I’m going on the GI train, I don’t like the super shovels with a lot of offset or huge soles, but I don’t mind anything else and I would rather be on or near the green than try to pretend I can go flag hunting and need precision. I have hit irons that I thought were amazing at forgiveness and I could carve a fine piece of art with a butter knife easier than control the short irons, that was probably more a fit/swing issue. For the most part, it doesn’t seem to make a lot of difference for me.
What I do know is my best round ever came with blades, which was sandwiched between two awful rounds with the same bag and those blades are now long gone. They were pretty, but that’s where it ended for this guy.
If today was THE day I had to make my decision, I’d be between the Pinhawks, the Sterlings and the Cobra 1 length. The concept seems to work and I like easy. I haven’t hit the Cobra yet and couldn’t quite wrap my head around the way the Sterlings I demo’d were feeling in my hands (just felt too light for some reason), the Pinhawks seem great, but I don’t seem to be able to get that little something extra out of them distance wise, which hurt because I wanted to make the 5 iron fly farther, it said no. Early lead in the club house is the Pinhawk for me. I liked the feel and look better than the Sterling, but I do think the top end of the Sterlings might give me that lil sumpin I want.