TCZ, on 14 November 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:
Total honesty.... A bit sad but the reason I don't play blades is my own insecurity! I was close to pulling the trigger a couple of times this past year, but didn't. Primarily because I play with a number of golfers that are significantly better than I am at my club (scratch guys that play a lot of competitive golf) and not one of them uses blades. I fear looking like a poser. I know that I shouldn't worry about what others think, but the last thing I need to worry about during a round is what others 'might' be thinking about my clubs! Already enough going on in my brain....
... This just goes round and round and round with the same people saying the same things. Most Pro's don't play MB's because even they appreciate even a little forgiveness especially in their long or middle irons, although the majority do not play them at all. As an instructor working with students that wanted to improve their game, I took MB's out of their hands of all but 2 students. There are no doubt Am's that play their best golf with MB's for a myriad of reasons but they are by far the minority. Now that said ...
... there are so many more reasons to play golf other than shooting the lowest score. And if someone, ANYONE
, wants to play MB's because ... well it doesn't need a because. If anyone wants to play MB's for any reason, they should do exactly that. It isn't anyone else's business, unless asked, what any given golfer chooses to put in their bags. We have all run across "posers" but I have never considered anyone a poser by the type of club in their bag. If you shoot 110 and have a Cobra Staff bag, with King Pro irons, Flat brimmed orange Cobra hat, Cobra shoes and a bad mustache at 45 years old ... you might be a poser. But I have never seen any player using MB's regardless of index and thought they were a poser. And if someone does think you are a poser they are not worth a second of your time. Play what makes you happy. Isn't that why we are on a golf forum, to share our equipment stories and exchange idea's and experiences with others?
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