Originally Posted by logman
Yeah but there's all the crap around the "game improvement" or the "players irons". The distinctions are a fantasy probably invented by guys who are better golfers and want to separate themselves from the schmucks who have........ perimeter weighting!!!!!........NO.... NOT perimeter weighting!!!!
Golfers are a breed. I can't think of another sport where other players look at your equipment to see what sort of player you are. " HMMmmm, he has .....EEEeeekk, perimeter weighting........but I have forged blades......Therefore I'm a proper player. Ha!
So much of a golfers self worth is tied up in the style of their sticks. The brand, last years model(icky), the colour, even those guys that just have to have stiff shafts in their irons........even though they swing at half rat power. Ego, Machismo, self delusion.........wank!
My sticks are perimeter weighted, cavity back and (after verifying last night) actually have a top line thickness that is VERY close to the Ping G10. So you're pissing in the wind with this one Logman.
The top line is funny though, it isn't rounded like the Ping, it has sharp corners which somehow makes the thickness less obvious (in fact if someone had asked me last week I would have said it was way thinner than the Ping). So I will change my position on this, I don't mind a thick(ish) topline provided it doesn't look like a cartoon.
The soles however are about 50% thinner and that is important to me, again this is on a mental level. I'll try to explain, conceptually I see a good strike as one that makes solid contact with the back of the ball without contacting the turf until the ball has been struck (and is on its merry way). To me, conceptually, this requires precision that can only be attained with a thin sole (think scalpel). Now I know on a practical level that this is not true and that plenty of low cappers hit beautifully struck shots with shovels all the time however it affects my confidence and self belief making it very hard for me to make that proper contact with, what I perceive to be, an inappropriate tool with far to much girth to provide the precision that my mind thinks is required.
I am in no way trying to imply that SGI/GI are only for hacks or that playing them automatically relegates someone to the hack category (but bending your lead elbow 90* in the backswing does ) , nor do I think playing blades makes someone better than their actual swing.
Loggy, I think you have just run out of steam with the LPG battles and are now looking for a new venue for your squabbling. squabble, squabble, squabble. LOL.
PS, just kidding with lead elbow comment. Seriously, do whatever you want. Unless you lying about your cap it seems to work OK for you. Makes you look a bit like a 'tard tho. LOL.