We have launched our new enhanced Editor. There is an overview and tutorial Here.

Best 2019 players irons for "pickers"?

 Wardonation ·  
WardonationWardonation  1539WRX Points: 172Members Posts: 1,539
Joined:  in Equipment #1
What is the best iron today for pickers? Thank you as always...
Posted:
1

Comments

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm  2165WRX Points: 660Members Posts: 2,165
    Joined:  #2

    Gonna bump this....as I dont take divots either

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • TrueWRXTrueWRX  1734WRX Points: 212Members Posts: 1,734
    Joined:  #3

    Check out the MP20 blades or MMC. Low bounce and forgiving for smaller irons

    Posted:


  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8377WRX Points: 952Members Posts: 8,377
    Joined:  #4

    Anything thin sole. MP20, P760, etc.

    Posted:
    D - Epic SZ | HZRDUS Smoke Black
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B Series
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Accra TZ6
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - T20 50/7 | Modus 120
    SW - T20 54/8 | Modus 120
    LW - T20 58/12 | Modus 120
    P - Bettinardi 360-M
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS


  • balls_deepballs_deep Wanna earn 14 bucks the hard way? 1793WRX Points: 1,022Members Posts: 1,793
    Joined:  #5

    What's your miss? The MP20 MB/MMC is great, 919 Tour, the AP2/T100/CB/MB are all good, Srixon 785 got along well with me even though I don't take pelts, and I'd throw the 760 in there even though I haven't tried it just because TXG says they've had a lot of success with it for shallow guys.

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 8.5° Project X Evenflow White 6.5x 62g
    Titleist 917F2 15.75°  Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 75g
    Titleist 818 H1 19° Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 85g
    Titleist 718 T-MB 4i Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 5i-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Vokey SM7 50F 56M 60M Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M 35"/Bettinardi Kuchar 1 Armlock
    Pro V1x/TP5x/Tour BXS/MTB-X
    Currently - 5.1

  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99  4485WRX Points: 456Members Posts: 4,485
    Joined:  edited Nov 29, 2019 4:06am #6

    I'm a sweeper and love the turf interaction of my G400s. I don't move the ball left or right but no problem flighting the ball up or down with them.

    Why do you want players irons? Workability or looks or feel?

    Posted:
  • WardonationWardonation  1539WRX Points: 172Members Posts: 1,539
    Joined:  #7

    I need a iron that I can work the ball two ways with ease. I am -4 path face +2 AOA of -1 with 7iron. Low spin....

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy Mass 1126WRX Points: 167Members Posts: 1,126
    Joined:  #8

    Hot Metal Pros have been solid for me

    Posted:
    Driver Ping G400 Max Hzrdas Yellow
    3w Titleist 915 Aldila Silver
    19 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    22 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    5- GW. Mizuno Hot Metal Pro Series Nippon Modus 120
    Sw Vokey 54 SM7 S grind
    LW Vokey 58 SM5 S grind
    Putter Scotty Cameron Newport Select Fastback 2
  • WristySwingWristySwing  190WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 190
    Joined:  #9

    With +2 AoA on an iron you will always be low spin ad low launch due to hitting closer to the equator of the ball. You want to look for something that has a thin sole and a pre-worn leading edge so if you do hit behind it a hair it won't dig, but it will also allow you to move the strike more downward. At -4 you could use something mid weight (obv. depends on speed for what "mid weight" means for you). Look at P760, 785, i500, Apex Pro, MMC.

    Posted:

    Titleist TS3 8.5* - Accra TZ5
    Cobra SpeedZone Tour Big 13.5* - Accra TourZ RPG 372
    Cobra SpeedZone Tour 17* - Accra TourZ RPG 382
    Mizuno CLK 21* - Accra FX 2.0 300H
    Callaway Epic Forged 6-PW, AW, GW - KBS $-Taper Black PVD
    Vokey Tour Van Design 55.11D - Dynamic Gold S200 Tour Issue
    Taylormade Hi-Toe Tour Low Bounce 4-way sole 60* - Dynamic Gold Tour S200 Tour Issue
    Bettinardi Custom 1 of 1 or Scotty Teryllium T22 NP2 - Stability
    Always Lamkin Grips

