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2020 Official Member Review: Wilson D7 Forged Irons


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This, friends, is the best equipment award in golf. They don't hand these out for buying full-page ads. Most Wanted is earned, not bought.

And these irons are Most Wanted.

Anyone interested in seeing how the numbers in the MyGolfSpy HQ translate to real golfers on the course? [It looks like over 1,800 of you were interested in doing just that!] So which forum members will get these in hand to let us know what their real-world performance is like?

:titleist-small: TS3 9.5°, Tensei Blue
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX E722 16.5°, Tensei AV RAW Blue 65 S
:callaway-small: Epic Super Hybrid 19°, Aerotech Steel Fiber FC HYB S
:755178188_TourEdge: C722 22°, Ventus Blue 8S
:touredgeexotics: CBX Iron-Wood 25°, Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0
:callaway-small: Epic Forged 7 27°
:Sub70: 639 CB, Aldila NV 95 Graphite, 7–PW
Diamond Tour Innazone 3.0 50°, 54°, 58°, Aldila NV 95 Graphite
:L.A.B.: DF3, Counterbalanced 37", TPT shaft, Garsen Quad Tour 17"

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The Review 10/19/2020

Wilson D7 Forged – Official MGS Forum Review by MattF

 

Intro:

Good afternoon viewers. Another MGS test is done and dusted, or is it?

For those of you who are new here (and some of you that just ignore me 😉) my name is Matt (or Matthew if I'm in trouble with my old Mum) and I'm the resident ratbag and birthday wisher here.

Quick run down, I was born and raised in Sydney and moved to Ohio in 2005 to marry the bane of my existence...so far so good. I took up playing golf when I moved here to get in good with my FIL and haven't stopped getting frustrated since. I'm 49, have 3 kids (2 daughters 21 and 19 who live with their Mum in Sydney and a 13 year old son here who doesn't listen). I play to about a 15 handicap, which is about the absolute outer limit of who should think about playing players distance irons. I current swing a driver right around 100mph and irons have topped out between 89 and 92mph. I can hit some very nice shots and some that'll leave you scratching your head.

The Wilsons will be going up against my beloved Bridgestones that I've been gaming for the last 2 years.

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First Impressions:

When a box arrives on your doorstep for testing, you turn into a 6 years old girl at Christmas, I don't care how old you are, it just happens.

The packaging was good, the clubs were secure. There was a packing list with the specs (maybe they should have double checked...more on that a bit later) and the grips were loose in the box as requested.

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The Results:

Looks: 10 out of 10

These irons just look sharp. Nice chrome finish paired with the Project X Catalyst 80 shafts, absolutely stunning. They don't have a knife blade top line but they're certainly not fat either, I'd say they're just right.

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I honestly don't have much to say about the power holes look, because I don't know about you, but I can't see them when I'm hitting them, so it makes no difference to me.

They don't have a too much junk in the trunk as you can see by the 6 and 9 irons in comparison to my Maltby DBM's and the Bridgestones, they have a slightly larger sole, but it's not huge.

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Feel: 8 out of 10

8 out of 10 you say, why not 10...because. These feel very solid when struck, even off the toe. In fact, they don't have that hand stinging wrist killing feel like the Bridgestones do when you hit a bad one. However, they also don't have that "no feeling" when you hit a ball perfectly. I can feel that with the Bridgies, like you didn't hit the ball at all, I didn't have that with the Wilsons. I knew every time I hit the ball. Yes, I could feel if it was a good one or a bad one but not that "did it miss the ball or what" feeling.

Basic Characteristics: 18 out of 20

When the clubs arrived I checked them over (not carefully enough I came to find out) and looked at the specs vs the Bridgestones.

Here's the Tour B's.

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Here's the D7's.

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As you can see from the 4-8 iron they're either .5° weaker or stronger than the Bridgestones, 9 and PW are the same and the GW is 1° stronger. Lies are about .5° either way. The Wilsons also play a bit heavier than the Bridgestones. The Project X Catalyst shafts are a heavier shaft than the Recoils I usually play, but I'm in love with my EvenFlow shafts and they should fit in nicely.

