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That 'new' club feeling

Post by barragan on Fri 18 May 2018, 7:48 pm

Ok so not strictly newly released, but new off the shelf, and new for me...picked up a Ping Crossover 3 iron today, partly because I've not bought a new club in what seems like forever but mainly, having trying a playing partners Crossover a couple of weeks ago...the bug bit and I knew I had to have one.

My bag has been very stable over the past few seasons...last club in was also a 3 iron, a Titleist 712U to replace my 712CB which has never performed for me as previous 'set' 3-irons have. Whilst the 712U has its moments (basically whenever I wanted to chop one as low as possible), it's never really become the reliable turn-to club I'd hoped to bridge the gap between 2H and 4I.

Anyway, the test drive today before purchase was fun, out for a (very rare) few holes over lunch and obviously took as many opportunities to hit it as possible. First impression of my previous playing partners had been off the tee, and I found it easy to get similar results in terms of strike and feel as if had with his (albeit his was bent down to a 2I loft). Off the deck however was slightly trickier. Found it very natural at set up off the tee, but off the deck I wasn't quite sure of it. Eureka moment last attempt...commitment was all that was missing and WOW.

There. Is. NOTHING. Like. Striking. A. Long. 'Iron'. Sweetly. In. Golf!

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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion on Fri 18 May 2018, 9:28 pm

Nothing beats it.
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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 21 May 2018, 2:33 pm

Especially if it's forged.

Although the feeling when you nail a driver is also up there.

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Post by navyblueshorts on Tue 22 May 2018, 4:09 pm

Not a true 'new' club, but as my 2-iron is playing up (well, my inability to put a good swing on it these days), I got an eBay special Adams Pro DHy 18° the other day. Took it down the local driving range for 50 balls at lunchtime and that's really put the cat amongst the pigeons. Sweeeet. Agree re. the feelings on hitting long 'irons' flush - launch and feeling is something else.
Bit of a dilemma now - want to carry the 2i (looks cool and suggests I can actually play) but this Adams was very, very promising.

Re. forged and feel. Make two clubs in identical shapes/decals etc, one forged and one cast, and no-one will be able to tell the difference. Vokey makes pretty popular wedges but I never hear of anyone bemoaning the lack of forged steel in their manufacture....
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Wed 23 May 2018, 12:40 pm

I don't like that Vokey wedges are cast. Very Happy

But then for some reason I don't like Vokeys very much anyway.

Navy - (and I'm guessing the looking cool comment was tongue firmly in cheek!) I would rather have an onlooker tell me I nailed that shot with the hybrid over them telling me they like the look of the 2 iron in my bag. Time and a place for both though (if you can hit them). I struggle with hybrids and went "back" to a Titleist TMB 3 Iron (or is it forward to a "crossover" iron in modern parlance?). I find the "bad" ones go a lot further and a lot straighter than a hybrid hit similarly, but I can miss adjacent fairways quite easily with either!

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Post by navyblueshorts on Wed 23 May 2018, 12:46 pm

Hi Roller. Trust you re. Vokeys Smile

Yep, I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek. The 2i is a bit weird; I have the 716 T-MB in 4i to 2i and hit both the 4i and 3i very well. Don't seem to get on with the 2i though. Will try a re-shaft to see if it helps, but then get rid (or stick in garage) if no good.
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Post by raycastleunited on Wed 23 May 2018, 3:06 pm

Re forged and feel.

I'm only going on my own single experience of moving from my old TM cast irons to new Mizuno forged. The soft feeling off the club face when I flush one.... oooh, makes me want to shout out in pleasure Yahoo

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Post by McLaren on Wed 23 May 2018, 3:20 pm

Maybe I should have posted this here.

https://twitter.com/Skratch/status/998983432335187970
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Post by navyblueshorts on Thu 24 May 2018, 9:36 am

raycastleunited wrote:Re forged and feel.

I'm only going on my own single experience of moving from my old TM cast irons to new Mizuno forged. The soft feeling off the club face when I flush one.... oooh, makes me want to shout out in pleasure Yahoo
Yes, but you know the first was cast and the second forged. They were also different shape heads. Most 'feel' is down to the sound at impact anyway.
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Post by navyblueshorts on Thu 24 May 2018, 9:39 am

McLaren wrote:Maybe I should have posted this here.

https://twitter.com/Skratch/status/998983432335187970
Pphht. It's good, but I suspect Watson, Nicklaus, Trevino etc might have something to say about it being the sweetest 2i ever.
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Post by super_realist on Thu 24 May 2018, 11:48 am

Just spent a fortune on my new irons.
It's worth the extra to get down to the range and have an hour on the trackman to sort out your new yardages.

Trouble with your golf bag is that it's like painting the Forth Bridge. Once something new gets in, the other items get on the replacement carousel. Never ending.

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Post by raycastleunited on Thu 24 May 2018, 1:26 pm

super_realist wrote:Just spent a fortune on my new irons.
It's worth the extra to get down to the range and have an hour on the trackman to sort out your new yardages.

Trouble with your golf bag is that it's like painting the Forth Bridge. Once something new gets in, the other items get on the replacement carousel. Never ending.

What have you gone for Super? PXG, Miura, Vega?

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Post by super_realist on Thu 24 May 2018, 2:00 pm

Ha ha, Mizuno are expensive enough Ray.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Thu 24 May 2018, 2:31 pm

I trust you'll be FKW in matching apparel, bag, brolly, glove, towel, visor etc etc?

Before topping one off the first!

Oh - just me then Very Happy

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Post by raycastleunited on Thu 24 May 2018, 5:03 pm

Roller_Coaster wrote:I trust you'll be FKW in matching apparel, bag, brolly, glove, towel, visor etc etc?

Before topping one off the first!

Oh - just me then Very Happy

One of my mates went Nike FKW. To be fair, he did look smart, but it cost him a bloody fortune, especially when Nike stopped making clubs and he had to rebrand all his gear.


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Post by super_realist on Thu 24 May 2018, 5:36 pm

I knew a guy like that too, all Nike, looked a proper plank.

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