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  1. For the past couple of years, I have namely played the following set-up: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Driver, 3 or 4 wood, 3 hybrid, and usually 4 hybrid (though I own the 5 hybrid) Exotics EXI irons (usually 5-AW, sometimes adding the 4-iron) Exotics CB Pro S wedges of varying lofts from 52-60 degrees, but usually 52° and 56°) Exotics DG Tour Series v1.1 Putter, Superstroke Fatso 5.0 35". Ok, so one thing that will happen for sure, at 6'5" I need a longer putter, so I'm planning on going to a 37" or 38" putter so I'm more comfortable. Beyond that, the only thing I'm positive of is, my days of swinging X-flex woods are over. So I more than likely will be going to Stiff flex or perhaps a tipped Regular flex. (And I'm going to play shorter shafts in the woods.) So with all of that consideration, I may stick with the irons and wedges... But I might get something different... Really this thread is more about the longer clubs. I'm tossing around the idea of going back to playing a 5-wood instead of a 3-hybrid. But I'm not sure if I should pull the trigger yet... (I haven't hit a 5-wood in years). My thought is to cut a little off the shaft (perhaps a 1/2") and have the weight balanced so it plays kind of the same as a 3-hybrid, I just don't hook my fairway woods, like I do my hybrid(s). Which leads me to the other replacement... I'm tossing around getting one or two of the new Exotics CBX iron-woods, instead of a hybrid. I understand hybrids are get out of jail free clubs... But for me, I worked on it a lot, and my miss is like Billy Cundiff against the Patriots. So I'm looking at 44" Driver, 3-wood, 5-wood or 3 Driving Iron, 4 Driving Iron or standard 4-iron, 5-AW, 54°, 58°, Putter... Sorry for the rambling, I hope you can follow where I am going with it.
  2. I saw a commercial the other day for the Callaway GolFit and it had me interested. So after browsing around all day yesterday I ended up stuck between that and the Garmin Approach X40. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with either unit. It would be neat to tie in the fitness and GPS into one watch device. Both look sleek and don't appear to get in the way when golfing. The Garmin has a few more features and is on sale for $199. The Callaway is $149. Looking like it might be an after Xmas present for myself!
  3. Hello, everyone. So, after over a decade I finally decided to buy new irons rather than continue to use the box set I bought from Sports Authority (are they still in business?). The new irons are scheduled to come in in about a week and a half and I had a couple of questions I was hoping people might be able to help me out with. 1) When I get the irons, is there anything I should do with them before I use them to practice or play? 2) Is there anything I can or should do to, for lack of a better phrase, keep them looking pretty and shiny? Thanks for any advice!
  4. Hello all, I've been spending ALOT of time researching bags before I purchase a new one. I was pretty set on a 14 top, specifically a ping hoofer 14 (pro being consensus great reviews) or calllway fusion 14 (pro being looks and some positive reviews) until I stumbled across multiple articles and forums bashing 14 ways...with a lot of folks complaining about a lot of difficulty getting the clubs in and out. I was surprised by this as this was one of the main issues that was prompting me to go with a 14 way with my current 3 way. I've read some reviews which claim that 5-7 way tops actually have less issues with club binding. I guess my primary concern would be to determine if the club binding issue in 14 ways is a matter of fact or a matter of a opinion. Would greatly appreciate any input from folks who have experience with different types of bags. thanks in advance for your assistance!
  5. Swing analysis devices

    Looking for any and all opinions on folks with experience having owned or used any of the currently offered swing analysis gizmos on the market: zepp, blast motion, arcos, etc. I was about to pull the trigger on the zepp, but I'm reading good things about other options out there. thanks in advance for your advice!
  6. Driver to iron gap

