Which irons won't you play and why?

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  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey Members  577WRX Points: 293Posts: 577 Golden Tee
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    I'll play pretty much anything as long as they fit reasonably well for length, lie and are within a grade of my usual shaft flex. I can figure out lofts after a simple range session or a round or two. It all works about the same.

    I happen to still have the set of crappy, cast zinc alloy box set clubs I played my first season of golf from long ago. (They are kept in the attic to give to out-of-town guests who are too dumb to rent a better set.) Yep, they still work, too.

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  • EgobblewobbleEgobblewobble Members  368WRX Points: 51Posts: 368 Greens
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    I’d say ping and Taylormade. I had a set of ping I irons and had a bad experience they didn’t feel great and the soles were too chunky. And I don’t really like the looks of any of their irons. Taylormade just doesn’t seem worthy to me and I feel like other companies have way better offerings

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    That dog'll hunt
  • bird_4_3bird_4_3 Members  635WRX Points: 117Handicap: 7.2Posts: 635 Golden Tee
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    Mizuno, owned a few sets and never figured out what all the hype was about.

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    Ping G410 
    Epic 3
    XR 16 3 and 4 Hybrid
    z585/z785 combo
    Bettinardi
    Ping Wedges
  • IamMarkMacIamMarkMac SF Bay AreaMembers  770WRX Points: 257Handicap: 10Posts: 770 Golden Tee
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    Titleist. I don’t think I have anything against them really but each time I’m out for new irons and I’m testing a bunch they’ve just never made it to serious consideration.

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    Bag 1                                                                 Bag 2
    Ping G400 LST 10                                             Epon Technicity 9
    Ping G400 3W 14.5                                          TM R9 3W 14
    Ping G400 3H 19                                              Miura 3H 19
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-P               Epon 503 4-P Nippon Super Peening Orange
    Mizuno s18 50, 54, 58                                     Miura 51, 56 k-grind
    Bettinardi BB1                                                  Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • mbbrewermbbrewer Members  1082WRX Points: 178Posts: 1,082 Platinum Tees
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    I never say never anymore. I didn’t expect I’d be playing Srixons but they’re great irons. Never played a Callaway or Taylor made iron but would be willing to try them if they fit the bill.

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  • Mrgreen36Mrgreen36 Members  47WRX Points: 61Handicap: 6Posts: 47 Bunkers
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    Anything cavity back

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4468WRX Points: 1,510Posts: 4,468 Titanium Tees
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    I'll play any club that works for me. I have no overriding brand grudge/dislike/hate/snobbery that will ever get in the way of me playing equipment that makes the game more enjoyable and/or easier for me.

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  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower Members  1251WRX Points: 661Posts: 1,251 Platinum Tees
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    I prefer Hogan, Cobra, or Wilson irons. Don't really care for anything else.

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  • rkelso184rkelso184 Members  335WRX Points: 191Posts: 335 Greens
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    On -, @tgoodspe1991 said:

    PXG -- I would love to try them, but spending $3,400 on a set of irons only to lose 50% of their value when I inevitably put them on the BST would just be painful lol

    I would pay $5,000 for a set of irons if it meant everything I hit went straight and on line

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  • Jimjam651Jimjam651 Members  170WRX Points: 124Posts: 170 Fairways
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    I just won't play big clubs, prefer small headed drivers, woods, irons etc

    Haven't gone to full blades yet but have been a small cavity user for most of my serious golfing life, started off with a set of Callaway 2008 x tour irons followed by Titleist 710cbs and this summer an upgrade to 718 cbs

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    Driver - Titleist 910 D3 10.5 Motore Speeder VC6.1
    3 wood - Titleist 910 F 15 Motore Speeder VC 7.1
    Hybrid - Titleist 910 H 19 Diamana Kai'li
    Irons - Mizuno MMC FliHi 3 Iron - KBS Tour stiff
    Irons - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4 - PW KBS Tour stiff
    Wedges - Titleist SM7 53 & 60
    Putter - Yes! Callie

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    On -, @ssfranny said:

    On -, @JAMH03 said:

    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?

    Just rename to “why you wont play PXG irons” haha

    SSF ha ha ha!

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  • chersheychershey Golf is not a game of perfect...unless you're me Mount Pleasant, SCMembers  455WRX Points: 93Handicap: 8Posts: 455 Greens
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    I'm not sure why but I always struggle to get good performance out of Mizuno irons. I love how they look and they do feel great on center strikes but I really struggle to hit them consistently whenever I try them out. It's an iron that I'd love to bag but I can't ignore the poor numbers I get from them.

