Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

* * * * * 38 votes

Blade users thread (no debating clubheads!)


15040 replies to this topic

#31 bladehunter

bladehunter

    Cubs win ! Cubs win!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,157 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 291449
  • Joined: 01/12/2014
  • Location:south carolina
  • Handicap:NONE
GolfWRX Likes : 11430

Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:08 PM

MP68 here..... in my bag for when the score counts.... titleist 1994 tour model 1-9 iron x100  are in the sunday bag for when I just want to go back in time...  1-9 iron Cleveland 588 49 and 56sw and that's it  ...2 cap at the moment...was trending down before the weather turned south...im sure that will change , but not getting to play enough to matter at the moment... got a date set tomorrow with my 6 year old nephew...2 sunday bags and 9 holes in 45 degree weather.... Ill love every second of it im sure!

Edited by bladehunter, 09 January 2015 - 07:11 PM.

17 M1 440 8.5 ( tour issue head ) Fuji Atmos Black 6X ( limited WRX special addition 16/100)
17 M1 15* (tour issue head)  Graphite Design ADDI 8X  
Titleist TMB 2 Graphite Design 105X prototype
Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
Vokey sm6 copper 53 Vokey 300 series 59   S400
Cameron Newport Beach CT
B330S

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#32 DeNinny

DeNinny

    Major Wiener

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,101 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 21391
  • Joined: 11/05/2006
GolfWRX Likes : 18312

Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

I play mp67 as my gamers and mp60s as my backup set but often switch back and forth.  I have done this for 8 years and counting.  Throughout this time my index was anywhere between a 16 and 7.5.  What I found was that on average I shot the same scores with either set.  I also found that a blade is superior, to even a player's CB, in terms of feel, feedback, shot precision, and workability.  I also found that bad shots feel worse and maybe go shorter with a blade.  Additionally, I think because of the superior precision and workability of the blade, I can shoot my absolute personal bests with my blades.

I was never a blade fanatic to start.  I was a hack golfer that wanted to play well.  As I have played both types of clubs I became a blade lover simply from my experience above.  I put up with the drawbacks of them simply because those drawbacks (mainly less forgiveness and harsher feedback and feel from a bad shot) have NEVER been detrimental to my average score and moreover I have the potential to score my personal best with them.  The feel when hitting them well and also the ability to pull off amazing shots with them, in conjunction, is also a joy that makes me a lover of blades.  Again, not even my players cb mp60s can compare to this.

Blades are a pure joy to play.  Like Bigmean stated, I think anyone shooting in the mid 80s or even just below bogey should consider playing them.  In my experience, the manufacturer's recommended handicap levels by club type are a pure sham.  They are not based on any data, that's for sure, so they can be ignored.  They don't apply to me at the very least.

Great thread Bigmean.  I'm so sick of having to defend my points above by folks that can't believe they are true and have seen too many threads derailed by those same folks.  Talking about blades and golf should just be about sharing personal experiences.
TEE CB4 10* Driver, Fujikura Speeder 652 R-flex
TEE CB2 13* 3w, 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
TEE CB2 15* 3w, 18* 5w, 21* 7w, 65g Fujikura Motore F1 R-flex
Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
34" Piretti Bosa, Iomic Absolute X

Registered Bladeocrat
Outlaw Golf Association Member #7

2

#33 Llefty

Llefty

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 213293
  • Joined: 11/27/2012
  • Location:Middle America
GolfWRX Likes : 44

Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:46 PM

Not as much available for us lefties. I've played FG-17,Ram Tour Grind,690.MB,MP 68(owned 3 times,maybe four). Always ready to try a new blade.
Ping G20
TEE 3 Wood
TEE 5 Wood/TM TP rescue/TEE 3Hybrid
Mizuno MP-25 4-PW
Mizuno T-10 52,56,60
Ping Putter-the only one since 1985

3

#34 NRJyzr

NRJyzr

    new pup Sťamus

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,795 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 72626
  • Joined: 01/12/2009
  • Location:Minnesota, USA
  • Ebay ID:n.r.jyzr
GolfWRX Likes : 4147

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

See what happens when I have meetings and have to go in the office?  I miss amazing threads like this....

I know I told my story in the earlier "back to blades" thread, but I'll bore everyone again.  Maybe I'll try to keep it a bit shorter this time.  :)

<standing up>  Hi everyone.  My name is Ed.  I play blades.

I switched at a time when no one in their right mind would have suggested it, in the winter following my second year of golf.  I was basically a 20 hdcp, playing par 3 courses as much as anything, and had just moved from Tour Edge Comp 950s to Goldwin AVDP Tours.  On a lark, I hit a friend's Golfsmith Professional Grind blade and thought I was seeing better results than with my own clubs.  Demo'd MP14, same shafts as my Goldwins, hit the MP14s light years better.  Was all over a little driving range green, one I had a hard time hitting with my own irons.

