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@  BingHogan : (31 July 2014 - 11:36 PM) T. Watson, best be pickin Tiger for the Ryder or nobody's watching...
@  BingHogan : (31 July 2014 - 11:34 PM) Bettinardi Wedges!? What's next, Bettinardi irons!? Let's hope so!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (31 July 2014 - 05:46 PM) ROBO I like this idea below, only problem for ho's is they will use them all...lol
@  ROBOPTI : (31 July 2014 - 10:44 AM) I am also going to talk to our web-guru to get icons made for all other OEM so every member can display their favorite brand ;)
@  ROBOPTI : (31 July 2014 - 10:43 AM) CALLY & KRANK crew ... If you sign up and are hitting either in LD competition ... Let me know and I will give you some cool insignias on your profile
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@  youngwaldo : (29 July 2014 - 02:28 PM) Good luck with LD low really low lofted heads.
@  ROBOPTI : (28 July 2014 - 10:27 AM) BIG THANK YOU to Callaway Golf for the LDA/KOD head giveaway ... Cuz everyone needs a 6* driver :lol:
@  rfdegen : (28 July 2014 - 09:48 AM) At 55, starting to figure out why PGA Seniors only play 3 days! After two weeks with a lot of golf, my aching body is tired!
@  Callaway_Anthony : (28 July 2014 - 08:50 AM) Congrats Slick and MWP on winning the X2 Hot Pro LD heads. Enjoy!
@  TheMechanic : (28 July 2014 - 07:21 AM) Superfast Long hosel on its way to BSG for some ROGUE Treatment ;-) cant wait!
@  J13 : (28 July 2014 - 05:54 AM) Enjoy the LD heads boys WE EXPECT VIDEO'S of you hitting 6ft high missiles !!!!!
@  slick : (27 July 2014 - 08:54 PM) Wow! incredible!!!! Stoked for the LD head. I'm playing the X2Hot Pro so this will compliment it perfectly!!!!! Thanks again BSG and Callaway for the giveaway. Feels strange actually being one of "the chosen" instead of the other way around!
@  Armyguy13 : (27 July 2014 - 08:50 PM) Dang! Missed the free 5.5deg driver by ONE!! Congrats Slick and MWP!
@  J13 : (27 July 2014 - 07:37 PM) I just realized I'm right 60% of the time everytime
@  TWshoot67 : (27 July 2014 - 01:32 PM) Would love to have the extra cash lying around to buy a set of Yoro MP4's with some Aldila Rip Tours.. yummy!
@  TheMechanic : (27 July 2014 - 10:46 AM) go for yoro craft MP4's they are sick
@  runkle87 : (27 July 2014 - 10:08 AM) supersoft
@  runkle87 : (27 July 2014 - 10:07 AM) Supersoft
@  TJR : (25 July 2014 - 10:09 PM) I will have a set of MP-4s someday. Maybe try a MP-4/MP-64 combo?
@  TJR : (25 July 2014 - 10:00 PM) Love my 64s! They're the closest I've found to being a perfect all-around iron (appearance, feel, forgiveness).
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 05:34 PM) Should read: are great... Duh!
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 05:32 PM) KBS V Tour is really good too, maybe a touch light but dispersion and feel is great.
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 05:31 PM) The MP 4 is a fine iron but there ain't nothin wrong with the 64 either!
@  TJR : (25 July 2014 - 03:42 PM) I've only hit a MP-4 6 iron in a simulator, but it felt great as to be expected! The only new release I've seen pictures of is the MP-15, which doesn't really interest me.
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 10:48 AM) Mizuno, where are those new MP 65's or ???. Hitting an MP 4 w/ KBS V Tour.
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 10:46 AM) Rusty!? 99% of them would be happy to be that rusty!
@  TJR : (24 July 2014 - 03:52 PM) It would be hard to argue that he isn't the greatest player of all time. It's only a matter of time before he breaks Snead's win record.
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 08:42 PM) That would still only be about 1/2 the wins of what Tiger will have when he hangs up the spikes.... But yet the haters will hate and that's life. Tiger still has 10 more years to win on PGA Tour .
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 08:39 PM) Well Dave we must be in the minority or too old to realize who's still one of the best golfers in the history of the game. When/ IF Rory and Speith have 50 wins in their careers then maybe I'll hold them in esteem with TIGER!
