Started playing golf 20 years ago and then took about 15 years off. Switched to SL when I started playing again last year. I'm a terrible player (don't usually break 95 unless I'm really trying). Being able to groove a single swing with SL really appealed to me. Previous to SL I was terribly inconsistent and knew that I wasn't even lining up consistently with all of my irons. Only get out for 5-10 rounds a year right now so there's a lot of clubs I rarely hit so I didn't have confidence swinging them. With SL I have much more confidence; I feel this has improved my consistency but don't have an apples-to-apples comparison. Mentally though, it has definitely helped. I have F9's. Struggle at the top of the bag (80mph-ish 7i speed) but hitting a SL 5i that only goes 5 yards past my 6 is better than shanking a VL 5i into the trees. I've got the SL Cobra hybrids too, but can't hit them to save my life. They're crazy hook machines for me; I just really struggle to make good contact with them. In my brain I know that I should at least be able to make similar contact as the irons but I just never do. I dumped them both for SL driving irons which I make much better contact with. I can't really get the driving irons in the air, but on the public So Cal courses I play the fairways are hard in the summer so they usually run out enough to go further than the irons. At some point I will go back and work on the SL hybrids and see if I can figure them out. I also dumped my 3W and only carry a 5W. Considering trying something like a Cally Super Hybrid; see if I can hit it better than my 5W. I also carry a VL 60 deg wedge (Cally PM). Initially I just didn't feel comfortable making partial swings for pitch/flop shots with the SL wedges. After a year I'm starting to feel that maybe I could game a SL 60. If I start improving enough, I could see switching back to VL if I can't sort out the top of my bag, but that's a big if.