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Golf is designed to be enjoyed however one wants. 

Old equipment, new equipment, expensive equipment, hand me down equipment. Play for fun, play for score. It's all golf and it's great. 

I'd never tell someone not to play blades if that is what made them enjoy the game. 

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Golf is designed to be enjoyed however one wants. 
Old equipment, new equipment, expensive equipment, hand me down equipment. Play for fun, play for score. It's all golf and it's great. 
I'd never tell someone not to play blades if that is what made them enjoy the game. 


Yep, and priorities change too.

Mine was to play blades no matter what because that’s what I felt like was the purest form of golf.

Now, I want to get some seriously low scores. There will be a lot of testing going on in the bag.

I’ve actually looked at a possible 7 and 9 wood! If the gapping was correct at that range I could go 1,3,5,7,9 wood then a 5 iron. The woods would keep the snap hook at bay over a hybrid.
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Hey thanks for not being a hater,

first off I don’t think only blades should be the only clubs mades 

I’ve tried almost every brand of blades personal favorite was the MP18 

but most importantly 7-PW what and where is this forgiveness you are seeing, I’ve tried every CB along with the blades and can’t seem to find this forgiveness they feel almost exactly the same and unless you pick the club up they look the same. Besides mizunos 4 versions of the CB. 
 
I don’t care what anyone says I know hovland picked those clubs cause they worked for him but I know he knows and the people who built his clubs know he could do more with a more bladed style short clubs. Why he plays them I don’t know really don’t care but I do know being a guy with access to a monitor and almost every major manufacturers clubs to test on and off the course I can’t be convinced a thick cavity 8 iron will out preform a bladed 8 iron regardless of ability. Numbers don’t lie sure a high handicapper  may hit that cavity 8 iron 160-170 but what’s the spin what’s that ball doing I bet 10 times out of 10 that a bladed 8 irons numbers besides distance will be better. How many cavity back/ game improvement iron players do you know that pick up their forgiving 7 iron and check the ball from 150-160 out cause everyone I know the ball rolls off the back. Personally I believe the only place for that shot is 4-6iron where your main concern is getting to a distance you want. I have never heard some say I want my 6 to go 220 and check! They want 220 and then some most of the time.

Also to me I don’t look at the 210’s as CB’s I look at them as the game improvement irons. I see the difference in MB’s to i210’s 

but take titleists MB’s to CB’s besides looks I don’t see a significant difference in swing weight address or performance I’m big on science and unfortunately numbers don’t lie 

thanks again for some positivity  

 

 

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Well I don’t know what it is, perhaps just a feel preference? I like the liveliness of them. Maybe that hotter feel gives me a sense of forgiveness.

YeH I’m crazy. I think I prefer to feel of cast clubs with a softer ball or even a V1x over a forged combo.

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Im a higher handicap player playing a split bag of T100’s(4-6)MB’s(7-PW). Most golfers I play with (high and low handicap players) are most comfortable/confident with their wedges. Almost everyone I play with have blade style wedges. These players are also almost always terrified at the thought of playing a blade style iron. To me if you’re most comfortable/confident with a blade style wedge why wouldn’t you want to have that in your short irons also. I truly feel everyone should play blades 7-PW regardless of handicap. 

It’s an interesting thought, for sure.


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I agree on the cast comment S55’s easily the best iron ever made no question, side note not a blade! Lol

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I dont know about that.  It really depends upon the person and what they feel comfortable with.  Some people just  dont feel comfortable with a blade and would play better with a clubhead with a thicker sole and larger head that gives them more confidence.

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I agree on the cast comment S55’s easily the best iron ever made no question, side note not a blade! Lol


Well either way. Stick around the forum and enjoy this place. Everyone here is a fanatic about golf in their own way.

Blade lovers, shovels, and everything in between.

Just a big old happy golf family.
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2 hours ago, jlukes said:

You should tell that to Vikor Hovland. He won a PGA Tour event yesterday with Ping I210s. 

Oh and also tell 95% of the LPGA and Champions tour players, who are all +++ handicappers with ball striking ability that most amateurs can only dream about,who also use cavity back or players cavity irons 

 

58 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Golf is designed to be enjoyed however one wants. 

Old equipment, new equipment, expensive equipment, hand me down equipment. Play for fun, play for score. It's all golf and it's great. 

I'd never tell someone not to play blades if that is what made them enjoy the game. 

Well, won't state it directly but will instead strongly imply by pointing out that higher skilled folks choose not to do so....and so then........(cough). But I'd never tell anyone either, but I would infer it!

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1 hour ago, Mcwilliams602 said:

You’re probably correct but I did say it was just my thought. Either way I’ll come out as hot as I want lol I’m arguing with a guy that prides himself in his cute forum photo and probably owns a reptile of some sort. 

The #1 iron on tour isn’t and hasn’t been blades. The AP2 in bags thru 9i or pw for some was #1 and now it’s t100. Day and Wolff have p750s 4-9. 
 

1 hour ago, Mcwilliams602 said:

The fitting that Hovland and we are getting is two very different things, he’s not hitting i210’s you get at dicks sporting goods, your lying to your self if you think they aren’t tweaked or adjust to benefit his style of play, he’s also been spotted playing blueprints just saying

He’s playing the same i210s you can buy anywhere, the difference is he has access to tour van to make tweaks to them that you can’t get from the vast majority of golf stores but that one can pay for a club builder to do. The pros heads come from the same manufacturing process as every other club from a brand, the oem pics they heads with tighter tolerances but that doesn’t mean that they are spot on specs 

I have a m1 430 tour head that’s 1.6* higher lofted than the stated loft.

someone that digs isn’t going to benefit from a thin iron just like they don’t benefit from a low bounce wedge and someone that plays firm and tight lies will not be happy with wider sole irons and wedges.

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Internet trolls unite! I’m not comparing anyone to pros, and no he is not playing the same irons you get anywhere, I’ve been on multiple tour vans your just wrong  but I’ll let you figure that out 

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2 minutes ago, Mcwilliams602 said:

Internet trolls unite! I’m not comparing anyone to pros, and no he is not playing the same irons you get anywhere, I’ve been on multiple tour vans your just wrong  but I’ll let you figure that out 

What are some of the differences?

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One of the craziest things I saw was added and removed offset with out change in loft. Therefore the club it self is a completely different cast than a retail club, and I can reassure you no tour van has the capability of casting a club onsite. 

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9 minutes ago, Mcwilliams602 said:

Internet trolls unite! I’m not comparing anyone to pros, and no he is not playing the same irons you get anywhere, I’ve been on multiple tour vans your just wrong  but I’ll let you figure that out 

One troll in this thread and it’s the guy who started it 

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All I can say is wow and just shake my head.   Ultimately play what you want,  but I have tested quite a few clubs on launch monitors and I don't want blades in my 7-PW.  I like forgiveness on mishits and blades just don't do that for me.  

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