Which irons won't you play and why?

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  • DevilDogDevilDog Members  1843WRX Points: 125Posts: 1,843 Platinum Tees
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    Ping. Never cared for the dull feel or the lightness of the heads. Don't like their drivers or fairways either.

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  • BlkNGldBlkNGld Members  3076WRX Points: 231Posts: 3,076 Titanium Tees
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    I don't have bias against any brand as much as I don't like excess bling or color schemes that aren't to my liking.
    Might seem trivial, but these days there are lots of good options that let you be picky.

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  • nostaticnostatic "i drank what?!?" Socrates lost angelesClubWRX  201WRX Points: 171Posts: 201 ClubWRX
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    Callaway or TaylorMade, and I'm not quite sure why other than maybe they seem to have the highest marketing budgets. Advertising sometimes has a paradoxical effect on me...

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    Ping G400Max 10.5 XTorsion S - Cobra F9 3W 16 Devo7 S - F9 3H Devo8 S 
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Pro 4-PW - 919F GW - S18 55/09 PX LZ Tour 6.0 - Ping Glide2.0 Stealth 58TS
    Odyssey StrokeLab Double Wide Flow
  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members  917WRX Points: 285Handicap: 9Posts: 917 Golden Tee
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    Ping. Fugly.

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    Callaway 815 BBA DBD, Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Callaway X2 Hot 3 Deep, 14.5, Aldila Tour Green stiff
    Callaway Apex MB UT 2 iron, Project X PXI 6.0
    Callaway 2013 X-forged (3-5), Project X PXI 6.0
    Callaway Apex MB (6-PW), KBS Tour V stiff
    Vokey SM5 54, Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Chrome 58, both with KBS Tour
    Bettinardi BB1
  • jmurdock81jmurdock81 Memphis, TNMembers  171WRX Points: 44Handicap: +0.5Posts: 171 Fairways
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    Callaway. The 8-W look terrible. I have hit them and they feel good and perform well, but the look of those short irons are terrible.

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    Ping G400 8.4* Tour 65
    Taylormade R15 3w 13.6*
    Ping G410 19* Tour shaft
    Ping G Crossover #5
    Ping i210 5-W DG S300
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50*, 54*, 58*
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab Rossie
  • QuasimotoQuasimoto Members  961WRX Points: 131Handicap: ?Posts: 961 Golden Tee
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    I played Mizuno for 10 years.
    Last fall when the Srixon 785 irons came out I tested them against my JPX 900 forged.
    785's are in the bag now, and they are just a whole lot of great irons. Can't say enough good about them.
    Bought the 785 driver as well. Great club.
    No interest in any other iron brands because I have never hit Titleist, Callaway, Ping (can't get past the look at address) Taylor Made well.
    Although in the mid 90's I did have a set of graphite shafted Square 2 in 1-SW. Really tiny heads but they sure performed.

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    Srixon z785 9.5 Miyazaki Kuala 5544
    Mizuno 3W ST200 Diamana S 
    Taylormade 5W SIM Diamana R Limited Dialead
    Cleveland Halo Hybrids 3,4 Miyazaki 5555
    Srixon z785 6-AW Nippon Tour 105 R
    Callaway Jaws MD5 54, 58 Nippon Tour 105 S
    Odyssey Stroke Labs Bird of Prey
    TP5X, ZStar XV
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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1502WRX Points: 288Handicap: 7Posts: 1,502 Platinum Tees
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    One length irons. Never tried them and never will.

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    Epic SZ 11* Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • DMartiniDMartini at home on the rangeMembers  117WRX Points: 60Posts: 117 Fairways
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    TM, like the TP5 ball, but detest their range of irons (woods look ok, but would never game) & PXG, because they are like the craft beer market, they do what "old man" beer company's do only charge twice the price for it because they are "boutique" (beginning to hate that word now also) and they look like some one has held them up and shot them with a MP5 machine gun, all those slugs in them.

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    ⟻ gamer set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° ✦ X-Forged UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '19 4-AW ✦ Callaway PM Grind 1.0 56° ✦ Callaway MD5 Jaws 58° C Grind ✦ Ping Cadence TR

    ⟻ practice/backup set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° ✦ Apex UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '16 4-AW ✦ Callaway PM Grind 1.0 56° ﹢ 58° ✦ Ping Cadence TR

  • gs1184gs1184 Members  301WRX Points: 83Posts: 301 Greens
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    Mizuno, because of all major brands they have the most disrespect for better left handed players since they stopped making the mp68s.

