15-17* driving irons? and help sorting bag
Should i try a 15-17 degree driving iron (i like the look of the g410 crossover)? Any successful experience with that loft on an iron would be awesome to hear about. 115+ driver SS for reference, lmk if any other info would be helpful.
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I am obviously a fan of cameron champs ability to go with his occasional/new driver and irons only setup. I was just a fanboy, but my ability to crank a driving/long iron has always been subpar, and my cap reflected that, so i never tried it. After some swing, mental, and physical changes the last couple weeks, Im hitting throughout the bag really solid. i was already down to one fairway cause they go long and high and i might as well hit driver at that point. Now, I can get my 19* iron pretty far out there, I can hit it off deck, and there is only a small gap that my fairway wood is practically covering anymore (on windy days. I do not carry "2" iron on nice days, I go with some other combo of 3 and 4 irons, all of which carry short of the "2" iron. So the fairway wood covers a bit more of an effective gap on nice days).
Ive been getting access to some nicer courses, and aspire to play even nicer/longer ones. As of right now though, I don't hit fairway wood very often. Grabbing another driving iron and trying to go fairwaywood-free sounds pretty nice. I have not hit anything lower than 19*, but now my graphite shaft 2 iron (790 "3" iron) is noodling on me, so time to mess with all that anyways.
Should i just remain over-kill at the top end of the bag with lots of gap overlap between driver/fairway/Driving iron? I could stay in practice with all clubs for when i hopefully make my way to longer courses. Or should i try an iron that covers the fairway wood spot completely?
I have lots and lots to do if i ever wanna hit cameron champ numbers while keeping it in play, but do you think you would experiment with irons-only if you were in his position?