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Thinking about Blades and Persimmons

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by thegolfclubdoc, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. thegolfclubdoc

    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    Just in case some of you don't know what my new sticks look like I have posted them. Still waiting on my putter so I can't post pictures of them just yet. I know it is going to be a process getting acclimated to these new clubs. But I'm going to play with them all season. I really like the way the look. I have hit some balls on a lunch monitor, but can't see or feel much of a difference. But when the weather gets better I will definitely be out there in the course to put these new sticks to the test. At the end of the year, if I don't like them I can always just sell them off and go back to my Pings. If I do like them then I will keep them. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Beauties!!
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Very pretty... but, my hands are stinging just looking at those irons!:D
     
  4. thegolfclubdoc

    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    Lol. Ha.

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    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    When I took them to Dicks for regripping, the salesman told me he has never seen a topline that thin before. He said he used to play with blades, but can't do it anymore. I don't know, they are kinda cool and unique. I couldn't find many like them on eBay.

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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Probably not any left in existence, because....
    1. I shot 128 with those @#$%^ blades and they now reside in the bottom of the pond on #18.
    2. After tying them to my rear bumper to give them a lesson the way home, evidently the are scattered over the entire 20 mile trip.
    3. I put them out for the trash man. Before he could pick them up, the local restauranteur stole them and is using them for butter knives.
    4. Tiger Woods bought them all up and hands them out to girlfriends so they won't ruin a perfectly good 9-iron the next time he cheats and they smash windows in his Escalade.
    5. PaPaD can't walk past a set as he makes his PIAS daily rounds and, even tough won't admit it, has 271 sets of these in his garage.
    6. North Korea has bought them up, welds them to their nuclear warheads, assuming if the radioactivity doesn't kill you the sharp top lines of these clubs will.
    7. The last 500 sets were given out as prizes during the 1988 American Horticulturists National Convention for use as tomato stakes.
     
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    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    I bet they won't be that bad. I have a hard time believing that they are going to be that much harder to hit than other clubs I have used.

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    Putter came in today. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Nice Reuter's Bullseye!! One of the guys in our regular group still uses a Bullseye. Of course, it suits him since he is left-handed. For many years, I kept a Bullseye in the basement. I play golf right-handed, but write and eat left-handed. Most things I am ambidextrous. When my putting right-handed would go in the tank, I'd grab the Bullseye and play a couple of rounds putting from the other side. Found it amazing how it seemed to help and I could switch back to the more comfortable right-handed putting.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Kind of like a "reverse" Mickelson? :)
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Difference is, I'm a lot better lookin'!!
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Than what?
     
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    Went to an indoor driving range yesterday and practiced with the new clubs. Was hitting the irons ok. I was having an issue hitting off the hosel. I think it's because the shafts are too long. But I'm not really sure. Never had an issue with hitting too close to the hosel in past. These irons are about an inch longer than standard. My driver was good. Averaging between 245-255. So, I just have to figure out what I'm doing wrong with the irons and I will be good. Hit some really good 2 and 3 iron shots. Definitely can feel the sweet spot on these clubs. I'm going to keep practicing with them until I figure out the hosel shot. But I am thinking it's due to the length.

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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    If the shafts have been extended and the lie angles not changed, the clubs will be quite a bit upright. If you address the ball as you would with a standard length iron, the toe will be up in the air. To compensate, we have to raise the grip end of the shaft which moves us closer to the ball. Moving closer, you can't get the body out of the way and connect with the ball too close to the heel. Take some 1" wide tape and wrap it around the end of the grip. Use only the grip portion below that tape. See if the choking down an inch makes any difference.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. However I think that I have figured out what's wrong. My current Pings are 3/4 and inch longer so these clubs shouldn't be too much different. But my Pings are a lot more offset. So they close a little quicker. I'm off today, so I decided to go back to the range I shut the face just slightly and that did the trick. No more hosel rockets.

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    I think what you said about becoming familiar with your clubs is right. That's why I am giving myself the whole season to get acclimated with these clubs. It's so interesting how turning the club head just a few degrees has such an impact. I just looked at a video about squaring the club face at address and have realized I have been doing it wrong this whole time. Now that I am squaring the club at address correctly before I take my grip I can hit straight shots again. Looks like my Pings we're compensating for my slightly open club face.

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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    It's always been my thought that as long as your irons fit right and were appealing to you you'll swing them just fine whether they be GI irons or blades. I've stood over some irons that were fuglier than fugly and I just couldn't swing them.
     
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    I can understand that. My goal this season was to prove two things: 1. If I play with the same clubs all season and commit to them that I will learn how to play with them no matter if they are blades or game improvement irons. 2. If I don't tinker with my swing and commit to what I do naturally without allowing others to get in my head with their "tips" that I will play more consistent and overall better golf. I'm very excited to see how this season goes.

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    Thought for a minute this was a thread about Glark's girlfriends......:D:D
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Leave MC out of this.
     
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