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#31 Markrip

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:07 PM

The Square Strike wedge.

Driver - Cobra F7
3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16 degree
Hybrid -  Taylormade RBZ 19
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

X59 Smart Draw Driver - $359 for a driver with no actual unbiased info (that I've seen) & no pedigree. Should be asking $200 max if they want to sell a bunch.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:31 PM

 scruffynick, on 08 February 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:

Picked up the ping g400 driver the other day.....yuck! I swear the modern driver heads are plain awful nothing simple or classic anymore

Titleist 917. Simple and classic is a perfect description.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:41 PM

The spider arc putter is pretty hard to look at.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:43 PM

Enough with the red putters already.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:13 PM

Dont like the anesthetics on all Cally irons, PING drivers, and most any iron with a cavity cluttered with plastic do-dads.  I don't even like my G10 iron's looks, but I play well with them.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:55 PM

whatever club you spend full retail on expecting it to "change your game"......that club will disappoint
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

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913 D3 9.5 Fuji Pro 73 X
Ping G 14.5 Tour X
Cobra Utility 18.5 HZRDS 6.5
Mizuno MP-37 4-PW S300
Vokey SM5 50*/ Ping Glide 58*/ Vokey SM5 62*
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:10 PM

The Square Strike = Chunky Soup

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

Scotty putters.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:40 PM

The entire rogue lineup. Look like womens clubs with that color scheme. They replaced the XR lineup, jacked up the prices on non adjustable fairways to $300, hybrids to $250 and $500 for drivers. The XR was their mid priced line. Can't imagine what they'll ask for the Apex and Epic line replacements.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:52 PM

Entire Odyssey lineup.
Rogue paint scheme.
AP3

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

 Bye, on 08 February 2018 - 12:26 PM, said:

I really don't like the look of the Rogue. AP3's sound dreadful, Mac Daddy is the worst brand name in golf, Mizuno clubs are too flat and my 4up bag has the worst strap ever.
wow ! You just looked inside my bag!  Lol.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

 Arpeggi, on 08 February 2018 - 08:52 PM, said:

Entire Odyssey lineup.
Rogue paint scheme.
AP3
Good call! I can't believe I forgot Odysseys  ripoff of Taylormades red putter. I used to be a Callaway guy until very recently. Seems they have become everything people hated about TM a few years back. Funny, it started when they hired TM's head of
marketing...
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

AP3.  An alleged solution looking for a problem.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:10 AM

 JohnKHawk, on 08 February 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

X59 Smart Draw Driver - $359 for a driver with no actual unbiased info (that I've seen) & no pedigree. Should be asking $200 max if they want to sell a bunch.

I looked into that as I've never heard of it before.  It's $60 more expensive than the F-Max that has the same (if not probably better) technology.  I guess the one saving grace on the X59 is that it is adjustable, so you can dial it in a bit better.

 reider69, on 08 February 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

AP3.  An alleged solution looking for a problem.

Precisely.  They already had that "solution" in the T-MB, or even AP1 line.  I remember when it first got released, and I called it as a potential dud, I had a firing squad a mile long asking for my head.  Well...looks like I was right.  So many middling reviews, and many of the people who got them in long irons hate them and have changed shafts 2-3x to try and get the AP2 feel.  Titleist seriously, seriously missed the boat on this option by not adding at minimum a forged cup face.  They also missed it by charging an arm and a leg for it, but that's a different argument all together.

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To answer the question:

Irons - Rogue and M3/4 line.  You can't jack up the price $100-150 AND drop a club, effectively making the clubs $2-300 more per set.  The Rogue lineup hasn't changed at all in the looks department since the release of X2Hot, they just keep changing the cavity badge and tweaking something minute here and there.  They are creeping closer and closer to Mizuno and Srixon stock price where you can get any shaft and grip for free, while these others only offer a handful of shafts and no grips.  You cannot keep relying on your name to pull you through when you have nothing to offer.  Look at Hyundai and Kia vs. Ford and Dodge.  The Korean models have base packages that are similar, if not better loaded, but are $2-3k less.  Most people don't care what name is on it (unless they are brand loyalists) and will vote with their wallet.  Same applies to golf and I'm surprised noone has seen this.

Driver - Cleveland Launcher and Rogue.  Rogue is too heavy, and to basically take a step backwards (by offering less adjustability) is not good.  Launcher is a great club, but Cleveland drivers never sold well in the first place after the HiBore so I wouldn't be surprised to see this one waffle a bit.

Edited by phatchrisrules, 09 February 2018 - 08:31 AM.

