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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I don’t know if you’re in the new or used market, but personally I would look more at Apex CF16 instead of the steelhead XRs. The Steelheads are fine but my only issue with that category of clubs is the distances aren’t as consistent. They are trying to get maximum distance from the clubs. So you would definitely hit them further than your Mizunos, but what good is hitting one less club when on one swing it can carry 160 and the next swing carry 165 with basically the same swing. That’s just been my experience with clubs like steelhead, etc. Personally for anyone that wants a more game improvement style clubhead I always lean towards Ping. For the value and the quality of the clubs are second to none in that category. They last forever, Ping has the best customer service in the industry, and the clubs will do exactly what you want them to do. Anything in the G or I lines 25 and up besides iBlade will offer plenty of forgiveness while not sacrificing any consistency.
    Thanks my man. I'll check out the pings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I donít know if youíre in the new or used market, but personally I would look more at Apex CF16 instead of the steelhead XRs. The Steelheads are fine but my only issue with that category of clubs is the distances arenít as consistent. They are trying to get maximum distance from the clubs. So you would definitely hit them further than your Mizunos, but what good is hitting one less club when on one swing it can carry 160 and the next swing carry 165 with basically the same swing. Thatís just been my experience with clubs like steelhead, etc. Personally for anyone that wants a more game improvement style clubhead I always lean towards Ping. For the value and the quality of the clubs are second to none in that category. They last forever, Ping has the best customer service in the industry, and the clubs will do exactly what you want them to do. Anything in the G or I lines 25 and up besides iBlade will offer plenty of forgiveness while not sacrificing any consistency.
    So I went to Dicks on my lunch and hit a few. Hit the Ping G400, Taylormade M2 and M4. I hit the M2 better than the other two and the Ping was 3rd of the three. I was catching the M4 low on the face but the ones I hit right ended up pretty similar to the M2. I was just more consistent with the M2. I tried a stiff and regular flex shaft in both the G400 and M4 however they only had a regular flex in the M2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    So I went to Dicks on my lunch and hit a few. Hit the Ping G400, Taylormade M2 and M4. I hit the M2 better than the other two and the Ping was 3rd of the three. I was catching the M4 low on the face but the ones I hit right ended up pretty similar to the M2. I was just more consistent with the M2. I tried a stiff and regular flex shaft in both the G400 and M4 however they only had a regular flex in the M2.
    I will say that the M4 and M2 fall into that same category as the steelhead. I can only speak about my experience with clubs. One thing to keep in mind is that you aren’t really comparing apples to apples. The M4 irons are lofted down almost a full club compared to the Pings. So if you were hitting a 7 iron in both clubs, the M4 would be about 3/4 of a club longer based on the loft alone so you’re basically hitting a 6 iron in the M4 and M2. This isn’t a huge deal because the numbers on the bottom of the sole are meaningless because it’s all about knowing how far you hit it. But it can potentially lead to some gapping issues at the bottom of the set. Again every golfer is unique so most of the time I tell people to try anything and everything they can get their hands on because you never know what’s going to work for you. It just helps to know what you’re looking at.

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    Playing Streamsong Black this Sunday morning and then play either Red or Blue (assigned replay) in the afternoon. Walking with caddies is the only way to play these top courses. Son is flying in from Phoenix just to play with his old man. Streamsong is in my opinion as close to the Scotland/Ireland/Australian golf experience that you can find in U.S. other than Bandon Dunes. Streamsong just doesn't have the ocean views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Playing Streamsong Black this Sunday morning and then play either Red or Blue (assigned replay) in the afternoon. Walking with caddies is the only way to play these top courses. Son is flying in from Phoenix just to play with his old man. Streamsong is in my opinion as close to the Scotland/Ireland/Australian golf experience that you can find in U.S. other than Bandon Dunes. Streamsong just doesn't have the ocean views.
    I had never heard of Streamsong before -- but this YouTube video of the Black course certainly backs up your opinion. Looks like fun.

