Your favorite driving / utility irons?
Searched and didn’t find a thread on top driving iron choices amongst WRXers. Curious to know what people are playing and why. Wish I was savvy enough to do a poll!
For me, it’s the Srixon ZU65 model. The 45 and 85 are great but the 65 has been the best to me. I bag a 23* and also an 18*. The sole is thick and has a blunted leading edge that won’t dig so it always gives me confidence from the fairway. The face is long from heel to toe which is also great for a shallow swing path. I use steel shafts in both of mine but have tested these heads in graphite and they are as consistent as it gets. The forged feel and blade-like appearance are perhaps as good as its gets in my opinion. It won’t balloon and mishits are not punished. I’m shocked and surprised to be honest with you that I can miss the center as often as I do and still achieve distance with minimal dispersion. The reason I stopped using traditional “hybrids” is that they all went left. I also became somewhat of a head case figuring out if I was putting a fairway metal or iron swing on the ball. I made the decision to go to utility iron and won’t look back.
I also tried the Callys, Titleist MB, Fourteen and TM (truthfully haven’t tested a newer TM than the RSI TP) but keep sticking with Srixon. They figured it out for me and so that’s what I play. I’m a 9-10 hcp, played in college and don’t consider myself a strong long iron player.
Anyhow what are you guys gaming and why?
TM M6 15* Atmos Blue
Titleist 915h 21* & 24* Blueboards
National Custom 28* 33* 39* 45* PX LZ 6.0 (coming soon...)
Mizuno T20 50* 54* 58* PX LZ 6.0
Goodwood Golf Co. Senna
Ball: TP5 "77s"