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I finally got my free 6 iron SpeedBlade, and measured the loft to be around 26* (advertised 26.5*) and the length to be 38.50" (advertised to be 37.625" standard). I pulled out my current generic 4 iron and its loft is about 25* and the length is 38.50". I looked at Ping's G25 iron specs and my Pinemeadow (as well as many other conventional irons) have similar specs, so the SpeedBlade 6 iron is very much like my 4 iron. A few people on another forum said their SpeedBlade...
I used a shallow faced 3 wood and hit the ball farther when using a tee that has the ball about half way above the crown of the head. The ball hit the 200 yard marker fence and bounced over it. Off the deck, the carry distance is substantially shorter. The blue "4 yards more" tee is about the right height for this particular 3 wood.
One of the problems I've had and cannot resolve is consistently hitting off the fairway, driving range mat, and the rough using a hybrid (traditional wood-like hybrid).   I thought it might be shaft flex, shaft length, loft, etc... but it doesn't seem to be it. For whatever reason I either top the ball or take a huge divot (or smack the head into the driving range mat). I address the ball and swing the hybrid the same way I do with a long iron. If I use the hybrid 10...
I started golf with lessons from a PGA instructor, and that was before I even touched or owned a club. When the instructor was next to me, I was hitting everything perfectly. When I was on my own, it went down hill.
I've started up golf again this year, but I'm still a beginner. However, I am now more consistent with the driver and have started using my TMAG R11S driver (12* loft). I just got back from 18 holes with a co-worker who is a local league champion (handicap 16) and noticed that if I drive properly, I can match his drive distance (he's also using a TMAG R11S but 10.5* loft). However, my weakest links are using longer irons, fairway woods, and hybrids.   I tried my 2, 3, 4,...
I went to the driving range to try out my new Pinemeadow ZR-1 16* hybrid and compare it with the long irons and my driver/woods. I found that the 16* hybrid offered VERY good consistency (easy to aim) with 150-200 yd distances. As a sub-beginner, I could easily maintain 150 yd but I occasionally got the 200+ yd drive using the hybrid. With the 3W, 5W, and driver, I wasn't getting such consistency and I wasn't able to get the same distances even using the driver. My...
For my 4-PW irons, they start from 38" and drop by 0.5" until the PW (35"). I picked up a few wedges made by different manufacturers, and the standard shaft lengths are all different: Gap W: 36 Sand W: 35.5 Lob W: 36 On the range, I could hit the ball just as far using the P, G/U, or S wedges but the lob wedge had a shorter range (80-100 yd as far as I can tell).
Are the shaft lengths for wedges supposed to be smaller as you go from Pitching, Utility/Gap, Sand, down to Lob? Or does the loft player a much bigger role?
I've never really used my 4 iron on a course, but I am able to hit balls at the range using it. Is there a breakdown of what hybrid lofts would replace which irons? I did miss the July Golf Digest. I will start my subscription asap.
What clubs would hybrids typically replace in a bag, or when should a hybrid be used? I hear recommendations for 18* and 21* rescue hybrids. I have a very conventional arsenal: driver, 3W, 5W, 4-PW irons, putter I noticed the lofts for the hybrids differ from brand to brand and it gets more confusing when some of the hybrids are designed more like irons while others look more like woods. The lofts for one brand's 2H and 3H are another brand's 3H and 4H...
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