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Re: 505 first impressions...
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2018, 01:24:16 PM »
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Re: 505 first impressions...
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2018, 05:05:14 PM »
Thanks fellas, I don't think I could appreciate a weekend like this if I didn't have the wife and kids...

Learned something last night...apparently it's inappropriate to invite several young female club bar maids back to your house when they serve you with your wife and kids regularly...huh...

Anyway, I took a mental health day from work, had a lesson, played the Friday game...went septuple threat today: beer, whisky, rhoudylax, gummies, muscle relaxers, cigars, couple other things...could have had a decent round, was 1 over through 7 until the gummies kicked in...

The thought occurred to me that I could do anything I want tonight...strippers, college parties...cougar bar out by the beach...combing yaj with Seamus in the tub all night...night golf...Living the dream Dale...living the dream...at least until Monday...yeah Monday may not be very fun...
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Re: 505 first impressions...
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 08:39:48 PM »
Ha! Fantastic H!
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Re: 505 first impressions...
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2018, 06:21:20 AM »
That Kinosho bag translates very well your RockNRoll weekend!

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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #19 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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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2018, 10:48:43 PM »
What happened to the 155?

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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2018, 10:43:39 AM »
155 will be back as my gamer here shortly, she's getting a new shaft...free's gonna try a 60g x flex...the basi alpha is a perfect match for this head feel wise and while for me, I've been hitting long (250-260 on good strikes), some track man time revealed an average spin of 3200ish...the substance of it is my swing, resulting in an ave. -5* descending attack angle which creates a challenge getting the 12/13* launch angle I would like but no matter how I slice and dice it I'm leaving distence on the table and sometimes you need to force a swing change through an equipment change...

Gotta get my game tight to beat Ian in the clubhouse Ryder cup...he's a beast, slamming it out there 340+...
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2018, 11:22:41 AM »
155 will be back as my gamer here shortly, she's getting a new shaft...free's gonna try a 60g x flex...the basi alpha is a perfect match for this head feel wise and while for me, I've been hitting long (250-260 on good strikes), some track man time revealed an average spin of 3200ish...the substance of it is my swing, resulting in an ave. -5* descending attack angle which creates a challenge getting the 12/13* launch angle I would like but no matter how I slice and dice it I'm leaving distence on the table and sometimes you need to force a swing change through an equipment change...

Gotta get my game tight to beat Ian in the clubhouse Ryder cup...he's a beast, slamming it out there 340+...

Yay, x flex baby! Get fit by chasing your dog around your garden. You'll be swinging 110mph+ in no time, and that will bring you into the 300yd club.....
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2018, 11:50:35 AM »
Haha, thx for the encouragement Ian, long way to go to even get close to your league...

As I've gotten longer I'm starting to face an identity crisis...my game has been clutch up and downs and mentally break the big hitters for so long I haven't felt like myself on the course lately and my up/down % inside 30 yards has dropped from mid40ies to high 20s despite improved putting...I'm making a lot more birdies than I used to though but even though my handicap has dropped I'm just not as confident...not "knowing without a shadow of doubt" that I'm getting this ball up-n-down these days...perhaps just lack of short game practice and opportunity during play....

Hitting the ball harder s very satisfying but I'm not sure it's made my overall game more clutch when the $/glory is on the line...

Hope I get a test here soon, CLUBHOUSE RYDER CUP BABY!  Ian, get a team together and let's start planning...I know the intls on this board want in as well....
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2018, 12:25:47 PM »
Would love to captain, but maybe not for 6 to 12 months. As a family we definitely want to visit the states.
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2018, 08:11:55 PM »
I know you're not a Jesus guy so no disrespect but for what it's worth Mrs I'm has been in my prayers...if all works out would lve to get u, Dale, db2, 100100, Shannon, Jay and th other euros on us soil...then again I'd rather get a team to my ancestral lands (Scotland/Englad mostly)...the core group at my club is planning a trip to Scotland next year so perhaps I'll meet you fellas for a round or three....
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2018, 01:28:41 AM »
I know you're not a Jesus guy so no disrespect but for what it's worth Mrs I'm has been in my prayers...if all works out would lve to get u, Dale, db2, 100100, Shannon, Jay and th other euros on us soil...then again I'd rather get a team to my ancestral lands (Scotland/Englad mostly)...the core group at my club is planning a trip to Scotland next year so perhaps I'll meet you fellas for a round or three....

Thanks Harry. Come to think of it, I've never played in Scotland.........
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2018, 02:08:23 AM »
I know you're not a Jesus guy so no disrespect but for what it's worth Mrs I'm has been in my prayers...if all works out would lve to get u, Dale, db2, 100100, Shannon, Jay and th other euros on us soil...then again I'd rather get a team to my ancestral lands (Scotland/Englad mostly)...the core group at my club is planning a trip to Scotland next year so perhaps I'll meet you fellas for a round or three....

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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2018, 05:31:37 PM »
Happy to volunteer my place...Orlando is pretty central for flying in...a lot of the intls on this board pass through there...

I'm 2 hours northeast of downtown Orland...good golf along the way as well, would propose the following Venues for a sick American Florida golf trip starting in Orlando:
Stream song resort
Bay hill
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Sawgrass country club
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Mash Landing club
San Jose country club

Plenty of beastie courses...even for beasts like u and Ian...

Winter November through February is a good time to come...it's nice and cool here, courses are pretty firm...mark and victor have mentioned September possibly, that would be a great time, could prob get a Chicago contingent...if you guys listen to a redonkulouse pitch at Wgv you can get $50 lodging and a free round up there...happy to host some intls at my place just up the road as well, have a half dozen guest passes if people r interested in local public access golf with the best greens in north Florida...I can get us on at sawgrass at a reasonable rate as well as some local privates...the stay and play at bay hill is phenomenal...not sure I can help anyone at streamsong...even the locals are paying full bill there...
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Re: 505 first impressions...getting a feel for these...
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2018, 07:18:12 AM »
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