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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:06 PM

With all the awesome new blades coming out I've been itching to grab a set of Mizunos or Callys but I just cant swallow the price when my Vapor Pros are so damn good and they were so cheap.  Really dont see them leaving the bag anytime soon.  I do need to give them the MM Proto treatment as the PVD is looking a little rough lately.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:11 PM

Kevin Chappell still has VFP 2 iron, VPC, and MM Proto irons in the bag - as well as an Engage 48*

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:14 PM

I hate being late to the party but picked up some VPC and Engage wedges TS 56 and DS 60...love every thing about them, hoping when Tiger wins The Masters with a mostly still Nike bag that they fire The Oven back up!

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:18 AM

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

Attachment IMG_0979.JPGAttachment IMG_7377.JPGAttachment IMG_5397.JPG

I have not done mine yet so don't take my word for it, but I recall in reading this thread that one of the guys who has done his covered this in a how-to post. The answer is out there!

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:31 AM

View PostdmeeksDC, on 09 December 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

Attachment IMG_0979.JPGAttachment IMG_7377.JPGAttachment IMG_5397.JPG

I have not done mine yet so don't take my word for it, but I recall in reading this thread that one of the guys who has done his covered this in a how-to post. The answer is out there!

Everything I've seen out there is for the PVD not the lower badge itself.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:08 AM

View Postbnp144, on 09 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

View PostdmeeksDC, on 09 December 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

Attachment IMG_0979.JPGAttachment IMG_7377.JPGAttachment IMG_5397.JPG

I have not done mine yet so don't take my word for it, but I recall in reading this thread that one of the guys who has done his covered this in a how-to post. The answer is out there!

Everything I've seen out there is for the PVD not the lower badge itself.

Are you talking the volt swoosh? I believe it to be citristrip gel....mine are coming today!!! #mmprotoproject

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:10 AM

View PostSwooshLT, on 09 December 2017 - 11:08 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 09 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

View PostdmeeksDC, on 09 December 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

Attachment IMG_0979.JPGAttachment IMG_7377.JPGAttachment IMG_5397.JPG

I have not done mine yet so don't take my word for it, but I recall in reading this thread that one of the guys who has done his covered this in a how-to post. The answer is out there!

Everything I've seen out there is for the PVD not the lower badge itself.

Are you talking the volt swoosh? I believe it to be citristrip gel....mine are coming today!!! #mmprotoproject

I believe heís referring to the thin aluminum badge in the cavity that has the little star type pattern on it

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:35 AM

View Postruffellprefley, on 09 December 2017 - 11:10 AM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 09 December 2017 - 11:08 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 09 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

View PostdmeeksDC, on 09 December 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

Attachment IMG_0979.JPGAttachment IMG_7377.JPGAttachment IMG_5397.JPG

I have not done mine yet so don't take my word for it, but I recall in reading this thread that one of the guys who has done his covered this in a how-to post. The answer is out there!

Everything I've seen out there is for the PVD not the lower badge itself.

Are you talking the volt swoosh? I believe it to be citristrip gel....mine are coming today!!! #mmprotoproject

I believe he's referring to the thin aluminum badge in the cavity that has the little star type pattern on it

Correct. Im going to try some more paint gel and leave it on longer but I am starting to run out of ideas.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:50 AM

View Postruffellprefley, on 09 December 2017 - 11:10 AM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 09 December 2017 - 11:08 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 09 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

View PostdmeeksDC, on 09 December 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

Attachment IMG_0979.JPGAttachment IMG_7377.JPGAttachment IMG_5397.JPG

I have not done mine yet so don't take my word for it, but I recall in reading this thread that one of the guys who has done his covered this in a how-to post. The answer is out there!

Everything I've seen out there is for the PVD not the lower badge itself.

Are you talking the volt swoosh? I believe it to be citristrip gel....mine are coming today!!! #mmprotoproject

I believe heís referring to the thin aluminum badge in the cavity that has the little star type pattern on it

Gotcha......maybe a heat gun on low?


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:01 PM

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

Attachment IMG_0979.JPGAttachment IMG_7377.JPGAttachment IMG_5397.JPG

View Postbnp144, on 08 December 2017 - 10:38 PM, said:

Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:03 PM

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[quote name='bnp144' timestamp='1512790680' post='16537788']
Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

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[quote name='bnp144' timestamp='1512790680' post='16537788']
Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

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[quote name='jklcmo' timestamp='1512838888' post='16539164']
[quote name='bnp144' timestamp='1512790680' post='16537788']
Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

IMG_0979.JPG IMG_7377.JPG IMG_5397.JPG
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[quote name='bnp144' timestamp='1512790680' post='16537788']
Just got these today from Dallas golf. VPC 3 iron raw and VFP 2 iron. Stripped the blue and went with all black. Finishing MMProtoing a set of VPCs I picked up as well.

