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    Posted: 27 July 2006 at 10:16am

My current irons are Titleist 681 (circa 2001). I love the higher muscle back and traditional look. The feel is really good, but not great. For feel I can't beat my old double forged raw finish KZG blades. The toe on these clubs is a little square for my liking, the blade is a little long and there's more offset than I like, but overall, I like them. I carry 2-PW and they have S300 shafts with a D4 swing weight at standard length and 1* upright and they frequency at 7.0.

 

My 3 wood is a Titleist PT 13* with S300 shaft at 42.5" long and a D3 swing weight. This design was originally introduced by Titleist in 1991! I have the modified bore-through version which came out in 2001 which was made for Tiger Woods. It frequencies at 6.6. It hits the flattest trajectory of any three wood I have owned and I am in love with this thing. Off the tee it is a consistent 250 for and I hit it very straight. I love the heavier feel of the steel shaft. It sounds very different than 3 woods made today, it sort of has a muted click or thunk sound to it, a lot like an old persimmon wood. There's no loud "ping" sound to it, it's very understated, almost to the point where you can't tell if you really nuked one, but I like it. I really like the simple and classy look at address. No frills or gimmicks, just control.

My wedges are KZG double forged blades in raw finish, 54* and 60* with Rifle 5.5 shafts for better feel.

 

I have a couple Scotty putters, the one I have in the bag right now is a Studio Stainless Newport 2. Nothing special, just a simple putter that looks good to my eye and provides a lot of feedback.

My driver right now is an Infiniti Propulsion 440 with a V2 shaft at 43.75" in length at 9.75* loft. This may change soon. The clubface is dead square, hand picked from the warehouse and reads 9* of loft on the sole.

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I've recently swapped out my 13* Titleist PT with S300 for a 15* with an X100 and am happier with the ball flight. It's slightly higher and the stiffer shaft feels better in my hands, easier to control. It's a bit shorter than the 13*, but as I've done some swapping with my driver to gain yardage, it's not being an issue at my home course.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote prov1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2006 at 4:25pm
chuck, i thought you found the 681's to be the least offset that was sold?

how is it that they are too much offset?

i would really like some high cog blades with 0 offset and those dynamic gold tour x700 shafts! alas i think this can not be found.
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They're pretty close. KZG makes a set called ZO (zero offset) that you might like. They're about as close as you'll get.
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Long overdue for an update, here is my current setup
 
Bag - Nakashima Carry Bag and Staff Bag
 
 
I love the carry bag, tons of pockets, super light, lots of padding and best of, legs that don't slip on tile or other slick surfaces. The legs have rubber feet at the end that could grip ice, what a novel idea!
 
If you order the bag through us, you not only save $10 but you get your name embroidered for free! Order Nakashima Carry Golf Bag
 
Driver - The Big Dog - Nakashima Htec 460 8.5*
 
 
This has been the one club that has completely changed the way that I view and play the game of golf. Before switching to Nakashima, I would constantly spin the ball too much, not get enough roll and be killed playing in any wind. Now I've picked up 30+ yards just like my students are and I don't even think about golf the same way. I love pounding the ball, I'm not going to lie, and now I can actually do it using equipment that is perfectly fitted for me. You too can get a Nakashima head by clicking here.
 
The Shaft - Synergy at its finest...
 
The Nakashima head isn't the be all, end all without the right shaft, and that search is now over as well. I'm currently playing the Matrix F7M2 LTD X flex which you can buy here. This shaft is king for getting rid of a ballooning ball flight for the higher swing speed player. The LTD is for "Limited Tip Deflection". It has a stiffer tip than the other M2 series shafts such as the F6M2, which I have also played and love, but it gets a little loose when I want to step on the throttle. The same is true of the XCon5 which we have had incredible success in fitting our students with at the Rotary Swing Golf Academy here in Orlando, FL. It is just a hair too soft in the butt and mid section and I feel I have more control with the F7M2 LTD.
 
 
 
Irons - Nakashima NP1 3-LW
 
I've switched over all my irons, wedges include to the Nakashima NP1's. They're goregous and clean, with simple lines and great feel. I currently have Project X 6.5's but am switching to the KB Tour 6.5 when we get them in. They are sick! You can order the NP1 Wedges here.
 
 
I've yet to switch out 3 wood and hybrid yet to Nakashima, they just aren't performing the way I want for my swing characteristics, so I'm playing a Titleist PT 13* with V2 Tour X 96 gram shaft and a tour issue TaylorMade 17* Rescue with a Matrix Altus Hybrid X shaft.


Edited by Chuck Quinton - 08 September 2008 at 6:43pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SINceREous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 August 2010 at 7:09pm

CQ,

Are your irons still 1.5" shorter than standard like you had said in one of your videos?
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1/2" short now to minimize swing weight issues.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike Mulligan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2010 at 2:49am
Chuck   i'm hearing and reading more about shorter clubs..(phil tried it this past weekend with his driver..oopps disaster for him).could you update your feelings on club length...I'm 6-4  and play pings +1 inch..( we met at the calif clinic if Feb-which was great)...woods i play at standard length  ie 45" 43" 42" (1,3,5)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chuck Quinton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2010 at 10:31am
Hi Mike, at your height club fitting can be a little tough, but it depends on your build as much as anything. If you have long arms and torso and short legs, you can end up with clubs actually short of standard.
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