So what is that ONE set of irons you couldn’t let go of?

jackjbrownejackjbrowne Members Posts: 20
edited Oct 18, 2017 in Japanese and Non-US #1
I’ve been an avid golfer for 30+ years, and I would say I probably have an unhealthy addiction to new clubs. I’m a 12.8 handicap, so I’m certainly not an authority on anything golf related. I’ve probably bought close to 15 sets of new irons in my golf life. Ashamed, many of the irons I’ve gotten rid of (for pennies on the dollar) improved my game considerably, and I should still be playing. There is however, one set I could never part from; the only ones that have a place in my home like a fine piece art, my 2002 Mizuno MP 30’s. How about you, any set you can’t part ways with? Just got my new Titleist AP3’s on Friday of last week btw...

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  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,898 ✭✭
    Custom '73 Hogan Apex satin back irons



    Yowzah
    Pings from the beginning

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    or is it 1514...
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  • kaaayelllkaaayelll Members Posts: 802 ✭✭
    It almost seems too easy to say, but Miura Baby Blades; I can't see being without a set.
  • jackjbrownejackjbrowne Members Posts: 20
    kaaayelll wrote:
    It almost seems too easy to say, but Miura Baby Blades; I can't see being without a set.




    Yep - that’s a no brainer. Real beauties
  • shuddlestonshuddleston ClubWRX Posts: 979
    I love my cb-501's with the 2x patina oil finish from BOS and I love my black copper itobori blades. I will be selling one and keeping one so this is fitting. I want to keep both!
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  • tsupotsupo ClubWRX Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    hmmmmmmmmmmmm..

    prob a set of pr-gr idbls. I cud see my self playing those for ever and just swapping out shafts .



    but I don't think I cud sell my set of honma 737ps.



    don't play em much but don think I cud part with those.

    10.5* kamui pro tp07/diamana X 70s ..... 15* prgr egg spoon/roddio tour bee 71x ....18* prgr egg/ diamana stinger 70xx....22* PRGR  speed di...... 3/pw  MASDA mb/NS proto 2g18s..... 52*/56*  TOURSTAGE cu X wedge / NS WV125s......TOURSTAGE x01z balls.

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  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,512 ✭✭
    tsupo wrote:


    hmmmmmmmmmmmm..

    prob a set of pr-gr idbls. I cud see my self playing those for ever and just swapping out shafts .



    but I don't think I cud sell my set of honma 737ps.



    don't play em much but don think I cud part with those.
    Nice to know the pr-gr idbls are held in such high regard, one can only guess at the number of high end irons you have been in contact with over the years.



    Glad i hung onto my set.



    It's easy to forget how good they are when we are continually bombarded with new equipment choices.
  • tsupotsupo ClubWRX Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    new, i find is seldom better than prior but for leming mentality beleiving the lies and clever brain washing marketing by the lets make 4 new better/ best steel spam sets per year people wud gravitate to qaulity.

    idbls irreplacable in my rotation as are

    the callaway quad dots,prgr tr500s,epon af tour mbs, and prob now the honma tw 727m.

    nothing any of the cos. above have made after are better than those already out.

    4 diff ranges of club ayear is an insult to wallets!

    10.5* kamui pro tp07/diamana X 70s ..... 15* prgr egg spoon/roddio tour bee 71x ....18* prgr egg/ diamana stinger 70xx....22* PRGR  speed di...... 3/pw  MASDA mb/NS proto 2g18s..... 52*/56*  TOURSTAGE cu X wedge / NS WV125s......TOURSTAGE x01z balls.

