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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,577Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    Wow, C_T_S, they're nice! Very good condition. The wear on the PW doesn't look too bad at all, and there appear be no gouge marks on any of them. What don't you like about the grind? Sharp leading edge?

    BTW, I couldn't find those Yamahas you mentioned. I am quite interested in trying Modus 105X shafts, but my back is still not up to a full swing. I am managing to do some pitching practice, though.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • LowAndLeft32LowAndLeft32 Members  231WRX Points: 73Posts: 231 Fairways
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    Hi guys. Wanted to get your thoughts on the Nike Original blades. Thinking about getting a set!

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    On -, @LowAndLeft32 said:

    Hi guys. Wanted to get your thoughts on the Nike Original blades. Thinking about getting a set!

    They're great. Simple as that. If you find a set in condition for a good price, go for it.

    I love the weak lofts and didn't change mine.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr I would only like to add that I have nothing to add Minnesota, USAMembers  7418WRX Points: 1,461Handicap: 7Posts: 7,418 Titanium Tees
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    I had a few chances to get original Nike blades several times, and didn't. I passed on them only due to procrastination, they vanished before I could act. :)

    When I've actually hit them, they're in that top shelf level, such as I could tell from such limited time with them.

    Also rather like the weaker lofts, fewer wedges to have to buy. A 30* club is only a 30* club, regardless of the number someone has stamped on the sole.

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    The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching

    Driver:  Cobra Fly-Z+, Xcaliber Tour 7.5 TS, 43.5"
    3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
    2h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S
    3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, DGS400 or NV105 S
    Irons grab bag:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300; Golden Ram TW276, NV105; Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5; Ram TG-898, Super Peening Blue X; 1980 Golden Rams, Dynamic S; MacGregor Muirfield, Dynamic S; Wilson Staff 78 Tour Blades, Dynamic S
    GW:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300
    LW:  Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
    Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.25"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite

    Also sometimes swap in old school woods at top of bag, various Golden Ram, MacGregor, or Orlimar persimmons
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    New to the forum and I just picked up a very gently used set of 716 mb. These have handily beat you he ap2 s out of my bag. Blades are just great. I think I am in honeymoon phase but have tourney on the weekend and I know I will be gaming them. The have s400 in them as well.

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    Everything looks in order. Faces and backs are really clean, just a little discoloration/wear on the soles of the 5 and P. Oh well. Love the square toe and how they frame the ball, but not so sure about the grind.





    Lovely clubs. Love the classic look and the flat sole.

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    Driver Titleist TS3 9,5 (8,75) deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 60 6.0
    Spoon Titleist TS3 15 deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 70 6.0
    Hybrid Titleist TS3 19 deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 80 6.0
    Irons Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (lie: -1 deg) with KBS Tour $-taper 120 (Black) stiff
    Wedges Callaway MD5 Jaws 52 (51), 56 (55), 60 deg with KBS Tour stiff. All wedges is has -2 deg lie and 52 and 56 is 1 deg strong.
    Putter Taylormade SpiderX with KBS CT-Tour Putter

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    On -, @deejaid said:

    After playing this game for 35 years I had my first one on one lesson with a pro a couple of days ago. He was a bit surprised when he looked in my bag and saw a set of 1958 Wilson Dynapowered irons and Stan Thompson persimmon woods. Anyway, a couple small tweaks and I’m hitting my long irons better than I ever have. The pro was shocked at how high I could hit the old 2 and 3 irons. Anyway, I’m pretty excited about my game right now.

    So, I’ve got two sets of blades on the way. A set of Palmer “The Deacon” irons and a set of Hogan Redlines. I was looking for an 80’s era set of blades and couldn’t decide which to go with so I bought both. I was hoping one of these sets would be my “modern” set while I still have my 58 Dynapowered’s in my vintage bag. I must admit, I’m not really that excited about receiving either at this point. I’m kind of afraid to hit anything else as I was hitting the 58’s so well. It kinda feels like what’s the point of different blades? The 58’s do exactly what I need them to do. Maybe I’m just done chasing clubs. I had the same feeling a year ago when I bought a new M1 driver and felt the least satisfaction ever from a new club purchase. It literally put me off metal woods and I’ve played persimmon exclusively since.