Light bulb went off, bought a set of Golden Rams on New Years Eve, off I went.

I've become something of a Ram disciple over the years, somewhat ironically, as I was jumping on the wagon about the time it was coming to a halt.  ;)  I can't really explain why I was so intent on acquiring a set of Rams, just seemed like they were the ones I was supposed to buy.  Call it fate.

Played them from the start of the year.  Hit them pretty well, even the long irons, which I amusingly hit better than the short irons (until recently, that's always been a problem for me).  Was seduced by the lure of Peerless PHD Tours, built a set, had the same occasional squirrelly shots with them that I would see with my Goldwins, saw my scores going up.  Back to the Rams, all is right with the universe.  Finished that season with a 13.6 index, 12 the next year, 11 the year after that.

Over the next four years or so, I set off on an orgy of blade acquisition.  It got cartoonish after a while.  FG17s and line over Tour Blades?  Sure.  Palmer Standards?  I'll take one of each.  Muirfields?  Don't mind if I do.  More Ram Tour Grinds?  Better believe it.  Even finally got on the Mizuno train a couple times, still have one of those sets.

Because I'm an unrepentant club ho, I keep trying CBs from time to time.  Played Eye2+ for a year, played ISI for half of 2014.  Ultimately, each time I go away from the blades, I find I play a bit better when I come back to them.  I hit them straighter (relatively speaking).  I generally hit blades lower than the CBs I've played, which is a good thing for me (I hit my MS-11 5 iron higher than the famous Trackman tour average launch for the 6 iron, they're probably about the same loft).  Even on bad days, I much prefer hitting them.

I admit I have a certain interest in wanting to know when I've screwed up.  If I don't, I find my swing gets sloppy; the "garbage in/garbage out" approach works for me.

I've probably put a healthy number of folks to sleep, so I'll  move along now....
The Ever Changing Bag!

Driver:  King LTD, HZRDUS 75 6.5 at 44½" --or-- R9 SuperDeep, Motore F1 85 X at 43½"

3w:  Stage 2 Tour 14.5°, BiMatrix X at 42½"

3h Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S and 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
--or--
2-PW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5

SW:  Ram TG-898 56°, NV105 S  --or--  Golden Ram TW282 56°, Precision 6.5
LW:  Maltby Design 60°, NV105 S  --or--  Maltby Design 60°, DGS300 tipped 1"
Putter:  Tad Moore Pro 1 P  --or--  some form of 8802-ish blade  --or--  Ping Anser  --or-- Mizuno TPM-2
Balls:  in no particular order...  Wilson Staff FG Tour or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Vice Pro Neon
Shoes by New Balance
Pure Pro grips, various colors

4

#35 GWReed74

GWReed74

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 40 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 344299
  • Joined: 10/12/2014
  • Location:Northeast
  • Handicap:8
GolfWRX Likes : 5

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:08 PM

View PostBigmean, on 09 January 2015 - 03:02 PM, said:

I have to admit.....I have never hit a titliest MB.  I would like to try one day.

I am a big mizuno fan from my 14s, so I totally understand how it is hard for you to leave the 33s.

Picked up a 714 combo set this year cb and MB. Absolutely love the mb's. Def give them a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Driver: Titleist 915 D3 8.5 Whiteboard X
3 Wood: Titleist 915 15 deg Whiteboard x
Hybrid: Titleist 915 Hd Whiteboard S
Irons: Titleist 714 4,5,6 CB 7,8,9 MB S
Wedges: Vokey 46, 50, 54, & 58
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

5

#36 MtlJeff

MtlJeff

    #TheWRX (Callaway Trip)

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 19,259 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 68568
  • Joined: 11/01/2008
  • Location:Montreal
  • Handicap:1.0
GolfWRX Likes : 19035

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:10 PM

my favorite blades are the Cobra Amps because they are on the bigger side. I actually feel like i can hit them
Callaway Epic Subzero 8 w/Diamana D+ 70
Callaway XR Pro 14 w/Diamana D+ 80
Callaway Steelhead XR 3 iron w/S300
Callaway Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S200
Odyssey Versa Works 1W Tank

6

#37 Buzzkill

Buzzkill

    Hall of Fame

  • Marshals
  • 5,253 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 40610
  • Joined: 10/09/2007
  • Location:Colorado Springs, CO
  • Handicap:3

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:18 PM

Grew up playing blades from the mid 70's and pretty much stuck with them (like the simple clean lines) although I have owned and played numerous Ping iron sets.


Edited by Buzzkill, 11 January 2015 - 04:08 PM.

