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toddmanley

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  1. Mine arrives today and I'm hoping to get some outdoor driving range time with it tonight or tomorrow. I'm curious to see how the alignment boundaries really work - I'm guessing that there's a margin of error and then you fall off a cliff with readings when you get way too far outside the target line. If there's consistency in readings to +/- 1 foot then it makes it easier to plop this down on the range or course...but if it's +/- 2 inches than a bit more rigor will be required for alignment.
  2. My 7/10 order with PlayBetter just shipped last night - should be here tomorrow.
  3. I've had both the Apex Pro '21 and TCB's this year - currently playing the TCB. To me the turf interaction was very similar but the biggest difference was feel and sound. The TCB has a softer feel and will likely blend (feel-wise) well with your MB's. The Pro's will feel a bit more clicky and more firm. For me the forgiveness is about the same (it helps I'm a pretty consistent ball striker) and the launch on the Pro's is just a little higher, but I do know my TCB's spin more across all clubs so I've been really happy with the lower flights and stopping power. Two different ways to get to the end result at the pin, you just need to figure out which flight/trajectory you want to play in the bag.
  4. Picking this thread up again for an update... I'm potentially heading down the second week of November. How are the courses? Is flying into LV the easiest way to get to St. George? -Thanks, Todd
  5. Definitely following this thread - I fight the same SW demons w/ my +1.5" builds. I actually went from a Callaway Jaws wedge to the TCB "A" wedge (50* gap) because 1) the A wedge blends with the rest of the TCB set and 2) it comes with a lighter weight that brings the SW in lined with the rest of the TCB's (D7). -Thanks, Todd
  6. If you have time to read through a very thorough thread, head over here for all things MMT: Somewhere in the thread I have my trackman comparison data between my old Apex Pro '21/X100 versus my Apex Pro '21/MMT 105tx.
  7. I was hoping to do some sort of analysis like this the next time I got on a Trackman - what are your swingspeeds like with your irons?
  8. I switched from X100’s to the MMT and very pleased with the change. Won’t be playing steel anymore as performance was identical in my Trackman tests and scoring has improved.
  9. I went from X100’s to the 105tx and never felt anything get lost with my own swing. Took one range session and a couple of rounds to get all the kinks worked out and after ~15 rounds with my TCB/MMT combo I’m stoked on my play. Spoiler alert - congrats to Ancer for getting his first win for himself and the MMT!
  10. I came from the Apex Pro '21 (w/ x100) and noticed some additional spin and lower ball flight which have both been helpful for my game.
  11. No direct experience but keep in mind the MMT’s profile is a lot like the DG’s. When I switched from X100’s to the MMT 105tx it was pretty seamless.
  12. I had the same revelation on Monday night with my trackman session. My instructor and I really broke down the swing into super small parts where I could get better feels about how my face needed to be more square to path (did a ton of small swings, think 8-to-4 o'clock) to sync up body and hand/face feels.
  13. Just need some candles that smell like fresh cut grass.
  14. I made the switch to the 105tx from X100's and I think you'll be really pleased with going to the 125tx. I chose the 105tx due to my +1.5" length needs to keep swingweights down, but really felt the transition out of the X100's to the MMT's was easy due to how similar they played. You'll love these in your TCB's too (I'm playing the TCB's too).
  15. It feels like the sweet spot is a tad larger on the Apex Pro's but you loose a little bit of granularity on being able to really pinpoint where you struck it on the face. The TCB's remind me of my old blades (MP-33, -18) where feedback was precise and you could immediately tell if you hit the ball a groove low.
  16. I've owned and played both for a while. The feel of the HMB's were pretty good - that typical soft Mizuno feel most of us are used to with their blades. However, for me they produced some real flyers and brought some inconsistencies into my game with my scoring irons due to balls jumping off the face (also saw this with the P770's I demo'd too). The Apex Pro's had a nicer, more blade-like look but definitely a firmer and clicky sound at impact. I did have way better dispursion numbers (front to back) and ultimately these won out. But given my WRX'er bent I have moved on to the TCB's which have been a better fit for me.
