I lost about 8 strokes off my game after switching to my 695MBs, in one half season. I was previously playing Titleist 755s, and before that, Big Bertha monster cavity backs. The Berthas were hook machines, the 755s were much better but I was still pretty inconsistant, and the current 695MBs are never leaving my bag..... Maybe it has more to do with better suited shafts, but I have never hit so many nice shots and my misses are much more manageable. My 4, 5 and 8 are my go-to irons and use the 3 quite often after hitting an errant drive.
Just played my first round of the season today. Played to my index, and could have been better if the range was open to work on my driver, as it lost me 2 balls today.
I just think your statement is a pretty vague generalization...
I suppose I was still a little disappointed by my range session today. I admit that my thin shots and shanks ended up pretty much where I was aiming, but they felt really bad. The scenario that @Golfingdad brought up was not even as bad as he outlined, but it felt so much worse when it wasn't just right. So much so, I was ready to snap the club in half.
My 3i performance was so bad. I had two decent flights out to the right distances followed by 6 erratic shots. Some of the inconsistency might be due to the lie as the ground was very uneven, but I know that the game improvement clubs are still better suited for my current ball striking ability under the same conditions.
Who knows, I might do a 180 at the end of the year if I can hit this 3i and everything shorter with some consistency.
Edited by Lihu - 5/24/14 at 12:24am