June 06, 2019 at 02:22 PM
By William S
To start this off, I will be scheduling a fitting on 25 July 2019. I'm pretty accurate with my irons but I believe my distances are suffering. I play an older model set of Titleist blades (stiff) with an average iron swing speed of about 90 mph. I'm using Prov1s. My carry distances with my 6-8 irons are an average of 150, 140, and 130 with lofts of 33, 37, and 41. To help me understand if it's my swing speed or lofts, I'm asking for input. What model irons are you using, what are your average distances, what is your swing speed for those irons. The focus is on the 6-8 irons. Thanks
Dale VEscondido, CA
Jerome CLondon Ontario Canada
Darron KFate, TX
June 07, 2019 at 08:19 AM
That sounds dodgy what you write. I have 6i swing speed of 84, max 86 on good day and I hit my 6i 165y on good shots. Carry, not total. I have AP1 which have perhaps stronger lofts, but with 90mph swing speed you should carry ANY 6 iron 170+ yards. From first look you are clearly hurting your game playing blades and some perhaps heavy ultra stiff shafts. Or the 90mph is not correct measurement. I carry my 8iron over 140y...
Doug EUrbana, MD
June 07, 2019 at 03:46 PM
I truly believe my weaker lofts are limiting my distance. My accuracy is fine. My main intent is to find stronger lofted irons that can hold the green. As I stated my 6i is 33 degrees. The AP1 6i is 27 degrees or 6 degrees stronger. On the golf monitor at Golf Mart in Escondido, CA, at the same swing speed, I carry the AP1 to 180-185 with roll out to 200-206. Twenty yard roll out, in my opinion, is unacceptable. I do pinch the ball and my divot is always in front of the ball. I guess my main reason for the survey is to find a set of irons as accurate as my current set but having the 5i or 6i with enough distance to replace my 1i-4i and add more wedges. As it is, my gaps are about 10-12 yards between irons. With my swing, my wedges have roughly 5 yard gaps. I don't know, maybe I'm asking for too much.
June 07, 2019 at 08:05 PM
Thanks Dale. I'm usually up the road at Legends in Temecula. My fitting is locked on at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar on 25 July at 3:30. I'll keep an open mind. As always, Golf Your Way!
Jason ROttawa, ON
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