Whoa.. crazy weekend.. let's see.. where to start..
Clubs arrived day before Member/Member at my club - it had been raining all week so I only got to hit a few irons before and the wedges went in cold turkey. We teed off and half of my bag is still in wrappers. This is a pretty serious tournament at the club, but I'm not super serious about tournaments anymore.. more interested in the Tito's vodka girls but that's a different story..
Totally kidding, never saw them.. don't remember what they looked like.
Course was super pure, greens a little slower than normal, and rain made everything play long and soft, there was a lot of wind the whole time but really happy with the irons.
Overall the 718s are amazing, I'm extremely happy with them. They look a little beefier from address than the 716's and the higher hits on the face feel much more solid. I'm not sure if it's the shafts or the heads or a combination of both, but the 718/PX LZ setup feels incredible and much better than the 716. I found the CB's to be much better than the 716's when I basically thought they'd be the same just newer looking than my beat up set of 716's and surprisingly I found the MB to feel much more steady at impact and a softer/more solid feel compared to the 716's which feel a tad bit clicky by comparison.
The shafts so far have done almost exactly what I was after. They are lower in flight than my graphite, but still high, lower in spin, and a tighter ball flight and dispersion. It took some adjusting to get used to the ball flight since I can hit a straighter shot into greens where the 716 setup I'd have to manipulate the shot more to accommodate for wind etc. I didn't expect to be such a big fan of the LZ, but they have to be one of the best feeling, if not the best feeling steel shaft I've hit. They do go high, but I'm a high ball hitter, the spin seems to be lower than my DG's - keep in mind I have the 6.5's hardstepped.
The SM7's are $$$$$ - really love these. Similar feedback to the 718s where they feel a little more solid at impact to me, loved the ball flight and they seem to have more optimum spin for me - especially in the 46-50. I went with the 55S instead of 55V and really happy with that move, better from the fairway but still a little heel relief if I need to chip with it (usually use my 60 90% of the time).
917 was money. Really love this driver.. 3 wood was good 80% of the time, one time I hit a hook OB, but I also hit a 20 yard cut from 255 out of a bunker to hit a par 5 in 2 on the next shot with it.
I putted like sh*t - I really need to practice more.. but for having consumed a substantial amount of adult beverages, average 3 cigars per day, and having a golf hall pass from the wife.. I can't be too disappointed in the results
Anyways.. lots of fun, typical #dadgolf rollercoaster of emotions, and got lucky to win in a playoff
Edited by Pure745, 26 March 2018 - 01:21 PM.