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#1 bdpink

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:36 PM

After 3 years of reading GolfWRX, I've finally decided to create an account and officially join the community. I figure the best way to start things off is to post my WITB for the upcoming 2015 season. Here it goes:

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Driver: Titleist 913D2 10.5 with Graphite Design Tour AD BB-6s (A-1 setting at 44 1/2")
3 Wood: Titleist 913F.d 13.5 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8x (A-1 setting at 43")
5 Wood: Titleist 913F.d 18 with Mitsubishi Diamana Whiteboard 83x (B-1 setting at 42")

*all with Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord +1 wrap

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3 iron: Nike VR Forged Pro Combo with KBS C-Taper 130x (+1/2" and 2 flat)
4-8 iron: Nike VR Pro Combo CB with Dynamic Gold S300
9 iron: Nike VR Pro Blade with Dynamic Gold S300

*all with Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound grips (Blk/Wht) +2 wraps

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Wedges: 48 Nike VR Pro Forged, 54 Nike VR Forged, 58 (bent to 59) Nike VR Pro Forged with Dynamic Gold S400

*all in black oxide with Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord +2 wraps

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

*at 34" with red cord grip

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In true GolfWRX fashion, this will likely change throughout the season (and in all likelihood preseason!) and I'll make sure to keep it up to date.

Feel free to let me know if there are any questions/comments or if any other WRXers in the twin cities want to play!


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:20 AM

Great clubs. Solid setup
Jetspeed Driver, 16.5 deg. 3 wood, 22 hybrid
Rocketbladez 4-A wedge
ATV 56 and 60 degree wedge
Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 (2010)

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:10 AM

Those shafts are pure eye candy!!! I love my GD shafts, $$ but nothing like em'!!  You got your eyes on Nike's latest offering of irons or you gonna jump ship to another brand?

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:05 AM

The AD DI in the 3 wood is the best feeling wood I've ever hit - easily my favorite club in the bag.

The thing I love about the Nike irons is their traditional look and performance. I haven't hit the new Vapor line but I'm not sold on the look... If my irons magically disappeared overnight, I'd probably replace them with a Titleist combo set.

My wedges will probably be replaced once the summer months get here. That's the real question mark for me right now.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:31 PM

Too bad the newest nike wedges look terrible or that would be an easy decision. I'm with you on the Nike's. Classic, traditional looks but with some tech and great performance

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

Beeb

cally dbd 9*
TEE CB Pro 14.5 & 17.5
Callaway x utility graphite 21*
Fourteen FH1000 4-p
Fourteen rm12 52/10, 58/8
Odyssey black series tour design #4
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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

 ciddyboy7, on 27 January 2015 - 05:31 PM, said:

Too bad the newest nike wedges look terrible or that would be an easy decision. I'm with you on the Nike's. Classic, traditional looks but with some tech and great performance

Agreed - I've loved the last 3 models of Nike wedges, was really excited to see the new ones (raw with a wax "packaging!"), but am not intrigued by the design.

SM5s or TVDs are at the top of my list. It's starting to seem like Titleist is the only manufacturer that piques my interest anymore (not that that's a bad thing).

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:25 PM

That's a great set up. Have a great 2015 season.
Ya there GI irons ... but I keep em clean .

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 12:04 PM

 bdpink, on 27 January 2015 - 06:29 PM, said:

 ciddyboy7, on 27 January 2015 - 05:31 PM, said:

Too bad the newest nike wedges look terrible or that would be an easy decision. I'm with you on the Nike's. Classic, traditional looks but with some tech and great performance

Agreed - I've loved the last 3 models of Nike wedges, was really excited to see the new ones (raw with a wax "packaging!"), but am not intrigued by the design.

SM5s or TVDs are at the top of my list. It's starting to seem like Titleist is the only manufacturer that piques my interest anymore (not that that's a bad thing).

I'm with you on that! I don't even look at other companies besides Mizuno and titleist.
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Taylormade M2 TI 14.2 DF GD Tour AD GT 8x
Mizuno MP 18 MMC FLI-HI 2-4 iron PX 6.5
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:50 PM

And in true GolfWRX fashion, I get home to a long, skinny brown box:

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The last TM driver I played was the R-11s with a Kai'li which didn't spend too much time in the bag. We'll see how the SLDR plays... oh wait, that's right, it's currently snowing outside. I'm going to need to take a trip somewhere south in the near future!


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:39 PM

Work has been hectic but I was able to balance honoring our Commanders in Chief with getting a few swings in last Monday. A couple buddies and I played two rounds on a simulator (my first experience - kind of cool and a decent distraction with -20 windchills) and the SLDR made its debut.

Compared to the 913, it carried a handful of yards farther with surprisingly good dispersion. I went in thinking the much discussed (lack of) forgiveness might be problematic given my last round was in November but this club was very straight. Even off-center shots didn't seem too horrid.

