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#1 c.brown

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:46 PM

I knew he played a mixed bag of clubs but after seeing his WITB I Sports Illustrated I'm totally confused.  If you didn't
See it here it is:

Superquad TP  9.5 Rombax TP 95
V-Steel  13* Harrison Striper 801
Rescue TP (from 08?) Hybrid Striper  801

Here is where it get's confusing

3 iron: Cobra K Forged Blade
4 iron: RAC MB prototype (original RAC)
5 iron: Tour Preffered ( 09 version)
6 iron: Tour Preffered MB ( 2011 version)
7 iron: Tour burner
8 iron: Tour Preffered ( 09 Version )
9 iron: Tour Preferred MC
pW: Tour Preferred MC

WTF?  I'm all about playing the old equipment that you're familiar with that's fine but that mix of irons makes no sense.  Blades
In the long irons and cavity backs in the short irons?  His long irons have the smallest sweet spots?  And a completely
random mix of year's, models, etc??  Plus gobs of lead tape everywhere!  

Weird!

Edited by c.brown, 20 August 2011 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:50 PM

Uhhhhhhmmmm.... kay.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

View Postc.brown, on 20 August 2011 - 12:46 PM, said:

I knew he played a mixed bag of clubs but after seeing his WITB I Sports Illustrated I'm totally confused.  If you didn't
See it here it is:

Superquad TP  9.5 Rombax TP 95
V-Steel  13* Harrison Striper 801
Rescue TP (from 08?) Hybrid Striper  801

Here is where it get's confusing

3 iron: Cobra K Forged Blade
4 iron: RAC MB prototype (original RAC)
5 iron: Tour Preffered ( 09 version)
6 iron: Tour Preffered MB ( 2011 version)
7 iron: Tour burner
8 iron: Tour Preffered ( 09 Version )
9 iron: Tour Preferred MC
pW: Tour Preferred MC

WTF?  I'm all about playing the old equipment that you're familiar with that's fine but that mix of irons makes no sense.  Blades
In the long irons and cavity backs in the short irons?  His long irons have the smallest sweet spots?  And a completely
random mix of year's, models, etc??  Plus gobs of lead tape everywhere!  

Weird!

Without big contracts to play equipment you would see more of this. Guys without contracts, or split contracts quite often have a varied bag of tricks. I'd take his bag and talent any day. I'm sure with Lehman, the mix gives him the trajectories he is looking for.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:56 PM

If you can't find something important to rail on, I guess a PGA tour professionals choice of clubs to win tournaments with is a good place to start...seriously...  :WTF:

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

Perhaps there's nothing 'WTF' about it, but it certainly is interesting to see a pro having a club makeup like that.

He probably has full set of them, tried them all on the range, and picked and choosed whichever gave him the most optimal performance.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:49 PM

Love it. Nice to see someone playing their favorites- even if they're each from every other set... :tease:

Have you guys had a "favorite" iron that used to just flat out worked best in your sets? I certainly have, mine was the five- which was the iron I dialed in the rest of the set off of. Now they swing pretty much the same therefore all are "favorites"   :partytime2:

Edited by golfbum9, 20 August 2011 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

I do find this interesting mate. Thought it was a perfectly legitimate post on here.

6 different irons to make up a set of 8 seems very bizarre to me. I assume he's comfortable with each individual iron and only changes the ones he sees fit. Haven't seen anything quite like that though. Must be a relatively new thing. I've seen several of Lehman's bags on here over the last few years and they've never looked like that.

The blades in the long irons has never made sense to me either but he's not the only one. Langer has Hogan Apex 3 & 4 irons and Adams CB's 5-P. A combo set as we know it is normally the other way round. Maybe they know something we don't?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:02 PM

I do agree in that a blade iron seems to have a certain balance that a cavity back simply doesn't. Maybe that's it?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:21 PM

is there pictures anywhere?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:32 PM

Not sure why people are ragging on him for posting this. It is weird. There are quite a few pros that refuse to be nailed down into contracts and play what they want but they don't play mixed bags like that. Very strange. I find confidence in looking at a together bag that gets it done; it would be strange to me to look in and see a jumble of clubs that looks like I picked up a bargain at a thrift store.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:02 PM

I posted it because I just thought it was really weird and more interesting than
anything else, especially for a tour pro that can have anything built/adjusted for
them.  I wasn't ragging on him at all just pointing out something that was completely
out of the ordinary and totally confusing at the same time.

