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  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members  1513WRX Points: 407Posts: 1,513 Platinum Tees
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    The TMB is still in the bag. I like the flight (medium) and it doesn't seem to spin all that much. It basically swings itself and I get 220 carry out of it, rolling up to 260. So, those medium length par 4s we play a lot of in Japan are made a helluva lot easier. I just have to remember to make a descending pass at it. When I sweep at the longer clubs I hit them left.

    Loft for loft, I get about 10-15 more yards out of it than a 20' blade. Is that worth the loss of feel? Does a pitching wedge feel nicer than a 9-iron? When you get good, everything comes in fractions, I guess (I'm kidding).

    As for the 5W vs 2i debate. It all really comes down to the course. Wind = iron.

    Catchy - Nice write up with the deuces! I'll do something similar with the 5s tonight! Just got to cycle back home from work 10k. It's super hot, so I am really excited and not being sarcastic at all.

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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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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6328WRX Points: 1,584Handicap: mePosts: 6,328 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #20823

    Thanks!

    We've got rain here...record long rainy season, apparently.

    The TMBs are actually one of the best hollow irons out there in my opinion. I had forgotten about them when I was writing my earlier post, but I would consider a TMB 3i or 2i. Not sure if there's much difference between the 2016 and 2018 model, but I remember hitting a 2018 5i at a demo day at the local range and being blown away the distance.

    The thing I noticed today was my 2i shots were not carrying as far as my 7w. Now I wasn't seeing run out because the balls were landing on the net, but as I said, the fairways don't run out much here. Probably it does nothing but bloody rain all the time...

    But I do want a reliable club for those tight, medium length par 4s you mentioned. The 7w is OK, but it isn't great into the wind. At the moment, my "safe" option is the hybrid, but it carries 215 and stops.

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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. 
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members  1513WRX Points: 407Posts: 1,513 Platinum Tees
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    Hybrids are a bloody enigma. I think you can see on the last page I was striping my 22 degree. When I'm on with that thing the game is truly easy. I went a stretch last year, but then it probably cost me in my last couple games. With a 3-iron I tend to be just a little more consistent. I only have a one way miss (left). With the hybrid it's both. Two=no.

    If I can get a level of consistency out of the 2 / 3 spot. I don't tend to need anything else between that and driver. I keep a fw wood, so the big dog doesn't feel so lonely.

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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




  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6328WRX Points: 1,584Handicap: mePosts: 6,328 Titanium Tees
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    A big "AMEN" to that, C_T_S! When the hybrid is good, it makes the game so much easier. But then all of a sudden, I start hitting it really thin, like almost a cold top. At least with the hybrid I have now it doesn't wildly hook left on me. I had one previously that was a menace for that, and was the reason I got rid of all my hybrids for a while.

    I actually have a 9w that I hit straighter and goes the same distance as my hybrid, but like the 7w, it's not a club for windy conditions. Great for hitting high over a tree stand to get back on the right fairway, though...

    Posted:
    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. 
  • lrubeylrubey Members  6WRX Points: 44Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    For page 695 I want to give a shoutout to my Titleist 695mb's that I bought on a whim two years ago, in great shape, at a used sporting goods store in my town. Best $250 I ever spent. At the time I was really down on my golf game but these irons made the game fun again. I owe these clubs a lot. What a joy to hit. I recently ordered new Mizuno MP-20mb blades that I haven't received yet. I am second guessing this purchase because I hit the 695's so well.

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  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    Back when I started on my blades journey I tried the 695s, Mizzy mp67s, and some TaylorMade blades. I ended up getting the mp67s but I could have easily chosen the 695s. Ultimately it was a decision between the Mizuno "buttery" feel vs Titleist "clicky". Like chosing apple vs cherry pie. It's good to see the love for the 695. All other things equal they are just as fine as any other blade out there.

    LOL hoping this thread gets to page 1,957 so I can post a shout out for my BBs. 😂

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3954WRX Points: 907Handicap: 9Posts: 3,954 Titanium Tees
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    My feeling on long iron issue is a #3i is plenty. I carry a #5W too, they cover same terrain of distance but conditions dictate choice. Use the extra slot for a 52* GW. That has become far more important than a #2i.

