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So long story short, I like my Tommy Armour Atomics but I struggle to hit them solidly and consistently sometimes.  So, today I played a round with my vintage Mizuno Silver Cups.  These things are blades.  Not even musclebacks either, just blades.  Looking down at the 4-iron at address, it looks like a butter knife.

Heres the thing though, I was absolutely knocking the cover off the ball with them today.  Off the tee, out of the rough, off of a tight lie, whatever.  The shots were long, mid-high trajectory and dead straight.  The distances were super consistent too.

So, my question is, why?


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PFM...

We’re they your old gamers?

Sometimes those things have magic in them, Seve won both times at Royal Lytham with the same set. 9 years apart, if what I read was correct.

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Could be a ton of reasons. 

Weight 

Length 

Swing weight 

Blade length 

Sole width 

 

All those variables and more play a role into why one club fits someone better than another

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What was your score with each?

 


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10 hours ago, Shankster said:

PFM...

We’re they your old gamers?

Sometimes those things have magic in them, Seve won both times at Royal Lytham with the same set. 9 years apart, if what I read was correct.

Nope.  I just picked them up off Ebay and had never played them before.

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10 hours ago, cnosil said:

What was your score with each?

 

I shot a 98 yesterday and IMO much of that was the persimmon woods.  I was only hitting it about 190 off the tee and I duffed probably about 1/3 of my tee shots.  I can usually hit it at least 230 with my modern driver.  

It got better on the back 9 but I had too many holes where I duffed it off the tee and was trying to play catch up the rest of the hole.

Part of that score too was my wedge game.  For some reason, I was airmailing my shots that were 70 yards and in over the green.

Anything from 100-160 yards was money though.  Even the 4-iron was super easy to hit.  I need to work on these persimmon woods but the irons are good.  I actually think that much of the issue with the persimmons is figuring out how high to tee the ball.  I could hit the 3 and 5 woods quite well off the tee and even off the ground halfway decent.  With the driver, if I teed it just right and made solid contact, it would go 200ish yards.  Sometimes though, I would either hit it fat and take a divot, which Im sure was costing me distance or if I teed it too high, it wouldnt feel like solid contact and the ball would go higher but shorter.

 


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Hybrid: Top-Flite Gamer 2020 22*

Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5-PW

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I shot a 98 yesterday and IMO much of that was the persimmon woods.  I was only hitting it about 190 off the tee and I duffed probably about 1/3 of my tee shots.  I can usually hit it at least 230 with my modern driver.  
It got better on the back 9 but I had too many holes where I duffed it off the tee and was trying to play catch up the rest of the hole.
Part of that score too was my wedge game.  For some reason, I was airmailing my shots that were 70 yards and in over the green.
Anything from 100-160 yards was money though.  Even the 4-iron was super easy to hit.  I need to work on these persimmon woods but the irons are good.  I actually think that much of the issue with the persimmons is figuring out how high to tee the ball.  I could hit the 3 and 5 woods quite well off the tee and even off the ground halfway decent.  With the driver, if I teed it just right and made solid contact, it would go 200ish yards.  Sometimes though, I would either hit it fat and take a divot, which Im sure was costing me distance or if I teed it too high, it wouldnt feel like solid contact and the ball would go higher but shorter.
 

Interesting, but I was looking for a score comparison between the atomics and you blades. I am just making an assumption that because you say you hit them so much better that scores would be better.
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13 hours ago, ZenGolfer said:

Heres the thing though, I was absolutely knocking the cover off the ball with them today.  Off the tee, out of the rough, off of a tight lie, whatever.  The shots were long, mid-high trajectory and dead straight.  The distances were super consistent too.

Please don't take offense...

But if your hcp is truly a 20 as you've listed above then you're a real head scratcher. It's interesting to hear a high handicapper describe their ball striking in such a way. And especially with an old set of blades (probably not fit) which by most estimates require a player of advanced skill (low single digit or + hcp) to play effectively - if even then. I wonder what you'd be able to do with a properly fit set of modern irons like most tour pros play? (which btw are not blades)

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Please don't take offense...
But if your hcp is truly a 20 as you've listed above then you're a real head scratcher. It's interesting to hear a high handicapper describe their ball striking in such a way. And especially with an old set of blades (probably not fit) which by most estimates require a player of advanced skill (low single digit or + hcp) to play effectively - if even then. I wonder what you'd be able to do with a properly fit set of modern irons like most tour pros play? (which btw are not blades)
Lol...no offense taken. I would say my 20 handicap is mostly short game and struggles with a reliable 200 yard shot from the fairway. I'm a fair iron player.

