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5 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I can feel you on the hatred of seeing one's self on camera, #imfattoo. I really hate hearing myself, too.

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The funny thing is, i never even look at that stuff with other people nor do i care, but when i see myself its the very first thing i notice.....I say to myself..."do i really look that bad?"!!..lol....its horrible

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Nice stage 2 so far @Tsecor

We appreciate the attention to detail for the cosmetics. On the comment regarding the polish on the toe around the face, this was in part a conscious decision to make sure the titanium cup face has some visual distinction (this is where it is brazed to the steel, and across the sole). There is always discussion on whether to make something stick out or not to show off a feature, no matter the club!

For the bump and runs, these shots also took me some time to adjust to with the ti face, but they are now a pretty reliable shot for me. Hope the same goes for you.

Also nice "driverless" par 5, and looking forward to the videos.

-Tommy Armour Golf

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@Tsecor  awesome job on the stage 2!  Looking forward to seeing the photos/video.  Do you think you will blend your CBs into the long irons of this set?

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1 hour ago, TommyArmourGolf said:

 

Nice stage 2 so far @Tsecor

We appreciate the attention to detail for the cosmetics. On the comment regarding the polish on the toe around the face, this was in part a conscious decision to make sure the titanium cup face has some visual distinction (this is where it is brazed to the steel, and across the sole). There is always discussion on whether to make something stick out or not to show off a feature, no matter the club!

For the bump and runs, these shots also took me some time to adjust to with the ti face, but they are now a pretty reliable shot for me. Hope the same goes for you.

Also nice "driverless" par 5, and looking forward to the videos.

-Tommy Armour Golf

I hear ya. And like I said, when you are playing and focusing on the ball, you do not notice it. Only during the intense scrutiny of a review would I ever notice that distinction. Plus its pretty. Its done very well. 

for the bump and runs, its a hot club. and ill be the first to admit, my touch isn't perfect. Its almost like I cant control the hot face around the green and I need a more "muted" club to control my distances. Thanks for the response. I appreciate the knowledge and feedback

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1 hour ago, JohnSmalls said:

@Tsecor  awesome job on the stage 2!  Looking forward to seeing the photos/video.  Do you think you will blend your CBs into the long irons of this set?

Not a bad idea john. I did that during one round on a few holes, just to see and it was a little strange. The lofts were so far off, it was tough. 

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25 minutes ago, Tsecor said:

Not a bad idea john. I did that during one round on a few holes, just to see and it was a little strange. The lofts were so far off, it was tough. 

I would think that it would be really difficult to make a combo set with these clubs.  The lofts are so jacked compared to player's irons with traditional lofts that I dont know how you would get them to flow together.

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43 minutes ago, ZenGolfer said:

I would think that it would be really difficult to make a combo set with these clubs.  The lofts are so jacked compared to player's irons with traditional lofts that I dont know how you would get them to flow together.

It's very doable. I think you can close the gaps pretty easily. Obviously the industry is moving in this direction and you don't have to use traditional lofts in the 8-w. you just don't have to have all the tech built in. 

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3 hours ago, TommyArmourGolf said:

 

Nice stage 2 so far @Tsecor

We appreciate the attention to detail for the cosmetics. On the comment regarding the polish on the toe around the face, this was in part a conscious decision to make sure the titanium cup face has some visual distinction (this is where it is brazed to the steel, and across the sole). There is always discussion on whether to make something stick out or not to show off a feature, no matter the club!

For the bump and runs, these shots also took me some time to adjust to with the ti face, but they are now a pretty reliable shot for me. Hope the same goes for you.

Also nice "driverless" par 5, and looking forward to the videos.

-Tommy Armour Golf

videos and pics uploaded. score provided and conclusion posted. Let me know if you would like anything else. Thanks again for allowing me to review these stix. It was a pleasure

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Tsecor - good job. Really enjoyed your Stage 2 - very straightforward and thorough - well done.

 

 

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7 hours ago, golfertrb said:

Tsecor - good job. Really enjoyed your Stage 2 - very straightforward and thorough - well done.

 

 

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Thank you. Very long read for most I'm sure, but i tried to hit all aspects of feelings it generated along the way. Appreciate the feedback

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On 8/27/2019 at 6:37 PM, Tsecor said:

It's very doable. I think you can close the gaps pretty easily. Obviously the industry is moving in this direction and you don't have to use traditional lofts in the 8-w. you just don't have to have all the tech built in. 

Absolutely, you could always get a set of player's irons or blades bent to make them stronger.

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As they say. Rubbing is racing and if you're loose you're out of control. I sprayed it all over in my match on Sunday. Distance was ugo. Accuracy was ugo and my score would make it 3 for 3.

Next round is Sunday to practice before our club championship.

Thankfully the problem wasn't the irons lol.

My Sat round was spot on with everything. Guess I just used up all the good stuff.

I'm still thinking of regripping again and this time added more tape to build them up. The karma grips are holding up nicely just thinner than expected. Guess one companies size isn't the same across the board.

But I am loving these irons. Just shows you you don't have to get a second mortgage to have quality clubs.


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Just a little update from me: Im still struggling with these irons.  The distance with them is amazing but Im struggling to dial in the distance control with them because there isnt a ton of feel.

These irons are interesting and Im kind of on the fence about whether or not the technology in them would be a help or not.  I feel like for a slower swinger, they would be a help in terms of distance but I wonder how much the distance would really help if I cant hit a green with them.

