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I recently came across an article that mentioned the Cleveland VAS golf clubs and it brought back memories of the 1990’s when the clubs were popular. For those not in the know, VAS stands for Vibration Absorption System. Which, I am pretty sure was a load of marketing garbage, but people really bought into it back in the 90’s. I did a little research and here are some of the comments I found on the irons. These are real comments from real people. Well… real internet people.Personally, I never owned a set of the Cleveland VAS irons, but I remember a player in high school who did. That kid’s name is Travis Hampshire, so I decided to google Travis. As it turns out, Travis is no longer a kid and actually went on to play an event on the PGA Tour, the 2011 Traveler’s Championship. Was it the VAS effect that trampolined him to the PGA Tour? We may never know.Want to test out two different brands, or two different configurations? No problem. UTry lets you try out up to 2 products for $25 per product or 1 iron set for $100.
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I am stunned. I always kind of liked the odd look of this set but would never take the plunge and purchase them. What a mistake. I bought a set earlier this summer and finally broke them out this past weekned. Unbelievable !!! I hit all but one green(I only played nine holes) and shot a 35. They just go dead straight. Hook swing, slice swing,…didn’t matter. They went right where I aimed. I’ve been playing for 21 years and have hit them all. Ping, Callaway, PRGR, Taylormade, Adams, etc. There is not another set like these. They are not as long as today’s strong lofted sets but the dead straight ball flight is just hard to believe. I am about a club shorter with this set but that scorecard had no idea of what the number on the bottom of the club was when I was hitting all of those greens. The number one handicap hole on the course was a 210 yd par three. (tiny green) I hit a three iron that landed pin high and stopped an inch from it’s pitchmark. Made the put for a rare birdie on that hole. I was hooked. I was so impressed with these irons that I have already purchased a back up set and a 2 iron. If you are someone who likes to work the ball then this set is not for you. But, if you like a laser straight ball flight with a ton of bite, do yourself a favor and try one of these clubs. Don’t get me wrong, I have shot that kind of score before but not without scrambling for a fare share of par’s. If you are a good putter, these will get you on the dance floor and give you ample opportunities for birdies. I LOVE THESE IRONS !!!! I didn’t have the money to buy these new when they first came out in the late 90’s after Pavin’s win at the Open. It was one of those sets of clubs you wished you had, but never got. I finally picked up an excellent set 3-PW with Boron Shafts from eBay. The original owner had just gotten too old to play, but while I payed over $200 I’m very happy with these clubs. I have a set of Ping G15’s and I’ll be honest I play these VAS clubs more often than the Pings. I get ribbed from friends for having these “ugly clubs”, but they don’t laugh when I’m winning all the Nassaus with these “ugly clubs”. The Ping G15s are great and a club longer than the VAS 792’s. But the 792’s are dead on accurate, where I aim is where they go. I’ll keep the Pings for show, but use the VAS 792’s for dough. I cant say enough about these clubs. I have 1 iron thru SW, and these are the best feeling clubs on the planet. The look is different but when you feel the contact there is no comparison.Not bragging or boasting – pretty much everyone I play golf with comments on how deadly and accurate I am using these clubs. They are old, exactly I’m not sure. I have 1 – SW plus Lob and D wedge. I bought a new set of Ping i5 – over $900. I played with them twice, sold them and went back to my old reliable 792’s.Probably the one most important change in my game since 1985. These are the best clubs I have ever played. I have had Ping, Mizuno, Titleist,Calloway, etc. I have always gone back to the VAS 792 clubs I have had since Corey Pavin used them. They are head and shoulders above every club I have played. They can be had on Ebay and I have purchased three sets and will continue. Not sure why no one has continued with the offset hosel, but works.I’ve been playing these clubs for a long time. I haven’t played much but a few times in the last 2 years. About a month ago, I started playing about once a week. shooting High80/low 90’s. These clubs are ugly (a buddy of mine calls them garden tools), but they get the job done. You lose a little length due to the offset, but they are accurate and forgiving. I keep hoping I’ll find a club that’s better and not so ugly. Hasn’t happened yet. Trivia – VAS stand for Vibration Absorption System, I believe it was borrowed from Rossignol who used it in their Manufacturing of their SKI’s..The VAS 792’s are a great club to hit with. When you hit the ball on the nines, it is going exactly where you wanted it. The long irons are about 1 – 1 1/2 clubs shorter in distance vs. my Mizuno Grad Forged irons, but the accuracy is great. If you can find’em, take them for a test drive. I am thinking of blending my two sets and use the VAS 792 for my PW-6 and my Mizuno Grads 5 – 3.
These were just way ahead of their time. The shaft technology was not there at the time to take advantage of the engineering in them but it is getting closer now.The purpose of the design was to get the shaft (or the momentum of the shaft) going more into the center of the club head. The theory was that this would reduce twisting.I agree. I am going to suggest that these irons looked different than previous Cleveland irons (such as the 588s) since Roger Cleveland had already sold his company and was not, therefore, the guy who designed the VAS 792s. I actually quite liked them, most went yuck but I thought they set up nice for me…..but I never used them as a set. Remember pavin using them to great effect and I think Cleveland said they were shank proof but in reality that wasn’t the case. For the time it was an extreme and innovative attempt at a GI or SGI iron.. move the hosel back to avoid issues there, move the weight to the perimeter, heel oe and down as much as possible, dampen the strike area (ala the badge) to soften the strike, camber the sole to reduce digging and maximize the progressive offsets to help the average golfer who fades the ball more times than not.I actually have a set of clone heads like those in the garage. Played them back then but it was too easy to blame every bad shot on how ugly they were. Can’t remember what shaft I had in them but the shafts got re used so liked the shaft better than the head design. I thought I remember reading that Pavin played a highly modified version that didn’t have nearly the amount of forward bend in hosel as the retail version. I could be wrong. Never had the irons, but I had a VAS driver. With the shaft more forward, it was a hard club to slice. I had a bad tendency to hook it, but man I could keep it low when I wanted to.