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Post by Diggers on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:08 pm

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As I have a significant birthday in a few months, and buoyed by a half decent round yesterday, I thought I might treat myself to a new set of irons (realised mine are about 11 years old, where the hell did that go!). Completely out of touch with what's good to buy, I'd be happy with a last years model type deal, cavity back but not too ugly. Anyone bought any similar lately, have any suggestions for a good place to start looking?

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Post by super_realist on Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:33 pm

OK, I haven't tested them, so it would be difficult to tell. I do have a spare set of clubs though, so I might cut the 3,4, 5 & 6 and then add the appropriate weight to them and see how it goes.

I dont' think it would be good to have anything north of 7 iron at 7 iron length.

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Post by navyblueshorts on Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:22 pm

super_realist wrote:Ray, It's people like Rick Shiels and Mark Crossfield who have said that, so I doubt I'd get the height I would want. I already have a low ball flight due to being a links player. I wouldn't want it much lower.

Saying that though, I would like to test them even though they'd not be well suited to links golf.
It's an interesting idea, and I'm sure lots of people like them.
Shiels data, in particular, backs up the lower flight of the longer irons. An interesting idea (even if it's been around way before Dechambeau) and might work for some but I'm not sure.
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Post by McLaren on Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:12 pm

Why not have the same shaft in your wedges,same in 9-7, then same in 6-4. Then you only have 3 or 4 lengths without the clubhead speed issues.
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Post by navyblueshorts on Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:21 pm

It's about more than shaft length. I'm willing to bet I hit a 7-iron head on a 3-iron shaft consistently much better than a normal 3-iron. I would guess the more important factor is the loft (or lack thereof), sidespin generation at impact, clubhead mass etc etc.
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Re: New Bats

Post by Diggers on Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:02 pm

Decision made, Taylor Made RSI 1's, hit a few sets in the net and those felt far and away the best and produced the best results. Apparently swing speed is mid 70's with a 7 iron so a light steel shaft is fine, £350 job done.

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Post by McLaren on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:14 pm

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Where did you get them for £350?
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Re: New Bats

Post by Be_the_ball on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:38 pm

Nice looking clubs Diggers, enjoy thumbsup

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Post by Diggers on Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:10 pm

Cheers BTB. American Golf Mac, talked the guy down 50 quid, must have been a slow day.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:12 am

Diggers wrote:Cheers BTB. American Golf Mac,  talked the guy down 50 quid, must have been a slow day.

Nah, TM had brought out at least 2 sets of irons since the point you walked into the shop. The sales guys have an app on their smartwatch that bleeps every time they need to drop the price of "old" TM irons. It can sound like A&E on a Saturday!

Hope you enjoy 'em.

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:26 pm

Not very inspiring, to name a set of clubs after repetitive strain injury, but I'm sure they are lovely.

TM gets a lot of stick on this forum but they make great products. Hope you actually get to enjoy them this year!

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