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FairwayFred's WITB Pic thread


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#1 FairwayFred

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 12:14 AM

Since I'm officially a free agent club HO again, I thought I'd start a WITB thread.  

In my gamer bag today 12/21/15:
10.5* Callaway 816 DBD w Aldila Rogue i/o 60 S
14.5* Ping Anser w Stock Ping TFC S
18.5* Ping Anser w Stock Ping TFC S
3-5 Taylor Made TP UDI w DGSL S300
6-P Srixon Z745 w DGSL S300
52* Taylor Made TP EF ATV Grind w Scandium Wedge Prototype
58* Taylor Made TP EF ATV Grind w Scandium Wedge Prototype
Copper Machine M10

I have a set of Titleist T-mb that will challenge for the bag spot and a couple Callaway 816 Alpha fwy woods that will most likely replace the Pings when I get them.

Since October I have also bagged:

9* Cobra Fly Z Tour Issue w Kuro Kage Xt 60S
9.5* Taylor Made M1 w Kuro Kage Xt 60S
10* Epon Zero Kai w Attas 4u 60S
9* Callaway 816 DBD w Aldila Rogue i/o 60S

12* Taylor Made Tour Issue Mini Driver w Kuro Kage Xt 70S
16* Taylor Made Tour Issue Aeroburner w Chrome Elements 7T S
16* Kasco KP99 w Accra Concept 80S
18.5* Callaway X Hot 2 5 Deep w Kuro Kage 80S
20* Kasco KC105 w Accra Concept 80S

24* Callaway Apex Ut w KBS Tour V S

Cobra Amp Cell Pro w DGSL S300
Cobra Fly Z Pro MB w DGSL S300
TourStage 909 X Blade w KBS Tour V

52* Nike Engage w Recoil 125
58* Nike Engage w Recoil 125

I'll update w pics asap and I'll update w changes as frequently as they happen.

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:06 PM

This should get exciting quick!
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:46 PM

Here's a couple pics of the gamer bag and the contender bag w the new T-MB.  Putter pics coming soon (getting regripped in time for golf in late December in Michigan tomorrow)

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:52 PM

Nice looking set-ups, Ari! Hope you are doing well, now stop holding out on all your putter options. Wishing a blessed holiday season to you and yours.
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:57 PM

 Mitchell, on 22 December 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

Nice looking set-ups, Ari! Hope you are doing well, now stop holding out on all your putter options. Wishing a blessed holiday season to you and yours.

Thank You!
A happy holiday season to you and yours as well.

I'll post some extra putter pics in the next day or so.

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:59 PM

Best looking modern driver ever made?

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:01 PM

So weird seeing you bag anything but Scratch!  I will be following this thread closely  :)
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:03 PM

 Pure745, on 22 December 2015 - 02:01 PM, said:

So weird seeing you bag anything but Scratch!  I will be following this thread closely  :)

+1.  Almost eerie not seeing some crazy Scratch proto clubs in your sig.  I hope all is well Ari.
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:12 PM

 Pure745, on 22 December 2015 - 02:01 PM, said:

So weird seeing you bag anything but Scratch!  I will be following this thread closely  :)

Tai,

The Scratch clubs are in the backup bag for the time being.   I figured it's time for a little club HO fun!

Hope your having a great holiday!
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:13 PM

 kekoa, on 22 December 2015 - 02:03 PM, said:

 Pure745, on 22 December 2015 - 02:01 PM, said:

So weird seeing you bag anything but Scratch!  I will be following this thread closely  :)

+1.  Almost eerie not seeing some crazy Scratch proto clubs in your sig.  I hope all is well Ari.

Happy Holidays!

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:54 PM

How do you like the UDIs?  I'm looking at trying a 3 UDI, but then noticed they have the 4 and the 5 also.  I'm just settling into my PSI and they are very easy to hit.  I was going to just order a 3 PSI
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:09 PM

I really like the UDIs.   They are really easy to hit and I do not mind the way they look at address.   They are a little chunky but very much in proportion if that makes sense.   I am much more comfortable hitting the UDI than a normal long iron,  hybrid or high lofted fairway wood.   I wish they had a little less offset but there are few clubs I don't say that about.   I started with the 3 and then added the 4 and 5.  I'm seriously considering leaving them in the bag even if I bag the T-MB.   They have a little less offset especially in the 3 and 4 iron and I like the way they look at address better.   I'll take the T-MB on the course but I'd expect the UDI to stay in the bag regardless especially the 3 and 4.  They go high and land soft which is something I have a hard time doing typically with long irons.

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:16 PM

What about off of tight lies in windy conditions?  Looking for something to hit low in those conditions
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:36 PM

I haven't had a problem off tight lies.   The sole width is wide and cambered enough to keep it from digging despite the low bounce.  
I can also hit them low into the wind.   Much more playable for me than a normal long iron which I can only hit low.
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 04:41 PM

Doors close,  doors open.

Let the experimentation continue.

Merry Christmas Ari.

Here's to a mild Michigan winter.

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 05:20 PM

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

Pics of a few putters Byron Morgan made for me.

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 06:35 PM

Took the T-MB out today instead of the 745.   They are quite good.   Hit 13 greens with 3 holes basically unreachable for me dead into the wind.   I didn't feel like I swung it that well.  Feel and look don't measure up to the Srixons but they are getting a serious look based on playability alone.   I'm not really used to playing with forgiving irons.
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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:17 PM

Really digging that mini Morgan -
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Posted 25 December 2015 - 08:03 PM

Got the new Big Bertha Alpha fwy woods I was waiting for.   2 rounds in,  I like them but am a little surprised how low I hit them.   Small sample size but something to note.  

