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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. Agree with gatoreric...Just picked-up a set of G425's with the stock Alta graphite shafts and came from i210's with recoils. Definitely more consistent for me and just plain fun to hit. Love the feel in hand and my confidence in getting the ball to go at my target has increased and I am less worried about making perfect contact every swing. These do look like the 210's at address and have got to be one of the best looking Ping irons...ever. I have a feeling we will see a lot of better players game these this year...
  4. Ok...2nd round in the books and the G425 SFT continues to impress with its "ease of use". One thing I learned early in the round was that I needed to back off all of the swing mechanics I had been using to fight the weak fade and just setup square to the ball and put a good swing on it. The SFT did the rest and I must have hit the fairway at least 10 out of 14 times. If I missed, it was always just in the left rough except for one drive I yanked left into a hazard...but this was an over swing on my part, not the clubs fault (even then I actually found the ball but had to drop). So confiden
  5. Picked up the new G425 SFT with the stock Alta stiff shaft and played my first round with it today. FYI - I am a typical lower swing speed player and have been fighting the “weak fade” forever. I spent last season playing the Sim MAX D Driver with generally good results in finding fairways, but I still ended up playing the right side almost every hole. Before that played the G400 SFT and this really didn’t do anything for me at all. Well...I am here too tell you that the G425 SFT is the real deal...very first swing was a gentle draw and no matter how hard I tried the thing would not go rig
  6. Currently playing MMT's in my P770/P7MC irons and like them so much, I am replacing Recoils in my back-up Ping i210's. MMT's feel to me to be the closest graphite shaft that plays like steel...
  7. Agree with Metro-PA...CBX 2's are excellent wedges. My playing partners all use them and they seems to to be really easy to hit. Actually thinking of going that way myself and love that a 4-cap is using them successfully...
  8. I have always found the hi-toe wedges a bit heavy but I do like to add a 64* wedge to my bag in certain circumstances (small greens, firm bunkers, tight lies, etc.). I picked up a Callaway MD5 Jaws 64* with 10* of bounce and really like that it is completely in line with my other Callaway wedges. When I have that in the bag my gapping is usually: 52*, 58*, 64*; so I will still only play 3 wedges (4 seems excessive compulsive to me...:-)). My 2 cents...
  9. I have used the same shafts for a couple sets of irons and like them a lot. They are smooth and launch high. Assuming you want the Z585's to play at standard lengths, he should know this or find out easily. You can see the specs for yourself here: https://www.srixon.com/us/clubs/mens-golf-clubs/irons/z-585-irons/MZ585-EA.html Great combination of irons and shafts!
  10. Been playing the SIM Max 4 and 5 hybrids all summer and these play more like irons. No going left (unless you want them to. They launch high and land soft...lots of confidence going for the green with these hybrids...
  11. I recently did just that - pulled my 4 and 5 irons and generally use the Sim 5 Hybrid instead. The launch is certainly higher and I seem to hit it just as straight and can even get it to fade when required. Best hybrids I have hit yet...
  12. Love Vokey wedges but playing in Cali we have a lot of tight lies around the greens and out of the bunkers, especially in the summer. Tried a Callaway MD5 Jaws and have been pleased with how the leading edge sits tight to the ground and allows me to hit the ball more cleanly off of tight lies. Ultimately went with the MD5’s in 52, 56, and 60 and they have been great both for full shots and around the greens.
  13. Just put the Sim 4 hybrid in the bag and it is the first hybrid I have hit that simply goes straight or even fades for me. Was so impressed I quickly added the Sim 5 hybrid as well...amazing combination!
  14. City, State? Mountain View, CaliforniaCurrent wedges? Vokey SM8 50 F Grind 8* /54 S Grind 10*/58 S Grind 10*What conditions do you play in (soft, average, firm)? Average to firmOne thing that would improve your current wedges? More penetrating flight, better out of bunkersDo you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and high quality photos? For sure!Do you agree to write a review on Cleveland Golf's website? Would be a privilege...
  15. It has been my good fortune to have been fitted - multiple times - for a driver (full bag actually) by one of the contributors to this survey. I can tell you that they brought absolutely no bias to the fitting process and that the goal from the beginning was to find the perfect combination of driver head and shaft for my game. Where we ended up was always a surprise to both of us and was predicated on the track man data as well as how the club felt to me. These golf professionals literally perform hundreds of fittings per season and no doubt accumulate a sense of what works for each range o
  16. Recent convert to i210’s with recoil shafts. Coming from z745’s and have to say the higher ball flight of the i210’s has helped my scoring. Really love the recoils and can see why these are often in players clubs. Smooth with a higher launch than my Nippon’s...think these will be hard to get out of the bag...
  17. For me the best 3 wood has been my 4 wood...TS2 16.5* is the easiest wood yet for me to hit off of the deck and I get a high predictable ball flight. It has been so good I recently put the TS2 7 wood in the bag as well.
  18. Personally, it’s the low offset that helps make them accurate in my experience. Also have a set of T200’s and a set of MP-18’s - like both - but I always seem to come back to the 745’s. T200’s are hotter off of the face and MP-18’s are easier to shape...I just enjoy playing the 745’s more than either of my other sets.
  19. Have played quite a few hybrids but I have consistently had to fight the tendency to go left. Switched to a TS2 7w recently and it feels like I can move the ball a bit in both directions on occasion. Agree with others that having the right shaft is critical and stiffer has been better for me....
  20. Playing off of 12 here and game a combo set of Z545/745's which have been hard to get out of the bag. Currently building up a set of T200's so we'll see how they compare very soon.
  21. Playing Srixon Z745’s now and love them...best irons I’ve played so far. They are a bit long in the tooth and I will need to start thinking about replacing them probably next year. I would like to stay in this family with its terrific balance of feel, forgiveness, and workability and I can imagine others have already been though this process. Any suggestions/reco’s on which to potentially move to?
  22. Have been able to hit my 3-4 hybrid well...just always to the left. Got tired of fighting it and just put a TS2 7 wood in the bag. Couldn’t be happier...I get a higher ball flight with softer landing. So my bag goes: Driver, 4w, 7w, then 4-pw, etc. seems ideal for me.
  23. I live in the Bay Area and had a putter fitting with Kevin last week...well more like a putter lesson that comes with a custom machined/designed putter! His extensive experience and deep knowledge about putting and putters is incredible especially for those of us who are students of the game. While the fitting includes a proprietary technical fitting system, the first hour was spent looking at my putting stroke and discussing my goals for that aspect of my game. By the time we got to actually fitting a putter design, both of us has a crystal clear view of what we were trying to accomplish w
  24. Same here...had been playing a 22* and 26* hybrids with similar results - fighting the hook and trying to hold off through impact in an effort to get a straighter more predictable ball flight. Pulled'em 2 weeks ago for a 4 and 5 iron, and while I need to improve my consistency...when I hit the ball properly they go straight or fade slightly which is perfect for longer iron shots. Already seeing my longish par 3 scores improving. Transition to fairways with a 7 wood (20.5*) which has been a much easier club to hit from the fairway with predictable results.
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