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Brilliant [mention=80128]sirchunksalot[/mention], I've really enjoyed reading your adventures with the Tommy Armours .
PS I like the way you took a little inspiration from our little CCC3 thread. The 4 club was pretty much my favourite challenge
Thank you@Nunfa0! I really enjoyed reading about the 4 club challenge and how you all broke the courses down and planned accordingly. It was an excellent insight into course management, which is something I'm not good at.

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I was thinking DSG and Tommy Armour should consider designing a UTILITY club for this set. Given the length off the tee with the 4I or even the 5I, a utility club would be a natural fit with this set.

Also, the prices of the 790's and the U500's cost almost as much as this entire iron set. If they offered a $99 utility Iron for this set, it might sell like hot cakes!!

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I was thinking DSG and Tommy Armour should consider designing a UTILITY club for this set. Given the length off the tee with the 4I or even the 5I, a utility club would be a natural fit with this set.
Also, the prices of the 790's and the U500's cost almost as much as this entire iron set. If they offered a $99 utility Iron for this set, it might sell like hot cakes!!
I think a utility iron would be a great idea, especially with all the tech they build into these irons. I'm telling you, if you haven't read the article on the MyGolfSpy home page, do it, it's impressive and better explained than I ever could do it.

I could imagine a utility iron off the tee would be a beast! I played today and both the 4 and 5 irons continue to impress. First the 5 iron. Screenshot_20190927-191706.jpeg

4 iron
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Another thing about the 4 iron is how much better it is hitting fairways. With driver, I'm hitting 37% of my fairways, so I'm not the most accurate of the tee. The Atomic 4 iron has me at 50%.
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On 8/9/2019 at 3:12 PM, josmi15 said:

Welcome back to my review of Tommy Armour Atomic Irons.  It has been a thrilling ride.  I tried to put these through every test I could think of to make sure I do My Golf Spy proud.  I believe that I've done a thorough job on this review, so bear with me.  I've posted videos on my Twitter "Josmi15" and I also tagged My Golf Spy . I apologize in advance, everytime I tried to add it to the reviews I failed. I even had my teenager assist.  Dicks hit a hole in one with this product.  I didn't want to use a baseball phrase here. This is golf, this is serious business!  With without further delay, here's my review.


Looks 8/10

The graphics did take some getting used to.  I thought they were too clunky, I was wrong!  I really was amazed at how well these things looked when I took them out on the course.  They won me over, and that's a hard sell. I really liked the larger Iron designation the Tungsten i thought was a bit much.  
 

Sound & Feel:  17/20
These Clubs felt great. When I hit a shot, the ball seemed to jump.  The 7 Iron had some moves. It actually felt that the ball was just scared and it seemed to know when I was pulling Iron.  Below are some results that I did during my side by side comparison.  I used a 7 Iron from my Pings against the 7 Iron from the Tommy Armour Atomics.  As you can see it was close, but the Atomics outperformed.  


Club  7 Iron    Swing Speed    Ball Speed    Carry Distance    Total Distance    Offline

Tommy Armour    72.3        98.3        155.8        161        11.3    
PING        70.5        95.9        145.2        156.3        6.5

Tommy Armour    68.3        92.8        145        157        5
PING        67.4        91.6        142        153        3

Tommy Armour    67.7        92        151        159        11.3
PING        65.8        89.5        149        157        -2

 


On-Course Performance:  26/30

Hitting outdoors, i perform better than the indoor information shows. I guess it's my nerves.  I recently hit the 7 Iron 160 pin high.  If only I hadn't pulled it just a tad I'd have my first hole in one. Then we'd be talking about how these are the greatest things since sliced bread.  I posted that Video on my Twitter. Again, needing my teenager to step up her game and figure out what I'm doing wrong.  These clubs did inspire confidence. I took them out numerous times to more than just 1 course.  I wanted to see how they performed at my favorite courses and my go to course, when it's just me.  