On Course Performance: 27 out of 30

All things being equal, they should be longer, right? They're not. Here are my P averages from ShotScope. Black are Bridgestone and yellow are Wilson.


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With the exception of the 8 iron, I'm either even distance or 5 to 15 yards shorter.

However, they have to be about the best irons I've ever used for when you stuff up a shot. Hit it on the toe, the ball is more or less going in the direction you want it with only a small loss of distance. My other clubs just can't compete with that, ever.

Miscellaneous: 5 out of 10 (Edited to 8 out of 10)

This is a big one and a lesson learned. When you get your new clubs, after the initial 6 year old girl reaction, do yourself a HUGE favour and check each and every club thoroughly. I didn't. You saw above that the 8 iron is longer than my gamers despite every other club either even or 15 yards shorter. Well yes it was longer, but it just pushed right almost each and every time. I didn't have that problem with the other clubs other than when I just hit a bad shot. I tried out the 7 and 8 iron yesterday on a par 3, the 7 when straight as a string, the 8...a push off to the right. I spec'd mine with 6.0 (stiff) shafts, as you can see with the spec sheet that I posted and that's what I got except for the 8 iron which came with a 5.5 (regular). Here's the 7 (top), 8 (middle) and 9 (bottom)...what's wrong with this picture?

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The Mods have contacted Wilson and we'll see what happens.

Edit: Wilson sent me a new 8 iron, with the right shaft, so I've increased the score.

Play or Trade?: 17 out of 20

Time will tell. I do like them, a lot, but the distance loss is a hang up. I'm going to continue working with them over the winter and see if they truly earn to oust the Bridgestones.

Final Score and Conclusion: 85 out of 100 (Edited to 88 out of 100)

85? Yeah, the distance loss and the wrong shaft were issues for sure.

Being the highest handicapper for this test may be good or bad. My inconsistency right now won't do any clubs any favours, however, I feel like someone like me can game these clubs without fear. They're easy to hit, go relatively straight and besides, they just look so good.

In the bag:
Driver:cobra-small: Darkspeed X 9°  UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40X Blue 7F4
Fairway: :callaway-logo-1: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:callaway-logo-1: Fairway 14 stand bag
Balls: :callaway-small: Chrome Tour

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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I'm excited for everyone to try these out and for us to get to read your reviews. I am a confessed W/S homer, having played the Di11s, D100, D200, D300, and C300 irons. The C line is the only release that I didn't really get along with, which is what made me shy away from this opportunity. Aside from all that, W/S makes some excellent clubs and I think you all are going to really enjoy testing these.

In my Big Max hybrid bag:
:mizuno-small: ST-X 10.5* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 15* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 4h Linq Blue R Flex
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D7 6i-GW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact

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As an FYI I added a bunch of pictures to me intro - I apologize for not having them there in the first place. I was so excited to get started that I had a brain fart.


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Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   

 

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I can't stop looking at these irons since Wilson posted them on instagram.  Really interested in your comparison between the cast D7's @revkev.   Wilson irons go back a long way for me, so I'll be here with you guys.  Enjoy the test!

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:callaway-small:  Mavrik 3w | Evenflow Riptide
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Wilsonlogo20Clemson.png.eee77a65568179cdcfb783c9a3e68f4b.png Staff Model CB 5-PW |  DG 120
:titleist-small: Vokey SM7 (50, 54, 58) | DG 120
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:wilson_staff_small: 1973 Staff Dynapower 4-PW

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These irons are going to really be different in what I'm currently playing in two major ways. Namely, a 6i and a 9i. I don't carry either right now. I only play a ten club set.

I haven't always done this, but I was on vacation in Dallas over the winter and was playing golf with my cousin while there. On our 3rd round we ended up walking. Which is good, I walked almost exclusively at that time, but always with my push cart. Since I didn't have a cart, and wanted to give my back some relief I took out all the odd numbered clubs and just played with a half set. It was vacation, I wasn't too worried about my score. But then I went out and shot a 77 or 78(don't remember which). Which was my best round of the trip and that got those silly gears in my head spinning.  

