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  1. I had a conversation about this today, and I will paraphrase the best I can. For those with the skill and time to hone it, using 1 wedge for the majority of chipping and pitching allows you to eliminate the Variability of shaft length, loft, face material (vokey vs a hot face iron) so you learn to manipulate the face and ball position with 1 wedge and you take lots of variables out. But for those who may not have the skill or time to work on it, using a lower lofted Iron can be bennificial, as it does get the ball rolling and reduces chances of blades and chunks.
  2. As some one who plays with golfers much better than myself, and players much less knowledgeable than I, here's what I notice. The number one thing I take away from playing with the scratch and plus handicap players is " even if you think you are planning shots and managing the course, chances are, you still aren't doing it right." And the most frustrating thing I see with friends who are mid level golfers is, they are incredibly bogged down with weird swing thoughts they picked up from YouTube or another buddy. They tend to overcomplicate the swing.
  3. Matt /Raleigh NC Hdcp 11 SM8 tour stock finish and mizuno MPT I dont know if Raw does appeal to me, numbers so its not better for spin, but im curious if the feel difference is really worth it
  4. I dont know if my categorization of what a "players distance iron" is matches everyone else's, but here are 3 irons I think are a good combination of distance and forgiveness, while still having some "players" features. 1. Titleist T100s- probably a bit biased here, as this is what I play, but I play them because I think they are a great mix of workability/forgiveness/distance. I dont consider myself a great ball striker, but I still enjoy these irons, they do a great job with distance control and consistency, while still being workable and very appealing to the eye. 2. Mavrik P
  5. Matt Raleigh NC Scotty futura 6m ANSER 2, its a classic
  6. Had a chance to hit a few with the BBB21 stock shaft the other day. Shots do definitely wanted to draw/hook but I fight a hook anyway, and was actually surprised that I didn't snap hook more of them. Sound was very different than the flash and the mavrik, much more metallic and sharp sounding. Didnt love the sound. I didn't love the shaft, stated flex was stiff but felt a lot softer. Probably not the club for me, but I'm sure it will work for some.
  7. Hybrids tend to launch the ball higher and in general, further. They tend to be easier to hit, less club head speed needed to get the ball in the air. Utility irons can offer more shot shaping ability, and some players just like the look of an iron at address. If i HAD to make a generalization, lower, and even moderate swing speed players should give hybrids a serious look.
  8. @PingMD702 I dont know much about the CBs ( as a lefty my access to clubs is very hit and miss) but if you like the feel of the t100 and you find they fit your game better i would definitely endorse using them, i love mine. I dont know how I feel about bending your CBs to match the t100 though. If i did any bending at all it would be to make the long irons fit my scoring clubs, not the other way around. I also have a steeper swing, so the thought of taking bounce away from shorter irons doesn't give me warm fuzzy's. Let me know what you end up doing
  9. I had a chance to hit the 770 7-iron today and was pleasantly surprised with how it felt. I did not care for the feel of the 790s and the 770s definitely fixed that problem. My only complaint would be even with a 130g shaft, the head still felt kinda heavy. If i didn't just buy T100s/T200s I would have considered the 770s
  10. I agree with @cnosil, numbers are better in context. Also, It might also be useful to look at your descent angle. And for the sake of beating a dead horse, maybe a lower spin rate does end up decreasing stopping power, but, what if it helps straighten out a hook or slice? Maybe the reduced spin helps keep a shorter iron in your hand on longer courses. Play some rounds, and if you find you arnt holding any greens and it's detrimental to your scoring and enjoyment, then it might be time to question your fitter. But I'd be hesitant to chase trackman numbers based on what is optimal for pro
  11. Obviously players should not damage the course, not only does it look bad but could be unfair for anyone following them. That being said I don't think that is limited to just professional players I've seen many an amateur do it as well. But I do think it is a little bit silly to expect these players to not show emotion, they are playing for their livelihoods. Again I've seen people freak out over a golf shots that are worth $0. can you imagine what it would feel like to shank a $100,000 shot? I would also contend that , although we may condemn it publicly, we love to see these emot
  12. Like @Hadi05 said, are you trying to save a few bucks by getting the flash over the Mavrik? I would be very hesitant to buy the epic based on your Mavrik fitting. Not to say the flash isn't a good club, but the MavMax is a draw biased club with a good amount of tech and weight being used to help keep the club face square/closed. I'm not saying you wouldn't like the flash, but definitely hit it before buying it if you can.
  13. I had my first fitting my final semester of college in 2013, So a slightly similar situation. Even though in hindsight I think the fitter dropped the ball with my driver and 3 wood fitting, he nailed the irons. my enjoyment of the game grew when I was playing clubs that helped me play better. I know cost is a concern, but for me it was worth it. You may also want to bite the bullet and pay for a fitting and then shop used. My second "fitting" was this summer, but it was less a fitting and more trying different head and shaft combos over a few weeks until I found something
  14. Agreed, buy it yourself and instead of tangible gifts for bdays go out to a restaurant you normally wouldn't splurge on, or something like that.
  15. Ping makes very forgiving drivers, maybe give the the G410 a try. And if spin is an issue the Ping G410 LST. If you really like your M3 you could also try a different shaft/adjustable weight combo to dial in the forgiveness and spin combo.
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