Miscellaneous: 18/20

I feel that these Irons would help any golfer out there improve their score.  Who is against shooting a better score?  So, if a weekend player can go out and get a set of these and save some strokes so be it.  When you start seeing the scores drop you'll come back and want to play more often.  I was able to see extra yardage with these clubs. Thanks again for My Golf Spy for affording me this opportunity.  If you're thinking of getting fitted for a new set of Irons, make sure you add these into the rotation.  I gave these an honest run and they have performed for me.  I'm happy with the outcome of these Irons.  


Game Bag material 17/20

Honestly, I'm still debating if these will replace my Pings.  If they don't they're still a great option if the Pings start letting me down. I do like to have a set for backup just in case.   These Irons will help you improve your game.  The performed very well on the range and on the course.  

Overall:  86/100

These are the real deal. Figurative and literal.  For those that are looking for a new set of irons, or a first timer out there new to the game and looking to buy their first set of irons. You won't be disappointed in the Tommy Armour Atomics!

 

 

 

 

Well done Josmi15 !     Doing a review is tough work and you guys are making us proud 👏

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On 8/10/2019 at 8:08 AM, sirchunksalot said:

To be honest, I've been struggling a bit recently with my game. My scoring has been the worst it's been in a long time and my poor wife has had to listen to me talk about how bad I am at golf.

Just take a stroll over to your fireplace mantle and ooh and aww over that HRC trophy 🤣.

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Welcome back to my review of Tommy Armour Atomic Irons.  It has been a thrilling ride.  I tried to put these through every test I could think of to make sure I do My Golf Spy proud.  I believe that I've done a thorough job on this review, so bear with me.  I've posted videos on my Twitter "Josmi15" and I also tagged My Golf Spy . I apologize in advance, everytime I tried to add it to the reviews I failed. I even had my teenager assist.  Dicks hit a hole in one with this product.  I didn't want to use a baseball phrase here. This is golf, this is serious business!  With without further delay, here's my review.

Looks 8/10
The graphics did take some getting used to.  I thought they were too clunky, I was wrong!  I really was amazed at how well these things looked when I took them out on the course.  They won me over, and that's a hard sell. I really liked the larger Iron designation the Tungsten i thought was a bit much.  
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Sound & Feel:  17/20
These Clubs felt great. When I hit a shot, the ball seemed to jump.  The 7 Iron had some moves. It actually felt that the ball was just scared and it seemed to know when I was pulling Iron.  Below are some results that I did during my side by side comparison.  I used a 7 Iron from my Pings against the 7 Iron from the Tommy Armour Atomics.  As you can see it was close, but the Atomics outperformed.  
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Club  7 Iron    Swing Speed    Ball Speed    Carry Distance    Total Distance    Offline
Tommy Armour    72.3        98.3        155.8        161        11.3    
PING        70.5        95.9        145.2        156.3        6.5
Tommy Armour    68.3        92.8        145        157        5
PING        67.4        91.6        142        153        3
Tommy Armour    67.7        92        151        159        11.3
PING        65.8        89.5        149        157        -2
 
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On-Course Performance:  26/30
Hitting outdoors, i perfom better than the indoor information shows. I guess it's my nerves.  I recently hit the 7 Iron 160 pin high.  If only I hadn't pulled it just a tad I'd have my first hole in one. Then we'd be talking about how these are the greatest things since sliced bread.  I posted that Video on my Twitter. Again, needing my teenager to step up her game and figure out what I'm doing wrong.  These clubs did inspire confidence. I took them out numerous times to more than just 1 course.  I wanted to see how they performed at my favorite courses and my go to course, when it's just me.  
#5 at Garrett Country Club.  Garrett, IN  Stuck the green.
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Rock Hollow, Peru IN.  Missed green short, but par was saved!
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and my pulled 160 pin high New Haven, made my par.
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Miscellaneous: 18/20
I feel that these Irons would help any golfer out there improve their score.  Who is against shooting a better score?  So, if a weekend player can go out and get a set of these and save some strokes so be it.  When you start seeing the scores drop you'll come back and want to play more often.  I was able to see extra yardage with these clubs. Thanks again for My Golf Spy for affording me this opportunity.  If you're thinking of getting fitted for a new set of Irons, make sure you add these into the rotation.  I gave these an honest run and they have performed for me.  I'm happy with the outcome of these Irons.  

