I’m thinking of replacing my TU’s. Anyone have any opinion about the DBM vs the TE’s?
Hello, Pierre, you probably already know that the club head design is virtually identical. I play the TE forged and love them, and I have customers playing the DBM and love them. (I think Britt Lindsey plays the DBM.) You can’t go wrong either way. The DBM head looks smaller and of course is dark. TE is easier to bend for loft/lie, although I have had no difficulty bending the DBM for my customers. They are also more “forgiving” on mis-hits. My only slight concern is for those who already have high launching shots. The vertical CG is the lowest among the Maltby heads. I even use the lowest launching shaft on the market (TTDGSL) and still launch it a little high, but I can live with that!
I’m sure Britt will have some great insights to add. Hope this helps.
Pierre, Score LT is a good shaft but is not for you, imho. With the distance you’re getting, I’d suggest True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 or X100. They aren’t new and fancy but they’ve been great performers for decades and you’ll see them, or the Tour Issue DG, in the bags of most great ball-strikers.
One more thought about clubheads: have you considered the MMB-17? Probably the best looking blade around. Built a set for my son and he loves them! I think Britt has plans for a new forged blade for next year. Looking forward to learning more about that.
I wanted to try the Score LT out. My TU’s have Dynamic Gold R300’s and I really like them. I used to use S300’s but I prefer the softer feel of R-flex in irons…especially the longer ones. Thanks for the tip on the MMB-17’s. I was kind of looking at those out of the corner of my eye. What I will probably do is order a couple single heads, a couple DG shafts, and take it from there. Thanks, again, for your help.
You’re probably getting tired of reading my responses, but since you said you like the softer feel of the R300 in the long irons, you might want to look into the DG Pro shafts. They’re designed to help launch the ball higher in the long irons. (They’re taper tip, so in the MMB-17 you’d need the taper tip shim.) Here’s the link with a video about them – http://www.golfworks.com/true-temper-dg-pro-steel-shafts/c/10685/
More info…better decisions!
I’m not at all tired of reading your responses. I wish this were a more active forum. There have to be more Maltby fans out there. There have to be more people, out there, who enjoy both the art and craft of assembling components.
Hello, Michael. Thanks for responding. I’ve been leaning toward the TE’s; but it is difficult not to like the DBM look. Some time back I put a DBM 3 iron head on a Score LT shaft and while I like the look I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the feel of the combination. (That’s where that got started) I’m thinking the KBS would be worth the extra dough. I have a slow tempo but really long arms for someone 5-10. My 150 yd club, on the flat with no wind, is a 9 iron(42*)