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  1. GAPR is money. Like it better than both the Srixon and the Titleist for my game. I think it's quite an underrated club. Can be found new old stock for $100 or less.
  2. Hmm, I have one of those Tight Lies heads in the closet somewhere. Maybe I should shaft it up. I don't remember caring for it too much, but that was several years ago. I just picked up a Mavrik Max 5w in like new condition on CPO for $134. I've had my eyes on these for a while. They seem to get rather positive reviews. It will compete with the Super Hybrid in my bag for the 210-220 spot I desperately need to get locked down. I've also had my eyes on the new Cleveland HyWood. May be easier to elevate than the SH. LAUNCHER XL HALO HY-WOOD HYBRID | Cleveland Golf
  3. Make sure to find an iron that's easy to square the face at address. I struggled for a few years with a hard fade (sometimes a push which would indicate I was changing my swing path in an attempt to straighten out the shot) and tried to fix my swing accordingly. Bought new irons this year (F9's) and realized I was opening the face slightly on setup. Squared them and started hitting lasers. Went back to my old Pings for one round and the hard fade came back. Realized I had them slightly open. It's probably more complicated than that and involves shaft fit and subconscious swing change, but I do think being able to get in the correct position from the very beginning goes a long way.
  4. Mizuno Fli-Hi II 18 degree. $50 or less used. A rocket when struck properly. I've tried all the new DI's and have found anything I hit better.
  5. Available in my local shop here in Golf Wasteland. The major deterrent is the price for me.
  6. I like the Saplize from Amazon. Roughly $2.75/grip. Amazon.com : SAPLIZE Golf Grips 13 Pack Standard Size Including Free 15 Tapes, Rubber Golf Club Grips, Gray : Sports & Outdoors
  7. Is there anyone that sells these retail other than Xcaliber? I would love to get these in a set of wedges/irons, but wouldn't need more than 4-5 shafts. Maybe even someone with an account to order them through or a group buy? Living in a golf wasteland as far as equipment/fitting limits options for testing.
  8. I have no gap issues with my F9 OL irons. If anything, they are more consistent than with variable length sets. I play all of my hybrids and irons at the stock OL length. I also built my 52 degree wedge (Maltby TSW) to the same length. Works great. Driver is stock G400 Max length. 5W is 40". Just received the Speedzone OL 5h to incorporate into the bag. Will put it in play this weekend.
  9. I have a bit of the same problem as the OP with similar swing speeds. The top end of the bag is always troublesome. I think less choice is better. Pick one of the three clubs you hit best and take the others out of the bag for a few rounds. See if you miss them. My bet is you won't. I've played most of my rounds this year with driver and 20 degree hybrid as the two highest lofted clubs followed by 6i. Played some of my best golf ever. That second club really only gets used to make up ground after a mishit off the tee or on Par 5's, and realistically I'm not trying to hold a green in either situation. I'm only ever trying to hold a green from 165-170 which is 6i or 5h depending on the lie and green. For me, a fairway wood is useless except off the tee unless you consider trying to figure out which one of 2-3 clubs to use an advantage. Hybrids are easier to hit for me and more versatile in real playing situations, so I stick with them. YMMV of course. I would agree with ShortGolfer. For the average golfer, 14 clubs is excessive. I play good golf with these clubs in my bag. Each individual would have a different setup of course. I came to this after examining my stats and club usage. Driver - G400 Max 10.5 Hybrid - Callaway BB19 20 degree (sometimes set at 19 depending on the course and my swing that day) Hybrid - Cobra F9 OL 25 degree 7i - PW - F9 OL GW - Maltby TSW 52 degree SW - Mack Daddy PM Grind 56 (rarely used, but the only single purpose club other than the putter you have to keep in the bag) Putter - Odyssey WH #7 * note there is a significant gap between the PW and 52 degree wedge, but I just haven't found anything the F9 GW adds to my game that I can't do with either the PW or 52.
  10. I haven't hit my gap wedge in several months. PW or 52. It's a pretty big gap degree wise between those two, but on the course, I can hit a 3/4 PW or step on the 52 to achieve the same as I would with the GW. Depends on how quickly I need it to stop.
  11. I'm not giving up on it by any means, but it will take some getting used to. I put a midsize grip on it that feels more on the jumbo side. May be the cause of some of the unease. I'll get used to the head size if it performs.
  12. Put the HyWay in play today. Mixed feelings. Took me a few minutes on the range to dial it in. The all black head is tough to line up in the sun. When struck well, a nice solid tink. Not my favorite sounding club head, but nothing I can't get used to. My biggest complaint is the size. It's basically the same size as my F6 4w. A little weird looking down at something that size from 170-180 out. Same complaint I have with the Super Hybrid. Will take some adjustment.
  13. I've played regularly with 3 4h's. A 20 degree BB19 (200 yd), a 23 degree M3 (175-185), and a 23 degree Cobra DWS (160-170). The M3 is now gone, but they all have me significantly different shots. True, the 20 degree isn't really the same as the others, more of a 3h degree wise, but it's still marked a 4h.
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