Player iron recommendations wanted

odshot68odshot68 Members Posts: 7,860 ✭✭
I bagged the 718 cb irons this season. They felt good but want a little higher flight from the heads. I like the consistent distances these give me and turf interaction. I realize shaft also plays a roll but any recommendations to try for 2019.

Mizuno ST190G 10 deg Driver Atmos Black 6X Tour Spec
Mizuno ST190 3TS 14 deg Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
Mizuno CLK #4 22 deg Fujikura Speeder Evo 75 HB Stiff
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Dynamic Gold S300
Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.04L S200
Bettinardi BB29 Putter

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  • RobS14526RobS14526 Members Posts: 1,127 ✭✭
    I know it’s obvious, but AP2’s. You could also experiment with tweaking the lofts on your current sticks.
  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 4,997 ✭✭
    what shafts do you currently play.
    Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
    Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72x (255)

    LOOKING FOR A 7 Wood (probably gunna be 230-235 club)
    Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
    4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 210) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (195, 180, 165) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (150, 130, 110)

    S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (85): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
    L Wedge: Maltby Third Wedge (Custom Grind) 62*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35", 64* lie: THIS IS MY BUNKER CLUB, HARDLY USE FROM OUTSIDE 40 YARDS!!
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design #5 MB, YES! Tour Tracey (for practice only)

    Ball: Vice Pro
    Grip: Super Stroke S-Tech Cord (Woods +6 wraps, Irons and wedges +8 wraps)
  • mefnocerousmefnocerous Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
    Really enjoy the consistency of the i200s.

    Messed around with a few shaft combos but keep coming back to them.

    Also found a second hand set of MP53s. Feel is amazing.

    Hit some really tight approaches with them.



    Easily a half club to a club shorter than i200s and I may not have enough game for the 4 iron.

    But, ya know, mizuno butter feels.

    Really enjoy the consistency of the i200s.

    Messed around with a few shaft combos but keep coming back to them.

    Also found a second hand set of MP53s. Feel is amazing.

    Hit some really tight approaches with them.



    Easily a half club to a club shorter than i200s and I may not have enough game for the 4 iron.

    But, ya know, mizuno butter feels.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]____________________________________[/font]
    [font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"]Ping G400 10.5 ADDI 6x[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Srixon U85 18 ADDI 95x[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Srixon U65 23 ADDI 95x[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Wishon 771 5-P (26-46) Modus 120[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Miura 51,55,58 DG Spinner[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland RTX4 64 DG TI[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Odyssey #9[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Bridgestone Tour B RX[/font]
  • ZigzogZigzog Members Posts: 170 ✭✭
    edited Dec 4, 2018 #5
    Recently got some Vega's VM02 - love them so far; feel is great - I like a solid club head and these fit the bill perfectly.



    Distances so far seem very very consistent, the biggest thing for me.
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Taylormade M3 Driver 9.5 - Graphite Design AD Di - 6S
    Callaway Epic SZ 3 Wood - Graphite Design AD Di - 7S

    PXG - 19 - 0317 X Hybrid - Fujikura 72 S

    Wilson V6 - 4 - GW - DG - S300 AMT

    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 - 56 and 60

    Edel E2 [/font]
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    Srixon Z785 with right shaft. Amazing feel, great height, good spin numbers and distance. Very consistent.
    PING G410 9* PX Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    PING G410 LST 3w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 5w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 4-PW AWT 2 0 stiff
    PING Stealth Glide 2.0 50ss/54ss/58ss
    PING Sigam G Tyne
  • Z4Z3RZ4Z3R Golfing Guy's Guy Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 73 ✭✭
    AP2's or Mizzy 919 Forged would probably be as good as anything. Feel like they are step up vs a regular CB like the Titleist.



    Going for a softer/lighter shaft would also help accomplish this if you're open to changing that.



