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post #37 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

Originally Posted by Wisco-Kid View Post
I have seen those people out on the range. It does make me wonder what the heck are they doing with that equipment but if they have the money to buy that equipment who cares. It is too bad that they are making the game harder for themselves though.

I am a fly fisherman and I see the same thing on the stream. Guys with their brand new Audi's all decked out in the nicest Orvis fly gear and they cant even tie a fly on let alone make a cast. Oh well.
Heyyyy, I use to tie flies... I will get back into it someday.. great hobby!!
post #38 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

those guys need to spend there money on golf lessons instead of new clubs
post #39 of 143

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Originally Posted by Mawson33 View Post
those guys need to spend there money on golf lessons instead of new clubs
Thats insightful.

We were all horrible at one time. Who are we to pass judgement upon someone. The only way to get better is to practice, and thats the reason the man was at the range. He isnt at a private country club or even a local muni, he is at the Range.
post #40 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

Sometimes blades can force you to make a correct swing, rather than big, nasty cavity backs that allow you to continue the same swing flaws
post #41 of 143

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The way I see it, it's their money. If it makes them happy, go for it. Yes it is counter productive for their game but maybe they're people that just have fun trying new clubs and have the finance to fund it. If that's what makes them happy, good on the. There are too many unhappy people out there.
post #42 of 143

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To each his own. I could care less what irons a partner or competitor is playing, or whether or not I feel he is worthy enough of a golfer to be playing them. If they give the person enjoyment, that should be good enough.
post #43 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

The average golfer's handicap hasn't changed over the last 20 years. With that data, it's fair to assume that all the different technology changes don't really help fundamentally broken swings, course management, and short game.

When it comes to golf equipment, act like it's the 60's. Do whatever feels right!
post #44 of 143

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Haahah why do they even make blades anymore than? Pro's on tour seem to even be getting away from them. I guess they make the for the Rich Chops at the range then.
post #45 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

Originally Posted by mustangbryk View Post
Haahah why do they even make blades anymore than? Pro's on tour seem to even be getting away from them. I guess they make the for the Rich Chops at the range then.
Some pros are. Some aren't. The best player in the world uses musclebacks. Lots of golfers who don't want the club covering up their mistakes play musclebacks.

I'll ignore the ignorant portions of your post.
post #46 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

Is't ok i am a rich chop who played Taylormade TP blades for the past 2 years. Switched to a more forgiving club. Plus if you have the money why not play the best. I pay for my clubs no free stuff in my bag.
post #47 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

Originally Posted by mustangbryk View Post
Is't ok i am a rich chop who played Taylormade TP blades for the past 2 years. Switched to a more forgiving club. Plus if you have the money why not play the best. I pay for my clubs no free stuff in my bag.
What does paying for your clubs have to do with it? Did I get mine for free, and that's why I'm somehow not playing the best? (For the record, I paid for mine too. So?)

You should play the clubs that are the best for you, given whatever constraints you have.
post #48 of 143

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Oh something to add re this thread. M first clubs were 2nd hand wilson blades which were cut 4 inches. They were rediculously hard to use.

Dad did it on purpose so that i'd learn quicker...
post #49 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

I don't see how it's different than seeing guys "chop" the newest drivers out there over the fence (ON THE SIDE) of the range.

Also, what's your goal in playing golf? Just the score alone?

Same as some other guys here, I started on Wilson blades (FG-17?) 23 years ago. Went through 845's, I-3's,..., and back to T-zoids.

I play a blade(like) iron simply because of the reward I get when I catch one pure.

I am also very happy for someone when I see them catch a blade super pure on the range--because I know the feeling and can relate!
post #50 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

I'm not good enough to play blades... but I'm always looking for a nice used set that I can fool around with. Thats why I love my set now, I can hit any 8,9,PW and appreciate the blade in my 735cm's but 6, maybe 7 and up I like having that cavity there to help me out

if the masters champion doesnt play blades I think you need to think about your set up
post #51 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

Originally Posted by DDBowdoin View Post
I'm not good enough to play blades... but I'm always looking for a nice used set that I can fool around with. Thats why I love my set now, I can hit any 8,9,PW and appreciate the blade in my 735cm's but 6, maybe 7 and up I like having that cavity there to help me out

if the masters champion doesnt play blades I think you need to think about your set up
WELL SAID!

If you're not a single digit, below 6, you have no business playing blades...it's just an ego thing. Most of the guys I see play blades shouldn't...
post #52 of 143

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I think if you are low handicap golfer you should use blades but if someone is struggling to break 100 it makes no sense to use blades
the fact that it worked for you (IACAS) doesn't apply to most golfers (N=1 is not enough)
It's true that professional golfers are also using less blades and more cavity backs...at that level they can play whatever they want!!!
post #53 of 143

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Originally Posted by shinujk1 View Post
the fact that it worked for you (IACAS) doesn't apply to most golfers (N=1 is not enough)
N = a lot more than 1. I never said N = everyone, but it's a heckuva lot more than 1.

Originally Posted by shinujk1 View Post
It's true that professional golfers are also using less blades and more cavity backs...at that level they can play whatever they want!!!
There's a difference, though: they don't need help. They hit the ball on the center of the clubface. As I said, I appreciated that tougher-to-hit clubs helped me improve my ballstriking very quickly.
post #54 of 143

Re: Its funny when chops play blades.

I think it's funny when golfers are too young to remember when blades were the only equipment option and make fun of those who might still favor 'em.

Those were the days before the Internet and titanium, i.e., the days when terms such as "game-improvement irons" never existed.

We old folk grew up on blades. We didn't even know they were blades. Hell, we didn't even know what an emoticon was.
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