Hi guys. I’m based in U.K. so I can’t look at or test Maltby products first hand. I’m looking for some new irons and having seen the DBM forged irons, think I might be in love! Although I’ve read and intellectually understood the MPF system, I’m having a hard time getting my head round the fact that an iron which looks so much like a ‘player’s’ club can be as playable / user friendly in a gaming situation as as a more ‘regular’ game improvement iron like the Ping G400 (almost identical MPF to DBM forged). I have been in touch with Golfworks to get a price on a set of DBMs built to my spec and this is very reasonable. But given that I won’t be able to hit the irons before I buy them I’m looking for some reassurance or alternatively a reality check :-) For info, I’m currently an 11 handicap (been down to 9) and a decent iron player for my standard of golf. Any thoughts welcomed. Thanks.
Thank You for contacting us. The DBM (and TE) are the most playable “players clubs” available, by design. I am happy that you have read the MPF and understand it. It is really very simple: the playability of an iron is based on it’s mass and dimensional characteristics. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or what category it was designed to be in. The ball only knows it is beng struck by a mass and based on the characteristics of that mass, the ball will fly and react a certain way. Of course, the club should be fit to your game and Ralph makes it very clear that the MPF only deals with the mass and dimensional characteristics of the head, that is the horizontal cg, the vertical cg the rearward cg and the MOI. the lie, the loft, the soul angle, the shaft you play, the grip all should be fit for a player to achieve the optimum results. In short, I have played the DBM ever since it was released. Still have the same set. If you like a more traditional look and high playability, I highly recommend the DBM. The Ping G400 is a great iron as well, but is definitely a different look.