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On 4/4/2021 at 11:51 PM, BallerNate said:

100%!! I don’t understand the appeal of having multiple sets of clubs?

 

If someone likes clubs enough to keep them, then why aren’t they gaming them?

 

And if they’re never going to use them again, then why are they keeping them and taking up space in their garages/basements?

I like having another set as a loaner when someone visits from out of town. 

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13 minutes ago, garyt said:

I like having another set as a loaner when someone visits from out of town. 

 

None of my friends are lefty, but I did just buy a ghetto set for $50 off Facebook so my buddy can hack with me.

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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43 minutes ago, garyt said:

I like having another set as a loaner when someone visits from out of town. 

Yeah, that makes sense. Unfortunately that wouldn't work out for me since I'm 6'7 and my irons/wedges are +1.5" and 2* upright, but that makes sense in principal for most people.

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Callaway Rogue (15*) / Aldila Synergy 60 S

Callaway Rogue (19*) / Aldila Synergy 60 S

Srixon ZX5 (4-5), ZX7 (6-PW) / Modus3 Tour 120

Cleveland RTX Zipcore (52, 58 Mid) / Dynamic Gold Spinner

TaylorMade TP Collection Soto (36")

WITB on WRX

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-Out of the big OEMs, the only real iron companies are Titleist, Ping, and Mizuno. They are the only ones releasing something I would play every cycle.

 

-Callaway clubs are hideous. They only stay in business because of Odyssey.

 

-Drivers should be limited to 300cc. Loft should be limited to 58.

 

-Poker chip ball markers are stupid. If you don't play poker, it's lame; if you do play poker, it's stupid to pay $5 for a worthless poker chip when you can get one from the casino that is actually worth what you pay.

 

-I love Jordans in real life but they have no business as a golf shoe.

 

-Joggers are stylish and comfy.

 

-People who have can't deal with minor inconveniences in their round (music, paired with strangers or bad players, etc.) are jerks and the worst thing for the game (does not include slow play).

 

-You should be required to demonstrate a minimum of ability (e.g., to advance the ball 200 yards) to be allowed on certain courses.

 

-Pete Dye is a bum

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M5 15* Kuro Kago Silver 75x
Rescue 11 18* Diamana D+ 90x
P790 4 S400
MP-20 MMC 5-PW S400
Vokey SM6 Black 52/56/60 S400
Newport Mil-Spec 350g / Byron 006 / Laguna Pro Platinum / White Hot RX #7 / Stroke Lab Double Wide Flowneck

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5 hours ago, BallerNate said:

Yeah, that makes sense. Unfortunately that wouldn't work out for me since I'm 6'7 and my irons/wedges are +1.5" and 2* upright, but that makes sense in principal for most people.

Maybe make taller friends😂...since baller is in your name I’m guessing hoops, where some of them are likely to be tall. So maybe for when an old teammate visits.

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Ping G15 17* and 20* hybrids

Ping G30 4-W, U, and S irons 

Ping Tour 60* wedge

Ping Karsten Craz-E

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1 hour ago, MikeW2 said:

Maybe make taller friends😂...since baller is in your name I’m guessing hoops, where some of them are likely to be tall. So maybe for when an old teammate visits.

Haha…indeed, Baller is for hoops and I do have lots of tall friends. Needed more tall teammates though, we would’ve won more games!! 🤣🤣

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Callaway Rogue (15*) / Aldila Synergy 60 S

Callaway Rogue (19*) / Aldila Synergy 60 S

Srixon ZX5 (4-5), ZX7 (6-PW) / Modus3 Tour 120

Cleveland RTX Zipcore (52, 58 Mid) / Dynamic Gold Spinner

TaylorMade TP Collection Soto (36")

WITB on WRX

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On 6/16/2021 at 9:57 AM, RCGA said:

The out-of-bounds rule is the most BS rule in all of sports. Imagine if a foul ball in baseball was an automatic strike-out, or pass interference being an automatic touchdown in football. 

