Blade/MB players , what's your handicapp?
Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:29 PM
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 - 06:58 PM
909 F3 15 73x BB
913HD 18 UST AXIVCore Black 104X
712CB 4-5 712 MB 6-PW C-Taper S+
SM4 52 & TVD 60 S400
Cameron Oil Can Newport
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:08 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:10 PM
that when you find it
and it sees you, it is trembling.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:17 PM
Ping G15, four wood
Callaway X hot pro 20* hybrid
Ping G25 - 4 to PW
Callaway X tour 50*' 54* & 58*
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:25 PM
Adams Super LS Hybrid 17
Adams Super 9031 20
Mizuno MP-h4 4 iron, MP-69 5 thru PW,
Mizuno MP-t4 wedges; 49, 54, 60
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:36 PM
Have played x-proto's,mp33,mp67
07 Burner TP 14.5 stiff
Ping Rapture Driving Iron COMING SOON
Ping S56 4-pw KBS Tour Stiff Black Dot
Scratch 8620 53*, 58* D/S grind
Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #2 SuperStroke
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:38 PM
Theory...smaller club...better chance of hitting the sweet spot....so any handicap
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
Ping Anser 17* RIP 85 X
Ping i20 3-UW Nippon SP Blue X
Ping Gorge 54 WS Lob Combo Grind - S400
Vokey TVD K 58 - S400
Byron Morgan DH89 or Edel Depending
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:21 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:40 PM
PING i15 15.5* 3 wood w/ Tour Only XDV8
PING 20* i15 w/ Ozik Altus Hybrid X
Mizuno MP32 3-P w/ SS'd KBS Tour X
Vokey SM4 TVD 53*, 58* w/ S400
PING Anser Milled 0 34"
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:49 PM
Cally XHot Pro
Titty 913H, Adams DHy, Titty 712u
Titty TVD-M's, PVD
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:13 PM
If they look good to your eye, play a blade.
I strongly believe that driving, wedges and putter are much more important clubs for for scoring.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:33 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:51 PM
RHT #3 XS
Cally MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
Cally Forged 52*/56*/60*
Scotty Studio Select Custom
USGA Hdcp (+6.2) as of 7/13
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.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:00 AM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:07 AM
Nike Covert Fubuki Alpha 60
Cally X-Hot 4 wood & TM RBZ 4 Hybrid
Mizuno MP-32 4-PW
Rife 2-Bar Blade