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Who plays the most forgiving clubs on tour?

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I know there are a few players with 4 hybrids, YE Yang plays a 5 hybrid (not sure how much he competes on the PGA Tour anymore), and KJ Choi was gaming G400 irons before switching to the i210s. Anyone else on tour play really forgiving clubs?

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  • jdubya13jdubya13 New EnglandMembers  348WRX Points: 147Handicap: 8Posts: 348 Greens
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    Wild guess, but whatever is in Billy Mayfair’s bag

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    Billy Kennerly on Korn Ferry tour has typically played a G series iron 4-LW the past few years.

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    I think I saw that Mike Weir has a full set of P790s in the bag

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    Rocco Mediate was famous for playing SGI irons back in the day.

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    KJ Choi?

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    TEE CBX (16.5*)

    Callaway Apex (20*)

    Srixon Z 785 (4-6) Z-Forged (7-PW)

    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)

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    Stenson with the legacy blacks?

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  • BYKBYK Cardinals NationMembers  2245WRX Points: 364Posts: 2,245 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @benicetomonty said:

    Stenson with the legacy blacks?

    are those considered GI?

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    Ben Curtis won the Open with Titleist AP1s.
    Stenson's Legacy Blacks are GI - huge cavity, wide sole, though forged.

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4643WRX Points: 1,657Posts: 4,643 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @BMC said:

    Ben Curtis won the Open with Titleist AP1s.

    IIRC Curtis was playing the DCI 981 irons when he won his Open Championship. The AP1 line wasn't released until 2008/2009.

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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members  4897WRX Points: 600Posts: 4,897 Titanium Tees
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    Jeev Milkha Singh won in 2008 with the Callaway FT irons and Ping Zing wedges.

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    This is going back a ways, but Fred Couples made the switch to game improvement irons when he was still fairly young.

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  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members  659WRX Points: 179Posts: 659 Golden Tee
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    Y E Yang must be up there, he uses a 5 hybrid same as my dad

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    I mean there were lots of tour players who played the Ping Eye2, arguably the best ever game improvement club and non forged. Then the TA845's were popular on tour. Don't Webb Simpson and Kuch carry 5 hybrids?

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    Everyone that's using PXG irons.

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  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members  6087WRX Points: 449Posts: 6,087 Titanium Tees
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    The only way to seriously answer this question would be to limit it to definitive metrics like MOI. I’m also assuming, based on the original post, this is only talking about full sets on the pga tour, no split sets with a outlier 4 or 5 iron and no Senior Tour. I’m that case, I think i210s would take it followed closely by the Titleist AP2/T100 according to the MOI ratings. I know a couple of guys play i210 and lots of players bag the AP2s. Forgiving clubs are more prevalent on tour than some might expect.

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  • sergizmosergizmo Members  2763WRX Points: 158Posts: 2,763 Titanium Tees
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    Monty has played GI clubs his whole career. 2002 Big Bertha's at the 2004 (?) Open Championship which are huge, and shot a 64 one round. When he signed with Hogan he tried playing blades for a bit and it didn't work out. Went to CFT (Hogan GI) irons and played much better. Even some tour players prefer a wide sole and some offset.

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    On -, @Snoop Golfie Dogg said:

    This is going back a ways, but Fred Couples made the switch to game improvement irons when he was still fairly young.

    Pretty sure he won the '92 Masters with the Lynx Parallax irons - which I had back then as well. I guess you could call them "game improvement" for the time - they were effectively what you see in, say, Titleist 718 CBs. I dunno if he ever gamed the Black Cats - which I also had and STILL have in my closet - which were a clever mix of something like a Ping Eye 2 with a polymer insert that went around the inner edges of the cavity.

    Man, those Parallax were awesome.

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    On -, @grm24 said:

    On -, @BMC said:

    Ben Curtis won the Open with Titleist AP1s.

    IIRC Curtis was playing the DCI 981 irons when he won his Open Championship. The AP1 line wasn't released until 2008/2009.

