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  1. I miss to the left and have a history of snap hooks so I’m always aiming to the right. I took the 5 wood out to the course for the first time yesterday and it’s dead easy to hit straight or gentle fade in the standard setting. I kept finding myself on the edge of the right rough yesterday not because of poor strikes but because that’s where I was aimed and the club went straight to gentle fade. As I’ve said before, it’s just stupid easy to hit. I might experiment with lofting it down a bit to get a bit more distance out of it but I have yet to do so. Probably experiment next time at the range. I really want to test out the driver now. My experience with the 5 wood has been great and I hope that translates to the driver too.
  2. I’ve got the 5 wood in my bag with the 5.5 Riptide and I love it. It’s very easy to hit and very forgiving. I tend to miss left and I can play it straight to a gentle fade. Playing in the standard setting and flat. I’ve got a Cally 4W that I’ve pulled out of the bag in favor of this. Goes the same distance, easier to hit and straight. Underrated IMO.
  3. Got to ask: what the hell is an unturned ferrule?
  4. If Cobra isn’t 100% linked to extraverts, the data is bunk.
  5. But what if they have the Mizuno Pro script on them?
  6. Well, I guess this forum is locked now.
  7. I hear ya. Make sure you bring your current driver to compare. A lot of people think GG juices numbers.
  8. I thought the same. Ian at TXG says 2.7 yards per 1 MPH of swing speed is about right. I’m in the 95-100 range and I definitely don’t knock them 280.
  9. I just picked up the ST-Z 5 wood. It’s larger than most 5 woods but it’s absolute money. It has a lot of Ping consistency and forgiveness characteristics but it thankfully doesn’t look like a Ping.
  10. City, State? St. Petersburg, FL 1. Handicap? 15 2. Current hybrid? Callaway Super Hybrid 3. What is important to you in a hybrid? For it not to be a hooking machine 4. Why do you want to review the Cobra KING Tec Hybrid? I like the adjustability and hope it can help prevent the lefts. 5. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? You bet.
  11. 1. City, State? St. Petersburg, FL 2. Handicap? 15 3. Current hybrid or fairway wood? Mizuno St-Z 5 wood, Callaway Epic Max 7 wood 4. Why do you want to test the Callaway Epic Super Hybrid? Would love to add a fast and forgiving 19* hybrid 5. Do you agree to take high quality photos, write an in-depth review, and be part of an on-going testing thread? You bet
  12. I picked up the ST-Z 5 wood. Coming from a RBZ Tour 5 wood. Took it to the range tonight. It was very easy to launch and forgiving. Hit a couple off the toe and heel and I was shocked how little it was punished. I tend to miss left but I was hitting nice gentle fades. It’s a keeper.
  13. Same boat as others. I’m a mid capper that got back into the game after a 15 year absence. Went from Rogue X to Rogue to PTX Pros to P790s to JPX 921 HMP to MP4s trying to find an iron that agrees with me. Really liking the MP4s. I also have a set of MP32s as well that I like almost as much as the MP4s. The ho’ mentality is strong with me. With the blades, I’ve noticed no significant loss in distance, improved height and spin. When I have an off center hit with the HMP I’m 5 yards short. With the MP4s I’m maybe 10 yards short. A bad swing is a bad swing. Two other benefits are using the blade helps me identify my swing weaknesses more easily than a GI club - feedback is instantaneous. Secondly I can feel the heavier blade head in the swing. I should be playing GI irons but they just don’t agree with me.
  14. If you’re a low spin, low trajectory player, loft and spin are your friend.
  15. Possibly higher lofts = higher spin = increased carry.
  16. Bought one as well to test as I generally don’t get along with drivers. I’ve been using a 13.5° 3 wood off the tee but would love to get a little more distance and forgiveness. I’m still on the fence on the Gen 4 XF but honestly haven’t tested it much on the course. I took it out once and I put some good swings on it but it didn’t seem to get anymore distance than my 3+ wood. I’ve hit it a few times on the range but the range I frequent faces south (bright Florida sun) with elevated green targets. Anything over 200 yards is nearly impossible to gauge. It seems to be in the same range of my 3+ wood but I can’t verify for certain. I need to give it more time in the bag though. Pros: —forgiving —accurate —value —looks good Cons: —maybe not as long as I would like but I need to verify —sound (it seems really loud; I felt the need to apologize to others on the range)
  17. 1. City, State? St. Petersburg, FL 2. Handicap? 15 3. What is your current driver? PXG 0811 Gen 4 4. How could the Cleveland Launcher XL Lite help your driving? I struggle mightily with today’s heavier drivers. I think this driver would help immensely. 5. What loft and flex Cleveland Launcher XL Lite would you like to win? 10.5° 6. Do you agree to post a driver review on the Cleveland website? Yes 7. Do you agree to take high quality photos, write an in-depth review, and be part of an on-going testing thread? Yes. Amateur photographer so I could take some good shots.
  18. 1. Must subscribe to Club Champion's YouTube channel HERE - done 2. Search for your local Club Champion location HERE 1 done 3. What Club Champion location would you get fit at? Tampa, FL 4. Have you been fit for clubs before? Yes 5. What part of your bag could use a fitting? Irons
  19. I haven’t hit either but I was surprised the MMC was considered more forgiving than the Tour.
  20. Yes, I think you and @BCULAWnailed it on the shaft. I always assumed the R300 was a mid weight shaft around 100-105g. I tend to favor shafts in the 90-105 gram range and the R300 certainly is outside that range. My original plan when I bought both sets was to only keep one. I’ll definitely keep the MP4s but I might have to reshaft the MP-32s and keep those too - they’re such a good looking iron.
  21. I was able to pick up two used sets in great condition and have taken them to the range twice (only able to hit off mats due to rain). These are experimental sets to ticker with. The MP-32 are shafted with DG R300 and the MP-4 are shafted with NS Pro 950GH (R). I have noticed that the MP-4s seem more forgiving and higher launching which I was not expecting. Is this because they are a more recent release? I presume the shaft is influencing the higher launch in the MP-4s. Anybody else hit both or have any insight they’d like to add?
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