1 or 2 iron recommendations

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Looking for 1 or 2 iron recommendations that won’t break the budget. Swing speed is in low 100s so I think I have The speed and consistency. Never had luck with hybrids in the past. I’m looking for something that may have a little more distance than a 3 iron off the tee on those holes that are less forgiving. One possibility is the taylormade RSI 2 iron? Any other recs? Thanks!

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9316WRX Points: 1,470Posts: 9,316 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Afor1991 said:

    Looking for 1 or 2 iron recommendations that won’t break the budget. Swing speed is in low 100s so I think I have The speed and consistency. Never had luck with hybrids in the past. I’m looking for something that may have a little more distance than a 3 iron off the tee on those holes that are less forgiving. One possibility is the taylormade RSI 2 iron? Any other recs? Thanks!

    I've dabbled in a few 2i's and I feel like it's not so much about club speed as it is can you seriously strike the center (or very close) on a consistent basis. There's a few DI's like the U65/85 that will launch the ball pretty high so IMO speed isn't as big of a factor as middling it because you will lose massive amounts of distance on thin/toe/heel strike.

    Anyway, look into the above mentioned Srixon, also there's TMB, GAPR, Apex UT, P790... quite a long list if you don't mind using Google. As far as which is "best", that will be totally user preference. I felt the U65 was the best mixture of looks, speed, forgiveness and feel, with P790 next (although I have not hit TMB, and I know a lot of people here love it).

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    Thank you so much! Will look Into these

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  • boggymanboggyman Members  2875WRX Points: 304Posts: 2,875 Titanium Tees
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    1st generation TM UDI 16* hard to beat with right shaft for a 1 iron, IF you could find one. Used mine in a set of OL Cobras for a while. Need to reshaft it now though.

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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers  16538WRX Points: 876Handicap: Low-Mid SDPosts: 16,538 Titanium Tees
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    I have been effectively using T-MB 17* 2 iron since it was introduced. Now and again put my old Mizuno Pro 16* 1 iron in the bag to remind me those clubs require a good swing. Good luck with your choice.

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    Titleist TS2 16.5*, Ventus 7 "S"
    Titleist 718 T-MB 17* 2i, Steelfiber "S"
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  • balladmballadm Augusta, GAMembers  770WRX Points: 130Handicap: +1Posts: 770 Golden Tee
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    while we are on it, who has hit the pxg gen1 driving irons. How do they compare to others? Im thinking of getting one and putting a graphite shaft to hit low bullets

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    On -, @balladm said:

    while we are on it, who has hit the pxg gen1 driving irons. How do they compare to others? Im thinking of getting one and putting a graphite shaft to hit low bullets

    I have one. It's not as good feeling as the 790 UDI or 790 3i or OG UDI. I haven't found the right shaft for it so I can't tell how it is compared to others. I'm putting a Catalyst 80 like my 790UDI in hopes of getting a better feel for it.

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    M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
    TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
    790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
    0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
    SM7 62M  KBS Tour
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  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles Members  670WRX Points: 226Handicap: 13Posts: 670 Golden Tee
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    I really like the Cobra cb from this year. I have a 2iron 1 degree weak with a modus 120 and i love it

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    Nike vapor pro combo 3 iron
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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members  1213WRX Points: 223Handicap: 15Posts: 1,213 Platinum Tees
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    I've been looking for a good zero or negative 1 iron. Although I'm also curious if anyone has hit the old school -i irrational iron.

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    Cobra F9 15* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65 R
    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
    Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
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  • JoelsimJoelsim Members  1419WRX Points: 522Handicap: 12Posts: 1,419 Platinum Tees
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    It depends on how much you value consistency over distance. And of course what your handicap is. I don’t have an official handicap but am regularly scoring in the 70s at my home club, at most 85 if I have a really bad day. And I tried a UDI #2 a couple of weeks ago and sold it a day later.

    Will stick to my G400 #4 Iron at power spec 19*. Gives me 195y carry consistently with run out according to ground hardness. So far it beats G and G400 Crossovers, Cobra King Utlity and TM UDI #2 hands down.

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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Fairway: Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G400 4-UW (#4 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S, Cleveland CBX 2 54 Rotex 
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach (Winn Dri-Tac),  Cleveland Huntington Beach #10 (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Forza (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • wam78wam78 Members  678WRX Points: 199Handicap: NAPosts: 678 Golden Tee
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    Currently playing Mizuno mp h5 2 iron and I absolutely love it! Feels good, easy to hit high and low and can be found for a good price.

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    Ts2 15* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 7.2 or EFW
    U500 2 Iron Hazardous Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    NCW Proto 50*, Scratch raw 54*, Scratch raw 58* Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas
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    Many Tour pros are using 5 woods for that purpose.

