Handicaps 10 - 18 - What type of irons are you playing?

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jjfcpajjfcpa Golf NutOmaha, NEMembers  843WRX Points: 287Handicap: 12Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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Just curious what the majority of mid-handicap golfers are playing in terms of golf irons. Do you gravitate towards players, distance, game improvement or super game improvement.

I know the lines between the types of golf irons has kind of blurred and in my particular case, I play what you would probably consider distance irons (Callaway Apex CF19's), but I probably should be looking at some game improvement because of my age (72). How about you?

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Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

Stroke Lab One

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  • MacklessdaddyMacklessdaddy Members  543WRX Points: 123Posts: 543 Golden Tee
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    G410 now last irons SLDR

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    Ping G 10.5 Kuro Kage
    Ping G 3W
    Ping G 3 and 4 Hybrid Tour 90
    Ping G410 PX LZ 6.0
    Cleveland CBX 54 58
    Bridgestone TD-03 
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  • cpeckcpeck North new jerseyMembers  651WRX Points: 302Handicap: leftyPosts: 651 Golden Tee
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    mp 68 5-pw mp 54 3&4 iron,

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  • tangojaytangojay Members  1053WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,053 Platinum Tees
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    PING G-700, Alta CB graphite shafts, hitting them long, high and straight

    Hitting them same distance and higher than my 7 year old G-25's with steel shafts, am 58.

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  • 4x4GGG4x4GGG Members  128WRX Points: 73Handicap: 15Posts: 128 Fairways
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    I was playing i15s that came from a much better players bag. Played them a for a few years and got OK with them but I wanted the switch. I have a weird attack angle and slower swing speed so I was in need of some distance. I really fell for the Haywoods and was ready to buy. I emailed them and they told me I should compare to the G410s or G700s for my fitting. I tried both and just couldn't. Something about them was off and I couldn't get a clean shot off of them. The fitter was trying to find a way to meet the online stats but they weren't working. I tried the 210's and they hit very well. We adjusted the shaft into a Ctaper for better results. Then I hit the i500s for same grouping, but now a full club longer. Saved that idea and dabbled with a few other clubs outside of the Ping family but nothing produced the numbers the i500s did. So that's what I walked out with. A Players Distance iron.


    My only disappointment was that I didn't look at the Sub70 699s first. Also Haywood is releasing a less offset more compact version of their current line up. I got 4 rounds in on grass with the i500s and I'm down a full HCP point. I also have the chance to play a lot of virtual courses. Not the same, I know, but they've done me quite well.

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  • hagimihalehagimihale Members  164WRX Points: 93Posts: 164 Fairways
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    Was playing a hybrid set of JPX-825 Pro 4-7 and MP-54 8-PW. Went to a full set of MP-54 in December.

    My miss is left, bordering on a hook. GI irons have too much offset for me, and I like knowing when I missed the sweet spot.

    Sending the JPX-825 Pros up north to reside with family, so I have a set up there and don't have to travel with my clubs.

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    Titleist 913D2 9.5*, Diamana 'ilima 80X

    Titleist 917F2 15*, Diamana B-series 80S

    Titleist 818H2 19* Tensei Pro White 90S

    Titleist 818H2 21* Tensei Pro White 90X

    Mizuno MP-54 4i, 6i-PW, Dynamic Gold X100

    Mizuno S18 50* 54* 58* Dynamic Gold S400

    Scotty Cameron Select Fastback

  • Tim SherwoodTim Sherwood Members  421WRX Points: 139Handicap: HighPosts: 421 Greens
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    John Letters MM Forged Prototype. I bought a set of Srixon z765's but I just can't take the JL's out of the bag.

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  • jbandalojbandalo Members  140WRX Points: 65Handicap: 10.7Posts: 140 Fairways
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    I used to play players everything but I've learned to just play what makes the game easier. Currently playing 919 HM's.

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    DRIVER - CALLWAY EPIC SZ
    FAIRWAY WOODS -  CALLAWAY EPIC SZ 3W
    HYBRIDS - CALLAWAY APEX 2H & 3H
    IRONS - CALLWAY APEX PRO 4-PW
    WEDGES - CLEVELAND CBX2 52, 56 & 60
    PUTTER - SCOTTY CAMERON NEWPORT 2
    BALL - TITLEIST PRO AVX
    BAG - PING PIONEER
    CART - CLICGEAR 3.5+
    RANGEFINDER - BUSHNELL PRO XE
  • SouthLandSouthLand Members  52WRX Points: 61Handicap: HighPosts: 52 Bunkers
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    Right now it's a set of Cobra Amp Cells (~2013 GI) but I am in the process of upgrading. Need more spin on the ball, as I'm way below the desired range for spin metrics mainly. Pro thinks I could pick up some distance with improvement there. Driver too.

