Blade/MB players , what's your handicapp?
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:08 PM
I'm not sure I'd begin this topic with talking about handicap. I'm not sure what my iron handicap is but it's better than driving handicap and it's way, way better than my putting handicap. Overall, I'm about a 10 but my iron game is pretty good.
I would recommend blades to whoever can generate the proper launch conditions consistently. Basically, if you have a pretty good club-head speed and don't have problems getting the ball in the air you're a candidate. Obviously blades are going to require a very repeatable swing however, I don't think it's worth the effort and frustration if you're at all steep into the ball. You need to shallow out your club path through impact really well because blades of any type are meant to dig a little and take divots. So, in other words, you need to be properly controlling your divots on each club.
That said, you also need to be able to accommodate a variety of lies. It's one thing to be able to strike a ball from a perfect lie, but that's not golf. If you're going to play blades, you're going to be able to hit from somewhat imperfect lies, too. Keep that in mind since there are so many other CB options available today.
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4-5 Miura BB
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:52 PM
Handicap 3.7 (4)
Smooth and easy to hit, certainly not just for cat 1 golfers.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:33 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:04 AM
I'm a great ball striker but I do not spend enough time practicing my putting, it's atrocious.
I think any person wanting to get better should play blades as they make you have to be a better player and will not cover up or help out swing flaws.
Ever since I have played golf GI and SGI irons all looked horrible at address. This goes back to the original Callaway Big Bertha Irons. My first serious set was a set of Titleist 962s in High School.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:09 AM
I started out with a set of Wilson blades and I do think they made me a better player fast. I got to scratch in about 2 years starting in my teens. For the average guy I think it all comes down to 1) How often do you play? 2) What is your goal? If you play 2-3 times a month and you just want to have FUN then go GI for sure. If you play 2-3 times a week and you want to get BETTER then go with some type of forged blade of forged CB.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:13 AM
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X Hot Pro 15° DG x100
Callaway Prototype MB 2-PW KBS Tour V2
Vokey TVD 55°/60° KBS Tour V2
Bettinardi Tour Prototype
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:15 AM
I'd recommend blades to any golfer (regardless of handicap) who is actually dead serious about improving their swing, not just their score.
Sonartec GS Tour 14* GD Pershing 75 TX
Sonartec GS Tour 18* PX 6.0
Spalding-Top Flite LT Grinds DG X100
Yonex Tour Forged ADX
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:53 AM
That's quite interesting. I was thinking of replacing y 3 iron with the vrs forged so i could like you say use it as a tight bomber off tee and have the advantage of being easier to hit off the deck into the 5's
Does it work well?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:35 AM