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  1. Atlanta National/White Columns has been terrible since Club Corp came in. Very heavy course usage leading to slow rounds and often not recognizing anyone at the course other than management. If you enjoy getting out for a quick (3.5 hours and less) round do not join here. I recently dropped my membership due to pace of play issues and moved to Golf Club of Georgia. Best move I ever made and should have done it a year ago. If you're looking for exceptional golf, active membership, quick pace of play and two great courses you might look into it. Another place with great pace of play, but a bit further out, is Hawks Ridge. Honestly, while playing at White Columns/Atlanta National/Manor I would up playing my weekly game at Echelon instead. There the greens are in better shape, fairways comparable and pace of play SO much better that Club Corp.
  2. Because I don't want to drop more money on custom shafts over the top of what I've already got into these. I really like the new Ping hybrids and rather than put any wear on these, I'm switching. Otherwise, its not a bad idea.
  3. I checked my invoice from Club Champion. It was 1800 for fitting, and two hybrids - and still not happy with what was ordered because the shaft is too hard for me to load and the results I get on the course/range are VERY different than what I got in their simulator. Unlike PGA SS, once you buy from them your hosed if they got it wrong. Lesson learned. I looked on Ebay in response to your post and it appears you're correct. The hybrid shaft appears to be going for around 125 new on Ebay (didn't look up retailer but assume they are within 25 as usual) - so like the rest of the experience with PXG and Club Champion, one more thing to be displeased about. Thanks for taking the time to point it out publicly. I assume you got some form of need met by doing that instead of taking a moment to send a PM. Hopefully you gained an inch by doing so. For everyone else - I stand corrected on shaft price and dropped price accordingly in ad.
  4. They are standard length: 40 3/4" on the 17 degree and 10 1/4" on 19 degree.
  5. Adjustable by .75 and 1.5 degress. 17 degree will play 15.5 to 18.5 (sold) 19 degree will play 17.5 to 20.5 (sold) Both have $150 HZRDUS Black 85 gram hybrid shaft in 6.0 Purchased a couple weeks ago directly from PXG and put on my own blue and white iomic grips. Both clubs show no wear and were only used for 3 rounds. I have $700 in each club - purchased through Club Champion in the Atlanta area. Will take $800 for both or $425 apiece. No trades All prices are shipped CONUS.
  6. We hate venereal disease and child abuse as well - make you want to go out and get some of that? Seriously, that's your logic?
  7. Golfsmith doesn't manufacture components. PXG finally contacted me.....I'm going in for a fitting next week. Looking forward to it. I'll give an update......they instructed me to bring my irons (Mizuno MP 59) for a side to side comparison. The fitting will take place outside at Scottsdale National Golf Club.....I had a choice of outside there, or inside at their facility. I chose outside in order to see the ball flight. Take a demo Srixon Z745 6 iron to compare at your fitting. It will be a better comparison than your Mizzy 59s and will save you two grand. I have z745, I don't know what so special about em though.....good club, but there's many similar to it..... Actually there aren't. Take the time to compare lie/loft/offset of all iron sets made for 2016 and you'll only end up with PGX, Cally and Srixon with similar stats.
  8. Golfsmith doesn't manufacture components. PXG finally contacted me.....I'm going in for a fitting next week. Looking forward to it. I'll give an update......they instructed me to bring my irons (Mizuno MP 59) for a side to side comparison. The fitting will take place outside at Scottsdale National Golf Club.....I had a choice of outside there, or inside at their facility. I chose outside in order to see the ball flight. Take a demo Srixon Z745 6 iron to compare at your fitting. It will be a better comparison than your Mizzy 59s and will save you two grand. I doubt ANY demo 6 iron will be a better comparison to my Mizuno's. And to say that S(hit)rixon's would save me 2k tells me that they cost 400 bucks a set.....that also tells me a whole lot. Thanks for your opinion...but you know what they say about opinions. Srixons are now 800 for a full set. PGX are running 3K plus a fitting unless you know exactly what you want or the fitting is free where you go (CC isn't). Your Mizzy's will not outperform the PGX on anything except possibly workability. PGX will feel as good or better while outperforming your Mizzy's (even if all was same the mishits would be better, though all will not be the same). PGX and Srixons are lofted almost identically and provide a good point of comparison for gains in performance due to "technology". I found the Srixons performance equal to the PGX in identical head/shaft combination. I did go with PGX for hybrids as they were MUCH better than the old tech I was playing.
  9. Cameron Newport 2, 35" standard weights - superstroke 2.0 Flatso grip and 2015 Masters headcover. Shows bag chatter - can be seen in pics. $250 $230 $200 shipped CONUS
  10. Golfsmith doesn't manufacture components. PXG finally contacted me.....I'm going in for a fitting next week. Looking forward to it. I'll give an update......they instructed me to bring my irons (Mizuno MP 59) for a side to side comparison. The fitting will take place outside at Scottsdale National Golf Club.....I had a choice of outside there, or inside at their facility. I chose outside in order to see the ball flight. Take a demo Srixon Z745 6 iron to compare at your fitting. It will be a better comparison than your Mizzy 59s and will save you two grand.
