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15 minutes ago, me05501 said:

"Rescue" clubs aka hybrids.

Aka The Perfect Club 

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TM Stealth Plus 10.5 Ventus TR Velocore Red 5

Ping G425 Max 5 FW 17.5 Ventus Velocore Red 7

Srixon ZX MKII 3UT Axiom 105

PXG GEN4 T 4 - PW DG120 X100

Yururi Tataki 52.5, 56.5 and 60.5 DG S200
Ping Anser 2
MCC +4 Grips
Kirkland Performance+ Ball

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8 minutes ago, st1800e said:

True WRXers don’t keep their shoes long enough to find out. 😉

 

I know but still there is that possibility that they could wear out. Now if you'll excuse me I'm waiting on shipping notification for yet another pair of golf shoes. 

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Lefty - WITB Thread

Driver: 10° Cobra LTDxLS | AD-IZ 6X 

3W: 15° Callaway Paradym X | AD-IZ 7X

3H: 19° Ping G410 | Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: PXG 0311P 4-6 | 0317CB 7-PW | DG 120 X100

Wedges: SM9 50° - 54° - 58° 

Putter(s): Ping PLD Anser 4K | CMD Gauge R | and more. 

Ball: TP5X 2024

Bag: Ghost Katana

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55 minutes ago, elwhippy said:

Spikeless shoes. Remember the uproar when Couples started wearing the Ecco shoes. Now everyone offers spikeless as their default. 

Ecco and Couple may be responsible for spikeless golf shoes becoming more popular in recent times however spikeless golf shoes have been around since the early 80's.

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For me perhaps the grand daddy of them all with what's going on with irons these days and lawsuits between Taylormade and PXG. Nickent ARC irons were foam filled and I believe forged blade-like irons. They look pretty much identical to what's out there now which makes the lawsuits even more suspect.

 

 

 

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TM Stealth Plus 10.5 Ventus TR Velocore Red 5

Ping G425 Max 5 FW 17.5 Ventus Velocore Red 7

Srixon ZX MKII 3UT Axiom 105

PXG GEN4 T 4 - PW DG120 X100

Yururi Tataki 52.5, 56.5 and 60.5 DG S200
Ping Anser 2
MCC +4 Grips
Kirkland Performance+ Ball

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1 hour ago, JD3 said:

For me perhaps the grand daddy of them all with what's going on with irons these days and lawsuits between Taylormade and PXG. Nickent ARC irons were foam filled and I believe forged blade-like irons. They look pretty much identical to what's out there now which makes the lawsuits even more suspect.

 

 

 

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TM had foam filled irons as far back as 1993. IIRC the PXG/TM lawsuit was settled in 2019. Hollow headed and/or filled irons (which was one of the reasons for the lawsuits) have been around since the late 1970's/early 80's.

 

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Almost every innovation started as a gimmick. 

 

Mallet putters

Giant-headed drivers

Cavity back irons

Hollow iron heads

Moveable weights

Graphite shafts

Adapter tips

 

It's actually pretty remarkable that most tour bags are as consistent as they are. After all these decades, what dominates in 2024 are classic wedge designs, forged iron heads, steel shafts (esp. dynamic gold), Tour Velvet (or similar) grips, and Answer style putters. 

Titleist TSR3 08.00 – Ventus Red 065x

Titleist TSR2 14.50 – Tour AD DI 075x

Titleist TSR2 18.00 – Tour AD DI 085x

Titleist TSR2 21.00 – Tour AD DI 095x

Titleist TSR2 24.00 – Tour AD DI 105x

Titleist T100 6i 7i 8i 9i – Tour X100

Titleist SM09 46 50 54 60 – Tour S400

Titleist Pro V1 56 – White Hot OG5 CS

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7 woods

TaylorMade Sim Max 9* @ 7* Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 Reg
Ping G425 3wd @ Flat setting Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 Reg 
Ping G425 7wd @ -1 Flat setting Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 6 Reg
Ping G425 22 hybrid @ Flat setting Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 6 reg
PXG Gen 4 0311XP 6-GW Fujikura Axiom 75 R2 

Cleveland CBX Zipcore 50*, 56*, 60* DG Spinner Stiff stepped soft
Evnroll ER7  33” Rosemark grip

 

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1 hour ago, grm24 said:

 

TM had foam filled irons as far back as 1993. IIRC the PXG/TM lawsuit was settled in 2019. Hollow headed and/or filled irons (which was one of the reasons for the lawsuits) have been around since the late 1970's/early 80's.

 

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Interesting thanks I wasn't aware of this. According to this article from golf.com part of pxg's claim was that TM copied the type of foam material they injected into the hollow head. Which really doesnt sound all that different from Nickent's "high-rebound elastomer" from like a decade earlier. Also PXG CEO is sounding like he was victorious when the settlement doesn't seem to have affected what TM is doing with it's 790 and 770 irons in any way.

 

https://golf.com/gear/taylormade-pxg-irons-settlement-lawsuit/?amp=1

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TM Stealth Plus 10.5 Ventus TR Velocore Red 5

Ping G425 Max 5 FW 17.5 Ventus Velocore Red 7

Srixon ZX MKII 3UT Axiom 105

PXG GEN4 T 4 - PW DG120 X100

Yururi Tataki 52.5, 56.5 and 60.5 DG S200
Ping Anser 2
MCC +4 Grips
Kirkland Performance+ Ball

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3 minutes ago, JD3 said:

Interesting thanks I wasn't aware of. According to this article from golf.com part of pxg's claim was that TM copied the type of foam material they injected into the hollow head.

https://golf.com/gear/taylormade-pxg-irons-settlement-lawsuit/?amp=1

Here's a link I think you might like of older gear. Some old time hollow and cavity filled iron sets. Actually the whole site is fun to look at older clubs.

 

https://www.clubsofdistinction.com/#rhhollow

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Original Top Flight Strata.  I am pretty these came out before the Pro V1.  Just remember playing them over professional 90s in my high school matches. 

Titleist TSR 4 - Autoflex SF 505XX

Burner Mini - Autoflex SF505XX

Cally Apex UW - Ventus TR RED 7x

Ping G430 3H - Ventus HY Blue 8x 

Ping Blueprint S 4-PW Axiom 105x

Hi-Toe 3 52/MG3 TW 60 - S400TI 

Odyssey Ai Milled Eleven DB w/Stability Tour 

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On 3/4/2024 at 1:06 PM, st1800e said:

Drivers with huge heads.  

 

I was going to say the same thing. I vaguely remember giving the Original Big Bertha crowd crap about the size and cost of their drivers. 

 

Then the Burner Bubble boys. 

 

Then the TiSi folks.

 

The square driver guys certainly heard an earful.  

 

Fast forward ~30 years and 440cc sounds small and $359 sounds like a bargain. 

 

I guess I was wrong... 😞 

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Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize

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16 minutes ago, jholz said:

 

I was going to say the same thing. I vaguely remember giving the Original Big Bertha crowd crap about the size and cost of their drivers. 

 

Then the Burner Bubble boys. 

 

Then the TiSi folks.

 

The square driver guys certainly heard an earful.  

 

Fast forward ~30 years and 440cc sounds small and $359 sounds like a bargain. 

 

I guess I was wrong... 😞 

 

I was working at a large golf store back in the day when the TiSi driver was a thing. Everyone who picked one up always commented on the size of it lol. I owned one with a grafalloy pro lite 35 shaft and loved that thing. 🙂

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