Which irons won't you play and why?

JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 265 ✭✭
No need to be apologetic here just give us the straight truth even if it doesn't make sense.



Which irons do you refuse to play and why?

Comparisons are odious.

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  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members Posts: 3,380 ClubWRX
    I play all Ping, had a great opportunity and I took it, so you can see in my signature what my bag looks like, that said, I am in Afghanistan and they have sent new goodies to the house, hopefully I can get to use the new stuff in May when I take my vacation...
    Ping G LS Tec 10.5*, Ping Tour 65X, tipped 1", 44.25"
    Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
    Ping G 19*, Tour AD-DI 105X
    Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour 32.75", built up Pingman Grip (Ping Oslo and Ping Nome TR as backup 33.25" with SS Pistol GT Tour 1.0)
    2017 Pro V1, K-Sigs and Chrome Soft X
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members Posts: 119 ✭✭
    Callaway and Taylormade. Both overpriced and taylormades terrible marketing. They also churn out new clubs way too often. Would only go with Ping Srixon Mizuno Titleist.
  • RobertBaronRobertBaron Posts: 749 ✭✭
    I won’t play anything like the M5 or M6 irons. Just way too clunky looking for me.



    I also won’t play super expensive clubs like PXG. No. 1 I don’t think there’s any great technological breakthrough they’ve discovered and no. 2 I’m afraid I might fall in love with them and have to buy a set.



    I’m a lot less particular about woods but again I won’t play any overpriced “ultra premium” clubs because there really is no adavatage of $1000 driver vs a 500 one.
  • Bece2117Bece2117 MassachusettsClubWRX Posts: 1,593 ClubWRX
    Ping...none of them look right to me staring down at them
    Adams CB2 4-GW
    Callaway MD4 Raw 54/58
    Nike Vapor Speed 3 Iron Aldila Tour Blue
    Rogue SZ Accra TZ6
    Rogue 3 Wood Evenflow Blue
    Bettinardi Studio Stock 2
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,154 ✭✭
    I won't play blades - I'm not good enough.
    On Sundays, I used to play hickory
  • jplroperjplroper Members Posts: 431 ✭✭
    Taylormade, had a run in with supposedly one of their reps and they have been on the do not play list since then.
  • JDW3JDW3 Members Posts: 593 ✭✭
    Ping irons don't suit my eye so I wouldn't play them. I do game a Ping driver though.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max
    3 wood: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816
    Hybrid: Cobra F7 19* & 22*
    Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16
    Wedges: Vokey sm7 50*, 54*, 60*
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 & Piretti Potenza 2
    Ball: Snell My Tour Ball
  • pricenickypricenicky Posts: 109 ✭✭


    I won't play anything like the M5 or M6 irons. Just way too clunky looking for me.



    I also won't play super expensive clubs like PXG. No. 1 I don't think there's any great technological breakthrough they've discovered and no. 2 I'm afraid I might fall in love with them and have to buy a set.



    I'm a lot less particular about woods but again I won't play any overpriced "ultra premium" clubs because there really is no adavatage of $1000 driver vs a 500 one.
    Exactly what happened to me with PXG and now won't give them up !
  • DavidvDavidv Posts: 686 ✭✭
    Taylormade just don't like them.


  • Callaway and Taylormade. Both overpriced and taylormades terrible marketing. They also churn out new clubs way too often. Would only go with Ping Srixon Mizuno Titleist.




