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Title: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on January 01, 2018, 05:40:28 PM
...below has been my setup for most of this year.  Backup bag is nipping at its heels but when money is on the line I have a lot of confidence in this setup (distances are full swings, total yardage):

Driver:  Epon 153/Roddio M6 stiff, 10.5* playing 46".  245 yards
3W:  Spoon/Roddio F7 stiff, 15.3* playing 43&3/4".  220 yards
5W:  Cleek/Roddio F7 stiff, 18.7* playing 43&1/8".  205 yards
3U:  Roddio HybridUT/Roddio I7 stiff, 21* playing 42".  185 yards
5i-P:  Epon 705/Muziik Bangvoo Premium 90g stiff ss1x, playing 38&1/4" decreasing in 3/8" increments.  Standard loft/lie.  Yardage gaps: 170, 158, 145, 134, 125, 115, 105. 
AW:  Epon/705/Muziik Bangvoo Premium 90g stiff, 49*.  92 yards
SW:  Epon 213/Muziik Bangvoo Premium 90g stiff, 53.5*.  85 yards
LW:  Epon 213/Muziik Bangvoo Premium 90g stiff, 60*. 
Putter:  Scotty Camerone Kombi S.  34"  super stroke 5.0
Ball:  Titliest AVX

Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on January 01, 2018, 06:18:20 PM
Most of the time I play about 5-7 yards off those numbers with a 3/4 swing.  I generally hit it about half a club more in an event but my normal swing is pretty weak.  I play with some big hitters and this set allows me to kinda keep up with them.  When I'm chipping or pitching with the big boys I know I have them.  The 49* 705 AW is a real weapon for me.  I love this club.  No chance of hitting the diastema shot with it.  60 yards and in this is generally my go to unless I need to put a lot of spin on the ball.  The bump and run to the 505/50, the 705AW does it all.  No problems with consistency, even on middled shots.  Spin is decent, automatic inside 6' with a decent lie.  If I'm short sided the 52 bent to 53.5 or 60 is the ticket.  I play the 60 back in my stance and can really put a lot of spin on the ball.  Out of the bunker (ours have a super generous amount of fluffy sand, the stuff the use at tpc sawgrass) the 53.5 with 13* of bounce is real good, so is the 60.  What can I say about this putter.  It kicked out the shin.  Everyone who's rolled it says "man, that's a good putter, lemme try that some more..."  Sets up so well, easy to align, feels good, forgiving...just makes putts...haven't ho'd putters since it went in 2 years ago...I look at these pretty putters for sale but no sense in it for me.  I don't see anything beating this out.  Putting was my weakness for 8 years.  Finally got to where I was passable with the belly, rule change, shit, then better, then this and putting is now my strength.  This old girl isn't going anywhere...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: Shacco on January 02, 2018, 02:28:51 AM
Good bag there, H. Like the idea of the matching AW. Found that the AW is one of the hardest clubs to get right. It's somewhat a specialty club that requires touch for delicate shots around the greens and less than full shots but also needs to be forgiving enough to work on full shots. I struggled a long time to find something that works.
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on January 02, 2018, 09:52:58 PM
Good bag there, H. Like the idea of the matching AW. Found that the AW is one of the hardest clubs to get right. It's somewhat a specialty club that requires touch for delicate shots around the greens and less than full shots but also needs to be forgiving enough to work on full shots. I struggled a long time to find something that works.

Thx shac agree, I just got this based on how strong the lofts were bit glad I did, really performs.  I'm so short though that anything 100 and in is a feel shot so usually taking something off the AW or any other club I use...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on February 04, 2018, 08:32:46 PM
Really like each component of this bag...it's very consistent for a good range of shots and perfect yardage gaps for me.

Long end,  irons and wedges, all great...very versatile with the wedges, hitting draws off the tee now which is hard to get used too...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: Sanader on February 05, 2018, 10:52:20 PM
You definitely improved your photographic skills :) congrats on that

Like your bag and all the fine tuning you put in. Iím currently working on a forgiving bag.

Will put in the AW of the iron set. Honestly speaking I never consider buying one before but your praise for the Epon AW got me thinkingÖ
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on February 08, 2018, 09:11:07 PM
I hadn't either...jacked up loft sets I'd use a 50* wedge...less jacked I'd go 52/58 and throw in an extra ute...when I first got it I was like "this thing is huge, wtf" took it out and strarted snuggling them up...been in ever since.  Have not been chipping with it of late as the greens have been lightning fast but forgot my 60 on #8 and it was a long walk back to cart so opened it up a bit wahla...inside 4 feet from a short side to pin on a hill...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on April 29, 2018, 12:27:07 PM
Updated Bag!:

Same, no changeo!

