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Old 05-11-2008, 11:49 AM  
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Okay, here is a place for the Golfers to talk about tournaments, clubs, swing help or thoughts.

Today is the Players Championship, which I think ought to be the 5th Major. Largest pot in the PGA. The daunting 17th, which seems to bring excitement every year. At least we will get to see Sergio blow up yet again.

I am ready to see some water balls!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:05 AM   #2896
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I mentioned it earlier, but no one responded, so **** you all.

Hamas' 2013 WITB:

Driver: Ping G20 10.5* UST Axivcore Green stiff shaft
3 Wood: Tour Edge Exotics XCG-4 15* Project X 7C3 stiff
5 Wood: Ping G20 18* Ping TFC Tour 169 stiff
4i-W: Ping Eye 2 Plus-no-Plus black dot. True Temper Black Gold stiff shafts. GP DD2 grips
Gap Wedge: Ping 52* Tour Chrome
Sand Wedge: Scratch 8620 56*
Lob Wedge: Scratch 8620 60*
Putter: Ping Shea w/ a Super Stroke grip (bought it that way and hate it)

Weather-dependent backups:

i20 17* hybrid. TFC X-flex shaft. Almost unhittable.
i20 20* hybrid. Project X 6.0 shaft.
Ping iWi 1/2 Craz-E putter.
Drivers: TM R11s with RIP Alpha 60 shaft. Nike VR-s driver with Diamana 'Ahina 70. Course testing these both for the next month or so.

3W: Rocketballz 14.5 with RIP Beta.

3H/4H: TM Rescue 11 - 18* and 21* both with RIP Alpha hybrid shafts.

5-PW: Mizuno JPX 800 Pro with Dynamic Gold X100's soft stepped once.

Wedges: Vokey spin milled in 50-55-60.

Putter: 2012 Scotty Cameron California Monterrey.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #2897
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I mentioned it earlier, but no one responded, so **** you all.

Hamas' 2013 WITB:

Driver: Ping G20 10.5* UST Axivcore Green stiff shaft
3 Wood: Tour Edge Exotics XCG-4 15* Project X 7C3 stiff
5 Wood: Ping G20 18* Ping TFC Tour 169 stiff
4i-W: Ping Eye 2 Plus-no-Plus black dot. True Temper Black Gold stiff shafts. GP DD2 grips
Gap Wedge: Ping 52* Tour Chrome
Sand Wedge: Scratch 8620 56*
Lob Wedge: Scratch 8620 60*
Putter: Ping Shea w/ a Super Stroke grip (bought it that way and hate it)

Weather-dependent backups:

i20 17* hybrid. TFC X-flex shaft. Almost unhittable.
i20 20* hybrid. Project X 6.0 shaft.
Ping iWi 1/2 Craz-E putter.
Driver: Titleist 983 E
Driver2: Titleist 983 K
3wood: Titleist 980f
5wood: Titleist 980f
Irons: Hogan Apex Edge 2-P
Wedge: Titleist vokey 56 degree
Putter: Odessy white hot Rossie
Putter2: ping model 1 A
Gap wedge is Cleveland but gets no play because I can't hit that thing for shit

My gear is waaay outdated lol
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #2898
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Why aren't they banning it anyway? Has its use become too embedded among the players and they don't want to cause a controversy or something?
I had thought they were banning anchoring of putters but apparently not yet.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #2899
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I haven't changed anything in the past two seasons but looking at getting a new driver at some point. I really like the new Titleist 913D3 with Aldila RIP alpha 60 but not really loving the idea paying the price for the latest model. Also considering the 910D3 with the same shaft mostly because its about $200 less.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #2900
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My current bag:

Rapture 9.5* - Aldila VS 65-S
Taylor Made R-7 15* - Mitsubish Blue Board stiff
Adams Pro Gold 20* hybrid with Matrix Ozik stiff
Callaway X-22 Tour 4-PW - Project-X 5.5
Cleveland 588 RTG 52*
Titleist Vokey 56*
Titleist Vokey 60*
Scotty Cameron Red X putter

I haven't changed anything in the past two seasons but looking at getting a new driver at some point. I really like the new Titleist 913D3 with Aldila RIP alpha 60 but not really loving the idea paying the price for the latest model. Also considering the 910D3 with the same shaft mostly because its about $200 less.
Budget Golf occasionally runs bizarre sales that you can apply to Titleist gear (even though it's against policy). A number of guys got 20% off of the 913 shortly after it came out. That would be a savings of 80 bucks.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #2901
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Other Questions:

1. What bounce do you have on your wedges? The soil in Mid-Missouri is notoriously hard (all clay, hence the former brick production here), so my sand and lob wedges have 4* of bounce

2. What ball do you play?

I prefer the B330 (10+ yards longer than a Pro V1 for me), but Srixon makes a damned good ball as well.

