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  1. 2 points
    ... I will go to my grave saying his: You should play the most forgiving irons you can effectively play. Means many things to many players but essentially if you like the look and get the ball flight you want with forgiveness equivalent to your ball striking ability, play 'em. I always advise start with the most forgiving and work your way down.
  2. 2 points
    Played really solid the last two rounds - really pleased with my play today. I knew it was going to be a good round on the first hole - 380 yard par 4 - when I hit a big drive right down the middle, had 73 yards left. I hit a 3/4 53* to inches: FIR 8/14 GIR 13/18 Putts 27 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 2 points
    Y'know, I forgot about the rails on the Mashie. I take back my Cobra comments above, the images just immediately made me think of Cobras, hence my comment. I still think it would be fun to hit, regardless. ETA: Dropping the launch video of the HB Turbo line in here because there's some good shots of the back and address views of the clubs. They did a really good job of making these look slimmer.
  4. 2 points
    There are times when this game doesn’t make sense. Front 9 1.45 hours of hell, could not hit anything started with 2 doubles and got worse, drowned 4 balls (tin cup moments) and I don’t loose many balls. At the turn changed driver setting from 10.5D to 11.5 more out of frustration than anything else and the Heavens Opened, drove it down the middle and as long as the Big Boys [emoji33]. The back 9 continued to drive it well, irons got in on the act and all was good in Ricky land. Putter was jealous and was pouting so it stays in garage tomorrow. Not sure what happened but it helped my sanity. Weather was warm but nice breeze all morning. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. 2 points
    Let's look at it a little differently. We all know what Rory and Brooks accomplished this year.. each with 3 wins Rory with a Players and the Tour Championship, but not really in contention in any major and a missed cut at the Open Championship in his home country Brooks with top 5 in all four majors including a win at the PGA, a WGC, and he wins the money title. Which season would the rank and file Tour Player rather have? If they said Rory's season, they're lying.
  6. 1 point
    How could you know, Chi? It's not something that I talk about.
  7. 1 point
    CLEVELAND GOLF INTRODUCES LAUNCHER HB TURBO IRONS, LAUNCHER UHX IRONS AND LAUNCHER HALO HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2019 – Cleveland® Golf is proud to announce the release of the Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo. Built for more speed and more precision, step up and launch it with the latest generation of irons and hybrids from Cleveland Golf. Cleveland’s Launcher HB Turbo Irons, Launcher UHX Irons and Launcher Halo officially launch in North America on October 4, 2019. Launcher HB Turbo Irons The Launcher HB Turbo Irons deliver maximum forgiveness and an easy-to-hit to profile specifically targeted at game improvement players seeking more distance and more accuracy. “These irons allow game improvement players the ability to get the ball into the air better than any iron on the market,” said Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering, Research and Development. “Now with a thinner, hotter face, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons give you a half club more distance over the previous generation.” Launcher HB Turbo Irons maintain a fully hollow construction, allowing for optimized sole weighting for shots that launch higher, but now incorporate a new high strength, turbocharged face insert that is thinner and hotter for more speed on every shot. The redesign HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity low and deep within the base of the Launcher HB Turbo Irons. This placement produces shots that launch off the face, fly high, and stay on their intended target. Progressive shaping throughout the entire set maintains forgiveness in the long irons, with compact short irons that provide optimal control. Key Innovations Inside the Launcher HB Turbo Irons: · Hollow Construction: Fully hollow construction along with internal stabilizing ribs provides ultimate forgiveness on every shot. · Turbocharged Face: Each iron features a turbocharged, high strength steel face that is thinner and hotter for increased ball speeds and explosive distance. · HiBore Crown: Redesigned HiBore Crown features low, deep weighting to produce an easy to hit, high ball flight. · Progressive Hollow Shaping: Progressive shaping provides a smooth transition from hybrid-like long irons to iron-like short irons. It’s a seamless changeover with forgiveness where you need it and control where you want it. Cleveland’s Launcher HB