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Nikonut

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I did buy a TM Sim2 Max D 3 wood.
Was not sure I would like it, however it’s doing good so far.
Wanted something with a stiff shaft, to sort of compare to how getting a stiff shafted TM driver has helped my game.

the 16 loft bothered me, but it’s getting good , good distance and I can’t complain about the ball flight.

is it true, that ping Karsten once said every club should have a stiff shaft?
 

ualtim

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I did buy a TM Sim2 Max D 3 wood.
Was not sure I would like it, however it’s doing good so far.
Wanted something with a stiff shaft, to sort of compare to how getting a stiff shafted TM driver has helped my game.

the 16 loft bothered me, but it’s getting good , good distance and I can’t complain about the ball flight.

is it true, that ping Karsten once said every club should have a stiff shaft?
I believe he was referring to iron shafts when he made that statement. I also believe in the early days Ping only offered one flex in the Eye 2’s. Of course, shaft tech has improved a bit since Karsten said that and the Eye 2‘s were being produced.

For most of us, going up or down a flex or two will not appreciably impact performance. Shaft flex is more important if you are on an extreme end of the shaft loading spectrum.

Enjoy your new fairway.
 

limpalong

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I did buy a TM Sim2 Max D 3 wood.
Was not sure I would like it, however it’s doing good so far.
Wanted something with a stiff shaft, to sort of compare to how getting a stiff shafted TM driver has helped my game.

the 16 loft bothered me, but it’s getting good , good distance and I can’t complain about the ball flight.

is it true, that ping Karsten once said every club should have a stiff shaft?
The Karsten I, II, III, and IV... The Eye's... The Eye 2's were all released with what were stiff flex shafts. Many did not carry a "S" or "R" label, but were on the stiff scale. The Eye 2 BeCu irons were equipped with the Brunswick Microtaper shafts which were about as stiff as a piece of 1/2" galvanized pipe.
The laminated woods were also released with stiff shafts.
Karsten was a believer in consistency over distance. Hit more club and hit your target rather than brag to your buddies you were hitting one club less than they are. Karsten didn't even use a ladies flex and hundreds of women played the Eye 2's.
Eye 2+ irons were released with both the ZZ Lite carry over from the Eye 2 line and with the KT shafts. The KT seemed a little stiffer than the ZZ Lite, but had a very thin wall. Really late released Eye 2+ irons did have the option of JZ's in either "S" flex or "R" flex.
When the Zings were released the were equipped with the KT shafts. The KT's began shearing off just about the hozel. Karsten tried to correct it with the KT-M... KT Modified but the damage was done for the Zing line. Zing 2's had the JZ options.
 

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These are GREAT!

 

limpalong

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Ordered set of Maltby STi2 irons, with the low cost TT Score shafts….
No really good reason I guess…
Let’s see if the high Maltby playability factor is for real lol.
431 Stainless... Good!!! Super game improvement.... Good!!! Competitive price... Good! Will be interesting to see what you think.
 

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A particular type of pitch mark/divot repairer (this). It slides onto the top part of the pocket and stays in place. I lost a similar one on a recent round. It might seem like a small issue but I don’t like being stabbed in the thigh by a pitch mark repairer at the bottom of my pants pocket.

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warbirdlover

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A particular type of pitch mark/divot repairer (this). It slides onto the top part of the pocket and stays in place. I lost a similar one on a recent round. It might seem like a small issue but I don’t like being stabbed in the thigh by a pitch mark repairer at the bottom of my pants pocket.

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I like this one

 

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Louie_T07

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I like this one

I am in by no means pointing fingers here. Both are wonderful options, but the best one is the one used to fix your pitch marks!! This just coming from a greenskeeper, with love of course!
 

Nikonut

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The Maltby Sti2 irons were kind of a let down.
The 5 and 6 will go in the bag. My current 5 and 6 are much older clubs. Except the hogan Ptx pro, which I don’t like. It has poor distance, imho.

the Maltby 7,8,9 not going in the bag.
hit my hogan icons much better, easier. Strange how a so called blade can be so easy to hit well.
The accuracy of the 8,9 and pitching wedge is awesome.

Disclaimer - I still suck at golf though lol!

will take the Maltby’s to the range more, work with them, see what happens. Maybe it’s the $10 oem true temper shafts. You get what you pay for , right?
 
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