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    News club time!

    Hooo boy, am I worn out. Let me preface this by saying that I am thrilled with bogeys, and I’m in it for the fun. The only reason I keep score is because my watch and phone do it for me...

    Well, after using a basic set of clubs for a year, I’ve found some things that just don’t work well for me. I’ve taken a handful of lessons, and can generally hit the ball in the right direction. Most of the time...

    After playing with some new items today, I’ve discovered that I am way more efficient with either the Ping G410 or Cobra F9 irons. I’ll hit them again after I rest to make the decision...

    Could not hit a hybrid to save my life. I tried Callaway, TM, Ping, Cobra, Tour Edge, and another that escapes me. Nope... Can’t do it.

    However, I can BOMB that 9-wood Epic Flash. I was getting pretty beat by this point, and was pushing the ball a bit. When I go back, we’re going to try a 7-wood that has adjustable hosel. Weaken is a couple degrees to match the 9, and add some draw bias to hopefully straighten it out a bit.

    After that, it’s on to another fairway and driver. I assume the Epic Flash will be the answer, but won’t know till I try them all. So glad to have a well equipped shop near me in Eugene, Oregon...

    Shafts, grips, then wedges to fill out the short end of the bag.

    Man. I played with putters for about an hour and a half! Really like the TM Spider, one of the Bettinardi’s, a Ping, and one Odyssey... None of the Scotty’s called my name.

    Not looking forward to the bill at the end of this journey, but what else would I want to blow some extra cash on? I know, in theory, that quality equipment will not improve my game, but I am hitting all of this styling much better than my current pieces.




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    Well you gotta go for the bag with the built in sound system and beer tap!


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    As I started to dabble in a more custom fit, I'm learning that the shaft of the club can take your game to the next level.

    The feel, how stable the club feels and even miss hits can be a different outcome.

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    Driver - F9 Speedback 9* Tenesi CK Blue 60 x-stiff
    3W - Hi-Bore XLs 15*
    2HY - Hi-Bore XLs 19*
    3-PW - CG16 Black Tour S300
    GW - RTX-3 52* S300
    SW - RTX-3 56* S300
    Putter - EXO Rossie
    Ball - Q Star Tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayG View Post
    Well you gotta go for the bag with the built in sound system and beer tap!


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    Wait... Wut????


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    DRIVER - PING G400 MAX TOUR STIFF 9 DEGREE
    FAIRWAY WOODS - PING G400 3 and 5 ALTA CB STIFF
    HYBRIDS - CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA 4 AND 5
    IRONS - MIZUNO JPX 919 HOT METAL NS PRO MODUS3 TOUR 105 6-GAP
    WEDGES - CLEVELAND CBX 56 AND 60
    PUTTER - ODYSSEY STROKE LABS ONE 34"
    BALL - BRIDGESTONE B RX
    BAG - PING TRAVERSE
    CART - CLICGEAR 3.5
    RANGEFINDER - BUSHNELL TOUR V4

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    Alright! Clubs ordered.

    Gonna be a long couple weeks, but here’s what I was fit into.

    Epic Flash 10.5° driver, 3W, and 7W. Evenflow Green shafts (can’t remember the weight...50/55?)

    Ping G410 5-GW, +1/2” & up 2° (green dot). Regular flex Ping AWT 2.0 shafts.

    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54° & 58° sand and lob wedges.

    Odyssey O-Works Black Tank 1 putter.


    I’ve only been playing for a year, and these are such an improvement over my current house brand clubs, as far as distance and dispersement, it isn’t even funny. Longer, straighter, and more height.

    So excited to get on the course this summer now!!! A big investment, but who cares? We make more money every day!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad D. View Post
    Alright! Clubs ordered.

    Gonna be a long couple weeks, but here’s what I was fit into.

    Epic Flash 10.5° driver, 3W, and 7W. Evenflow Green shafts (can’t remember the weight...50/55?)

    Ping G410 5-GW, +1/2” & up 2° (green dot). Regular flex Ping AWT 2.0 shafts.

    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54° & 58° sand and lob wedges.

    Odyssey O-Works Black Tank 1 putter.


    I’ve only been playing for a year, and these are such an improvement over my current house brand clubs, as far as distance and dispersement, it isn’t even funny.
    Those are all great choices. You won’t outgrow those for a long time, if ever.

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    That’s a great lineup, congrats


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    Driver: Epic Flash
    Fairway: V-Series Heavenwood, 915 F2 16.5
    Hybrid: G400 Crossover
    Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 5-PW
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 50, 55, 60
    Putter: Oworks Red Jailbird Mini

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad D. View Post
    Alright! Clubs ordered.

