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11 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Today was one of those days I was regretting playing golf while standing on the first tee box. I was playing as a solo and was playing behind a bunch of foursomes. I'm actually surprised they let me out on the course alone.

My regret immediately went away as soon as I pulled the 4 iron and split the fairway 171 yards out. My second shot came up short and I then overshot the green with the sand wedge, two putted, and ended up with a double.

My shot of the day came on the par 4 5th hole, after a great drive I was left here, around 80 yards out.20190908_164023-01.jpeg

I pulled the trusty AW, hit a beautiful high shot that ended up 4 feet from the pin. I honestly watched it was was trying to will it to go in. 20190908_164252-01.jpeg
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Another shot I was proud of was a 4 iron of the fairway on six that went over 180. I ended up playing the hole badly because the foursome had come off the green and were just hanging around in their carts near the green. I kept waiting for them to move, I didn't want to shank one into them. After a few minutes waiting, and fuming, I hit a shot that went into an area that was formerly a pond and took two shots to get out of.
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On the par 3 8th I had another example of the point and shoot ability of the Atomics. I usually hit a little bit of a draw when hitting the mid irons of the tee, so I aimed right and that's where it went, just a few feet past hole high and 20 feet to the right. That's a pretty long 7 iron for me. Screenshot_20190908-194432.jpeg

Ended up with 4 doubles, a bogey, 3 pars, and a birdie for a 44.

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I'm loving my 5 iron more and more and now the 4 iron is going to come out of the closet!   Trust me when I say I never thought I would put my 4 & 5 hybrid on the bench however the the atomic 5 iron got my attention!

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1 hour ago, ole gray said:

 

I'm loving my 5 iron more and more and now the 4 iron is going to come out of the closet!   Trust me when I say I never thought I would put my 4 & 5 hybrid on the bench however the the atomic 5 iron got my attention!

Same here. The 5I works great, especially off the tee. The Hybrid works better is some situations, and can be more versatile, but there is no denying the explosiveness of the Atomic long irons.

With the growing popularity of Utility irons, a set like the Atomics makes the purchase of UI's null and void in the 4-6I range. If you want a U2I and can hot such a club, by all means, go for it but the versatility of the Atomics in the long irons is extremely attractive for any golfer

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1 hour ago, ole gray said:

 

I'm loving my 5 iron more and more and now the 4 iron is going to come out of the closet!   Trust me when I say I never thought I would put my 4 & 5 hybrid on the bench however the the atomic 5 iron got my attention!

If they are hanging by the green, hit your ball. if it flies at them, you yell FORE!!!!!!!   that's what that term is for.....lol.....groups need to be more in tune with etiquette. Don't ever let a group ahead of you ruin your game.

nice wedge shots!!!!

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Hey testing family.....howz it going out there?  Gonna try to get out on Friday and hopefully post some short game follow up testing. How is everyone else making out?

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3 hours ago, Tsecor said:

Hey testing family.....howz it going out there?  Gonna try to get out on Friday and hopefully post some short game follow up testing. How is everyone else making out?

 

I'm not on the "Official Testing Team" however I can report that I am enjoying the heck out of the MAX version of these irons. Easy peasy to launch and the distance is definitely eye opening.  With them going at such a bargain price and if you're are looking for some forgiveness with distance,  don't overlook these!  Big mistake if you do!

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Hey testing family.....howz it going out there?  Gonna try to get out on Friday and hopefully post some short game follow up testing. How is everyone else making out?
I'm going crazy every day that I have to work and can't get out and play these irons. But on the days I can get out and play, I'm having fun. We're in the long process of trying to move my mother-in-law and working to get the place in shape for her. I'm hoping to get to play again this weekend, maybe Friday.

Good luck with the follow up testing with the wedges, make sure you play for plenty of run on those greenside shots. Can't wait to hear your results!

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I'm not on the "Official Testing Team" however I can report that I am enjoying the heck out of the MAX version of these irons. Easy peasy to launch and the distance is definitely eye opening.  With them going at such a bargain price and if you're are looking for some forgiveness with distance,  don't overlook these!  Big mistake if you do!
100% agree

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On 8/28/2019 at 8:09 PM, Tsecor said:

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....

I hear you about the hotness.  Last Sunday, I played at my home course and one of the holes is a 165 yard par 3.  For me, thats usually an easy 6-iron, so I pulled out the 7 and hit probably the best 7-iron shot of my life.  Dead center in the middle of the club and right at the flag.  Unfortunately, the ball flew about 170 yards, took 1 hop of the green and went over the back edge.  

Ive been playing that course for almost 10 years and have never, ever hit a ball over the green.  It made it fun when I had to do a 20 yard chip but keep it under the low hanging tree and get it to stop with a green that runs away from you.  Long story short: I chipped to about 10 feet and 2-putted for bogey.  Oh well.

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6 hours ago, Tsecor said:

Hey testing family.....howz it going out there?  Gonna try to get out on Friday and hopefully post some short game follow up testing. How is everyone else making out?

