Originally Posted by spoonman
I mean no disrespect when I say this, but don't you think that playing a blade when you're a 36.4 handicap is a little unwise? I know guys that are single digit handicaps who feel their ball striking isn't good enough to play a blade. You'd probably score much better using a game improvement club. Just saying...
I understand where you're coming from, and I don't take it as disrespect or anything like that. I also thought I wouldn't be able to play them, so I really just bought them for goofing around on the range and seeing what the deal with blades was. Shockingly enough, I seem to hit the MPs better than my other set of irons (Tommy Armour EVO something or the others...). I think it's just because I know I have to be more precise with my ball striking, so I force myself to concentrate that little bit extra. Plus, the old set just looked clunky, and I just thought that with a tool so clunky, it will be that much harder to make a precise strike. Precise movements call for precise tools. I'm not sure...All I know is that I put the blades in my bag after a few very successful range sessions, and I've shot two good rounds. :shrug: You can't argue with results.
All that said, I'm not sure where my now-old set of irons falls in the line of UGI/SGI/GI/WTF-whateverelse clubs, so that may have somehow been hindering my ball striking before (?!?). But I haven't noticed a negative difference in my scores since incorporating the blades, although admittedly, I only have a few rounds in with them.
Besides, I play this game to have fun. And I have more fun gaming these blades than the old clunky shovels I used to play.