Most Forgiving Driving Iron?

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  • valdezrlvaldezrl Members  367WRX Points: 80Posts: 367 Greens
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    Adams Dhy is pretty good off the tee and the deck. I have had one in the bag for about 3 years now. Nothing has been as consistent from tee to green.

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  • NortheasterNortheaster Members  201WRX Points: 47Posts: 201 Fairways
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    I think we first need to define What you mean by forgiving. Most companies call a club forgiving when you can hit it all over the face and it preserves distance. This is the opposite of what I want. It means that my Off-line shots are going to go just as far and end up in trouble. To me, a club is more forgiving when it Does not preserve distance on mishits. Short is safe.

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  • pgetzenpgetzen Members  297WRX Points: 90Handicap: 4Posts: 297 Greens
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    Easiest to hit for me was the Ping Crossover, could not believe how easy it was to hit that club. Hit it as high as a hybrid, if that is a good thing. Could never get used to the look of it, so, not in my bag anymore.

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    Ping G400 LST Driver
    Cleveland Mashie 1H, Cleveland Mashie 2H
    Ping I500 4-UW
    Cleveland RTX4 54, 60
    Seemore FGP Mallet
  • MaddygirlMaddygirl Members  213WRX Points: 57Posts: 213 Fairways
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    First. I live driving irons and hate hybrids. Second, wilson v4 utility irons are the absolute best. I am so pissed that i sold mine as part of a set. They are virtually impossible to find

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  • Russ757Russ757 Chesapeake, VAMembers  7820WRX Points: 241Posts: 7,820 Titanium Tees
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    Play the U65 and it's good. Also good for cheap is the 588mt.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9.5* Fubuki Alpha 70

    FW: Ping G400 16.5* Fubuki Ax 75

    Hybrid: Ping G400 19* Fubuki Ax 400

    DI: Srixon U65 22* Steelfiber 95

    Irons: Srixon 565/765 4-9 Steelfibers 110

    Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 48*, 52*, 56*, 60* Steelfiber 125

  • Millhill88Millhill88 Members  566WRX Points: 125Posts: 566 Golden Tee
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    What Bimmer1 said. The TourEdge Exotics CBX Iron-Wood.
    Line up your shot... Take your swing... Grab your putter... and go make your Birdie putt. It's that easy!!

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    Driver: Titleist 917 D3
    3W: Titleist TS2
    5W: Cobra F9
    Irons: Titleist AP2 718  4-PW
    Wedges: Titleist SM7 @ 54 & 58
    Putter: Cleveland Frontline Elevado
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  • 9ironiscash9ironiscash Members  751WRX Points: 107Posts: 751 Golden Tee
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    On -, @Millhill88 said:

    What Bimmer1 said. The TourEdge Exotics CBX Iron-Wood.
    Line up your shot... Take your swing... Grab your putter... and go make your Birdie putt. It's that easy!!

    Let me guess- no lefty option lol

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  • SefSef Members  934WRX Points: 96Handicap: 7Posts: 934 Golden Tee
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    I have tried just about all of them and the King Utility has been my favorite by far and was my gamer last year... that said I’m using the Apex 19 2HY this year instead.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ Triple Diamond 9* - Fuji Pro 2.0 70X
    Callaway 816 Alpha 3w - Rogue I/O 70X
    Callaway X2 Hot Pro 19* 5w - Tour Green 75X
    Ping S55 4-pw - Project X LZ 7.0
    Glide 2.0 Stealth 51, 56, and 60 - DG X100
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3
  • uglandeuglande Members  419WRX Points: 291Posts: 419 Greens
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    Not many P790 votes here. Interesting.
    Anyway, I’d also like to see a “longest DI” thread and a “favorite DI shaft” thread.

