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On 8/5/2022 at 8:43 AM, mvhoffman said:

Ive had a mix batch of names in my bag for years.  Started with component companies, moved to Cobra and was very content for a few years until getting some Ping irons in the bag.  The inbetween years were a mix of MacGregor, Tommy Armour, Taylormade, Titleist, Mizuno, Adams.  Last season after falling in love with the SIM2 I thought I was done.  SIM2, Adams fairway woods, Ping irons, Vokey wedges... it was a great set up.  Fast forward to the end of the season when I was looking for a TM hat on ebay and all of a sudden the 2014 Tour Preferred MC irons popped up.  The deal was too good to pass up.  Literally in the most club marked up time a new listing selling a mint set of these 4-P for under $300, so I jumped on it.  I hit up the BIN 3 minutes after they were listed.  I matched them with the matching wedges and now a Spider putter.  I guess I turned into a TM fanboy

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I have those same TM CBs with Steelfiber 95 shafts. Those are great sticks for CBs--- They are back ups and this sounds funny they are back ups to 3 sets of Macgregor blades. I had a chance to sell them the other day but declined. I like them ok and you never know I may want to play a stipulated event again and they are after all legal

Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock 65 R Pured and Tuned

3W  TM V-Steel 15* bent to 14 NVS green Aldila 65gr R

7W TM V-steel 21* Ust Pro Force Gold 65 R

9W TM V-Steel 24* TM MAS Stiff 

Irons  4 thru 9 Mac Nicklaus Muirfields TT Black label R

SW 50* bent to 51* Vokey SM-4 stock shaft

LW  58* Vokey SM-5 L grind stock shaft

Putter--- 1997 Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft

Bag --- Old Jones Classic Non stand

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On 8/5/2022 at 11:14 AM, alittleoverpar said:

I am pretty brand agnostic.  Over the years, I think I have probably played at least one club from every major brand.  I search for clubs that work for me regardless of brand.  When I look in my bag right now, I see mostly Callaway, but that hasn't always been the case.  I can't say that there is any major brand that I would avoid.  But I will avoid clubs that don't look and/or feel right to me, regardless of brand.

Thank You glad to see another brand agnostic person like myself on here. Yeah I play what works for me. I could care less about release cycles or if the owner shoots Elephants or is bossy etc. Now even if I am a dyed in the wool Macgregor and V-Steel man I am not afraid to try something else regardless of the brand if it fits my eye

Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock 65 R Pured and Tuned

3W  TM V-Steel 15* bent to 14 NVS green Aldila 65gr R

7W TM V-steel 21* Ust Pro Force Gold 65 R

9W TM V-Steel 24* TM MAS Stiff 

Irons  4 thru 9 Mac Nicklaus Muirfields TT Black label R

SW 50* bent to 51* Vokey SM-4 stock shaft

LW  58* Vokey SM-5 L grind stock shaft

Putter--- 1997 Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft

Bag --- Old Jones Classic Non stand

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On 8/5/2022 at 4:53 PM, TwistedSister said:

You must be using Haig Ultras then!

Good one!!! I dont think Macgregor sponsors any LIV golfers either. BTW hope you do not get offended but I have been for some time referring to TM Twist Face Drivers as "Twisted Sister" same as I call Callaway Jailbreak "Jail Bird Technology". I still have a M-6 I am on the fence on still experimenting with from time to tme

Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock 65 R Pured and Tuned

3W  TM V-Steel 15* bent to 14 NVS green Aldila 65gr R

7W TM V-steel 21* Ust Pro Force Gold 65 R

9W TM V-Steel 24* TM MAS Stiff 

Irons  4 thru 9 Mac Nicklaus Muirfields TT Black label R

SW 50* bent to 51* Vokey SM-4 stock shaft

LW  58* Vokey SM-5 L grind stock shaft

Putter--- 1997 Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft

Bag --- Old Jones Classic Non stand

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2 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Good one!!! I dont think Macgregor sponsors any LIV golfers either. BTW hope you do not get offended but I have been for some time referring to TM Twist Face Drivers as "Twisted Sister" same as I call Callaway Jailbreak "Jail Bird Technology". I still have a M-6 I am on the fence on still experimenting with from time to tme

My moniker comes from the rock and roll group. 

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On 8/5/2022 at 7:46 AM, WristySwing said:

For me, it's Srixon/Cleveland.  The V-Sole just does not work for my swing at all despite the fact I love the idea, shape, and performance of the 500-series products and the Utilities always being rockets for me in testing.  I just know outside, it ain't going to work.  I've tried 565, 585, and ZX5 and its always the same, the V-Sole gets stuck for me.  Which is interesting because it is the exact opposite of what should happen.  I am not good enough for the 7s or the blades, so unfortunately, I am between a rock and a hard place.  I've never hit more irons in a demo session fat than with Srixon stuff.  Cleveland wedges are also fine, and I actually hit the original RTX great, but they look like spoons to me.  Something about the super rounded toe and slightly rounder leading edge throws me off.

 

PING on the other hand, it seems every iron they've ever made that has a thinner sole is like the golfing God's gifts to my hands.  One of the best irons I ever had were S57s and I am currently strongly testing the i59 and i525.  i500s also gave me the best numbers I have seen out of an iron in a long time.  Did I order them, of course not 🤣

I got a set of Srixon irons a couple years ago really cheap and couldn’t hit them at all.  Everything fat.  It took a good year for me to really get use to the V- sole. I’ve have them in and out of the bag.     Now I’m not sure I would play any other irons.   

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3 hours ago, RH82 said:

Another one for me is New Level. The owner is too snarky and ignorant for me to give that company another penny.

 

Story time, please!  I do find him a touch full of himself at times, fwiw.  I think he's just overly passionate.

I am on the quest for the clubs I hit the best, feel and looks be darned.

These below have my attention at the moment.

 

SIM - Rogue Silver 130

Speedzone Tour Big - Arcane

Rogue Sub Zero - Thump 

0211DC 5-PW - Elevate Tour

SM8 50/F, 54/D, 58/M - i123

Bettinardi Hive Custom

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On 9/23/2022 at 9:12 AM, BIG STU said:

Thank You glad to see another brand agnostic person like myself on here. Yeah I play what works for me. I could care less about release cycles or if the owner shoots Elephants or is bossy etc. Now even if I am a dyed in the wool Macgregor and V-Steel man I am not afraid to try something else regardless of the brand if it fits my eye

Same. If it helps me play better and I like how it looks I don't really care about the logo.

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For me it is TaylorMade.  They are awesome at marketing, but their quality control is not good or at least in my experience.  All things being equal, I prefer support companies that still are fulling (production and assembly) in the US.  That number keeps getting smaller.  However, it means something to me, especially the older I get.

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