I have a set of pcb tour irons that I impulse bought new about 10 years ago because I had always wanted to try forged cavity backs.
Like a few of you I can't hit them consistently enough so they got dropped after about 20 rounds and haven't seen the light of day since. The smallish sweet spot is just not forgiving enough for my swing.
I've just dug them out and googled for my original thoughts on them and damn if it isn't tempting to try them out tomorrow. The event is American Foursomes so probably not fair to my partner to inflict that on him lol.
From my post in Jan 2004...
"Picked up a set of forged Macgregor Tourney PCB Tour's last week. (
I was using Topflite XL2000's which are oversize, huge cavity, game improvement clubs (http://www.golfclubreview.com/xl_2000.htm).
Great clubs but I had been toying with the idea of getting something new - I wanted to see how sweet forged heads feel and I thought the extremely forgiving nature of the XL2000's was resulting in my ball striking getting a little sloppy since there was not much punishment.
So when I saw an add for forged Macgregors on the back page of the courier mail for $599 a few weeks ago, I was drawn in to golf world to have a closer look (it didn't say they were CB's and my game isn't up to blades.)
The PCB Tours are not a current Macgregor model - about 2-3 years but Golf World had some brand new sets with DG S300 shafts and golf pride velvet wraps. They looked boo-t-ful...sleek traditional, nice chrome finish. They felt great at address...but could my 15hcp hit them consistently? The heads and the cavities were much smaller than my existing clubs but I decided to give em a whirl for 3 months. I could always sell em on if the experiment didn't work.
Well 1 range session and 36 holes later and the experiment is over. I have been flushing them most of the time, occasional mishits still get quite a bit of forgiveness. I can work the ball left and right. Trajectories are quite high even tho the lofts are 2 degrees weaker in the long irons and 3 degress in the long irons. But I have always had a high ball flight.
Maybe it's the extra focus that you get with new equipment but I have been hitting these so consistently well I'm removing the safety net and selling my other irons.
Golf is always fun but new equipment puts a spring in your step and a smile on your face!!"