Posted 08 January 2019 - 03:19 PM
Stanks, on 08 January 2019 - 02:46 PM, said:
jll62, on 08 January 2019 - 10:01 AM, said:
Nard_S, on 08 January 2019 - 09:36 AM, said:
chadly643, on 07 January 2019 - 11:46 PM, said:
I am not a machinist, but isn't the milling just a way to use a machine to do the work that Mike Taylor does by hand on a grinding wheel? He takes a forged club blank and uses his hands and a grinder to create the final shape. I'd assume TM is taking forged blanks and using a computer controlled mill to get the same results without having to clone Mike Taylor. Forging or casting is how you get the blanks, milling and grinding is how you finish the clubs. Is this accurate?
Chance are they take MT's grind, put it on a CMM, digitize profile and program a NC miller to replicate it to near exact specs and then finish sand.
I worry retail will be neutered because TW likes them heavy, tall faced and with added mass in the vertical. My hope is that they don't mess with it, in the way it was done on the 681 or get real dopey and strengthen the lofts. Offer them in S400, to true spec, I'm buying them.
Very few people should be playing irons built to Tiger's exact specs, and probably even less than that. What's the allure of having a limited release be exactly Tiger's specs if they're not playable by the majority of people buying them? There won't be much, if any, collector value to these. I can understand wanting to have something that's essentially his, but most people will want to play them.
I have a set of 681T and was pleased they weren't exact duplicates of Tiger's irons because his would have never worked for me.
I probably SHOULD NOT get two burritos when I go to chipotle, but I digress.
Telling a golfer what they should and shouldn't do when you're not their coach or instructor is like adding gas to a fire.
I'm playing off 18. I suck. I have no reason to play blades or most any of the other clubs I use but check it out, I can and I do. I'm a glutton for hard learning because that is a way that teaches best.
The irons are a bit of a mystery and do look appealing. Everyone is curious to see what big car puts in the bag for the year and what, if anything, changes.
But don't ever tell us what we should and shouldn't do.
Go back and read a bunch of my old posts. I always say that no one should ever tell someone else how they should derive their enjoyment from the game. If someone is a 35 and wants to play blades, by all means play blades. I'm not going to criticize someone for it.
What I was trying to get across in my post, poorly apparently, is that the specific specs of Tiger's irons, the ones mentioned in the post to which I replied (heavier, high CG, etc) do not fit even a small segment of the market. As such, I remain genuinely curious why people care that a future model matches his exact specs, as opposed to a model that is inspired by his but are more playable (hence the analogy to the 681T). If the answer is nothing more than, "I like Tiger and want to play his irons," or "They look really cool," then great. Play them.
These forums would be a lot better if everyone tried to assume positive intent when reading a post instead of immediately taking things in a negative way. I'll admit that I could have worded my post with a little softer tone, but I don't think it warranted a "don't tell me what to do" type of response.
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