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Why the heck can't I hit these irons?  These are shafted with DG r300 shafts, orange dot cause I play a flat lie and standard lengths.  I mean I just played 9 today and drove the ball reasonably well, 18 deg Orlimar hit well, but any one of the irons I gotta tell ya I just couldn't make contact with them.  I can play just about any other iron set I have and I have a few but these Ping's are friggin killing me.  Ok rant over. thanks   PS I just put them in a club box...
Just started back in the game in May.  I swing smooth and hit my 7 iron right at about 145 maybe a few yds more if I try a lower ball flight.  My drives are about 230 avg but sometimes I can pop one 250 or so, all carry.  It's wierd too cause it doesn't seem to matter with my drives if I try to hit them low or high they all end up about the same.  Same goes for my irons.  More than once I'll hit what you would call a worm raper, only to find that it isn't that much less...
I'll try and get a pic up of them.  Truthfully for the bucks spent and even if they were much more they are damn good irons.  I bought a set of Founders Club Standard Royals off the bay, might have been from the vendor, again for 35 bucks plus shipping, it may even have been 25 bucks and shipping cause no one bid on them.  Firm flex graphite shafts and like the Howson's damn fine clubs.  A players club to be sure but just excellent sticks.  thanks
Have played a couple of rounds with the Howson cb's.  These have reg. flex graphite shafts.  Well the irons play well.  Very thin or narrow soled irons just like the GCD's I have.  Matter of fact the edges to the irons feel sharp so even on hard fairways' they can dig in to take a divot.  I also notice that they aren't that forgiving on mishits, typical more so of blade type irons than you would think cb's are.  I also notice that you have to be a decent striker of the...
Well been trying many different sets of sticks since I got back into the game.  I have come to the conclusion that it is absolutely the individual more than it is any equipment.  Case in  point there is a kid playing along with me for a couple of holes this pm.  He is using what appears to be a cheap K Mart Knight golf set.  This kid is probably 15.  He hits the ball full on with just about every shot and he murders it too.  Me, I'm playing with the set of Howson's I...
Well picking up the game again after a long lay off of many years, I surely don't hit my irons as I used to.  So a 170 yd shot for me will more than likely be a 5 iron.  My 7 iron is about 140-145 yds.  I have always stuck to the philosophy that Mark O'Meara has and that is I hit my irons the more traditional distances, or what they are supposed to be hit.  Now all this being said on occasion I will choose an iron for a specific distance and hit longer than I planned. ...
First off tee up on as far right of the tee box as you can.  Aim left too.  Second, tee the ball up, address the ball so it is in the middle of your stance.  Take you left foot and point it to the left BUT DO NOT STEP TO YOUR LEFT JUST POINT YOUR TOE TO THE LEFT.  Next step to the right at shoulders width or slightly wider.  Next drop your right foot back off the target line a couple of inches.  Now your driver should be about 4" behind the tee'd ball as the club rests...
Holy crap.  Now here's the deal with this tape series.  My best friend who is now deceased and I used to play back in the 90's.  Not very well either, especially me as I wasn't really into the game and mostly just drove the cart and drank PBR's.  Now my friend here after a day out  shooting about 100, decided that he was going to get serious about the game.  What he ended up doing is buying the full set of tapes from this fella, McCrary.    He ended up  going from...
I just picked the game up again in May after a very long layoff and have been buying many different iron sets cause I find them cheap on ebay.  Now these aren't the current models of TM, Hogan, or Callaway etc. but still back when I gave it up in 99 these sets I have bought were premium sets.  So here are my thoughts:   TM Firesole irons, tour edition and custom series edition, some of the best hitting irons I have ever tried.  Even the long irons are excellent Ben...
I think for a shaft that isn't stiff enough for your swing all things being equal, the ball will go right.  But I could be wrong.  I just picked up a set of Howson irons today via USPS and these are regular flex in graphite.  My swing speed is around 90-93 mph pretty consistently but it is smooth.  The only noticeable difference I detect in these vs say my Fifesole in stiff graphite is being able to feel the kick of the shaft more in the Howson's than the Firesoles.  I...
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