Forgiving 18 deg utility

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mark98camark98ca Members  982WRX Points: 66Handicap: 24Posts: 982 Golden Tee
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In the search for one and was wondering wich model is the most forgiving

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Callaway Rogue 9 deg 
Callaway epic flash 
Titleist 818 H1 19
Callaway Steelhead XR 5-pw stiff
Vokey SM4 48
Wilson PMP 55
Vokey SM6 58-12
Vokey SM7 50-54
Scotty Cameron Monterey 1.5
Nike AIr hybrid stand bag
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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2326WRX Points: 1,485Handicap: 5Posts: 2,326 Platinum Tees
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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3640WRX Points: 566Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,640 Titanium Tees
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    Another vote for Srixon.

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    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    TaylorMade Sim Max Rescue 19° w/ HZRDUS Red 105 6.5
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 3-9 w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 48°,53°,58° w/ DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Spider Mini Copper

  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers  8257WRX Points: 401Handicap: ScotchPosts: 8,257 Titanium Tees
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    Ping Crossover, Titleist U-500 and Wilson staff for me.

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    Glide 3.0 56* Modus 105S
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  • zdtallanzdtallan MarylandMembers  114WRX Points: 62Handicap: 3.2Posts: 114 Fairways
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    I've done plenty of experimenting with driving irons the past few years, but always have one in my bag due to not having ever found a hybrid that I could really go after it. Forgiveness wise, you will be hard pressed to find a better driving iron than the Srixon U line. I currently have a U65 in my bag. Taylormade UDI's are rocket launchers, especially with the right shaft but are less forgiving than the Srixon. I recently hit the new titleist offerings and really enjoyed each of them. I believe they offer additional forgiveness over the UDI and more similar to the Srixon.

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    Taylormade M5 9.0* Tensei Pro White 60tx

    TEE CBX 119 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke 80

    Srixon U65 2 Iron GD AD-DI 85x

    Srixon z765 4-P Modus 120 S

    Cleveland RTX 4.0 Raw (52, 56, 60 x-low)

    Toulon Austin

  • mootrailmootrail Members  588WRX Points: 110Posts: 588 Golden Tee
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    From the tee, the Srixon Z U45. Forged, butter, soft, and long. The squared off fat sole is clunky and not the best from the fairway. I'd guess ditto for the U65, but I didn't like my U85 at the new higher D4 SW.

    From the fairway, the Cobra King Utility Black One. Large sweet spot forged face and the seven iron length makes center contact and play from the turf a breeze. The sole-turf interaction is the best of any of the many DI / UIs I've tried. Of course you're going to give up yardage, but there is the full size one as well.

    What's more forgiving? A 20° Utility or higher. Plus if you go up in loft, there are a lot of long and easy SGI / GI irons out there with quite a few making it into tour player's bags.

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    Sim

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  • scooterhd2scooterhd2 Members  728WRX Points: 216Handicap: 9Posts: 728 Golden Tee
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    u85. srixon does a good job of hiding the mass, but its there and it makes this very forgiving and easy to get the ball up in the air.

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  • cj4501cj4501 Members  825WRX Points: 137Posts: 825 Golden Tee
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    I have a maltby hdi 19* that I enjoy, very forgiving

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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2326WRX Points: 1,485Handicap: 5Posts: 2,326 Platinum Tees
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    It is absolutely money. I've tried 716 TMB, 718 TMB, UDI (older RSI and new), P790 3 iron bent strong, GAPR, Bridgestone, Apex UT and nothing comes close to the Srixon. Hybrid flight if you want it (can still hit low), bullet straight, and easy to work. Reshafted with Tour AD DI 95X and the feel has come alive. Only complaint was the stock shaft is quite soft and high torque. Today I played 2 balls on a par 5 as I was playing alone, put both pin high from 235 out on a VERY tricky second shot (water left and two immense old growth trees as a "gate" 40 yards from the green on either side of the fairway). Made bird on both.

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  • scooterhd2scooterhd2 Members  728WRX Points: 216Handicap: 9Posts: 728 Golden Tee
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    i agree about the stock shaft. some competitors have a better option there. but i knew I was going to change any stock option to an ad di 95 or tensei 90 anyway. opted for the ad di95. keeps the mid to high launch i was drawn to but flies further with better dispersion and you can go after one.

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  • dekezdekez Dr. Strangelove Members  369WRX Points: 39Posts: 369 Greens
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    Cobra F6 Baffler. An ultimate utility club. You can hit it like a 5 wood or like a hybrid. From any lie.

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    Ping G410 Plus driver
    Ping G400, Cobra F6 Baffler woods
    Callaway XR hybrids
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons
    Ping Stealth 54/WS and Zing 57 wedges
    Ping Tyne putter
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    My top 3 that I tried this year are U85, mp 20 hmb and u500. Currently playing the u500 and absolutely love it. It was the best looking to my eye and it fit my gap better than the other ones.

