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  1. Not if you practice, and not if you get the right grind.  That being said less loft is usually less risky, I prefer a 58*, with some bounce, with my technique, 60* is just overkill.  I find it hard to get the ball to the hole, and I find 58* to be plenty of loft for almost all situations.  


    In my mind commit to a lob wedge somewhere between 57 and 62*. make sure your gapping is good for your swing and that it's good from 50 yards in.  Err on the side of less loft.  

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  2. If it's forged from a billet then it's forged, no matter the steel.  Some steel is softer, some steel is more durable, usually harder, and feel is dictated by multiple things, one being the hardness, others have to do with head design and shaft etc.  I believe the old Kenneth Smith forgings were forged out of  stainless steel and not chrome plated.  They felt solid but were forged from a harder metal.  Very durable, but solid feeling.  

    That being said, what they call forged today may be more marketing that reality, many of the modern irons like Apex are "forged" but only certain components of the head, in reality the face is thin and strong.  Thats why some companies put jell in the head, to soften the feel or sound.  

    Some cast irons feel pretty soft, some forged irons feel clicky, in my personal opinion the club design has more influence than the manufacturing process.  All things being equal, though they rarely are, a forging might feel a little more solid.  

    Some people think Vokeys feel soft, other don't, and they are cast, the old Eye2's felt soft to me, they were 17-4 SS and tough as diamonds.  The grooves on a Eye2 had 10X's the life as a Vokey, that I know from experience.  Most forged wedges wear about the same as a Vokey, as they are both pretty soft carbon steel.  


    At the end of the day, worry more about loft, lie, shaft, grind, bounce, camber, look, shape and grip.  A large portion of the PGA tour uses cast wedges, they seem to do pretty good with them.  

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  3. I use it for most partial wedge shots coming into the green, I love it from say 20 to 60 yards, and will use it for fuller swings as well.  The one time I don't use it is when the pin is way back in the green.  Then I will generally take a gap wedge and try to skip it back there with a little less spin.  Just seems safer to fly it short of the hole and let it release a bit, if you overcook a back pin you run a big risk of short siding your self.  


    On 6/4/2021 at 8:29 AM, LICC said:

    The Memorial is always two weeks before the US Open, so that would be tough. Maybe a President's Cup would be fun.

    True, but they could pull it off, no different really than the mens and womens at #2 the following week.  I say just get the rough long for the Memorial and keep it growing until the US Open, firm up the greens, roll them, coordinate the logistics with the USGA in terms of bleachers etc. 

    The President's cup, while a fun exhibition, is insignificant in the grand scheme of things, probably more of an annoyance to the members than any lasting history.  Saying your course would be a huge honor for Jack and his legacy, it would take the course up a notch in the history of the game.  Jack is not only arguably, the greatest player in the history of the game but is one of the greatest players in USGA history.  

  5. After seeing both reviews I am a bit confused as well, but my confusion ends when I go to purchase as I wont be ordering either.  I would rather spend the extra money and get a better quality more consistent product.  Until one of the less expensive brands rates similar to Titleist etc. I am not interested.  

    I rarely use more than two balls a round, so my thinking is for an extra $2 why would I not get a better ball?  You have a driver that might cost $500, a $50 plus greens fee and tons of money spent on other equipment, lessons, range balls etc. why get chintzy with the ball when it's the least expensive thing you pay for?  

    Hell, people will ****** about a $4 ball and spend $12 on a cocktail in the bar.  I also just bought a bunch of Pro V logo overruns, great ball for the same price as the Callaway.  

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  6. 4 hours ago, LICC said:

    Russell Westbrook would wear out Maravich, but Walt Frazier and Oscar Robertson and Nate Archibald, etc didn't? Hmm, I'm not with you on this one. 

    Give Walt Frazier a modern pair of shoes, and let him play the game the way it is allowed to be played today and the differences in their games would shrink a lot.  Watch the video below.  1970's NBA players looked less athletic because their shoes were ice skates compared to today, and they weren't allowed to carry the ball or take massive Euro steps like today.  Bron-Bron gets to take 5 steps and carry the ball whenever he wants.  

    David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? | TED Talk

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  7. On 5/18/2021 at 1:57 PM, rmvanbuskirk said:

    Rory may have changed since then, this was 7 years ago. Again my interaction was brief but I always feel you can tell a lot about people by how they treat waitstaff, housekeepers, etc... 

    I have never had good vibes about Rory, he has always seemed arrogant and entitled to me.  

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  8. Every 3 years or so, it really depends on how much you practice with them, playing doesn’t really wear them that quickly.  If you play 52 rounds a year with no real practice you would probably not wear it out for many years, if you play 20 times a but beat balls and hit lots of shots off sandy soil and bunkers you might need to annually. 

    saw a video where Tiger says he changes every tournament or two, but he gets em for free and practices a lot in his back yard practice area. He wants the spin to be the same all the time. In the same video Jason Day says once a year, but he adapts to the reduced spin, as it happens slowly. 

  9. - Your first name

    - State/Province/Country

    - Your current iron/shaft/flex makeup

    - Your 7-iron distance



    Kansas, USA

    Ping G, R flex AWT Shafts 4-GW Yellow Dot, standard length.  Golf Pride plus 4 grips.



    I have played Ping irons since the 1980's, starting with the Eye2+, I3, I3 blade, I15, now G.  I'm gett'in old, I could use a little more forgiveness.   :)

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