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    I forgot to mention when I was getting fitted for my MP20's the guy at club champion told me he thinks the Titleist 695mb was the best iron Titleist ever made. His opinion of course but it was good to hear.

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  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 22, 2020 7:19pm #20830

    LMFAO I've never bagged a hybrid but have always viewed their design as an enigma unto itself. A wood that wants to be an iron. Or is it the other way? 🤷

    The biggest problem I've had with them is the offset. By design (per the physics) an offset club is always going to have the potential to hook because offset puts the COG further from the shaft line. What this does is cause the face to dynamically close down, relatively speaking, under the centripetal force of the swing itself. Then coming into impact that closed face causes a hook. I see it all the time with most hybrid players. I'd definitely get one with the least amount of offset for sure, but only if I were forced to play one.

    Beyond that, I don't see any value added by taking one over a wood (but still a long blade iron is da best) anyway. They become yet another type of club to swing and I much prefer bag simplicity with similar types of clubs from one to the other. Rather than having a lone anomaly or enigma if you will. And I think they're FUGLY. 😝

    @No_Catchy_Nickname Amen to your amen. And hallelujah! When I need the high ball flight I use a 7w too. I can hit towering 185 yd shots with my TaylorMade R5 Dual 7w that go high and simply drop and stop. I call it my 'long wedge'. I'll take it over a hybrid any day. I still prefer my BB 3i, though. 😁

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

    Registered Bladeocrat
    Outlaw Golf Association Member #7
  • mahoniemahonie EnglandMembers  3088WRX Points: 701Handicap: 11Posts: 3,088 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #20831

    I’m a cheapskate...I’ll admit but let me explain...

    When I bought my MP4s they must have been one of the last brand new retail sets available in the UK. Reduced from £699 to £399, I just caught the reduction as it was added to the website on a Saturday night. When I got to my local store the next morning, they were still marked up at £699 but obviously they had to sell them to me for £399...bargain and no brainer purchase for me. Only problem was that they were 4-PW and 3-iron has always been one of my favourite clubs as I learned to play with one. I could custom order a matching 3-iron but it would cost me £130 and there was no way I was paying the third of a cost of a full set for one club, so I needed to find a club to fill the 3-iron slot. I found the Wilson Staff M3 FG Tour 3-hybrid (21* adjusted to 20*) that is still in my bag for £50 on close-out at some website...seemed like value-for-money to me and I’m a sucker for a bargain 😳.

    This is the ‘bladiest’ hybrid I have seen...very small head, relatively short blade length, negligible offset...just suits my eye.

    My home course starts with a short par 4 that requires an accurate long iron off the tee. My stock shot was a slight fade with 3-iron to the right side of the fairway leaving an 8 or 9-iron into the green. Excited by my new acquisition and feeling confident on the tee, my first shot with my new hybrid was 30 yards left of the course boundary and OB!!

    I didn’t get it out of the bag again until I could get it to the range to work it out. It does have a tendency to go left, even now, but I have learned how to control it. In fact, there are a couple of tee shots on my course that demand a draw and it comes into its own (unless I overdraw it into the trees!).

    I swap it out occasionally for my 18* 5-wood which never goes left and carries about 5 yards further. But, the 3-hybrid is in the bag 95% of the time because it is more versatile...I can play most shots with it, even the odd chip and run. Low punches to keep it under the wind (or more usually coming out of the trees!) or high-flighted shots into greens are not an issue.

    However...its default position is that it wants to go left and that is something that I consciously have to control even as a natural fader.

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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
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr I would only like to add that I have nothing to add Minnesota, USAMembers  7424WRX Points: 1,464Handicap: 7Posts: 7,424 Titanium Tees
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    They aren't all offset, you have to pick your spots. 😉

    I've been using the Stage 2 Tour, which is like a mini-wood. Main reason I use it is a lower launch compared to a fwy wood at that loft. I don't find it hooky at all. One aspect I especially like with it is the ability to go with a shorter club length along with a heavier shaft, as opposed to wood options at that loft. 105g shaft currently, and I've used DGS steel at times.

