Ok, so after not really being able to hit a bunch this week, and having issues with my new grips not curing lol... which that got figured out on thursday...
I went out today and hit a few buckets.. Now i also brought a long a set of TaylorMade R7 irons, to compare..
Now i always use my PW or 9 iron to start with, and right away i'm hitting the ball good after doing my warm up swings.. So i grab the R7 9iron and bam, i go a good 10 yards farther.. after a few more swings, i switch to the R7 8iron.. and then go to the Titleist 8iron..
The biggest thing i noticed with the R7's is even if i hit the ball someone bad, i couldnt really tell, unless i hit it chunky and took some grass.. or completely sliced it.. And, I noticed the R7's are extremely light, which could be the reason i was hitting everything farther with them..
The Titleist's have DGS300 shafts on them and i think the TM's had the standard shaft on them..
Now when i went back and starting hitting 3 balls with each iron, 9 thru 5... and i was hitting the ball good, i honestly do not think i was getting any more distance from either club... I find my ball flight is better with the Titleists..
But the overall thing that sold me when comparing the two, is the Titleists have more feel to them.. I mean i doubt i was going to switch out the Titleists anyways, but i just wanted to do a comparison between a regular GI iron set, and a set of irons that would be considered a step up....
The other thing, is i felt that with the heavier shaft, i had more control in my swing, and wasnt trying to crush the ball, i just did my normal swing.. As opposed to the R7's i just wanted to swing out of my ass and see how far i could hit the ball, cuz the irons were so lite