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  1. I’ve been through this to some extent as age issues hit. Being an opportunistic club buyer being the other part of the equation.

     

    For me the gaps in longer iron 4,5,6 were the issue. Going to stronger lofts with a smidge more loft between gave me space to figure out top and bottom. So the base set is now 6-G.  The 6 iron is 24 or 25 (I have 2 sets) which is the absolute lowest loft iron I should carry. My winter purchases have been filling out top and bottom.

     

    Decided to keep the same look in Driver and fairways went D, 3W, 5W.

    I may only carry the 5 with another hybrid up top and right now have 5 wedges. G at 48, 52, 56, 60.

     

    My set to start will be D 9*, 3W 15*, 5W 18*, Hybrid 18* irons 6-G(24-48) 52, 56, 60.

     

    I can easily drop two clubs and still cover the gaps. Having better iron spacing does that for me.

     

    Good luck!

  2. 5 hours ago, soregongolfer said:

    Oil prices went through the roof in 2010.  Grip prices went along with it.  Oil prices returned to normal shortly thereafter, but grip prices stayed high.  A case of "what the market will bare" it seems.  

    That and I believe others have said it. PXG is simply discouraging non standard buys. If you want it, we’ll do it - but it’s gonna cost.

     

  3. 1 hour ago, drumdude96 said:

    I buy all my music stuff from Sweetwater.  Excellent customer service, quick and free shipping.  It's not 2-day shipping, but good enough for me.  Their financing options are awesome as well.  48 months same-as-cash?! Yes please, and thank you! They are hard to beat.  Guitar Center can suck it! 🤣

    I’ve purchased 3 sets of 13 grips in recent months no issue. They are definitely real deal.

     

  4. 2 hours ago, zlawson36 said:

    I was bored today at work and have been contemplating ordering a set of the 0211 DC irons 6-G as a fun set that I can take around in the offseason. I changed the grip option from the PXG grip that is standard to a Golf Pride offering and it is a $30 upcharge per grip. $180 upcharge for 6 grips is insane when I could buy almost 30 GP Tour Velvet grips for that price at my local shop. I totally understand that you should just buy the standard grip and change them yourself, which I have no problem doing....but $30 per grip?? Damn Dr. Bob, relax.

     

     

    You do know know that Dr. Bob is known in many circles as partner with Bill W, right? (If you don’t that’s ok)


    Anywho, I suspect the upcharge is a combination of efficiency and supply pricing.

     

    Lately I’ve been buying grips off that auction site, not the 360s but GP cord decade and last buy was MCC Aligns for less than four bux ea. I like to keep extras around.

     

    Even with the $30 per upcharge the irons are reasonable.

     

     

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  5. I went through this last year trying older sets I had passed on new. Started the year with NOS 765s and traded backward because I really did not get along with them.
     

    Lots of regrips and trials later I have two new sets. Mizuno 921 HM by trade and 0211 DC from a smoking deal at PXG.

     

    Other than giving me something to do during dead time I wouldn’t recommend it.

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  6. 2 hours ago, dhen9 said:

    Assuming you're not a fan of the back of the club as PXG has best managed to hide size and offset in their irons. I still fiddle A LOT WITH THIS CATEGORY and here are the usual suspects:

    0311XF/XP 

    T300

    921HM

    G425 most offset thinner topline than Mizuno

    G710 biggest of the bunch but black is slimming for sure. 

    Maltby PTM (Value choice)

    I would add PXG 0211 DC to this list. I have the 921 HM and the DC’s are smaller overall. From address they look very clean and have good feel at impact. Glad I took a flier on them during the November sale and there are still great deals on them.

