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No Catchy Nickname's bag of new and old

Mizuno V-steel MD2 Ping

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#1 No Catchy Nickname

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:26 AM

With some new irons and a new driver, I thought it was time to post a WiTB.
A bit about me. My driver SS is about 107-108mph, and I'm a digger who's trying to recover.
I'm a bit of a 'ho for older irons, and I'll try to get round to posting some of my irons from the 80s and 90s. The Ping driver has a stock Tour 65S. At the fitting, I knew pretty quickly it was the right shaft for me, though I tried others. The R9 has a stock Motore X flex. It's really light (62g), but relatively stable. I picked it up second hand, but it's the club that's been in my bag the longest.
The new setup:
Full set head covers.JPG
Full set with putter.JPG
This is with the R9 4w
Full set covers off.JPG
This is with the V-steel 4w, which got reshafted this year with the shaft shown below. Maybe too heavy for me.
V-steel 4w and 7w setup.JPG
V-steel 4w shaft:
V-steel 4w shaft.JPG
The V-steel 7w shaft is a winner. I love this club:
V-steel 7w shaft.JPG

I like the MD2 wedges a lot. I should probably get a picture of my little collection up (I've actually reduced it recently).
Wedges.JPG

Sometimes I bag a Honma utility 3i, which changes the setup:
Full set with 3i.JPG
3i Full set wedge set up.JPG
Utility 3i.JPG

Edited by No Catchy Nickname, 09 October 2017 - 07:27 AM.

Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9, Motore X (stock) or V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB FW 75SX
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Irons: Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"      
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* and 54* S Grind, MD2 58* T-grind                      
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #9

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#2 DE-ILLINI

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:36 PM

That is a great looking bag.  Nice mix of old and new.

Edited by DE-ILLINI, 10 October 2017 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

Yep, sweet bag.  How do you find playing golf in Japan?  Is it expensive since real estate is at a premium?  I suspect 24 hour driving ranges would also be common and fairly popular.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:37 PM

View Postbeluga99, on 09 October 2017 - 08:32 PM, said:

Yep, sweet bag.  How do you find playing golf in Japan?  Is it expensive since real estate is at a premium?  I suspect 24 hour driving ranges would also be common and fairly popular.

It's not cheap. I'm a long way from Tokyo, where golf can get very expensive very quickly, but even so golf on a weekday around here will run you about $65~70, and on a weekend around $130. There are some cheaper courses, but they are over an hour's drive on the expressway, which means you have to pay a toll. Add the toll to the green fee, and you might as well stay local.
There aren't any 24-hour driving ranges near me, most of them close at 10pm. That's probably the worst thing about golf here: pretty much all the practice facilities are mats, not grass.
Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9, Motore X (stock) or V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB FW 75SX
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Irons: Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"      
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* and 54* S Grind, MD2 58* T-grind                      
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #9

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

A couple of friends are based in Singapore and Hong Kong, and they lament the fact it's not easy to just pick up the bag and go and play a few holes.  Although when they catch a ferry out to the islands and play on nice courses with attractive "caddies" and a lot of cold beer, it does sound very appealing!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:47 PM

View Postbeluga99, on 09 October 2017 - 10:43 PM, said:

A couple of friends are based in Singapore and Hong Kong, and they lament the fact it's not easy to just pick up the bag and go and play a few holes.  Although when they catch a ferry out to the islands and play on nice courses with attractive "caddies" and a lot of cold beer, it does sound very appealing!

Yep, the idea of just popping to the course for a quick 9 does not seem to exist here.
Also, when I played in Britain, golf was free if you were a member of that course/club. Here, you become a member and you still have to pay a green fee, it's just less than the guests. I don't know if there are any exceptions to that in Japan.
I imagine from Singapore, Malaysia is relatively easy to get to golf. Though I'm not sure they would have the--ahem--attractive "caddies."
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4w: TaylorMade R9, Motore X (stock) or V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB FW 75SX
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Irons: Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"      
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* and 54* S Grind, MD2 58* T-grind                      
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #9

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:10 AM

Damm it's hard to kick out those V-steels!
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:38 AM

View PostCarp, on 10 October 2017 - 12:10 AM, said:

Damm it's hard to kick out those V-steels!

The V-steel 7w is a really solid performer. It feels great, and with the shaft I get the shot shape and distance I want from it.
I'm not sure about the 4w. Still tinkering with that. At the moment, the R9 has the spot. Though I should take a look at some other offerings. The Ping G400 fairways and some cobra offerings have my eye.
Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9, Motore X (stock) or V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB FW 75SX
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Irons: Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"      
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* and 54* S Grind, MD2 58* T-grind                      
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:20 AM

Those Mizuno irons are some of the best looking clubs I've ever seen, great addition ����
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

Love the bag.

Always loved Roger's wedges. Played a few different models in the past.

Not sure why you'd want to hurt your scores with those sexy blades :-P

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:41 AM

Nice set, and excellent headcover!

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:52 AM

View Postsleepy_augusto, on 12 October 2017 - 08:41 AM, said:

Nice set, and excellent headcover!

Thanks. I assume you're referring to my Kumamon headcover? It's a favourite of mine.
Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9, Motore X (stock) or V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB FW 75SX
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Irons: Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"      
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* and 54* S Grind, MD2 58* T-grind                      
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #9

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:22 PM

I really like this set up dude! great job

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:51 PM

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 15 October 2017 - 12:22 PM, said:

I really like this set up dude! great job

Thank you!
Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9, Motore X (stock) or V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB FW 75SX
7w  TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
Irons: Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"      
Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* and 54* S Grind, MD2 58* T-grind                      
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #9

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:03 PM

Those irons are so sweet, man. I feel like I'll end up with a set eventually. They are nearly perfect irons, IMO.


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