Turbo Irons are available in both men’s and women’s along with right and left hand options. The Launcher HB Turbo Irons are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set. For graphite options, the Launcher HB Turbo Irons are $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece set. For more detailed information on the Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons, please visit: clevelandgolf.com. Launcher UHX Irons The Launcher UHX Irons are the most progressive combo set of hollow and cavity back irons on the market. It’s a completely new way to approach one complete set of irons. “This combination of cavity back and utility irons into one set offers the perfect blend of distance and accuracy,” Brekke said. “A new variable face pattern delivers more distance due to hotter faces with better mass distribution.” Launcher UHX Irons incorporate hollow long irons (4-7-irons) for more distance and forgiveness, with lower and deeper weighting compared to traditional cavity back irons. Meanwhile, the 8-iron through pitching wedge features a cavity back construction, which focuses on precision and control rather than maximizing distance. The result: a seamless transition throughout to create one unified iron set. Furthermore, Launcher UHX Irons feature a high strength, variable steel face insert, incorporated into each long iron, for higher ball speeds across the entire face and more distance on every shot. The latest iteration of our V-Shaped Sole offers added forgiveness and improved speed retention, while Cleveland’s proprietary Tour Zip Grooves and enhanced Laser Milling delivers reliable, consistent spin when attacking the pin. Launcher UHX Utility Irons will also be available as individual clubs for sale to add forgiveness to any iron set. Offered in 3, 4, and 5-iron lofts, Launcher UHX Utility Irons deliver the distance and forgiveness of a hybrid in an iron-like address profile. Key Innovations Inside the Launcher UHX Irons: · Hollow and Cavity Back Construction: Hollow long irons provide more forgiveness, while cavity back short irons provide more control when attacking the pin. · Variable High Strength Steel Face: A variable high strength HT1770M steel face insert delivers explosive ball speeds for increased distance, even on heel and toe impacts. · V-Shaped Sole: Featured in both the cavity back and hollow designs, the V-Shaped Sole improves turf interaction for better speed retention at impact. · Tour Zip Grooves: Tour Zip Grooves and Laser Milling deliver maximum spin for optimal control throughout the Launcher UHX Irons. Cleveland’s Launcher UHX Irons are available in both men’s and women’s offerings along with right and left hand options. The Launcher UHX Irons are priced at $799.99 MAP for a seven-piece steel set. For graphite options, the Launcher UHX Irons are $899.99 MAP for a seven-piece set. The Launcher UHX Utility Irons are priced at $169.99 MAP. For high-resolution images, the Launcher UHX Irons product manual, and other assets CLICK HERE. For more detailed information on the Cleveland Launcher UHX Irons, please visit: clevelandgolf.com. Launcher Halo The Launcher Halo returns, offering a versatile scoring club designed for any situation. Featuring new Gliderail Technology, the Launcher Halo is optimized for better turf interaction from the toughest of lies. “We all hit it in the rough and find ourselves in difficult positions out on the course,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. “And it’s those tough places that add big numbers to our scorecards. The new Launcher Halo helps us not only get out of those tough spots, but helps us excel from them and get into scoring position. It’s so much more than a typical hybrid.” While the Gliderails provide optimal speed retention, the enhanced HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity low and deep for a low spin, high launch ball flight. Halo Weighting shifts more weight to the perimeter for increased MOI and better overall forgiveness. A new variable face insert, utilizing HT1770M steel, allows the Launcher Halo to provide improved ball speeds for more distance, even on off-center strikes. Key Innovations Inside the Launcher Halo: · Gliderails: Featuring a set of three rails, the leading edge and sole geometries are optimized for improved turf interaction and speed retention. · HiBore Crown: The redesigned HiBore Crown enables a lower CG position, promoting that ideal low spin, high launch ball flight. · High Strength Steel Face: Constructed using high strength steel, the variable face insert provides higher COR over a larger impact area leading to increased ball speeds and distance. Cleveland’s Launcher Halo is available in both men’s and women’s offerings along with right and left hand options. The Launcher Halo is priced at $199.99 MAP and offered in 2 (16°), 3 (19°) and 4 (22°) Halo models.
