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Japanese Golf Gear / Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Last post by db2 on July 18, 2018, 10:48:43 PM »
What happened to the 155?
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Japanese Golf Gear / Re: Anyone try Jean Baptiste products?
« Last post by wmclarenf1 on July 18, 2018, 10:12:14 PM »
Not sure which model I tried.  It had the tour ad mt6 shaft.  Super high launch and draw hook machine.  I'm a straight or fade guy.... Most times...
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Teeing Off / Re: Open Championship 2018.
« Last post by 95124hacker on July 18, 2018, 09:28:25 PM »
Jean Van De Velde


Or Tommy Fleetwood.  Brooks Koepka would be great too
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Japanese Golf Gear / Re: Anyone try Jean Baptiste products?
« Last post by tsupo67 on July 18, 2018, 08:12:47 PM »
Nobs  ive hit em inside   and personally thought they were like golf sticks someone who wears too  tight shorts and tshirts they bought in osh kosh  and sports a many machado haircut  wud use..
no discernable anything what so ever except they look awful  and really exxy  that awful shop on geihn higashi dori has them for a mint.
cudnt stand looking at them for a second  BUT  had to waggle them and hit  the putters .
( then washed my hands, was a kin  to touching  taylor made )

 no idea who these are aimed at. really...  I  think they had something to do with kamui at one stage , if so , then the quality is good but the price was insane






 
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Teeing Off / Re: Open Championship 2018.
« Last post by ian-500 on July 18, 2018, 06:07:59 PM »
Who ya gonna pick......?

Francesco Molinari is my pick.

Not going with Poults this time, Ian? 🤣

Hahahaha yes I should do, but this time I'm looking at present form, and Molinari is near the top at the moment, even though Poulter has been playing well too.
We'll see 🤔
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Teeing Off / Re: Open Championship 2018.
« Last post by Shacco on July 18, 2018, 04:37:07 PM »
Who ya gonna pick......?

Francesco Molinari is my pick.

Not going with Poults this time, Ian? 🤣
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Teeing Off / Open Championship 2018.
« Last post by ian-500 on July 18, 2018, 04:35:58 PM »
Who ya gonna pick......?

Francesco Molinari is my pick.
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US Golf Gear / Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Last post by nobwas on July 18, 2018, 03:24:08 PM »
As you may know,  Top Golf produces driving ranges that are more "entertainment"  focused to make golf a casual outing like that of say...bowling...
Now they have released Top Tracer which is an add on system to existing driving ranges where you can see simulated ball paths on the screen placed on each hitting stall.

https://www.toptracer.com/

A couple of the ranges in the Seattle area now have this.    Puetz golf is the local golf superstore and their range has this on every stall and offered free of charge.   You just pay for range balls.
The range closest to my house is in the process of installing this in 6 of their stalls and they charge by 30 min for usage on top of balls.   

I have not had the chance to try it and I don't know how accurately the traces will represent actual ball flight but it is interesting enough to give it at least a try.
And boy how much opportunity there are in this technology for the existing all weather driving ranges in the US alone....  It's a huge market.     
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Japanese Golf Gear / Anyone try Jean Baptiste products?
« Last post by nobwas on July 18, 2018, 03:07:01 PM »
I am eyeing on a JB501 De L'evolution  (made by Kamui) at the moment.
The shape looks very similar to the Kamui Ray from a few years ago.   I've tried the Kamui 456 Silver before and it was a very good head at the time.
JB products seem very overpriced in general ....   but some of their earlier generation products in the used market are somewhat approachable now in terms of price range.   Has anyone tried the JB501 driver and how are they?   Feel,  Sound,  Performance?
I am really in no need for additional clubs at the moment but my Modart MA01D+R that I ordered in 8.5 deg some months ago has this trajectory that is waaay to high for me.   I love the look, feel & sound and the forgiveness but it just goes too high and I feel I am potentially losing overall distance because of it.

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Japanese Golf Gear / Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Last post by freehb on July 17, 2018, 09:43:41 PM »
Some more thoughts on these.  Played 2 rounds with them this weekend and some range time tonight with my favorite son...

I don't think the screws are for weight...they hold the head and insert together...sort of a callaway jail break concept applied to an iron...whatever the intent, it works...these feel really good...miles better than the 705 and significantly better than 503 or 703 (which I thought felt great for what it is).  It's really stable and you know when you've middled it and when you haven't and even when you're close...

These are ball striking irons, there have been lots of comments to the contrary but I love the way they look over the ball...mind you though I'm coming from the 705...they definitely look more player GI than 503.

All that said, if you have a very high swing speed you'd have to go X stiff and high kick point with the shafts to control trajectory....these are not made for the high speed player...

They are working well for me though...I hit the 7 about 150 at sea level for reference.  With heavier, stiffer shafts i10 stiff ss1x compared to bangvoo prem stiff ss1x.  I hit these 1/3 to 1/2 a club shorter than the 705 so with the 1.5-2.5* loft diff, I imagine the 505 is even hotter than the 705.

I know I said "light and tight" in a previous post but I'm getting tighter dispersion and zero hot shots wth the 505 and I imagine it's due to the heavier shafts...

Was making good contact on Sunday and hitting nice tight baby draws or straight shots but also quite a few small blocks...block or double cross with the driver have been my misses of late but the 505 was very helpful, not much distence loss wi the block and all wanted to draw...right front or right side pin high a lot...

Longer distence coming in on par 5s because I pulled 4i for my second shot...just love hitting that club.  It's got an i9 stiff straight in and I'm just real comfortable putting it out there 185/190...not as successful with it on the long par 3s though, I don't like stepping on it....not sure it's helping my scores though, I was always in play and a lot closer with 5 wood on the par 5s...not a single birdie on the par 5s but a couple on the mid length par 4s...

Anyway, I'm taking these to the highlands tomorrow for more honeymoon...
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