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  1. I don't want to be Capt Obvious,, but I'm a Capt anyways.... but being vertically challenged and 54 years old you may need to seriously look at newer equipment to help with your distance needs. Adjusting 2 degrees strong will kill the bounce of your irons. If you are a true sweeper that may be ok but you may not see that big distance gain you are hoping for. With your height you obviously need to be fit properly. My advice is to get fit as cheaply as you can and find some newer distance irons on Ebay or BST that can fit you. Chances are the clubs never fit you right from the get go. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. I couldnt pull the MMBs off the Paderson shaft so I just used the DG 105 S that I had around. I played the TS-1 8-G and the TS-2 5-7. I a round of the year at Leather stocking golf course. Conditions were tough with wet fairways, high winds and cold temps. Took a little while for distance control but turned a bogey riddled front into a -3 back nine for a 73. The TS-1s flat out performed. Big difference from the first go around. I swung them aggressively and they really responded. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. Solid day today with the 10.5. Tough windy day with soaked fairways. So it was all carry. Stayed in play all day long and I was able to reach two par 5s. Really loving the Paderson Launch shaft. Great smooth feel with very low spin. Was perfect with the big wind today. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. Well then my swing speed is definitely down then. I'm usually 108 -110 when I'm warmed up. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. I had not been on this machine before and I was surprised given the club head speed how low the ball speed was. They were TP5x balls. At least it was consistent. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  6. Finally had these on the monitor today along with the M5. Long story short the 10.5 with the Paderson shaft is a low spin setup that is just as long if not longer than the M5. I was on a GC2 and put all three through a first round and kicked out the low performer. The 9.5 I struggled with in doors as it was hitting these big fades. I hit all three outdoors yesterday and the 9.5 was playable. So first up I hit the M5. It has a Hazardous Smoke 6.5. Head was set at 9.5, one weight in the middle, one weight towards the heel. I tend to draw this setup a bit but it's just a bit. This is the first snap shot. Next up was the ISO-T 10.5. Paderson Launch shaft in S but it's a stiff X. The spin was lower and the dispersion was a bit better. It also has a better feel through the ball. I have the 4g weight on the sole. This actually swing weights about C8, M5 is a D2.The ISO-T beat out the M5 and had I thrown out a bad swing the margin would have been higher. The M5 was 275 and the ISO-T should be 280. Not a massive distance but it's still 5 yards. The 9.5 ISO-T had a 12g weight that I swapped into the 10.5 head. It increased spin almost 300 rpm. I then went back to back with it and the M5 and the two produced very similar spin launch and distance. So for in play tomorrow I will bring out the ISO-T. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  7. The sole design is as good as anything designed today. It's like the Srixon soles if you have ever hit those in turf. The sole of the MMB is true blade like and can leave some monster divots of you really dig. They can be tough on Muni turf. But they glide through a nice plush fairway. When Maltby does thier new MB designs in a year or so I really hope they have the TS-1 sole. I know the TS-2 design doesnt suit your eye but they are even better for a digger. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  8. A lot of people trash the MPF but the measurements give a lot of merit to a club head that has the COG in the middle of the club face as well as a lower VCOG. Designs that do not will not score well. But find a sweet spot on any iron and repeatedly hitting it will give you great results. Of the three irons you looked at with Maltby the TE will be the highest flying of the three. It has an extremely low VCOG. They also have that sweet buttery feel to them. The flight of the next two are pretty darn close and I might give the nod to the TS-1 as being higher. The MMB-17 has the look of a classic blade but with it's nearly hollowed out back of the iron it plays like a cavity back. The TS-1 with its hollow core design and urethane filling is the latest and greatest trend. It's looks are what I believe is the best of the three. The TE and the MMB have been around for a long time and each year still sell well. They are timeless designs that have evolved every few years, but just slightly. If you want to keep up with the Jones the TS-1 is the way to go. The TS-1 also has this 4 way chambered sole that just refuses to dig into the ground. If the MMBs had this sole they would never leave my bag. Tough to go wrong with any of those three. Plus the money laid out is about a 1/3 less than any equal OEM. I would also try and spec yourself out a high flying shaft as well. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  9. Some old school Matby's. Logic HTD Forged which is the early version of the TE irons. Grabbed them for $9.95. The are actually brand new never shafted. Might go with the Score LT shafts for a ridiculously inexpensive set of irons. I'll have fun with these. Also found a near new CT 250 11.5 head. So I'll take out these clubs and just have a throwback round of golf. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  10. I'm giving these another go with some Paderson Kinetixx TS shafts. 8-GW TS-1 5-7 TS-2. I loved the TS-1 heads in the winter sim season. I'm gonna dedicate some more time to them this go round. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  11. Most balls I find are lower cost bargain balls and they go into the side pocket for shag balls or,, balls I give to a playing partner that is either out of balls or just wants to drop another and hit one after a skank shot. If I do find a premium ball that's close to design of what I'm playing now I'll throw it in play and see how it does. If I'm playing a match or a tournament I only play new balls and will play them till I lose them of badly damage it. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  12. It's funny how that works. Trying to let the club do the work with myself leads to lazy swings that dont compress the ball and poor mechanics. When I know I have an MMB (which is a modern blade with help) I know I cant baby the club and need a good move. My buddy has some of the newer TM clubs which I think are 730s. They are tiny and must be swing like you mean it.. I crush those.. So I fully understand where you are with those. I think I was truly guilty of that lazy swing with the TS-1 heads. Knowing they had built in help yet I couldnt somehow make my good move through them. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  13. I remeber Justin Rose speaking of his Honma deal. He was saying one of the perks was playing anybputter he wanted. My buddy who is a TaylorMade Pro has to play an all TM bag or he doesnt get a dime. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  14. Simply spectacular photos. Hearing you talk about the trip it sounds just like a Pinehurst experience. Elite par three course. An adult beverage friendly putting course and of course world class golf. Great scoring btw. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  15. There is a massive bias on the third site that will step in on component threads or smaller shaft company threads. and just blow up the thread... because there really is no way for them to make money via those companies. There are quite a few influencers that steer threads as well. With MGS there just simply is no corporate bias anywhere that I have seen. Its member driven input on gear. As it should be. Yes GolfWRX is not newbie friendly and reminds me of certain auto forums that have the same vibe and hard core attitude. Just different topics. What's being done with MGS is truly unique. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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