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    therod got a reaction from NC Golfer in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I've also been looking at the TEE E722s. We'll see. I'm not ready to buy right now, and I won't be playing again for a couple months anyway, so there's no rush. But after a few days playing in Palm Springs and nursing my back the whole time, I think it's time for a change in strategy.
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    therod got a reaction from cksurfdude in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I tried to game some hybrids several years ago, but I just couldn't get along with them. I didn't like the look at address, I didn't care for the feel, and they just didn't work for me. My biggest problem now, after 4 days in Palm Springs golfing, is that I have some arthritis in my lower back and taking much of a divot is rough. I don't take much of a divot anyway, but more or less, if it's not on a tee, it probably hurts. I did some therapy for my back, but it didn't help the arthritis. So while I don't really like how they look and they didn't perform for me before, I really may not have a choice.
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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy_APH in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I have to admit that I had only looked at Sub70 in passing and hadn't really looked that seriously at them. Seriousky looking at their irons, I might have to reconsider. The 699s are much more appealing to me now that I know what they actually are and know more about what they actually are.
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    therod got a reaction from cksurfdude in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I have to admit that I had only looked at Sub70 in passing and hadn't really looked that seriously at them. Seriousky looking at their irons, I might have to reconsider. The 699s are much more appealing to me now that I know what they actually are and know more about what they actually are.
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    therod got a reaction from cksurfdude in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I've played Maltby equipment in the past and been very pleased. I used to build all of my equipment, so Golfworks and Golfsmith were popular in years past. Being a lefty, though, limits availability for me...
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    therod got a reaction from Jason Costain in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I tried to game some hybrids several years ago, but I just couldn't get along with them. I didn't like the look at address, I didn't care for the feel, and they just didn't work for me. My biggest problem now, after 4 days in Palm Springs golfing, is that I have some arthritis in my lower back and taking much of a divot is rough. I don't take much of a divot anyway, but more or less, if it's not on a tee, it probably hurts. I did some therapy for my back, but it didn't help the arthritis. So while I don't really like how they look and they didn't perform for me before, I really may not have a choice.
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    therod got a reaction from TylorJudd in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I am thinking about getting another set of irons this spring. I would like the most forgiving irons I can find, and do it for the least amount of $. My miss is a hook, and I have a lower ball flight. I currently have an old set of Cleveland TA-7s (still a great club) and a set of Adams XTDs. I've looked at some Wilsons since they aren't as expensive. I also peaked at some Tour Edge. I'd probably stay away from the hybrid type of club just by preference. They also don't need to be new, I'm good with used. What say you?
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    therod got a reaction from tdroma98 in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I am thinking about getting another set of irons this spring. I would like the most forgiving irons I can find, and do it for the least amount of $. My miss is a hook, and I have a lower ball flight. I currently have an old set of Cleveland TA-7s (still a great club) and a set of Adams XTDs. I've looked at some Wilsons since they aren't as expensive. I also peaked at some Tour Edge. I'd probably stay away from the hybrid type of club just by preference. They also don't need to be new, I'm good with used. What say you?
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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy_APH in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I haven't looked at anything Sub 70 has. I'm a little limited being a lefty, but I'll check their selection out when I have time 
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    therod got a reaction from cksurfdude in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    Then again, I've also looked at some of the recent Ping irons that have sky high MOI #s. So who knows...
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    therod got a reaction from cksurfdude in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    Looked at Sub70's equipment on their website. Being a lefty that doesn't play as much or have as low an index as I used to, I'm looking for something on the higher end of the forgiveness spectrum. Their stuff just doesn't look like it fits what I'm looking for. I've looked at the recent Wilson irons, they look good and fit what I'm looking for. There are other suitable options I'm sure. It's going to be a couple months before I get anything, so I have time to look.
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    therod got a reaction from cksurfdude in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I haven't looked at anything Sub 70 has. I'm a little limited being a lefty, but I'll check their selection out when I have time 
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    therod got a reaction from cksurfdude in Most forgiving most under-rated irons...?   
    I am thinking about getting another set of irons this spring. I would like the most forgiving irons I can find, and do it for the least amount of $. My miss is a hook, and I have a lower ball flight. I currently have an old set of Cleveland TA-7s (still a great club) and a set of Adams XTDs. I've looked at some Wilsons since they aren't as expensive. I also peaked at some Tour Edge. I'd probably stay away from the hybrid type of club just by preference. They also don't need to be new, I'm good with used. What say you?
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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy_APH in Titleist TSI drivers...   