    Maybe the 58’s are just my unicorn set?

    Perhaps the Wilsons are like what VIPs and certain Muirfields are to me---- But then again when I first met you on here you were a self described Hogan man----- Of course I fell in love with those old Teardrop KZGs too--- But then again maybe you found your set for all time

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    Everything looks in order. Faces and backs are really clean, just a little discoloration/wear on the soles of the 5 and P. Oh well. Love the square toe and how they frame the ball, but not so sure about the grind.





    I can tell you from experience those butter knife Macs can dig. If I play them all the time I am ok. If I don't for a while and have been playing my CBs I can dig some. Monday I was off work and went to the range with a mixture of clubs in the range bag. Had a 5,7 and 8 Special Order Tourney Custom 985s that a fellow WRXer sent me. Those 985s are Special Order and appear to be the same grind as your 82s. Anyhow when I first started hitting them I dug some which I am a digger anyhow. But remember I have played Mac blades most of my life so I got used to them again. I was also bagging a Mac Mashie niblick hickory and a Mac Fairway iron also hickory. Also had a persimmon Toney Penna Model 1 driver. Had my 915 D-2 because I was doing some tinkering with it. But had a fun couple of hours at the range

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    Set of irons coming in tomorrow. Last 2 boxes I've tried to manipulate the time so the wife doesn't see them and I come home and the box is right inside the front door (face palm). This one's a heavy one (Pro-82 3-Sw or 2-PW not sure) This one feels like Christmas. I've been holding out for a set of these for a long time. Gonna take a half day tomorrow and maybe go to the range with them, before my wife gets back home.

    Were they in the condition you hoped they'd be?
    I got a semi-greenlight from the wife for more ho'ing: she bought some new trouser-type things the other day then came downstairs crestfallen yesterday holding a near-identical pair that she's bought months before and forgotten about. I told her that I could account for all of my 22 sets of irons, so I was good to go for a set or two more. She didn't argue back!

    Note: I counted up later, and found I actually have 24 sets of irons. Ooops. None identical, though.

    Edit: Double oops. 25 sets. I forgot about the pristine Muirfields in the cupboard.

    I've been meaning to count up all the sets in my possession, it's expanding slowly, but surely... If you visit yahoo auction enough there are going to be offers you can't refuse... set of classic Yamahas reshafted with Modus 105X for $50 for example. You can't get one of those shafts installed for that much, so therein lies the dilemma.

    I always miss a set or two when I do the mental calculation, so it's fun to rediscover them, still gotta thin them out a bit...

    I'll have that box in my hands at 2pm, Catchy and if they are nice, I'll put up a few pics. I am actually pretty sure they'll be alright. The shaft bands usually tell a lot, and they looked clean...

    Yep I always do a mental miscalculation and miscount ------ I think for club hoes like you and I it can be easy to do----- I do have one excuse I am over 60 so I qualify for "senior moments"

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    On -, @BIG STU said:

    On -, @deejaid said:

    After playing this game for 35 years I had my first one on one lesson with a pro a couple of days ago. He was a bit surprised when he looked in my bag and saw a set of 1958 Wilson Dynapowered irons and Stan Thompson persimmon woods. Anyway, a couple small tweaks and I’m hitting my long irons better than I ever have. The pro was shocked at how high I could hit the old 2 and 3 irons. Anyway, I’m pretty excited about my game right now.

    So, I’ve got two sets of blades on the way. A set of Palmer “The Deacon” irons and a set of Hogan Redlines. I was looking for an 80’s era set of blades and couldn’t decide which to go with so I bought both. I was hoping one of these sets would be my “modern” set while I still have my 58 Dynapowered’s in my vintage bag. I must admit, I’m not really that excited about receiving either at this point. I’m kind of afraid to hit anything else as I was hitting the 58’s so well. It kinda feels like what’s the point of different blades? The 58’s do exactly what I need them to do. Maybe I’m just done chasing clubs. I had the same feeling a year ago when I bought a new M1 driver and felt the least satisfaction ever from a new club purchase. It literally put me off metal woods and I’ve played persimmon exclusively since.

