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#16801 Nard_S

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:39 PM

View Postwmblake2000, on 12 June 2018 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostBigmean, on 12 June 2018 - 03:19 AM, said:

  All I need is to get feel I can repeat but I just can’t seem to dig this one out with driver.

My vote is face more than path. But face inconsistency may be because path requires a lot of timing. But what do I know? Just enough to be dangerous...

I vote for swinging on or under plane on down swing while keeping arms in front of torso. Do that face & path become a lot more stable. Driver and wedge are hardest clubs to pull this off with.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:26 AM

View PostNard_S, on 12 June 2018 - 11:39 PM, said:

View Postwmblake2000, on 12 June 2018 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostBigmean, on 12 June 2018 - 03:19 AM, said:

  All I need is to get feel I can repeat but I just can’t seem to dig this one out with driver.

My vote is face more than path. But face inconsistency may be because path requires a lot of timing. But what do I know? Just enough to be dangerous...

I vote for swinging on or under plane on down swing while keeping arms in front of torso. Do that face & path become a lot more stable. Driver and wedge are hardest clubs to pull this off with.

I agree.  In reading BigM's post, I was thinking his path isn't varying, but face is - and that inconsistency in face is because path isn't shallow enough.  I just write poorly 85% of the time here.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:00 AM

View PostWdwfreak, on 12 June 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

Alright, I went with bigger irons, I tried a number of different irons and ended back up in my 2011 taylormade tp MBs as they gave me better numbers run anything else without spending $1200 on a new set of irons. On trackman I was getting 195-200 yard 6 irons. My driver swingspeed is around 117-120 and those carry numbers show up to real life fairly easily and readily but the irons absolutely do not. I'm not trying to say this as "I want more distance" yadda yadda yadda what I am trying to say is the yardages don't add up to my driver or swing speed, I'm losing it somewhere. I can carry my driver 295 readily but struggle to hit a 6 iron 185 now, 7 maxes out at 175, 8 at 165, but usually shorter than that right now. I had to crank on an 8 tonight in still, humid 82 degree weather at 158 yards...

What's going on? Is it the blades? I'm making center contact, I know my swing speed is there. I out drive my better player and college golfing buddies by 50 yards and hit the same irons on the next par 3. Im just trying to find some answers, this isn't a new problem but after the trackman session with these MBs I thought I'd see yardages come back and I absolutely haven't. Thank you!

Like NRJyzr said, first thing I'd is check the lofts. Then see if the shaft is really optimal for your swing.

I have probably the opposite problem from you. I can hit my irons relatively far for my SS (112mph with driver), but I'm not especially long with my driver. I also hit my irons high, but not my driver.
No idea why, but it is a bit of a puzzle.

Edited by No Catchy Nickname, 13 June 2018 - 07:07 AM.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 June 2018 - 07:00 AM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 12 June 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

Alright, I went with bigger irons, I tried a number of different irons and ended back up in my 2011 taylormade tp MBs as they gave me better numbers run anything else without spending $1200 on a new set of irons. On trackman I was getting 195-200 yard 6 irons. My driver swingspeed is around 117-120 and those carry numbers show up to real life fairly easily and readily but the irons absolutely do not. I'm not trying to say this as "I want more distance" yadda yadda yadda what I am trying to say is the yardages don't add up to my driver or swing speed, I'm losing it somewhere. I can carry my driver 295 readily but struggle to hit a 6 iron 185 now, 7 maxes out at 175, 8 at 165, but usually shorter than that right now. I had to crank on an 8 tonight in still, humid 82 degree weather at 158 yards...

What's going on? Is it the blades? I'm making center contact, I know my swing speed is there. I out drive my better player and college golfing buddies by 50 yards and hit the same irons on the next par 3. Im just trying to find some answers, this isn't a new problem but after the trackman session with these MBs I thought I'd see yardages come back and I absolutely haven't. Thank you!

Like NRJyzr said, first thing I'd is check the lofts. Then see if the shaft is really optimal for your swing.

I have probably the opposite problem from you. I can hit my irons relatively far for my SS (112mph with driver), but I'm not especially long with my driver. I also hit my irons high, but not my driver.
No idea why, but it is a bit of a puzzle.


