Last ever set of irons

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NickcNickc Members  179WRX Points: 59Posts: 179 Fairways
Joined:  edited Aug 15, 2019 in Equipment #1

If you had to choose a set of irons that would be the last set you bought and used for the rest of your golfing days - what would you choose (new or older models).
I am about to reach 65 so beginning to think about this - currently use Mp 32s and though I could happily stick with these tempted to splash out for a final time on say some Miura or Vega blades - something with a classic look.
What would you go for?



  • gvogelgvogel Members  8205WRX Points: 1,160Posts: 8,205 Titanium Tees
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    I'm still playing 712 AP1 irons, with a couple 714 AP2 short irons. I keep buying a new 6-iron or 7-iron to try out, but nothing seems to knock the AP1's out of the bag. At 66, I may play them until I can't anymore.

    Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.  P.G. Wodehouse
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  • myspinonitmyspinonit Members  2954WRX Points: 192Posts: 2,954 Titanium Tees
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    I'm still playing my Miura PP9003's with steelfiber I bought in 2012 at age 61 with a view to be my last set. No plans on changing. They still play great and look great (yes I do use headcovers and use a wet towel as I go).


    Ping G410 Plus 10.5°  Alta CB 55 R

    Ping G410 5 Wood 17.5° Alta CB 65 R

    Ping G410  7 wood 20.5°  Alta CB 65 R

    Ping G hybrids 22° & 26° Alta 70 R

    Miura PP9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70 A

    Vokey SM6 49.07 F , SM4 54.11 M & 58.09 S  Steelfiber i80 R

    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5  34"

  • chisagchisag Chicago SuburbsMembers  3285WRX Points: 623Handicap: +0.3Posts: 3,285 Titanium Tees
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    ... At 66 I am playing P760's and really love them. But if I had I pick one set to play til I reach 100, it would be my Cobra Forged Tours. Great feel, a little longer heel to toe and plenty forgiving for a players iron.

    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"
  • BYKBYK Cardinals NationMembers  2109WRX Points: 303Posts: 2,109 Platinum Tees
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    Nothing crazy or too old, but my original Apex ('14 version) hasn't been beat out yet. Multiple contenders lol, and these still beat them all. So good for me, I just bought a like new set when this set goes. The like new set in this line was hard to find, and I'd probably get another set if I found one.

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  • wbondwbond S.E. MichiganMembers  651WRX Points: 115Posts: 651 Golden Tee
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    I would take either the original Callaway Apex or the straight neck PP9003. I've had both, currently playing the miura and seriously regretting selling the apex's.

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  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New ZealandMembers  2793WRX Points: 272Posts: 2,793 Titanium Tees
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    Callaway raw MB or Yoro MP20mb or custom raw 620MB or a future Hogan Classic rerelease.or 2008 TM RAC MB Smoke...hopefully Fairway Fred will add some insight....😀

    2020 31January
    Good swing,rhythm
    Balance and grip

    Ping I20 10.5
    Titleist 917F2 17.25!
    V Steel 18 
    Ping G 7wd at 21
    Vsteel easier too hit
    and don't know why!

    MP63   987654

    MD2 50S
    588 56 TourAction
    900 60 TourAction
    ALL wedges by
    Oct to March season

  • deejaiddeejaid Members  821WRX Points: 725Posts: 821 Golden Tee
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    Maybe it’s my Ping ISI’s? I have been busting my butt with a lot of home projects recently and thought maybe I’d treat myself to some new irons as a bit of a reward. I went and hit the Cobra Forged Tec black, Callaway Apex Forged, and the Titleist AP2’s and enjoyed all of them. But after hitting each of them and hitting my ISI’s again I just didn’t see any reason to spend the money to replace a set of irons that perform great and have some of the funkiest looks around. I just really dig them.

    So off they went to Ping and next week I should have my brand new set of Guyson finished Ping ISI’s which could be me last set. In another 20 years when I’m in my 60’s I can send them back for a reshaft and another refinish.

    The bag...
    1969 Powerbilt Model 807 woods 1,3,4,5
    1955 Macgregor Tommy Armour 925 Colokrom irons 3-9
    1951 Macgregor Tourney 156 11-iron
    1958 Wilson Triple Duty wedge
    1968 Fenquest & Johnson San Franciscan putter
  • stryperstryper Members  3361WRX Points: 932Posts: 3,361 Titanium Tees
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    I don’t see my MP 18’s going anywhere anytime soon.

    Titleist 917D2, w/UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 7F4T
    Titleist 915Fd, w/Aldila Rogue Black 80-2.8-S
    18* KZG U Iron, w/UST Proforce V2 100-S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 4-5, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6-P, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Callaway 52* MD5 JAWS S Grind
    Callaway 58* PM Grind 19
    T.P. Mills Professional Series Klassic/Odyssey O Works Tank #7
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  • huntingskeetmanhuntingskeetman Olmsted Falls, OhioMembers  12WRX Points: 13Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    I jumped on a Heroes deal with the new PXG 0211 irons, straying from my Callaway Apex CF16’s that I’ve been playing the past 2-1/2 years. I wasn’t unhappy with the Apex’s, but did a fitting and found some improvement and decided what the heck, I’m 64 and not getting any younger so why not, plus the free driver made it a no brained for me.