    I invest in brands that are lefty friendly like Callaway and Titleist. Just got the AP3s and love them.

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    Titleist TS2 driver - Project X HZRDUS Smoke 6.0)
    Titleist TS-2 3-Wood - Mitsubishi Tensai AV blue 70 Stiff
    Titleist TS-2 19* hybrid - Mitsubishi Tensai AV blue 70 Stiff
    Titleist 718 AP3 irons
    Titleist Vokey SM7 -  52, 56, 60
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter
    Balls: Titleist Pro V1x 2019
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members  2556WRX Points: 439Posts: 2,556 Titanium Tees
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    Nike, not just their clubs but their clothes and anything that has a swoosh. When it was revealed that they were using child labor to make their shoes many years ago it turned me off from their stuff....permanently.

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    10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft
    1999 Ben Hogan Apex Blades (3-PW) with stock Apex 4 Steel Shafts
    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Taylormade ATV wedges in 54 and 58 degrees with stock steel shafts
    Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter
  • texcromtexcrom Franklin, TNClubWRX  3699WRX Points: 329Posts: 3,699 ClubWRX
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    Wilson. Always perceive them as a cheap low quality product.

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    WITB

    Taylor Made SIM 9.0 degree HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 70g Stiff (ordered)
    Taylor Made SIM 15 degree HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 70g Stiff
    Taylor Made SIM 19 degree hybrid Ventus Stiff
    Mizuno MP20 MMC 4 - 9 KBS $-Taper 120 Stiff
    Titleist Vokey SM8 48-10F
    Titleist Vokey SM8 52-12F
    Titleist Vokey SM8 56-10S
    Titleist Vokey SM8 60-10S
    Titleist Scotty Cameron T-22 Newport
    Titleist Pro V1X

    GO VOLS!
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  • jas904jas904 Members  1563WRX Points: 212Handicap: 1.4Posts: 1,563 Platinum Tees
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    Left handed. Because I’m right handed.

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    TaylorMade M4 8.5, Aldila Rogue White 130 M.S.I. 60S
    TaylorMade M3 15, HZRDUS Black 75S
    Callaway XR Pro 20, Project X LZ S
    Srixon Z765 4-PW, KBS TGI 95 hs x1
    Ping Glide 3.0 50 & 56 SS, KBS TGI 95 hs x1
    Ping Glide 3.0 60 TS, KBS TGI 95
    Ping Ketsch Armlock, BGT Stability
  • charlokimcharlokim jin_xianjun ClubWRX  421WRX Points: 126Posts: 421 Greens
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    AP2's. Don't like rounded head shapes.

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    WITB 2020

    Always messing with the set and shafts:
    TM SIM 9*
    Cobra F9 15*
    TM M6 Rescue 19*, Accra 110i
    Miura CB-1008 3-P, Elevate Tour
    Titleist SM8 52F, 56D, 60M

    Toulon San Diego slant
    Toulon San Diego H1
    Toulon Atlanta
  • JDCONJDCON PrincetonMembers  352WRX Points: 148Handicap: .2Posts: 352 Greens
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    On -, @cgasucks said:

    Nike, not just their clubs but their clothes and anything that has a swoosh. When it was revealed that they were using child labor to make their shoes many years ago it turned me off from their stuff....permanently.

    I agree 100% and Nike is the one brand I also won't buy. In addition to what you mentioned, they also exploit children in their Converse ads.

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  • eric13eric13 Members  68WRX Points: 59Posts: 68 Bunkers
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    KZG based on prior experience and customer support

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    Ping- can’t hit em.

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  • mukstermukster A lot can happen in a year. North of the 49thMembers  3726WRX Points: 482Posts: 3,726 Titanium Tees
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    Heck, I’d play any iron. If I had to buy them, no PXG or any club with massive offset.

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    Callaway XR16 driver, 9 degrees, Diamana S+ shaft
    Callaway Epic 3 Wood , Fubuki Z65 shaft
    Mizuno ST180 5 wood,  Tensei CK Blue shaft
    Cobra F8 22* hybrid
    Srixon Z765 5-PW irons
    , KBS Tour V shafts
    Srixon A wedge 51° bent to 50°
    Hogan Equalizer 54* wedge
    Mizuno S18 58* wedge
    Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter
  • 54putts54putts Members  78WRX Points: 39Posts: 78 Fairways
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    PXG. Remember Affliction t-shirts? Same reason. Obnoxious A.F.