There are so many variables in this arena.  :)

One aspect often forgotten, when one extrapolates iron distances from driver distance or swingspeed, is that there is no constant relationship between driver swingspeed and iron swingspeed, from one golfer to the next.  An example I've mentioned previously in this thread...  my driver swingspeed matched up exactly with that of another gent in the online golf nerd world, but our 5 iron swingspeeds were 10mph apart.  

This may not have anything to do with the issue posted by wdwfreak, but I'm mentioning it anyway.  ;)

Edited by NRJyzr, 13 June 2018 - 07:45 AM.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:18 AM

View PostNRJyzr, on 13 June 2018 - 07:43 AM, said:

There are so many variables in this arena.  :)

One aspect often forgotten, when one extrapolates iron distances from driver distance or swingspeed, is that there is no constant relationship between driver swingspeed and iron swingspeed, from one golfer to the next.  An example I've mentioned previously in this thread...  my driver swingspeed matched up exactly with that of another gent in the online golf nerd world, but our 5 iron swingspeeds were 10mph apart.  

This may not have anything to do with the issue posted by wdwfreak, but I'm mentioning it anyway.  ;)

If you're suggesting that I go hell-for-leather with my irons.....


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:53 AM

View Post1t2golf, on 12 June 2018 - 08:42 PM, said:

Reported off topic post removed.  

A reminder again: "no debating club heads"


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

View PostNRJyzr, on 13 June 2018 - 07:43 AM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 June 2018 - 07:00 AM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 12 June 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

Alright, I went with bigger irons, I tried a number of different irons and ended back up in my 2011 taylormade tp MBs as they gave me better numbers run anything else without spending $1200 on a new set of irons. On trackman I was getting 195-200 yard 6 irons. My driver swingspeed is around 117-120 and those carry numbers show up to real life fairly easily and readily but the irons absolutely do not. I'm not trying to say this as "I want more distance" yadda yadda yadda what I am trying to say is the yardages don't add up to my driver or swing speed, I'm losing it somewhere. I can carry my driver 295 readily but struggle to hit a 6 iron 185 now, 7 maxes out at 175, 8 at 165, but usually shorter than that right now. I had to crank on an 8 tonight in still, humid 82 degree weather at 158 yards...

What's going on? Is it the blades? I'm making center contact, I know my swing speed is there. I out drive my better player and college golfing buddies by 50 yards and hit the same irons on the next par 3. Im just trying to find some answers, this isn't a new problem but after the trackman session with these MBs I thought I'd see yardages come back and I absolutely haven't. Thank you!

Like NRJyzr said, first thing I'd is check the lofts. Then see if the shaft is really optimal for your swing.

I have probably the opposite problem from you. I can hit my irons relatively far for my SS (112mph with driver), but I'm not especially long with my driver. I also hit my irons high, but not my driver.
No idea why, but it is a bit of a puzzle.


There are so many variables in this arena.  :)

One aspect often forgotten, when one extrapolates iron distances from driver distance or swingspeed, is that there is no constant relationship between driver swingspeed and iron swingspeed, from one golfer to the next.  An example I've mentioned previously in this thread...  my driver swingspeed matched up exactly with that of another gent in the online golf nerd world, but our 5 iron swingspeeds were 10mph apart.  

This may not have anything to do with the issue posted by wdwfreak, but I'm mentioning it anyway.  ;)

This is true! But I will when I have time get the lofts checked, maybe that's the issue? Maybe the kbs C-taper X's aren't as good as the project x 7.0s I was playing prior to that. Unfortunately for now I think I'm back to being away from blades (oh no!)


And as far as swing speed goes, I know I'm 116-120 with the driver and right at 100 with a six iron, which I believe is pretty fast, hence why I'm confused on the yardages...
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:42 AM

View PostWdwfreak, on 13 June 2018 - 10:21 AM, said:

View PostNRJyzr, on 13 June 2018 - 07:43 AM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 June 2018 - 07:00 AM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 12 June 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

Alright, I went with bigger irons, I tried a number of different irons and ended back up in my 2011 taylormade tp MBs as they gave me better numbers run anything else without spending $1200 on a new set of irons. On trackman I was getting 195-200 yard 6 irons. My driver swingspeed is around 117-120 and those carry numbers show up to real life fairly easily and readily but the irons absolutely do not. I'm not trying to say this as "I want more distance" yadda yadda yadda what I am trying to say is the yardages don't add up to my driver or swing speed, I'm losing it somewhere. I can carry my driver 295 readily but struggle to hit a 6 iron 185 now, 7 maxes out at 175, 8 at 165, but usually shorter than that right now. I had to crank on an 8 tonight in still, humid 82 degree weather at 158 yards...