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Callaway Rogue SZ 13.5* - Accra Tour Z Xtreme 275
Callaway Rogue SZ 18* - Accra Tour Z RPG 382
Titleist 818H2 21* - Accra FX 2.0 300H
Miura CB 2008 5-6, Miura CB 1008 7-8, Miura MC-501 9-PW - Accra iSeries Tour 105CWT
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50/SS, 54/ES, 58/ES - Modus 105 Wedge Master's Green
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:05 AM

I'm going to pick on Harry and Callaway here and throw a vote in for the Epic iron range... Is it a poor performing product? No, I don't think so. But...

1. Blatant copying of the PXG "we spared no expense on materials marketing line"
2. Blatant copying/rush to throw Epic irons out after the success of the driver when they already had Steelhead, Apex out plus new X Forged and Rogue on the way.
3. The new Rogue irons look almost exactly the same as the Epic irons at 1/3 of the price?

I like Callaway products (see sig) and usually appreciate their marketing (I think they do the best in the industry of being unique with their digital content, etc.) but this was just an insult to their fans.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:39 AM

 john myrbch, on 08 February 2018 - 09:13 PM, said:

 Arpeggi, on 08 February 2018 - 08:52 PM, said:

Entire Odyssey lineup.
Rogue paint scheme.
AP3
Good call! I can't believe I forgot Odysseys  ripoff of Taylormades red putter. I used to be a Callaway guy until very recently. Seems they have become everything people hated about TM a few years back. Funny, it started when they hired TM's head of
marketing...

TM was not really being original when they came up with the thought of creating a red putter... it just never caught on until some big name was using one and winning.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:06 AM

 easylittle5wood, on 08 February 2018 - 05:33 PM, said:

 BearQ, on 08 February 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

G700 irons look appalling to many eyes

I wasn't thrilled with any '18 hybrid releases either

I agree on the hybrids. It seems that outside of the SGI market hybrids have scaled down to a decent size across the board for most OEMs, but you really never see any players hybrids that are small. I miss the Adams Pro Black/Pro Mini, Nike VR Pro, Cally XR Pro and other hybrids like this. With utilities becoming so popular I think they have basically replaced them. The Callaway Apex hybrid is my current favorite, seems to be popular on tour too. The JDM market seems to still carry a decent amount of small players hybrids (Romaro, A-Grind, PRGR).

If you like the Adams Pro Black you should see if the M3 suits your eye.  It's a bit bigger than a Pro Black, I liken it to the a12pro.  The crown graphics definitely arent for everyone either.

I agree that this thread has a few ways people could interpret it.  Does 'worst' mean the most disappointing?  Does it mean the 'ugliest'?  Does it mean you don't believe in the 'tech' in it?  Triton is low hanging fruit because it checks two of those boxes (I wasn't expecting anything great so i wasn't disappointed.)
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

Fly Z driver. I couldn't hit that thing on a bet.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

 sdandrea, on 08 February 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

 Lukulos, on 08 February 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Taylormade CGB irons...Like who are these even for?

Me??

 sdandrea, on 08 February 2018 - 07:13 PM, said:

Dont like the anesthetics on all Cally irons, PING drivers, and most any iron with a cavity cluttered with plastic do-dads.  I don't even like my G10 iron's looks, but I play well with them.

How can you like the GCBs and not like a cavity cluttered with plastic do-dads.  That thing looks like it's going to transform at any given moment.  I'm just waiting to hear Optimus say, "Autobots, Roll out!"
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:34 PM

 starrman77, on 09 February 2018 - 11:15 AM, said:

Fly Z driver. I couldn't hit that thing on a bet.

It's an excellent driver. Do a quick search! Very forgiving and played by tons of people...
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:06 PM

 81PING, on 09 February 2018 - 12:34 PM, said:

 starrman77, on 09 February 2018 - 11:15 AM, said:

Fly Z driver. I couldn't hit that thing on a bet.

It's an excellent driver. Do a quick search! Very forgiving and played by tons of people...

Don't need a search. I have one in my basement. It's a ps of chit for me.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:28 PM

Greetings from the Winter Olympics in South Korea! Time change is killing my sleep — 14 hours ahead of East Coast, so why not go on the forums to see what golfwrxers are talking about?

This is an entertaining thread. Golfers are so passionate, you have to love that. My favorite criticism so far is that Mizuno irons are “too flat.” (You can bend them.)

Anyway, what we can say with certainty is that people draw many conclusions based on looks alone. You’ve got to consider what is under the hood, so to speak. The X2 Hot irons are really not like the new Rogue irons. Manufacturing and materials used on the Rogue are far more advanced. To see the Rogue get listed here as worst new club out there means people are looking at a photo and making a declaration. They don’t like the look or see a look similar to something older.

