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  1. I'm guessing the real answer is that they just haven't been selling many of them, and it was a money loser for the tooling and inventory costs and they weren't being requested much on tour. I'm sure that, assuming they sold some number of 3 irons more than zero, they know that it could be a deal breaker for some, and the tour answer sounds better than saying that they lose money on them.
  2. I'll take that bet. When they first came out, Ping themselves said that for the vast majority tangible benefits would be had only with the drivers, which is why they initially weren't on FWs or hybrids. Even when they added them, they acknowledged that it was cosmetic. Just a hunch on my part, but I suspect what they've learned is that unless you already own a Ping driver, turbulators were a negative selling point.
  3. Just to add, it's likely the CSR has access to a catalogue of currently (possibly past) available product. The grips that go to the club OEMs would be worked out between GP and the OEM, and whether or not it says GP, the club OEM would assume all responsibility for it. It's the grip equivalent of a made for shaft, where the shaft company's customer service has no information on the shaft in front of them and defers to the OEM. Often this is how shaft (and grip) companies give a better price to club OEMs -- they take on the support. So GP isn't going to want to have
  4. You're right, but those 200cc drivers had shorter shafts. As do FWs and hybrids. Larger clubhead allow a bigger sweet spot which compensates for the errors longer shafts introduce, and longer shafts bring the potential for longer drives. And distance sells in drivers. Bryson won't be sticking a 200cc clubhead on that 4 foot long shaft.
  5. From the few photos I've seen, the blade length might be getting smaller, maybe top line too, but the sole width and offset still say G series to me.
  6. None. There are a lot of costs associated with doing that. The only time that happens is if a not previously discovered trademark issue happens in some part of the world or there is brand value in using a different name elsewhere that justifies the added cost.
  7. If you look at what the Big Bertha/Great Big Bertha cost and adjust for inflation into today's dollars you might be surprised. However, like Callaway at that time, PXG did show that a segment of players are willing to pay premium prices for what they consider a premium product. Others follow. Test the new stuff against what you have. If the new stuff is better, decide if it's better enough to justify the extra cost. If it is, great. If not stick with what you have, look elsewhere, or wait. It will eventually come down in price or available used. The newest is
  8. Too bad this wasn't available to the masses, as it is, went with Scotty's version.
  9. 1. What is your nearest Titleist fitting location, search HERE Cinnabar Hills GC 2. City and State? San Jose, CA 5. Handicap? 19 4. Current Driver Setup? Ping G400 LST Tour65 5. Were you fit for your current driver? Yes 6. What TSi head do you want to test? TSi3 is my guess, but I would go with whatever the fitter recommends. 7. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Yes
  10. Bayonet and Blackhorse does them every week. They’re in Monterey county so a bit of a drive for you.
  11. Whether someone knows about tipping or not is irrelevant. What is relevant is that the performance difference from tipping 1 inch is significant. When you're fit for a TM (or any OEM's club) using their fitting cart, don't you expect the club you buy to behave like the one you were fit to?
  12. You're not crazy. It's just another way to 'freshen' a new design... or make the older one look 'tired'. It's another tool used to try to convince you to buy a new one.
  13. Tough to say on the other side of the door. It could be initially limited to cosmetic changes for all we know. But it has the potential to be a cost effective (and that's relative) way to get much closer to a truly custom set of clubs. Unless you're a multi major winner or have really deep pockets, designs are adaptations of something made for one of the aforementioned, or they're made, compromises and all, to fit a wide range of players. With 3D printing and the right set of measurements each club's CG could be optimized for how and where you hit the ball. Offse
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