Easiest to Hit or Favourite UDI Iron

smithy23smithy23 Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

Hi All,

Having bounced back an forth between a 2Hybrid and GAPR Mid UDI what have been the easiest to hit UDI's that people hit , I know an 1# or 2# Iron are the to some the holy grail and for pure ball strikers only but let me hear whats worked and what hasnt for you
I sometimes find the Hybrids can be a bit of a hook machine for some and the GAPR i dunno just doesnt have any feel to me and invariably not a confidence inducing club off the tee

Cheers

M5 9.75* Oban Isawa
M5 17* 5WD Fairway Metal Oban Isawa
TM GAPR Mid #3 Oban Isawa
TM M3 Hybrid #2 Oban Isawa
MP18 Fli HI 4# 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
Mizzy S18 53* IP Blue Wedge KBS C Taper Lite S
 Hi Toe 60* Wedge KBS Hi Rev S
Evnroll ER1 / Spider X
TP5


Set of Vapor Pro Blades as Backup Slightly Tweaked! 

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  • gibsonsg4gibsonsg4 Members Posts: 127 ✭✭

    I have a gapr lo 3 iron with tensei pro white 90s and i love it, feels great when hit out of the middle. I tried the mid and didn’t like the feel of it though

  • bkirkley09bkirkley09 Members Posts: 362 ✭✭

    Have you hit the new Ping Crossover? They are much easier to hit for me than the UDI and they are pretty awesome. Just my thoughts.

    PING G400 Max 9*, Graphite Design Tour AD BB 6X
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 3W, Oban Devotion 7x
    Callaway Epic Flash 5W, Smoke 80g 6.5
    Ping I210 4-PW, DG 120 S300
    Ping Glide Stealth, 50ss, 54ss, 58ss, AWT Wedge Flex
    Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Moto, 33"

  • smithy23smithy23 Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

    Haven’t hit the crossover
    Have mp fli hi 4 iron so guess similar to that > @bkirkley09 said:

    Have you hit the new Ping Crossover? They are much easier to hit for me than the UDI and they are pretty awesome. Just my thoughts.

    M5 9.75* Oban Isawa
    M5 17* 5WD Fairway Metal Oban Isawa
    TM GAPR Mid #3 Oban Isawa
    TM M3 Hybrid #2 Oban Isawa
    MP18 Fli HI 4# 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
    Mizzy S18 53* IP Blue Wedge KBS C Taper Lite S
     Hi Toe 60* Wedge KBS Hi Rev S
    Evnroll ER1 / Spider X
    TP5


    Set of Vapor Pro Blades as Backup Slightly Tweaked! 
  • gibbiesmallsgibbiesmalls Members Posts: 451 ✭✭

    I haven't tried them all, but I've tried many....and I think the reason why the Srixon u45/65/85 is so successful on tour is because it's easier to hit. Of the player's UDIs (aren't they all) the Srixon is the best combination of forgiveness, distance, feel, looks.

  • manima1manima1 Members Posts: 708 ✭✭

    @gibbiesmalls said:
    I haven't tried them all, but I've tried many....and I think the reason why the Srixon u45/65/85 is so successful on tour is because it's easier to hit. Of the player's UDIs (aren't they all) the Srixon is the best combination of forgiveness, distance, feel, looks.

    Couldn't agree more here. My U45 is effortless to hit.

    M5 9.0 - Kuro Kage Dual Core 80tx tipped 1"
    '16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
    zU45 18 degree - S400
    z745 4-9 - S400
    SM6 46.08F - S400 Chrome
    SM6 50.08F - S400 Steel Gray
    SM7 54.10S - S400 Raw
    SM5 60.08M - Wedge Flex Raw Black
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-line
  • smithy23smithy23 Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

    @manima1 said:

    @gibbiesmalls said:
    I haven't tried them all, but I've tried many....and I think the reason why the Srixon u45/65/85 is so successful on tour is because it's easier to hit. Of the player's UDIs (aren't they all) the Srixon is the best combination of forgiveness, distance, feel, looks.

