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Old Feb 15, 2017, 03:43 PM   #26
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Default Re: Sterling SL Iron Review - Rick Shiels

No problem. To each his own. Hybrids are not the most aesthetically pleasing thing to look at either imho and almost everyone has one in the bag now. Why? Because they perform. Same could be said about the Ping Eye 2 of old but I digress as usual
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Old Feb 16, 2017, 08:56 AM   #27
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The one thing his says several times is Consistency

That is what it is all about. If you can count on your 150 yard club going 150 yards, what difference does it make what number is on the bottom?

By the end of the season I was a full club longer...that actually causes other issues.... initially anyways.

I attribute that to better contact on all irons.

I just got a sample of the only SL FWY woods....Looking forward to trying them out next week in Hawaii!
And this is a guy that has played out of consistent address position for years (TLT) and still found he needed to play a number of games before the SL set consistency got dialed in.

This is why I am so troubled by people that insist on LM numbers (by testing all different combinations in 1 session) there is no way that you are dialed in through all the variety of shafts, heads, flexes, weights - that you tested on the day of your fitting.

I continue to believe that setting the length and lie to your strongest athletic address position - then go play 5 rounds minimum - allow your body to adjust to the new stance. Looking for the few good hits you do on that day and saying - this is the set for me - is just not sound to me.

The player in the video had very little time to become accustomed to the fit - which is where - just as Jim states - Jim had better contact after many rounds of play. It takes time to learn to play from your new address.

Those that say the wedges are too long - simply have not played them enough to retrain your body after years of crouching. In SL if the 5 irons fits, then the 8 iron fits and the SW also fits - why? - because they are all the same length and lie.
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Old Feb 16, 2017, 10:14 AM   #28
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I continue to believe that setting the length and lie to your strongest athletic address position - then go play 5 rounds minimum - allow your body to adjust to the new stance. Looking for the few good hits you do on that day and saying - this is the set for me - is just not sound to me.

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Moreover the subject may have an on or off day
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Old Feb 16, 2017, 02:01 PM   #29
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Jim from Kona Golf is building a Sterling 4-GW set for me .
From my experience on the course and the logic of a consistent club length in the irons I'm confident this single length design is going to lower my score. I want solid ball-striking, consistent distances ,keeping the ball in the fairway and on the green. I will work on all the other stuff like ball flight height, draw,fade ,ect once I have some consistency in my playing abilities.
Regarding the appearance of the Sterling irons I have actually seen them and they look better in person ,quality well machined design.
I'm looking forward to this season
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Old Feb 16, 2017, 03:26 PM   #30
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Any idea when the left handed heads are coming out?
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Old Feb 16, 2017, 03:51 PM   #31
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Any idea when the left handed heads are coming out?
I never got a solid answer when I asked last week.

Pinhawk SL Left hand are in stock. I have a few sets left and won't see anymore until late March early April.
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Old Feb 16, 2017, 04:09 PM   #32
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Any idea when the left handed heads are coming out?
I spoke with Tom Wishon on WRX last night and he said the heads should be available for sale from Diamond Golf late May if everything goes according to plan.

He has one more inspection to do before the dies are set and production starts.

So late May or early June seems to be the update for now.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 04:27 AM   #33
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Jim from Kona Golf is building a Sterling 4-GW set for me .
From my experience on the course and the logic of a consistent club length in the irons I'm confident this single length design is going to lower my score. I want solid ball-striking, consistent distances ,keeping the ball in the fairway and on the green. I will work on all the other stuff like ball flight height, draw,fade ,ect once I have some consistency in my playing abilities.
Regarding the appearance of the Sterling irons I have actually seen them and they look better in person ,quality well machined design.
I'm looking forward to this season
lol isn't that what we all want ?we are all looking for consistency in our game ,can't wait for your feedback.
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