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Made a few changes recently that I think I'm content with now to see me through 2019 so thought i'd post my first ever WITB, so I can update as I go along and keep track of any progress.

 

Current Handicap is 1.6, hoping to get to scratch by the end of the year.

 

Main Changes of 2019 so far:

 

917 D3 & 917F3 have been replaced

Vokey Sm6's replaced

716 TMB 2 iron replaced with 712u for lower trajectory.

MB 4 iron replaced with Vega VM-02 3 iron (bent weak)

 

I'll be changing the grip on the 3 wood to a midsize lamkin cord to match the driver.

 

So here is my current set in circulation.

 

(Titleist TS3 8.5)

Shaft : Evenflow White T1100 In 6.5 (65g)

Grip: Midsize Lamkin Cord

Loft: Standard Lie +.75d Loft

 

(Cobra F8+)

Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Green (75g X Flex)

Grip: Tour Velvet with Connect (To be replaced)

Loft: 14.5d

 

(712u 2 Iron:)

Shaft: DG X100

Grip: Midsize GP Multi Compound

Loft: 18 Degree

 

(Vega VM-02 3 Iron)

Shaft: KBS C Taper X Flex 130

Grip: Midsize GP Multi Compound

Loft: Bent Weak to 22 Degree

 

(Titleist MB 5-PW)

Shaft: KBS C Taper X Flex 130

Grip: Midsize GP Multi Compound

Loft: Set Bent Strong 1 Degree

 

Mack Daddy 4 Wedges (52,56 & 60)

Shaft: DG X100

 

Scotty Cameron PP Laguna Two with Midsize Matador Grip

 

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Never gave the head covers any love, got these from stray head covers on etsy, great quality and released in limited numbers.   The cobra F8+ 3 Wood and the F8 rescue are surprisingly some of my favo

Preference really my hands are also around the m/l to large however I just really prefer the feel. The transition to larger grips was initially to Help me keep my hands a little quieter as I had a bad

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How do you like the Cobra so far?

 

Off topic - are you countertops butcher block? If so, how have they been to care for?

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Titleist SM7 Jet Black Vokey 50, 54, 58
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The cobra is hands down the best fairway I’ve ever used (for me) always felt I need to sweep with a fairway. With the cobra the rails just give me the confidence to hit 3 wood from lies I previously wouldn’t consider.

 

I even hit a few out of divots the other day on the practice ground and you can get so aggressive and hit down with it that it just pops out and flies.

 

Yes the worktops are butchers block, they haven’t been too bad however my Wife does regularly care for them with wax and polish.

 

Have to be so careful that you wipe down all surfaces after use otherwise watermarks etc will show and mark the finish.

 

Had to replace a section around the sink as I inadvertently got water up the splash back which sat on the block between the sink and wall, it caused the work top to swell and crack.

 

 

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Do I see sensor tags on your grips?

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[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway XR'16 15*[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Taylormade Burner Steel Rescue 19*, 22* degrees[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway X-Forged 5-PW[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Titleist SM6 50.08F, 54.10S, 58.10S[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Select [/font][/size]

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Ok I was wondering. I have the game golf tags and I painted them black (plastidip) and was wondering if you did the same. I forgot shotscope v2 tags were already black.

[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway Rogue Draw 9*[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway XR'16 15*[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Taylormade Burner Steel Rescue 19*, 22* degrees[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Callaway X-Forged 5-PW[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Titleist SM6 50.08F, 54.10S, 58.10S[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Select [/font][/size]

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Decided to add an Armlock to the bag, it's now replaced the Laguna, after much tweaking and trialing.

 

Decided to convert an old Studio Design 1 to an armlock myself, I tried several grips and just loved the AL2 so stuck with that over probably more sensible lower weight options.

 

Specs are:

Loft: 7

Lie: 70

Length: 42 inch

Head Weight: 420g (Head is 330g, 90g of Tungsten Powder added to shaft and corked)

 

As you can seen it's a bit of a beast next to a 35 inch putter with midsize matador.

 

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Now the weather is getting better in the uk I decided to pick myself up a Flightscope, should massively help with the coming season. Can e-mail practice sessions to my coach to help structure sessions we have together and work on swing faults and just try to dial in numbers.