  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,813 ✭✭
    Probably my Masda Fast Blades. I don't ever see parting ways with them.
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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,924 ✭✭
    I will add to the BB easy answer. I can't part with my mp14s either even though I game them once every other blue moon just to do it.
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  • magpies69magpies69 Members Posts: 201 ✭✭
    Epon 303, bought sold bought sold and then bought again. This time i'm never getting rid of it. It will just be locked in my store room if Im tired of it. and then it will eventually find itself back in the bag.
  • Bravo36Bravo36 ClubWRX Posts: 855 ClubWRX
    At this moment, I'd have to say my Onoff Kuros, but, I just bought a set of Epon 302s that I've only played twice, sooooo, this may change soon.
  • masliemaslie Members Posts: 238 ✭✭
    This one stay in the heirloom.
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    vega vm01 with steelfiber 110x and golf pride mc align grips I spent time building and getting loft and lie correct for me

    have them since 2013

    have played with srixon z745 mizuno 900 tours also but vegas are back in the bag
  • widow-makerwidow-maker Members Posts: 1,602 ✭✭
    tsupo wrote:


    new, i find is seldom better than prior but for leming mentality beleiving the lies and clever brain washing marketing by the lets make 4 new better/ best steel spam sets per year people wud gravitate to qaulity.

    idbls irreplacable in my rotation as are

    the callaway quad dots,prgr tr500s,epon af tour mbs, and prob now the honma tw 727m.

    nothing any of the cos. above have made after are better than those already out.

    4 diff ranges of club ayear is an insult to wallets!
    I have the Honma 717m and I feel the same way about them. I tried the 727m and it's just as good. These are almost the perfect iron to my eye. I'm constantly looking but always feel like I already have the perfect iron when I do.
  • TzoidTzoid Members Posts: 1,667 ✭✭
    My Mizuno Pro II Power Blades and the current Irons I play. I have a back up set as well so I plan on always having at least one set of 2015 OnOff Kuro Irons



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  • PopIt&DropItPopIt&DropIt Members Posts: 243 ✭✭
    ^^^ I've seen a pic of your bag before and everytime I just cant get over how cool those irons look. Love that design! I'm sure you get lots of comments where ever you go.
  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 7,853 ✭✭
    Tzoid wrote:


    My Mizuno Pro II Power Blades and the current Irons I play. I have a back up set as well so I plan on always having at least one set of 2015 OnOff Kuro Irons



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    Beautiful irons, are these your backups? They don't look to have ever been hit.
  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 704 ✭✭
    OnOff 2011 or 2013 irons. At some point I'll try the 2015/2017/CB358 but for this thread these are the ones. I need to educate those who game Titleist/Callaway/Ping/Taylormade/Cobra etc.
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  • chiromikeychiromikey Members Posts: 1,034
    PRGR iD-BLs will always earn a spot in any rotation I put together. Maybe the best all around club ever.



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    Chocolate Epon 302s on Monacos because they play every bit as good as they look!



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  • kcowgolfkcowgolf kcowgolf Members Posts: 302 ✭✭
    I too have had a fascination with buying new irons only to end up with my Ping S55's back in the bag in a short amount of time. The only set I probably won't part with. I have a little back problem right now so maybe my time in "time-out" will help me come to my senses. On second thought prob not! image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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  • magpies69magpies69 Members Posts: 201 ✭✭
  • z18z18 Members Posts: 128 ✭✭
    edited Sep 17, 2018 #25
    Bigmean wrote:


    I will add to the BB easy answer. I can't part with my mp14s either even though I game them once every other blue moon just to do it.
    Again the BB's are the easy answer but just can't seem to part with my MacGregor MT-Pro C's even though I haven't played them for about 4 years. I did however have them regripped recently.
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  • Cubsfan24Cubsfan24 Fayetteville, ARClubWRX Posts: 56 ClubWRX
    My Vegas. Although the Callaway X-Protos are fighting for a permanent spot as well.
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  • rayguy24rayguy24 Members Posts: 76
    My first set. Bargain bin set of used King Cobras.
  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members Posts: 7,975 ✭✭
    My Miura 1957 Black Boron Small Blades will be with me until the day I die. I call them my **** Stars.



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  • SimpSimp Members Posts: 2,908 ✭✭
    MacGregor Pro C's.
    WITB
    G400 LST 10°
    VSteel 13°
    Adams Idea Pro 20°
    Adams Idea Pro 23°
    Mizuno MP18 SC's Fli-Hi 4&5
    Cleveland RTX3 50,54 & 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini
  • daveltbdaveltb Members Posts: 320 ✭✭
    Hogan 99 Apex's. Bought brand new. Can't bring myself to part with them.
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