  8. 1 point
    To be fair, the point was that Brooks played better in the big ones. Strikes gained and top 10 percentage gets a little skewed when you start throwing in the Craig's Cruiser's mini golf cup
  9. 1 point
    ... Very interesting Nifty. We had no idea you were a Patriots fan!
  10. 1 point
    Anyone else see Siemian snap his tib-fib? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. 1 point
    This is exactly right in my opinion; I like Rory as a player, but simply by the numbers Brooks is the better player. I don't know if PGA Tour guys just don't like him or something of the sorts, but he had in my opinion, the best season out of anyone on Tour.
  12. 1 point
    They say the Launcher Turbo's are an improvement over last year's model. If so, I can guarantee these puppies will bark! Even the 4 iron was easy peasy to launch and went a country mile. Yea I can see some folks on here drooling like a bulldog in a steak eating contest.
  13. 1 point
    Another easy-going small bucket for me, mostly wedges and shorter irons. I did hit a few 5i that were quite good (for me). It's amazing what happens when you let the club do the work and have good tempo since you're making sure not to even go over what feels like 70%. Man, do I ever love the CBX wedge. If the CBX 2 are even better... wow. But that thing was great on the range. I'm taking my dad to Pine Hills next week (playing the Nicklaus course) so I'm making sure not to aggravate my elbow at all this week to play it safe.
  14. 1 point
    Hey all not sure who here really has a 3D printer but I created a similar device to Puttout. Love playing around with things like this and have made 2 versions just to have them in different places on my new basement putting green. I have designed it to what i believe is only 1 foot past instead of Puttouts 1.5ft. If you have a printer go for it. Want to do what I can to help support golfers and makers. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3854752
  15. 1 point
    Happy birthday! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. 1 point
    Oh, that's not bad. It'll heal quickly! And, a necessary evil!
  17. 1 point
    Not a good day - ended up with a 50 on the front and a 44 on the back. Biggest issue was putting. I was missing putts every which way, including a 3 footer for a bird. They just plugged the greens and so much sand on them I felt like I was putting in the bunkers. This is what I was dealing with.
  18. 1 point
    Oh, just reread your question....I thought you asked if players were making the turn.....no, the leaves aren't turning. Those are flowering. Crepe Myrtle, I believe. However, I suspect the leaves will begin to turn not too long from now.
  19. 1 point
    A question for all applicants - I’m curious if potential production requirements were a consideration in your design submissions? Cognizant that the winning design would be marketed within a set of 20+ standard inventory options, I tried to be mindful of things like stitch count/color and leather variations that can marginally drive up embroidery production costs. Additionally, only artwork elements that I drew myself were utilized in a effort to simplify licensing standards. I could go on, but to open up the conversation for everyone - what were some of the additional considerations from the perspective of PRG having to physically craft this product that factored into your design approach?
  20. 1 point
    You have got to try them. My only regret is not getting a real good fit for these when I got mine. In hitting other clubs this year I have found that a little heavier shaft works best for me. The Cleveland fitting cart is usually only the two stock shafts they offer and they use the 6 iron head. If they used the 7 iron head there would be the option to utilize the Srixon fitting cart that usually has a ton of shaft options. Even off the rack they will be an upgrade for most golfers.
  21. 1 point
    Real talk, Launcher Turbo is the iron I'm most excited for when the golf show in my area comes around in February. Also, I remember the OG Halo as an awesome hybrid, even available as a 1 hybrid back in the day. Add the rails from the Mashie line to that performance *chef kiss*
  22. 1 point
    I'd be lying if I didn't say both these have my attention. I know, I know, what new iron doesn't catch my attention....ha Both these look like fabulous additions to the Cleveland line.
  23. 1 point
    My Launchers could be in trouble once I see the new ones in person. Since I got them here I will gladly pass them on to you if you want to give them a whack or two. Let's chat October 4th.
