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    Wedge lofts and use cases...

    Nobs, For what it is worth, here are my thoughts. I was a scratch player for 15 years or so playing collegiate and mini-tours. There were three reasons why I never got any better: 1) I had a lot of heart and used in a bad way - I could not channel my emotions; 2) I didn’t like to practice (still made every trip for 4 years in college); 3) I had a terrible short game... So again, for what it is worth.. Funny enough though, my short game is better now (relatively) when I play 5-15 rounds a year but my ball striking is so much worse. Anyways. I use pretty much the same set-up that you do: 50/55/60. With close to full shots I hit them 115/105/90. As for when to use what wedge in a sub-full shot range it comes down to so many things such as pin placement, how firm/fast the greens are, lie etc. As a general rule when chipping and pitching - the ball is easier to control on the surface than in the air. Thus, if the greens are not super ondulated, roll the ball for as long as possible. The 50 will be great for most chip shots. The 54 would be perfect for pitching and for chipping when you need the ball to check a bit on the second bounce. The 58 from bunkers, rough, flops and when you really need stopping power. That is how I see it.
  2. Great review! Can you share some pics on the Astro Stu?
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    Srixon Z585 and Z785 drivers

    What is Ti51AF cup face? Never heard of that - something new/proprietary Srixon?
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    Ian-500 WITB for 2019 hahahahaha

    The chance of that is slim.
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    Ian-500 WITB for 2019 hahahahaha

    Looks good mate! Not only the sweet spot hit revealed on the face of the driver😉
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    and now... my flatsticks!

    Great! It was more of a general comment to soft/firm/buttery etc. I think there are very different SS. The one I have is clicky/harsh compared to all the carbons I have.
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    and now... my flatsticks!

    I have a limited edition Tad Moore in SS. That particular putter sounds and feels harsh and I could only use it with really soft balls. That, btw, is something we rarely talk about - the interaction between ball and head material. There is off course a huge difference in feel between different ball materials/compression/layers etc. Take the oldish Taylor Made Penta for instance - any putter would feel soft with it. Compare with the ball I play - the Titleist Pro V1x and I need a softer putter to appreciate the feel. Then the grip is also quite important. A bil ol’ Super Stroke vs a Pingman rubber grip and the difference is huge.
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    and now... my flatsticks!

    The Geo you are referring to, was that the silver with green you had? Newport 2 style? Looked awesome!
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    CONTEST: Win a Set of Pre-Release KYOEI KK Blades!

    I’m on Tinder though 😄 (Not a hint to my fellow TSG’ers, just sayin’ I’m not completely off the grid)
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    CONTEST: Win a Set of Pre-Release KYOEI KK Blades!

    If I used Instagram and/or Facebook I would have entered. Now I just route for all my friends here 😄
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    The New Miura MG-R01 Wedges

    Mm, they should go in your ”school” re keeping the back neat and tidy.
  12. Did you ever get one of them Chris? Otherwise, the new Geländewagen from Mercedes is 5 inches wider and a bit longer than the old version. It can come in handy in rural Washington if you have to get past a mudslide or two.
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    TAD MOORE.. la grange pro 1 x bend neck

    I have a few of these. Used to hang out in Tad's shop in LaGrange when I played collegiate golf there. Fun bloke, called Scotty Cameron (who used to be Tad's protege) Scotty Xerox as he copied many of Tad's original designs. Or so he says. This model, the Pro 1X, has really good feel. Hope it finds a nice new home!
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    Check out the New BB4 Driver!

    Awesome - can’t wait for Nob’s review! Chris, by ”higher than Grandista” I assume trajectory? Can’t be higher than LS-001 though right? That is the highest launching head I’ve ever tried.
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    I don’t really know. I’ve owned well over 100 putters (from Scotty alone), many Tad Moore, 5 Gold’s, etc. I always come back to the Anser style and have only had a different design in my bag for a few rounds in the last 20 odd years. The Private Stock #2 is what I’ve used most so i love them. However, the Benock with a half moon cut-out looks amazing. Like you can’t miss with it.
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    Fujimoto cb

    https://www.fujimoto-golf.com/ft1cb/ They look awesome. So nice with the understated and toned down style.
  17. ...and die a certain death if you are in an accident in anything over 5 mph. You could view it as an insurance policy where you will at least not become handicapped to the point where you can't play golf and have to suffer only watching it on TV. You will actually die and be put out of your misery. I may have to get one.
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  20. The Cyberstars I had some 7-8 years ago - think Ryo played them then? Played one round with them as I did not like the round toe. Sold them for about 400 back then so they should be in the 250 range. My Yamaha 2009 Tourmodel would sell for 250 if I did not want to keep them. Think they are absolutely fabulous. If anyone wanted to pick them up for 250 I might consider it though. I've tried to sell my PRGR idbl's for 350 for the better part of a year with no interest.. Just for the sake of it, I will not sell them anymore.
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    Thanks for the great write-up Nobs! Damn these wedges look great Warren. I play 50/56 SDJ Proto 115 (from Stu) and a Yururi Tataki 60.5. Next year I'd love to get the ST - think the shape is similar to the Royal Collection 6150 that I played in 49/55/60 for years and years. Loved them but they are done.
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    Found this in storage!

    I used to play the Axiv and then later on had (still have) an s2h2 with an Axiv Core ProForce in it. Axiv-V I think was the shaft I had in my driver in 2007 or so.
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    nothing beats a benock

    The MM does look good from address!
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    Japanese DLC

    Hey Chris, Why don't you send that set of CB's to Hutchy who can play with them over his summer and then send them to me in May. We promise we will give thorough reviews of the finish and the heads. Sounds like a deal to me.