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  1. I have a 4-hybrid that is cloned to my 4-iron. Shaft, length, SW, loft. I can easily pick between the two. Next set probably won't order a 4-iron. Longer than that, I have a driving iron that flows with irons in terms of length, step down in weight class shaft, etc. I have an incredibly hot and cold relationship with fairway woods, so my next attempt is going to be a low-lofted hybrid that I "flow up" from my irons. Modus GOST shaft in Tour S to complement the Modus 105X iron shafts. What I've realized after a lot of trying is that my driver is my driver and I can't make fairway woods extensions of my driver. I do, however, have success working up from irons for the driving iron, 4-hybrid, and hopefully the low-lofted hybrid that would replace a fairway wood. I'm ok giving up some of the natural length of a 3-wood, because ideally I won't be hesitant to pull the long hybrid out of the bag.
  2. Let Phil know when you find that club, cause apparently that shot isn’t even an option for him. At least not at sea level. https://www.facebook.com/pgachampionship/videos/1559675571067956/
  3. I never store items to my Facebook account but I wound up digging for the video after seeing it initially, so I saved it. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgolf.com%2Finstruction%2Fwhy-standing-closer-ball-can-fix-early-extension%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2nCUNg_MU71SvmEDpOHns0ndC9LqJ2cbMqx9cIwIE6iKkLU3-duyRYUKs&h=AT32JNDGBZnIhGl2cZwUZ80n_AldeKm_Jjbo6t9shsm_UiJ0V8ENaOEP0mc1RBXnd_XlMMsG7oEakntzuarT8mFTzN6VU1ncpByjo0OgYEEsb6wzZ_048sP6YOQB&s=1
  4. 44.75” playing length, Evenflow Black 75g 6.5 (unsure exact gram weight), D2, from a very good fitting session. This is about as ideal as I think I’ll find. That said, it made me think I universally like shorter and heavier in woods and hybrids and driving iron and that has turned out to be a mistake. For me it has been best to not take equipment cues from one part of the bag to another.
  5. I was recently lacking distance why it seemed like I was swinging well, and I came across a ball position feature with Jon Rahm talking about how close he and Tiger get to the ball. The feelings they described were familiar, and I immediately went back to far better contact and way more efficiency of speed and distance. Bonus was less stress on my back with a lot of gained distance AND control. Basically, it forced me to pull my trail hip back properly and then clear out coming through without spinning out because there’s no other choice. I fight high spin on driver a touch when I’m hitting it well, and it’s bad when I’m off. The shorter clubs are way better distance and control when I’m off as well, like you getting almost as much from a 5-wood as driver. Seems similar enough to give it a shot. Just get a little close, get the hands close to your body, and then pull that hip back and let it rip. Simple experiment.
  6. CT and CTL are quite different. For me personally DG and CTL are nothing alike. For me that is coloring DG120 in S and X to C-Taper Lite X. And then both are different than C-Taper in S, which “on paper” is close. It’s not close in real life.
  7. Did you hit the 105 or just the 120? Given what you play and fit into the 105x would seem most comparable. I ask because 105x is great for me but I absolutely hate the 120 series. Currently play C-Taper Lite X in MP20 MMC for reference and it’s a good fit but the ZX7 with 105x is better. It seems odd that you would fit C-Taper S compared to X100 unless the entire goal is to get into that lower weight range.
  8. Deleted. Initially thought he meant 0211 to z forged, missed the ST part. Carry on.
  9. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with fairway woods and I think it’s because I looked at them as an extension of my driver instead of irons. I believe I have a driver swing and an everything else swing. To answer your question, I would start pretty similar to your irons but maybe a bit lighter if need be.
  10. ZX7 or even ZX5 seems like the far more direct comparison with the S55 and 921T. I have hit the 5 and 7 but not the Z forged, but I’d have a hard time imagining the Z forged would make more sense. As a long-time MP player, I hit the 919T a while back and didn’t like it at all. Definitely best to try in real life.
  11. This is going to sound stupid and I have zero proof to back it up, but I feel that raw or brushed finishes get less grabby in Bermuda grass than full chrome. I grew up in PA and used to absolutely hate Bermuda, but being in Charleston, SC for almost 20 years now it’s perfectly normal for me. As for technique, I’ve been using the Phil method of choosing to play off back foot or front foot only, with forward shaft lean regardless. Maybe worth a try.
  12. Ironically, the 43* club doesn't actually appear to have a club marking other than the loft...Wonder what he has between that 43* and the 60* next to it. 17* is kind of a wide gap between GW and LW
  13. To each their own, but I cloned my 4-iron in a hybrid. Same playing length, shaft (it's actually a different shaft from my current irons but the shaft I intend to get next time around and it doubles as a long-term experiment before I pull the trigger on irons), comparable total weight and swingweight, same loft. It takes some doing to get all of that right because hybrids are naturally set up to play much longer with much lighter shafts and all. For me it is a direct replacement for the 4-iron, and I could absolutely swap them in and out. It also allows me to get to my preferred lie angle. That said, there's a good chance I won't bother ordering a 4-iron in my next set of irons.
