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  1. You have no idea how happy this post makes me. There are always two sides to a story. It’s why I don’t root based on so-called character - we can’t know these guys for real unless we happen too. I love the way Reed plays - for me that’s enough Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. Alright they kept their word and got me out of my driveway by 130. I went for my haircut and then off to the range. No afternoon rain for the first time in over a week. It was a beautiful afternoon in fact. 88 degrees, nice sea breeze (off the Gulf so West wind.). I headed for the West range (we have two) thinking I would be downwind. Yuck!!!! We have had a lot of rain. The hitting area was way up front which would leave a significantly downhill lie off of tight wet turf. No thank you!!! So off I went to the back or East range meaning that I was hitting shots into the wind. After stretching I got to it. First few swings with the GW were tentative but then I made a nice pass and off it went, high and just left of target. These babies are surprisingly easy to hit. Remember I’m coming at this from having gamed GI irons for a number of years. I was concerned about less offset - no issue there what so ever. I was concerned about how I’d handle the longer irons. I could not believe how high I was launching the 4 iron - I haven’t hit one of those in at least 5 years. I mean I think I could actually hit it on the course!!! Unfortunately because I was so into the wind my Rapsodo was not helpful today other than letting me know that I was straighter and launching it higher with the D7 forged than the regular D7. It’s also a much cleaner look. There’s no view of the back of the club like there is with the regular D7. Since no one else was on that back range I even tried going to the side and hitting a bunch of 6 irons out of the rough. Overall it was a great day on the range. I hit a couple of drivers, a driver, 5 wood, GW sequence. A bunch of pitches out of the heavy green side rough and a half dozen or so bunker shots. Initial reaction to the turf interaction was extremely positive BTW Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Nice - several newer members in the group. I know you guys will do great. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. I like the variety - I love when the US Open is like this but wouldn’t want it week in and week out. If you think about the season we’ve seen tournaments won with scores from close to even down to -30. I also like it when each major has its unique character - it tests differing skills. This is great - I’m almost sorry that I’m playing after church on Sunday and will miss the final round. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. The wind is up now - it will be quite the afternoon. And as we are seeing it’s one thing to get it on the green from 170 it’s quite another thing to get it on the green in a spot that you are able to 2 putt from. This has all the makings of an afternoon bloodbath Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. Anybody out there watching? Great stuff Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. You’ve got to be kidding me!!!! It’s a conspiracy I swear. They are widening our street, putting in side walks, turning lanes and improving drainage. We’ve had at least two fatal accidents at the corner and far too many fender benders to count including a few that left vehicles in our front yard. So it’s long over due. Today, right when I was going to head out for my first range session, they happen to dig a trench in front of my driveway in order to pave. They told me that I should be able to get out in time to make my 2 o’clock appointment - I will throw my clubs in the trunk but chances are overwhelming that it will be raining by the time I can get to the range. :( About the Power Holes - I gamed the C200’s for a year - I never had issues with dirt in the grooves. Of course I’m a shallow swinger of the club. But I play some with Sportsmen who games the C300’s and he’s got a much steeper AoA. I’ve never heard him complain about dirt in the grooves. You certainly aren’t going to notice them with the club out of the bag. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. Too funny I’m off today - left the morning clear to watch golf - afternoon for haircut and range session. Great pot of coffee, vegging on the couch and amazed at Rahm’s recent up and down. Wow! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. I’m hoping they will perform like this!!! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Thanks - I'm anxious to see that too - I've tended to miss stuff left with the regular D7's. The dispersion patterns are tight with them but they are left of target for sure. I'm very hopeful that less offset will bring that dispersion pattern closer to center. The lofts are also a bit weaker head to head with the D7 forged. Strong compared to a player's club but weak compared to a modern GI or Super GI (if that category really exists anymore.) The lofts are quite similar to the G30's actually and I love the way I launch those. I just hate the way they look and I have very little ability to flight the ball down with them.