    If you're open to trying a heavier set, you could also think about adding some tape to the lower half of your clubs to help just lower the CoG slightly.
    Blade Day Options:
    • Taylormade P7TW
    • Callaway Apex MB RAW
    • Titleist 670
    • Titleist 690.mb 

  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 429 ✭✭
    iBlades are worth a look, unless you want a true forged feel.
    Cobra King LTD Black
    Titleist 910FD 15° 3w
    Titleist 917F2 18° 5w
    Callaway Apex 4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 50° SS
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 56°, 60° SS
    Bettinardi BB1
  • mizunoMX25mizunoMX25 Members Posts: 251 ✭✭
    The Srixon Z785's are really impressive. If I didn't already have the 718 AP2's they'd be in the bag. Either them or the MP18SC's are the best feeling irons I've hit this year.
    Titleist TS3 10.5 GD AD IZ 6S
    TM Burner 3W
    Callaway OptiForce 5W
    818H1 3H 21*
    Srixon Z785 5-PW Aerotech i110 S
    Titleist Vokey 52F (Bent to 50)
    Callaway 54/58 PM Grind 2019
    Scotty Cameron Newport / Machine M2A
  • JarlaxleJarlaxle Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 465 ✭✭
    Unless you really must play all the same irons, what about keeping your CB's in the bag for 7 or 8 through PW and just adding in AP2's in the longer irons?
    "We're not here for a long time... we're here for a good time."

    Mizuno JPX 900 Driver w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 900 3W w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
    Titleist AP3 3 - 5 w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Titleist AP2 6 - PW w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Miura Y Grind 51 w/ Project X 5.5
    Miura C Grind 55 w/ Project X 5.5
    Miura C Grind 59 w/ Project X 5.5
    Custom Edel E3
    Titleist Lightweight Stand Bag
  • odshot68odshot68 Members Posts: 7,860 ✭✭
    edited Dec 4, 2018 #11
    I wanted to like the AP2’s but could never get along with them. I’ve tried every set. I played dg s300 in the cbs. I’m open to suggestions on shafts. I looked at the Mizzy line and was drooling over the mp 18 mb in a combo set with the mc. I haven’t hit them but i doubt its the best option for what I’m looking for.



    I will say I am loving the feel of dg s400 in my new rtx 4 raw wedges

    Mizuno ST190G 10 deg Driver Atmos Black 6X Tour Spec
    Mizuno ST190 3TS 14 deg Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
    Mizuno CLK #4 22 deg Fujikura Speeder Evo 75 HB Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Dynamic Gold S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.04L S200
    Bettinardi BB29 Putter

  • tanker44tanker44 Mid-AtlanticMembers Posts: 280 ✭✭
    Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.



    PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.
    TM M2 - Fuji 53
    Epic Flash SZ 13.5* 
    Apex HY 20*
    Callaway Apex 2019 4/PW
    Titleist SM7 48/56/60
    TM Spider Tour 
  • odshot68odshot68 Members Posts: 7,860 ✭✭
    edited Dec 4, 2018 #13
    I’ve hit these tanker. I only hit with stock project x shaft but they spun too much for me.



    It may help to say my previous sets of irons:

    Titleist 962 DGX100

    Nike VR splits DGSL S300

    TM MCs 2014 KBS C-taper stiff

    Bridgestone J15 Steelfiber 110

    Titleist 718 cb Dg S300

    Mizuno ST190G 10 deg Driver Atmos Black 6X Tour Spec
    Mizuno ST190 3TS 14 deg Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
    Mizuno CLK #4 22 deg Fujikura Speeder Evo 75 HB Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Dynamic Gold S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.04L S200
    Bettinardi BB29 Putter

  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    Wilson staff and don’t look back
    Cobra King F7
    Cobra King baffler F6 17.5*
    Cobra King Utility 20.5*
    Wilson Staff V4 Utility 23*
    Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T-11 52*
    Wilson Staff PMP Tour 56*
    PING Glide 2.0 TS 60*
    Taylormade TP Juno Copper
    Bridgestone Tour B XS, Srixon Z-Star XV
  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members Posts: 296 ✭✭
    Wilson Staff V6 deserve a look
  • lordemsworthlordemsworth Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V6
  • titleless_30titleless_30 Members Posts: 16 ✭✭
    Literally in love with my MP-18 SC's. I tested everything I could for 2 months and nothing compared.
  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,101 ✭✭
    tanker44 wrote:
    Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.



    PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.


    Can certainly verify Tankers assessment

    of the X Forged. They are a blast to play.


