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@  Qwagmire : (26 April 2015 - 11:51 PM) :thumbsup: :4: so glad he could right the ship after a shaky start on round 4. Nerves? I would have been shaking like a dog shitting peach seeds
@  HossOnMoss : (26 April 2015 - 07:48 PM) Thanks guys! We had an awesome week. It's not often that a monday qualifier actually makes the cut on the PGA Tour. So, a T-36 finish is pretty good all things considered. Hopefully just the start of more great things to come for a really nice and talented guy.
@  Qwagmire : (25 April 2015 - 09:41 PM) Keep it going Hoss!
@  J13 : (24 April 2015 - 08:56 PM) Hoss keep reading those greens at the Zurich!!!!! Mike is playing great man!!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (16 April 2015 - 11:01 AM) J thats cool wish I could get to one of those PGA shows soon, must be ho heaven....
@  J13 : (15 April 2015 - 07:22 PM) I didnt bother the counter balance line Converge caught my eye at the PGA Merch Show
@  TWshoot67 : (15 April 2015 - 02:14 PM) Did anyone try and purchase the Nike 006? No luck here, I think I needed to be a robot
@  J13 : (14 April 2015 - 10:49 AM) Speith is a stud and seems like an overall great ambassador for the game. I'm a fan
@  HossOnMoss : (13 April 2015 - 09:26 AM) It was a great week to watch. Speith was as impressive as ever and it was in my opinion equally impressive to see how much Tiger was able to turn his game around in time for Augusta. Pretty remarkable feats by both players. Should be a great summer of golf ahead of us!
@  HossOnMoss : (12 April 2015 - 08:53 PM) That was an awesome display of golf this week by Speith. I don't know how anyone could not like watching that guy play golf.
@  BingHogan : (11 April 2015 - 11:34 PM) I think he'll continue to mow em' down at Augusta. Seems like his destiny. Anyone who goes to a Jesuit High School is OK in my book!
@  TheMechanic : (11 April 2015 - 12:19 PM) who's gonna make a move today @ Augusta
@  BingHogan : (11 April 2015 - 08:08 AM) Tiger WHO!?
@  TheMechanic : (10 April 2015 - 12:13 PM) Spieth tearing it up today again....
@  TheMechanic : (09 April 2015 - 03:08 PM) Tiger needs to stop dipping into the ball
@  TheMechanic : (09 April 2015 - 03:07 PM) jordan spieth on FIRE!!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (04 April 2015 - 11:17 AM) Well I guess everyones heard Tiger announced yesterday his in......
@  ROBOPTI : (03 April 2015 - 07:42 AM) Gents ... I snagged a Cally Double Black Diamond from UBER-Boss / HOss .. Gang ... WOW !!!! .. That head is a MONSTER off the tee Posted Image .. Write up coming ... Good lord its good. If you are a Razr Hawk Tour fan - stop what you are doing and snag one ... LOVE Posted Image
@  TWshoot67 : (02 April 2015 - 05:12 PM) J13 I hope he played extremely well...lol
@  rfdegen : (02 April 2015 - 09:38 AM) Played the first nine of the season last eve. Chasing the geese off the course. Wife not happy stepping in their $h!t. Great to get out on a 60* spring Wisconsin day.
@  J13 : (01 April 2015 - 01:20 PM) Well he was spotted there yesterday so I have to think that was a round to see if the game is ready. Hope he played well.
@  TWshoot67 : (01 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) I agree I can't see him missing the Masters.....
@  HossOnMoss : (01 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) I'll be absolutely shocked if he doesn't play the Masters. I never had a doubt that he would return for Augusta. So, I'll be REALLY surprised if he doesn't play.
@  BingHogan : (01 April 2015 - 08:08 AM) He's gotta play next week. Can't believe he would pass on Augusta...
@  J13 : (31 March 2015 - 07:58 AM) Rumor has it Tiger is making a big announcement in the next 24 hours
@  rfdegen : (30 March 2015 - 01:09 PM) Golf Course opens tomorrow! Also looking forward to UW vs Kentucky on Saturday! Go Badgers!
@  FRAKETRAIN448 : (30 March 2015 - 09:38 AM) Congrats to my Callaway KOD teammate Will Hogue on East Coast Win!
