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#1 smit1761

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 09:53 PM

Hello WRX community,

I am a recent college graduate and have spent the last year and a half grinding my way into a career in the food industry! I currently live just north of the Grand Rapids area and as such have access to a plethora of great golf courses! (i.e. Tullymore & St. Ives, Pilgrim's Run, Hemlock GC, and Grand Haven GC just to name a few).

In 2017, I played over 60 full rounds of golf which saw my handicap plummet to around a 4.5 by season's end... I began the year at an 8.5 and slowly learned that wedges and putting are where real strides can be made in lowering one's handicap.

This year I plan to start playing some small competitive events locally and see how my game measures up to others in the area.

The last WITB I posted on this site was some years back when I was just discovering my passion for the game and went through more equipment than I care to admit... you know how it is WRX.

Anyways, here is my current setup going in to the 2018 season - a lot of time, thought, and not to mention $$$$ has gone into my bag over the past year. Overall I am incredibly happy with my current setup, but am always open to some further experimentation!

Hope you enjoy! And as always feel free to comment or ask me any questions you might have?

Thanks for looking!

Driver: Titleist 917 D2 10.5* with Project X Handcrafted EvenFlow Blue 6.0 shaft
3 Wood: Callaway 816 Big Bertha Alpha DBD 14.5* with Graphite Design AD-DI 8s shaft
Hybrid: Titleist 913 H1 21* with Graphite Design AD-DI 95s shaft

Headcovers: Sunfish leather collection
Bag: Older Model Titleist Carry Bag - bought this up at a local golf show in the winter and fell in love with the simple green and white colorway (a la my alma mater - Michigan State)
Range Finder: Bushnell Tour X

Comments: Did a lot of testing with the Callaway Epic and Epic SZ last year which was stupid long when struck square, however I ultimately chose to stick with a vanilla 917 D2 setup as it is 100% more forgiving and I can comfortably work the ball both ways off the tee for the first time in my life... also, the 913H will probably be buried with me when I die!
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Driving Iron: **Recently ordered** Taylormade P790 UDI #2 (bent 2* strong) with Project X Hazrdus Black 85g shaft
Long Irons (4-6): Titleist 716 CB with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Short (7-PW): Titleist 716 MB with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Wedges: Vokey SM6 (52F, 56S, 62M) with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400 Shafts

Comments: Bought these irons and wedges after being fitted for them at Carl's Golfland in Bloomfield Hills. Love the forgiveness of the CBs in the longer irons, but feel that I can really dial in my shorter irons with the MBs (surprisingly more forgiving than one would think!). Wedges were a real revelation last year as the grinds are specific to each of my wedge needs allowing me to have more confidence in every pitch/chip shot.
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Gamer Putter: Scotty Cameron Buttonback Newport
Headcover: Air Jordan "Masters Edition" by Grindin Golf Co.

Comments: Splurged and picked this classic up at the end of last year and haven't looked back. Had it shortened and bent a few degrees upright and it has been nothing but money ever since... next up might be a Super Rat????
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Backup Putter: Taylormade Spider Tour Black (1st Run)
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Backup Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5 with custom welded plumbers neck by Tom Slighter @ Slighter Golf Co.
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Ball: 2017 Titleist ProV1 or Taylormade TP5x

Favorite Ballmarkers:
  • Manitou Passage GC - my parents recently retired and bought a small condo in Northern Michigan right next to this great course (Arnold Palmer design).
  • Manistee National Golf & Resort - played this course in a family reunion tournament last summer (incredibly hard finishing holes!).
  • Faceless Man Coin (GoT) - "Valar Morghulis".
  • Tullymore GC - one of Michigan's best!
  • Arcadia Bluffs GC - as good as it gets as far as golf goes in the great state of Michigan...
  • Bay Harbor GC - played this course last fall with my dad as part of his retirement gift and thoroughly enjoyed every second spent on the course.
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Towel: "Circle Tea" microfiber towel by Grindin Golf Co.
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Edited by smit1761, 08 April 2018 - 04:24 PM.

917 D2 10.5* w/ PX EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
816 Big Bertha Alpha 16* w/ GD Tour ADDI 8s
913H 21* w/ GD Tour ADDI 95s

P790 UDI 18* w/ HZRDUS Black 85s
716 CB 4-6, 716 MB 7-PW w/ DG TI S400
SM6 52.12F, 56.10S, 62.08M w/ DG TI Onyx S400

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#2 Kalicardplayer28

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:51 PM

Nice setup! How do you like plus with the kiyoshi? I have the pro and plus and game a few different shafts. Tough loss for the Spartans tonight but they looked pretty solid against Duke.
Cobra King LTD 9.5 Veylix Arcane 640t
Tee CB Pro F2 14.5 Veylix Arcane 740t
Tee CB Pro U 21Tour AD DI 95x
Amp Cell Pro 4-G UST Recoil Proto 125 F5
Cobra Tour Trusty 55* 60* DG s400
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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:50 AM

Yeah that is a nice bag.  That PW.  Forgot  about the X-14's.

