Aaron Baddeley's in hand Iron Pics!

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  • stratkidp38stratkidp38 Members Posts: 197
    Those VFoil's look SWEEEEEET. I've thought about picking a set of them up, but I've just never gotten around to it. Has anyone played/hit them and could give me some info?
  • ocgolfproocgolfpro Members Posts: 87
    The Vfoils Badds had in the bag before his new set have nothing to do with the ones you can buy of the shelves.



    Go for the new ones MT Pro M if you want a real set of forged blades.



    You can always go for a custom grind set from Don White #1 in grinding (2k set).



    Cheers
  • Skaffa77Skaffa77 No place like the Sand Hills! ClubWRX Posts: 6,874 ClubWRX
    stratkidp38 wrote on Jan 16 2008, 08:29 PM:
    Those VFoil's look SWEEEEEET. I've thought about picking a set of them up, but I've just never gotten around to it. Has anyone played/hit them and could give me some info?



    ocgolfpro wrote on Jan 20 2008, 04:52 AM:
    The Vfoils Badds had in the bag before his new set have nothing to do with the ones you can buy of the shelves.



    Go for the new ones MT Pro M if you want a real set of forged blades.



    You can always go for a custom grind set from Don White #1 in grinding (2k set).



    Cheers




    If I'm right, Badds used a couple different custom sets of Vfoils. The 1 set was based on the 1025M series with custom grinding. The 2nd set was based on the 675M series (or at least looked like the 675M), but somewhat different as the 3,4,5 irons in the retail set wasn't 100% forged (the back part was sealed to the forged set to allow for tungsten weighting).



    I've owned both retail sets and kept the 1025M series as they were exceptional irons IMHO. You can get them fairly cheap if you can find/buy them used...maybe around $200-$300 in excellent condition.



    Ocgolfer is correct though. Badds set is very different than what you can get retail. The grinding is very much to match his preferences and swing. With that said, I think the 1025M series was excellent retail set and the new MT Pro-M line is very exciting new addition.
  • eurostomoseurostomos Members Posts: 13
    charlesdupuy wrote on May 30 2007, 04:57 PM:
    Great pics. I know they'd just waffle on about not having a market to sell too but MacGregor would probably sell a lot more clubs if they put a retail version of these into production, far nicer than those 'forgiving blades (M675s?)', i'd take a set of those over 695MBs or RAC TP blades anyday. If they could forge them as soft they'd be a real contendor with Mizuno. I think Olazabal has some really nice looking ones too.






    what like these



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    Having said that Aaron's blades look a million miles away from the set i have. Things of real beauty
  • jamesprince83jamesprince83 Members Posts: 38
    does anyone know what flex of project x shafts aaron plays, i was just curious thanks
  • powerballpowerball Members Posts: 25
    I think I saw in one of the pics of him he is using 6.5 which I though at the time surprising. I thought most on tour are using 7.0
  • ocgolfproocgolfpro Members Posts: 87
    Mix of Project X and Flighted 7.0



    Cheers,
  • stevemacstevemac Members Posts: 537 ✭✭
    One was with MacGregor for a while and one was with Cleveland. I think Don has a shop in Temecula -golf for ''''', I can't remember, and he actually was advertising on here. Sorry-not a lot of info but some-Steve
  • Chris-cChris-c Chrisc Members Posts: 21
    Excellent Pics - Thanks! Its amazing how mant pros use lead tape...
  • nalimgusnalimgus Members Posts: 138 ✭✭
    Whats in Badd's bag now that he's with adams? Driver, Woods, Hybrids, and wedges. Thanks alot.
  • birdieputtbirdieputt Jr. Boomers Posts: 379
  • villavilla Members Posts: 2,917
    nalimgus wrote on Aug 5 2008, 08:09 PM:
    Whats in Badd's bag now that he's with adams? Driver, Woods, Hybrids, and wedges. Thanks alot.


    Although he's got an Adams bag and cap, he's currently only using 2 Adams clubs. He has had spells with their drivers and apparantly they're working on some irons for him but for now, this is his bag:



    Driver: Taylor Made R7 425 TP

    3 Wood: Adams BTY 14.5*

    5 Wood: Adams BTY 18.5*

    Irons: Don White custom grind 3-PW (based on MacGregor Pro-M's)

    Wedges: Callaway X-Forged 54* & 60*

    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Oilcan
  • PVarjakPVarjak Members Posts: 19
    edited Aug 6, 2008 #74
    I looked at the WGC Bridgestone 2008 pix, and it looks like Baddeley is using some new, totally unmarked blades of some kind that don't look like either of the MacGregor pix in this thread. They do resemble a club I've seen before, but can't remember where I saw them. They might resemble the blades the Cobra guys were playing before they cleaned up the backs of them and added those shallow 'panels' and markings. Before that, they were very plain with what I think was that triangular muscleback. Anyone have any more definitive info? Thanks.