    Hello Sand Trap World, I have been having issues with my bag setup, and am looking for a bit of advice regarding the gap between my driver and my 3 iron. I recently purchased a 3-P set of AP2s, and love them, and I previously gamed a ping G2 set 2-PW. Since they don't make an AP2 2-iron, and the set is a mite shorter than my old G2s, I am left with an open spot in my bag (I carry 3 wedges 52*, 56*,60*), and a big yardage hole between my driver and my irons. I can hit my driver about 310 yards, and can lay off it to about 275 before it starts to launch uncomfortably low. I hit my old 2 iron about 250, so this gap worked out great, and I could avoid hitting fairway metals. However, my new 3 iron is a 220 yard club. Is there a new hybrid that plays like an iron I could put in this slot, does anyone have experience with the Titleist T-MB 2 iron? I'm thinking that may be a good compromise. Any advice would be great! Thanks, JR
  7. Hello all, I have been a long time lurker, combing through posts for club recommendations; however, I just signed up to make my first post. I am a fairy new golfer, having never played a hole in my life until 6 months ago. Since then though I have become a full blown junkie. I'm at the range or playing 4 days a week, minimum. I know that no type of at home/back yard swing trainer adequately supplements time at the range, but I was hoping that some of you may be able to recommend one "swing path trainer" over another. That may not be the correct term. I'm talking about one of those little deals that you stick in the ground and has a ball hanging on a rope from bar above...if that paints a better picture. A lot of the ones I see online have poor reviews...anyone had a good experience with a certain brand or vendor? thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  8. can a Taylormade Fairway 3hl 17* replace a 3w 10.5*?
  9. Should I buy a practice set? I'm considering buying a practice set of players' clubs. I currently play Callaway Apex's, game-improvement, but my thought is that if I practice with some blades it'll lessen my misses when I take the more forgiving clubs out on the course. Has anyone done this and how'd it workout for you? I appreciate any thought, thanks.
  10. I know this may be difficult to discuss without looking at my swing; I have a M2 3 wood and a Callaway XR 5 wood. I hit my 5 wood really well. I hit it off the deck, on the tee box, from any lie, etc. It may be my favorite club in the bag. I normally only hit my M2 off the box. I have on occasion hit it off the deck. For some reason I struggle with the M2. Now it may just be a mental issue now but are there any reasons why (spec, length, etc.) anyone can think of as to why this makes sense? Am I crazy for looking to move away from the M2 and getting a XR 3 wood?
  11. I wasn't sure what to call this thread, however, maybe the mods, can re-title it if need be. As most of you who read my posts, I am big Tour Edge Exotics guy. I'm a walking billboard. As @WUTiger put it, I'm a staff player. I'm thinking about getting S-flex shafts or a slightly lighter X-flex for my woods/hybrids. The driver I would just need the shaft and adaptor for. But would the 4-wood and hybrids they are bonded. It's not that the X-flex is too stiff. I think I could get a little more distance with a little softer or lighter shaft. (So basically I'm finally listening to the fitter). Now here is where it gets interesting. I can get the Driver, fairway and hybrid for less than it would cost for the 3 shafts. So here's the questions, full clubs or just the shafts? Suggestions on a good X shafts in the 68-72 gram range? I thought Red Tie but they don't make X flex.
  12. So I watched Seve's video on the short game on YouTube. (His English was a little rusty, but you can understand him). When he got to the portion of the video on putting, he did a little demonstration on the sweet spot of his putter, (I believe it was a Ping Anser with the slot in the bottom). And he showed that the sweet spot was on the heel side of center with a golf ball and tapping it on the face until there was balanced movement, I guess. So I tested this theory on 8 of my 9 putters. All of my toe hang putters were slightly toward the heel, my face balanced putters are hard to figure out, but possibly the center. So my question is do different types of putters have different sweet spot locations?
  13. I try to practice twice a week at the driving range. $20 a week! Thinking about investing in a golf net so I can practice more often.
  14. I picked up an old Nickent 3DX DC 15.5° hybrid off the bay recently, just for kicks. I took it out to the range, and started crushing this thing. Consistently longer than my 4-wood and straighter. Which leads me to these questions, Is this just me, or does anyone else have this experience? Finally, is it worth it to replace my 4-wood with this club?
  15. Iron Performance Review

    Hello there! I find data interesting and when it comes to golf, it can help make equipment decisions, game changes, or simply an eyebrow-raising topic. The attach docs are data I've collected sourced from iron reviews produced by a notable golf instructor off of YouTube. He utilizes GC2 tech to eliminate any variables (such as lie, wind, temperature, etc.. ) other than his consistent swing and the club of interest. While the data per club is based off of his swing, with such consistency in the reviews and methods, the data provided can provide plenty of details to compare head to head and between brands and info that you may not have had otherwise! I collected all of the data I could for the irons provided. Some club lines didn't offer both a long and short iron option. The numbers provided are averages from 3 to 10 shots (varied occasionally). Ball speed, carry distance, and backspin are the numbers I included. The irons range from brand new to a few year older models. If you have any questions with how I reported the data or about the methods themselves, please contact me. Iron Perf. Review - By the Numbers - Sheet1.pdf
  16. Is the 5 wood dead?

