Moe's Clubs

Moe's Clubs

Postby IanB » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:05 am

Recently visited Royal Ashburn golf club not far from Oshawa in Ontario.
Next to the trophy cabinet there they have a display in honor of Moe and a set of his clubs display.
I will get some pics today but Ive never seen so much lead on a clubhead. They were a topflight model, a slight cavity in the back which was almost completely filled with lead. Goodness knows what the swingweight or overall weight must have been!! The grips were large and deeply grooved as people have discussed here before. The shocking thing is the quantity of lead the ENTIRE rear of the clubhead was covered!!!
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Re: Moe's Clubs

Postby lagpressure » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:42 am

Moe used heavy gear as many of the other great strikers did. The reason for this has to do with acceleration more than anything.
It's much easier to accelerate something at a lower rate but over a longer distance and span of time if it is heavier. Light clubs are too easy
to accelerate quickly from the top which results in a quick end of acceleration halfway down. This leads to a loss of shaft flex and a loss of feel
and pressure (lagpressure) in the hands.

It's hard to accelerate a heavy club quickly from the top. This is a good thing. We want to be accelerating the club through the strike, not from the top to halfway down.

Secondly, the heavier clubhead is much more stable through the strike, resists deceleration better, and compresses the ball better.

This is the right concept for controlling the golf ball as far as setting up your gear. A concept that is basically totally lost in the modern era of velocity obsessed players and equipment companies.
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Re: Moe's Clubs

Postby k2baloo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:25 am

Excited to see some pics!!
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Re: Moe's Clubs

Postby IanB » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:47 pm

Here are the pics, I dont know why one club isint covered in lead
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Re: Moe's Clubs

Postby paradigm_shift » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 am

Very cool photos! Thanks!
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Re: Moe's Clubs

Postby lagpressure » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:42 pm

The best use for a cavity back iron is to fill the cavity with lead. :lol:
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