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My new BIG DOG, and its in the bag (for good?) - PICS

LyleG

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I really like my GEEK driver, and was pretty sure that it would be a keeper. However in my tinkering I have found what I believe to be a driver that may very well be the first club I have ever hit that I honestly think I cannot hit any better. The shots I was hitting today were shocking. I was hitting the ball so consistantly I couldnt believe it. They were high but not ballooning , very hard to hammered, and right where I was aiming. No matter what I threw at this stick it just worked. I hit around 200 balls and not a single hook, this is a first for me. I honestly believe I would have hit 180 out of 200 fairways today. Of the 20 misses none were that bad.
This club also flies in the face of many things I once thought worked for me. I made this thing 45.5 inches long (thanks WBL), the shaft only weights 58 grams, yet the swing weight is D4.5
The weights in the driver head are set up for a fade, 2-10s in the toe, and 2-2's in the heel. The shaft is an "R" flex that cpm's at 234 at 48 inches raw length. Its is spine alligned. Again, I have never had a ball flight as straight as this. I have heard from someone else that this shaft in R flex has worked for a long drive guy with a 130mph swing, I now believe him. The hype is real imo and the best part is that this shaft cost $37. Yep, only $37 bucks. Heres a few pics, along with it next to its 3 wood cousin ;)
I am going to turn a few heads this year for sure.

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ezra76

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Sweet. Although the 58g Rflex and such accuracy is certainly abnormal. What's the 3W head and shaft?
 
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LyleG

LyleG

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The 3 wood is a TM 200 steel with an MFS 65 by apache (KJ choi used this shaft). It has a 10 gram tip weight and a 10 gram butt weight to bring the shaft up to 85grams.

As for the "limey" there are numerous stories of guys picking up tremendous distance and accuracy with the 440 in R flex. Guys with swing speeds of 100 to 130 mph. The damn thing stands up to anything. By going 45.5 I could have the overall weight be very light while keeping the swing weight at almost D5 making it feel like a normal heavy club. Its amazing how much differance it makes.
 

ezra76

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Did you have the head repainted on the 3W? Mine are all grey colored and slightly closed faces.
 
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LyleG

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Yes, I repainted the head. It had a big scratch in it. I like it black better. Mine is a tour issue model, square face. Been in my bag for 3 years. Best 3-wood I have ever hit.
 

ezra76

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Yes, I repainted the head. It had a big scratch in it. I like it black better. Mine is a tour issue model, square face. Been in my bag for 3 years. Best 3-wood I have ever hit.

This may be for another thread but I'd definitely be very interested in how to paint a head. I've considered going to a few auto body shops and seeing if they would do it?
 

demon

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Any reason why you have the grip reversed on your 3 - wood and not your driver?
 
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LyleG

LyleG

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I just sanded it down real good (till it was neary bare), finishing with a really fine paper, like 320 grit. I then taped it up with painters tape, carefully masking the parts i dont want painted. (I used a combo of 1/4 inch tape and 1 inch tape)
Then I primed with a spray can of auto primer, 3 very light coats.

Then I applied duster coats of metallic black spray can auto paint untill it was covered completely. Took about 6 coats, 1 per hour.
I then applied 4 light coats of spray can auto clear coat. Again 1 coat per hour.
After every coat it sat under a 400 watt hallogen lamp to bake. Worked like a charm.
 
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LyleG

LyleG

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Any reason why you have the grip reversed on your 3 - wood and not your driver?

Yes. I wanted to see if I could learn to like it upside down. I couldnt. It just looks too odd. I plan on blowing it off with my compressor and putting it back on the correct way.
 

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