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Moving from blades to P790s…Lazy? Will my scores go down? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to a topic surrounding moving away from blade irons. WRXer ‘TGolfer66’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“After trying a buddy’s P790s, I’m thinking of moving from Mizuno blades to P790s. I have plenty of distance and still play decent (4ish hcp), so I figure why not make golf easier? Am I just being lazy, or are others doing this?”

And our members have been responding in their numbers.

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.

  • mudmarlin: “I bet his scores do go down. You barely miss the sweet spot with a blade your short of the green, with a more forgiving club your on and putting for birdie. As soon as I went back to my 63s, my scores went down a few strokes. Easier to make birdies when you’re putting instead of chipping.”
  • tets: “I also think scores won’t improve. People who say mis-hits will end up way short, but that may be short of the deep bunker green side, where the forgiving club is plugged under the lip. I’m thinking of going the opposite way. I’m a +1 and got a set of Mizuno Pro 225s, thinking I can use the help. I’ve played a couple of times with them now, and I miss the thin sole of blades. Stay tuned; they may be on the BST forum soon.”
  • MtlJeff: “It depends on the type, of course, you play IMO. As a 4 you are probably a decent striker. If you’re hitting a lot of 4 and 5 irons, I could see new irons making a difference. If you’re mostly hitting 7-PW it likely won’t change much.”
  • lefthack: “Play what you enjoy hitting. That’s really all that matters.”

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  31. Barry Rohland

    Mar 23, 2022 at 4:29 am

    I’m now 60 and changed from my blade I3 ping irons to ping 700 Irons. Found the short irons have less distance, and have gained distance with the long irons. My dispersion with the short irons has improved. I’m very pleased.

  32. The Goyim Know

    Mar 22, 2022 at 10:55 am

    It has been proven time and again that when you go from blades to game enhancement irons, you WILL be on the tour within 6 months. Now go out and buy up those clubs folks. Do it. NOW!!!!!

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Best Ping irons from the last 5 years – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Ping irons. WRXer ‘LowAndLeft32’ wants to hear what our members believe are the best additions from the brand over the past five years, with the i210 irons proving a popular choice.

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.

  • PEI_Golfer: “Hard pressed to beat the i210s.”
  • realmfg: “Blueprints.”
  • eric61: “Love the i210s — they’re easily the answer here, in my opinion. I really liked the i59s, too, but not as much as the i210s, and I think their price point maybe has meant a lot of people didn’t even end up trying them. G-series irons are fine too. If you’re in that segment of the market, the last few years it’s been the latest G irons vs the latest Hot Metals for the top of the pecking order, in my opinion.”
  • Cwhite912: “Easy, I210, Blueprint, iBlade.”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/27/22): Tour Only Odyssey putter

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Tour Only Odyssey putter

From the seller (@Coreyhr): “Tour only 34.5” Odyssey Milled Collection RSX #2 with custom black paintfill and matte black shaft. This #2 model was never released to retail. You’d be hard pressed to find a better shape than this head. Perfect for those that like their blades naked too. It’s never been outdoors, only rolled on putting mat. Ping blackout grip. Not pictures, but brand new Milled Collection headcover with magnetic enclosure is also included. Stock loft/lie. $185 shipped to CONUS only.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Tour Only Odyssey putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond S (10.5 degrees @10 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch)

3-wood: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (15 degrees @14.5)
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7-wood: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees)
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Irons: Callaway Apex TCB Raw (4-PW)
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Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (52-10S), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56-10S), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 WedgeWorks (60-06K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Odyssey O-Works #7 CH Red
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion 2.0 Tour (10 grams)

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip

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