What's going on? Is it the blades? I'm making center contact, I know my swing speed is there. I out drive my better player and college golfing buddies by 50 yards and hit the same irons on the next par 3. Im just trying to find some answers, this isn't a new problem but after the trackman session with these MBs I thought I'd see yardages come back and I absolutely haven't. Thank you!

Like NRJyzr said, first thing I'd is check the lofts. Then see if the shaft is really optimal for your swing.

I have probably the opposite problem from you. I can hit my irons relatively far for my SS (112mph with driver), but I'm not especially long with my driver. I also hit my irons high, but not my driver.
No idea why, but it is a bit of a puzzle.


There are so many variables in this arena.  :)

One aspect often forgotten, when one extrapolates iron distances from driver distance or swingspeed, is that there is no constant relationship between driver swingspeed and iron swingspeed, from one golfer to the next.  An example I've mentioned previously in this thread...  my driver swingspeed matched up exactly with that of another gent in the online golf nerd world, but our 5 iron swingspeeds were 10mph apart.  

This may not have anything to do with the issue posted by wdwfreak, but I'm mentioning it anyway.  ;)

This is true! But I will when I have time get the lofts checked, maybe that's the issue? Maybe the kbs C-taper X's aren't as good as the project x 7.0s I was playing prior to that. Unfortunately for now I think I'm back to being away from blades (oh no!)


And as far as swing speed goes, I know I'm 116-120 with the driver and right at 100 with a six iron, which I believe is pretty fast, hence why I'm confused on the yardages...

This swing speed v carry distance table is spot on for my Driver s/s of 100mph:

http://www.golfwrx.c...ng-speed-chart/

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:27 AM

View PostWdwfreak, on 13 June 2018 - 10:21 AM, said:


This is true! But I will when I have time get the lofts checked, maybe that's the issue? Maybe the kbs C-taper X's aren't as good as the project x 7.0s I was playing prior to that. Unfortunately for now I think I'm back to being away from blades (oh no!)

And as far as swing speed goes, I know I'm 116-120 with the driver and right at 100 with a six iron, which I believe is pretty fast, hence why I'm confused on the yardages...

The shaft is more suspect than the head, it's not matching the swing and speed should not be the only criteria. CB's are better in this regard. The window for miss match is bigger. Blades need a tighter dial in and often that means go where things work but also don't go too extreme. Don't go to"11",  go to "9".

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

I, errr, may have something interesting on the way.... :pimp:

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

View PostWdwfreak, on 12 June 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

Alright, I went with bigger irons, I tried a number of different irons and ended back up in my 2011 taylormade tp MBs as they gave me better numbers run anything else without spending $1200 on a new set of irons. On trackman I was getting 195-200 yard 6 irons. My driver swingspeed is around 117-120 and those carry numbers show up to real life fairly easily and readily but the irons absolutely do not. I'm not trying to say this as "I want more distance" yadda yadda yadda what I am trying to say is the yardages don't add up to my driver or swing speed, I'm losing it somewhere. I can carry my driver 295 readily but struggle to hit a 6 iron 185 now, 7 maxes out at 175, 8 at 165, but usually shorter than that right now. I had to crank on an 8 tonight in still, humid 82 degree weather at 158 yards...

What's going on? Is it the blades? I'm making center contact, I know my swing speed is there. I out drive my better player and college golfing buddies by 50 yards and hit the same irons on the next par 3. Im just trying to find some answers, this isn't a new problem but after the trackman session with these MBs I thought I'd see yardages come back and I absolutely haven't. Thank you!

I have been playing the same TM 2011 MB irons for about 4 years.
This past winter I was fitted for shafts at Club Champion golf.
My goal was for a flatter ball flight, to get more control into the wind.
I went with Nippon Modus 3 120 S - which have turned out great. I can really hit some lasers now.

My experience is similar to Wdwfreak - shorter than expected. That is from Trackman data - 85 mph swing with 6i, and 160 yds.
Trackman sees that as low yardage for that swing speed.
Maybe I was catching them a little heavy during that fitting session, but I still am not hitting it as far as I expect when I do flush one.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

View PostNard_S, on 14 June 2018 - 08:27 AM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 13 June 2018 - 10:21 AM, said:

This is true! But I will when I have time get the lofts checked, maybe that's the issue? Maybe the kbs C-taper X's aren't as good as the project x 7.0s I was playing prior to that. Unfortunately for now I think I'm back to being away from blades (oh no!)