Game Bag material 17/20
Honestly, I'm still debating if these will replace my Pings.  If they don't they're still a great option if the Pings start letting me down. I do like to have a set for backup just in case.   These Irons will help you improve your game.  The performed very well on the range and on the course.  
Overall:  86/100
These are the real deal. Figurative and literal.  For those that are looking for a new set of irons, or a first timer out there new to the game and looking to buy there first set of irons. You won't be disappointed in the Tommy Armour Atomics!

 
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Excellent review@josmi15! I'm glad to hear they have performed well for you. I will say that I'm just the opposite, I hit better numbers on the simulator than the course. I guess it's nerves, there's not any consequences of a bad shot into a screen. Not saying the Atomics haven't performed, they have impressively. I've enjoyed watching your progress here and on Twitter and hopefully you can get some video to post here soon.

Just take a stroll over to your fireplace mantle and ooh and aww over that HRC trophy .
I love that trophy.

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 3:12 PM, josmi15 said:

Welcome back to my review of Tommy Armour Atomic Irons.  It has been a thrilling ride.  I tried to put these through every test I could think of to make sure I do My Golf Spy proud.  I believe that I've done a thorough job on this review, so bear with me.  I've posted videos on my Twitter "Josmi15" and I also tagged My Golf Spy . I apologize in advance, everytime I tried to add it to the reviews I failed. I even had my teenager assist.  Dicks hit a hole in one with this product.  I didn't want to use a baseball phrase here. This is golf, this is serious business!  With without further delay, here's my review.


Looks 8/10

The graphics did take some getting used to.  I thought they were too clunky, I was wrong!  I really was amazed at how well these things looked when I took them out on the course.  They won me over, and that's a hard sell. I really liked the larger Iron designation the Tungsten i thought was a bit much.  
IMG_2624(1).thumb.jpg.3f503c2cd7ee54246e7496311cf7b1ed.jpg

Sound & Feel:  17/20
These Clubs felt great. When I hit a shot, the ball seemed to jump.  The 7 Iron had some moves. It actually felt that the ball was just scared and it seemed to know when I was pulling Iron.  Below are some results that I did during my side by side comparison.  I used a 7 Iron from my Pings against the 7 Iron from the Tommy Armour Atomics.  As you can see it was close, but the Atomics outperformed.  

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Club  7 Iron    Swing Speed    Ball Speed    Carry Distance    Total Distance    Offline

Tommy Armour    72.3        98.3        155.8        161        11.3    
PING        70.5        95.9        145.2        156.3        6.5

Tommy Armour    68.3        92.8        145        157        5
PING        67.4        91.6        142        153        3

Tommy Armour    67.7        92        151        159        11.3
PING        65.8        89.5        149        157        -2

 

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On-Course Performance:  26/30

Hitting outdoors, i perfom better than the indoor information shows. I guess it's my nerves.  I recently hit the 7 Iron 160 pin high.  If only I hadn't pulled it just a tad I'd have my first hole in one. Then we'd be talking about how these are the greatest things since sliced bread.  I posted that Video on my Twitter. Again, needing my teenager to step up her game and figure out what I'm doing wrong.  These clubs did inspire confidence. I took them out numerous times to more than just 1 course.  I wanted to see how they performed at my favorite courses and my go to course, when it's just me.  

#5 at Garrett Country Club.  Garrett, IN  Stuck the green.

