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On ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 6:25 PM, Grand Stranded said:

Just saw this. Yes I guess we are, lol. I just got back down today, I was up on Long Island visiting family. live in Barefoot Resort, in North Myrtle.

I usually play there, but Thursday is my "travel day", I play with a group called the Flounders (usually get about 80-100 guys) most of them are from down by you. Murrels, Surfside, Pawleys, etc. Its a real nice bunch of guys. I've been in the group about 10 years.

Because we have so many, we usually book the entire course, and get good prices. For example, the next three weeks we're playing Caladonia for $59 am,Tigers Eye $45 am, then Tidewater $45... play a lot more courses on the north end now then we used to, since I brought a bunch of my Barefoot pals into the group.

I think your group played Pawley's Plantation a few weeks back when we were down there. I know there is one big group that are out of Sunset Beach NC. Ran into them somewhere. I know the leader of the group said they had a waiting list. One of my co workers who is retired and works part time has a small group out of Shaftsbury Glen. Right now I still work full time so I do not get to play but on Saturday because I run a sound board for a church in Surfside 

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I never understood why there was such a strong opinion towards people who shouldn’t play blades. I feel confident playing my Hogan’s (prior to that it was 962b’s and 670’s) and I kept it under a 4 ind

I have tried to push myself into a more forgiving design as I have gotten older and play less often. However, I was a decent player, played college, and still shoot under par throughout the year. I ha

Another consideration, in my mind, is where you are losing strokes. Personally, I lose the vast majority off the tee and around the green. For my current skill level, I consider myself a decent ball-s

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On ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 6:38 PM, silver & black said:

I just got done playing an outing with two guys under 30. One of them can.... and does, drive the ball 290/300 yards... accurately. He just switched to blades. Never had a lesson or was fit for clubs. He's an insane talent and player. Ya got it .... or ya don't. Take that how you will..

Well I will say this. Him hitting the ball that far and accurately he has to have great hand eye coordination. That is one of the things it takes with blades on the other hand a lot of it is feel and instinct. For me it is feel and instinct because even in my comp days I never considered myself a ball striker. If you go and look at the old VIPs I hit for 20 years you will not see dime sized marks you will see wear all over the face

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... So Big'en you aren't like the mid/high index golfers at wrk's that have dime sized sweet spot marks on their MB's but just suffer from a poor short game? 🤣

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On ‎8‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 12:32 AM, RoverRick said:

Okay, I’ll chime in. I went with a more forgiving iron when I returned last year to playing. While I tried out several newer models I already owned some Ben Hogan CFT’s I bought new in 2004(or thereabouts). I needed graphite shafts because of an elbow injury and installed these on Project X PXv 6.0.

 

For those that don’t know the CFT was a forged stainless body iron with a compressed forged titanium face. Other than weaker lofts than the newer clubs, these are quite forgiving and have a very hot face.

 

But as I was getting more rust knocked off my game, I found that while this type of club is great for full swings, the delicate shots around the greens are more problematic. The ball came off with a pop and lots of spin. So I broke out the old Scor wedges and soon replace my PW (or E in Hoganese) with a Scor 46. Then the 9 iron with a Scor 42.

 

This soon proved to be very advantageous for my short game. So much so that I replaced my 6-PW with Hogan Ft Worth 15’s. I now have the CFT 3-5 and Ft Worth 15’s in 29-33-37-41-45. And will replace my 50-55-60 Scors with TK15’s when the time arises. I may replace the CFT’s with Ft Worth HI’s, but currently there is no need.

 

I have played Mizuno MP FLI HI’s for years in the 2-3-4 irons. The old Hogan CFT long irons are higher, longer, and more spin. Basically they are the same lofts just have the numbers 3-4-5 on them.

 

The bladed Ft Worth 15’s feel scalpels to me while the others feel like an axe. Inside say 170 yards I want to feel like I have the scalpel to cut down the flag. Outside that, I want an axe for forgiveness.