  24. 1 point
    My quick impressions: UHX - reminds me a lot of the older 588 MT line, which I really liked when I played them for a season. Felt great (those had a forged face) but weren't the longest by any means. HB Turbo - I think I could play those even with my aversion to hybrids. The top-down view is pretty good and it sounds like they're a big improvement on last year's release. I liked the look in person when I saw @Wedgie's set, my mental block on hybrids is the only thing that keeps me from wanting to dive in head first on these. Halo - Kind of looks like they saw Cobra's success with the rails on their hybrids and said "well, what if we add one more rail and have three... 50% more forgiveness?????" A 4h in one of those could be fun for my game.
  25. 1 point
    A few Courses near me are 4-4 1/2 hours with no waiting on shots. Just a lot of distance between holes. Can’t just judge simply based by time to play
  26. 1 point
    If you are going to be renting a car, you might consider checking flights to Cleveland (~2-2.5 hour drive to Columbus). I fly to Portland about every other year and even though Cleveland is closest to us, we generally check Columbus, too. Cleveland generally has the more convenient and cheaper flights in our experience.
  27. 1 point
    Responses to the questions posed. Spieth will continue to struggle until he gets back to playing with feel and stops chasing distance. Tiger will contend in Augusta but struggle everywhere else. I don't think he gets #16, ever. A Major at Harding Park will be interesting. The San Francisco Bay area will be cool and damp in May. The odds are certainly against a three-peat for Brooks but I wouldn't count him out. I think a PGA at Harding Park sets up well for someone like Viktor Hovland or Patrick Cantlay. Rahm will take care of that before the end of the West Coast swing! Royal St. George's traditionally favors the underdog. I expect to see a surprise winner there. Lanto Griffin I couldn't care less!!!!! I think 2020 will be remembered for the emergence of the younger crowd. Hovland, Niemann, Wolff, Morikawa, Wise, etc. will win a bunch of tournaments.
  28. 1 point
    Yes No No Yes No Hovland Cantlay
  29. 1 point
    My wife and I played in a charity scramble today. One of my Wolf buddies put together two teams and we had a sponsor so the tournament was free for us. I only play in charity scrambles if it's a good cause. This tournament was the first annual and it's a wonderful cause. It was too bad that the course was aerated on Monday-Wednesday, but it did keep the scores from being ridiculously low. Putting was tough!! The low score was 60 with a 61 and a 63. There were a bunch of 65's with our team being one of them. We did beat the other team from our sponsor, so we have bragging rights. Didn't play bad, but didn't play great either. Putting is one of my strengths, and the greens were very slow compared to normal. I never got the speed, and thus the line, right all day. However, we had a lot of fun, and I hope to do it again next year.
  30. 1 point
    Actually, Koepka won the PGA of America Player of the Year and was the 2018-2019 money winner. The winner is based on a points system. McIlroy won the PGA Tour Player of the Year. The winner is based on Tour player votes, 'nuff said.
  31. 1 point
    +2 38 3/7 FiR 5/9 GiR 18 Putts Took the new irons and wedges out for the first time today to try and get some baselines with them. Turns out, you still have to put a decent swing on new golf clubs! Who woulda thought? First shot with the 919's was a 6i from 180 from a slightly fluffy lie that I caught out of the toe and it still made it the whole way there. +1 for forgiveness I guess! I wasn't striking it well so the preliminary results are that they're slightly longer in the mid/long irons and the same everywhere else. Makes sense since they're 2* stronger in the 5-7. That was where my 900 Tour distances tended to bunch up, so I'm liking what I'm seeing in these way-too-early stages. The RTX 4's are legit, and these Modus 115's feel much nicer for my swing than the S200's in my old wedges
  32. 1 point
    Giving serious consideration to pulling the trigger on a new Cleveland Frontline Elevado slant neck. I love the look. Might have to get a couple putters from the current collection posted in the classifieds to justify the purchase.