    Maybe the 58’s are just my unicorn set?

    Perhaps the Wilsons are like what VIPs and certain Muirfields are to me---- But then again when I first met you on here you were a self described Hogan man----- Of course I fell in love with those old Teardrop KZGs too--- But then again maybe you found your set for all time

    I don’t know, I never planned on becoming a Wilson guy, it just happened. I just feel comfortable standing over the ball with the 58’s. I still like Hogan’s but I’ve always been an Arnie fan and when people ask about my clubs I enjoy telling them these are the same irons he used to win the 1958 Masters and probably all his majors if he used this model all the way through 1964 before leaving Wilson.

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    The bag...
    Louisville Smart persimmon driver
    Pedersen persimmon 3,5 woods
    Hogan PTx Pro 4-7
    Hogan Icon 8-PW
    Tour Edge Rally 54* wedge
    Callaway PM Grind 58* wedge
    Rife Legend Z putter
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    Yeah, the sharp leading edge and I have our moments. I guess it could force me not to be so steep, but I'd rather just have a little relief and not have to worry. Otherwise I love how they set up. They frame the ball as nice as anything I own. Can't wait to hit them, to be honest - the shafts are the perfect length and the grips are some sort of super rough Royal Grip tour wrap that are ribbed for my pleasure. What's not to like. I guess I am just sort of spoiled for clubs here, I am usually surprised how nice the condition is, that I get to expect that all the sticks on the market are virtually unused. These one's have seen about a seasons worth of action, not merely a week.

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    4W - Royal Collection V7 TI 17 with Attas G7 7X or something else
    3i - TMB 2016 DGX100
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Vokey SM7 60-04L Raw S400




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    On -, @deejaid said:

    On -, @BIG STU said:

    On -, @deejaid said:

    After playing this game for 35 years I had my first one on one lesson with a pro a couple of days ago. He was a bit surprised when he looked in my bag and saw a set of 1958 Wilson Dynapowered irons and Stan Thompson persimmon woods. Anyway, a couple small tweaks and I’m hitting my long irons better than I ever have. The pro was shocked at how high I could hit the old 2 and 3 irons. Anyway, I’m pretty excited about my game right now.

    So, I’ve got two sets of blades on the way. A set of Palmer “The Deacon” irons and a set of Hogan Redlines. I was looking for an 80’s era set of blades and couldn’t decide which to go with so I bought both. I was hoping one of these sets would be my “modern” set while I still have my 58 Dynapowered’s in my vintage bag. I must admit, I’m not really that excited about receiving either at this point. I’m kind of afraid to hit anything else as I was hitting the 58’s so well. It kinda feels like what’s the point of different blades? The 58’s do exactly what I need them to do. Maybe I’m just done chasing clubs. I had the same feeling a year ago when I bought a new M1 driver and felt the least satisfaction ever from a new club purchase. It literally put me off metal woods and I’ve played persimmon exclusively since.

    Maybe the 58’s are just my unicorn set?

    Perhaps the Wilsons are like what VIPs and certain Muirfields are to me---- But then again when I first met you on here you were a self described Hogan man----- Of course I fell in love with those old Teardrop KZGs too--- But then again maybe you found your set for all time

    I don’t know, I never planned on becoming a Wilson guy, it just happened. I just feel comfortable standing over the ball with the 58’s. I still like Hogan’s but I’ve always been an Arnie fan and when people ask about my clubs I enjoy telling them these are the same irons he used to win the 1958 Masters and probably all his majors if he used this model all the way through 1964 before leaving Wilson.

