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Dizz aka J.W. WITB for 2018 (Added new WITB pics on 6/16/2018!!)


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#181 Mr D

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:17 PM

Hi Dizz, thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Glad you've made the recovery from the back surgeries.
Your 12 club bag is similar to where I keep ending up. Must admit to being jealous of the Napa.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:11 AM

Nothing wrong with simplifying the bag especially when you don't get to play too much. Let's you dial in the clubs you're comfortable with and not get too cute with some shots on the course
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

Digging the setup.

I could drop my 3 wood, and my 60 out of the bag at any given time, and it wouldn't really hurt me.  I don't play or practice enough to feel great about the 60, so it sees action about once every 3 rounds, if that.  I only ever use the 3 wood to go after a par 5 in 2, which probably doesn't happen frequently enough and/or impact my score enough that it would really matter.

Could probably cut another 1-2 clubs with some rearranging, but that might start impacting things a little more.

I had a lot of fun going out last winter with 7 clubs to play rounds.  Some days it felt like I had a bunch of full shots, and other days, everything felt like some kind of modified shot to get the right distance.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:33 AM

Congrats on the promotion.  Good to see you back on here!

Nice!  A fellow DHY 24* user!  I still have mine from new.

Yeah, I could game 10 or 12 clubs easily.  I don't think my scoring would change that much.

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#185 Dizz

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

Two weeks ago I had three drivers, one mini-driver, two 3 woods, three different hybrids/utility irons, two extra wedges (a gap & lob) and one extra putter.  I acquired most of this stuff over the winter from boredom and range tinkering trying to put together a set of clubs that I liked.  The only clubs that are truly safe are the 716 MB's and my Vokey SM6 58K bent to 57.

Thursday I played my first night of golf league with 9 clubs.  I sold all three drivers, the mini-driver, both three woods, two of the hybrids, the extra gap and lob wedge annnnnd the extra putter.

My Titleist Sunday bag had 9 clubs: PING Anser 17 degree hybrid, 716MB's 5-PW, the SM6 58K @ 57 degrees and my Cameron Button Back Newport that I had the custom shop add a topline to...

Thankfully my team drew the front nine which is the shorter par 35 side that you can get away with not hitting driver.  The second hole is a 460 yard par 4 that plays a little harder without a driver and the third hole is an easy, short 505 yard par 5 that you can really cut the corner of the dogleg with a well hit and placed drive.  But other than those two holes you really don't lose much by hitting it in the fairway with a shorter club.

I actually played pretty well for the first round of the year and made a couple nice ~8 footers to save par on #2 and #4.  I birdied the easy par 5 third hole hitting hybrid, hybrid into the front bunker and had an easy uphill lie bunker shot.  I finished with 8 pars and a birdie to shoot (-1) 34.  One of my playing partners is a guy that's been playing golf for 3-4 years now and takes it very seriously.  Hes a former college athlete and super competitive and now that he takes golf seriously he is into every aspect of the game.  He has very well fit clubs and every accessory known to man to shoot the lowest possible score.  He was literally pissed that I shot 34 with 9 clubs in a pencil bag.  We get along really well though so we joked about it for an hour on the 19th hole.

That will probably be my lowest round of the year... rusty, first round, 9 clubs and more than likely will be the best number I put up the whole season. :cheesy:


I have no idea what driver I'm gonna pick up next... I might just try to find the newest, nicest shape PING G20 I can find and reshaft it.  My Anser 17 degree hybrid has been one of my best clubs over the past 5 years.  I've also been in contact with Ari formerly of Scratch Golf now with National Custom Works where I'm gonna have Don White hand grind me a custom wedge in the ~53 degree range.  I'm going to have him copy the original EYE2 SW sole and try to get the shape of the toe as high and as square as possible.  I used an original stainless PING EYE2 SW for literally 10+ years of competitive golf... even when I used MP-14's and 690CB/MB combos I still kept the EYE2 in the bag because it was just so automatic for me and I used it for literally every single shot inside 100 yards.  I'm hoping Ari & DW can re-create some magic for me.  I love the Button Back putter so all I really need to find is a new driver and some kind of 3/4 iron replacement.

