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Will your caddy let you have that head cover back? FYI Dad, animal head covers can also be used as hand puppets.

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Updated:

  • 10.5° G30, 45.25" (Set to - .75 °) PING Tour Stiff 65
  • 16° BB 816 Alpha, stiff stock Aldila
  • 20° Callaway Apex Hybrid, stock Kuro Kage stiff
  • GMax 4 iron, CFS stiff, red color code, standard length
  • iE1 4-W, CFS stiff, red color code, standard length
  • Glide Wedges, CFS stiff, 50° red, 55° red, 60° purple, standard length
  • B65 Cadence TR, bent to orange, loft is 2°
  • Snell My Tour Ball or Callaway Chrome Soft balls
  • PURE Midsize DTX green grips
  • GAME Golf tags

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20160305_194335.thumb.jpg.6333125dd19d0eFor those of you who haven't seen the EX9 woods and hybrids + EXI irons, the stock photos do not do these irons justice.

D, 4w, 3h: :touredge: Exotics EX9 Matrix Black Tie 7M3.1 X-Flex... all a 1/2" longer than standard. (So it softens the X-Flex a smidge)

Irons (4-PW, AW) :touredge: Exotics EXi, KBS Tour 105 Stiff (I ordered these almost 4 weeks ago, they just came today) The shafts are not stock... when I was fitted I swung the C-Taper Lite, 90 and the 105 in both Stiff and Extra Stiff, I went with Stiff because they feel stiffer than the Tour 90s in Stiff.

Wedges (54°, 58°) :touredge: Exotics CB Pro S, with DG Wedge Flex... I like a heavier shaft in my wedges, because it keeps my transistion smooth... 

Putter: :touredge: Exotics David Glod Tour Series v1.3, 35", Superstroke Mid Slim 3.0... I liked this putter from the get go...

@iacas, I looked into Edel but there really wasn't anyone close to do a fitting... so I stuck with Tour Edge... I think I may need the lie flatter on my putter, I hold my hands low.

more photos coming... I have to figure out how to compress photos. If you have any requests let me know.

All non putter grips are Lamkin UTX +1/16" I wanted non-tapered, but TE gave me a reduced taper which was close enough.

Irons are 1/2" longer than standard, and 2° upright.

Woods and hybrid are 1/2" longer than standard.

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Updated Bag,

Driver: Ping G, 10.5°, 45" Tour 80 X-stiff
3-Wood: Ping G, 15.5°, 43" Tour 80 X-stiff
Hybrid: Titleist 915 Hd°, 17.5, 40.5" Diamana D+ 90 Stiff
4-Iron: Mizuno 850 Forged, 22°, 38.25" KBS Tour X-Stiff
3-Iron - PW: Mizuno MP 59, 27°-46°, KBS Tour X-Stiff
Wedges: Edel Trapper (52°, 56°, 60°), KBS Wedge Stiff
Putter: Edel Columbia, 35"
Shoes: True Elements
Grips: Pure DTX Midsize 
Bag: Ping Hoofer
Rangefinder: Bushnell Tour V3
Ball: Snell My Tour Ball

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Next  upgrade, probably my irons. I am also thinking of ditching my 4 iron for a 5 Ping Crossover. 

 

 

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@saevel25 I think you probably meant 5-PW with your Mizuno irons, correct?

How does the G Driver play? is it more accurate than your previous driver or is it a little sporadic? it is the launch conditions better than what they were before.

Like I've said, before I'm not really a PING guy (though I like their classic clubs, and their newer entries are intriguing)... I'm just wondering how they match up with their previous models.

Also, @saevel25  I'm intrigued by the G Crossover it seems like PING might have figured out how to marry a hybrid with an iron, and make it work...are the crossovers, supposed to be a hybrid that is more like an iron (club length, gapping, and such) because it seems to me that this was already done by Tour Edge with the Lift-off Iron-woods of 1999. At least in how the clubhead looks.

 

Just my $0.02 :beer:

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5 minutes ago, onthehunt526 said:

@saevel25 I think you probably meant 5-PW with your Mizuno irons, correct?

Correct, :whistle:

5 minutes ago, onthehunt526 said:

How does the G Driver play? is it more accurate than your previous driver or is it a little sporadic? it is the launch conditions better than what they were before.

I haven't played it yet. I wouldn't know, this is my first Ping since the G10

5 minutes ago, onthehunt526 said:

Also, @saevel25  I'm intrigued by the G Crossover it seems like PING might have figured out how to marry a hybrid with an iron, and make it work...are the crossovers, supposed to be a hybrid that is more like an iron (club length, gapping, and such) because it seems to me that this was already done by Tour Edge with the Lift-off Iron-woods of 1999. At least in how the clubhead looks.

You need to get fit for the Crossover. The 3 crossover is about equal to or slightly shorter than my 2-hybrid just to give you an idea how that fits ;). 

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22 hours ago, onthehunt526 said:

Nice set-up @mvmac, not a PING guy but a definitely cool.