    I hit the TSi3 ok, but this was a rough year for me having time to play much golf. Since the TSi3 is the model with the lower MOI, I bought a slightly used TSi2 head on ebay, mostly because I want to see if the higher MOI will be noticeable. I'm shorter than the average bear, with short arms and legs. And I play my driver at 44". We'll see if it works any better for me. Odds are, if it launches any higher than the TSi3, it will be both longer and more forgiving. I'm not really worried about gaining distance, but some extra forgiveness when I hit it a little thin or a little towards the toe should be good for me. Hopefully I'll get to find out this weekend. My TSi3 isn't going anywhere, so I can always go back to it if I want or need to. 
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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy SAM in 3 similar shafts, 1 big test   
    So I have 3 shafts for my TSI3. The white Tensei that came with it, a Graman Limey 540 and a white Evenflow, the last 2 I bought on the cheap. They should be similar, but I don't know which one is the longest. No better way to find out than to take all 3 to the course and hit a dozen balls from the same tee. My hunch is whichever of the 3 creates the highest trajectory will be the longest. I played a low bend point shaft for years because I felt I needed all the help I could get hitting a higher ball, and I felt like a higher ball would be a longer ball. The fitter I worked with at the nearest PGA Superstore was confident a higher bend point shaft fit my swing better. I haven't played enough golf this year to get a really good feel for whether he's right or not. So hopefully tomorrow, I'll confirm it one way or the other. 
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    therod got a reaction from Micah T in Tom Wishon on Boom Stick's   
    Tom is a very intelligent man. And like us, he's entitled to his opinions. We don't have to agree with him, nor he with ours. Most of the time, regarding golf equipment, I agree with him. This is coming from a guy in his mid 40s still playing a 44" driver because I'm not comfortable hitting anything longer (and I've tried several) and I don't think I gain much distance when I do catch one. I just know 44" is more comfortable to me, and I hit it much better than 45" or longer. OEMs have convinced the world that their 46" drivers off the rack are going to give you tremendous distance. That's true, they do when hit well. But how many of us hit a 46" driver consistently better than 45", let alone 44"? I'd love to see what happens if you get a large group to do an experiment hitting a 44", 45", and 46" driver for an extended period, and see what the data specifically says. I'd argue that if you played a 44" driver with some extra weight added in the head, whether inside the head or outside with lead tape or factory weights, you'd lower your handicap by several strokes, because you'll hit more fairways and the balls that miss the fairway aren't as far off the fairway. Just my not-so-humble-opinion...
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    therod got a reaction from funkyjudge in Recoil v Steelfiber v MMT iron shafts?   
    IMO inserts will never come close to dampening the vibrations your elbows feel. Your hands may feel something completely different, but your elbows are still taking some abuse. Graphite does a much better job of dampening the vibs than inserts. This is coming from someone who has had multiple shots in his elbows for tendenitus but none since switching to graphite in his irons. No argument that inserts feel much better in the hands. But I would argue that your elbows are still taking a beating.
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    therod got a reaction from Shapotomous in Another potential shaft experiment, this time with different Evenflows   
    Thanks for the input chisag. That's what I would have guessed as well. The red gives me hooks if I get quick at all. The white helps me cut it a little. I'd guess the black would be a better fit. I'm not even sure if and when it'll happen, just thinking out loud. And I like to experiment. I have a pretty aggressive transition at the top, so I fit better into higher bend point shafts that can stand up to the move I make. That's why I was fitted into a Tensei white. But I like to play with my toys too...
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    therod got a reaction from chisag in Another potential shaft experiment, this time with different Evenflows   
    Thanks for the input chisag. That's what I would have guessed as well. The red gives me hooks if I get quick at all. The white helps me cut it a little. I'd guess the black would be a better fit. I'm not even sure if and when it'll happen, just thinking out loud. And I like to experiment. I have a pretty aggressive transition at the top, so I fit better into higher bend point shafts that can stand up to the move I make. That's why I was fitted into a Tensei white. But I like to play with my toys too...
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    therod got a reaction from GaDawg in Recoil v Steelfiber v MMT iron shafts?   
    IMO inserts will never come close to dampening the vibrations your elbows feel. Your hands may feel something completely different, but your elbows are still taking some abuse. Graphite does a much better job of dampening the vibs than inserts. This is coming from someone who has had multiple shots in his elbows for tendenitus but none since switching to graphite in his irons. No argument that inserts feel much better in the hands. But I would argue that your elbows are still taking a beating.
