Northampton John wrote:
Long time no speak, two years in fact, hope you're keeping well?
What are you playing now? 64s I presume - do you have a view about 64s versus 53/59s? You play off 5/6 maybe if I remember rightly - actually do you have a view about the forgiveness versus playability issue? I know you talk a lot of sense, at least you used to.
Hey John - good to hear from you!
I'm actually playing the 69's as I can't seem to resist pure blades! Blades are not to everyone's taste though, and so when people ask for recommendations, I tend to push them towards the 64's. I've hit everything Mizuno has to offer (surprisingly
), and have to say that the 64's IMHO are simply gorgeous! Also IMHO, not quite as gorgeous as my 69's, but if there were no 69's, it would be 64's in my bag without any hesitation! They have that gorgeous buttery soft feel on good strikes - and if they are fitted with the right shafts, they have a really nice mid-height boring trajectory.
Nicely compact, but not too small head size, nice thin top-line, and they sound brilliant on good strikes. I think we are looking at a classic in the making! They are every bit as good as, in fact - better than - the 32's!
I can't see past my 69's at the moment however, and I have also found these incredibly easy to hit despite them being blades! Without question the easist to hit blades I have ever tried. The fact that they are the golf-club equivalent of Megan Fox or Cheryl Cole is another distinct advantage!!
As always, however, a lot of it will depend on playing the correct shaft/head combo! But the 64's are deffinitely the business for the full range of handicaps! I don't give much import to the whole forgiveness thing and prefer to play what I like to look at. In my book a good strike is a good strike and a bad strike is a bad strike - it aint the club that hits the ball, and if you hit a bad shot it'll still be bad regardless of what you hit it with!
Let us know what you end up with...
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. - Arnold Toynbee