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@  dlab123 : (23 August 2014 - 03:48 AM) Aldila rogue
@  J13 : (22 August 2014 - 08:21 PM) Hoss that sounds like a winner wow. MPete welcome aboard!
@  HossOnMoss : (22 August 2014 - 09:57 AM) Welcome to BSG mpete!!!
@  mpete : (22 August 2014 - 07:10 AM) I just found the site really cool place !! just joined up yesterday,
@  HossOnMoss : (21 August 2014 - 06:59 PM) As good a combination of smoothness and stability that I have ever felt. Disperion is just crazy good.
@  J13 : (21 August 2014 - 06:54 PM) Aldila Rogue that good??
@  690MBCOMMANDO : (21 August 2014 - 04:20 PM) Saw the GOAT (Jerry Rice) out on the course yesterday. Plunkett a few ago for those Raiders fans
@  HossOnMoss : (21 August 2014 - 03:23 PM) Raise your hand if you've hit the Aldila Rogue and LOVE it!!! :wave:
@  ROBOPTI : (21 August 2014 - 09:55 AM) JACK IS BACK .... WHAT UP BRO !!!!
@  Jack : (21 August 2014 - 09:12 AM) Right, time to get back posting and get this place BUZZING! What's new everybody?
@  BingHogan : (19 August 2014 - 09:50 PM) MP 68's with RIP Tours tomorrow FedEx! Thanks Hoss!!!
@  rfdegen : (15 August 2014 - 12:10 PM) TGIF! Robo! Club Championship tomorrow.
@  ROBOPTI : (14 August 2014 - 08:30 AM) HAPPY THURSDAY GANG !!! Posted Image
@  rfdegen : (13 August 2014 - 08:05 AM) Divorce sucks. It damages people. So sad that someone feels they have no options and takes their own life.
@  BingHogan : (12 August 2014 - 09:35 PM) Very sad. Said the 2EX's were owed 30Mil...
@  J13 : (11 August 2014 - 07:04 PM) RIP Robin Williams, wow crazy news.
@  Fev55 : (11 August 2014 - 04:01 PM) miura pp9003
@  Qwagmire : (10 August 2014 - 06:49 PM) Congrats to Rory, Rickie is this close, but I think Tiger would have shit razor blades if Phil won
@  TWshoot67 : (10 August 2014 - 03:23 PM) to = two
@  TWshoot67 : (10 August 2014 - 03:23 PM) J - like both of your last to SHOUTS, I say Let's Go Rickie!
@  J13 : (10 August 2014 - 03:21 PM) If I see the Rory and Omega watch commercial again i'm going to kick in the tv screen
@  J13 : (10 August 2014 - 02:52 PM) Oh this is shaping up to be an EPIC sunday at the PGA Champ. !!!!!
@  MWP : (08 August 2014 - 09:42 PM) @TW Since Fowler put work into his swing with Butch and cut his hair my opinion on him has completely changed, I'd like to see him squeak this one out.
@  TWshoot67 : (08 August 2014 - 08:08 PM) Although Steve Striker winning would be pretty cool too...
@  TWshoot67 : (08 August 2014 - 08:07 PM) Is anyone else pulling for Rickie Fowler this weekend?
@  KyCutter : (08 August 2014 - 05:13 PM) He should be smarter than that TW. That's my point. If he's hurt. Quit
@  TWshoot67 : (08 August 2014 - 04:11 PM) he's probably going to gut it out hurt himself some more just so he don't have to listen to media and naysayers who say he's faking his injuries
@  TWshoot67 : (08 August 2014 - 04:10 PM) he's already posted an 81 @ The Open few years back.
@  KyCutter : (08 August 2014 - 02:38 PM) Pushed putt. Pulled back. Time to WD. No way will he post 80
@  rfdegen : (08 August 2014 - 10:17 AM) Not contrary, from someone with a bad back, just amazed he's playing this week. Un-freakin-believable.
@  TWshoot67 : (07 August 2014 - 01:08 PM) It's all what have you done lately in todays world. Sorry I just don't give up on Tiger so easy. I'm a fanboy! lol
@  TWshoot67 : (07 August 2014 - 01:07 PM) I love how people are so contrary, less then 10 months ago Tiger had 5 wins and was #1 WGR. Now it's like he should just toss it in an quit his career is over, LOL
@  Qwagmire : (07 August 2014 - 10:47 AM) any guesses when the spasms happen? I got front nine Friday
@  KyCutter : (07 August 2014 - 08:27 AM) I suspect the "spasms" are creeping back into the picture.
@  HossOnMoss : (06 August 2014 - 07:39 PM) He did say it was spasms...real or not. Anyone that didn't think he would tee it up this week is nuts. There's no way he was missing the PGA once he made his statement sunday.