JPX-900 driver, 3 wood, 4 hybrid
900 Tour 5, 7, 9, PW irons; T7 SW & Mizuno Bullseye Flange
WITB
My Swing

7

#38 bladehunter

bladehunter

    Cubs win ! Cubs win!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,157 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 291449
  • Joined: 01/12/2014
  • Location:south carolina
  • Handicap:NONE
GolfWRX Likes : 11430

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

jeff if you ever run across a titleist ZB set take a look...its a progressive combo set where the 3 4 5 iron are CB and they are long heel to toe...the 6 iron is an almost hybrid cb and mb and then 7 8 9 pw are MB...they are all a bit longer heel to toe and a slightly wider sole...Very underated setup ..I played them 3 summers ago and really shouldn't have sold them... I should have reshafted and kept....
17 M1 440 8.5 ( tour issue head ) Fuji Atmos Black 6X ( limited WRX special addition 16/100)
17 M1 15* (tour issue head)  Graphite Design ADDI 8X  
Titleist TMB 2 Graphite Design 105X prototype
Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
Vokey sm6 copper 53 Vokey 300 series 59   S400
Cameron Newport Beach CT
B330S

8

#39 MtlJeff

MtlJeff

    #TheWRX (Callaway Trip)

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 19,259 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 68568
  • Joined: 11/01/2008
  • Location:Montreal
  • Handicap:1.0
GolfWRX Likes : 19035

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 09 January 2015 - 10:22 PM, said:

jeff if you ever run across a titleist ZB set take a look...its a progressive combo set where the 3 4 5 iron are CB and they are long heel to toe...the 6 iron is an almost hybrid cb and mb and then 7 8 9 pw are MB...they are all a bit longer heel to toe and a slightly wider sole...Very underated setup ..I played them 3 summers ago and really shouldn't have sold them... I should have reshafted and kept....

I'd like to buy a set of blades but it's so expensive for basically a luxury item (i play JPX825's). I guess i could scour ebay but we pay through the teeth in shipping and duties. I owned a set of S59's a few years ago and regret selling them.

The Amp Cells i messed around with the other day and they look hittable, i'm just so used to bigger clubs....but nothing looks better in the bag then blades!
Callaway Epic Subzero 8 w/Diamana D+ 70
Callaway XR Pro 14 w/Diamana D+ 80
Callaway Steelhead XR 3 iron w/S300
Callaway Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S200
Odyssey Versa Works 1W Tank

9

#40 RRFireblade

RRFireblade

    AKA Jay.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,759 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 23410
  • Joined: 01/01/2007
  • Location:Central Florida
  • Handicap:+6.2
  • Ebay ID:RRFireblade
GolfWRX Likes : 2710

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

Well, chalk up another one here. Been playing blades since they were just called clubs. I've been in and out a few different CB over the years but never truly found a set that made any noticable scoring difference and a couple that did the contrary.

I've played mostly Titleist, but quite a few Hogan models way back, Wilson Staffs, Mizuno. Played the TW Nikes for a short while then stumbled on to the Cally Protos. I think I'm now on my 4th or 5th set of Cally MBs.

In simplest terms, I just like 'em. Very smooth, look great, no harshness on off center hits but still provide solid reliable feedback. As for blades in general, I just like it when the ball looks giant in front of the club. I feel like I can hit any dimple, like that one specific dimple on the back of the ball and the club just totally disappears.

XRP 8.5* XS
XRP #3 XS
Cally Apex MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
Cally MD3 52*/56*/60*
Scotty Studio Select Custom

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#41 flaMtneer

flaMtneer

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 50 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 342507
  • Joined: 09/30/2014
GolfWRX Likes : 51

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:47 PM

I'll retell my story.  I started with Wilson Staff Dynapower Fluid Feel with Aluminum shafts.  Probably circa mid-1970's.  After a couple years my dad won a set of Ram Tour Grinds with DG S300's.  Played those for the next 15+ years.   In the mid-90's I decided that technology was passing me by and I bought a set of Tommy Armour 855s (Reduced Offset).  I played those for another 15+ years until about 18 months ago.  I had been mostly away from the game for about 8 years - averaging less than 1 round per year.  When I started back up about 2 seasons ago I decided to start with all new equipment. Ended up buying RazrX MBs (long story) and I couldn't be happier.  Great clubs.  I was suddenly able to hit shots that I'd long forgotten about (knockdowns, big hooks/slices from trouble, etc).  Love 'em.  No idea why I waited so long to go back.

11

#42 Bigmean

Bigmean

    Everything is Relative

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,357 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 344303
  • Joined: 10/12/2014
  • Location:Palm beach county
  • Handicap:JDM
GolfWRX Likes : 5190

Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:11 PM

View PostRRFireblade, on 09 January 2015 - 10:32 PM, said:

. As for blades in general, I just like it when the ball looks giant in front of the club. I feel like I can hit any dimple, like that one specific dimple on the back of the ball and the club just totally disappears.

Interesting point.  I got the miura small blades this last summer, and although in theory a smaller head should be harder, I find not just the same perception as you said, but after spending time with them, it is harder for me to adjust to the longer heel to toe of even my other blades.  Oddly enough, I strike them like a lot better than my Vegas which are longer.  My miss is toward the heel, probably another reason I like blades, and logic would say you would feel better with a bigger face you can't miss, but the small blades just feel like all I have to do is make contact and that contact almost has to be in the sweetspot.  It is a bit of a reverse logic thing, but I definitely agree, and it is a point that is never brought up.  