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Interesting, but I was looking for a score comparison between the atomics and you blades. I am just making an assumption that because you say you hit them so much better that scores would be better.
I should play a round with my modern woods and the blades.
If you followed the review thread on the Atomic irons, you'll find that I struggled with control with them.

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Hybrid: Top-Flite Gamer 2020 22*

Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5-PW

Wedges: Wilson Harmonized Black Chrome 52*, Tommy Armour VCG 56*, Wilson Harmonized 60* and Wilson Harmonized chipper

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13 hours ago, jlukes said:

Could be a ton of reasons. 

Weight 

Length 

Swing weight 

Blade length 

Sole width 

 

All those variables and more play a role into why one club fits someone better than another

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Now Im wondering if its the shafts.  I believe those Mizuno have stiff shafts in them (theres no shaft band but just flexing the shafts in my hands they feel stiffer than the Tommy Armours are).

I say that because all of my clubs are r-flex and sometimes I struggle with solid contact with them.  My swing speed is kind of right on the borderline between regular and stiff (I think I was at like 89 with the driver when I bought it) and I wonder if sometimes, when my transition gets the bit quick that the shafts are just too soft.

I recently picked up a Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 18* with a KBS V 125 (supposedly stiff+) and a ST-190 3-wood in stiff flex for fairly cheap and we'll see how those work.


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Hybrid: Top-Flite Gamer 2020 22*

Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5-PW

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Was this a single round and it sounded like you were using all old clubs? There may be a little mental nostalgia bias, as well as just a good ball striking round. I felt this happened to me playing some MP33s they felt great looked great and i was convinced they flew great. Once I started doing more comparative with my gamers that were much more of a GI club the strikes and consistency showed the truth. 


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Why do I hit blades better than CBs?

The answer is obvious:  you're a zen golfer.


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On 4/15/2020 at 9:50 AM, ZenGolfer said:

Lol...no offense taken. I would say my 20 handicap is mostly short game and struggles with a reliable 200 yard shot from the fairway. I'm a fair iron player.

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Ok if I may I can give you a little advice on the 200 yard club. First off from 200 yards try to make the green and know what areas to steer away from. Now for a 200 yard club experiment on finding a club you like and hit well from that distance I do not care if it matches your set or not do not care if it is a hybrid or a 5 or 7 wood or even say a iron that is different from your matched set. Once you find one you can hit practice it and become confident in it. And practice that short game. If you get to where you can get it up and down at least 75% of the time it takes pressure off that 200 yard game. When I was younger I could play the long irons pretty decent. With age I do not have the Swing Speed I once had. Now do not get me wrong I can still hit long irons but not as high and efficient as I once did. So I sorta revamped my game plan. I use either a 20* hybrid or 22* 7 wood. I switch back and forth between the 2. I carry a 16* 4 wood and only hit it about 220 or so. I also changed my strategy somewhat upon guidance from a friend who before he retired was one of the best instructors on the Beach. On par 5s depending on circumstances If I can not for sure fly the green or fringe in 2  I back off and lay up to my wedge range. Not tooting my own horn but I am still a decent wedge player and have gotten my putting back. That is what I was telling you on practicing your short game and getting creative around the green and in the 100 yard range. But you gotta practice it and go about doing it your own way. Sometimes you have to adapt your short game play to different courses. Normally I do not give instruction per say but figure I would throw my .02 in FWIW

