Combo set or full blades

extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
edited Oct 9, 2018 in Equipment #1
Thinking about picking up some blades, at least 7 iron through pitching wedge. I got the p770s new on eBay this season after a long injury Layoff. I can play blade golf, but the deal was too good to pass up and I was curious anyways.



Playing well, but i want to start putting blades in the bottom of my bag.



Curious for opinions on if I should Combo these with p730, or other options like full swap, etc



Current setup is p770 4-GW p770, kbs tour flt 130x.



Open to all blade companies, not just TM.



Anyone combo mixed company iron sets?
g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
columbus
jumbomax tour medium grips
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  • LazyLightning22LazyLightning22 Posts: 280 ✭✭
    I'm about to get a set of blades. Going full blade 4-PW. I play OG AP2s right now and probably could use the extra support that cavity backs offer, but who cares.
    Ping G400 LST 10*- Project X Even Flow Black 65 6.5
    Titleist 909 F3 13.5*- Diamana Blue Board S
    Titleist 909H 21*- Aldila Voodoo S
    Mizuno Yoro MP 68 4-PW- KBS C-Taper R+
    Cleveland RTX3 RAW 50* 54* 58*
    Cameron Newport 1.5
  • daddy0neputtdaddy0neputt Members Posts: 60 ✭✭
    I'm going back and forth between TM TP MB Smokes and a set of Cally Prototypes full blades on both. I've experimented with a mix, but always end up back with the full blades. Think it's due to the fact the cavity backs I've tried, both TM and Cally, are longer heel to toe and also have a bit more offset than my eye cares for. That said I've played blades since I first started playing, so it's hard to change!
  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Posts: 1,509 ✭✭
    Combo them with a set of blades that excite you to the point where you end up quitting your job so you can practice and play every day for the rest of your life! Or at least up until the intervention.



    I like my 718's but lots of praise for the MP18's and the Apex MB's.



    Just one guys thoughts but worth a watch.



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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members Posts: 1,150 ✭✭
    Full blades man. It will make you better. I think so at least. Going from Ping G30s to Cobra MBs was tough but I learned a lot. For giggle and craps, I played the g30s as my dad has them in an extra set in New England and I felt like I was cheating with them but I couldn’t get them to stop on the green and feel where I was hitting them on the club face.



    Go full blade. Suck for a while. Get better. Understand it’s you and not the club but you can blame the club.
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,028 ✭✭
    Go fill blades, as long as they fit you correctly you won't have any problems
    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    = Taylormade 64* Hi-Toe
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    edited Oct 10, 2018 #7
    Stanks wrote:
    Full blades man. It will make you better. I think so at least. Going from Ping G30s to Cobra MBs was tough but I learned a lot. For giggle and craps, I played the g30s as my dad has them in an extra set in New England and I felt like I was cheating with them but I couldnÂ’t get them to stop on the green and feel where I was hitting them on the club face.



    Go full blade. Suck for a while. Get better. Understand itÂ’s you and not the club but you can blame the club.


    Lmao. I shouldn't suck for too long, but rest assured, I will always, always,blame the club. I'll look down at it after a shank like it purposefully stopped at the bottom of my swing and I had no say In The matter.



    that's majority for full blades so far. Thx for responses. So let's decide..



    MP4/mp5/Srixzon z965for 300-500 used?



    Older Taylormade, callaway, or titlelist mb's for around$300-600.



    Newer Taylormade, callaway, or titlelist blades (mb's, apex, p730, etc) for whatever I can get them for.



    Or break the bank, get new(what model ?),hide the from my ladyøŸ™ˆ
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Combo them with a set of blades that excite you to the point where you end up quitting your job so you can practice and play every day for the rest of your life! Or at least up until the intervention.



    I like my 718's but lots of praise for the MP18's and the Apex MB's.



    Just one guys thoughts but worth a watch.



    [media=]




    The intervention would have to be at a driving range to trick me into coming.
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • anthanth From the Land Down Under Members Posts: 2,761 ✭✭
    I vote combo. Furthermore if you're going to combo, you've got to do it properly e.g. Srixon 765/965 or Mizuno MP18 series. You can barely tell the difference at address.