For comparison sake, I tried comparing them to my AP1s, DCI 981s and my vintage Spalding blades at the range the other day and I felt like the the other irons, I was more easily able to control the distance and was more able to feel the quality of the strike.

Having said that, by no means do I think these Atomics are bad clubs.  Theyre quite good actually and I think that anyone who is considering a GI iron should at least consider them.  If nothing else, they are a great value.

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I see Zen is struggling a little dialing in distances. Let me tell you, that was me prior to hitting the range for a three bucket bender to make sure these were going to help me. I mentioned in a message to the group I am not a patient man. I am like a kid when a text message comes in. I gotta do what im doing and then move on, quickly. BUT I will tell you, I needed to spend time at the range to get used to the Atomics. I grabbed three buckets and took my time. only after that session was I able to really dial in my distances. Once I did that, I was good to go and it translated directly to the course. 

Ill be playing this weekend again and we'll see if the train can keep rolling.  If you are having issues with the hot face and consistency, my advice would be to keep plugging along. It will come 

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3 minutes ago, Tsecor said:

I see Zen is struggling a little dialing in distances. Let me tell you, that was me prior to hitting the range for a three bucket bender to make sure these were going to help me. I mentioned in a message to the group I am not a patient man. I am like a kid when a text message comes in. I gotta do what im doing and then move on, quickly. BUT I will tell you, I needed to spend time at the range to get used to the Atomics. I grabbed three buckets and took my time. only after that session was I able to really dial in my distances. Once I did that, I was good to go and it translated directly to the course. 

Ill be playing this weekend again and we'll see if the train can keep rolling.  If you are having issues with the hot face and consistency, my advice would be to keep plugging along. It will come 

Im trying.  If nothing else, its getting more some great practice with my wedges and short game. LOL

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4 minutes ago, ZenGolfer said:

Im trying.  If nothing else, its getting more some great practice with my wedges and short game. LOL

same. I am better with the 4-8I than I am with the short wedges with these clubs....I am really going to focus on the 50 yard and in wedges this coming week because I still do not have these dialed in. Hotness across the entire set is tough for me to control.....ill get it...keep grinding bro....

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I see Zen is struggling a little dialing in distances. Let me tell you, that was me prior to hitting the range for a three bucket bender to make sure these were going to help me. I mentioned in a message to the group I am not a patient man. I am like a kid when a text message comes in. I gotta do what im doing and then move on, quickly. BUT I will tell you, I needed to spend time at the range to get used to the Atomics. I grabbed three buckets and took my time. only after that session was I able to really dial in my distances. Once I did that, I was good to go and it translated directly to the course. 
Ill be playing this weekend again and we'll see if the train can keep rolling.  If you are having issues with the hot face and consistency, my advice would be to keep plugging along. It will come 
I've got to say that it also took me a few rounds and some range time to get used to the Atomics. Not to mention when I looked back at my stung video I noticed a horrible over the top move that I had to work on. My iron striking has never been the apex of my game, but after some practice it's getting better.

I will say, these irons help me want to be better. They're fun to hit. There is nothing like pulling an 8 iron on a shot where I used to hit a six. Granted, I know they are strong lofts, but anything that makes the game more fun is good in my book.

I've got a couple of rounds planned for the upcoming long weekend and I'm ready to give the 4 another go off the tee.
@Tsecor I enjoyed reading your assessment of the Atomics. They are shaping up to be great irons and I believe more people should give them a shot.

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1 minute ago, sirchunksalot said:

I've got to say that it also took me a few rounds and some range time to get used to the Atomics. Not to mention when I looked back at my stung video I noticed a horrible over the top move that I had to work on. My iron striking has never been the apex of my game, but after some practice it's getting better.

I will say, these irons help me want to be better. They're fun to hit. There is nothing like pulling an 8 iron on a shot where I used to hit a six. Granted, I know they are strong lofts, but anything that makes the game more fun is good in my book.

I've got a couple of rounds planned for the upcoming long weekend and I'm ready to give the 4 another go off the tee.
@Tsecor I enjoyed reading your assessment of the Atomics. They are shaping up to be great irons and I believe more people should give them a shot.

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Thanks chunk. cant wait to keep reading everyone's stage 2. keep those data points coming!!!!

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51 minutes ago, BigtazzGolf said:


As they say. Rubbing is racing and if you're loose you're out of control. I sprayed it all over in my match on Sunday. Distance was ugo. Accuracy was ugo and my score would make it 3 for 3.

Next round is Sunday to practice before our club championship.

Thankfully the problem wasn't the irons lol.

My Sat round was spot on with everything. Guess I just used up all the good stuff.

I'm still thinking of regripping again and this time added more tape to build them up. The karma grips are holding up nicely just thinner than expected. Guess one companies size isn't the same across the board.

But I am loving these irons. Just shows you you don't have to get a second mortgage to have quality clubs.


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Amen bruther.   Bargain price for a quality set of irons is no joke! 💣

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But I am loving these irons. Just shows you you don't have to get a second mortgage to have quality clubs.

 

 

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I love this statement. Price and quality don't have to be exclusively mutual. The Atomics are a very budget friendly set of irons, that in my opinion, are over engineered at their price point. I'll even go so far as to say this even at the original price of $799. I'm not complaining at all, in the equipment realm things can get pricy fast and I believe the Atomics give you a good ratio of bang to buck.

 

 

 

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