Yea, that’s what was also great about them. They were still appropriate whether you played to a 30 or a 10 index. I think the same can be said for the Mizuno JPX or Titleist AP1.
If you fall in love with the Stealth irons, you like how they set up to a ball, they’re fit appropriately (length, shaft, you can adjust lie down the road if necessary), and within budget… I say go for it. I mean you’ll probably be playing them for 8+ years, and will get your money’s worth.
I would recommend hitting a few other irons while there, just to confirm you’re in love (kinda like dating before you tie the knot).
@darthweasel does it say anywhere on the scorecard if the executive course is OB? If it's not and it's definitely not staked OB then I would have played it, too. Earlier in the year I pushed a tee shot on a par 3 off the course but there were no stakes to mark OB and nothing on the scorecard indicated it was OB so I played it. It was clearly off the course, though, because it ended up in the grass on the side of the road that the town maintained.
Though this got me thinking, could the course mark the penalty area on the side that @darthweasel was playing on and say it goes on indefinitely? And do the same for the executive course side, so the stream is marked on both sides but is only meant to be a lateral boundary depending on what side you're playing?
Sorry @ChetlovesMer and @Shindig
One last thing, my uh budget just recently expanded quite a bit. I bought a semi expensive piece of equipment for my home office which died a short and abrupt death. Was going to return it when I posted on social media about it and the brand's director of relations offered to replace it and throw in another free much more expensive unit as I spent some time talking to him and his team and sent my failed unit directly to the engineers for testing. I don't have much a use case for the other unit so I'll probably sell it and put the money towards my irons. Incredible how life works sometimes isn't it?
So uh, bump the budget to 1k.
Do your recommendations change? Thoughts on the Stealth Irons from TaylorMade? I'm kind of falling in love with them and heading over to dicks to hit them tomorrow.
It's the nature of posting text only, I guess. Sarcasm, mood, tone, etc don't always come through to the reader like you imagine it when writing. (I know this very well first hand :))
For the record, I read your "Saudi" post as a tongue-in-cheek joke, so it wasn't a total miss. 🍻
I guess this is the thread to put this in, read a rumor that the PGA might be guaranteeing 500K to exempt players. So if one makes 100K for the year, he gets 400K. Will have to wait for details after meeting is over.