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Kleydejong's WITB Shenanigans


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#1 kleydejong

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 02:56 PM

Hey guys, I got back into golf more heavily this past summer after taking a few years off due to school and kids.  My set was a bit aged and I hadn't really made any club changes for a few years.


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TaylorMade SLDR
Callaway 2004 Big Bertha 5 wood
Titleist PT 585 21* Hybrid
Ping G25 4-PW irons
Vokey Spin Milled 52*, 56*, and 60*
Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport Mil Spec 34"

I started playing and practicing a lot more in July and August.  Brought my 9 hole average score down from about 40 to about 38 including a career best 33.  Amazing what can happen when you can spend even a little bit of time with a club in your hands every day.  

Consequently I got the equipment itch.  First I decided to sell the Ping G25's.  I hit them fine, but they didn't inspire a lot of confidence with the thick sole and top line.  I sometimes felt they didn't get into the rough well.  Having taken a break a lot of my recollections on equipment are about 10 years old now, so I started pining over some of the old Mizuno iron offerings that I always remembered lusting at when I was in High School.  I always dreamed of owning a set of Mizuno blades.  Good news, a lot of those old sets are super cheap on eBay these days!

I picked up a set of Mizuno MP-57's for $60.  Loved the feel and found they weren't that hard to hit compared to the Pings on the 6-PW or so.  Then I impulsively bought another set of Mizuno MP-14's for $65.  Yikes.  They're nice to look at and in good shape.  The lofts are a full one club weaker compared to the prior Pings and about a half club weaker to the MP-57's.  But I really enjoy having them in the bag.  So I'm currently going to tinker with a mixed set.  I grabbed some cheap hybrids and built a 54 Maltby M+ wedge as well to help space the lofting.

Managing lofts with the wedges is not a new concept to me, but thinking about lofts through the entire set has been a fun challenge and a bit of a puzzle to solve.  So here is the current setup:

TaylorMade SLDR
Titleist 909F3 3 wood
Adams Pro hybrid 18*
Adams Pro hybrid 23*
4 Iron - Mizuno MX-23 24*
5 Iron - Mizuno MP-57 27*
6 Iron - Mizuno MP-57 31*
7 Iron - Mizuno MP-57 35*
8 Iron - Mizuno MP-14 40*
9 Iron - Mizuno MP-14 45*
PW - Mizuno MP-14 50*
SW - Maltby M-Series + 54*
LW - Vokey Spin Milled 60*

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The question going forward is going to be about the 7 iron through 54 wedge.  I have 5* gaps for the most part and wonder if that may be a little big in the scoring area.  I can instead run the MP-57's which gets to a 47* PW with 4* gaps.  Then a 52* GW and 60* LW.  But I do enjoy having blades in the high irons.

Lastly I want to comment on the putter.  The Scotty has been my #1 for about 14 years now.  I believe I bought it as a Sophomore in High School which would have been back in 2004.  It could use a little paint fill and there is some wear on the impact area, but I'm amazed at how well made and long lasting it has been.

I'm sure I'll be back with updates and changes.  New driver for Christmas anyone?


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#2 sleepy_augusto

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:59 PM

Appreciation for the mixed set!  Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 04:40 PM

Good looking set.... love seeing another Pro Platinum user
WITB
Driver: TS3 9.5 - Pearl Jam
3 Wood: 915 F 16.5 - Blueboard
Hybrids: 816 H1 21 & 25 - Blueboard
Irons 6-PW: 714 AP1
Wedges: SM6, 50 & 60 Engage 56
Putter: Newport Mil-Spec


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:33 PM

MP-14s are always in style and on time!
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:22 AM

Pure Class.

SLDR-C 10.5
Adams Tightlies 16*
Wilson Reflex 4-P
Cleveland RTX 588 50*
Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 54/58*
Ping Anser 2

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:06 AM

It's all great, especially the Pro Platinum. I think the MP57 was one of Mizuno's best cavity back series.
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Adams Speedline Fast12 LS 9.5°
Titleist TS2 16.5°
Mizuno CLK 19°
Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-P
Mizuno T7 52°, Titleist SM7 58°

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

I do know people that would kill for those short irons...

Great setup!
910 D2 9.5     RIP Alpha 60 Stiff (Surefit @B3)
'14 Big Bertha 18*     Fubuki Z65 Stiff (set at 17* neutral)
Nike VR Hybrid 21* and 24*     Aldila Voodoo Regular
MP 52 5-PW     PX 5.5
MP T11 52/07, 56/13, 60/05     DG S200
Mizuno/Bettinardi BC1
Bridgestone B330 RX

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