Easiest to Hit or Favourite UDI Iron

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smithy23smithy23 UK 69WRX Points: 54Handicap: 10.9Members Posts: 69 Bunkers
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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

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M6 12.5* Oban Isawa
F9 -4Wood 16* Oban Isawa
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* Tour AD-DI 
Cobra F8 Utility 3# 18.5* TT AMT White 
 MP18 Fli HI 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
RTX 4 Wedges 50/54/60 Modus 120 S
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  • gibsonsg4gibsonsg4  154WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    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

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  • bkirkley09bkirkley09  513WRX Points: 139Handicap: 20+Members Posts: 513 Golden Tee
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    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.

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    Taylormade 2017 M2 - Accra TZ6 M5 65
    Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid - Graphite Design AD DI 85 S
    Callaway Big Bertha 4 Hybrid - KBS Tour Proto 85 S
    Ping G700 5 - W - AWT 2.0 S
    Vokey SM7 Chrome 48F, 52F, 56S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe Bigfoot 60
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6 STR

  • smithy23smithy23 UK 69WRX Points: 54Handicap: 10.9Members Posts: 69 Bunkers
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    Haven’t hit the crossover
    Have mp fli hi 4 iron so guess similar to that >

    On -, @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.

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    M6 12.5* Oban Isawa
    F9 -4Wood 16* Oban Isawa
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* Tour AD-DI 
    Cobra F8 Utility 3# 18.5* TT AMT White 
     MP18 Fli HI 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
    RTX 4 Wedges 50/54/60 Modus 120 S
    Evnroll ER1
    TP5


    Set of Vapor Pro Blades as Backup Slightly Tweaked! 
  • gibbiesmallsgibbiesmalls  463WRX Points: 132Members Posts: 463 Greens
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    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.

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    On -, @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.

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    M5 9.0->7.5 - Kuro Kage Dual Core 80tx 
    '16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
    zU45 18 degree - S400
    z745 4-PW - S400
    SM6 50.08F - S400 Steel Gray
    SM7 54.10S - S400 Raw
    TM Hi-Toe 60.12ATV - S400 Black
    TM Spider X - Navy
  • smithy23smithy23 UK 69WRX Points: 54Handicap: 10.9Members Posts: 69 Bunkers
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    On -, @manima1 said:

    On -, @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

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    M6 12.5* Oban Isawa
    F9 -4Wood 16* Oban Isawa
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* Tour AD-DI 
    Cobra F8 Utility 3# 18.5* TT AMT White 
     MP18 Fli HI 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
    RTX 4 Wedges 50/54/60 Modus 120 S
    Evnroll ER1
    TP5


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  • manima1manima1 Chicago 757WRX Points: 128Handicap: 9.8Members Posts: 757 Golden Tee
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    On -, @smithy23 said:

    what specs have you got - steel / graphite etc

    Check the sig - zU45 18 degree - S400

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    M5 9.0->7.5 - Kuro Kage Dual Core 80tx 
    '16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
    zU45 18 degree - S400
    z745 4-PW - S400
    SM6 50.08F - S400 Steel Gray
    SM7 54.10S - S400 Raw
    TM Hi-Toe 60.12ATV - S400 Black
    TM Spider X - Navy
  • smithy23smithy23 UK 69WRX Points: 54Handicap: 10.9Members Posts: 69 Bunkers
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    On -, @manima1 said:

    On -, @smithy23 said:

    what specs have you got - steel / graphite etc

    Check the sig - zU45 18 degree - S400

    :D my bad ! cheers

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    M6 12.5* Oban Isawa
    F9 -4Wood 16* Oban Isawa
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* Tour AD-DI 
    Cobra F8 Utility 3# 18.5* TT AMT White 
     MP18 Fli HI 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
    RTX 4 Wedges 50/54/60 Modus 120 S
    Evnroll ER1
    TP5


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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13309WRX Points: 2,186Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,309 Titanium Tees
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    Interested in thoughts here. I want a 5 UDI with a AD DI driving iron shaft

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    Ping G400 LST 11* GD Pershing 55x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • JJK947JJK947  3241WRX Points: 269Members Posts: 3,241 Titanium Tees
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    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.