    The main key to all you said there is "you feel comfortable with them" If you feel comfortable and the look over the ball inspires confidence that is half the battle. personally for me nothing at all against Wilson but everytime I stand over the ball with a Wilson club ( JP wedges excepted) I think back to the Patty Berg Buttonbacks and think rope hook. I thought I had maybe gotten over that after all I was 13 years old. A couple of years ago I found a pristine set of Buttonbacks on the scrap pile 2 thru PW. While heck yes I grabbed them they were too nice to go to the shredder. I tried hitting them and could not get over my mental block. I ended up giving them to our friend over in the classics forum Old School Rocker ( Randy) who is a Wilson man.

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    Yeah, the sharp leading edge and I have our moments. I guess it could force me not to be so steep, but I'd rather just have a little relief and not have to worry. Otherwise I love how they set up. They frame the ball as nice as anything I own. Can't wait to hit them, to be honest - the shafts are the perfect length and the grips are some sort of super rough Royal Grip tour wrap that are ribbed for my pleasure. What's not to like. I guess I am just sort of spoiled for clubs here, I am usually surprised how nice the condition is, that I get to expect that all the sticks on the market are virtually unused. These one's have seen about a seasons worth of action, not merely a week.

    The main thing is you found a set of Pro 82s which are rare. The prices have really went up on them since the interwebs and folks have found out they are Miura forged. I have never owned a set. LOL My buddy who is a Miura dealer denies up and down they are Miura forged.

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    Any of you guys frame the ball heel side with your blades? I started doing this and love the higher consistency of impact. Imparts a more inside path intent but allows for slight outside with better impact. I have always centered the ball but I've seen many a Pro do this and since I tend to be slight outside to frame, this works for me.
    Still going with 681's right now, getting more comfort with them. Love their consistency on direction and distance. Bending ball is Mecredes Benz steady. Can go obscenely long too. But even if I'm swinging "B" level, I know what I'll get. Playing tomorrow, switching back to 56* Maruman SW. The Cobra wedge is 54* and I cannot deal with faster pace of greens with that. Favorite time of year for me to play here in Yankee New England. Cheers.

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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Any of you guys frame the ball heel side with your blades? I started doing this and love the higher consistency of impact. Imparts a more inside path intent but allows for slight outside with better impact. I have always centered the ball but I've seen many a Pro do this and since I tend to be slight outside to frame, this works for me.
    Still going with 681's right now, getting more comfort with them. Love their consistency on direction and distance. Bending ball is Mecredes Benz steady. Can go obscenely long too. But even if I'm swinging "B" level, I know what I'll get. Playing tomorrow, switching back to 56* Maruman SW. The Cobra wedge is 54* and I cannot deal with faster pace of greens with that. Favorite time of year for me to play here in Yankee New England. Cheers.

    No I frame it dead center----- The reason behind this for me is I have never been a great ball striker and tend to hit more towards the toe but lining up in the hosel end scares the crap out of me. I think part of that with me also is I hit a lot of trick shots and can deliberately shank a ball on command and that is how I do it lining it up in the hosel. Sometimes trick shot artistry can screw one up in general.

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • PReardonPReardon Members  13WRX Points: 26Posts: 13 Bunkers
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    Sorry but iVe been out of this thread for a while just got busy with tournaments and high school golf, i shot 38 and 40 back to back days in order for us to win our matches and are within one win of clinching the playoffs! But i recently have started to have problems with my wedges ( i use nike engage 52 and 56) like sometimes i dig to deep and chunk it and then ill thin the next one or ill hit a fade when i don't want to, I really don't think it comes down to my swing because I'm solid with everything, I play off a 5.5, But i was wondering if anybody has any recommendations for Cheap blades that you can tinker with pretty easy and if there are any wedges that look like a normal Titleist blade pw, I know it sounds weird but i like that style. In more perspective off you can't see what im talking about is the Ben hogan tk15 style wedge

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    On -, @BIG STU said:

    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Any of you guys frame the ball heel side with your blades? I started doing this and love the higher consistency of impact. Imparts a more inside path intent but allows for slight outside with better impact. I have always centered the ball but I've seen many a Pro do this and since I tend to be slight outside to frame, this works for me.
    Still going with 681's right now, getting more comfort with them. Love their consistency on direction and distance. Bending ball is Mecredes Benz steady. Can go obscenely long too. But even if I'm swinging "B" level, I know what I'll get. Playing tomorrow, switching back to 56* Maruman SW. The Cobra wedge is 54* and I cannot deal with faster pace of greens with that. Favorite time of year for me to play here in Yankee New England. Cheers.