  11. Will do as this is something I’m interested in. Also I’m likely to get a nice mix of conditions. It’s extremely wet now but you also weather for us will have it starting to dry out as September moves into October so that it’s not all that wet in November. To be clear these soles aren’t all that thin - certainly thinner than the G30’s but not like a blade or MB. My son has an old set of Adams MBs so I will get a comparative shot with his 7 iron and mine soon. The top line is really nice, whenever we get a sunny day (Sally is still lingering even here) I will get Laura to help with some nice outdoor top line shots. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Okay.... It’s our 36th anniversary today. My wife made a wonderful dinner for us. She told me to go ahead and take pictures while she grilled the steak. So I did. Here’s my set 4-GW made to my specs. Thanks Ed and the Wilson crew. Very impressive that you over nighted these to us and also signed your name as having inspected them. If I understand the Wilson site properly there is no additional charge for customization other than certain shaft or grip options. Please note that there are plenty of no up charge choices in both graphite and steel. As has been noted by others the GW does not have Power Holes like the other irons. As a reminder I’m an older single digit handicap., 4.4 right now soon to be 64 years young, golfer who has lost some swing speed, low to mid 90’s SS with driver. According to ARCCOS my weakest link would be my approach shots and particularly 9 iron and PW. A players distance iron would seem ideal for me. In this test I intend to compare this iron with my current gamer, the Ping G30, as well as the regular D7 that I was considering moving to before being selected for this test. You can see here the contrast of sole sizes between the 7 irons. I’m anxious to game an iron that has a better optic between my shortest set iron and SCOR wedges. Additionally I’d like to see if I’m able to hit 4 iron. :) In my bag for this test I’m going with Ping G410 plus driver, 5w, 7w, Wilson’s D7 forged 4-GW, SCOR 52,60 and EVNRoll E5 putter. We got dinged by Sally this weekend. It’s rained every day since Saturday so many courses and ranges are closed. Right now Friday is looking to be my first range session with a round scheduled for Sunday afternoon. I’m excited to get these sticks out, kick the tires, check the acceleration and all that other stuff. Let me know if you have any questions or something in particular that you’d like me to test. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. Getting back to the OPs question - we have three tests going on right now (at least) that should answer your question. These are the Titleist iron test (really about wrapped up), the Sub 70 Player's Distance iron test and the Wilson D7 forged test. Take a look at those and you will get a dozen or so informed person experience reports on the Player's Distance category. You should also being able to discern which one of those players has a similar swing profile to yours and ask questions of the group. I hope this helps As an edit I certainly agree with what Chisag has written. It in no way contradicts Braincramps rejoinder - there are always exceptions and beyond a doubt being able to practice and play more golf should be the single greatest factor in improvement. I can't wait to be 68 - Lord willing - the way my pension works August of 67 is the magic year for me - I can't imagine full retirement but scaling back around then sounds appealing - especially if work continues as hard as it has been since COVID has hit.
  14. There was a knock at the door and the dogs barked My grand daughter, Kylah, grabbed the camera More to come tomorrow - we are recovering from a tropical storm and the internet is balky... :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. I've been fooled by my perceptions a number of times. One horrific shot can overshadow lots of acceptable results and make it seem like a facet isn't working when it is. Conversely a lot of good results could overshadow what is actually a marginal performance in a particular part of the bag. Also throw in the course and region factor. I don't know how the summer has been in Syracuse or what the course is like that you typically play on. But imagine the extremes between the Pacific Northwest where they are having serious drought conditions that are stoking wildfires and in Southwest Florida where we just had a tropical storm move through dumping around 8 inches of rain where I live. It's as if we live on different planets. I used to own two sets of wedges - my summer wedges, more bounce for wet conditions, and winter ones, less bounce for firmer conditions as well as two drivers, one with additional loft for the summer - My current wedges are more versatile and I've got a nice driver, shaft combo that maximizes carry while minimizing spin - but you get the drift - lots to consider so your equipment needs may be totally different from mine even if we have similar games. Good luck!
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