On a side note, your handicap is ridiculous, I assume you play in some of the Florida moonlight tour stuff?  There are a lot of random ballers down here, but that index is like 3x more intimidating than scratch!
Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
            Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
            Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.

12

#43 Llefty

Llefty

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 213293
  • Joined: 11/27/2012
  • Location:Middle America
GolfWRX Likes : 44

Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

Titleist 2005 735 CMs,chrome forged,not stainless,are also excellent overlooked clubs. After a heads up from Bladehunter, I found a well preserved set. This was Titleist's first blended,or combo set. 2-7 CBs, and 8-PW blades. Soft and not as clicky as most Titleist forged,more forgiving too. Taking some weight out of the hosel and making the 7-2 iron heads progressively larger CBs helps too.
Ping G20
TEE 3 Wood
TEE 5 Wood/TM TP rescue/TEE 3Hybrid
Mizuno MP-25 4-PW
Mizuno T-10 52,56,60
Ping Putter-the only one since 1985

13

#44 Oldplayer

Oldplayer

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,200 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 117831
  • Joined: 11/21/2010
  • Location:Australia
  • Handicap:2
GolfWRX Likes : 1211

Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:12 AM

I love playing blades and have given the cb/gi/sgi plenty of bag time but still prefer blades.
I have a lot of sets as I acquire them used at a good price and generally hang onto them.
I currently can't decide between my Yonex ezone or cally protos. Both great sets but I think I hit the ezone better, perhaps the sole grind suits me better. They are nice and compact with fine lines and to me look like precision instruments behind the ball. It makes me feel I can nip the ball right off that turf.
I have plenty of other sets, including lots of mizuno blades but over time have grown to not be over fond of the shape of them. The toplines are a little thick and the toe shape does not appeal. Regardless they all play well. The 29's or tn87 (very similar) are probably the pick.
Other favorites are my snake eyes 600b, macgregor 1025m, tourstage x blade 2005, and hogan redlines.
In fact I have so many that they all deserve more bag time than they receive.
What can I say, I have a weakness for traditional club heads. I just find them beautiful and rewarding to play.
I might just post a list of what I have so all you blade guys can read it and weep...... :taunt:

14

#45 Oldplayer

Oldplayer

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,200 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 117831
  • Joined: 11/21/2010
  • Location:Australia
  • Handicap:2
GolfWRX Likes : 1211

Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:29 AM

Here we go.
I currently have in my club room (just the blades).
Yonex ezone mb
original cally protos
original nike blades
mizuno mp 29,32 33, 67, 2xtn87, 2xmp100
titleist 690.mb and 695mb
tourstage x blades 2005
hogan redlines 1-E, 1999-2002 apex and 50th anniversary
snake eyes 600b and mb1
wilson fg 51, fg 59 and '84 fluid feel and fg17
greg norman mac cobra
macgregor muirfield 20th
maxfli australian blades
pgf aristocrats (beautiful like jewelery)
powerbilt 84 century anniversary blades
titleist 84 tour model
spaulding bird on ball
srixon pro 100
founders club 200
original tm rac blades
cleveland 588 tour action
and probably a few more that I have forgotten about.
As you can see I have quite a dilemma knowing which ones to put in the bag

Edited by Oldplayer, 10 January 2015 - 03:40 AM.


15

#46 Bigmean

Bigmean

    Everything is Relative

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,357 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 344303
  • Joined: 10/12/2014
  • Location:Palm beach county
  • Handicap:JDM
GolfWRX Likes : 5190

Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:10 AM

Wow.   Here is what's in my garage(and closet)

Mp 14s
Taylor made tp circa 90s
Mac 1025m
Palmer standards
Vega raf cm
Mizuno mp 37 (got at a flea market for $60 with intent to refinish and sell)
Miura 1957 blades

Sets is would like to get:

Mac r58
Epon AF tour
Titliest 680/681

Edit-I will play the Mira's 75% of the time, and others mix in for fun.  I am pleasantly surprised with the Mac vfoils though.  If they were not as long and had less offset they would be really hard to beat.  They have a good feel, almost miura solid soft but not quite.  I foresee me playing them a lot.   2-pw for $240 on eBay, looks like they played 6 rounds, and golf pride corded grips logo down(how I regrip clubs) to boot!

I am considering selling the Vegas with the 37s refinished and getting a set from above, likely not epon, probably the Mac r58...I just don't like the Vegas like I thought I would.  They are long and rounded toe, and that toe bugs the crap out of me, my miss is to the heel and I feel like these want to be hit center toward the toe, where as my Miuras and mp 14s don't mind heel sided shots and probably have a heel closer sweetspot.  It isn't the length of the blade because my macs are same, and I hit those a lot better.