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    Ts3 15*  Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 70s set at C1
    U500 2 Iron Hazardous Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    SM8 50.8F, 54.10S, 58.10S Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas KBS CT Tour Black Matte Shaft, Iomic Mid Classic
    Tour B XS
  • Stinger83Stinger83 Members, Paid BST  126WRX Points: 73Handicap: 2Posts: 126 Fairways
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    Tour Edge exotics ironwood. no one believes me but it's the easiest one to hit by far I've found


    That being said....TMB still my favorite stinger club

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    Driver: PING g410 plus 9* with even flow black 75x

    Fairway: PING g410 16.5* Tensei orange 70x

    Hybrid: PING g410 19* Tensei blue 85x

    2iron: Titleist TMB Project xi 6.5

    4iron: PING i500 (retro spec) Project x lz 6.5

    5-PW : PING blueprint Project X lz 6.5

    Wedges: PING glide forged 50/54/58 Project x lz 6.0

    Putter: Odyssey stroke lab

    Ball: Bridgestone XS

  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members  9942WRX Points: 3,328Handicap: 8Posts: 9,942 Titanium Tees
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    The cobra King Utility irons has been my fav club the last two years.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • adzunoadzuno Members  27WRX Points: 55Posts: 27 Bunkers
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    Again another +1 for Srixon. I've got a U65 3iron that I'm having strengthened to 18* and fitted with an Accra TZ5. I play links golf so wanted a low bullet shot for when the wind gets up.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5         Hzrdus Yellow 75x
    Callaway Mavrik SZ 4w                Aldila Rogue White 85x
    Titleist TS2 5w                             UST Proforce Axivcore Black 79 ts
    Callaway Apex Pro Dot 4 Iron     Tour Issue x100
    Miura MB101 5-PW                     Tour Issue x100
    Callaway Custom Jaws 50*          Tour Issue x100
    Miura Wedge 55*                        Tour Issue s400
    Callaway Custom Jaws 60*          Tour Issue S400

    Putters
    Toulon Garage Madison
    Wilson 8802 Reissue
    Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser
    SRC IKB1 Proto
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 1.5

    Bridgestone BXS
  • thomas55thomas55 Members  116WRX Points: 48Posts: 116 Fairways
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    I use a Srixon U65 in place of my 4 iron I put a project X LZ graphite shaft in it to match up with my set. The graphite LZ is a good match for it. I like the V sole through the turf however it’s still hard and tight lies right now. The V sole doesn’t do much to help with a thin lie on rock hard clay soil. The forged face feels good and I like its clean looks. It is my 200 yard club I still rely on a 3 hybrid for filling that gap to my 3 wood. The U series UIs have always had good reviews. Still not as forgiving as a hybrid maybe forgiving isn’t the right word my 4 hybrid launches easier and gets higher but here in Kansas we get some windy days so the U65 goes in the bag on those days. I think you have more control with the UI but you must have speed. I think to me feel is what stands out most about

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    Tour edge exotics cbx iron wood. Just scored a brand new one for 60 bucks. It's a 19 degree but I doubt anyone can really tell the difference.

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  • mark98camark98ca Members  982WRX Points: 66Handicap: 24Posts: 982 Golden Tee
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    Pretty much convince to go with the u65 . got offer on a 18 and on a 20 deg. and wondering now wich one to go . i have a 15 epic flash and a 19 deg h1 .. will be used more on the tee for long par 3

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    Callaway Rogue 9 deg 
    Callaway epic flash 
    Titleist 818 H1 19
    Callaway Steelhead XR 5-pw stiff
    Vokey SM4 48
    Wilson PMP 55
    Vokey SM6 58-12
    Vokey SM7 50-54
    Scotty Cameron Monterey 1.5
    Nike AIr hybrid stand bag
  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2326WRX Points: 1,485Handicap: 5Posts: 2,326 Platinum Tees
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    The 20 is my choice. It's a reliable 230 off the tee and I'm comfortable using it on long par 3s. Not crazy about an 18 degree for hitting into greens it's more a chasing it up club. I'd loft the h1 down to 18 and go 20 in the U65.

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  • DocdtmDocdtm Members  132WRX Points: 47Handicap: 10Posts: 132 Fairways
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    I went the Rickie Fowler route and got a Cobra F9 4i head bent to 18.5* with a Kuro Kage HY 90TX shaft and it's pretty fantastic, super forgiving and launches it from the tee, fairway and rough, and feels great. That being said, I can't just sit on a club so I got a Srixon U85 2i (I play Srixon Z785 irons so I had to try it out) with a GD Tour AD 95x and it's also fantastic, I've only played it a few times, but they're going battle each other out!

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    Cobra F9 Tensei CK Pro Orange 60TX
    M5 3 wood Kuro Kage XM 70TX
    '17 M1 5 wood Kuro Kage XM 70TX
    Srixon Z765 4-pw Nippon NS Pro Modus3 120 TX
    Vokey SM6 50, 56, 60 Nippon NS Pro Modus3 120 X
    EVNROLL ER5
  • golfkrzy10golfkrzy10 Members  143WRX Points: 114Posts: 143 Fairways
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    Srixon u65! Steelfiber i95s Rockets!