Mike, @mvmac

My grammar is horrible. I write like I speak. I do have a couple questions about your set-up. 

I was reading the Mar 2016 issue of Golf Digest, they list the iE1 irons as player's irons. Are they that hard to hit, or are they more user friendly than what GD gives them credit for?

Do you use the GMax 4i kind of like a DI/UT kind of club? 

I do like the set-up. It works for you.

 

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4 hours ago, onthehunt526 said:

I was reading the Mar 2016 issue of Golf Digest, they list the iE1 irons as player's irons. Are they that hard to hit, or are they more user friendly than what GD gives them credit for?

Yes they're are a lot more user friendly than GD is categorizing them as. I've never hit the EXi irons but going from the head design I'd say they are similar to the iE1 and Mizuno MP25 irons, forgiving players clubs.

5 hours ago, onthehunt526 said:

Do you use the GMax 4i kind of like a DI/UT kind of club? 

More like a 3-iron replacement that's super easy to hit and launches high. Currently making some changes to the bag and will post some updates soon. Still doing some testing.

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On 3/5/2016 at 8:12 PM, onthehunt526 said:

Irons are 1/2" longer than standard, and 2°upright.

Stupid question but as long as bending the lie angle is don't by fitter it doesn't void the warranty correct or does he have to order them in your specs for you to have the lifetime warranty?

Also have you used there warranty? And what was your experience?

My wife says I can get fit for clubs when we sell our house, and tour edge is a front runner for me at the moment.

I think she just wants me to stop buying random clubs on eBay :)

 

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5 hours ago, sirhacksalot said:

Stupid question but as long as bending the lie angle is don't by fitter it doesn't void the warranty correct or does he have to order them in your specs for you to have the lifetime warranty?

Also have you used there warranty? And what was your experience?

My wife says I can get fit for clubs when we sell our house, and tour edge is a front runner for me at the moment.

I think she just wants me to stop buying random clubs on eBay :)

 

1. You don't register the warranty until after you receive the clubs, all customization by Tour Edge is covered. Changing grips yourself when needed doesn't void the warranty, reshafting yourself does... (Tour Edge can get you just about any aftermarket  shaft you want, if you are willing to wait)... So if you go to Bill the clubfitter to get your lies adjusted, it voids the warranty. If you go to Dave The Clubfitter who is a Tour Edge Authorized Dealer to bend the lies, you might be covered, if you send them to the Batavia, IL factory, you ARE covered.

2) I have had one issue with Tour Edge ever in the 6 years I've played Tour Edge clubs, epoxy coming loose near the ferrule of my V-Blade 4-iron. Which I found out was covered. They basically said sometimes the ferrule doesn't sit flush with the hosel in the curing process, and a minute gap forms that eventually gets bigger, long story, made short they fixed the problem for only the cost to ship the 4-iron there.

 

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On 3/6/2016 at 9:21 PM, mvmac said:

Currently making some changes to the bag and will post some updates soon. Still doing some testing.


Had the G irons in the bag for almost a month. Liking them so far. They launch higher than the i irons (duh) but I can still flight them if I need to. Distance control is also great, especially off slight mis-hits.

G driver is pretty darn similar to the G30, haven't noticed much of a difference except that it's a 9° compared to a 10.5° (my G30 loft). G fairway is awesome, big improvement over the G30 for me.

Updated:

  • 9° PING G, 45.25" Tour 65 Stiff 
  • 14.5° PING G, stock Alta 65 stiff
  • PING 4 Crossover, Tour 90 stiff, red color code, standard length
  • PING G irons 4-W, AWT 2.0 stiff, red color code, standard length
  • Glide Wedges, CFS stiff, 50° red, 55° red, 60° purple, standard length
  • B65 Cadence TR, bent to orange, loft is 2°
  • Snell My Tour Ball or Callaway Chrome Soft balls
  • PURE Midsize DTX green grips
  • GAME Golf tags

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1 minute ago, mvmac said:


Updated:

  • 9° PING G, 45.25" Tour 65 Stiff 
  • 14.5° PING G, stock Alta 65 stiff
  • PING 4 Crossover, Tour 90 stiff, red color code, standard length
  • PING G irons 4-W, AWT 2.0 stiff, red color code, standard length
  • Glide Wedges, CFS stiff, 50° red, 55° red, 60° purple, standard length
  • B65 Cadence TR, bent to orange, loft is 2°
  • Snell My Tour Ball or Callaway Chrome Soft balls
  • PURE Midsize DTX green grips
  • GAME Golf tags

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Going to GI irons, Mike? How do they feel?

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10 minutes ago, onthehunt526 said:

Going to GI irons, Mike? How do they feel?

Little "hotter" than the i irons (I added a brief description to my last post). Always wanted to play a set of G irons but all the previous models launched too high and I didn't like the look at address. I really like the blade length and offset of the new G's, reminds me of the i3 irons. Toplines are a little thick for my liking but more "tour" looking than past models.

Not sure if I'll stick with these long term or go back to the i irons but so far so good.

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