@  SOU812 : (26 March 2015 - 11:23 AM) Sunny and 81* :thumbsup: here in Las Vegas with high temps reaching 90* this weekend!! :9: Let's play some golf!! :golf:
@  rfdegen : (25 March 2015 - 08:45 AM) It looked like golf season was going to be here, with some area courses opening up, but this morning cleared 3" of the white shit from the driveway. Darn!
@  HossOnMoss : (16 March 2015 - 04:45 PM) YEP....golf season is here and it's time to have some fun!!!! :5: :banana1: :dude: :golf:
@  ROBOPTI : (16 March 2015 - 02:06 PM) Posted Image - Kitty
@  ROBOPTI : (16 March 2015 - 02:06 PM) What is up BOMBERS !!!! .. Just an FYI. Hoss & I had a good pow-wow over the weekend .. and we are game-planning for all kinds of new additions & improvements. Gonna get in high gear soon !!! Posted Image
@  rfdegen : (09 March 2015 - 08:38 AM) New driver going in the bag, Titleist 915D3, 9.5*, Diamana Blue stiff. We're melting snow up here, too!
@  J13 : (02 March 2015 - 08:08 PM) Masters!!!!
@  SirSaint77 : (26 February 2015 - 09:40 AM) YOZER!!! Well only 38 days till MASTERS week :yahoo:
@  rfdegen : (26 February 2015 - 09:29 AM) Saint - don't talk to me about weather, unless you're from up here somewhere. -17* again this morning. Crap!
@  SirSaint77 : (26 February 2015 - 09:19 AM) Bubble Shaft coming back as well?
@  ROBOPTI : (26 February 2015 - 09:17 AM) Posted Image - Anyone else get this email with TMAG showing the classic Copper/Black throwback colors. YO TMAG - If you bring back the Copper & BLack - I will follow you to the firey gates. I STILL have a MINT !!!! condition staff bag from that era ... I'd buy the whole damn 14 club run of Copper/Black. A copper & black SLDR - OMG Posted Image LOVE the idea ... I'm ALL IN !!!! Posted Image
@  SirSaint77 : (26 February 2015 - 08:47 AM) SOUNDS LIKE!!!! someone is fed up with THIS WEATHER and needs to get out :golf:
@  ROBOPTI : (19 February 2015 - 01:19 PM) SOUNDS LIKE !!!! someone needs a big glass of QUIT YUR BITCHIN Posted Image Posted Image
@  HossOnMoss : (18 February 2015 - 11:08 PM) Just curious.....but does ANYONE ever read an item description on ebay before asking a question that is clearly answered by doing so? I love helping customers and working with them, but there really is a such thing as a stupid question. Phew...just had to get that off my chest. Rant over. :D
@  gtjr1975 : (18 February 2015 - 03:56 PM) Hey anyone know what shaft has a creme and gray color weave at tip I have pics posted in forums.
@  Shambles : (17 February 2015 - 05:47 PM) I have a set shafted to those 200's. Way soft and kind of fun.
@  BingHogan : (15 February 2015 - 07:01 PM) Thanks Hoss! I put them away until I got a little older... Probably waited too long! :rolleyes:
@  HossOnMoss : (15 February 2015 - 05:10 PM) Bing, those are Dynamic Gold S200 .355 taper iron shafts.
@  BingHogan : (15 February 2015 - 04:07 PM) Anyone have an idea what shafts these are: DGISL200? Just found these in the garage and remember buying them about 10+ years ago. Thanks!
@  Laars : (04 February 2015 - 10:09 AM) Carroll was tricked into doing what he did. Pats don't call a time out, putting it all on Hawks either scoring or losing. Now you have no time, only 30 seconds. If Carroll does a running play first, and doesn't get in, he then MUST throw twice in order to win because he has no time left. Giving the advantage to NE. Go with the pass play first, then run twice. He picked the smarter plays, but in reality, he should give Lynch a shot, and if he doesn't get in, you lose. He looked at having 3 chances better then one. Belichick counted on Carroll doing that, going with 3 chances instead of one chance with Lynch, which on paper, 3 chances looks like the smart play. Carroll got out coached.
