surehands79, on 16 October 2017 - 09:31 AM, said:
Saskwatch, on 13 October 2017 - 10:10 PM, said:
I'll add my experience with my 716 TMB 2 iron.
I play X100 in my 716 CB and TMB 4 and 3 iron. I desperately wanted to try the 2 iron as I had great success with the 3 and 4. I read many posts about users adopting a graphite shaft into their TMB 2 iron. I figured I'd split the difference and I went with the AMT X100.
I struggled. I own a launch monitor and I was getting better numbers, primarily ball speed, with my 3 iron. I wasn't thrilled with the feel or the flight outside. I took another gamble and took the 2 iron to golf town to have a regular X100 installed. Magic. It's now just like the 3 iron, but lower of course. All of the lost performance was gained and I got what I wanted.
I rarely use this 2 iron though, especially from the turf. I get much more consistent results distance wise with my 3 iron, 19 hybrid of my 915 5wood. The reason for my 2 iron purchase was to have a club in the bag that goes low off the tee, plus I like to tinker.
Hopefully this post helps someone in the future.
how does the tmb3 compare to the 816H2?? Consistency, carry, roll...
The TMB 3 iron is a great club. I'd say I prefer it from a tee over the H2 as I'm more consistent with it. From the cabbage the H2 shines, however the TMB 3 is no slouch.
Naturally I generate more club and ball speed with the H2 due to the length difference. There is also slightly less spin on the H2 so roll out is greater. The TMB 3 iron can be air mailed and stick really close to its pitch mark on a green vs the H2.
I play the 3 iron to a 225 carry in my typical conditions where as the H2 I'll stretch that to 235 and get much more roll, closer to 250-260 total.
I can also "step-on" the H2 much easier and stretch it out if I really need to at the cost of some accuracy. IE 240-245 carry into a par 5, given the right conditions. I generally liked woods better when I was younger which is why I ended up trying this.
I really like the H2 and the tmb 3. The 2 iron is still on the fence for me as I've basically designated it for the jigger off the tee when we get wind...and living in the Canadian prairies offers me plenty of wind! Lol