  • tungstenplugtungstenplug Washington, D.C. 204WRX Points: 174Members Posts: 204
    Joined:  #10

    Some of you have mentioned a thin sole iron would be best. Why is that the case? Trying to picture it in my head but my brain is off until Monday

    Posted:

    Titleist 915 D3 8.5*
    Titleist 915F 15*
    Titleist 915H 21*
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey 50* 54* 58*
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 1.5
    Pro V1/x
    Miller Lite

  • gdb99gdb99  1732WRX Points: 186Members Posts: 1,732
    Joined:  #11

    I’m a sweeper, and with thicker sole irons, I feel like I’m hitting behind the ball, and the club bounces into the ball. With thin soles, the contact feels like I’m hitting it cleaner.

    Posted:
    Cobra King LTD, Diamana Redboard stiff flex
    Titleist 917F 16.5, Diamana Tensei Blue regular flex
    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid, Diamana Redboard regular flex 
    Titleist AP1, 5-PW, Dynalite XP R300
    Vokey SM7 52F
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Cleveland 588RTG 60
    Odyssey #2
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99  4485WRX Points: 456Members Posts: 4,485
    Joined:  #12

    I think i became a picker because I learned to play with thin soled blades. And thicker soles are better for diggers. But don't see the difference the sole makes for pickers. I play wide soled irons (G400) and they're great for me. Had to adapt a little to them out of heavy rough.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho Detroit 12351WRX Points: 608Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,351
    Joined:  #13

    I would think that a thinner sole would be best if your a picker. Since you will have a greater chance to interact with turf as your club approaches the ball the less sole the better. I would also think that less bounce than more could be to your favor as well.


    Now if your a higher handicapper than thin sole might not be the best.

    Posted:
  • oiler45oiler45  308WRX Points: 156Members Posts: 308
    Joined:  #14

    I'm assuming if you are looking for players irons that you have a moderately low handicap and you hit the ball well. If that is the case the sole width isn't really much of a factor other than being a small factor on mis-hits.

    A proper iron shot is ball then ground - as you know - so the ball is long gone by time the sole of the iron makes contact. A pro could play any sole width or bounce on an iron and their contact would be mainly unchanged.

    A wider sole, higher bounce iron is a little more forgiving on shots hit slightly fat.

    Posted:
  • misterkyemisterkye  113WRX Points: 65ClubWRX Posts: 113
    Joined:  #15

    i'm definitely a picker and am now intrigued with some of these recs. definitely heading to roger dunne to try out the p760 this weekend.

    Posted:
    Taylormade M1 7.5*, Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV 661 shaft
    Titleist TS3 18*, Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV 661 shaft
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2-iron 
    Taylormade P790 4i-PW, Oban CT-115 S shafts
    Miura Tour Wedge HB 48*, Miura K Grind 2.0 54* & 60*
    Miura MGP-M2 putter
    Titleist Pro V1
  • balls_deepballs_deep Wanna earn 14 bucks the hard way? 1793WRX Points: 1,022Members Posts: 1,793
    Joined:  #16

    TXG disagrees with you. They’ve been fitting shallow guys into very thin soles - even blades because wide soles interact with the ground too much on the way through.

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 8.5° Project X Evenflow White 6.5x 62g
    Titleist 917F2 15.75°  Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 75g
    Titleist 818 H1 19° Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 85g
    Titleist 718 T-MB 4i Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 5i-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Vokey SM7 50F 56M 60M Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M 35"/Bettinardi Kuchar 1 Armlock
    Pro V1x/TP5x/Tour BXS/MTB-X
    Currently - 5.1

  • WardonationWardonation  1539WRX Points: 172Members Posts: 1,539
    Joined:  #17

    TO be clear my handicap is +1, I am 48 years old w/ a driver shuuugy shuuug of 112...

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • BrizamBrizam Junkie  976WRX Points: 137ClubWRX Posts: 976
    Joined:  #18

    I'm a sweeper/picker and I've really liked the 919 Tours this season.

    Posted:
  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Rapid City, SD 861WRX Points: 155Members Posts: 861
    Joined:  #19

    I'm a picker, and switched to the JPX-900 forged this season. It has helped my ball striking tremendously!!! I had the Diablo Forged before them and loved them, but did not realize how much thicker the sole was until I made the switch, the thinner sole has definitely been worth it. Took a few rounds to figure out how they played out of the rough, but after that it didn't bother me much.

