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Review: SLDR Golf Irons

Note: This review was originally posted in June 2014. @saevel25 also reviewed the SLDRs.   @WUTiger 's review TaylorMade SLDR Irons Review June 21, 2014   By John P. Orr Another TM club hits the market. Can the SLDR iron replace the R11 and hold its own in game-improvement land? TaylorMade and parent company Adidas-AG have been in the news

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    • @bkuehn1952, great post.  Yeah, that kinda cognitive dissonance affects most golfers to a varying degree. Some blame, some explain away and then there are some that blatantly deny any ownership of a particularly poor day on the course. A good friend of mine is fairly streaky - I guess you can say that about most weekenders like myself but his worst is 20+ shots than his best. He always says something at the end of a bad (for him) round, shooting let's say 104 - "yeah tough day, but we
    • Good point about the mental game and one of the many ways in which we con ourselves related to that.
    • You are correct, sir! Although, the first time I ever broke 80, I made a hole in one on the 5th and shot 78. I always kind of felt like I still hadn't broken 80. After all, without that 1 in a million shot I SHOULD have carded at least an 80, possibly higher being as the hole in one came on a hole that was particularly difficult for me. (To that point, I'd never even birdied it.)  I ended up braking 80 again a couple weeks later. I felt that was more legitimate, if that makes any sense
    • I don't know, I've told myself I should have shot worse than I did many times. But then, I tend to be hard on myself.
    • I agree completely.  The funny thing is, we never look back and say "I had no right to make that 50-footer on the second hole", or "I'll never chip one in from THERE again!"  I know I've never said "I shot 75, but it really should have been 80".  We take those for granted as well-deserved good results from improbable locations.

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