    No I frame it dead center----- The reason behind this for me is I have never been a great ball striker and tend to hit more towards the toe but lining up in the hosel end scares the crap out of me. I think part of that with me also is I hit a lot of trick shots and can deliberately shank a ball on command and that is how I do it lining it up in the hosel. Sometimes trick shot artistry can screw one up in general.

    I hear you, I've always been weary of doing this out of same concerns but I tried it with short irons and I love the results. So I'll delve it a bit , if I can avoid the shankopotomous downside,....woo hoo.

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    On -, @PReardon said:

    Sorry but iVe been out of this thread for a while just got busy with tournaments and high school golf, i shot 38 and 40 back to back days in order for us to win our matches and are within one win of clinching the playoffs! But i recently have started to have problems with my wedges ( i use nike engage 52 and 56) like sometimes i dig to deep and chunk it and then ill thin the next one or ill hit a fade when i don't want to, I really don't think it comes down to my swing because I'm solid with everything, I play off a 5.5, But i was wondering if anybody has any recommendations for Cheap blades that you can tinker with pretty easy and if there are any wedges that look like a normal Titleist blade pw, I know it sounds weird but i like that style. In more perspective off you can't see what im talking about is the Ben hogan tk15 style wedge

    I am not really a swing guru but I will try to help here. Obviously here you are getting too steep on your wedges. Stay down and try to swing the club around your body and complete the follow through. Most of the time you can find older cheap wedges at the thrift stores etc that you can experiment with. One word of caution on those finds that would apply to you playing comp. many of the older wedges are not conforming to the 2010 groove rules. On the Titleist wedge question a lot of the 252 256 series Vokey wedges have thin soles and low bounce but be careful on the conforming issue there. Another thing on your chunking issue may be the fact a lot of folks tend to cast or throw a wedge down from the top causing a chunk. Maybe have your coach look at you and advise

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    On -, @Kingcat990 said:

    Man, I really really like these ferrules. My lawd.

    Man just stunning period!!!!!

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3952WRX Points: 905Handicap: 9Posts: 3,952 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @PReardon said:

    Sorry but iVe been out of this thread for a while just got busy with tournaments and high school golf, i shot 38 and 40 back to back days in order for us to win our matches and are within one win of clinching the playoffs! But i recently have started to have problems with my wedges ( i use nike engage 52 and 56) like sometimes i dig to deep and chunk it and then ill thin the next one or ill hit a fade when i don't want to, I really don't think it comes down to my swing because I'm solid with everything, I play off a 5.5, But i was wondering if anybody has any recommendations for Cheap blades that you can tinker with pretty easy and if there are any wedges that look like a normal Titleist blade pw, I know it sounds weird but i like that style. In more perspective off you can't see what im talking about is the Ben hogan tk15 style wedge

    For cheap blades, why not some Titleist blades of yore like the 680's or Hogan Fort Worth's of recent years. As far as wedge issues, make sure wedges are cohesive to irons in that weight and shaft match make"sense". Most Pro's go softer in flex w/ shafts, common that weight is inline or might even be heavier. Depends though, wedges are like putters, lots of nuanced shots so you need to find what works in the way you seek a working putter. All that leads back to swing & execution of it, big issue to this salty dog is rhythm & tempo in every type of swing. No one swings to perfection but the one big common thing I see with scratch to 5 players is higher consistency of swing rhythm for every shot, especially putters and wedge. Good luck.

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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Any of you guys frame the ball heel side with your blades? I started doing this and love the higher consistency of impact. Imparts a more inside path intent but allows for slight outside with better impact. I have always centered the ball but I've seen many a Pro do this and since I tend to be slight outside to frame, this works for me.
    Still going with 681's right now, getting more comfort with them. Love their consistency on direction and distance. Bending ball is Mecredes Benz steady. Can go obscenely long too. But even if I'm swinging "B" level, I know what I'll get. Playing tomorrow, switching back to 56* Maruman SW. The Cobra wedge is 54* and I cannot deal with faster pace of greens with that. Favorite time of year for me to play here in Yankee New England. Cheers.

