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  1. Original Sim Ti. Honestly the longest and lowest spin fairway I've ever had (with the right shaft of course). Really loved the Tsi3, I think you're spot on saying that it is just a well-rounded performer and I really enjoyed the feel of it personally. I was excited to hit the 425 now that the turbulators are gone and I've always liked the lower profile of ping fairways but it actually spun considerably more than both the sim and tsi3. At the end of the day I don't argue with numbers or course results and the OG sim beat out sim2, tsi3, and 425.
  2. Item found, thanks.
  3. As much as I love the styling and looks of the Premieres, I couldn't find a combination of size and width that gave me a confident fit. Picked up a pair of the Traditions instead and couldn't be happier. Really light and comfortable to walk in with a classic saddle look.
  4. Citristrip to take the old paint off. Then model paint as stated above.
  5. Ran into GG today to try get sizing right for a pair of FJ Packard's and saw the new Cole Haan's, actually had to do a double take on them. Threw a pair on and they are just as comfortable as the originalgrand dress shoes, just with soft spikes which isn't really my preference. If they do more than dip their toes into the golf shoe game and come out with some different colorways I may break down and get some.
  6. One item tonight. Toulon Atlanta slant neck. Plays at 35” with stroke lab shaft. Will come with original grip and a Lamkin that was put on for one round. Original headcover included. This was a short lived experiment unfortunately as I love the looks of a mallet but my game doesn’t. Price is $225 shipped via PayPal. Just looking to get back what I paid a couple weeks ago.
  7. 1. City, State? Halethorpe, Maryland 2. Handicap? 2.1 3. Current putter? Toulon Atlanta or Toulon Austin or TM Spider X...a lot of indecision 4. What Bettinardi Studio Stock putter do you want to test? Studio Stock 18: 34" 5. Are you able to test equipment on a golf course with one week of its receipt? Yes! 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Yes!
  8. I'll throw these guys a vote as well. I've used them for this promotion the last two years, and while you do pay for shipping (maybe 5.99) the process is as fast as it gets. I'm fairly sure they do the customizations in house so it just expedites the entire process. As much as I would like to go through my club, it was almost a 4 month wait for some of my buddies last year with supply chain issues. So instead, I just bought $150 worth of transfusions to show my support.
  9. My club got their demos in a few weeks ago and I got to tinker with them, so I'll give my breakdown. I currently game the Sim TI 14* with an atmos black ts 7x. For me, this has been the holy grail of fairways for me. I can shape high, low, left, right and more importantly, the forward weight has really gotten my spin into a great window. The head to head - Sim 2 LOOKS a lot better to my eye. It is a more compact head shape which really suits my eye. I do game the Sim2 driver so i also like the darker carbon look of the Sim2 fairway. Performance wise, I found exactly what you
  10. I've never gone through CC but have read plenty of stories on their process. I think the upside to using CC is that they do offer free spec checks on all purchases and IIRC they perform the builds in house. That being said, I have never seen the benefit in paying almost double for what you could get from almost any other retailer or most club fitters. If I were you, I would order from Dan's and then take them to a club fitter to have them built to, or as close to the specs you want. Swing weighting a set of clubs shouldn't be a $2k process.
  11. A few items up for sale today. All prices are inclusive of shipping and paypal fees (if you don't trust USPS right now we can discuss alternative shipping). Reasonable offers are always considered but not looking for much by way of trade right now. If any further pictures are needed please let me know. 1. Titleist TS4 8.5* with Project X Evenflow T1100 White 6.0 65g - $190 Plays at 45.5. Has some sandy scuffs on the bottom but face and topline are very clean. Will include original headcover. 2. Tensei Pro White 60TX w/ TM 2* Tip - $155 Played this
  12. 1. City, State? Halethorpe, Maryland 2. Handicap? 2.6 3. Current driver shaft? Ventus Black 6X 4. Current iron shafts? Project X 6.5 5. What Regio Formula Plus shaft do you want to test? MB+ 65 X 6. Are you able to test equipment on a golf course with one week of its receipt? Yes. 7. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Yes.
  13. zdtallan


    I definitely agree, there are minimal improvements to be made from the standpoint of optimization on perfect strikes. I do think that they have made headway from model to model from the standpoint of consistency across the face. I’m a pretty consistent driver of the ball but occasionally get one toe side, and do think that the newer tech improves that miss. In the coming days I’ll get the adapter switched on the tensei to give it a true comparison.
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    I wouldn't pay too much attention to what flies around the BST when gauging if a product is good or not. i.e. you see plenty of ventus shafts in BST but I don't think anyone would argue that it's a bad shaft, maybe just not for everyone. I only have one sim session with the Sim2 but there is a good chance it's going in the bag. No experience with the 440 but gamed the regular M1 for a bit, didn't love it. Also bagged the M5 and most recently a TS4. At first indication, the Sim2 is better across the board numbers wise from my TS4 and the TS4 was better than the M5 and so on. The
  15. I think the fitting is worth it despite what changes you may go through from a growth and strength standpoint because irons especially can be used for multiple seasons. It's much easier and much more cost efficient to find an iron head that you like and then change shafts and lie angles as you get taller, deliver the club differently, or become stronger and need a sturdier or heavier shaft.
  16. Glad you got it sorted out! It is strange that the PO system changes it to a Max automatically but it definitely did the same on my build sheet. So even though I got what I ordered because it was a Sim 8*, it's easy to see how the computer mishap leads to people getting a Max instead of the regular when the lofts are the same.
  17. I think you're definitely on the right track, but I wouldn't say that necessarily crosses my mind when I go through a gapping analysis on my wedges. I play z765's as well but I go from the 46* PW to a 50/55/60 in SM8s. When inside 120 yards I've always felt its important to have the ability to hit multiple clubs with multiple trajectories depending on what the shot calls for. Like you said, maybe I'll hit a soft PW from 90 yards instead of a 55* Interesting that you go 46-51-54-58 and find them consistent with gaps of 5-3-4. But that's why gapping is important to actually do ins
  18. Had a chance to hop in the simulator during lunch today to grab some quick numbers, albeit only had 30 minutes so the sample size is small. Early reaction is the Sim2 is going in the bag. I started last year with an M5 9* playing at 7* with a tensei pro white 60tx in the bag, and switched it out for a TS4 8.5* playing at 7.75* with the same shaft in it. Both drivers played at 45.5. Recently ordered a Sim2 at 8* with a Ventus Black 6X. This isn't an apples to apples comparison so it could be the head or the shaft or a combination of both, but the Sim2 has better numbers across the board.
  19. Sim2 got delivered today from the GG/DSG Ventus deal. Couldn’t be happier, specs were perfect, 1” soft tipping, playing at 45.5”, grip specs felt perfect as well. Head was 8* so didn’t see a mix up happening as some have noted. Will get on the GCquad tomorrow to put it up against my TS4 and throw some stats up to contribute to this thread aside from my my previous nonsensical rambling/complaining.
  20. As stated above, definitely nothing you need from an equipment standpoint. My lone trip to the ocean course was cut short by a wicked storm, we only got through 6 holes. With the storm coming in the wind was something else. Hitting 5-iron from 130, hitting a 3-wood 320+, and everything in between. Enjoy the experience!
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