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    Titleist TS3 9.5* w/Accra TZ5 65 X-Stiff
    Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
    Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
    Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
    Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
    Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
    Titleist Pro V1 
  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  704WRX Points: 171Handicap: 11Posts: 704 Golden Tee
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    AP2s, and by extension anything Titleist. I never hit a sh***k before trying the AP2 PW for the first time. Now it’s in my head.

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    Ping G400 1W Alta CB 55

    Ping G400 3W Alta CB 65

    Ping G400 3Hy & 4Hy NV Green 85H

    Ping i200 4i-UW AWT 2.0

    Glide 2.0 50 54 58 AWT 2.0

    iNOVAi 3.0 CS

  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New EnglandMembers  1148WRX Points: 400Handicap: +2.8Posts: 1,148 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @rkelso184 said:

    On -, @tgoodspe1991 said:

    PXG -- I would love to try them, but spending $3,400 on a set of irons only to lose 50% of their value when I inevitably put them on the BST would just be painful lol

    I would pay $5,000 for a set of irons if it meant everything I hit went straight and on line

    I would pay $1M for a set of clubs that did that. You'd make up that cost with just one PGA Tour win haha

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    “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same
    time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."
    - Arnold Palmer
  • AG12AG12 Members  2094WRX Points: 1,057Handicap: 10Posts: 2,094 Platinum Tees
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    Callaway....don't know why. I wasnt a fan of Cobra either but those black forged tec irons look pretty sweet

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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    4W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: PING G410 21* Accra FX 300H
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: Bettinardi HLX 3.0 50/54/58 S200
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas 
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #12
    WITB
  • TryAgainPlsTryAgainPls Members  44WRX Points: 23Posts: 44 Bunkers
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    Callaway. Just can't deal with the sound of the woods and I hate every iron they've ever made.

    except the Apex mb. that sucker is nice.

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  • bigdanebigdane Mr. Kristianstad, SwedenMembers  77WRX Points: 117Handicap: 8Posts: 77 Fairways
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    On -, @TryAgainPls said:

    Callaway. Just can't deal with the sound of the woods and I hate every iron they've ever made.

    except the Apex mb. that sucker is nice.

    The Apex MBs are copies of older Hogan irons, that's probably why you like them

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  • bigdanebigdane Mr. Kristianstad, SwedenMembers  77WRX Points: 117Handicap: 8Posts: 77 Fairways
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    I'm an old geezer, but I have played since 1964, and still keep a hcp of 8.
    I have tried to find MBs that I like, and have both Titleist , Taylormade TP2014 MBs - the latter is pretty OK, but nothing special, really.
    Just for the h*ll of it, I reshafted my 1999 Hogan Apex irons with KBS regular shafts (they were originally Apex 4s) - and it was just like coming home from a long and frustrating journey - early season here yet, but I lowered my hcp to 7 within the last month. Old love never rusts - but I am looking forward to hear from Hogan whether they can supply me with a set of Ft. Worth, including a 3-iron. If so, they are bought.

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  • kiwiikiwii Members  825WRX Points: 143Posts: 825 Golden Tee
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    I won’t refuse to play anything if it’s for testing, curiosity, hype, or experimenting purposes.

    As for irons I would what I would use in a tournament or a money game, the list of irons I would not use is 10 fold longer than the irons I would trust. I’m not sure that is any sort of useful information.

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    '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
  • s1mZs1mZ Members  98WRX Points: 53Posts: 98 Fairways
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    One Length irons!
    I just don't understand how they are supposed to work? In all fairness, I have not tried them. But why...i enjoy working with different lengths and lofts.

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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7291WRX Points: 1,355Handicap: 7Posts: 7,291 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @bigdane said:

    I'm an old geezer, but I have played since 1964, and still keep a hcp of 8.
    I have tried to find MBs that I like, and have both Titleist , Taylormade TP2014 MBs - the latter is pretty OK, but nothing special, really.
    Just for the h*ll of it, I reshafted my 1999 Hogan Apex irons with KBS regular shafts (they were originally Apex 4s) - and it was just like coming home from a long and frustrating journey - early season here yet, but I lowered my hcp to 7 within the last month. Old love never rusts - but I am looking forward to hear from Hogan whether they can supply me with a set of Ft. Worth, including a 3-iron. If so, they are bought.

