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12 hours ago, Straphael said:

Had a guy not break 60 on the front 9 in a mid-am qualifier so don’t underestimate bad players

69 and 61 in my first "competition."

I won Highest Score award and the Biggest Differential Between Front 9 and Back 9.  It was then that I began contemplating lessons.

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Srixon Z565 Driver, 4W, 4H

Ping G400 5-U

Kirkland Sig Wedges

Odyssey White Hot Putter

Hyundai Equus Alignment Sticks

KSig balls for now - in search of something new

 

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On 10/25/2021 at 8:36 AM, beaney said:

Anyone who plays golf with a towel clipped to their belt, should not be trusted! Do they do the same when they go to the bathroom? 
 

 

 

I have noticed this a few times lately. I had no idea that was a thing. How does that NOT impact your swing? Oh wait, it clearly does. 🤣

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Taylormade M6 D Type driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 and 5 wood 

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Haywood 52/10 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Probably mentioned before in the previous 1,000 posts…Vokeys are a textbook case of the emperor’s new clothes. They are ok but nothing special. And they discontinued their one good wedge, the V grind.
 

Various competitors spin more, lose less spin when there is moisture on the ball or face, feel softer etc

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On 11/1/2021 at 2:21 PM, karstens_ghost said:

Unpopular opinion:

 

Those little rubber tees you get for $1… they work fine and you don't lose them. Wood tees suck.

You need to see western birch golf tees.

 

they are awesome!!

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 Ventus blue 6x

3 wood: Titleist Tsi2 15 Ventus blue 7x

& Wood: Titleist TSi2 Ventus Red 9X
Taylormade Gapr low 2 ventus blue 9x
4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
Wedges 50, 54, 60 Cleveland ZIPCORE
PUTTER; LAB DF2.1
BALL; Bridgestone BX, OR Taylomade TP5x PIX

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Everyone who pays for a premium fitting + full MSRP driver + full MSRP shaft upgrade ends up unhappy with the club within 12 months. 

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TaylorMade Original One 10* // OG Grafalloy Blue x-flex

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

Srixon U85 23* // Modus 120x
Mizuno JPX919 Tour 5-PW // TT X100

Vokey // SM7 50-54-58 // TT X100

Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport  

 

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On 11/1/2021 at 3:27 PM, miamistomp said:

 I don't care what the USGA says

 I am still playing Ping Eye 2 wedges

 When one wears out, I get another for less than $30 on Ebay

 

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/golf-johnson-ping-cheating-0208

 

 

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Callaway Epic Flash SZ Tour AD TP

Ping G425 14.5 Fairway Tour AD TP

Adams Idea Pro 20* Aldila Stiff

Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300 Yellow Dot

Ping Glide Forged, 48, 52, 60, DGS300

Cally PM Grind 56 KBS Tour 115

Odyssey OG 7 (Today)

Titleist ProV1x

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If you barely “have time” for short game or practice in general. 
you really can’t say you hit 8-pw the best. you’re going to hit everything poor without practice. 

(Unrelated non equipment) 

Also you can’t be a “decent ball striker” and barely have “consistent” results across all the clubs in your bag. 

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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 11/4/2021 at 4:37 PM, QuigleyDU said:

You need to see western birch golf tees.

 

they are awesome!!

 

The problem is they're never in stock. At list the 3 1/4" ones. They've been out of stock for at least 6 months. I don't know how this place stays in business.

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2 minutes ago, connor_g9 said:

Sometimes a brand like Wilson or Tour Edge can make a really decent club but it’s overlooked because of the brand

 

Maybe an unpopular opinion for the general masses but anyone who knows about equipment know they make some damn good clubs.

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Srixon ZX5 10.5° - Diamana TB 6TX

Ping G410 17.5° - Atmos TS Red 7S

Srixon Z 785 3-6 / Z-Forged 7-PW - PX LZ 6.0

Cleveland RTX 4 50° Mid, 54° Mid, 60° Low - S400 TI

Vokey SM8 60° T Grind - KBS Wedge (course dependant)

Gamer Putters Son of a GOAT - 326g, 34", KBS CT Tour

Srixon Z-Star Diamond

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Also paintfill with custom colors looks like garbage 99% of the time. Just stick with black/white or no paintfill at all. Putters are an exception.

Srixon ZX5 10.5° - Diamana TB 6TX

Ping G410 17.5° - Atmos TS Red 7S

Srixon Z 785 3-6 / Z-Forged 7-PW - PX LZ 6.0

Cleveland RTX 4 50° Mid, 54° Mid, 60° Low - S400 TI

Vokey SM8 60° T Grind - KBS Wedge (course dependant)

Gamer Putters Son of a GOAT - 326g, 34", KBS CT Tour

Srixon Z-Star Diamond

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4 hours ago, YMark said:

 

The problem is they're never in stock. At list the 3 1/4" ones. They've been out of stock for at least 6 months. I don't know how this place stays in business.

I just get the shorter tees. They are long enough.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 Ventus blue 6x

3 wood: Titleist Tsi2 15 Ventus blue 7x

& Wood: Titleist TSi2 Ventus Red 9X
Taylormade Gapr low 2 ventus blue 9x
4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
Wedges 50, 54, 60 Cleveland ZIPCORE
PUTTER; LAB DF2.1
BALL; Bridgestone BX, OR Taylomade TP5x PIX

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On 11/6/2021 at 9:51 AM, SylvesterLundgren said:

If you barely “have time” for short game or practice in general. 
you really can’t say you hit 8-pw the best. you’re going to hit everything poor without practice. 

(Unrelated non equipment) 

Also you can’t be a “decent ball striker” and barely have “consistent” results across all the clubs in your bag. 

 

Along those lines, if you are above a 5 handicap, you're not a 'good ball striker'.  Maybe a good ball striker 'for your handicap'... but not a good ball striker.

 

 

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PING G410 10.5*
Cleveland 18* Hy-Wood
PING G410 22* Hybrid

Srixon ZX5 5-PW

Cleveland Black Satin CBX 2 48*

Cleveland Black Satin CBX 2 52*
Cleveland CBX Zipcore 56*

Cleveland Black Satin CBX 2 60*

Cleveland Frontline Elevado
Titleist Tour Speed

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10 hours ago, karstens_ghost said:

Not just recommended...

 

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How's this for unpopular? Tee box has zero to do with index, has everything to do with average distance of classic 28* #5i. The factor is 35. So for a guy who hits an average of today's #6i to 180, he's supposed to play 6300 box. Play blues, my friends play white. They cart, I walk. I'm faster. That factor is the reason.

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