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14 minutes ago, bvmagic said:

Love seeing old fairway woods in pros bags.  Once you find a good one its hard to let go.  I feel the same way.  

i wish we could get some face pics of old hybrids and woods.  you know the center is absolutely worn out 

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Ping G425 LST 9º | TPT 15LO

TM SIM2 4W 16.5º | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 8TX

TM SIM2 7W 21º | Fujikura Ventus Black 10X
Titleist T100 4-PW | Dynamic Gold X7
Cleveland RTX Raw 52/mid 56/mid 60/full | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Ping Custom PLD Anser 2

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10 hours ago, 03trdblack said:

Grinding out the "Rose" in the Honma Rose Proto irons 🤣


Based on the shaping it seems like it was just done with a dremel wheel as well 😆

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Taylormade Qi10 15* Tensei AV White 85TX 1.0 // Taylormade Stealth+ 16* Ventus Black 8x
Callaway Apex UW 19* Ventus Black 8x // Srixon ZX Utility MKII 19* Nippon GOST Prototype Hybrid 10
Callaway X-Forged Single♦️  22* Nippon GOST Tour X  // Bridgestone J15 CB 4i Raw Nippon GOST Tour X
Bridgestone 
J15 CB 5i-7i 26*- 34* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 6.8-7.0
Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 38*- 46* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM9 50* Raw F-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0

Taylormade Milled Grind Raw 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
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9 hours ago, easylittle5wood said:

Those Honma Rose Proto irons really setup nice. Laurie Canter used to play a full set (maybe still does). Also with the Rose etched out. 

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15* Mizuno ST200 - Diamana S+ 70

19* (@20*) Mizuno CLK - Tensei CK Pro 70

5-PW Mizuno MP-20 MMC - Project X

50/08 & 54/11 Wilson Staff Model Wedge - DG 120

60/10 Cleveland RTX Zipcore - DG TI Spinner

Scotty Cameron SS Newport 2

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So, is he not a fan of Rose? That's pretty funny... 

 

 

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3 wood: Paradym 3d Ventus black TR 7x

19 degree UW: Ventus black TR 8x

Mizuno Pro Fli Hi 4 utility Hazrdus black 90 6.5 X

5 -PW: Callaway Apex MB, KBS $ taper 130X

Wedges - Jaws raw 50, 54, 59 KBS $ taper 130x

Putter- Mutant Wilson Staff 8802 with stroke lab shaft
BALL; Chrome Soft X

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1 hour ago, QuigleyDU said:

So, is he not a fan of Rose? That's pretty funny... 

 

 

Someone else mentioned that another player had been playing those irons with the Rose scratched out too. It may be a legal thing after the untimely split between Rose and Honma. Like maybe they could not sell already finished heads with his name on them. It does look like a hurried up job 

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9W--- TM V Steel Stock V Steel R flex shaft

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LW Vokey SM5 L Grind 58* 04 bounce Stock Vokey Shaft

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On 3/21/2022 at 2:12 PM, Joecool said:

Agreed - makes you wonder why he upgraded the 3 and 7 but not the 5


I’m 98% sure about what I’m about to say… if you look at his 3 wood, you’ll notice there isn’t a line in between the “3” and “15*”. I believe with the Stealth Plus (and M5, Sim and Sim2) heads, if that line isn’t there, the head is a 3HL sitting around 16.5*. Of course, that applies to tour issue heads only. 

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6 hours ago, Mookieb10 said:


I’m 98% sure about what I’m about to say… if you look at his 3 wood, you’ll notice there isn’t a line in between the “3” and “15*”. I believe with the Stealth Plus (and M5, Sim and Sim2) heads, if that line isn’t there, the head is a 3HL sitting around 16.5*. Of course, that applies to tour issue heads only. 


That's interesting. Do you have anything official to support that or is it just based on observation? I ask because I was initially going to say that I have two heads that would refute that (M5 and SIM) as they are 4w lofts but do have the line between the number and loft, however I figured i'd go do some checking since there are a couple eBay stores with high lofted tour issued 3w heads. Sure enough you're right, they all have missing lines between the number and loft, with the "normal" lofts all having the lines. I only found one exception to this, and it may have been from a listing with the wrong photo used on one angle since they were new heads. Additional anecdote to this as well, Adam Scott was previously using a 16.5* TSi2 and with his new Stealth 3w is missing the line as well, suggesting it's in that similar 4w range. 

As far as the heads I have are concerned, well there has to be a cutoff somewhere in terms of loft and if that is 16.5* then that would make sense because mine are 16.4* and 16.3* respectively, hah. 

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Taylormade Qi10 15* Tensei AV White 85TX 1.0 // Taylormade Stealth+ 16* Ventus Black 8x
Callaway Apex UW 19* Ventus Black 8x // Srixon ZX Utility MKII 19* Nippon GOST Prototype Hybrid 10
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Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 38*- 46* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM9 50* Raw F-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0

Taylormade Milled Grind Raw 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
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Legendary bag!  Hell of a mixed set of irons, old fairway, OG Kai’Li & 7 tank!  Love it!

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Taylormade   Tour Issue Stealth  3 HL Hzrdus RDX Blue 70 6.5

Taylormade   Stealth+ 5w   Diamana OG Kai’Li 70x  

Wilson   Staff CB 7-P / D9 Forged 5-6  Modus 120x

Vokey   Sm8 50, Sm10 54s bent to 55, Sm10 60s all custom ground 

Bettinardi  Custom BB46

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On 3/24/2022 at 1:45 PM, BIG STU said:

Someone else mentioned that another player had been playing those irons with the Rose scratched out too. It may be a legal thing after the untimely split between Rose and Honma. Like maybe they could not sell already finished heads with his name on them. It does look like a hurried up job 


I agree it has to be something along these lines. Very likely Bland is friends with Rose and maybe this is out of loyalty to Rose over a name and likeness issue. If the Honma deal ended badly there could be a dispute over what was paid and what wasn’t. 
 

The bag is awesome. 

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PXG GEN6 5 wood w/Diamana S-plus 70 stiff

Yamaha RMX VD 7 wood w/Diamana S-plus 70 stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid (22) w/Aldila Tour Blue 85 stiff hybrid

Wilson Staff Model CB 5-G w/DG s300 shafts

Edel T grind 54 w/Nippon 125 wedge shaft

Fourteen RM-12 58 w/Dynamic Golds400

Axis1 Rose putter, 34 inches

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