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Everything posted by arturo28mx

  1. I'm getting at least 20 more yards and more accuracy.
  2. I recently bough the JPX 825 iron set (not the pro model) with R300 shafts. Have played three rounds with them and to be honest did not like them very much. They produce great distance, but they have a hard feeling off the face at impact. In contrast, I also have Callaway Razr X irons with Uniflex shafts and I get a soft feeling at impact which I like a lot more. I will probably return the 825 and get the 825 Pro irons, or I may even get the MP 59.
  3. I too have a Ping G20 10.5 degree driver. I bought it with the Standard "Regular" shaft. A lot of balls went too high for my taste. Too much back spin. I just changed the shaft to the "Tour Regular" as adviced by the Ping factory and I couldn't be happier. Ball flight is still a bit high, but not as high as before, and much more distance than before. Never hit a driver so well in my life. Factory said Tour Regular would be much better for me than Standard Stiff.
  4. I asked the same question to Mizuno, and this is their response: "Thank you for contacting Mizuno USA. The reason that the JPX 825 irons have very little bounce is due to the width of the sole. Typically, the wider the sole, the lower the bounce will be. This particularly applies to the long irons. On a wide-soled iron, if you have too much bounce, then the iron would have a chance of literally bouncing off of the turf at impact. This would be magnified on firmer conditions. On our MP irons, the bounce is a little higher because the sole widths are much thinner, and are designed to interact with the turf cleaner at impact."
  5. The Ralph Maltby article is excellent. I understand better now. Thanks.
  6. I understand the concept of bounce as it applies to wedges, and why you need less or more bounce depending on the conditions you play in (fluffy sand, etc.). However, my question applies to iron sets, normally 4 to pitching wedge. More specifically, game improvement iron sets. I have recently found that some iron sets have very high bounce numbers (such as Callaway Razr X, where a 4 iron has 3 degrees and 7 iron has 5 degrees) and some iron sets have very low bounce numbers (such as Mizuno JPX 825, where 4 iron has -1.5 degrees and 7 iron has 1 degree). They are both supposed to be game improvement irons, so I would assume their bounce numbers would be similar. Could someone explain why this difference? What kind of player would benefit from one or the other? I would understand lower bounce numbers in players irons, but in this case both models I mentioned are game improvement irons. Thanks in advance for your comments
  7. I'm a 15 handicap because my putting sucks!!! I too need to work more on starting the downswing with my lower body and not my shoulders/arms.
  8. I just purchased the Mizuno JPX 825 and will play with them for the first time next sunday. I did however consider the MP 59. They are BEAUTIFUL. I did not buy them out of fear that I'm not good enough to play such irons. I'm a 15 handicap. On second thought maybe I should have bought the MP 59.
  9. For me it was learning to do the takeaway by moving only my shoulders while keeping my head still and not swaying to the sides. It took me two years to teach my body to do it. Doing swings in front of a mirror and filming my swing helped a lot, This has allowed me to stay on plane and make solid and consistent contact every time.
  10. For me, after trying many kinds of balls, including NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, e5, e6, Hex Chrome and others, the Srixon Q Star is what I like the best: flies straight, good ball flight, good distance, not too soft, acceptable spin on greens, good feel putting, great price. Other balls are great at one thing but bad at another. The Q Star seems to be reasonably good on everything. I'm a 15 handicap. When I get better I may switch to another ball. But for now, the Q Star serves me well.
  11. Well, today I played a round of golf and I made an effort to have a firm grip on the last three fingers of the left hand every time I hit the ball. Findings: 1- My wrists did not become stiff. 2- I noticed considerably more accuracy on my shots, (driver and irons), and a little more distance.
  12. My understanding is that the last three fingers of the left hand must apply a firm pressure (firmer than the rest of the fingers) to prevent the left hand from "letting go" at the top of the back swing and to prevent the club from turning at impact. I even read that Arnold Palmer when driving his car would frequently tighten these three fingers over the steering wheel as hard as possible for ten seconds, and then repeat, in order to strengthen these fingers. (I have tried it and it's a good exercise.) I will try it out this weekend at the golf course.
  13. I only carry in my bag two woods: a driver and a 4 wood (both Ping G20). Rest are irons starting with 3 iron. The 4 wood is a great club.
  14. Me too working on my putting. Especially my posture.
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