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On 10/23/2020 at 4:30 PM, Jonesy said:

They Apex feel is different, almost more dense but still really soft, like middling a cricket bat through the covers for 4, feels dense but so pure. 

 

I was more of an "edge it through the slips for 4" type of batsman. Which, oddly enough, mirrors my recent ball-striking on the golf course.

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Brand new goodness. Just ripped these heads off a set of KBS tours. Will eventually build up with AMTs. Not sure I ever want to hit them though.   

Found a decent deal on my dream irons recently and said fk it and got them (EDD check came in clutch). Just about brand new with almost no dings and wrapping still on the grips. These things look even

Funnily enough, I was having a similar sort of discussion yesterday on a thread in the Classic Golf Forum. I'd like to build a set with a PW starting at 36" then go in 3/8" increments, meaning longer

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On 10/23/2020 at 1:30 AM, Jonesy said:

You're going to enjoy it! 

 

They both feel great, the MP68's have that iconic Mizuno soft feel, the ball sort of melts into the face and everything seems right in the world

 

They Apex feel is different, almost more dense but still really soft, like middling a cricket bat through the covers for 4, feels dense but so pure. 

 

I must say I think I prefer the Apex... blasphemy I know


So I just got the Apex 7-iron in and I will say, I think I prefer the Apex MB as well.  You really described it well, very solid but soft feel.  Might not be a fair comparison though, the MP68s have dynamic gold s300 and the Apex have Tour modus 120

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Another great round for me this last weekend, -4 at the home track. Irons were flawless, I hit 15/18 greens and the ones I missed were on the fringe, really does make a difference hitting greens. So @cb24 definitely get involved with a set of Apex MB! 

 

On the other end of the spectrum I've switched back to my old 910D3 and I'm hitting so many more fairways, I reckon it's because of the shaft though, Aldila RIP alpha 60x, seems like overly stiff shafts agree with my swing... Might have to try find another one and get it in the 816DD head.

 

 

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Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 tour 14.5°
Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18°
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Vokey SM7 52° + 58°
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5 hours ago, No_Catchy_Nickname said:

Great round, @Jonesy. Hitting that many greens in regulation is great, but you must have made some putts to go 4-under. Isn't your season just starting? That's some confidence-inspiring form to be going forward with.

 

Thanks @No_Catchy_Nickname oddly enough I had 30putts for that round, so it wasn't anything special but it was solid. We are lucky enough to play all year through so our season never really ends 😄 We do have our club champs matchplay this coming weekend which I am feeling confident for, just hope the weather holds up as it's rainy season now... 

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Callaway BBA 816 ♦♦ 9.5°
Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 tour 14.5°
Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18°
Callaway ApexMB '18 4 - PW
Vokey SM7 52° + 58°
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On 10/26/2020 at 7:36 AM, Jonesy said:

Another great round for me this last weekend, -4 at the home track. Irons were flawless, I hit 15/18 greens and the ones I missed were on the fringe, really does make a difference hitting greens. So @cb24 definitely get involved with a set of Apex MB! 

 

On the other end of the spectrum I've switched back to my old 910D3 and I'm hitting so many more fairways, I reckon it's because of the shaft though, Aldila RIP alpha 60x, seems like overly stiff shafts agree with my swing... Might have to try find another one and get it in the 816DD head.

 

 


well done indeed!  I am waiting for the Rose proto club I ordered to compare that against the callaway MB.  I love the look of the rose and would prefer that, but the Apex MB would be great too.  

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8 hours ago, idontnoh said:

Just joined the blade club after getting a set of MPs for a great price. 700+ pages of reading to do but I'm incredibly excited.

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Driver = Taylormade SIM 8* Hzrdus green 6.0

1 iron = Titleist U501 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
Irons = Wilson Staff tour blade,  4-PW
Wedges = Titleist 52* SM6

                   Taylormade 56* and 60* MG2

Putter =Ping ZB3

Ball = Bridgestone Tour B RXS

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Courses reopening after our 7 inches of snow a week and a half ago.  Need to get after it on my reshaft work, get some stuff done to take to the course next week.

