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Long and forgiving 4 iron

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NorbooNorboo  2258Members Posts: 2,258
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Which 4 iron is long and forgiving without looking too clunky?.

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Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
Fairway Wood: Ryoma F3 and F5
Hybrid: Ping G400 3 & 5
Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
Wedge: Cleveland CBX 50, RTX4 56
Putter: S.C. GoLo 3
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
Club hoe, builder, fitter and tester as hobbyist since 1993
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  • AG12AG12  1399Members Posts: 1,399
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    I just got a set of P790's and the 4 iron is a beaut'! Minimal offset and flies! Its pretty forgiving as well without looking chunky

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    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60S
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    Titleist TS2 21* Tensei AV Blue 70HYS
    TaylorMade P790 '19 4-PW Project X LZ 120
    PING Glide 3.0 50/SS 54/SS DG S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58*/ATV KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy 
    Titleist ProV1x #27
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  • wam78wam78  425Members Posts: 425
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    Srixon 5 series, mp h4, hot metal pro, p790, tmb to name a few. I had an mp h5 a couple of years ago that was fun to hit. A little on the chunky side, but forgiving and long and felt great!

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    Cobra F8+ 9* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2
    Cobra F8 15* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 7.2
    816 Alpha 18* Fubuki z75 x5ct 
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    Mizuno MP H5 2i Fujikara Pro 2.0 85 Hybrid
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 4-pw Modus 120s
    NCW Proto 50*, Scratch raw 54*, Scratch raw 58* Modus 125 Wedge
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2041Members Posts: 2,041
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    My vote is for the Hot metal pro......i think the new callaway epic forged will be a winner too !

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  • gleunggleung  77Members Posts: 77
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    another vote for P790 4 iron!

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2378ClubWRX Posts: 2,378
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    Mizzy MP18 MMC Fli-Hi or the JPX 919 Forged. Also find the Ping i200 easy to hit. I prefer irons that are a part of the set design over utilities, and I will mix brands. Right now the 919 Forged 4 iron is in the bag regardless of the irons I’m gaming. I also switch to lighter steel shafts or graphite shafts at 4 iron and that helps too.

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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • VGVGVGVG Bryn Mawr, PA 76Members Posts: 76
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    Check out the Titleist T-MBs. They are a better looking version of the p790.

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  • jkim27jkim27 SF Bay Area 105Members Posts: 105
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    Titleist U500
    Absolutely gorgeous. Similar to p790 but I think the feel of U500 is slightly better.

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  • TIM929TIM929 Los Angeles 959Members Posts: 959
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    Try the TMB or U500- 4i will be your fav club.

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  • BonesawBonesaw  538Members Posts: 538
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    I picked up a srixon 565 4 iron to tryout vs my mp32 4 iron. Ive played a few rounds with it I think it is staying. An easy 565 4 iron goes as far as a hard(max) mp32 for me which I like. The 565 has a nippon 105 S and the mizuno has X100 which is another thing to consider(shaft choice).
    I think the 565(or 45/85) might not be the absolute longest 4 iron available, but depending on how much distance youre looking to pick up it could be a good choice. They are also relatively inexpensive.

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  • DMartiniDMartini at home on the range 52Members Posts: 52
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    i will be the first to fly the Cally flag here in this thread, CF16 Apex 4i @ 21* is a rip snorter, paired with the right shaft (for the guy swinging it) is a nice forgiving long iron.
    Honorable mention to the old faithful 2015 XR pro 4i for doing almost the same task as Apex but being a little easier on the wallet.

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  • nolixulnolixul London UK 388Members Posts: 388
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    Lynx Prowler VT

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  • wakit300wakit300  30Members Posts: 30
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    Can't believe nobody has suggested the Callaway X-Forged Utility. Looks like a real long iron but gives tons of help to hit it high and long. Have played it for 2 years now and can't imagine ANYTHING replacing it in my bag - just superb.

