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Old 11-03-2018, 05:23 PM   #1661
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I was actually thinking of that too.
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I’d invite you over but, it’s a bit of a ‘commute’ to get here. I think it might eat into your $18 savings.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:46 AM   #1662
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Time to replace my irons. I’m thinking Taylormade M4 irons. Does anyone play them? How do you like them? I’ve see many Youtube reviews, but I would value an opinion from someone my age.
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Time to replace my irons. I’m thinking Taylormade M4 irons. Does anyone play them? How do you like them? I’ve see many Youtube reviews, but I would value an opinion from someone my age.
Never tried them but I'm sure they are decent irons, all the major manufacturers make good clubs. If I was spending decent money for a new set of clubs I would definitely try them out first and go through a fitting. Many golf clubs hold demo days where you can try a manufacturers clubs out and get fitted for free. Even if you have to pay a few $'s to get fitted it's worth it. One of my regular golfing partners just received a new set of Titleist 718 MB irons as a gift from his son, they were purchased off the shelf. Really nice irons ($1700 for a set of 7 irons) but I've played enough golf with him and can tell the irons are not fitted properly for him. I can sense his frustration and wouldn't be surprised to see his old set back in the bag soon. I'm trying to convince him go and get fitted and replace the shafts if needed, it would be worth the cost.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:12 AM   #1664
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Just curious, does anyone on this forum play Maltby clubs ? I play the TE irons and various Maltby wedges. IMO, they make really good stuff and are alot cheaper than the OEMS (when buying new).
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Just curious, does anyone on this forum play Maltby clubs ? I play the TE irons and various Maltby wedges. IMO, they make really good stuff and are alot cheaper than the OEMS (when buying new).
I've played lots of different component brands as I used to like building my own clubs. The TE irons are a really nice set.
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Driving to Snainton (UK) to try out the new Ping Sigma 2 putters tomorrow. Also hoping to buy a pair of Ecco shoes if they prove to be comfortable enough. I think I might even buy a box of Wilson DX3 balls for cold weather....started playing the Callaway supersoft with the cooler weather.
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Driving to Snainton (UK) to try out the new Ping Sigma 2 putters tomorrow.
I have the Ping Sigma Tyne putter and really like it, the head is well balanced, helps me to keep the ball on line.
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Played yesterday in Marin County (just north of SF & a couple hours south of the fires). The air conditions were rated as “unhealthy” and a few of our guys wore face masks. Nice day otherwise.
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I agree, it's best to be fitted. Last set I bought was 10 years ago. Steel shafts and lie angle adjustments were made then. I don't have the same swing speed as I did then.
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I went with graphite shafts on a set of Ping G irons I purchased earlier this year. Seems a perfect fit for my aging swing.
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well I'm visiting my parents and one of my old golf buddies and I went out to the range yesterday

he's about 10 years younger than I and has been training using swing sticks and a swing speed gauge

so I started warming up and he wanted me to hit a ball with my old adams redline driver with the gauge

now I tried my best to use my normal (easy) swing and much to my surprise I ripped off 100, 101 and 100 mph

he got me to do the training exercises and i ripped one at 103

i'll take 100mph STRAIGHT all day long - not bad for a 55 year old fat guy
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well I'm visiting my parents and one of my old golf buddies and I went out to the range yesterday

he's about 10 years younger than I and has been training using swing sticks and a swing speed gauge

so I started warming up and he wanted me to hit a ball with my old adams redline driver with the gauge

now I tried my best to use my normal (easy) swing and much to my surprise I ripped off 100, 101 and 100 mph

he got me to do the training exercises and i ripped one at 103

i'll take 100mph STRAIGHT all day long - not bad for a 55 year old fat guy
So that's where you got your name Big_Hitter!!

I used to swing in that range, but went to a different shaft, reduced swing speed, and took some pressure off of my shoulders. I am actually hitting my drives as far or farther with this change- who would have guessed that!

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So that's where you got your name Big_Hitter!!
something like that - i have an old set of clubs at my folks and the redline has a stock stiff shaft in it so it's a bit whippy

my regular driver (wilson triton) has an adila rogue silver xstiff in it
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something like that - i have an old set of clubs at my folks and the redline has a stock stiff shaft in it so it's a bit whippy

my regular driver (wilson triton) has an adila rogue silver xstiff in it
Sounds right for your swing speed!
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well I'm visiting my parents and one of my old golf buddies and I went out to the range yesterday

he's about 10 years younger than I and has been training using swing sticks and a swing speed gauge
BH-what brand?
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I went with graphite shafts on a set of Ping G irons I purchased earlier this year. Seems a perfect fit for my aging swing.
Dawg, what flex did you get the graphite shafts in? I bought a Cobra Max hybrid earlier this year to replace the 4 iron and tried both senior and regular flex. On the simulator, I had the best results with the regular flex. With the senior flex my shots were pulled left and very high.
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I went with graphite shafts on a set of Ping G irons I purchased earlier this year. Seems a perfect fit for my aging swing.
I'm still hitting steel shafts on the irons- afraid to change to graphite with unknown results. I should hit them at the range, but I seldom go there anymore. It is a fine line between warming it up and wearing it out.
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Up in Scottsdale AZ this week and visited the TopGolf facility at Talking Stick Resort, it was a lot of fun. They run a weekday morning special form 9-12, $15 per person for as long as you want in that 3 hour window. They have big circular targets out in the field and the monitor in your bay tells you if/where you hit in the target and gives you the distance for each shot. Great way to practice and have fun with your partner or even by yourself. They have many different games you can select and play and it keeps score for you, just need to relax and hit balls. Will definitely be back.
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With the talk above, has anyone ever done a personal WITB on this thread? FWIW

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