Edited by Bigmean, 10 January 2015 - 02:21 AM.

Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
            Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
            Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.

16

#47 dunn

dunn

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,387 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 124833
  • Joined: 03/19/2011
  • Location:so cal
  • Handicap:5
GolfWRX Likes : 1162

Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:30 AM

I am 47 and shoot low to high 70's....can still shoot high numbers 82-85 on occasion....currently playing mp15 but looking for another set of mb....I will still have cb in long irons though....

I love mb mostly because of thin sole....we have hardpan here and wide soles with my angle is not a good thing....of course the look is outstanding on almost any mb...the feel is also of course very "addicting" but cb's have caught up....when I am swinging well there is nothing more accurate for sure.....I have been closer to pin without a doubt more with a mb than any other club....deadly if your swing is on....I do try and work the ball but only trying to move the ball a few yds either way...it is lil easier with a mb but also easier to overdue it as well.....of course looking into the bag and seeing a beatiful head doesn't hurt and I am neat freak with keeping clubs clean so they always shiny....one of biggest things I didn't mention that really is a pet peeve is big clunky pw and 9 irons....in a mb you won't get this issue which is a big reason for me going back...especially with mizuno ( notorious for screwing up short iron head shape)....my buddy has an mp4 set I hit from time to time and they are so sweet....I will most likely be looking for a mizuno but not necessarily a newer model....already had 68/69 so....

I guess the fact that you can't get away with anything less than a very good swing too....needs to be struck well and also down and a compressing blow to really get a solid reaction...other clubs will let you get away without fully compressing ball...have hit many mb iron shots where I caught center but didn't hold some lag and it was a very dead strike even though it was center......out of rough is another place they shine and really just all those lies that aren't perfect a mb iron will allow you a chance for solid strike......we already know the downside of these so no need to speak on that........if your swing is on fire there is no better club and no better feeling than a muscleback....it is as pure as it gets!!!...

Another buddy has 714mbs and I hit them too....mizuno feels better but titleist head shape looks better....but still titleist is solid stick still feels really good...mizzy just has lil stickier feel

Edited by dunn, 10 January 2015 - 02:35 AM.


17

#48 mosesgolf

mosesgolf

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,945 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 6303
  • Joined: 09/28/2005
GolfWRX Likes : 1299

Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:46 AM

I usually shoot mid to low 70s and break par once in a while.  My backup set is a full bag of Titleists with 710MBs.  Gahd I love those clubs.
Titleist 917D2 9.5 Fujikura Tour Spec Pro 74 Stiff
Titleist 913F 17.5 Project X Stiff
Titleist 716T-MB 3 20*
Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW DGS 300
Titleist Vokey SM6 & TVD M 50, 54, 58
Titleist  Scotty Cameron GOLO 3 34

18

#49 avguy

avguy

    Replacement Player

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 889 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 106241
  • Joined: 04/13/2010
  • Location:Tent City, AZ
GolfWRX Likes : 139

Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:55 AM

Really like rotating two mb sets:
  • Callaway Razr X MBs
  • Mizuno MP-69s
I'm no low-HC player, but my game is merely a constant attempt to match the more solid ball striking from the range over to the course, not just with these irons! The range play is fun, and the feedback and ability to shape shots with them is why I like each one.

With that, my misses in iron course play (4-5x/round) are usually hard pulls left, that don't feel punishing off the face.  It's my tempo going whacko/nerves on approach shots.  I am not seeking equipment changes into GI irons for a correction, as the problem is between my ears, affecting my arms-hands-club.

As it seems, the earlier release/closing of the blade face I feel could now be slightly corrected with some of the newer (or older and extinct) mb designs.  I am very intrigued with the Nike VP MBs which have weight in the toe to move the GG away from the heel.  This is also coming into Cobra when Fly-Z Pros come out.  Seems interesting that tour pros had input on this in both models (Tiger/Rickie).

Do any of you MB players out there believe these two models will indeed be highly anti-left?  I'm probably going to get the Vapor Pros as I like their Nippon shaft offering.  Long live the MB/Blade playing crowd, from excellent to average in abilities! :glare:

Edited by avguy, 10 January 2015 - 02:58 AM.

Bag One
D:Callaway BBA 815(Matrix Ozik Code 6.1)
  
5W:Mizuno MPti
H: 17 Titleist 915, 21 Ping G10, 25 Bridgestone Precept ECU
5-PW:Honma TW 727 M(Nippon Modus 125)
W:Mizuno 52/Vokey SM6 58
P:Bellum Winmore Midi 787

Bag Two
D:Callaway RF(Matrix X-Con 6)
3W:TM R11ti
H: 18 TM 2.0 SF, 21 TM 2.0 SF, 25 Cobra ACP
5-PW:Callaway Razr MB(PX 5.0F)
W:Mizuno 53/Mizuno 58
P:Guerin TS Black 370

19

#50 12tamale

12tamale

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 226319
  • Joined: 02/02/2013
  • Location:Hoosier
GolfWRX Likes : 231

Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:22 AM

Been using the mp-62 as my play around set for 4-5 years, and the 53 as my gamer.
Thought it was time for a full on blade in the bag, and picked up a nice looking set of mp-33
Played a couple rounds with them before the season ended, and decided on pulling the s300 and putting a shaft in that suits me a little better.

