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Forum Thread of the Day: “Easiest blades to hit?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Stonewalled, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what they consider to be the easiest to hit blades. A whole host of different irons, old and new, get a mention, with our members also providing the reasoning behind their choices.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • aussieb: “Original Callaway X-Prototype is by far the easiest to hit, and they get a run when I’m searching for my game.  Really can’t fault the ’18 MBs currently in my bag either.  Had the S55s but they aren’t really a blade.  The 690s I had were very dense feeling for a Titleist, almost Miura like.”
  • Fellaheen51: ” ‘Easiest to hit’ is entirely subjective in threads like this.  WTS, I’ll add my suggestion.  The irons that proved to me that I could effectively play MB blades.  Periodically, when the swing is decent.  That blades are not as difficult to play as they’re made out to be.  That they contain a certain “purity of essence”.  Then again, I’m not trying to hit an MB from 190 yards out.  I know my limitations.  With the right shaft, from appropriate distances, have not found anything quite like them.  ’99 Hogan Apex MB’s.”
  • OsnolaKinnard: “MacGregor Vfoil 1025m. Seriously…they are so easy to hit…and gorgeous… and worth it. I regret selling mine.”
  • NRJyzr: “My Mizuno MS-11s rank way up there, they’ve surprised me a few times.  They also have a fair amount of bounce, 5* in the 3 iron to 6* in the 9 iron.  MP-14s have a very low CG and would be great for those whose contact patterns could benefit from such.  I’ve always thought the Ram Tour Grinds were moderately good in this regard, one reason I’ve kept using them. The granddaddy of the blades I’ve hit might be the old Palmer Standards.  Remember toe-hitting a 4 iron one day from 4 iron distance, and was shocked to find my ball past pin high.  They’re a little sharp on the leading edge, though.  LOL. “

Entire Thread: “Easiest to hit blades?”

 

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  1. geohogan

    Feb 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Adams CMB

  2. jamho

    Feb 5, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Easiest blade to hit has to be CLE 588 49º SP

  3. Bck

    Feb 5, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Wishon 575 mmc

  4. Brian

    Feb 4, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Edel SLS Irons. Single length. Super forgiving. Always custom fit.

  5. cg

    Feb 4, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I only played one for a short time (4-iron), but I’d say the Titleist AP-2’s must be the easiest blades to hit, because they’re kind of like cavity back irons. I’ve played many sets of blades over the years, but they all required practice and frequent play. However, I could lay off for a week and still hit that AP-2 4-iron like butter. At age 54, I now hit cast clubs with strong lofts. (Taylormade Speedblades with 85g steel shaft) So much easier.

  6. Paul

    Feb 4, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    They are all easy. You adjust after 5-6 hours on a range. That’s only 1000 swings.

  7. Lee Eustace

    Feb 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve always played blades, and I’ have to say the Hogan Radials are probably the easiest blades to play. Great forged irons … even the 2 iron is easy to hit. I bought a set on EBAY last year, and wish I’d bought these when they were introduced in the early 1980’s!

  8. Brooks Beesley

    Feb 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    The Srixon 965 gets very little notice but are like hitting a soft cube of butter. Blades as of late are taller and wider than the Staff FG 17’s I played for 2 decades. Give Srixon a run. You will be impressed

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All-new Srixon Q-Star: Spin where you want it!

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If there is anything I have learned in the past year about golf balls, it’s that they are packed with more technology and chemical compounds than most people can comprehend. A lot of premium boundary-pushing technology is found in, as the name states, the premium ball category, BUT Srixon is bringing the same tech found is the Z-Star line to the masses with the fifth-generation Q-Star, priced at $26.99 a dozen.

So, what am I talking about when I say chemistry? How about Spin Skin with Slide-Ring Material (SeRM for Short). SeRM is a urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds (how many times do you think about molecular bonds when talking golf ball?). This flexible coating digs deep into grooves for more control and more stopping power.

When we say “control” we mean friction. Friction is extremely important in golf is because the more you can create with your scoring clubs, the more control you are going to have around the greens. Where does all this chemistry come from, you might ask? In case you didn’t already, know Srixon is owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries — a world leader in rubber technology including tires. Hmm…I think if a company can find ways to increase friction on a tire on a car going 100+ MPH, there must be some type of parallel there…

When you consider that most average golfers miss a LOT of greens, and often times in the wrong places, having a ball that offers a bit more control than the standard two-piece ball means you can (hopefully) stop it closer to the hole. And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1,000 times: The closer you golf ball end up to the intended target, the lower your scores are going to be.

Another way of getting the ball closer to the hole is distance, and the Q-Star isn’t lacking in that department either. By utilizing Fast Layer Core Technology, meaning the core is softer in the middle than around the outer layer [think of it like a symmetrical round muffin top (drool…mmm…muffins)], they can create a ball that is lower compression, feels great, and spins less off the driver without sacrificing the oh-so-important distance. Don’t forget that less spin off the driver ALSO means less axis tilt (often wrongly communicated as “side spin”) creating shots missed left and right.

All off this technology wrapped up in 338 dimples, available in both white and yellow.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day discusses new equipment that has made it into the bags of our members so far in 2019. From new club additions to shaft changes, our members share the tweaks they have made so far this year and divulge what has been successful as well as what has failed to work for them.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Jackal66: “Went from 816 DBD Alpha driver to M3. Changed Odyssey Fang putter to Scotty Cameron Newport putter. Bought a 56° wedge and it is competing with my 53° Diadic.”
  • ObiwanForAll: “Gone all in with TaylorMade clubs and UST shafts.”
  • macedan: “Successes- Ping G400 9*, thought the smaller head size may hamper my confidence, but It has performed beautifully. Mizuno ST180 16*, No words, performs as needed and looks absolutely sharp. Middle of the road- Ping G Crossover 21*, unfortunately, I fell into a swing slump across the bag not long after buying it. When my swing is on, it is one of my absolute favorites in the bag. My biggest complaint is just the appearance of the massive amount of offset.”
  • pollock21: “Been quite a year…TS3 knocked out my trusty G400 LST which was quite a feat. Now shafted with 130 Rogue Silver. I500 w/LZ 7.0 125’s experiment is on the way out. They’ve been excellent irons for me, but I just hit them obnoxiously long. Currently looking for my next set. Also dabbling with a hi-toe 60 to replace my trusty 60* Glide 2.0 stealth. So far, I’m loving it. Last change was putting in the copper spider x which knocked out my ketcsh and scotty newport 2.0.  Failed experiment so far with the flash sz fairway. Putting the trusty 16M2 back in the bag. Definitely moving on from the flash, I’m just not as consistent with it.”
  • shanx: “Took a lesson late spring and my ballstriking has improved. I ditched the Callaway X20 Pros, Cally X Forged ’07s, added Mizzy MP15s with C Taper Lites. Not sure if those shafts will work for me in the long run, but I am going to play them for a bit as I am still working on swing changes from the lesson. Rotating three drivers (2 Titleists and a Callaway Epic), thinking about going to get fit for my driver soon.”

Entire Thread: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?” 

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Chez Reavie’s winning WITB: 2019 Travelers Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 

5-wood: TaylorMade M5 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4-iron), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper Tour 120

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50-08F, 54-08 M, 58-08 M)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper (50), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 (54, 58)

Putter: Odyssey Works No. 7

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Z Grip cord

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