 

Overlay penalizing. Forces conservative shot selection. Extremely hard to recover from.

I'm here for this take! 

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Srixon U85 2,3,4 Nippon NSPro 1050s
Srixon 785 5-PW Nippon NSPro 1050s
Cleveland RTX-4 Tour Raw 50,55,61 Nippon NSPro 1050s
Scotty Cameron Futura 5W 34.5

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2 hours ago, TheKrushh said:

I'm here for this take! 


amen to that! I get the concept for roads and the outer property lines of a course, but modern courses with OOB on nearly every hole are comical. 

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Flash SZ 17°, VTS Silver 8x
Mizuno MP Fli Hi 21°, Recoil 110

MP-20 MMC  5-P, PX 6.5
SM7 50F, 54S, 58M
PXG Closer Gen 2  
Tour BX

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On 6/17/2021 at 3:57 AM, RCGA said:

The out-of-bounds rule is the most BS rule in all of sports. Imagine if a foul ball in baseball was an automatic strike-out, or pass interference being an automatic touchdown in football. 

 

Overlay penalizing. Forces conservative shot selection. Extremely hard to recover from.

 

The most penalising rule in sports is the DQ for no signature.

 

Also, hate to break it to ya, but in rugby, you'll see "penalty tries", which are the moral equivalent of said DPI TD.

 

Courses should use OB sparingly, but they are suggested to use it for property lines and safety. And if you think it's bad now, it used to be three strokes for a time, and for a very long time, two strokes.

 

Plan accordingly. 🙂

410LST 8º, 2h 15.5º, 3h 20º, i210 4i, Blueprint 5-P, Glide Forged 50/54/58. Ping Tour / MMT105tx shafts. 2021 Fetch. 

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22 hours ago, geesecougar2 said:

-Out of the big OEMs, the only real iron companies are Titleist, Ping, and Mizuno. They are the only ones releasing something I would play every cycle.

 

-Callaway clubs are hideous. They only stay in business because of Odyssey.

 

-Drivers should be limited to 300cc. Loft should be limited to 58.

 

-Poker chip ball markers are stupid. If you don't play poker, it's lame; if you do play poker, it's stupid to pay $5 for a worthless poker chip when you can get one from the casino that is actually worth what you pay.

 

-I love Jordans in real life but they have no business as a golf shoe.

 

-Joggers are stylish and comfy.

 

-People who have can't deal with minor inconveniences in their round (music, paired with strangers or bad players, etc.) are jerks and the worst thing for the game (does not include slow play).

 

-You should be required to demonstrate a minimum of ability (e.g., to advance the ball 200 yards) to be allowed on certain courses.

 

-Pete Dye is a bum

😂 Love these takes!

 

I do like some of the Jordan golf spikes though. They basically put a Jordan upper on a Nike sole plate (ie the XI's sole are similar, if not the same, as the Roshe G Tours, and the Roshes might be one of their best golf shoes).

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Titleist 917F3 15.0 - Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757x

Mizuno MX23 3 iron - True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Taylormade P770 4-PW - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw 50, 54 - KBS $-Taper 120s

Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 - KBS Hi-Rev 115s

Odyssey O-Works 7 -34"

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Bryson Dechambeau is just Ricky Barnes with a physics degree and personal trainer. 

 

 

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Cobra SZX 15.5* // Smoke Yellow x-flex

TaylorMade SIM UDI 18* // Diamana Thump 100 x-flex

Titleist 755 4-PW // x100 

Titleist Vokey 250.10 // S300

Titleist Vokey SM5 54* // S300

Callaway JAWS 58* // S300

Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Tour Lined S 

 

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I have a feeling everyone and pros should be playing game improvement irons!  The bigger the sweet spot the better, doesn't mean they have to be distance irons, cause of gaps, but you want largest sweet spot.

 

Good players saying they want a smaller club they can work is BS.  You can work all level of clubs.  Plus you don't want to work it a ton just a little in most cases, unless a rescue shot which you can still do with any club.