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  • rad22rad22 Members Posts: 24
    tanker44 wrote:
    Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.



    PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.




    This ^^^^



    I bought mine with the $-taper 130’s. Amazing combo. Fantastic clubs.

    Oh, and no uocharge for the $-tapers.
  • tanker44tanker44 Mid-AtlanticMembers Posts: 280 ✭✭
    odshot68 wrote:


    I've hit these tanker. I only hit with stock project x shaft but they spun too much for me.



    It may help to say my previous sets of irons:

    Titleist 962 DGX100

    Nike VR splits DGSL S300

    TM MCs 2014 KBS C-taper stiff

    Bridgestone J15 Steelfiber 110

    Titleist 718 cb Dg S300




    Long story short. I forgot to mention I bought the X Forged irons twice this year. I got them with PX the first go around. Never swung PX. I heard they were harsh but what the ****. I have played DG s300/x100 my entire life and gave it a shot. I loved them but the PX took hours on the range to load and sync with my smooth tempo. Eventually caused some tendinitis in my left arm so I dropped them. I then picked up PXG 0311T through the PXG Heros program - got Gen1s for super cheap. But they were horrific. They performed like a set of old Top Flights. So after a long conversation with my priest I realized I had the best ball striking with the X Forged even thou it was a bad shaft combo. So I bought my second set of X Forged but this time with KBS Tour 120S.



    Only other option I can recommend that I have swung would be the P760. I hit them and they were pretty promising. Just about everything else out there isn't any better than a set of TM MC 2014s. Good luck.
    TM M2 - Fuji 53
    Epic Flash SZ 13.5* 
    Apex HY 20*
    Callaway Apex 2019 4/PW
    Titleist SM7 48/56/60
    TM Spider Tour 
  • odshot68odshot68 Members Posts: 7,860 ✭✭
    I wish I would have tried the Callaway X forged with a different shaft. The $ taper would be high on my list. I’m like you were the project x are too soft in the middle. It’s hilarious you bought them twice. I thought I’m the only ho that has done this image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    Mizuno ST190G 10 deg Driver Atmos Black 6X Tour Spec
    Mizuno ST190 3TS 14 deg Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
    Mizuno CLK #4 22 deg Fujikura Speeder Evo 75 HB Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Dynamic Gold S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.04L S200
    Bettinardi BB29 Putter

  • odshot68odshot68 Members Posts: 7,860 ✭✭
    Pretty cool to see how Phil has his combo set in the bag; MB 8-PW, X-forged 5-7, epic pro 4, x-forged UT 3



    He has had this setup for awhile. I know he likes to tinker and he's up on the latest tech and what works best..

    Mizuno ST190G 10 deg Driver Atmos Black 6X Tour Spec
    Mizuno ST190 3TS 14 deg Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
    Mizuno CLK #4 22 deg Fujikura Speeder Evo 75 HB Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Dynamic Gold S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.04L S200
    Bettinardi BB29 Putter

  • i*windowsi*windows Members Posts: 2,159 ✭✭
    search is your friend, hundreds of threads on this topic in the last year or so.
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Just hit the **** ball.[/font]
    TM R1
    Adams Tight lies 2 5w
    Cleveland Mashie 5h
    Nike Covert Forged 2, 6-PW
    Lynx Prowler VT 5-PW
    Cleveland 588 Tour Action 51*
    MD Golf Seve Sedona 58*
    Odyssey O-Works Jailbird Mini.
  • Z4Z3RZ4Z3R Golfing Guy's Guy Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 73 ✭✭
    odshot68 wrote:


    I wanted to like the AP2's but could never get along with them. I've tried every set. I played dg s300 in the cbs. I'm open to suggestions on shafts. I looked at the Mizzy line and was drooling over the mp 18 mb in a combo set with the mc. I haven't hit them but i doubt its the best option for what I'm looking for.



    I will say I am loving the feel of dg s400 in my new rtx 4 raw wedges




    S400 is a great wedge shaft.