    Couldn't agree more here. My U45 is effortless to hit.

    what specs have you got - steel / graphite etc

    M5 9.75* Oban Isawa
    M5 17* 5WD Fairway Metal Oban Isawa
    TM GAPR Mid #3 Oban Isawa
    TM M3 Hybrid #2 Oban Isawa
    MP18 Fli HI 4# 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
    Mizzy S18 53* IP Blue Wedge KBS C Taper Lite S
     Hi Toe 60* Wedge KBS Hi Rev S
    Evnroll ER1 / Spider X
    TP5


    Set of Vapor Pro Blades as Backup Slightly Tweaked! 
  • manima1manima1 Members Posts: 708 ✭✭

    @smithy23 said:

    what specs have you got - steel / graphite etc

    Check the sig - zU45 18 degree - S400

    M5 9.0 - Kuro Kage Dual Core 80tx tipped 1"
    '16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
    zU45 18 degree - S400
    z745 4-9 - S400
    SM6 46.08F - S400 Chrome
    SM6 50.08F - S400 Steel Gray
    SM7 54.10S - S400 Raw
    SM5 60.08M - Wedge Flex Raw Black
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-line
  • smithy23smithy23 Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

    @manima1 said:

    @smithy23 said:

    what specs have you got - steel / graphite etc

    Check the sig - zU45 18 degree - S400

    :D my bad ! cheers

    M5 9.75* Oban Isawa
    M5 17* 5WD Fairway Metal Oban Isawa
    TM GAPR Mid #3 Oban Isawa
    TM M3 Hybrid #2 Oban Isawa
    MP18 Fli HI 4# 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
    Mizzy S18 53* IP Blue Wedge KBS C Taper Lite S
     Hi Toe 60* Wedge KBS Hi Rev S
    Evnroll ER1 / Spider X
    TP5


    Set of Vapor Pro Blades as Backup Slightly Tweaked! 
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,826 ✭✭

    Interested in thoughts here. I want a 5 UDI with a AD DI driving iron shaft

    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Oban Kiyoshi White 65s
    Ping G25 7w 20* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Ping G25 4h 23* Diamana White 92s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping s55 6-PW Fujikura mci 100s
    Vokey sm2 50* 54* 59* 64* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • JJK947JJK947 Members Posts: 3,052 ✭✭

    I haven't found that there are any driving irons that are significantly easier to hit than the MP18 Fli-hi you have in the long irons according to your signature. Just need to try a bunch out and find the one with the right sole width, head shape, leading edge design, etc. that works for you. Maybe just start with the Fli-hi if you like them? They get larger and more forgiving as you get into the 2 iron head.

    That said, my favorite is the P790 UDI. Not the most forgiving out there but a lot more forgiving than my blade 3-iron, so it's a natural progression for me. All the DI's out there with wide soles and offset look off to me coming from blades in the rest of my set.

    Taylormade M5 9.0 - Speeder 7.3 TS
    Callaway XHot 3Deep 13 - Speeder 7.3 TS
    Taylormade P790 UDI - HZRDUS Black 85
    Mizuno MP4 3-PW - DG Tour X100
    Mizuno MP T7 54.09 - DG Tour X100
    Mizuno MP T7 60.06 - DG Tour S400
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style NP2

  • RichieHuntRichieHunt Members Posts: 3,645 ✭✭

    I'll second the GAPR. I gave it a whirl because at my home club there are 3 holes where I need to lay-up off the tee and you can't miss left off any tee there or you're O.B. or water or woods.

    The problem I had with hybrids off the tee is if I catch one out on the toe a little it's hooking left and in trouble. So, I got the GAPR Lo and it goes dead straight even if well off the toe. And it's pretty solid off the deck.