A note of warning to the n00bish golfers on here: Do not ever buy refurbished balls. Recycled balls that have been lost are fine, but refurbs are almost always repainted mush melons.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #2902
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Budget Golf occasionally runs bizarre sales that you can apply to Titleist gear (even though it's against policy). A number of guys got 20% off of the 913 shortly after it came out. That would be a savings of 80 bucks.
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #2903
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Other Questions:

1. What bounce do you have on your wedges? The soil in Mid-Missouri is notoriously hard (all clay, hence the former brick production here), so my sand and lob wedges have 4* of bounce

2. What ball do you play?

I prefer the B330 (10+ yards longer than a Pro V1 for me), but Srixon makes a damned good ball as well.

A note of warning to the n00bish golfers on here: Do not ever buy refurbished balls. Recycled balls that have been lost are fine, but refurbs are almost always repainted mush melons.
Meant to ask you this morning - are you happy with your 8620's? My Vokey's only have a season left on them, and I'm thinking of replacing them with the 8620's or the 1018 forged.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:30 PM   #2904
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The TEE drivers never receive quite as much love as the fairways. I've never hit one, so I can't give a first-hand account, but the consensus is that they are a solid club.

I can't say enough good things about my G20; it's long and forgiving, and you should be able to find new ones on eBay for $150 by now. You'd pay $199 in shop due to Ping's pricing requirements w/ retailers.
http://www.mygolfspy.com/touredge-xcg5-driver-review/

Found this good and thorough review last night. The guy writing it up liked the XCG - 5 driver, more than the other guys that helped test it. In the end he thought it was a more accurate, than long driver. That would be good for me, but I'd like to hit one first, and can't seem to locate one anywhere.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #2905
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Meant to ask you this morning - are you happy with your 8620's? My Vokey's only have a season left on them, and I'm thinking of replacing them with the 8620's or the 1018 forged.
The 8620 is the most ridiculously ****ing long wedge I have ever hit in my life.

I can step on the 60* and get it out to 90 yards. Stock 56 goes about 105. I hit my Vokey 60.04 about 70 yards.

The heads are very small, and will take some getting used to, but the feel is fine.

One thing I will say. It's almost hard for me to hit knockdowns because they are so long and crisp off the face. I was hitting 3/4 56s 95 yards yesterday when I was trying to hit it at the 70 yard target.

Some of that is rust, but still...uber long.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:47 PM   #2906
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Other Questions:

1. What bounce do you have on your wedges? The soil in Mid-Missouri is notoriously hard (all clay, hence the former brick production here), so my sand and lob wedges have 4* of bounce

2. What ball do you play?

I prefer the B330 (10+ yards longer than a Pro V1 for me), but Srixon makes a damned good ball as well.

A note of warning to the n00bish golfers on here: Do not ever buy refurbished balls. Recycled balls that have been lost are fine, but refurbs are almost always repainted mush melons.
1) I prefer a lot of bounce on wedges. 14* on my 56 and 12 on my 60*. I tend to have a dig swing with wedges so I prefer the bounce on tight lies.

2) I tend to play what I find unless I'm striking the ball well. Then any tour spin ball will do. I do like the Bridgstone tour ball as well but see no major differences in most of the tour balls.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:58 PM   #2908
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The Titlest Vokeys with the spin milled faces are easily the best wedges I have played. Very well balanced.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:08 AM   #2909
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I don't buy new balls either. Haven't paid for a sleeve of balls since 2005.
Probably been since the late 90's that I have bought balls that were not a gift for someone else. Some Titest Professionals and loved them back in the day.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #2910
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The 8620 is the most ridiculously ****ing long wedge I have ever hit in my life.

I can step on the 60* and get it out to 90 yards. Stock 56 goes about 105. I hit my Vokey 60.04 about 70 yards.

The heads are very small, and will take some getting used to, but the feel is fine.

One thing I will say. It's almost hard for me to hit knockdowns because they are so long and crisp off the face. I was hitting 3/4 56s 95 yards yesterday when I was trying to hit it at the 70 yard target.

Some of that is rust, but still...uber long.
I would have expected that from the 1018's, being forged and all. Hit a forged club on the button, and you see some insane distance.

Wouldn't have expected that from the 8620's, since they are cast.

I've head they have a similar shape to the Vokeys, so the smaller head may not be much of an issue for me. Problem is, no one carries them, so I'm going to have to take a chance on them.
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