 

Top Tennis Rackets and Softball Bats are made with largest sweet spots for a reason.... I played

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, karstens_ghost said:

 

The most penalising rule in sports is the DQ for no signature.

A few years ago I saw a senior boy get DQ’ed for even worse. He started the day on hole 10 and the kid keeping his scorecard started his scores on hole 1 on the card. At the end of the round, the kid read off his scores in order and they were correct so the boy signed it. He realized later the mistake and self-reported the error. His reward was a DQ. His score was top-5 at the time. Completely pointless rule. 

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Ping g410 4h & 5h hybrids/Tensei blue

Callaway 2016 Apex 6-P/Elevate 95

Ping Glide 3.0 54 & 58 

TP Mills Sycamore/Spaulding TPM VIII/Bellum Winmore 787 Tie-Fighter/TP Mills Nellie

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Alcohol makes your game worse not better. 

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3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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On 4/4/2021 at 11:02 PM, GatorNate11 said:

Nike made a lot of really decent equipment. 

 

 

I heard somewhere, I think the MGS, "No Putts Given" Podcast, that the biggest jump in tour driving distance in recent history was when Nike got out of the club game and the Nike staffers moved to the other OEMs. I'd imagine the release of the ProV1's and metal drivers would be how far you would have to go back to have a larger jump. 

 

That being said Nike did have some good stuff, mainly irons. 

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Just now, callawayjay said:

I live in texas where it’s summer 6 months of the year, having a staff bag isn’t a hack move when you ride. 
 

music on course is not awful if it’s quiet and tasteful 

 

most people would putt better with a toe hang putter. No one goes straight back and straight through

 

superstrokes are still trash 

That's where we see the issue, though. One person's taste is another's trash and vice versa. 

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11 minutes ago, cleverprimate24 said:

I heard somewhere, I think the MGS, "No Putts Given" Podcast, that the biggest jump in tour driving distance in recent history was when Nike got out of the club game and the Nike staffers moved to the other OEMs. I'd imagine the release of the ProV1's and metal drivers would be how far you would have to go back to have a larger jump. 

 

That being said Nike did have some good stuff, mainly irons. 

I didn't use a ton of their woods. My main go with them was the Vr Tour driver, which I absolutely loved. Other than that I didn't mess with too many woods. To support your point about the irons, the Vr Pro blades are still in and out of my bag and I think are one of the nicest blades I've ever hit. 

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On 6/24/2021 at 11:58 AM, RCGA said:

Bryson Dechambeau is just Ricky Barnes with a physics degree and personal trainer. 

 

 

Except Ricky has never won a damn thing but a US AM.  Not even close to being an accurate comparison.

Bag 1                                                                               Bag 2                                                    Bag 3

PING G400 MAX 10.5 GD YS Nano Reloaded 6X         Titleist 905R 9.5* Speeder S             Cleveland Classic 310 GD Pershing 60 S

PING G25 16.5* 4 Wood UST Attas 4U 7 TS                Titleist 906F2 15* YS6+ FW S           Callaway Warbird 3, 5, & 7 Woods Memphis 10 Steel

Callaway Epic Flash 7 Wood UST Attas 4U 8S            Titleist 906F4 18.5* NV 75 FW S       PING Zing BeCu 5-SW AMT Tour White Black Onyx S300

Titleist 915H 24* & 27* DG S300                                  Titleist 904F 22* DG S300                PING Eye 2 XG 56* & 60* DG S300

PING i210 6-UW DG TI S400                                         Mizuno MP30 4-PW DGS300           PING Sigma Tyne H

PING Glide 3.0 Eye 2 54* & 58* DG TI S400                Mizuno T20 54* & 60* DG TI S400

Odyssey Stroke Lab 2 Ball Blade w/Triple Track          Odyssey White Steel #5

 

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1 hour ago, Straphael said:

Brand snobbery is a to real thing that makes zero sense to me. The I’m only hitting taylormade drivers or mizuno irons crowd. Just shows marketing works because they’re convincing people to ignore performance and reach for a name. 

