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  1. Thank you. Received it and delivered to my veteran and golf buddy - he is ecstatic! Ok to close.
  2. First, same loft with different head weights and shaft lengths and shaft material will produce different results = they are not the same because of the same loft. Generally, 4h loft replaces a 3i, but in your case the 4i loft is a 3i loft. My 4i is 24° and 3i is 21° but the point isn't the number on the bottom of the club for me. The graphite shaft that is longer than the equivalent lofted iron with a shorter steel shaft produces a faster clubhead speed for me with the hybrid. The COG of the hybrid also produces a much different flight. I guess the bigger question for you is if you
  3. Yes, I can think of two reasons of using an iron instead of a wedge for a lob style swing: Very fluffy lies where the ball is sitting up and a wedge played open would go right under the ball. A less lofted club played open may actually have more effective bounce to prevent going completely under the ball. Longer bunker shots around 30-70 yards made easy by using an iron and similar swing to sand wedge with an open face. Opening the face adds loft and bounce, and with less loft to begin with the ball will launch lower and farther without having to swing harder. As with any
  4. Some training Aids are cheaper than others: Arm sleeve trainer $12 Arm wrist angle $10 Reflector Stick from Home Depot is a perfect alignment stick for $2 Also, Smash Bag $25 Orange Whip Clone $37 (yellow version) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NVQFG1T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_EcM7FbCWTJZX0?tag=mochaglobal-20&ascsubtag=srctok-aba1768b9dd1aa2a&btn_ref=srctok-aba1768b9dd1aa2a https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08FH5M9N4/ref=sspa_mw_detail_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&th=1 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-48-in-Reflective-Rod-in-O
  5. Updates: I had a chance to hit the Cleveland CG Gold - wow! The difference is substantial without being in another world. The Cleveland offset is less, the bounce is less, and the shaft seems heavier than my Ping G2 irons. I was surprised how it seems more effortless to swing faster and make better contact with the Cleveland clubs. I can't read the label on the shaft for flex which makes me wonder if it is S300 or X100 or DG SL... Time will tell.
  6. My buddy bought the ER7 and we have tried them side by side - very similar. I second the ER7 or even the ER5 if you don't need the longer sight line of the 7/8. Used is also a good shout! I bought my ER8 used for $200 around 2 years ago - glad I did.
  7. I would recommend the milled face Mizuno if you want the feedback from the putter head. If you prefer the soft insert feel then it is a personal preference. The soft insert masks mishits more than a solid face. I would not say distance control is better with the softer face because it is hard to feel the impact as much. Swing consistency is more important than face material for distance control. I would ask what about the Cleveland makes it easier for you to control the distance like weight, shaft, or loft?
  8. I'm curious why you aren't looking at Mizuno clubs if you have been playing them for 20+ years? I'm all for buying used clubs to save money. However, it is good to get fit for flex, lie, length, and etc to make sure the used set is in the right ballpark.
  9. I have been gaming Ping G2 irons with the Ping steel stiff shafts. I have also happened to come upon a set of Cleveland CG Gold MCT irons with DG shafts. Does anyone have any insight on what is different, better, or worse between them? From what I gather they are both game improvement, over sized, cavity back with wide soles. So, is there a significant difference in bounce, offset, or COG? I enjoy the forgiveness of the G2 with my only complaint being launching a bit too high, and less feedback on mishits. I haven't had a chance to hit the Cleveland clubs yet. Just
  10. I agree. The Warrior stuff I have tried is on par with Walmart store clubs. Anything from the big 3 and little 3 is way better. Big 3 - Titleist, Taylormade, Callaway Lil 3 - Ping, Cobra, Srixon Honorable Mention: Adams, Cleveland, Wilson, Tour Edge Muira and Mizuno are no brainers
  11. Less, way less. Two big contributing factors: 1. Funds ran extremely low for a 6+mo stretch. I didn't want to interact with the public for the off chance of passing Covid to loved ones. 2. The cost to golf went up dramatically in my area due to the new found popularity of golf because it was the only activity available which also made tee times tougher to get. I'm my region of Orange County CA there is a golf management company called American Golf that manages quite a few municipal courses within a 30 mile radius. They had a very attractive membership to my local course
  12. It's about a 45 min drive for me to their door... Makes returns that much easier. I might just have to go down and visit. If the other thread is correct that their fairways compete with TM M6 then I might have to give it a go.
  13. Looks like another thread does exist but the offer and clubs look very different now?
  14. I received a marketing email from Patriot Golf with an offer for free wedges when I participate in their test play program. I was intrigued so I called. Basically, if you buy a wood or hybrid with a 45 day return guaranty then you get to keep the 3 wedges regardless if you keep the wood/hybrid or not. I passed on the deal, but it made me think. Has anyone heard of or tried their stuff?
  15. Maltby PTM, DBM Forged to name a couple found on Golfworks.com (I'm a customer) When you say game improvement I hear it as: slightly larger head, wider sole, a little more offset. When you say Forged Cavity Back I think of something almost the same as a blade with a small head, little offset, similar to a blade sole and a tiny bit of perimeter weighting. A lot of the manufacturing techniques are hybrids now with Forged faces welded to cast bodies and polymer/foam inserts for the smooth feel and sound. This category is the players distance iron that actually has a lot of the gam
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