Edited by Dizz, 06 May 2018 - 07:28 PM.

PING G400 MAX (9)- HZRDUS Yellow 75, 6.5 Flex @ 44.75"
Callaway Apex UT (3)- Dynamic Gold X700
Titleist 716MB (5-PW)- Dynamic Gold S400
Titleist SM7 (52.08F) & SM6 Raw (58.12K)- Dynamic Gold S400
Titleist Scotty Cameron Squareback Select @ 34"

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:04 AM

View PostDizz, on 06 May 2018 - 07:14 PM, said:

Two weeks ago I had three drivers, one mini-driver, two 3 woods, three different hybrids/utility irons, two extra wedges (a gap & lob) and one extra putter.  I acquired most of this stuff over the winter from boredom and range tinkering trying to put together a set of clubs that I liked.  The only clubs that are truly safe are the 716 MB's and my Vokey SM6 58K bent to 57.

Thursday I played my first night of golf league with 9 clubs.  I sold all three drivers, the mini-driver, both three woods, two of the hybrids, the extra gap and lob wedge annnnnd the extra putter.

My Titleist Sunday bag had 9 clubs: PING Anser 17 degree hybrid, 716MB's 5-PW, the SM6 58K @ 57 degrees and my Cameron Button Back Newport that I had the custom shop add a topline to...

Thankfully my team drew the front nine which is the shorter par 35 side that you can get away with not hitting driver.  The second hole is a 460 yard par 4 that plays a little harder without a driver and the third hole is an easy, short 505 yard par 5 that you can really cut the corner of the dogleg with a well hit and placed drive.  But other than those two holes you really don't lose much by hitting it in the fairway with a shorter club.

I actually played pretty well for the first round of the year and made a couple nice ~8 footers to save par on #2 and #4.  I birdied the easy par 5 third hole hitting hybrid, hybrid into the front bunker and had an easy uphill lie bunker shot.  I finished with 8 pars and a birdie to shoot (-1) 34.  One of my playing partners is a guy that's been playing golf for 3-4 years now and takes it very seriously.  Hes a former college athlete and super competitive and now that he takes golf seriously he is into every aspect of the game.  He has very well fit clubs and every accessory known to man to shoot the lowest possible score.  He was literally pissed that I shot 34 with 9 clubs in a pencil bag.  We get along really well though so we joked about it for an hour on the 19th hole.

That will probably be my lowest round of the year... rusty, first round, 9 clubs and more than likely will be the best number I put up the whole season. :cheesy:


I have no idea what driver I'm gonna pick up next... I might just try to find the newest, nicest shape PING G20 I can find and reshaft it.  My Anser 17 degree hybrid has been one of my best clubs over the past 5 years.  I've also been in contact with Ari formerly of Scratch Golf now with National Custom Works where I'm gonna have Don White hand grind me a custom wedge in the ~53 degree range.  I'm going to have him copy the original EYE2 SW sole and try to get the shape of the toe as high and as square as possible.  I used an original stainless PING EYE2 SW for literally 10+ years of competitive golf... even when I used MP-14's and 690CB/MB combos I still kept the EYE2 in the bag because it was just so automatic for me and I used it for literally every single shot inside 100 yards.  I'm hoping Ari & DW can re-create some magic for me.  I love the Button Back putter so all I really need to find is a new driver and some kind of 3/4 iron replacement.

Didnít you have a lot of success with the 712U? Primarily the 4 iron? You could look for one of those or a TMB?

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#187 Dizz

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:05 AM

Iím messing around with the PING Crossover #3 iron... they offer the HZRDUS shaft for basically no uocharge so I ordered one.  Itís a very nice club... LONG, HIGH and ultra-forgiving.  I mostly play golf at one course these days and itís the perfect club for the 4 holes that I donít hit driver off the tee.