    The only problem I had with the GAPR is the stock shaft (KBS Tour graphite hybrid X-Stiff) was way too light for me. I switched to a Fujikura Atmos Black 9x HB shaft and that was entirely better, but the ball was flying a little too high for me. Then I adjusted the loft a little lower and I found the perfect combination.

    RH

  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet Members Posts: 8,681 ✭✭

    The F9 speedback 4i is a pretty solid stick. Im trying one out right now. Its not Fowlers version with the AD shaft, I have a DG105x100. Prefer steel.

    Cobra F9 - Atmos TS Black 6x
    Cobra F9 3w - Atmos TS Blue 7x
    718 TMB 19* - DG AMT White s300
    Srixon 565/765 Combo 5-PW - Project X 5.5hs
    SM5 50,54,58,62 - F,K,S Grinds - Rifle 6.0
    Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 CS
    Pro V1x
  • JoeFrigoJoeFrigo Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    the past year and a half ive had the 790 udi, gapr lo, u85, and now 410 crossover all in 2 irons..... Out of the 4, the 410 crossover is my favorite by far. Long, forgiving, easy to launch, and workable flight. The 790 udi was the farthest and lowest launching which I loved, but also hardest to hit of the 4. Gapr Lo I absolutely hated and couldn't get rid of quick enough. The u85 started off nice for me but I grew to hate how chunky it looked at address

    TM M5 9* UST Elements Chrome 7x
    TM M6 15* GD AD IZ 7tx
    Ping 410 Crossover 2i........ TM M6 18* GD AD IZ 8tx
    Sub 70 CB 4i - 6i PX 6.5
    Sub 70 MB 7i - Pw PX 6.5
    Ping Glide Forged 50*, 54* PX 6.5
    Cleveland RTX4 58* DG S400
    Swag Suave One Raw Proto w/ BGT Stability shaft

  • JFM628JFM628 Members Posts: 99 ✭✭

    I tried a bunch of them and none were easier to hit consistently well than the new G410 Crossover.

  • ZNDavisZNDavis Members Posts: 54 ✭✭

    It's been a little over a year, but I hit the 718TMB, MMC Fli-Hi, Ping G Crossover, and Callaway X-UT. Nothing came close to the Titleist for me. Doesn't seem to be the case for many people but I have zero regrets.

    Taylormade M3 • Ping G25 23° hybrid • Titleist T-MB 2 iron • Bridgestone J40 DPC 4 - 9 irons
    Titleist Vokey SM5 46°, 50°, 54° wedges • Taylormade Hi-Toe 58° wedge • Taylormade Spider Tour Red
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • MRL1984MRL1984 Members Posts: 240 ✭✭

    I'm playing the 716 TMB in 3 and 4 iron. I'm a fan of them and dont see room for improvement personally. Cheaper alternative is the 712U which was nice a little bigger though.
    I played the original crossovers and liked them for the most part. They had a tendency to catch heavy grass though as they are large. They inspired me to get the TMBs.
    Played around with the UDI never really got comfortable with them and had a quick turnaround.
    The Mizzy Fli hi well I'm about to get burned here, but probably the worst for me. Great club for the folks they work for though so they have to be recommended.

  • KevinnzKevinnz Members Posts: 183 ✭✭

    Tried p790 3 iron, taylormade udi tour preferred and 0311p (gen2) 3 iron, 0311p comes to my bag.
    For driving iron It is really the shaft. I picked the same model as my driver and 3wds.

  • BearQBearQ Break 2 Rebuild Members Posts: 3,376 ✭✭
    edited May 12, 2019 8:48am #19

    Frankly I like all mine! Slight differences but all reliable options at that spot in the bag. I usually carry one at a time

    P790 Udi - black tie 105x @ 17.5*
    = longest, most fun, favourite tee but least off turf

    Tp Udi - black tie 105x @ 20*
    = most versatile, great off tee and turf

    J15df - Nippon spb x (2i) @ 20*
    = honestly neck and neck with Udi 3. A sleeper 3-iron setup that will go down as one of my best builds. Really reliable club

    Tp MC - Nippon spb x (2i) @ 21.5*
    = least used, plenty long and forgiving but main purpose is a more true 3-iron yardage. Only one that sees use on par 3s too.

