Which irons won't you play and why?

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  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey  523WRX Points: 246Members Posts: 523 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  348WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 348 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  617WRX Points: 100Handicap: 8.6Members Posts: 617 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
    Ping I210 5-UW
    TM Ardmore
    Ping Stealth Wedges
  • IamMarkMacIamMarkMac SF Bay Area 757WRX Points: 250Handicap: 10Members Posts: 757 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  1035WRX Points: 151Members Posts: 1,035 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  47WRX Points: 61Handicap: 6Members Posts: 47 Bunkers
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    Anything cavity back

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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 4128WRX Points: 1,228Members Posts: 4,128 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  1136WRX Points: 526Members Posts: 1,136 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  317WRX Points: 166Members Posts: 317 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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    Dr = Taylormade M6 ACCRA 2.0 360 M4

    4W = PXG Gen 2 0341X Fuji Pro 2.0 7s

    3 + 4H = Mizuno CLK Fuji Pro Hy 76s

    5-PW = Mizuno MP20 HMB Modus 120s

    52-56-60 = Mizuno T20 Satin S400

    Putter = Scotty Concept 02 Stability Shaft

    Ball = Taylormade TP5

  • Jimjam651Jimjam651  127WRX Points: 100Handicap: 0.0Members Posts: 127 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 JPX 919 Tour 4 - 5 KBS Tour
    Irons - Mizuno MP 68 6 - PW KBS Tour
    Wedges - 52, 56 & 60 SM7
    Putter - Yes! Callie

  • JAMH03JAMH03  979WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 979 Golden Tee
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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, SC 455WRX Points: 93Handicap: 8Members Posts: 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 Illinois 680WRX Points: 145Handicap: 11Members Posts: 680 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 England 1056WRX Points: 359Handicap: +2.8Members Posts: 1,056 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  1790WRX Points: 917Handicap: 10Members Posts: 1,790 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
    3W: Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    5W: PING G410 18* Tour 75
    4HY: Titleist 818H2 21* Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: Titleist SM7 54.14F/60.10M DG S200 
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • TryAgainPlsTryAgainPls  44WRX Points: 23Members Posts: 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, Sweden 72WRX Points: 114Handicap: 8Members Posts: 72 Bunkers
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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, Sweden 72WRX Points: 114Handicap: 8Members Posts: 72 Bunkers
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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  809WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 809 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  97WRX Points: 46Members Posts: 97 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, USA 7004WRX Points: 1,049Handicap: 7Members Posts: 7,004 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, 43.25"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.25"
    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 Urethane/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  931WRX Points: 298Handicap: 8Members Posts: 931 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  195WRX Points: 42Handicap: 18Members Posts: 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, Florida 1339WRX Points: 153Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,339 Platinum Tees
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    PXG - overpriced. Nike-just not my style. Single length irons- hokey in my mind.

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  • BarrySandersBarrySanders  91WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 91 Fairways
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    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.

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  • JAMH03JAMH03  979WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 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  3479WRX Points: 264Members Posts: 3,479 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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    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
  • Krt22Krt22 East Bay 8810WRX Points: 2,486Members Posts: 8,810 Titanium Tees
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    For the most part anything that isnt Srixon, Bridgestone, or Mizuno

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  • niscur24niscur24  1508WRX Points: 199Members Posts: 1,508 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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