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 08:34 PM) Sorry MrParr1Noid, it was my auto spell check, I didn't even notice until you said that, No slip showing here.
@  petter7 : (23 July 2014 - 08:28 PM) Hmmm. Let's see…Tiger wins 5 times, leading money winner, player-of-the-year, #1 in the world, LAST YEAR!! And that was with a bad back!! Back is fixed with no more pain and he's still fit as any other tour player and he's washed up? LMAO
@  J13 : (23 July 2014 - 08:16 PM) Time will tell with Tiger but I hope Rory just doesn't disappear again for 2 years.
@  MrParr1Noid : (23 July 2014 - 08:15 PM) Then I suggest you re-read your response to me about 4 posts down. Your slip is showing .. :) .. Don't have time for your silly games either .. I"m out ..
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:56 PM) I don't know where you got shit 67 from shoot67 but it shows your mentality
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:53 PM) Tiger is far from done , he's got plenty of years to win b4 Champions Tour
@  MrParr1Noid : (23 July 2014 - 07:52 PM) I just have to laugh at that one TWshiit67, not about trashing Tiger but about Tiger's growning jowls like an old man.. :)
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:52 PM) Every time tiger doesn't win his career is over say so called experts then he rattles off 5 wins in one year, neither Rory or Speith have done that in any one season. And tiger diid it last year. Once Tiger plays a few more rounds he will win again.
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:49 PM) I just have to laugh at that one Mr Parr1Noid, not about protecting Tiger just laughing at GC proclaiming or anointing the next greatest every other week. Edit: Fixed Spelling,
@  MrParr1Noid : (23 July 2014 - 07:18 PM) Guys are so overly protective of Tiger. Tiger won't ever be the same (young) as he once was.. :) Guys like Rory and Speith are (younger) just coming into their game.. :) Tiger should be getting ready for the seniors tour cause he ain't never going to compete with these young guys again.
@  J13 : (23 July 2014 - 06:08 PM) haha agree TW. Speith is the new Rory?
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 04:24 PM) J- all it would take is for Speith to win his next outing or dare I say win the PGA and then he'd be the next great one! I mean he is 5 years younger then Rory!!
@  J13 : (23 July 2014 - 06:23 AM) I can't keep up with all of the "new" Tiger's in the game. I guess Speith is not in vogue anymore
@  ROBOPTI : (22 July 2014 - 11:20 AM) CALLAWAY V SERIES DRIVER PHOTO ON USGA LIST ;)
@  TWshoot67 : (21 July 2014 - 09:29 PM) Funny two weeks ago Adam Scott was the next coming of Tiger, now it's Rory again. neither can sniff what TIGER has done!
@  TWshoot67 : (21 July 2014 - 09:28 PM) J13 glad you said something, I have to laugh every time I watch or read anything from GC.
@  MrParr1Noid : (21 July 2014 - 08:14 PM) HossOnMoss, thanks for the welcome .. And? J13, when will Tiger be back .. LMAO .. :9:
@  J13 : (21 July 2014 - 07:50 PM) So all within a matter of days Rory is unstoppable, Tiger is finished, Fowler is now a rival of Rory?
@  drumdog : (21 July 2014 - 04:13 PM) Glad I could finally get on here. Not sure what my problem was, but now I'm here!
@  HossOnMoss : (21 July 2014 - 12:41 PM) Welcome to BSG MrParr1Noid...glad to have you here!
@  Dscvrr_St Louis : (21 July 2014 - 10:57 AM) Kudos to Fowler and Garcia for making a push and forcing Rory to play well to maintain his lead!!
@  ROBOPTI : (21 July 2014 - 10:25 AM) WHAT UP CREW ... BIG Congrats to Rory !!! Wouldn't you love to see him & Adam Scott show up at the same place with the MacDaddy A game going ... WOW
@  TWshoot67 : (20 July 2014 - 11:32 AM) Congrats to Rory on the win, also congrats to my man RF with a great showing in another major, should have one soon! Great playing boys!
@  MrParr1Noid : (19 July 2014 - 08:37 PM) Cool look'n site set up you all have here. Gracias for approving my new account @ BSG.. :thanks:

I look forward to contributing here @ BSG.. :thumbsup:
@  SirSaint77 : (18 July 2014 - 07:43 PM) Man Rory is ripping that driver with no fear. :yes:
@  TWshoot67 : (18 July 2014 - 02:47 PM) maybe the real bad weather will show up tomorrow... Tiger and phil will need some real bad weather and their A games to have any chance!
@  TWshoot67 : (17 July 2014 - 11:42 PM) Round 2 underway and sounds like Rain just started as first player tees off... Could be an interesting day :golf2: :badday:
@  TWshoot67 : (17 July 2014 - 03:47 AM) Watching some early morning OPEN Golf and pulling for TW and RF... :coffee: :golf: :golf:
@  TWshoot67 : (17 July 2014 - 01:19 AM) How many US East coast golf fans are waking up for THE OPEN 4:00am live coverage ESPN & ESPN3 for just Tiger! :yahoo: :yahoo: :golf:
@  J13 : (16 July 2014 - 05:39 AM) The Open is upon us !!
@  TWshoot67 : (14 July 2014 - 09:26 PM) Oh well I caved in, hard to resist especially when they are some one of a kind prizes.
@  TWshoot67 : (14 July 2014 - 07:04 PM) I'd enter this one 25 years ago when I had the swing speed to get one of those heads airborne for more then 50 yards.... :lol2: :lol3: :4:
@  TWshoot67 : (14 July 2014 - 07:03 PM) Nice Giveaway for the BIGHITTERS, Thanks Callaway & BSG! :golf: :golf: :golf:
@  ROBOPTI : (14 July 2014 - 06:07 PM) 2 CALLAWAY KINGS OF DISTANCE HEADS UP FOR GRABS - SEE DETAILS BELOW
@  petter7 : (14 July 2014 - 01:14 PM) I believe Mizuno measurements are without the grip on the club vs. Titleist with the grip installed.
@  HossOnMoss : (14 July 2014 - 10:42 AM) Correct. They measure differently and are actually the same length.
@  TJR : (14 July 2014 - 05:45 AM) Melonhead - 38" (Titleist) 37.75" (Mizuno) - difference is probably the way the clubs are measured.
@  MN NICE : (14 July 2014 - 05:27 AM) MONDAYS ARE FOR SUCKERS!
@  melonhead : (13 July 2014 - 09:56 PM) What is standard length for a 5 iron guys?
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@  J13 : (12 July 2014 - 10:43 AM) bttw you have to put the cursor over Box with the arrow to get the dash to come up.
@  J13 : (12 July 2014 - 04:18 AM) yardsonthetable- at the top right hand of the shoutbox there is a small oval with a dash in it (-) just click that to minimize the shoutbox
@  yardsonthetable : (11 July 2014 - 09:33 PM) It's why I thought the site was dead. Shoutbox occupies the top of every page on my laptop.
@  yardsonthetable : (11 July 2014 - 09:31 PM) Why is shoutbox at the top of every page? It's quite annoying.
@  Callaway_Anthony : (11 July 2014 - 11:32 AM) Bombs Away!!!
@  FRAKETRAIN448 : (11 July 2014 - 11:22 AM) Heading to Kansas for LDA Region 5 Championships - It's X2HOT Bomb time.
@  TWshoot67 : (11 July 2014 - 11:18 AM) excellent, everybody loves giveaways... :thumbsup: :banana1: :banana1: :banana1:
@  ROBOPTI : (11 July 2014 - 10:48 AM) What a week !!! .. Couple really cool give aways coming ;)
@  ROBOPTI : (11 July 2014 - 10:48 AM) TGIF !!! .. WOW
@  TWshoot67 : (10 July 2014 - 02:30 PM)
@  TWshoot67 : (10 July 2014 - 02:28 PM) Here's something for the insane golfers
@  J13 : (09 July 2014 - 07:21 PM) you guys are insane :) Lets all chat more and start threads. It takes everyone to keep the place interesting!
@  TWshoot67 : (09 July 2014 - 07:13 PM) but I'm afraid to start a thread, people may make fun of me... :9: :crazy: :comp03:
@  Knudson81 : (09 July 2014 - 02:53 PM) I did my part today! Tomorrow I am thinking about starting one "Things smaller than ROBO's hands"!
@  J13 : (09 July 2014 - 02:36 PM) More people need to start threads. Simple.
@  ROBOPTI : (08 July 2014 - 10:56 PM) Nope .. LOTS of viewers & repliers .. but it seems NO starters ... strange - like people are apprehensive to start threads .. server traffic is high actually
@  yardsonthetable : (08 July 2014 - 07:23 PM) Is this site dead now?
@  SOU812 : (08 July 2014 - 05:38 PM) My bad!! :spank: I know I read somewhere that she liked girls. But then again, EVERTHING on the internet is true!! :thumbsup: :lol3:
@  TWshoot67 : (07 July 2014 - 11:29 AM) I'd say she likes men!
@  TWshoot67 : (07 July 2014 - 11:28 AM) Ronda talks about sex on a few shows but here's a link from Conan
@  ROBOPTI : (06 July 2014 - 02:46 PM) You do realize her boyriend is her ring manager ... she shoots straight as an arrow
@  youngwaldo : (06 July 2014 - 02:05 PM) @Sou812 - Really?!? I didnt know that.
@  SOU812 : (06 July 2014 - 12:01 PM) @ROBOPTI - the only problem with that photo is that she like girls as much as you do!!
@  TWshoot67 : (05 July 2014 - 10:42 PM) So much for owning WEIDMAN 4 rounds to 1 on my scorecard! How about Ronda Rousey,,,DAMN!!!
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@  HossOnMoss : (05 July 2014 - 02:01 PM) @Houstonhacker, the LH items are listed in with all of the other item listings. If there is anything in particular that you want, just shoot me a PM or email and I can help you out.
@  Houstonhacker : (05 July 2014 - 09:54 AM) In the past didn't the BSG for-sale forum have a left-hand section? Am I overlooking it?
@  BingHogan : (04 July 2014 - 09:41 PM) Garsen Grip - 24 putts yesterday, not bad... I'm going to sell theses things!