    I absolutely do this and I find it promotes really good contact. I started doing it with my T-zoid Pros, as I found lining up in the center had pronounced bad contact but slightly inside was like flipping a switch. Works great on my MP-4s, and my old Hogan blades. To the extent that older irons have more of a COG in the heel, it just seemed intuitive that I should line up slightly inside. : )

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    Cobra King LTD
    Cobra F8 3W
    Cobra F6 Baffler 5W
    Callaway Apex MB 4-PW (Nippon Modus 120)
    Mizuno MP-4 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54-10 M
    Mizuno JPX 58-14
    Ping Redwood D66

  • NRJyzrNRJyzr I would only like to add that I have nothing to add Minnesota, USAMembers  7418WRX Points: 1,461Handicap: 7Posts: 7,418 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Any of you guys frame the ball heel side with your blades?

    Don't care for the visual, and not sure it would work for me; my primary miss is heel. I'd have to switch to a reaching sort of address position for that to fit my swing, conceptually.

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    The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching

    Driver:  Cobra Fly-Z+, Xcaliber Tour 7.5 TS, 43.5"
    3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
    2h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S
    3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, DGS400 or NV105 S
    Irons grab bag:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300; Golden Ram TW276, NV105; Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5; Ram TG-898, Super Peening Blue X; 1980 Golden Rams, Dynamic S; MacGregor Muirfield, Dynamic S; Wilson Staff 78 Tour Blades, Dynamic S
    GW:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300
    LW:  Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
    Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.25"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite

    Also sometimes swap in old school woods at top of bag, various Golden Ram, MacGregor, or Orlimar persimmons
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    A shout out for my blade brothers...

    I was perusing 2nd Swing's website earlier, as one does on a Sunday morning while the wife sleeps in. It seems they have a set of MP-11s listed there, 1-PW. These are the North American companion to the MS-11, the same club, per Mizuno's response to my question. DGS shafts, FWIW.

    Thought any of y'all who might be interested would like to hear about the availability of a beast such as this.

    Disclaimer: not affiliated with 2nd Swing in any way, other than as a consumer.

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    The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching

    Driver:  Cobra Fly-Z+, Xcaliber Tour 7.5 TS, 43.5"
    3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
    2h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S
    3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, DGS400 or NV105 S
    Irons grab bag:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300; Golden Ram TW276, NV105; Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5; Ram TG-898, Super Peening Blue X; 1980 Golden Rams, Dynamic S; MacGregor Muirfield, Dynamic S; Wilson Staff 78 Tour Blades, Dynamic S
    GW:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300
    LW:  Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
    Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.25"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite

    Also sometimes swap in old school woods at top of bag, various Golden Ram, MacGregor, or Orlimar persimmons
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  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3952WRX Points: 905Handicap: 9Posts: 3,952 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @NRJyzr said:

    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Any of you guys frame the ball heel side with your blades?

    Don't care for the visual, and not sure it would work for me; my primary miss is heel. I'd have to switch to a reaching sort of address position for that to fit my swing, conceptually.

    So I played today, shot a not fun 84. But I was absolute chicken manure to try re-frame of ball, lol. I need to put in dirt time to go with it.

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  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members  1505WRX Points: 399Posts: 1,505 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @BIG STU said:


    Yeah, the sharp leading edge and I have our moments. I guess it could force me not to be so steep, but I'd rather just have a little relief and not have to worry. Otherwise I love how they set up. They frame the ball as nice as anything I own. Can't wait to hit them, to be honest - the shafts are the perfect length and the grips are some sort of super rough Royal Grip tour wrap that are ribbed for my pleasure. What's not to like. I guess I am just sort of spoiled for clubs here, I am usually surprised how nice the condition is, that I get to expect that all the sticks on the market are virtually unused. These one's have seen about a seasons worth of action, not merely a week.

