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#61 williamo

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:38 PM

Hunter's driver specs:

Model: Ping G15
Loft: 10.55*
Shaft: PING Prototype 824X
Length: 45.24"
Swingweight: D4
Grip: Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound Orange [+2RH, +1LH]

Launch Conditions:

Ballspeed: 165.6
Spinrate: 2187
Launch Angle: 10.7*
Carry: 291.7 Yards
Total Distance: 316.9 Yards


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:06 PM

This makes no sense to me.  My recent launch monitor numbers came out to 12.4 degree launch angle, 2310 spin rate, 165 ball speed, 148 smash factor and it equated to 268.9 carry and 292.5 total distance.  

Why are his distance numbers so much more, when his ball flight numbers are really similar??

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:43 PM

most likely he hits it on the center of the clubface?? seems likely he would. possibly different ball as well

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:46 PM

I hit it on the center of the clubface as well.  I'm a +1 handicap.  My smash factor is 148, which measures ball speed in relation to clubhead speed, i.e. center face contact.  150 is ideal.  

Any other ideas why the yardage numbers would be so different?


View Postgolferguy1181, on 08 February 2011 - 10:43 PM, said:

most likely he hits it on the center of the clubface?? seems likely he would. possibly different ball as well


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:06 PM

really would love his G10 Staff Bag!


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:07 PM

hey man all I can say is thats why he's on the pga tour and we're not.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

Agreed!   Makes me very jealous to see their lifestyle.  

I was just trying to figure out the yardage gap, b/c his launch stats do not translate to a 291 carry at all.  



View Postgolferguy1181, on 09 February 2011 - 01:07 PM, said:

hey man all I can say is thats why he's on the pga tour and we're not.


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:23 PM

what is his s.s. 110?



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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:13 PM

View PostPBrowne3, on 09 February 2011 - 01:19 PM, said:

Agreed!   Makes me very jealous to see their lifestyle.  

I was just trying to figure out the yardage gap, b/c his launch stats do not translate to a 291 carry at all.  



View Postgolferguy1181, on 09 February 2011 - 01:07 PM, said:

hey man all I can say is thats why he's on the pga tour and we're not.

These stats are wrong. For him to have a lower launch angle, and a lower spin rate than you, he should carry it shorter than you. Now I know that everyone will argue this, but for two players who are scratch or better then numbers aren't that different. Then only way you would carry it shorter than him, is if you had a crazy high spin rate that caused your ball to balloon. This does not make a judgement on total distance however. What really matters is the landing angle. He would have a landing angle lower than you when launching it lower than you and less spin than you, but he should have more roll out. Both are around 20 yards. So point blank, the distance numbers are wrong. I would bet the total distance is 291. and the 316 is longest hit. PGA tour stats say he averages ~286 in total distance. He would need a ball speed in the 170s to carry 290. The numbers are wrong.

My numbers 103 Swing Speed 13.5 launch angle 2306 spin rate 155 ball speed 1.49 smash factor 261 carry 295 total Landing angle 29.8. I have a low landing angle so I pick up a few yards in roll.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:15 PM

that 54 jaws looks sweet stamped like that

Titleist 910d2 9.5* / Project X
Titleist 906f4 18.5*
Titleist 910h 21* / Rapture 24*
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:26 AM

Thank you!

I knew those numbers couldn't be right.  They didn't make scientific sense.  

I appreciate the input.


View Postwesr, on 09 February 2011 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostPBrowne3, on 09 February 2011 - 01:19 PM, said:

Agreed!   Makes me very jealous to see their lifestyle.  

I was just trying to figure out the yardage gap, b/c his launch stats do not translate to a 291 carry at all.  



View Postgolferguy1181, on 09 February 2011 - 01:07 PM, said:

hey man all I can say is thats why he's on the pga tour and we're not.

These stats are wrong. For him to have a lower launch angle, and a lower spin rate than you, he should carry it shorter than you. Now I know that everyone will argue this, but for two players who are scratch or better then numbers aren't that different. Then only way you would carry it shorter than him, is if you had a crazy high spin rate that caused your ball to balloon. This does not make a judgement on total distance however. What really matters is the landing angle. He would have a landing angle lower than you when launching it lower than you and less spin than you, but he should have more roll out. Both are around 20 yards. So point blank, the distance numbers are wrong. I would bet the total distance is 291. and the 316 is longest hit. PGA tour stats say he averages ~286 in total distance. He would need a ball speed in the 170s to carry 290. The numbers are wrong.

My numbers 103 Swing Speed 13.5 launch angle 2306 spin rate 155 ball speed 1.49 smash factor 261 carry 295 total Landing angle 29.8. I have a low landing angle so I pick up a few yards in roll.


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:08 AM

Looks like a  Motore Speeder 7.1 in the G15 for the Match Play.  