Pretty good.  Im still struggling to get the feel for my distances with these irons but they are very long and forgiving.  Im actually thinking about trying a more high-spin ball because I feel like these clubs might benefit from something that spins a bit more.  My normal, el-cheapo, low-spin balls just seem to go and go and go with these irons, which makes it difficult to get the ball to stop on the greens.

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On 9/7/2019 at 2:57 AM, sirchunksalot said:

You ain't kidding, I definitely saw some problems with my game yesterday especially with the driver and with the sand wedge. Both led to some major frustration, which was just a lack of focus on my part.

The best example that comes to mind was on the 12th hole, which is a hole I love. It's a driveable par 4 that really brings out the focus to make a good tee shot. I pushed the drive almost to the far side of the 15th fairway. I really had to search for my ball and when I found it the only bright spot was that it went farther than I expected. I brought out the sand wedge, chunk. The next shot was another chunk. Finally, I was able to get my third attempt close enough that it only took one putt to finish off the hole. Screenshot_20190906-104043.jpeg

On a good note, after 12 rounds with the Atomics I'm finally starting to see some good gapping from the 7 iron through the wedges. The 4 iron is averaging the same as the 5, but it's not a huge concern since I've used it to hit some low rescue shots. The greater gap from PW to AW (50, 54 degree) is a byproduct of the round where I didn't hit my sand or lob wedge. Screenshot_20190906-103540.jpeg



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That gapping will just get better as time goes by but it's looking good now 😁

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Pretty good.  Im still struggling to get the feel for my distances with these irons but they are very long and forgiving.  Im actually thinking about trying a more high-spin ball because I feel like these clubs might benefit from something that spins a bit more.  My normal, el-cheapo, low-spin balls just seem to go and go and go with these irons, which makes it difficult to get the ball to stop on the greens.
From my personal experience, I think it might help. I have hit both the Srixon Z Star XV on the higher price side, and the Top Flite Gamer Tour urethane balls and seem to get pretty good consistency in distances with both.
That gapping will just get better as time goes by but it's looking good now
Thank you! It's really helping my game having the absolute confidence in my yardages and knowing I can hit them. I've had a few instances where the direction was off ( the perils of being a fairly high handicap), but the distances were close.

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Thank you! It's really helping my game having the absolute confidence in my yardages and knowing I can hit them. I've had a few instances where the direction was off ( the perils of being a fairly high handicap), but the distances were close.

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I've got a Vice sampler pack I may try. It's got the Pros, Pro+ and Pro Soft. Any of those should be spinny enough. I think the Drives, Wilson Duos and Titleist Velocity Ige been use maybe just dont spin enough to check up.

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1 hour ago, ZenGolfer said:

Pretty good.  Im still struggling to get the feel for my distances with these irons but they are very long and forgiving.  Im actually thinking about trying a more high-spin ball because I feel like these clubs might benefit from something that spins a bit more.  My normal, el-cheapo, low-spin balls just seem to go and go and go with these irons, which makes it difficult to get the ball to stop on the greens.

in some of my postings you will see that I gained 2 club lengths on these. Maybe move to the 8 iron on that hole and give it a go. 

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in some of my postings you will see that I gained 2 club lengths on these. Maybe move to the 8 iron on that hole and give it a go. 
Would that I could but I only carry the 5, 7 and 9. Minimalist. I'm going to try gripping down on it next time.

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2 minutes ago, ZenGolfer said:

Would that I could but I only carry the 5, 7 and 9. Minimalist. I'm going to try gripping down on it next time.

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absolutely.  I have moved to the 5Iron off the tee on some short tight par 4's.  I can go 5I, 9I on multiple holes on certain courses.  That's another positive for these clubs

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absolutely.  I have moved to the 5Iron off the tee on some short tight par 4's.  I can go 5I, 9I on multiple holes on certain courses.  That's another positive for these clubs
Yeah, I think for me it was more a matter of a perfect strike, low spin balls and how hot these irons are. I think that I may be asking for precision from balls that maybe cant give me that. I'd like to believe that I can get any ball to check up with height but with the ball speed and low spin that we get from modern clubs, maybe that isn't so much the case anymore.

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10 hours ago, ZenGolfer said:

I've got a Vice sampler pack I may try. It's got the Pros, Pro+ and Pro Soft. Any of those should be spinny enough. I think the Drives, Wilson Duos and Titleist Velocity Ige been use maybe just dont spin enough to check up.

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IMO, i think with the stronger lofted clubs, you will find it tough to get a ball to check up no matter what brand you use. I agree with everything you said, but i think if you try the prov1x, you might get some good results.  This ball is low spinning off the driver but one of the highest spinning balls with a 7 iron thru wedge.  I used it this summer and its an amazing all around ball.

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35 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I'm about to do something I'll probably regret. Stay tuned and I'll post up later this evening.

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52 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I'm about to do something I'll probably regret. Stay tuned and I'll post up later this evening.

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OJ said the same thing..dont do it!!!!!

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