Best Driving Iron

MatrixcManMatrixcMan Members Posts: 1,212
edited Apr 9, 2017 in Equipment #1
PRGR Super Egg or the Utility iro



Played this for the first time and nothing but positive comments. What a shame PRGR does not import their clubs to the USA. Super easy to hit...great roll.



Play one if you get the chance.
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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members Posts: 3,280 ✭✭
    I liked the Fourteen driving irons even more
    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
  • mootrailmootrail Members Posts: 495 ✭✭
    Easy to buy online... You realize of course that the Super Egg series is non-conforming.
  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,395 ✭✭
    Not sure Titleist 716 T-MB 2 iron at 17* is a driving iron, but it works well for me.
    • Titleist TS2 9.5, Fujikura Fuel Tour Spec 60 "S"
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, Tour AD Utility, "S"
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 F-52*, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1


  • WesquireWesquire Members Posts: 640 ✭✭
    I love the crossover. Incredibly forgiving. I have a decent gap between my 4i and my 3w, the 3 crossover makes it easy to hit anything between 215 and 240.
    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5° (Mitsubishi CK Pro Orange 70 TX Tipped 1")
    3 Wood - Ping G 14.5° (PX HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5 Tipped 1.5")
    2 Crossover - Ping G410 17° (PX HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5)
    4-W - Ping i200 (PX 6.5)
    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50°/55°/60° (PX 6.5)
    Putter - Directed Force
    Ball - Snell MTB Black
  • RedbirdRedbird Members Posts: 2,233 ✭✭
    Cobra utility with HZRDUS black.
  • lefty88lefty88 Members Posts: 110 ✭✭
    i had the T-MB 716 but just switched to the Callaway Apex UT. Both great clubs
  • MichaelJScottMichaelJScott SchruteFarms Members Posts: 283 ✭✭
    Tmb 716 2 iron will never leave my bag
  • Gh05tGh05t DONT DEAL WITH ME, CANT BE TRUSTED...GO DUCKS Members Posts: 901
    I just picked up an Adams XTD DHY 19*, when you hit it pure feels amazing. will be playing on the course this week, excited to see how it does on tight fairways.

    oh mine has the stock White Tie shaft stiff, seems like a good combo.
    Gamers: Backups:
    Taylormade 17M2 10.5 UST Proforce V2 7F5 Callaway 816 DBD Diamana D+ 70X
    Taylomade 17M2 3w Hzrdus Red 6.0 Callaway 816 Alpha 14* Aldila Rogue 70s I/O
    Ping Crossover 4 21* blue dot Tour Ad 95X Nike Covert Forged 4-AW DG S300
    Nike Vapor Fly Pro 5-PW DG X100 Cobra Trusty Tour 52/60 King 56 DG S200
    Cleveland RTX588 2.0 50/58 RTX3 54 DG wedgeflex Nike Method Concept C1/Taylormade Ghost Tour Black Maranello
    Odyssey Oworks 7s Red Maxfli 4.0 Stand Bag(green/white.....Go Ducks!)
    Nike Air Sport III stand bag
  • LanceEALanceEA Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    Taylormade UDI if you can find one or Srixon U65 - both classic and incredible clubs.
  • Adam BillmeyerAdam Billmeyer Get on iyyt Members Posts: 297 ✭✭
    I was too cheap to buy one so I turned my mp-64 3 iron into a driving iron. Put an X flex Paderson Kinettixx into it, bent it to 17.5* (from 21*) and added some lead tape.



    Thing goes about 260 with low flight and gets good roll. Might be a good option for others out there.


