiveness. Just wanted to shout out the TS4, as it has been great for me since starting to play it at the end of this season.


  17. 18 hours ago, Seamie said:

    Thanks - did you go with a similar shaft in the fli hi as you iron shafts?


    Yep, I went with the exact same shaft.


    For a long time, I played a 22* hybrid w/ graphite as a 3i replacement that was an inch over my set 4i. I loved the hybrid (still have it as a back-up), but from a gapping perspective, I struggled a bit trust the distance when I needed to take some off of it. More often than not I was hitting it further than I'd like creating a new mini gap. I could have maybe cut the shaft down a bit, added weight to the head to dial it in, but I wasn't so sure I could make that work.


    I'm not knocking hybrids w/ graphite at all -- if you can dial in the specs they can gap correctly. But going for something like the JPX Fli hi or a driving iron w/ your set steel is a way to remove one of the variables.

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  18. 2 hours ago, KBallStriker said:

    leftymatt - As for the feel between the old NV and the 15th Anny, I have heard that they are similar profiles, but seem to be just better materials and different paint.  If you want a loading-up feel, it's probably not the shaft you'd want, but if you are used to the NV and it's feel, I think you'd probably like the 15th Anny in the same flex.


    Thanks for the reply!


    I'm going to give it a whirl. I was able to land one relatively cheap on eBay. Now just deciding between 2 heads to fit it with

  19. 2 hours ago, Seamie said:

    Thanks for the responses so far.


    Not been able to find too much in the way of reviews, but the Mizuno jpx fli hi appeals to me as the 4i replacement. 


    Looks like these are supposed to be more like for like replacements in terms of distance, so would expect that the 4 would probably give me the gap to my 5i that I want. I could also get it in the same modus 120 shaft as my irons.


    I just picked up a 22* one of these late this season! It's the 2014 version, but I would imagine they are similar.  


    I don't want to completely steer you from looking at a different type of hybrid or utility iron. Lots of good ones out there and you can do the same thing where you fit one of those heads with your preferred iron shaft and get the lie angle just right. BUT, I think the Fli-Hi direct replacement is a great buy and works exactly as advertised... if you have any specific questions about it, let me know



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