Aaron Baddeley's in hand Iron Pics!

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  • RSchaffer29RSchaffer29 Los Angeles, CA Members Posts: 680
    knollwoodassistant wrote on May 29 2007, 10:54 PM:
    Can't help but notice how straight his right knee is in the first frame. Thanks for the AWESOME pics.




    it's called "stack and tilt"... a new way to swing, theres a whole article on it in the new Golf Digest with Vijay on the cover
  • braithwaitebraithwaite Banned Posts: 78
    taylormade3107 wrote on Jun 2 2007, 09:11 PM:
    braithwaite wrote on Jun 3 2007, 10:58 AM:
    i have a question i have noticed many players have holes in the back of their wedges, what does that do?


    It's called "porting". Porting will subtlely change the centre of gravity of a wedge and result in a marginally lower or higher ball flight (depending on where the port is on the wedge).






    oo ok thanks, i was like what are they for and now i know thanks
  • ijustgolfijustgolf Bomb and Gouge Members Posts: 701
    I thought I saw Aaron using the MacTec Draw driver on Thursday at the Memorial when I went up. Kind of surprising I think.
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  • Big AlBig Al I like my coffee BLACK, just like my metal! Members Posts: 435
    Those are hardcore!! love 'em



    Al
  • villavilla Members Posts: 2,917
    meyer7001 wrote on Jun 3 2007, 09:18 AM:
    I thought I saw Aaron using the MacTec Draw driver on Thursday at the Memorial when I went up. Kind of surprising I think.




    As far as I know (and i'd be shocked if i'm wrong) Badds uses a Mactec Tour. What makes you think it was a Mactec Draw mate?
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,293 admin
    villa wrote on Jun 4 2007, 06:59 AM:
    meyer7001 wrote on Jun 3 2007, 09:18 AM:
    I thought I saw Aaron using the MacTec Draw driver on Thursday at the Memorial when I went up. Kind of surprising I think.




    As far as I know (and i'd be shocked if i'm wrong) Badds uses a Mactec Tour. What makes you think it was a Mactec Draw mate?




    Here is his Driver...



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  • trexx827trexx827 Members Posts: 20
    That is not a TM rep. He is his swing coach who is the one featured in Golf digest
  • mbaisleymbaisley Members Posts: 117
    I agree. MacGregor's current retail lineup is junk. I probably own about 20 sets of MacGregor forged irons. In fact, I am looking at about 5 sets leaning up against the wall right now in my office, all VIP's and Nicklaus models. One day I need to post pictures on here of my MacGregor collection....



    Anyway, the 1025M and 1025CM's were the last good irons they made. They should have stuck with that, because better golfers were buying them up like hotcakes. If anyone from MacGregor is reading the blogs, take note: we want "real" forged irons, not those hollow clanky things that they're trying to pass off onto us now.



    I have a set of custom grind 1025M's, 2-LW, and I can tell you that they are worth every penny. I got them to do a custom toe grind to look just like the 1991 VIP re-makes. They blended the factory toe with the square toe, and they also did custom wedges. My wedges are stamped "54" and "61" on the sole, and the 61 has aboslutely 0 degrees bounce with heel relief for flop shots. You could hit a flop shot off your driveway with this thing.



    Anyway, for the MacGregor purists out there, I hope you enjoy looking at these pics as much as I did, although I would add some diamonds back to the scoring lines.... with a little satin chrome on them, take off that cheap looking black medallion and then stamp a big gold "VIP" in the back, and then you'd have yourself a real set of irons.
  • chasmchasm Members Posts: 549 ✭✭
    It's been said before in this thread, but that 3 iron looks more dangerous than my chef's knife (japanese forged - but not the tour version image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> ), which coincidentally is made by a company called MAC.



    I still think Macgregor forged irons look beautiful.
  • addamsmithaddamsmith Charter Members Posts: 780 ✭✭
    Fantastic Info Easyy

    Those pic's are great mate

    Addam
  • WoundedquackerWoundedquacker Members Posts: 5
    Just to be clear: I am in no way affiliated with Interactive Frontiers, but if you google the aforementioned company or "V1 Home," you can download their swing analysis software for free, and you can see Baddely's swing in slow-mo with a short iron and driver. They also have loads of other pros' swings and you can upload your own swing for analysis.
  • PROPRO Members Posts: 298
    Does anyone know what kind of putter that is Aaron is using? Looks awesome.
  • villavilla Members Posts: 2,917
    nextiger wrote on Jun 17 2007, 10:33 AM:
    Does anyone know what kind of putter that is Aaron is using? Looks awesome.




    I think he uses a Scotty Cameron Newport Oil Can for years. Don't think he's changed mate but I could be wrong.
  • gnietognieto Members Posts: 6
    Does anyone know what shaft Aaron uses on his MacTec?
  • crustycrusty Members Posts: 22
    Rookie question- is that lead paint(?) on the back of his irons? Doesn't look like tape, just gunky. Add a little weight I s'pose.....



    crusty
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,293 admin
    gnieto wrote on Jun 18 2007, 12:16 AM:
    Does anyone know what shaft Aaron uses on his MacTec?




    Sorry, I dont.


    crusty wrote on Jun 18 2007, 12:16 PM:
    Rookie question- is that lead paint(?) on the back of his irons? Doesn't look like tape, just gunky. Add a little weight I s'pose.....



    crusty




    Yep that's lead tape.
  • villavilla Members Posts: 2,917
    gnieto wrote on Jun 17 2007, 11:16 PM:
    Does anyone know what shaft Aaron uses on his MacTec?


