Player cavity backs

BrandonG31BrandonG31 Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
Hi,

So, after I buy an engagement ring this weekend, I’m going full bore into a new iron search. I currently play Mizuno mp-63 irons, but I’m looking to add a little forgiveness. I love the look at address and the feel on pure strikes but I definitely need a little more forgiveness. I’m currently looking at the Ping I series, and JPX forged. Anyone have any insights into which performed best for them. I’m also planning on looking at players distance irons (P790 etc) but it’s probably a long shot that I’d go that route. Thanks.
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  • HouskaHouska ClubWRX Posts: 47 ✭✭
    I looked at both of those as well as the AP3s. The AP3s seemed the best fit for rekindling my golf game before kids. A close second was the 919Fs.

    Congrats on the engagement
  • dalillama47dalillama47 Members Posts: 1,199 ✭✭
    Second the congrats on the engagement. Don't sleep on the Srixon Z585 and or Z785. Both great irons and IMO. the Z785's are forgiving for what they are and feel as good as anything. GL on your search
    Srixon Z785
    Srixon F85 3 & 5
    Srixon H85 #4 22*
    Srixon Z585 5 iron, Z785 6-pw
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  • tips09tips09 Members Posts: 221 ✭✭


    Second the congrats on the engagement. Don't sleep on the Srixon Z585 and or Z785. Both great irons and IMO. the Z785's are forgiving for what they are and feel as good as anything. GL on your search


    +1 to this. I'd suggest giving srixon a try for sure.
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    Srixon Z765 4-PW Project X 6.0
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  • dcfasdcfas Tempus Fugit Members Posts: 858 ✭✭
    Congrats. Ping has intrigued me for a long time and I may go the i210 set myself. Also considering a combo of iblades and or i500s. I’ll also go Glides when I make the move. Like the Srixons, too, but don’t seem forgiving enough. Don’t want too much offset. It’s a puzzle.
  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members Posts: 128 ✭✭
    TM p790's are really great irons. Lofts are too strong but if that might be what fits you better. So forgiving and feel great. JPX forged are also excellent and similar but with better feel. You can't go wrong either way. I'd recommend hitting several different irons and see what you like better rather than someone else's opinion.
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    Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2, 19 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90x
    Irons: Titleist TMB 718 4 iron, AP2 718 5-PW - KBS C-taper 130x
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  • SurfDaddySurfDaddy Members Posts: 46 ✭✭
    Ditto on testing anything Srixon. My multiyear search for a more forgiving forged cavity back ended with a lucky purchase on eBay of the highly regarded Z-565 irons. I bought them without testing because of their their high regard by GolfWRX members and an incredibly low price offer accepted by the seller, knowing I could resell them for over $100 more than I paid. They are an absolute dream. In my second round with them a couple of buddies hit them a few times. Both ordered new sets, one is switching from Callaway Apex Pro 16's the other Taylor Made P's.
  • BrandonG31BrandonG31 Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    One caveat is that I don’t want a ton of offset either. I’m used to looking down at a butter knife iron. Very minimal offset is a must. Thanks for the well wishes.
  • PeanutsDaddyPeanutsDaddy Members Posts: 8,655 ✭✭
    Wishing you and your partner the best as you ‘take the plunge’. Here’s to a life of good health and continued happiness.



    Clubs are cool too.
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  • TexasHarleyTexasHarley Members Posts: 45
    I've been trying all sorts of players cavity backs. I tried the Srixon's, the Pings, the Titleists and the Mizunos (as well as the Hogan PTX's).



    Gold Medal: Mizuno 919 forged



    Silver Medal: Srixon and Hogan (these two were a virtual tie, and quite frankly, had I tried these on the same day as the Mizunos it may have been a 3 way tie).



    Bronze: AP2 (Great club, but it was set up with a shaft that I felt was very heavy. Probably not an indictment of the club but rather being set up wrong for me.
  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game MinnesotaMembers Posts: 1,533 ✭✭
    edited Dec 5, 2018 #11
    Here’s the post where one posts the brand/clubs that they have in their bag... While trying to sound as objective as possible. Although, that has likely happened 5 times, already =)

    Look into Wilson Staff V4 or V6. Very compact (especially heel to toe length) forged player’s cavities with minimal offset. They feel great and can be found very cheap if you search. I picked up my V4’s this time last year for $200 brand new from Budget Golf. Now you can spend $700-1k more on the engagement ring!
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    PING G400 MAX w/ Alta CB
    Cobra KING F7 fairway w/ Fujikura Pro 65
    Cobra KING F7 hybrid w/ Fujikura Pro 75H
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Utility 4 Iron
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 5-GW
    Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP Blue Tour Grind 56* and 60*
    One of several milled putters
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    What he said ^ Wilson Staff!
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    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
  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    Wilson's are actually very nice at address.....



    My srixons z785 are sitting in closet (bad shaft combo for me most likely)



    MP69 back in bag, prolly similar to your 63's tho maybe touch easier to hit, idk



  • maamoldmaamold Matt Aamold Members Posts: 177 ✭✭
    BrandonG31 wrote:


    Hi,

    So, after I buy an engagement ring this weekend, I’m going full bore into a new iron search. I currently play Mizuno mp-63 irons, but I’m looking to add a little forgiveness. I love the look at address and the feel on pure strikes but I definitely need a little more forgiveness. I’m currently looking at the Ping I series, and JPX forged. Anyone have any insights into which performed best for them. I’m also planning on looking at players distance irons (P790 etc) but it’s probably a long shot that I’d go that route. Thanks.