And as far as swing speed goes, I know I'm 116-120 with the driver and right at 100 with a six iron, which I believe is pretty fast, hence why I'm confused on the yardages...

The shaft is more suspect than the head, it's not matching the swing and speed should not be the only criteria. CB's are better in this regard. The window for miss match is bigger. Blades need a tighter dial in and often that means go where things work but also don't go too extreme. Don't go to"11",  go to "9".


Beautiful!!   "When I need that little bit extra, I turn it to 11.".  LOL


OK, now that I've had my fanboi moment, I'll be topical.  I've seen instances where the clubhead can make a difference.  I had a lot of problem playing in wind with my Mizuno MS-11, because I spun them quite a bit, far too much for my launch.  It's what had me switch to the Eye2+ for a full year.  I spun them less, and in spite of hitting them even higher than the Mizuno, my wind play improved by a couple magnitudes.  And I also saw a distance bump, due to this resume spin.

However, it didn't result in improved overall results, as the bump in distance was not across the board, scores were not lower, etc.  I found the PW was still "normal" distance, creating a gap between it and the 9i, which did get some bump (loft for loft compared to Mizunos).  I hit the Pings farther, but hit the Golden Rams or Muirfields better.  I just live with the slightly shorter distance and hit more club.

I even just bent my 80 Golden Rams to a 32* 5i and 52* PW.

Kind of a long winded version of " be careful what you wish for" I guess.   ;).
And perhaps a hint of "driver is where you chase distance, irons are for precision."

YMMV of course.  Golf is not "one size fits all".  :pimp:

Edited by NRJyzr, 14 June 2018 - 11:46 AM.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:48 AM

When I found this thread, I couldn't stop reading - thanks for creating it and keeping it focused on the joy of blades.
For me, I love small iron heads. Their ability to cut through the rough and how they setup behind the ball.
My misses are generally thin or fat, not heel to toe.

One issue I have, is caused by my desire to assemble my clubs myself.
Part of the fun for me is to make them to my specs and know that they are done perfectly.
I would like to buy a set of baby blade heads but don't know how to do that.
    I am a Wishon club builder, so I could buy from them, now through Diamond golf.

Can anyone help me out with a path - through a club builder or some reseller or Miura directly.
It doesn't have to be simple - I can handle complexity. I am not going to resell them, so won't buy much.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:20 PM

View PostNRJyzr, on 14 June 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:


Beautiful!!   "When I need that little bit extra, I turn it to 11.".  LOL


OK, now that I've had my fanboi moment, I'll be topical.  I've seen instances where the clubhead can make a difference.  I had a lot of problem playing in wind with my Mizuno MS-11, because I spun them quite a bit, far too much for my launch.  It's what had me switch to the Eye2+ for a full year.  I spun them less, and in spite of hitting them even higher than the Mizuno, my wind play improved by a couple magnitudes.  And I also saw a distance bump, due to this resume spin.

However, it didn't result in improved overall results, as the bump in distance was not across the board, scores were not lower, etc.  I found the PW was still "normal" distance, creating a gap between it and the 9i, which did get some bump (loft for loft compared to Mizunos).  I hit the Pings farther, but hit the Golden Rams or Muirfields better.  I just live with the slightly shorter distance and hit more club.

I even just bent my 80 Golden Rams to a 32* 5i and 52* PW.

Kind of a long winded version of " be careful what you wish for" I guess.   ;).
And perhaps a hint of "driver is where you chase distance, irons are for precision."

YMMV of course.  Golf is not "one size fits all".  :pimp:

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#16815 Cubsfan24

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:27 PM

Heading out of town tomorrow for a practice round and then I have a two day stroke play event on Saturday and Sunday. 690.MBs in the bag and ready to see if I can win back to back tournaments.

Btw, I always come read the last page and post my replies etc.,but I'm still on page 202 or something of this thread. I've been reading this thing every day for a month+. Tons of great info and stories. I've loved reading about everyone's journey. I just got past the part in 2016 where Bigmean fired his 71 with 5 birdies. Great stuff.