    S300's are pretty standard stiff shafts but are on the heavier side at 130g for the standard version. The other manufacturers (PX/Nippon/KBS) all have their stiff shafts are 120g which should allow you to hit it a bit higher (well maybe not in PX case).
    Blade Day Options:
    • Taylormade P7TW
    • Callaway Apex MB RAW
    • Titleist 670
    • Titleist 690.mb 

  • vinprun71vinprun71 ConnecticutMembers Posts: 74 ✭✭
    As stated above, I'd at least see if you can demo the CB with a Modus 120, DG 120, C-Taper Lite, or LZ. Something lighter that will launch the ball higher. You may find you don't need to dump the set.
    TaylorMade R15 460cc (10.5)
    Callaway FT 3 Wood (15)
    Cobra F9 Speedback (18.5 & 21.5)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 56-F
    Titleist Vokey SM7 60-S
    Ping Karsten Anser
  • JarlaxleJarlaxle Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 465 ✭✭
    "We're not here for a long time... we're here for a good time."

    Mizuno JPX 900 Driver w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 900 3W w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
    Titleist AP3 3 - 5 w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Titleist AP2 6 - PW w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Miura Y Grind 51 w/ Project X 5.5
    Miura C Grind 55 w/ Project X 5.5
    Miura C Grind 59 w/ Project X 5.5
    Custom Edel E3
    Titleist Lightweight Stand Bag
  • BrockPSUBrockPSU Members Posts: 243 ✭✭
    Ran into the same issue with the 716's just had the px 6.5s in them instead. Works a lot better now. More than likely its a shaft issue but if your after new clubs then just make sure your fitted into the ball flight you want.
    TS3 10.5 AD DI 6x
    TS2 16.5 AD DI 8x
    716 T-MB 3 AD DI Hybrid 95x
    716 T-MB 4 Project x 6.5
    716 CB 5-6 Project x 6.5
    716 MB 7-PW Project x 6.5
    SM6 46 F Grind Project x 6.0(in rotation)
    SM7 50 F Grind, 54 S Grind, 58 L Grind Project x 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Tour Rat R&D Proto Concept 1
  • mefnocerousmefnocerous Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
    rad22 wrote:
    tanker44 wrote:
    Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.



    PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.




    This ^^^^



    I bought mine with the $-taper 130’s. Amazing combo. Fantastic clubs.Oh, and no uocharge for the $-tapers.
    no upcharge on the money tapers?!
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]____________________________________[/font]
    [font="helvetica, arial, sans-serif"]Ping G400 10.5 ADDI 6x[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Srixon U85 18 ADDI 95x[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Srixon U65 23 ADDI 95x[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Wishon 771 5-P (26-46) Modus 120[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Miura 51,55,58 DG Spinner[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cleveland RTX4 64 DG TI[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Odyssey #9[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Bridgestone Tour B RX[/font]
  • rad22rad22 Members Posts: 24
    edited Dec 6, 2018 #29
    rad22 wrote:
    tanker44 wrote:
    Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.



    PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.




    This ^^^^



    I bought mine with the $-taper 130’s. Amazing combo. Fantastic clubs.Oh, and no uocharge for the $-tapers.
    no upcharge on the money tapers?!




    That’s correct. Unless they’ve changed it since I purchased my set. You can configure them on callaways website and purchase whatever combo you like. Bunch of grip options as well.
  • evansmar004evansmar004 Members Posts: 76
    Mizuno MP 18 blades. Best I've ever hit
  • odshot68odshot68 Members Posts: 7,860 ✭✭
    OP here, so I went and hit a lot of irons and shafts this weekend. I really loved the KBS $ taper, This gave me the initial height and stayed up there. I only had a GC2 to use but the eyeball test doesn't lie. This isn't offered in Mizuno and don't want to reshaft with a private club fitter. I liked it in my old TB CB head but can't go with same iron. I hit a couple Cobra heads and wasn't a fan. I fell in love with the Cally MB but would only play 8-PW. I'm considering the X forged 5-7 but the shop guy said wait for the new apex pros until I decide. Cally offers the S taper at no uncharge. Any other ideas to try?

    Mizuno ST190G 10 deg Driver Atmos Black 6X Tour Spec
    Mizuno ST190 3TS 14 deg Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
    Mizuno CLK #4 22 deg Fujikura Speeder Evo 75 HB Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Dynamic Gold S300
    Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.04L S200
    Bettinardi BB29 Putter

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