    The Ft Worth 4 iron is pretty much the same as the 99 Apex 3 iron, so you may not need it. :)

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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.5"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.5"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 1-SW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    On occasion, Ram 1i or Mizuno 2i replaced with Orlimar persimmon 4w, Dynamic S

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801, TW802, or TW805
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  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  956WRX Points: 328Handicap: 8Posts: 956 Golden Tee
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    On -, @rkelso184 said:

    On -, @tgoodspe1991 said:

    PXG -- I would love to try them, but spending $3,400 on a set of irons only to lose 50% of their value when I inevitably put them on the BST would just be painful lol

    I would pay $5,000 for a set of irons if it meant everything I hit went straight and on line

    I wouldn't - all the courses I play are heavily tree-lined, and with my sometimes shonky tee game, I need the ability to hit a big slinging hook with a 6 iron to get out of trouble.

    Other than that I wouldn't play anything from Ping, and any of their stuff I've tried has been incredibly disappointing. I think I can still feel the Eye 2+ BeCu 4 iron I caught thin in 1995....

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    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • Even FurtherEven Further Members  195WRX Points: 42Handicap: 18Posts: 195 Bunkers
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    Yonex - Because at the time, I was a loyal Yonex customer on my 4th set of irons. I bought a brand new Yonex driver. Driver cracked apart under 100 range balls. After the RMA and evaluation, they claimed I broke it by accidental impact, and made up a story that I damaged it. They wanted to sell me a new driver head, and they said they would not warranty the new driver head either. No more Yonex anything for me.

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    Driver... Cobra LTD Elements Chrome+
    Fairway... Adams Tight Lies (2013)
    Irons... 4-P Wilson F5 Kuro Kage 85R
    Wedge... Cleveland RTX-3
    Putter... Odyssey DFX 6600 Super Stroke 2.0 XL
  • gpleonardgpleonard New Smyrna Beach, FloridaMembers  1353WRX Points: 159Handicap: 15Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    PXG - overpriced. Nike-just not my style. Single length irons- hokey in my mind.

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  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members  979WRX Points: 440Posts: 979 Golden Tee
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    On -, @BarrySanders said:

    On -, @JAMH03 said:

    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?

    Anything over 150 dollars used. Not going to be responsible for the rising of prices on golf irons that are all marketing and do nothing for your game.

    20 Which irons do you especially like?

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  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members  3506WRX Points: 275Posts: 3,506 Titanium Tees
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    ....rental clubs weren’t always ap2s....for most decades, you’d get some really beat clubs, at least at munis. Golf gear is pretty great today.
    Specifically, Jack Pearsall always had a dedicated revulsion for Ping iSI’s aesthetics but never doubted their utility. The ball went straight. But while effective, that iSI iron looked more like a plumbing supply. JP Was playing Hogan’s back then and was a monstrous club snob no doubt. But things change too, and he admits that today an old Ping iSI in becu looks cool to JP. Go figure.

    Generally, oversized club heads and some of the EGI stuff (excessive game improvement). Nike Slingshots come to mind. Also, he doesn’t like hybrid iron sets. He doesn’t ever want to get to that point and fears someday he’ll be drooling in the fairway with a walker swinging viciously for those 80 yards...

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9253WRX Points: 2,897Posts: 9,253 Titanium Tees
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    For the most part anything that isnt Srixon, Bridgestone, or Mizuno

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  • niscur24niscur24 Members  1511WRX Points: 201Posts: 1,511 Platinum Tees
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    For years it was always PING....basically anything PING. Never like the looks from when I first started playing in high school and it carried into my adult life.
    However the older me has grown and and the club HO in me has a full bag of PING on order.

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    DRIVER: G400 Ahina 70 or Cobra F8+ Rogue Silver 70
    FAIRWAY: G410 14.5 Evenflow 85 or Cobra F8+ 3/4 & 5/6 Tour Blue 85
    HYBRIDS: G Hybrid 17/22 Tour 90 or Cobra F9 4H PX6.5
    IRONS: I210 5-PW LZ 6.0 or Cobra Tour Forged 5-Pw KBS Flighted 125
    WEDGES: Stealth 2.0 50/54/58 LZ 6.0 or Nike Vr Forged 50/54/58 DG
    PUTTER: Some form of a Scotty or Betti
    WITB:http://www.golfwrx.c...date-nike-time/






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