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#16816 OrangeGravy

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:05 AM

View PostNard_S, on 14 June 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

View PostNRJyzr, on 14 June 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:

Beautiful!!   "When I need that little bit extra, I turn it to 11.".  LOL


OK, now that I've had my fanboi moment, I'll be topical.  I've seen instances where the clubhead can make a difference.  I had a lot of problem playing in wind with my Mizuno MS-11, because I spun them quite a bit, far too much for my launch.  It's what had me switch to the Eye2+ for a full year.  I spun them less, and in spite of hitting them even higher than the Mizuno, my wind play improved by a couple magnitudes.  And I also saw a distance bump, due to this resume spin.

However, it didn't result in improved overall results, as the bump in distance was not across the board, scores were not lower, etc.  I found the PW was still "normal" distance, creating a gap between it and the 9i, which did get some bump (loft for loft compared to Mizunos).  I hit the Pings farther, but hit the Golden Rams or Muirfields better.  I just live with the slightly shorter distance and hit more club.

I even just bent my 80 Golden Rams to a 32* 5i and 52* PW.

Kind of a long winded version of " be careful what you wish for" I guess.   ;).
And perhaps a hint of "driver is where you chase distance, irons are for precision."

YMMV of course.  Golf is not "one size fits all".  :pimp:

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:47 AM

I had to look the 'none none more black' quote up... This Is Spinal Tap, it seems. Somehow I never saw this.  I know it must be funny ….

I had loaned my Macgregor 1025M 7 iron out to a pal who was thinking about blades. And forgot I did it.  A few weeks later, can't find the 7 iron. Looked high and low, had my wife help me. (It's hell getting old).  Anyway, luckily he returned it.  Doh...

I took it to the range today.  I forgot how much I really love these clubs.  They really are my all time favs.  I had taken the shafts out of the set and used them in the RomaRos.  Now I think I am going to really pay attention to the right shaft for the Macs and maybe make them my main set.  

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#16818 Oldplayer

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:46 AM

View PostCasualWater, on 14 June 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

When I found this thread, I couldn't stop reading - thanks for creating it and keeping it focused on the joy of blades.
For me, I love small iron heads. Their ability to cut through the rough and how they setup behind the ball.
My misses are generally thin or fat, not heel to toe.

One issue I have, is caused by my desire to assemble my clubs myself.
Part of the fun for me is to make them to my specs and know that they are done perfectly.
I would like to buy a set of baby blade heads but don't know how to do that.
    I am a Wishon club builder, so I could buy from them, now through Diamond golf.

Can anyone help me out with a path - through a club builder or some reseller or Miura directly.
It doesn't have to be simple - I can handle complexity. I am not going to resell them, so won't buy much.
Send Kaaayelll, a member here a pm. He may be able to help you out.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:14 AM

View PostOldplayer, on 15 June 2018 - 04:46 AM, said:

View PostCasualWater, on 14 June 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

When I found this thread, I couldn't stop reading - thanks for creating it and keeping it focused on the joy of blades.
For me, I love small iron heads. Their ability to cut through the rough and how they setup behind the ball.
My misses are generally thin or fat, not heel to toe.

One issue I have, is caused by my desire to assemble my clubs myself.
Part of the fun for me is to make them to my specs and know that they are done perfectly.
I would like to buy a set of baby blade heads but don't know how to do that.
I am a Wishon club builder, so I could buy from them, now through Diamond golf.

Can anyone help me out with a path - through a club builder or some reseller or Miura directly.
It doesn't have to be simple - I can handle complexity. I am not going to resell them, so won't buy much.
Send Kaaayelll, a member here a pm. He may be able to help you out.

Will do - thanks!

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#16820 Sir Slicealot

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:34 AM

So would a heavier long iron be better? Seems like it would help with carry.

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#16821 Nard_S

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

View Postwmblake2000, on 15 June 2018 - 12:47 AM, said:

I had to look the 'none none more black' quote up... This Is Spinal Tap, it seems. Somehow I never saw this.  I know it must be funny ….

I had loaned my Macgregor 1025M 7 iron out to a pal who was thinking about blades. And forgot I did it.  A few weeks later, can't find the 7 iron. Looked high and low, had my wife help me. (It's hell getting old).  Anyway, luckily he returned it.  Doh...

I took it to the range today.  I forgot how much I really love these clubs.  They really are my all time favs.  I had taken the shafts out of the set and used them in the RomaRos.  Now I think I am going to really pay attention to the right shaft for the Macs and maybe make them my main set.  

PS: for anyone thinking about blades - this is a great set to start with. Inexpensive and easy to play....plus incredible style points, IMO.