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    Titleist TS3  1W / 3W / 5W  (Hzrdus Yellow HC)
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB  2I / 4I (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
    Mizuno MP-20 MB  5I - PW (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
    Titleist SM8  53-11 / 58-08 (Nippon Modus3 Tour 120)
    Titleist Special Select Flowback 5.5 | ProV1x #68
  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VAMembers  1238WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @uglande said:

    Not many P790 votes here. Interesting.
    Anyway, I’d also like to see a “longest DI” thread and a “favorite DI shaft” thread.
    1. longest DI: TM UDI
    2. Any steel shaft from your iron set.
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    Cobra                    F9 9.0 Driver w/HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.0
    Titleist                   TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS Smoke 70 6.0
    Ping                       G410 19 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Titleist                   818 H2 23 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Mizuno                  MP-32 5-P Iron set w/DG S300
    Ping                       Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges w/AWT 2.0
    Nike                       EverClear E11 Putter 
  • mpf08796mpf08796 Members  183WRX Points: 64Handicap: 6Posts: 183 Fairways
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    I do enjoy my p790 UDI. Awesome off the tee with a great penetrating ball flight for me. It can be hard to elevation from none fairways lies. Misses are manageable, but it always stings when your friend laugh at you for missing a driving iron.

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    Mizuno ST 190 G 
    Callaway Epic 3 wood +
    Mizuno MP 20 MB 2 iron
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4-pw
    Mizuno S18 50
    Callaway MD4 54, 60
    Metal X Milled Versa #1
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VAMembers  1238WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @mpf08796 said:

    I do enjoy my p790 UDI. Awesome off the tee with a great penetrating ball flight for me. It can be hard to elevation from none fairways lies. Misses are manageable, but it always stings when your friend laugh at you for missing a driving iron.

    Yeah..
    When I hit it off the tee passing third driver, they say nothing.
    But, when I mishit off the deck, my friends get really happy. lol

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    Cobra                    F9 9.0 Driver w/HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.0
    Titleist                   TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS Smoke 70 6.0
    Ping                       G410 19 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Titleist                   818 H2 23 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Mizuno                  MP-32 5-P Iron set w/DG S300
    Ping                       Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges w/AWT 2.0
    Nike                       EverClear E11 Putter 
  • NicodimasNicodimas Members  58WRX Points: 33Posts: 58 Bunkers
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    For a driving iron where are you teeeing ..vs off the deck in your stance ?

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  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam SoCalMembers  629WRX Points: 232Handicap: 2.7Posts: 629 Golden Tee
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    Srixon u85 is as easy to hit as my apex hybrid it replaced. It was also better feeling and more forgiving than my mp18 flihi and Callaway UT.

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  • mrikkingmrikking Members  207WRX Points: 71Posts: 207 Fairways
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    Mizuno FliHI has my vote.

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  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics... Members  6630WRX Points: 305Posts: 6,630 Titanium Tees
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    I’ve accepted the fact that I will never be a great long iron player, so I’ve moved on. But of the models I tried, gotta give the edge to the DHy.

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    Ping G410 19* & 22* w/ KBS Proto 85 (S)
    Ping i210 5-PW w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
    Ping Glide 2.0 50*, 55*, 60* w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
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  • mootrailmootrail Members  603WRX Points: 120Posts: 603 Golden Tee
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    Forgiving from the tee, without a doubt, the Srixons; the U45, U65 and U85. Really no difference between them besides the stock shafts.

    Forgiving from anywhere else, the fairway, rough and bunkers, and again without a doubt, the GAPR Hi. The hybrid like sole really pays off in forgiveness and glides / cuts through everything so much better then the standard chunky DI sole. And for you narrower sole fans, face it, it's really no contest.

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  • chonkoachonkoa Members  86WRX Points: 31Handicap: 14Posts: 86 Fairways
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    On -, @Lukshannon said:

    I play a Miura ICL 601
    It’s pretty forgiving, very good feel to it as well

    I just got one of those, but yet to take it for a spin. I am curious to see how it will compare to the Taylormade DI that I have.