    7 iron up will give you the blade fix you desire. 6 iron down will give you that touch of forgiveness and extra launch.
    Callaway Rogue 10.5
    Callaway BB Alpha 816 16
    Srixon Z H45 19 Hybrid
    Srixon Z U45 23 Utility
    Srixon Z 765/965 5 - PW
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 50 & 54
    TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi Toe 58
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
    TaylorMade TP5
  • cavanaghcavanagh Posts: 623 ✭✭
    Why not go p750 for the scoring irons ???
    Callaway Great Big Bertha Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 75g

    M3 3 Wood Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 75g

    Callaway X2 Hot po 20 degree Hzrdus 85g Black
    P770 4-P Project X LZ 6.0

    52, high toe

    58 Hi Toe

    Taylormade Spider Red 
    TP5 X

  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    cavanagh wrote:
    Why not go p750 for the scoring irons ???




    Because I can outplay them quite honestly! The 770s are great, don't get me wrong. But 750 seems similar just a bit smaller. I hit 770's fine, and can shape the ball pretty well. But I cannot feel where the ball hits the club face as well as I want. Important to me.



    Never considered them though. If you think they feel like blades maybe I'll demo, but more inclined to go traditional muscleback/blade
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    edited Oct 10, 2018 #12
    anth wrote:
    I vote combo. Furthermore if you're going to combo, you've got to do it properly e.g. Srixon 765/965 or Mizuno MP18 series. You can barely tell the difference at address.



    7 iron up will give you the blade fix you desire. 6 iron down will give you that touch of forgiveness and extra launch.




    Nice! That's the answer I was hoping for �. Well sorta. Was hoping to keep the 770's 4-6 but I think your right ill end up wanting something more uniform
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • anthanth From the Land Down Under Members Posts: 2,761 ✭✭
    I think the 770 are sweet looking. Not sure how they'll compare with the 730 at address. Only you can answer that by placing them side by side, but in my mind they have to look similar or you'll never fully commit to the set
    Callaway Rogue 10.5
    Callaway BB Alpha 816 16
    Srixon Z H45 19 Hybrid
    Srixon Z U45 23 Utility
    Srixon Z 765/965 5 - PW
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 50 & 54
    TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi Toe 58
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
    TaylorMade TP5
  • HubijerkHubijerk Members Posts: 723 ✭✭
    So, personally I would go combo, but that's just because of what I personally need from my irons. I have used blades, or blade combo's as long as I can remember. I have continued to play some version of a forged blade or small forged CB mostly out of habit and familiarity.



    With that said I just switched to an almost all Cobra bag and I ended up going with the Forged Tours... As much as I loved, and still love my MP-18 combo set I can't deny that these put me in better positions to score consistently. I still play competitively and if I were playing purely for joy the blades get the nod. But the slightly bigger, multi weighted head is longer and more forgiving.



    What do you mean when you say you can outplay the 750's? Personally the only big concern I have with irons is too much offset. The blades give me more control over my launch, and make it easier to alter the flight. But if I'm being truthful, I don't need most of what the blades offer to score my best.



    Right now I'm hitting the ball straighter and longer and that's showing up in consistently lower scores. There has never been a time in the history of golf where it's easier to hit the ball straight, or at least minimize curve.
    You can't sneak the cheese by a rat
  • skisnutzskisnutz Members Posts: 219 ✭✭
    I have both the 965 and MP4s. The 965 are bigger and definitely more forgiving. While the 965 feel sweet, the MP4's feel like nothing else.....absolutely amazing when hit flush. I play both sets and get the same score most of the time.
    Ping G400 Max 9.5* TPT Golf 16 MKP-MT-SW
    Ping G400 14.5* TPT Golf 15 LKP-MT-SW
    Cobra F9 Hybrid 19* Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 85s
    Srixon U85 22* Graphite Design Tour AD-95x
    Srixon 585 5-P N.S. Pro Modus Tour 105s
    Cleveland RTX-4  50, 54, 58 N.S. Pro Modus Wedge 115
    Scotty Cameron California Del Mar Custom
    Srixon Z-Star XV 
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    edited Oct 10, 2018 #16
    Hubijerk wrote:
    So, personally I would go combo, but that's just because of what I personally need from my irons. I have used blades, or blade combo's as long as I can remember. I have continued to play some version of a forged blade or small forged CB mostly out of habit and familiarity.



    With that said I just switched to an almost all Cobra bag and I ended up going with the Forged Tours... As much as I loved, and still love my MP-18 combo set I can't deny that these put me in better positions to score consistently. I still play competitively and if I were playing purely for joy the blades get the nod. But the slightly bigger, multi weighted head is longer and more forgiving.