IMO, nobody makes irons as well as Mizuno or PING, so I don't play anything but Mizuno or PING.  I've tried other brands, but they suck for me.  It's not snobbery, it's just using what you know works.  Taylormade stuff (especially woods) makes me want to puke, and I hit their clubs like I'm actively puking while swinging.  They just suck for me.  That's why the different OEMs are all successful.  They each cater to different people who like different things.  It's not ignoring performance, it's going with what you know performs.

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PING G400 MAX 10.5 GD YS Nano Reloaded 6X         Titleist 905R 9.5* Speeder S             Cleveland Classic 310 GD Pershing 60 S

PING G25 16.5* 4 Wood UST Attas 4U 7 TS                Titleist 906F2 15* YS6+ FW S           Callaway Warbird 3, 5, & 7 Woods Memphis 10 Steel

Callaway Epic Flash 7 Wood UST Attas 4U 8S            Titleist 906F4 18.5* NV 75 FW S       PING Zing BeCu 5-SW AMT Tour White Black Onyx S300

Titleist 915H 24* & 27* DG S300                                  Titleist 904F 22* DG S300                PING Eye 2 XG 56* & 60* DG S300

PING i210 6-UW DG TI S400                                         Mizuno MP30 4-PW DGS300           PING Sigma Tyne H

PING Glide 3.0 Eye 2 54* & 58* DG TI S400                Mizuno T20 54* & 60* DG TI S400

Odyssey Stroke Lab 2 Ball Blade w/Triple Track          Odyssey White Steel #5

 

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I keep seeing it said around here 

“modern clubs” 

sorry this phrasing when in use with referring to last year’s or previous gens to me seem so confusing. Like when does the term modern start? 
2000? 2005? 2015 ? lol like am I just missing the usage completely with context or are people just trying to sound informed 🤷🏻‍♂️🥴😂

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Ping 410 3w / Ping tour 65 s 

Nike VRS covert 5w/ kurokage black s

Titleist 718 T-mb 4 iron / amt white s300

Titleist 716 AP2 5-pw/ amt white s300

Cleveland Rtx4  48(bent to 50)mid, 54 mid, 58 mid / dynamic gold s400

Nike midnight method 006/ Black SS Gt 1.0 w 25g counter core.

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9 hours ago, Straphael said:

Brand snobbery is a to real thing that makes zero sense to me. The I’m only hitting taylormade drivers or mizuno irons crowd. Just shows marketing works because they’re convincing people to ignore performance and reach for a name. 

I know what you mean. Only playing the clubs that carry a great rep in the category they represent. Lol 😂

Ping G400/ Ping tour 65 s

Ping 410 3w / Ping tour 65 s 

Nike VRS covert 5w/ kurokage black s

Titleist 718 T-mb 4 iron / amt white s300

Titleist 716 AP2 5-pw/ amt white s300

Cleveland Rtx4  48(bent to 50)mid, 54 mid, 58 mid / dynamic gold s400

Nike midnight method 006/ Black SS Gt 1.0 w 25g counter core.

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On 6/22/2021 at 9:36 PM, naws-golfer said:

Cameron’s are nothing special with too much loft. He makes 1 decent putter a year

 

mizuno feel is not a real thing.

 

vokeys feel terrible because of their cheap metal.


cart bags are the cargo shorts of golf.

 

Lol “every forging feels the same” ?? Is that you ?? 
man idk my brothers sm4 60 wedge feels good out the center

was it the bag snobs that rubbed you the wrong way?

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Ping 410 3w / Ping tour 65 s 

Nike VRS covert 5w/ kurokage black s

Titleist 718 T-mb 4 iron / amt white s300

Titleist 716 AP2 5-pw/ amt white s300

Cleveland Rtx4  48(bent to 50)mid, 54 mid, 58 mid / dynamic gold s400

Nike midnight method 006/ Black SS Gt 1.0 w 25g counter core.

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