Which irons won't you play and why?

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  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members  167WRX Points: 46Handicap: 13.4Posts: 167 Bunkers
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    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.
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    [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]
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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6375WRX Points: 1,652Handicap: 10Posts: 6,375 Titanium Tees
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    Mizuno. If a company that large can't do a better job than they do for lefties I don't need them.
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    Ping G400 driver
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Ping Anser 20,23,27 Hybrids 
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3

    Snell MTB X


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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  349WRX Points: 241Handicap: 12Posts: 349 Greens
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    Taylormade. Because.
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    Wishon 919THI  11* S2S Black 65 S
    Wishon 929HS  14* S2S White S
    Wishon 775HS   21* S2S Black Hybrids S
    Wishon 575MMC Forged 4-A Superlight steel S
    PING Glide 3.0 Eye2  54* & 60*
    Wishon S2R #1 milled face putter
  • KmacKmac Members  841WRX Points: 177Posts: 841 Golden Tee
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    Mizuno.



    Overrated.
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  • dcfasdcfas Capital Region, NY Members  1036WRX Points: 191Posts: 1,036 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    Mixed bag includes TM, Mizuno, Ping, Cleveland, and Guerin Rife.

  • toctoc Members  2899WRX Points: 614Posts: 2,899 Titanium Tees
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    Tommy Armour, just don’t have the game for them.
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    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
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  • Ridgecrest18Ridgecrest18 Members  619WRX Points: 123Posts: 619 Golden Tee
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    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.
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  • DreadzombieDreadzombie Members  315WRX Points: 128Handicap: 8Posts: 315 Greens
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    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
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  • tips09tips09 Members  338WRX Points: 120Posts: 338 Greens
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    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.
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    Taylormade M3 9.5* GD Tour ADIZ 6 S
    Ping G400 16.5* Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
    Srixon U85 18* Steelfiber 110 S
    Srixon U45 23* Nippon SPB X
    Srixon Z965 5-PW Project X 6.0
    Cleveland RTX 3 48*••54*•••DG S400
    Cleveland RTX 4 60*•DG S400
    Odyssey Stroke Lab #1

  • shakeyshakey OvenWRX 1 Members  5852WRX Points: 358Handicap: 4Posts: 5,852 Titanium Tees
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    PXG. Way to much $ for performance I can get elsewhere for less.



    Titleist. Forging feels like a rock compared to Mizuno.
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    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 w/Tensei Orange 60 S
    Ping G410 3(14.5) w/Diamana Ahina 70 S
    NIKE VR Pro II Hybrid 3 (21) w/PX Graphite 5.5
    Ping i E1 3-PW w/CFS Distance Stiff

    Ping Glide 3.0 52SS and 58SS w/DGS300
    Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser

    TM TP5 Pix
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  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members  167WRX Points: 46Handicap: 13.4Posts: 167 Bunkers
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    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.
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    [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  1124WRX Points: 161Posts: 1,124 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    Taylormade 2016 M2 PX Evenflow Blue 65
    Callaway Rogue 3 wood PX Evenflow Blue 75
    Titleist 915H 2 Hybrid Diamana S+ 70
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW PX LZ 5.5
    Vokey SM6 54 & 58
    Odyssey Protype ix milled #1

  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Posts: 148 Fairways
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    Pxgs as well. Try too hard and too pricey. Better options.
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  • signals678signals678 SMM ClubWRX  538WRX Points: 120Posts: 538 ClubWRX
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    Nike
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  • DivinDaveDivinDave Longview TexasMembers  609WRX Points: 128Handicap: 13.8Posts: 609 Golden Tee
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    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.
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    Experience - What's leaned just after you needed it most
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  • lang30lang30 Hawkeye Members  336WRX Points: 105Posts: 336 Greens
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    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.
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    G400 Max 9 Degree Tour75x
    G400 3 Wood Tour75x
    G400 3 Hybrid Tour85x
    Ping G700 4i KBS Tour x
    Ping G410 5-UW KBS Tour x
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 52 & 58 DG x100
    Taylormade Spider X
  • PingGuy68PingGuy68 Members  345WRX Points: 14Posts: 345 Bunkers
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    I won't play Taylormade. They come out with product so often it makes me think not even they believe in their product.
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    [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  2282WRX Points: 524Posts: 2,282 Platinum Tees
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    PXG... Decent clubs, but way overpriced.
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    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.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  6910WRX Points: 1,235Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 6,910 Titanium Tees
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    None.



