See that is interesting, I have this idea that I would really like a 2i utility for a very similar reason. Plus I love hitting the ball low. Also I have found my 3i currently is really good at helping me hit a low fade out from trees which is a common place for me which the 2 utility could still do, whereas a hybrid doesn't give me confidence out of the rough, and it gets up quickly.
But I watched this and started to think maybe a hybrid has more forgiveness and will just help me hit more fairways.
Currently I'm only playing 13 clubs! My longest clubs are:
I used to play Dr, 3w (15˚), and 2h (19˚). But I hated my 3w so basically had a gap from ~225 yards to 310 yards. And had no reasonable alternate tee club for short to medium par 4s when I wasn't feeling the driver or the hole was tight. Hence the 2i. I absolutely love that club. Obviously this isn't awesome gapping, but I really want to keep the 2i in the bag and I'm not sure where that leaves me. I can hit my 4i 220 yards, and there aren't that many times on the course where I need to be able to hit a high shot 235 (as in, not a punch runner with the 2i). And I never need to hit a shot 270. So I haven't felt super urgent about fixing it.
Yeah, I get that they've changed the lofts. It matters not to me, So long and I play old sticks I don't need a gap wedge and so long as I know how far each club works--the numbers on the bottom are irrelevant. My irons/approach game is blades and there's where it'll stay unless someone wants to sponsor me to play their stuff (I'm open to options, but not expecting any business in that regard!😄
I just smashed a nasty old ball out across the pasture as my last shot in practice tonight. I hit balls every day when I'm into it-mostly short stuff for those up and downs and other such necessities It's coming back. I've got to set up a net for more full-swing stuff in the back yard.
I tried the Ping stuff back in the olden days and it just left me flat. Bad hits made acceptable and good hits flew nice but the feel was about the same. I never tried to work the ball with them I just could'ntt handle the non-communication/connection to my hands. Never bought a set and got used to that sort of game. I was content beating the old guys with whatever they were swinging. One of the best in my dad's group hit those silly looking Browning 440's! They sure worked for him. My pop had the Ping Eye2's and I forget what before, but he never beat me at golf after I turned 16-despitei being a weekly player. His game was more in the beer and the bets.
I tried working with him but he would never practice--had a horrible reverse weight shift thing going on. We made videos--on VHS!
Thanks for the info. I know I lack a lot of familiarity with some of our new tech points and parameters, but as far as GI irons go, It's all moot for me. I'm catching up, but really I'm more interested in getting my fitment proper (making the adjustment to midsize grips now) and getting back into the groove where -most- of the time I get a solid contact and a flight resembling what I designed in my mind for the situation at hand.
I do hit the modern drivers (2013 modern) and woods, but that too is more about feel and styling than ultimate performance or adjustability. I think I would do well to do try some different shafts to see what suits me. I like the "pro" versions of the bigfat-longhandled modern drivers, because it's not quite so gigantic.
I hit my ancient TaylormMade Tour Burner at TopGolf the other night. It's still a fine club.