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It contains contradicting statements about the material used for the putter face insert (first "titallium" and then later as "aluminum").  

 

Taylormade Golf formerly owned the trademark for "Titallium".  I assume it is some proprietary mix of aluminum and some other element (trace elements of titanium perhaps).  

 

As for the putter head, I question whether is is actually forged to that shape given the cut outs (forging is more traditionally used with expensive steel iclub heads for irons). More likely the putter head is cast aluminum is my guess.

 


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19 minutes ago, Rt66indierock said:

 

It is machined in three parts and the two back weights are attached with screws.  I won't object to aluminium because I used an aluminum mallet to win a couple of tournaments. 

 

Thanks for the information about the trademark.

 

Gotcha.  I have no issues with aluminum either.

 

So no part of the putter head is actually forged, which means the add is misleading, right?  The seller is trying to use the term "forged" because forged steel clubs are well known in irons for excellent "soft" feel (if you hit it on the sweetspot).  But if the putter is using an aluminum insert, nobody would describe "aluminum" as giving a soft feel.  Rather, aluminum inserts are used to give a crisp feel.  Attaching an aluminum face to a forged steel head won't give the putter a soft feel.

 


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I wasn't saying you can't forge aluminum.  

 

I was simply pointing out that given the pictures from the advert, the head probably wasn't forged.  Rt66indierock then pointed out that the putter head was a multi-piece unit, with parts of the putter head being attached by screws.  So, the putter head is not entirely forged, just a part of it is (unless the screwed on pieces are also forged). 

 

 

 

 


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This is not necessarily directed at you Rt66indierock, as you likely know all this stuff, but......

 

There are lots of variables at play in determining the "ideal" irons for any particular golfer.  Club head size and amount of perimeter weighting (players vs semi-game improvement, game improvement, super game improvement), proper club length given your height/arm length/stance, swing weight, proper lie angle, possible loft adjustments to obtain ideal ball flight, degree of bounce of the club sole, the type of sole grind, the golfers angle of attack (steep vs shallow), typical playing conditions (wet/soft vs harder turf), location of the center of gravity of the particular iron (measured by the vertical/horizontal/ relative depth location), the flex point of the shaft, the stiffness of the shaft, how the golfer loads the shaft (quick transition vs. smoother transistion) grip size- these aspects being more "objective" and measurable, and then more "subjective" variables such as the amount of offset visible at address and the "feel" of the club at impact which is mostly about sound.  

 

Sorry, now back to audio.


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