Thanks, that's along the line I was thinking, cut down to 36.75 I think would be way more comfy for me that fidgeting with gripping down every time I'm digging into the middle of my bag. F9 is decently priced right now since the release of speedzone. Think I'll pull the trigger before spring and go half and half SL/VL.
Cobras customer service is top notch. The 9s were marked down several AFTER mine were ordered, and Cobra honored the sale price. Hats off to Cobra for that!!
Anyone have more info on why Sterling and Wishon are ending their SL partnership?
First round out with my one lengths today. Picked up a 4-pw cobra forged set. I must say I’m pretty surprised by the results. The short irons especially the PW was very fun to hit. I’d say it went about just as far as my normal distances...maybe a few yards more...but wow like super high...the pw was dead straight. I normally hit about 44% of greens today I hit 50% but a few shots were on the fridge. I was super happy with the long irons as well...the 5 was just as high as my normal 5 iron and the distance was on point. 195 in and hit my 5 iron pin high. However I will say you have to commit to the swing, if I backed off at all from a normal swing the ball would have the tendency to move to the right. Anyway I’m happy with this new adventure! 4 birdies today!
I'm back to SL again, using a combo of Pinhawk Vertex 6-AW, and a Pinhawk 5H, all at 37 inches.
The hybrid is so good that I'm going to get a 4H as well. By good I mean that it still goes nice and high, and the right distance, and being so short I can put a very confident swing on it. I'm a slow swinger at 75 MPH, so the 4H might be marginal height wise, but at least might be good for tight lay ups and greens that can be run up onto. I bet it will be fine off a tee, too.
The Vertexes go high and straight. They are very much SGI irons. The 6 iron is a hotter face, hollow body, and it performs as such. Nice and high. I adjusted the lofts to be as follows: 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48. They might change after I really figure out my gaps. But they are close, if not already good. I bought the sand wedge but haven't built it because the AW is presently going too high and coming up short. (And I have decent mechanics.) That's mostly why I bent it from 50 to 48 and adjusted the others accordingly. I also tipped the shaft (SK Fiber TT75R) to the max, beyond max actually. Still the same issue. Right now I'm trying to figure out a good substitute for the AW. I might just buy a regular wedge instead. I play two MD2's right now, 54 bent to 53, and 58. I could get a 50 and bend it to 48 and be happy.
But I do love the one club benefit of SL, and I think I should be able to find a gap wedge that does better. And maybe even a 53 degree as well. I like the easy height of the Vertexes, and might combo up some regular Pinhawks for the wedges, I dunno. In a perfect world I would get some Cobra OL wedges and add weight, I guess. (They are 10g lighter than the Vertexes.) Trying not to spend that kind of money on speculation, lol.
so I've played Edel SLS-01 for a couple of years and really like the heads and Paderson shafts. My experience with SL has been good and I believe has helped stabilize my often over the top casting swing. I'm now a 9 index. My only problem has been with the upper irons and wind. Physics apparently dictates the diminished length 4-5 irons will have less peak height and the extended length 8- 9-PW-GW go really high. It's great... when there is no wind. Playing at the beach was hard. Even trying to hit punch shots and knock downs the ball was really high. Is it worth going back to the old 'standard' length 8-GW in the wind instead? I don't know.. But it will be fun to try out as long as there aren't huge distance gaps.
I believe the high loft ones going high is due mostly to the shallower angle of attack that you get with a longer club. The club head speed is only about 3 MPH faster, so that's not it. And I've tried tipped or lower flight shafts like Cobra and Edel are doing, with not enough change to get excited about it.
I am going to have to do with the wedges what I did with my last set: Open my stance a bit and play the ball back a bit.
For those who have dismantled a set of One Lengths, is Cobra using any tip weights in their stock builds ? I want to acquire a used set of OL and cut down to 36.75” or 37.0” which means adding probably 6-8 grams of tip weights.
WITB: Sun Mountain 4.5LS
Titleist TS3 10.5 with Evenflow T1100 White 65 Stiff
Titleist TS2 Hybrid 19 Evenflow White 90 Stiff
Titleist 818 H1 21 & 23 with Accra FX300H Stiff
Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 5i & 6i with Steelfiber i110cw X-Stiff
Mizuno MP-18 MMC 7-PW with Steelfiber i110cw X-Stiff
Mizuno JPX-900F 50* with Steelfiber i110cw X-Stiff
Cleveland RTX 54* & 58 Mid with Steelfiber i110cw X-Stiff
Seemore Platinum M7 Tour with SS Pistol Grip
considering single length…
1. Good sources to search for a used set, including 37.5 inch wedges (gap, 54°, 58°).
2. Manufactures recommended for an eight handicap 60-year-old that now plays and likes the looks of Titleist AP2.
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