@  TWshoot67 : (03 February 2015 - 05:55 PM) J13 I feel pretty much the same. even two days later and I can't figure out why passing even entered anyones mind after the result of the previous play running the ball???????? :spank: :WTF: :nono: :crazy: :crazy:
@  J13 : (02 February 2015 - 07:57 PM) Carrolls call at the end makes me want to stick a nail gun against my temple and unload a clip. What a moron
@  Qwagmire : (02 February 2015 - 04:01 PM) Pats-Hawks, Texas-USC, more NCAA violations than any coach in history? Carroll has reaped what he sowed
@  HossOnMoss : (02 February 2015 - 09:51 AM) That was pretty hard to watch. Not a fan for either team, but it's painful to think that Carroll will be living with that choice for the rest of his life.
@  TWshoot67 : (01 February 2015 - 09:44 PM) now the biggest cheating nfl coach will go down in history as the best post seaon coach ever,,, blahh
@  TWshoot67 : (01 February 2015 - 09:42 PM) 2nd and goal from 1 and pass the ball w/ 30 seconds left??????
@  TWshoot67 : (01 February 2015 - 09:40 PM) dumb@$$ call i have ever seen in super bowl history
@  ROBOPTI : (28 January 2015 - 11:52 AM) Posted ImageWHAT UP !!!
@  BingHogan : (26 January 2015 - 09:54 AM) Ditto that Joe! I like em because you can have the correct loft and sole grind.
@  houstonjoe : (24 January 2015 - 03:46 PM) never been more excited about a release..Hogan Ft. Worth irons..Hoss, ready to order my set!!
@  rfdegen : (23 January 2015 - 08:38 AM) We'll have a good time in Waco. Playing with a retired friend and his brother, who played for the Packers in the 70's.
@  rfdegen : (22 January 2015 - 09:30 AM) Heading to Texas on a sales trip. Twin Rivers Golf Club, Waco. Second course to be determined in Fort Worth.
@  BingHogan : (21 January 2015 - 06:38 PM) Hey rfdegen, where you playing in February?
@  BingHogan : (21 January 2015 - 06:35 PM) Thanks Hoss! Sounds like they made the irons to my exact specs and added the Hogan name. Good things happen to those who wait!
@  rfdegen : (21 January 2015 - 02:02 PM) 6 days of scuba diving St. Thomas coming up next week! No golf this time. That happens in mid-February.
@  HossOnMoss : (21 January 2015 - 09:51 AM) Bing: You got it my friend. These are right up your alley!
@  BingHogan : (21 January 2015 - 09:28 AM) HOSS: Please let me know when the HOGAN irons are available. i will order a 8 and 6 iron with KBS V Tour S.
@  ROBOPTI : (20 January 2015 - 02:15 PM) KyCutter - High server activity / LOW post content .. We just have a TON of watchers.
@  KyCutter : (19 January 2015 - 07:25 PM) I haven't been around for a while…..but it looks like I'm not the only one…whats up with BSG??
@  petter7 : (14 January 2015 - 01:40 AM) This one feels better than my freshman year when the Buckeyes slaughtered Michigan and then kicked OJ's butt in the Rose Bowl…and I was at both those games.
@  HossOnMoss : (13 January 2015 - 11:12 AM) @pingbear: I am not 100% sure on this so don't hold me to it, but I believe that they are made by Aldila. I could very well be wrong, but that's what I have been told.
@  HossOnMoss : (13 January 2015 - 11:10 AM) @petter7: Hard to imagine that Ohio State didn't even belong in the playoffs according to many, huh? Nothing against any other teams since I had not dog in this fight, but I wasn't disappointed to see OSU win it.
@  petter7 : (13 January 2015 - 12:27 AM) Buckeyes rule! Undisputed National Champions!
@  pingbear : (12 January 2015 - 11:41 PM) does anyone know who makes ping's tour 65&80 shafts
@  SOU812 : (12 January 2015 - 01:30 PM) I need a 3 wood that I can hit off the deck. Help!!!
@  J13 : (31 December 2014 - 09:59 PM) Rfdegen- thats horrible man lo
@  J13 : (31 December 2014 - 09:59 PM) Hoss- yes, career best 2 months ago with 67 (-5) and then monday another best 65 (-7). Playing the best golf of my life these last 3 months.
