Talk me off the ledge...thinking of switching irons

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Whit1969Whit1969 Members  1087WRX Points: 137Posts: 1,087 Platinum Tees
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Well last year I started off with JPX 900 Forged and switched after a couple months back to AP2s. Had the AP2s in the bag for almost a year now and I am playing well with them. However I have been looking at the Taylormade P770s and a combo set of CBs/MBs either Titleist, Mizuno, or Cobra. Might be that I just haven’t played or hit any balls since last October. I’m constantly looking at the BST and eBay at irons!!



In addition to this I went to Roger Dunn’s today and hit several different irons and surprisingly I walked away really liking the Callaway X Forged 2018 as well.



Usually I’m like this with the driver and stick with my irons, but no interest in a driver at all, as my 2016 M2 is money for me. Maybe I just really need to go play.
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Taylormade 2016 M2 PX Evenflow Blue 65
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Titleist 915H 2 Hybrid Diamana S+ 70
Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW PX LZ 5.5
Vokey SM6 54 & 58
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  • Maverick17Maverick17 Members  55WRX Points: 30Handicap: 10Posts: 55 Bunkers
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    Must be something in the air tonight....I just posted a similar dilemma as you but of the Mizuno variety.



    I’d say if your playing well and your comfortable, stick with the AP2’s. But if you do switch, do it now before the season gets full swing as you have some time to adjust.



    I’m in the Chicago area and desperately waiting for spring.
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  • dre72dre72 Members  536WRX Points: 104Handicap: +2.7Posts: 536 Golden Tee
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    So your gonna ask a bunch of club ho’s to talk you out of buying a new set of clubs? Are you sure your not looking for someone to push you over the edge?



    Just kidding





    Nothing wrong with AP2’s. Is there something your looking for that the AP2’s aren’t giving you?
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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, CaClubWRX  3615WRX Points: 200Handicap: 4.1Posts: 3,615 ClubWRX
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    Whit1969 wrote:


    Well last year I started off with JPX 900 Forged and switched after a couple months back to AP2s. Had the AP2s in the bag for almost a year now and I am playing well with them. However I have been looking at the Taylormade P770s and a combo set of CBs/MBs either Titleist, Mizuno, or Cobra. Might be that I just haven't played or hit any balls since last October. I'm constantly looking at the BST and eBay at irons!!!



    Usually I'm like this with the driver and stick with my irons, but no interest in a driver at all, as my 2016 M2 is money for me. Maybe I just really need to go play.
    Lets welcome him to the group everybody. I will be your facilitator in this ClubHoesAnonymous . Nobody here will judge you. We each have our own demons that we have to deal with. Better to talk and express your feelings as we all are going through the same struggle.
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    Stop the Madness!
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  • whiffwhiff Members  89WRX Points: 64Handicap: 2Posts: 89 Fairways
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    All the new drivers this year....go hit a few of those & it will distract you from your iron dilemma. image/derisive.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':derisive:' />
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  • Whit1969Whit1969 Members  1087WRX Points: 137Posts: 1,087 Platinum Tees
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    As I said it would take an act of Congress for me to take the 2016 M2 out of the bag. Plus none of the new drivers even interest me.
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  • rxk9fanrxk9fan MidwestMembers  969WRX Points: 262Handicap: 6.9Posts: 969 Golden Tee
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    Well...I too play an M2 but it is just wrong to say you are not interested in something else...very un WRX like if I must say :-)



    As for your irons, you have a great set but as a WRXer good to see you want to try something different even if you are playing well with the AP2 :-)



    I played and liked the 716 AP2, but you are looking at one that I found to enjoy more in every way. I have no idea why the P770 does not get more attention. They are one of the softest, best feeling irons I have ever played. When my elbows got bad I jacked my set up with new shafts and still think about going back to them sometimes.

    They are super consistent with distance while being pretty long and not a difficult club to move a little in both directions. I was SO impressed the way solid shots melted into the face...and any P770 player will likely echo this. If you like looking down at them you will certainly enjoy playing them.

    I also played the latest X Forged for 20 rounds or so and liked them. I do not think they were as long or soft as the P770 but they are solid and look great!

    As for combo sets, so many good ones now. I think several Srixon pieces work really well with each other. I am certainly loving the Z9xx series with a couple of Uxx at the very top of the bag. Others are loving multiple combinations of the Uxx,9xx,7xx, and 5xx just depending on where you are comfortable but they are all VERY solid.
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  • scoop79scoop79 Members  186WRX Points: 62Posts: 186 Fairways
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    Whit1969 wrote:


    As I said it would take an act of Congress for me to take the 2016 M2 out of the bag. Plus none of the new drivers even interest me.




    This sort of talk should result in a suspension from WRX!



    To be fair the ‘16 M2 was a fantastic driver and realistically any advancements that have been made since are not of the significant variety.



