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Who plays the most forgiving clubs on tour?

aggiegolfer21aggiegolfer21 Members Posts: 73 ✭✭

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 Posts: 275 ✭✭✭✭

    Wild guess, but whatever is in Billy Mayfair’s bag

    WITB?  Who the **** knows these days...
  • JokesJokes Members Posts: 155 ✭✭✭

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

    Titleist TS3 8.5 | Tensei Orange 70TX
    Ping G410 LST 15 | AD-DI 8X
    Titleist 718 T-MB 3 Iron  | Dynamic Gold 120X
    Ping Blueprint 4-PW | Dynamic Gold 120X
    Vokey SM7 52F, 56M, & 60L | Dynamic Gold X100
    Scotty Cameron Concept 2 Super Rat
  • Natural1Natural1 Members Posts: 119 ✭✭✭

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

  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,824 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Kenny Perry seemed to always be playing some shovel.

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65
    3wd: TaylorMade Aeroburner TP 15° | Diamana D+ LTD 70
    5wd: TaylorMade Aeroburner TP 18° (T.I. small head 19°)| Matrix 8Q3 Red Tie
    Irons: Wilson Staff C300 Forged 4 iron | Recoil 95 / FG Tour V6 raw 5-PW | PX Catalyst 100
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 raw 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
    MannKrafted MA66
    Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
    Tad Moore 1S Prototype

  • 2bGood2bGood Members Posts: 5,323 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

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

  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 2,139 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    KJ Choi?

    Taylormade M1 440 (10.5*)
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ (15*)
    Callaway Apex (20*)
    Srixon Z785 (4-PW)
    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)
    Taylormade Spider X
  • benicetomontybenicetomonty Members Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Stenson with the legacy blacks?

  • BYKBYK Members Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @benicetomonty said:
    Stenson with the legacy blacks?

    are those considered GI?

    Yadi for President
  • BMCBMC Members Posts: 3,663 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

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

    Titleist 917D2
    Callaway Rogue 4-wood
    Callaway 2018 MB irons
    Callaway MD4 wedges
    NIKE Method Mod 60 putter
  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,581 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,564 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 9, 2019 9:05am #12

    Jeev Milkha Singh won in 2008 with the Callaway FT irons and Ping Zing wedges.

  • Snoop Golfie DoggSnoop Golfie Dogg Members Posts: 11 ✭✭

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

  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members Posts: 522 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Y E Yang must be up there, he uses a 5 hybrid same as my dad

    Taylormade M6 10.5* (down to 9.5)
    Taylormade M6 Rocket 14
    3 wood
    Taylormade M6 18* 5 wood
    Ping G400 Crossover 4 iron
    Taylormade R9 TP "B" stamp 5 - PW
    Taylormade MG black 52 & 56
    Taylormade Hi Toe 60
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5CB

  • mocokidmocokid Members Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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?

  • 86020818602081 Members Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Everyone that's using PXG irons.

  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 6,060 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 9, 2019 1:50pm #17

    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.

  • sergizmosergizmo Members Posts: 2,760 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 224 ✭✭✭

    @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.

    Titleist TS4 Driver 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 18°, 21°
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW
    TaylorMade MG 52°, 56°, 58°
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Titleist ProV1x

  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,764 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @grm24 said:

    @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).

    Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.  P.G. Wodehouse
  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,965 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @aenemated said:

    @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

    TM M1 2017 10.5 Aldila NV 2KXV Green 60x
    TM M1 2016 3W HL Tensei CK White 70x 
    Ping G410 HB 19 KBS Graphite Tour Hybrid 85s+
    Callaway Apex 2019 4 - AW KBS Tour 120s (hard stepped 1x)
    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
    Ping Anser 2 Milled
    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
    Titleist AVX (yellow)
    UA Jordan Spieth 2
    Footjoy Tour Glove (optional, often times play without glove)
  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,515 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Lee Westwood played Ping Zings for years, I-series as well.

    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
  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 5,057 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

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

    Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
    Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72x (255)

    LOOKING FOR A 7 Wood (probably gunna be 230-235 club)
    Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
    4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 210) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (195, 180, 165) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (150, 130, 110)

    S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (85): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
    L Wedge: Maltby Third Wedge (Custom Grind) 62*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35", 64* lie: THIS IS MY BUNKER CLUB, HARDLY USE FROM OUTSIDE 40 YARDS!!
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design #5 MB, YES! Tour Tracey (for practice only)

    Ball: Vice Pro
    Grip: Super Stroke S-Tech Cord (Woods +6 wraps, Irons and wedges +8 wraps)
  • aggiegolfer21aggiegolfer21 Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    edited Sep 10, 2019 4:00am #24

    @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.

  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,581 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,717 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 10, 2019 9:16pm #26

    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

  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,764 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @grm24 said:

    @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.

    Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.  P.G. Wodehouse
  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Members Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    Cobra F9 7.5 - Accra TZ5 55
    Callaway Rogue SZ 13.5 - Fubuki V 70
    Callaway Rogue SZ 18 - Diamana Thump 85
    Mizuno CLK 22* - Speeder 75HB
    New Level 1031 5-P - DG105 Black Onyx
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth - DG105 Black Onyx
    Bettinardi BB0 "Gotta Sting" Proto 1 of 1 
    Scotty Cameron Teryllium T22 Newport
  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 4,044 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @gvogel said:

    @grm24 said:

    @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.

    Former professional golfer. Current amateur human being. Reformed club ho.

    In the bag:

    PING. Lots of PING.
  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,824 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @PowderedToastMan said:

    @gvogel said:

    @grm24 said:

    @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.

    He did play the Adams Redline irons at some point.

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65
    3wd: TaylorMade Aeroburner TP 15° | Diamana D+ LTD 70
    5wd: TaylorMade Aeroburner TP 18° (T.I. small head 19°)| Matrix 8Q3 Red Tie
    Irons: Wilson Staff C300 Forged 4 iron | Recoil 95 / FG Tour V6 raw 5-PW | PX Catalyst 100
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 raw 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
    MannKrafted MA66
    Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
    Tad Moore 1S Prototype

  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,429 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 3:11am #31

    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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