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About Gaijin_Golfer

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    TSG Amateur
  • Birthday 05/05/1980

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  • Location
    Columbus, OH
  • Interests
    Golf, cars, travel and ice hockey

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  • Quote
    "Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one." - Bruce Lee
  • Occupation
    Auto Worker
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  • What's in the Bag?
    Woods: Mizuno Wings 1W, 3W and 5W Irons: Mizuno MS-801 4-SW Wedges: Mizuno MP T-4 58-08, Putter: Mizuno 0604 Ball: Bridgestone E5.
  1. Gaijin_Golfer

    Mizuno irons

    I believe it is. Last I knew, all Mizuno's forgings were done by Chuo in Hiroshima. I know that more recently, Mizuno has the finishing of their irons done in China but the forging is still done in Japan. Theyve been working with Chuo for over 40 years and I cant seem them ending that relationship.
  2. Gaijin_Golfer

    Mizuno irons

    Agree. If youre going Mizuno JDM, you might as well go Yoro.
  3. Gaijin_Golfer

    Mizuno irons

    The cosmetics of the heads are slightly different. The biggest difference is the shafts. Shafts in Japan are much weaker than that in the U.S. Ive owned a few JDM clubs and r-flex felt like a senior or ladies' flex.
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    Lexus vs Merc

    Lexus all the way. The quality, reliability and fit 'n finish of Japanese cars is superior to that of Euros.
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    Mizuno Pro MS-801

    I recently picked a set of these up off of Ebay. Does anyone know what the specs of these are? The set I got is a 4-SW and the wedges in the set are a p, p/s and s. Im really looking to find out what the loft on the s is. Ive currently got a Mizuno MP T-4 58* wedge and am wondering if maybe I will need to have it bent to 60* in order to fit in with the rest of this set. From what I understand, this set was a Japan release in the early '80s. I also recently picked up a set of Mizuno Wings woods and a Mizuno 0604 putter (basically a Mizuno Bullseye). You might say Ive got somewhat of a vintage Mizuno bag.
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    It's (almost) Winter in the Midwest. If you won the lottery...

    Id go all JDM Mizuno.
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    Not a Big Miura Fan

    They are great irons but they arent the end-all, be-all irons that were crafted by the hands of God like some people talk them up to be.
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    List of all Japanese forging companies

    Mizuno's heads are forged by Chuo. They a Japanese company who does a lot of forging for transit applications (high-speed rail) and only made clubheads for Mizuno.
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    Putter Selection... Does It Matter?

    For me its all putter design and ball. I tend to putt best with a blade because to me, it has the most feel. With some of these big mallets, I feel that the heavier headweight kills the feel and makes it much more difficult for me to get the speed right. Also, the ball is important because different balls make a different sound at impact and that too effects perception of feel.
  10. Sexy. Id like to see the real thing before I make a final decision though. Im just glad to see Lexus trying new, bolder styles. For a while there they were pretty bland.
  11. Swisher Sweets with the wood tips.
  12. Here in the states theres no luxury tax on performance parts.
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    2013 Acura NSX

    Im pretty pumped about this car now. Ive warmed up to it and now I think it looks really sexy. Hopefully the performance matches the looks.
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    Putter Grip Recommendations

    Ive always been a big fan of the Cameron Baby-T grip, even though Im not much of a Cameron fan. To me its just a great feeling grip. Personally, Im not a big fan of the larger putter grips. I certainly understand the idea that it takes the wrists out of the stroke but Ive tried a few of the larger Superstroke grips and I always felt like it totally killed the feel.
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    Winwin Style

    I certainly understand your frustaration with them from a business standpoint. Id feel the same way if I were in your position. Im probably going to pick one up off of Ebay and hope for the best.