Op turned me onto some of his favorites from his vast collection. The 300 forged, z-101, Maxfli A10 Tour, and discussed many others.
I have 2 sets of blades now, the mp-33 recently, and the mp-37 and a combo set, the Maxfli A10 tour ltd, perhaps the sweetest feeling cast club ever, probably attributed to the nickle chrome construction.
Anyways I've been a part time blade player on and off for years, and looking forward to some time with the coveted mp-33

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
A few from my collection.

Cobra ZL Encore 8.5 Matrix 6Q3
TEE CB4 tour 15 RIP 70 Sigma
Titleist 909h 19 Voodoo
Mizuno Mp-53 4-pw DG progressive shafts
Odyssey Black ProType 10 Sm 4.5 TP ball
Mizuno raw haze 50, 56 Scratch 60

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#51 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,890 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 21798

Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:06 AM

Well not quite as extensive as Old Player but here goes
62/63 vintage MacGregor CF4000 original pro pel 2 shafts I play most of my vintage golf with these
70s Vintage MacGregor VIP original Mac Brunswick shafts stiff these were my front line gamers for 6 years until last year
80s remake Mac Colorkromes S-300 shafts these were my back up gamers
76 Wilson Staff Tour Blades (not FG 17s) bought new in 76 S-300
Just gave away a set of 80s Power Bilt Scotch blades to a good friend of mine who happens to be a Miura dealer he is going to play some vintage golf with us this summer
Now my holy grail of all time irons would have to be either my 66 Power Bilt Levelumes or my old MP-33s which I wore both of those sets of irons slap out
Now my modern gamers I know I am going to catch it over this but I am inclined to post 2014 Infiniti TS-10 forged cavity backs love them they are a forged blade with a thin topline to me they have the feel of my old MP-33s I have my reasons for hitting them but I can still hit and do hit my blades in fact I play more vintage golf than I do modern golf. Actually if I had the funds I would be gaming a set of Miura 1957 baby blades and honestly the T-Mag TP blades look good to me
Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

21

#52 eagle1997

eagle1997

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,288 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 121529
  • Joined: 02/01/2011
GolfWRX Likes : 17528

Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:16 AM

 12tamale, on 10 January 2015 - 06:22 AM, said:

A few from my collection

I went from the s3 pros to the mp 69s.  I actually preferred the head shape of the s3 pros in the scoring irons (much more compact), and they felt great.

Anyone ever play a blade combo brand set?
TM M1 460 10.5°
TEE XCG4 3w 15°
Titleist 915H 18°
Cobra BioCell 22°
Srixon 745 5-PW
Mizuno 850 50°
Vokey 52° M grind
Cally MD2 56°
Sizemore SS DCF-4 Putter

22

#53 cb24

cb24

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,538 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 142533
  • Joined: 10/14/2011
  • Location:Orange County, CA
  • Handicap:1
GolfWRX Likes : 556

Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:29 AM

 BrianL99, on 09 January 2015 - 06:03 PM, said:

 Bigmean, on 09 January 2015 - 05:38 PM, said:

Brian, I have heard the austrailian blades are actually cast.  I have and won't sell a set of the taylormade tps my neighbor had when I was growing up, they are also cast.  They are not the best feeling clubs, but they still have that "it".  I have heard people say the Aussie blades feel unreal and terrible.....the internet is a place with lots of comments....

Tad Moore who designed the TM92 (& posts on WRX) would disagree with you.  Australian Blades made after 1992 (I think by Maltby), were cast.

http://www.golfwrx.c...tralian-blades/

That said, forged clubs feel no different than cast clubs.  The method of construction is irrelevant to "feel".  Material, design, weight, etc. is what creates "feel".

Actually according to companies that actually cast and forge metals there is a difference between the actual composition and structure including pore size, strength of metal and other things.  With golf being such a precise sport this should have at least a decent bearing on the feel.  The higher the club speed the more this feel should be realized theoretically.   Here is just one source from an actual metal working company (non golf)
http://www.atcgroup....ingForging.aspx

That said, great thread!  I love the mp14s, those clubs are gorgeous.  I play the mp67s and although I like the performance I am not crazy about how they look.  I might get a new set sometime soon:)

23

#54 12tamale

12tamale

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 226319
  • Joined: 02/02/2013
  • Location:Hoosier
GolfWRX Likes : 231

Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:31 AM

 eagle1997, on 10 January 2015 - 08:16 AM, said:

 12tamale, on 10 January 2015 - 06:22 AM, said:

A few from my collection

I went from the s3 pros to the mp 69s.  I actually preferred the head shape of the s3 pros in the scoring irons (much more compact), and they felt great.

