scratchswinger, on 22 February 2018 - 06:14 PM, said:
46 and 50 SM7? What finish?
Right now I have the gunmetal in the SM6.. contemplating waiting for the raw SM7, but you and I know I can't wait that long. Was thinking of the new gunmetal or the black, but also the silver to match set kind of speaks to me
Who knows.. too many options for my small brain. The V grinds are oil can, so I was thinking maybe silver or gunmetal in the 46, 54.
J13, on 22 February 2018 - 06:57 PM, said:
I stopped reading after "I think the 917D3 is one of the best drivers I've owned"
Interested to see how iron shafts test for ya. You know my predicament with the elbow so i'm doing a fitting vicariously through you next week.
Lol! Honestly, if I think back to all of my self funded "Shootouts", Cool Clubs fittings, Oven WRX fittings, TPI fittings etc.. the 910, 913, 915, and now 917 have ALWAYS been in the mix. Same story.. they've always been a little short of the past Trackman stars, but has always been 1 or 2 most playable. Keep in mind that in my experience the retail heads are toe to toe against tour issued heads that I have to search for in the past to get the specs how I wanted them - one thing I like about Titleist is that the retail stuff is damn near the same as the tour stuff.. and I like the fact that they allow the consumer to dial in the drivers someone on tour would be able to.
Also - reading through your reviews, my reviews, others on here.. theres a major diminishing return in drivers and equipment over the past few years. Shafts too.. I've spent a LOT of time and money over the past 10+ years on here and keep seeing the trends. Always almost the same.. the TM drivers have been about the same for a while.. I'd love to get my SLDR tour on Trackman against the M4, I'd bet money it's +/- 5 yards and 1-2 mph ball speed.. which on the course doesn't matter at all, you could get a good bounce or a bad bounce and have the results skewed. Callaway has made major improvements.. but again, put the same SLDR or whatever against the new Cally stuff.. same type of +/-. That all said.. I always have to have the latest and greatest, that's just how I am. Testing stuff is exciting and keeps the game fun and mixes up the conversations from stale country club politics or listening to golf nerds talk about this and that and complain about the greens/bunkers/rough/fairways/etc.
I am excited for this fitting. I haven't been fit for irons in 2 years and I'm about 20lbs fatter, one broken bone surgically removed from my hand, one kid heavier, and time/$/perspective have changed a good deal in the past 2 years
Not even sure I'm still fit to what I'm playing but it will be reassuring to know either I'm still the CB/MB X100 guy.. or something else
Aviador Naval, on 22 February 2018 - 08:10 PM, said:
Recognize that AP2 is not your cup of tea but would you mind asking about the technical changes between 716 and 718? In years past Titleist has been a little more forthcoming with the technical data (or at least the design objectives) but I can't seem to find any this year.
I've heard great things about the 718 over the 716 in the AP2. The CB, I have heard the 718 is better.. the MB looks the same. I've had the same irons for 2 years, probably 300+ rounds on them and they are beat to sh*t. I just want new clubs.. it's time
I've also had my eye on the new TMB which looks 100x better than the 716 based on what I've seen from a few guys that have it on course.
All in all.. I will say that the journey of testing clubs in the constant search of the "perfect" setup and bugging your buddies and getting feedback and opinions and then the banter on the course with your new shiny toys is and has always been a really fun part of the game. No matter how competitive or non-competitive my rounds are.. talking equipment is always fun!