 

Even more importantly is when I miss the green I want those different scalpels so I can control the flight to roll and the distance the ball travels on the chips. I’m a firm believer in “The Rule of 12”. (Pace from the flag to the ball and the ball to a pace on the green. Total 16 steps to flag and 4 to the green, then 16/4=4. 12-4 is 8. Read the green like a putt and pick a spot where you have to land the ball and focus just on how hard to hit it to get to that spot. If it is just 2 steps to the green and 16 to the flag it is a 6 iron.)

 

Blades to me are also more reliable on the partial shots. I injured my shoulder and elbow last year and could only make 3/4 swings. My accuracy greatly improved by making just partial swings. I can make full swings now, but rarely make more than a 3/4 swing inside 175.

 

Sure, 1 time today I was in the deep rough and would have benefited from a more forgiving club, but I may also have caught a flier and gone in the lake. As it was, I had club I felt more comfortable using around the green. If I would have hit a straighter drive I wouldn’t have needed more forgiveness.

 

 

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"Hoganese" love it!!!  What you described is exactly what happens with me with hot faced CB irons ( ie: Infiniti Assure, 2013 Callaway X Forged). In a nutshell I absolutely can not control them distance wise. And around the green forget it. Can not control a bump and run 8 iron. Those KZGs I am gaming now are the best of both worlds. They are 1 piece Kyoei forged and are not hot faced. They offer me a little more forgiveness. Best thing I like about them is the fact they are the most buttery feeling irons I have ever hit. I have 2 sets. One set I built for my Buddy Bear with Swing Science graphite shafts--- Those are my back injury set If I am not hurting and swing good I hook the snot out of them------ The main set I am gaming have 5.5 Rifle shafts in them. I will confess I did not build them but who ever did knows their stuff.

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... So Big'en you aren't like the mid/high index golfers at wrk's that have dime sized sweet spot marks on their MB's but just suffer from a poor short game? 🤣

ROTFLMAO--- I never was a great ball striker but my short game from  120 in kept me going especially putting. Now that I have gotten older and my swing is both shorter and slower I am honestly a better ball striker than I have ever been but I still do not consider myself a ball striker. Now if I could just putt like I used to. I think I have the putting thing maybe going right now. I got back to my basics. I grew up on Bermuda greens so I was wristy. In the last few years I had gotten away from that and have gone to a SBST stroke. I think I had forgotten my basics of instinct putting ( Rover Rick and I have discussed that over the years). I had lost all feel and instinct. For now I have went back to my old blade style putters either a Bullseye or Ironmaster or 8802 style with stock round leather grips. Seems the feel and instinct are returning. I quit being mechanical and have started running at everything. I will see in the next few weeks 

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1 hour ago, BIG STU said:

I think your group played Pawley's Plantation a few weeks back when we were down there. I know there is one big group that are out of Sunset Beach NC. Ran into them somewhere. I know the leader of the group said they had a waiting list. One of my co workers who is retired and works part time has a small group out of Shaftsbury Glen. Right now I still work full time so I do not get to play but on Saturday because I run a sound board for a church in Surfside 

Whenever the time comes that you're available and interested to play with the group on Thursdays, let me know. No waiting list for you, LOL.

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On ‎8‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 5:05 PM, Grand Stranded said:

Whenever the time comes that you're available and interested to play with the group on Thursdays, let me know. No waiting list for you, LOL.

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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... So Big'en you aren't like the mid/high index golfers at wrk's that have dime sized sweet spot marks on their MB's but just suffer from a poor short game? 