  17. Through trial and error I landed on 46/50/56/60. Used to have the 54 and 58 in play but found my current combo better suited to my game.
  18. That's great to hear - I called and spoke with Callaway around another issue (custom putter delay) and they've got their act together with their knowledge of the supply chain, delays, and options I could take to get my item shipping sooner.
  19. A couple of weeks ago I did a fitting knowing that potentially a ES TD head might be what I need. During the fitting I never felt I was swinging as fast I usually do - most swings were around 110mph (I was pretty sore from working out the day before). But I did put good swings on the ball so I did feel the fit was beneficial. Here's my gamer - TSi3 9*, Ventus Black 6x - tipped .5" and plays 45.5". As you can see below even while I've got a positive AoA I still generate a ton of spin due to my fade shape and negative club path angle (currently working to get it more neutral): Where we ended wasn't a surprise with the head - the ES TD LS worked best for me. The biggest surprise was pairing it up with the Hulk TX shaft. Never had the chance to hit this shaft before and was surprised how much feel it had (previously thought it would be too boardy for me): Needless to say I pulled the trigger and now waiting patiently for the driver to arrive.
  20. Yes, but they'll play differently than the $taper's. I played the $taper 120's for a long time and then (gasp, it was the WRX'er in me) made the switch to playing X100's due to a smidge more swing speed. I'm a ~5/6 handicaper myself and my smooth 6-iron SS is around 90 so we're pretty close. I've loved my switch from the X100's and feel that even if I was still playing my old $taper's I'd make this switch. Keep hunting down a place to hit them if you can. The MMT profile hits like the DG's so you'll probably find that the biggest difference in how they feel to you coming from the $tapers. You may also see a slight (though very small) uptick in SS with the lighter shaft.
  21. I've been really pleased with my transition to the MMT 105tx from DG X100 - it's worth trying the different MMT flavors to see what works best for you.
  22. I finally had the chance to hit some of the triple diamond heads and think I landed on a head/shaft combo that suits me pretty well. My gamer 9* TSi3/Ventus 6x was spinning around 2,700rpm and the combo of the 9* Epic Speed LS triple diamond/Hulk shaft killed spin down to an average of 2,012rpm (max was 2,290rpm). Given I never had the chance to hit either the head and shaft (which was the biggest surprise as it wasn't harsh at all) I was pretty impressed. We did see some spin killing numbers with a TSi4 head and the Hulk, but the Callaway head was more forgiving and consistent.
  23. Sounds like my experience - I bought a single 7iron Apex Pro ‘21 with the MMT 105tx to compare to my identical iron with a X100. Now I’m a happy owner of a set of TCB’s with the MMT 105tx’s.
  24. Hitting the course today with the new TCB's - had a good session with the hard rock balls at the range last night and really like a few things about these clubs. The smaller head is a nice visual coming from the Apex Pro '21 - not too much smaller, but enough of a change it reminds me at address of how some of my smaller blades in the past framed the ball. Also found my flight was lower, but that could be a combination of the head and moving over to the MMT 105tx from the X100's. The feel of the graphite shaft with the TCB head is really, really nice. Oh, and knocking 5 swingweights off my set is a nice bonus too (now at D7 with a +1.5" build). As for my old set of Apex Pro '21's...I'm playing with another former basketball player who has the same iron specs as me but is still using an old set of Taylormade R11 irons (https://www.taylormadegolf.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-TMaG-Library/default/v1463473265710/docs/productspecs/R11_Irons.pdf). I'm excited to let him try my hand-me-down Callaways!
  25. The set arrived today and I only had the chance to hit the 5iron in the backyard and weigh the club. Man does this combo feel good - been missing what it feels like to hit a club that has a better forged feeling than the Apex Pro '21. And given these were a +1.5" build I was really excited to see the set hit D7 across the set - a big improvement from the 5iron Apex Pro '21 which was E2. I'll probably find some time in the next week to do an A/B comparison of both sets of irons and share the findings.
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