    Taylormade M4 8.75* Speeder 661 Evolution 6.2X
    Callaway Alpha 815 14* Speeder 665 X
    Taylormade GAPR Lo 2 iron
    Taylormade M1 18.25* Hybrid ('17) Aldila RIP Phenom 100 Tour X
    Mizuno MP-64 4-PW Project X 6.5 - hardstep 1
    Mizuno S18 Black 52* and 56*
    Bettinardi Custom Minovai Limited Run/Queen B8/BB53/Inovai 3.0/Studio Stock 15/Black Carbon BC-3

    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement
  • BearQBearQ Break 2 Rebuild Members Posts: 3,267 ✭✭


    I was too cheap to buy one so I turned my mp-64 3 iron into a driving iron. Put an X flex Paderson Kinettixx into it, bent it to 17.5* (from 21*) and added some lead tape.



    Thing goes about 260 with low flight and gets good roll. Might be a good option for others out there.




    Works for you and that's awesome. I'm gonnna advise no one bends a long iron 3.5* strong with 2* bounce. Recipe for disaster for most.
    LTD Pro (9.5*) - Matrix Type C Prototype 70X
    M2 Tour (15*)  or  (16.5*) - Black Tie 80M4-X  
    P790 UDI #2 (18*)  / TP UDI #3 (19*) - Black Tie HM4 105X  or  Bridgestone XD-H (18*) - Speeder TS 9.8X
    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB X
    Cobra MB (50*) Nike VR Forged (56*) Cleveland RTX 2 (60.08W)
    Spider Tour Black 






  • J_BirdieJ_Birdie LOFT Issue Members Posts: 1,699 ✭✭
    My buddy let me use an Apex CF16 3i that I vent to 18* with a CTaper 130X and that thing is a mid flight no spin bullet shooter. Essentially useless in holding greens but rolls out to 240-260 depending on wind
    What's in my bag:
    Srixon Z785 9.5* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 70TX 45.5"
    Cobra Fly-Z+ 3W w/ Aldila Tour Blue 75X 42.75"
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i / Diamana D+ 92HY X 1* Up 18* loft
    Cobra Forged Tour 4-PW / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X 1* Up
    Cobra King Black Wedges 50* & 54* (bent to 55*) Versatile Grind / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Callaway PM Grind 2 60* Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Odyssey O-Works 7S Black with Superstroke GT 2.0 Pistol Grip 35"
  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,975 ✭✭
    Strictly for driving iron performance from the tee, IMO, the cobra utility can't be beat. Only knock would be feel since its a cast hollow design but with a graphite shaft and a good strike it feels fine. Could be a little chunky for the "purist" and difficult to elevate off a tight lie but thats not what its for. I've hit them all except the srixon u45 and u65.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


    https://www.instagram.com/rc_nova
  • Adam BillmeyerAdam Billmeyer Get on iyyt Members Posts: 297 ✭✭
    BearQ wrote:



    I was too cheap to buy one so I turned my mp-64 3 iron into a driving iron. Put an X flex Paderson Kinettixx into it, bent it to 17.5* (from 21*) and added some lead tape.



    Thing goes about 260 with low flight and gets good roll. Might be a good option for others out there.




    Works for you and that's awesome. I'm gonnna advise no one bends a long iron 3.5* strong with 2* bounce. Recipe for disaster for most.




    Good call. I hadn't thought of that. I don't really plan to ever hit it off the turf. Strictly something to hit low in the wind off the tee....probably would have trouble with the bounce from the grass. Thanks for the tip.


    Taylormade M4 8.75* Speeder 661 Evolution 6.2X
    Callaway Alpha 815 14* Speeder 665 X
    Taylormade GAPR Lo 2 iron
    Taylormade M1 18.25* Hybrid ('17) Aldila RIP Phenom 100 Tour X
    Mizuno MP-64 4-PW Project X 6.5 - hardstep 1
    Mizuno S18 Black 52* and 56*
    Bettinardi Custom Minovai Limited Run/Queen B8/BB53/Inovai 3.0/Studio Stock 15/Black Carbon BC-3

    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement
  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,395 ✭✭
    edited Apr 11, 2017 #16

    BearQ wrote:



    I was too cheap to buy one so I turned my mp-64 3 iron into a driving iron. Put an X flex Paderson Kinettixx into it, bent it to 17.5* (from 21*) and added some lead tape.



