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FirstFlightFX-101
Self fitting new irons that were never fitted to me...
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Wednesday June 24, 2020 8:45 PM
Been playing the 'new to me' W/S FGv4's for approx 25 games and +30 range sessions. Inconsistency is still my issue, worse with these than my FX-101's. My most common miss is short and straight(10-20 yards). My next common miss is short and right( 5-15 yards). No shanks, mostly low/high center misses and center toe misses(foot spray and ball flight says so). I've had to really slow my swing to find any consistency. I like the FGv4's but I love the FX101's. My handicap and average rose at least 4 points with these clubs over six months. :-(

Time to get back to tweaking on these this summer. I think I can quickly 'ballpark fit' these irons, to convince me to further commit to them; instead of walking away. I've known from day one, that they are much lighter overall. The swing weight is also lighter by 2 points(GlfGalaxy leaves their SW scale on the counter just for me), not that I can tell the difference of 2 SW points.

My plan is to add heft; length wise on the shaft until the SW & static weight is equal to my fx101's...to begin testing. I chose to compare the 7iron FX101 to the 8iron FGv4(same loft and length). Here are the simple, before and after blueprints:

Before:
FX101 7i: static 458 g, 36.25", D4, CoG=27.5" from tip of handle with grip on.

FGv4 8i: static 433 g, 36.25", D2, CoG=28" from tip of handle with grip on.

After:
FGv4 added 22.5" lead tape to entire length of shaft; result is the static weight is 454g, CoG=27.5", therefore the SW is likely now D4. :-)

Time to go to the range; hoping for a breakthrough or least the next epiphany moment...
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Wednesday June 24, 2020 9:55 PM
Hmm, all I can tell you is that Bryson Deshambeau (did I get that right?) would love to talk to you about this...
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Thursday June 25, 2020 6:10 AM
Hmmm...

QUOTED  Bryson Deshambeau (did I get that right?) Almost DeChambeau.

NYT reports;
Bryson gained 40 pounds and is now routinely hitting drives 50 yards past the competition. “I have to chase down the most scientifically efficient way to get the golf ball in the hole.”

QUOTED  added 22.5" lead tape to entire length of shaft;

Never heard of that being done. A gentlemen who joined us in Vegas many years back (Sahara CC) had lead tape on the back of his irons and played very well. The face of the irons had a small wear spots the size of a dime right in the middle of the club.

Finding that area on your sticks more often maybe a factor in your dispersion grid. (accuracy/distance/consistency)
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Thursday June 25, 2020 6:56 AM
What shafts are in the two sets?
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FirstFlightFX-101
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Thursday June 25, 2020 9:04 AM
My friend told me about Dechambeau now looking bigger than Koepka...heft! ;-)


Shaft in fgv4 are TruT DG Pro R300
Shaft in fx101 are TruT hex flex for first flight stiff
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Thursday June 25, 2020 9:49 AM
Interesting review on the irons on GolfWrx - http://www.golfwrx.com/296881/review-wilson-fg-tour-v4-irons/

The comments were also interesting. Those that have the irons like them and disagreed with the negatives in the review. No reference to inconsistencies, so you are probably right that you need to make them fit your swing.
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FirstFlightFX-101
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Monday June 29, 2020 7:48 AM
Yup, that 8i with 22.5" of LTape, now feels pretty good. Hefty, but smooth and always there letting me know where we are at in this little dance(swing).
My next maneuver is to remove 10 inches of tape, starting at the hosel end and up the shaft. Effectively, this setup will split the difference by testing with 12.5 inches of LTape. It may also be on the way to mimic'ing back weighting...sort of...not really(maybe that is my next test after this one). ;-)
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