    If they work for me I'll play 'em.
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  6910WRX Points: 1,235Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 6,910 Titanium Tees
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    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:' />
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  • cliffhangercliffhanger spruce grove albertaClubWRX  1778WRX Points: 226Handicap: 8.2Posts: 1,778 ClubWRX
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    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.
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    Driver: TM SIM 9 Deg with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 60 @ 45 inch

    3 Wood: TM SIM TI (15 deg) with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 70 @ 43 inch

    5 Wood: TM SIM TI (19 deg) with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 70 @ 41.75 inch

    3-PW: TM P750 with DG shafts (all bent 2 deg flat) standard length and loft

    Wedges: TM Milled Grind 2 Black 52/09 and 58/11 (both at 2 flat with DG S200 shafts) 

    TM Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches (carried over from last season)

    Titleist Pro V1 (2019) 

    All grips 360 Golf Pride tour velvet with 1 extra wrap 

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members  396WRX Points: 109Posts: 396 Greens
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    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.
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    Callaway MAVRIK Sub Zero 9*, GD AD-IZ 7X
    Callaway MAVRIK 3w, GD AD-IZ 8X 
    Callaway Apex 19 20*, GD AD-IZ 95S
    Ping i210 4-AW, DG 120 S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 54SS, 58SS DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Special Select
  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4370WRX Points: 450Handicap: 3Posts: 4,370 Titanium Tees
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    Never say never but if I had to choose it would be TM

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    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • carlococarloco Members  96WRX Points: 22Posts: 96 Fairways
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    No ping irons .they look super cheap to me. Driver woods and hybrids look classy though
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    2017 Taylormade M2 Driver 9.5*
    2018 M4 3 Wood 15*

    2018 M4 5 wood

    TM 5HL or 4i depending on how I’m feeing

    2016 Srixon Z545 5-PW
    2018 Srixon Z585 AW 50*
    2017 Cleveland CBX 56* and 60*
    2017 Cleveland Huntington Beach #4 Putter

  • PorscheFanPorscheFan Members  1342WRX Points: 202Handicap: 12Posts: 1,342 Platinum Tees
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    Anything with significant offset.  My brain sends them left in a hurry.  For that reason I never even looked at Ping irons.
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VAMembers  1238WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    Everything except my p790.

    I got fitted and I promised my wife that not gonna buy any other club within 5 yrs. 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 
  • stormbringerstormbringer Stormbringer UtahMembers  90WRX Points: 82Handicap: 2.9Posts: 90 Fairways
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    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.
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    Driver Ping G410 Plus 9 Project X Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    3 Wood Ping Rapture 13.5 Ping TFC 949 Stiff
    5 Wood Ping G410 SFT 18 Fujikura Atmos Tour Black 7S
    Hybrid Ping G410 22 Ping Tour 85 Stiff 
    Irons Ping G10 4-PW Ping AWT Stiff
    Wedges Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 54/12 AWT Wedge, Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth TS 60/06 AWT Wedge
    Bobby Grace A** Kicker Putter 37" SS Plus XL Counter Balanced
    Ball  Bridgestone B330 or Titleist ProV1
  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3879WRX Points: 850Handicap: 9Posts: 3,879 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • DaveMc82DaveMc82 Members  88WRX Points: 61Handicap: 8Posts: 88 Fairways
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    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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