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post #19 of 22

Just to clear up a misconception, your handicap is not based off your career rounds. While it does pick your 10 best from the recent times, it also gives a "Bonus for Excellence" which makes it a bit harder to reach the lower handicaps than the higher ones from a mathematical standpoint. Since they take 96% of your course differentials (adjusted scores after course rating and slope) to create your handicap, a high handicapper will get a larger benefit from that. This makes it so that the low handicapped player is slightly more likely to win thanks to not being given as much of a lower handicap than he would otherwise need.

The other part of the handicap equation is slope and course rating. Unless your course has a higher slope or course rating than average from the tees you were playing at, it's likely that a score of +4 would actually equal a +5 or +6 handicap since the course would be easier than the set average to play. Conversely, a +4 at a very difficult course and tees could give you a handicap of +2.

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Just to clear up a misconception, your handicap is not based off your career rounds. While it does pick your 10 best from the recent times, it also gives a "Bonus for Excellence" which makes it a bit harder to reach the lower handicaps than the higher ones from a mathematical standpoint. Since they take 96% of your course differentials (adjusted scores after course rating and slope) to create your handicap, a high handicapper will get a larger benefit from that. This makes it so that the low handicapped player is slightly more likely to win thanks to not being given as much of a lower handicap than he would otherwise need.

The other part of the handicap equation is slope and course rating. Unless your course has a higher slope or course rating than average from the tees you were playing at, it's likely that a score of +4 would actually equal a +5 or +6 handicap since the course would be easier than the set average to play. Conversely, a +4 at a very difficult course and tees could give you a handicap of +2.

I know, it was required though for some reason when I was signing up. I just put down what I was shooting most recently. I changed it now to N/A

post #21 of 22

If you want a solid review on the AP2's go to youtube and look up Mark Crossfield's review. He also does one with the AP1, MB, and CB's  I think he does a decent job of reviewing clubs.

post #22 of 22
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Yeah strongly agree, only a small percentage of golfers have the game to consistently hit muscleback irons well.


They worked well for Zach Johnson a2_wink.gif

AP2's have a slightly thicker topline than your standard muscleback and a wider sole.  So you get a clean look at address with some nice "help" with turf interaction and launch.


Blades can be a good club for a player with a high swing speed that hits it solid.   Blades will tend to launch lower and have less spin, again good for a high speed solid ball striker.  You might hear that blades allow you to "work" the ball but that's only because more gear effect comes into play a2_wink.gif   

I think I'm becoming the resident champion for "mediocre" golfers using blades. I STRONGLY disagree that one shouldn't look at blades unless you're shooting par. If you don't have anything close to a consistent swing, or you constantly miss off the toe or thin, than maybe you should be a bit better of an iron player before considering a true mb. However, if you miss fat or your contact is good but you miss right or left, no amount of forgiveness is going to fix that.

I don't shoot in the 70s. On most courses I shoot between 80-85. On my extremely narrow home course I can hit the 90s. The reason I'm not shooting par isnt bc my irons are too much for me, its because I miss off the tee, or I three putt.

Ive become a much better iron player since switching to the 712MBS, and honestly, there is nothing in the world like a pured blade.
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