    The main thing is you found a set of Pro 82s which are rare.

    You don't know how much time I put in my search for these bad boys. And, the more I see of them, the more I like them. They fit in nicely with other the Miura made sets I've got - Maruman Conductor Pros, Founders 200 series, Bridgestone Proisme and x300 FCI cbs. They frame the ball very similar to the Founders, but they have more meat on the top-line, seemingly (not a lot, but enough). A lot of the Japanese iron blogs remark how unlike usual Macgregror the Pro 82 is. Maybe that's a way of saying they are made in Japan

    As for framing the ball, I've never really considered doing anything than the center of the face. Maybe it's because I started with Ping Eye 2s. The whole discussion of it sounds like one of those steps along the way leading to paralysis by overanalysis. I figure a well made (and fit) club will naturally find it's way to the correct impact position, if I make a good swing - the indian, not so much the arrow. So, it doesn't much matter where I hold the club at the beginning. Therefore, with all things being equal, just make sure I take the piece of steel back low and slow (but not too slow).

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    D - Ping G400 LST Tour AD IZ 6x
    4W - Royal Collection V7 TI 17 with Attas G7 7X or something else
    3i - TMB 2016 DGX100
    4-P - Tourstage MR23 U.S. Spec CB DGX100
    52 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    56 - Cleveland RTX4 forged S400
    60 - Vokey SM7 60-04L Raw S400




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    On -, @Nard_S said:

    Any of you guys frame the ball heel side with your blades? I started doing this and love the higher consistency of impact. Imparts a more inside path intent but allows for slight outside with better impact. I have always centered the ball but I've seen many a Pro do this and since I tend to be slight outside to frame, this works for me.
    Still going with 681's right now, getting more comfort with them. Love their consistency on direction and distance. Bending ball is Mecredes Benz steady. Can go obscenely long too. But even if I'm swinging "B" level, I know what I'll get. Playing tomorrow, switching back to 56* Maruman SW. The Cobra wedge is 54* and I cannot deal with faster pace of greens with that. Favorite time of year for me to play here in Yankee New England. Cheers.

    I’ve always set up on centre which seems to suit my natural fade
    ....with 2 exceptions. If I want to hit a draw, I address the ball slightly out of the toe which gives me the swing thought that I need to swing more from the inside and turn my right forearm over my left forearm more to generate the right to left ballflight. With bunker shots, I have been struggling with contact so I am experimenting with addressing the ball out of the heel to promote a more out to in swing to help me cut across the ball better. Early days yet, but initial results are favourable.

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    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Fubuki ZT Stiff
    Callaway XR Speed 3W Project X HZRDUS T800 65 Stiff
    Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
    Cobra King CB/MB Flow 4-6, 7-PW C-Taper Stiff
    Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Radius Classic 8
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    On -, @BIG STU said:


    Yeah, the sharp leading edge and I have our moments. I guess it could force me not to be so steep, but I'd rather just have a little relief and not have to worry. Otherwise I love how they set up. They frame the ball as nice as anything I own. Can't wait to hit them, to be honest - the shafts are the perfect length and the grips are some sort of super rough Royal Grip tour wrap that are ribbed for my pleasure. What's not to like. I guess I am just sort of spoiled for clubs here, I am usually surprised how nice the condition is, that I get to expect that all the sticks on the market are virtually unused. These one's have seen about a seasons worth of action, not merely a week.

    The main thing is you found a set of Pro 82s which are rare.

    You don't know how much time I put in my search for these bad boys. And, the more I see of them, the more I like them. They fit in nicely with other the Miura made sets I've got - Maruman Conductor Pros, Founders 200 series, Bridgestone Proisme and x300 FCI cbs. They frame the ball very similar to the Founders, but they have more meat on the top-line, seemingly (not a lot, but enough). A lot of the Japanese iron blogs remark how unlike usual Macgregror the Pro 82 is. Maybe that's a way of saying they are made in Japan

    How similar to the Proismes are they? I thought the line from the hosel to the top line and offset looked pretty similar, but that's only going off the pictures.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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