 

He uses a GCQ so I'll compare the two units side by side and see what sort of tolerances I'm working too. Hopefully they provide very similar data but it seems fairly accurate to me so far

 

Below is screen grab from 5 iron on the Skills App.

 

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Decided to pick up a few bits today, the rough is heavy and wet so decided to get a hybrid in the bag.

 

Love the cobra F8+ 3 wood so opted to go for the F8 hybrid.

 

The hybrid is going to rotate with the 2 iron dependent on playing conditions.

 

Also picked up a den caddy and shag bag to match the staff bag.

 

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> @DaBears said:

> info on the Vega 3i?

 

Bent 2 degree weak, it plays pretty much like the MB 4 iron but it’s 1 Degree stronger.

 

Originally it was just to see how I liked the Vega’s as I was considering a switch and never pulled it back out for the 4i.

 

 

 

 

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Had a wedge fitting which resulted in me getting 3 new SM7 vokey wedges, my 46 degree SM6 also came out of retirement. It's been tweaked and gapping now is great. Played last night and the new wedges are amazing, the variation in bounce gives me a shot for almost every scenario and the 08 M Grind in the LW is brilliant. The bounce is not what i expected at all going in to the fitting, but we ran it blind so I didn't influence the choice. I can see a huge improvement coming in this area now, just need to get down to the range with the flight scope and get fully dialled in.

 

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New putter picked up yesterday, I know it gets a lot of hate but It’s honestly the best feel I’ve had with a putter.

 

Lovely sound and feel, very stable and overall very happy. The wings have vanished at address and now I feel like I’m putting with a Newport but have the added forgiveness of a mallet I am really impressed.

 

I did buy a black Midsize matador grip to replace the pistol grip but I can’t bring myself to do it, it’s a great grip for feel which I don’t want to sacrifice.

 

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> @sdcfan18 said:

> Love that setup. To sure why the CX-02 get the hate, it looks great to me. That staff bag may be my next purchase, a stand bag doesn’t have enough room for all my stuff these days.

 

Thanks Dude,

 

Spent 3 hours on the practice green yesterday, I just don't get bored of using it.

 

I've always used old studio design / pro platinums etc. so to have something a little more advanced I realise how the tech has made putting so much easier.

 

I think this can help massively on my pursuit to plus figures.

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Never gave the head covers any love, got these from stray head covers on etsy, great quality and released in limited numbers.

 

The cobra F8+ 3 Wood and the F8 rescue are surprisingly some of my favourite clubs in the bag so they deserved a bit of Thanos action.

 

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Complete overhaul to the bag since last posting in the pursuit of a little additional forgiveness to push further. The two offending clubs with non MCC+4 aligns are being changed to match over the weekend. Driver, woods and irons are all midsize plus 2 extra layer of tape, the wedges are just Midsize.

 

Driver Shaft : Rogue 130 MSI White (70g X Stiff)

 

3 Wood: Hazardous Smoke X Flex (70g)

 

Rescue: Rogue Max 85H X Flex

 

2 Iron: KBS Hybrid X Flex 80

 

5-PW KBS C Taper 130 X Flex

 

MG2 50/55/60 - C Taper 120 Stiff

 

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Just because Im interested: Do you have really large hands or do you just prefer the large grips?

 

I recently changed from standard size + one extra layer (doublesided tape) to MCC+4 Midsize but have pretty average sized hands (M/L glove size). Just feels so much better than the "thinner" grips. I did try the +4 and Tour Velvet Align in Midsize and the reduced taper makes the +4 HUGE in the hands, but oh so comfy. When testing and using a not-regripped club I seriously wondered how I used those tooth pick sized grips for 10 years. Standard grips feel tiny and awkward to me now!

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Mizuno MP 52 4-PW

Mizuno MP T-11 52/07

Wilson Staff PMP Wedge 56/14

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Preference really my hands are also around the m/l to large however I just really prefer the feel. The transition to larger grips was initially to Help me keep my hands a little quieter as I had a bad habit of flipping my wrists a few years ago and this helped me transition away from that. 
 

I guess I never really looked back and just feel natural to me now, if I get a club with standard grip on it feels awful to me, as you say like a toothpick! 

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