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#1 HossOnMoss

 
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

I had the chance to hit the TOUR R1 Version 2 head a bit yesterday and snapped a few pics of the head below as well for you guys to see.

My initial impressions are kind of a surprise to me. To be completely honest, I really was not sure how much of a performance improvement we would actually see this year with R1 vs. R11S. Prior to having the opportunity to hit one, I had somewhat expected that the R1 would essentially be another R11S with different looks and adjustability. Thankfully, my skepticism seems to have been dead wrong and I should have know better!!!

The first thing that will stand out when you compare this driver to the previous adjustable Taylormade heads is the sound and feel. The R1 is by far the best sounding and feeling adjustable driver head that they have ever made........ and I mean ever including r7, r7 425, r7 460, r7 Superquad, r9, r9 460, r9 Supertri, r9 SuperDeep, R11, and R11S. Not that all of the previous R series driver heads felt or sounded bad at impact, but the heads with MWT also has just a little more tingy, hollow feel to them and didn't quite have that solid thwack that many love to feel at impact. This head sounds and feels awesome at impact.

Performance wise, I can't say a great deal about it yet since I only had the chance to hit it on the range and for 9 holes. But, I can say that the Tour R1 V2 is definitely lower spin than the Tour R11S V2 head was. I'm not exactly sure by how much yet until I can test it on Trackman, but I thought that it was noticeable to the eye based on the ball flight and distance. I have also heard from those who have tested the R1 on the monitor that the ball speeds are slightly improved as well. So, I am excited to see the potential gains from the lower spin and any added ball speed once I can get one dialed in see what it can really do. Overall though, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw and look forward to some more formal testing with it.

