Combo set or full blades

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  • A.G. Pennypacker A.G. Pennypacker Members Posts: 479 ✭✭
    edited Oct 10, 2018 #32
    How has no one recommended baby blades yet? They aren't that much more expensive than the other new offerings, and I strongly recommend trying them out. They aren't the be-all, end-all of golf clubs (like some people think they are), but they are absolutely unique and totally worth it, IMO.



    If that doesn't suit you, all the new offerings are fantastic. Apex MB are super easy to hit. MP18 and P730 are better looking IMO. I'm not a titleist fan and haven't hit the new MB. Just try a few and pick the one that suits your eye.



    Unless you need a bit of help, then go Z965 or MP5.



    I'd recommend full blade set, not combo. The only caveat is if you have any trouble elevating the ball, CBs in your 3/4/5 might be preferable.
  • FairwindsgolferFairwindsgolfer Members Posts: 616
    edited Oct 10, 2018 #33
    For what it's worth, I've been playing the Bridgestone j33 combos since 2005. That was my initial foray into combo sets and I've absolutely love them to present date.

    I am now a month away from choosing my next combo set which will either be a blend of the 919 tour and forged, or MP18 and SC.

    Although my game is in a good place right now, I can always use that extra loving on the long irons
  • skisnutzskisnutz Members Posts: 219 ✭✭
    extrastiff wrote:

    skisnutz wrote:
    I purchased the MP4's as my first set of blades. Once I figured out that I was not man enough for them at that time, I started searching for something else. I went to 765's seeking a little more forgiveness. They were good but just didn't have the feel of the MP4's. I picked up the 965's with the intent to play a mixed set with the 765 long irons but found that the 965s were basically just as forgiving, so I sold the 765s on bst. I'm playing both the 965s and the MP4s still and don't really want to give up either set. There are lots of great blades out there...….these are just the two sets I happen to use.


    Two sets and can't pick huh? Si couldn't handle that. Analysis paralysis every round




    When I am just practicing or playing for fun I grab the MP4's as they are dreamy. When I am actually trying to shoot a low score or playing in a tourney I always go for the 965's. All of my lowest scores ever have come from the 965's. The best feeling golf shots I have ever hit have all come from the MP4's. Don't even ask me about my Mp-54's, CF-16's or my Steelhead XR Pros. I have a problem, wish it was just two sets to choose from. ,,,,,,, Oh, and combo sets never worked for me.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    golfinbrad wrote:

    extrastiff wrote:

    Ritocop wrote:
    Full blades will make you strive to be better IMO




    Yea I'm thinking I agree.



    Any recommendations? Or is this the thread consensus (in this order)



    1.p730

    2.any newer blade offering

    3. Any mizuno blade, starting with mp 4/5




    Have you eliminated Bridgestone blades? J15 MBs are pretty sweet.




    Ok ill keep those on the list too. im on the hunt as we speak
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    BTW, i will post in WTB, but if anyone has full set of blades to sell along these lines, PM me!





    Keep the recommends coming! looking all over for clubs right now
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • kaaayelllkaaayelll Members Posts: 802 ✭✭


    How has no one recommended baby blades yet? They aren't that much more expensive than the other new offerings, and I strongly recommend trying them out. They aren't the be-all, end-all of golf clubs (like some people think they are), but they are absolutely unique and totally worth it, IMO.


    This.
  • chilllwavechilllwave Members Posts: 350 ✭✭
    I went from game improvement irons to a combo set. When I went through the process of my first fitting I found that the blades gave me more of the results I was looking for. I’m a high ball hitter and iron play is my strength. I found that a little extra forgiveness in the long irons would be really beneficial to my game. I ended up going with Titleist 716 irons. P-8 MB, 7-6 CB and 4-5 TMB. As of late I’m thinking of switching the 5 iron to a cb because the tmb in that club is giving me some spotty performance. In my opinion a combo set can’t be beat. We’re not professionals, having options and flexibility in your set can only help.
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  • kaaayelllkaaayelll Members Posts: 802 ✭✭
    With all due respect, I don’ see how a combo set represents options and flexibility. I see it as a choice that has limitations, just like a full set of blades or CBs does. Unless, of course, your definition of a combo set factors carrying/owning two versions of each iron.
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭


    How has no one recommended baby blades yet? They aren't that much more expensive than the other new offerings, and I strongly recommend trying them out. They aren't the be-all, end-all of golf clubs (like some people think they are), but they are absolutely unique and totally worth it, IMO.