  11. Shaft comparisons were pretty dramatic. I really liked the HZRDS yellow in the driver matched with the GLStec head but not enough to switch from the Rogue. The PGX driver head is good - no knocking it. Just not any better than several other combos. The fitter was able to let me try same shaft in all heads so that kept things apples to apples. Shaft made a huge difference in the hybrids. I only tried the 0311s. The reason for that is that the lofts in that set are closely matched to the lofts in my Srixon's so it made a better comparison. The 0311Ts were there and looked/felt very good. A little less offset and more traditional lofts.
  12. Over the last month I've gone through bag set up for the year (late due to broken collarbone over the off season). With all the excitement around PXG, they were the natural choice for things. I currently play a Ping G LS Tec, 9 degree with stock stiff shaft (and at times an Aldila Roge 125 MSI, tour stiff), Cobra King LTD Pro fairway set to 13 with black aldila stock shaft, ping g25 20 degree hybrid, stiff, Srixon z745 irons and cleveland 588 2.0 wedges. I went through a full bag fitting and spent over a month hitting different drivers, fairways, hybrids, irons and wedges. I'll summarize all but the PXG for the purpose of the thread. Driver - started season with M1 with 125 MSI rogue. Great driver. Switched to the GLStec because I'm a die hard Ping fan and get similar results with more confidence. strong 3 wood - started season with TEE e8 and switched to the Cobra King LTD pro. Both 13 degrees. The cobra offered similar performance with better dispersion wedges - started season with Callaway Mack daddy 2 Tried MD3, Edel (lost a full club length on Edel wedges) and Cleveland. The 99 dollar cleveland outperformed everything so I bought two sets (one for practice) Irons - I started season with Srixon z745. Tried Cobra black combo set (cavity mb) and while they were workable and very consistent. Had a range session and two round with Cobra, I lost a half club to a club throughout the set. Tried Titlest TMB...hated the sound (clicky) and feel and also lost distance with these (comparing seven irons only - about a half bucket). Went to do a full bag fitting with a PXG fitting center in Atlanta. Had every intention of getting the irons irons. After very extensive work with them on the track man and a fitting pro, the results were almost identical to my Srixons. The PXG did feel a bit better to me (I like the softer feel of the them) and the sound was perfection (muted and solid). PXG were very easy to hit, though not as easy to work - they seemed to want to go straight. Distance was within feet of the Srixon consistently. While I want them for the feel - they just didn't provide any perfomance gain over the z745 (which go for 8-900 per set). I regripped the Srixon and stuck with them for this season. However.....the hyrbids! I go back and forth between long irons and hybrids depending on how my swing is going and course. I also often opt for a 17 degree hybrid and 3 wedges in lieu of a 3 wood on some courses. Hybrids are the club I seem change the least in my set up. During the full bag fitting I tried Titleist H1, Ping G, my current G25 (still felt the best) and PXG. The Titleist performed well but the sound and feel did not fit me at all. Ping G felt good but looked terrible from address (subjective). The PXG was muted, looked good at address, and had a solid feel, though didn't quite get that smash factor feel I get from the G25. However, the numbers do not lie. The PXG with HZRDS black hyrid shaft had mid launch, tight dispersion, reproducible distance and was consistenly a full club better shot after shot. Also, it is adjustable up or down 1.5 degrees. At 400 a pop (plus the shaft) they aren't cheap, but as I age, anything that can give me an edge on 200 - 230 yd approaches is meaningful to my score. If you're shopping for a hybrid and not worried as much about cost - definitely give these a shot. In a nutshell I found all PXG to be solid. The driver is nice, but so are a lot of others (M1, M2, Ping G, etc...). The current selection of head/shaft combos out there at half the price can outperform the driver and fairway wood. The irons were better than everything else I tested with the exception of the z745s. The PXG were equal to Srizon in performance and better in feel. If you're are shopping them, I'd strongly recommend hitting PXG against Srixon on the range and on the monitor before making a decision. Not the most technical of reviews and admittedly subjective, but hopefully helpful. I
  13. I would love to try PXG before I pull the trigger on T-MBs, but can get a response from them on their website about getting fit in Atlanta. I looked at the fitting experience in Scottsdale, but that seems to be set for either the people who didn't earn their money or idiots that will allow themselves to be fleeced to be able to impress someone that they did. For the fitting experience you get a club fitting, two nights at the four seasons, three meals and drinks at the course, 14 clubs and two hosted rounds at the course. If fitting is 500, 4 Seasons 1K per night, 14 clubs 5K, 100 breakfast and 100 lunch and 200 dinner, 500 per round on golf, that's still only 8900. Not sure where the other 3600 dollars gets attributed here. I honestly can get past paying 5k for a set of clubs if they are exactly the right fit - even though I'm sure I can find pretty darn close for about 35% less. However, setting something at an exorbitant price for the sake of doing so only seems to highlight the lack of common sense in those partaking of the "experience". Perhaps there's a significant value not being spelled out that would cover the other 3600 starting price? All that aside - does anyone know where you can get fit in the Southeast?
  14. Kudos to TM customer service. I wanted to put my Aldila Rogue Limited into the head but no one had adapters. I called TM and they are shipping new M1 adapter free of charge.
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