IMG_2666.thumb.PNG.83200ae7ea9a3646ee810dcdd5e97e63.PNG

 

Rock Hollow, Peru IN.  Missed green short, but par was saved!

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and my pulled 160 pin high New Haven, made my par.

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Miscellaneous: 18/20

I feel that these Irons would help any golfer out there improve their score.  Who is against shooting a better score?  So, if a weekend player can go out and get a set of these and save some strokes so be it.  When you start seeing the scores drop you'll come back and want to play more often.  I was able to see extra yardage with these clubs. Thanks again for My Golf Spy for affording me this opportunity.  If you're thinking of getting fitted for a new set of Irons, make sure you add these into the rotation.  I gave these an honest run and they have performed for me.  I'm happy with the outcome of these Irons.  


Game Bag material 17/20

Honestly, I'm still debating if these will replace my Pings.  If they don't they're still a great option if the Pings start letting me down. I do like to have a set for backup just in case.   These Irons will help you improve your game.  The performed very well on the range and on the course.  

Overall:  86/100

These are the real deal. Figurative and literal.  For those that are looking for a new set of irons, or a first timer out there new to the game and looking to buy there first set of irons. You won't be disappointed in the Tommy Armour Atomics!


 

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great Job @josmi15I think we have similar games and our reviews are pretty much in line with one another.  I think you did a great job!!!

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Hello Spies.

I want to apologize to all of you for the delay in posting my stage 2.

Thank you to MGS and DSG for the chance to review and test these wonderful irons.

My stage 2 link, Stage 2 Tommy Armour review

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Stage Two – Tommy Armour Atomic Irons

by BigtazzGOLF Oct, 2019

Hello Spies, let me start off that I would like to apologize for the delay in getting my stage 2 posted for you guys. I’d like to thank MyGolfSpy and Tommy Armour (DSG) for the chance to review these irons. I started off hoping not to make it a competition between what I currently gamed, TM Speedblades, and these, but it just didn't happen. A month into the test and I was putting them against each other. Sadly to say I loved them equally and can’t pick a winner.

I will say with 100% honesty that these clubs are very nice and I think anyone from 10ish handicap up would really like these clubs and at the price point, you really can’t compare them.

 Looks (9 out of 10 points) 

I really love the look of these irons from the top. If you look at the bottom, you’ll notice a wide sole that may put you off. So to fix this, I didn’t swing the club upside down

In my opinion you can’t see it from above or when addressing the ball.

For looks I give it 9 only because the sole will be noticed when the club is in your bag and it may make you think bad things, like why is this shovel or hybrid in my bag.

Rest easy, you’ll be fine.

 Sound & Feel (8  out of 10 points)

These irons sound crisp when hitting the sweet spot and as expected, off center hits have a different sound. Not clicky just not the pure sound you are supposed to hear. They are forgiving on these mishits and feel really good during the swing. The club feels well balanced to me and if you ever sliced butter with a knife, then you know how these clubs feel on well hit shots.

Basic Characteristics (17 out of 20 points)

When I first started testing these irons, short irons were the first ones to get dialed in and to be honest I’m still having issues with the long irons, 4-6 but that isn’t the irons, that’s me. I injured my knee at the beginning of the season and since then I’ve swung the club to try and protect and guard against the pain and not put so much torque on my knee. This has caused a bad over the top path and we all know what happens then.

Distance, I had a mixed bag. I figured with the jacked lofts it would mean and increase in all my irons, but it didn’t happen that way. I did see an increase in some and none in others.

My trajectory is usually high because of a flaw in my swing and I’ve learned to play to it. I didn’t see any difference in the ball flight compared to the Speedblades. Just nice high long shots that would go a certain distance then drop from the sky like a duck shot during the season. Some will understand that metaphor.

At my skill level, working a ball and controlling a ball are accidental not purposeful. But I’d like to say that once I got used to how the ball would react I could depend on the flight and dare say “control” it.