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  • TaddNOhioTaddNOhio Members  173WRX Points: 140Posts: 173 Fairways
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    I will never play PXG clubs unless i take a second mortgage out on my house

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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX  4761WRX Points: 520Handicap: 4Posts: 4,761 ClubWRX
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    Anything SGI... will never suit my eye at all. As far as brands go, I notice that Callaway is really the only brand I do not care much about and have no problem walking past in the store... Not sure why, just nothing special about them to me.

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    Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* 
    Titleist 915h 21* 
    Srixon Z745 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50, SM7 56
    Odyssey WHP 7 34"
    Srixon Z85 stand bag
  • BottleCapBottleCap Members  1498WRX Points: 254Posts: 1,498 Platinum Tees
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    Callaway, they just market junk

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    Taylormade M5 Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XD 70 S
    Titleist 917 F3 GD TourAD IZ 8S
    Mizuno MP 69 3-PW DG S400
    Vokey SM7 54S and 60M
    Cameron Newport 2 CT
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
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  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers  623WRX Points: 771Posts: 623 Golden Tee
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    I've never hit a Taylormade iron I've liked. They've always felt dead to me. ANY Taylormade club has felt like that to me, honestly.

    That said, my favorite irons ever? Lynx Parallax.

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    Titleist TS4 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 FW 15°, 18°
    Titleist TS2 Hybrid 19° 22°
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 5-6
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 7-PW
    Miura 52°, 56° RTG
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6384WRX Points: 1,666Handicap: 10Posts: 6,384 Titanium Tees
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    Now that Nike is out of the club business there isn't a brand I wouldn't play. They all make perfectly fine products.

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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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  • caniac6caniac6 Members  3447WRX Points: 1,093Handicap: 4Posts: 3,447 Titanium Tees
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    Never liked Taylor Made irons, but haven't hit any for a long time. Titleist AP 1. Really like them, but don't like the make up of the set with a PW and two GWs. Although, if any set of irons made me a better iron player, I'd play them.

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  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members  711WRX Points: 217Handicap: 3Posts: 711 Golden Tee
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    On -, @gs1184 said:

    Mizuno, because of all major brands they have the most disrespect for better left handed players since they stopped making the mp68s.

    I invest in brands that are lefty friendly like Callaway and Titleist. Just got the AP3s and love them.

    Mizuno isn't disrespecting anyone, it's a financial decision on their part. Makes no sense as a business model for a company like that to maybe break even making left handed clubs. Same reason the majority of people aren't out buying PXG irons because of the price.

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    Titleist TS3 8.5 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX
    Titleist TS3 14.25 deg - Project X Even Flow T1100 White 85 6.5
    Titleist 816 H2 19 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90 X
    Titleist T200 4-5, T100 6-PW - Project X 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM8 50.12 F, 54.14F, SM7 58.12 D - PX 6.5
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
  • mogc60mogc60 Members  1018WRX Points: 491Posts: 1,018 Platinum Tees
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    Callaway. I won’t even pick up a Callaway club. No interest in even looking at them. One of the local pros here is a Callaway homer. He probably wears Callaway underwear it’s that bad. I don’t like him. Yes that’s my only reason. Lol
    My buddies will say hey I got the new Callaway whatever...and I just say I’m sorry. I don’t even look at it.

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    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 9 EV BLACK 75 6.5 44 1/4”
    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 15 MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    SRIXON Z FORGED 3-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    CLEVELAND RTX4 50* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 58* MODUS 120X
    SEEMORE mFGP20 PLATINUM 38”
    SNELL MTB-X

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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13019WRX Points: 3,988Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,019 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @eric13 said

    KZG based on prior experience and customer support

    Yeah they had some problems in the customer relations end in years past---- My bud used to be a KZG dealer somehow they ticked him off and he dropped them like a hot potato. I know another dealer here that dropped them for the same reason. I play their older stuff some because it is Kyoei forged--- I have heard relations wise they have turned the company around

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13019WRX Points: 3,988Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,019 Titanium Tees
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    I play older stuff that fits my eye--- Never have gotten into the politics of companies marketing practices. Could care less what Joe Tour Pro plays either. Most newer irons look clunky at the top line for me--- But if I had to go newer stuff it would either Cobra blades or the Callaway blades. As far as drivers I like the shape of the Titleist or Homna drivers. TM I do not like the shape of any of their drivers or Callaway for that matter either. Putters most of the newer ones I do not like especially anything Odyssey. Most Odyssey putters look very closed face to me at address.

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • ronnbeeronnbee Members  1143WRX Points: 105Posts: 1,143 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @texcrom said:

    Wilson. Always perceive them as a cheap low quality product.

    You are Wrong

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