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    TaylorMade M5 10.5° /  Project X Hazardous Smoke 70
    Adams Super LS 15° hybrid / TPT 15 MKP-MT-SW
    TaylorMade  R15 3/18° Rescue/ Aldila Rouge Tour Silver Hyb
    Callaway X Forged Utility 22° /  Project X  Rifle S
    KING Utility Black ONE Length Iron 4-5  / True Temper AMT Tour White - Black PVD S300
    Cobra KING Forged ONE Length 6-PW / KBS FLT S
    Cobra KING MIM 50° Wedge / KBS FLT S
    SCOR 4161 55°, 60° /  Project X  Rifle S
    SIK SHO (Tour Prototype) Mid-Mallet / ACCRA FX P300 38.5"




  • tlehmanntlehmann  82Members Posts: 82
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    Hot Metal Pro all day. 125 bucks, pick your shaft and grip. Awesome as your longest iron. May need to order a 5 iron depending on your lofts

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    Titleist TS2 9.5* / Project X EvenFlow White T1100 65X
    Titleist 917F3 15* / Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80X
    Titleist 818H2 19* / Fujikura Atmos Black 9X
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 4 Iron / Nippon Modus 120X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 4-PW / Nippon Modus 120X
    Titleist SM7 52.08F* / Nippon Modus 120X
    Titleist SM7 56.08M* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Titleist SM7 60.04L* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Taylormade Spider X

  • ChadwickogChadwickog  334Members Posts: 334
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    c300 forged

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  • JClarkGolfJClarkGolf  80Members Posts: 80
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    The P790's would be an awesome choice

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  • mmack067mmack067 Ottawa 727Members Posts: 727
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    I have the Srizon Z785 as a 4 rather than the Miura MC501. It's really nice but I may look at the new MP20 HMB to see if I can get just a little more height.

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    Ping G400 LST - Copperhead 70TX
    Titleist TS2 15* - Whiteboard 70X
    Titleist 910H 17˚ -  Project X 7.0
    Srixon Z785 4i, Miura MC-501 5-PW - X100
    Vokey SM7 50F, 54S
    TM Milled Grind 58 SB
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless NP2

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  • AdamHermsdorferAdamHermsdorfer  13Members Posts: 13
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    Titleist AP3. Topline is thicker than a cavity back forged players iron, but not too much. Solid off the tee and has good launch from Texas hardpan.

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    GBB Epic Flash SZ - 9.5 ROGUE® Silver 130 M.S.I. 70 TX
    GBB Epic Flash SZ - 13.5 - TENSEI CK White Tour 90 TX
    Titleist 816 h2 - 19 -TENSEI CK White Tour 90HY TX
    Titleist 818 h2 - 21 -TENSEI CK White Tour 100HY TX
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI HI - 2iron - Nippon Modus Tour 120X
    4/5 918 AP3 - Nippon Modus Tour 120 TX
    6-Approach/Gap: 918 AP2 - Nippon Modus Tour 120 TX
    54/58 - SM6 - Project X LZ 120
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne
  • DShepleyDShepley  72Members Posts: 72
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    I recently bought a Srixon ZU85 2 iron and it is a beast. I'm guessing the 4 iron would be great as well.

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  • Fairway14Fairway14  127Members Posts: 127
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    @Norboo said:
    Which 4 iron is long and forgiving without looking too clunky?.

    Ping G700.

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  • lazyjc4lazyjc4  889Members Posts: 889
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    Hogan PTx (1st one, not the new Pro). Was worried it couldn't hang with my old 20* UDI, but it blew it away. Long irons are the stars of that set.

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    Srixon Z565 8.5 Attas Elements Prototype
    Cobra F7 3/4 14.5* Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75
    TM GAPR Hi 17.5* Speeder Tourspec HB 9.8 
    Ping G Crossover 3 Ping Tour 90
    Hogan PTx 21*, 25*,29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45* S300
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 50*, 54* S200
    PM Grind 58* KBS Hi-Rev
    Bettinardi B55 Counterbalanced 38"
    Titleist AVX or Srixon Z-Star
  • lyons107lyons107  35Members Posts: 35
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    My vote is for the 790

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  • getair23getair23  2108Members Posts: 2,108
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    Srixon 5 series and Titleist U500 are great options.

