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Pittknife

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  1. Titleist fittings like every other fitting from the manufacturer is hit of miss. I've had some very bad fittings including this year where I ended up explaining how to fit myself (or anyone) to the Titleist fitter that had been on the job for a year. I would tend to trust a fitting center a lot more than the manufacturers. Either way you need to get fitted multiple times before you buy anything, you want to take the average not a one day one hit wonder session. Or do like most people buy and pray or adapt to the equipment.
  2. They (my private club) and I would put a 9 iron in your bootyhole if you played music on our course. It’s an old school mentality and one I really like at my club. We take our hats off when dining inside and are polite to each other, it’s why I joined there. When I’m at a public course I suffer through it, I don’t like it but it’s my choice to play a public place. Music is not for the golf course, the game is hard enough without something messing my tempo and concentration up.
  3. City and State (US Only): Pittsburgh, Pa Handicap: +2.8 Current Irons: Callaway Rogue Pros 4-PW with kbs c-taper 130 x Favorite Feature of the New P790 irons: supposed forgiveness and I like the look If selected, do you agree to participate in a review thread? We would ask you provide hi-res, quality photos, and provide a review of the clubs? I would agree to all that and think I’m a perfect tester for these irons. I’m always fitted to blades but hate them. I also have a pretty good following on Instagram
  4. There are 4 short par 4's on this high-end public course I play at when I'm not at my club. They range from 300-340yds from the back, I can drive all 4. When I can I always let the guys in front know that on these holes I will generally hit it close to them and yell real loud if I know I'm getting close. If I don't know them I'll just layup short or I'll make sure to miss away from them. This happens all the time on par 5s, people ask me why I layup when I clearly can go for the green, I don't care. I don't get paid millions to hit shots, I don't even care if it is a match, I'm not holding peo
  5. > @zwhitworth said: > Something about the sound chamber and limited visibility, but I struggle to hit a ball on the sweetspot indoors. It’s also the angles of the wall in your vision. When I was doing testing there was a clear difference with some players that have depth perception issues in doors with low light and walls vs outside. I’m one of them, I don’t hit well in simulators. Another issue is shoes, indoors some people will wear tennis shoes or their normal shoes and it throws off their balance quite a bit. Some running shoes have a tilt to them and you can see players lose the
  6. Almost everyone fits me in a yellow hzrdus 75 6.5, I’ve hit it a ton in all types of heads and even demo clubs in rounds. My chs is a little bit higher than yours but I personally feel it’s too much shaft for me. I’m 40 btw and don’t want to feel I have to really swing it to hit it, I can’t keep that up for a full round anymore. The shaft itself feels solid and great, it’s just heavy and for me to get the best out of it I have to swing full which I rarely do now. It will drop your spin quite a bit and feels awesome, it’s just not good when I want to tone it down.
  7. It will also depend on the type of swing but a good gap 12-15yds up until about the 5i. On your lower lofted clubs as a better player you will want more spin and higher angle of decent to hold greens. There isn’t a point to hitting a 4 iron 215 if it can’t hold a green. So those gaps between 5-4-3 maybe a few yds closer, especially if you aren’t great at making contact. That’s why hybrids are a really good fit in long irons to help you get the right gap. But I’ve also seen a lot of high handicappers that flip too much and have 5-10yd gaps in short irons and hit their long irons a little mor
  8. I have never gone to club champion but a buddy that I recently played with just got fitted there. He was fitted in a Cobra F9 10.5 with a VA Slay shaft. I can tell you he only missed one fairway and just bombed the ball. I never even heard of that slay shaft but it was definitely the right fit for him. I know he paid $150 for the fitting and it didn't go towards buying the club from them but he felt he got his monies worth.
  9. I know the guy who personally designed them at TMAG, these were in the generation of irons after I left TMAG. They are based on the japanese CB design if I remember correctly. That insert is an electroform from LaFrance. I don't know which material they used but back then 455ss was pretty popular for any heads out of their Advanced or Dynamic factories. Great score man
  10. > @jackaa said: > Cool.. That's a BIG bomb. I know the hole. > I'm from Pittsburgh and caddied for Tom **** in 1972 at the Pgh Field club. > Jack That was my first time at pfc, I've been invited to Fox Chapel but never got to play the field club until now. I really want another chance at the course now that I know where to hit it and putt. Greens are a little deceiving and my caddie wasn't the best at reading them yet. I was in the fairway even with the bunker on the left short of the green.
