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Everything posted by rondre3000

  1. The Mavrik Pro is not a better hybrid.
  2. Play the ball that helps YOU score your best. My 84 was likely achieved differently than the next person's. I play ProV1's and TP5's because I like being aggressive around the greens and want that one hop and stop performance. I am not as wild as I use to be off the tee so I lose a lot less balls.
  3. Find out what your gaps are ON COURSE, then figure out what you need. You may find some redundancy at the bottom or top of the bag and adjusting lofts will get you exactly what you need. You don't have to carry 14 if you don't need to. Hell, sometimes I only carry 7.
  4. And remember that your input = the optimal output. We can give you #'s all day, but if your swing is trash then it ain't gonna matter. Conversely, if you swing like a PGA pro, then our suggestions for number don't mean squat.
  5. Gotcha. Sure, give it a shot. Even if they don't perform the same, you may prefer them esthetically. Just know that going into it you're likely going to be shorter w/ the MP20's unless you bend them strong or your zx5's are bent weak. But hell, tinkering with different sticks is pretty much why we're all here. Have fun!
  6. Were the MP20's not available at your fitting?
  7. Hit them first to see what changes are needed. No use making a change now w/ out knowing what the results would be on course. You could be going in the wrong direction.
  8. Been doing something similar for the past 6 months and my scoring has greatly improved. D, 5w, 4h and 5h, 6-PW, 50, 54, 58. Room for 1 more stick and the gap in my bag is at 180-185yds. 5h finishes just long of that yardage but my 6 iron carry is at 170yds. I don't find myself at that yardage very often so for now I'm taking the lighter bag and taking a bit off the 5h.
  9. Broke 80 for the first time w/ my zx5/7 combo set. Have developed a confidence in them that I've never had w/ previous irons. Great sticks and the only reason I would NOT highly recommend them is I'll be ordering a back-up set at some point and don't need you clowns pushing my wait time out 48709483584739472935 weeks. LOL
  10. The thing is, I hadn't previously noticed these differences in carry until an afternoon round on Thursday. I had a 155'ish yd approach into a green from a great fairway lie, that I wound up nuking over the green. Confirmed the bottom of my iron said 7 iron. Scratched my head on that one. But for kicks, played the same ball on the next hole, a 140'ish par 3. Put my 9 iron on the back of the green. For the rest of the round I was consistently half a club to a full club longer, quality of strike depending. It was VERY strange, but I went with it anyway. I am ALWAYS skeptical when forum members post "I gained 10YDS just by switching balls!!!" but if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it myself. Maybe I just had a particularly good ball striking day, but I'll have to put the TP5's back in play to confirm.
  11. I am recanting all negative comments about non-urethane covered balls. There is a time/place/conditions where these balls clearly perform and today happened to be the day for me. Broke 80 for the first time with a Callaway Supersoft. Greens were VERY soft (plugged a 90yd wedge approach) and definitely could not be as aggressive with greenside chips/pitches but I was consistently longer tee to green. I'll be picking up some e12 Contacts to see how they stack up.
  12. Because I'm a competitive sumbitch and a glutton for punishment. As far as sports go, golf is the most challenging I've ever played. You can be 5, 10, 15yrs deep into this activity and be humbled ANY day of the week. Pre-Covid, I was stoked anytime I was able to put a round in the 90's. Now, I've challenged myself to break 80 w/ out any formal lessons. Have played to even par thru 9 holes on my home course and have posted 81, 81 and 80 in the last 3 outings but mentally I need to toughen up. The wife says I'm clearly addicted...lol.
  13. If you're used to hitting blades and hit them well enough to notice spin/yardage consistency, I would think you'd be fine w/ a zx7/zForged combo. I wouldn't bother bringing in the zx5 at the higher end unless you're talking like 4 iron.
  14. Wow, so it actually provides premium ball spin?!?!
  15. "Wears off easy" is a bit of an exaggeration. I've only heard of this issue here with one other WRX'er...and Srixon replaced the heads without issue. Performance is not affected as it is only cosmetic. If you are concerned, I'd suggest buying headcovers or be diligent with wrapping you golf towel around your irons.