@  KyCutter : (06 August 2014 - 04:06 PM) Tired indeed ROBO…miraculous recovery tho'
@  ROBOPTI : (06 August 2014 - 02:43 PM) Really ??? ... Just a tired show
@  rfdegen : (06 August 2014 - 11:50 AM) Tiger on the range at Valhalla! Unbelievable!
@  HossOnMoss : (05 August 2014 - 09:31 PM) Bing, got tied up all day but I'll catch up with you tomorrow!
@  BingHogan : (05 August 2014 - 08:46 PM) Hoss did,you forget something? Ha ha !
@  HossOnMoss : (05 August 2014 - 04:23 PM) That sounds like an awesome time KYCutter! Have fun!!!
@  KyCutter : (05 August 2014 - 01:44 PM) Pumped to go watch my friend JB Thursday!!
@  BingHogan : (04 August 2014 - 09:45 PM) SOFTLIGHT!, sound like THE perfect shaft for the Alpina guys who want a bit less spin.
@  ROBOPTI : (04 August 2014 - 10:05 AM) VEYLIX SOFTLIGHT now available here at BSG !!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (03 August 2014 - 11:40 AM) Well no one has to worry about Ryder Cup, Tiger re-injured his back anf just WD
@  ROBOPTI : (02 August 2014 - 02:30 PM) Remember the name ...
@  ROBOPTI : (02 August 2014 - 02:29 PM) Posted Image
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 12:37 PM) YW
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 12:37 PM) @andy1818 if you copy and paste just from,,, http to / you'll get to proper area For Sale/Trade. The other link gets you to BSG merchandise, just I had no space between section and http in 1st post, trying to help
@  andy1818 : (01 August 2014 - 12:36 PM) Thanks
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 12:33 PM) no mistakes??
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 12:33 PM) Is it one and done?
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 12:32 PM) how come I can't find where you edit SHOUT BOX posts?
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 12:31 PM) In the for sale sectionhttp://bombsquadgolf.com/Invision/index.php?/forum/13-for-sale-or-trade/ ; or if your trying to buy from BSG: http://bombsquadgolf...ve-merchandise/
@  andy1818 : (01 August 2014 - 12:27 PM) Clubs used to be for sale on here. Where is that at?
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 12:27 PM) Well don't know about Hummingbirds speaking English, but all I was trying to infer was that everytime the media and others toss Tiger aside he does something no one else does in golf. It's amazing how everyone already forgot the guy won 5 times last year. He's been injured all year. I could care less if he plays the Ryder Cup
@  BingHogan : (01 August 2014 - 12:05 PM) Read where some MIT grad had the idea of a 3ft cup. Yeah, that should really work. :lol2:
@  BingHogan : (01 August 2014 - 12:01 PM) So, when Tiger wins the 15th, that should bring golf back from the doldrums!
@  ROBOPTI : (01 August 2014 - 10:05 AM) ... and if humingbirds start speaking English .... yada yada yada ... That is EXACTLY what I saying. It's time to treat Tiger like everyone else .. He has earned that. That "aura" .. that "mystique" INSIDE the ropes - not outside - IS OVER. I think that's why this topic gets so heated. WE - the peeps are still drinking the Koolaide - and that's cool ... TRUST ME!!!! .. Inside the ropes ... They quit drinking that a longtime ago. Do we want to win - or have another episode of "X Factor" - cuz he doesn't concern Europe - AT ALL
@  TWshoot67 : (01 August 2014 - 09:44 AM) So for arguements sake Tiger finds his game wins 2 of last 3 events you still say he don't deserve to play on RC, don't count Tiger out yet!
@  ROBOPTI : (01 August 2014 - 07:43 AM) Too bad he probably will ... even though he doesn't deserve it ... glass half full though - be fun to watch
@  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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@  ROBOPTI : (30 July 2014 - 09:04 AM) RUH ROH !!!! ... Kings of Distance heads are OUTTA HERE !!!!!!! Posted Image
@  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.. :)

