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Title: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Jan 03, 2019, 13:36:02
Afternoon all,

Sadly for me I turn the big 40 in a few weeks and basically decided to treat myself to a new putter (last time it happened I spent £200 on a seemore putter and hated it!!!). Anyhow, onwards and upwards.

Now, I also really want a set of the new JPX919 Tour's, so my question is, south of England, where would be the best place to go for putter and irons? Silvermere seems the most obvious but I have no idea how good the service will be. Plenty of custom fit/putter fitting people EM Golf looks good in Bedfordshire, suppose I would just be interested in any specific views/feedback.

Thanks in advance!
Ian
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: YOOFALLMAN on Jan 03, 2019, 14:07:55
Forty...? Four-Oh you say ? Lucky Barstard !! :raspberry: I'll be "Heinz" tomorrow FFS !! :eyebrow:  :omg:

Have a good one when it comes Mcvities......and hey, get a putter and new irons Man !!  :thumbup1:
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Jan 03, 2019, 14:20:15
Forty...? Four-Oh you say ? Lucky Barstard !! :raspberry: I'll be "Heinz" tomorrow FFS !! :eyebrow:  :omg:

Have a good one when it comes Mcvities......and hey, get a putter and new irons Man !!  :thumbup1:

57 Graham, feck me, we were young on BSG mate!!!!
I hope you are well sir.
I've got a few weeks just yet, enough time to detox Christmas away and sneak back into my 34"

Life is too short, putter and irons probably going into a bag that will hardly see the course - got a 3 year old and 8 week old now.
I just read about golf and do the waggle test in the garage from time to time.

Did manage some good golf in October and early December mind, beating my pals with some rare solid golf - it's like riding a bike.
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: YOOFALLMAN on Jan 03, 2019, 15:27:59
Good to hear all is well Bud, with you and the family - wasn't aware of your ( very ) recent addition - many,many  congratulations to you and your good lady.  :clap: :yes: 

Christ having such young kids like that......it doesn't half make me feel positively Jurassic.... :picard: As a family, we were all together for Christmas for the first time in many a year.... but my two are 27 and 24 now......... :blink: :blink: .....  enough said, I'm away to look out my Pension illustrations !!  :eyebrow:

Hope 2019 is good to you all.
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Roland on Jan 03, 2019, 16:34:01
Afternoon all,

Sadly for me I turn the big 40 in a few weeks and basically decided to treat myself to a new putter (last time it happened I spent £200 on a seemore putter and hated it!!!). Anyhow, onwards and upwards.

Now, I also really want a set of the new JPX919 Tour's, so my question is, south of England, where would be the best place to go for putter and irons? Silvermere seems the most obvious but I have no idea how good the service will be. Plenty of custom fit/putter fitting people EM Golf looks good in Bedfordshire, suppose I would just be interested in any specific views/feedback.

Thanks in advance!
Ian
Ian,

Silvermere are a mizuno performance centre so probably worth checking out.
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Chip_Unsure on Jan 03, 2019, 16:35:10
Happy birthday when the time comes. I know the feeling. Mine are 5 and 8 months. No game since early October.

I’d certainly say Silvermere is going to have the best selection. Not sure what their custom fitting is like but they have separate bays for fitting with premium range balls. You can also try anything you like on the range.
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Gareth on Jan 03, 2019, 20:15:13
Happy birthday Ian.

I'd be inclined to book into the Mizuno facility at Bearwood Lakes for the full fitting marlarky  :thumbup1:
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Jono on Jan 03, 2019, 23:25:06
I went to golf principles to see Jason McNiven as he has all the brands plus the exotics too.

Certainly worth lookin into

I’m more than. Happy with the service and clubs he built for me.
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Jan 04, 2019, 09:11:46
Thanks for the replies chaps, going to do a bit more digging and then pull the trigger  :picard:

All the best for 2019.
Ian
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: ScottyGilbert on Jan 04, 2019, 11:44:53
Many happy returns when it comes  :thumbup:

Great excuse now for a proper midlife crisis style bag update!? (I tell myself that every year!!)

Can’t go wrong with the mizzies

Fitted / custom putter with your name on it, that’s the anser (boom boom....) still got my Slighter from the mid 90’s, ends up in the naughty bag every so often, but keep going back to it.

All the best, Scotty
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: 3puttwizard on Jan 04, 2019, 19:23:02
Is there that much difference between the 900/919 tours?

If not you could bank the difference and blow it on a new expensive driver. 500 quid for the M5 or Flash  :huh:
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Jan 07, 2019, 09:25:43
Is there that much difference between the 900/919 tours?

If not you could bank the difference and blow it on a new expensive driver. 500 quid for the M5 or Flash  :huh:

Rob,

Don't start talking common sense now!!
I agree, this is something I'm also thinking about, the new Mizuno ST190 driver looks worth a wack so I might do a bit of jiggling around!

The TM and Callaway offerings are dog shite! You heard it here first!!!

Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: 3puttwizard on Jan 16, 2019, 10:55:10
Saw a mint set of JPX900 Tour/S300  in AG last night 360 notes...nearly bought them myself....

Also saw all the new drivers and the slugger at the range was nuking the new Cobra (yellow underneath- F9?) .

Price and performance wise he reckoned it would outsell everything.
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Stanster on Jan 16, 2019, 13:43:32
Saw a mint set of JPX900 Tour/S300  in AG last night 360 notes...nearly bought them myself....

Also saw all the new drivers and the slugger at the range was nuking the new Cobra (yellow underneath- F9?) .

Price and performance wise he reckoned it would outsell everything.

My local AG seen to be selling off all their preowned stuff, think the new owners are trying to get it off the books and get some cash in.
Before xmas that had more second hand stock than new  :scared:
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: SkankyShanky on Jan 16, 2019, 13:56:11
is that Ramsgate or Canterbury? I've looked in the Ramsgate one in the past and the 2nd hand stuff mostly seemed overpriced rubbish
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Stanster on Jan 16, 2019, 14:06:46
is that Ramsgate or Canterbury? I've looked in the Ramsgate one in the past and the 2nd hand stuff mostly seemed overpriced rubbish

I've been in both recently.
Rumours are the Canterbury shop is moving up to our range  :blink:
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Feb 15, 2019, 14:16:15
A quick (boring) update for anyone remotely interested.

Went to EM Golf this week in Bedfordshire for an iron (Mizuno) and putter fitting. All pretty sad and tragic but there we go.

Mizuno MP18's SC's 4-8 iron and Blade 9-PW about to be ordered.
Changed from S300's to Project X LZ 6.5 - never even considered Project X but these were great.

Putter fitting was interesting, basically I'm shit - but a few quick pointers helped.
Stroke Lab Tuttle now in the bag.

f**k it, you only turn 40 once.
2 weeks today - making the most of my last few days in my 30's.

Ed who runs EM Golf is excellent and I would thoroughly recommend him. He has a great set-up and the putter fitting especially was very interesting, he has the quintec (excuse spelling) system and it's good to see how badly you putt even when you think it's a fairly strong part of your game.

Onwards and upwards.
Enjoy the weekend all,
Ian
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: ernies_eye on Feb 15, 2019, 14:56:38
Do quite fancy the Tuttle stroke lab myself Iain. Did you try any of the other stroke labs?

Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Feb 15, 2019, 15:19:42
Do quite fancy the Tuttle stroke lab myself Iain. Did you try any of the other stroke labs?

Tried the Stroke Lab Seven and Marxman heads but my alignment was off with my putter and I found the Tuttle the best for alignment.

Well worth a go, the feel is great off the face. The inserts on the Stroke Labs have been hardened up, not as soft (which I didn't like) as some of the older models.

Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: ernies_eye on Feb 15, 2019, 15:23:02
Re the alignment thing I have read somewhere that the three lines - may have been at one of the many putter fittings I have had in the past. Need all the help I can get to be honest
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Cols_Ears on Feb 15, 2019, 15:36:56
Sounds like a great combo of irons Ian. Strong shaft that though 6.5!!!

This is MSG not BSG you know... :raspberry:
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: inoculator on Feb 15, 2019, 17:09:20
Sounds like your bag will be set for at least 6 months Ian  :chuckle:

Nice treat - I do fancy a hit of the MP18's - really need to replace my 57's but still love them not sure I can give them up.

Don't think you're alone re: putting - worst part of my game often.
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: david92 on Feb 15, 2019, 20:02:01
Sounds a good idea re shorter irons...I never really like the look of the PW in the SC
Title: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: hotbaws on Feb 16, 2019, 13:27:56
Sounds like a great combo of irons Ian. Strong shaft that though 6.5!!!

This is MSG not BSG you know... :raspberry:

Col,

The PX LZ play quite soft to flex as I was between them and the Nippon 105 X when I had the PXG fitting and I was expecting to be fitted in S flex.


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Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: SkankyShanky on Feb 16, 2019, 17:18:56
Are you calling him a wimp?
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Feb 16, 2019, 21:26:02
Sounds like a great combo of irons Ian. Strong shaft that though 6.5!!!

This is MSG not BSG you know... :raspberry:

I’ve got X flex in the woods too. Who’d have thought it!!
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: Ritchie on Feb 16, 2019, 21:27:19
Col,

The PX LZ play quite soft to flex as I was between them and the Nippon 105 X when I had the PXG fitting and I was expecting to be fitted in S flex.


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Don’t say that big man!!!!

*youre probably right
Title: Re: Turning 40 and Treating myself
Post by: callyman on Feb 16, 2019, 22:24:47
Im off to the gym Ian, I'm only on project x LZ 5.5, but I am old and only half the size of Gaz.

I have the JPX 919 forged but have the MP18 blade wedge, if only I was good enough to carry a few more, lovely.