You will never be a complete golfer until you play with blades

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LambLamb London 351WRX Points: 156Members Posts: 351 Greens
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I don't understand how people can take up the game and never play or try blades.The sad thing is most people who have never played with blades were put off by many who told them blades are difficult and one would get punished if you miss hit a shot. Who are cares? Go out there play them, stop letting others peoples short comings or negativity hold you back. This does not only apply to golf but life as a whole. Negativity hold people back.

Blades are the path to real golf enlightenment. And it is true nothing will ever beat the feeling of a well struck blade.

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  • SuperBombinSuperBombin  222WRX Points: 107Members Posts: 222 Fairways
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    I avoided them for most of my golfing life bc the perception of blades are for pros only. I demoed all 5 blades from other companies and I hit them all well with barely any lost in yardage from mishits. Going to get fitted for a set in a couple weeks. I’m eyeing the 718 mb as it’s the best look at address for me.

    But I agree everyone needs to sack up and give it a shot.

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  • BearQBearQ  3667WRX Points: 851Members Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    Before people come flame you. You’re not entirely correct. However I do believe I am a better player cause I started with inferior or hard to hit equipment. Not a perfect ratio though. players who start with blades will of course find it easier when they switch to something forgiving.

    Many blades now have longer blades lengths and tungsten too. Very few on tour will play an absolute true blade 3-P. Perhaps the point of starting with blades has merit but that’s about it

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  • caniac6caniac6  3272WRX Points: 915Handicap: 4Members Posts: 3,272 Titanium Tees
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    How about wood woods?

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  • Krt22Krt22 East Bay 8869WRX Points: 2,532Members Posts: 8,869 Titanium Tees
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    Trollol

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  • C-radC-rad  2681WRX Points: 119Handicap: 3Members Posts: 2,681 Titanium Tees
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    it is the first time i write a post on a blade forum.
    For me, i have difficulty finding a set of blade at a reasonable price without the standard DGs300. if i could find something like the mp5 or the s55 with a good shaft, in very to excellent condition, i might take a bite

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    Titleist 917 f2 18*


    PIng i25 hybrid 22* pwr 90

    project x L.Z 5.5:
    Bridgestone J15 cb 5-pw
    Nike engage 52 square,
    56 toe sweep
    60 dual sole

    Lajosi Dd201

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  • ChazbChazb  972WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 972 Golden Tee
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    Blades cavity back so what there both golf clubs.As someone posted everyone played blades up to the 70s before cavity backs because that’s all there was.
    Plenty of pros played the ping eye 2 when they came out and there are plenty of pros who play cavity backs now.
    It’s whatever works for you.

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  • KaiserSozeKaiserSoze  119WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 119 Fairways
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    Do you also feel this way about persimmon woods and 8802/Bullseye putters? If not, why not?

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user Florida 6641WRX Points: 1,080Handicap: 8.6Members Posts: 6,641 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Lamb said:

    I don't understand how people can take up the game and never play or try blades.The sad thing is most people who have never played with blades were put off by many who told them blades are difficult and one would get punished if you miss hit a shot. Who are cares? Go out there play them, stop letting others peoples short comings or negativity hold you back. This does not only apply to golf but life as a whole. Negativity hold people back.

    Blades are the path to real golf enlightenment. And it is true nothing will ever beat the feeling of a well struck blade.

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    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Ping G400 19* hybrid Stiff 70 Stock shaft

    Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300
    Ping Glide Forged 48*, 52* 56*, 60* DGS300
    Taylormade Spider-X Copper (Today - always subject to change LOL)
    Titleist AVX

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 29347WRX Points: 2,244Handicap: 0.0Members Posts: 29,347 Titanium Tees
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    Stop letting the negativity of others affect you.....Instead let me tell you what you must do!
    LOL , OK
    Man i should get blades. Enlightenment sounds truly fantastic, because i'm already so awesome and have never played them

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    Ping G400 Max w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/ KBS Hybrid Prototype 85
    Ping G410 4-SW w/DG 300
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2.0 PM 60
    SGC NorthWood CS 400g 
  • ChipNRunChipNRun  2071WRX Points: 455Members Posts: 2,071 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Lamb said:

    I don't understand how people can take up the game and never play or try blades. ... Go out there play them, stop letting others peoples short comings or negativity hold you back. This does not only apply to golf but life as a whole. **Negativity hold people back. **

    Blades are the path to real golf enlightenment. And it is true nothing will ever beat the feeling of a well struck blade.