Edited by c.brown, 20 August 2011 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:06 PM

View Postc.brown, on 20 August 2011 - 03:02 PM, said:

I posted it because I just thought it was really weird and more interesting than
anything else, especially for a tour pro that can have anything built/adjusted for
them.  I wasn't ragging on him at all just pointing out something that was completely
out of the ordinary and totally confusing at the same time.

It was a good find... Ignore the others.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:08 PM

Uhmmmm.  Maybe that's just what works for him?  You are questioning a former #1 player in THE WORLD, Ryder Cup Captain, British Open Champion, a successful career, someone who's put in his dues coming up through the mini tours etc etc about the choice of his equipment?
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

View Postgolfnut5438, on 20 August 2011 - 12:56 PM, said:

If you can't find something important to rail on, I guess a PGA tour professionals choice of clubs to win tournaments with is a good place to start...seriously...  :WTF:

Nice job over reacting.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

View Postbklyn_718, on 20 August 2011 - 03:06 PM, said:

View Postc.brown, on 20 August 2011 - 03:02 PM, said:

I posted it because I just thought it was really weird and more interesting than
anything else, especially for a tour pro that can have anything built/adjusted for
them.  I wasn't ragging on him at all just pointing out something that was completely
out of the ordinary and totally confusing at the same time.

It was a good find... Ignore the others.

Exactly. Half these guys are brain dead. Trying to make something out of nothing.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

View Postbklyn_718, on 20 August 2011 - 03:06 PM, said:

View Postc.brown, on 20 August 2011 - 03:02 PM, said:

I posted it because I just thought it was really weird and more interesting than
anything else, especially for a tour pro that can have anything built/adjusted for
them.  I wasn't ragging on him at all just pointing out something that was completely
out of the ordinary and totally confusing at the same time.

It was a good find... Ignore the others.


here here quite interesting actually.   :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:33 PM

View Postmosesgolf, on 20 August 2011 - 03:08 PM, said:

Uhmmmm.  Maybe that's just what works for him?  You are questioning a former #1 player in THE WORLD, Ryder Cup Captain, British Open Champion, a successful career, someone who's put in his dues coming up through the mini tours etc etc about the choice of his equipment?

Relax...he is not ranting, instead, he made a great observation...it is beyond a strange bag!  I really like Lehman, but he is now yesterday and when he was winning all those blue ribbons he did not do it with this bag.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:59 PM

thanks for posting OP, that actually is really interesting

also you are a jerk (sorry, just trying to fit in)
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:08 PM

It is an interesting post. No idea why people were giving the OP a hard time about it, but this seems to happen quite often now.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

Lehman is on staff with Taylormade.  he just chooses to use 5 different models of TM irons, lol


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

that is pretty dang unique...very odd, yet a very good find. Not sure why other guys are busting your a** on this, but I would have posted the same exact thing had I found it first. Guess they're being little jealous babies about the fact that you beat them to it haha
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:42 PM

Cool find dude!

I am not that good to have it that dialed....Lehman is awesome BTW.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

I seem to remember a story about a famous golfer who had a set of completely different clubs that he had picked up in various places, selected based on feel. There was one club that he said he was never quite comfortable with and in later years they found that all the clubs except that one had the same swing weight. Cannot remember who it was - maybe Hagen.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:32 PM

I have to admit the first time I saw Lehman's irons I did a double take.  A couple of his mid irons looked like a experiment gone bad involving lead tape.  He even had a cavity back short iron where the cavity was filled with epoxy putty.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

He hits what works for him and he's raking in the cash on the champions tour.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:26 PM

Wow , talk about a mish mash pf clubs!! Almost like my bag !

Also gotta love the crotchety posters that made the snarky replies. Didn't get any last night?  :beruo:
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:29 PM

There may be a lesson here for people that have 3 or 4 back-up sets of clubs.
   Mix and match what works best.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:35 PM

View Postspooky, on 20 August 2011 - 04:53 PM, said:

I seem to remember a story about a famous golfer who had a set of completely different clubs that he had picked up in various places, selected based on feel. There was one club that he said he was never quite comfortable with and in later years they found that all the clubs except that one had the same swing weight. Cannot remember who it was - maybe Hagen.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:36 PM

Whatever works.  I have a mostly matched set, and also have a day job.  He has a mismatched set, and is a professional golfer of upper pedigree.

Maybe I should experiment more....

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:45 PM

I guess he doesn't read GolfwRX where he could find out what he should be playing.


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