    I don’t think taylormade bring out new clubs more than anyone else now, 2 drivers once a year



    Look at mizuno with irons recently mp18 blades, sc, mmc, jpx 919 tour, forged and hot metal, now have a fourth between forged and hot metal, hot metal pro



    jpx 900 wasn’t released that long ago and that had 3 versions also....
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,058 ✭✭
    Callaway. Othe mr than the x forged and the apex mb their stuff is ugly. I can find better performing/ CB and Blades elsewhere
  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,707 ✭✭
    Ping. And i dont know why.
    Turn over damnit!
    Krank 9* Formula 5 UST Tour
    Adams 15* wasabi
    XXIO pro 5
    Adams Pro Gold Forged 3-46* / Steelfibers
    Vanilla wedges 53 and 58*
    Betti-1
    K-sig
  • Johnny_FairwayJohnny_Fairway South Jersey (Philly Burbs)Posts: 538 ✭✭
    Anything with a heavy stiff shaft is no good for me.
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,445 ✭✭


    I play all Ping, had a great opportunity and I took it, so you can see in my signature what my bag looks like, that said, I am in Afghanistan and they have sent new goodies to the house, hopefully I can get to use the new stuff in May when I take my vacation...


    Louis,

    Thanks as always for your service- stay sharp and safe bruddah!
    Taylormade R510tp TI 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Cleveland launcher DF tour 17* Fuji Rombax 8x07
    TEE CNC forged limited 3-pw s400
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Bettinardi 2013 BB1f
  • munimanmuniman Members Posts: 391 ✭✭
    Taylormade. They have never set up well for me.
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 3,958 ClubWRX
    GoGoErky wrote:


    Callaway. Othe mr than the x forged and the apex mb their stuff is ugly. I can find better performing/ CB and Blades elsewhere




    This for me too. I was thinking of what to say but this guy did it best.
    Ping G400 9* Proforce V2 66s
    Taylormade M2 15* Proforce V2 66s
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
    Srixon Z745 4-P PX 5.5 Flighted
    Titleist SM5 50/56
    Odyssey PT2
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanPosts: 5,081 ✭✭
    I try to avoid using the irons in my playing partners' bags, because I will get assessed penalty strokes.



    Other that, I'll give everything a try as long as it's free.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • sportz2k1sportz2k1 Members Posts: 31 ✭✭
    5 iron
  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 265 ✭✭


    I try to avoid using the irons in my playing partners' bags, because I will get assessed penalty strokes.



    Other that, I'll give everything a try as long as it's free.
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    Comparisons are odious.

  • fpyle3fpyle3 Members Posts: 90 ✭✭
    Ping, for some reason they just do not fit my eye
    Driver: TaylorMade M3 9.5*, Graphite Design Tour AD GP6x
    Fairway Wood: Titleist TS3, 13.5*, A1, PX Evenflow White T1100 6.5 [use more tee shots] // TM M3 15*, Graphite Design Tour AD MT7x [use more fairway shots]
    Hybrid/Driving Iron: Titleist 818 H2 19*, D1, PX Evenflow Black HC 6.5 [use more fairway] // TM P790 UDI 17*, PX Hzrdus Black 6.5 [use more tee]
    4 Iron: TM P790, Nippon Modus 120X
    5 - PW: Miura CB57, Nippon Modus 120X 
    Gap: Miura 1957 Y grind 49* (bent 50*), Nippon Modus 120X
    Sand/Lob: Titleist SM7 54M (bent 55*) and 60D, Nippon Modus 125 Wedge [normal, soft course] // Bettinardi H2 54* (bent 55*) and 60*, Nippon Modus 125 Wedge [firm course]
    Putter: Toulon Portland H3, Flat Cat Tak 
    Ball: Titleist ProV1 [normal, fast course] // Titleist AVX [cold, high wind, wet course]
  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Members Posts: 555 ✭✭
    PXG, because Bob Parsons.
    COBRA BIO CELL+ (9.5*)-MATRIX 8Q3 STIFF
    TITLEIST 585H (21*)-TTDG S300
    COBRA FLY Z PRO (5-PW)-TTDG S300
    TAYLOR MADE TP Z (56*)-TTDG S300
    BETTINARDI BABY BEN -33"
  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,352 ✭✭
    Yep PXG because of dr bob and then cobra because of Ricky and Bryson
    Ping G400 LST Ust Attas Earth 9f5
    M4 15* with bimatrix rocket X
    Titleist 21* H2 evenflow blue 6.5
    718 tmb 4 iron
    718 cb 5-pw amt x100 tour
    Vokeys
    Cleveland TA milled 1i