    I’m playing JPX900 Tours 4-PW and love them. If anything though, blending the longer irons with something with more help might have been an idea. Blending the 919 range would be worth considering.
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  • nDroid3nDroid3 USAMembers  115WRX Points: 34Posts: 115 Fairways
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    I’ve been looking at the 919 line all day and I’m perfectly fine with my p790s. The struggle is real!
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    Jump!
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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2164WRX Points: 306Handicap: ~7Posts: 2,164 Platinum Tees
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    If it’s 718 AP2 then there won’t be much better out there for all around performance.



    That’s a great stick for having player characteristics with decent forgiveness.



    Maybe change out the long irons (3-5/6) to TMBs and your set can feel new again?



    But the 718 AP2 short irons are just bliss.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7274WRX Points: 582Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,274 Titanium Tees
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    It happens to me every winter. I love my Hogan PTx and my iron play is great, but I always start looking at other stuff once the new introductions are made in January.



    The Cally CF19 smoke have my attention this year. I’m sure they will be hotter faced than I’d want, but they sure are nice looking to my eye.
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  • Hat TrickHat Trick Members  576WRX Points: 80Posts: 576 Golden Tee
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    If you haven't played because of the weather like me in the North, then all you think about is equipment...



    I have a new rule - I won't buy anything new until I have played a month with my old stuff - funny how those old friends put new equipment thoughts out of my head!
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  • dbleagdbleag Members  2920WRX Points: 175Posts: 2,920 Titanium Tees
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    Have someone put you in a straight jacket and lock you in a dark padded cell until the feeling passes.



    Self admittedly, you are hitting your AP2's well. Why F that up?



    You must be bored up in Indiana.
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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2164WRX Points: 306Handicap: ~7Posts: 2,164 Platinum Tees
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    Hat Trick wrote:


    If you haven't played because of the weather like me in the North, then all you think about is equipment...



    I have a new rule - I won't buy anything new until I have played a month with my old stuff - funny how those old friends put new equipment thoughts out of my head!




    I'm sitting in NYC with 5-8" of snow forecasted overnight... While my bag is virtually perfect fit for me... I keep considering if I should change anything. I just need to get back out and fire some low scores to change my tune, but I can't because of the weather!
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  • Whit1969Whit1969 Members  1087WRX Points: 137Posts: 1,087 Platinum Tees
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    Right now I think my saving grace is I haven’t been in a golf shop that has the P770s so I could hit them!!
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  • CyFan CyFan If I could putt, I could play this game... Members  684WRX Points: 127Handicap: 2.8Posts: 684 Golden Tee
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    That’s the struggle I face every winter. I’m currently watching several sets of irons on the bay. Somehow buying used makes it seem more acceptable, despite having a perfectly wonderful set of irons in my bag. With over a foot of snow stilll in the ground and a forecast high today of 7 degrees, not sure how much longer I can resist hitting the buy it now button. First world problems...
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    How do you expect to improve without spending vast sums of money? image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
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    Don’t use weather as the excuse. We haven’t had any snow in Texas for years and I fight the same battle as all of you.
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    It's an illness.



    Funny, because I got fitted for the JPX 900 Forged some time back and haven't looked back. Oh sure...I did test an i500 and if I had too much money I'd buy a set. But...these Mizunos aren't the problem when there's a problem.
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    Whit1969 wrote:


    Right now I think my saving grace is I haven't been in a golf shop that has the P770s so I could hit them!!




    Just pull the trigger - you won't be disappointed!

    https://www.ebay.com/str/ksouth9/Taylormade/_i.html?_storecat=3249846012



    Cue the comments about shill bidding and so forth (I got a set from them last year for under $375 shipped, no shill bidding and no excuses they were "out of stock", which I would've fully expected at that price if that was their common practice).
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    There's a great old song that fits the scenario of testing a variety of clubs even though you have a set that's working perfectly. The song is "Ho on the Range" and the chorus goes something like this:



    Ho, ho on the range

    Where the irons and drivers get played

    Where seldom is seen a club that isn't a dream

    And you never hit a bad shot all day
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    DavePelz4 wrote:


    There's a great old song that fits the scenario of testing a variety of clubs even though you have a set that's working perfectly. The song is "Ho on the Range" and the chorus goes something like this:



    Ho, ho on the range

    Where the irons and drivers get played

    Where seldom is seen a club that isn't a dream

    And you never hit a bad shot all day


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    CyFan wrote:


    That’s the struggle I face every winter. I’m currently watching several sets of irons on the bay. Somehow buying used makes it seem more acceptable, despite having a perfectly wonderful set of irons in my bag. With over a foot of snow stilll in the ground and a forecast high today of 7 degrees, not sure how much longer I can resist hitting the buy it now button. First world problems...




    I lived in West Des Moines for about 10 years. I graduated from high school there . I feel your pain. It will eventually melt and the weather in the spring will be beautiful! I would love to go out and play Jester Park and Waveland this spring. Wish I could get back there.
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    I only use heroin because the snow prevents me from going outside!
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    I only use heroin because the snow prevents me from going outside!
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    You need a separate set of clubs for the weekends or maybe trips when you ship them a few days in advance. Definitely.
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    I only use heroin because the snow prevents me from going outside!



    I only use heroin because the snow prevents me from going outside!




    Apparently heroin also gives you about a 4 minute memory loss.
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