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2020 Callaway Mavrik fairway woods and hybrids

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New for 2020 Callaway has three Mavrik Fairway Woods: Mavrik, Mavrik Sub Zero, and Mavrik Max.

Like with the Mavrik drivers, Callaway has taken every step to bring the same technological advantages produced through artificial intelligence to the Callaway Mavrik fairway metals for 2020.

The first thing you will notice beyond Callaway keeping the naming nomenclature consistent with the driver—Mavrik, Mavrik Sub Zero, and Mavrik Max—is the elimination of the adjustable hosel in favor of saving every last possible amount of discretionary mass to position around the head.

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Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

As we like to remind curious golfers out there: the one design constraint every single OEM has to deal with is final head weight for every club. With fairway woods, that’s between 212 and 218 grams for a 3-wood—that’s it! So use it wisely.

Flash Face SS20: Fairway wood edition

By using A.I just like with the Mavrik drivers, Flash Face SS20 in the fairway woods allow for lighter, faster and stronger faces, but thats where the similarities end…

Callaway Mavrik fairway 2020 face

As much as you might assume it would be as easy as taking the same face insert designs from the Mavrik drivers and shrinking them down to fairway wood proportions, it’s not quite that simple. There are some big differences between drivers and fairways  including

  • Face height, and overall size
  • Materials and mass distribution
  • Impact location variations

All of these factors mean how the faces are constructed needs to change too! Bring on C300 maraging steel!

Quick metallurgy break

From Magellan Metal – C300Maraging 300 alloy steel material is a vacuum induction melted and vacuum arc re-melted, low-carbon, nickel-cobalt-molybdenum high-temperature nickel alloy. This material can produce yield strengths in excess of 270 ksi (kilopounds per square inch ) (1862 MPa) through simple, low-temperature heat treatment at 900°F (482°C). Maraging steel 300 also exhibits good ductility at high strength levels, displays excellent notch ductility and outstanding weldability. This superior maraging steel maintains numerous beneficial features, including:

  • Extremely tough
  • Relatively soft
  • Maintains high strength and toughness
  • Ultrahigh tensile strength
  • Resists corrosion and crack propagation
  • Readily weldable

What this means for the golfer is this specialty metal helps engineers get more out of a fairway wood compare to conventional steel!

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Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

Ok and we’re back…

Each face is different: For a reason

With player testing at both the highest levels and with amateur players of all abilities. Callaway, with the help of artificial intelligence, has uniquely engineered variable face thickness patterns to maximize ball speed on center and off-center hits for every single loft of every single model in the Mavrik family.

The reason being, the average golfer using the Mavrik Max Model 7-wood, for example, hits it a lot differently than a touring profession hits a strong-lofted 3-wood. So why should they have the same faces?

Pair all of this new technology with more available discretionary mass from a fixed hosel configuration and Callaway’s proven Jail Break, and you have an entirely new line of fairway woods redesigned to help golfers across the whole spectrum of skill levels and swing speeds.

Mavrik fairway Wood models:

Mavrik Fairway Wood

Callaway Mavrik fairway 2020 sole

It is the fastest and most aerodynamically shaped of the three and is designed with the greatest scope of golfers in mind. The 3-wood comes in at 174cc’s, making it the perfect fit for players looking for a confidence-inspiring look from address while also not being “oversized.”

  • Available lofts: 13.5° – Strong 3-wood.  15° – Standard 3-wood.  16.5° – 4-wood.  18° – 5-wood, 21° – 7-wood.

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Mavrik MAX Fairway Wood

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Like the Max model driver, the Mavrik Max fairway woods come with two adjustable weights positioned in the sole for either additional draw bias or extremely high MOI. The MOI is further boosted in the 3 wood since the head volume is 200cc—13 percent bigger than the standard model.

Callaway Mavrik max fairway 2020 face

Callaway didn’t just shallow out the Max, increase size, boost draw bias, and call it a day. No, it lowered the leading edge profile to put more face area lower to make it easier to get the ball in the air. The reason being the target golfer looking for this style of fairway wood generally struggles with is hitting a fairway wood of the deck. Plus for players that might not have a lot of speed or are shallow into the ball, it makes getting the ball up easier too.

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This leading-edge change is paired with the uniquely designed faces for each loft, which produces more high-quality shots, according to the company.

