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ronnie

Taylormade Lethal Ball & Wilson D100 Hybrids

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Just joined this website !! Anyone try this ball & Hybrids ? I have switched to this ball from the Pro V 1 & think is superb !!! The rescues I got. Were a 22 & 19 Degree They are easy to hit but time will tell if they stay in the bag ! My Irons are Cleveland 588's Forged Rory Ireland 7 Handicap

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