Sunday, May 9, 2021

Shiny metal

More like Hot Metal #hurrdurrdurr

Lessons with D-Long were great and I saw immediate improvements in my game. Not in my score (because ... Oakhurst) but it definitely felt like the wild shots were getting less wild.
It did look like the $50 garage-sale Big Bertha irons were not helping my case - they are wildly forgiving in terms of mishits but the uniflex shafts were not working for me.

I got an iron fitting at Kepler's Golf and landed on the Mizuno JPX921 Hot Metal irons paired with Mizuno Modus3 Tour 120 shafts in Stiff flex. My swing had me on the border of Stiff and X-Stiff but the former felt easier to hit and we went with that for a set from 5 iron through P, G and S wedges.

After a little bit of practice at the range, I quickly realized that the heavier shafts made it much easier for me to rotate my body through the swing. The heads were also very forgiving but I could tell exactly where I hit it every time I didn't catch a good one.

This translated pretty well on to the course - scores keep dropping.
 - U