  • Available Lofts: 13.5° – Strong 3-wood.  15° – standard 3-wood.  18° – 5-wood.  20° – Heaven Wood (length of a 5-wood). 21° – 7-wood.  23° – 9-wood.  25° – 11-wood.

Mavrik Sub Zero Fairway Wood

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This is the one segment of the Mavrik fairway wood line that hasn’t been mentioned yet—the club for faster players that desire workability and need lower spin. The more workability part is relatively “easy”, lower MOI (compared to the other models) by decreasing volume down to 169cc’s, and shrinking the overall footprint.

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Callaway is using the same two-weight system as the Max but in the same configuration as previous Sub Zero models, allowing golfers to move weight front to back in the head to alter spin. This is not new technology, but it does further help players dial-in numbers, something that could becomes slightly more difficult with the elimination of the adjustable hosel.

Callaway Mavrik sub zero fairway 2020 face

Other less noticeable appearance factors also separate the Mavrik Sub Zero from the rest of the line, including full-face scoring lines on every head, and a more open face angle from the address position—something better players request in a fairway wood.

  • Available Lofts: 13.5° – Strong 3-wood.  15° – Standard 3-wood.  16.5° – 4-wood.  18° – 5-wood.

Shaft Specs, Availability, and Pricing

The stock shafts for the Mavrik fairway woods are below with further shafts options available through Callaway Customs

  • Project X EvenFlow Riptide 50g, 60g in A-Flex, Regular, Stiff, and X-Stiff
  • Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60g, 70g, 80g, in Regular, Stiff, and X-Stiff
  • UST Helium 40g, 50g, in Women’s, A-Flex, Regular, and Stiff

Fitting pre-sale for Callaway Mavrik fairway woods starts January 14. PAR January 23.

Each model is priced at $299.99.

2020 Callaway Mavrik Hybrids

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Callaway Mavrik Pro (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

The best way to describe the new Callaway Mavrik hybrids are as smaller more compact, more precise versions of the fairways woods—when you have an engineering and technology breakthroughs like Flash Face SS20 and A.I to help design faces, why not bring it to as many clubs as you can right?

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Callaway Mavrik Pro (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

Featuring three distinct models to fit specific player types similar to the rest of the Mavrik wood line, the hybrids options are: Standard, Max, and Pro. Flash Face SS20 offers the same unique face cup designs to each loft of each model family to maximize performance and creates greater customization for golfers in each segment of the market. It’s also a heck of a lot of tooling and extra production time being put into each club but Callaway 100 percent believes this can bring an improvement to anyone’s golf bag. 

Mavrik Standard Hybrid

This is the most traditionally “Callaway-shaped” hybrid model of the three. Midsized to inspire confidence, but not too bulky to impede hitting shots from tougher lies or getting through the rough.

Callaway Mavrik hybrid 2020 face

It features a much more squared-off toe to help with alignment and is going to appeal to the greatest number of players.

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Mavrik Max Hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid 2020 sole

The Mavrik Max is exactly what you would expect—a bigger, higher-launching, more forgiving version of the Mavrik hybrid. While not quite as large as the current Callaway Super Hybrid, which is one of the biggest hybrids on the market, the Max utilizes a larger footprint, lower leading edge, and larger face profile to deliver for those players looking for easy-to-launch green-holding control.

Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid 2020 face

The Max offers a similar square face profile as the standard model, but with a slightly higher face height, this creates better vertical MOI (up and down the face) for players hitting this out of the rough, without sacrificing shots hit from the fairway.

Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid 2020 crown

Mavrik Pro Hybrid

If there is one hybrid departing from Callaway’s traditional shaping, this is it!

The Mavrik Pro takes its design cues more from a fairway wood than a standard hybrid but for good reason. The Pro is the smallest in the Mavrik hybrid family and also offers the flattest lie angles to promote a completely neutral ball flight.

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid 2020 sole

One of the biggest complaints OEMs and fitters hear from better players with higher clubhead speeds is that as much as they would love to play a hybrid to gain a higher trajectory or increase descent angle into greens, the dreaded “hook” miss is not something they want to worry about. Callaway believes they have helped solve this with the Mavrik Pro by offering a different head shape than ever before—but what will be interesting to see is if adoption by these targeted players will be as quick as the other models.