@  rfdegen : (31 December 2014 - 08:28 AM) J13 - We've got a minus score here this morning, too: minus 10* - below zero F!
@  HossOnMoss : (30 December 2014 - 06:13 PM) J, that makes it your career low AND lower this year right? 67 and now 65! Shaving the strokes off fast my man!
@  J13 : (30 December 2014 - 05:10 PM) Thanks Rfdegen, and ain't that the truth!!
@  rfdegen : (30 December 2014 - 10:42 AM) Congrats J13! That's going out of 2014 with a bang.
@  J13 : (29 December 2014 - 05:59 PM) Shot a career best -7 (65) today. Today is a GREAT day!!! Hoss built irons were money!
@  Brizam : (24 December 2014 - 12:09 PM) MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Hope everyone gets all the gear they are hoping for.
@  rfdegen : (19 December 2014 - 09:45 AM) 15* here this morning. But our indoor range is open and we're able to swing a club again.
@  J13 : (18 December 2014 - 09:58 AM) I play a variety of shafts but the Rome 988 is the best hybrid shaft on the planet
@  Quantum : (16 December 2014 - 11:02 AM) Can you compare 904hb vs DI 95 vs veylix 988?
@  HossOnMoss : (15 December 2014 - 06:56 PM) Did I forget to tell you about these? http://bombsquadgolf...214/#entry71313
@  ROBOPTI : (15 December 2014 - 09:49 AM) PINK RECOILS ?? .... where ?? ... I love it already
@  TWshoot67 : (14 December 2014 - 03:09 PM) OH those PINK Recoils are calling my name.... :golf: :golf: :yahoo:
@  PLYSGLF : (07 December 2014 - 10:05 AM) SEAvsPHI! either going to be a great game or a CRAP game.
@  ROBOPTI : (03 December 2014 - 03:47 PM) Posted Image
@  TWshoot67 : (27 November 2014 - 01:51 PM) Wishing all my fellow BSG'rs a blessed Thanksgiving Day! And may the Eagles put a hurting on those Cowgirls....
@  SouthShoreRob : (27 November 2014 - 09:01 AM) @ROBOPTI: I've got Modus Tour 120 shafts coming from Hoss. Can't wait to try them out!
@  SouthShoreRob : (27 November 2014 - 08:55 AM) Happy Thanksgiving BSG!! :kev: :chat: :cheers:
@  ROBOPTI : (25 November 2014 - 08:41 AM) Modus is the best steel shaft out there .. PERIOD :thumbsup:
@  biu997 : (24 November 2014 - 10:25 PM) nippon modus
@  HossOnMoss : (24 November 2014 - 01:37 PM) @TWshoot67: Hard to say what the outcome and results will be, but hiring Como is a good move. He is one of these guys that is really on the cutting edge of the science of the golf swing which will blend well with what Tiger was doing under Foley. Como without a doubt though will have to make some changes, but at least it's not a total "start over" process and he knows what he's doing. Looks like Tiger is going to take more control over what he does with his game rather than following a teacher's instruction to the letter.
@  HossOnMoss : (24 November 2014 - 01:35 PM) @BingHogan: That would be a good test. Without a real formal apples to apples test, my impressions are that KBS Tour V actually shares a mix of characteristics from Modus 120 and 130.
@  TWshoot67 : (23 November 2014 - 01:11 PM) So what's everyones take on Tiger's new swing coach, Chris Como. Thoughts?
@  BingHogan : (21 November 2014 - 01:47 PM) Hey Hoss, any thoughts on doing a comparison of the Nippon 120's vs the KBS Tour V Tour?
@  HossOnMoss : (20 November 2014 - 10:48 AM) What do you guys think about Golf Digest's / Dan Jenkins' recent "interview" with Tiger? http://bombsquadgolf...iew-with-tiger/
@  ROBOPTI : (14 November 2014 - 10:14 AM) Bing - Birds of a feather - Those are the same 2 I am beating on lately (BC+ / 30)
@  ROBOPTI : (14 November 2014 - 09:02 AM) Posted Image

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TAYLORMADE TOUR R1 VERSION 2 DRIVER


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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:

Funny me, I thought my bag was set... :slaphead: :slaphead: :slaphead:
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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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