I thought, maybe I don't need all that many clubs. Pros carry 14, but their club head speed is much higher than mine. The 20y gap using only every other iron was a bit much, but I thought that if maybe I had 6 degrees between clubs instead of the standard 4 degrees, I might like that. So after some tinkering with the idea I worked with the Sub70 guys to build up my frankenset. They bent a stock 5i and 8i 1 degree weak for me. Then took the 7i bent it 2 degrees strong and added 1/4 to the shaft to put it right between a normal 6i and 7i. They did the same treatment for a PW to make it right between a PW and a 9i.  This is what I got:

699 Pro Black 5i  bent 1 degree weak (loft 25 degrees). Shaft length 38", lie angle of 60.5
639 CB Forged Black 7i bent 2 degrees strong (loft 30 degrees). Shaft length 37.25", lie angle 61.25 degrees
639 CB Forged Black 8i  bent 1 degree weak (loft 36 degrees), length 36.5", lie 62 degrees  
639 CB Forged Black PW bent 2 degrees strong to 42 degrees, 35.75" length, lie 62.75 degrees

So, instead of six irons from PW-5, I have four 4.   And instead of my old 10y gaps, I play 15y gaps. Which over the last few months, hasn't been an issue at all. In fact, I like it better in many ways. I still walk or ride my wheel on every round and the lighter back is noticeable, and nice. 

But all that said, I'll be back to a full iron set for this test. I'll be putting my CBX2 50 degree, and my Sub70s on the shelf to give these Wilson's the attention they deserve. Very excited for them to get here. 

WITB:

Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:     th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen5 0311 7w  Fujikura Motore X F3

Irons:   :srixon-small: ZX7 PW-7i, ZX5 6i-5i

Wedges: :cleveland-small:  Zipcore 50°, 58°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond/ Z-Star XV

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These irons are going to really be different in what I'm currently playing in two major ways. Namely, a 6i and a 9i. I don't carry either right now. I only play a ten club set.

I haven't always done this, but I was on vacation in Dallas over the winter and was playing golf with my cousin while there. On our 3rd round we ended up walking. Which is good, I walked almost exclusively at that time, but always with my push cart. Since I didn't have a cart, and wanted to give my back some relief I took out all the odd numbered clubs and just played with a half set. It was vacation, I wasn't too worried about my score. But then I went out and shot a 77 or 78(don't remember which). Which was my best round of the trip and that got those silly gears in my head spinning.  

I thought, maybe I don't need all that many clubs. Pros carry 14, but their club head speed is much higher than mine. The 20y gap using only every other iron was a bit much, but I thought that if maybe I had 6 degrees between clubs instead of the standard 4 degrees, I might like that. So after some tinkering with the idea I worked with the Sub70 guys to build up my frankenset. They bent a stock 5i and 8i 1 degree weak for me. Then took the 7i bent it 2 degrees strong and added 1/4 to the shaft to put it right between a normal 6i and 7i. They did the same treatment for a PW to make it right between a PW and a 9i.  This is what I got:

699 Pro Black 5i  bent 1 degree weak (loft 25 degrees). Shaft length 38", lie angle of 60.5 639 CB Forged Black 7i bent 2 degrees strong (loft 30 degrees). Shaft length 37.25", lie angle 61.25 degrees 639 CB Forged Black 8i  bent 1 degree weak (loft 36 degrees), length 36.5", lie 62 degrees   639 CB Forged Black PW bent 2 degrees strong to 42 degrees, 35.75" length, lie 62.75 degrees So, instead of six irons from PW-5, I have four 4.   And instead of my old 10y gaps, I play 15y gaps. Which over the last few months, hasn't been an issue at all. In fact, I like it better in many ways. I still walk or ride my wheel on every round and the lighter back is noticeable, and nice. 

But all that said, I'll be back to a full iron set for this test. I'll be putting my CBX2 50 degree, and my Sub70s on the shelf to give these Wilson's the attention they deserve. Very excited for them to get here. 

 

I think that’s really cool!!!

 

I’m in the same boat. I have 14 clubs in the bag but don’t really need them - I could easily live with 12 and in fact my 56 is only there in case I leave myself 75-85 yards accidentally.