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:19 PM

Hello Everyone,
As I get older and my swing slows, I'm thinking that a softer tip driver and possibly three wood shaft would benefit my swing speed (or lack there of). Any ideas on high quality shafts that might work for a 100 mph swinging old guy? Thanks in advance.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:00 PM

Hello Everyone,
As I get older and my swing slows, I'm thinking that a softer tip driver and possibly three wood shaft would benefit my swing speed (or lack there of). Any ideas on high quality shafts that might work for a 100 mph swinging old guy? Thanks in advance.


Xcon5 for the driver. It isn't super high end, but Aldila NVS in a 65 or 75g for the 3W might work.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:24 PM

Hello Everyone,
As I get older and my swing slows, I'm thinking that a softer tip driver and possibly three wood shaft would benefit my swing speed (or lack there of). Any ideas on high quality shafts that might work for a 100 mph swinging old guy? Thanks in advance.



100 mph isn't swinging it so slowly that you should need something softer in the tip based just on clubhead speed unless you are just low spin, low launch by nature of your swing mechanics. Regardless of age, a softer tip shaft will not necessarily increase distance unless you really need that.

That said, the Graphite Design QuattroTech series are good options for anyone who needs more spin. Diamana Blue Boards may even work as well unless you need something really soft as would the Matrix Code line. It just depends on how extreme you need to go.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:42 PM

Thanks for the replies. Anyone else have any suggestions?
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:52 PM

A friend of mine switched to a redboard in his driver and immediately gained yardage - in fact, he qualified for the US Senior Open and Am last year after not even qualifying for the state am the previous 5 or so years. He thinks that switch had a lot to do with it - of course, the belly putter had something to do with it, too!

The redboard is pretty extreme, though - especially if you're still tripping trip digits in SS (of course, my friend is as well). But it would NOT be my recommendation to START with a redboard. The best thing you can do is find yourself a good fitter with the appropriate tools - as Hoss says, you may just be very low spin. My SS is around 110 and I need a shaft/head combo that will give me a little more spin as well - I don't understand the reasons why, but that's how I've been fit...I know it's a tired refrain around here, but spend the $100 - $150 to get fitted properly - you won't regret it.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:04 AM

A friend of mine switched to a redboard in his driver and immediately gained yardage - in fact, he qualified for the US Senior Open and Am last year after not even qualifying for the state am the previous 5 or so years. He thinks that switch had a lot to do with it - of course, the belly putter had something to do with it, too!

The redboard is pretty extreme, though - especially if you're still tripping trip digits in SS (of course, my friend is as well). But it would NOT be my recommendation to START with a redboard. The best thing you can do is find yourself a good fitter with the appropriate tools - as Hoss says, you may just be very low spin. My SS is around 110 and I need a shaft/head combo that will give me a little more spin as well - I don't understand the reasons why, but that's how I've been fit...I know it's a tired refrain around here, but spend the $100 - $150 to get fitted properly - you won't regret it.


From what I've read (haven't hit it....yet)the new 'ilima might be a good alternative. Softer tip, more geared for smoother swingers, low spin.........not to mention way cool graphics.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:29 AM

In fairway woods you might consider Fuji SAPPHIRE, TRTI-46, PRO-Ti 857, or Pro95.

A newer Altus might also work for you.

I fully concur with the X-Con 5 suggestion for the driver. I still swing in the 110-113mph rage and haven't found anything better.

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Edited by Texsport, 14 March 2010 - 08:16 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:05 AM

Try an Oban Revenge!! The N°6 with a 4 flex would fit perfectly for what you want.

Easy to move right to left and long with lil effort. very smooth shaft.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

Mitusbishi Fubuki



Never really though that the Fubuki was really that soft in the tip personally.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:44 PM

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:02 AM

In fairway woods you might consider Fuji SAPPHIRE, TRTI-46, PRO-Ti 857, or Pro95.

A newer Altus might also work for you.

I fully concur with the X-Con 5 suggestion for the driver. I still swing in the 110-113mph rage and haven't found anything better.

Texsport



You need to give Griffen a try. ;)

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:14 AM

Thanks for all the input. I was hoping someone might suggest an xcon 6 in a 3 wood head. I have a mint tour issued Big Bertha 3+ with a Fuji 757 tour spec stiff that plays way too stiff for me. I was thinking of trying the xcon 6 in that head, I just don't want to ruin the shaft by cutting it down and not being able to re-use it. I'm going to post a question in another forum to see if anyone has used the xcon 6 in a 3 wood head. If anyone reads this and has tried that combo, please chime in with your thoughts. Thanks again.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

Thanks for all the input. I was hoping someone might suggest an xcon 6 in a 3 wood head. I have a mint tour issued Big Bertha 3+ with a Fuji 757 tour spec stiff that plays way too stiff for me. I was thinking of trying the xcon 6 in that head, I just don't want to ruin the shaft by cutting it down and not being able to re-use it. I'm going to post a question in another forum to see if anyone has used the xcon 6 in a 3 wood head. If anyone reads this and has tried that combo, please chime in with your thoughts. Thanks again.


The X-Con 6 is a very different shaft than the X-Con 5. Torque is way lower. Where did your "soft tip" proclivities go?

Those of us who pay attention to ACCRA have noted the evolution of their line. This year they added an "RT" model (responsive tip). Reports from their Tour Rep have always been that most Tour Pros don't bother to "match" their driver and fairway metal shafts. Not only that, they found the Tour Pros seemed to end up with surprisingly soft tip model shafts in their fairways. That was said as the reason that ACCRA is now going with a "next weight up, same flex value, no tip trim" model.

If you insist on that "high end" position, one shaft that has not been mentioned is the ACCRA RT in your choice of weights and flexes. If you just want to take a flyer on a soft tipped shaft that you would "never" put into a fairway metal - I went with a GD YS 6 in a Sonartec that tingled my scalp.

Have we been "wrong" all along by just taking the next weight up in a given shaft model and tipping it 1". That's been the standard operating procedure for years. This could signal a shift in the "conventional wisdom".

Regards, Leith Anderson, Golf Lab, Palo Alto, CA.
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