    What do you mean when you say you can outplay the 750's? Personally the only big concern I have with irons is too much offset. The blades give me more control over my launch, and make it easier to alter the flight. But if I'm being truthful, I don't need most of what the blades offer to score my best.



    Right now I'm hitting the ball straighter and longer and that's showing up in consistently lower scores. There has never been a time in the history of golf where it's easier to hit the ball straight, or at least minimize curve.




    What I mean to say is I can hit it straight when I want, or curve it when I want. Don't necessarily need to minimize curve, I don't mis hit at a high rate. And I'm strong with a solid swing so distance is no issue at all. I score consistently with any clubs if I play safe.



    However as you pointed out, I'm able to spin the ball more, with more consistency/repeatability, with blades. Easy for me to feel, but even more apparent on launch monitors. This means better distance control and shaping for me. That's when I can get up and down/ score under par. I put 5 foot putts in at a pretty high rate, so that's always a goal on my approach.



    That being said, I have hit the p770(cavities in general) well enough to think that with 4-6, I can get the shape I want(ish) with less risk. If I slightly miss it a short iron, I'm a few feet further away from the hole. But miss slightly off center with a 4 iron blade, could miss the green. That's not too often for me with blades, and I don't really miss (shots left or right)using 770s. I'm thinking I can get long blades to that point as well. I could before my injury ,and I'm better now than I was.



    Really good thoughts everyone. To be a perfectionist and go for maximum workability throughout the irons, or lower risk in the longer ones using a cavityback.



    I'm thinking while I can still sling iron, I'll just get blades. I'd probably end up there anyways. Even if I get my 4 iron p770 to 5 feet a lot, I'll wonder if my blade would have gotten me to a gimme putt.
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    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    anth wrote:
    I think the 770 are sweet looking. Not sure how they'll compare with the 730 at address. Only you can answer that by placing them side by side, but in my mind they have to look similar or you'll never fully commit to the set




    Truth. If I go 730 I should just go to store and compare with my 4 iron.
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Hubijerk wrote:
    So, personally I would go combo, but that's just because of what I personally need from my irons. I have used blades, or blade combo's as long as I can remember. I have continued to play some version of a forged blade or small forged CB mostly out of habit and familiarity.



    With that said I just switched to an almost all Cobra bag and I ended up going with the Forged Tours... As much as I loved, and still love my MP-18 combo set I can't deny that these put me in better positions to score consistently. I still play competitively and if I were playing purely for joy the blades get the nod. But the slightly bigger, multi weighted head is longer and more forgiving.



    What do you mean when you say you can outplay the 750's? Personally the only big concern I have with irons is too much offset. The blades give me more control over my launch, and make it easier to alter the flight. But if I'm being truthful, I don't need most of what the blades offer to score my best.



    Right now I'm hitting the ball straighter and longer and that's showing up in consistently lower scores. There has never been a time in the history of golf where it's easier to hit the ball straight, or at least minimize curve.




    Oh and again, I don't know that the p750s wouldn't keep up, I have never hit/compared to my blade spin rates/face impact patterns
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    edited Oct 10, 2018 #19
    skisnutz wrote:
    I have both the 965 and MP4s. The 965 are bigger and definitely more forgiving. While the 965 feel sweet, the MP4's feel like nothing else.....absolutely amazing when hit flush. I play both sets and get the same score most of the time.




    So you would give up 965s before MP4?



    As in buy MP4 if I can find?



    Anyone one else have eBay type blades they recommend I try to find?

    Or recommend buying a certain new set?
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • surfnbrettsurfnbrett Members Posts: 44
    edited Oct 10, 2018 #20
    I play p730 P-6 and then p750 5-4 one degree strong on those. Absolutely love it. I do not do this because I can't hit a blade long iron, its purely for gapping reasons which allows me to alleviate the 3 iron and play a 2 iron without a massive gap while still keeping a 60-56-52 in the bag
  • surfnbrettsurfnbrett Members Posts: 44
    And the P730's I feel are the real deal. Cannot go wrong with older Mizuno MP 68-69
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,203 ✭✭
    full blades combos are not worth it. you will just regret it. i have, twice.
    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    3-4 IRON: MIZZY MP18MMC FLIHI
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 48, 53, 58, 64
    PUTTER; RIFE Cayman
    BALL; various, ask me that day.
  • RitocopRitocop Posts: 119
    Full blades will make you strive to be better IMO
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    Callaway Rogue 3&5
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    Chrome Soft
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    surfnbrett wrote:
    I play p730 P-6 and then p750 5-4 one degree strong on those. Absolutely love it. I do not do this because I can't hit a blade long iron, its purely for gapping reasons which allows me to alleviate the 3 iron and play a 2 iron without a massive gap while still keeping a 60-56-52 in the bag




    Interesting...you simply shorten backswing/arc on the 2 iron to fill that gap?



