Which irons won't you play and why?

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  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members Posts: 167 ✭✭
    I can't play any PING with the notch/cut out on the hosel. I know it serves a purpose, I just can't stand looking at it.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway XR16 Pro Driver[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra F8 5 Wood[/font]

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra King F7 3 Hybrid[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Fly-Z+ 4-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 56, 60[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PING Sigma G Kushin and/or Cleveland HB #8[/font]
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,234 ✭✭
    Mizuno. If a company that large can't do a better job than they do for lefties I don't need them.
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23, hybrid
    Ping G25 6-UW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Ping Ketsch Vault 2.0
    Ping DLX Bag

    Snell MTB Black
  • Twin2LTwin2L Members Posts: 69 ✭✭
    Taylormade. Because.
    It matters not what others call you. Only what you answer to defines who you are.
  • KmacKmac Members Posts: 686 ✭✭
    Mizuno.



    Overrated.
  • dcfasdcfas Tempus Fugit Members Posts: 858 ✭✭
    I can’t play shovels with plastic, colored inserts or cavity plugs. I have struggled to come around to Ping my whole life and am finally getting a set this year. But they have kind of come around to me, actually. Cleaner lines and simpler aesthetics than ever. Also cannot hit a Ping driver for some reason. Can’t use the Callaway wedges. Don’t like any hybrids. Can’t hit irons without steel shafts. Don’t like black club heads. Don’t like green or other colored balls. Can’t hit x100 shafts and some of the 2x4 shafts out there today, though I do like s300’s. Will not buy a new driver. I wait a couple years so I can also make rent.
  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,760 ✭✭
    Tommy Armour, just don’t have the game for them.
    Glove: ML
    Tees: 2 3/4
    Towel: white
    Repair tool: metal
    Ball Marker: largest poker chip in the world
    Iron headcovers: wait, what?

    The feedback system is annoying
  • Ridgecrest18Ridgecrest18 Members Posts: 604 ✭✭
    Any iron(s) with stick-on badges, bridges, bolts, elastomer fillings or laughably strong lofts. The results of any iron shot, whether forged or cast, should reflect solely the quality with which it was stuck... nothing more nothing less.
  • DreadzombieDreadzombie Members Posts: 220 ✭✭
    Ping, cant stand the notch, and they really dont look good at address to me. Anything else I'll give a good few shots at
  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,783 ✭✭
    edited Mar 17, 2019 9:50pm #40
    You guys aren’t playing PING irons because there is a notch in the hosel that isn’t visible at address? Seriously?



    Edit: and you don’t like the look at address? Have you ever held an S55 or iBlade down and looked at it?
    Former professional golfer. Current amateur human being. Reformed club ho.

    In the bag:

    PING. Lots of PING.
  • tips09tips09 Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    Taylormade for me. Had a terrible experience with a rep that treated me and my wife horribly. Won’t play pxg because I honestly think they are ugly.
    Callaway GBB Epic 9* Paderson VMT 870 S+
    Callaway Rogue SZ 15* Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
    Cobra Fly Z 18* Matrix Red Tie 6Q3/ Srixon Z565 3 Iron Steelfiber I95S 
    Srixon Z765 4-PW Project X 6.0
    Nike VR Forged Raw 50* 54* DG S400
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 58* DG S400
    Cleveland HB #1
    Srixon Z Star
  • shakeyshakey OvenWRX 1 Members Posts: 5,713 ✭✭
    PXG. Way to much $ for performance I can get elsewhere for less.



    Titleist. Forging feels like a rock compared to Mizuno.
    TM M6 10.5 w/PX Evenflow Blue 65 Stiff
    TM M4 3HL w/Diamana D+ Ltd 70 Stiff
    NIKE VR Pro II Hybrid 3 (21) w/PX Graphite 5.5
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-PW w/Modus 120 Stiff

    TM Milled Grind Black 52 SB and 58 LB w/Modus Tour 125 Wedge
    TM TP Black Copper Mullen 2

    TM TP5x
  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members Posts: 167 ✭✭


    You guys aren’t playing PING irons because there is a notch in the hosel that isn’t visible at address? Seriously?



    Edit: and you don’t like the look at address? Have you ever held an S55 or iBlade down and looked at it?




    Absolutely. Which other manufacturers remove a large asymmetrical chunk of the hosel from their irons? And you don't have to see it at address for it to be an issue for some. Knowing it's there can still affect your confidence in what you're looking down at.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway XR16 Pro Driver[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra F8 5 Wood[/font]

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra King F7 3 Hybrid[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Fly-Z+ 4-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 56, 60[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PING Sigma G Kushin and/or Cleveland HB #8[/font]
  • Whit1969Whit1969 Members Posts: 973 ✭✭
    PXG as I think they are very ugly and I don’t believe the performance is any better than other OEMs at way less cost.



