new irons: a stepping backwards experiment

nike-sumo-irons-steelwhen you’ve read the in-the-bag section of this website recently, then you might know that i wasn’t that much confident with my irons lately. i owned a set of taylor mades, steel 200 2-SW and played them nearly a complete decade! so it was time to get smth new i thought, and since i’ve started liking the titleist brand very much i had for sure interest in buying a set of one of these famous clubs that are intended for the better players of us.

but to be honest to myself (and to all of you) i’m not the best player out there. i have a decent swing but far from being a very good golfer (current handicap is 19) and so i had to re-think the purchase of titleist’s MBs or CBs. no doubt, two of the best and and the same time best looking clubs available… but am i good enough to suit these clubs? i doubt it! to really enjoy these clubs you have to be a single digit golfer, which i’m unfortunately not (yet). the sweetspot is really tiny and there is absolutely no forgiveness installed in these particular clubs. so you have to know what you’re doing with them!

what to do then? i looked at my nike sumo staff bag… nike sumo driver, nike sumo 3-wood, nike sumo hybrids 2, nike sumo hybrid 3, nike sumo towel and nike sumo umbrella. and then it hit me… what would fit better into my bag than nike sumo irons?! well, it’s an end-of-range product and already detached by the machspeed irons but they’re from 2008 and therefore a real bargain as well. so that’s what i did, i purchased a brand new set of nike sumo irons yesterday evening and i am waiting for the delivery this week.

i know what you are thinking: comparing the titleist irons with these from nike is just like the opposite. and you’re right. they are ugly as hell, have a sole that is nearly as wide as the whole fairway and they are produced primarily for high-handicappers, but so what?! i want to improve my game and when i can get assistance by my clubs… i accept it! ball flight trajectory is high, so it’s easy to get the ball airborne, the forgiveness is huge with a large sweetspot, a massive perimeter heel/toe-weighting and a moment of inertia like a circus trampoline. the people that play these irons speak of ball flights that are straight as ribbon rails! the feeling would be less, point taken, but as long as i produce less strokes on a round as well, it’s working for me!

i’ve never played them and so i guess it’s a kind of an experiment. i will keep you informed about my progress.

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