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Well I fall into the category of players on here that say they hate the look of 2 things. 1.) a fat looking clunky game improvement type iron 2.) offset, even if it is minimal. I think these 2 things are the reason I am looking for a blade looking club at address that has zero offset and a minor amount of forgiveness that lets me work the ball some. It led me to try Hogans demo program for the Fort Worth Black Irons. I love the look of them and they are reasonably priced with shaft upgrades at no charge! I got a 7 iron and a PW. I hit the wedge as expected. Great. The 7 iron I hit great about 80% of the shots I tried. (total of about 40-50 balls, with 8-10 bad ones.) The other 20% were obviously not hit dead center probably due to my current irons allowing me to get away with those shots and no appreciable change in the results. Could I get these clubs and become a more consistent ball striker? I bet I could, I mean I am a 5 handicap and I hit the ball pretty well. I just need to find a club that looks like I want it to and does not take me backwards in results. My next test will be the Titleist T200's and the Callaway Apex Pro's. I may try the Hogan PTX pros thru their demo program again. The issue with the retail guys is that the Hogans are half the price! $775 vs $14-1500 due to no middle man. 

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I've been thinking, and I wonder what the coming generations will consider to be "good" feel. I'm assuming most of us older guys grew up playing cut down 5 irons, dad's old set of blades, etc. With the proliferation of designed-for-kids sets and GI/SGI/player's distance irons I think a lot of kids will not ever play old wilson blades or whatever- their perception of "good feel" may be entirely different, preferring a more lively face and more explosive sound to the soft/solid (deader?) Feel of a good forged MB. Hmm...

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I've been thinking, and I wonder what the coming generations will consider to be "good" feel. I'm assuming most of us older guys grew up playing cut down 5 irons, dad's old set of blades, etc. With the proliferation of designed-for-kids sets and GI/SGI/player's distance irons I think a lot of kids will not ever play old wilson blades or whatever- their perception of "good feel" may be entirely different, preferring a more lively face and more explosive sound to the soft/solid (deader?) Feel of a good forged MB. Hmm...

 

... We already see this. I thought the original Epic driver was the best sounding/feeling metal driver I have played. A dense, solid sound/feel that I absolutely loved and reminded me of hitting my McGregor M85. But lots if younger players hated the Epic saying it felt dead and lifeless and as you said, prefer a louder more explosive sound and feel. 

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I've been thinking, and I wonder what the coming generations will consider to be "good" feel. I'm assuming most of us older guys grew up playing cut down 5 irons, dad's old set of blades, etc. With the proliferation of designed-for-kids sets and GI/SGI/player's distance irons I think a lot of kids will not ever play old wilson blades or whatever- their perception of "good feel" may be entirely different, preferring a more lively face and more explosive sound to the soft/solid (deader?) Feel of a good forged MB. Hmm...


I love me some blades... but I have the Mizuno MP-18MMC and the PING iBlade feel stuck in my brain. To me, those are probably the best feeling clubs all around I’ve hit.

Yes, the blades are soft and sweet. But like you said, I think I’m liking the more lively face feel. I keep taking my RBZ Tour PW out in the yard, trying not to convince myself that I like them better than the Blueprints... it’s a hard battle to pick a side on.
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Hey, a blade thread!   

At least it's not me performing the threadomancy.  LOL 

So yeah...  I play blades.  Have a fair number of them lying around.  Played Ram Tour Grinds and MP37s last season, for the most part.  

I keep trying CBs.  Some are sets I've always liked/loved.  Some are sets that have sparked curiosity (looking at you, Eye2+).  For the most part, I don't score as well with them as I do with the blades, so I play the blades.  Was quite disappointing with the ISI, I have always had a thing for them, but they just didn't get it done.  The Eye2+ were the best of the CBs, but they were just a bit short (performance, not distance).  I might have stuck with them, but they presented other issues such that it was best at the time to set them aside.  Played a month or more in 2019 with TP MC's, decent, but also didn't quite get it done.

I don't try to work the ball.  I don't really practice much at all.  Just get better results, on course, on the launch monitor.  And, ultimately, it's about the score.

It's even goofier when one considers I tend to get better tee game results with persimmons and laminates.  Hence the Orlimars in the bag to start 2020.  🙂

edited to add: the ultimate irony, I'd really rather enjoy the durability of some of the CBs out there.  Maybe I need to try original 845s?  😉

It's interesting what happens to direction when you play CBs for an extended period, then switch back to blades.  I played those Eye2+ For a full 12 month period, when I switched back to Ram Tour Grinds, I suddenly started seeing little fades and draws that weren't there previously. 

