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#1 bluejeeprubi

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:34 PM

I haven稚 been getting out as much as I would like and have not been consistent with the 4 and 5 iron baby blades, have a 3 but never seem to use it on the course.  I知 not hitting them bad like hooks, slices etc just not quite catching them on the sweet spot and losing distance.

I知 not giving up on them but when I知 playing in decent money games, I just want something a little easier to hit.   I知 sitting at a 5, but since I知 not playing as often I just want to hit the center of the green from 200-220 out.  I don稚 find myself using the 4 and 5 often, maybe one par 3 a round and going for it in two on some par 5s.   I知 not looking for crazy workability just straight (I know straight is in the swing) with some distance forgiveness.  

I have no brand preference, just nothing with crazy offset.   Any suggestions or has anyone switched out their 4 and 5 baby blade for something easier?  

I was looking at 716 t-mb but have zero experience with hollow clubs.  

Thanks for any abs all input.  


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

Go CB-57 and don't think twice...

Baby Blades have one-of-a-kind feel and look.

If you get past the mental aspect of playing a cavity. The CB-57s emulate the Baby Blades in many characteristics very well.

As soon as I started incorporating CB-57s into my gamers, next thing I knew I was playing all CB-57s and no Baby Blades. LOL.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:08 PM

Things are so hard to hit!  I値l only be messing around with them during rounds that don稚 mean anything so I知 not much help.  Can稚 see a TMB or hollow iron though, think the cb57 or something of similar size makes sense.
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:13 PM

Was just trying to find something quick off the bay.  My schedule will lighten up in the spring and should get back into striking the bb long irons.
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 03:47 PM

I have a set with the CB57s and a set with CB202s for the 3 + 4 irons. I slightly prefer the CB202s, but it might just be because I've had them forever and am very comfortable with them.

Edited by raynorfan1, 28 November 2017 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:31 PM

I'm a BB user so allow me to recommend the Hogan FW Hi.  It has a thicker topline than a blade but similar offset.  Although it's a bit longer than the FW 15, it has the same blade length as the MP4 and 945.  The Hi will definitely help you get the ball up--not quite as high as a hybrid, but noticeably higher than any blade or player's CB that I've ever hit.

This is an excellent club for those who need help hitting it higher, but prefer irons over hybrids.

Edited by db2, 28 November 2017 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:52 PM

View Postswizbeatz, on 27 November 2017 - 08:08 PM, said:

Things are so hard to hit!  I値l only be messing around with them during rounds that don稚 mean anything so I知 not much help.  Can稚 see a TMB or hollow iron though, think the cb57 or something of similar size makes sense.

The 7-P are cake to hit .... Now the 2-6, whole different ball game! LOL

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:56 PM

View Postraynorfan1, on 28 November 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I have a set with the CB57s and a set with CB202s for the 3 + 4 irons. I slightly prefer the CB202s, but it might just be because I've had them forever and am very comfortable with them.

Very cool!

I love the look of the 202 too! Always contemplated picking a set up to add to the artillery but when I find the set I like I ain't got the scratch to blow, happened to me twice. The last set I missed out on I really, REALLY kick myself over.

My Club Builder/Teaching Pro plays a similar set to you. He plays 202 in the 1 and 2 Iron (YES you read that correctly) and then Baby Blades in 3-P.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

View Postbluejeeprubi, on 28 November 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

Was just trying to find something quick off the bay.  My schedule will lighten up in the spring and should get back into striking the bb long irons.

If the CB-57s don't tickle your fancy, check out the new driving iron, ICL-601!

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:14 PM

View PostRaidersgolf99, on 28 November 2017 - 06:52 PM, said:

View Postswizbeatz, on 27 November 2017 - 08:08 PM, said:

Things are so hard to hit!  I値l only be messing around with them during rounds that don稚 mean anything so I知 not much help.  Can稚 see a TMB or hollow iron though, think the cb57 or something of similar size makes sense.

