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  1. From my experience this rating scale is fairly accurate. And it can assist you in finding some gems that you wouldn't otherwise look at. Example being, I bought a set of Powerbilt TPS irons that were rate in the 900s. They are some of the sweetest, easiest to hit clubs I have ever used. My wife's Callaway Big Bertha circa 2004 irons are rated slightly higher and they are slightly easier and sweeter than the Powerbilt to me. My personal clubs, Ping Zings are great, but aren't as easy to hit, hence the lower rating which is in the high 700s. As someone had mentioned before about Maltby clubs being rated the highest, I think he may have designed his clubs according to this equation that yields more forgiving clubs which I would imagine many manufacturers would attempt to achieve I'm some fashion. So it makes sense to me. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  2. I have since changed my ball position to line up with my left heel for all clubs. I was playing around with my ball position and tried this. Amazing iron shots, the best I have ever hit. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  3. For 2019 I am going to have a different mindset. When I first started playing this great game I used a natural swinging motion, I didn't care about the clubs I used, and I shot decent scores. I felt completely comfortable. But, I let other golfers and commercialism get into my head. Guys would day that I needed to do "this" or "that" in my golf swing. I was told that if I updated my equipment I would play even better. I started to listen and subsequently began to tinker. I had changed clubs multiple times a year since then. I tried every swing tip I heard. My game was in such disarray. Last year I had a changing moment. I was teaching my 5 year old how to hit a golf ball. He has one of those plastic sets. He picks up the club, swings it at the plastic ball and makes contact. Ball flies and he looks at me as if to say "what's so hard about that?" My swing used to look like his. Just back and forth and hit the ball. So I went back to that at the end of last season and played decent golf again. Just hand/eye coordination. I don't think about anything, just swing. As far as the mental side of things, I have played many other sports and never when playing poorly do I think to change mechanics. I was a great shooter in high school. If I missed 5 jump shot a in a row it never occurred to me to change my shooting form. I just kept shooting and eventually I would get hot. But in golf, for some reason there is this urge to change your mechanics, change your gear. I don't understand it. Anyway, that won't be me this year. I'm going to swing how I want to, use the clubs I want to, and not sweat the bad shots because I know better ones will come. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. Dwayne Williams Plainfield, IL 10 handicap Current set are Ping Eye 2s Ping i500 would be best white dot Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. I wouldn't change irons unless there is a problem with the ones you have. My father changed irons and it took him almost two seasons to get used to them like the previous ones. I wouldn't change unless my irons were broken or lost. Especially if I liked the look and feel of them. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. I agree that they aren't magic, but I also believe that it is mostly marketing. When I go to the golf shop, I try out all of the putters usually, the cheap and the expensive. I don't see much of a difference in performance. Looks - yes. Feel - sometimes. But performance - not at all. There is a difference in style of putter that seems to matter. Visual things matter in my putting performance. But cost of the putter seems irrelevant. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. Dwayne Ping Zing KT-M stiff shafts Illinois 7 iron carries 150 Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. I have been trying blades for the last month. I have been able to hit them well. But, I just don't see how they are better performance wise or feel. But, I do like the way forged blades look. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. Love this putter. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  10. I think for me, I continue to use my putter because it is what I'm used to and I feel comfortable with it. That's probably why using anything else doesn't appeal to me, because it's all about look and feel. Putting is the best, most consistent part of my game. So changing putters doesn't make sense to me. And because my putter won't wear out like irons or a driver, I will most likely have my putter until I leave this earth. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I have an old Ping putter that I use that I won't swap for anything new. I like the looks, feel, roll and I know how I perform with it. Putting is the best part of my game. I will not mess with it at all! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  12. For some reason I have started to use the overlap grip and it is starting to feel comfortable. May start using that for a while, Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  13. I like the 845s better. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. The Ben Hogan Edge irons are clubs I've always liked the look of. Anyone play with these? What do you think? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  15. I feel the same about my zings. There is something about Pings that are just magic. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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