    Thing goes about 260 with low flight and gets good roll. Might be a good option for others out there.




    Works for you and that's awesome. I'm gonnna advise no one bends a long iron 3.5* strong with 2* bounce. Recipe for disaster for most.




    Good call. I hadn't thought of that. I don't really plan to ever hit it off the turf. Strictly something to hit low in the wind off the tee....probably would have trouble with the bounce from the grass. Thanks for the tip.




    Negative bounce on long irons was rather common in older irons. I have a near new Rsi TP set that has a 17* 2i with -1* bounce (stock). Bending from 2* bounce, 3.5* strong means approximately -1* bounce. I have four 2 irons all with 1* or 0* bounce, and a Mizuno Pro 15* 1 iron (set to 16.5*) with -1* bounce, and no problems off the fairway. But hitting off the fairway depends on how stable a persons body and swing mechanics are. For all intents and purposes, we're suppose sweep long irons.
    • Titleist TS2 9.5, Fujikura Fuel Tour Spec 60 "S"
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, Tour AD Utility, "S"
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 F-52*, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1


  • Adam BillmeyerAdam Billmeyer Get on iyyt Members Posts: 297 ✭✭


    BearQ wrote:



    I was too cheap to buy one so I turned my mp-64 3 iron into a driving iron. Put an X flex Paderson Kinettixx into it, bent it to 17.5* (from 21*) and added some lead tape.



    Thing goes about 260 with low flight and gets good roll. Might be a good option for others out there.




    Works for you and that's awesome. I'm gonnna advise no one bends a long iron 3.5* strong with 2* bounce. Recipe for disaster for most.




    Good call. I hadn't thought of that. I don't really plan to ever hit it off the turf. Strictly something to hit low in the wind off the tee....probably would have trouble with the bounce from the grass. Thanks for the tip.




    Negative bounce on long irons was rather common in older irons. I have a near new Rsi TP set that has a 17* 2i with -1* bounce (stock). Bending from 2* bounce, 3.5* strong means approximately -1* bounce. I have four 2 irons all with 1* or 0* bounce, and a Mizuno Pro 15* 1 iron (set to 16.5*) with -1* bounce, and no problems off the fairway. But hitting off the fairway depends on how stable a persons body and swing mechanics are. For all intents and purposes, we're suppose sweep long irons.




    Well I am learning a lot. As interesting and useful as all of it is, and it is, I just don't see me needing a club from 260 out that has to fly low. The big need was off the tee. Something that can be flighted low and still get some yards. Not good enough to flight my hybrid lower than the natural trajectory with any consistency. Thanks for all the details. I am a golf nerd at heart so I find it very interesting!


    Taylormade M4 8.75* Speeder 661 Evolution 6.2X
    Callaway Alpha 815 14* Speeder 665 X
    Taylormade GAPR Lo 2 iron
    Taylormade M1 18.25* Hybrid ('17) Aldila RIP Phenom 100 Tour X
    Mizuno MP-64 4-PW Project X 6.5 - hardstep 1
    Mizuno S18 Black 52* and 56*
    Bettinardi Custom Minovai Limited Run/Queen B8/BB53/Inovai 3.0/Studio Stock 15/Black Carbon BC-3

    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement
  • orangeologyorangeology Category II Hoarder Members Posts: 643 ✭✭
    tried only a few. hands down to Callie Apex UT.
    Drivers
    TI Callie XR16 Pro 9º + Fujikura Six Tour Spec X
    Nike Flex440 8.5º + Fujikura Six Tour Spec X

    Fairways/Hybrids
    TI Adams SuperLS Speedline XTD 14º + Aldila RIP'd NV 85 Tour X
    Royal Collection BBD505V 18º Hybrid + DG X100 TI

