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  • 5 months later...
Curious if anyone will admit to playing with one of these now that they've been out for a while? Is it working for you and helping your game?

I appreciate that better golfers can use a wedge or hybrid effectively, but I crush hybrids and shank wedges when I'm under 20'. With kids and work I have limited time to practice and would rather play. I need something that will get me closer to the pin without putting through 3 yards of grass first.

I currently use a White Hot Rossi and was thinking the X-Act (same insert and maybe similar feel?) would give me more consistency. Clubs in bag is not an issue as I only carry 12 now..

Thanks!

Mike
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Curious if anyone will admit to playing with one of these now that they've been out for a while? Is it working for you and helping your game?

Dear Mike:

It sounds to me as if you've got your priorities straight. So, if you want to try one of these clubs, just go do it. No one on this forum, or any other can or should tell you what club you should or shouldn't hit. Only your own experience with that club can provide you with the information you need to make an appropriate desicion about whether or not you should play that club. I think that a high handicapper looks a little silly with a tricked out Titleist staff bag. But I'll be damned if I'll ever say that to someone who has one, or probably to anyone on course. Likewise, if a particular club works for you and its approved by the ruling body, then to hell with what anyone else thinks about it. If pure enjoyment in playing this most wonderful of sports is your goal, try any club you wish and go have a great time. Now, if, after following my advice, you're still feeling queasy about trying this club tomorrow, take two advil and go to bed an hour earlier than normal. If after that, you still lack a wee bit of confidence, slaughter one hen and, after it has bled out, twirl it over your head three times ( in your left hand only ) and say during each rotation, " I am not Bobby Jones and I can use any club I wish to use." I guarantee you that, if you follow these instructions, you will have the neccessary lead in your pencil to successfully make the kind of life altering desicions like whether or not to give the Callaway chipper a try. Note below: please be sure the chicken has completely bled out before you try this exercise. Your Friend, Rufus T. Firefly
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Dear Mike:

Haha!

That's some funny stuff. As a guy who's happy to break 100, I'm not too worried about others opinions. I really didn't want to have the same argument about me practicing more with the clubs I have. I just want to know if anyone is using these things effectively.. And if not, how cheap are you willing to sell it for? Thanks for the laugh.
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I don't have the room in the bag for one of these clubs. Seems like a one trick pony.

A SW, 7I & putter pretty much cover me on chipping.

To each his own, though. If it simplifies things for you then go with one....although it'd be hard to shell out large $$$ for the Odyssey model.

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I finally got off my a$$ and tried one at the store yesterday. It didn't feel that much better to me than a wedge, although I didn't shank anything and I did chip one in from 5 yards (whoohoo!). It definatly did not feel like a putter with a little more loft. I think I'm going to stick to wedges for now and see if I can pick up a used one for cheeeep.

All will be surprised to know that one of the sales guys highly recommended it. :)
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I just ordered this on ebay after toying around with it at golfsmith. The club offers much more control than choking up on a seven iron. I have had alot of trouble lately around the green. I got this club to help me within 20 yards of the green. I have tried every other club out within this range and nothing is consistant. I dont see a problem with having a seven iron loft with a putter length. I havent used this club on the course yet but so far I think its awesome.
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I just ordered this on ebay after toying around with it at golfsmith. The club offers much more control than choking up on a seven iron. I have had alot of trouble lately around the green. I got this club to help me within 20 yards of the green. I have tried every other club out within this range and nothing is consistant. I dont see a problem with having a seven iron loft with a putter length. I havent used this club on the course yet but so far I think its awesome.

How are you an 8 handicap if you are having trouble getting up and down from 20 yards?

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The oddysey marksman and ALLother chippers that are not double sided  are entirely legal. (iFYI:. a chipper that can be played both right and left handed is illegal -double bladed)..

there still exists a great deal of snobbery against the use of chippers in some quarters as demonstrated by some posts here.

My advice is ignore the snobs ...if you are an amateur player with little time to practice why not enjoy the game more by using a perfectly legal club???

This is the same kind of arrogant snobbery one may presume was cast against the hybrid and the dimpled urethane ball ....ignore them and enjoy the game...

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