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  1. That is it Harry. I absolutely love the look and fee of the blade. But my index has come down much more using the cavity backs than anything else. I am really curious to see what others think. I know on this board many people feel as though if they swing is right, then the blades just give you more control. And to an extent, that is true. But with the technology today, the CB's seem to do the same or close to the same. With the custom fitting options, people dont have to get them offset as much anymore. Todays golf ball is designed to fly straighter than ever before. I just heard an interview with Corey Pavin in which he talks about that very thing. How working the ball is just not as easy anymore because of the golf ball of today.
  2. So I was at the Championsgate Resort last week for a day or two and was watching quite a few tour players practicing. Every one of them had some sort of GI irons in their bag. I then pick up the new Golf Digest and the WITB is also someone with GI clubs. Yet all us amateurs still say that to be a "real good" player one should go with blades. I grew up playing with blades. Hogan Apex blades to be exact. From there I moved around between blades and GIs, and just recently I made the switch back to a GI club after a couple more years with blades. My scores went down again. In doing my research (which I must admit is just a lot of reading and asking 20 or so local pros), I really think the reason is ego. Amateurs love the way the blades look and feel. We love the fact that only the best can hit them. We love the way it feels at impact. But technology has changed so much over time. The cavity back clubs do have feel now. Im just curious to what others think about this. I know it has been debated time and time again about which one is better. I dont think either is better for the record. Just that people have a misconception about GI irons because of the name. Any input is appreciated. Im not trying to get into some sort of flame war over why someone chose what. Just a friendly conversation over the real reason that some shifted over to a blade rather than a GI or vice versa.
  3. I think you mean the current doesnt offer a spin mill below 54 not above 54. THanks for all of the info, look forward to it
  4. Check out www.groovesharpener.com I think you will find out differently. I use the tool as do many others on here. The reason that most pros dont use them, is because they cannot guarantee that it is not reshaping the grooves hence making them not USGA compliant. While I have not seen that happening, you can definately see shavings and them have a like new feel. Can you please show some evidence to support your statement that grooves cannot be sharpened? I have not heard that before.
  5. Yeah, I really dont have any regrets, except every now and then I miss opening the garage door and seeing it. But we have the Volvo and the Lexus in there now, and they look great. But its just not the same.
  6. That is freaking funny. And possibly true. "Not that there is anything wrong with that."
  7. Try as many things as you possibly can. Go with what feels the best.
  8. Just an update to see about why??? But in your world, I know things are a bit different.
  9. I guess it was down for a while today as well.
  10. If they are truly that bad, then I am not sure they can be fixed. But if they are not affecting play, then consider just cleaning them up. You would be suprised what a good polish can do to bring out the shine. With that being said, it will also show flaws.
  11. I cant help with the actual lofts, but I can tell you that when I switched from Fatshafts to 695s, I lost 1 club length in distance. Those fatshafts went a mile for me though. I have since switched to Adams A3, and am still one club length shorter than my fat shafts.
  12. In my mind, You dont buy a new set. Grips-yes, get them changed out. Heads-get a good groove sharpener for $20 and it will return them to like new. Shafts-I dont know why the shafts would be worn. In a year, I would think they would be fine. Specs-Many places will do this quite affordably. CHeck lie angle and degree and fix them back. Polished-Find a thing of Blue Job Chrome Polish powder online at car detailing places. It does wonders to bring the shine back.
  13. If they are all the same lengths and same shaft, I would go talk to a pro or fitter. Something is not right there.
  14. I believe it is very much like the one at the Dicks near me. It seems dead on.
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