Maybe you noticed my post earlier about making a bird from 103 yds with the wedge down at Ole Miss.

I’ve had on more than one occasion some very nice shots. Was it the club? Me? Ball? Dumb luck?

Who knows?

 On-Course Performance (25 out of 30 points)

This is where it all matters; I’ve mentioned the good and what to me could be bad. Playing with confidence is part of golf and if you have it then you’ll likely play better. After a week or so in my hands I was oozing confidence with these irons and didn’t worry about what would happen.Sometimes with new clubs you’re hesitant on pulling the trigger to use it in a pressure situation. With the Tommy Armour irons, I wasn’t worried. I just pulled the trigger and let it go. 

With these irons, what pleased me the most is the ease of getting used to them and how smooth they feel when playing from various lies. On the other end of the spectrum is the lack of customization. I mean you get what you order and ordering options are very limited. Here lies the curse of a big box store selling golf equipment. You really can’t have it your way, you have to have it their way for the most part.

Final Performance Comments:
  • Overall, how did it perform? 

These irons performed great for me and I really enjoyed hitting them

  • Did it help improve your scores? By how much?

Not really improve, but with new sticks in your hands, it didn’t hurt me either

  • How, if at all, did this product change your overall impression of the OEM?

It really opened my eyes to Tommy Armour and I could only imagine how clubs built by them  really performed during the companies peak.

  • What feature would you change or eliminate from the next generation of this model?

Find a way for the consumer to get them ordered with more options, ie grips, shaft options.

  • What features do you really like, and would most like to see continued or evolved in future models?

Love it as is, don’t change a thing except to give the golfer some options

 

Miscellaneous (5 out of 10 points)

Here is where DSG is lacking and needs to improve, but the lack of grip or shaft options really hurt in my opinion. Then again, maybe these irons are marketed for golfers who care about this and stock is good for them. If that’s the case, then one of us doesn’t know the golfing audience like we think we do.

Play it or Trade it? (17 out of 20 points)

I will play these irons for the time being and will continue my search for a grip I like. Then will re-grip these again (3rd time) and hopefully the last time until the grips are actually worn.

 Conclusion

My conclusion on these irons if you read nothing else is if your a mid capper or high capper and are looking for something new that won’t bankrupt you, then really look hard at these irons. You will be surprised and if able to demo them, please go do so and compare them to your own.

Final Score: (81 out of 100)
Great job@BigtazzGolf, I really enjoyed reading your stage 2. Hopefully you can find some grips you like. I've got to agree with you, I feel more confident with these irons in my hands than any other I've ever hit, they're just fun to hit.

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I went to the range today, as life has kept playing time to a minimum the last couple of weeks. It killed me when I pulled up into the parking lot and the course was pretty much empty, that's the side effect of college football in the south.

Anyhow, I had fun getting out and hitting the Atomics and trying a couple of things differently than normal. I tried hitting a draw, but as I mentioned earlier, it just didn't happen. I haven't really ever dedicated time to working the ball, focusing only on hitting the ball where I aim. They definitely are accurate when I just try hit a target. I hit one that bounced off the 100 yard marker and several near it with the short irons. Also, the mid irons were going near where I wanted when I put a good swing on them.

I also tried a couple of times to hit a stinger, but lived up to my name and just chunked them. Again, it's not something I've ever tried, but wanted to give it a go. The 4 and 5 off the turf performed well, going long and straight. These are not long irons that intimidate me, and I like that.

Lastly, I tried hitting a flop with the AW. I had thought about trying on the course and am glad I did it on the range instead. I was hitting a nice 50 yard shot, but the flop action just wasn't there. I was pleased that I could really open the face on a tight lie and not completely skull it.



