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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Mon May 27, 2013 9:34 pm

Used to have similar problem thru out my irons where certain irons sharing same distance. Especially like your case of PW & 9i. Then I somehow find I'm too weak to handle the stock DG shaft and decided to try SF. Got a used SF i80 S flex and then during my first green with it, my PW and 9i were diff by 10! Well some time it feel the same distance to me on range but on green I see better difference...

Well that's what work for me... U got to try it to know what u need...

For me, I need both my PW & 9i... I would only sacrifice my long irons if I need to leave some at home.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 12:02 am

I had two of my friends to test both my 9i and PW today. They too feels the distance is the same. They too suspected it to be a QC problem that resulted in both clubs having the same length. But then again the three of us are of the same standard...
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 12:06 am

swine wrote:
I had two of my friends to test both my 9i and PW today. They too feels the distance is the same. They too suspected it to be a QC problem that resulted in both clubs having the same length. But then again the three of us are of the same standard...
You tried their clubs? See any difference in distance?
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 12:12 am

We did compared their 9i and PW. It is about 0.5 inch difference in length.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 9:15 am

swine wrote:
We did compared their 9i and PW. It is about 0.5 inch difference in length.

Check the loft of both clubs ... Visually u should be able to see the difference ...
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 9:19 am

To measure loft without instruments, you can try placing the club face up and stepping on the clubs, the shafts should point at different angles. The pitch at a higher degree.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 9:21 am

swine wrote:
We did compared their 9i and PW. It is about 0.5 inch difference in length.

usually the difference btw 9I to PW should only be 0.25"
You can check the specs online.

Is the difference felt? or checked?
Where isit? Range or course?

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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 10:54 am

Will test it out tonight
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue May 28, 2013 10:02 pm

Results as follows:
9i - 35.75"
PW - 35.5"

Really very slight difference in length.

Loft wise can see PW has slightly more loft.

Once again Thanks all GR for your advices.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Wed May 29, 2013 10:08 am

swine wrote:
Results as follows:
9i - 35.75"
PW - 35.5"

Really very slight difference in length.

Loft wise can see PW has slightly more loft.

Once again Thanks all GR for your advices.

Sometime the difference in distance can be short (say, 5 m or less) depending on the AoA ... As one of the blokes mentioned above, u need to hit down and lean your hands forward of the ball on impact inorder to deloft the club dynamically to achieve greater and more penetrating distance. Many social golfers like us tend to scoop the ball which results in seeing a "balloon" trajectory ...
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Wed May 29, 2013 10:14 am

My PW goes only max 80yds from fairway. If tee up 90yds.

My 9i max 100yds from dairway. If tee up 110yds.

Big disparity. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:45 pm

Came across this.

blog.scorgolf.com/2012/07/31/ballooning-short-iron-and-wedge-shots/

Had the same problem when I started out.

Not sure if this applies to you, but hope it helps anywag
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:52 pm

Thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:41 pm

Go to ivan golf and get your loft and lie checked out
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:47 pm

its probably the way you swing, loft of the clubs will not differ too much from the specs.

you probably use more shaft lean on your PW swing and less on your 9 iron? More shaft lean would deloft the club, essentially making your PW become a 9 iron loft.

i can hit my 8 iron full out 6 iron distance as well by delofting it.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:22 pm

This is a good read. Main message is not to force your wedges, but focus on achieving consistent clean contact.
Trajectory, distance and spin will take care of themselves.

mrkatsucurry wrote:
Came across this.

blog.scorgolf.com/2012/07/31/ballooning-short-iron-and-wedge-shots/
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:36 pm

Last Friday play with a Dr fren, @Laguna CC, 134 yrd he used 60* lob wedge and on it!


We use driver to tee off he used Hybrid and hit further than our driver!
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:35 pm

essentiale wrote:


i can hit my 8 iron full out 6 iron distance as well by delofting it.

Bro, that is awesome ... Care to share with mere mortals like us on how you do it? Thanks in advance ... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:20 pm

Play back in stance and deloft wih shaft lean and hit it extra hard lol Swing
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:02 am

This Dr fren weigh in around 90kg so he's a heavy weigh
and he's 36 yrs. So he's size and power!
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:10 am

iron eagle wrote:
This Dr fren weigh in around 90kg so he's a heavy weigh
and he's 36 yrs. So he's size and power!

Lol same weight as me.. Ok I maybe abit more.. Time to cut down on alcohol and food! Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:11 am

How about positioning the ball differently, say more to your right foot vice centre?
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PostSubject: Re: Same Distance with 9 iron and Pitching wedge   Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:51 am

I play a 49* PW and a 45* 9i. Compare to the standard lofts you see out there my 9i is like a modern PW like what might be in your case if you didn't check your lofts.
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