It's even funnier if you ever played in or hung around a heavy metal band.

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#16822 NRJyzr

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:34 AM

Was tapped to sub in golf league last night.  Felt it was finally time, I took my 1980 Tour Grinds.  For SW, I dug into the storage bags in the garage and pulled the 58* Troon Grind.  Above the irons, I chose to use the Stage 2 Tour 2 hybrid instead of one of the 1 irons I've got lying around.

And played kind of junky, +6 for the nine holes.  I flared an 8 iron into the water short right on a par 3, I hit a punch hybrid OB, and reexamined the difficulty of hitting a hook 2 iron out of the rough.  LOL

The irons were actually quite lovely.  I'm still adjusting to the weaker lofts, especially because I was playing the TP MCs; it's possibly as much as a club and a half adjustment down to my 32* 5i / 52* PW lofts.

It *is* kind of amusing hitting a 7i to a 134 yd par 3 (uphill).  :pimp:

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

NRJyz
I was thinking about which sets I would keep and which I would get rid of in the case of an enforced Rackamageddon, and I decided pretty quickly that the Ram Tour Grinds would stay. Great irons, even if I haven't taken them to the course as much as I would have liked to.

As for Spinal Tap, I think it's funny even if you just listened to rock and read about the rock music scene in the Seventies/Eighties. If you've ever known a rock or heavy metal band, that just adds to the enjoyment, especially the divisive girlfriend stuff.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:44 AM

Spinal Tap lampoons any and all things related to artistic pretensions and vanity which is pretty far reaching. The ones they did about the dog show circuit and the actors vying for an Oscar were hilarious too. Genius stuff, Mel Brooks would approve.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:05 AM

^Best in Show is class :)
Although nowadays with people's behavior towards their pets, it could look like a straight up documentary and not a lampoon.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:37 AM

View PostNard_S, on 15 June 2018 - 09:44 AM, said:

Spinal Tap lampoons any and all things related to artistic pretensions and vanity which is pretty far reaching. The ones they did about the dog show circuit and the actors vying for an Oscar were hilarious too. Genius stuff, Mel Brooks would approve.

Very well put. I am sure that, given a large amount of time and an even larger amount of booze, I could write an essay on the symbolism between the mini Stonehenge and the artistic egos of the Spinal Tap members.
I won't, however, promise that it'll be a good essay.

It's a good thing Biggie just said "no debating club heads", which still leaves the thread open for shooting the crap over classic movies :taunt:
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:01 AM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 15 June 2018 - 10:37 AM, said:


It's a good thing Biggie just said "no debating club heads", which still leaves the thread open for shooting the crap over classic movies :taunt:

There’s an obvious connection between blades and movies. It’s science. Physics, to be precise.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:11 AM

View Postwmblake2000, on 15 June 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 15 June 2018 - 10:37 AM, said:

It's a good thing Biggie just said "no debating club heads", which still leaves the thread open for shooting the crap over classic movies :taunt:

There’s an obvious connection between blades and movies. It’s science. Physics, to be precise.

May be Physics, but Hollywood never lies:
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:12 AM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 15 June 2018 - 10:37 AM, said:

View PostNard_S, on 15 June 2018 - 09:44 AM, said:

Spinal Tap lampoons any and all things related to artistic pretensions and vanity which is pretty far reaching. The ones they did about the dog show circuit and the actors vying for an Oscar were hilarious too. Genius stuff, Mel Brooks would approve.

Very well put. I am sure that, given a large amount of time and an even larger amount of booze, I could write an essay on the symbolism between the mini Stonehenge and the artistic egos of the Spinal Tap members.
I won't, however, promise that it'll be a good essay.

It's a good thing Biggie just said "no debating club heads", which still leaves the thread open for shooting the crap over classic movies :taunt:

Hey the difference between feet and inches (why Stonehenge replica was the size it was for those unversed) is what having irons you like playing is all aboot ;)

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:17 AM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 15 June 2018 - 11:11 AM, said:

View Postwmblake2000, on 15 June 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 15 June 2018 - 10:37 AM, said:

It's a good thing Biggie just said "no debating club heads", which still leaves the thread open for shooting the crap over classic movies :taunt:

There’s an obvious connection between blades and movies. It’s science. Physics, to be precise.

May be Physics, but Hollywood never lies:
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Nice. Well, there you have it.

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