So I ordered a set of irons a few weeks ago, not sure if I am allowed to mention other brands here, but it was a sexy blade looking DTC iron with good reviews and supposedly very forgiving which would help my high handicap game. I decided to cancel that order because I was getting frustrated with their company.
Anyway, I found Maltby and I was interested in this years line of clubs like the TS1-IM and the TS4. I was on the fence between the 2 but settled on the TS4 because the spreadsheet said the TS4 had a higher MPF. Which I didn’t really understand, but it sounded like the higher the number, the easier it would be to play.
I called Customer Service because my browser had an issue adding it to the cart, but while I had him on the line I asked him whether or not he had any advice for a high handicapper deciding between the TS1-IM and the TS4. He then told me that I shouldn’t get either of those because a high handicapper wouldn’t likely be able to hit the ball well enough to benefit from those particular irons. I was a bit confused because they seem to be marketed as a Super Game Improvement iron so I asked him about the MPF score. I presented the idea that if I was capable of hitting an iron like the stealth, would that mean I would have similar success with the TS1-IM/TS4 if their MPF scores were the same. I can’t remember exactly, but he explained it didn’t really work like that. He explained that there are lots of factors that go into arriving at this score and the stealth has a wider sole (or something) and it would bounce off the ground where as the TS4 would take a divot. I was confused and he then said that TS1-IM and the TS4 would be good if I planned on having them for a while and I would potentially grow into them but wouldn’t be good if I was looking for instant gratification. I asked on a suggestion between the 2 and he said for a high handicapper, probably the TS1-IM, which I thought was weird because the TS1-IM has a lower MPF score.
Now I have no idea what to get. I looked at the spreadsheet and don’t know what most of it really means and what is important and why. I mostly only play the 9 hole par 3 in my town and get around 40 most games. I hit my current 7 iron (33degree loft? i think) around 150-160, i believe. I don’t have a hook or a slice, but I am bad at hitting straight toward my target. I’ll miss right/left more than I miss far/short. Am i better suited for the TS1-IM or the TS4? should i give up on those and get something else like the TS3? Any guidance would be appreciated.