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  1. 1. City, State? Missouri 2. Handicap? 7.1 3. Current hybrid or fairway wood? Almost embarrassed to say but I’m still playing TM R7 hybrids and have been hunting for something to replace them for a long time. Fairway wood in a TM V Steel. 4. Why do you want to test the Callaway Epic Super Hybrid? All of the new technology and adjustability has to help correct my constant battle against going left. 5. Do you agree to take high quality photos, write an in-depth review, and be part of an on-going testing thread? Absolutely!
  2. I tried to switch and got the DHY 3 & 4. I guess my answer is that they didn’t work for me and sitting in the garage. Would probably let them go pretty cheap. They worked OK off the tee but just had trouble off the deck compared to the hybrids and they sucked out of the rough.
  3. We’ve booked a trip to Bandon Dunes for eight for 10/29 through 11/3 in 2022 and would love some feedback from anyone that’s been there. Basic background of the group is half over 65 yrs old and the others in their mid to late 30’s-40’s. Handicaps range from 5 to high teens. So far, the following has been booked but open to suggestions. Day 1 - 8:40 AM Bandon Dunes - replay round at 2:00 PM on Pacific Dunes Day 2 - 9:00 AM Pacific Dunes - replay round at 2:10 PM on Bandon Dunes Day 3 - 9:10 AM Old McDonald - replay round at 2:10 PM on Bandon Trails Day 4 - 11:20 AM Sheep Ranch ** At time of booking, these were the earliest tee times available** Double rooms are booked for Chrome Lakes Here are some of my concerns: 1. Is enough time allowed between rounds to deal with shuttling from course to course and allow time to grab something to eat? 2. is it reasonable to expect the older guys to walk 36 a day for three days in a row? I will be 68 by the time we go and have no doubt that I won’t be able to all 36, even with caddies. I read that most say that the courses are fairly easy walks, but is that really realistic? 3. Is the mix of course choices good or would you recommend a different mix? Maybe add the Preserve one day as replay? 4. We’re coming from St. Louis and looking for best airline/airports to use. We are a major Southwest hub if that helps. 5. The Punch Bowl looks like a lot of fun but it reasonable to try and squeeze it in a day you’re playing 36? 6. Weather? The best info I can find is to expect low to mid 40’s in the morning and mid 60’s for the highs this time of year. Is this somewhat accurate and what should we expect in the way of fog or rain? 7. Anything we’ve missed that should absolutely be added? This may be the one time some of us will ever have the chance to experience Bandon Dunes so we’re trying to make it as special as possible without breaking the bank, or our backs. Any experience or advise you can share would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Funny you should post that video as I just found and watched it last night. Definitely need to get out and work on that. Thanks.
  5. i have only tried them in a Golf Galaxy store and it seemed to help a little, but still not great. Played nine tonight and shot 38 with 18 putts. Hit all but one fairway and 8 out of 9 greens. I have to figure this out!
  6. Just read The Ultimate Putting Program (part 1) in the Instruction area on WRX and found the following very interesting. Definitely worth trying a few mallets with no sight lines in my case as I’ve either been using a square shaped blade or a mallet with three sight lines. Both according to the article promote aiming to the left. As a general rule of thumb, roundness, whether it be head shape or hosel configuration, will likely cause a golfer to aim to the right, whereas squareness and straight lines will cause a golfer to aim more to the left. This being said, a mallet putter may influence a right-aim bias, and a blade putter may influence a golfer to aim to the left. A putter with multiple sight lines will generally be aimed to the left, and a putter without sight lines is likely to be aimed more to the right.
  7. Not sure why, but no matter what type of putter I use, I always seem to get lined up to the left. When I use a line on the ball to line up the putt, once I get in position, it looks as if I’m aimed way right and have zero confidence. Currently using a Ping Vault 2.0 Anser but have used center shaft mallets in the past as well. Same results with all of them. I play to a 6 index but could easily cut a couple of strokes off if I could make anything inside of 8’. Lag putting has never been an issue, just shorter putts. Average putts per round is about 32-34. A really good day is 30 but a bad day can be as high as 38! If it makes any difference, I’m right eye dominant. is it possible that certain type of head or neck would help fix the alignment issues? Open to any and all styles, although prefer a blade or maybe fang style head.
  8. 1. City and State? St. Louis, MO 2. Where do you practice (outdoors or indoors?) Outdoors. Home course has three extra short game holes in addition to the driving range. 3. Have you used a personal launch monitor before? NO 4. How could a Rapsodo MLM help your game? Obviously would help to dial in wedge and iron distances, but having the video feature would be very helpful when working on posture and swing technique. 5. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Absolutely
  9. Funny how he’s getting virtually ZERO tv coverage today other than the commentators showing the local newspaper covers. Sad part is that there’s a camera on Speith every second and they’re in the same group.
  10. Getting new Callaway Jaws wedges and trying to decide if I should go with the stock shafts or match my C-Taper Lites. Old Cleavland CBX wedges have 115g shafts and worked OK. Callaway’s stock offering are TT DG S200 115g weight.
  11. I am still using a Kusala Blue in my driver, now a Ping G400 LST, and have yet to find anything that’s better for me. Flex rating is 5544. I’ve had it in three different drivers over the last 8 years or more and have tried a bunch of newer offerings with little success. Would love to find something that works as well as I assume that it will eventually fail if I keep changing the adapters.
  12. I replaced my IS-K’s with the original P790’s and my handicap has gone from 10 to 4 in two seasons. Still have my old clubs and may take a couple out to see how they work with my improved swing. Biggest adjustment was definitely the change in offset as the ISI-K’s have a ton more than the P790’s. The only thing I don’t like about the new clubs is the turf interaction. Leading edge on the Pings make it much easier to get through the turf if you have a steep angle of attack.
  13. Looking for recommendations for a hybrid shaft that will match up with my iron shafts which are KBS C Taper Lite 105g in P790’s.
  14. The jury is still out on my new 4 & 3 DHY’s with the Diamana Limited shafts. I’ve played two rounds and four practice sessions so far and when hit in the middle of the face with a sweeping swing, they feel and sound great. The slightest steep swing or fat shot produces a horrible feel and clunky sound. Performance suffers greatly with miss hits. Was really hoping that these could replace my old hybrids, but so far, I’m not in love. Currently play original P790’s so I’m thinking that the UDI May be better suited to my swing. Also wondering if the 75g shaft is part of the problem as my irons are 105g KBS Tour Lite and these clubs feel really light.
  15. Are these meant to be hit more like a fairway wood (sweeping swing), or more like an iron (steeper ascent angle)? Looking for something to replace my old hybrids that's not so spiny for short par 4 tee shots and 2nd shots in to par 5’s. I’m more of a digger than a sweeper so I’m concerned if these would be right for me.
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