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid 2020 face

It’s not a completely new look for Callaway since some might remember the Original X-Hot Hybrid had a very similar profile but with a lot more offset and at this point a lot less technology.

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid 2020 crown

Specs, availability, and pricing

Lofts options

Shafts

The stock shafts offerings for the Mavrik Hybrids pair specifically with the target player in mind for each model by flex and weight availability. For the Standard and Max models, the secondary reason for the selected stock shafts is to help fitters and consumers build combo sets to tailor to each player.

  • Standard: Project X Catalyst 55g, 65g, 75g,
  • Max: Project X Catalyst 55g, 65g, 75g,
  • Pro: KBS Tour Prototype Graphite Hybrid

Pre-sale starts January 14. PAR February 6.

$249.99 per club.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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Whats in the Bag

Anirban Lahiri WITB 2020

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  • WITB accurate as of January 2020

Driver (two models): Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees, D4 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 130 M.S.I. 60 TX

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3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (15 degrees, DS OptiFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 TX

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5-wood: Ping G410 (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80 TX

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Hybrid: PXG 0317 X (22 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi MMT UT 105 TX

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Irons: Srixon Z 785 (4), Srixon Z 945 (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7  (50-12M)
*We were unable to photograph Lahiri’s other wedges

Putter: Toulon Design Austin Stroke Lab

Putter: OnOff Prototype

 

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A Deep Dive: The equipment timeline of David Duval, 1993-2001

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Like Tiger, David Toms, and Fred Couples there are certain players that I have been obsessed with for years. If you go to my Instagram, you can see it in plain sight. When it comes to DD it was more than the what, it was the why, the how that sparked my curiosity. Let’s face it, in 2000 with the Mossimo gear, Oakley shades, jacked-up physique, and on Titleist staff, was there ever a cooler looking player?

No. There wasn’t or isn’t.

That’s where my interest in Larry Bobka came about. I saw David and Larry walking the fairways of Sahalee at the ’98 PGA Championship.

At the time, I was already knee-deep in David Duval fandom but that experience took me over the top. Bobka had a handful of clubs in his hands and would pass DD a 970 3-wood, Duval would give it a rip and the two would discuss while walking down the fairway. Of all my time watching live golf, I have never been so awestruck.

This is an homage to David’s equipment during his prime/healthy years on the PGA Tour. From his early days with Mizuno, into the Titleist days, and finally Nike.

1993-1995 Mizuno

*This was an interesting time for Duval from an equipment standpoint. The pattern of mixing sets to put together his bag began and it was the time he transitioned from persimmon (Wood Bros driver) into metal woods. It was also the beginning of his long relationship with Scotty Cameron, a relationship that still stands today.

What was in the bag

Driver: TaylorMade Tour Burner 8.5 w/ Dynamic Gold X100 (*he also played with the Bubble XHKP Prototype)

3-wood

King Cobra @14 w/ Dynamic Gold X100

TaylorMade Tour Issue Spoon @13  w/ Dynamic Gold X100

Irons

1993: (1) Ping Eye2, (3-PW) Mizuno Pro TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

1994: (1) Ping Eye2, (3-PW) Mizuno Pro TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

1995: (2,3) Mizuno TC-29, (4-PW) Mizuno TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Mizuno Pro (53, 58) with Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Classic Newport (35 inches, 71 lie, 4 degrees of loft)

Ball: Titleist Tour Balata 100

Glove: Mizuno Pro

1996-2000 Titleist

The beginning of the Titleist years started off quietly. There wasn’t any new product launched and David wasn’t quite the star he would become 12-18 months later. However, it gave Titleist the opportunity to get to know DD and his overall preferences, which aren’t dramatic but certainly unique. He didn’t win in 1996 but did qualify for the Presidents Cup Team and finished that event off at 4-0. So the buzz was going in the right direction and his peers certainly took notice.

It was 1997 that things took off on all fronts and it was the year that Titleist made David Duval the face of the DCI brand and with that decision spawned the greatest cast players cavity ever: the 962B—and also equipped David Duval to go on a 3-year run that was surpassed by only Tiger Woods.