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  • pwgj1478pwgj1478 Members  50WRX Points: 49Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    MP18 MMC

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  • averysdadaverysdad Members  1412WRX Points: 264Posts: 1,412 Platinum Tees
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    Ping g410’s right now. Haven’t played a lot due to weather and then CV but hey fit the bill for me. Not too chunky not too much offset.

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  • TwinsgroupieTwinsgroupie Phoenix, AZMembers  71WRX Points: 77Handicap: 16.8Posts: 71 Bunkers
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    Coming from Cobra Tour Forged and just ordered a set of PXG 0211's. I tend to like a little bit more of a players iron than game improvement. Ball striking of the irons is better than my handicap would lead you to believe - let please not talk about my short game and putting...

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  • steventoosteventoo Members  171WRX Points: 73Posts: 171 Fairways
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    I have gone from 6 to 11. I probably spend 10 times more time hitting irons than I do on my short game, so my iron (and driver) striking is pretty good. I play Titleist T100's, 3 iron to pitching wedge. I also have a Titleist U510 1 iron, which I really like.

    I have been thinking about my game and as soon as I'm allowed to, I'll try to make that a 50/50 balance. The main trouble is that the practice facilities at my club are pretty crappy and the driving range is the best part.

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  • mantanmantan Members  2694WRX Points: 265Handicap: 13.5Posts: 2,694 Titanium Tees
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    Srixon 565s that replaced PING G25s that I played for years.

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    WITB (as of 5/8/20)
    Cobra Speedzone Extreme 10.5 (TL)
    Cobra Speedzone 5W
    PING G25 23* Hybrid
    Srixon Z565 5-PW
    Cleveland CBX 2 50*
    Cleveland CBX 2 54*
    Cleveland CBX Full Face 58*
    Cleveland Frontline Elevado
    Bridgestone Tour B RX/RXS
  • mattavery727mattavery727 Members  244WRX Points: 72Handicap: 10Posts: 244 Fairways
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    I’m playing Z765 currently. Played AP2 for a while before but really love the way the Srixon cuts spin and cuts through the turf. Irons are my strength of my game.

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    Lefty WITB

    TS2 8.5 with Aldila Rogue 125 70TX

    TS2 15.75 Diamana BF 80TX

    3 Iron bent to 18 - Srixon Z585 Modus 120x

    4-5 Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Project X 6.5

    6-PW Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Project X 6.5

    50,54,58: Titleist SM7 Project X 6.5

    2020 Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

    TP5X

    Ogio Alpha Convoy RTC Stand Bag

  • gpleonardgpleonard New Smyrna Beach, FloridaMembers  1353WRX Points: 159Handicap: 15Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    Callaway Mavrik 5-PW. Regular Flex KBS shafts. Long and straight. Super easy to hit.

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    Gil Leonard
  • RodrigoNicelyRodrigoNicely Members  1026WRX Points: 211Posts: 1,026 Platinum Tees
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    Sitting on 8 to 10 right now. I just picked up a set of Titleist t-200 with a T300 4 iron. Haven’t got to hit them much but seem fairly easy to hit so far

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  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members  1882WRX Points: 597Posts: 1,882 Platinum Tees
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    4-6 mp20 hmb

    7-pw mp18 mmc

    Steelfiber i95s

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  • WardmanWardman Members  221WRX Points: 66Handicap: 13Posts: 221 Fairways
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    P790's - wish I could get out right now!!!

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    EvenFlow Black Ping 410 LST 9deg Driver
    EvenFlow Black Ping G 3W
    EvenFlow Black Ping 3 G Hybrid
    KBS Tour 90 Stiff TM P790 4-W
    KBS Wedge Shaft Ping Glide 3.0 50, 54 and 58 degree
    Bettinardi Queen B 9 Putter
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3707WRX Points: 268Posts: 3,707 Titanium Tees
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    Titleist 718 AP1 6 - 53 degree

    4-5 hybrids Cobra Baffler XL

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-PW Titleist AP1s
    50 degree GW Titleist SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7 
    Ping Anser 6 Milled Putter
  • dannym53dannym53 Members  30WRX Points: 34Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Ping g410’s

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  • pat_katopat_kato ClubWRX  178WRX Points: 157Posts: 178 ClubWRX
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    Was playing Nike Vapor Pro Combos then went with the Mizuno MP-20 MMC and I love them

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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max 9º Ventus Black 6s Stiff Flex
    Fairway: TaylorMade SIM Max 3 Wood Ventus Blue 7s Stiff Flex
    Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM MAX 3H Ventus Blue 6s Flex
    Irons: Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-P True Temper Dynalite 105 Stiff Flex
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 52º F Grind, 56º M Grind, 60º M Grind 
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
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  • BicknellCCBicknellCC Members  1491WRX Points: 1,131Posts: 1,491 Platinum Tees
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    !3 Hc,

    playing Wilson Staff Di 5's, with 48, 52, 56, Cleveland 588 wedges at the bottom of the bag.