Anyone ever play a blade combo brand set?
It's hard for me to not wear the S3 pro slap out, there such a great iron. There just so pretty!

Cobra ZL Encore 8.5 Matrix 6Q3
TEE CB4 tour 15 RIP 70 Sigma
Titleist 909h 19 Voodoo
Mizuno Mp-53 4-pw DG progressive shafts
Odyssey Black ProType 10 Sm 4.5 TP ball
Mizuno raw haze 50, 56 Scratch 60

24

#55 Bigmean

Bigmean

    Everything is Relative

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,357 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 344303
  • Joined: 10/12/2014
  • Location:Palm beach county
  • Handicap:JDM
GolfWRX Likes : 5190

Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:47 AM

Dunn makes a good point on compressing the ball, or holding off in lag.  2 things I have always done since is was a kid.  I don't remember who, but someone I trusted around age 15 or so told me about power coming from shoulders turned more than hips, creating 90* or more at your wrists and holding it, and always always always hands beat the clubhead to the ball by a solid but.  Or at least that is the metal feeling.  This is why I feel playing blades is not a handicap thing, but a personal swing/feelings thing, and can be bagged by people whose scores would put them in the "must play GI" genre and literally not effect their scores negatively.  Heck, I am one of the worst golfers on this thread, and I started it.  

Av guy, if you are really all about anti left, maybe try a set of zero or little offset.  Not that offset technically make the ball to left, but I find after time with my Miuras (perfect offset) that my mp 14s and Macs look very offset, and it isn't really the club but I feel I align myself with them a little worse.  For me that is a  closed stance somewhat to aim right a little and draw back, but I end up coming through straightish, not trying to draw it too much or come from inside too much, the head is square, the ball starts a yard or 2 right then draws 10 or so and is a bad shot.  Lack of offset I feel I stand better, and your swing path is kinda dictated by where your feet are regarding the target if your swing is not too random path wise.  Just a thought.  You could get a super used set of something with no offset just to try.

Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
            Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
            Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.

25

#56 Bigmean

Bigmean

    Everything is Relative

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,357 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 344303
  • Joined: 10/12/2014
  • Location:Palm beach county
  • Handicap:JDM
GolfWRX Likes : 5190

Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:50 AM

 12tamale, on 10 January 2015 - 08:31 AM, said:

 eagle1997, on 10 January 2015 - 08:16 AM, said:

 12tamale, on 10 January 2015 - 06:22 AM, said:

A few from my collection

I went from the s3 pros to the mp 69s.  I actually preferred the head shape of the s3 pros in the scoring irons (much more compact), and they felt great.

Anyone ever play a blade combo brand set?
It's hard for me to not wear the S3 pro slap out, there such a great iron. There just so pretty!

I hit these in a net at pga sup store by my house next to an ap2.  Not even close.  I did not like them as much as the mp4, but that was just based on feel in a net.  The heads looked great, feel was good, really solid clubs.  I would totally grab a set in a few years when they can be had for $175 or so.  I kinda want a set like that or RAC MB.
Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
            Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
            Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.

26

#57 Geohans

Geohans

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,147 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 29545
  • Joined: 05/23/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 382

Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:06 AM

Mid single digit. . . . MP-4s, and about to add a set of MP-64s-- just because Mizuno thinks the MP-15s are replacement for the 64s.

Not.

I went 32-67-68-69 before the 4s.

I enjoy the feel and added control that seems to disappear every time I try something like AP-2s.  S55, on the other hand, could work well for me.

27

#58 bladehunter

bladehunter

    Cubs win ! Cubs win!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,157 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 291449
  • Joined: 01/12/2014
  • Location:south carolina
  • Handicap:NONE
GolfWRX Likes : 11430

Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:14 AM

 Oldplayer, on 10 January 2015 - 01:29 AM, said:

Here we go.
I currently have in my club room (just the blades).
Yonex ezone mb
original cally protos
original nike blades
mizuno mp 29,32 33, 67, 2xtn87, 2xmp100
titleist 690.mb and 695mb
tourstage x blades 2005
hogan redlines 1-E, 1999-2002 apex and 50th anniversary
snake eyes 600b and mb1
wilson fg 51, fg 59 and '84 fluid feel and fg17
greg norman mac cobra
macgregor muirfield 20th
maxfli australian blades
pgf aristocrats (beautiful like jewelery)
powerbilt 84 century anniversary blades
titleist 84 tour model
spaulding bird on ball
srixon pro 100
founders club 200
original tm rac blades
cleveland 588 tour action
and probably a few more that I have forgotten about.
As you can see I have quite a dilemma knowing which ones to put in the bag


old player..i thought my club room (wife calls it the spare bedroom..ha)  was bad... you have quite the collection there...  I have let  few sets of mine go recently but are as follows...

