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



  • ClubBuildRookieClubBuildRookie Members  41WRX Points: 15Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    Ended 2019, 14.9 HC....Past 2.5 years played Cobra F7 One Length 4i thru PW with 50, 54, 58 Cleveland RTX 3 CB Wedges.

    In process of building 2020 King Forged Tec One Lengths 4i thru PW with 48, 52, 56, 60 Cleveland CBX2 Wedges all clubs PX LZ 5.0 shafted.

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  • drob1031drob1031 Members  14WRX Points: 15Handicap: 9.9Posts: 14 Bunkers
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    i3 blades from about 2000... if anyone could describe what upgrading to a modern set would be like, I am very curious. I am likely going to be using this set for this season and upgrading over the winter.

  • kthomaskthomas Members  65WRX Points: 94Posts: 65 Bunkers
    Joined:  edited May 23, 2020 12:36pm #184

    Hover around a 15 hcp, and still gaming OG Ping Rapture irons, and Glide 2.0 stealth 52° SS and 58° ES wedges.

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  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Members  1561WRX Points: 469Posts: 1,561 Platinum Tees
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    I still game my MP-5's. Not a typical mid handicapper club, but I'm decent at my irons, and don't lack for distance on them. Every time I want to test out P790s or similar, I wonder what I would do with that 20-30 yard gap between my PW and gap wedge.

    TM M4 Driver 10.5
    TM M4 3 wood 16
    4H (22) Aeroburner TP
    Mizuno MP-15 5 iron, Project X LZ 6.5
    Mizuno MP-5 6-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
    Wedges Mizuno T7 50, 56, 60
    Scotty Phantom X6 STR
  • maxpeckmaxpeck SwedenMembers  172WRX Points: 65Posts: 172 Fairways
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    Around a 10. JPX 919 Forged, but would love the MP20 MMC, but maybe not good enough for them.

  • aquapigaquapig Members  527WRX Points: 226Handicap: 4.9Posts: 527 Golden Tee
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    A low 80s golfer should have no issues with the MMCS.

    You can always grab a 4 and 5 in HMB if you need a little help with the longer irons.

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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6374WRX Points: 1,651Handicap: 10Posts: 6,374 Titanium Tees
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    67 years old, 10 handicap, 2019 Wilson Staff MB's

    Ping G400 driver
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Ping Anser 20,23,27 Hybrids 
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3

    Snell MTB X

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  • monks66monks66 Members  913WRX Points: 118Posts: 913 Golden Tee
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    JPX 825 Pro's...forgiving, not much offset

  • maxpeckmaxpeck SwedenMembers  172WRX Points: 65Posts: 172 Fairways
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  • MisterTMisterT Atlanta, GAMembers  144WRX Points: 67Handicap: 14.0Posts: 144 Fairways
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    I am playing 2017 TaylorMade M1 irons (5-AW) and Cleveland RTX-3 wedges in 55 (bent from 56) and 60, but think I will move to 54 and 58 in my next set to better manage distance gaps.

    Callaway Epic Flash 9.0° Project X HZRDUS Red 75 5.5
    TaylorMade 2017 M3 13° Project X HZRDUS Red 75 6.0
    Callaway Big Bertha 19° KBS Tour Prototype 85 S
    Callaway Big Bertha 25° KBS Tour Prototype 85 S
    TaylorMade M1 5-AW Nippon NS Pro 950GH S
    Cleveland RTX-3 56° and 60° DG Wedge Flex
    PXG Mustang 34" with Golf Pride Tour SNSR Soft 104cc
    Titleist Pro V1/TaylorMade TP5
    Bushnell Tour V4 w/Slope
  • trileriantrilerian Members  479WRX Points: 92Handicap: 13.1Posts: 479 Greens
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    I play Callaway Steelhead XRs in 5-AW, with the set 4h and vokey wedges. I am thinking of getting fit for a new set this season with my eye on the Mavrik Pros, but I haven't made up my mind quite yet.

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  • NJgolfer11NJgolfer11 Members  184WRX Points: 95Handicap: 8Posts: 184 Fairways
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    5 handicap.

    I know. I know. I am in the wrong thread.

    I was an 8 last year and I recommend Ping i210's.

    Look and feel great. I was fitted for red dot, modus 105s shafts. Dropped 3 strokes in 1 season.

    Give them a shot. You will not be disappointed.

  • blues72blues72 Members  59WRX Points: 58Posts: 59 Bunkers
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    Currently a 16, but expecting to make a lot of improvement this year! 4 and 5 G410 hybrids with HMP 6-PW and Apex CF16 wedges.

  • AnserAnser ClubWRX  2272WRX Points: 177Posts: 2,272 Platinum Tees
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    The mid to short irons change all the time but I never seem to get away from hibore 4,5,6 and have had some form of those in the bag since they came out.

    TM M5 9.5 - Tour AD IZ 7s
    TM M6  5 HL, Tour AD IZ 7s
    Cleveland Hibore Xli 3,4,5
    Srixon Z585 6-AW, Modus 105 s
    Cleveland RTX 54/58
    TaylorMade HiToe 64
    Evnroll ER-5, Evnroll ER-2.1
  • rwlrwl Lil' Dickie Members  251WRX Points: 70Handicap: 13Posts: 251 Greens
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    14 hdcp.

