I have just taken delivery of 2-PW of these bad boys…
In very nice condition and only £75 +Postage.
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The 2 iron looks scared as it know it will be spending time with the impact bag tonight and Mikey in our proshop saturday getting bent nice and flat
They doo look so much harder to hit, I had forgotten what a true blade looked like.
Can’t wait to see how my ballstriking fairs with these.
Anyone have any advice on what to reshaft withlong term? They only have Dynamic Gold R300’s in which I think will be good for me intially feeling the flex a bit more, but will neeed a reshaft long term.
what shafts do you normally use?
Nice job - they look lovely! In terms of reshafting I would just see how you go to start off with, then you could look at S300/400 or even X100. I think I remember Lag saying that for hitters shaft flex is not quite as important as for swingers as long as you are aware of what adjustments you need to make. In fact here is his explanation when I asked the same question:
When we apply pressure to a shaft, that pressure is essentially the same whether it is an x shaft or a ladies regular… That pressure is what we need as golfers, because that pressure is our feel. The more stored pressure we have in the shaft, the less the golf ball has any say in what is going to happen to it.
It is more difficult to visually see the flex in the shaft, if that shaft is stiffer than looser.
It’s a tricky thing, because as soon as acceleration reaches zero, the shaft starts to unflex. Full extension of the shaft takes longer with the looser shaft, so it could appear that the looser shaft is holding flex longer than a stiff one given the same moment of zero acceleration that would trigger the release of the pressure.
However, once pressure is lost, it is lost… and impossible to regain in a golf swing… so don’t be fooled thinking that the looser shaft is offering some kind of forgiveness.
The lowpoint in a super flexed shaft is certainly more forward and slightly left… I can certainly feel the difference. The looser shaft is more open just prior to impact if flex is being held, but it is also MORE CLOSED if you don’t…
As a hitter, I find little difference in the distance I hit my shots between regular and x shafts… but there is a trajectory difference.
The stiffer shafts do hit the ball higher…
Now if you are a swinger, all this is different… and looser shafts may very well throw the ball up, because most people bring into impact a fully released shaft or an over released cupped shaft… which would increase loft… and most golfers play golf this way… and just start piling on the compensations.
The bottom line is… if you are a hitter, you should probably favor stiffer shafts… but the good news is if you are hitting, shaft flex is not much of an issue, not nearly as much as it is for swingers…
For swingers, shaft flex is extremely critical because you are trying to “time” the release of the shaft into an inline situation, and that is tough stuff…
I’m currently using 6.0 rifles in my hogan blades. That’s a great post on shaft flex though. Basically we should be able to feel the flex and hit anything as a hitter.
I’m thinking it will be easier initally to feel that flex with the regulars
Has a chat with the pro who does my clubs, we are going to go for Dynamic Golds S300’s tipped a quater inch and follow the loft/lie guide, initially going 3’ flatter
They are so pure, when we had a look at me hitting them, he tried them and loved the feel!!!
He loved how there was no offset!!!
That’s a great set…
I was playing with Ron Chalmers, who ran the Rifle Shaft Company for years… they made the Apex shaft for The Hogan Company also…
When I asked Ron last week what his all time favorite set of blade was …
Your set!! the Spalding “Bird on the Ball”
I have a set I’m looking to set up soon also…
let us know how they FLY!!!
Just a little update. These irons I am falling in love with. I have hit over a dozen pure 2 irons in the last couple of weeks that are to be honest indescribable
I have just checked the model and make, and as Lag mentioned they are the bird on ball Custom crafted
I would say I am about 2 clubs shorter than with a modern club but they set up and feel soooooo good
I have been looking…you dont see them too often…
I let a top flite bird/ball get away from me last week (I fell asleep)
but I keep looking!!
I have a nice set of spalding persimmon to go with the irons, whenever I find them…
good stuff Mr. 2 iron!!
Feeling quite pleased with myself, having just picked up a set 3-sw of these for £50.
Pretty good nick, strangely with TT r300 shafts (seem to have a spalding id tag number label on the shaft as well) and tour wrap grips. Lovely looking things,
Well be getting them flattened over the coming months - looking forward to that!
Due to a clearout I am looking to sell these beauties.