  14. In USKids line, this would be the ultralight or tour light series in 51-54” size. I could potentially go one size bracket up given how tall she is getting to be. I don’t particularly need a bag for her and I’m fine with a single club or a couple clubs or a full set. TIA!
  15. Doing a putter fitting was a revelation. Turns out I’m 100% suited to a face-balanced putter type. After that there has been some work in dialing in exact weight and feel, but everything face-balanced does dramatically better than anything that isn’t. The other major improvement due to equipment was realizing lie angle on my lob wedge needed adjustment. All the sole wear was towards the heel, so we flattened it and a club that was already one of my favorites became even better. Buying and trying is tempting, but working with somebody to figure it out once and for all is far more productive for me. Don’t get me wrong, I had to buy and try plenty to learn that and I still need to remind myself.
  16. I’m not sure why either, but it was quite controversial. Basically I was told that whatever bounce is right for a player is what they should have for all their clubs. Since it was somebody with a gajillion posts saying this it carried weight with others, but I’m certainly not changing how I do things.
  17. I’ve taken heat for it on this forum, but I mix a high bounce SW with a very low bounce LW. I don’t have multiple sets of wedges for conditions, and coastal southeast region has a lot of super firm sand/waste areas. For me personally it gives me the scalped hard surface shot, the chunk and run heel slam people described here, and super soft dune sand or fine sand options. I’m sure there is a shot I’ll encounter that isn’t ideal for this combo, but I prefer familiar tools and to work on technique. If I had unlimited practice time and the facilities for it I’d probably look to own a whole bunch of wedged and choose. Not the case!
  18. People sometimes do that at the resort at which I caddie. It’s a good option for people who want more basic info (impossible to give the same exact service level to 4 players as 2) and if you’re more self-sufficient on cleaning your clubs and stuff like that then it makes sense. My POV as a caddie is that it’s kind of nice to get the break from carrying the bags from time to time. More rushing around to give 4 players information and advice and less of a player to caddie connection, but it’s a fair compromise for the right group.
  19. The terrible OGIO straps are as much an issue as the weight. Carrying your own bag while playing is completely different than us carrying two bags looping. Almost every backpack style strap setup is horrible to carry on your left side. Most of them suck on the right side as well because they only balance on your back with both straps on. Over the course of ~7 miles and picking two bags up hundreds of times it definitely makes a difference. All that being said, a hoofer will give you all the room you could possibly need and is light enough and balances well and if it’s too heavy then you have junk packed in it that you don’t need. I carry a lighter bag personally, but some times of the year here in coastal SC we can see 30+ degrees of difference, wind or calm, sunny or cloudy, and the best planning still has you needing some layer options even when there isn’t rain.
  20. About to switch from MP20 MMC to ZX7. Part of it is the economics of a different shaft preference, but the big thing is wanting to play a higher bounce club. I've had good results moving that way in my middle wedges, and Mizuno no longer has an exclusive on great feeling forged clubs.
  21. @Spoon if I'm reading this correctly, then the .5" tipping you did on the S is the standard build for that shaft. Or did you mean an extra .5"? If it's the former, that's a great side by side comparison going S to S with standard builds in both. Thanks.
  22. I am a very good fit for the 105x in ZX7 irons straight in. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I did have a 105x put into my 4-iron replacement hybrid (818h2 turned down to 22* and playing at standard 4-iron length and my normal swingweight) and I love it. Kind of a trial before I order clubs. I could see myself looking for the same feel and performance in a driving iron and/or a low lofted FW-replacement hybrid. Past experience would suggest I want to step down in weight. Since the GOST shaft is based on 105 characteristics, this seems like the ideal solution (minus the price tag). I've read a bunch of reviews and researched, but the one thing that confuses me is the flex of the GOST line relative to the 105 iron shaft line. The graphic on Nippon's website shows a similar profile but it's overall shown as stiffer. Then they have Stiff, Tour Stiff, X, and Tour X. The spec chart shows no measurable difference between the S and Tour S, but surely there is. Has anybody paired the GOST with 105x and if so, did you stick with X, go down to Tour Stiff, or all the way down to Stiff? In the low lofted hybrid the 90g weight class of the S or Tour S would be ideal for me, and if it went into a driving iron I'd be playing that at a length where I typically look for the X-flex's 100g weight range. I asked the same question through Nippon's website and they replied that Tour S could work but testing is the key. Obviously testing is the key, but these aren't sitting around on a lot of carts with a variety of tips and lengths and whatnot. I'd like to at least hone in a bit. Thoughts? Graphics and specs at the link below for reference, but I'm really hoping somebody has used both. TIA https://nipponshaft.com/product/graphite_modus_hybrid.php
  23. I did one a month or so ago. It was at a private club on a nice range with good balls. Trackman set up, and they had everything available. A little mixing and matching iron generation heads to check all the potential swingweight and lie angles, but we covered it all. The fitter was knowledgeable and not pushy in any way. I just did the iron fitting but they had a whole spread of everything else, so you wouldn't be missing out for equipment to try. In the end I'm not going PXG for irons but it was worth the $50.
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