Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:45 AM
Cwebb, on 17 October 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:
Tim Schoch, on 17 October 2017 - 10:02 PM, said:
Cwebb, on 17 October 2017 - 09:53 PM, said:
Tim Schoch, on 17 October 2017 - 08:33 PM, said:
IMO, nothing vintage hits a ball like the Ping Eye 2 irons (steel over BeCu IMO, and original V-grooves over U-grooves). I think people are generally afraid of the look of the Ping Eye 2 PW and SW not because of the offset, but because of the lofts--the PW is 50.5 and the SW is 57.5. These lofts are so huge that in my BeCu set I use a Ping Eye2+ SW as a gap wedge @ 53 degrees.
By contrast, the TA 845s PW is 47 and SW is 55. Particularly in the mid-irons and long-irons, I think the Eye2s rock the TA 845s. By they were kings in their day, and plenty still play them.
The original 845's and then the 855's both had 48* PW and a 56* Sw. They also both had a 52* "W2"... I think it was stamped
They had a W4 as well. Better check those lofts on the Silver Scots. http://www.golfclubspec.com/iron_results.php?id=12
Unfortunately they have listed incorrect loft specs. I know for sure the PW is stamped 48* on high toe side of the face....and 5i is 28*.
Correct loft progression is 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60. The 14* iron was called a "heater" otherwise known as a '0' iron
As strange as it might seem, you're both right. The first set of 845s I saw in person, the loft of the PW was 47* (with 27* 5i, and so on). I was surprised when I saw loft specs showing the 28*/48* sets. Having seen some of those sets on ebay, I can only assume they started with 28/48 and switched to 27/47 at some point. <shrug>
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Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
SW: Acer XB 58*, DGS300 tipped
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(Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
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