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  1. They’re using an app like the TM’s Myroundpro. Since they use your phone’s GPS, they don’t “do” putts, since the GPS lacks adequate accuracy, and you have to input the distance manually. The player is then distracted between holes as they enter their critical putting data.
  2. See my review in the Member Review section if interested.
  3. Thank you to Bridgestone Golf for this opportunity to review the e12 Contact. Golf ball reviews and tests tend to follow one of two routes. An objective test provides actual data for a robot, whose impact characteristics are not necessarily matched to a human's. It also provides no input as to how a ball feels or its overall playing characteristics. A subjective review, as we have here, provides human feedback, but lacks statistically valid data due to the small sample size combined with the inherent variability of the player. I offer a third
  4. The primary factor is swing speed. If you don’t have the ~105mph threshold, it will never select a BX or BXS. The second factor is “ball-level”. If you give it a high-end ball, it will select the B-level model. Try the E12 contact regardless of your current ball.
  5. Remove nicks and dents with 2000 grit wet paper. Paint 2x coats with Rustoleum flat black. Fill lettering and symbols with Testors model paint. Sell for $2000 as limited edition Tour-only model.
  6. Yes. Please read Vokey’s description of the intended playing conditions, “firm fast fairways and soft bunkers”. Superb in firm fairway and chip/pitch conditions and soft sand. Their Achilles heel is hard/wet/no sand bunkers where the wide sole will bounce. Nature of the beast there though, regardless of the measured bounce. A less condition-specific alternative is the Zipcore medium grind. Sort of a cross between a Vokey K and an M.
  7. @kasting333 If you’re going on personal observation, it’s often difficult to differentiate launch angle from spin. Here’s a good explanation of the change IMO. https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2019/02/26/know-the-differences-titleist-pro-v1-pro-v1x-golf-ball-equipment.html
  8. I think that you driver swing speed isn’t as fast as you think. My i210 PW goes 125 yards, so I have a 100 mph SS. My P790 PW goes 140, so I have a 115 SS. My Rogue SZ 3 wood carries 235, so I have a 115 SS. My SIM2 4 wood carries 240, so I have what, 120? One of the above is actually correct. The chart is a poor estimate and confusing. Go to any golf store and have it measured. It’s free.
  9. IMO/ We get bored with our Ping 210/410/425 clubs because they’re very easy to hit consistently. There’s clearly something in their design that promotes a repeatable impact position. We then sell our boring Pings for more “exciting” clubs, can’t hit them nearly as well, sell them, and buy more Ping 220/435, or whatever. My experience has been that TM and Titeist player-level clubs tend to be the “furthest away” from the Ping mechanics. Callaway is a better mesh. /IMO
  10. There are standard R9’s and R9 TP’s. The TP’s transition from the high COR foam head earlier in the set and have less offset. For appearance, the TP wins. For feel and performance, the standard IMO. The TM site has very good documentation if interested.
  11. Maltby numbers don’t lie. However, they occasionally don’t represent the club’s actual function in unusual cases. The i210 is an excellent current example. The R9 has a wildly high vertical center of gravity, which would normally made shots too low and thin shots overly punished. They have several tricks up their heads though - The faces are essentially inverted cone driver faces, where the entire face rebounds regardless of impact location, and they’re filled with foam, years before PXG or the P790. They remain, arguably, the most technically sophisticated iron s
  12. Hitting out of hard sand requires a specific technique, which is weight on front foot through the swing and face not open, steep swing 1-2” behind the ball. It’s easier with more loft than 54 degrees perhaps. I use a 58;M grind and it works well. There is one club that’s clearly better though IMO, the Ping Eye 2 grind. Its vertical curvature is designed specifically to deal with difficult bunkers.
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