    If that doesn't suit you, all the new offerings are fantastic. Apex MB are super easy to hit. MP18 and P730 are better looking IMO. I'm not a titleist fan and haven't hit the new MB. Just try a few and pick the one that suits your eye.



    Unless you need a bit of help, then go Z965 or MP5.



    I'd recommend full blade set, not combo. The only caveat is if you have any trouble elevating the ball, CBs in your 3/4/5 might be preferable.




    No worries elevating, im going full set.



    Im not awesome enough for baby blades. Everyone knows that. image/stop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':stop:' />



    Im thinking p730's look too awesome to turn down. Was about to pull trigger on mp-5's (or z965) on the bay till you suggested they offerered more forgiveness. I assume that means sacrifice the tiniest bit of feel, so i held off.
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #41
    chilllwave wrote:


    I went from game improvement irons to a combo set. When I went through the process of my first fitting I found that the blades gave me more of the results I was looking for. I’m a high ball hitter and iron play is my strength. I found that a little extra forgiveness in the long irons would be really beneficial to my game. I ended up going with Titleist 716 irons. P-8 MB, 7-6 CB and 4-5 TMB. As of late I’m thinking of switching the 5 iron to a cb because the tmb in that club is giving me some spotty performance. In my opinion a combo set can’t be beat. We’re not professionals, having options and flexibility in your set can only help.

    kaaayelll wrote:


    With all due respect, I don' see how a combo set represents options and flexibility. I see it as a choice that has limitations, just like a full set of blades or CBs does. Unless, of course, your definition of a combo set factors carrying/owning two versions of each iron.




    Hmm. . . yea good points. Im not a pro, but I aspire to improve and im shooting really low since back from injury. so combo could prove a limitation (less shot shaping in long irons. However, all heresay till i hit a long iron blade next to my p770.



    Ill probably buy a full set (used so no worries on devalue), and combo them if I find myself struggling with the blade long irons. I shouldn't but u never know.



    great responses everyone thanks. . .



    im thinking ill go in this order just based on aesthetics/recommendations.



    1. p730 (but only have a line on a set without a 4 iron right now. Would love 4-pw)



    2. mp4 (very hard to find)



    3.any other high end, punishing (lol) blade for a good price (luck of the draw here, no guarantees. T MB's, callaway apex, baby blades, etc)



    4. mp5/z965 (I worry they will not be the full blade experience, but the poster that recommended chooses them over mp4's for competition so must be pretty solid)



    5.Combo set (in the event I turn into a duffer when i touch the long iron blades. Pretty unlikely, was hitting them fine before injury been a couple years, but its like riding a bike right? image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' /> )
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,199 ✭✭
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #42
    There's nothing about MP-5s, or Z965s, that would make them short of a full blade experience. The MOI of the MP-5 is very close to that of the MP-4. Or the MP18, the MP-69, the MP-32, or the MP-33. Or even the MS-11 from the early 90s.



    Any of those are a good choice.



    Speaking to the original question... I've never been impressed with combo sets. The players' CBs don't give much forgiveness beyond the blades they're intended to replace, based on the MOI of most sets I've seen. There are exceptions, but a lot of them are quite similar. So I say full blade. If it turns out to suck for you, you can always replace long irons with a couple more forgiving options, like TM TP CBs, RBladez Tours, or something similar. Even the Precept Tour Premium, from 2000. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Full blade may work. It may not. You'll never know until you try.
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  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Members Posts: 956 ✭✭
    I agree with getting a P730 set, and combo them however you want with your P770. That way you can start 730 PW-8, and then move to 7 or 6 iron 730 eventually, or even full blades! I go all blades as my practice set lol. Pretty sure you can find a set on eBay. Blades usually sell for cheaper I think.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    NRJyzr wrote:
    There's nothing about MP-5s, or Z965s, that would make them short of a full blade experience. The MOI of the MP-5 is very close to that of the MP-4. Or the MP18, the MP-69, the MP-32, or the MP-33. Or even the MS-11 from the early 90s.