  11. > @kekoa said: > What was your longest with the max?? I was carrying the max 270-280, but almost zero roll. Most of time you see the divot in front of my drive and that was delofted to 8deg. It is a great club but just too spinny and high launch for me. > @t4t3r said: > 350 is some carry even downhill and down wind with mid 160 ball speed. Just sayin... Yeah, I almost never swing that hard, my ball speed is mid 160s. If I had to guess I would say I was 120-125 chs+ on that swing probably closer to 180s ball speed. It's not controllable, just one of those rare setups tha
  12. > @Barfolomew said: > Was it downhill? cause if it was you cant drop 392 in your original post without mentioning that lol... or else your gonna get lit up for masking it..... its the way of forums young jedi Of course it was down hill, that's why I included a pic of the hole and I'm not young btw. Next longest drive on that hole was 320yds which is still a great poke. > @Krt22 said: > Musta got a generous bounce off a sprinkler head! I have some 340-350 pokes with help of elevation/wind with my M6, nothing in the 390 range yet! we had forecaddies and they told me it fle
  13. > @scott_Donald said: > what weight settings did you end up with? > > Great hit and course looks lovely. I went from both at max fade, to both being in the low position except the 2nd one being 2 clicks back of lowest. It made a huge difference for me as far as the way the face felt. > @t4t3r said: > The HZRDUS Smoke is going to be the same regardless of source unless you got a completely different Smoke (like Yellow for instance), or it was tipped differently, etc. Shouldn’t be enough variance to cause any significant differences like for like. I got the newer
  14. > @toddba11 said: > Was that with the stock Hazardous Smoke shaft? No it’s a custom one, not the titleist one. The stock felt empty to me so a week ago I got a real one and put a tmag adapter in it. It feels better less light and empty if that makes sense. I changed the swingweight to D2 as well with the new shaft and went to 45” vs the 45.75” > @avguy said: > Just curious, orientate me....on the pic - is that from tee box out? If so, and you hit 10yds of draw, are u a lefty? The tee box is to the bottom left on that pic, it’s a dead straight hole, the angle of the
  15. What ball where you testing with? It will make a big difference. I’ve seen guys hit great numbers with range balls only to find out when they play their gamer they can’t keep the ball in the air, I’ve also seen the opposite . Indoor it should be easy for them to test you with your gamer. In the old days it could be the head tolerances but with newer drivers they are very consistent. Sometimes the parameters of the swing analyzers are not imputes right or they have some boosting going on. A lot of variables but frankly what happened to you is not uncommon. It sucks that store didn’t make it rig
  16. > @Shades234 said: > How many bounces on the cart path? ;) jk. Nice poke. No cart path bounce because it has to be in the fairway but some tail wind :). Thanks just as I was bout to give up and go to the ping 410lst...
  17. I bought the M5 a few weeks ago to replace my g400max. It’s taken awhile for me to adjust to it as the g400max is such a great club for forgiveness. After dialing it in I got the perfect settings for me, low and 2 clicks low from face, set to 8.25 deg., hzrdus smoke 6.5 70. I played in a tournament today with caddies verifying scores and prizes. I was told I had the longest drive the caddies have seen on a bunch of holes including some 330-350yd drives. On the long drive hole a par 4 467 yds I hit a bomb 392yds, which the tournament director said was longest in history at the course. I swung r
  18. I have some epic knockoff stories... Its kinda an inside joke in the industry. The returns we used to get where people were going ballistic about a club sucking then comes to find out they bought it off ebay and it's not even ours. Or when we had a set of irons that were in prototyping stage there was already a knockoff we didn't even release them yet lol
  19. > @QuigleyDU said: > here are a couple pics that I posted a few weeks ago of a Titleist driver that came into the store that was fake. Just looking at it I could not tell. It was only swinging it, and holding it next to one I knew was real I could determine the fake. > > https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1766545/counterfeit-driver#latest They have 3 methods of counterfeiting: 1. They use a 3D scanner and then build the tooling based on that, That’s why you will see a lot that are bigger than the real ones. 2. They get a worker that is either leaving or doesn’t care to
  20. > @Bucket said: > > @Pittknife said: > > Couple of questions, what ball were you using and did they setup ball characteristics correctly on the trackman because 99mph CHS is quite high for a 7 iron.... Your spin is spot on at around 7k, and your peak height is around 20-25ft higher than avg, your decent angle is pretty good for how high you hit it and launch is real high for still having that amount of spin. I'm just wondering if there was some boosting going on from the fitter.... > > > > > Anyways, the shaft flex generally will not reduce side spin as muc
  21. I had the opposite experience, I have an m5 8.25 with a smoke 6.5, I was at titleist day and they put me into an ef white 6.5 and it launched and spun higher in the ts3 head compared to mine. Then they put me in the yellow hzrdus like every other fitter does. I will say I prefer the feel of the ef white over the smoke, it felt more solid.
  22. > @JDW3 said: > Titleist had a demo day at my club today. I played with a CPGA pro that’s a Titleist ambassador. I hit his TS2 3 wood a couple times and hit it well so I decided to stop by the demo event. I ended up getting getting fit for a TS2 driver and 3 wood. I picked up a couple mph ball speed with the TS2 driver over my G400 max. I’m still undecided if I’m going to get the driver but I’ll definitely be getting the TS2 3 wood. It was a little bit longer than my F9, the dispersion was better and the ball flight was better. I just went through all the drivers out there replacing
  23. > @Mahamilto said: > Big TS3 fan here too... Thing is the whole package of looks, sound, feel, and performance. I love the performance but it is so loud it literally made my ears ring. The tech that was fitting me was even getting startled. I hit high on the face and I guess that’s where it makes the loudest sound. But I liked the flight on it. Interestingly I didn’t hit it too much left.
  24. Get a scotchbrite 3m wheel in coarse/fine/medium or a 2x72 belt, it will take it off in 30secs. You can also use ferric acid. Pics of wheels and belts I use for finishing
  25. > @tyorke1 said: > what about rust prevention, anything we can do, I have grinded lots but after a bit they can look bad depends if its carbon or cast stainless, most wedges vokeys etc are cast stainless, they shouldn't oxidize, use a finer grit belt like 600-800 AO. If it's carbon not much can be done except have some one chrome/pvd/ or another coating on it. You can high buff to mirror which will protect it some but as soon as you scratch it and moisture sets it will rust again.
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