 

Also picked up an Original One in 11.5* loft.  All set to try it with the RIP Alpha 80 that I'd bought to use with my SLDR.  Will be interesting.

 

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S or DGS400

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft pending); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400; Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300; Ram 1982 Commemorative Nickel 58*, Dynamic S; Ram TW282, DGS; Ram TW276, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 58*, Dynamic S; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

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On 10/27/2020 at 3:13 PM, Jonesy said:

 

Thanks @No_Catchy_Nickname oddly enough I had 30putts for that round, so it wasn't anything special but it was solid. We are lucky enough to play all year through so our season never really ends 😄 We do have our club champs matchplay this coming weekend which I am feeling confident for, just hope the weather holds up as it's rainy season now... 

 

30 putts is pretty good (it's bloody amazing for me); Don't Tour Pros average between 28~29? And I'd assume they're hitting closer to the pin more consistently for shorter putts overall. 

Looking forward to hear how you get on in the  matchplay tournament. I hated and loved matchplay at the same time. I preferred stroke play medals, but nothing beats winning a good matchplay battle.

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3 hours ago, NRJyzr said:

Courses reopening after our 7 inches of snow a week and a half ago.  Need to get after it on my reshaft work, get some stuff done to take to the course next week.

 

Also picked up an Original One in 11.5* loft.  All set to try it with the RIP Alpha 80 that I'd bought to use with my SLDR.  Will be interesting.

 

 

7 inches of snow in October??

Mind you, we've been enjoying temperatures in the low 70s here for the past week, but unfortunately I've been too busy to play any golf. That hurts.

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7 hours ago, NRJyzr said:

Courses reopening after our 7 inches of snow a week and a half ago.  Need to get after it on my reshaft work, get some stuff done to take to the course next week.

 

Also picked up an Original One in 11.5* loft.  All set to try it with the RIP Alpha 80 that I'd bought to use with my SLDR.  Will be interesting.

 

Loving my RIP alpha 60 in the driver at the moment, it's so stable.

 

Any idea what a modern equivalent shaft would be? 

Callaway BBA 816 ♦♦ 9.5°
Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 tour 14.5°
Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18°
Callaway ApexMB '18 4 - PW
Vokey SM7 52° + 58°
Scotty Cameron Newport

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3 hours ago, No_Catchy_Nickname said:

 

30 putts is pretty good (it's bloody amazing for me); Don't Tour Pros average between 28~29? And I'd assume they're hitting closer to the pin more consistently for shorter putts overall. 

Looking forward to hear how you get on in the  matchplay tournament. I hated and loved matchplay at the same time. I preferred stroke play medals, but nothing beats winning a good matchplay battle.

 

Thanks @No_Catchy_Nickname I suppose I can't be too upset if the pros are averaging 28/29! 

 

I do prefer the strokeplay tournaments as well, I can fall asleep in matchplay cause score is not really important, you can win with a double in some cases 😄 but it can be exciting when you're playing for a team... 

Callaway BBA 816 ♦♦ 9.5°
Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 tour 14.5°
Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18°
Callaway ApexMB '18 4 - PW
Vokey SM7 52° + 58°
Scotty Cameron Newport

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6 hours ago, No_Catchy_Nickname said:

 

7 inches of snow in October??

Mind you, we've been enjoying temperatures in the low 70s here for the past week, but unfortunately I've been too busy to play any golf. That hurts.

 

Yeah, it's been a record setting last half of October.  Earlier this week, we set a record for lowest high temp for that day.

 

I've been less than excited about the whole thing.  

 

 

2 hours ago, Jonesy said:

Loving my RIP alpha 60 in the driver at the moment, it's so stable.

 

Any idea what a modern equivalent shaft would be? 

 

I'm sorry to say I don't know.  I haven't kept up on the latest shafts all that well.