    Any of those are a good choice.



    Speaking to the original question... I've never been impressed with combo sets. The players' CBs don't give much forgiveness beyond the blades they're intended to replace, based on the MOI of most sets I've seen. There are exceptions, but a lot of them are quite similar. So I say full blade. If it turns out to suck for you, you can always replace long irons with a couple more forgiving options, like TM TP CBs, RBladez Tours, or something similar. Even the Precept Tour Premium, from 2000. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Full blade may work. It may not. You'll never know until you try.




    I just purchased mp5's 3-pw on the bay�‍♂️



    And I'm gonna get p730's when I find a full set�‍♂️



    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • mahoniemahonie Members Posts: 2,378 ✭✭
    I played one of the original combo sets, Wilson Staff Progressives, for 12 years. Went away from the game for 3 years and when I came back, I got caught up in the marketing, ditched my Staffs and went through a series of ‘players’ CBs. I didn’t find that much difference in the long irons tbh but really missed the dispersion on the short irons. Found a brand new set of MP4s at half price (4-PW) just over 3 years ago and have since shot some of my best rounds ever. As others have said, the feel is like nothing else and I don’t find mishits that punishing, certainly no worse than the CBs I was playing.



    Out of the current batch of MBs, the 730s really have grabbed my attention with the Callaway’s a close second. Having said that you can’t go wrong with the MP18s either!
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  • staysober for golfstaysober for golf Low carb guy Members Posts: 1,027 ✭✭
    I vote Combo set too.



    I don't miss my regular 4 & 5 irons at all, even thou they where longer

    and I was still able to hit them good.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    mahonie wrote:
    I played one of the original combo sets, Wilson Staff Progressives, for 12 years. Went away from the game for 3 years and when I came back, I got caught up in the marketing, ditched my Staffs and went through a series of ‘players’ CBs. I didn’t find that much difference in the long irons tbh but really missed the dispersion on the short irons. Found a brand new set of MP4s at half price (4-PW) just over 3 years ago and have since shot some of my best rounds ever. As others have said, the feel is like nothing else and I don’t find mishits that punishing, certainly no worse than the CBs I was playing.



    Out of the current batch of MBs, the 730s really have grabbed my attention with the Callaway’s a close second. Having said that you can’t go wrong with the MP18s either!
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    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Golfjack wrote:
    I agree with getting a P730 set, and combo them however you want with your P770. That way you can start 730 PW-8, and then move to 7 or 6 iron 730 eventually, or even full blades! I go all blades as my practice set lol. Pretty sure you can find a set on eBay. Blades usually sell for cheaper I think.
    tvanks again everyone for advice.



    I will post a video of some shots when irons arrive!
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members Posts: 1,106 ✭✭
    edited Oct 14, 2018 #49
    I’m a full blade kind of guy myself.



    I recently swapped the 3 iron utility for my MP18 but missed the control and precision that would be spot on with the set 3 iron especially into par 3s.



    3 iron is permanent back in the bag.


    NRJyzr wrote:


    There's nothing about MP-5s, or Z965s, that would make them short of a full blade experience. The MOI of the MP-5 is very close to that of the MP-4. Or the MP18, the MP-69, the MP-32, or the MP-33. Or even the MS-11 from the early 90s.



    Any of those are a good choice.



    Speaking to the original question... I've never been impressed with combo sets. The players' CBs don't give much forgiveness beyond the blades they're intended to replace, based on the MOI of most sets I've seen. There are exceptions, but a lot of them are quite similar. So I say full blade. If it turns out to suck for you, you can always replace long irons with a couple more forgiving options, like TM TP CBs, RBladez Tours, or something similar. Even the Precept Tour Premium, from 2000. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Full blade may work. It may not. You'll never know until you try.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Chuck905 wrote:
    I’m a full blade kind of guy myself.



    I recently swapped the 3 iron utility for my MP18 but missed the control and precision that would be spot on with the set 3 iron especially into par 3s.



    3 iron is permanent back in the bag.