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hitting a flop with these is impossible .. the thick soles prevent that for the most part

 

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On 8/9/2019 at 3:14 PM, BigtazzGolf said:

 

Stage Two – Tommy Armour Atomic Irons

by BigtazzGOLF Oct, 2019

Hello Spies, let me start off that I would like to apologize for the delay in getting my stage 2 posted for you guys. I’d like to thank MyGolfSpy and Tommy Armour (DSG) for the chance to review these irons. I started off hoping not to make it a competition between what I currently gamed, TM Speedblades, and these, but it just didn't happen. A month into the test and I was putting them against each other. Sadly to say I loved them equally and can’t pick a winner.

I will say with 100% honesty that these clubs are very nice and I think anyone from 10ish handicap up would really like these clubs and at the price point, you really can’t compare them.

 Looks (9 out of 10 points) 

I really love the look of these irons from the top. If you look at the bottom, you’ll notice a wide sole that may put you off. So to fix this, I didn’t swing the club upside down 😃

In my opinion you can’t see it from above or when addressing the ball.

For looks I give it 9 only because the sole will be noticed when the club is in your bag and it may make you think bad things, like why is this shovel or hybrid in my bag.

Rest easy, you’ll be fine.

 Sound & Feel (8  out of 10 points)

These irons sound crisp when hitting the sweet spot and as expected, off center hits have a different sound. Not clicky just not the pure sound you are supposed to hear. They are forgiving on these mishits and feel really good during the swing. The club feels well balanced to me and if you ever sliced butter with a knife, then you know how these clubs feel on well hit shots.

Basic Characteristics (17 out of 20 points)

When I first started testing these irons, short irons were the first ones to get dialed in and to be honest I’m still having issues with the long irons, 4-6 but that isn’t the irons, that’s me. I injured my knee at the beginning of the season and since then I’ve swung the club to try and protect and guard against the pain and not put so much torque on my knee. This has caused a bad over the top path and we all know what happens then.

Distance, I had a mixed bag. I figured with the jacked lofts it would mean and increase in all my irons, but it didn’t happen that way. I did see an increase in some and none in others.

My trajectory is usually high because of a flaw in my swing and I’ve learned to play to it. I didn’t see any difference in the ball flight compared to the Speedblades. Just nice high long shots that would go a certain distance then drop from the sky like a duck shot during the season. Some will understand that metaphor.

At my skill level, working a ball and controlling a ball are accidental not purposeful. But I’d like to say that once I got used to how the ball would react I could depend on the flight and dare say “control” it.

Maybe you noticed my post earlier about making a bird from 103 yds with the wedge down at Ole Miss.

I’ve had on more than one occasion some very nice shots. Was it the club? Me? Ball? Dumb luck?

Who knows?

 On-Course Performance (25 out of 30 points)

This is where it all matters; I’ve mentioned the good and what to me could be bad. Playing with confidence is part of golf and if you have it then you’ll likely play better. After a week or so in my hands I was oozing confidence with these irons and didn’t worry about what would happen.Sometimes with new clubs you’re hesitant on pulling the trigger to use it in a pressure situation. With the Tommy Armour irons, I wasn’t worried. I just pulled the trigger and let it go. 

With these irons, what pleased me the most is the ease of getting used to them and how smooth they feel when playing from various lies. On the other end of the spectrum is the lack of customization. I mean you get what you order and ordering options are very limited. Here lies the curse of a big box store selling golf equipment. You really can’t have it your way, you have to have it their way for the most part.

Final Performance Comments:

  • Overall, how did it perform? 

These irons performed great for me and I really enjoyed hitting them

  • Did it help improve your scores? By how much?

Not really improve, but with new sticks in your hands, it didn’t hurt me either

  • How, if at all, did this product change your overall impression of the OEM?

It really opened my eyes to Tommy Armour and I could only imagine how clubs built by them  really performed during the companies peak.

  • What feature would you change or eliminate from the next generation of this model?

Find a way for the consumer to get them ordered with more options, ie grips, shaft options.

  • What features do you really like, and would most like to see continued or evolved in future models?