    PM Sent.
  • gentlesgentles Members Posts: 1,849 ✭✭
    Dont the overlook the P770 iron too. I’m picky about offset, and if you can handle a slightly thicker topljne these are worth a look especially for the price they are going for. I switched from 716cb and found no loss in workability but a noticeable increase in forgiveness. I prefer the “solid”one piece irons to the hollow body especially in the lower clubs. Plan on gaming mine for a while!





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    Callaway Apex 20* Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Taylormade RSI UDI 4i DG AMT x100
    Taylormade P770 5-P DG AMT x100
    Ping Glide 51,55, 59 DG S400
    Ping Anser Milled 5

    On the bench/testing: G400 LST, Callaway 3deep, Cobra LTD 3-4, Callaway Apex 23*, UDI 2 and 3 irons, Ping Glide 53, PM Grind 64
  • mws82mws82 Members Posts: 562 ✭✭
    New level 902
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,025 ✭✭
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  • Red4282Red4282 Members Posts: 65 ✭✭
    edited Dec 6, 2018 #18
    Ill echo the srixon 7 series as well. One thing that intrigued me about them other than the raving reviews was the sole grind. It is a higher bounce sole, and for me, is perfect because i can get pretty steep with the shorter irons.
  • BrandonG31BrandonG31 Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    What about previous generation irons I could get used? Any real differences between say the 850 forged vs 919. Or the Ping i200 vs 210?
  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    edited Dec 7, 2018 #20
    Not really, mizuno cleaned up short iron look in forged set tho in 900-919 series...short irons look better but other than that same.....if that doesnt matter save your cash and get older set



    Pings are identical
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,115 ✭✭
    tips09 wrote:



    Second the congrats on the engagement. Don't sleep on the Srixon Z585 and or Z785. Both great irons and IMO. the Z785's are forgiving for what they are and feel as good as anything. GL on your search


    +1 to this. I'd suggest giving srixon a try for sure.




    +2 z785 check a lot of boxes. My new set arrived last night. Great feel, looks and forgiveness. Easy to combo long irons with z585 or u85. I have 5-PW and then play u65 4 that has a modus 105s. Z785 are modus 120s. Def try to hit them, were best of pack for me
    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
  • Jimjam651Jimjam651 Members Posts: 25 ✭✭
    I'd suggest the best thing to do would be to get fitted for a set of irons, you'll be able to try a variety of different clubs and see what suits you best



    We're all so different, what I like you'll have and vice versa
  • evansmar004evansmar004 Members Posts: 76
    The AP2s are worth a shot too. Closer looking to blades with the forgiveness as well.
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,747 ✭✭


    The AP2s are worth a shot too. Closer looking to blades with the forgiveness as well.




    Yeah I would agree on that, if looks are as important as they seem to be, you can't not take a look at the AP2's.
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  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,707 ✭✭
    You ain't thinking straight son. Go buy a motor bike not clubs. If have a bike before your married its grandfatherd in. Once married? Good luck.
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  • BrandonG31BrandonG31 Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    I do love the look of the 18 AP2s.
  • rxk9fanrxk9fan Members Posts: 736 ✭✭
    P770 - EXCELLENT in all regards

    Mizuno MMC - These beat out the P770s and 5 or 6 other sets this year. I would think perfect for the transition from where you are to what you are looking for.
    Mizuno 190ST with Tensei Blue Stiff
    Taylormade M4 tour 3 wood with stiff Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
    Cobra Baffler 6 with UST Elements Stiff
    Srixon U65 4i with SteelFiber R
    Mizuno Hot Metal Pro with Recoil F4
    Vokey 58, 54, 50
    Taylormade Spider X

    I am thinking about playing golf next year instead of HOing clubs!  
    Definitions: HOing is changing any spot in your bag 3 or more times in a year
                       Optimizing is changing any/every spot in your bag up to twice a year :-)
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,186 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 7, 2018 #28
    I like the JPX 900 Forged way more than the 919 Forged. The new one is much different and I don’t care for the sole.



    The 765/785 are excellent. The 765 is slightly more forgiving. I don’t like the Srixon 500 series as much as others, but of those I like the 585 the most. A little less chunky.



    The Ping 210 may fit the bill. I also am curious about what the G410 will play like as they are supposed to have much less offset than the 400.



    The AP2 will be a step up in forgiveness from what you have.



    Don’t sleep on the new Bridgestones or the old ones — J15CB.



    Legacy Black is a nice suggestion. The Cobra Forged Tour is highly underrated. Very nice clubs.



    I did not like the TM 790, but I do think the 760 is a nice one.



    Best of luck to you and your future bride. Make sure she understands the importance of you finding the right irons.
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  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,032 ✭✭
    Srixon 7 series

    Wilson Staff V6

    Mizuno 919 forged

    Titleist AP2 or CB
    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    = Taylormade 64* Hi-Toe
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • GMR2ironGMR2iron Members Posts: 1,518 ✭✭
    BrandonG31 wrote:


    One caveat is that I don’t want a ton of offset either. I’m used to looking down at a butter knife iron. Very minimal offset is a must. Thanks for the well wishes.
    Titleist CB', either 716 or 718. I went from MP-69's to the 718's and couldn't be happier!
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    Yes! Tracy
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,816 ✭✭
    GMR2iron wrote:

    BrandonG31 wrote:


    One caveat is that I don’t want a ton of offset either. I’m used to looking down at a butter knife iron. Very minimal offset is a must. Thanks for the well wishes.
    Titleist CB', either 716 or 718. I went from MP-69's to the 718's and couldn't be happier!


    I don’t know if it’s the size of the head or the finish, but the 718 cb’s look to have a lot of offset to me. Am I seeing things or is this true?
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