    Streamsong Black from the air | GOLF.com - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Playing Streamsong Black this Sunday morning and then play either Red or Blue (assigned replay) in the afternoon. Walking with caddies is the only way to play these top courses. Son is flying in from Phoenix just to play with his old man. Streamsong is in my opinion as close to the Scotland/Ireland/Australian golf experience that you can find in U.S. other than Bandon Dunes. Streamsong just doesn't have the ocean views.
    I played all three Streamsong courses last October. First of all, it is in the middle of NOWHERE! Nothing else around the hotel and courses AT ALL. Hotel is very nice. My least favorite course was the black course. I just thought the greens were too tricked up. Frankly, I thought many were stupid. I liked the blue and red courses better...their greens are very difficult too but not as crazy. I liked Streamsong but did not love it...especially for the price...and again, there is nothing to do within 20 minutes of the hotel and course.

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    I just played in Phoenix last week. Always love playing in Phoenix. Played the two Whirlwind courses (Devils Claw and Cattail). REALLY like them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Playing Streamsong Black this Sunday morning and then play either Red or Blue (assigned replay) in the afternoon. Walking with caddies is the only way to play these top courses. Son is flying in from Phoenix just to play with his old man. Streamsong is in my opinion as close to the Scotland/Ireland/Australian golf experience that you can find in U.S. other than Bandon Dunes. Streamsong just doesn't have the ocean views.
    For my money Streamsong and Bandon are the two best golf destinations in the world. No where else can you play that many world class courses on one property. Both are absolutely incredible. I’ll be back at Streamsong later this month.

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    After trying and trying different clubs I kept coming back to the Taylormade M4. I really wanted to like the Ping G400 but just couldn't get there, especially considering the cost difference. I ordered a set of the M4 this morning. Now to figure out a hybrid and some wedges.

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    Played Friday at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. WOW! What a beautiful place! Had a great experience from the time I got on the property. I was treated as if I was the only person on the property.
    Shot 83 from the "1 Ups", which I was pleased with considering I hadn't touched a club since October.
    If you ever get a chance to play there, do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahearme View Post
    Played Friday at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. WOW! What a beautiful place! Had a great experience from the time I got on the property. I was treated as if I was the only person on the property.
    Shot 83 from the "1 Ups", which I was pleased with considering I hadn't touched a club since October.
    If you ever get a chance to play there, do it.
    I had a great caddy there, he was a pro at a course in Charleston on Isle of Palms, but caddies at the Ocean Course two days a week for extra money (and perks). He spent 20 minutes on the range with me getting my yardages down -- first and only time a caddy at a public course has done that, and I've played and had caddies at some great tracks.

    The wind was down the day I played, and I played EXCEPTIONALLY well, shooting a 79. I'm an above average putter, but I poured in a ton of putts with his local knowledge on the greens. I was a lot better then than I am now, as I can assure you I wouldn't break 92 if I played there today. I'm also well aware that you're a LOT better than I am, but man, that round for me was one of my highlights in the game. I got up and down from behind the green on #1, holing a 12 footer for par, that I NEVER would have made if not for his assistance on the line.

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    Not sure if this qualifies for the golf thread or not, but here goes.

    I bought a set (for resale) of older Ping Eye 2s, left-handed, red dot, at my usual Tuesday night local auction hangout. 3-iron through pitching wedge, with a (somewhat) elusive lob wedge. They came with some old TaylorMade metal woods, but the woods are a little rough.

    I paid up. Five bucks for the set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Not sure if this qualifies for the golf thread or not, but here goes.

    I bought a set (for resale) of older Ping Eye 2s, left-handed, red dot, at my usual Tuesday night local auction hangout. 3-iron through pitching wedge, with a (somewhat) elusive lob wedge. They came with some old TaylorMade metal woods, but they're a little rough.

    I paid up. Five bucks for the set.
    So...umm...do you play golf left-handed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Double Deuce View Post
    So...umm...do you play golf left-handed?
    Absolutely not.

    Some might argue that I don't play golf right-handed, either.

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    I was able to sneak out this afternoon and play Blue Ash golf course (very nice public course in Cincinnati). What a beautiful day! Course was in pretty good shape, especially for mid March. Shot a 39-42=81...back nine was VERY SLOPPY! It's early...that's my story and I am sticking with it...

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