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    Titleist TS3 9.5  HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5TX 
    Titleist TS2 15 Aldila Rogue 70x 
    Srixon Z 745 (4-9) Z 945 (pw) KBS tour-x
    Fourteen RM 21 50* KBS Tour FLT 130-x
    Bettinardi "The Hive" Black 54* and 60* KBS Tour FLT 130-x
    Edel 64* Modus 125x
    Titleist Studio Design 2
    Pro V1
  • JoelsimJoelsim  1309Members Posts: 1,309
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    My G400 is very easy to hit, and at power spec loft 19*. I get up to 200y out of it off the turf in average conditions, more if the ground is hard, but it’s still plenty high enough launching.

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    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Ping G410 19 Hybrid Stiff Alta
    Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW (#4 at power spec loft)
    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 Studio Stock #38 (Forward), Bettinardi BB39 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach (Winn Dri-Tac),  Cleveland Huntington Beach #10 (Winn Dri-Tac), Scotty Cameron California Del Mar (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Forza (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cortino 2 (Piretti Grip), Kronos Mandala (G-Rip Fat Wave)
  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJ 4873ClubWRX Posts: 4,873
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    I've played the 790, UDI 4, PXG 0311T and 0311X, and Callaway Apex and Apex UT (OG ones). The 0311T and 790 look the cleanest and least offset while keeping good forgiveness but the 0311T is so much better from the turf for me. I've hit the z545 also which is just stupid easy to hit but it wasn't any better than the 790 or 0311T so I didn't get 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
    custom putter

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  • DMAICDMAIC  82Members Posts: 82
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    My vote is for the 919 Hot Metal.

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  • Chip2winChip2win  28Members Posts: 28
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    @Bonesaw said:
    I picked up a srixon 565 4 iron to tryout vs my mp32 4 iron. Ive played a few rounds with it I think it is staying. An easy 565 4 iron goes as far as a hard(max) mp32 for me which I like. The 565 has a nippon 105 S and the mizuno has X100 which is another thing to consider(shaft choice).
    I think the 565(or 45/85) might not be the absolute longest 4 iron available, but depending on how much distance youre looking to pick up it could be a good choice. They are also relatively inexpensive.

    Totally agree. Head is important, but shaft choice is the key. My 4 iron got a lot longer and easier to hit when I went from the Project X 6.0 (in all my other irons) to the Nippon 105 X. The Nippon is a tad softer and launches higher. Love it!

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  • JARNOJARNO  90Members Posts: 90
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    Anyone have reservations about a 712u?

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    Taylormade M2 9.5* (‘17) - Alda Rogue Black 95MSI 70g-X
    Taylormade V-Steel 15* - Aldila NV Proto 75g-X
    Adams Idea Pro A12 Proto 20* - UST Mamiya TSPX 85g-X
    Srixon Z765 4i-9i - Nippon Modus 3 120x
    Vokey 46.08 : 52.08 : 56.10 Spin Milled : 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 - 35.75"
  • getitdailygetitdaily  2532Members Posts: 2,532
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    High and long? Easy winner...t200

    I've hit every 4 iron (21-24 degree) on the planet the last 6 months (except the ap3) trying to fill the 21 or 22 degree spot in my bag. I recently hit the t200...it's stupid easy to launch, ball rockets off the face, and it flies straight.

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  • puttmasterputtmaster  86Members Posts: 86
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    @tlehmann said:
    Hot Metal Pro all day. 125 bucks, pick your shaft and grip. Awesome as your longest iron.

    ^^^^ This

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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1680Members Posts: 1,680
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    I have an Adams XTD 4 iron I kept instead of getting the 4 iron with my new set of irons because it is so reliably straight and long for me.

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    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
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