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Surprising Performance

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Pros: Turbulators, Matte Finish, Discrete Adjustability, Distance

Cons: Stock Grip, Sound, Feel

Initial Comments When I traveled to a local Golfsmith to test drivers (I try to do this once a year or so just to see if there have been any significant improvements), I honestly didn't expect to order anything while I was there. I have done the same thing once a year for the past four years since I bought my old G10 (which was on clearance when they released the G15, I got it because it was inexpensive) and the only significant performance increase that I saw was matched once I put a shaft with proper flex into my old driver. What I found from this year's driver lineup surprised me, most notably because it was the PING driver that came out on top by a decent margin.   On...
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Beautiful in Form and Function

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Pros: Surprisingly Forgiving, Clean Look, Smaller Head, Fitting Process, Not Painful to Mishit

Cons: Sole Scratches Quickly, Shaft Upcharges Apply, Shipping Time, Stock Grips

After going in and testing various irons, I decided to purchase the S55 irons with KBS Tour X-stiff shafts in them as the Mizuno shaft fitter recommended. This is where two of the three cons apply. It was a $10 a shaft upcharge to go to the KBS Tour shafts (which is fairly reasonable, but still worse than free) and I was told that they would be shipped directly to me due to the store not carrying anything above a stiff in stock. They gave me an estimated wait time of one week, which seemed reasonable enough. Unfortunately, contacting PING directly let me know that it would be a week before my order was even processed and shipped. This isn't really PING's fault though, more of an issue...
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