Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:25 AM
I'm squarely in the play whatever you like camp. And I am a mid-capper.
Personally, I play as lofted up of a driver as possible without hitting moon balls, and AP1's. I've simplified my wedge game to just a 56 (as best as possible w the wacky AP1 gaps), and just added a super high moi putter. So my bag is dripping in distance and accuracy help.
That said, my last set of irons were Adams XTD Tours, definitely players irons. A little help, but not a ton. Those were the first real set of irons for me after a dogs**t set of thrift store golden bears that probably originated from costco.
And you know what? For my skill level at the time, I hit em great, and they helped me get better faster without training wheels.
I never held up a group and if I didn't spot a ball in a minute of looking, I said screw it. And that's how I still play, and it keeps it fun, and keeps me from losing it over bad shots. Only time I look for more than 60s is when I'm sure it's in the fairway and hiding...
So you can suck and play blades from the tips and not annoy anyone. You can be a single digit player and play my easy bag and still refuse to give up the search for a lost ball and make playing w or behind you miserable.
So don't try to correlate someone's handicap w propensity to be an a-hole. Fatal flaw.
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