No need to change and no desire to either.  Have a coup,e things in the works but I have a hard time seeing this set being replaced as my tournament bag...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on April 29, 2018, 12:33:05 PM
So I've rethought my no change policy and I've decided to go up in weight class shaft wise...ordering a 70s alpha driver shaft.  The 60s is just to whippy.  Would like to replace the fwy and ute shafts with basi alpha and ut 70/80s respectively...will see if the BTi is the real deal, may go all basi, all through the bag...

In any case, hit the 5&6 irons splendidly today.  I'm hitting 5i 175 with a smooth 3/4 swing.  Really a pleasure to be playing irons again into the long par 3&4's...distence control seems better with the long irons than the mid irons in this set...only seem to hit the super hot ball with 7-9.
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: wmclarenf1 on April 30, 2018, 11:25:16 PM
So I've rethought my no change policy and I've decided to go up in weight class shaft wise...ordering a 70s alpha driver shaft.  The 60s is just to whippy.  Would like to replace the fwy and ute shafts with basi alpha and ut 70/80s respectively...will see if the BTi is the real deal, may go all basi, all through the bag...

In any case, hit the 5&6 irons splendidly today.  I'm hitting 5i 175 with a smooth 3/4 swing.  Really a pleasure to be playing irons again into the long par 3&4's...distence control seems better with the long irons than the mid irons in this set...only seem to hit the super hot ball with 7-9.

You need one of these then H!
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on June 03, 2018, 05:05:52 PM
Those are really nice bags!  Basi is so good, I see an all basi lineup in my future...will see here shortly, some big potential changes in the works...for now, the Kombi s is out and the Oworks 2ball is in...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on June 24, 2018, 07:32:22 PM
Update as of June 2018:  Oworks 2 ball is in Scotty is out...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on September 14, 2018, 07:23:55 PM
Looking back on this thread I realized he how far my game has come this year...705s back in the bag while 505 gets the bangvoo...may hard step the stiffs, am just killing the 705s...hit a flushed 8 from 148 into a slight breeze to an uphill green and flew it...wtf...hitting my driver 260+ rest of bag:

3wspoon:240
5wcleek:225
3uroddio:200
5i:180
6i:168
7i:156
8i:142
9i:131
PW:120
AW:110
53:100
60:85-88

I'm not quite at squirts level but I accomplished the goals I set out to accomplish and it's super fulfilling...can't help not bragging about it...the other goal was to have a better short ga,e and surpri
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: wmclarenf1 on September 14, 2018, 07:25:18 PM
Gotta post pics H
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on September 15, 2018, 12:53:09 AM
Pics pics pics
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on September 15, 2018, 08:54:32 PM
This will likely be the last hurrah for this set up going to a black Roddio baffy, 2 R-sole Utes and the 505s w bangvoo stiff straight in...might give the bolds or the tour spin wedges a whirl...lame member guest setup:

155:11*:Basilius Alpha 60X
Spoon:15.6:Roddio F7S
Cleek:18.6:Roddio F7S
HybUT:21:Roddio I7S
5-A:Muziik Bangvoo stiff
213:Muziik Bangvoo stiff
Oworks RedSpam
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on September 16, 2018, 12:59:55 AM
How much for the onoff hat?
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on September 16, 2018, 02:44:58 PM
$30+shipping..l
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on September 16, 2018, 02:56:35 PM
$30+shipping..l

PM sent. Now read it this one!
 :P
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on September 27, 2018, 09:23:44 PM
Bag in process...long end may get some new Roddio pieces but really happy with everything else, esp the 505s...missing link brash...don't see anything getting kicked out soon except the 2ball and replacing the roddios Utes with the r-sole plate.  Man, the Stella is such a good shaft for me...love it, Roddio is a different level. 
11* 155/BasiAlpha60x:  250
17* Cleek/WaccineCompoGG77s:  225
20* HybridUT/Lunar8:  205
24* HybridUT/Stella8:  187
5-P 505/Muziik-bangvoo-s:  175-115
49* 705/Bangvoo90s:  108
53/60* 213/Bangvoo90s:  100-
Oworks2ball-spam
Titliest AVX

Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on October 21, 2018, 05:47:54 AM
Playing the 505s in the Sunday Nassau and the 705s in the events...I'm just so comfortable with the 705s, have a hard time leaving them in majors...am liking the 505 in the birdie game...have been striking them well and the look and feel real real good...Seamus is a good dog...he'd probably eat Hutchy and the fark...

New bag and headcovers...critics at Sjgcc completely panned one of my favorite setups of bag and headcovers ever...oh well...free just marches to the beat of his own little drummer boy and let's the world spin round of its own accord...