    Original Callaway Apex 5 - Pw

    Sub 70 699 4i (at least for now, 4i seems to be a rotating spot lately)

    This week`s Starting Line-Up:

    Ping G400 LST 10* w/ Px Evenflow Blue 75 6.0
    Rogue SZ 13.5 w/ Px Evenflow Blue 75 6.0
    Cally 416 19* Hybrid w/ Diamana S+ 82g Stiff
    Rogue 4 w/ XP 95, S300
    Cally Apex 5-P w/ NS Pro 1050GH S 
    52*, 56*, 60* Vokey SM5's
    Ping Ti Anser Wrx
  • dekezdekez Dr. Strangelove Members  435WRX Points: 69Posts: 435 Greens
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    18 HDCP. Alternating between Ping G25 and Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metals.

    Ping G410 Plus driver
    Ping G400, Cobra F6 Baffler woods
    Callaway XR hybrids
    Ping G25 irons 
    Ping Stealth 54/WS and Zing 57 wedges
    Ping Sigma G Craz-E putter
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  • 14max14max IllinoisMembers  221WRX Points: 79Posts: 221 Fairways
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    G400s are in my modern bag and EYE2s are in my classic bag...


    Driver PING G400 SFT (10); Alta CB 55
    Wood PING G400 (15.5); Alta CB 65
    Hybrid PING G400 (22); Alta CB 70
    Irons PING G400 (6-9, W, U); Alta CB
    Wedges PING Glide 3.0 (54, 58); AWT 2.0
    Putter PING Vault Arna (35")

    Woods Callaway Big Bertha Warbird (12, 18, 24)
    Irons PING Eye2 (6-9, W, S)
    Putter PING Darby (35")

  • jubessjubess Members  774WRX Points: 104Posts: 774 Golden Tee
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    You fancy. G400 are one of Ping’s best irons.

  • CJ17CJ17 Members  17WRX Points: 8Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    MP20. Decided to give them a shot and I love them. Then again I'm not a high handicap because of my ball striking, as I don't struggle to find the middle of the face. Chipping, putting, and tee shots on the other hand...

  • 0351Duffer0351Duffer Members  140WRX Points: 34Handicap: 18Posts: 140 Fairways
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    I'm hovering at an 18 HC at the moment. Titleist 718 AP1 Irons are what I've played since early 2019. Before that I had 714 AP1s since 2015 and before that Taylormade R7s...

    I'm still very happy with the 718 AP1s. They are a small but noticeable improvement over my 714s.

  • pduviepduvie Chesapeake, VAMembers  157WRX Points: 36Handicap: 13.1Posts: 157 Fairways
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    I am a 13.9 handicap this year, I pay with Ping G410 irons (4-PW) and they play pretty good,,,I have a set of PXG 0211 iron that will get here in about a week, feel and sound....cannot compare with the G410, PXG has them beaten in all parts of the clubs.

    PXG 0811 XF Driver- 10.5 Degrees - Fujikura Pro 2.0, Regular, 73 grams
    Ping G410 5-wood - 17.5 Degrees,  Alta CB , Regular flex, 65 grams
    PXG 0317 Hybrid - 22 Degrees, Fujikura Pro 2.0 53 grams
    Titleist U510 Utility iron - 22 degrees, Recoil ES 760 F3, Regular, 70 grams
    PXG 0211 Irons - 5-PW, Mistubishi MMT 70, Regular Shaft, 1/4 inch longer
    Cleveland CBX2 Wedges, 52, 56, 60 Degree, DG 115 Wedge flex
    Bettinardi Studio Stock Slotback, 34 inches
    Titleist AVX balls
    Srixon Z-Star XV balls
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  • pat_katopat_kato ClubWRX  178WRX Points: 157Posts: 178 ClubWRX
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    For me, head size and distance were about the same. Top line is slightly thinner but the difference is the feel for the Mizuno. When you strike the ball right the feel and sound are bit more satisfying. In the end, I'm glad I made the switch but I'm still holding on to my Vapor Combos.

    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
  • tomuch23tomuch23 WIMembers  603WRX Points: 108Posts: 603 Golden Tee
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    16. Cobra f9 regular length. Absolutely love the performance along with being very forgiving.

    Srixon Z785 9.5° PX HAZ RED 65
    Srixon F85 15° PX HAZ YELLOW 
    Cleveland Launcher Halo 19°/22° 
    Cobra F9 Speedback 5-Pw,Aw KBS TOUR 90
    Cleveland Cbx 54°/58° DG115 wedge. 
    Cleveland Frontline Elevado
    Srixon Z Star/Q Star Tour, Tp5, Elixr oncore 
    Ogio Silencer
  • PworldPworld Members  398WRX Points: 98Handicap: 10.5Posts: 398 Greens
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    Thanks for the feedback. Going to try these and the 919T tmrw in a fitting. I think i just need to find the right shaft and i am good.

    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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