    Utility Irons
    TM TP UDI 18º + DG X100 TI
    Nike Vapor Pro 3 (19º) + Fujikura Pro 95i Tourspec X aka Brooks Spec

    Irons
    TI Callaway RAZR X MB 5 - 9 + DG S300

    Wedges
    TI Scratch 8620/STI 47º, 50º, 56º, 59º + DG TI

    Putters, Balls
    Edel 642 Tour 350g
    Titieist ProV1X // Nike RZN Black
  • JohnKHawkJohnKHawk Members Posts: 708 ✭✭
    Tried several kinds & the one that stands out to me was the Srixon U65.
  • The GeneralThe General Members Posts: 1,713 ✭✭
    The Cobra king utility is amazing. I have mine set on 18* and have a VTS tour spx in it. It's a really solid clubs. It kicked my 5w out of the bag.
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,915 ✭✭
    ... Another vote for the King Utility. After playing a Dhy, UDi, U45, Tungsten CB and Tour V4 which all had strengths and weakness's for me, the King Utility is my go to club from the tee or the fairway. Mine is shafted with an aftermarket Rogue Black Hy and it isn't going anywhere.
    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Atmos Blue TS 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Cobra F6 Baffler ... Kuro Kage Black 75s
    TaylorMade UDi 18* 2 iron... HZRDUS Black 85hy
    Taylor Made P790 4 iron ... Recoil 95
    5-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Nippon 950GH
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,395 ✭✭



    BearQ wrote:



    I was too cheap to buy one so I turned my mp-64 3 iron into a driving iron. Put an X flex Paderson Kinettixx into it, bent it to 17.5* (from 21*) and added some lead tape.



    Thing goes about 260 with low flight and gets good roll. Might be a good option for others out there.




    Works for you and that's awesome. I'm gonnna advise no one bends a long iron 3.5* strong with 2* bounce. Recipe for disaster for most.




    Good call. I hadn't thought of that. I don't really plan to ever hit it off the turf. Strictly something to hit low in the wind off the tee....probably would have trouble with the bounce from the grass. Thanks for the tip.




    Negative bounce on long irons was rather common in older irons. I have a near new Rsi TP set that has a 17* 2i with -1* bounce (stock). Bending from 2* bounce, 3.5* strong means approximately -1* bounce. I have four 2 irons all with 1* or 0* bounce, and a Mizuno Pro 15* 1 iron (set to 16.5*) with -1* bounce, and no problems off the fairway. But hitting off the fairway depends on how stable a persons body and swing mechanics are. For all intents and purposes, we're suppose sweep long irons.




    Well I am learning a lot. As interesting and useful as all of it is, and it is, I just don't see me needing a club from 260 out that has to fly low. The big need was off the tee. Something that can be flighted low and still get some yards. Not good enough to flight my hybrid lower than the natural trajectory with any consistency. Thanks for all the details. I am a golf nerd at heart so I find it very interesting!




    Last weekend after my Par 5 drive, I found myself 5yds in 3" of rough on the right, under and behind a tree with very low branches. Putting 2i slightly back in my stance, I was able to fade and advance the ball to 8i leave. I could never make that shot with a hybrid, as they can't keep the ball low enough, much less apply fade spin with half a hard swing and create run out. It also saves me on long par 4's or 5's into good winds, or down wind where I only need to reach within 20yds of front pin, when 3wd might past the pin with a 80' putt. Playing a 470yd Par 4, playing like 500+, I hit driver then 2 iron to the front edge of the green, wedge to 1' saved par. Course, I am much older, and need that help.... I understand your plan. To each of us our own game. good luck image/beach.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beach:' />
    • Titleist TS2 9.5, Fujikura Fuel Tour Spec 60 "S"
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, Tour AD Utility, "S"
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 F-52*, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1


