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Aaron Baddeley's in hand Iron Pics!


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#61 withdrew

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 11:18 AM

View PostHunterDT, on Jan 15 2008, 12:30 PM, said:

View Posteasyyy, on May 29 2007, 09:43 PM, said:

Small forged blades custom built for Aaron by Don White of MacGregor golf. Small heads with a big leading edge grind. Helps with Badds decending blow to the ball.

Also has a new 55* in the bag last week. Here are Pics only seen here...
3 iron...
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GAH!!!! It's just a picture and yet I still got nervous looking at it.  I can just feel the bones breaking in my hands from mishitting this! :)


View PostKonakid67, on Jan 15 2008, 09:04 PM, said:

View PostHunterDT, on Jan 15 2008, 12:30 PM, said:

GAH!!!! It's just a picture and yet I still got nervous looking at it.  I can just feel the bones breaking in my hands from mishitting this! :(
That 3 iron is not that small.............. :stinker:
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They BOTH scare me.


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:29 PM

Those VFoil's look SWEEEEEET.  I've thought about picking a set of them up, but I've just never gotten around to it.  Has anyone played/hit them and could give me some info?

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:52 AM

The Vfoils Badds had in the bag before his new set have nothing to do with the ones you can buy of the shelves.

Go for the new ones MT Pro M if you want a real set of forged blades.

You can always go for a custom grind set from Don White #1 in grinding (2k set).

Cheers

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

View Poststratkidp38, on Jan 16 2008, 08:29 PM, said:

Those VFoil's look SWEEEEEET.  I've thought about picking a set of them up, but I've just never gotten around to it.  Has anyone played/hit them and could give me some info?

View Postocgolfpro, on Jan 20 2008, 04:52 AM, said:

The Vfoils Badds had in the bag before his new set have nothing to do with the ones you can buy of the shelves.

Go for the new ones MT Pro M if you want a real set of forged blades.

You can always go for a custom grind set from Don White #1 in grinding (2k set).

Cheers

If I'm right, Badds used a couple different custom sets of Vfoils.  The 1 set was based on the 1025M series with custom grinding.  The 2nd set was based on the 675M series (or at least looked like the 675M), but somewhat different as the 3,4,5 irons in the retail set wasn't 100% forged (the back part was sealed to the forged set to allow for tungsten weighting).

I've owned both retail sets and kept the 1025M series as they were exceptional irons IMHO.  You can get them fairly cheap if you can find/buy them used...maybe around $200-$300 in excellent condition.

Ocgolfer is correct though.  Badds set is very different than what you can get retail.  The grinding is very much to match his preferences and swing.  With that said, I think the 1025M series was excellent retail set and the new MT Pro-M line is very exciting new addition.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:06 AM

View Postcharlesdupuy, on May 30 2007, 04:57 PM, said:

Great pics. I know they'd just waffle on about not having a market to sell too but MacGregor would probably sell a lot more clubs if they put a retail version of these into production, far nicer than those 'forgiving blades (M675s?)', i'd take a set of those over 695MBs or RAC TP blades anyday. If they could forge them as soft they'd be a real contendor with Mizuno. I think Olazabal has some really nice looking ones too.


what like these

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Having said that Aaron's blades look a million miles away from the set i have. Things of real beauty


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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:35 PM

does anyone know what flex of project x shafts aaron plays, i was just curious thanks

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:22 AM

I think I saw in one of the pics of him he is using 6.5 which I though at the time surprising. I thought most on tour are using 7.0

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 08:31 AM

Mix of Project X and Flighted 7.0

Cheers,

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:01 AM

One was with MacGregor for a while and one was with Cleveland.  I think Don has a shop in Temecula -golf for ''''', I can't remember, and he actually was advertising on here.  Sorry-not a lot of info but some-Steve

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:14 PM

Excellent Pics - Thanks! Its amazing how mant pros use lead tape...