    Back in the previous century, I played MacGregor MT irons - Everyone played blades, that's all we had pre-Karsten. In years I could play a lot, I shot in the 80s. In other years, it was the 90s and the blades were hard to handle. Fast forward: The last couple of years, I have run into former small-college golfers who once played blades but now play CBs. They don't have time to keep their game in "blade ready" shape - same problem I had years ago.

    **Negativity holds people back. ** Uh, how about realizing one's limitations. A few years back I tried the the Callaway X Forged irons - couldn't hardly get the shots airborne. I also tried the cavity-back X20 Tours, and the ball flew fine (I played them for eight seasons). Having high clubhead speed is a prerequisite for hitting blades well. Advice from veteran teaching pro: get clubs for the swing you have, not the one you hope to have next year.

    And, these golfers don't do blades:

    • Matt Kuchar played Bridgestone J15 CB (5-PW) when he won Sony Open.
    • Brandt Snedeker played Bridgestone J15 CB (4-9) when he won the Wyndham.
    • Henrik Stenson still plays his custom set of of Callaway Legacy Black irons (muscle cavities).
    • Ian Poulter played the Titleist 718 AP2 when he won the Houston Open.

    If someone wants to use a muscleback 4i as an occasional practice club, go for it. But blades are NOT what most players need.

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    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • LodestoneLodestone  3373WRX Points: 331Members Posts: 3,373 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Petunia Sprinkle said:

    Featheries, on sheep munched fairways? Aye, laddies, that’s the golf!

    Nay, is not the golf! Is the gowfe!

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    FORE RIGHT!!!!
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  9042WRX Points: 1,307Members Posts: 9,042 Titanium Tees
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    The biggest thing I find from playing blades is that hitting the ball thin makes my shots 100% unpredictable. I can end up hitting a 7i 180 instead of 165 because I got it skinny and my spin goes to 4000. Did this last week when I got a 9i skinny from about 130 that I meant to hit softly and ended up 10 yards behind the green. Had a horrible lie and made bogey. With something a little more forgiving and more meat behind those grooves, probably wouldn't have had that happen... maybe.

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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    3w - '16 Tour Issue M1 (16.5*) | Diamana B 70
    5w - '17 M1 | Tensei Pro Blue 70
    4h - 818H1 | Tensei Pro White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - Odyssey Big 7 Arm Lock or Custom EVNROLL ER5
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  • IamMarkMacIamMarkMac SF Bay Area 757WRX Points: 250Handicap: 10Members Posts: 757 Golden Tee
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    Meh. I have blades and hitting them sweet is awesome. But shooting low and winning matches is better. I only ever bring the blades out when the games are for fun and on low hazard courses. Otherwise, when I inevitably make a bad swing, I'll always wonder if I would've gotten away with it with my GI clubs.

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    Bag 1                                                                 Bag 2
    Ping G400 LST 10                                             Epon Technicity 9
    Ping G400 3W 14.5                                          TM R9 3W 14
    Ping G400 3H 19                                              Miura 3H 19
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-P               Epon 503 4-P Nippon Super Peening Orange
    Mizuno s18 50, 54, 58                                     Miura 51, 56 k-grind
    Bettinardi BB1                                                  Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1235WRX Points: 161Handicap: 9Members Posts: 1,235 Platinum Tees
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    wow.. really!?!?
    Just wow.

