Most Forgiving Driving Iron?

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  • BearQBearQ  3667WRX Points: 850Members Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @orangeology said:

    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.

    Phenomenal post there man! Totally agree

    I have the tp Udi #3 as well. The slimmer and lower offset models appeal to me, some are set models even. Many set 3irons have been neglected, they are awesome!

    I’m always looking for great feel/acoustics as well. It’s crazy I’m actually bending some for more loft which I never used to do, cause they launch high with low spin like driver if you have a really sweet build. Some are designed for tee ball bullets even for high SS players. You can make nuclear driving irons now. I’m having a lot of fun doing so!

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  • cadman88cadman88 Advanced Member Buffalo / Rochester, NY 2441WRX Points: 181Handicap: November thru April in NY..Members Posts: 2,441 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @dmeeksDC said:

    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.

    When I'm playing my MMC combo set, (4,5,6 MMC FliHi and 7-PW MMC with Modus3 Tour 120s) I hit them all fine. I added a 3i MMC FliHi with C-Taper Lite 110s and just can't seem to hit it. My 4i MMC FliHi works great. Not sure if it's the low loft or the wrong shaft for me. I might change it out to match the rest of the set.

    On the flip side, my 919 Tours (4-PW with C-Taper Lite 110s) are still sitting unplayed as I have a Mizuno fitting next weekend and if it proves that I need another offering, I'll be selling them unhit outside. But my testing of them on the indoor sim shows they should be a good fit. Just want to have the new Mizuno DNA 3D swing analyzer to confirm this.

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    • Mizuno ST190 9.5°, ATMOS Black Tour Spec 6x
    • Mizuno ST190 TS 15°, ATMOS Black Tour Spec 6x
    • Cobra F9 2-3 Hybrid @ 19°, Tensei CK Blue 80x 
    • Mizuno MP-18 SC 3-5,DG S300
    • Mizuno MP-20 MB 6-PW, DG S300
    • Taylormade Hi-Toe 56°, Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400
    • Taylormade Hi-Toe 60°, Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400
    • Scotty Cameron GoLo 3 35"

          


  • cliffhangercliffhanger spruce grove alberta 1769WRX Points: 216Handicap: 8.2ClubWRX Posts: 1,769 ClubWRX
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    On -, @ace036 said:

    Looking for some feedback and insight on what everyone considers to be the most forgiving driving iron when struck off center. I plan to make the time to demo and be properly fitted in the near future, but until then I’m curious to hear what others think and have experienced.

    At the moment I am looking at:

    Srixon U85

    Callaway UT

    Taylormade GAPR Mid

    Are there others I should be considering that are more forgiving?

    By design the Gapper Mid should be the most forgiving model of the three. I did have very good results with the Apex UT last year and a p790 (not the UDI model). For me this year the M6 hybrid was a better fit over the driving iron. Really any club can shine with the right shaft in it.

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    Driver: Empty Slot at the moment
    3Wood: TM M6 (14 deg) with Project X Smoke 70X playing at 43 inches......Just ordered a Sim Ti 15 deg with Graphite Design GP 7x shaft
    2 iron/ 5Wood/Hybrid: Empty Slot at the moment
    4-GW: TM P760 with KBS Tour X (all bent 2 deg flat) standard length
    Wedges: TM Hi-Toe 56/10 and 60/10 (all bent 2 deg flat) with 2.0 hi-rev shafts both standard lengths... New wedges coming
    TM Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches 
    Titleist Pro V1 (2019) 

     All grips 360 tour velvet burgundy with 1 extra wrap (Trying tour velvet align on 3 wood) 

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2726WRX Points: 367Handicap: 8ClubWRX Posts: 2,726 ClubWRX
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    On -, @cadman88 said:

    On -, @dmeeksDC said:

    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.

    When I'm playing my MMC combo set, (4,5,6 MMC FliHi and 7-PW MMC with Modus3 Tour 120s) I hit them all fine. I added a 3i MMC FliHi with C-Taper Lite 110s and just can't seem to hit it. My 4i MMC FliHi works great. Not sure if it's the low loft or the wrong shaft for me. I might change it out to match the rest of the set.

    On the flip side, my 919 Tours (4-PW with C-Taper Lite 110s) are still sitting unplayed as I have a Mizuno fitting next weekend and if it proves that I need another offering, I'll be selling them unhit outside. But my testing of them on the indoor sim shows they should be a good fit. Just want to have the new Mizuno DNA 3D swing analyzer to confirm this.

    I would definitely think about a lighter shaft in steel or graphite in that 3 iron. If you hit the others well, it is most likely all about creating better launch conditions and/or a bit more speed. Probably an easy fix. Or get a Ping hybrid like me!
    I lust for the 919 Tours. Don’t know that I could handle them but they at least are reportedly friendlier than the 900 Tour, which weirdly was harder for me to hit than the MP5. Let us know what the Mizzy man says.

