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Best GI iron of 2019

Ripken08Ripken08 Members Posts: 4,283 BST Banned

Cleanest looking package in terms of offset and topline but max forgiveness???

Ping G400 Max
Ping G400 3/5 woods
Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal, 4-GW
Mizuno S18 54/58* wedges
Ping Karsten 1959 Craz-E

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  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 654 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Purple squirrel you seek, but I'd look at Apex Forged, or if decent ball striker Apex Forged Combo

    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey 7S
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • OnTheWrongFairwayOnTheWrongFairway Members Posts: 28 ✭✭

    Bump. I love my z545s, but they're getting pretty beat up and I know I can get some more ball speed on off-center strikes.

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of oxymorons here? I guess there is a difference between SGI and GI aka 'players GI' though.

    Look at the 'players GI' lines like the APEX CF19, Hot metal pro, P790, etc. Small heads, good forgiveness, small-ER toplines - but you're not going to find 'max forgiveness' and 'thin toplines' in any kind of 'GI' iron. It's a give/take.

  • AG12AG12 Members Posts: 1,337 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Players GI TM P790 for sure....forgiveness, feel, minimal offset and looks.

    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60S
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    Titleist TS2 19* HZRDUS Smoke Black 80HY
    TaylorMade P790 '19 4-PW Project X LZ 120 
    Titleist SM7 50.12F/54.10S DG S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58*/ATV KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy 
    Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • Ripken08Ripken08 Members Posts: 4,283 BST Banned

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Lots of oxymorons here? I guess there is a difference between SGI and GI aka 'players GI' though.

    Look at the 'players GI' lines like the APEX CF19, Hot metal pro, P790, etc. Small heads, good forgiveness, small-ER toplines - but you're not going to find 'max forgiveness' and 'thin toplines' in any kind of 'GI' iron. It's a give/take.

    Hi...

    Didn't say "thin" toplines... I am asking regular GI clubs like G410, 919 HM (non Pro) etc

    Ping G400 Max
    Ping G400 3/5 woods
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal, 4-GW
    Mizuno S18 54/58* wedges
    Ping Karsten 1959 Craz-E

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ripken08 said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Lots of oxymorons here? I guess there is a difference between SGI and GI aka 'players GI' though.

    Look at the 'players GI' lines like the APEX CF19, Hot metal pro, P790, etc. Small heads, good forgiveness, small-ER toplines - but you're not going to find 'max forgiveness' and 'thin toplines' in any kind of 'GI' iron. It's a give/take.

    Hi...

    Didn't say "thin" toplines... I am asking regular GI clubs like G410, 919 HM (non Pro) etc

    Those are 'SGI' aka 'Super Game Improvement' - again, its just semantics of the golf industry. I thought you meant the category under that which are a little more advanced.

  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,719 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hard to beat the ping g line of clubs. They just work.

  • pugsnotdrugspugsnotdrugs Members Posts: 14 ✭✭

    @third-times-a-charm said:

    @Ripken08 said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Lots of oxymorons here? I guess there is a difference between SGI and GI aka 'players GI' though.

    Look at the 'players GI' lines like the APEX CF19, Hot metal pro, P790, etc. Small heads, good forgiveness, small-ER toplines - but you're not going to find 'max forgiveness' and 'thin toplines' in any kind of 'GI' iron. It's a give/take.

    Hi...

    Didn't say "thin" toplines... I am asking regular GI clubs like G410, 919 HM (non Pro) etc

    Those are 'SGI' aka 'Super Game Improvement' - again, its just semantics of the golf industry. I thought you meant the category under that which are a little more advanced.

    Idk I think those are considered GI irons. Aren’t irons like P790, T200, and Apex19 considered Players Distance Irons?

  • Marco ColoMarco Colo Members Posts: 548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    G410. You can close this.

    To my perception p790, i500 etc are not GI irons, but players distance iron, which should fall in a different category. SGI are G700 and the like.

    Am I missing something?

  • chinaskichinaski Dios mio, man. Members Posts: 331 ✭✭✭✭

    M5 doesn't have a ton of offset. I think close to P790, maybe less. I would think they are still in GI category.

    Ping Hoofer:

    M2 9.5˚ - Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60 
    Rogue 15˚ Even Flow Blue 75
    X2Hot 3H - Tour Blue 85/Z U45 20˚ 
    Z U45 23˚ Nippon NS Pro 1150/Z745 4i
    Z745 5-PW DG S300
    Z765 51/MD4 56S/60C

    Toulon Atlanta H4/Yes! Callie Forged

    Z-Star XV
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,588 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    AP1s

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-PW Titleist AP1s
    50 degree GW Titleist SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7 
    Ping Anser 6 Milled Putter
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,798 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    G410, HM, F9 are all great options.

    All Mizuno bag for this year.
    ST-190 Driver, 3/5 wood
    919F 4-pw, gw Nippon 105R
    S18 54, 60*
    Heel shafted blade
    Srixon Z Star(2019)


    Super Bowl LII Champions
    Fly Eagles Fly!
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,812 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    It's down to 410 and HM. 410 wins the forgiveness award for it's killer high MOI and high bounce sole. HM looks a little better and sounds better, finish is more durable too. Can't go wrong with either.

    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • AzSuperHack76AzSuperHack76 ClubWRX Posts: 1,568 ClubWRX

    Srixon z585 irons. They are nearly perfect.

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,705 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    If G410's are in the mix than it's G410's.