  33. 1 point
    I'm currently demoing the 639 CB 6 and 9 irons with the KBS Tour stiff shafts. They are gorgeous. I'll be honest and say the 6 iron is probably a little too much for my game. I loved the 9 iron. Managed a good mid-high trajectory, turf interaction was great and, despite it being 1/2" shorter and weaker lofted than my C300 9 iron, I didn't lose much if any distance on even so-so strikes. I was carrying it in the 142-146 range according to my Swing Caddie. The top line is thicker than what the images on the Sub 70 site make it appear. Not large, but it does not look/feel blade-y at all to me. Compared to the C300s, you definitely know where you hit the face. Let's just say I don't hit the sweet spot often. I would say iron play is the weakest part of my game, so I'm not surprised. I will say I was able to hit the 9 iron dead straight. Point and shoot. I can't say that about my C300s. I'm not sure if it's because the clubs are shorter or the shaft heavier. Maybe a little bit of both? I could see playing some sort of blended set with the 699s. Because the lofts are pretty close, I think it could be done. I'm going to spend a little more time at the range just to rule out these as a possibility for me. I loved the additional feedback on mishits, but if I'd continue to hit the 6 iron like I did today I would struggle. (Full disclosure is that I'm 85 percent sure I want to build/buy a set of Maltby PTMs. I am planning to go get fit in a few weeks and hope to try a bunch of different shafts that would possibly suit my game. Shaft choice the only thing stopping me from ordering a PTM 7 iron to test at the moment.)
  34. 1 point
    So I have to get a set of irons with graphites. Do I stick as current as possible, such as D300s (or even D200s), or do I save a few hundred $$ and go with a set I know works for me, such as Diablo Edge, Speedblade, Adams XTD, etc. I'm looking at the $$$ flying out the window for my daughter's dorm room stuff and I feel guilty buying stuff right now.
  35. 1 point
    Toed a 3 wood of the tee that struck a PVC boundary stake, shattering it as if it exploded. Ball still went OB and I took a double on the hole, but it was cool to watch that stake exlode!!!!
  36. 1 point
    The 12th hole at Waterville Golf Course is a driveable 250 yard par 4 that I've been trying to hit for months. Usually I'll have either the distance of the accuracy, but not both. Today it happened! I hit a fade of the tee box that I thought was short and maybe a bit right. I drove down to the green and that's when I saw my ball sitting on the putting surface. Honestly, I started laughing in disbelief. I left myself with a 26 foot right to left breaker for eagle. I missed about 3 inches high and rolled past about 4 feet. Also shot a personal best 88. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  37. 1 point
    I was just fit for Wishon clubs and so far I love them. I think getting into the correct shaft for my swing is the main difference maker. Here's a spec sheet of my clubs, the swing weight varies and the weights are without a grip. The e's changed to D's after the grips were installed. My fitter put some 4 grams weights into each of the club heads. The heads are 575 MMC all cavity backs. The shafts are N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour120X. These are pretty damn accurate. They hold greens really well. The most I've seen approach shots roll on the green after descent is a foot. Here's how the sheet reads left to right: club, spec weight of clubhead, actual weight plus the plug weight, swing weight without grips, length, MOI. Right now I'd say avoid OEM clubs from big box stores and go with a club builder. If the club builder has OEM products, then you can trust that you are getting a quality fitting. Hope this helps.
