Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:40 PM
North Butte, on 12 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:
BirdieBob, on 12 September 2017 - 01:07 PM, said:
A lot less spin............Knuckleballs!!!
Lower loft with lower COG = low spin, normal launch and more distance due to less spin.
Do you hear the manufacturers claiming `less spin' distance irons! ... No, you hear `our longest irons yet'; `a bag full of drivers', etc.
No free lunch...if you want more distance, you will get less spin.
IF you play on Stimp 5 greens...get'em.
I hit my Ping G irons enough higher than previous types of irons that the 10% or so less spin does not seem to result in any lack of green-holding ability. Playing a "distance" ball will certainly result in shots bouncing over greens but a ProV1x struck with a spring-face 7-iron is going to hold just fine even on my course's very firm-and-fast Tif-Eagle greens.
P.S. And I don't think we're talking a "lot" less spin. Probably a couple hundred rpms or so. Be careful of the "false equivalence" trap. Just because a club is better in one way than some other club is does not necessarily follow is worse in some other way. Some things are just better, with no trade-off required. Compare a ProV1 to a Titleist Tour Balata. The modern ball is better is every possible way, there's no "You can't have more X without having less Y" involved.
Here is the results of the Ping G4 vs the G400 by the same person:
The G400 is a little longer with about 10% less spin...no big deal!
Now, lets look at a standard high spin iron the PXG 0311T 7 iron by the same person:
Notice the spin? That's right 7300 vs 5900 (that is 24% less) and 170 yards (with less swing speed), so 14 yards less.
That is what I am referring to about low spin.
I will take it that the 7 iron that I spun back into the cup for a hole-in-one (actual shot) will not do so with the low spin distance iron.
Edited by BirdieBob, 12 September 2017 - 01:41 PM.
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