  • Adam BillmeyerAdam Billmeyer Get on iyyt Members Posts: 297 ✭✭
    Good thoughts here, thanks. The par 5 rough example I flight a 4 iron low under the trees. I couldnt agree more with the need for it off the tee into winds and long par 3s. I don't play enough 470+ par 4s that are into a wind strong enough to warrant a driver and a 4 iron. That combo typically gets me about 510-525 yards without wind. If it's that windy I just don't play in it. �


    Taylormade M4 8.75* Speeder 661 Evolution 6.2X
    Callaway Alpha 815 14* Speeder 665 X
    Taylormade GAPR Lo 2 iron
    Taylormade M1 18.25* Hybrid ('17) Aldila RIP Phenom 100 Tour X
    Mizuno MP-64 4-PW Project X 6.5 - hardstep 1
    Mizuno S18 Black 52* and 56*
    Bettinardi Custom Minovai Limited Run/Queen B8/BB53/Inovai 3.0/Studio Stock 15/Black Carbon BC-3

    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement
  • rboeckelrboeckel Banned Posts: 84
    TMB hands down
  • creecoolcreecool creecool Members Posts: 1,828 ✭✭
    Apex UT with recoil 110 is in my bag, especially on windy days or tight courses.
    CALLAWAY GBB EPIC SUBZERO 9* OBAN KIYOSHI PURPLE

    07 BURNER TP 17.5* MATRIX CODE 8
    ADAMS PRO GOLD 3H TOUR ISSUE NV 85
    COBRA KING FORGED 5-GW KBS TOUR V
    CALLAWAY MD3 FORDED 56* RAW KBS TOUR V
    CALLAWAY MD3 FORDED 60* RAW KBS TOUR V
    TOULON MILLED COLUMBUS CAMERON BLACK MATADOR MID
    TAYLORMADE TP5X
    CALLAWAY APEX UT 21* RECOIL 110 DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS
  • STPBMWSTPBMW Members Posts: 573 ✭✭
    Does anybody use multiple driving irons? Similar to how one would put together a combo set...
  • downsandupsdownsandups Members Posts: 78
    I really like the titliest mb 3 iron, borrowed it for a bit during the fall, loved it.
  • Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 Members Posts: 557 ✭✭
    mp-32 3iron bent to 18°
    M3 8.5* Fuji Pro TS 63x
    Nike VR Pro Ltd 15* Fuji Saphire x
    P790 3i Aldila RIP a 105x
    P750 4-5 Modus 130x
    P730 6-P Modus 130x
    MG 52 S400
    Hi Toe 58(-2* @56) X100
    Vokey Low Bounce K 60 S400
    Odyssey Tank Arm Lock
    TP5x / ZStar XV
  • breakfree40breakfree40 ClubWRX Posts: 692 ClubWRX
    STPBMW wrote:


    Does anybody use multiple driving irons? Similar to how one would put together a combo set...




    I keep trying new driving irons, only to come back to my fav - the best feeling and most forgiving low launcher I have found: Yonex Z01. I have a 18* with a matrix program 95 6.5 and I'm building a 21* with the same shaft. The 18* goes a little long after roll out and often knocks on the door of where my three wood lands so I'm really looking to swap the 18* out for the 21* - but I might consider playing both.
    2019:
    G400LST 8.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 125MSI 60 stiff
    Cobra 3/4 f9; Atmos Blue TS 7s
    Cobra 4/5 f8+; Atmos Red TS 8s
    3i - PW Miura CB1008; KBS Tour 120s; 2up +1/2”
    53* TM HiToe; KBS Wedge
    59* TM HiToe; KBS Wedge

    Byron Morgan DH89 flow neck 2* loft 71* lie
    Bettinardi Something Fishy Prototype BB0; Registry #RJB2821; 2* loft; 71* lie
  • braveheartbraveheart Members Posts: 325 ✭✭
    Tour Edge Exotics cbpro h has a nice feel. 21 degree is a keeper.
  • LanceEALanceEA Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    Ok - let me thread hop here - do you use graphite or steel shaft in your 2 iron?



    Me - using DG X100 currently, switching to graphite.
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