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    Miura Hayete driver
    Miura ICL 601-2 iron
    Miura MB001 4,5,6
    Mizuno MP 18 7,8,9,P irons
    Mizuno S18 50 & 60
    Miura KM 008
  • grumpy84grumpy84 Members  610WRX Points: 105Posts: 610 Golden Tee
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    I had been gaming the 790 udi for quite a while with good results. Recently picked up a gapr lo and I cannot believe how much better it is in all areas. I find it much more forgiving across the face, especially high on the face, where as the udi can sting you pretty good if you miss it high. Its definitely easier to hit off the deck as well, something the 790 udi lacked.
    I'm enjoying the black club head as well, has a pretty sleek look to it. Visually it does look a little more hybridish than a lot of the true driving irons available, but I don't really mind that as it does instill a feeling of confidence at address.

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  • Pack7483Pack7483 Members  641WRX Points: 96Posts: 641 Golden Tee
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    Cobra F9 4i. Have one arriving soon. Guys I know with them properly shafted are getting crazy good results.

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    On -, @Pack7483 said:

    Cobra F9 4i. Have one arriving soon. Guys I know with them properly shafted are getting crazy good results.

    Just ordered one with a ctaper lite. Crazy cheap vs most driving irons and like you I have heard amazing things. I have a matrix program f15 waiting if I don’t like the c taper. And a kbs tour Proto if I don’t like that.

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    2019:
    G400LST 8.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 125MSI 60 stiff
    Cobra 3/4 f9; Atmos Blue TS 7s
    Cobra 4/5 f8+; Atmos Red TS 8s
    3i - PW Miura CB1008; KBS Tour 120s; 2up +1/2”
    53* TM HiToe; KBS Wedge
    59* TM HiToe; KBS Wedge

    Byron Morgan DH89 flow neck 2* loft 71* lie
    Bettinardi Something Fishy Prototype BB0; Registry #RJB2821; 2* loft; 71* lie
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  • mrbhmrbh Members  32WRX Points: 66Posts: 32 Bunkers
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    +1 for the above. I just put a (really) old TM RAC CGB 3i in the bag for the **** of it and results are crazy good so a modern GI/SGI 3i/4i makes tons of sense. Obviously not if you're going to a DI to hit low stingers on windy links or Texas but if it's for one of the other many possible reasons then I don't know anyone in real life that complains of hitting a 2i/3i/DI too high and too straight...

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  • bandonman91bandonman91 SpokaneMembers  29WRX Points: 46Posts: 29 Bunkers
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    On -, @Lukshannon said:

    On -, @chonkoa said:

    I just got one of those, but yet to take it for a spin. I am curious to see how it will compare to the Taylormade DI that I have.

    I think you’ll like it. I draw mine pretty consistently. I have it in a tour Ad-di 95s hybrid shaft and have mid-low penetrating ball flight.

    Did you find the head to be too light? I measured mine at c-8. I love miura stuff. I actually just put the k grind 2.0 in the bag. Those driving irons look great but when I demoed it I felt the need to put 5 pounds of lead tape on the head to be able to feel it.

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    Epic Flash SZ 8° LA Golf Red Tie 60X
    Epic Flash SZ 15° Tensei blue 75X
    Apex 19 hybrid 18° KBS Proto 95X
    Apex 19 hybrid 20° KBS Proto 95X
    Apex pro 5-PW KBS $ TAPER 130
    MD4 Raw 50°, 56° KBS $ TAPER 120
    PM grind 2.0 60° KBS $TAPER 120
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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1494WRX Points: 287Handicap: 7Posts: 1,494 Platinum Tees
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    Srixon definitely.

    Fit the right shaft and you will be laughing. I’m still gaming my U45 at 17* with a Recoil shaft and it kicked out my 3 wood.

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    Epic SZ 11* Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Posts: 148 Fairways
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    Have the 2 iron mp18 mmc fli-hi for 90 in classified that’s barely used. I just prefer the 3 iron a part of my iron set and 4 wood. Mizuno goes further but needed to go because it didn’t gap the set to my liking.

