Have always judged clubs play ability using the MPF Factor, have found that is is extremely accurate. I am however perplexed by the 188 MPF for the I 500.
I’ve used them for 3 months now and have yet to find a more forgiving and long iron. For the first time in 10 years I have used a 4 iron successfully (I am pushing 60) and have never been so pleased with an iron.
How come this is so???
BTW Thanks for all the Golf Works does to help educate golfers on proper fitting and design!
Just because an iron design might have a lower MPF number, doesn’t mean you can’t like it and hit it well. That being said, the mass and dimensional characteristics of the design are what they are, the numbers do not lie. The shorter c-dimension and the very high vertical center of gravity is why the Ping i500 came to be a “Player Classic” design. We all have had clubs we like and hit well that may or may not have the best design from a mass and dimensional characteristic standpoint. The look, the feel, the fit all matter and the MPF does not take all those factors into consideration. Feel really is a part of the MPF because a more stable iron will feel better, especially on off center hits, but I think you get my point.
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