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#31 CosmosMpower

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:42 PM

View Postsbguard9, on 19 June 2010 - 07:19 PM, said:

View Postkingkonggolfer, on 19 June 2010 - 07:11 PM, said:

it definatly looks like he is using graphite shafts in his irons. does anyone know what he has got in there? he is bombing those irons around on pebble^^

They just made a comment about his graphite shafts on usopen.com live feed.


What did they say?  It just looked like his lob wedge that had a graphite shafts, the others were steel.  It was a very matte finish did not look metallic.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

View Postonlyonfridays, on 20 June 2010 - 12:40 AM, said:

I think his driver is on steroids.


Pretty sure he just defeated the ole R9 420 is a short club debate.  He clearly is still gaming the OG R9 and clearly murders it.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:07 PM

he was also seen drinking choka cola during the final round at pebble... poor dude.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:59 PM

i want to respectfully disagree about the original R9 being a shortknocker. Lately I've been hearing about the Superdeep being called the Superdud too, but it is really all about FITTING.

i realize most of you probably think you know what is a good shaft for you but you honestly don't know until you see a real trackman or anything non-golfstore contraption for fitting.

the R9 in its original form is low spin. so if you play a shaft that is higher spin than what you're used to, it'd probably work better. Because you play a whiteboard in a burner doesnt mean its going to work in a R9.

Hell, I play a Superdeep with an Ilima. I was a whiteboard and Kai'li user until I got fitted to that shaft. and I hit the Superdeep longer and straighter than a Supertri that I was best matched with. And my numbers aren't impressive. 106MPH swing speed. and the Superdeep was my best match. Go figure. I have a 14.5 degree launch angle and 2400-2600 RPM backspin with my ilima 60-x. carry is 260 at the least.

If you got properly fitted for an R9 you can hit it just as long if not longer than your self-fitted equipment.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:10 PM

Those KBS Black Nickel shafts are pretty interesting. I didn't think he was playing graphite....


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:55 PM

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

is he still with the R9, thought it looked like a superfast yesterday...
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:08 PM

DRIVER: TaylorMade R9 (10.5) with a Fujikura Motore F1 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade R9 (15, 19) with an Aldila RIP 90 shaft
IRONS: TaylorMade R9 (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:20 AM

Why such high loft?

Is he de-lofting the driver coming through the ball?

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:52 AM

View Postcvn72, on 16 August 2010 - 11:20 AM, said:

Why such high loft?

Is he de-lofting the driver coming through the ball?


he may have it set open?


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:30 PM

View Postjbrunone, on 16 August 2010 - 11:52 AM, said:

View Postcvn72, on 16 August 2010 - 11:20 AM, said:

Why such high loft?

Is he de-lofting the driver coming through the ball?


he may have it set open?

He said in previous interviews it was 2* open because he usually misses left.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:30 PM

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:26 PM

Maybe his next WITB will contain a rules sheet... haha

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:30 PM

True!

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:45 AM

DRIVER: TaylorMade R9 (10.5) with a Fujikura Motore F1 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade R9 (15, 19) with Aldila RIP 90 shafts
IRONS: TaylorMade R9 (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
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BALL: TaylorMade Penta

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:52 AM

View PostThe Gachet, on 13 September 2010 - 03:45 AM, said:

DRIVER: TaylorMade R9 (10.5) with a Fujikura Motore F1 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade R9 (15, 19) with Aldila RIP 90 shafts
IRONS: TaylorMade R9 (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: TaylorMade TP with xFT (48, 54, 60) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
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BALL: TaylorMade Penta

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he has kbs black shafts in his wedges

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:40 AM

the setting on his driver is all the way open on the right setting
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

View Postcarpergolf, on 13 September 2010 - 11:40 AM, said:

the setting on his driver is all the way open on the right setting

Probably same with his fairway woods.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:24 PM

Yea, definitely KBS Black Nickel is at least one of those wedges.
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:33 PM

DJ is quickly becoming my 2nd fav golfer.  Tiger will always be #1 but Dustin is so cool and hits it so fricken far........

impressive..

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:49 PM

So after the whole PGA thing was playing out I went to work monday morning listening to the junkies (VA 106.7) and they said something about Dustin Johnson being involved in a murder investigation while he was in college.  He was hanging out with a rough crowd apparently and he bought and gave a friends brother I believe bullets that were eventually used to murder somebody during a botched robbery.  This blew my mind, anybody herd this before?


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:06 PM

I haven't. But as far as culpability goes, in the absence of some sort of prior guilty knowledge it sounds as though he's roughly on a par with a car salesman who sells a vehicle to someone who then goes on to drive it recklessly and ends up killing someone.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:29 PM

Nice to see him win.  Sick stamps on the Scotty

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:40 PM

View Postmat562, on 13 September 2010 - 10:06 PM, said:

I haven't. But as far as culpability goes, in the absence of some sort of prior guilty knowledge it sounds as though he's roughly on a par with a car salesman who sells a vehicle to someone who then goes on to drive it recklessly and ends up killing someone.  
Here's the story; when he was 16, Johnson was involved with other boys in a burglary where a gun was stolen. The next day, he bought ammunition using a fake ID at a WalMart and the gun was later used by a friend to kill someone.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:17 PM

Hmm. Certainly very naughty then, however you look at it. And it certainly trumps his boozing and cruising conviction of a year or two back.



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Posted 15 September 2010 - 01:17 AM

He is a beast.  Happy to see a win after the near misses of late.



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Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:20 PM

Dustin's so long. I wish I stood 6'4"...all that leverage and width.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:13 PM

Anyone know the reason he uses the KBS shafts in his wedge(s)?  Spin i assume, but what advantage/feel do they give over the DGs that are in the rest of his irons?  Whatever it is why not switch all irons?


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:35 PM

Wow had no idea he uses the motore in driver

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:14 AM

View Postsurehands79, on 15 September 2010 - 11:13 PM, said:

Anyone know the reason he uses the KBS shafts in his wedge(s)?  Spin i assume, but what advantage/feel do they give over the DGs that are in the rest of his irons?  Whatever it is why not switch all irons?

Why not switch ?? Posted Image .... Well ... Here's a few reasons I can think of ...

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I'm just sayin ;)


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