 

I have 5 wood and use it but I could do without - I’m deadly with 7 wood and can take some off or add some with it at will

 

 

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Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   

 

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5 hours ago, Thin2win said:

I only play a ten club set.

I wish I could find it - I just read a really good article about a guy playing with only five irons:  long, mid, short, pitch, sand.  And each one is a different model.  One thing I'm really interested about this is to see if a split set might be the right thing for me.  Are the GIs better in the long clubs, but the Players Distance irons better in the short?  Should be interesting

What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (13.5*) - :titleist-small: 980F 
4 Wood (18*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
52* - :cleveland-small: CBX
58* - :cleveland-small: CBX Full Face 2
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Blue)
Ball -  :titleist-small: AVX
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Twitter - @meovino
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39 minutes ago, HardcoreLooper said:

I wish I could find it - I just read a really good article about a guy playing with only five irons:  long, mid, short, pitch, sand.  And each one is a different model.  One thing I'm really interested about this is to see if a split set might be the right thing for me.  Are the GIs better in the long clubs, but the Players Distance irons better in the short?  Should be interesting

That is pretty close to what I'm running, but I use 2 wedges, 4 irons, a hybrid, a wood, driver and putter. 

WITB:

Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:     th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen5 0311 7w  Fujikura Motore X F3

Irons:   :srixon-small: ZX7 PW-7i, ZX5 6i-5i

Wedges: :cleveland-small:  Zipcore 50°, 58°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond/ Z-Star XV

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14 hours ago, Thin2win said:

I play 15y gaps.

Do you find yourself with less indecision for the "tweeners"?

Driver:  :callaway-small:Epic Speed 9* (set -1) MMT 70X
3W:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR Recoil 760ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-AW:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
SW: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Black Satin 54*
LW:Sub70: TAIII Black 58*
Putter:ping-small: Scottsdale TR Senita
Bag: BigMax Dri Active Lite
Ball:taylormade-small: TP5x or :titleist-small: AVX (yellow)
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

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I wish I could find it - I just read a really good article about a guy playing with only five irons:  long, mid, short, pitch, sand.  And each one is a different model.  One thing I'm really interested about this is to see if a split set might be the right thing for me.  Are the GIs better in the long clubs, but the Players Distance irons better in the short?  Should be interesting



Me too on that split

I grew up playing with odd numbered clubs. Bought a starter set of Kroydon Paul Harney’s between 7th and 8th grade driver, spoon (3 wood), 3,5,7,9, putter. I played with those until the summer of my junior year of college. That’s when I quit playing baseball and really locked in to golf.

By that time I had “added” a dual wedge broken, 100, 90 and 80. I can actually remember the first time that I broke 100 and 90. Not 80 or 70 though. I remember breaking par for 9 for the first time! It was with that starter set. Oh and the only yardage that I had was “look”there’s the 150 bush. :)

I know the courses that I generally play very well. I try to avoid seeking exact yardages there too. Just play for the front middle or back middle depending upon where the pin is.


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Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   

 

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2 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

Do you find yourself with less indecision for the "tweeners"?

Yes! The wider gaps oddly makes club selection easier. Especially with the long irons. 

So definitely something I really want to see with these D7s, how consistent are the gaps, and how do the long - mid iron gaps maintain. 

WITB:

Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:     th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen5 0311 7w  Fujikura Motore X F3

Irons:   :srixon-small: ZX7 PW-7i, ZX5 6i-5i

Wedges: :cleveland-small:  Zipcore 50°, 58°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond/ Z-Star XV

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2 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

Do you find yourself with less indecision for the "tweeners"?

Like @revkev, I also grew up playing odds-only and it wasn't until maybe about 8th grade that I first got a full set? But even then, I was so used to shot-making and particularly trying to get out of trouble that I'm often more comfortable trying to be creative with a longer club than maxing out a full-swing on a shorter club.

