28 handicap, are r11 irons bad for me?
Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:55 PM
Edited by mufasis, 21 November 2012 - 10:56 PM.
Ping G400 3w Project X Hazardhous 6.5
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* Kuro Kage 80HY S-Flex
Mizuno MP-18 4-P DG x100
Mizuno T7 52/56/60 DG s300
Scotty Cameron 33" Cameron & Crown Newport
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:03 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:26 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:34 PM
PXG 0341 15*: Graphite Design AD BB 7X
Callaway GBB 18*: Graphite Design AD DI 9X
Tour issue 913HD 20* Graphite Design AD DI 105X
Bridgestone J38 DPC 4-PW: KBS Tour 120 S
Taylormade Tour Preferred 52* and Tour issue 56*/ 58*
Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #1
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:39 PM
TM R11 PW-4I
Odyssey Versa 7
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:48 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:59 AM
TEE XCG7 15*
Mizuno MP32 3-9
Vokey SM6 46* 50* 54* 58*
John Byron DaleHead 2
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:13 AM
But there are better choices out there.
TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
PING G25 5-U
Cleveland RTX 54*
TaylorMade Hi Toe 58*
PING Ketsch refinished by Continental Golf
Garmin g6/Caddytek V2
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:26 AM
Titleist 904f Aldila NV
Nickent 3DX Hybrids
Ping I25 Irons
Odyssey Black Tour #5
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:35 AM
Regarding the irons, R11's have a high CG and medium short blade length, so they are not the most forgiving. Something like Ping G-series are renowned for their ease of use and in my opinion, would have been a better choice for a 28 capper.
TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & E8 hybrid
Mizuno Hot Metal irons w/Recoil 95's
Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:48 AM
I have played 6 rounds with them. I hate them right now. When i hit them absolutely perfect, the ball flies and flies where I want it. But this does not happen very often. Mishits don't fly very far and are inaccurate. I truly feel like my powerbilt irons were more forgiving.
Am I just inconsistent with them right now and need to keep trying? Or am I out of my element
After 4 years of playing, one would expect sufficient skill as to be able to change clubs without falling into complete disarray. However, the number of years does not nearly matter as much as the amount of work and amount of learning done, regardless of how much time was involved.
Assuming you actually have sufficient skill, I suggest you have a proper fitting with those clubs and compare them with your old clubs. It's rare that two sets of clubs would vary that much but it's not impossible. A very good fit can reduce the amount of new learning needed for new clubs. Once you get that set working, you can decide whether you like it or not, and know what you like or don't like about it. It's personal.
It's also possible that you simply fell into a small panic at the strange sight and feel the confronts you when you address the ball. That's often temporary, but some people actually convince themselves that they truly cannot get along with those clubs, or even those type of clubs.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:22 PM
Taylormade M2 Tour 15
Ping i20 4H
Ping i200 w/ Project X LZ 5-PW
Titleist Vokey 52 & 58
Nike Method Core 4ix
Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:05 PM
Tour edge 3 PX 6.0
Mizuno MP H5 4 iron C taper lite stiff
Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 5-pw XP 115 R300
Mizuno MP T5 53 59 wedge flex
Mizuno MP A306
Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:55 PM
9.6* G Driver -------------------------------------------------------- Fujikura Pro 61 XLR8 Tour
13.6* G Stretch 3 Wood ------------------------------------------ Fujikura Speeder Pro 73 XLR8 Tour
18* 9031 Super Proto Hybrid ----------------------------------- Diamana 82 HY
4 - GW 716 T-MB Irons(4 2* & 5 1* strong) ----------------- KBS Tour V
56 (Bent to 55*) & 60 Mac Daddy PM Grind Wedges----- KBS Tour V Wedge
Ping Cadence Anser 2 Counter Balanced
Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:53 PM
Ping G 10.5 set at 9.9, tour ad di 6x
Titleist 915F set at A4 (16.5), Rouge Black 80s
Titleist 910H set at A1 (19), Diamana Whiteboard 90s
Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW, KBS Tour 120s
Titleist SM6 52(bent to 51), 56, 60. M grinds on the 56 and 60 F on the 51
"Live Free or Die"
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:53 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:20 AM
Edited by cgasucks, 23 November 2012 - 11:20 AM.
1988 Tommy Armour 845s (3-PW, W3 (GW), SW) with stock TT Tour Step shafts
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
Ping Anser 2 Stainless Steel Putter
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:38 PM
Put your Powerbilts back in the bag and take this whole thing as a learning experience. The next time your ready to buy clubs, get fit or go to a demo day and try tons of stuff out before you pull the trigger.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:04 AM
This isn't a bad piece of advice. If you have something that isn't working for you, then get out now while you can still maximize the resale value. As other have already said, there are likely better choices for a golfer at your level. Having said that, we all seem to go through this period where we develop our game over a period of time and get to the point where we believe that new clubs can help take us to the next level. In my experience, this is at best a 50/50 proposition. Some will work, some won't, no matter how much demoing you do. Even getting fitted is no guarantee because it depends a great deal on who is doing the fitting. Fitters are a lot like instructors, I think. Some will help you, some won't.
The point is that if you have something that works, stick with it. New isn't necessarily going to be better.
Edited by scomac2002, 24 November 2012 - 12:07 AM.
Titleist 913 D2 12° RIP Phenom 50R
Cobra Baffler F 15.5°/20° Motore 60R
TM '09 Rescue 25° ReAx 65R
Ping i25 6-PW TFC 189 R
Vokey SM6 52/08 F Grind
Vokey SM6 58/10 S Grind
TM White Smoke Big Fontana
Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:46 AM
That said, I have fewer than 30 rounds my entire life. i started golfing at 18 and haven't played at all since 2008 (only been to the range 5 times or so) because of work, family emergencies, children (one of which passed away, one of which was in a NICU for 90 days-- thankfully the NICU miracle is now 2 and doing well and our three-year old is also very healthy), house projects, wife's medical problems, etc.
I hit the ball a ton but my short-game needs much work. I did get to a range last year--no rounds played-- and was still hitting the PW 145, (obviously all carry). I have a fast swing speed and have a good ball flight. I just need to improve from 50 yards and in. I am not a good putter but practice that whe I can at home. Once things settle down, I will have more time for golf and can devote the time to get better, then get good, then get great at it. My clubs are screaming to hit some balls and I have the itch REAL bad. Congrats on your purchase !
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:12 PM
TM R15 3HL Matrix Ozik HD6 S
TM R15 Rescue 3&4 PXi 5.5
Titleist AP2 5-P PXi 5.5
PING Glide 52*SS 58*WS 60*TS
TM DLL+ 34.5"
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:33 PM
PING G Fairway 3 Wood
PING G Hybrids (3, 4)
PING G Irons (5-UW)
PING Glide 2.0 (54SS, 58WS)
PING Vault Oslo
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