    NRJyzr wrote:


    There's nothing about MP-5s, or Z965s, that would make them short of a full blade experience. The MOI of the MP-5 is very close to that of the MP-4. Or the MP18, the MP-69, the MP-32, or the MP-33. Or even the MS-11 from the early 90s.



    Any of those are a good choice.



    Speaking to the original question... I've never been impressed with combo sets. The players' CBs don't give much forgiveness beyond the blades they're intended to replace, based on the MOI of most sets I've seen. There are exceptions, but a lot of them are quite similar. So I say full blade. If it turns out to suck for you, you can always replace long irons with a couple more forgiving options, like TM TP CBs, RBladez Tours, or something similar. Even the Precept Tour Premium, from 2000. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Full blade may work. It may not. You'll never know until you try.




    Interesting... I can't use that much club on par 3's, probably gonna sell my mp5 3 iron.
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • bblack_91240bblack_91240 Members Posts: 83 ✭✭
    My biggest issue is always the transition in combo sets with regards to the offset and head size. I’m playing the Nike Vapor Pros. I love em! Maybe not purist blades, but I love the size and shape. I hit the vapor pro combos to potentially put the 4 and 5 in the bag for extra forgiveness up top. They felt okay, but the head size and offset was too much. Turns out my 4 iron is my favorite club.



    I haven’t hit any of the newer club offerings. I must admit that the MP18 sets have me intrigued for the blending capabilities. Who doesn’t want to buy a better game!?
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    My biggest issue is always the transition in combo sets with regards to the offset and head size. I’m playing the Nike Vapor Pros. I love em! Maybe not purist blades, but I love the size and shape. I hit the vapor pro combos to potentially put the 4 and 5 in the bag for extra forgiveness up top. They felt okay, but the head size and offset was too much. Turns out my 4 iron is my favorite club.



    I haven’t hit any of the newer club offerings. I must admit that the MP18 sets have me intrigued for the blending capabilities. Who doesn’t want to buy a better game!?


    Yea the different look would have $&@ed with my mind, sure of it.

    Mp5 may not be "purist" either, but whatever forgiveness they may have is not exactly instilling me with bravado before shots lol... If I miss center or my path is off, I'm on someone else's fairway�‍♂️

    The mb18's are sweet. Hit them today at pga superstore when I was dropping off mp5s for lengthening. Feels eerily similar to the mp5, same look too. Switch the labels and I wouldn't know.



    Once I get my clubs back and I grip them, video skytrak session will be posted here for those interested. Any suggestionmzjs of what y'all wanna see (mp5 4 iron vs 770 4 iron, GI 7 iron vs blade 5 iron, etc) just LMK!















    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • pholwaypholway Members Posts: 441
    Player: Jon Rahm

    Greens in regulation: 70.83 percent

    Irons (4): TaylorMade RSi UDI; (4-PW): TaylorMade P750



    Rahm has a pair of 4-irons in his bag, but one of them, a TaylorMade RSi UDI is actually more of a 3-iron. The rest of Rahm’s iron set is the company’s P750 model. The clubs are three-quarters of an inch longer and 2 degrees upright. When asked by Golf Digest why he liked the cavity-back club, Rahm said, “It’s the forgiveness. I played musclebacks most of my career because I thought it was cool. But when I tried these irons it was just a lot easier, a lot more comfortable. When you’re in the fairway and you know that even if you don’t hit it perfect it’s still pretty much going to carry the same distance, that’s nice.”
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    pholway wrote:
    Player: Jon Rahm

    Greens in regulation: 70.83 percent

    Irons (4): TaylorMade RSi UDI; (4-PW): TaylorMade P750



    Rahm has a pair of 4-irons in his bag, but one of them, a TaylorMade RSi UDI is actually more of a 3-iron. The rest of Rahm’s iron set is the company’s P750 model. The clubs are three-quarters of an inch longer and 2 degrees upright. When asked by Golf Digest why he liked the cavity-back club, Rahm said, “It’s the forgiveness. I played musclebacks most of my career because I thought it was cool. But when I tried these irons it was just a lot easier, a lot more comfortable. When you’re in the fairway and you know that even if you don’t hit it perfect it’s still pretty much going to carry the same distance, that’s nice.”