Case-in-point, this past weekend I had a headwind to an elevated green and I thought it was a middle-back pin, so maybe 155. I trotted out with my 6-iron and lasered the flag at 130. Rather than go back to the cart to get my 8i, I choked down and swung soft. Pin high, 15 feet right. This is definitely something I'm going to be testing with the D7s: how well can I manipulate my shots with clubs explicitly engineered for distance?

Driver: :srixon-small: ZX5 LS MkII 9.5* (@ 9.0*) with 46.5" Ventus Blue 6X
3-wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* with Diamana Limited 75S
5-wood: :cobra-small: RADspeed 18.5* with Motore X F3 60S
2i: :srixon-small: ZX with SteelFiber i95 Stiff

4hy: :titleist-small: TS3 23* with Tensei AV Blue 70 S
4i-7i :srixon-small: ZX7, 8i-PW Z-Forged, Modus3 Tour 120 S
50*, 55* :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Modus3 Tour 125
60* :cleveland-small: RTX Full Face ZipCore DG Spinner S400
Putter: :callaway-small: Toulon Chicago with a :garsen: Quad Tour or :cleveland-small: HB SOFT Milled 10.5S with UST All-in

Ball: :callaway-small: Chrome Tour (but I might still have some :titleist-small: Left Dashes hanging around)
Bag: :srixon-small: Ltd Edition Tartan, blue/green/yellow

Using :ShotScope: to keep track of my shots

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:titelist-small: Blind Ball Test (Ball #3 vs Ball #4) - Unofficial Review
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2 hours ago, greggarner said:

Like @revkev, I also grew up playing odds-only and it wasn't until maybe about 8th grade that I first got a full set? But even then, I was so used to shot-making and particularly trying to get out of trouble that I'm often more comfortable trying to be creative with a longer club than maxing out a full-swing on a shorter club.

Case-in-point, this past weekend I had a headwind to an elevated green and I thought it was a middle-back pin, so maybe 155. I trotted out with my 6-iron and lasered the flag at 130. Rather than go back to the cart to get my 8i, I choked down and swung soft. Pin high, 15 feet right. This is definitely something I'm going to be testing with the D7s: how well can I manipulate my shots with clubs explicitly engineered for distance?

Agreed - I certainly learned the value of gripping down, the 3 quarter swing and also course management -

 

I knew that there was very little likelihood that I was going to hit a three quarter 3 iron on the green to a pin tucked left behind a trap - but I could either hit that same shot or the 5 iron short right, leave a reasonable pitch and walk away with a par anyway.  It's a golf course right?  A 5K plus, not a sprint. 🙂

Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   

 

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I don't think these will arrive before Thursday, so I'll be playing the state mid -am with my current sticks. Probably for the best at this point, but if they do show up.... 

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:     th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen5 0311 7w  Fujikura Motore X F3

Irons:   :srixon-small: ZX7 PW-7i, ZX5 6i-5i

Wedges: :cleveland-small:  Zipcore 50°, 58°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond/ Z-Star XV

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On ‎8‎/‎17‎/‎2020 at 10:36 PM, HardcoreLooper said:

I wish I could find it - I just read a really good article about a guy playing with only five irons:  long, mid, short, pitch, sand.  And each one is a different model.  One thing I'm really interested about this is to see if a split set might be the right thing for me.  Are the GIs better in the long clubs, but the Players Distance irons better in the short?  Should be interesting

Very similar to me with the possible combo thought. 🙂

Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   

 

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On ‎8‎/‎22‎/‎2020 at 3:10 PM, Thin2win said:

I don't think these will arrive before Thursday, so I'll be playing the state mid -am with my current sticks. Probably for the best at this point, but if they do show up.... 

Probably not the time to be testing a new set of sticks. 🙂

Taylor Made Stealth 2 10.5 Diamana S plus 60  Aldila  R flex   - 42.25 inches 

SMT 4 wood bassara R flex, four wood head, 3 wood shaft

Ping G410 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Srixon ZX5 MK II  5-GW - UST recoil Dart 65 R flex

India 52,56 (60 pending)  UST recoil 75's R flex  

Evon roll ER 5 32 inches

It's our offseason so auditioning candidates - looking for that right mix of low spin long, more spin around the greens - TBD   

 

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