    He won the Texas Valero open with the AP1's - 2012 model (712).

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    On -, @aenemated said:

    On -, @Snoop Golfie Dogg said:

    This is going back a ways, but Fred Couples made the switch to game improvement irons when he was still fairly young.

    Pretty sure he won the '92 Masters with the Lynx Parallax irons - which I had back then as well. I guess you could call them "game improvement" for the time - they were effectively what you see in, say, Titleist 718 CBs. I dunno if he ever gamed the Black Cats - which I also had and STILL have in my closet - which were a clever mix of something like a Ping Eye 2 with a polymer insert that went around the inner edges of the cavity.

    Man, those Parallax were awesome.

    May have been onto armour 845 by then

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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13915WRX Points: 1,485Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,915 Titanium Tees
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    Lee Westwood played Ping Zings for years, I-series as well.

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    Some LPGA bags have some pretty forgiving sets. Ho Sung Chio has pretty forgiving set

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    S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (85): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
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  • aggiegolfer21aggiegolfer21 Members  115WRX Points: 49Handicap: 1.6Posts: 115 Fairways
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    On -, @Llortamaisey said:

    The only way to seriously answer this question would be to limit it to definitive metrics like MOI. I’m also assuming, based on the original post, this is only talking about full sets on the pga tour, no split sets with a outlier 4 or 5 iron and no Senior Tour. I’m that case, I think i210s would take it followed closely by the Titleist AP2/T100 according to the MOI ratings. I know a couple of guys play i210 and lots of players bag the AP2s. Forgiving clubs are more prevalent on tour than some might expect.

    I would not include the outlier 4 or 5 iron but I would like to know about Senior Tour guys who play forgiving clubs. In addition to MOI, metrics that can be used are bounce and sole width as these provide forgiveness as well.

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    On -, @GoIrish17 said:

    Kenny Perry seemed to always be playing some shovel.

    For a while he played the retail non TP R7 irons, They worked well for him.

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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers  3860WRX Points: 368Posts: 3,860 Titanium Tees
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    KJ Choi played G400 irons last year on tour, and played G15s for an entire season if I recall correctly.

    Nevermind. Just saw mention of KJ in the original post. Oh well. Here is a photo as proof!!
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1625962/kj-choi-playing-g400s-impressive/p1

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  • gvogelgvogel Members  8470WRX Points: 1,397Posts: 8,470 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @grm24 said:

    On -, @GoIrish17 said:

    Kenny Perry seemed to always be playing some shovel.

    For a while he played the retail non TP R7 irons, They worked well for him.

    I think he almost won the masters with Adams game improvement clubs.

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  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Southern Ontario, CanadaUnregistered  2130WRX Points: 394Handicap: 6.5Posts: 2,130 Platinum Tees
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    This is going back away but K.J. Choi used a blended set of Nike Ignites and the original Nike blade when he first signed with them. He would use the Ignites as long irons. Rory Sabbatini had a full set of the Ignites in the bag for a year or so when he was at his "best". Immelman won the Masters with Nike CCI Cast irons and at the same time (perhaps a little bit later) had the Sumo Square hybrid in the bag. Tim Herron still uses the Eye 2 that he gets remade each year. When I was at the Canadian Open this year there were quite a few Callaway pros using the Apex Pro irons which are pretty forgiving.

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    On -, @gvogel said:

    On -, @grm24 said:

    On -, @GoIrish17 said:

    Kenny Perry seemed to always be playing some shovel.

    For a while he played the retail non TP R7 irons, They worked well for him.

    I think he almost won the masters with Adams game improvement clubs.

    It was actually the above-referenced R7 irons he had the Masters in the bag with two holes left in the tournament.

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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  6078WRX Points: 605Posts: 6,078 Titanium Tees
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    I go to John Deere every year, back years ago you would see some no name pros with g15 series ping irons in the bag. Some not even sponsored by ping. Haven’t seen that lately, the g15 was a pretty popular iron though.

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