Now, hitting balls in a simulator round is a different animal than seeing how the SLDR performs on the course. My initial impressions have me curious/excited and this club will be in the bag for the start of the season. Only 3-4 weeks of waiting (fingers crossed)...

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:53 PM

love this bag pure awesome

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 06:34 PM

February felt like the coldest month in the twin cities so what did I do? Bought a new bag hoping that would bring about warmer temperatures.

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 12:38 PM

February = WITB update

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Here's what's currently in the bag:

Driver: Titleist 915D3 10.5 (A-1 setting) with Fujikura Speeder 757X at 44.75" (tipped 1/2")

*this replaced the SLDR which stayed in the bag all last season. I've only hit it indoors on simulators but I like what I've seen.

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 15 (C-1 setting) with Diamana White Board 83X at 42.5"

*this was added late last summer and feels like a tremendous upgrade over the 913 fairway woods.

Hybrid: Taylormade Tour Preferred UDI 16 with KBS C-Taper Lite 115X

*this made its way into my bag last fall and I loved the low, penetrating ball flight off the tee and the roll out on the firmer fairways. I see this spot in my bag changing a lot depending on course and conditions (other likely options are 913F 17 or 913H 19).

Irons: 3-4 Nike VR Forged Pro Combo with KBS C-Taper 130X, 5-7 Nike VR Pro Combo with DG S300, 8-9 Nike VR Pro Blade with DG S300.

*minor change here with the 4 iron (I like the sound of the newer VR Forged that as the resin cavity) and adding the blade 8 iron to get better control when flighting shots higher/lower.

Wedges: Titleist SM5 46-08 F Grind, 54-10 S Grind, and 60-07 S Grind with Project X 6.0 (54 and 60 are +1/2").

*these were the only wedges that appealed to me when replacing my previous Nikes and they've been absolutely perfect.

Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006

*I was one of the lucky people to get this off Nike.com (actually had to find a coffee shop with wi-fi while on my honeymoon...) and I can't see it leaving the bag anytime soon.

Now if the snow would just start melting...

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 03:52 PM

Spring Update:

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A few changes to the bag...

Driver: Titleist 915D3 10.5 with Fujikura Speeder 757X (at 44.5" and D-1 setting)

Fairway: Titleist 915F 15 with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana 83X (at 42.5" and A-1 setting)

Hybrid: Titleist 913H 19 with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X (at 40" and C-1 setting)

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB 4 iron and 714 AP2 5-9 iron with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue AMT X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 46-08F, 50-08F, 54-10S with Project X 6.0 and 60-07S with Project X 5.5 (54 & 60 at +1/2")

Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006

It's slowly turning into an all Titleist bag for me...


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:40 PM

Mid-season update:

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Driver: Titleist 915D4 9.5 with MRC Diamana 'ilima 60X at 44.5" (setting: A-1)

Fairway: Titleist 915F 15 with MRC Diamana Whiteboard 83X at 43.5" (setting: A-1)

Hybrid: Titleist 913H 17 with MRC Diamana D+ 90X at 40.5" (setting: B-1)

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB 3-4 irons and Titleist 714 AP2 5-9 irons with DG Tour Issue AMT X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 48-08F, 54-10S, and 60-07S with Project X 6.0 (54 & 60 at +1/2")

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo (15g weights added) at 34"

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:04 PM

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Quick end of the season update...

Driver: TaylorMade M1 460 10.5 with Fujikura Speeder 757 at 44.5"

Fairway: Titleist 915F 15 with Diamana White Board 83X at 42.5" (A-1 setting)

Hybrid: Titleist 915H 18 with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X at 40" (A-1 setting)

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB 4 iron and 716 CB 5-PW with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue AMT X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 50-08F, 54-10S with Project X 6.0 and 60-07S with Project X 5.5

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo (15g weights added) at 34"

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:42 PM

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End of 2017 season update (my bag saw more changes this season than any before it):

Driver: Titleist 917D2 10.5 with Graphite Design Tour Ad-DI 7x (at 45" in A-1 setting using green weight in draw position)

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 15 with Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 8TX (at 42.75" in D-1 setting using green neutral weight)

5 Wood: Titleist 917F2 18 with Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 93x (at 41.5" in A-1 setting using black neutral weight)

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (3-4) and Titleist 716 CB (5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 48.08F with True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100 and 54.08M & 58.08M with True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue S400

Putter: Taylormade Spider Tour Black (at 34" with 12g weights)

*Grips used are Lamkin R.E.L. ACE (woods), Crossline ACE (irons & wedges), and SINK 11S (putter)


Summary:

I started out the season looking to accomplish three things: add more distance off the tee, be more aggressive into par 5s, and find the most effective gapping at the top/bottom of my bag. The experimenting (i.e. buying, selling, and trading way too many clubs) began at the top of my bag and worked down.

