As most of you know, I finally broke down and bought some MB heads and shafted them up with FST 90 shafts. Today wasn’t the best day to judge as it was windy and cold, but the itch was there. The irons felt good considering how cold it was. Ball flights were mid trajectory. Distance was average, surprising considering the cold. Hopefully I’ll get another opportunity later this week as it warms up. I will take them to our local golf shop and check the lofts, lies, swingweights, and adjust beforehand. Overall, I’m fairly excited about these irons.
I also played the new Acer XB wedges I assembled with FST Hi Rev 110 shafts. These things are awesome around the greens, what with such tight lies we have right now. The rounded leading edge really helped me pick the ball much cleaner than other wedges I’ve tried this winter. May have to go to the heavier 120 shaft or add lead to the heads because they did seem a little light in my hands. Trajectory was a little high on full shots. Spin was good on green side chips and pitches. Feel was solid, not soft or hard, just solid. Great wedges so far.
I also bought some Juggernaut hybrids and mated them up with Aldila NVS shafts to match my Juggernaut driver and fairways. I bought some lighter NVS shafts in regular for those clubs, too. I noticed that I now have a pronounced draw with all my woods, which will probably turn out to be a good thing since I’m working on slowing down my swing to develop more lag and more extension. They all felt really good, had average distance, and a mid trajectory. Not bad for cold and windy weather.
Lastly, I built my own ribbed grips by adding skinny shish kabob sticks on the under side of the shafts. Works like a charm. You can really feel the rib in your fingers, and it seemed to help with alignment. Since Avon doesn’t offer this option in the Chamois, and I love the Chamois, this was my only choice. So far, so good. Now, if only that warmer weather would show up..........