 

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S or DGS400

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft pending); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400; Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300; Ram 1982 Commemorative Nickel 58*, Dynamic S; Ram TW282, DGS; Ram TW276, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 58*, Dynamic S; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

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just getting into this "club" of golfers my mp20 blades should be here soon once Mizuno sends stuff out hopefully soon I ordered a couple weeks ago 

Callaway- Epic Flash SZ Triple Diamond, Hazardous Yellow 6.5 68g 

Callaway- Rouge SZ, Hazardous Yellow 6.5 76g 

Titlelist- 818 H2, Tensei White TX 101g 

Mizuno- MP20 MMC 4-6 1Degree Week, MP20 Blade 7-PW 1 Degree Strong, C Taper 130x

Titlelist- SM8 52 12F, 56 12D, 60 10S, C Taper 130X, 1 Degree Strong on All 

Putters -  Toulon Austin Putter 34in / Taylormade Spider X 35in

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10 hours ago, No_Catchy_Nickname said:

 

7 inches of snow in October??

Mind you, we've been enjoying temperatures in the low 70s here for the past week, but unfortunately I've been too busy to play any golf. That hurts.

We got 12 inches of snow in Fort Collins over the weekend!  It’s melted quickly but they still haven’t opened our course 😞

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On 10/30/2020 at 6:19 PM, Jonesy said:

 

Thanks @No_Catchy_Nickname I suppose I can't be too upset if the pros are averaging 28/29! 

 

I do prefer the strokeplay tournaments as well, I can fall asleep in matchplay cause score is not really important, you can win with a double in some cases 😄 but it can be exciting when you're playing for a team... 

I prefer match play. I usually play 14-16 holes like a pro. The others I prefer not to speak of. With match play you can leave it behind. Stroke play, you have to drag them with you. 

 

 

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Those 4’s look great. 
I really don’t know why I waited so long to try the MP-33 line.  But recently scored a set of heads and put some s300’s in them. They look and play amazing.   Can anyone help with who can refinish Mizuno iron sets?  I know a few options out there.  But really just want the grooves re-worked.  

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Callaway Xforged 3 iron TI S400

Callaway Apex MB raw 4-PW TI S400 

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2 hours ago, Marmion said:

I'll add some blade beauty 

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Some quality sticks there sir 

Driver = Taylormade SIM 8* Hzrdus green 6.0

1 iron = Titleist U501 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
Irons = Wilson Staff tour blade,  4-PW
Wedges = Titleist 52* SM6

                   Taylormade 56* and 60* MG2

Putter =Ping ZB3

Ball = Bridgestone Tour B RXS

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6 hours ago, Marmion said:

I'll add some blade beauty 

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Nice to see the MD2s in the bag. I played those for until this year, when I finally switched out my 52 and 58 for Cleveland RTX4 Forged, but I'm still hanging on to the 54, 56 (T-grind), and a 58* T-Grind that I bent to 60*. Probably my ideal wedge.

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I bought a used latest model of the Mizuno Fli-hi #4 the other day. It came with the revamped NSPRO GH950 Neo shaft with a stiff flex, which is supposed to produce a high ball flight. 

I took it to the range the other day and hit it alongside my normal MP4 4i. Now my normal 4i shaft is an Attas 115X carbon shaft for irons at 38.75" (1/2" longer than standard), and the loft is 24*. The Fli-hi shaft is a regular 38.25", and the loft is 22*.

 

Here's what was odd. I was seeing a much higher ball flight with the MP4 4i than the fli-hi, much more than could be explained by the 2* difference in loft. 

The GH 950 Neo is supposed to get the ball up in the air, but I was just hitting low bullets. Funny thing is, I wasn't seeing much difference in carry. What's up with that?

 

As for results, well, overall the fli-hi was easier to hit. I think the shorter shaft helps there (I like longer shafts in my short irons, but not so much in the long irons). But I *want* the ball flight I was getting with the MP4 4i.

 

One final disclaimer. I had a dodgy back yesterday, so I was only swinging about 75% of my normal swing. May get a higher ball flight with my normal thrash.

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