  38. 1 point
    Lynx Prowler VT – Official MGS Forum Review by Jmikecpa Intro Again, I would like to give say thank you to Lynx and MGS for giving me the opportunity to test the Prowler VT irons. When these arrived, all I could think looking down at these were that finally a set of irons that were made for a guy like me. There was little doubt on first site that these would not go right into the bag, but during testing I found some real reasons that these just may not make the cut and also a lot that I really liked about them. For my testing the bulk of the time was spent on the course with either the Prowler VT irons in my bag as the gamers or sharing some time with the beloved Titleist 716 TMBs to try and get a side by side comparison under playing conditions. I also hit the 3 and 4 irons up against a few other utility irons that I had around the house to see if there was a niche for the long irons to slot into possibly a mixed set. Looks (10 out of 10 points) In a word….stunning. I went with the gunmetal finish just for something different and these are a shape that I can get on board with. My gamers for the bulk of the last few years have been a full set of Titleist TMBs and these are shaped essentially the same with a little more squared off toe and from the eye test a little less offset. To me these have the look of a classic blade but I just know that there is a little help there when you need it. Had I been able to choose over I would have gone with the more traditional finish as the gunmetal is just not going to hold up very well over time. That being said these are just a sexy looking club with very understated graphics that just say pure class. Sound & Feel (8 out of 10 points) Feel is a very subjective area and for the Prowler VT I quite enjoyed the feel of the irons. Well struck shots are just a pure feel with a sound a bit on the clicky side, but nothing that even remotely bothered me one bit. On mishits the sound is a bit high pitched compared to a flushed shot but again nothing that really bothered me or surprised me one bit. Overall these had the sound and feel that I would expect from an iron in this class. Not as muted at my TMBs but not nearly as loud as the Ping G700s. Basic Characteristics (16 out of 20 points) Over the course of testing these irons I spent a lot of time on the range working with them; actually a lot more range time than I am normally used to. My first impression on the range was that these were just flat out long and actually almost a club longer than what I was currently playing which was at times a good feature but mostly something that I was not looking for. Across the set these are just about a degree stronger than my TMBs, which is surely not enough to gain that much distance. This leads into my main issue with these irons and that was the shafts. If I were going for a fitting I am not sure that KBS Tour 90s shafts would ever be my first choice. In full disclosure I played these exact shafts in a set of Apex Pros for a little over a year with a lot of success and even made my first ace with this setup. However; that was several years ago when I was battling injuries that mainly affected how hard I could go after an iron as well as angle of attack. My swing has a lot of speed but as you can see from the video still fairly smooth with a smooth transition. The choice of shafts in these irons led to a lot of what I did not like about the clubs. https://youtu.be/nQNWbxG17VA The shafts caused a few other issues for me in terms of peak height and control. The peak height for a 7 iron was on average about 8 yards (yes, 8 yards) higher than my TMBs and on average around 12 yards higher than my Epic Pros. As I play the majority of my golf on the south shore of Long Island in the wind this was no bueno. As much as I tried these were just not capable of keeping the ball down which was my fear with a high launch head with a light shaft. Just not a combo that I would be able to play day in and day out at my club although the 205 yard downwind 8 iron is a great trick shot to have in the bag. From a control perspective this combo was challenging. I felt that the normal ¾ and touch shots that I like to hit on the course were just not possible. Dialing in the flight and the yardage that I am used to was just at most times a fruitless exercise on the range and something that I felt that I needed to do on the course so more on that later. Surprisingly the dispersion with this combo was quite good. I have gone from primarily playing a draw most of my life to a nice baby cut the last two seasons. I was able to replicate my normal shot shape over and over with the Prowler VTs and turn it over when I need that shot. My fear was that I would have issues with turning the ball over too much when I was trying to really go after one and that was not the case. For the most part the shafts held up to some really hard takes at the ball. Now onto the really good with the Prowler VT irons and that is forgiveness. In full disclosure I am a scratch to a plus player and generally an above average ball striker so I am giving my perspective on forgiveness as it relates to my game. Shots that are a groove too low lose next to no distance and the same with shots a little bit high on the face. Toe strikes lose close to half a club which is what I would expect and the only real penal area on the irons is low heel. I purposely hit shots all over the face to see what results I would get and these exceeded my expectations see as these do not have some of the same features as the TMBs or i500s with tungsten and such. To go off script a little bit I would like to give some perspective on the long irons; specifically the three and the four iron. If you have read some of my reviews in the past I have indicated that long irons have historically not been my friend and for years I carried nothing less than I five iron and at least two hybrids. That all changed when the Adams DHY was released and then the Tour Edge Exotics CBH Pro which