Just an update. I played 18 holes today and actually put the tour striker in my bag as a playing club. It was my favorite club all day. I was hitting it a mile! Wouldn`t mind a full set of these!
Only problem was at the start when I was using it as my 8-iron - it was way longer than my old 8-iron. Closer to 6-iron distance. I`m still fatting shots with my regular clubs but hopefully that will disappear shortly.
Good story. Your 8-iron may be 38 degrees, rather than 36 like the TS. Club lofts are all over the map these days and aren't consistent among manufacturers. My designer recommend the 8 iron:36 degree relationship, when in actuality it is more like a 7-iron. I've had a lot of people say they hit the TS farther.
As you are learning, shaft lean delofts the club and makes it stronger. Lifting, picking and scooping adds loft, makes the club weaker and diminishes the benefit of your grooves.
The fat shots will go away! Remember, address and impact are different places.
Thanks for sharing,