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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • idriveahondaidriveahonda Virginia Beach, VA 1055WRX Points: 106Handicap: 1Members Posts: 1,055 Bunkers
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    I've been playing an original UDI 3 for about five years. Started with a Fujikudra 904HB that finally broke, now playing it with an Aldila RIP Tour 115 and love it.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ w/ Hzardus Smoke
    TM UDI 20* w/ RIP Tour 90
    Callaway Apex Pro 19 4-PW
    Mack Daddy 4 52/10 S Grind
    Mack Daddy 58/10 PM Grind
    Taylormade Spider X
  • Hanlpa01Hanlpa01 Akron, OH 107WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 107 Fairways
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    On -, @Jwin323 said:

    I just got a Ping G410 Crossover 2 and it’s pretty forgiving. Very easy to hit off the deck because of its sole camber.

    I got the G400 crossover and love it. So much more forgiving than the Callaway X-Prototype that I replaced it with.

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  • Chuck905Chuck905  1382WRX Points: 243Handicap: 7Members Posts: 1,382 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @dmeeksDC said:

    On -, @cadman88 said:

    On -, @dmeeksDC said:

    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.

    When I'm playing my MMC combo set, (4,5,6 MMC FliHi and 7-PW MMC with Modus3 Tour 120s) I hit them all fine. I added a 3i MMC FliHi with C-Taper Lite 110s and just can't seem to hit it. My 4i MMC FliHi works great. Not sure if it's the low loft or the wrong shaft for me. I might change it out to match the rest of the set.

    On the flip side, my 919 Tours (4-PW with C-Taper Lite 110s) are still sitting unplayed as I have a Mizuno fitting next weekend and if it proves that I need another offering, I'll be selling them unhit outside. But my testing of them on the indoor sim shows they should be a good fit. Just want to have the new Mizuno DNA 3D swing analyzer to confirm this.

    I would definitely think about a lighter shaft in steel or graphite in that 3 iron. If you hit the others well, it is most likely all about creating better launch conditions and/or a bit more speed. Probably an easy fix. Or get a Ping hybrid like me!
    I lust for the 919 Tours. Don’t know that I could handle them but they at least are reportedly friendlier than the 900 Tour, which weirdly was harder for me to hit than the MP5. Let us know what the Mizzy man says.

    If your a Modus 120 guy, the Taper C-Light aren’t even comparable. Modus 120 would be more comparable to the Px LZ.

    Had the TC-L in my 1 iron H5 and the feel was horrid.

    Even hit the TC-L out of curiosity during my MP18MB fitting, same ugly feel.

    If you decide to go graphite, I would go with Recoil F4.

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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
  • chonkoachonkoa  81WRX Points: 31Handicap: 14Members Posts: 81 Fairways
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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.

    I got to try it today with a Project X 6.5 shaft and I have to admit, it is much easier to hit than the UDI 2 iron with AD-Di 95 shaft.
    I will compare them again tomorrow.

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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
  • McgeenoMcgeeno  2165WRX Points: 291Handicap: 1.9Members Posts: 2,165 Platinum Tees
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    I've got an OG ping rapture that seems forgiving as heck to me.
    I love it off the tee.

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  • matchavezmatchavez Aotearoa New Zealand 4286WRX Points: 375Unregistered Posts: 4,286 Titanium Tees
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    Nothing wrong with an i500 3-iron, either. I have the 4-iron, and it's very stable.

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    14 Pings. Blueprints are incredibly good. Fetch is the most underrated putter on the market. Don't @ me.

  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OH 2211WRX Points: 302Handicap: 7Members Posts: 2,211 Platinum Tees
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    G410 4 iron. That thing is ridiculous off a tee LOL

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    Taylormade M6
    Callaway Steelhead XR 4+
    Mizuno MP-18 mb 4-PW
    Titliest SM7 50f, 54s, 58d
    SC Phantom X 5.5
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  • bcsquarebcsquare  294WRX Points: 46Handicap: 7.5Members Posts: 294 Greens
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    I just picked up a U85 for some testing. A good mention is the G410 Crossover; I like that it's much more iron like in appearance. I was getting similar distance and flight between the G410 and U85 but was more consistent with the strikes on the U85.

    I wasn't a fan of the U65 since the stock shaft and I didn't get along; the Recoil 95 they're putting in the U85 is much better IMO.

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    Titleist TS3 8.5*, PX HZRDUS Smoke 6.0
    Cobra F9 3W 13.5*, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Cobra F9 5W 17.5*, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW, Project X LZ 6.0
    Titleist SM7 50.12F, 56.08M, 60.08M, Project X LZ 6.0
    Taylormade My Spider X
  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall  3479WRX Points: 264Members Posts: 3,479 Titanium Tees
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    Would love to try gapr mid but worried it’d create a distance gap issue.

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    Taylormade SLDR TP 430 10*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Titleist 909H 21*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 24*
    Mizuno Yoro MP-15 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T7 52* 58*
    Odyssey White Hot #6
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