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post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by MrSinister View Post
 

If that were even remotely true than all irons would be the same and there would be no difference between blades and GI irons.

 

There is very little difference when your hitting the sweet spot. What your saving is the distance loss if you hit the ball slightly on the toe. A blade player like iron might come up 10 yards short, a GI iron might come up 3 yards short, that is huge if your carrying a bunker or water. 

post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 
Sounds right.
I wonder what percentage of us hit the ball with enough consistency to use anything blade like compared with the number of us who do actually use them?
post #39 of 46
I was lucky the way I started out. Only had my brothers old blades to teach myself with. So I had to find that sweet spot. Going to cb now just because I do not hit as hard. The blades just kept coming up short. I love my new easy swing. Blades still straight just not getting there without having to try and figure out how many club lengths I should figure on altering. Too much thinking kind of spoils my fun.

The new irons fit in perfect with my current swing. They take the place of my old blades very nicely as far as distance and spin are concerned given that I have eased up quite a bit. And they are more accurate so to speak. Point is they are "more accurate" because I learned how to hit a blade
post #40 of 46

The one thing I like about the "player's" irons (not talking about blades, talking about the AP2's, MP59's, and S56/55's that aren't a full blade. I don't particularly like a full blade myself) is their sole and look compared to a game improvement iron. It allows me to feel more like I can hit down and through the golf ball without breaking my wrist because the club has a 2" sole on a 7-iron (looking at you, Ping g20's). For me it's a matter of confidence, and I tend to hit the ball better when I'm confident in my clubs and my swing. But seriously, those SGI irons that have the huge soles look like they'll bounce off the ground like it's stone to me.

The second thing is I like to know where I'm hitting the ball on the clubface. It helps me keep my swing a little more consistent it feels when I can tell that I'm starting to hit the ball off on the toe or heel. It warns me that I'm doing something that I shouldn't be and gives me a chance to, during a practice session and not mid-round, look at and adjust what I am doing that is causing it. 

post #41 of 46
Thread Starter 

RIGHT!!!

I've decided.

I'm having a 'fitting' next week to determine lie, shaft type etc. £30.

Then...

Secondhand clubs and the left over money on a few lessons.

Never used Mizunos but just want them.

Looked on several local sites plus ebay.

Looks like a really good set of MX 25's, MX 900 for about £140

MX 950's or 1000's for a little more.

Now who's going to help me choose as these will be bought unseen and unhit, I'll just know the shaft and lie etc. should suit me!

 

Help appreciated please.

Even if it's just a summary of how you have got on with each club, looks etc.

I think I want a lot of help from the club without using something that looks like a shovel.

 

Steve:-)

post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by Stug View Post
 

RIGHT!!!

I've decided.

I'm having a 'fitting' next week to determine lie, shaft type etc. £30.

Then...

Secondhand clubs and the left over money on a few lessons.

Never used Mizunos but just want them.

Looked on several local sites plus ebay.

Looks like a really good set of MX 25's, MX 900 for about £140

MX 950's or 1000's for a little more.

Now who's going to help me choose as these will be bought unseen and unhit, I'll just know the shaft and lie etc. should suit me!

 

Help appreciated please.

Even if it's just a summary of how you have got on with each club, looks etc.

I think I want a lot of help from the club without using something that looks like a shovel.

 

Steve:-)

 

Quickie off topic post, I think for your handicap any of those options are good.  Mizuno makes great irons, especially in the game improvement category.  I would lean towards the MX 900, 950 or 1000.

post #43 of 46
Thread Starter 
Thanks.
From original post just got to accept more forgiveness etc.equates to more fairways and greens hit Must mean more enjoyment. Right?
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by Stug View Post

Thanks.
From original post just got to accept more forgiveness etc.equates to more fairways and greens hit Must mean more enjoyment. Right?

 

I'm happier when I hit more greens :-)

post #45 of 46
I read somewhere that the average HC 20 years ago was 17.5. Today the average HC is 17.4. I play blades because I want the errors and good strikes to happen from my swing, not a piece of equipment. That said, I'm not about to play with a small wooden driver a1_smile.gif

The most important parts of the game are:
My mindset
My physical swing
My equipment

In this order.
post #46 of 46
Thread Starter 

Done it!

Let my heart rule my head a bit.

Got some 2 week old Mizuno jpx 925 pro's with rifle 5.5 shafts. So still money left over for a couple of extra lessons.

Probably not the most help I could get but man the difference between these and my old Rams is amazing ( then again all the clubs I tried felt so much easier to hit).

It feels great though to know that from now on (I have a Titleist 912 driver) all my poor shots are me!

It is so easy to lay some of the blame on your equipment and now I will have to admit that that's no true.

Great incentive to work on my swing.

 

I'll let you know how they play as opposed to the range.

 

Steve

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