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  • orangeologyorangeology Category II Hoarder NY NJMembers  761WRX Points: 161Handicap: 14Posts: 761 Golden Tee
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    whatever with bigger head—aka thicker sole—except Callie's 1st gen X Utility Prototype.

    not joking, i've tried like 10 different ones from almost every brand. so there's a warning. 'considerations' in the head makes a DI more forgiving, same time hard to call if it's an 'iron' sans it's made of steel. some DIs are seriously chunky hence no big difference to the hybrid heads. going for 'forgiving', giving up the crispy/sharp look&feel of a low-lofted iron.

    also in my opinion: if your swing can handle that length of x-stiff shaft, forgiving-ness would not be your concern any more.

    currently using TP UDI 18º + DG X100 and Vapor Pro 19º + Fujikura Pro 95i. liking TP UDI more in many ways.

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    **Driver
    Callaway XR16 Pro TC 9º + Fujikura Six Tour Spec X

    Woods/Hybrids
    Callaway Rogue TC 14.7º + Fujikura Pro Tour Spec TI 6X
    Adams Super LS Speedline TI 14º + Aldila RIP'd NV 7 TX
    Royal Collection 505V BBD Hybrid #2 18º + NS PRO 950W X

    Irons
    TM TP UDI #2 18º + DG TI X100
    Nike VFP 4 + HZRDUS HC Black 95 6.5
    Nike VFP 5 + DG TI X100
    Nike VP Forged Blades 6–P + DG TI X100

    Nike VR Pro II Blades + DG TI X100 3-P

    Wedges
    Scratch 8620 47º 50º 56º DG S300 / Scratch STI 60º + DG TI S400

    Putters
    Scotty CLN, Edel The Brick

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  • GraymulliganGraymulligan Members  2449WRX Points: 149Handicap: 8ishPosts: 2,449 Platinum Tees
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    I've had a half dozen in the bag over the last couple of years, looking for "the one", including the p790, a ping crossover and recently I tried a gapr. What I ended up with? An RSI 2 iron shafted with a recoil shaft. It's butter smooth, super easy to hit from the tee or the rough, and it's tough to work it side to side, so its tough to have the "disaster" miss.
    The Wilson V4 utility was a close second for me, and absolutely would have ended up in the bag if I hadn't stumbled across this 2 iron head on the BST and taken a flyer on it.

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    M5 w/Rogue
    Cobra F6 3/4 wood w/Kuro Kage
    RSI 2 driving iron w/recoil
    PSI Tour 4-pw w/S300
    MD3 50/54/58
    Lajosi DD201 w/full face Damascus insert

  • BenkrossBenkross 1400 Rounds, Zero Aces Brooklyn, NyMembers  732WRX Points: 89Handicap: 2.4Posts: 732 Golden Tee
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    Old school UDI. I have a P790 and hot the Gapr mid. The UDI is the easiest to launch and quite forgiving. I sold the 16* and now have an 18*

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    Taylormade M5 9* (Tour AD TP6x)
    Epic 3 Wood 15* (Tour AD TP7x)
    R15 TP 20* Speeder 869 Evo TSx
    716 AP2 4-PW - ProjectX 6.0
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 51/9 - TI S400 
    SM6 S Grind 56/10 - Project X 6.0
    Hi-Toe 60/ATV - Projet X 6.0
    DJ Spider 34", 2.5*
    TP 5/5x

  • BM5DBM5D Members  122WRX Points: 148Handicap: 3.5Posts: 122 Fairways
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    PXG 0311XF 3 iron bent 2* strong. It's so easy to hit that it feels illegal.

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    What I like about the Mizzy MMC Fli-Hi is it does not seem so much like a driving iron. Easy off the turf. Nice sound and feel.

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    Ping G30 SFT driver, 10 degree, Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 stiff
    Cobra F9 Speedback, 14.5 degree, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
    Callaway MD4 50 S grind, 54 W grind
    Ben Hogan Ft. Worth TK 58
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line putter w/Pure grip
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