Was reading thru on some other forums and thought this was a excellent example of why we want the weight in the center right behind the sweetspot!
Obviously this guy gets it!
“Think of this comparison – driving a nail. Which would be more efficient, a hammer or similar weight iron skillet? The weight is the same, but the hammer concentrates the weight directly behind the impact for efficiency. Golf clubs work the same way. The more mass you put directly behind the ball at impact, the more efficient transfer of energy you are going to have.”
Here are some other quotes from people on todays technology!
“I’ve read that with all the innovations in club technology the average golf handicap has not changed.”
“When you’re striking the ball well, that’s when you want the feedback, creating increasing confidence with each successive swing. You just can’t wait to hit the next shot because you know it will be pure. If you’re miss-hitting the ball, the forgiveness is fine but your score will stink.”
“I don’t think it’s a well kept secret that the club manufacturers some year back took loft of the irons and lengthened the shafts to fool the player into believing he was hitting less club than with his old blades. What they did really is took the old 5 iron and mark it today as a 6 iron, and so on down through the set. Clever, eh?”
“At 62 yrs. old, I too hanker for the blades to return to my bag.”
“In 1972, I met PGA tour player and former NCAA all-American, Johnny Miller at Snoopy’s Redwood Classic in Santa Rosa, California. He was still playing with McGregor irons made in the 1940s or so. The shafts were coated with some kind of green material…not chromed…not frequency matched and who know what flex. He may have still been playing them when he won the US Open the following year.
I remain skecptical that techological “advances” are anything but marketing ploys.”
“In the current crop of blades on the market, some rather loosely use the definition, as they have moved a considerable amount of mass from behind the sweet spot, which completely defeats the purpose of playing a blade.”
“This line of posts, about blades, has continued to attract the most commentary of anything I’ve written this year, and shows that golfers are weary of the “you can’t play” diatribe fed to them by the manufacturers. You CAN play, and better than even you might believe.”