Hence the deep dive article I wrote up earlier this month

What was in the bag

Driver

1996

TaylorMade Bubble Tour 8.5 w/ Bubble XHKP Prototype

1997

TaylorMade Bubble Tour 8.5 w/ Bubble XHKP Prototype

King Cobra Deep Face 9 w/ Dynamic Gold X100

Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha 6.5 w/ Dynamic Gold X100, True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ Fujikura Prototype X

1998

Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha 6.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

1999: Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) @ 7.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

2000: Titleist 975D 7.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

3-wood

1996

King Cobra @14 w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

1997 

King Cobra @14 w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

1998

Callaway S2H2 (1 Dot) @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X


Callaway Steelhead 3+ @13 w/ RCH 90 Pro Series Strong

Titleist 970 (Dark Grey Head) @13 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X (only tested this one)

1999

Callaway S2H2 (1 Dot) @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X

Cobra Gravity Back 14.5T w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Irons

1996

(2-PW) Titleist DD Blank Prototype w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (w/sensicore)

(2-PW) Titleist DCI Black “B” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (w/sensicore)

*This prototype set was a blank set of the DCI Black “B” but with sole modifications. 

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000: (2,3) Titleist DCI Black (4-PW) Titleist DCI 962B w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (with sensicore)

*David liked the original prototype version of DG Sensicore X100 that had weight removed from the center of shaft to create better feel and a slightly higher trajectory

24 Feb 2000: David Duval watches the ball after hitting it during the World Match-Play Championships at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Mandatory Credit: Harry How /Allsport

Wedges

1996: (52 @53, 58) Mizuno Pro, (56 @57) Cleveland 588 RTG w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1997: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTG, (58) Titleist Bobka Grind, (57 @58) Cobra Trusty Rusty w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1998: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTGw/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1999: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTG w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

2000: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 “Gun Metal” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

PUTTER

1996: Scotty Cameron Classic Newport 1 35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft, Scotty Cameron Long Slant Neck Laguna Custom (double welded neck)

1997: Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2, Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

1998, 1999, 2000: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

2001: Nike Golf and The Open Championship

The relationship with Titleist Golf ended quickly and when David showed up to Kapalua with a non-Titleist stand bag the rumor mill went nuts. The story (although super speculative) was that David opted out in the middle of a $4.5 million per year deal with Acushnet, a lawsuit followed, but Davids’s stance was that he had a marquee player clause that allowed him to walk if he wasn’t “marquee” aka highest-paid.

Apparently he had a point, Acushnet had recently inked big deals with Davis Love and Phil Mickelson leading someone on the outside to do the math. However, I’m not an attorney, wasn’t there, and have no clue what the legality of any of it was. Point is, he walked and landed at Nike with a new head-to-toe contract. 

 

DRIVER:

Titleist 975D 7.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975E Prototype 8.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Nike Titanium w/ True Temper EI-70 II Tour X (pictured below)

Nike Titanium Prototype 7.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X (featured image)

3 WOOD:

Callaway Steelhead Plus 4+ @15 w/ RCH 90 Pro Series Strong

Nike Prototype @14 degrees w/ True Temper EI-70 Tour X

Sonartec/Excedo (SS-03 head) Driving Cavity @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X

IRONS:

(2-PW) Titleist 990B w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100  (with sensicore)

(2-PW) Nike Prototype “DD” Grind MB w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (with sensicore)

(2) Titleist DCI Black w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100  (with sensicore)

 

WEDGES: 

(53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 “Gun Metal” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

(53,58) Nike DD Grind w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

SPEC TALK

Over the years the one constant was David’s iron and wedge specs. As a shut-faced player he has always favored traditional lofts in his irons. However, a cool thing to note is his lie angles remained constant 59.5 (2-4), 60 (5-9). The running theory here was being a shallow (low hands) and shut faced player, keeping the lie angles at a constant (flatter) lie angle allowed him to feel like his angle of attack could remain the same for each iron. It’s just a feeling but that’s what he did. If the “why of it” is true, it looks like he was doing Bryson things before Bryson did.