The 7-P are cake to hit .... Now the 2-6, whole different ball game! LOL

You got it.  First time out this fall I was striking them well, almost made an ace first par 3, but then had 5 iron in on 7 from a bad lie in the rough.  Good luck!

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:19 PM

View PostRaidersgolf99, on 28 November 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 28 November 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I have a set with the CB57s and a set with CB202s for the 3 + 4 irons. I slightly prefer the CB202s, but it might just be because I've had them forever and am very comfortable with them.

Very cool!

I love the look of the 202 too! Always contemplated picking a set up to add to the artillery but when I find the set I like I ain't got the scratch to blow, happened to me twice. The last set I missed out on I really, REALLY kick myself over.

My Club Builder/Teaching Pro plays a similar set to you. He plays 202 in the 1 and 2 Iron (YES you read that correctly) and then Baby Blades in 3-P.

I find the BB pretty playable down to the 5i - I have 202s in 3i-6i, but only use the 3 and 4.

I bought a 202 2i on eBay this year (to replace a TMB) but the seller flaked and I never got it :-(

Edited by raynorfan1, 28 November 2017 - 07:20 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

View Postraynorfan1, on 28 November 2017 - 07:19 PM, said:

View PostRaidersgolf99, on 28 November 2017 - 06:56 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 28 November 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I have a set with the CB57s and a set with CB202s for the 3 + 4 irons. I slightly prefer the CB202s, but it might just be because I've had them forever and am very comfortable with them.

Very cool!

I love the look of the 202 too! Always contemplated picking a set up to add to the artillery but when I find the set I like I ain't got the scratch to blow, happened to me twice. The last set I missed out on I really, REALLY kick myself over.

My Club Builder/Teaching Pro plays a similar set to you. He plays 202 in the 1 and 2 Iron (YES you read that correctly) and then Baby Blades in 3-P.

I find the BB pretty playable down to the 5i - I have 202s in 3i-6i, but only use the 3 and 4.

I bought a 202 2i on eBay this year (to replace a TMB) but the seller flaked and I never got it :-(

BUMMER!

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:19 PM

I like the 5, my e is spotty.  I think the biggest issues is something that would not mess you up at address.....the biggest problem with the Bb's is they make clubs look wrong.  No scientific explanation how you can strip Bb's on a range and grab a 7 iron of another iron and it not go as well and look wrong.  I can play other sets, but not after looking down at Bb's, so in round and for money I think your requirements may need to be the offset factor you mentioned, as short heel to toe as possible and a boxy toe.   If it has those factors you have a better chance in game to  a 7 iron then a 4 iron of those.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:55 PM

View Postdb2, on 28 November 2017 - 04:31 PM, said:

I'm a BB user so allow me to recommend the Hogan FW Hi. It has a thicker topline than a blade but similar offset. Although it's a bit longer than the FW 15, it has the same blade length as the MP4 and 945. The Hi will definitely help you get the ball up--not quite as high as a hybrid, but noticeably higher than any blade or player's CB that I've ever hit. This is an excellent club for those who need help hitting it higher, but prefer irons over hybrids.
I echo what he said about the Ft Worth Hi. It blew me away how high and easy to hit this club is. I'm a blade player and cannot stand huge offset, and that limited me on this type of club. It doesn't have the pure blade feel, more of a solid crack. I honestly couldn't be happier with it.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:07 PM

I played 27 holes today from the tips, just under 7300.   Flushed my 4 and 5 bb without any issues.    I think my ball position was sneaking back on me with the long irons.   Kept it towards the from and seemed to be the ticket.  

Money game tomorrow so that will be the true test.  If it fails 23 ft worth hi will be purchased.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

View Postbluejeeprubi, on 29 November 2017 - 11:07 PM, said:

I played 27 holes today from the tips, just under 7300.   Flushed my 4 and 5 bb without any issues.    I think my ball position was sneaking back on me with the long irons.   Kept it towards the from and seemed to be the ticket.  

Money game tomorrow so that will be the true test.  If it fails 23 ft worth hi will be purchased.

Lol. Best of luck!

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