led to a 712u from Titleist and so on and so forth. Over the last five or so years I have had a 2 iron in the bag and at least carried a 4 iron as my stock set up. Currently I have an X Forged UT 21* with and ADDI 95s tipped and inch and half an inch long in the bag that I play as a 3.5 iron. With all the issues that I had above with the full set the shafts and the flight with the long irons was great and exactly what I would be looking for; high launch and mid spin in the top end of the bag. Very versatile off the tee and the fairway and really nice when going for a par 5 in two or into a long par 4. No issues with holding the green and the shot shape and trajectory were not only consistent but repeatable. These really fit the mold of something like the TMB as opposed to other “utility irons” as they just blend with the set. Compared to the X Forged UT or even the 712u these give me more of the feeling that I am hitting an iron from the set as opposed to an iron that is meant to compliment the set. For me the long irons were the shining stars of the set and I would not change one thing in the 3 and 4 irons. From top to bottom Lynx Prowler VT, Titleist TMB, Titleist 712u, Callaway X Proto 18* Just to note, from a range perspective these performed exactly as designed and I cannot take too many points away just because they were not exactly for me. Overall these irons performed as advertised. On-Course Performance (14 out of 30 points) This is the area that is the most difficult to write for me because I just could not get along with these irons on the course. These were either in my bag as my gamers or in the bag hitting shots compared to my gamers and at the end of the day I just could not get consistent results. I will say that there were some great shots hit with these irons, but at the end of the day I could not trust hitting just about any shot with the Prowler VT irons under pressure. As on the range the Prowler VTs produced iron shots that launched high and flew for what seemed like forever. On the course a stock 7 iron was carrying on average 183 yards as compared to 174 yards with my Titleist TMBs. Not a huge deal when there was no wind but into the wind I was having to hit a 5 iron into what would have been a one club wind with my gamers. This constant math not only led to some poor swings but also some poor results on well executed shots. During my first round with the irons on the course I needed a par on 18 to shoot even par for the day. #18 is a 437 yard par 4 with water short of the green and the pin back middle. Nice drive in the fairway leaving me 159 yards into a one club wind. Pulled and 8 iron and flushed it ten yards over the back of the green that I did not get up and down for par. Just for fun I went back out about 20 minutes later and hit the shot with a 9 iron and dumped two flushed 9 irons in the water short. There was close to 30 yards difference in the irons and that was just not a great start. In one shot on one hole this sums up my experience with these irons. I was just never sure how far they were going to go and at my level of playing consistency is key for iron play. What I will say about these irons is that on days where I am not trying to figure out the wind they are just a blast to play. I went out around 10 times with my son on weekend afternoons and played irons only rounds off of his tees and on calm days these performed great. My low round was -2 paying the course at around 6,000 yards and my high was a 77 in the wind. Rather than beat a dead horse these irons set up as they are were just not going to work for me on the course. That being said there was a lot that was good about these and I have a plan for the offseason. Miscellaneous (4 out of 10 points) Some random thoughts…. · I am darn glad that Lynx is back and really hope that they succeed in a tough industry. · The shaft line just needs to be expanded in stock offerings. One steel shaft offering is just not going to cut it. · Update Google for the new website. · As was already addressed but as a reminder, packaging needs to be reviewed. Play it or Trade it? (16 out of 20 points) To get to the point, neither. With winter quickly approaching I am going to take these back to the drawing board over the offseason. There is a lot of really good about these irons, but just can’t get over the fact that they are not set up for my game. I hit a lot of really good shots with these but also some really poor and at the end of the day I can’t have indecision in the back of my head over every iron shot. With that said here is the plan. I am going to do a rebuild on the irons to get them to something that should reasonably work for me. As I keep saying there is just too much good and too much to like about these irons to just cut bait with them over the stock shaft. I think keeping the 3 and 4 iron the same is a good move and then looking at something a touch heavier and lower launching in the rest of the set should get the job done. Stay tuned as I am hoping to do a thread on the build once I get the itch to golf when there is some snow on the ground. Conclusion Well at the end of the day these were not for me……as currently configured. With some tweaks these could be a real winner for my game. I like the direction that Lynx is going and really like having them back in the equipment game. I really look forward to watching the company grow and thrive as they continue to develop. They have the right ideas in terms of price point, quality components as stock offerings and a good vision. With that said there is still a long way to go. There should be at least one or two stock steel shaft offerings (would have loved to hit these with the Tour V) and possibly more than two grip choices. Overall there was a lot to like about these irons and hence my commitment to make them mine over the winter. Stay tuned! Five iron for a kick in eagle Final Score: 68 out of 100 (subject to revision based on a rebuild)
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