Oldplayer, on 01 February 2017 - 01:30 AM, said:
After being involved in this thread I pulled out my A10 tours with rifle flighted 5.5 in them and played my regular wednesday comp at the club today. About 8 months ago I had them regriped and lofts and lies checked so they were good to go. Bear in mind I shot 75 two days ago with my mp4's and that was with 3 legitimate birdie putts I thought I could make but didn't.
Obviously I am in reasonable form but wondered if I was crazy to switch. The A10 tours are one of my all time favorites and I have played them extensively in the past but they haven't really seen the bag in 5 years or so.
You know what comes next don't you.......
They were like an old friend that suddenly came back into my life. No warm up just go and play. First hole, first approach shot just absolutely flushed an 8 iron straight over the pin. Only made par but off I went and birdied 2 of the first 5. 2 under after 5. Anyway flagged a little due to old age at the end of the round, and lipped out a putt on the last hole for 73 but was just so pleased with my iron play. Hardly hit a bad shot.
Yeah I know passive brag but my real point is who needs all the latest and greatest. Just find a quality older set that you love and works for you and that is all you need.
Sure I'll get the itch again but I can never deny just how good those old Maxfli A10 tours are for my game. Just an amazing set of irons.
Edit. I didn't even mention how soft and sweet feeling they are.
You put a big smile on my face after reading your post Oldplayer. You got to change your handle from Oldplayer to just Player.
Glad to hear u pulled out one of your A10 sets and had a fantastic round.
Hopefully i can beat my personal best round of 75 [one time only occurrence] with the Rev Blacks.
Kinda cool how this site can change our own little golf worlds. I was reading a thread on here about some black irons and someone mentioned black Macgregor MT Pro C's. I had always wanted a set and found a nice set listed on ebay for $200, i was hesitant to drop another $300 plus Canadian on another set of irons i didn't need. So i was thinking about black irons and thought maybe i should look up Revolution black dots on ebay again and wala mint set $100 and free shipping. Bingo.
I am very happy you all have posted your experiences with the Blacks and the A10's and Aussie's.. Thank you.