Love it as is, don’t change a thing except to give the golfer some options

 

Miscellaneous (5 out of 10 points)

Here is where DSG is lacking and needs to improve, but the lack of grip or shaft options really hurt in my opinion. Then again, maybe these irons are marketed for golfers who care about this and stock is good for them. If that’s the case, then one of us doesn’t know the golfing audience like we think we do.

Play it or Trade it? (17 out of 20 points)

I will play these irons for the time being and will continue my search for a grip I like. Then will re-grip these again (3rd time) and hopefully the last time until the grips are actually worn.

 Conclusion

My conclusion on these irons if you read nothing else is if your a mid capper or high capper and are looking for something new that won’t bankrupt you, then really look hard at these irons. You will be surprised and if able to demo them, please go do so and compare them to your own.

Final Score: (81 out of 100)

good job @BigtazzGolf!!!

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So, the season is probably over for me, so I thought I'd do an end of season wrap up on these clubs.
I kind of split the season between these and my vintage clubs but I played probably the last month or so with them and I really started to like them.
They are long and forgiving. They inspire you with confidence but also aren't overly chunky.
I still dont think that they have the best feel in the world but I think these clubs are more about forgiveness and distance than they are feel anyways. I will say though that they do give you some feedback. When you hit one in the middle of the face, you can really feel the ball jump off the face.
As some of you may know, I do the minimalist golf thing and I think part of my struggle with these clubs was that I had such a gap between my 9-iron and 54 degree wedge. I loosened the rules a bit and allowed myself 8 clubs instead of 7 and added the AW from the set to the bag. I think the AW helped a lot because it gave me a reliable 100 yard club instead of trying to muscle up a 54 or throttling back a 9-iron. For me, the 54 is about 90 yards and the 9 is about 125 yards.
So, yeah, big fan. IMO, if someone doesnt care about brand and wants a great value, these are ones to consider.

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Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?:

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5*, 18* and Ping G10 22*

Hybrid: Tommy Armour 845 21*

Irons: Tommy Armour Atomic 7, 9 and AW

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 52* and 56*

Putter: Tommy Armour 303 Milled Series Serrano

Ball: Maxfli Softfli

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On 11/9/2019 at 1:58 PM, ZenGolfer said:


As some of you may know, I do the minimalist golf thing and I think part of my struggle with these clubs was that I had such a gap between my 9-iron and 54 degree wedge. I loosened the rules a bit and allowed myself 8 clubs instead of 7 and added the AW from the set to the bag. I think the AW helped a lot because it gave me a reliable 100 yard club instead of trying to muscle up a 54 or throttling back a 9-iron. For me, the 54 is about 90 yards and the 9 is about 125 yards.
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On 12/2/2019 at 10:08 AM, Sluggo42 said:

Where is the PW?

I only carry a half set, so no PW.  I go 5, 7, and 9.  I considered going 6, 8 and PW but then I would have kind of a big distance gap between my 6-iron and 5-wood.  I feel like there would be a lot of instances where the 5-wood would be way too much club and the 6-iron wouldnt be enough.

For me, the Atomic 5-iron is about 180 yards and the Atomic 5-wood is about 200 yards, so if I swapped out the 5-iron for the 6, there would probably be a 30 yard gap between the 2 clubs and thats signifigant for me.  I feel like Id rather have a more even gapping between my FW and irons and then make up the difference in my wedge game by manipulating the loft of my 56 degree.  I can turn it into a 52* by closing the face or playing the ball back in my stance and turn it into a 60* by opening the face.

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Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?:

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5*, 18* and Ping G10 22*

Hybrid: Tommy Armour 845 21*

Irons: Tommy Armour Atomic 7, 9 and AW

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 52* and 56*

Putter: Tommy Armour 303 Milled Series Serrano

Ball: Maxfli Softfli

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Great reviews guys. I have 2 questions :
1. We're you offered different shaft flexes/lie angles?
2. What kind of on-course spin did you guys experience? These being loft-jacked, I'd assume the descent angles are not "great" and they may roll out a lot?