  • cgasuckscgasucks Members  2507WRX Points: 416Posts: 2,507 Titanium Tees
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    If I had only 1 set to play with for the rest of my life it would probably be my 845s. They are great feeling and forgiving when I'm not at the top of my game and they're built like tanks.

    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
  • FadeFade Members  1332WRX Points: 241Posts: 1,332 Platinum Tees
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    Current-year SGI-distance shovels, of a quality-brand that builds them well, with senior-flex shafts, and arthritis-friendly grips.

  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members  1807WRX Points: 196Handicap: YesPosts: 1,807 Platinum Tees
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    Im playing them. Adams forged on Steelfibers. Last set Ill ever buy.


    Turn over damnit!
    Krank 9* Formula 5 UST Tour
    Adams 15* wasabi
    XXIO pro 5
    Adams Pro Gold Forged 3-46* / Steelfibers
    Vanilla wedges 53 and 58*
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  2730WRX Points: 536Posts: 2,730 Titanium Tees
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    I’ve been playing the same irons for twenty years... equipment is fun and all, but you can’t buy a game.


    Current Bag (Rebuilding as of 5/6/19)
    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2364WRX Points: 1,501Handicap: 5Posts: 2,364 Platinum Tees
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    Probably iBlades or S55s since the grooves would never die

    Titleist TS3 8.5° Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 62g
    Titleist 917F2 15.75°  Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 75g
    Titleist 818 H1 19° Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 85g
    Wilson Staff Blade 4-PW KBS C-Taper Black 125 S+
    Wilson Staff Model Forged Wedges 51 & 56 DG TI S400
    Vokey SM7 60M DG TI S400
    Evnroll ER2B | Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M
    Pro V1x/TP5x

  • shanxshanx Members  876WRX Points: 224Posts: 876 Golden Tee
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    MP something

  • jplroperjplroper Members  512WRX Points: 99Posts: 512 Golden Tee
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     If its the last set and it needs to last awhile, then Eye 2's, T/A 845'S , or Titleist DCI's of some flavor. Almost a better question would be if the Dr. gave you 6 months to live how many times would you change irons?
  • MitchellMitchell Members  5643WRX Points: 478Posts: 5,643 Titanium Tees
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    Titleist 962b, maybe with 962 long irons as lose some speed, sure it's shocking to a few 😁

    Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 7.3
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* (c2 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Titleist 818 h1 21* (c2 surefit) Atmos blue TS 8s
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400 
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Ping Zing2 BeCu
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    Wilson Staff FG59's

    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Titleist 718 CB/MB Project X LZ 6.0
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
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  • holeechitholeechit Members  3WRX Points: 10Posts: 3 Starters
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    I plan on being buried with my i210

  • Mrgreen36Mrgreen36 Members  47WRX Points: 61Handicap: 6Posts: 47 Bunkers
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    Apex grinds.

  • Marco ColoMarco Colo Members  694WRX Points: 213Handicap: 18.5Posts: 694 Golden Tee
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    On -, @kekoa said:

    At this point, I'd have to chose Seven MB's. At a price tag of about $4,000 4-PW I wouldn't be able to afford another set.

    At that price tag, I wouldn't lay the face on rocks!! :D

  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11314WRX Points: 1,190Handicap: 7Posts: 11,314 ClubWRX
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    My 919/T7 custom set I just received.

    GBB 9* Ventus Black 
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
    Mizuno T7 - 45-49-53-58 LZ Blackout 
    Toulon Portland 
    TM TP5X
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members  947WRX Points: 318Handicap: 8Posts: 947 Golden Tee
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    That would be my VR Pros, as they do everything I need an iron to do. Feel awesome, let me get away with not being precisely on the centre of the face, look great and seem to go as far as some distance irons I've tried.

    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

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  • jmiller8888jmiller8888 Members  4WRX Points: 12Posts: 4 Starters
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    my titleist 990's that have been in the bag forever, I have hit some of the new titleist irons but im just so used to the 990 that they will probably be in their forever

  • rwc356rwc356 Chicago, IllinoisMembers  411WRX Points: 141Handicap: 12Posts: 411 Greens
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    It would be a lot easier for me to decide if someone would take away my eBay account. Over the years my answer would be my Eye2s , i3s, i20s, then perhaps the Hogan Medallions I grew up playing but then again the hickories clubs are pretty great too. ****, didn't think this question was that hard!

    Just an older guy with 7 or 8 clubs and a MacKenzie Sunday Walker bag
  • joekellijoekelli A member of the exclusive "Kingdom 14" Cuyahoga Falls, OhioMembers  2700WRX Points: 148Posts: 2,700 Titanium Tees
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    Something cast so they don't wear out!

    Wilson Cortex 9* Atmos Black 7x
    Ping G400 14.5 Atmos Blue 8x
    TaylorMade M3 Rescue 19* Tensei Blue 70x
    Wilson C300 forged 4-GW  KBS tour 105 stiff
    Wilson PMP raw 56 bent to 53
    TM High toe 58 atv grind
    Piretti Potenza II Black Onyx
    TM TP5x

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  • BlkNGldBlkNGld Members  3068WRX Points: 227Posts: 3,068 Titanium Tees
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    Why does it make sense to think that a set of irons bought at 65 will be their last set? The body and swing is still going to change, so what works best is likely to change as well.

    I hope to be still be interested in playing when a bag full of hybrids is what works best for me.


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