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    Taylormade M5 (9) - Tensei Pro Orange 60
    Taylormade M3 T3 (14) - Tensei Pro Orange 70
    Taylormade M3 5W (19) - Tensei Pro Orange 80
    Srixon Z945 3-PW - DG Tour X100
    Mizuno MP T20 52.09 - DG Tour S400
    Mizuno MP T20 58.04 - DG Tour S400
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style NP2

  • RichieHuntRichieHunt  3984WRX Points: 614Members Posts: 3,984 Titanium Tees
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    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

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  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet  8781WRX Points: 304Members Posts: 8,781 Titanium Tees
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    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.

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    M5 - UST V2 6f5
    Cobra F9 3w - Atmos TS Blue 7x
    Speedback F9 4i - DG 105 x100
    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  324WRX Points: 138Handicap: 6.4Members Posts: 324 Greens
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    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

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    TM SIM MAX 9* Ventus Black 60x
    TM SIM 3w 17* Tensei Pro Orange 70tx
    TM P790 UDI Tensei Pro Orange 90tx
    Mizuno MP 20 MMC 4 - P Aerotech Steelfiber FC 115 F5
    Mizuno T20 52,56,60 Aerotech Steelfiber 110 F5
    Mizuno M-Craft 1

  • JFM628JFM628  113WRX Points: 44Handicap: 10Members Posts: 113 Fairways
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    I tried a bunch of them and none were easier to hit consistently well than the new G410 Crossover.

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  • ZNDavisZNDavis  112WRX Points: 90Handicap: 10.7Members Posts: 112 Fairways
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    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.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ • Tensei CK Pro White
    Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood • Tour AD MT7X
    Titleist 718 T-MB 2 iron, 4 iron, AP2 5-PW • KBS Tour 130X
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 50°, 54°, 60° wedge • KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • MRL1984MRL1984  252WRX Points: 39Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 252 Greens
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    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.

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  • KevinnzKevinnz  389WRX Points: 90Members Posts: 389 Greens
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    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.

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  • BearQBearQ  3667WRX Points: 850Members Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    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.

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  • ghoonkghoonk The Hoarder  235WRX Points: 169Members Posts: 235 Fairways
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    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.

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    Srixon Z785 w/ PX 6.0 HZRDUS yellow (S) shaft
    Srizon F65 3w (15*) w/ stock Miyazaki Kaula (S)
    Srixon Z U85 20* driving iron
    Taylormade P7TW irons (3-PW) in S400 tour issue shafts
    Taylormade Hi Toe 54 and 58 wedges
    Bettinardi Studio Stock 8 putter
  • bkirkley09bkirkley09  513WRX Points: 139Handicap: 20+Members Posts: 513 Golden Tee
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    On -, @smithy23 said:

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

    On -, @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.

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    Taylormade 2017 M2 - Accra TZ6 M5 65
    Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid - Graphite Design AD DI 85 S
    Callaway Big Bertha 4 Hybrid - KBS Tour Proto 85 S
    Ping G700 5 - W - AWT 2.0 S
    Vokey SM7 Chrome 48F, 52F, 56S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe Bigfoot 60
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6 STR

  • hartrick11hartrick11 San Diego 85WRX Points: 42Handicap: 7Members Posts: 85 Fairways
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    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.

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    Driver: Cobra F8+, Hzrdus Black
    3w: Epic Flash SZ, Atmos Black
    UT: TaylorMade Gapr LO, KBS Proto
    Irons: Cobra King Forged CB, KBS $ Taper
    Wedges: SM7 54S, 58M
    Putter: Scotty Cameron California Hollywood

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