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  1. I usually shop PGA Tour Superstore for used clubs. I think they've remained relatively well stocked on used clubs in my area with prices that are in line with where they were pre-pandemic. Found a couple of steals recently which has been nice
  2. I bagged one recently after having the ST-Z 5 wood in my bag for a few months. I've mostly gravitated towards Ping drivers for their forgiveness. The ST-Z is the driver I wanted the G425 to be. It's got a great shape, muted sound, and man is it forgiving. For me (your experience may vary) it is easier to hit than the Ping G425. I originally was fitted to a G425 LST, after struggling with that, the fitter I went through had me move into G425 Max. Gave up some distance vs. G425 LST but was more accurate. I tried some shaft options there, I tried a TSi2 as well. After struggling with those, moved into a ST-Z and a few rounds and practice sessions in and I'm loving it. I'm getting good performance with the stock Motore (playing that in the 5 wood as well). Can't stress how easy it is to hit and how good the ball speed is as well (I'm about 6-7 MPH faster than the G425 Max and a about 3-4 faster than the TSi2).
  3. Two items up for sale: SHAFT ON THE DRIVER HAS SOLD. HEAD ONLY REMAINS 1)Titleist TSi2 9* currently shafted w/ a Ventus Blue 6s Velocore. Length on the driver is standard Titleist length. Gripped with a Golf Pride Z Grip which is still in very good condition. Overall the club is in great shape. There is some residue from a lead tape experiment on the heel that you can kind of see from pictures. Did my best to get it off, but still some there. Does not impact playability. Usual scratching on the sole from use but crown and face are in great shape. No wrench or head cover Asking SOLD for the HEAD ONLY. 2) Mizuno M-Craft II putter. Black 34" length. Stock Mizuno grip. Played for 3 rounds so it's in great shape. Ended up going with the satin color instead, just trying to recoup some of my loss. Weight kit is brand new, never opened and included along with the headcover. Asking SOLD Shipped to the US. Open to offers and trades. Need pics, have questions, fire away.
  4. Not exactly, but I carry a 5 hybrid and a 6 iron that are only 1 degree apart. My 6 iron is 27 degrees and the 5 Hybrid is 26 degrees. Through some experimenting I found that the gap between these is about 13-15 yards which has been working well. The 5 hybrid then blends well down to the 4 hybrid. I've never been a great long iron player. Took a while to get over my ego and bag the 5 hybrid but it's been great for some shots with yardages I have every time I play my home course. I think there's a very strong argument to be made for focusing less on having a clean bag with sequential clubs and just putting what fits your needs in the bag.
  5. I play the 5wood lofted down with the stock Motore. It is such a good five wood. What I like is that it's easy to launch but has a deeper face than the Ping G425. I liked the Ping a lot (which was the other option I strongly considered), but the shallow face was a bit off putting to me from the tee. Always thought no matter how low I teed the Ping that I would pop it up. The Mizuno is just as easy to launch from the turf and is far more inviting to my eye on a tee. It spins a bit more than other offerings, but I find that's probably why it's easy to launch. It never balloons on me though, just a nice mid to high flight. For context, I play to a 12 HDCP, driver swing speed is about 103. From the tee total distance is around 235-250 depending on the strike. I've hit a few longer ones but that's the rare occasion when everything happens like it should during the swing (which isn't that often) Would really recommend it. I've loved it enough to really consider picking up the driver. At $399, I feel that could be the best deal out there, even leaving some room to upgrade shaft and still be in the ball park of other OEM's offerings in terms of price.
  6. Fit is the number one characteristic and price is right behind I hate spending a ton on gloves because I like to use multiple during a round (I live in the south and I sweat through gloves). Over the last year, I've used the Maxfli Tour glove from Dick's. $12.99 each or two for $22 is a pretty good deal. They were two for $18 for a while so stocked up. Not quite as cheap as the Costco gloves but I didn't love the way those fit. The Maxfli fit me well and are relatively durable.
  7. Ping G425 is so stupid easy to hit. I'm sure your appreciably better than I am (currently sitting at 11 HDCP) but man, it's so point and shoot with the Ping. Stock CB shaft is going to be what you'll need to change so get ready to wait if you order from PING or find a way to source a better option and ditch the CB. Is it designed to be more forgiving than workable? Yes. Should you discard trying it because of that? No.
