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#1 phildaly86

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:59 PM

Hi all
Going to have a bit more spare time over the next few months so looking to play a bit more often and think it's time for a new set of irons.

Appreciate any recommendations.

Low 20s handicapper and not looking to spend anymore than $600/700. Also a leftie.

Can get Taylormade rsi tp set in that range - are they are good?

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

I don't play them but have heard they're very good - searched reviews as I was considering them

I play TM R11 irons which are very good

The TP irons may be a bit more of a players iron than you would best be served by? RSI 1 irons might suit better

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

Hi all
Going to have a bit more spare time over the next few months so looking to play a bit more often and think it's time for a new set of irons.
Appreciate any recommendations.
Low 20s handicapper and not looking to spend anymore than $600/700. Also a leftie.
Can get Taylormade rsi tp set in that range - are they are good?
Tks


RSi TP are what Jason Day plays.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:54 PM

I personally believe that one should buy the irons at the level they want to, are capable of and are prepared to reach through practice, coaching etc.

 

Current handicap is almost irrelevant if you are around 20 now, but have the dedication and talent to be a single figure.

 

This theory should also tie in with how frequently you tend to purchase new gear also.

 

Age plays a factor probably more so than people tend to realize. Give a dedicated teen a set of blades and their game can develop into them. Give a 60 year old once a year hacker blades and they will never get them off the ground.

 

What is more important than the type of club, is how it is fitted to you and your game, and spending $600 on a set plus another $100-$200 to have the grips and lies and lofts adjusted. Even a set of blades fitted is likely to perform better than something forgiving off the shelf.

 

Only my opinion, hope it helps


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:32 PM

I personally believe that one should buy the irons at the level they want to, are capable of and are prepared to reach through practice, coaching etc.


That’s some of the worst advice I have ever read on here.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:10 PM

That’s some of the worst advice I have ever read on here.

 

I guess that's why it wasn't advice, it was just my opinion.

 

I bought "easy to hit" irons within the category of my handicap and struggled. I then bought irons that were targeted at better players, had them fitted properly, practiced and trained and got coaching and cut 14 strokes within 6 months of the change. Just yesterday within my first year of getting a golf link handicap, I shot a 4 over 76 off the stick.

 

By your logic, you are saying the option that I took was the worst option I could have taken and I could have cut more strokes sticking with cast, offset low cg choppers?


Edited by PapaBravo, 05 November 2017 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:19 PM

I'm with you on this one Papa. Except for the practice dedication and talent bit.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:36 PM

I guess that's why it wasn't advice, it was just my opinion.
 
I bought "easy to hit" irons within the category of my handicap and struggled. I then bought irons that were targeted at better players, had them fitted properly, practiced and trained and got coaching and cut 14 strokes within 6 months of the change. Just yesterday within my first year of getting a golf link handicap, I shot a 4 over 76 off the stick.
 
By your logic, you are saying the option that I took was the worst option I could have taken and I could have cut more strokes sticking with cast, offset low cg choppers?


Word on the street is your handicap wasn’t that legit anyway.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

I'm with you on this one Papa. Except for the practice dedication and talent bit.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:45 PM

Not sure I'm 100% with you on going full Iron Mick PapaBravo but going for a set that will suit where you are targeting your game in the near future is definitely an option.

Going full IM and playing clubs Rory would isn't the right path I reckon.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

That’s some of the worst advice I have ever read on here.


Can you elaborate? Are you saying always buy clubs targeted at your current level? You might need to invest in some game improvers!

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

Not sure I'm 100% with you on going full Iron Mick PapaBravo but going for a set that will suit where you are targeting your game in the near future is definitely an option.
Going full IM and playing clubs Rory would isn't the right path I reckon.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:49 PM

Not sure I'm 100% with you on going full Iron Mick PapaBravo but going for a set that will suit where you are targeting your game in the near future is definitely an option.
Going full IM and playing clubs Rory would isn't the right path I reckon.

Can you elaborate? Are you saying always buy clubs targeted at your current level? You might need to invest in some game improvers!


I agree with your post.

And yes, after I used a set of TM SLDR Irons I am considering changing to game improvement irons. They were much easier to hit.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:59 PM

Using TM Irons as an example.

Someone off say 20 or so doesn’t have to use say M2 Irons, they could probably use the M1 Irons.

Going to the TP Range or a player’s irons is stupid.

Technology is there for a reason, use it.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:59 PM

I agree with your post.

And yes, after I used a set of TM SLDR Irons I am considering changing to game improvement irons. They were much easier to hit.

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I think the "almost a player irons - like those and like I feel my R11s are - are so good these days that higher caps can play them and won't lose much at all
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