I am guilty of it. When Rogue was released, my instant reaction was I did not like the look. And then I saw them in person and thought the Pro head looked good, a high-tech look, to be sure, but better looking in hand. So I took a few cuts. Only took about five swings with demo Pro head, so not extensive testing. But when I have time I am going to test it more and also the Wilson C300 Forged. My prediction is the Rogue Irons, especially the Pro, will be popular once people start testing them because however Callaway did it with the urethane ‘microspheres,’ they feel great at impact and explosive — ball speed is high. The price is $125 per club, not up there with the priciest. And probably can find sets for less per club.

To me, what the Rogue tells us is there is little reason to pay more for the Epic (or PXG or Titleist concept) though the Rogue may be a bit more of a GI club than the Epic heads.

One more thing: Seoul is a world-class city. If you ever get a chance to visit, do it. Impressive. The people are wonderful, very welcoming to Americans.

Edited by dmeeksDC, 09 February 2018 - 01:51 PM.

Current lineup:

Callaway Rogue driver, 9 degree, Project X Evenflow Blue S, 75g.
Callaway XR16 3 wood, 15 degree, Fukijura Evo II shaft
Callaway Apex hybrid, 20 degree, Kuro Kage 80HY stiff shaft
Wilson Staff C300 Forged irons, 4-PW, Nippon Modus 105 X shafts
Mizuno S5 gap wedge, 50.08, Nippon 1150 GH Tour shaft
Wilson Staff PMP Tour wedge, 56 degree, tour grind, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 shaft
Fourteen RM12 58.12 sand wedge, Dynamic Gold wedge shaft
Edel Rogue putter (thick blade), 34 inch, 71 degree lie, 2 degrees loft.
COMING: TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedge, 60 degree

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:40 PM

Anything Mizuno or Miura. Makes me want to vomit!

(14 of the following depending on course/conditions)
S-Yard T.388 9.5° [Fujikura Rombax Type-S 65 X]
TaylorMade R510 TP 9.5° [Fujikura Speeder 757 S]
Callaway x2Hot Pro 2Deep 12.5° [Aldila Tour Green 75 S]
Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro F2 LE 15.5° [Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75 S]
Tour Edge Exotics CB4 Tour 16.5° [UST ProForce V2 75 S]
Callaway x2Hot Pro 20° Hybrid [KBS Hybrid S]
Callaway x2Hot Pro 23° Hybrid [Aldila Tour Green 75H S]
Ping S55 4-W [Nippon NS Pro Modus3 120 S]
Ping Glide 52° SS / 58° SS [Nippon NS Pro Modus3 120 S / 125 Wedge]
Ping Anser 85020 [35", Pingman Blackout]
Super Stroke TX1 (Midsize, black/white]
Bridgestone B330 / B330 S

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#56 sconsetshow

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

Ping Crossover....looks like a pancake flipper.

Triton....Jesus there aren’t enough words.

Ping G400Max....called that marketing ploy when the G400 was launched

Rogue....hate the driver, love the fairway woods

Odyssey red putters - “let’s completely rip off another companies cheap gimmic”.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

 dmeeksDC, on 09 February 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Greetings from the Winter Olympics in South Korea! Time change is killing my sleep — 14 hours ahead of East Coast, so why not go on the forums to see what golfwrxers are talking about?

This is an entertaining thread. Golfers are so passionate, you have to love that. My favorite criticism so far is that Mizuno irons are "too flat." (You can bend them.)

Anyway, what we can say with certainty is that people draw many conclusions based on looks alone. You've got to consider what is under the hood, so to speak. The X2 Hot irons are really not like the new Rogue irons. Manufacturing and materials used on the Rogue are far more advanced. To see the Rogue get listed here as worst new club out there means people are looking at a photo and making a declaration. They don't like the look or see a look similar to something older.

I am guilty of it. When Rogue was released, my instant reaction was I did not like the look. And then I saw them in person and thought the Pro head looked good, a high-tech look, to be sure, but better looking in hand. So I took a few cuts. Only took about five swings with demo Pro head, so not extensive testing. But when I have time I am going to test it more and also the Wilson C300 Forged. My prediction is the Rogue Irons, especially the Pro, will be popular once people start testing them because however Callaway did it with the urethane 'microspheres,' they feel great at impact and explosive — ball speed is high. The price is $125 per club, not up there with the priciest. And probably can find sets for less per club.

To me, what the Rogue tells us is there is little reason to pay more for the Epic (or PXG or Titleist concept) though the Rogue may be a bit more of a GI club than the Epic heads.

One more thing: Seoul is a world-class city. If you ever get a chance to visit, do it. Impressive. The people are wonderful, very welcoming to Americans.

