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About beaureed445

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  1. I'm currently gaming a Ping G 10.5* with Alta 55g Stiff Flex shaft, and I'm looking for options. I've noticed this year that my yardage (avg. 245-255) is mostly carry, with very little roll. Last week, I hit it on the range while being "tracked" by the Taylormade version of a Trackman. Based on the numbers, I've got WAY too much spin, and it's killing my roll. Here are quick numbers- Launch angle: 13.7*; Swing Speed- 95mpg avg; Carry- 225; roll- 15 yards; total distance- 250 avg; SPIN- 3800-3900. Based on this, I'm thinking about swapping shafts to something with a low/mid launch angle and lower tq number. The Tour 65 looks interesting, and maybe I could find one used to swap in. If I went with an aftermarket shaft, what would you guys suggest? I've been told to check out the Diamana 62 x5ct and RIP Alpha. I don't know anything about either of these. Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Titleist Thursday

    Yes, I agree- reasonable numbers. I haven't hit a Titleist driver since the old 975 days. My last 4 drivers have been: Taylormade R7, Ping G20, Taylormade R1, and Ping G. The thing that stuck out to me the most was changing from a the Kuro Kage 50g shaft to the Hzrdus Smoke 60g shaft dropped the spin rate quite a bit. And the Smoke vs the "stock" Ping shaft was night and day. Like I mentioned, carry wasn't a huge difference. But the total yardage improvement was noticeable.
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    Titleist Thursday

    I did myTitleist Thursday fitting yesterday. Here are the details: Current driver......Ping G 10.5* w/ Alta stiff shaft 55g- 235 carry 250 total. Tested driver.......Titleist TS2 10.5* w/ Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 60g- 240-245 carry 270 total. Spin dropped from 3700 w/ Ping to 2600 w/ Titleist. Carry wasn’t much more, but lower spin really got it rolling on the ground. Best overall was +26 yards. But that was only a few times. Avg gain was 15-20 yards. Average swing speed was 95mph. Top was 101, slowest was 91. Launch angle was good- 13.7* and I was getting 1.40+ smash factor for most of the "solid" strikes.
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    Titleist 816 H1 vs 818 H1

    Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. I think I'm going to go back to the store, and hit a few more balls in their simulator. The adjustable weight isn't a big deal to me and yes, @dbuck, the difference is right around $100. After thinking it over, I may keep the Halo in the bag, and carry both....I still hit the Halo well, so it could be used on shorter shots, instead of choking down on an H1.
  5. If you think red dots are hard to find.....try looking for orange! I'm 2* flat, and have been swinging G20's since 2011. I just took delivery of a new set of Titleist 718 AP1's yesterday. Ordered them 2* flat also.
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    What Do You Do for a Living?

    Corporate Recruite/ HR Generalist for an oil company.
  7. Quick poll for the audience. I currently carry an old (circa 2005) 21* Cleveland Halo. I carry it about 160-165. I'm looking for a new hybrid to replace it. Today I went by a local golf store, and hit a couple of left-over 816 H1's and a 818 H1.....all in 21*. The 816 models had the Speeder 8.8 and Diamana 60 HY shafts. The 818 had the MCA Tensei Pro Blue 70 HY shaft. Average carry distance with all was in the 180-185 range, with total distance being right around 200- 205. **This was in a simulator** So, do you guys feel that the 818 is THAT much better than the 816? I hit it marginally further (carried less that 5 more yards). Of the two 816 models, I could definitely tell the difference in shaft options- The Speeder was much lower, on average. I play in the Oklahoma wind regularly, so flight is a consideration as well.....I like the idea of hitting higher, and landing softer, as this will be used to hit into greens more than trying to drive into the wind, off the tee. Any advice is much appreciated.
  8. Scottsdale, AZ.....Jan 30th- Feb 3rd. Four days of golf, one day at WM Open. Tentative plans include: both We-Ko-Pa courses, both Troon North courses, Southern Dunes, Dinosour Mountain, or maybe SunRidge Canyon.
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    Replacing Long Irons with Hybrids

    I havne't carried a 3i or 4i in about 10 years.....because I've never hit them well. Instead, I carry a steel shafted Cleveland Halo 21* (4 hybrid). I can choke down and it it 170, or swing away, and hit it 190. It's definitly a "go-to" club for me, as I've always hit it well, and have confidence in it. I also have a Ping i20 17*, but I'm not as confident in it. Sometimes, I'll hit it perfectly in the 200- 210 yard range. Other times, I pull or push it. So it tends to stay in the bag (or in the truck) much more. I've read tons of great reviews on the Titleist 818 hybrid line, and I'm considering going that route.....maybe next spring.
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    Rinky dinks (4-hybrid) question.

    I haven't carried a 4i since 2010. In its place, I carry a 21* Cleveland Halo w/ steel shaft. It tops out around 190, but I usually hit it in the 175-183 range. It's definitely a "go-to" for me, due to the fact that I feel comfortable with it in my hands.
  11. SAME here. Ogio Grom (the old Grom, not the newer one). I liked the wells/ layout, and the pockets. That was the last bag that I could fit everything inside, including rain gear. The Ping Hoofer 14 that I currently has is ok, but not great. I do really like the looks/ functionality of the Titleist bags also.
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    Any other Cajuns here?

    @308 Ragin Cajun, you've got another Cajun here. I live in Oklahoma now, but I'm originally from Ville Platte. My whole family is still there- VP to Youngsville/ Broussard, to Lake Charles. I had an uncle who lived right on Bayou Teche, and we'd pass Squirrel Run when we went to visit him.
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    What tee to play from?

    I just looked at scorecards from my 3 most visited courses. The "senior" tees average 5780. The "men's" tees average 6273. According to the other thread, I should be playing 6276......so playing the men's tees is where I "belong." I have 2 distinct groups that I play with- my college buddies who are all 80-90 scorers (men's tees), and a group of guys who love to play, but typically shoot 90-105 (senior tees). I have no issues with the 6300 yard tees, but it is kind of nice to move up every now and then.....let's face it- hitting 9i or a wedge into a par 4 is sometimes more fun than hitting a 6i or 7i.
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    Wedge gapping

    I really like that idea.
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    How often do you buy new irons?

    I fall into the 6-10 year category. My current set (Ping G20) was purchased in 2011......but I just ordered a set of 718 AP1's yesterday. I do swap drivers every 3ish years, but I usually spring for last year's model- I bought a Taylormade R1 in 2014 (after they released the SLDR) , and switched to a Ping G in 2017 (after the G400's hit shelves). Now, my putter doesn't really change- been using the same Scotty since 2006.

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