    Gonna be a long couple weeks, but here’s what I was fit into.

    Epic Flash 10.5° driver, 3W, and 7W. Evenflow Green shafts (can’t remember the weight...50/55?)

    Ping G410 5-GW, +1/2” & up 2° (green dot). Regular flex Ping AWT 2.0 shafts.

    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54° & 58° sand and lob wedges.

    Odyssey O-Works Black Tank 1 putter.


    I’ve only been playing for a year, and these are such an improvement over my current house brand clubs, as far as distance and dispersement, it isn’t even funny. Longer, straighter, and more height.

    So excited to get on the course this summer now!!! A big investment, but who cares? We make more money every day!


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    Very solid setup! Congrats and enjoy your shiny new sticks!
    Driver: GS53 10.5 w/ Helium 5F4
    FWs: GS53 3W & 5W w/ Helium 5F4
    Irons: PTx Pro 4 - PW w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
    Wedges: Equalizer 50, 54, 58 w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
    Putter: BHB03
    Ball: B330-RX / Tour B RX

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    Solid setup that should last a very long time. Once you get more speed with driver you can even keep the head and just change up the shaft saving money

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    Good shoes would be next for me
    GBB Epic 10.5 60g Rogue Silver
    XR 16 - 3, 4, 5 hybrids
    Apex 19 Pro Combo 6-AW
    MackDaddy 56 & 60 PM grind
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajapalm View Post
    Good shoes would be next for me
    I’ve been quite happy with the FJ shoes I picked up a few months ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad D. View Post
    Alright! Clubs ordered.

    Gonna be a long couple weeks, but here’s what I was fit into.

    Epic Flash 10.5° driver, 3W, and 7W. Evenflow Green shafts (can’t remember the weight...50/55?)

    Ping G410 5-GW, +1/2” & up 2° (green dot). Regular flex Ping AWT 2.0 shafts.

    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54° & 58° sand and lob wedges.

    Odyssey O-Works Black Tank 1 putter.


    I’ve only been playing for a year, and these are such an improvement over my current house brand clubs, as far as distance and dispersement, it isn’t even funny. Longer, straighter, and more height.

    So excited to get on the course this summer now!!! A big investment, but who cares? We make more money every day!


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    Looks solid. Hopefully, your fitter went with the green dot wedges, too.

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    M1 440 9.5° w/ HZRDUS Black 6.0 @ 44.75"
    Epic Flash SZ 3wd w/ :aldila: Rogue Max 85X @ 42.5"
    M4 5wd w/ HZRDUS Black 6.0 @ 42"
    Dynacraft Genesis 4h w/ LZ 6.0
    Dynacraft Prophet MB 5-GW w/ LZ 6.0
    Dynacraft DM Forged SW (54°)/LW (60°) Modus3 Tour 130S
    Tour Velvet & ChromeSoft / Snell MTB
    Stroke Lab Marxman @ 33" w/ Flatso 3.0
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    Rogue 3wd w/ AccuFLEX Evo R+
    SLDR 3h w/ VS Proto 95X

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGputtnfool View Post
    Looks solid. Hopefully, your fitter went with the green dot wedges, too.

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    Forgive me if I’m off on my colors... the irons are green, which is 2° up. The 54° & 58° wedges are 1° up. I don’t know what color that is... Blue? 1/2” long, just like irons.

    But, yes. They were fit right after the irons.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad D. View Post
    Forgive me if I’m off on my colors... the irons are green, which is 2° up. The 54° & 58° wedges are 1° up. I don’t know what color that is... Blue? 1/2” long, just like irons.

    But, yes. They were fit right after the irons.




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    No worries. Seems weird that they're not the same color, but at least they're not standard.

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    C130 bag & 3.5+
    M1 440 9.5° w/ HZRDUS Black 6.0 @ 44.75"
    Epic Flash SZ 3wd w/ :aldila: Rogue Max 85X @ 42.5"
    M4 5wd w/ HZRDUS Black 6.0 @ 42"
    Dynacraft Genesis 4h w/ LZ 6.0
    Dynacraft Prophet MB 5-GW w/ LZ 6.0
    Dynacraft DM Forged SW (54°)/LW (60°) Modus3 Tour 130S
    Tour Velvet & ChromeSoft / Snell MTB
    Stroke Lab Marxman @ 33" w/ Flatso 3.0
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    Rogue 3wd w/ AccuFLEX Evo R+
    SLDR 3h w/ VS Proto 95X

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