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Rich Beem, Callaway's Equipment Specs


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#1 mikal

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:15 PM

Hi Guys,

Thought it was interesting seeing the exact equipment specs on the Golf.com website that Callaway keeps on file for Rich Beem.

link: http://www.golf.com/...09252-6,00.html


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#2 muxi87

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:01 PM

I was about to post that...

here's the image in case golf.com takes it down for some reason:
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45.5* PW!!!  33.5* 7 iron...

Now we're getting the truth on some of these pros...you can call me skeptical, but I've seen a lot of the Tracman data, and I know some of the specs are a bit off.  I've seen guys with modest swing speeds hit some gorilla irons, and now I can see why.  I couldn't believe it when I saw the Beemer's name at the top of the excel sheet on that computer!!!

Here are Richard Johnson's specs if anyone is interested...he's also playing his irons a bit strong:
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Edited by muxi87, 04 February 2008 - 05:03 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:21 PM

View Postmuxi87, on Feb 4 2008, 04:01 PM, said:

Here are Richard Johnson's specs if anyone is interested...he's also playing his irons a bit strong:
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those are the stock lofts for the pro combo tours, pro combo os, and cci forged - and compared to many irons these days, they are towards the weak side

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:47 PM

View Postmuxi87, on Feb 4 2008, 02:01 PM, said:

I was about to post that...

here's the image in case golf.com takes it down for some reason:
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45.5* PW!!!  33.5* 7 iron...

Now we're getting the truth on some of these pros...you can call me skeptical, but I've seen a lot of the Tracman data, and I know some of the specs are a bit off.  I've seen guys with modest swing speeds hit some gorilla irons, and now I can see why.  I couldn't believe it when I saw the Beemer's name at the top of the excel sheet on that computer!!!

Here are Richard Johnson's specs if anyone is interested...he's also playing his irons a bit strong:
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Do you think that just becasue Rich Beem has 45.5 PW is why players hit it so much farther then you?  46/47 is fairly standered these days on blades.  That only .5/1.5 degress different.  Now with only that much of a difference does that mean tour players hit a PW 140 becasue of the loft and you dont cause your pw is 47, its only 2-3 yards per degree.  Sorry to break it to everyone the average player isnt as long as an average tour tour player.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:11 PM

PING says that 1* change in loft equals 1/4 club, and 2* equals 1/2 club.  So if you use that, 45.5* compared to 47* equals roughly 5.625 yards.  That's a pretty big difference if you're a really good player in terms of dialing in the yardages you want to hit each iron and obtain a desired trajectory.  However, like Tourguytoo said, the PGA pros hit their irons as high and as far as they do because they hit the center of the clubface with a descending blow, hit the ball first and not the ground, and compress the ball into the turf.  Hitting off super firm and super tight fairways like they do helps to accomplish a good ball compress, but the basic reason is because they are the best in the world.


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:16 PM

Didn't Beem used to have some bizarre set up with two five irons or something?

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:19 PM

I think hes playing the hyper x now too.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:57 PM

View PostTighthead, on Feb 4 2008, 09:16 PM, said:

Didn't Beem used to have some bizarre set up with two five irons or something?


Yes. In the PGA in 2002 (the year he won), he carried a strong 4 iron, a weak 4 iron, and a 7 wood.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:33 PM

I guess you can look at lofts in one of 2 ways:

1.  You play the lofts the way they are and learn you distances.
2.  Adjust you lofts to play to the lofts you want.




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