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  • #31
    Took me 3 rounds to get used to my set. I had my 54 and 58* wedges shortened a bit from the TLT build specs as to me they felt too heavy.

    As a comparison last fall I played my old standard set during a 36 hole round. I was not able to hit one solid iron shot during round 1. Fortunately I brought along my TLT build and swapped them out. Can’t see myself going back to standard again.

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    • #32
      When a tall player needs longer wedges (especially in a retrofit as these wedge heads are heavy) the resultant is that some wedges will feel a bit too heavy. Current wedges are designed around a 35 1\2 length with a heavy head. As I make them longer some will find the overall feel a bit too heavy. A small reduction in length can make a world of difference in feel.

      As often these are specialty club's a small deviation from the math model is not a big concern.

      With a new build I can often pick heads that are not as heavy and can avoid this concern.
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      • #33
        But dan arent even Maltby heads still kinda heavy? Looking at the head weights for Maltby Tour grinds etc look same as most oem heads...
        Driver---Taylormade M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange X 45"
        3W------Cobra King F6 (14.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 42.65"
        5W------Cobra King F6 Baffler (17.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 41.75"
        3H-------Cobra King F6 (20.5) Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 TS S 39.4"
        Irons------Maltby MMB-17 4-PW Modus 3 125X
        Wedges---Cleveland RTX 3 (52/MG) & Taylormade Hi-Toe (60) Modus 3 125X/Modus 3 125 Wedge
        Putter-----Taylormade Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Midslim 2.0

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Jasonp View Post
          But dan arent even Maltby heads still kinda heavy? Looking at the head weights for Maltby Tour grinds etc look same as most oem heads...
          Yes the Maltby heads are still heavy just like most OEM's When I am now targeting sets for very tall players I do look at some of my other sources to find a weight that will be manageable. Ordering hand picked for weight can help.

          In some cases I have tried the counterweight system which will alter the balance point and will make the head seem lighter.

          Many of the bigger players simply do not care as the few grams is not a factor to them. Its when you get up above a TLT Series 10 that this sometimes becomes a concern. So if I deviate from the model and go a dot shorter for these 'specialty' clubs then in most cases all is good. Keep in mind that still shortening these specialty clubs does result in a longer club than OEM specs. Big guys can't play 35 1/4" wedges
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          • #35
            Have you looked into custom grinding etc to shave a few grams of headweight off etc .

            Counterweighting is ok to lower SW but imo it just tricks the SW scale . i.e. a 36" wedge at say D6 doesnt feel the same as a 36.5" wedge thats counterbalanced to get it back to D6 .

            I think scratch golf and edel etc does custom grind work and can grind off more metal to get lighter SW for ur longer builds .

            Driver---Taylormade M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange X 45"
            3W------Cobra King F6 (14.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 42.65"
            5W------Cobra King F6 Baffler (17.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 41.75"
            3H-------Cobra King F6 (20.5) Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 TS S 39.4"
            Irons------Maltby MMB-17 4-PW Modus 3 125X
            Wedges---Cleveland RTX 3 (52/MG) & Taylormade Hi-Toe (60) Modus 3 125X/Modus 3 125 Wedge
            Putter-----Taylormade Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Midslim 2.0

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Jasonp View Post
              Have you looked into custom grinding etc to shave a few grams of headweight off etc .

              Counterweighting is ok to lower SW but imo it just tricks the SW scale . i.e. a 36" wedge at say D6 doesnt feel the same as a 36.5" wedge thats counterbalanced to get it back to D6 .

              I think scratch golf and edel etc does custom grind work and can grind off more metal to get lighter SW for ur longer builds .
              Counterweighting adds weight to the club.

              A lighter shaft might help. For example going from a 130 gram to 95 gram. A head from a single length set might also fit the bill.

              For example : Single length
              Club 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW GW SW LW
              Loft 20° 25° 30° 35° 39° 43° 47° 51° 55° 59°
              Lie 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5°
              Weight (grams) 272 272 272 272 272 272 272 272 272 272
              Offset (mm)

              3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
              Typical Iron Set:
              Club 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW GW SW
              Loft 21° 24° 28° 32° 36° 40° 44° 48° 52° 55°
              Lie 59° 60° 61° 61.5° 62° 63° 64° 64° 64° 64°
              Weight (grams) 239 246 253 260 267 274 281 285 284 296
              Offset (mm) 4.8 4.2 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.5

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              • #37
                Yup .But its hard to order just wedges from a SL set. And some are very basic GI wedges that wont be very specialized or versatile .

                Driver---Taylormade M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange X 45"
                3W------Cobra King F6 (14.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 42.65"
                5W------Cobra King F6 Baffler (17.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 41.75"
                3H-------Cobra King F6 (20.5) Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 TS S 39.4"
                Irons------Maltby MMB-17 4-PW Modus 3 125X
                Wedges---Cleveland RTX 3 (52/MG) & Taylormade Hi-Toe (60) Modus 3 125X/Modus 3 125 Wedge
                Putter-----Taylormade Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Midslim 2.0

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Jasonp View Post
                  Yup .But its hard to order just wedges from a SL set. And some are very basic GI wedges that wont be very specialized or versatile .
                  Not hard to order SL wedges from component companies i.e Wishon, Pinhawk, Integra and the list goes on. For specialised maybe but most IMHO don't need specialised

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                  • #39
                    I guess. I need versatility in my wedges. Mind you i dont mind an E1 sledgehammer swingweight in a wedge.
                    Driver---Taylormade M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange X 45"
                    3W------Cobra King F6 (14.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 42.65"
                    5W------Cobra King F6 Baffler (17.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 41.75"
                    3H-------Cobra King F6 (20.5) Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 TS S 39.4"
                    Irons------Maltby MMB-17 4-PW Modus 3 125X
                    Wedges---Cleveland RTX 3 (52/MG) & Taylormade Hi-Toe (60) Modus 3 125X/Modus 3 125 Wedge
                    Putter-----Taylormade Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Midslim 2.0

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Jasonp View Post
                      Yup .But its hard to order just wedges from a SL set. And some are very basic GI wedges that wont be very specialized or versatile .
                      I order SL singles all the time, so if I need a P, G, S and lob I can just order these singles and the heavy head is no longer a concern. When I look at really tall players this is a route I have taken with great success.

                      My players that are playing the counter balance have experienced no problems and seem to enjoy them very much. These are guys that are 6'2" + and could care less about a few grams. What does not feel good to you may feel fantastic to the guy that they were built for. I consider the size of the player prior to making these decisions.

                      There is no such thing as fooling the swing weight scale - It is a balance scale and tells you the resultant. It is a relationship around the 14" fulcrum. Is adding lead tape or a tip pin fooling the swing weight scale. No. It's part of the build procedure.

                      Counter weights do very little to affect the club MOI. Its just like adding a 20g heavier grip - the total weight went up - but the MOI of the club is virtually unchanged.
                      Last edited by TLT Dan; Feb 12, 2018, 08:24 PM.
                      Regards
                      Dan

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