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4 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Ok if I may I can give you a little advice on the 200 yard club. First off from 200 yards try to make the green and know what areas to steer away from. Now for a 200 yard club experiment on finding a club you like and hit well from that distance I do not care if it matches your set or not do not care if it is a hybrid or a 5 or 7 wood or even say a iron that is different from your matched set. Once you find one you can hit practice it and become confident in it. And practice that short game. If you get to where you can get it up and down at least 75% of the time it takes pressure off that 200 yard game. When I was younger I could play the long irons pretty decent. With age I do not have the Swing Speed I once had. Now do not get me wrong I can still hit long irons but not as high and efficient as I once did. So I sorta revamped my game plan. I use either a 20* hybrid or 22* 7 wood. I switch back and forth between the 2. I carry a 16* 4 wood and only hit it about 220 or so. I also changed my strategy somewhat upon guidance from a friend who before he retired was one of the best instructors on the Beach. On par 5s depending on circumstances If I can not for sure fly the green or fringe in 2  I back off and lay up to my wedge range. Not tooting my own horn but I am still a decent wedge player and have gotten my putting back. That is what I was telling you on practicing your short game and getting creative around the green and in the 100 yard range. But you gotta practice it and go about doing it your own way. Sometimes you have to adapt your short game play to different courses. Normally I do not give instruction per say but figure I would throw my .02 in FWIW

You sound a lot like Golf Sidekick on Youtube.  You are right though.  I think much of my problem is that I have no course management.  I simply hit whatever club goes the fartherest and try to hit it as hard as I can.  I need to start at the green a work my way back.  Sometimes that may mean hitting an iron off the tee to set me up with a 120-150 yard second shot on par 4s and sometimes that may mean laying up to 120 yards on par 5s for my 3rd shot, if need be.  Right now, I just bash it and I often lead myself with a lot of tricky partial wedge shots, which can be difficult to get close and which I sometimes duff.

Ive been watching a lot of Golf Sidekick's videos on Youtube lately and I think that I going to adopt, "the way of the playa" and play more conservative golf.  I wont be surprised at all if Im routinely shooting in the mid 80s once I stop playing stupid golf.

 

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Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5-PW

Wedges: Wilson Harmonized Black Chrome 52*, Tommy Armour VCG 56*, Wilson Harmonized 60* and Wilson Harmonized chipper

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29 minutes ago, ZenGolfer said:

You sound a lot like Golf Sidekick on Youtube.  You are right though.  I think much of my problem is that I have no course management.  I simply hit whatever club goes the fartherest and try to hit it as hard as I can.  I need to start at the green a work my way back.  Sometimes that may mean hitting an iron off the tee to set me up with a 120-150 yard second shot on par 4s and sometimes that may mean laying up to 120 yards on par 5s for my 3rd shot, if need be.  Right now, I just bash it and I often lead myself with a lot of tricky partial wedge shots, which can be difficult to get close and which I sometimes duff.

Ive been watching a lot of Golf Sidekick's videos on Youtube lately and I think that I going to adopt, "the way of the playa" and play more conservative golf.  I wont be surprised at all if Im routinely shooting in the mid 80s once I stop playing stupid golf.

 

Trust me back in my younger days my course management was terrible. I took a lot of chances and was aggressive as heck. I shot myself out of the money quite a few times on the Mini Tours by being aggressive when I did not need to be. Had a couple of tournaments won and got aggressive when par or bogey would have gotten me out of the hole ok. But that was me in those days full speed ahead damn the torpedoes. A lot of the settling down comes from age and maturity.

My late partner Big John ( RIP) summed it up one time when he saw me blow a 3 shot lead with 2 to go. "Stuey you hit the ball good and you are one hell of a wedge player and putter but simply your course management absolutely sucks". Sometimes with age your swing speed and distance declines and you can not pull off that 3 wood shot 230 over water. Yep that was the shot that done me in on the 16th hole that day. John told me "What were you thinking?" I told him in Tin Cup fashion I can hit that shot. He said yeah 5 years ago at the time I had just turned 52 or so.

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27 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

Trust me back in my younger days my course management was terrible. I took a lot of chances and was aggressive as heck. I shot myself out of the money quite a few times on the Mini Tours by being aggressive when I did not need to be. Had a couple of tournaments won and got aggressive when par or bogey would have gotten me out of the hole ok. But that was me in those days full speed ahead damn the torpedoes. A lot of the settling down comes from age and maturity.

My late partner Big John ( RIP) summed it up one time when he saw me blow a 3 shot lead with 2 to go. "Stuey you hit the ball good and you are one hell of a wedge player and putter but simply your course management absolutely sucks". Sometimes with age your swing speed and distance declines and you can not pull off that 3 wood shot 230 over water. Yep that was the shot that done me in on the 16th hole that day. John told me "What were you thinking?" I told him in Tin Cup fashion I can hit that shot. He said yeah 5 years ago at the time I had just turned 52 or so.