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Great reviews guys. I have 2 questions :
1. We're you offered different shaft flexes/lie angles?
2. What kind of on-course spin did you guys experience? These being loft-jacked, I'd assume the descent angles are not "great" and they may roll out a lot?


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Great questions!

1. We were offered different flexes, we had the option to go with regular or stiff flex. As far as the lie angles go, mine are standard and I'm positive that I could have had them adjusted if I had wanted. One of the things I like about the Atomics is they have a slot on the hosel similar to Ping that probably make the adjustment easy.

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2. I thought the stopping power was really good for SGI clubs. They launch high and come down soft. I had several instances where my ball stopped close to the pitch mark.

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On 12/11/2019 at 5:54 AM, sirchunksalot said:

Great questions!

1. We were offered different flexes, we had the option to go with regular or stiff flex. As far as the lie angles go, mine are standard and I'm positive that I could have had them adjusted if I had wanted. One of the things I like about the Atomics is they have a slot on the hosel similar to Ping that probably make the adjustment easy.


2. I thought the stopping power was really good for SGI clubs. They launch high and come down soft. I had several instances where my ball stopped close to the pitch mark.


 

Thank you for the response!

I was a tester for the Lynx Black Cat irons, and had some customization options (shaft flex, lie, grip), so was curious about that. During testing, I found that when comparing my current (Cobra F8) and Lynx irons, the spin was vastly different. My cobra irons would hit the green and spin back quite a bit - while the Lynx would do basically exactly what the TA's did (according to your pictures).

Your answer on spin surprised me because my Cobras and the TA Atomics are both "loft jacked" (TA's more so). And the Lynx's are much more traditionally lofted. Yet my Cobra irons have a LOT of spin.

I was on a Trackman today, hit my Lynx 7 iron about 150 yards with around 5500 RPM back spin (averaging a few swings). I hit my Cobra 7 iron 165 with... ALMOST 12,000 RPM BACKSPIN (averaging a few swings).

I guess I don't know the point of my rambling haha but thank you for the great responses!

 

Also, I went to UT - go Vols!

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Thank you for the response!
I was a tester for the Lynx Black Cat irons, and had some customization options (shaft flex, lie, grip), so was curious about that. During testing, I found that when comparing my current (Cobra F8) and Lynx irons, the spin was vastly different. My cobra irons would hit the green and spin back quite a bit - while the Lynx would do basically exactly what the TA's did (according to your pictures).
Your answer on spin surprised me because my Cobras and the TA Atomics are both "loft jacked" (TA's more so). And the Lynx's are much more traditionally lofted. Yet my Cobra irons have a LOT of spin.
I was on a Trackman today, hit my Lynx 7 iron about 150 yards with around 5500 RPM back spin (averaging a few swings). I hit my Cobra 7 iron 165 with... ALMOST 12,000 RPM BACKSPIN (averaging a few swings).
I guess I don't know the point of my rambling haha but thank you for the great responses!
 
Also, I went to UT - go Vols!
I'm surprised that your Cobra's spun more than the Lynx, considering your loft difference. But, having played the F8's, they did seem to spin quite a bit. Maybe something to do with the extra milling on the face? I wish I would have gotten photos of the numbers they were putting up when I got fitted. That's the obsession I had with distance whenever I bought them taking over and being what I wanted out of them so bad.

I will say that I took a couple of photos of the Tommy Armour's and the spin on the 7 iron was around 5200 rpm.

I will admit as much as I have brought up the lack of customization in this thread the one thing I have really appreciated about the XP85 shaft is that it's the least abusive steel shaft I've ever hit. I can either play or spend lots of time at the range and not have the soreness in the elbows from hitting so much.

P.S. I think is awesome you went to UT, Go Big Orange!

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