Have you ever lined up the Callaway irons in back to back?  The XR, Steelhead, and Rogue have an identical blade shape, topline, and offset, at least visually.
Callaway Rogue SZ 9* - Mitsubishi Fubuki V 60
Callaway Rogue SZ 13.5* - Accra Tour Z Xtreme 275
Callaway Rogue SZ 18* - Accra Tour Z RPG 382
Titleist 818H2 21* - Accra FX 2.0 300H
Miura CB 2008 5-6, Miura CB 1008 7-8, Miura MC-501 9-PW - Accra iSeries Tour 105CWT
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50/SS, 54/ES, 58/ES - Modus 105 Wedge Master's Green
Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 Centre Shaft

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

 Dpavs, on 08 February 2018 - 12:27 PM, said:

 Lukulos, on 08 February 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Taylormade CGB irons...Like who are these even for?

I actually thought these performed pretty well and are not really that bad looking. The over 60 crowd and anyone looking for max forgiveness and length off a moderate swing would benefit.

Now as for looks if you really want an ugly club... I think hands down the Cleveland Launcher HB irons win. I've no idea how they perform but they have a "face" that even a mother would put a bag over.

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What bounce is that topline?  :taunt:

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:50 PM

 phatchrisrules, on 09 February 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

 dmeeksDC, on 09 February 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Greetings from the Winter Olympics in South Korea! Time change is killing my sleep — 14 hours ahead of East Coast, so why not go on the forums to see what golfwrxers are talking about?

This is an entertaining thread. Golfers are so passionate, you have to love that. My favorite criticism so far is that Mizuno irons are "too flat." (You can bend them.)

Anyway, what we can say with certainty is that people draw many conclusions based on looks alone. You've got to consider what is under the hood, so to speak. The X2 Hot irons are really not like the new Rogue irons. Manufacturing and materials used on the Rogue are far more advanced. To see the Rogue get listed here as worst new club out there means people are looking at a photo and making a declaration. They don't like the look or see a look similar to something older.

I am guilty of it. When Rogue was released, my instant reaction was I did not like the look. And then I saw them in person and thought the Pro head looked good, a high-tech look, to be sure, but better looking in hand. So I took a few cuts. Only took about five swings with demo Pro head, so not extensive testing. But when I have time I am going to test it more and also the Wilson C300 Forged. My prediction is the Rogue Irons, especially the Pro, will be popular once people start testing them because however Callaway did it with the urethane 'microspheres,' they feel great at impact and explosive — ball speed is high. The price is $125 per club, not up there with the priciest. And probably can find sets for less per club.

To me, what the Rogue tells us is there is little reason to pay more for the Epic (or PXG or Titleist concept) though the Rogue may be a bit more of a GI club than the Epic heads.

One more thing: Seoul is a world-class city. If you ever get a chance to visit, do it. Impressive. The people are wonderful, very welcoming to Americans.

Have you ever lined up the Callaway irons in back to back?  The XR, Steelhead, and Rogue have an identical blade shape, topline, and offset, at least visually.

I have not. Really only looking at the Rogue Pro, maybe a standard Rogue 4 iron. I don’t love hybrids and have found with these newer iron designs (also see Ping G700) I don’t have to.

The Steelhead seems a little longer heel to toe and has more offset, at least that is what I recall. I did not care for the Steelhead overall. I thought the XR Pro was underrated for performance, but hitting them, they did not feel great.

Where the Rogue takes a step forward is it is both easy to hit with a hot face that felt really good to me. The urethane definitely makes a difference. I did note a two-tone chrome/satin topline with subtle bevel to make it appear thinner than it is. Hard to get a thin topline in a cupface design because they need room within the head for the cupface to flex.

Maybe not the club for purists, but that does not make it a terrible invention. Some people may not enjoy hitting the ball far with an explosive, awesome feel at impact, but I do.
Current lineup:

Callaway Rogue driver, 9 degree, Project X Evenflow Blue S, 75g.
Callaway XR16 3 wood, 15 degree, Fukijura Evo II shaft
Callaway Apex hybrid, 20 degree, Kuro Kage 80HY stiff shaft
Wilson Staff C300 Forged irons, 4-PW, Nippon Modus 105 X shafts
Mizuno S5 gap wedge, 50.08, Nippon 1150 GH Tour shaft
Wilson Staff PMP Tour wedge, 56 degree, tour grind, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 shaft
Fourteen RM12 58.12 sand wedge, Dynamic Gold wedge shaft
Edel Rogue putter (thick blade), 34 inch, 71 degree lie, 2 degrees loft.
COMING: TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedge, 60 degree

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:06 PM

The inflated prices of 2018 for anything new that you can’t spec out..  and red putters!!!!!

Edited by Mario Good Times, 10 February 2018 - 04:07 PM.


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