Yup, thats me.  I pull driver on every par 4 or 5, pull 5-wood when Im in the fairway and sometimes out of the rough if the ball is sitting up or if I think I can get the club on it and its just both barrels loaded, guns blazing, etc.  

Like I said, Ive been watching a lot of Golf Sidekick's videos where he talks about the, "way of the playa" where you play conservative golf and play your shots that you can hit and rely on shortgame and putting to bail you out when you need it.  I like his 6-6-6 system (6 over par holes, 6 greens in regulation and 6 up and downs for par)

That, in addition to getting some stiffer shafts for my clubs, should help.  We'll see.  I know that when I got fit for my driver, I went after I had worked all day and my swing speed was 87 mph.  Also, I wasnt really going after the ball because I was afraid I would pop up the ball and put a ding on the driver, so Im probably really closer to 90 mph, which is really more stiff range.  With my r-flex clubs I have now, I feel like if I swing easy, I can make good contact but I always feel like Im backing off and if I go after the ball, the accuracy goes out the window.  I might block it, I might duck hook it, I never really know.

When I played these vintage Mizunos the other day, I could swing however I wanted however I wanted and the shots were straight and high.  I picked up a few used clubs off of Ebay with stiff shafts, so we'll see.  Worst case, is that it doesnt work out and I simply relist the clubs on Ebay in a month or so.

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Hybrid: Top-Flite Gamer 2020 22*

Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5-PW

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So, the course that I played last week with my persimmon woods and blades I played again but this time with my modern woods.  With the persimmons I shot a 92, this past Monday with the modern woods and blades I shot a 92.  I probably could have shot in the 80s but I was playing an old, worn out, vintage wedge and just couldnt get enough spin with it.

I want to play that same course again next week with the Atomics and see what I shoot.  I have a feeling that with the distance of the Atomics and playing wedges with fresh, sharp grooves; I probably will shoot in the high 80s but we'll see.

As much as I want to play blades because theyre such beautiful clubs (even my old beat up ones), Im also coming around to accepting that I probably should be playing the Atomics because Im not the longest hitter in the world and I probably need the distance and forgiveness of the Atomics.  Even still, I do love me some blades. LOL

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Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* and Top-Flite Gamer 2020 18*

Hybrid: Top-Flite Gamer 2020 22*

Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5-PW

Wedges: Wilson Harmonized Black Chrome 52*, Tommy Armour VCG 56*, Wilson Harmonized 60* and Wilson Harmonized chipper

Putter: Pinemeadow PGX SL

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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Alright, so, long story short I shot an 84 today with my Atomics.  I know that scores should be all that matters but Im still struggling here.  I hit the CBs longer but the blades are more accurate and feel more controllable.  The only problem is the blades are short.  If my target is more than 160 yards away I cant get there even if I hit the 4-iron.  With the CBs, I can hit the 7-iron and easily get there.

The only problem with the CBs is that the distances are kind of inconsistent with them.  I seem to be getting a 10 yard variation in distance and I pretty much have to shoot for the front edge and pray.  Take today for example: I had a 125 yard par-3.  OK, so I hit an easy 9-iron.  Result: I fly the green by 10 yards.  The only problem is that most of the time, 125 yards is right in the range for the 9-iron for me but sometimes I absolutely smoke it and hit the ball farther than I ever have or have any business hitting it.  Thats what drives me crazy about the Atomics.  I do love them in that they are very friendly and easy to hit but they arent very precise sometimes and the distances can be difficult to get a feel for.

So, what am I going to do?  Im going to play the Atomics.  I may look at getting a set of player's CBs at some point in the future but for now, I think I need to be playing the Atomics.  Any way you slice it, shooting an 84 is nothing to sneeze at.  Had I hit some fairways today, I easily could have broke 80.

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Hybrid: Top-Flite Gamer 2020 22*

Irons: Pinemeadow ZR 3.0 5-PW

Wedges: Wilson Harmonized Black Chrome 52*, Tommy Armour VCG 56*, Wilson Harmonized 60* and Wilson Harmonized chipper

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