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  1. Mark pitted a 2020 Callaway Mavrik super-game-improvement iron against a muscleback/blade from the 1980s. He used a statistician to help, and tested a decent number of shots, though at the beginning he said about 40 with each club, so spread across three types of quality of strike, that's not a "huge" data set. Anyway, the data… Dynamic Loft: Mavrik Max: 24.6° (7-iron) Top Flight: 24.4° (6-iron) Clubhead Speed: Mavrik Max: 87.5 MPH Top Flight: 88.3 MPH Here's how Mark defined the three categories of strike: I think the results will surprise many. Carry Ball Speed: Height: The chart for spin (11:32 in) is similar to the above charts. In Launch Angle (12:22), the Mavrik Max fares a bit better than it has, but still performs no better than the blade. This reminds me of this article, which I'm fond of citing: Blades Versus Cavity Backs: A Golf Club Epiphany | SkyGolf 360
  2. I started looking at the Maltby Playability Factor of various clubs and I'm wondering how valid this system is? I always just assumed I didn't have the swing to play musclebacks but I was surprised to see how low my current clubs are: 2016 Callaway Apex - 349 It's actually lower than the Pro version, as well as a number of musclebacks from other manufacturers. It's surprising because I felt these clubs are very forgiving and I have no problem hitting them at all. So going by the MPF, I should have no problem with most modern clubs, including blades. Is that really the true or are there design elements in the heads that aren't factored in the MPF? Here is a link for those interested: https://www.golfworks.com/iron-head-mpf-ratings/a/870/
  3. Hello all, I am planning to upgrade my irons. I shoot around 100. I want irons with a lot of forgiveness, and buying used ones is ok. My budget is $300-$400. I know that i should go to a golf store and try a bunch of irons in my price range on the golf simulator and see which ones I hit best. Then i should get them fitted. Is that a good way of approaching this? So far I am interested in Ping G series and Cobra Fly-Z. Thanks for your help!
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