    Posted:
    Cobra King F8 Driver  Aldila NV-2KXV Green 65 Stiff (9 degree setting, Draw Weight Placement, -3/4")
    Cobra King F8 3-4 Wood Aldila NV-2KXV Blue 70 Stiff (15.5 degree setting, -1/2")
    Cobra King F7 3-4 Hybrid (19 degree setting)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4 Iron Thru G Wedge - KBS Regular Flex Steel Shafts
    Titleist Spin Milled SM 5 54/10 degree and 58/8 Degree - Stock Steel Shafts
    Scotty Cameron Red X3 (34")
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13052WRX Points: 1,987Members Posts: 13,052
    Joined:  #20

    919T ... one of the best sets made

    Bladey but larger and forgiving

    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65 06
    Callaway Xhot 3 Deep 14.5* Fubuki 73x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17* Aldila NVS 85x 
    Callaway Apex v1 3h 20* AD DI 95x
    Cally Apex v1 5h 26* Apache MFS 85x
    Mizuno 919T 6-G UST Recoil 95 f4 
    Vokey sm2 54*m & 59*m TVD 
    Callaway PM 64* UST 110 f4
    Yes Donna

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13052WRX Points: 1,987Members Posts: 13,052
    Joined:  #21
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65 06
    Callaway Xhot 3 Deep 14.5* Fubuki 73x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17* Aldila NVS 85x 
    Callaway Apex v1 3h 20* AD DI 95x
    Cally Apex v1 5h 26* Apache MFS 85x
    Mizuno 919T 6-G UST Recoil 95 f4 
    Vokey sm2 54*m & 59*m TVD 
    Callaway PM 64* UST 110 f4
    Yes Donna

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • sm_wattssm_watts  703WRX Points: 123Members Posts: 703
    Joined:  #22

    I also switched to the JPX900 forged this fall and struck them extremely well in the few times I got to take them out at the end of the season, and I rarely take a divot. I'm hoping these will be with me long-term.

    Posted:
    Taylormade M2 2016 10.5 w/UST ATTAS Elements, MK reg
    Taylormade M2 2017 HL 16.5 w/UST ATTAS Elements, DK reg
    TEE e8 22 & 25 hybrids/Recoil 460 F3
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged/Recoil 95 F3
    Corey Paul forged 50/54/58 w/KBS Rev 2.0 115
    TP Mills Sycamore...or Spaulding TPM VIII...or maybe the TP Mills Elite...or the TP Mills Softtail???
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Hit-emHit-em  427WRX Points: 80Members Posts: 427
    Joined:  #23

    Can anyone tell me how much a difference there is in regards the sole width on the JPX 900's Forge vs the JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro irons

    I'm presently playing the JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro's & find that I have a tendency to hit these fat so I want to take a look at the JPX 900's Forged but can't find any to compare

    Thanks

    Posted:
  • drscott266drscott266  474WRX Points: 148Members Posts: 474
    Joined:  #24

    Very curious about this topic, I have always tended to take small to no divots my whole life. I literally have played whatever version of AP2 was current for the last 10 years, until this year when I wanted to shake it up. Tried to love the T200 as that would have been a natural choice but fell in love with the P790. Played them for the end of summer and fall and have noticed the obvious distance increase, and hit some really good mid and long irons. The short irons have been problematic for some reason and this topic kind of explains to me, the soles are just so wide. I know if you read enough about P790 you will see game improvement references and it must be due to the sole, as I find the top line find. Before really looking at then I always thought they were similar to the TMB, but in reality they are very inflated. This topic has me thinking going back to a familiar players iron shape might be best for me, as I do not want to combo the P760 in I don’t think. I learned through experience that soles on wedges make all rhb

    Posted:
  • TrueWRXTrueWRX  1734WRX Points: 212Members Posts: 1,734
    Joined:  #25

    I had same issues with the P790s. Loved the long irons once I got down to the 8-PW I was thinning so many shots with the wide soles. Never had the issue before but I always played thinner soled irons. Recently switched to the P760s but have not had a chance to get out there with them bc of the weather.

    Posted:


Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.