So, after learning as much about SCOR Golf as one person can possibly do from a website, I decided to give their SCORFit system a try. SCORFit takes information about how far you hit certain irons, your ball flight and other pertinent golf information and le’s you know what makeup of scoring irons would best fit your game. My data came back with a set makeup of 5 clubs with the following loft: 42˚, 46˚, 50˚, 54˚ and 58˚. After placing the order for these new scoring wedges, I waited about a week for them to arrive.
The next step was to “plot” how far I hit each wedge. I took my new SCOR wedges over to the driving range at Gateway Golf and Country Club in Ft. Myers, FL (www.gatewaygolf.com) along with my trusty Leupold GX-4 rangefinder. Part of the SCORFit process is to find out how far you hit each wedge in three different ways: with a standard grip, choked down an inch and with the face open. After warming up, I made sure to hit at least five good shots with each club using golf balls I normally play – not range balls. I then plotted the results on the handy bag tag supplied by SCOR Golf. What I found was that this new combination of wedges seemed to fill in all of the gaps. I now know exactly what wedge to use – and how to hold it – for just about every yardage from 130 yards in.
For the past few months I have made the 50˚, 54˚ and 58˚ wedges a permanent part of my set. As for the 42˚ and 46˚, I rely on my Miura CB-501s which are part of my regular set. I definitely feel that knowing the exact yardage of the SCOR wedges has shaved several strokes off my score. Having the bag tag with the yardages on it is a big plus; I refer to it several times a round. I know that when I’m close to 100 yards out, it’s time for the 50˚ wedge but that’s about all I have committed to memory.
These wedges tend to produce a high ball flight yet are easy to control. They are easy to spin out of the sand or any type of tight lie. Terry Koehler and his staff are to be commended on the great job they have done. I wouldn’t be surprised to see more players – amateur and professional – using the SCOR Golf system. I highly recommend that all players have a precise idea of how far the hit EVERY club in the bag with a standard grip, choked down or with an open face. Filling in the yardage gaps and being able to hit each yardage with confidence will go a long way in lowering scores.
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