*Side Help* Im MMProto'ing a set of VPC's and am having an issue removing the paint on the badge itself. I don't want to rub too hard and leave a scratch. I put paint stripper that I used to remove the volt and left for 3 hours and its still hardly budging. Ive used a toothbrush and nail polish remover with no luck too. What did you all do that was successful?

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:06 PM

Sorry for butchering my response, smh.

I had the same issue. It came off cleanly with the gel on my long irons (4-7). Would not budge on the short irons so just left it.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:32 PM

I used that paint stripper gel from Home Depot. The orange colored goop. It literally took about 20 hours of sitting on the badge to remove it. Once it’s on long enough it’ll wipe right off with a sponge.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:30 PM

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I used that paint stripper gel from Home Depot. The orange colored goop. It literally took about 20 hours of sitting on the badge to remove it. Once it’s on long enough it’ll wipe right off with a sponge.

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Awesome. Thanks. I left it on for like 4 and it didn't even phase it. Its on there now again. Ill leave it on for a day then it appears. Thanks again.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:02 PM

View PostTheSphynx, on 09 December 2017 - 12:32 PM, said:

I used that paint stripper gel from Home Depot. The orange colored goop. It literally took about 20 hours of sitting on the badge to remove it. Once itís on long enough itíll wipe right off with a sponge.

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Are going to mmproto yours?

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:00 PM

View PostSwooshLT, on 09 December 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

View PostTheSphynx, on 09 December 2017 - 12:32 PM, said:

I used that paint stripper gel from Home Depot. The orange colored goop. It literally took about 20 hours of sitting on the badge to remove it. Once it’s on long enough it’ll wipe right off with a sponge.

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Are going to mmproto yours?

I don’t think I am. I’m on the side of the fence that likes the black and the volt. If the black starts to look beat up and the grooves are still in good shape I might give it a whirl

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:29 PM

It looks like the goo works the longer you leave it on. Shucks wish I would have known this before I tried buffing a set. Learn from my mistake. The graphics on the badge WILL come off if you leave it on there for at least 6 hours.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:51 AM

VPC are drying as I type.....Will take them out this afternoon....62 degrees and sunny here in Palm Beach County....

Gonna try to get out a couple times this week....heads are in great shape.....#mmproto concept still in play

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:23 PM

View PostSwooshLT, on 02 November 2017 - 09:19 AM, said:

I'm actually playing vr pro combo! Just put a set back into play this week.....


And BECAUSE of this thread, went on prowl for lefty VPC....got them on Saturday and had dg pro r300 ready to put in.....needing 1/2" over I softstepped once having 2/3 iron shafts laying around....turns out that they were ALREADY half over ....ugh

Well after realizing the errors of my ways, I gripped down some and next thing.....
FLUSH CITY!!! final 5 holes were magical!!

I'll take them in to get swingweight checked and actual length but WOW what a set of irons.....slightly thicker than accustomed to but not obnoxious in any right.

Now on the prowl for lefty 3i as the long irons are a gem....as others have stated, pull the swoosh decal off and these would sell like hotcakes!!


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:49 PM

View PostSwooshLT, on 11 December 2017 - 08:23 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 02 November 2017 - 09:19 AM, said:

I'm actually playing vr pro combo! Just put a set back into play this week.....


And BECAUSE of this thread, went on prowl for lefty VPC....got them on Saturday and had dg pro r300 ready to put in.....needing 1/2" over I softstepped once having 2/3 iron shafts laying around....turns out that they were ALREADY half over ....ugh

Well after realizing the errors of my ways, I gripped down some and next thing.....
FLUSH CITY!!! final 5 holes were magical!!

I'll take them in to get swingweight checked and actual length but WOW what a set of irons.....slightly thicker than accustomed to but not obnoxious in any right.

Now on the prowl for lefty 3i as the long irons are a gem....as others have stated, pull the swoosh decal off and these would sell like hotcakes!!

I too am a lefty and this thread pushed over the edge to return to VPC. Traded my set 6 months ago for the P770 irons, but when I saw the proto refinish I had to get a set.

Damn you WRX'ers!

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:52 PM

View Postleftie, on 11 December 2017 - 08:49 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 11 December 2017 - 08:23 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 02 November 2017 - 09:19 AM, said:

I'm actually playing vr pro combo! Just put a set back into play this week.....


And BECAUSE of this thread, went on prowl for lefty VPC....got them on Saturday and had dg pro r300 ready to put in.....needing 1/2" over I softstepped once having 2/3 iron shafts laying around....turns out that they were ALREADY half over ....ugh

Well after realizing the errors of my ways, I gripped down some and next thing.....
FLUSH CITY!!! final 5 holes were magical!!

