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Can a lot of flopping damage my 4-iron?

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This might seem odd, so let me explain. I've always had a lot of love for unusual shots. I drive off the deck and from the rough couple times almost every round, although I play off 16 or so...

Recently, I discovered that I can flop the 4-iron and I've been doing quite a lot of that to introduce some fun to these winter indoors days. I don't slam it to the ground quite as hard as I would a wedge, but I'm still getting worried about the club. Could this bend the shaft or mess with any of the other angles (lie, loft, etc.)? The club in question is MP-54 with Dynamic Gold R300.

Thanks for your insight, and happy Women's Day to all the lady golfers of the forums! :)

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This might seem odd, so let me explain. I've always had a lot of love for unusual shots. I drive off the deck and from the rough couple times almost every round, although I play off 16 or so...
Recently, I discovered that I can flop the 4-iron and I've been doing quite a lot of that to introduce some fun to these winter indoors days. I don't slam it to the ground quite as hard as I would a wedge, but I'm still getting worried about the club. Could this bend the shaft or mess with any of the other angles (lie, loft, etc.)? The club in question is MP-54 with Dynamic Gold R300.
Thanks for your insight, and happy Women's Day to all the lady golfers of the forums! :)
Yes! Or actually, maybe! Probably depends on whether you're skidding it underneath the ball or slamming it down off the ground/floor/hitting mat.
But anyone willing to flop a 4 iron is absolutely enough of a golf nerd to know how to check their own lofts and lies. If that is not in your repertoire it needs to be!

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It shouldnt make a huge difference. But if youre worried, you could always get the loft and lie checked for free at most golf shops.

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MP-54's are a fairly soft forged club.  I'd recommend getting loft and lie's check at least at the start of every season anyway.

It kind of depends what you are flopping a 4i on surface wise.  If you are flopping from rough by cutting under the ball there probably isn't much danger.  If you are hitting off range mats or slamming your club in to the ground then absolutely it could slowly change loft and lie.

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MP-54's are a fairly soft forged club.  I'd recommend getting loft and lie's check at least at the start of every season anyway.
It kind of depends what you are flopping a 4i on surface wise.  If you are flopping from rough by cutting under the ball there probably isn't much danger.  If you are hitting off range mats or slamming your club in to the ground then absolutely it could slowly change loft and lie.
Any carbon or Forged iron needs to be checked about every 50 rounds or so, no matter what... My oldest set of blades had a great one where the 7 iron ended up being stronger than the 6 iron after two season of hard play. Does take a ton to move a degree or two after two or three years of bashing.


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Thanks for the help, guys! It's winter time here in Finland, so I'm "playing" off mats now. I've played something like 80 rounds with these irons but haven't got them checked yet because I'm a pretty slow swinger. Planning to do that once the snow melts!

Nobody mentioned the shaft, so am I right to suppose that's gonna be okay?

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On 3/10/2019 at 3:36 PM, PlaidJacket said:

I'm most interested to actually see a Flop with a 4i. Can you post a short video?

 

Took me a while, but here you go: 

It's a lot of fun 😄

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Golf and golfers never cease to amaze me. The 4i flop is real. However, I'm going to leave that shot up to you jhak. Unless the 4i is the last club in my bag someday I probably will not be trying that. 🏌️‍♂️

 

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You can flop a 4 iron! Dude put on your superman cape 😯💣

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6 hours ago, jhak said:

Took me a while, but here you go: 

It's a lot of fun 😄

Crazy legit. I'm curious how many recordings it took to get that one? 

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Haha, thanks all! 😄

16 hours ago, bardle said:

Crazy legit. I'm curious how many recordings it took to get that one? 

The first one started little too much right, then I shanked one, so the answer is three takes.

If one was to game this shot, the biggest problem would be distance control as opposed to starting it on the line or getting airborne. I don't know what kind of "Spanish hands" it would take to land these consistently within even 10 yards...

My natural swing is terribly over-the-top, so that probably helps with stuff like this.

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Posted (edited)

Also, this has to be posted here:

 

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