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The Endangered Species Golf Club, Also Known As The Agony Club ⑤ The Beginning Is Surprising.

On Sunday, October 11, 2009, I went to HBS (Hummingbird Sporte), a golf workshop in Yokosuka, to pick up the new clubs I had ordered.


Arrived after 10:00.

When I opened the door, a cute little girl was sitting in front of the computer.

When she says "good morning."

"Good morning. I'm calling my father now."

At the same time as the answer, the store manager came in.


The store manager brought out eight new clubs from the back of the practice at bat.

Whenever I pick up a new club, I am tempted to pick it up and go straight to the practice range.


While the store manager was printing a document about the club's specifications from his computer,

She hit the 6-iron and found the shaft to be ridiculously soft.


He tried a couple of shots, but my first impression was that it didn't feel perfect, to be honest.


You can't hit it well with how you hit it until now. Because it's the other way around,


agony club (heavy and squishy)

Using the five iron as a reference

Head weight of an average commercial product (with a lightweight steel shaft)

➡240g

➡ 300g (Agony Club)


the hardness of the shaft

➡280 CPM

➡170cpm (Monzel Club)

and double attack.


As soon as possible, I decided to test drive the irons I had made this time and left HBS.




In front of the mirror on the 2nd floor for 3 hours at the Highland practice field, I took up my usual 31st turn at bat.


The HBS instruction manual commented that "it is necessary to run in 40 to 100 balls", so I decided to hit each ball lightly.


I started with a PW brush*1, and after hitting about 50 balls, I put the cock on my right hand.


"Brush painting" is the basis of the basics of the golf swing. If you are right-handed, the club moves to the right along with your body when you shift your weight to the right.

But if you move away from the grip, then the club head starts to move with a delay.

In the case of a small swing that does not rotate the body, the club head will lag if you start moving from the grip in the same way as the crosscut. This motion is similar to applying paint with a brush, called a brushing shot.


The head of a golf club follows by moving the grip.

If you try to hit the ball head first with your wrist, you won't be able to hit the ball well, and the power won't be transferred to the ball well either.


When you bend your upper arm and try to lift the club, the elbow bends, and the wrist bends toward the instep. When you lower your upper arm (extend it) while keeping your wrist in that position, you will feel an intense sensation of the shaft pushing the ball.


It took about 2 hours to finish the 8 test runs while restraining my feelings so as not to make a full swing like this.


This run-in is to make clean cracks in the resin used at the base of the shaft.



After that, I tried hitting it more challenging with the eight iron, but it didn't hit very well.

Something didn't go well with No. 7 or No. 6.


I'm persistent, but

You can't hit it well with how you hit it until now. Because it's the other way around,


I tried hitting the 8th with my old swing once, but it was just that I was able to realize again that it was too heavy and impossible.


One practice ball mixed with Newing (a little old, but everyone used it in the past), so I raised it to the top with No. 7 and then swung it down, and it flew to 160y. It was the first shot of the day.


"I wonder if it will take some time to get used to it..." Finally, I made my way home.

From now on, the days of fainting in agony continue for about eight years.


Unfortunately, my hunch at the time was a spot.

Eight years from now, maybe 15 years to be exact.

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