    That's a very cool approach. +1 point for combo. Think I should they 750's with 730? Or try my 770 4-5 with 730?
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Ritocop wrote:
    Full blades will make you strive to be better IMO




    Yea I'm thinking I agree.



    Any recommendations? Or is this the thread consensus (in this order)



    1.p730

    2.any newer blade offering

    3. Any mizuno blade, starting with mp 4/5
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • skisnutzskisnutz Members Posts: 219 ✭✭
    I purchased the MP4's as my first set of blades. Once I figured out that I was not man enough for them at that time, I started searching for something else. I went to 765's seeking a little more forgiveness. They were good but just didn't have the feel of the MP4's. I picked up the 965's with the intent to play a mixed set with the 765 long irons but found that the 965s were basically just as forgiving, so I sold the 765s on bst. I'm playing both the 965s and the MP4s still and don't really want to give up either set. There are lots of great blades out there...….these are just the two sets I happen to use.
    Ping G400 Max 9.5* TPT Golf 16 MKP-MT-SW
    Ping G400 14.5* TPT Golf 15 LKP-MT-SW
    Cobra F9 Hybrid 19* Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 85s
    Srixon U85 22* Graphite Design Tour AD-95x
    Srixon 585 5-P N.S. Pro Modus Tour 105s
    Cleveland RTX-4  50, 54, 58 N.S. Pro Modus Wedge 115
    Scotty Cameron California Del Mar Custom
    Srixon Z-Star XV 
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 3,935 ✭✭
    I'll throw Cobra Amp pros into the mix. And the tour preferred blades that DJ played 2 years ago.
  • golfinbradgolfinbrad Members Posts: 368 ✭✭
    extrastiff wrote:

    Ritocop wrote:
    Full blades will make you strive to be better IMO




    Yea I'm thinking I agree.



    Any recommendations? Or is this the thread consensus (in this order)



    1.p730

    2.any newer blade offering

    3. Any mizuno blade, starting with mp 4/5




    Have you eliminated Bridgestone blades? J15 MBs are pretty sweet.
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    skisnutz wrote:
    I purchased the MP4's as my first set of blades. Once I figured out that I was not man enough for them at that time, I started searching for something else. I went to 765's seeking a little more forgiveness. They were good but just didn't have the feel of the MP4's. I picked up the 965's with the intent to play a mixed set with the 765 long irons but found that the 965s were basically just as forgiving, so I sold the 765s on bst. I'm playing both the 965s and the MP4s still and don't really want to give up either set. There are lots of great blades out there...….these are just the two sets I happen to use.


    Two sets and can't pick huh? Si couldn't handle that. Analysis paralysis every round
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    skisnutz wrote:
    I purchased the MP4's as my first set of blades. Once I figured out that I was not man enough for them at that time, I started searching for something else. I went to 765's seeking a little more forgiveness. They were good but just didn't have the feel of the MP4's. I picked up the 965's with the intent to play a mixed set with the 765 long irons but found that the 965s were basically just as forgiving, so I sold the 765s on bst. I'm playing both the 965s and the MP4s still and don't really want to give up either set. There are lots of great blades out there...….these are just the two sets I happen to use.




    So 965 comparable feel to MP4 or sacrifice a bit for forgiveness
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • surfnbrettsurfnbrett Members Posts: 44
    extrastiff wrote:

    surfnbrett wrote:
    I play p730 P-6 and then p750 5-4 one degree strong on those. Absolutely love it. I do not do this because I can't hit a blade long iron, its purely for gapping reasons which allows me to alleviate the 3 iron and play a 2 iron without a massive gap while still keeping a 60-56-52 in the bag




    Interesting...you simply shorten backswing/arc on the 2 iron to fill that gap?



    That's a very cool approach. +1 point for combo. Think I should they 750's with 730? Or try my 770 4-5 with 730?




    So for me that extra degree gets my 4i carry up to 215 and my 2 iron on a high soft shot will land around 235 or a lower flight that I can hit off of the tee and will roll forever. For me if you look at where you score, it is much more important to feel comfortable with the bottom end of the bag (wedges) versus being worried about a 20 yard gap for me at the top of my irons.
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