Lofts and Altered Lofts

Lofts and Altered Lofts

Post by golfe » Sun, 05 Jan 1997 04:00:00


I had an opportunity to play a round of golf with a set of Mizuno MP-14
blades (drool). I cuurently use a fine set of Dynacraft Tour Caliber Blades
and thought , "Hell, let's match them to the MP14s".

I came to the lofts where the MP14s vary from 1 degree weak to 2 dgrees
strong. Since my Blades are forged, I could do this, but then I started
thinking,

"Damn, that'll change the Bounce on each club... they won't match".

Also, you won't be able to lay them flat on their sole without reverting
the loft back to their standard... does this make sense? What happens in
reality. I know there is real effect on wedges that have bounce that you
weaken... but on normal irons... ?

Dave T., any insight???

John Luce

 
 
 

Lofts and Altered Lofts

Post by Dave Tutelm » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I came to the lofts where the MP14s vary from 1 degree weak to 2 dgrees
>strong. Since my Blades are forged, I could do this, but then I started
>thinking,
>"Damn, that'll change the Bounce on each club... they won't match".

>Also, you won't be able to lay them flat on their sole without reverting
>the loft back to their standard... does this make sense? What happens in
>reality. I know there is real effect on wedges that have bounce that you
>weaken... but on normal irons... ?

>Dave T., any insight???

Simple geometry.
Anything you do to increase the loft (short of deforming the blade itself)
will also increase the bounce.
 - If you bend it, the loft and bounce change by the same amount.
 - If you lay the clubface open, the bounce changes approximately as much as
   the loft.

With older clubs this didn't matter with non-wedge irons, because the bounce
was negative.  With modern irons (with zero-bounce soles, and even small
positive bounces), this will matter.

Cheers!
Dave