Most Forgiving Driving Iron?

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  • valdezrlvaldezrl Members Posts: 359 ✭✭

    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 Posts: 200 ✭✭

    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.

  • pgetzenpgetzen Members Posts: 200 ✭✭

    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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  • MaddygirlMaddygirl Members Posts: 163 ✭✭

    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

  • Russ757Russ757 Members Posts: 7,654 ✭✭

    Play the U65 and it's good. Also good for cheap is the 588mt.

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  • shankeyshankey Members Posts: 44 ✭✭

    I have to give another vote for the u65. I have the 3 iron and it’s super easy to hit. Stock miyzaki shaft too

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  • Millhill88Millhill88 Members Posts: 484 ✭✭

    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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  • 9ironiscash9ironiscash Members Posts: 652 ✭✭

    @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

  • SefSef Members Posts: 899 ✭✭

    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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  • uglandeuglande Members Posts: 136 ✭✭

    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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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Members Posts: 1,203 ✭✭

    @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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  • mpf08796mpf08796 Members Posts: 143 ✭✭

    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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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Members Posts: 1,203 ✭✭

    @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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  • NicodimasNicodimas Members Posts: 52 ✭✭

    For a driving iron where are you teeeing ..vs off the deck in your stance ?

  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam Members Posts: 442 ✭✭

    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.

  • mrikkingmrikking Members Posts: 201 ✭✭

    Mizuno FliHI has my vote.

  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics... Members Posts: 6,393 ✭✭

    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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  • mootrailmootrail Members Posts: 495 ✭✭

    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 Posts: 64 ✭✭

    @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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  • grumpy84grumpy84 Members Posts: 574 ✭✭

    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.

  • Pack7483Pack7483 Members Posts: 631 ✭✭

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

  • breakfree40breakfree40 ClubWRX Posts: 693 ClubWRX

    @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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  • mrbhmrbh Members Posts: 31 ✭✭

    +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 Posts: 27 ✭✭
    edited Apr 7, 2019 7:26pm #55

    @Lukshannon said:

    @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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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members Posts: 1,152 ✭✭

    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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  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members Posts: 119 ✭✭

    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.

  • orangeologyorangeology Category II Hoarder Members Posts: 654 ✭✭

    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.

  • GraymulliganGraymulligan Members Posts: 2,363 ✭✭

    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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  • BenkrossBenkross 1200 Rounds, Zero Aces Members Posts: 671 ✭✭

    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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  • BM5DBM5D Members Posts: 60 ✭✭

    PXG 0311XF 3 iron bent 2* strong. It's so easy to hit that it feels illegal.

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