Mp68
MP32
titleist tour model 1984
titleist tour model 1985
titleist tour model 1986-90  bullet back (1-sw)
titleist tour model 91-94  (1-sw)
Wilson staff FG62 (recently traded)
titlesist 690.MB (just sold)
titleist 681    ( recently sold)

on the lookout now for some cally Protos  to make a combo set with an apex pro 3 4 iron I have for the old backup set..you know the one we use as an excuse to have a second set..lol

oh and not an MB but I also have a set of MP60 that I have literally wore down to the knubs so to speak in the short irons... I wish I knew how may balls had been hit with those guys..
17 M1 440 8.5 ( tour issue head ) Fuji Atmos Black 6X ( limited WRX special addition 16/100)
17 M1 15* (tour issue head)  Graphite Design ADDI 8X  
Titleist TMB 2 Graphite Design 105X prototype
Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
Vokey sm6 copper 53 Vokey 300 series 59   S400
Cameron Newport Beach CT
B330S

28

#59 12tamale

12tamale

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 226319
  • Joined: 02/02/2013
  • Location:Hoosier
GolfWRX Likes : 231

Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:20 AM

 Bigmean, on 10 January 2015 - 08:50 AM, said:

 12tamale, on 10 January 2015 - 08:31 AM, said:

 eagle1997, on 10 January 2015 - 08:16 AM, said:

 12tamale, on 10 January 2015 - 06:22 AM, said:

A few from my collection

I went from the s3 pros to the mp 69s.  I actually preferred the head shape of the s3 pros in the scoring irons (much more compact), and they felt great.

Anyone ever play a blade combo brand set?
It's hard for me to not wear the S3 pro slap out, there such a great iron. There just so pretty!

I hit these in a net at pga sup store by my house next to an ap2.  Not even close.  I did not like them as much as the mp4, but that was just based on feel in a net.  The heads looked great, feel was good, really solid clubs.  I would totally grab a set in a few years when they can be had for $175 or so.  I kinda want a set like that or RAC MB.
Haven't hit the mp-4 yet. I should go visit the indoor range at the club, as I'm pretty sure they'll have a demo club. I keep hearing them compared to the 33 though.
The S3 pro is a rare club, to me anyways, that's intimidating at first, until you hit it, and realize the awesome softness and relative ease of hitting great shots. The TourStage Z-101 is very similar.in that respect.
The 37 slaps me upside the head.
Cobra ZL Encore 8.5 Matrix 6Q3
TEE CB4 tour 15 RIP 70 Sigma
Titleist 909h 19 Voodoo
Mizuno Mp-53 4-pw DG progressive shafts
Odyssey Black ProType 10 Sm 4.5 TP ball
Mizuno raw haze 50, 56 Scratch 60

29

#60 RRFireblade

RRFireblade

    AKA Jay.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,759 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 23410
  • Joined: 01/01/2007
  • Location:Central Florida
  • Handicap:+6.2
  • Ebay ID:RRFireblade
GolfWRX Likes : 2710

Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:33 AM

 Bigmean, on 09 January 2015 - 11:11 PM, said:

 RRFireblade, on 09 January 2015 - 10:32 PM, said:

. As for blades in general, I just like it when the ball looks giant in front of the club. I feel like I can hit any dimple, like that one specific dimple on the back of the ball and the club just totally disappears.

Interesting point.  I got the miura small blades this last summer, and although in theory a smaller head should be harder, I find not just the same perception as you said, but after spending time with them, it is harder for me to adjust to the longer heel to toe of even my other blades.  Oddly enough, I strike them like a lot better than my Vegas which are longer.  My miss is toward the heel, probably another reason I like blades, and logic would say you would feel better with a bigger face you can't miss, but the small blades just feel like all I have to do is make contact and that contact almost has to be in the sweetspot.  It is a bit of a reverse logic thing, but I definitely agree, and it is a point that is never brought up.  

On a side note, you're handicap is ridiculous, I assume you play in some of the Florida moonlight tour stuff?  There are a lot of random ballers down here, but that index is like 3x more intimidating than scratch!

Yes, I don't know if I was the odd ball or not but club head size has always been about how the balls looks and not the club head. I mean, I'm focusing on the ball even and precisely where I want to strike it during the swing, not the club head. The club head is barely even in focus.

And thanks. I've made either my primary or secondary living playing golf on and off since I was about 17 years old. The last few years on mostly southeastern minis with an occasional event out of the region. As of right now, I'm back in school full time so I'm on a very limited schedule.

XRP 8.5* XS
XRP #3 XS
Cally Apex MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
Cally MD3 52*/56*/60*
Scotty Studio Select Custom

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



10 user(s) are reading this topic

5 members, 5 guests, 0 anonymous users


    bobbydazzlewazzler, MillerLowLife, Skipbit, Tobypineo, cmltc

GolfWRX Sponsors