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:39 AM

View Postragin cajun, on 26 February 2011 - 09:08 AM, said:

Looks like a  Motore Speeder 7.1 in the G15 for the Match Play.  

Attachment Hunter+Mahan+World+Golf+Championships+Accenture+TocWxI9tEdDl.jpg

Does look different than the Ping Prototype he has been playing for a couple years now. Weird. Was anyone there that can confirm this?
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:53 PM

Yeah he is playing the Speeder VC .1 series now.  The Fuji rep tweeted about fitting him into to it a while back and some more work today.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

View PostNWS Alpine, on 08 March 2011 - 08:53 PM, said:

Yeah he is playing the Speeder VC .1 series now.  The Fuji rep tweeted about fitting him into to it a while back and some more work today.

Interesting. Any reason for the change?

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:21 PM

Most likely he got better numbers with the G15 over his V2 and the Ping Proto just didn't quite gel with the G15.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:01 AM

View PostPBrowne3, on 08 February 2011 - 01:06 PM, said:

This makes no sense to me.  My recent launch monitor numbers came out to 12.4 degree launch angle, 2310 spin rate, 165 ball speed, 148 smash factor and it equated to 268.9 carry and 292.5 total distance.  

Why are his distance numbers so much more, when his ball flight numbers are really similar??

Maybe altitudes, warmer weathe. I know my track man results aren't accurate until April, etc. when it's warm.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:03 PM

View PostLaneo, on 09 March 2011 - 07:01 AM, said:

View PostPBrowne3, on 08 February 2011 - 01:06 PM, said:

This makes no sense to me.  My recent launch monitor numbers came out to 12.4 degree launch angle, 2310 spin rate, 165 ball speed, 148 smash factor and it equated to 268.9 carry and 292.5 total distance.  

Why are his distance numbers so much more, when his ball flight numbers are really similar??

Maybe altitudes, warmer weathe. I know my track man results aren't accurate until April, etc. when it's warm.

I was just going to post it's probably conditions. Usually it's 5-6% at higher altitudes 2000-3000ft.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:17 PM

Looks like a Graphite Design DJ in the 3 wood now.  Only one UST shaft left.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

View Postragin cajun, on 11 March 2011 - 11:17 PM, said:

Looks like a Graphite Design DJ in the 3 wood now.  Only one UST shaft left.


definitely. i saw the tour ad - dj as well.



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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:59 PM

View Postragin cajun, on 11 March 2011 - 11:17 PM, said:

Looks like a Graphite Design DJ in the 3 wood now.  Only one UST shaft left.

Just noticed this as well. Same i15 3 wood head?
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 12:51 AM

Hunter is amazing! not intentional that he is my favorite but im starting to like the ping blade irons i hope he knows what hes doing! lol i just got the s57's and against my whole life policy am now gaming ping irons!

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

hunters bag this weekend:
http://blogs.golf.co...ampionship.html

DRIVER: Ping G15 (10.5°) with a Fujikura Motore VC61
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping i15 (15.5°) with Grahite Design DJ 8X
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°) with UST Mamiya ATTAS 85 Hybrid shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100
WEDGES: Callaway X Forged (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping IWI D66
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:36 PM

love hunter such a greta golfer hope he wins another tournament

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:31 PM

Per a recent Q&A with Hunter on his site:

Wed, May 11th 2011, 12:39


Q and A with Hunter
Q: Could you run through your bag, and specs and outline why you  use and what you like about clubs please. Good luck this season from a  huge fan

   Hunter: All the clubs in my bag are from Ping.  The specs for each club are as follows:
Driver: G15 9 Fuji Speeder
3 Wood: i15 15.5 Graphite Design DJ
Hybrid: i15 17 UST 85x
Irons: S56 x-100 .5 flat lie std loft
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Putter: iWi D66



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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:17 AM

I wonder why HH still games the IWI putter.  I have always been intrigued by that putter myself.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:23 PM

Hunters newest addition to his golf bag:  Emily Post's Etiquette Book

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:36 AM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 29 May 2011 - 12:17 AM, said:

I wonder why HH still games the IWI putter.  I have always been intrigued by that putter myself.

I just got the Zing iWi (now on sale new for about $80) and have never felt a nicer putter. I know I'll get maimed for mentioning this but that putter feels better than a Scotty especially when you mess with the weighting yourself - dropped me from a 6 to a 3 handicap in 1 month due to confidence and feel... I'm now looking for used ones on Craigs to build a collection...

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

I was able to follow Hunter for a few holes today at the Traveler's, and he was back to the V2 Rapture. I wasn't able to get a picture, but there is no doubt it was the V2. However, he seemed to be having problems with his accuracy today, so I don't expect it to be back for that long.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:00 PM

Anyupdates on shafts and such?


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