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Mike Boatright

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  1. In golf there should only be 1 stroke penalties it's a simple game hit the ball and play it if you hit into the water drop it and play your next shot that's it. If you can find it hit it otherwise 1 stroke incuding all lost balls hazards etc.. Ob is a joke.
  2. I think the best set up for the average guy is to get a 1 inch longer shaft that is probably 10 grams heavier than your used to and lower loft this will maximize roll and give you an extra 12 yards. Even if you managed to somehow gain 5 mph swing speed the standard 10.5 driver would give you maybe 6 yards of carry in ideal conditons roll is more consistent you would need a good 18 mph of swing speed to see 20 yards of extra carry and thats never going to happen.
  3. I think the best set up for the average guy is to get a 1 inch longer shaft that is probably 10 grams heavier than your used to and lower loft this will maximize roll and give you an extra 12 yards. Even if you maaged to somehow gain 5 mph swing speed the standar 10.5 driver would give you 6 yards of carry in ideal conditons roll is more consistent.
  4. I can answer this it's the direct mass that matters not over all head weight. If you make a driver the size of a 2 iron head at 300 grams and swing it 105 mph you would smash the ball at 12 deg of loft assuming the club had a high center of gravity and was fairly forgiving because naturally 300 grams of the same material is denser to a lighter counterpart. The mass of the club only effects directly behind the ball this is why big tin can driver swing at 110 mph when hit on the heel or toe don't work well and are bad miss hits. Woods are hollow with a face insert welded into them and are very forgiving in a large surface area compared to a 3 iron and therfore is more effecient all round in playability. It's really not about weight it's about mass or metal density wether you realize it or not your 4600 cc driver has a hittable area of only 2 inches the rest is really a waste of space. It's easiy concieveable that a 150 gram object of 5x gretaer density could perform better than a 250 gram object at lower metalic density were talking down to the cellular make up of the metal. This is why any good golfer knows a pured forged will have better energy transfer than a cavity due to voids in the metal especially lower end models.
  5. I can answer this it's the direct mass that matters not over all head weight. If you make a driver the size of a 2 iron head at 300 grams and swing it 105 mph you would smash the ball at 12 deg of loft assuming the club had a high center of gravity and was fairly forgiving. The mass of the club only effects directly behind the ball this is why big tin can driver swing at 110 mph when hit on the heel or to don't work well and are bad miss hits.
  6. It really depends on the club to stiff with a 3 iron will result in pushed shots and miss hits or straight weak shots. where to stiff with a 7 iron wont make much of a difference for instance you could compare to identical 7 irons heads one with a reg flex and one with a x and find the x to go lower stay on target and have about the same distance,the reg would go higher just as straight sometimes and then randomnly seems to go 8 yards farther to the left. This is because it kicks later and sometimes just jumps. What happens with the longer clubs is their harder to square up and way so a reg flex often helps not so much with the driver though just hybrids and long irons. I think it has to do with the actual mass of the 460cc clubheads. whipping through impact adding loft and going left. Project x has it's flighted shafts for this issue altering kick point and trajectory while maintaining a consistent weight through out the set. Each clubhead in your irons weight different grams and to the fact you need longer shafts for each one this laters swing weight. You need to find the right match up for you customly or get fit by a pro.
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