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41 minutes ago, Rtonner3 said:

 
Great video on the topic 

 

... It is a video that has very little, if any relevance to the average golfer. Most golfers need more height and more ball speed. They will do the opposite of Matt, most likely swinging the GI faster than the MB because they are getting the feedback they want and need. Confidence combined with a more desirable ball flight will almost always result in better swings. 

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Every so often we seem to get into the blades vs. GI irons make you a better player debate, but do we have any data?  What if we did something similar to the Cobra Connect Challenge, fitting with a bu

...  There is no need for any testing because the reasons for playing any given iron are different for almost all golfers. Play the most forgiving irons you can effectively play. We just don't see gol

I have always been a proponent of play what you like and what works best for you and your game. Even though I am a lifetime blade user I flat refuse to tell anyone that blades will make them a better

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16 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... It is a video that has very little, if any relevance to the average golfer. Most golfers need more height and more ball speed. They will do the opposite of Matt, most likely swinging the GI faster than the MB because they are getting the feedback they want and need. Confidence combined with a more desirable ball flight will almost always result in better swings. 

I see your point, fam. 

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Just look at the pros. Mix of blades and other style clubs.....forgiveness is key 

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Just a couple things.  The idea or saying that hitting blades make you a better ball striker is half true.  The reason why I think its half true is with blades, you have to have good contact or your hands will hurt from all the vibrations.  Part of it is willingness to get better and part of it is probably subconsciously your brain trying to protect itself.  I like the feel and feedback from blades.  More forgivingn clubs make me feel disconnected.  

Second, I think a lot of golfers need to figure their swing out instead of thinking or hoping new clubs will fix their tanks,  hooks, push slices, chunky shots, thin shots, ect.  I understand there is a need and use for different types of clubs but I also think people are shying away from trying to really fix their swing.  

With all that being said, I'm not sure how relevant this test would be besides collecting data.   What I mean is even in data its an average.  Golf is different for everyone.  Even MGS most wanted, or most forgiving, or most distance may not apply to some.  Perhaps one that didnt make the cut is better for me than the average.   Although data collecting is important, club fitting is even more important.  If the clubs are fitted for you, whether it be blades or GI or SGI or a hockey stick, no other testing or opinion matters.  I think that's why when listening to no putts given, they all say go get fitted.

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On 5/20/2020 at 6:41 AM, B.Boston said:


The big question we all have is MacGregor or Miura in Big Stu’s dream bag?


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Pro 82 Macs but read between the lines they were forged by Miura. In fact a Baby Blade Miura looks just like a Pro82 or VIP at address

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On 5/23/2020 at 3:46 PM, chisag said:

 

... It is a video that has very little, if any relevance to the average golfer. Most golfers need more height and more ball speed. They will do the opposite of Matt, most likely swinging the GI faster than the MB because they are getting the feedback they want and need. Confidence combined with a more desirable ball flight will almost always result in better swings. 

Like I have always said--- Different strokes for different folks---- And that is really true in golf

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9 hours ago, Chizzle said:

Just a couple things.  The idea or saying that hitting blades make you a better ball striker is half true.  The reason why I think its half true is with blades, you have to have good contact or your hands will hurt from all the vibrations.  Part of it is willingness to get better and part of it is probably subconsciously your brain trying to protect itself.  I like the feel and feedback from blades.

Interesting points.  Plus, you just gave me an idea for the Hard Rock Challenge. 

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

Interesting points.  Plus, you just gave me an idea for the Hard Rock Challenge. 

Going to take fastballs of the chest because there is only 364 days left until next years hockey tryouts?

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