    Edit: By the way, I don't know what the proper forum for this might be, but I was wondering what info anyone might have about the new rules regarding grooves on 'scoring' clubs. I still can't believe that the HUGE and SHARP grooves on the Cleveland CG12 wedges are even conforming now (I know they are, but it's hard to believe). They are so much wider and sharper than the grooves on any other wedges like Vokeys and TM's that I've seen.
  • jdhallisseyjdhallissey Members Posts: 2,260 ✭✭
    I need to post up my tour titleist they are th smallest thing I have ever seen or hit but they are so pure. They will send chills down your spine and hands. I love them tho.
  • leventhalcleventhalc ClubWRX Posts: 210 ✭✭
    his right leg is straighr bc of stack and tilt swing. His weight never shifts back to his right
    • PXG Gen 2 0811X 9* Even Flow White 6.5X
    • TM M2 Tour 3W Kuro Kage 70S
    • PXG 0311X Darkness 3 Iron - Aerotech Steelfiber 110S
    • PXG 0311 4 & 5 Iron - Aerotech Steelfiber 110S
    • PXG 0311T 6 - PW - Aerotech Steelfiber 110S
    • Cleveland RTX-4 50, 54, 58 DGS400 Tour Issue
    • 2018 Scotty Laguna
  • Dill PicklesonDill Pickleson Go Celts Members Posts: 3,815 ✭✭
    i think those are what you call "players irons"
    Ping G400 Max 9* Hzrdus Yellow 75x
    Titleist 906F2 15* Proforce V2 85x
    TaylorMade M3 17* Tensei Blue 80x
    Ping iblade 3-PW x100
    Vokey SM7 52* & 58* s200
    TaylorMade TP Black Copper Juno
    Vessel Cart Bag
  • villavilla Members Posts: 2,917
    PVarjak wrote on Aug 6 2008, 04:40 PM:
    I looked at the WGC Bridgestone 2008 pix, and it looks like Baddeley is using some new, totally unmarked blades of some kind that don't look like either of the MacGregor pix in this thread. They do resemble a club I've seen before, but can't remember where I saw them. They might resemble the blades the Cobra guys were playing before they cleaned up the backs of them and added those shallow 'panels' and markings. Before that, they were very plain with what I think was that triangular muscleback. Anyone have any more definitive info? Thanks.


    Baddeley's new blades aren't pictured in this thread but they're still Don White grinds mate.



    They're based on the MacGregor Pro-M iron but they just have the initials DW on the sole and AB on the bottom right. I understand that Adams are keen to get him using their irons but he's been using Macgregor's since he signed with them.
  • tyler1987tyler1987 Members Posts: 12
    I am not sure how good of a ball striker Aaron is...he does have the nick name "Hits it"...if you dont get it..."Hits it Baddeley" image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
  • Dill PicklesonDill Pickleson Go Celts Members Posts: 3,815 ✭✭
    tyler1987 wrote on Sep 26 2008, 11:27 AM:
    I am not sure how good of a ball striker Aaron is...he does have the nick name "Hits it"...if you dont get it..."Hits it Baddeley" image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />






    that was awesome, i am so happy i just read that lol
    Ping G400 Max 9* Hzrdus Yellow 75x
    Titleist 906F2 15* Proforce V2 85x
    TaylorMade M3 17* Tensei Blue 80x
    Ping iblade 3-PW x100
    Vokey SM7 52* & 58* s200
    TaylorMade TP Black Copper Juno
    Vessel Cart Bag
  • elrey23elrey23 Members Posts: 1,798
    edited Sep 28, 2008 #81
    I bet he still hits it miles better than anyone on here, nick name or no nick name and that's only referring to his golf game. Then you got to factor in the ladies he has a chance with and I bet most would trade places image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
  • par4acepar4ace Members Posts: 1
    Anything hit fat with that 3 iron is going to dig to China, you gotta show respect to a guy who is able to hit something like that!
  • mdgolfer10mdgolfer10 Members Posts: 157
    ugh the grind on those v-foils is designed to prevent digging because of badds's steep impact, those clubs with that grind would never dig to china
  • pbcgolferpbcgolfer Members Posts: 420
    Similar to sergios grinds on the sole, both players take massive divots.
  • rblmp32rblmp32 Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,245 ✭✭
    pbcgolfer wrote on Nov 17 2008, 01:24 AM:
    Similar to sergios grinds on the sole, both players take massive divots.




    Yup. It's the same grind basically that Titleist has been using on alot of their irons for years. 962's, 690's, etc etc.
  • hogan234hogan234 Members Posts: 2,377 ✭✭
    At a time where technology rules in golf -- COR, MOI, NANO, Grain flow, etc. It's neat to see irons like his being played w/ some sole grinding as the biggest modification. These look like the Powerbilt forged irons that my dad used to have...teeny heads, zero offset, thin topline.
    TaylorMade R9 SuperTri 10.5* 
    Adams Tightlies 16* Matrix Code 6.2
    Adams A7 19* AxivCore 85
    Adams A7 22* AxivCore 85
    Mizuno MX25 5-PW Exsar IS-2
    Mizuno MP-T 51* Exsar IS-2
    Mizuno MP-T 58* SteelFiber i85
    TaylorMade TPA X
    ProV1x/KSig
  • phinsroyphinsroy Members Posts: 98
    getting off irons for a sec. he's gotta be gaming the new 9015d right? his site says he's still using a r7 425 but that can't be current. any info?
  • provxprovx Members Posts: 835 ✭✭
    there any retail irons with this similar blunted leading edge heel grind?
    Ping G400 Max 9* Tensei Pro Orange 70TX
    Ping G400 3 crossover Alta stiff
    Callaway Apex 4-SW recoil 780 stiff
    Cleveland cbx 60* recoil stiff
    Biomech Acculock
    Snell MTB Black
  • bjdriversbjdrivers Members Posts: 452
    yes, my irons, and a few others by Titleist have the blunted leading edge.



    http://www.titleist.com/historical_clubs/details.asp?id=87
  • ASHASH Members Posts: 62
    edited Feb 27, 2009 #90
    Hi All,



    Does anyone know what Badds has in his bag now? Has he gone over to Adams? or is he still using the same gear just with the Adams Bag?
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  • ShaitanShaitan Jr. Boomers Posts: 2,056
    Last time I looked he was using the newer Pro M design MacGregor blades (custom grinds with no logos obviously). Could have changed by now though...I heard Adams was designing a blade for him. That's all I know, don't really know anything about wedges/drivers etc.
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