Long and forgiving 4 iron

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NorbooNorboo Members  2344WRX Points: 158Handicap: 12Posts: 2,344 Platinum Tees
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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 F5
Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 4H & 6H
Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
Wedge: Cleveland RTX4 50, 54 and 58
Putter: S.C. GoLo 3
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
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  • AG12AG12 Members  2104WRX Points: 1,059Handicap: 10Posts: 2,104 Platinum Tees
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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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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    4W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: PING G410 21* Accra FX 300H
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12/Full Face 58/10 DG 115
    Putter: Bettinardi QB6 Carbon Limited
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #12
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  • wam78wam78 Members  758WRX Points: 242Handicap: NAPosts: 758 Golden Tee
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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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    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 
    Ts3 15* Diamana S+ LTD Blueboard 70s tipped .5"
    U500 2 Iron Hzrdus Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    SM8 Raw 50F, 54S bent to 53, 58S Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas  KBS CT Tour Matte, Iomic I-Classic Mid Black 
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • puresurfrpuresurfr Members  2305WRX Points: 221Posts: 2,305 Platinum Tees
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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 Members  78WRX Points: 68Posts: 78 Fairways
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    another vote for P790 4 iron!

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2976WRX Points: 477Handicap: 7.6Posts: 2,976 ClubWRX
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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 G30 SFT driver, 10 degree, Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 stiff
    Cobra F9 Speedback, 14.5 degree, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
    Callaway MD4 50 S grind, 54 W grind
    Ben Hogan Ft. Worth TK 58
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line putter w/Pure grip
  • VGVGVGVG Bryn Mawr, PAMembers  78WRX Points: 51Handicap: 6Posts: 78 Fairways
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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 AreaMembers  134WRX Points: 62Handicap: 7.8Posts: 134 Fairways
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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 AngelesMembers  1473WRX Points: 888Handicap: 14.2Posts: 1,473 Platinum Tees
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    Try the TMB or U500- 4i will be your fav club.

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    Titleist TS3 10.5* Driver                  HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Adams Tightlies 2 16*3 Wood        whatevers stock                 Tour Velvet std  
    Titleist TS3 19*    Hybrid                 HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Titleist 716 TMB  4-P                       DG S300                            Tour Velvet Align 2 wraps  
    Titleist SM7 52.12F (bent to 49.09)DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 56.10S                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 60.12D                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SC Terryllium Fastback 1.5  34" loft 6.5                        Pistolini Plus  
    Titleist PROV1                                   ball
    Kirkland sig                                       glove 
    FJ rain glove                                     glove (rain)  
     

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  • BonesawBonesaw Members  539WRX Points: 49Posts: 539 Golden Tee
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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 rangeMembers  117WRX Points: 60Posts: 117 Fairways
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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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    ⟻ gamer set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° ✦ X-Forged UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '19 4-AW ✦ Callaway PM Grind 1.0 56° ✦ Callaway MD5 Jaws 58° C Grind ✦ Ping Cadence TR

    ⟻ practice/backup set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° ✦ Apex UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '16 4-AW ✦ Callaway PM Grind 1.0 56° ﹢ 58° ✦ Ping Cadence TR

  • nolixulnolixul London UKMembers  411WRX Points: 76Posts: 411 Greens
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    Lynx Prowler VT

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  • wakit300wakit300 Members  54WRX Points: 55Handicap: 7.5Posts: 54 Bunkers
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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 HZRDUS Smoke 70
    Cobra King F9 Baffler Speedback 14.5° / Project X HZRDUS Smoke 70
    TaylorMade  R15 3/18° Rescue/ Aldila Rouge Tour Silver Hyb
    Callaway X Forged Utility 22° /  Aerotech SteelFiber fc 90cw
    Cobra KING Forged ONE Length 5-PW / KBS FLT S
    Edison 51° Wedge / KBS Tour S
    Mizuno T20 56° Wedge / DG Tour Issue S400
    Cobra KING PUR 60° Wedge / KBS FLT S
    EVNROLL ER2 / KBS CT Tour






  • tlehmanntlehmann Members  119WRX Points: 88Handicap: +0.6Posts: 119 Fairways
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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
    Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero 16.5* / Project X Hzrdus Smoke 80 6.5
    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+
    Ping Vault Bergen
  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members  388WRX Points: 105Posts: 388 Greens
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    c300 forged

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  • JClarkGolfJClarkGolf Members  90WRX Points: 28Posts: 90 Fairways
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    The P790's would be an awesome choice

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  • mmack067mmack067 OttawaMembers  771WRX Points: 203Handicap: +4Posts: 771 Golden Tee
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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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    SIM 9° Diamana D+ LTD 60TX
    Titleist TS2 15* - D+ LTD 70X
    Titleist 910H 17˚ -  Project X 7.0
    Srixon Z785 4i, Miura MC-501 5-PW - X100
    SM7 50F, 54S
    SM8 58M
    Scotty Studio Stainless NP2

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  • AdamHermsdorferAdamHermsdorfer Members  23WRX Points: 11Handicap: 11.5Posts: 23 Bunkers
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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 Members  205WRX Points: 137Handicap: 2Posts: 205 Fairways
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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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    Callaway Epic Sub Zero - Rogue Max 65 S

    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • Fairway14Fairway14 Members  377WRX Points: 132Posts: 377 Greens
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    On -, @Norboo said:

    Which 4 iron is long and forgiving without looking too clunky?.

    Ping G700.

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  • lazyjc4lazyjc4 Members  947WRX Points: 137Handicap: 5.9Posts: 947 Golden Tee
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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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    Mizuno ST190G 8.5 Tensei Blue CK 70
    Cobra F7 3/4 14.5* Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75
    Callaway '19 Apex 18* Evenflow Black 85
    Hogan PTx 21*, 25*,29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45*, DG S300
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50*, 54* Project X PSI,
    60* Modus 105
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X #8
    Titleist AVX 
  • lyons107lyons107 Members  51WRX Points: 22Posts: 51 Bunkers
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    My vote is for the 790

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  • getair23getair23 Members  2261WRX Points: 389Posts: 2,261 Platinum Tees
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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 
    Cobra F6 Baffler Elements Chrome 70-x
    Srixon Z 745 (4-pw) KBS tour-x
    Mizuno T20 51* TT x-100
    Bettinardi The Hive Black 54* 60* KBS tour
    Callaway PM Grind 64*
    SC Studio Design no. 2
    Pro V1
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members  1419WRX Points: 525Handicap: 12Posts: 1,419 Platinum Tees
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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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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Fairways: Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff and TaylorMade M6 3 Wood
    Utility: Wilson Staff Model Utility #3 Regular KBS
    Hybrid: Titleist TS2 21* Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G410 5-PW (#5 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S, Cleveland CBX 2 50, 54 and 58
    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), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX  4937WRX Points: 352Handicap: 9Posts: 4,937 ClubWRX
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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
    putter, KBS CT Tour, Pro Only *

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  • DMAICDMAIC Members  82WRX Points: 20Posts: 82 Fairways
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    My vote is for the 919 Hot Metal.

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    On -, @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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    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 Members  3620WRX Points: 624Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,620 Titanium Tees
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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 Members  86WRX Points: 83Posts: 86 Fairways
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    On -, @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 Members  1795WRX Points: 342Posts: 1,795 Platinum Tees
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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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