    Posted:
    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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  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah I know there's ones without offset. The one hybrid I did think about getting was the Titleist 585H. At the time it was the only hybrid I could find without offset.

    Totally understood on your logic of bagging one. 👍

    @mahonie your earlier post on needing a different swing to manage the hook potential is one of the reasons why I won't bag one. I have enough issues with my own swing that I don't need yet another variable. There's not enough room in my golf brain for storing the "hybrid swing" in it. If I learn to hit a hybrid I'll forget how to hit a 460cc driver. 😝

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  987WRX Points: 363Handicap: 8Posts: 987 Golden Tee
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    I think with the Hybrids it is very important to find one that fits your swing, rather than trying to change your swing to accommodate a hybrid. I didn't go near one for years, preferring a long iron or fairway wood, but my friend lent me his Titleist H2 to try out and I was converted. The H2 is Titleist's more iron based hybrid, and works best if you replicate your long iron swing with it. I've had my own 818 H2 for a couple of years now, and in tandem with the World's Greatest Shaft (the Rogue MAX), it only goes left if I force it. If anything, I have more issues with stopping it going right :)


    P.S Howdy Strangers :)

    Posted:
    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Cannon: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4i - DG X100
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 5i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist Pro V1x/EXP-01
    Bag: Motocaddy HydroFlex


  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    Heya blade usin' brother. ✌️. You're no stranger to me.

    I get what you're saying but I've always viewed clubs and swing as interrelated to the point that they define each other rather than one is a result of another. Sure you can optimize a set of clubs for a certain swing, but you can also slightly tweak your swing to hit a certain club. Plus, if you think about it, as long as one thing changes in a club, be it loft, length, flex or head design, the physics of swinging it must also change, even if it is only ever so slightly. So it's more like a symbiotic relationship between swing and clubs rather than a master/servant one.

    So to me and just applying all this to a hybrid and relative to irons, there's still a bigger difference in the swing I put on it relative to the different swing I put on the equivalent long blade iron, even if said hybrid were designed as closely as possible to an iron. And ultimately I still seek to reduce as many variables as possible.

    And furthermore since I'm completely convinced that the science of a blade design is the best because it has the least amount of issues compared to all the rest, I'm still pursuing the goal of having as many blades in the bag as possible. LMAO even when I know it really doesn't matter because my swing errors override the benefit(s) brought about by a superior club design. In the end, the scientist in me is pursuing every possible edge that I can get. 🤷

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

    Registered Bladeocrat
    Outlaw Golf Association Member #7
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  987WRX Points: 363Handicap: 8Posts: 987 Golden Tee
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    Totally agree that the differences in lengths etc between clubs will naturally result in slightly different swings and it's all individual how we manage that. This is why I like the 818 H2 - as it fits nicely between my 3 Wood and Vapor Fly Pro 4 iron, so the swing I put on it ends up somewhere in the middle. I'd obviously prefer a bladed 2 iron, but the hybrid is that long I struggle to find one that can keep up with it - my Hybrid is good for 240+, most I can get out of a 2 iron is around 210 unless I go down the Vapor Fly Pro route there as well. The hybrid is about 20 yards past my 5 wood as well, with a much more usable trajectory - in fact it's a bit of a weapon. Consider me converted to the hybrid cause, as long as we say the H2 is the only hybrid that exists 😂

    The 4 iron has actually proved to be an interesting experiment. I decided to replace my 3 and 4 iron with it so I could carry an extra wedge, and that bit is working out well. It's an absolute cannon off the tee, but off the deck I think I prefer the MP-20 3 iron, as it's much easier to pick up off the turf and apply the required trajectory. The VF is a bit of a blunt instrument, it does what it does, and if you don't like it, tough really. I've got a couple of big comps coming up so will stick with it for now, I can see it getting replaced by a 3 iron after that though. The purist in my hates the VF Pro, but I'm letting the pragmatist run things at the moment. If he gets proved wrong the 3 iron will be back 😂

