Posted 22 March 2018 - 02:14 PM
tatertot, on 22 March 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:
DeNinny, on 22 March 2018 - 01:44 AM, said:
craz-e, on 22 March 2018 - 01:17 AM, said:
DeNinny, on 22 March 2018 - 01:06 AM, said:
jslane57, on 21 March 2018 - 11:48 PM, said:
Congrats on the new clubs! The new Titleist blades are things of beauty! Personally I think the less offset, smaller flange, and more weight make blades easier to hit well. One can mishit any club, throw in lighter weight, large flange, and offset and mishits are even more frequent...
Thinking I "needed" more "forgiveness" than my mp60s had to offer, I bought mpFliHi 3i and 4i hybrid irons and played them for over a season, again with same specs and Rifle 5.0 shafts as their mp60 and mp67 counterparts, and I absolutely hit them the worst. Their wide soles were just garbage. A wide sole exposes more surface area of clubhead to the ground and (all other things equal) increases the chances of hitting the ground before the face contacts the ball. This is the opposite of forgiving in terms of clean ball contact. Both my mp60s and mp67s were much easier to hit and make clean ball contact precisely because they have much smaller soles. (And now I have the most forgiving soles ever with my baby blades.)
And yes offset is just unnecessary complication and FUGLY AF to look at - neither of which ever helped my swings.
One of the reasons I bagged the blades in the first place was better turf inetraction
In order from biggest to smallest, here are the soles of my mpFliHi, mp60, mp67, and baby blade 3is:
It is clear as day how ginormous the mpFliHi sole is compared to all the others. All that surface area just has more chances of ground interference before the face contacts the ball.
And the irony to all of this is that the mpFliHi was supposed to be the most "forgiving" out of all those heads.
I don't think you understand "forgiving".
I don't think you really understood my point.
I think golf club manufacturers aren't recognizing that their supposed "forgiving" designs are flawed and have unforgiving elements or features that don't actually help a golfer strike the ball better. This was exactly my experience with my "forgiving" mpFliHis. Their wide soles were horrible and also the club did not provide the "forgiveness" intended in the design. They were absolutely and hands down the worst clubs out of the others mentioned.
"Forgiving" to me is a design that actually has a tangible benefit in real life that results in a better ball flight on all types of shots and swing qualities and in my experience it is the blade design that best does this. Hence, I play blades and my transition to them from CBs has been an overall improvement to my game in real life.
If you don't agree with this that's your perogative. Not trying to make you have the same experience in real life like I did. I'm just sharing my experience per the subject.
TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip
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