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  1. I have Glide 3.0 in both 55* (56 bent strong) and 60*. I can hit both full swing with confidence, the 56 is for sand and most chipping (other than chip and run), the 60 is for lob situations. I swapped shafts to Recoil Proto Wedge as everything else is graphite. The head works for me visually and I can open it up a bit but typically use it square. I’ve had Fourteen forged, earlier Glides, Mizuno and some other >54* wedges, Eye2 work best for me by far. if you can’t get past the look at address though, might be a non-starter.
  2. like my dad always told me, “son, you’re not useless…you can always serve as a bad example.”
  3. same - 19* 3H and 24* 5H is a nice gap for me.
  4. Yeah, funny how that can work. I had 7i and G425 6H in the bag (both 30*) and they gapped well. No substitute for real-world experience.
  5. I think it depends on how you gap at that end of the bag. I'm going without a 4i/h club, as I think 3H to 5H ends up being a usable gap. I just didn't see enough difference going from 5 to 4, ymmv.
  6. It's interesting as I still have G425 6H(30*) and 7H (34*). After one round and range session my initial impression is that I can easily go from Halo 7i to G425 6H. The Halo 5H is a tougher nut to crack, swings different than either the 7i or 6H (or by memory, G425 5H). Will hit the 5H again at the range and compare with my F9 3H but there are a lot of variables. I think I might not be loading the 5H well enough - it is stiff as are the irons and my other hybrids, but it feels pretty stout.
  7. They are sorta hybrids but sorta not. I did just get the 5H and have 7i-DW. The hybrid has a longer shaft than the equivalent iron and feels heavier at the head (plus the shaft is heavier if comparing graphite to graphite). So they swing differently.
  8. I bought single irons through Carls. Only change was +3 grips, I got them in under a week (I'm about 1-day ship from Cleveland). The base spec is about spot on for me - I typically go +1/4" in length and 1* upright. Out of the box they measure that compared to most irons. ymmv
  9. I had i210 a few years back and liked them a lot - always thought the felt very good for any club, let alone a cast head. Then swapped things up after a long injury layoff and most recently had ZX7. I loved the way the ZX7 felt when I hit it right, and it was very long. But I just didn't hit it that way enough times out of 10, and I'm on the wrong side of 60 now to be banging buckets of balls every day to tweak the swing. My main miss is toe and the XL Halo handles that well. The Halos actually aren't particularly long irons. A well struck ZX7 7i went longer in my hands than a well struck Halo 7i, despite the Halo being a bit strong loft. But a poorly struck shot with the Halo doesn't penalize me as much. I'm getting used to the sound and feel. It isn't particularly hard feeling, and actually you can feel the difference between a well struck and poorly struck shot. Just isn't like a forged blade/players feel.
  10. So I finally got out onto the course for a round last week. Been hitting the XL Halos at the range but the proof is in the pudding...er....grass.tl;dr - most enjoyable round I've played in probably 3 yearsWhy? I suspect it is expectations, or lack thereof. I went off the first tee with what felt like a lot less pressure. Kind of, "well, these are SGI clubs so if I get close to the green it'll be a win." That attitude evidently worked with everything but the putter. My usual 10 or so fairways in regulation - driver is rarely a problem. But way more GIRs, and some dead perfect shots including a smooth DW on 18 from about 85y to an elevated green that left me a 2' putt.5H showed up yesterday, will take it to the range today. I did use my G425 6H to good effect as well, and went back to my F9 3W and 3H - both got used multiple times without mishaps. Thinking less about what clubs are "right" and instead just going out and hitting something that works seems to be a win.
  11. that would go high but I wouldn't characterize the landing as soft. You certainly won't get any roll-out though...
  12. Well after some experimentation I'm now in the land of XL Halo - XL. So up for sale is my 5W and four hybrids, all very good shape. Only a handful of rounds, mostly some range time. Ping G425 Max 5 wood Tensei Orange AV Stiff standard loft/lie (adjustable) standard length Golf Pride MMC grips +3 wraps stock head cover SOLD. $245 shipped in the CONUS OBO Ping G425 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H (4H and 5H are sold) all Tensei Orange CK stiff standard loft/lie (adjustable) standard length Golf Pride MMC grips +3 wraps stock head covers $195 each shipped in the CONUS OBO Package deals encouraged!
  13. SOLD SOLD SOLD Purchase new (a few at a time) through Carls, shipped direct from Srixon. This is a classic case of me buying clubs for the swing I was going to have, but the reality is that much of that rust on my swing is permanent so I've gone to the head cover side of things. I really like the Recoil 95s - I had SF i95 (R) in a set of i210s and the feel is similar but the Recoil seems to be a bit more damped. Not wet noodles, and all my other clubs are stiff shaft (even my 7H). Condition is very good - please see the pictures, taken today (2Oct). Very few rounds in the bag, mostly short irons at the range. Srixon ZX7 6-AW Recoil 95 F3 + 1/4" long standard lie/loft Golf Pride MMC grips, +3 wraps $650 obo shipped in the CONUS.
  14. T300 compared with the new XL Halos
  15. In addition, some people are more realistic about their abilities and accept that age and wear/tear can take you to a place where lessons won't necessarily save the cat. The Halo XLs are great clubs. Terrible for the ego, great for the ball flight...
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