Review of your 2012 purchases...
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:14 PM
Wilson Staff Di11 irons, stock steel uniflex shaft--head, shaft, total package just works for me.
Cleveland Mashie + hybrids, stock R flex shaft--best hybrids, for me, by far.
Eye 2 SW--great on full shots, great for chips and pitches, great out of the sand. Nice combo.
Redwood putters, D66 and Anser--love the feel and performance.
906f4 3W with VS Proto--probably the most consistent FW off the deck I have used.
Jury Still Out:
G20 4W with TFC Tour R flex shaft--impressive so far, but even in regular flex, the TFC Tour shaft is pretty stout and launches low.
Didn't Work For Me:
Cleveland Mashie 3W--everything was a fade.
For the first time since I started golfing a couple of years ago, my current bag should for the most part be my bag at the start of next season, and I feel totally comfortable with that.
Edited by jeffrey r, 21 November 2012 - 01:17 PM.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:20 PM
MP-64 - Just bought them a few weeks ago, and played my first round with them yesterday, but I am very impressed so far. Excellent feel and playable all the way through 3 iron for me.
54 & 60 SM4 Oil Can Vokeys - maybe I just needed a change from my old 52, 56, 60 setup, but I have been much more consistent and putting the ball much closer to the hole on a regular basis since putting these in play a month or so ago.
710 MB - I never got along well with the 710 AP2's that I got last year, and I got these to work with them as a combo set. But these eventually ended up taking over and being played as a full set, sometimes with the AP2 3 iron as the MB is honestly just too much for me.
712 CB - These felt good and I could have played them, but I couldn't tell enough of a difference from the MB's to keep them. The 3 iron was still a bit too much for me on off days.
Nike VR Pro Combo - These just didn't feel right to me for some reason. They had too many grooves for my eye and just didn't perform the way I thought they would.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:21 PM
Cobra ZL Encore - The first, non deep face driver I've actually hit well. No idea why, but it seems to work for me.
G20 Hybrids - Fugly looking club but stupid easy to use. While Ping doesn't list many hybrid shaft options they will get you something special if you ask. Stick a Kuro Kage, Altus, VTS or DI in there and watch it come alive.
Cleveland Classic 290/310 - Good performance but the esthetics and the terrible sound killed it. Plus side is that it was mighty easy to repurpose the Kusala and sell the head
i20 Driver - Great looks, nice sounds, average performance. Nothing strickly wrong with, it just didn't wow me.
RBZ Tour hybrid #2.- Fanastic tee club for distance but directionality was iffy. Crud off the deck.
Gorge Wedges - Hard feeling, seems to not spin as well as others (SM4/588's) on half shots/pitches
Miura 1957 Wedges - Too soft of a feeling and like the Gorge, iffy spin on half shots/pitches.
VR Pro hybrids - Did two things well. 1: It was small so easy to get in and out of the rough if you needed it. 2: Seemed pretty forgiving off toe hits. Otherwise, weird balance to the club and distance issues even when swapping shats.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:57 PM
Mizuno JPX 800 Pro Irons 4-PW, KBS Tour Shafts, X-Flex Soft Stepped 1x
TM RBZ Fairway woods, 3 wood (Fujikura Rombax Type X, Stiff), 5 wood (Oban Devotion)
Garmin S3 GPS Watch (used the trade in money on the Adams Driver listed below)
Lead Tape - loaded up on the back of all my Vokey wedges to make them feel like hammers
Not Good for me
Adams Speedline Fast 12 LS (Fubuki Alpha 60, Stiff)
Adams XTD Fairway Woods, 3 wood (Fujikura Rombax Type X, Stiff), 5 Wood (Stock Fubuki Alpha Ax 65)
- lost the toe weight on the 3 wood with a swing, never fully accepted the Adams clubs even though the fitter had me with the best numbers in them
On the Horizion (Christmas)
Titleist 913 D2 Driver (will get fit for the right shaft)
TM RBZ 3 Hybrid (will get fit for the right shaft)
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:00 PM
Best (in a landslide):
Ping G20 4-wood w/TFC R flex shaft - I should have made a switch to a 4 wood years ago. I've hit more good fairway wood shots in two weeks with this club than I did all year with my 3 wood.
Ping G20 irons w/CFS R flex steel shafts - Ridiculous how well these fit me. I've never been a good iron player, but i'm hitting about 3 more greens in regulation a round with these. Plus, i've chipped in 5 times in the past 2 weeks with the U wedge.
Ping Anser driver w/TFC S flex shaft - The driver i've been looking for for 5 years.
Cleveland Classic 290 driver - Would still be gaming this one if I hadn't played a practice round with the Ping Anser driver. Was completely happy with this driver until I got the Anser in my hands.
Ping G20 20* hybrid w/TFC R flex shaft - I hit it well, but I seem to have issues with a baby slice from time to time.
Ping Hoofer Stand Bag - Comfortable bag to carry, but a bit on the small size making it hard to get clubs in and out of the bag if I fill up the pockets with stuff.