    The other interesting part is that it has been my first real experience of the X100. I've always been an S400 kind of guy, and you can definitely feel the X100 kick less on the way through - however the longer the club, the more I struggle with spin. I've already moved to X flex in the woods/hybrids, so it's been interesting to move that one club down. Don't think I'd go any further, as I've got the VR Pros dialled in perfectly, so far as my iron play is the best part of my game right now. Been interesting to tinker though - I'm getting similar trajectories and spin levels to the C-Taper I was trying, without the inflamed elbows and boardy feel on mishits.

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    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Cannon: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4i - DG X100
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 5i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist Pro V1x/EXP-01
    Bag: Motocaddy HydroFlex


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  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    That's some BIG pimping Jay-Z style. The contrast of those paintfill colors against the dark oxide finish is beautiful. And I like the final touch by coloring the "MB". You, sir, are a paintfill artiste... that's an artist with the "e". 😁 👍😍👍

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

    Registered Bladeocrat
    Outlaw Golf Association Member #7
  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    @GunGun's beautiful clubs reminded me of something I wanted to ask: do any of you blade owners get the occasional ogle, double take, or outright compliment from randoms that see them in the wild? How often if so? I've had all of the above happen with my BBs but then it's never happened with my mp67s. With my BBs it's every so often. About two months ago I was playing with WRXer @jpdx and while we were on the putting green a group that passed my bag just stared it down as they walked by it. And then they started talking about it and even as they walked away they kept looking back at it. I heard a "wow" from their convo and they pointed at my clubs. When I was at Brandon Trails a few years ago the starter there saw my bag and said he'd never seen blades while he was working. Personally I see a set of blades in the wild about 5%-10% of the time.

    Posted:
    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

    Registered Bladeocrat
    Outlaw Golf Association Member #7
  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3954WRX Points: 907Handicap: 9Posts: 3,954 Titanium Tees
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    '99 Hogan Apex are rock stars. Have had at least 1/2 dozen drool and lament about them. The 681's draw attention too. Funny, Mizuno guys seem to like them a lot.

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  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  987WRX Points: 363Handicap: 8Posts: 987 Golden Tee
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    Definitely get double takes and ogles - admittedly not as many as when I had my OG Blades, but still enough - but no outright compliments from strangers, mostly as that really isn't the done thing in the UK. Always get compliments from groups I'm with or of I'm at one of the clubs I'm a member of though. I'm more than happy to share the wealth and let people have a go - it's amazing how many people pull the 4 iron, convince themselves they aren't good enough to hit it, then promptly stripe it straight down the middle 😂

    Posted:
    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Cannon: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4i - DG X100
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 5i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist Pro V1x/EXP-01
    Bag: Motocaddy HydroFlex


  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    LMFAO that happens with me too! Before @WishIPlayedMore bought my Retro TBs I would bring the 6i to our rounds just so I could give my boys a taste of the Miura goodness. He'd hit that thing beautifully nearly every time. And still think he didn't have the game. 🤦. I've had random "hacks" that probably couldn't break bogey try any one of my blades on whatever par 3 we were on and every time I see them hit a great shot with it. Cracks me up because they still think they can't game them even with real world proof. 🤷

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • desailledesaille Members  1761WRX Points: 174Posts: 1,761 Platinum Tees
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    Some stock pic

    But would say the mb101 are pretty pure. Comparing both 101 & 001, the 001 are bit sharper but the 101 sole and trailing edge is so good


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  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    I love the more simple / less busy stampings with all the latest Miuras. After ogling them I have to take a shower before I go back to my BBs. 😂

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members  3217WRX Points: 832Handicap: I.Q.Posts: 3,217 Titanium Tees
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    Always get oohs and ahhhs and compliments when I bag these:

    Or these:

    And always these:


    Most don’t know what the heck these are:



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  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8212WRX Points: 387Posts: 8,212 Titanium Tees
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    Those Mizuno Pros always make me hot and bothered. Make me wanna have a "swinger's" party with you if you know what I'm saying. 😘

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • Joe SJoe S Members  139WRX Points: 105Posts: 139 Fairways
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    This was great info! I love doing this sort of thing myself. A set of Muirfields is on my list of must haves. I wanted a 2 iron to play with my MP14's but I bought an MP29 2 iron rather than 14 because I wanted to maximize the distance I could get out of it. It has 18* loft rather than 20*. It's also a better fit with my MP37 and 33's.

