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  1. Glad to hear that others are wrestling with this distance as well! I have tried lighter shafts in my 5i and several utility irons (New Level) from 24* and 27*. Both worked better than my standard 5i, but I still put higher numbers into play if I miss hit either (...just pushed the 27* left into the water the other day...). The most consistent club for me in this range has been my Apex Pro 5h playing at 26*. Small head, mostly anti-left (depends on how you setup the face of the club at address) and even if I miss hit the thing slightly, I'm going to get most or all of the distance needed for the shot. Of course, still wrestling with accuracy...but the more I hit it, the more confident I get playing this club. I have a 7w at 22* and then my stock 6i, and these clubs definitely don't overlap for me.
  2. I play 48, 54, 58, 64 and I have a 4 wood and a 4 hybrid at the top of the bag. All of these clubs perform in a certain window and for the most part their is no overlap or a significant gap. Certainly, agree with other in that the 64 can be a shot saver when short sided around the green. Important to know what shots NOT to try with a 64…
  3. Being a shorter hitter, my game is all about the third shot (on par 4's) getting close the pin. In that context the 64* wedge probably saves me at least one shot a side (sometimes more) when I find myself short sided close to the green or in a bunker. Certainly it requires practice to use this specialized wedge consistently and I agree that you generally don't want to swing at anything greater than 80% to maintain control. However, my own experience has been that to use this high a loft wedge requires that you maintain an aggressive swing speed and trust that the ball will stop where you want it to...of course this is not always the case...
  4. My TSi2 4 wood (16.5*) has been the most reliable fairway wood I have played recently, both off the tee, but also off the deck. From there I go to Apex Pro 4 (23*) and 5 (26*) hybrids and both are easy to hit - feel iron like - and launch high enough to stop on the green. Last year I played the TS2 7 wood, which I found easy to hit well, but hard to consistently stop on par 3's or short par 5's.
  5. 1. Handicap? 11 2. Right or left hand golfer? Right 3. Current wedges and setup? Vokey SM8 50* Loft, 12* Bounce F Grind Vokey SM8 54* Loft, 10* Bounce S Grind Vokey SM8 58* Loft, 8* Bounce M Grind 4. Why do you want to be fit for TaylorMade MG3 wedges? As an avid GolfWRX "club junkie", I have played a few of the current wedges already available. Have gamed the Callaway Jaws MD5's, the Edison Forged Wedges, and Sub 70 JB Raw this year, and combined with my current Vokey's, could give me a broad set of experiences to draw on to evaluate the new MG3 wedges. Additionally, while I believe I am a skilled golfer and can generally play to my handicap, I believe as an older golfer dealing with the reduction of swing speed and power, I can bring the "average Joe swing speed" perspective to GolfWRX community. 5. Are you available to be on site 8/30/2021 through 9/1/2021? Yes 6. Will you be able to provide your own transportation to and from Reynolds Lake and East Lake Golf Club? Yes 7. Are you willing to post high quality photos in the forum, write an in depth review of the experience, and possibly be featured on GolfWRX or TaylorMade social media posts? Certainly, and I will be bringing a DLSR with full kit of lenses to produce quality action and still images. Taking into consideration my "average Joe swing speed" perspective, I think it would be fun to also organize a short segment on The Club Junkie Podcast and have a conversation with Brian describing the slower swing speed players views on the wedge fitting experience. Happy to support all social media postings. Thanks!
  6. A lot depends on the level of interest a golfer has towards trying to understand how his equipment and her swing work together. As a 20+ player myself a few years ago, I went through the professional fitting process at one of the CC's and the clubs certainly did not hurt my game. What it did do for me was open my eyes to data associated with good play like dispersion, ball flight, and efficiency. With this experience I was able to better understand what might actually improve my game - lessons, different shaft setups, etc. Of course this led me here, where I am just as obsessed as anyone in this forum on finding the "perfect" setup, even if it is only for a few rounds. My 2 cents...
  7. In my irons I play C-Taper Lite STIFF flex and in the wedges C-Taper Lite REG flex. C-Taper's in general feel "stiffer" than stepped iron shafts, so for me the REG flex is more like R+ in wedges. Have played both the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 and KBS 610 in wedges, but I seem to get more feedback from the C-Taper's.
  8. For me it comes down to gapping and accuracy. A 4 wood satisfies the need for a less than driver off the tee and is a bit easier to hit off the deck consistently then your standard 3 wood. My TSi2 plays at 42.5” and the shorter length gives me greater confidence in executing the shot during play. I compliment my fairway wood with a 3 hybrid that is almost as long with greater accuracy.
  9. chasdr

    TSi 2 vs 3

    Mine came with the stock Tensei White: Stiff Flex at 65g. Have the same shaft in my TSi2 4 wood and I can't say enough about how easy it is to hit (for me). Easy swings are rewarded with a gentle draw, pretty much where I wanted/hoped it would go. Maybe had one swing overdraw too far to the left, otherwise very confidence inspiring.
  10. chasdr

    TSi 2 vs 3

    Agree both are excellent options. I went with the 3 for added flexibility in moving the ball one way or the other and it hasn't disappointed. Has been absolute money for me hitting into narrow fairways or greens. One of the most reliable clubs in my bag...
  11. I play the 3 wood with Ventus Red 5S and it has been easy to hit and very consistent for me off the tee. Hybrids are still easier for me to hit off the deck, but when I do hit the 3 wood it launches high and for the most part, straight. The Ventus Red is a great shaft and certainly helps get the ball up consistently.
  12. Callaway Jaws have been money for me and these look like they will only get better. Like the black finish and the stamping on Rambo's too! Will likely order a set as soon as they are released...
  13. Mizuno ST-Z 3 wood stock Evenflow Riptide shaft, which I hit mostly off the tee and have the ST-Z 5 wood for off the deck. Playing at 10.9 here...
  14. The MC’s are 1 degree strong and the gaping has been perfect from the 8 to the 7. Actually forgot I did this until you mentioned it, so for sure haven’t noticed it on the course.
  15. I play a split bag with 770's 5,6,7 and MC's 8,9,PW. Love the forged feel of the MC's and the workability in the shorter irons. The 770's have simply been more accurate and higher flying for me in the mid irons. I also have the 6,7 in MC's, but dispersion is not quite as good as with the 770's and misses are punishing. Agree that the 770's lack the feel of the MC's and this took a little getting used to coming from MP-18's. My scores are lower though and right now that is the name of the game for me...
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