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  7. I predict this setup will last until April. Coincidentally that will likely be the month of my first rounds…

     

    Maverik Max 9 Evenflo Riptide 6.0 50g

    Maverik 3W Evenflo Riptide 6.0 60g

    Maverik SZ Evenflo Riptide 5.5 60g 

    X2 Hot Pro 18H Tour Green ATX 75h S

    PXG 0211 DC 6-G Elevate 95 VSS S

    Vokey SM7 5212F S200

    Vokey SM8 5610S S200

    Vokey SM8 6014K S200

    SC Select Newport2 35

     

    The 5 wood is in transit due in 1/20.

    Things that will tempt me already in house:

    TM SpiderX Hydro 35 w/ KBS ctour120

    Mizuno 921 Hot Metal 6-W Project X IO 6.0

    110g.

     

    Might add a hybrid after the X2Hot and drop a fairway or wedge. 
     

    I am definitely playing the first round with the first 14. And that’s what I know for sure.

     

    Went all in on Cally at the top (really like the Maveriks w/riptide combo) and omg I have PXG irons. Who knew?

  8. I do mostly trades to offset the spend but sometimes not. She knows when I’m heading out so it’s not like it’s any surprise. I talk golf clubs with her a lot, lol. 
     

    Occasionally  I go into great detail as to how the club will fit into my grand plan. This can include my shaft analysis, value proposition of said purchase, it’s a better iteration of that club I loved in 2017 (Q: do you remember it? A: yes, you traded it after two months), or damn isn’t this a pretty club?

     

    I really don’t have to say anything but gushing on about it once in a great while it just feels necessary.

     

    She knows more about golf gear by osmosis than most guys I play with. Multiple failed experiments will do that.
     

    She’s a good sport when it comes to this hobby. Definitely a keeper in all ways.

  9. 14 hours ago, tannyhoban said:

    Maybe a 5 or 7 wood. Tomorrow. 
    maybe.

    So instead of sticking with the plan I went off script and picked up a Spider X.  Decided I only really need 1 fairway wood. Went with best player available theory and now I have a putter controversy lol.  My wife could’ve predicted this I’m pretty sure hahaha.

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  10. 2 hours ago, BCULAW said:

    Well, I went to get fitted for some PXG irons this morning.  I’ve been playing mostly blades for the past 15 years, with an occasional fling with a Ping G Series iron or player CB. Currently playing MP20s and was really expecting to land in some 0211 STs or 0311Ts. 
     

    I didn’t bring my best with me to the fitting, so none of the options were really jumping out. That said, I was getting some good numbers with the 0311P with the stock elevate Tour.
     

    Out of curiosity, I asked to hit the 0211DC heads, which were not even on my fitter’s radar. My distance jumped up, as expected, but more significantly my dispersion get very tight. The fitter got a little excited by the numbers we were getting from such an unexpected candidate. He threw a Steelfiber 114FC stiff in the 7 iron head and I immediately turned into iron Byron!  I hit about 10 straight shots dead at the flag (and over it). Everything was effortless. I have a set (4-G) on order and will be anxious to get them out. I’m going 18* on the 4 iron and 46* on the gap, which effectively gives me a 2-p set up. Should be interesting. 
     

    im posting this to say that I’m going the opposite direction - almost like going back to Jeff’s original experiment with the GIs. These DCs seem to be very similar in profile and performance to the G series, which is to say they are the opposite of the MP20s I’m currently playing (and with graphite!!!!). 
     

    I’m curious to see if there’s any improvement in my game. Based on today’s results, it’s hard to imagine that my iron play would not improve. The data with the DCs was demonstrably better than with the other options (including my gamers). I’ll keep you posted. 

    I ordered the 0211 DC 6-P with the 95 Elevate S during the sale and I am very pleased with them. No rounds just a couple range sessions, but very good overall.  Sounds like you found the right shaft for you to go with them. I just guessed right, I guess ha. 
     

    I would quibble with the G analogy, to my eye they are much more similar in profile to the i series, which I did not have success with. But that’s irrelevant really. They feel good at impact and give solid results. That’s where the rubber meets the road.

     

    Enjoy them!

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