trying to decide if I want to try the ptm heads with KBS tour R110 shafts built out an extra 1/2. My concerns are I don’t want to get high swing weights such as above D3, I’m kinda a digger and not a picker, and finally I kinda seem to alway miss a little off center towards the toe. I’m sure that’s a set up and part mental problem… I ask because I actually have a set of dbm heads I could pull the shafts from and build up those, but I figure I could use the extra bounce. Seems like both are similar in forgiveness, but I did see you said the ptm was probably going away in a year or two so I was wondering if that’s because of a feel/sound issue some people have committed on in other forums.
thanks and I appreciate your time.
The PTM is a great head and only suffers from being launched in the era of the TS series of irons. They are just being overshadowed. They are a great iron and work extremely well for a diggers swing. They have the 4 way sole and the leading edge is releaved.
I highly recommend grabbing a head and try one out. For a toe miss they will work out very well also. I would call them a mid size forged iron where the DBM are visibly smaller and have less of a helping effect out on the toe.
As for feel and sound these heads are in some demo clubs and no one has ever spoken negatively on either sound or feel. It’s quite the opposite actually. They are a great value, are a very consistent and easy to hit iron. The Pearl finish wears very well and looks great in the sunlight.
First, not sure what the feel and sound issues are you mentioned. I haven’t heard that, or experienced it when I have hit them. We have several really good players here and none have experienced bad feel or sound. That being said, everyone is different and has a different sense of feel. The only reason we drop any model is that it’s life cycle has run it’s course. It’s strictly based on sales. How they do this year will determine if they go forward beyond 2020. As far as the build, if the club is 1/2″ over standard length (38.5″ #5 iron for example), with the head weight of 254 grams and a shaft weight of 110 grams and a grip weight of 50 grams, the swing weight would be around D3. That is just based on a swingweight calculator and you should count on a +/- of at least 1 swingweight. Probably more on the + side of D3.
I really like the PTM. It’s been a great performer for us and I have no problem recommending it.