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I normally carry my 7 iron 150-165

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I clicked that tutleman URL.  It's bogus.  The text is all Korean language and not apparently golf related. 
He might have fixed the link because it works now.
post #165 of 176
I usually choke down on the 7iron or use a full strike 8iron to hit it 170 yards
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I usually choke down on the 7iron or use a full strike 8iron to hit it 170 yards

Dang, that is so cool man.

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I usually choke down on the 7iron or use a full strike 8iron to hit it 170 yards

Pffft....Lightweight

 

I usually choke down on a SW to hit 170.

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I normally carry my 7 iron 150-165

 

I use a cart.

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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
 

 

I mentioned this in my post above and posted links which included the following:

 

My Titleist irons from the 90s:

 

 

A recent TM set:

 

 

Wow, that's two clubs stronger.

post #170 of 176
My 7 iron at 37.25" and 35 degree loft is between 155-165 yards. That's plenty enough for me. I'm a huge opponent of jacked lofts. I think from the 6 iron down it makes the game harder for higher cappers. Swinging a 5 iron can be like swinging a 3 iron and they have no idea why it's so hard to hit a 5 iron. Sure when they get a hold of 1 they marvel at the fact they just hit a 5 iron 200 yards. But in reality it was most likely a 3 or 4 iron. To clarify I'm not against GI or SGI. I just hope that when those buying a 3 iron badged as a 5 iron that they fully understand they are really buying a 3-9 or 4-P not a 5-Gap and that the 5 and 6 may be tough to hit.
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I mentioned this in my post above and posted links which included the following:

 

My Titleist irons from the 90s:

 

 

A recent TM set:

 

 

Wow, that's two clubs stronger.

You also have to take into consideration launch angle.  Even though your Titleist set had a higher loft, the club head itself may have been lower launching.  The TM set could launch very high, so the lower loft would bring that down a bit.  

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You also have to take into consideration launch angle.  Even though your Titleist set had a higher loft, the club head itself may have been lower launching.  The TM set could launch very high, so the lower loft would bring that down a bit.  


Yes, thank you.

 

There's more to launch angle than loft. CG plays an important role. Ask Matt (@saevel25) what the loft of the TaylorMade irons he tested was, and how high they launched…

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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
 

 

I mentioned this in my post above and posted links which included the following:

 

My Titleist irons from the 90s:

 

 

A recent TM set:

 

 

Wow, that's two clubs stronger.

You also have to take into consideration launch angle.  Even though your Titleist set had a higher loft, the club head itself may have been lower launching.  The TM set could launch very high, so the lower loft would bring that down a bit.  

 

I regret writing this post in that it may throw other people off. Bleh. :8) People - I was wrong... Wrong... Opposite of right. :~(

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Yes, thank you.

 

There's more to launch angle than loft. CG plays an important role. Ask Matt (@saevel25) what the loft of the TaylorMade irons he tested was, and how high they launched…

 

Yep launches the ball VERY HIGH :-D

 


 

SLDR 7 iron: 36.75 in, 32 degrees of loft, I had the KBS C-Taper Lite shafts X-stiff (Mid High Launch, Mid Spin)

 

My MP 59 7 iron: 36.75 in, 34 degree of loft, they have the KBS Tour Shafts X-Stiff (Mid Launch, Mid Low Spin)

 

Just because I was curious, using Flightscope Trajectory Optimizer. 

 

If you keep everything the same. Same ball speed, same spin, but just change the loft 2 degrees so the ball launches 2 degrees higher. The height of the ball would only increase about 2-3 yards. PGA Tour players average 3 yards variance in their iron max height, 29-32 yards. 

 

From testing the SLDR irons, they launch the ball HIGH!! If I had to guess, I would say the ball launched about 10-15 yards higher between my MP 59 and the SLDR irons. Yet if all being equal, only 3 yards of that was from loft. The rest was from the golf shaft, which probably can change the launch angle by a few degrees. I am not sure how much more high launching the C-Taper Lite is compared to their standard KBS Tour. So maybe another 3 yards. So the rest is all in the clubhead design, basically the COG placement. 

 

I would say the primary driver of launch angle is COG.

 

Just look at the SLDR driver. People have to increase the degrees of their driver by as much as 4-5 degrees!!! The reason being the front and low COG position just launches the ball lower with lower spin. So the higher loft is used to counter act this. 

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SLDR 7 iron: 36.75 in, 32 degrees of loft, I had the KBS C-Taper Lite shafts X-stiff (Mid High Launch, Mid Spin)

 

My MP 59 7 iron: 36.75 in, 34 degree of loft, they have the KBS Tour Shafts X-Stiff (Mid Launch, Mid Low Spin)

From testing the SLDR irons, they launch the ball HIGH!! If I had to guess, I would say the ball launched about 10-15 yards higher between my MP 59 and the SLDR irons. Yet if all being equal, only 3 yards of that was from loft. The rest was from the golf shaft, which probably can change the launch angle by a few degrees.

 

You mean three degrees of that would be attributed to the MP-59… the SLDRs overcame that and STILL added several yards.

 

Plus, launch angle and peak height aren't quite the same. We could measure launch angles on a FlightScope in person though…

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You mean three degrees of that would be attributed to the MP-59… the SLDRs overcame that and STILL added several yards.

 

Plus, launch angle and peak height aren't quite the same. We could measure launch angles on a FlightScope in person though…

 

 

Yep got that reverse. Yes, then I guess COG and other factors matter even more. 

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