    The only major OEM irons I have never owned and played are Callaway. Never took any interest to their irons although the 2018 X Forged are very nice.

    Mainly stick to Titleist with some Mizuno and Cobra mixed in there over the years.
    Taylormade 2016 M2 PX Smoke 70
    Callaway Rogue 3 wood PX Evenflow Blue 75
    Titleist 915H 2 Hybrid Diamana S+ 70
    Titleist 718AP2 4-PW DG AMT Tour White (looking for JPX 900 Forged Pro Modus 3 105)
    Vokey SM6 50, 54, 58
    Odyssey O-Works #7
    Snell MTB-Black
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members Posts: 119 ✭✭
    Pxgs as well. Try too hard and too pricey. Better options.
  • signals678signals678 SMM ClubWRX Posts: 432 ClubWRX
  • DivinDaveDivinDave Longview TexasMembers Posts: 519 ✭✭
    I Play Callaway CF16 because I got a good deal on em. I did change the shafts myself tho, and had to bend a couple for proper gapping.
    Experience - What's leaned just after you needed it most
  • lang30lang30 Hawkeye Members Posts: 323 ✭✭


    Any iron(s) with stick-on badges, bridges, bolts, elastomer fillings or laughably strong lofts. The results of any iron shot, whether forged or cast, should reflect solely the quality with which it was stuck... nothing more nothing less.
    I respect your opinion on what you prefer to play, but many find enjoyment with laughably strong lofts and loads of forgiveness and decent results on less than quality strikes.



    As for me, give me any 14 clubs and let me play, no discrimination here.
    G400 Max 9 Degree Tour75x
    G400 3 Wood Tour75x
    G400 3 Hybrid Tour85x
    Cobra F9 4 - GW C-Taper s+
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 & 58 DG x100
    Taylormade Spider X
  • PingGuy68PingGuy68 Members Posts: 345 ✭✭
    I won't play Taylormade. They come out with product so often it makes me think not even they believe in their product.
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]G LST Driver
    G400 5 Wood
    Anser 20/23 Hyb
    iE1 5-U
    Glide 56/60
    Anser Milled 0[/font]
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,220 ✭✭
    PXG... Decent clubs, but way overpriced.
    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,582 ✭✭
    None.



    If they work for me I'll play 'em.

    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, 20*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300
    Cleveland RTX-4 48, 52, DGS300
    Ping Glide Forged 56* DGS300
    Cleveland RTX-3, 64 DGS300

    Evnroll 1.2 (Today - always subject to change LOL)
    Titleist AVX
  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,582 ✭✭


    You guys aren't playing PING irons because there is a notch in the hosel that isn't visible at address? Seriously?



    Edit: and you don't like the look at address? Have you ever held an S55 or iBlade down and looked at it?




    Dude, are you kidding ?



    We've got guys who won't play the Epic Flash Driver because of the green and yellow,,,,,,, ON THE BOTTOM of the driver. image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' /> image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' /> image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />

    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, 20*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300
    Cleveland RTX-4 48, 52, DGS300
    Ping Glide Forged 56* DGS300
    Cleveland RTX-3, 64 DGS300

    Evnroll 1.2 (Today - always subject to change LOL)
    Titleist AVX
  • cliffhangercliffhanger spruce grove albertaClubWRX Posts: 1,749 ClubWRX
    i just can't play anything that has crazy offset in the longer irons. Its not about anything but the looks, i just can't stand it... the Ping G line , Callaway Rogue and the Titleist AP1's come to mind as the worst in that category.


    Driver: M6 (10.5 deg) with Project X Smoke 60X playing at 45 inches
    3Wood: M6 (14 deg) with Project X Smoke 70X playing at 43 inches
    Hybrid: M6 #3 with KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95X
    4-GW: P760 with KBS Tour X (all bent 2 deg flat)
    HiToe Wedges: 56/10 and 60/10 (all bent 2 deg flat) with 2.0 hi-rev shafts
    Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches 
    TP 5 ball 

     All grips 360 tour velvet burgundy with 1 extra wrap

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members Posts: 319 ✭✭
    I stick to Titleist, Mizuno, or Callaway pretty much my entire golfing life. Honestly I am biased against TM. The mid-2000s ruined that brand for me. Multiple driver and iron releases within each year, each claiming better performance. I grew to respect Titleist's every 2 year release cycle, and Mizuno's if it aint broke don't fix it philosophy. Callaway I feel is generally on the technological leading edge, without the over the top marketing of TM. Callaway customer service is absolutely second to none in this industry. All pro line clubs offer outstanding quality, it's the little things listed above that separte them for me. I will say right now Srixon has an absolutely killer lineup, top to bottom. They have really upped their game in the past few years in my opinion.