I picked up both the 2016 TM M1 and M2 at the end of last season. I've always found myself leaning towards Titleist drivers due to their classic looks and consistent performance from generation to generation but the more distance itch is difficult to not scratch. I felt the M1 leaked right on me - shots seemed to just bleed to the right side of the fairway. With the M2, I never felt like I could find the center of the face. I'm not sure if this was due to not hitting enough balls to ever get comfortable or if there were other factors at play. It was almost like I had no sense of feel for where the club was at the bottom of the swing. I really wanted to like the M series but the results weren't there.

This little experiment really took away some of my confidence on the tee box. I put my 915 back in the bag but was still a bit nervy after the previous couple months of poor driving. I actually went back to my 910 D2 (I own three heads; one still in plastic) to try and get things back on track. The 910 is still my favorite driver and it stayed in the bag for most of the season.

In the last, I played the 913 D2 and thought it was fine - nothing special compared to the 910. I was excited to try the 915 line and started with the 915 D2 which was a major disappointment (shape and sound). Ended up liking the 915 D3 and found really solid (consistent) performance. Ended up with a 915 D4 which was my favorite model since the 910s.

Enter the 917 D2. As soon as I pulled it out of the box and set it in front of me, it immediately reminded me of the 910 series. I was skeptical of the gray when they first debuted on Tour but it's really a perfect color (other than black). The head was a few grams heavier than the 910 so I had to pick up a green weight. I also felt putting the weight in the draw position made it feel even closer to the 910. It launches fine, doesn't spin a lot, and and sounds great - I get straight, penetrating drives. The only (small) gripe I have with this driver is the feel seems kind of dead.

With the driver search ending in an anticlimactic manner (the elusive "easy 15yd gain" didn't exist), my attention shifted down to the other clubs in the upper section of my bag. I wasn't sure what setup would allow me to be more aggressive into par 5s with all the possible combinations: 3W & 5W, 3+W & 4W, 3W & 2H, 4W & DI, etc.

I've played great with my 915F 3wood but it's typically just used off the tee. I play either short/tree-lined courses or longer/open tracks. Having a 3wood I can use off more than half the tees is something I didn't want to give up. But that club tends to be either a) too much distance or b) too low a trajectory to hold the green when hit into any par 5 I typically play. So the 3W stayed and I started looking at what to fill that void in the next spot.

The hybrids that I've played haven't really given me a trajectory that I liked so that didn't seem a likely solution. I'd used a 913Fd in the past so I picked up a 917F2 5W. I immediately found the versatility I needed - I can hit it high, low, and from multiple lies. I don't know if it's the new technology in fairway woods or some other factor but I'm mad I didn't have a 5W in the bag sooner!

In the fall, the trusty 915F was replaced with a 917F2 for no reason other than keeping all my woods in the same model. I do feel like the 917 launches a bit higher... a 13.5 may be in my future since this club is primarily used off the tee.

With a 5W in the bag, I chose to add back in a 3 iron and get rid of a gap wedge. I haven't found any problem avoiding that awkward yardage between my 48 and 54 - I actually feel like I have better control sawing off a pitching wedge.

I did bounce around a few different sets of irons. I added the 716 MB 7-9 irons early in the season. Then moved back to my 714 AP2s. That was followed by picking up 716 AP2s with Project X LZ but I never got along with this set (not sure if it was the shafts or heads). I ended up back with my 716 CBs and can't be happier. This is such a solid set of irons.

Wedges were an easy transition to the SM6. I still have daydreams that take me back to Nike's VR forged wedges... so great. But the Vokeys are top notch. I'll have to post a follow up of my bag of wedges - I tried everything from the tour raws to low-bounce K to copper finish. They were all great - I just really like the steel gray!

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:54 AM

Making an educated guess based on past posts mentioning “the cities” “-20 temps” and I’m assuming you’re in Minnesota. Do you go to anybody for fittings or have any places you recommend?

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:23 PM

 RangerV, on 13 November 2017 - 09:54 AM, said:

Making an educated guess based on past posts mentioning “the cities” “-20 temps” and I’m assuming you’re in Minnesota. Do you go to anybody for fittings or have any places you recommend?

Nailed it. Played yesterday and it was pretty much impossible to take a divot or hold a green. Like playing on a basketball court...

As for a fitter, I subscribe to the "buy everything online (used) and sell/trade what doesn't work" theory. Not exactly the most efficient or scientific (or cost effective) method. I'd like to find something other than the usual retailers around the Twin Cities but haven't stumbled across that yet.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

I have also been a supporter of the “buy now, then realize it doesn’t work” method, but my golf game, garage, and PayPal account have decided I should get fit for the right stuff and stop there.
I’ve read some things about small local fitters in the Cities area, but not many reviews or what they offer.  Trying to avoid Golf Galaxy and the other big places.  
Best of luck with your basketgolf and since this is a WITB, nice looking set up!

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