Quite the Halloween party at the club last night..,free went with a gift tag that read "To:  Women. From:  God"

The ladies have never been more pleased by free...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on October 21, 2018, 06:50:38 AM
Nice set up Harry. One question, is your camera from the 1990's?
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: DaleUK on October 21, 2018, 12:30:20 PM
Nice set up Harry. One question, is your camera from the 1990's?

I bet his dance moves are!!
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on October 26, 2018, 09:55:22 PM
Thxs homies...Lol, it's a combination of old iPhone camera and poor photography skills...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on November 10, 2018, 07:12:47 PM
Dale, the ladies have always loved free`s dance moves!!!

That's the source of all the tang I got back in the day...before Mrs free started putting the Nazi regime in motion...

New pics coming trying to k8ck out the 2ball spam...giv8mg an evenroll a go...:::this is what I'm taki g to the course these days...really l9vimg my golf and my gear..,game has finally coming around.  Can play with the big boys now.  Free is sneaky long for a 48 year old guy...couple birdies today, into the wind on tough holes...starting to take skin money away from the sharks at the club with]
155/basialpha60x
15.6spoon/f7s
18.6cleek/waccinecompogr77s
21hyute/lunar8
705 5-A/muziikbangvoo90s
213 53.5/60/muziikbangvoo90s
Evenroll mallet
Titliest AVX
Kinoshohampu navy canvass
Juju hardcover
Sciflex cadet xl
Northern California sensimilla
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: Sgt Squirts on November 21, 2018, 11:51:33 PM
FreeHB I have always admired you. Probably most because I feel like youíre basically an older, weaker version of myself.

To be clear, and no offense, not just physically weaker, but like vulnerable to marriage and emotions and shit. But I see a little of myself in your exploits because FreeHB isnít afraid to tell mama heís headed out, put on some funky duds, go out for a rip, head to the course, and give zero fucks.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/fb7e2222a2349a1045a1f28a09f20169/tumblr_meujvaVbjr1rj0t6wo1_400.gif)
(https://media.giphy.com/media/gBb1wf4gIURnq/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on January 12, 2019, 09:51:00 PM
FreeHB I have always admired you. Probably most because I feel like youíre basically an older, weaker version of myself.

To be clear, and no offense, not just physically weaker, but like vulnerable to marriage and emotions and shit. But I see a little of myself in your exploits because FreeHB isnít afraid to tell mama heís headed out, put on some funky duds, go out for a rip, head to the course, and give zero fucks.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/fb7e2222a2349a1045a1f28a09f20169/tumblr_meujvaVbjr1rj0t6wo1_400.gif)
(https://media.giphy.com/media/gBb1wf4gIURnq/giphy.gif)

Exactly squirts!  No offense taken, youíve always been one of my heroís..,I feel if I was stronger...better looking...we could be brothers...

New bag is coming for free...

Free is a big boy now.  Hit a drive 265 today...albeit downwind...still thatís pretty good...redoing the long end, short end, new irons...what will free be bagging???...wait and see...gonna be sexy!!! 

I guy was hitting my roddio waccinecompo combo at the range, he wanted it but says he has to pay double for all golf equipment cause the same amount of $ goes to his wife...what a fag...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on January 27, 2019, 01:56:28 PM
New bag, new free...donít mean to toot my own horn but...okay...I will because hutchy asked...

Hitting the ball a lot farther these days...as in not just respectable but ďsneaky longĒ distances these days...I overpowered my home course today which wasnít in the realm of possibility for me before...unless I was playing from the biyatushuch tees...same or better accuracy accept off the tee so Iím looking at the roddio compact driver at 44.25Ē to ensure I stay at the 90% fairways off the tee level that Iíve been accustomed too these past 8 years...the changes I started on 2 years ago have really gelíd the past 6 months...basically change from a slide, reverse pivot over the top pull cut to a turn, right shoulder drop turn through smooth and golf is easier and more fun...due to heavy drinking and cold/wet/windy conditions, my hcap isnít in line with how Iím playing...gonna be a fun tournament season...have never felt better about my game....

Bag and approx ave distances-
155/BasiAlpha x 46,11.3  250
Baffy/Lunar6 43,16.7 225
HybridUT/Lunar7 41,21 200
505/Muziik bangvoo s 4-P 190-110
705/Muziik AW 49 105
213/Muziik 53/60 98-
EXO Odessey 45
TP5x

Some big changes, saw them pay off today...funnest wet cold round ever!  Have been pinching myself most rounds of late...wondering when the old free will show up...not squirts powerful but I hit a couple 270+ yard drives today and my decent, not great ones were 250...finally found the pace with the EXO today and buried quite a few today...unfortunately didnít get to finish but may go back out after tubby if mrs free doesnít seem to angry or mean...that woman scares me...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: 95124hacker on January 27, 2019, 02:28:57 PM
Good stuff H!
I thought you went back to the 705ís over the 505ís. Maybe Iím just stuck in a Oct/Nov/Dec 2018 time warp... LOL.
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on February 08, 2019, 09:19:27 PM
Iím sure Iíll switch back to the 705s at some point but ever since 505s were reshafted w the bangvoo-premium theyíve been going great...a little more controllable...light and tight is the way to go with these heads...hitting some dead straight lasers...good spin, nice strong mid trajectory for me w real good check...