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  • fore leftfore left Members  203WRX Points: 70Handicap: 10Posts: 203 Fairways
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    10 hcp

    919 HM

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  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,Members  8404WRX Points: 349Handicap: 12.1Posts: 8,404 Titanium Tees
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    Good question.

    Irons most likely to be in the bag for my next round?

    Actually, it’s a toss up and could be either the PING g410 dg105 stiff vs Callaway Apex CF19 $-taper 125 stiff soft stepped.

    I’m still hanging on to my PING g25 DG XP s300 and Adams Pro Gold with steelfiber i95 stiff.

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    TaylorMade Kingdom M4 9.5* Red 5S stiff Atmos 44.5”
    TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
    PING G410 5-U w/DG 105s
    Callaway Apex CF19  5-A w/KBS $-Taper 120
    Cleveland RTX 54*
    Cleveland RTX 58*
    Seemore si5, si3 and Directed Force 2.0
    Garmin g6/Precision Pro Nx7 Pro slope
    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/838786-cwings-witb-2013/
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1580770/recaps-the-taylormade-twistfaceexperience-7-golfwrx-members-visit-the-kingdom-for-an-exclusive-m3/p1
  • BPetryBPetry Members  100WRX Points: 60Handicap: 13Posts: 100 Fairways
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    Just got a set of Cobra Forged Tec players distance irons and so far I really like them. I came from hitting Callaway Razr X MB’s or a set of MP-54’s that I still hit well when I swing well, but needed the extra distance with a bit slower swing speeds as I get older.

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    Cobra F9 Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6R
    Mizuno JPX850 - Fuji Motore 6.3 (Possibly Retired!)
    Cobra F9 3 wood 14.5* Fujikura Atmos 7R
    Cobra 2H 17* Fujikura Atoms 7R
    Cobra 4H 21* Fujikura Atmos 7R
    Cobra King Forged Tec 5-P KBS Taper Lite R
    Titleist Vokey SM8 48* SM 7 52*, 56*
    Scotty Cameron Newport Notchback
  • PworldPworld Members  398WRX Points: 98Handicap: 10.5Posts: 398 Greens
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    11.5 hdcp

    Sets the past 6-7 years

    titleist 714 AP1

    Nike Vapor Pro Combos (current gamers)

    TM P790 (quarantine pick up. Haven’t hit yet)

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    Ping G410+ 9 degree / Titleist 917D2 10.5 degree


    Titleist 917F 16.5degree
    TM rescue hybrid 18 degree
    King Cobra UI
    TM P790 5-AW
    TM MG2 54/58 wedges
    TM Spider X (Chalk) / Nike Method Origin B1-01 Putter
    Nike Air Hybrid II Bag x 2 (camo and all white)

    Balls: Nike Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone B330-RXS, TM TP5x
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  • sfong33sfong33 Members  74WRX Points: 79Posts: 74 Bunkers
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    Another here playing Mizuno JPX-919 Hot Metals with Recoil F3 shafts. Only 2 rounds on them before CV halted play.

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  • duffer18duffer18 Members  372WRX Points: 81Posts: 372 Greens
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    13 hi. Played Cobra F9s last year (without a fitting). Nice clubs---long, fairly accurate. But trajectory was very low. Was just fitted for Callaway Mavriks---longer, straighter, higher on the launch monitor. Looking forward to them in the event the we ever get back to golf.

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  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn Members  2605WRX Points: 394Posts: 2,605 Titanium Tees
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    11.2 hcp

    Cobra F7 One Length..

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  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers  762WRX Points: 210Posts: 762 Golden Tee
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    I'm a 18 and play the same irons. Dont think sgi irons would help on my bad days. But when I'm playing decent theres nothing better. I played j36 pocket cavities until last season.

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    Mizuno St190 9.5
    Callaway Rouge Sub Zero 15
    Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5
    Adams Pro Mini 23
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw 
    Vokey Sm7 50.12, Sm7 56.10, Sm6 62.08
    Maltby Ptm-4
    2018 Players 5 Stand Bag
    Srixon Z Star
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