  8. G400 (not max) is the most forgiving option. Had one, sold it, regret it. Maybe not as long, but very easy to hit G425 LST is 445 (I believe), fairly forgiving TSi4 as previously mentioned, haven't hit it, but have read it is not forgiving
  9. Has the deal closed yet? I know it got announced but didn't think ownership had changed hands yet. I am certain new buyers would have to sign off on any contracts being signed as they would inherit them. Maybe someone in M&A could clarify
  10. cn34

    G425 VS TSI

    Have been back and forth trying lines from both companies this season (lots of ebay, facebook marketplace, BST action). For context, Driver wise, I tend to hit the ball a bit high on the face, about a 102-105 Swing Speed, Carry of 245-255. Miss tends to be heel side so I can end up adding a lot of spin to driver shots. Overall, I would give the nod on drivers to Titleist. I struggled with the 425 LST and Max didn't have great distance, but man was that thing accurate (but loud). TSI3 was good but not very forgiving, found a good combo with the TSI2 and Tensei White. Feel like it gives me close to the forgiveness of the G425 Max but with more upside on distance Again, my experience and preference, it's hard to beat how easy it is to hit PING fairway woods. I really really liked the G425 Max, but ultimately ended up even going a different direction and getting the Mizuno ST, which is a nice middle ground of easy to hit like the PING and great distance off the tee like the Titleist.
  11. Peter Millar. I'm 5'9" and I've fluctuated in weight from about 175-190 over the last couple of years (depends on how much time I'm spending on the bike vs. on the golf course) and PM stuff has looked great all the way through that spectrum. Plenty of stretch with room, but not baggy. Really tough to beat.
  12. Appreciate the feedback from everyone. Lots to digest. Responding to a few general points- Wasn't chasing a few yards. was chasing anywhere from 15 to 25 yards. That was the difference between averages with my previous G400 and all of the new clubs (TM, Callaway, Ping, etc). Ball speed was that much higher and spin that much lower Shaft length may be part of the culprit, but miss with the G400 at a 1/4" shorter was also heel side. I know it's in the swing and it's being addressed through lessons and drills - I am going to spend some time on the range and try choking up a 1/4" to see if that helps with contact and ball flight. One comment was to go back to the Kuro Kage. I still have my G400 and may see if I can get a G425 Tip installed on the shaft to see if that helps. I have contemplated that and it's an option for sure. Appreciate the feedback on the Callaways. I did test those, ball speed was lower than the Ping or TM for me. But.... maybe I need to give up a little ball speed to gain the accuracy back Last comment was on the TSi3. I tried the TSi2 during fitting and it spun too much. TSi3 may be an option that I need to spend some time hitting - just trying to avoid going through the entire fit process again One other thing I am going to try is to turn the loft up as that closes the face (at least from what I've read - if you believe the internet) Thanks again. I get it's probably more me than the club, but what's the fun in that.
  13. I did a fitting a while back and landed on a Ping G425 LST as the final recommendation. I came from a Ping G400 (standard) which was straight and reliable but lacked on distance. We looked at a variety of shafts, but decided the stock Tensei Orange performed well and couldn't really justify the gains with upcharge shafts. The challenge I'm having is that taking it to the course, it's simply too hard to control. The miss I'm getting with it is at best a big fade and at worse, a full on slice. My thinking is that with the G425 LST the weighting is doing it's job of removing spin but removing any aspect of forgiveness. My miss tends to be toward the heel and maybe a bit high. I've tried playing with the back weighting and playing with the lofts but I'm getting more "bad" shots than I am great or even good shots My question is where do I go from here? During fitting, in addition to the Pings, we tried the Callaway and Taylormade offerings. I initially hit the TSi2 as well, but fitter didn't think the Titleist offerings would work well for me so we did not try the TSi3 I'm hesitant to go back through the fitting process, but I'm at a loss because the Ping is simply not working. I went from driver being one of the most reliable clubs in the bag to the worst. For further context with the LST (on Trackman) my swing speed average was 103, ball speed 149, and spin was 2800. Open to any recommendations knowing I may take a loss but I can sell the LST and get into something that's a better fit. I'm past the return period, which is on me, because I knew after about 2 weeks it wasn't right. Live and learn I guess
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