  16. How was performance from 150 and in? Can you compare greenside spin to another ball we may be familiar with?
  17. Nope. Great strikes go marginally longer, but in my experience so far (approx 4 months) these are very consistent with yardage control.
  18. *raises hand* Although I do it for different reasons. I have two 6 irons in my bag. One is from my Srixon zx5 set and the other is an old Callaway RAZR X Forged 6 iron from like 2012. It has the loft of my Srixon 7 iron, but half an inch longer. I use it to hit off of rocks or sketchy lies that I wouldn't dare hit my beloved Srixon off of. Are you going to use the same DG S300 in the P790 head? Maybe look at something slightly lighter to avoid swing weight issues. I'd start it at 39" and see how it works out.
  19. Soooo many threads about this here. Check out the search function and specifically the Club Techs sub-forum.
  20. I'm in Southern California and my home course isn't exactly a country club. Haha.
  21. I went 5 wood instead. Haven't looked back.
  22. Yes. At the Scottsdale location, which turns out to be their HQ. Did a full bag fitting and was worn out by the end of it. Going back, I'd do the fittings individually. Learned a lot about my swing that I applied to future purchases. Do your research, plenty of threads here on what to expect. Go in with an open mind to learn what equipment would make improvements on your game but know you DO NOT need to purchase anything at all.
  23. I see what you're saying with the 8-iron vs 6-iron comparison, however I think you're missing something in that analogy. The higher lofted club not only spins more, but in most cases also has the benefit of height and descent angle to assist once that ball hits the green. Wouldn't you agree? What I'm saying is that on comparably struck shots with the same club, a SuperSoft rolls out significantly more than a TP5 does. Not always 5' vs 25'+, but enough that it is obvious. I'll take the performance and resulting confidence the TP5 gives me...especially at the price I can get them at. In your "knock-down" scenario, yeah actually I do see more roll-out vs a flushed regular swing. Sounds like that is more likely an issue w/ my swing then. I always play the knock down yardage to include expected roll out and not carry. I've got one hole in particular in mind when it comes to the SuperSoft vs TP5 comparison. Hole 9 at my home course is a slightly uphill 150+yd par 3, that you need to carry 160-170yds depending on the wind that day. The green slopes toward you though so it is pretty forgiving as far as holding your tee shots. A good 7 iron will get me the height I need and leave me middle'ish of the green. It is rare I end up on the back half of the green unless I misjudge the wind or take a 6 iron instead. Most ppl don't take enough club and end up just short of the green and have to chip up. The day I played the Supersoft, I happened to hit a very well struck, towering 7-iron to the middle pin. No joke, it was one of the best shots I hit that day. Ball landed about 8' short of the pin, took a big hop and ended up just off the back fringe approximately 25-30' away. My playing partners and I were honestly perplexed when we got to the green and couldn't find my ball. Could I have hit a particularly dry/hard part of the green that led to this result? Sure. Bad bounce? Absolutely. Do I know what would have happened if I hit the exact same shot, to the same spot w/ a TP5? Nope, but I have I've hit similar shots into that green, with the same club, that have stuck so I'll stick w/ what makes me feel good.
  24. Depends on the size of the greens and how much spin you normally generate, I'd say. A 700 RPM difference to someone who is already very low spin is significant. It would definitely be pointed out if you were doing a club fitting. A few weeks back I played a Callaway SuperSoft on the front 9 and a TP5 on the back 9 of my home course on the same day. I am NOT a high spin player. Not all strikes were perfect, but there was a very clear difference, for me, in green holding ability between the two and after a few holes on the front side, my confidence began to waver a bit. This began to impact club and shot choice. Some approach shots w/ the SuperSoft, that hit near the middle of greens, wound up close to or on the fringe where the TP5 would always end up within 5' of its pitch mark. All this is to say is "it depends". Play the ball that helps YOUR game the best. Thankfully, I was able to stock up on PRACTICE labeled TP5s for less than what SuperSofts cost me.
  25. What wasn't good about the Hex Tour Soft?
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