    This is my question for the TST Universe, is the old two fairway wood set-up dead? The set-up: somewhere back in the year 1991 and a half, Some cool dude named Ely Callaway decided to make lofted fairway metals for his "Big Bertha" line. The 7,9, and 11 wood were made for people who couldn't 3, 4 or 5 irons. And Garfield was talking about Leo Fudge having a putt to win $100,000, after already winning the $25,000 "Funniest Pants Award". Fast forward to 2017 and a quarter, Ely's lofted woods still exist but most people prefer hybrids... To replace longer irons. rewind to 2007 and three quarters: Most people still carried 3 wood/5 wood... So why is it most people carry, D/FW/H as opposed to D/FW/FW/H... Is even the 5 wood dead and the 3 wood on life support?
  17. I have had a set of ping isk's for about 15 years. I don't play a lot of golf but I'd like to play more this year. Would it be worth the money to purchase a new set of ping g irons?
  18. Who Here Uses a Staff Bag?

    Who uses a staff bag and what are pros and cons between it a cart bag. I need to replace my cart bag and was kicking around a staff bag as my next one. My cart bag already slops over on the back of a cart and is heavy (I keep way too much stuff in it), but fine on my push cart.I was curious a few days ago about the topic, and seeing @1badbadger 's bag in the witb thread reminded me of it. Please weigh in!
  19. Forged Iron Opinions

    Hi all, I wanted to swing by here to quickly get opinions on some of the better forged iron sets that are relatively modern (post 2005 at least). I'm in the market for a second-hand iron set to tinker with and wanted feedback on what you all had great experiences with or have seen great reviews of. I'm not locked into any brand specifically but have seen fantastic things about early Nike blades and really any Mizuno forged blades. I'm looking to spend no more than 350 if that helps at all. I'm looking to lock down a purchase in several weeks before the season in the Midwest really picks up. Thanks for any opinions or suggestions! I look forward to scoping them all out!!
  20. I have been playing the Taylormade project a golf ball as of late. I was at good old Walmart about a week ago and picked up a dozen of the old Rocketballz urethane. Is there much of a difference or are they similar? Was the project a a sort of replacement for the rocketballz Urethane? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  21. Son is Lefty

    I certainly have heard of PRECISE Golf Clubs. I have a extra tall left handed Precise golf set I bought for my son in High School off of Amazon still in the box. He did not grow quite as fast as thought he would. I will not get the full amount if I send them back. Ideas of what they are worth. The local pro shop would not buy them because they do not carry this brand. I saw on google discussion of someone asking if anyone had heard of Precise. Yes. Thank you for your help.
  22. I'm relatively new to golf and hoped someone out there could save me some time and effort. I've been playing for 2 yrs and after some trial and error I finally found a ball that love. The Nike One Rzn Black. I heard that they are not being made anymore. Has anyone that has played this ball , played anything else that is similar? Thanks in advance.
  23. With all these new gadgets constantly coming out, what are you guys buying for 2017?
  24. So my Mizuno MP67's have DG S300 shafts in them. I like them and have them in my Miura's. I got some Mizuno wedges for Christmas and they have DG Spinner shafts in them. This will be the first set of irons I have that do not have the same shafts in all of them. Will this be an issue? Does anyone have any feedback for these shafts? How about anyone playing these in their wedges but different shafts in their irons? I want to take them out and try them but have not had the chance yet. I have been chipping plastic balls in the house and so far they feel pretty good. Not sure if they will feel/act differently in the grass with real balls.
  25. Did a search but couldn't find a thread on it. Where do you guys buy your balls. (Twelve year old boys snicker.)
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