    Yea sounds like there are some pros using p750s which I didn't know. Pretty cool, and after hitting my 770 next to mp5, I think I get it. 770's feel pretty similar, and yea mishits are still pretty good. 750 even better I'm sure, never hit.



    Side note....I extended my clubs an inch at the behest of a tall, blade playing partner.



    my first round out with the mp5's. I'm 6'3. He basically forced me to hit his +1 gap wedge on a par 3, and smoothest swing I've even taken.



    Immediately lengthened all my clubs including wedges, and my game improved by 3 strokes!I dunno if I have hit a thin shot since. My tempo is on point. What an awesome "ah-ha" moment after 15 years of overly athletic crouching tiger stances over the ball



    Videos coming soon maybe tomo/monday





    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,199 ✭✭
    extrastiff wrote:


    Yea sounds like there are some pros using p750s which I didn't know. Pretty cool, and after hitting my 770 next to mp5, I think I get it. 770's feel pretty similar, and yea mishits are still pretty good. 750 even better I'm sure, never hit.



    Side note....I extended my clubs an inch at the behest of a tall, blade playing partner.



    my first round out with the mp5's. I'm 6'3. He basically forced me to hit his +1 gap wedge on a par 3, and smoothest swing I've even taken.



    Immediately lengthened all my clubs including wedges, and my game improved by 3 strokes!I dunno if I have hit a thin shot since. My tempo is on point. What an awesome "ah-ha" moment after 15 years of overly athletic crouching tiger stances over the ball



    Videos coming soon maybe tomo/monday






    Something you could try, if you're feeling moderately adventurous, is to use a 3/8" length slope, instead of the standard 1/2". You start with your +1" PW, as one example, and instead of making each club a half inch longer, you only go 3/8" longer. This helps to prevent the longer irons from being less playable due to length, while giving a taller player the length-assistance one might need in the shorter clubs.



    You'd likely need to adjust lie angles a bit for some clubs, if you were to give this a go.
    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
    (Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
    Shoes by True Linkswear
  • Hit em goodHit em good Hit em good Members Posts: 2,098 ✭✭
    I combo Mizuno MP54 / MP4. I get better trajectory out of the 54's in the mid and long irons. I use MP Fli Hi in the 3 iron, for the same reason. I guess I triple combo.



    Even though it is a combo set, if you were to take a peak at it, there's no doubt it's a players bag.



    Hit em good
    Driver: 07 Burner TP
    4 wood: Ping G25
    7 wood: Ping G25
    23° hybrd:  Ping G25
    5i - pw: Mizuno MP64
    Wedges 50° / 54° / 58°: Cleveland Rotex 2.0 (2 dot , 3 dot , 2 dot)
    Putter: Ping Redwood Anser
    Ball: Titleist Pro v1x / Pro v1
    Bag: Titlest Stand Bag / 4 way top
  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    Mp69/54 here



    3-5 irons are clubs I rarely hit anyway and its welcomed to have some extra trajectory and help.....no issue at all
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,936 ✭✭
    I’ve never been a proponent of combo iron sets. They simply are not going to feel (sound), fly or respond the same. Defintely cool to the eye not so much for the game. My opinion, pick a model and keep continuity through the set. Just one mans take...
    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    dunn wrote:
    Mp69/54 here



    3-5 irons are clubs I rarely hit anyway and its welcomed to have some extra trajectory and help.....no issue at all
    you must get control out of your fairway metals I cannot lol. No 3-5 iron ... I wish
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    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
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  • BearQBearQ Break 2 Rebuild Members Posts: 3,267 ✭✭
    edited Oct 20, 2018 #61
    I’m z945 4-p with no issues. Some blades have tungsten in the long irons and it really helps. If I was playing a pure blade, I’m definitely going combo set. You’re missing massive forgiveness and launch help that nearly everyone needs in the long irons if you don’t...



    I also think it’s quite easy to find oem that makes a long iron substitute that will blend well with your blade irons especially if you’re using same shaft. I don’t need my 3-5 iron to feel exactly like my blades anyways. I use a slightly GI 3-iron that is a go to club...I am useless with a true blade 3i
    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 






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