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    10 Club Modern Minimalist Set-Up (trackman gap fitting, 15 yard gaps up top, 25 yard gaps down low)

    Srixon Black Sunday/ Stick bags (looking for the red one still!! PM if you want to sell!)

    Srixon 565 9.5 (goes in both bags) and a Yeti full of bourbon & Ice (split/ combo set-up- forgiveness where I need it and playability where I want it)

    Evens (even day): Titleist 915 F 15*- Titleist 818 H2 19*- Srixon u65 4-23*- Srixon 565 6-31*- Srixon 765 8-38*- Srixon 965 PW-46*

    Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw 52, 60, Cleveland TA Milled 2

    Odds (odd day): Titleist 915 F 13.5*- Titleist 818 H2 17*- Srixon u65 3-20*- Srixon 565 5-27*- Srixon 765 7-34*- Srixon 965 9-42*

    Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw 50, 60, Cleveland TA Milled 2

    Glove/ Ball: Srixon Red Z/ Srixon Z-Star Tour Yellow

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  • mootrailmootrail Members  588WRX Points: 110Posts: 588 Golden Tee
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    thomas55 Posted: Mar 26 2020 7:37AM "I use a Srixon U65... I like the V sole..."

    I don't think the U65 has a V sole. The U45 and U85 definitely do not.

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  • golfkrzy10golfkrzy10 Members  143WRX Points: 114Posts: 143 Fairways
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    definitely no V-sole on the Srixon U-series.....

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    10 Club Modern Minimalist Set-Up (trackman gap fitting, 15 yard gaps up top, 25 yard gaps down low)

    Srixon Black Sunday/ Stick bags (looking for the red one still!! PM if you want to sell!)

    Srixon 565 9.5 (goes in both bags) and a Yeti full of bourbon & Ice (split/ combo set-up- forgiveness where I need it and playability where I want it)

    Evens (even day): Titleist 915 F 15*- Titleist 818 H2 19*- Srixon u65 4-23*- Srixon 565 6-31*- Srixon 765 8-38*- Srixon 965 PW-46*

    Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw 52, 60, Cleveland TA Milled 2

    Odds (odd day): Titleist 915 F 13.5*- Titleist 818 H2 17*- Srixon u65 3-20*- Srixon 565 5-27*- Srixon 765 7-34*- Srixon 965 9-42*

    Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw 50, 60, Cleveland TA Milled 2

    Glove/ Ball: Srixon Red Z/ Srixon Z-Star Tour Yellow

  • endyendy Members  3575WRX Points: 261Posts: 3,575 Titanium Tees
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    Srixon Z785 9.5* Fuji Ventus 7X
    Srixon F85 13.5* Atmos Black TS 8TX
    Srixon H85 19* Oban Kiyoshi Black 90X
    Srixon Z785 4-PW KBS $-Taper 130X
    Cleveland RTX-4 50/54/60 TI S400
    Toulon Garage Columbus
    Srixon Z-Star XV
  • DocdtmDocdtm Members  132WRX Points: 47Handicap: 10Posts: 132 Fairways
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    Cobra F9 Tensei CK Pro Orange 60TX
    M5 3 wood Kuro Kage XM 70TX
    '17 M1 5 wood Kuro Kage XM 70TX
    Srixon Z765 4-pw Nippon NS Pro Modus3 120 TX
    Vokey SM6 50, 56, 60 Nippon NS Pro Modus3 120 X
    EVNROLL ER5
  • SDG90SDG90 Members  34WRX Points: 43Posts: 34 Bunkers
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    Another vote for the Srixon ZU65/85. Bought one a couple of months ago and really liked it from the first day.

    Super easy to hit from the tee and not that hard to hit from turf. Don't like to hit it when the ground is hard as a rock tbh.

    I went for the 20 degree with a graphite shaft, as the 18 degree would be to close to my 3 wood and to far from my 4 iron.

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    DRIVER - Ping G400 Max 9* - Ping Alta CB 55 S-flex

    3WD - Nike Vapor Speed 15* - Fubuki Z60 x5ct S-flex

    DI - Srixon Z U65 20* - Miyazaki Kaula Tour Issue S-flex

    IRONS - Srixon Z565 (4-pw) - N.S. Pro 950GH S-flex

    WEDGES - Titleist Vokey SM6 52* - 56* - 60*

    PUTTER - TaylorMade Ghost Tour Daytona 12 34"

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  • endyendy Members  3575WRX Points: 261Posts: 3,575 Titanium Tees
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    Srixon Z785 9.5* Fuji Ventus 7X
    Srixon F85 13.5* Atmos Black TS 8TX
    Srixon H85 19* Oban Kiyoshi Black 90X
    Srixon Z785 4-PW KBS $-Taper 130X
    Cleveland RTX-4 50/54/60 TI S400
    Toulon Garage Columbus
    Srixon Z-Star XV

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