Why do I hit MB's better han my AP1's

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Dylan B


Hi I am a 6 hcp that practices about 3 times a weak. I currently have the AP1 710's and am looking for some new irons. I was looking at he AP2's but then I tried the MB's and smoked every one I hit, I was hitting them much better than my AP1's. I was told I wouldn't be able to hit them so I wasn't really considering them. Does anyone have any clues why this occurred

Thanx

Norris


Dylan; Don't know who would tell you that you couldn't hit the MB's. If your a 6 hcp I see no reason why the MB's wouldn't be a great club for you. It sounds like your skills are way past the AP's.

Lou G


The logical explanation would be the ground offers less resistance to the sharp edge on a blade iron vs the rounded edge on a semi game improvement iron.  Also depends on your ball striking style - if you tend to be a slider, the MB probably works better; if you tend to be a digger, the AP1 works better.

I had a similar situation with a set of GT3 irons vs my trusty X31s in 2006.  I found it easier to pick the ball off a tight lie with the latter.

Dylan B


I am 13 years old and I was told that I wouldn't be strong enough to be able to hit them

Lou G


Dylan B

I am 13 years old and I was told that I wouldn't be strong enough to be able to hit them

When I was 13, the only choice we had was blades.   Even old ladies hit blades back then. 

Strength has nothing to do with the clubhead.   Swing speed isn't necessarily related to strength either - explain why a 15 year old female who probably weighs about 110 lb can drive a golf ball 280+ yards (the world #1 amateur) and why a male who weighs about 270 and bench presses 400 lb barely drives it 220 yards. 

 

Don O


Dylan B

I am 13 years old and I was told that I wouldn't be strong enough to be able to hit them


 
At any age, blades have a penalty for off center hits.  If you can control the head that well through contact, you can hit a blade.  At your (and mine at 63) age it is not as common to have great ball striking control.  ...However, the generalization does apply to me... LOL.