    He's either using a Diamana Blueboard or an Accra SC (which he has in his fairway woods).
  • pgarobpgarob Members Posts: 637 ✭✭
    It is a blueboard in his driver
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  • sync71sync71 Jr. Boomers Posts: 1,534
    Awesome pics, that 3-iron looks like a knife..it looks great though, what a classic look to the head shape, besides the grind.
  • puresurfrpuresurfr Members Posts: 1,919 ✭✭
    mbaisley wrote on Jun 7 2007, 10:22 PM:
    I agree. MacGregor's current retail lineup is junk. I probably own about 20 sets of MacGregor forged irons. In fact, I am looking at about 5 sets leaning up against the wall right now in my office, all VIP's and Nicklaus models. One day I need to post pictures on here of my MacGregor collection....



    Anyway, the 1025M and 1025CM's were the last good irons they made. They should have stuck with that, because better golfers were buying them up like hotcakes. If anyone from MacGregor is reading the blogs, take note: we want "real" forged irons, not those hollow clanky things that they're trying to pass off onto us now.



    I have a set of custom grind 1025M's, 2-LW, and I can tell you that they are worth every penny. I got them to do a custom toe grind to look just like the 1991 VIP re-makes. They blended the factory toe with the square toe, and they also did custom wedges. My wedges are stamped "54" and "61" on the sole, and the 61 has aboslutely 0 degrees bounce with heel relief for flop shots. You could hit a flop shot off your driveway with this thing.



    Anyway, for the MacGregor purists out there, I hope you enjoy looking at these pics as much as I did, although I would add some diamonds back to the scoring lines.... with a little satin chrome on them, take off that cheap looking black medallion and then stamp a big gold "VIP" in the back, and then you'd have yourself a real set of irons.












    i guess i am a purist, i have a set of satin macgregor tourneys, they are stamped vip on the back and they were hand ground by don white, box toes and diamond scoring face as well.....i wish i could find a back up for them, but it looks like im gonna have to go to macgregor and pay up the kazoo !!!!
  • PhilfestPhilfest Members Posts: 786
    easyyy wrote on May 30 2007, 03:37 PM:
    keith723 wrote on May 30 2007, 03:19 PM:
    What's the benefit of the leading edge he has on his irons? It's got a grind I've not seen before






    The grind will help not dig as much. If you have a decending swing path this grind helps as you enter the ground from diging in to fast.




    Great question. I was going to ask the same thing.



    My next question is why are those holes in his wedges?
  • hbearhbear Lefty Boomers Posts: 3,710 ✭✭
    Holes are to take out headweight in his wedge.
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  • spring70spring70 Members Posts: 110
    That 7 iron pic looks just like my first set of real irons, a set of Diawa DG's (~1989) I forget the model. Very hard to hit!
  • shortgamewizshortgamewiz Members Posts: 45
    I still use the 962's. Those things are still a great feeling iron. I have tried to find a new replacement to no luck. I've tried the callaway forged tour irons, and the r7 tp's. I would like to a find a maximum forgiving iron with the forged tour iron look. Any ideas?
  • bjdriversbjdrivers Members Posts: 452
    That looks very similar to the sole grind of the Titleist DCI 962Bs that I used to play. My 690's have it as well. Really helps for downloaders.
  • Henny BoganHenny Bogan Members Posts: 6
    OT: Does anyone have more swing sequence pics of Badds or Mike Weir?



    Please do post. I'd like to see how they execute their Stack and Tilt swings.



    TIA.
  • HunterDTHunterDT Members Posts: 157
    easyyy wrote on May 29 2007, 09:43 PM:
    Small forged blades custom built for Aaron by Don White of MacGregor golf. Small heads with a big leading edge grind. Helps with Badds decending blow to the ball.



    Also has a new 55* in the bag last week. Here are Pics only seen here...

    3 iron...





    GAH!!!! It's just a picture and yet I still got nervous looking at it. I can just feel the bones breaking in my hands from mishitting this! image/swoon2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • scottonscotton Members Posts: 179
    Does anyone know if the Wood Brothers are still at MacGregor?
  • Konakid67Konakid67 Members Posts: 603
    HunterDT wrote on Jan 15 2008, 12:30 PM:
    GAH!!!! It's just a picture and yet I still got nervous looking at it. I can just feel the bones breaking in my hands from mishitting this! image/swoon2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


    That 3 iron is not that small.............. image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />

    Kevin

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  • withdrewwithdrew Unregistered Posts: 2,107
    HunterDT wrote on Jan 15 2008, 12:30 PM:
    easyyy wrote on May 29 2007, 09:43 PM:
    Small forged blades custom built for Aaron by Don White of MacGregor golf. Small heads with a big leading edge grind. Helps with Badds decending blow to the ball.



    Also has a new 55* in the bag last week. Here are Pics only seen here...

    3 iron...





    GAH!!!! It's just a picture and yet I still got nervous looking at it. I can just feel the bones breaking in my hands from mishitting this! image/swoon2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />





    Konakid67 wrote on Jan 15 2008, 09:04 PM:
    HunterDT wrote on Jan 15 2008, 12:30 PM:
    GAH!!!! It's just a picture and yet I still got nervous looking at it. I can just feel the bones breaking in my hands from mishitting this! image/swoon2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />


    That 3 iron is not that small.............. image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':stinker:' />

    Kevin

    snakeeyes3iron.jpg


    They BOTH scare me.
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