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    therod got a reaction from chisag in Recoil v Steelfiber v MMT iron shafts?   
    IMO inserts will never come close to dampening the vibrations your elbows feel. Your hands may feel something completely different, but your elbows are still taking some abuse. Graphite does a much better job of dampening the vibs than inserts. This is coming from someone who has had multiple shots in his elbows for tendenitus but none since switching to graphite in his irons. No argument that inserts feel much better in the hands. But I would argue that your elbows are still taking a beating.
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    therod got a reaction from KC Golf in Rattle in my driver...   
    Well, evidently I misspoke. I was messing around with the head last night, and couldn't get it to rattle. What I found was that the little gold ring on the adapter, that basically keeps the lower piece of the adapter on the sleeve, came loose. So the downside is the bottom half of the adapter that has the letters on it, the "A" "B" "C" and "D" on it is loose and rattles when you shake it. I don't hear it when I swing the club, and that's the 2nd Titleist adapter this has happened to. I keep a little bag of weights in my bag for the driver, and occasionally move / change weights in it to try something with a different shaft. And the other adapter that this happened to has that bottom piece in that bag. Now there are 2 of them in that bag with the weights. So my bad, the head is fine. Just an adapter failure that doesn't remove it from use...
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    therod got a reaction from Vegan_Golfer_PNW in 3 similar shafts, 1 big test   
    Good point. I'm shorter than the average bear. About 5'6" and my arms and legs are naturally shorter as well. I don't like longer clubs for the same reason. My driver is 44" because that's what I like and am comfortable with. I am using a higher bend point shaft that can handle my transition at the top. Naturally, that results in a lower flight. And because I don't play as much golf as I used to, I don't hit it quite as well. My miss is usually a hook, mostly because I can get too quick at the top, the club gets flipped closed, and the club is already closed before impact. And my miss tends to be out on the toe. The result is a lower ball flight favoring the right side of the fairway. I also have a naturally flat swing and thus a lower ball flight. I'm a low trajectory, low spin guy. That's just my swing. But it works.
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    therod got a reaction from Vegan_Golfer_PNW in 3 similar shafts, 1 big test   
    So I have 3 shafts for my TSI3. The white Tensei that came with it, a Graman Limey 540 and a white Evenflow, the last 2 I bought on the cheap. They should be similar, but I don't know which one is the longest. No better way to find out than to take all 3 to the course and hit a dozen balls from the same tee. My hunch is whichever of the 3 creates the highest trajectory will be the longest. I played a low bend point shaft for years because I felt I needed all the help I could get hitting a higher ball, and I felt like a higher ball would be a longer ball. The fitter I worked with at the nearest PGA Superstore was confident a higher bend point shaft fit my swing better. I haven't played enough golf this year to get a really good feel for whether he's right or not. So hopefully tomorrow, I'll confirm it one way or the other. 
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    therod got a reaction from Vegan_Golfer_PNW in 3 similar shafts, 1 big test   
    So I just got home from my little shaft test. Played the 1st 6 holes at the local muni with the Tensei shaft in the driver, just because that was the last shaft I had in it hitting balls into the net in my back yard. When I got to the 7th tee, the 3 sleeves of ProV1s each marked with whichever shaft I was going to use for each sleeve came out. 3 sleeves of ProV1s, 9 tee balls, 6 of which were in the fairway (it's a wide fairway...) led me to a logical solution. I could game any 1 of the three. Of the balls that were hit the absolute best, there wasn't 5 yards difference in the 3. The longest of the 3, literally by 5-6 feet, was the white Evenflow. It was also, by a very narrow margin, the highest  trajectory of the 3. Like I said, I could game any of the 3 any time. And if the shafts weren't marked, I could hit all 3 and not know the difference. Incredibly similar flights and trajectories. There's a part of me that still wants to try a Ventus. Eventually, maybe, if I get a little cash for my birthday. Then again, I'd also like to try a more forgiving driver just because I think every little bit helps. I don't know how much more, if very much at all, the TSI2 is compared to the TSI3. And I know for reality's sake, it's not REALLY worth it considering the differences between the 2. The fittter at the PGA SS didn't have me hit the 2, only the 3. It was the club I had in my hands when the fitting session started, and other than swapping shafts and trying a few shafts, I didn't hit anything else. Am I disappointed? No, I know I have a quality stick. I just like to tinker and look at other options. We'll see. I'm happy with my TSI3, and will be playing it with a white Evenflow for the foreseeable future.
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