Up in the Air:
Odyssey White Ice #1 - Honestly, I have no problem with the putter, but i'm having issues with my stroke right now which is why I bought this putter. Been using the same putter for the past 8 years and thought it was time for a change. The change didn't help cause i'm still putting poorly the past month.
Edited by flyinjoe13, 21 November 2012 - 08:02 PM.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:16 PM
Can't tell: RBZ 3w. I have never hit any 3w well, so is it the club... I doubt it. Don't know if I would buy it again. Though, I do like it off the tee. Maybe it is the club, everyone else seems to hate it.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:24 PM
Runner up- Mizuno MP 64's Love the 63's but never felt the long irons were forgiving enough(might as well just play blades) Tried the 59's and disliked the tungsten feel.
3rd place- Cameron Golo S What a great putter.
Worst purchase-Adam Irons. I honestly don't even know which ones I hated them so bad. I'm glad they're out of my life.
Runner up-RBZ 3 wood. I like the Adams 3T so much it makes this club a total dud even though they are sweet.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:54 AM
Wishon 919THI Driver
GolfShot for iOS
Bad: Scotty California Monterrey
Aldila Vs PROTO S (3 Wood)
Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:31 PM
910 d2 (in the bag)
R11 irons (in the bag)
Adams speed line 12 3 wood ( in the bag) ( was cheap for good quality)
910 f ( almost gamed but waiting for 913)
Adams a12 (in the bag)
G20 fairway (was never great but neutral)
Cleveland 588 (ok but too light)
Vokey sm4s ( in the bag)
Ping i20 irons ( was almost in the bag )
Mizuno mp59 (tried friends and was really good first time I felt "butter" feel)
Mizuno jpx800&825 pro& non-pro
Mizuno r12 wedges
R9 tp irons
Scotty cameron new port 2
Scotty cameron Monterey ( in the bag)
Ping anser irons ( too expensive)
Ping anser wedges ( demo'd but took back laughing at price)
Anser 2 putter (tried friends one)
Scotty cameron del mar & Sonoma (returned)
Scotty cameron fast back ( tried in shop but was bad feel)
Odyssey white ice #1 ( got it from a friend gave it back to him )
R11 driver (I can't hit it)
Trusty rusty wedges ( I have to demo them myself to figure out why no one has them)
Taylormade rbz irons
Taylormade rbz driver ( was my first driver of the year can't stand the color and everything about it) but its long
Taylormade rocketbladz irons
Titleist ap2 (sold them)
Fourteen wedges( too pricey and not as good as scratch I gamed last year)
Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:57 PM
2nd place would be a 913D3 driver. I really like it so far, need to wait until warm weather to really judge it. May reshaft in the spring.
The "eehh, not so much" award goes to my Mizuno R12 50* wedge. First of all, I just HATED the spinner shaft. Also, it was a half inch shorter than the vokey it replaced!?! Reshafted to the "normal" length with a DG but that raised the swingweight too much. So for now, the vokey is back in the bag and the R12 is the backup.
Also, bought a R9 superdeep used. Hated it, reshafted it, hated it, sold it.
And finally, judging from these replies, I'm glad I didn't buy a RBZ three wood.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:23 PM
Adams fast 12 LS - Beast. 10 yards longer than any other driver I tried this year
Adams super fairway XTD 14.5 3w - extremely long and forgiving
Ping i120 17* hybrid - long, straight, easy from the deck
Seemore One cs putter- awesome
Meh-- Callaway razr fit driver- liked it, great forgiveness average distance
Callaway razr x irons- ok
Ping tour s wedges- average
TM Rbz hybrids- too easy to hook, but they were decent
Bad-- Rbz driver- way overhyped
Rbz 3w- closer to 17 yards shorter than 17 yards longer ompated to my XTD
Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:44 PM
BEST: YES! CALLIE i can make putts with this thing, TOur S rustique wedges- got rid of a 60* which was a blessing and 52/58 combo is perfect and grinds fit my game so well. I have a short game now! i20 hybrid- frozen rope 210-220 from any lie. dont need to say anything else.
Good: I10 irons really good not a ton different than my i5s, 695 CBs-really liked these just not a ping guy, 588s- really liked them, would have been great if i had a set with even decent grooves, K15 awesome big stick, just not better than my 3 year gamer Rapture v2, Eye 2 lob wedge-good wedge, just like the 588 shape better, best bunker club ever
Meh: redwood anser-got my callie for like 25 bucks and love it. Good putter, but i really like the weight feel and roll of callie much better, g15 4 wood- this one is growing on me. Really missing my v steel 4 wood though, idea pro-i used to love them back in 2010 and replaced an old friend in 2012. this one just was never the same as my original.
Bad: FT tour- i cant play open faced drivers. Hit my longest drives of year with this, but not consistantly at all. sv tour wedges-just never really got into the feel maybe the fact they are nike idk.
epic fail: gloves: bought a couple and wore them maybe 2x all year. just dont like them.