    That said, any kind of thick topline and full offset will turn up my nose, regardless of the brand.
    Titleist TS3 8.5*, EFW T1100 65 6.5
    Titleist TS2 15*, EFW T1100 75 6.0
    Titleist 818 H1 19*, Fuji Motore Speeder 8.8HB S
    Tileist 818 H2 21*, Fuji Motore Speeder 8.8HB S
    Titleist 718 AP3, 4-5, PX 6.0
    Titleist 718 AP2, 6-PW PX 6.0
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52.12F, 58.12D
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,058 ✭✭
    Never say never but if I had to choose it would be TM

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    = Taylormade 64* Hi-Toe
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • carlococarloco Members Posts: 56 ✭✭
    No ping irons .they look super cheap to me. Driver woods and hybrids look classy though
    2017 Taylormade M2 Driver 9.5*
    2007 Adams Super Black Hybrid 15*
    2007 Adams Super Black Hybrid 19*
    2016 Srixon Z545 4-PW
    2018 Srixon Z585 AW 50*
    2017 Cleveland RTX-3 56*
    2006 Ping M/B 60*
    2012 Cleveland Tour Action 588 64*
    2017 Cleveland Huntington Beach #4 Putter
  • PorscheFanPorscheFan Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    Anything with significant offset.  My brain sends them left in a hurry.  For that reason I never even looked at Ping irons.
  • kiw1982kiw1982 Members Posts: 1,200 ✭✭
    Everything except my p790.

    I got fitted and I promised my wife that not gonna buy any other club within 5 yrs. lol
    Mizuno        ST-180 Driver w/KuroKage HBP 50 S+
    Taylormade  M6 3 Wood w/NV 2KXV Blue 75 S+
    Taylormade  P790 UDI 2 Iron w/ KBS Tour 120 S+
    Taylormade  P790 4-G Irons w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Mizuno        T7 56/10 Wedge w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Mizuno        S18 60/06 Wedge w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Odyssey      O-Works 1WS Putter
  • stormbringerstormbringer Stormbringer UtahMembers Posts: 49 ✭✭
    I have played most brands and have some ideas.  One I don't like anything with little bounce, heavy swingweight (over D3) and long hozel.
    Other than that I am a Ping guy but I even tried the Cobra SLI this winter.
    Driver  G410 Plus 9 Project X Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    3 Wood  Rapture 13.5 Ping TFC 949 Stiff
    5 Wood Cleveland Mashie 18 Miyazaki C Kua Stiff
    Hybrid  Karsten 4 Hybrid Ping KS 401 Stiff
    Irons  TW737P  5-10 Irons Nippon NSPro 950GS R+
    Wedges  Forged Copper 50, 55 & 60 DGS300
    Putter Bobby Grace A** Kicker Putter 37" Super Stroke Plus XL Counter Balanced

    Ball  Taylormade TP5
  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,198 ✭✭
    Cannot own Callaway, I hate their logo ( the font alone does it) plus owned the S2H2 which was the biggest piece of garbage. Like Ping but do not like how they weight them. Never had interest in Nike, they made shoes, sounds stupid when you consider they have some nice gear. Avoided Titleist for long time, but really like their stuff. Never been hot on Mizuno irons, but love & carry their MP metals and could easily bag the 900's. I would quit golf before playing PXG. Have yet to go carbon fiber on driver and hope I never do (fat chance though).Stuff reminds me of Civic tweakers ruining a perfect Si with their silliness. Have had great luck with Cobra, RAM, Hogan and TM. TM has done some choice work at times. The R510 is still great, the RAC TP's were great irons but they almost destroyed the brand there for a while with 'that guy' running it. But yeah, I'm picky.
  • DaveMc82DaveMc82 Members Posts: 30 ✭✭
    I’d never own any Taylormade irons after some terrible experiences with their customer service. 

    Callaway are our the door too bar somebody giving me a set of x forged! I’ve never found a set of their irons that feel right or given consistency. 

    PXG are like a trophy wife to me. Hideously expensive, lots of extra surgery/implants and after 6 months you’ll regret everything and want to throw them in the lake. Problem is now you’re bankrupt!

    Currently in a set of Srixon ZTX2s and if I ever upgrade it’ll be more Srixons or maybe Mizuno/Bridgestone. 




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