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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.
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@  melonhead : (13 July 2014 - 09:56 PM) What is standard length for a 5 iron guys?
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@  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
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@  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!
@  youngwaldo : (04 July 2014 - 10:03 AM) I want to see the TM UDI come to retail soon. Anyone know?
@  TJR : (02 July 2014 - 07:30 PM) Haven't seen anything yet. Not sure how Mizuno will improve on the MP-64 or MP-4? I'll have a set of MP-4s someday...
@  BingHogan : (02 July 2014 - 06:03 PM) Should be seeing new MP irons soon! Anyone know of anything yet?
@  TWshoot67 : (02 July 2014 - 01:16 PM) heck that Canadian youngster Raonic had like 37/38 aces in quarters I believe, WOW!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (02 July 2014 - 01:12 PM) I'm pulling for Fed, although these young guns are looking good... and I mean guns 135mph serves with ease! The future looks bright for Tennis!
@  ROBOPTI : (02 July 2014 - 08:28 AM) To you tennis fans ... IF you are watching right bow .. How good is this Dimitrov. He has a hammer serve/forehand - and is dropping dimes on Murray Posted Image
@  ROBOPTI : (02 July 2014 - 08:25 AM) weaves .. HOSS is gonna PM ya ;)
@  weaves25 : (02 July 2014 - 07:55 AM) ROBO...HOSS...Can you confirm the paypal email address for purchases...Thanks!

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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.

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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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