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#4 smit1761

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:08 AM

Yeah pretty proud of the team tonight. They put up a pretty good showing against one of the best teams in the nation. And I gamed the regular Bio Cell with an Aldila Tour Green all summer and loved it. But since picking up both the Kiyoshi and Bio Cell + head here on WRX i've fallen in love with it even more. I have found the Bio Cell + to be very forgiving but an absolute bomber with the Kiyoshi. I would highly recommend the combo to anyone! How do you like the pro?
917 D2 10.5* w/ PX EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
816 Big Bertha Alpha 16* w/ GD Tour ADDI 8s
913H 21* w/ GD Tour ADDI 95s

P790 UDI 18* w/ HZRDUS Black 85s
716 CB 4-6, 716 MB 7-PW w/ DG TI S400
SM6 52.12F, 56.10S, 62.08M w/ DG TI Onyx S400

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 10:02 AM

The Pro helps me keep the ball down is pretty low spin but it is fade biased and that is my miss. I switch back and forth but the plus is just as good to me. Definitely more consistent with the plus but the Pro is an absolute bomber.

Cobra King LTD 9.5 Veylix Arcane 640t
Tee CB Pro F2 14.5 Veylix Arcane 740t
Tee CB Pro U 21Tour AD DI 95x
Amp Cell Pro 4-G UST Recoil Proto 125 F5
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#6 smit1761

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 03:19 PM

That's what i've heard about the pro. So far i've been really impressed with the plus, especially with the kiyoshi purple in it. What shaft do you play in your plus and pro combo?
917 D2 10.5* w/ PX EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
816 Big Bertha Alpha 16* w/ GD Tour ADDI 8s
913H 21* w/ GD Tour ADDI 95s

P790 UDI 18* w/ HZRDUS Black 85s
716 CB 4-6, 716 MB 7-PW w/ DG TI S400
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Posted 19 November 2014 - 03:37 PM

UST Elements Chrome 7F4T tipped 3/4 plays to 45. UST Attas3 7s tipped an inch play44.5, and Fuji Speeder 757x plays at 45. I like the Chrome and Attas 3 the best in the Pro and all three in the Plus. The Attas3 is a pretty sick shaft and it's high launch for a lot of guys but it's more mid launch low spin for me especially in the Pro.

Edited by Kalicardplayer28, 19 November 2014 - 04:25 PM.

Cobra King LTD 9.5 Veylix Arcane 640t
Tee CB Pro F2 14.5 Veylix Arcane 740t
Tee CB Pro U 21Tour AD DI 95x
Amp Cell Pro 4-G UST Recoil Proto 125 F5
Cobra Tour Trusty 55* 60* DG s400
Kingston KP001 GSS

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 08:51 PM

Great bag! Love those irons.
Haven't played in over 2 years.
Still dealing with bladder cancer.I'm in the hands of the VA now.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:04 PM

Nice set of sticks!  How do you like the feel and workability of the MCs?
Ping G30 10.5 Driver Tour 80 75g S
Ping G30 5-wood TFC 419F 57g S
Ping i25 3-UW irons KBS Tour S
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Posted 20 November 2014 - 01:41 AM

I really like them! I have found them to be relatively forgiving and very workable. Hits on the center of thr face feel like butter (followed by thr occasional mishit as well haha). I recently purchased the MB 8-PW and will experiment with a split set combo over the winter!

917 D2 10.5* w/ PX EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
816 Big Bertha Alpha 16* w/ GD Tour ADDI 8s
913H 21* w/ GD Tour ADDI 95s

P790 UDI 18* w/ HZRDUS Black 85s
716 CB 4-6, 716 MB 7-PW w/ DG TI S400
SM6 52.12F, 56.10S, 62.08M w/ DG TI Onyx S400

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#11 smit1761

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:33 PM

Bag has been updated as of 4/8/18!
917 D2 10.5* w/ PX EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
816 Big Bertha Alpha 16* w/ GD Tour ADDI 8s
913H 21* w/ GD Tour ADDI 95s

P790 UDI 18* w/ HZRDUS Black 85s
716 CB 4-6, 716 MB 7-PW w/ DG TI S400
SM6 52.12F, 56.10S, 62.08M w/ DG TI Onyx S400

Odyssey O-Works 3T
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