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I have a couple of 1 irons. One is a Wilson FG-17 Tour Blade from about 1981 and the other is a Titleist DCI from about 1992. I have hit good shots with both, not that I am immensely consistent with them. In fact some of my best shots have been 1 irons. Last year I hit one with the old Wilson that was nice and high and about 240 yards straight down the middle. That was a rush for this bogey golfer. That of course is not my norm--usually around 200-215 on a good shot. The...
Looking forward to your write ups and results.
I didn't vote because I don't have a real preference between the first two, although maybe slightly biased toward match play. I think there should be 1-3 non championship flights depending on the size of the club and range of abilities among other factors, but I think the championship flight should be no handicaps, level matches, and same tees as decided by the committee. For the non-championship flights, the tees should be age, gender, and ability appropriate and full...
I play in an informal weekly group and we pretty much play this way. While I am probably the only one with anything resembling a true handicap, they would range from 12-30, so this makes sense for the group to have fun and move along. No one plays in any formal competition other than the occasional shamble. I am the pseudo organizer of the group, and I initiated a double bogey rule which has gradually taken hold. I was giving them doulbles regardless of score, and they...
This is me. A few weeks ago I managed to shoot 44 after hitting 6 of 7 fairways, and missing the 7th by maybe a yard.
In the $20 range I also like the Titleist DT SoLo. I enjoy playing with vintage gear a lot, like the soft feel. I just picked up a dozen Wilson Duos, and they may be the equal of the Solo. I have only played about 18 with the Duo, but so far, so good. The Duo is especially soft feeling off the putter. I have tried a few of the  e series Bridgestones, and haven't found one I like any better than the Solo. Bridgestone makes the Fix around $20/doz, which is advertised as...
What can and does often happen with forgings, is that over a long period of time, depending on several factors, the loft and sometimes lie can change. This is easily and inexpensively checked and corrected by a qualified clubmaker/fitter.   If you want new clubs though, the wife or significant other might buy the metal fatigue thing.
Loft and lie modification is something that is quite common and relatively inexpensive, especially on forged blades. At your handicap, though I think you would notice if there was a problem. Your gaps would be off if your lofts had slipped, and you would notice your ball flight if your lies were off significantly. Still, it is relatively inexpensive to get these checked and modified if necessary. As others have said, if you intend getting fitted and changed for shafts, it...
If by "feedback", you mean the harshness or vibration you feel in your hands and arms on a less than perfect strike, any move toward a softer shaft or more forgiving head will diminish that feeling. That is one purpose of the softer shaft and forgiving head.   If you mean ball flight, which is the best feedback, then getting a head and shaft that matches your swing style and speed will optimize that. This is assuming your swing, for better or worse, is well formed in...
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