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Somebody did a test and found distance control was actually better with modern high tech players irons vs blades, just don’t remember who that was. And the fact that Jordan Spieth bags AP2s (T100s) tells me all I need to know. With that said, I firmly believe you should play whatever you like regardless of handicap. Even a mid handicapper can get around a course just fine with blades so if that’s what you like and you’re not obsessed with carding the best score possible then go for it. In my experience the difference between blades and GI irons is only maybe 5 strokes a round so I just go with looks and feel regardless what Trackman might say, which I’ll add for me is not a blade. But I play for fun. If I made a living at it my answer might be different.

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I just switched from MP 5’s to Hogan PtX Pro’s.

loved the blades, crazy about to Hogan’s now. Feel is actually fantastic. A little different obviously, but really good. Distance is about the same. The Hogan’s are easier to hit and go straighter. I’ve gotten two scratch games out of 5 now. Not sure if I ever got even with the blades. I tried the p790’s with graphite shafts (too light) and didn’t like em. Now I’ve got shafts I like  (steel 110) and it makes a difference
 

so, as a previous bladester, I will now eat my big old plate of crow, as I an loving the Hogan’s with all that tech.

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Simple.  I just love new irons.  Nothing better than looking down at a new iron in my hand.  Surprisingly it helps me more mentally than with actual forgiveness.  Nobody works on their mental game anymore yet it reflects 80% of your golf score.  

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I've played blades for almost 50 years other than a brief flirtation with Ping G-15's that lasted a couple months. In fact, I recently purchased a set of brand new custom blades for the 2020 season. But, I had buyer's remorse from the get go and they are just still in the box. I will be trading them into the PGA Super Store for whatever credit I can get. I've ordered a set of Cleveland Launchers. I frankly need the help. Kudos to you younger guys (and older) who continue to play blades. There is nothing more beautiful than a classic blade design or a better feeling golf shot. 

What's interesting is that the blade purist doesn't extend to putters. People are moving away from Ping Anser designs towards mallets and you never see a Tommy Armour ironmaster design or Bullseye design and haven't for decades. No one waxes poetically about the pureness of a putter design and how it makes their stroke better. Just food for thought.

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I play Miura mc501 and think they are the best iron in the world.  I know it is not a true blade, as it does have a lot of forgiveness and is fairly easy to launch.

the difference between the bigger irons is just consistency for me.  I am coming from pxg 0311p.     They felt equally as nice but 3-4 times a round I would just pump, what I thought was a perfect shot over the green.   200 with a 7 was great for my ego, but the triple I took cause it went ob was not was I was looking for.   At least with my mc 501 I know perfect shots will be on the money and not as perfect will be short.   I can adjust accordingly.

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To me nothing feels better than a blade on a well struck shot.  The ability to work the ball left/right/higher/lower a bit easier with a blade is also another plus.  In agreement with what others have said earlier, minimal offset of a blade is pleasing to my eye. 

So feel, performance and ascetics are three of the four criteria I need to play an iron.  The fourth is based on a fundamentally sound and repeating swing.  There is no iron that can achieve that.  The only way to achieve the fourth criteria is through good fundamentals and purposeful practice.  The feedback on a shot will tell me whether my swing is repeating or not.  With a blade I can feed where on the face I struck a shot compared to a more muted feel of game improvement irons where most shots feel decent.  Because of the feedback playing a blade might force me to make sure my swing is on plane and repeating.  If not my ball striking will be poor and that's with any type of iron or wood.  That said I know I need to put work in practice if I want to be able to play blades.  For me if a golf club doesn't fit my eye and is pleasing to my psychological side I will never, and I mean NEVER, be able to hit a good shot with it.  There is something powerful with the psychology of a golfer that is hard to figure out.

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I play Wilson Staff blades because they're so darn pretty!! Honestly my game from 100 yards in is just better with blades. Chipping and wide soles just doesn't work for me. 

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