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  1. Hardman Double/Bubble. Orange is usable after 18 hrs, Red is fast setting. Available at Walmart. Overlap shear strength is 3,000 psi.
  2. There is nothing wrong with the Titleist DCI 990 irons and the Vokey wedges are also excellent (if the grooves are still in good shape). If you hit them well enough and enjoy the game with them, then there is no need to waste a grand on newer irons. It may be worth getting new grips put on them if they still have the old grips. There are many golfers on this site that still play irons from the 80s and 90s with good results. The Maltby Playability Factor (www.golfworks.com/iron-head-mpf-ratings) is not a useful number on its own. However, the individual measurements, like MOI,
  3. This ^^^ For those who are skeptical, put impact tape on the clubface and then use lead tape, in 2g increments, to add weight to the head. The consistency of on-center contact moves around even with as little as 2g, but definitely 4g is noticeable for most golfers. I have a Maltby KE4S 6i head with removeable weight screws (2g, 4g, 6g, 8g), so it is very easy to set the club up with say 2x 2g weights (nominal is 2x4g) and then incrementally add more weight. I have done this dozens of times with players ranging from low single digits to 20+ handicaps. The on-center hit consistency
  4. You already have 6 sets of irons, but have collected the components to build another 6 sets.
  5. Maltby TE Forged are the best value for money of any forged CB iron heads available. Excellent quality, good feel, small offset, traditional lofts. Also worth considering are Wishon 565MC, if you can find a fitter near you. At 6'4" the length and weight of the iron shafts are important to get right, so a fitting is a good idea. Take look at the Ping website and the color code chart under the Fitting tab to get a starting point based on his height and wrist to floor measurement.
  6. Wishon makes some fantastic forged irons, "traditional" lofts, low offset. I also have the 3w and 5w in the bag.
  7. It is all about the effect of temperature on air density: https://blog.trackmangolf.com/learn-weather-affect-ball-flight/ Cold air is more dense than warm air => more drag (ball doesn't fly as far) + more lift (ball flies higher with more spin) About 1 yd difference in carry distance per 10 degrees F.
  8. No, you could potentially get 10 mph more ball speed at 90 mph club head speed at 30 degrees of loft. BUT most likely not from a different clubhead (with the same loft) or different shaft. It is all about the efficiency of the transfer of club speed (you have loads of that already) to ball speed. A smash factor of 1.26 with 30 deg loft is a sign of a very inefficient strike. As @Stuart_G states above, it is all about the quality and consistency of the face impact, coupled with hitting the ball first then the turf, dynamic loft at impact (delofted or scooped), club path (in-to-out or out-to-in)
  9. If the 1.26 smash number is correct then club head or shaft is not the problem. The quality of impact looks to be the issue. Titleist AP2 with 30 deg loft on the 6i should be giving you smash factors in the range of 1.36-1.40 depending on how much you deloft the club at impact, angle of attack and face-to-path angle. AMT Black S300 might be too light or soft in flex for your swing speed, but working on better impact will bring much better results than an equipment change. Here are the Tour averages from Trackman https://blog.trackmangolf.com/trackman-average-tour-stats/
  10. Wishon 565MC. 7i is 34°, minimal offset, forgiving and 5 step forging gives great feel.
  11. Take a look at the DIY Driver tune up post. It should give you some better information about fitting for a particular swingweight - it is all about consistency of on-center strike. In order to get to that optimum set up, you/your fitter would need to be able to vary the head weight for a given shaft (length, weight, flex etc.). When the most consistent good results are obtained, then the length, total weight and swingweight are measured.
  12. There probably is more flighting in the taper tip fc115cw shafts vs the parallel tips with 5/8 tip trim progression.
  13. The KBS Tour 90 S flex and Nippon NS Pro 950 GH S flex are very similar in bend profile (see the Wishon shaft profiling system curves attached). The butt stiffness is essentially the same. The KBS is slightly stiffer in the mid and tip sections. In terms of cut weight, they are also very similar. KBS Tour 90 S is 102g at 40" (2.55 g/in) in the 3 iron (based on KBS website) vs Nippon NS Pro 950 S is 98g at 38.5" (2.55g/in) also in 3 iron shaft. The butt diameter of the Nippon is 0.610" vs 0.600" in the KBS.
  14. A few more to add to the list: Toura https://touragolf.com/ Ballistic https://www.ballistic.golf/ Argolf https://www.argolfusa.com/ BGD https://www.byrdiegolf.com/ Geom https://geomgolf.com/ Swing Science http://www.swingscience.net/
  15. The standard Recoil 95 and Recoil 110 are also slightly ascending weight. Recoil 95 increases from 90g in the 2i to 96 in the 9i, 110 ranges from 105g to 111g (in F4 flex).
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