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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:09 PM

Whats in Badd's bag now that he's with adams? Driver, Woods, Hybrids, and wedges. Thanks alot.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:07 AM

nice pics.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:15 AM

View Postnalimgus, on Aug 5 2008, 08:09 PM, said:

Whats in Badd's bag now that he's with adams? Driver, Woods, Hybrids, and wedges. Thanks alot.
Although he's got an Adams bag and cap, he's currently only using 2 Adams clubs. He has had spells with their drivers and apparantly they're working on some irons for him but for now, this is his bag:

Driver: Taylor Made R7 425 TP
3 Wood: Adams BTY 14.5*
5 Wood: Adams BTY 18.5*
Irons: Don White custom grind 3-PW (based on MacGregor Pro-M's)
Wedges: Callaway X-Forged 54* & 60*
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:40 PM

I looked at the WGC Bridgestone 2008 pix, and it looks like Baddeley is using some new, totally unmarked blades of some kind that don't look like either of the MacGregor pix in this thread.  They do resemble a club I've seen before, but can't remember where I saw them.  They might resemble the blades the Cobra guys were playing before they cleaned up the backs of them and added those shallow 'panels' and markings.  Before that, they were very plain with what I think was that triangular muscleback.  Anyone have any more definitive info?  Thanks.

Edit:  By the way, I don't know what the proper forum for this might be, but I was wondering what info anyone might have about the new rules regarding grooves on 'scoring' clubs.  I still can't believe that the HUGE and SHARP grooves on the Cleveland CG12 wedges are even conforming now (I know they are, but it's hard to believe).  They are so much wider and sharper than the grooves on any other wedges like Vokeys and TM's that I've seen.

Edited by PVarjak, 06 August 2008 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:28 PM

I need to post up my tour titleist they are th smallest thing I have ever seen or hit but they are so pure. They will send chills down your spine and hands. I love them tho.


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:53 AM

his right leg is straighr bc of stack and tilt swing. His weight never shifts back to his right
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:57 AM

i think those are what you call "players irons"
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:31 AM

View PostPVarjak, on Aug 6 2008, 04:40 PM, said:

I looked at the WGC Bridgestone 2008 pix, and it looks like Baddeley is using some new, totally unmarked blades of some kind that don't look like either of the MacGregor pix in this thread.  They do resemble a club I've seen before, but can't remember where I saw them.  They might resemble the blades the Cobra guys were playing before they cleaned up the backs of them and added those shallow 'panels' and markings.  Before that, they were very plain with what I think was that triangular muscleback.  Anyone have any more definitive info?  Thanks.
Baddeley's new blades aren't pictured in this thread but they're still Don White grinds mate.

They're based on the MacGregor Pro-M iron but they just have the initials DW on the sole and AB on the bottom right. I understand that Adams are keen to get him using their irons but he's been using Macgregor's since he signed with them.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:27 AM

I am not sure how good of a ball striker Aaron is...he does have the nick name "Hits it"...if you dont get it..."Hits it Baddeley"  :drinks:

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:07 AM

View Posttyler1987, on Sep 26 2008, 11:27 AM, said:

I am not sure how good of a ball striker Aaron is...he does have the nick name "Hits it"...if you dont get it..."Hits it Baddeley" :drinks:


that was awesome, i am so happy i just read that lol

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:10 AM

I bet he still hits it miles better than anyone on here, nick name or no nick name and that's only referring to his golf game. Then you got to factor in the ladies he has a chance with and I bet most would trade places :drinks:

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:52 AM

Anything hit fat with that 3 iron is going to dig to China, you gotta show respect to a guy who is able to hit something like that!

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 02:04 AM

ugh the grind on those v-foils is designed to prevent digging because of badds's steep impact, those clubs with that grind would never dig to china

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:24 AM

Similar to sergios grinds on the sole, both players take massive divots.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:19 PM

View Postpbcgolfer, on Nov 17 2008, 01:24 AM, said:

Similar to sergios grinds on the sole, both players take massive divots.

Yup.  It's the same grind basically that Titleist has been using on alot of their irons for years.  962's, 690's, etc etc.


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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:57 AM

At a time where technology rules in golf -- COR, MOI, NANO, Grain flow, etc. It's neat to see irons like his being played w/ some sole grinding as the biggest modification.  These look like the Powerbilt forged irons that my dad used to have...teeny heads, zero offset, thin topline.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:52 PM

getting off irons for a sec. he's gotta be gaming the new 9015d right? his site says he's still using a r7 425 but that can't be current. any info?

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:57 AM

there any retail irons with this similar blunted leading edge heel grind?
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:19 PM

yes, my irons, and a few others by Titleist have the blunted leading edge.

http://www.titleist....tails.asp?id=87

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:49 AM

Hi All,

Does anyone know what Badds has in his bag now? Has he gone over to Adams? or is he still using the same gear just with the Adams Bag?

Edited by ASH, 27 February 2009 - 08:43 AM.


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