    They are super easy to hit, at address only the 4 iron and maybe the 5 iron you can see the back flange. I mean they are not small irons but they are easy to hit and the shorter clubs look decent because of the shorter blade length

    Plus only the Ping G series have the "good players can still use these" panache

    Ping G400 Max 10 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/S300
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/S300
    Odyssey O-works Red Tank #7
  • DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Scottsdale, AZMembers Posts: 3,501 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I notice looking at a lot of those offerings that, to me, they often look like Ping G irons, at least the sole.

    Honma TW737 460 10.5* Vizard Type Z 50 regular
    Honma TW737 13*  Vizard Type A 50 stiff
    Cobra F9 hybrids 17*, 21*, 24* Atmos regular
    Titleist 818 H1 27* set to 28* upright 1* Red Tie HQ3
    Cobra F9 7-SW Atmos regular
    Vokey SM6 62* T Kuro Kage stiff
    TM Spider Tour Day
    OUUL stand bag
    Titleist Velocity or Bridgestone E12
  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game MinnesotaMembers Posts: 1,607 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 12:05am #18

    PXG 0211. Same ilk as the other hollow-bodied, filled irons (G700, P790) but is actually designed as an attractive “combo set”. Super game Improvement in the long irons and players in the short. The brand, price and longer blade length might put some people off but I had love at first hit. If you are able to obtain the hero pricing or buy from someone who can, as I did, they are a great deal. At least give them a chance with a free fitting. I’m glad that I did.

    Post edited by dxdgenert on
    PING G400 MAX w/ Alta CB
    Cobra KING F7 fairway w/ Fujikura Pro 65
    Cobra KING F7 hybrid w/ Fujikura Pro 75H
    PXG Gen 1 0311X 4 iron w/ Mitsubishi MMT 80
    PXG 0211 5-PW w/ Mitsubishi MMT 80
    Cleveland CBX 52* w/ Rotex Graphite
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe Bigfoot 58* w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Bettinardi BB1F
  • miles2gomiles2go Members Posts: 334 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 15, 2019 11:47am #19

    Deleted.

    Post edited by miles2go on
  • Weezer2Weezer2 Members Posts: 150 ✭✭✭

    Mizuno Hot Metal.

    Ping G400 Max 9* Alta CB
    Callaway X2 Hot 4 Wood 17* Aldila Tour Blue 60 Stiff
    TaylorMade Rescue Dual 19* Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Mizuno EZ Forged 4-GW XP 95 Stiff
    Cleveland CBX 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 58*
    Odyssey #7 White Ice - 34 inches
    Srixon Q Star Tour
  • DMAICDMAIC Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    +1 on the Hot Metal. Great looks, feel, distance, and forgiveness.

  • DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Scottsdale, AZMembers Posts: 3,501 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    ....exhausted reading post.....

    @miles2go said:
    I currently own both and have played both Ping G410's and G400's extensively. Have also owned Srixon 585's. I can't seem to keep the G400's out of the starting lineup. They dig a bit more than the 410's, but as a sweeper, I need that. Distance control is better for me with the 400's. The 410's seem jumpy on high strikes. 410's are longer. Really long. 585's feel better than both and are long too. Sold the 585's. Keeping the 410's inthe backup bag.
    Playing the 400's.

    Honma TW737 460 10.5* Vizard Type Z 50 regular
    Honma TW737 13*  Vizard Type A 50 stiff
    Cobra F9 hybrids 17*, 21*, 24* Atmos regular
    Titleist 818 H1 27* set to 28* upright 1* Red Tie HQ3
    Cobra F9 7-SW Atmos regular
    Vokey SM6 62* T Kuro Kage stiff
    TM Spider Tour Day
    OUUL stand bag
    Titleist Velocity or Bridgestone E12
  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,518 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hot metal or 410

    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w 
    Ping G410 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS or Vokey M Grind 58
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ProV1x-mostly
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • johnnybogeyjohnnybogey Members Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Really enjoying mizuno hot metal pros. Super forgiving and in somewhat compact package.

    Ping G410 LST 9* Tensei Pro White 
    Ping G410 17* hybrid 
    Ping G10 21* hybrid 
    Mizuno Hot Metal Pro 5-AW Recoil 95 Prototype
    TM Hi Toe 54*
    TM Hi Toe 58*
    Bettinardi Inovai 2.0
    WITB Link
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Freeport, IllinoisMembers Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Very hard to beat the G410's.

    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23, hybrid
    Ping G410 6-UW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3
    Ping DLX Bag

    Snell MTB Black
  • CrankensteinCrankenstein Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

    Very hard to beat the HMPs.

  • duker51duker51 Members Posts: 49 ✭✭

    Went for a fitting for both the 410s and the HMs. Liked them both. Neither had the dispersion of my 2017 Cleveland HB Launchers. Both new irons went farther and had a bit flatter ball flight, than my Launchers. I can crush my HB 4 iron and it's straight. Couldn't replicate that with the HMs or the 410s. Stuck with the Launchers and saved some money. You can get the Launchers now for $400 4 - PW. I have the stock stiff graphite shafts.
    They may be ugly, but they flat out perform. Give em a try/look if you don't need have a 2019 set of irons. FYI - I'm a 9 capper.

  • WaytallWaytall Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    PXG 0211. Forgiving and gorgeous

  • Ripken08Ripken08 Members Posts: 4,283 BST Banned

    @Waytall said:
    PXG 0211. Forgiving and gorgeous

    Was seriously looking at these but could only purchase during a sale so who knows when.

    Ping G400 Max
    Ping G400 3/5 woods
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal, 4-GW
    Mizuno S18 54/58* wedges
    Ping Karsten 1959 Craz-E

  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,980 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hoping someone comes back with a review of the OnOff 2019 Kuro Forged. They check the right boxes

    Wyoming Cowboys

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