I'm new here and just posted my introduction.
I just got a set of Callaway's Rogue X irons. Big deal for me as I've played my Mizuno MP-32s since 2003/4 or whenever they came around. They've suffered through highschool and college tournaments. I denied my free/cheap Titleist options as a golf pro to continue playing them. After years away--and as a now casual golfer hack--I recently decided to forego the player clubs and join the year 2021 and get a set of what I would consider a hacker set (Callaway Rogue X). The brief following is my observations:
Ego was such a part of it! When I was competitive, blades/small cavity blades were the thing. As I got older and played less frequently, I stopped caring. My shortgame now sucks (I say now, but it always sucked), but I still maintain the ball striking--to a degree-- I had when I was breaking par. I think Nicklaus said 90 percent of the shots he hits are a mishit. The other day, I used my friends Big Bertha irons and loved looking down and not worrying about anything. That's what convinced me to go game improvement irons. The average course these days from the "white" tees don't seem to really favor magic creativity or shot shaping. Launch the ball high, long, and straight and you're good. I miss way more than "90" percent and it was quite enjoyable to miss and be in the ball park. I can certainly still the work the ball but have a peace of mind that a 10 yard draw is less likely to be a 30 yard hook (maybe exagerated:/)
All in all, it's just simply more enjoyable to hit GCIs. Some would argue the feel aspect. I can still feel a toe or heel hit. It's nice having the results being less severe. It's nice looking down and knowing a disaster is less likely to happen. It's nice "clubbing down" although I know these new irons are so strong lofted. This is my first post, and hope some enjoy. Cheers and if you're in MD, lets play.