David Duval Iron/Wedge Specs

Loft/Lie/Length/SW

  • 2-17/59.5/40.25/D5
  • 3-20.5/59.5/39 1/6/D4
  • 4-24/59.5/38 9/16/D4
  • 5-27/60/38 1/16/D4
  • 6-30.5/60/ 37 9/16/D4
  • 7-35/60/37 1/16/D4
  • 8-39/60/36 9/16/D4
  • 9-43/60/36 5/16/D4
  • P-47/61/36/ 1/16/D5
  • GW-53/62/35 5/8/D4
  • LW-58/62/35 9/16/D6

Whew…since this prolific run, David transitioned into some interesting projects with smaller companies like Scratch, B.I.G Golf (AKA Bio-engineered in Germany), back to the mainstream with Nike, and most currently Cobra Golf.

I hope you all enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me, Duval is not only fascinating from a career standpoint but digging into the equipment of DD has been quite the experience.

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“Why can’t I hit my new irons to a consistent distance?” – GolfWRXers have their say

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In our forums, our members have been discussing irons and how to hit your numbers consistently. WRXer ‘Hubb1e’, who is a 15 handicap, is having issues and says:

“I recently upgraded from 20 year old Taylor Made 360 irons to a set of custom-built Callaway Apex 19 Forged irons. Old irons were traditional cavity back. New irons are categorized as players distance irons. Both have the same fit.

My new 3 iron will go 230 yards or 130 yards and not even make it far enough to reach the fairway. My new 7 iron will typically go 160 yards but will often will fly 175 yards or drop out of the air at 120 yards. I can’t control the distances of my new irons, and I spent a fortune custom fitting them to my swing. Why is this happening? This was never an issue with my old irons. A bad hit would go 10-20% shorter, but I never had balls fly over the green or completely fall out of the air. What is going on with my new equipment?”

Our members offer up their solutions in our forum.

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.

  • ThreeBoxers: “Strike quality is your answer. Tech or no tech, irons will not have 50-yard distance discrepancies. Not super familiar with the Apex irons, but they’re pretty forgiving no? You might lose 10 yards on toe or heel strikes but 40, 50? You’re probably hitting it heavy. If they have a beveled edge, it may mask the feeling of hitting it fat a bit, but not the result. My Mizunos have a pretty aggressive front edge grind which helps a ton on heavy shots. It’s the difference between landing 15 yards short and 50 yards short. +1 on using foot spray to check impact.”
  • extrastiff: “It also would not hurt to check your swing speed. Even strike being terrible that’s a large discrepancy. Maybe your last build had a weight that helped you get consistent swing speed.”
  • WristySwing: “I would say inconsistent strike is the biggest issue. Now that can mean a couple of things. It could mean you, as in the person swinging, are not hitting the ball properly because of inconsistent delivery. The other option is the fit is bad, and it is causing you to be extremely inconsistent because you cannot feel the head. It might be a little bit of column A and column B. However, I would lean more towards column A in this scenario because even a horrifically misfit set someone could get used to it eventually and not have 100 yards of discrepancy in carry shot to shot. I’ve seen people who are playing 50g ladies flex irons with fat wide soles who are very shallow and swing a 6i 92mph still not have 100 yards of carry flux with their sets. If your miss is toe-side 9/10x that is because you are coming too far from the inside. When you get too stuck on the inside you typically stall and throw your arms at it. When you break your wrists (flip)/throw your arms at it you get a very inconsistent low point average that often manifests in extremely fat or thin strikes….typically fat since your squat and rotate is out of sync with your release. As others have said, get some impact tape/foot powder spray and see where you are actually making contact. Then if you can get on a video lesson and see what the issue is. As of right now, we can all only assume what is going on. If your low point control is good, you don’t get stuck, and you are hitting it in the middle of the head — then fit comes into question.”
  • larryd3: “I”d be on the phone to my fitter and setting up a time to go back in and see what’s going on with the irons. You shouldn’t be getting those types of results with a properly fit set of irons. When I got my fitting earlier this year at TrueSpec, the fitter, after watching me hit a bunch with my current irons, focused on increasing the spin on my irons, not on distance but on consistency. So far, they seem to be working well when I put a decent swing on them.”
  • fastnhappy: “One possibility that wouldn’t necessarily show up indoors is sole design and turf interaction. You may have a real problem with the newer clubs because of a sole design that doesn’t work for your swing. That’s hard to tell when hitting inside off a mat. If so, you’d see major distance inconsistency because of strike. The feedback I’ve seen on the players distance irons is exactly what you’re describing… difficult to control distance.”

Entire Thread: “Why can’t I hit my new irons to a consistent distance?”

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