    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • buntabunta Members Posts: 540 ✭✭
    edited Mar 17, 2019 11:34am #24
    Nike.
    TS3 9.5
    s55 4-P
    Glide 50/54/60
    Anser 2
  • kiwiikiwii Members Posts: 696 ✭✭
    If offered for free like in a sponsorship? I would play anything.



    If I’m spending my own money, anything older than 2012 is generally out the door. There are a few exceptions. As for the modern stuff GI like M5/M6 and ping g410 would be fine. it’d be tough for me to play SGI irons like GMax, Rogue X, Cleveland launchers or MGCB. Not to say I can’t if free clubs and money were offered.
    '17 M1 460 9.5/ Rogue Silver
    XR '14 Pro/ PX LZ
    Adams 9031 18°/ Diamana WB
    716 AP24-pw/DG AMT S300
    '14 TM TP 52/56/60
    2014 Squareback/ Lamkin DE + 2 wraps
    Ogio Ozone, TM targa tour
    Tour Boost 360
    TM TP5/ Srixon Zstar XV
  • JRJ70JRJ70 Posts: 596 ✭✭
    Callaway, not sure what it is but they have never worked for me.
    Ping G410+ 10.5* Alta 55
    Callaway Rogue 17* Evenflow Blue 75
    Callaway Apex 20* Kuro Kage 80
    Ping i200 4-UW KBS Tour
    Titleist Vokey SM7 54S/58M
    Odyssey O-Works Black 2-Ball Fang
    Titleist Pro V1x
  • gbartkogbartko Whooooo! Members Posts: 636 ✭✭
    Miura Baby Blades. DeNinny.

    Ping G400 10.5
    Ping Rapture 13.5
    TEE CB4 16.5
    Ping G 19/22
    Ping i E1 5-U
    Ping Glide ES 54.5/60
    Ping Anser Milled 0

  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 24,970 ✭✭
    edited Mar 17, 2019 12:42pm #28
    Pxg because of Bobby and Taylormade would have to really perform ... their driver and 3 wood does. That’s The only reason I have them. The whole attitude of the company turns me off.
    TM Tour M6 11.2 * KK Tini XTS 70X
    TM Tour 17 M1 14.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
    Ping Glide Forged   54 60 S400
    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • vmanvman Members Posts: 1,221 ✭✭
    Ping, due to previous experiences of swing weighting issues, chrome peeling/bubbling and the inconvenience of CPT weights flying out.....ne mas.
    CALLAWAY EPIC SUB ZERO 10.5*
    CALLAWAY EPIC SUB ZERO 15*
    ADAMS PRO MINI 18*
    CALLAWAY APEX COMBO 4-P
    CALLAWAY MACK DADDY FORGED 50*54*58*
    ODYSSEY WHITE HOT TOUR 2
  • siamaka1siamaka1 Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    There were 2 irons on my list that I won’t play. Ping i500, it sounds too loud to me and TM p760 that I would love to play but not only over $1300, when I asked to order them with PX LZ’s, they told me it would be an up charge of $25 per club, so no thank you, I went with Mizuno 919
  • Not sure I would use Ping's even if I was on staff. I've never liked the look of mostly anything but Titleist, which is the only irons I've played. Mizuno or Srixon are the only others I could ever see myself using for irons.
    Taylormade M1 10.5 Diamana B70x
    Taylormade M1 Diamana D+ 80s
    Titleist 816 H1 19 Speeder TS 8.8s
    Titleist 712 AP2 4-9 KBS C-Taper 120s
    Titleist SM5 46-08, 52-08, 60-07, SM6 58-08 TT DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Golo
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