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    Titleist                  TS2 16.5 Wood 
    Ping                      G410 19 Hybrid 
    Titleist                  818 H2 23 Hybrid 
    Mizuno                 MP 32 5-P Irons
    Ping                      Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron  Special Select 2.5 Putter 
  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 1+ Winnipeg 9926WRX Points: 905Handicap: 4ishClubWRX Posts: 9,926 ClubWRX
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    Clearly the path to being a complete A-wad is to start threads like these.

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    Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
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  • gvogelgvogel  8099WRX Points: 1,087Members Posts: 8,099 Titanium Tees
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    I predict this thread will go 25 pages, with no agreement from either side on this debate.
    By the way, I have a hickory set of blades (Tad Moore Victor irons - a reproduction of clubs that Bobby Jones designed with J. Victor East in 1929). I play them from time to time. They work for me because the shafts are heavy. I don't hit them as far as modern clubs, but I hit them straight (because of the heavy shafts).

    Instead of blades, I prefer the advice: play the most forgiving club that you can look at. The older i get, the uglier they get.

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    On -, @MtlJeff said:

    Stop letting the negativity of others affect you.....Instead let me tell you what you must do!
    LOL , OK
    Man i should get blades. Enlightenment sounds truly fantastic, because i'm already so awesome and have never played them

    Hefe Jeff. You’d be so boss I’m not sure we could handle it.

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    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • mukstermukster A lot can happen in a year. North of the 49th 3684WRX Points: 439Members Posts: 3,684 Titanium Tees
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    The effects of the long winter continues to get to some. This, combined with the babelism currently encountered on this forum may reach mass critical. May the golf gods be with us all.

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    Callaway Epic 3 Wood , Fubuki Z65 shaft
    Mizuno ST180 5 wood,  Tensei CK Blue shaft
    Cobra F8 22* hybrid
    Srixon Z765 5-PW irons
    , KBS Tour V shafts
    Srixon A wedge 51° bent to 50°
    Hogan Equalizer 54* wedge
    Mizuno S18 58* wedge
    Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter
  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
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    I’ve played 8-PW Mizuno M-4’s recently and just scored 4-AW of Callaway Apex MB raw heads. Here’s to jumping in feet first with blades!

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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OH 2211WRX Points: 302Handicap: 7Members Posts: 2,211 Platinum Tees
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    Man I dunno about this...
    My z785 feel as good or better than any blade I've played. So do some cavity back Muiras. Shaft has a lot to do with feel, but I would play my z785 over any blade out there at the moment.

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    Callaway Steelhead XR 4+
    Mizuno MP-18 mb 4-PW
    Titliest SM7 50f, 54s, 58d
    SC Phantom X 5.5
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  • Matt JMatt J  8735WRX Points: 337Members Posts: 8,735 Titanium Tees
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    IMO, each player should try a blade, shovel, cb, etc....

    How do you know what you like otherwise?

    Most won't want a true bladed iron. With good reason.

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  • duffer987duffer987 Meh... eh Canadian in California 9682WRX Points: 962Handicap: ~8Members Posts: 9,682 Titanium Tees
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    Another new site complaint: no beating a dead horse smilie anymore.

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  • DBurnsDBurns  42WRX Points: 36Members Posts: 42 Bunkers
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    Hogwash. But, nothing more beautiful to look at. Walter Hagen Forged in USA musclebacks and KZG Forged blades currently in the rotation.

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  • greenwavegolfergreenwavegolfer  173WRX Points: 65Handicap: 2.7Members Posts: 173 Fairways
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    There's a ton of Tour players who don't play blades. Are they not complete golfers?

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    Ping G400 LST 10º (Playing 9º) Accra TZ5 65 M4
    Titleist T-MB 2i (17º) Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X
    Srixon Z-785 3i/4i Nippon Modus Tour 120X
    Srixon Z-Forged 5i-PW Nippon Modus Tour 120X
    Titleist SM5 50º SM6 54º, 58º Dynamic Gold S200
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne
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