I'll take them in to get swingweight checked and actual length but WOW what a set of irons.....slightly thicker than accustomed to but not obnoxious in any right.

Now on the prowl for lefty 3i as the long irons are a gem....as others have stated, pull the swoosh decal off and these would sell like hotcakes!!

I too am a lefty and this thread pushed over the edge to return to VPC. Traded my set 6 months ago for the P770 irons, but when I saw the proto refinish I had to get a set.

Damn you WRX'ers!


Did you find a nice set? Mine was from the bay ....guy said he played full season but that must have been less than 10 rounds as these are mint!!! Just need a 3i

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:28 PM

Nike Proto'd to the tenth degree. VPC and VPro. Also have another set of VPC's where the badges are a little rough if anyone wants them. Think I may order another 2 iron so I can have 2 complete sets. Anyone have a decent shape spare PW lying around?

On a side note. How in the world do I fix this photo uploading being turned to the side?

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

Still have mine, didn't play like AT ALL this summer
Next summer Ill be back and get these rigs in action!
Although I am on the fence about selling them and getting some JPX 900 Tours ........

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14 clubs in a Hoofer, that rotate when the ADD says so, currently ...

TM '16 M2 9.5 Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60
TM AeroBurner TP 16.5 ProForce V2 76
Callaway XHP 20 ProForce VTS Silver 85
Nike VPC MMProto'd 4-PW DGPS300
Callaway OG X-Forged 52/56 DGS300
Nike Engage TS 60 DGS400
Nike Method Matter B1-07 35"

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:31 PM

View PostSwooshLT, on 11 December 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

View Postleftie, on 11 December 2017 - 08:49 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 11 December 2017 - 08:23 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 02 November 2017 - 09:19 AM, said:

I'm actually playing vr pro combo! Just put a set back into play this week.....


And BECAUSE of this thread, went on prowl for lefty VPC....got them on Saturday and had dg pro r300 ready to put in.....needing 1/2" over I softstepped once having 2/3 iron shafts laying around....turns out that they were ALREADY half over ....ugh

Well after realizing the errors of my ways, I gripped down some and next thing.....
FLUSH CITY!!! final 5 holes were magical!!

I'll take them in to get swingweight checked and actual length but WOW what a set of irons.....slightly thicker than accustomed to but not obnoxious in any right.

Now on the prowl for lefty 3i as the long irons are a gem....as others have stated, pull the swoosh decal off and these would sell like hotcakes!!

I too am a lefty and this thread pushed over the edge to return to VPC. Traded my set 6 months ago for the P770 irons, but when I saw the proto refinish I had to get a set.

Damn you WRX'ers!


Did you find a nice set? Mine was from the bay ....guy said he played full season but that must have been less than 10 rounds as these are mint!!! Just need a 3i
Got mine from the same place on ebay as the first set, Golf Avenue in Canada. Being in Australia means it will be a week before I see them. Based on previous experience with GA they should be in excellent condition


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:34 PM

Sorry if this has been asked before what shaft tip do these take .355 taper or parallel

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:36 PM

View Postleftie, on 11 December 2017 - 11:34 PM, said:

Sorry if this has been asked before what shaft tip do these take .355 taper or parallel

Taper .355

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:56 PM

Great to see so many enthusiasts for the VPC. Going to proto mine as a winter project. Love the look.
Current lineup:

TM M1 440 Tour Issue, 10-degree, Diamana B Series X,
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Callaway Epic 5W, Hzrdus T800 S, 65g.
Callaway Apex hybrid, 20 degree, Kuro Kage 80HY stiff shaft
Mizuno MP-59, 4-P, PX 5.5
(Coming: Srixon z565 4 iron, z965 5-P, C Taper Lite X.)
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:14 AM

View PostdmeeksDC, on 11 December 2017 - 11:56 PM, said:

Great to see so many enthusiasts for the VPC. Going to proto mine as a winter project. Love the look.

Thinking of grabbing 2nd set and doing them in a stealth #mmproto

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:03 AM

View Postbnp144, on 11 December 2017 - 09:28 PM, said:

Nike Proto'd to the tenth degree. VPC and VPro. Also have another set of VPC's where the badges are a little rough if anyone wants them. Think I may order another 2 iron so I can have 2 complete sets. Anyone have a decent shape spare PW lying around?

On a side note. How in the world do I fix this photo uploading being turned to the side?

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Those look great, nice work.

I got a new set recently, and for now I like the Black/Volt.  These are the best irons.  I had a set, sold them, played another company, but missed the VPC.  Finally got smart and found a new set, these will be in my bag until they fall apart.

Callaway Epic SZ Proj X Hzrdus
Callaway BB Alpha 18 5 Wd Rogue Silver
Nike VPC 4-Aw DgPro Stiff
Nike Engage 56
Callaway PM 60
Nike Rory 006
Callaway Chrome Soft

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