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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6632WRX Points: 1,923Handicap: 8Posts: 6,632 Titanium Tees
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    Funny you say that . When I bought my Staff's I only bought the 6-PW because I've hit Anser hybrids for the last few years. The Ansers were the best hybrids I've ever hit until I bought a H2 Titleist. Anyway, my Staff 6 iron has become my favorite iron to hit. So much so I'm going to order a 4 and 5 iron as soon as I get the golf kitty built back up.

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    Titleist TS2
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Titleist 818 H2 19 Hybrid
    Titleist 816 H2 23 Hybrid
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    TM ATV grind 56
    KZG Forged 60 LW
    Bettenardi Studio Stock #3 F.I.T.
    Snell MTB 


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    Because of their superior design I'm always in the camp of more blades in the bag are better. The only exception is when the longest one flights the ball too low for your taste and play style. Then stop and get something else with higher launch at the same distance. And there's no hard and fast rule to it. I'd say almost all golfers of any skill level would be fine up to a 4i blade but also many would be fine to 3i.

    So good on you adding more blades to the bag! 👍👍. Also even if your longest blade isn't ready for the bag, keep practicing with it! Hitting it makes the next shorter iron seem easier. I swear my confidence in my 3i soared after I got my 2i.

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr I would only like to add that I have nothing to add Minnesota, USAMembers  7424WRX Points: 1,464Handicap: 7Posts: 7,424 Titanium Tees
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    A new experiment has arisen....

    Was sitting around a few mornings ago, with too much time on my hands while the wife slept in. Been playing my NV shafted Ram set, and thinking about finally reshafting another Ram set with the RIP Tour 115s I've had for a while. Got to thinking about wedges. Generally like heavier wedges, thought it might be worth the effort to give it a try in full Experiment Mode.

    Bought a Steelfiber 125 wedge shaft, last night pulled the SPB from my Scratch 53, put the Steelfiber in it. It's ready to go for Friday golf.

    Side note, it came in at roughly the same swingweight as it had with the SPB.

    It should fit in with both Ram sets (the TG898s are the candidate for the RIPs), they both have a 49* PW.

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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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  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  987WRX Points: 363Handicap: 8Posts: 987 Golden Tee
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    And as one experiment begins another draws to a close - I've had a few rounds recently where I've had the "easy to use" Vapor Fly 4 iron in the bag, and the more I use it the less comfortable I'm getting with it. Not sure if it's the x100, or the offset, but it's currently the least accurate of my irons, and off the deck, no longer than my VR Pro 4 iron. I either get a snap hook or a weak push, neither of which I suffer from from any other club (except the Driver occasionally).

    So I'm going to pull it and go back to a blade, the question is, which one? I have the choice of:

    Nike VR Pro 4 iron w/ S400 - matches the rest of the set, easy to hit and accurate, but leaves a bit of a gap to my Hybrid.

    Mizuno MP20 3 iron w/ S400 - slightly longer than the 4 iron so better for gapping, but is triggering my OCD to see a set of irons go 3,5,6,7 etc.

    Average distances from Shot Scope are - Hybrid 239 yards, 3 iron 214, 4 iron 205, 5 iron 190.

    Must admit I'm leaning towards the MP20, as it is easier to choke down and hit that 200, rather than crank up a 4 iron and hit the wrong fairway? Interested to see what m'learned blade enthusiasts would do.

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    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Cannon: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4i - DG X100
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 5i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist Pro V1x/EXP-01
    Bag: Motocaddy HydroFlex


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