I've played nearly every category of club on the market within the last two months...I was in multiple golf shops literally dozens of times hitting things on different days. I don't think there was a single set I didn't hit at least 2-3 times, I looked with launch monitor and without. I ended up with blades because I got the best numbers with them, I felt the most confident with them and I liked the look/feel the best. The pro who fit me agreed with my opinion and the Taylormade Rep thought I was stupid because I'm not a single digit and suggested R11 irons (go figure). It was the best fit for *my* game, no one elses. I don't go around telling every guy who plays Ping g20s to stop hitting shovels and buy some blades...it's RUDE. Telling me that only pros are good enough to play blades and that I'm stupid and throwing strokes away is *RUDE* not to mention wrong. I'm tired of both sides making ignorant blanket statements for or against what *they* prefer.
And here I thought *I* was a salesman's/store owner's worst nightmare !!!
And what's your handicap ?
I actually worked in sales for nearly 10 years, I made sure to go to different stores and didn't take up hardly any time with the employees. I was clear from the get go what timeframe I was purchasing in so they actually had it really easy because I was up front and honest through the whole process. Salespeople don't mind people who come in a lot, they hate people who string them along and take up a ton of their time without ever buying. I've also referred several people to the guys I ordered from, so they made out pretty good
As to my handicap, I'm currently playing at around a 17. However, I used to play to close to a 10...if you're curious why you can read my profile (about me). It's a long story and I don't need to rehash it again, I've typed too much in this thread already. I love the clubs, I've been hitting them really well. I think I am finally figuring out my driver so as soon as I stop missing 9 fairways right and 2 left my handicap will start dropping really fast. This is my first year playing after an extended period where I didn't play. I shot a 38 for 9 holes the other day so it's only a matter of getting more rounds played before my number gets lower...