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  1. Irons for new senior

    Re changing the swing weight of my Ping s58s: the dealer in Johannesburg said they change the insert in the tuning port and charge R250 per club. With freight there and back that is out of the question. So I dug out my old 1975 Wilson Dynapower irons, which are regular flex D4, and shot my best 9 holes in over a year. Why do I keep trying different irons? (we all know the answer to that!). Seems to me that if you can make half decent contact, what works for you is far more important than club age, cost, looks, GI, SGI, etc, etc.
  2. I have been struggling with consistency with my latest Ping s58 irons and find they are about C8. My old irons were about D2. I am not big or strong but feel that the D2 allowed me to sense the club head a bit better. Does that make sense? Can anyone tell me how to add weight to my Ping s58s? I am in South Africa so I have been unable to buy lead tape to try and doubt I will find someone to do them for me.
  3. Swingweight Help

    If your 3 wood feels best at D5 then, with your strength, you should tape up your driver to D5 and try it. I don't think you should make any one club way different from the others but... all my sand wedges are about 3 points heavier than the rest of the sets. If you have an accurate scale you can get a fair estimate of swing weight at home using a table like the attached. sw.xls
  4. Irons for new senior

    First of all thanks for the replies. It is pleasing to see how folks offer advice to a complete stranger. I recon I should work with my Ping S58s until I can pick up a used set of something like graphite shaft G25s. I might never find such a thing in South Africa - you guys in the USA are lucky you have such a huge market. On the question of feeling the club head: I read opposing view about its importance. I have never had much idea where it is. Maybe this is why I am so inconsistent. I could sort of feel the club head in my old regular steel shaft D3 swing weight irons but not in my newer graphite shaft C8 swing weight irons. I can feel a bad or good strike with the newer irons, but not what the club head is doing. Being in South Africa, sending my clubs to Ping for adjustment is out of the question. If I try lead taping my S58s to increase swing weight a bit and assuming it does help, does anyone know if I can add weight myself in the tuning port? (to make it look tidy)
  5. My first post and looking for some feedback on choosing a set of irons. I took up golf again a year ago at the age of 60, after a 35 year lay off. I am very slight, swing speed 95mph and my handicap is 17 but that will improve when I fix my short game (40 putts per round). Currently using Ping s58 with regular graphite shafts. I know they are not GI but I find them easy to use, longer and mishits are less painful than any other club I have tried. I have tried Ping eye 2 and eye 2+ with stiff steel shafts but timing seemed a lot more difficult. I like the s58 but there is no sand or lob wedge. I tried a g15 7iron and loved it but then there is no 2 or 3 iron (home town is called the windy city). Questions: Would I give up distance moving from s58 to say G20? Graphite shaft should be less tiring and less jarring on hands that are starting to get a bit arthritic? Graphite shaft might give me give me a little more distance over a steel shaft? Any idea how much on a 27 degree 5 iron? Seems to me I should just stick with my s58? Thanks
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