Blade/MB players , what's your handicapp?
Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:51 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:55 PM
In my opinion, if you are sub 15 in the handicap department and hit most iron shots solid, it could be worth having a set of blades to experiment with and possibly put into use. I would encourage a lengthy familiarization period though to ensure they do not do more harm than good. Blades are not so enormously hard to hit that it should be outside the consideration of a 10-15 handicapper. I don't think that someone trying to sweep every 9 iron will benefit from using blades, but for the price that a set can be had for, why not?
I guess the most important element for consideration is what does one want to get out of their iron play? I like to work the ball quite a bit. Left, Right, Low, etc. However, I have had my clock clean by guys who hit a 3 yard draw with every club, every time. They probably couldn't hit a fade (some others, a draw) if you put a gun to their head. In all honesty, you don't NEED the workability gain a blade offers over a GI or SGI club as much any more. Tech took things in a generally different direction, IMO.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:08 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:17 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:25 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:46 PM
I think with regards to handicap, no number really, but I don't think they help a high capper. Not nessisarily that they are light years harder to hit, but mishit a are more taxing, which tends to put more focus on your short game, which IMO is what most mid-high cappers struggle with.
I feel that I'm a pretty good ball stricker, and my iron game is probably my best aspect of my game, but I'm probably going to switch to i20's or something more forgiving just to make it rasier
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:00 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:15 PM
If you can hit the clubs then play them.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:46 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:21 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:14 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:52 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:59 PM
You need a repeatable, well grooved swing with an ability to compress the ball to get the best out of blades so as a rule of thumb I think you need to be off single figures.