One cool thing about the tour issue V2 heads is that they are availabe in 3 lofts and not just a base 10* head that you adjust up or down like the retail ones. So, you have the option of playing the loft that you want without having to change the face angle drastically with the hosel. These tour heads I believe are also 440cc like the R11S V2 head was based on my measurements, but I'll have to confirm on that.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Is that the old tip?

I thought the new one had a ton of markings on it???

Is that just retail ?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for the great review, Marcus. I'm really interested to see the results of your testing on TrackMan.

Were the graphics helpful at all, or did you forget about them after a couple of swings?

I think even I could remember that serial number ;) :lol:
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Marcus , thanks for the info on the New Tour R1 v2. Can't wait to hear more about it after you have time to get some actual numbers. Sounds like TM may have a winner even if the graphics are a little strange. I personally still like my TM Tour Superfast V1, I played so well with this driver that's it's hard to even try switching to a newer just to switch. It took me a long time to get the old R510 DF Proto out of the bag. I haven't even tried the Previous released Tour RBZ driver heads. Like to hear more about the New Tour RBZ stage 2 heads when you get a chance, as I'm still old school glued hosel guy... lol
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

Great review Marcus..good to hear that the sound has improved in this model. Was the driver you hit hotmelted?
Also i have read on some reviews on the R1 that ball speeds were less than desirable compared to other OEM offerings..However i will wait
for your your final review once your able to get numbers. I tend to believe your readings are more accurate Marcus and like Tim would like
to hear more on the RBZ2 heads.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Marcus, Im not sure if this has been asked. How can you tell the difference between V1 and V2? thanks.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Is that the old tip?

I thought the new one had a ton of markings on it???

Is that just retail ?



the tour issue tips are different than the retail. the retail tips will show lofts since the head only comes in 10*. the tour issue tips are the way the r11 and r11s were, with "lower/std/higher" since you can get the tour heads in specific lofts- 8,9 or 10*

the old tips DO NOT work in the R1 heads, tour or retail
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Marcus, Im not sure if this has been asked. How can you tell the difference between V1 and V2? thanks.



Smaller size 440cc'ish and the serials, TD1XXX is 8 or 8.5, TD2XXX is 9 or 9.5, and TD3XXX is 10 or 10.5 head..... 99.999999% of R11s in play last year was the V2 head
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

Smaller size 440cc'ish and the serials, TD1XXX is 8 or 8.5, TD2XXX is 9 or 9.5, and TD3XXX is 10 or 10.5 head..... 99.999999% of R11s in play last year was the V2 head

Great info. Thanks Pro :Icondrunkards:

I'm going to bet that the CG is different on the R1 V2 like it was on the R11 DOT and R11S V2.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

95% of all R1 Drivers in Play On Tour at present are V2 heads
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

Smaller size 440cc'ish and the serials, TD1XXX is 8 or 8.5, TD2XXX is 9 or 9.5, and TD3XXX is 10 or 10.5 head..... 99.999999% of R11s in play last year was the V2 head



I got fit into one the other day. My driver head has TD3 as the start to the serial. I needed a little more loft anyway. The Oban devotion was the shaft that I fit into.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Is that the old tip?

I thought the new one had a ton of markings on it???

Is that just retail ?


The retail tips have the loft markings on them, but the ones for tour do not since they have different lofts for the head itself.


Thanks for the great review, Marcus. I'm really interested to see the results of your testing on TrackMan.

Were the graphics helpful at all, or did you forget about them after a couple of swings?

I think even I could remember that serial number ;) :lol:


I didn't really pay attention much to the graphics, but I was very accurate with it having said that. So, perhaps my alignment was better without realizing it. I hit it on a few really tough driving holes and didn't miss my line by much with any of them. It definitely wasn't a distraction though and is something that you would get used to pretty quickly I feel.