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    PING Rapture(OG) 10.5 driver
    PING Rapture 3 wood
    Cobra Pro hybrids 18 & 23
    Callaway '18 MB irons
    Callaway 56 SW
    Cleveland Classic #2 putter
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    keep an eye out for the new titleist u510

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    Titleist 910 F, 15 Kai'li A1
    Titleist 718 3 Iron
    Titleist 712 AP1, 4-9
    Odyssey ProType #9
    Titleist SM7F, 48.10
    Titleist SM6F, 52.08
    Titleist SM6S, 56.10
    Titleist SM4, 60.07
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    Also I forgot to add... consider strong lofted SGI irons like M6, F9 and now the new Epic Forged.

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    TBD
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    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - EVNROLL ER5
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  • RJ_MJ_JJRJ_MJ_JJ Members  116WRX Points: 97Handicap: between my earsPosts: 116 Fairways
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    It might break the bank, but the G410 Crossover 2i is really nice. Only reason I don't have it is I already bought a new set this year and, if I did buy it, my wife would probably start questioning HER life choices... That said, I have a Mizuno FLI HI - it does pretty well. A little harder to hit than I'd like... #needmorepractice

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    Ping G410 Crossover 2i w/ DG SL105 X
    Ping i210 Irons 3-P w/ KBS C Taper 125 S+, hard step +1, blue dot
    Cleveland RTX 4; 50-mid, 54-mid, 58-mid w/ KBS C Taper 125 S+
    Ping Sigma G KUSHIN w/ lots of lead tape
    Bridgestone Tour B X
    Winn Dri Tac - MIDSIZE

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    On -, @RJ_MJ_JJ said:

    It might break the bank, but the G410 Crossover 2i is really nice. Only reason I don't have it is I already bought a new set this year and, if I did buy it, my wife would probably start questioning HER life choices... That said, I have a Mizuno FLI HI - it does pretty well. A little harder to hit than I'd like... #

    Can’t you get one delivered to work? 😜

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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Fairway: Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G400 4-UW (#4 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S, Cleveland CBX 2 54 Rotex 
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach (Winn Dri-Tac),  Cleveland Huntington Beach #10 (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Forza (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • chisagchisag Chicago SuburbsMembers  3285WRX Points: 623Handicap: +0.3Posts: 3,285 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Afor1991 said:

    Looking for 1 or 2 iron recommendations that won’t break the budget. Swing speed is in low 100s so I think I have The speed and consistency. Never had luck with hybrids in the past. I’m looking for something that may have a little more distance than a 3 iron off the tee on those holes that are less forgiving. _**One possibility is the taylormade RSI 2 iron? **_Any other recs? Thanks!

    ... I have played quite a few including Exotics, Srixon and Wilson but the UDi TP 2 iron is still my favorite. When I played the P790's I put the 3 iron bent to 18* in my bag, but after several rounds I went back to the original UDi. The combination of distance and forgiveness is hard to beat.

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    Cobra Xtreme 9* Tour Length ... Tensei Orange 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Cobra SZ 17* ... Even Flow Blue 75s
    TaylorMade GAPR Mid ... KBS 80Hys
    TaylorMade UDi 18* TP 2 iron... Kuro Kage Black 90Hys
    4-pw TaylorMade P790/760 ... Steelfiber 95's/Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM8 M Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
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  • Afor1991Afor1991 Members  9WRX Points: 17Posts: 9 Bunkers
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    All quality answers fellas, I really enjoy coming to these forums exactly for that. I’m in between a mizuno hi fli or 818h2 2h. Will update when I choose!

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    I’m looking at the Ping Blueprint in the two iron. Looks very sleek.

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    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
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    On -, @boggyman said:

    1st generation TM UDI 16* hard to beat with right shaft for a 1 iron, IF you could find one. Used mine in a set of OL Cobras for a while. Need to reshaft it now though.

    Bought a TM UDI 2 Iron off someone on this site and am loving it. the tour preferred not the newer one.
    have a hole with water 275 yards out on my home course and i am regularly 10-20 yards from the water off the tee depending on wind. was 2 yards out the other day. thats very close to my usual driver distance.
    off the deck i'm about 60% success with it (less than 10 hits in games) but the misses have been relatively straight which i love. my hybrid misses are much more left.

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  • HubijerkHubijerk Members  837WRX Points: 139Posts: 837 Golden Tee
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    All good suggestions, however when I was considering the merits of putting a driving iron in the bag I coughed up 15 bucks for a Dynacraft Driving iron head. It's 18 degrees, I bent it to 16 with no problem. It's a hollow head but it feels great. I put a cheap shaft I had laying around in it (actually an unlabeled prototype Oban) and honestly it was shockingly good. I still have it though it has been replaced by a PXG 18 degree gen 2. If the PXG is a 9/10 I'd say the Dynacraft is a solid 7. Considering the PXG is 500 bucks and you can get a fully built Dynacraft for maybe 50... That's pretty impressive and it's shockingly good. Biggest difference is that I can keep the PXG much lower when I want.

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    I bought a Ben Hogan Ft Worth Hi driving iron 21* and then bent the loft to 18* then cranked it to 16*, just to mess around and see what happens, surprisingly I hit it nice and high and carry it 235/240 with a KBS Tour V X-Stiff 120g shaft. Also with free length and lie options.
    All For $95

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    In the bag.