Tough day today but made 3 birdies so might get some skin money...the compact roddio driver is really tempting me...will try to find a deal on a mid w Lunar6....
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on March 08, 2019, 09:03:19 PM
Quarterfinals of the club match play tomorrow....need to win this one to make it into the top 35 playing off for 8 cup spots...

Iíve always loved this event even though itís crazy...match play is the best format for my game...doesnít really matter...Iíll the the low cappers with strokes or the high cappers giving em...

Have made it to the semis 5 times before...never to a final...

Going back to the 705s...would actually prefer the 505 but the shafts are a bit too firm for my swing right now...the roddio baffy is a game changer for me...longer than my spoon, really straight and great out of the rough...,if I hit a real good drive and a good baffy Iím chipping on the 5s and that is like taking candy from a scratch baby when youíre giving me a stroke...that said, 2 years ago big daddy dropped a 16 foot eagle putt on me and went on to win 2&1 so Iím just gonna play my game...one shot at a time...

Love the EXO...getting very jammy with it ....just jamming it into the hole...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on March 08, 2019, 09:06:13 PM
Gonna play the TP5 tomorrow...itís j st the best all aro7nd ball Iíve played...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on March 10, 2019, 08:18:36 PM
Wow,got smoked by a 69 year old...dude was -4 through 14 were I succomed....
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: Sanader on March 11, 2019, 02:52:09 AM
Know the feeling. Lost to >70 year old fart. Killed me with his approach shots. Always chipped it to within one-putt distance (regardless how awkward the lie)
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on March 11, 2019, 03:22:05 AM
You guys need to get longer off the tee to put the pressure on from the start. It seems the older guys are very accomplished with their approach and short game. No way you'll beat them if you're a similar distance off the tee.
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: wmclarenf1 on March 11, 2019, 03:39:47 AM
You guys need to get longer off the tee to put the pressure on from the start. It seems the older guys are very accomplished with their approach and short game. No way you'll beat them if you're a similar distance off the tee.

I take approach and short game over 20 yards any day.
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on March 11, 2019, 02:14:05 PM
You guys need to get longer off the tee to put the pressure on from the start. It seems the older guys are very accomplished with their approach and short game. No way you'll beat them if you're a similar distance off the tee.

I take approach and short game over 20 yards any day.

Hahahahahaha I was thinking more like 50 to 100, but if you can only hit 20yds longer than someone in their 70s, well....
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: wmclarenf1 on March 11, 2019, 11:51:00 PM
You guys need to get longer off the tee to put the pressure on from the start. It seems the older guys are very accomplished with their approach and short game. No way you'll beat them if you're a similar distance off the tee.

I take approach and short game over 20 yards any day.

Hahahahahaha I was thinking more like 50 to 100, but if you can only hit 20yds longer than someone in their 70s, well....

Ahhh.. I missed the 70 year old part....
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: Sanader on March 12, 2019, 02:01:41 AM
Follow-up comment (to keep my pride)
He was shooting from the senior tee with a hi cor driver and the course (Yachiyo) was not very long to begin with
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on March 14, 2019, 10:11:18 PM
I really donít think distance off the tee is very important in match play...if u can make putts ur dangerous...about the same distance off the tee with this guy (grey vs blue)...should favor me being the longer hitter but dude made putts and I didnít...hit a similar number for greens...stuck a few in close too...but these old guys who play 6 times a week have real god short games and consistent ball striking..,
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on March 15, 2019, 04:10:01 AM
DISTANCE is everything......
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on March 17, 2019, 09:50:03 PM
Translation, Iíll get up and down on your ass all day long and take your money candy baby....
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on March 17, 2019, 09:58:06 PM
Ian, squirts and I will take on u and Gilligan in a best ball match...$100 a side...
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: freehb on March 17, 2019, 10:19:29 PM
Ian...donít let your golf scores define who you are as a person....
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: MBBG on March 19, 2019, 11:33:24 AM
Bazinga
Title: Re: Free's tournament bag...
Post by: ian-500 on March 19, 2019, 02:16:39 PM
Too easy.

3 weeks time, join me in Jersey. To make it fair, I'll let you use the ladies tees  :o