But Iím even more pumped about the purchase of the G400 MAX that I just got... the club is unbelievable.  Itís so forgiving... I mean itís almost unfair how easy it is to hit somewhat close to where youíre aiming it.  I hit it all over the face my last 9 holes and still got great results.  On decent swings the numbers are awesome too... I was messing around with it on TrackMan and even when I setup to hit the lower fade type shot I hit trying to keep it on-line it spins in the mid 2000s.  I can launch it anywhere from 10-13 and spin it 2200-2600 just depending on the shot Iím trying to hit.  I literally couldnít make this thing spin ďhighĒ even when I was trying to.... itís such a good head.
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#188 Dizz

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:09 AM

Right now my WITB:

PING G400 MAX (9)- HZRDUS Yellow 75, 6.5 @ 44.75Ē BCT 58R
PING G Crossover (#3-18)- HZRDUS Black 85, 6.5 @ 40Ē, BCT 58R
Titleist 716MB (5-PW)- Dynamic Gold S400, Victory Cord 58R
Titleist SM7 TC (52.08F) & SM6 TVD Raw (58.12K)- S400, BCT 58R
Cameron Select Squreback @ 34Ē
PING G400 MAX (9)- HZRDUS Yellow 75, 6.5 Flex @ 44.75"
Callaway Apex UT (3)- Dynamic Gold X700
Titleist 716MB (5-PW)- Dynamic Gold S400
Titleist SM7 (52.08F) & SM6 Raw (58.12K)- Dynamic Gold S400
Titleist Scotty Cameron Squareback Select @ 34"

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

View PostDizz, on 12 June 2018 - 09:09 AM, said:

Right now my WITB:

PING G400 MAX (9)- HZRDUS Yellow 75, 6.5 @ 44.75” BCT 58R
PING G Crossover (#3-18)- HZRDUS Black 85, 6.5 @ 40”, BCT 58R
Titleist 716MB (5-PW)- Dynamic Gold S400, Victory Cord 58R
Titleist SM7 TC (52.08F) & SM6 TVD Raw (58.12K)- S400, BCT 58R
Cameron Select Squreback @ 34”

That’s a good looking setup.  Glad to see you on here again.
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#190 Dizz

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

I added a few quick pics to the original post... just to show you guys what my bag looks like these days.

Middle of June in 2018.... man, the G400 MAX is an absolute CANNON.

PING G400 MAX (9)- HZRDUS Yellow 75, 6.5 Flex @ 44.75"
Callaway Apex UT (3)- Dynamic Gold X700
Titleist 716MB (5-PW)- Dynamic Gold S400
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

looking good bro!
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:24 PM

Ping and Titleist always been your go to clubs.  Looks good Jdub.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:17 PM

Dude, you still golf?  ;)

Bag looks good.  Haven't tried the G400 series yet.  Stupid forgiving?

Still stuck on the 917 gear and have no reason to change up.
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#194 Dizz

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Posted Yesterday, 12:38 PM

Yea I live the G400 MAX... I do understand why people used to order custom clubs from me now LOL.  Other than great service I mean... LOL right?

Anyway I ordered a MAX with HZRDUS Yellow @ 44.75”, D3 swingweight with a head as close to 9.75 degrees and as square as possible... it was like pulling teeth for TGW to even know what I was saying.  It was like I was speaking in Japanese or something.... very frustrating however I did finally get it correctly spec’d out.  I decided I didn’t like the G Crossover and it didn’t make sense in the bag if I was eventually gonna bring back my Anser 17 hybrid or some other lofted metal.  So I decided to order a Callasay UT or whatever it’s called because they seem to be popular on tour.  The G Crossover SPUN out of this world and was almost worthless when I played in the wind twice last week.  So I ordered the UT with a DG X7 hoping to not spin at all.

So my thoughts if this club does what I want I will order a M4 3HL or use the Anser hybrid when it comes back.
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Callaway Apex UT (3)- Dynamic Gold X700
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Titleist Scotty Cameron Squareback Select @ 34"

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