    Driver: Honma TW717, Vizard TZ75 S
    Fairway: Nike Vr Pro 13.5*, Project X 6.0
    Driving Iron: Ben Hogan Ft. Worth Hi 16* KBS Tour V X
    Irons: Srixon Pro 100, 3-9, Project X 6.0
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 precision forged, True Temper Tour Concept, 46-52-56
    Putter: Arnold Palmer "The Original"
    Grips: Best Grips tan classic leather on all clubs
    Ball: Whatever I found the following week in the trees
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    I have M2 LIFT 2 iron with hazardous black 6.0 hybrid shaft. Hard to find as they were a limited release, but i love it. I hit it off of tight driving holes and into par 5s.

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  • MuniPukeLifeMuniPukeLife MuniPuke Members  172WRX Points: 74Handicap: 3Posts: 172 Fairways
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    I played a TM TP UDI 1 Iron throughout high school and loved it; wasn't the easiest club to hit though (obviously). I now play a P790 UDI 2 Iron that is a degree weaker but goes consistently 5-10 yards longer because of the hybrid shaft. I also find the P790 more forgiving. I still play the TP UDI 3 Iron (old trusty) and love it; it won't be going anywhere until I replace my 716 AP2s down the line (optimally a full set of driving irons).

    Both are awesome off the tee and I have hit both into par 5s. Would reccomend as I have no luck with hybrids.

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    M3 460 9.5 (10.5 open) AD-DI 7X
    M3 HL 15 (17 open) AD-DI 7S
    P790 UDI 2 Smoke 6.0, TP UDI 3  C-T Lite 110
    716 AP2 4-PW S300 AMT
    MG2 52.09 S200, MG2 58.11 S200
    Select Newport 2 38" Homemade Counterbalance
    Kirkland Signature 
    Jones Utility Stand Bag 
  • EastpointeCCEastpointeCC Members  62WRX Points: 27Handicap: 8Posts: 62 Bunkers
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    I absolutely love the u65.

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    g400 max GD AD BB
    Epic 15* GD AD DI
    Srixon u65 20* stock
    Mizuno MP5's 4-PW NS pro 1050
    TM spider + TP5x

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    Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro H or Exotics CBX Iron-wood. Top line is not overly thick, has zero offset and the beveled edge interacts with the the turf effortlessly. Add in the cup face technology, from the original co that introduced it to the market, and you get very high ball speeds with a large sweet spot.

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  • 6j6a62eK6j6a62eK Members  4WRX Points: 12Handicap: 6Posts: 4 Starters
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    Go old school, Wilson Staff Fg51 or even the older models. They have a slightly higher lofts than newer irons and can be had for very low prices, letting you play with different shafts and no big deal if you need to do some bending for lies or lofts. Got a set of fg51's and the 1 is relatively easy to hit, also a set of 1967 staffs which is just as easy. Shafts are precision rifles from waaaaay back. And did I mention they are cheap. But they are also soft as butter when you hit them sweet.

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    The clubs mentioned above will all be $ 150+ so if you want a lower cost option see below. I noted you didn't want to break the bank.
    Hirekogolf.com. Prophet CB irons - 3 iron (really is a 2 iron at 17 degree loft); perimeter weighted, hardened, forged face for butter soft feel. The is the same metallurgy and construction used in many name brand clubs. I am a senior player, use these irons and hit this club 200 off grass - not bad for an old guy
    Pair this with a FST 115 stiff, add a grip, have Hireko assemble the club and you are out the door in the $50 range. Reasonable price for a test club: you can always go name brand higher dollar later.

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  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer OnteribleMembers  432WRX Points: 272Handicap: 5-25Posts: 432 Greens
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    Cheap option is to get an M1/2 iron head and just reshaft. Picked one up a couple years ago for $40 with a C-taper in it. Don't play it as there are better options out there, but for chits and giggles...

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    Driver - Ping G400 9* w/ Diamana B 70X
    Woods - Titleist 917F2 16.5* w/ 73X Fuji Pro
    Hybrids - Titleist 816H2 21* w/ Fuji Speeder 8.8 TS
    Irons - TM 790 UDI 2, 770/750 4-PW w/ DG TI X400
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52F & 58S w/ DG TI S400
    Putter - SC NP Mil-Spec 34"

  • stangs2655stangs2655 NW IndianaMembers  214WRX Points: 45Posts: 214 Fairways
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    I have a PXG 0311X gen1 2 iron with Tensei Blue 80 and I love it off the tee and it's easy to hit from the fairway as well.

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    Taylormade M5 Atmos Red TS
    Taylormade M2 Tour Issue 16.5 Fubuki J
    Pxg 0311X 2 Iron Tensei Blue
    Pxg 0311X 4 Iron Tensei Blue
    Pxg 0311 5-Pw Modus 120
    Pxg 0311 50 & 56 Modus 125
    Taylormade Hi Toe Raw 64 Kbs $ taper
    SC Circle T Kombi 34"
    Titleist Avx Yellow

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    1984 Hogan Apex PC 1 iron with Apex Extra 4 Shaft
    I use mine to stir wood in the fire pit

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