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WITB for 2021 anything NEW??

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Louie_T07, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    There was a time when I’d changed my lineup more than I changed my socks. But nothing has really changed for me in a few years now and to be honest, I kinda like it that way. Different clubs may make appearances from the collection time to time, but here are the gamers as they sit:

    Titleist 917 D2 - 11*
    917 F2 - 16*
    915 H - 19*
    Adams A7 Idea 4i - 22*
    Mizuno MP52 (5-PW)
    Vokey SM5 (52-F, 56-S, 60-L)
    Odyssey Works V-line TANK

    Ball: E6 or QStar

    Also giving myself the personal goal in 2021 of trying to double my rounds played from that in 2020... For the record, I played ONCE!!! LOL here’s to crushing that goal I hope!!
     
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    Nothing new this year which I am really excited about. I wanted to commit to not changing my clubs for at least this season. I have the following in my bag:


    Ping G400 Driver
    Ping Zing irons 3-SW
    Ping B60 putter
    Ben Hogan midsize staff bag

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  3. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Picked up a Callaway "Jaws" 50 degree wedge for a gap wedge if I go back to the iBlades. As good as the Eye 2's are treating me, don't know if I will play the iBlades or trade them.

    As reported, regripped the Eye 2's and installed backer rod in the shafts.

    Demo'd an Epic Flash this morning. Like new at the golf course. I was handed a nice gift certificate for the course pro shop and thought about using it on a driver. The settings were all wrong and it felt dead. Even when I hit it well, it seemed as if my Mini's were just as long or longer. Plan to toss my Callaway wrench in, tomorrow morning. If it's still there, I may change the settings and try it again.

    I WILL have a different putter in the not too distant future... even if I have to sell my wife to get one!!!
     
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    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    The B60 is a very pretty flat stick. Always preferred it’s style over the anser, but that’s just me... The Eye2 irons are my favourite offering from Ping, but the Zing’s are a solid second!! It’s also just fun to say, “Ping Zing” I sure hope that was a marketing tool!!
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Played my full 18, this morning, with the Epic Flash. Read reviews, last night, and was ready to bag it for good. After playing 9 yesterday and 18 today, I handed it back and told them to never let me be tempted again! Really disappointed. I hit some drives today where the guys would say, "You really pounded that one!" The ball would take off like a bullet, on a nice baby draw trajectory. When we would get to it, the ball would be 10 yards short of where I usually hit my Mini. The guys were out driving me all day, even though we were shaking our heads as we watched the ball flight. I'm usually longer with my Mini than they are with their drivers. Could have been the shaft. Who knows. And... it had a dull "thud", even when caught on the screws. The sound was one of the complaints in the reviews I read.
     
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    What was the shaft Limp? What do you use on the Mini?
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    The Epic Flash had an "R" flex Tensl shaft. I don't do well with regular shafts in my driver. My golf swing is a hybrid between Jim Furyk and Charles Barkley. A soft regular will perform all kinds of gyrations during the swing. My Mini's have Kuro Kage shafts. The Mini shafts are 44" so a little shorter. The Mini I rely on most has an "S" flex Kuro Kage. The other has the same shaft in "R" flex. Both do work well.
    Had I had more time to "play", would have switched the Kuro Kage (S) out of the Mini into the Epic. The reason I didn't was the Epic never felt really good and the distance was disappointing. One of the players in our group hit it a couple times. He is an excellent driver of the ball. Just like me, he thought he nailed the drive... and it didn't go anywhere near as far as his old Ping G2 usually does.

    In our geezer group, shafts run the entire gamut. A couple of them play "A" flex... Senior flex. They get along fine with those. Most of the others play "R" flex. I'm the only one who has almost all "S" flex through the bag. I'm too old to hit "S" flex. But I hit them well. As said, I generally outdrive the others in the group with my Mini which has an "S" flex. My iBlades have KBS Tour shafts in "S" flex. I had a set of soft regular graphite shafts in a set of Pings for a very short while. They felt good, but were the most inconsistent I've ever owned.
     
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    Seems like a perfect example of different strokes for different folks. As long as each person in the group gets along, does it really matter what letter the shaft has???
     
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    "... gets along..." We have the best group of misfits you could ask for! The Greens Superintendent says we "fight like sisters". You couldn't imagine the pressure and trash talk that goes on when over a putt that could win 25 cents!!!! There is a deep political divide, almost right down the middle of the group. We had to have a very serious talk a few months ago. Now... any political comments are off limits. Any one of the group would give another the shirt off their back. Up until 2020, we always had an annual "dinner" where the wives accompanied us to a nice restaurant and we could tell tall stories and bore the wives to death. Yes... we "get along". If you heard us jawing on the course or writing in anger as we have to pass 50 cents to another after the round, you would think us mortal enemies!!! :>)
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Well... I now own the Epic Flash! It was still at the course the past couple days. Just kept calling out to me. Went out a little early. Switched the shaft in it with the Speeder from my XR16. Wow! What a difference! Hit the snot out of it today. So... it's in the bag.
     
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    New 3-wood (end of last summer), new putter and new 3-hybrid. Bring on summer!!
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Well, the Epic Flash didn't last long. It has been replaced by a Mavrik. And... the old GoLo Scotty replaced by a red Odyssey Works 7s. I tried at least four different shafts in the Epic and it just never seemed to want to give me any distance over my Mini 1.5's. And... the Mini's are always in the fairway, unlike the Epic. Got the regular Mavrik, not the Max or the Sub Zero.
     
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    ANOTHER driver? Maybe someday I'll be able to keep up with you.
     
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    I'm down to one!!! And, it may sit since I still play about as well with my Mini's off the tee.
     
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    My best friend is a chef and restaurant owner, he has a rather extensive knife collection now because of his craft. He also has a very simple mathematical equation when deciding if he needs another knife... N+1= the number of knives one needs. N, being the number of knives you currently have.

    It can be used for all kinds of things; Drivers, putters, bottles of scotch, power tools, cars...
     
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    I'm down to one driver also. :D
     
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    I feel like I should put a S. Cameron Puttah in the bag.. before I exit this earth, it just seems right to do.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I used the same formula buying cigars. Had to get a 2nd desktop humidor, filled it.:rolleyes:
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Have probably owned at least a half dozen Scottys over the years. My last one went away a few days ago. They are beautiful! I still drool when walking past the store display. Just never had one that stuck for a long time. This last one... a GoLo... probably lasted the longest. I had it about 4 years. Didn't spend all that time in the bag. I was about ready to begin charging it rent for the basement it resided in.
     
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    At least his putters keep some value!
    I may hold out for a used one.
     
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