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Forum Thread of the Day: “Those who have changed from forged/blade irons to big game improvers – did it improve your handicap?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from mattd1 who asks whether any fellow members have changed irons from forged/blade to game improvers, and if so, had they seen their handicap improve as a result. Our members share their experiences of making the switch.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • NRJvzr: “Played Eye2+ for a year. Was a seven at the start, was a seven at the end of that calendar year. The only thing that really came of it was a trajectory change; I hit the Eye2+ quite a bit higher than my previous irons and was playing low loft drivers. In bringing down the Ping trajectory, I found I subsequently hit everything lower, and could largely not play my old drivers. LOL”
  • Kingcat990: “Nope. I balance between the blades of blades to Cleveland CBX irons and see no change. Like others, I see a difference in ball flight, and I will grab one club stronger when using MB’s. Other than that, it’s pretty straight forward.”
  • Chuck905: “I hit the new 790s vs all the blades (mentioned here as well) yesterday, and the difference I saw was a touch higher launch and lower spin, something to keep in mind when you are hitting into greens. Or if you play windy days, the lower spin will be an advantage. Surprisingly, the new 790s felt really good.”
  • farmer: “Play hybrids through the 7, to a 5 handicap. Have they helped? Yes. Are they ugly? Yes. Do I care? No.”

Entire Thread: “Those who have changed from forged/blade irons to big game improvers – did it improve your handicap?”

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  1. Richard Douglas

    Sep 17, 2019 at 1:55 am

    I’m a 5. I play the Sterling single-length irons from Wishon Golf. But before I made the switch, I made another. I switched from I-series Ping irons to G-series. It made a huge difference. I didn’t like the offset, but I loved the lower CG, the enhanced perimeter weighting, and the fact that the G was moved closer to the I.

    “Playability” is over-rated. The vast majority of golfers have no business trying to move the ball–except in extreme cases. Hit what will produce good results more often. You’ll be happier.

    (Oh, and if Ping would come out with a single-length G-series, I’d come back home in a minute.)

  2. Alex

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Hit an i500 3 iron and i210 4 iron and s55 5/PW. Don’t think I’d like the bigger ones above 5 iron, but in long irons I love having more help and would never go back to an iblade or s55 long iron.

  3. Uncle Buck

    Aug 28, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Yes, absolutely! I went from Callaway MB’s to Cobra F9 Speedback’s, and yes, my ball striking improved over night! Going from butter knives to shovels will improve anyone’s game dramatically. Had to check my multi-year golfing ego at the door, and glad I did. I was a pretty decent golfer to begin with, 8 hdcp., but shaved some strokes immediately with these bad boys. I’m a solid 4 hdcp. since I put these in the bag last April. I just aim and shoot. When I do miss greens it’s no more than 12-15 yards off.

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