    Cobra LTD Pro - Matrix Type C Prototype 70X
    TM M2 Tour 3W/3HL - Black Tie 80M4-X
    P790 UDI #2  or  TP UDI #3 - Black Tie HM4 105X   
    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB X
    Cobra MB (50*)  Nike VR Forged (56DS)  Cleveland RTX2 raw (60.08W)
    Spider Tour Black 

    Swap:
    XR 3Deep - Tour AD TP 8X  | Rogue SZ 3+ - Diamana B 80X  | Bridgestone XD-H #2 - Speeder TS 9.8X 





  • ghoonkghoonk The Hoarder Members Posts: 213 ✭✭

    I've had great results with the Srixon Z U85 2 (18) driving iron with the factory 'tour issue' Miyazaki Mahana shaft. I also have the 3 (21) in the bag, and they have just been so easy to hit and accurate enough too. I picked this after spending a couple of hours on Trackman with Mizuno MP18, TM 790 UDI, and various GAPR irons. I have to say that the Z U85 also produced the nicest feel among the lot.

    Srixon Z785 w/ stock Miyazaki Mahana (S) shaft
    Srizon F65 3w (15*) w/ stock Miyazaki Kaula (S)
    Srixon Z U85 20* driving iron
    Miura MC501 4-PW w/ TT S300 AMT White (S) shaft
    Miura 50*, 54*, 58* Forged black wedges w/ KBS Tour matt black wedge shafts
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #8 putter
  • bkirkley09bkirkley09 Members Posts: 362 ✭✭

    @smithy23 said:

    Haven’t hit the crossover
    Have mp fli hi 4 iron so guess similar to that > @bkirkley09 said:

    Have you hit the new Ping Crossover? They are much easier to hit for me than the UDI and they are pretty awesome. Just my thoughts.

    So I have played the UDI TP and P790, and have not hit the Mizuno you have but the ping crossover is the perfect driving iron. Great launch and looks. Pair it with the right shaft and I don’t think it can be beat in terms of forgiveness and looks. That said off the tee the P790 was ridiculous so it depends on what you want to use it for. I would just try a couple of them as the feel and launch were different enough for me that it makes the difference obvious. I ended up going to the 3 crossover as I just didn’t need 250 yards from an iron too often and I’m playing it as a progression from my i210 4 iron and a driving iron combination.

    PING G400 Max 9*, Graphite Design Tour AD BB 6X
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 3W, Oban Devotion 7x
    Callaway Epic Flash 5W, Smoke 80g 6.5
    Ping I210 4-PW, DG 120 S300
    Ping Glide Stealth, 50ss, 54ss, 58ss, AWT Wedge Flex
    Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Moto, 33"

  • hartrick11hartrick11 San DiegoMembers Posts: 42 ✭✭

    I tried out the Cobra King Utility, the 790 UDI, GAPR LO, U85, and the G410. Ended up loving the GAPR LO once I switched to the KBS proto shaft since the stock KBS hybrid shaft was too light and produced serious spin. Wish I could've tested out the 410 with a different shaft because that was the hottest face IMO, but I thought it looked chunky compared to the GAPR and found a good deal on a new one with the upgraded shaft so I pulled the trigger and have been happy. I didn't get along with the Cobra or the Srixon, and the 790 was great off the tee but I couldn't hit it off the turf at all.

    Driver: Cobra F8+, Hzrdus Black
    3w: Cobra F7, AD DI
    UT: TaylorMade Gapr LO, KBS Proto
    Irons: Cobra King Forged CB, KBS $ Taper
    Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B X-W1 54 & 60
    Putter: Scotty Cameron California Hollywood

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