Also T-MB in the bag for the foreseeable future.   I just hit more greens with them than the 745 pure and simple.   They don't look or feel quite as good but for now performance is king.

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 08:04 PM

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 11:23 PM

Are those brand new Morgan's o ones you had a couple years ago.

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 01:10 PM

Love that mini Byron!

Merry Christmas Ari

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:51 PM

How's the 816 gear... Pros and cons?!?!

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

I'm debating adding one of the UDIs in a 2 iron to the top of my bag.  I really need something that can be my fairway finder club on short/tight par 4s.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 07:59 AM

 UnderPar18, on 26 December 2015 - 09:51 PM, said:

How's the 816 gear... Pros and cons?!?!


I'm just getting used to the fairway woods.   I can say for sure that they are very long.  The 5 wood goes as long as my old Anser 3 wood and the 3 wood goes 15 to 20y further off the deck.   I am still playing with the settings but have the hosel set at +2/N and the weight forward and it hits high bombs.   I seem to hit them more consistent with the weight forward and I like the higher loft settings to get the right trajectory.  Feel is great and I love the clean look from the top.   Shape is good but not perfect.   It is a little long from heel to toe for my eye but I'm starting to get used to it.

The driver is on another level.   I have nothing bad at all to say about it.  I have the weight set low toe (which is where my typical miss is) and I am hitting it longer than anything else I have played recently and I am hitting more fairways.   Looks great to my traditional eye (I could nit pick the shape but for 2015/16 it's as good as its going to get).  It's definitely low spin but seems to be more consistently low spin than other drivers I've tried.   Mishits are low spin too and I get very high ball speed on mis hits out on the toe.  For me it just finds the fairway.   I honestly can't say enough good things about this driver.   I'm as big a driver HO as there is but I can't see changing out this driver for quite a while.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:01 AM

 tim_harris, on 27 December 2015 - 04:57 PM, said:

I'm debating adding one of the UDIs in a 2 iron to the top of my bag.  I really need something that can be my fairway finder club on short/tight par 4s.

The UDI is a great little club.   It's long and forgiving and has a nice trajectory for a long iron replacement.   I'm still comparing against the T-MB but so far I think the UDI is a little easier to hit maybe but the T-MB is a little more accurate.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:45 PM

 FairwayFred, on 29 December 2015 - 07:59 AM, said:

 UnderPar18, on 26 December 2015 - 09:51 PM, said:

How's the 816 gear... Pros and cons?!?!

I'm just getting used to the fairway woods.   I can say for sure that they are very long.  The 5 wood goes as long as my old Anser 3 wood and the 3 wood goes 15 to 20y further off the deck.   I am still playing with the settings but have the hosel set at +2/N and the weight forward and it hits high bombs.   I seem to hit them more consistent with the weight forward and I like the higher loft settings to get the right trajectory.  Feel is great and I love the clean look from the top.   Shape is good but not perfect.   It is a little long from heel to toe for my eye but I'm starting to get used to it.

The driver is on another level.   I have nothing bad at all to say about it.  I have the weight set low toe (which is where my typical miss is) and I am hitting it longer than anything else I have played recently and I am hitting more fairways.   Looks great to my traditional eye (I could nit pick the shape but for 2015/16 it's as good as its going to get).  It's definitely low spin but seems to be more consistently low spin than other drivers I've tried.   Mishits are low spin too and I get very high ball speed on mis hits out on the toe.  For me it just finds the fairway.   I honestly can't say enough good things about this driver.   I'm as big a driver HO as there is but I can't see changing out this driver for quite a while.

So you have the 14 BB Alpha fw set to +2.  Are you going to try the 16 degree model at neutral loft?  Not sure what the real difference would be, but it seems you would have more flexibility that way.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:19 PM

 Peanut191, on 29 December 2015 - 12:45 PM, said:

 FairwayFred, on 29 December 2015 - 07:59 AM, said:

 UnderPar18, on 26 December 2015 - 09:51 PM, said:

How's the 816 gear... Pros and cons?!?!

I'm just getting used to the fairway woods.   I can say for sure that they are very long.  The 5 wood goes as long as my old Anser 3 wood and the 3 wood goes 15 to 20y further off the deck.   I am still playing with the settings but have the hosel set at +2/N and the weight forward and it hits high bombs.   I seem to hit them more consistent with the weight forward and I like the higher loft settings to get the right trajectory.  Feel is great and I love the clean look from the top.   Shape is good but not perfect.   It is a little long from heel to toe for my eye but I'm starting to get used to it.

The driver is on another level.   I have nothing bad at all to say about it.  I have the weight set low toe (which is where my typical miss is) and I am hitting it longer than anything else I have played recently and I am hitting more fairways.   Looks great to my traditional eye (I could nit pick the shape but for 2015/16 it's as good as its going to get).  It's definitely low spin but seems to be more consistently low spin than other drivers I've tried.   Mishits are low spin too and I get very high ball speed on mis hits out on the toe.  For me it just finds the fairway.   I honestly can't say enough good things about this driver.   I'm as big a driver HO as there is but I can't see changing out this driver for quite a while.

So you have the 14 BB Alpha fw set to +2.  Are you going to try the 16 degree model at neutral loft?  Not sure what the real difference would be, but it seems you would have more flexibility that way.

I do not think I will.   I like the way the club sets up right now and if anything I'd want to set it up to hit it lower for windy links golf which I still have the opportunity to do.   Right now it's setup for softer more parkland conditions for max carry.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:02 PM

Nice to see you active on the site again Ari!

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