As for the serial number, I did remove part of it and they are longer than that. But, you knew this...I just wanted to clarify that. ;)


Great review Marcus..good to hear that the sound has improved in this model. Was the driver you hit hotmelted?
Also i have read on some reviews on the R1 that ball speeds were less than desirable compared to other OEM offerings..However i will wait
for your your final review once your able to get numbers. I tend to believe your readings are more accurate Marcus and like Tim would like
to hear more on the RBZ2 heads.

joe


Joe, this head was hotmelted slightly. That said, you can only make up for the sound so much with hotmelt. Heads have an inherent sound and acoustic to them which you can alter to a degree sometimes more than others. But, you can always tell a head that naturally has a more solid sound and feel to it. The R1 is very solid!!! :yes:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

i really didn't like the r1. personally 460cc heads don't look or feel right to me. i have hit the smaller head r11s and it felt completely different then the retail version so i would think the same for the r1.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

i really didn't like the r1. personally 460cc heads don't look or feel right to me. i have hit the smaller head r11s and it felt completely different then the retail version so i would think the same for the r1.


It's defintily a noticeable differences looks, feel, and trajectory wise between the V1 and V2 heads.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

It's defintily a noticeable differences looks, feel, and trajectory wise between the V1 and V2 heads.


2 totally different sticks, it's a shame sometimes that TM sells a look a like driver that mimics the REAL #1 driver in golf which is the Version 2, talk about bendin over the consumer, it's my only ill will towards them.....
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

2 totally different sticks, it's a shame sometimes that TM sells a look a like driver that mimics the REAL #1 driver in golf which is the Version 2, talk about bendin over the consumer, it's my only ill will towards them.....


Yes, but keep in mind that the truly average golfer who buys clubs is the one who they design the stuff off the rack for and the retail version works perfectly fine for those guys. You really do need 2 different drivers to fit all of the golfers out there, but they already have so many sku's.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

So, Hoss. Would a 15 handicaper get any benefit from a tour head and shaft set-up or is it not worth the time/expense ?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

and that is why i love the callaway drivers this year. the smaller heads please me
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

So, Hoss. Would a 15 handicaper get any benefit from a tour head and shaft set-up or is it not worth the time/expense ?


It really depends on the player. Some guys have reasonably consistent swings, but are 15 handicaps because of short game. Some players have higher handicaps because they drive the ball poorly in part at least because their equipment is ill suited to them and it can make a big difference. In either case, the proper fit with the right head and shaft component can definitely make a difference. At the same time, some players in that handicap range are just too inconsistent to see enough of a difference. So, it really depends on the player and it's hard to say one way or another across the board.

Good or bad, if your swing is somewhat consisent then you should be fit. Of course, using better performing heads and shafts will never hurt either. However, you may not see the differences that a scratch golfer will. On the other hand, I have seen players with higher handicaps benefit more from getting the right equipment than better players. If you typically fight higher spin rates though, a tour head and higher end shaft will typically help with that. Whether or not it's worth it though really just depends on the individual.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Thanks for the little taste of the version 2 head Hoss. I have my eye on this one with a Fubuki K. You gonna be selling them?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Thanks for the little taste of the version 2 head Hoss. I have my eye on this one with a Fubuki K. You gonna be selling them?


I believe he means "when will they be available!"
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for the little taste of the version 2 head Hoss. I have my eye on this one with a Fubuki K. You gonna be selling them?


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

I'm working on it....shouldn't be too long before the R1 V2 heads are available. I do have some RBZ Stage 2 fairways and rescues coming next week though. Can't wait for those!!! :dude:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:40 AM

I'm working on it....shouldn't be too long before the R1 V2 heads are available. I do have some RBZ Stage 2 fairways and rescues coming next week though. Can't wait for those!!! :dude:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

I played the Stage 2 15* fairway today. I have been having problem with my launch and I went from 70 grams fairway shaft to 60 grams, I cut my driver shaft to 3 wood length. An old X-Con6 driver shaft of mine, cut to 43 inch. Instant height and launch. I am no big hitter by any means. My driver swing speed is only around 93-95, goes around 250-260 yards. My fairway usually go about 225-245 yards. Today, there are a few long par 4 and short par 5 that leaves me about 244-250 yards. Aim a little right or left to avoid hazards, hit some solid ones and 4 out of 6: pin-high. Good ball flight, can tell it has a good spin too. Can't wait to shaft my own Callaway X Hot fairways.
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