Any one using SGI irons as their driving iron?

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9594WRX Points: 1,585Posts: 9,594 Titanium Tees
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    I'd say that they are certainly less chunky looking and are similar to P790. They also aren't as inexpensive as the Speedzone irons I got. I gamed a HMB 4i for a bit and it did feel pretty nice but I think it would be touch a touch too small actually for what I'm going for. Offset was good so that was a huge plus. Didn't feel "hot" like your typical driving iron... felt pretty soft/forged feeling.

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    D - SIM Max | Tour Z Xtreme 475; 4w - SIM Ti | Diamana B 80; 4h - 818H2 | Tensei White 90; Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120; GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue; SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue; LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue; P - Toulon San Diego or Directed Force 2.1; Ball - TP5 Pix 2.0

    Incoming gear: Speedzone Xtreme 9* Driver,  Speedzone 5w, Speedzone 4i & 5i

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  • lil'mikelil'mike Members  1311WRX Points: 88Posts: 1,311 Platinum Tees
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    Not sure if this qualifies but I use a Ping G2 3HL which is like a hybrid/iron with a steel shaft. It is 19 degrees and I like it alot. First pic is the club and the next two are generic ones I found to show different angles.


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  • jwadds19jwadds19 Members  95WRX Points: 39Posts: 95 Fairways
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    I do this as well. 3 iron bent strong. Awesome off the tee and plenty forgiving. Cant imagine it is much different than a U85.

    I also do it with the HMB 3 iron.

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  • ThinneditThinnedit Members  75WRX Points: 73Posts: 75 Fairways
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    So heading along the same line, I got a Mavrik Pro 4 iron today with a KBS tour graphite 90 stiff shaft in it to go with my 5-P rogue pros. Head seems slightly larger and with a bit more tech hopefully will be a fairway finder.

    Very keen to get it on the course this weekend.

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    Mavrik 9.0⁰ even flow riptide 60s
    Epic flash 3wd tensei blue CK 65s
    Mavrik Pro 4i KBS TGI 90s • Rogue Pro 5-P xp105 s300
    Strokelab Black Ten • MD4 50⁰ 54⁰ PM19 58⁰ dg 115 tour issue
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  • beluga99beluga99 If Florence Nightingale over here would play a little defence.. Members  1036WRX Points: 186Handicap: 4.7Posts: 1,036 Platinum Tees
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    Looking forward to hearing your results with the Speedzone. A 19 degree, hot faced SGI sounds dangerous.

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    G400
    917 F2
    910H
    4 MP 18
    5-P MP 20
    SM7 52F 56F 60D
    Rossie
  • joostinjoostin Members  44WRX Points: 59Posts: 44 Bunkers
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    Srixon Z 545 20* 3 iron, previously Wilson C200 19* 3 iron, both great off the tee. I only buy inexpensive. My super cheap one is a Dynacraft Prophet CB 17* 3 iron that's actually too long for the 3 iron spot. All fun clubs, but none as fun as my blade MP-68 3 iron!

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    D Adams XTD, NLTX. 3W TEE CBX, HB75S. 5W 915F, D+80X.
    3I Srixon Z 545, 4I Mizuno MP-H4, 6I-PW Miz MP-54, CTL X.
    50° Adams CB2, X100 54°,60° Clev CBX, S300. P Cure CX3.
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  • mattavery727mattavery727 Members  244WRX Points: 72Handicap: 10Posts: 244 Fairways
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    How is the HMB off the fairway? Since I switched to Mizuno irons was thinking of matching to Mizuno

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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

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  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX  939WRX Points: 339Handicap: 12Posts: 939 ClubWRX
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    That is what I rotate in the bag... stupid easy to hit

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    WITB
    Driver: TS2 10.5 - Diamana DF 60 TX
    3 Wood: 915 F 16.5 - Blueboard
    5 Wood: 909 F2 18.5 - Blueboard
    Hybrids: 816 H1 21 & 25 - Blueboard
    Irons 6-PW: 765 - PX LZ
    Wedges: 50º Ping Glide 2.0
    54º, 60º PXG 0311 - KBS
    Putter: Newport Mil-Spec

    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1651462-jwhite86-witb/
  • driveandputtmachinedriveandputtmachine 4 wedges or 2 iron? That is the question! Members  1421WRX Points: 257Handicap: 0.0Posts: 1,421 Platinum Tees
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    I am playing the Speedzone in 4,5,6

    My 4 is 18, I have catalyst 100 shaft in it. It is great as a driving iron. The best thing about it is the ability to flight it. I can hit low roll forever tee balls. I can hit mid traj shots and high fades without a problem. I had issues hitting anything other than lowish bullets with my TM UDI. I even hit the Speedzone 4 iron from the fairway on a par 5 a couple of weeks ago and it held the green. The four is mainly a club off of the tee, the 5 goes par 3's, numerous seconds to par 5's and a few tee shots on par 4's.

    I originally bought the 5 iron as a long iron replacement. I started realizing the versatility of the club and immediately wanted the 4, and decided to go ahead and grab a 6 iron too for good measure. You never know when a discount code will be pulled.

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    Driver - Ping 400 MAX/ SIM
    Fairway - TM M 3HL 
    Irons - (4 -6) Cobra Speed Zone
    Irons (7-W) Cobra Forged Tour
    Wedges - Cleveland CB2 50* and 54*, Cobra MIM  60* at 58* and RTX-4 60* at 62*
    Putter - Mannkrafted MA/66 or Taylormade Spider
    Ball - Srixon Z Star
  • AC in TXAC in TX Members  761WRX Points: 108Handicap: 2 HiPosts: 761 Golden Tee
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    I have a Ping G-700 4 iron which I use for windy days, punch shots and par 3's off the tee ...

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    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Woods: Ping G400 MAX 10.5* / G400 5W / G-400 3H / G410 4H
    Irons: PXG 0211 5 to GW (or Ping G700 5 to GW when my swing is sucking)
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54 and Ping Glide 2.0 60
    Putter - Scotty Circa 62 No. 6 33"
  • jwadds19jwadds19 Members  95WRX Points: 39Posts: 95 Fairways
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    I have had no issues from the deck at all. The sole is wide but not offensively so which i really like. The offset is also quite reasonable.

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  • Russ757Russ757 Chesapeake, VAMembers  7820WRX Points: 242Posts: 7,820 Titanium Tees
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    588 mt

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    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9.5* Fubuki Alpha 70

    FW: Ping G400 16.5* Fubuki Ax 75

    Hybrid: Ping G400 19* Fubuki Ax 400

    DI: Srixon U65 22* Steelfiber 95

    Irons: Srixon 565/765 4-9 Steelfibers 110

    Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 48*, 52*, 56*, 60* Steelfiber 125

  • lil'mikelil'mike Members  1311WRX Points: 88Posts: 1,311 Platinum Tees
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    Haha, yeah I forgot to mention that in my post! It really is stupid easy to hit! :)

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  • KristianJKristianJ Members  263WRX Points: 61Handicap: 8.0Posts: 263 Greens
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    I picked up a Cleveland 588TT 3 and 5 iron a couple of months ago...the 3 (19*) had a Motore Speeder HB 9.8 TS X and the 5 (24) a DG X100. 3 in and out with my 5 wood and 5 in and out with my 5 hybrid. Both very helpful on windy days, as the 5 wood and 5 hybrid have higher launch shafts.

    Unfortunately the 3 snapped at the hosel a couple of weeks ago. The shaft may or may not be still usable, but I'll probably reshaft the head with a X100 or similar.

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    TM Burner Superfast TP 2.0 LCG 9.5* Axivcore Tour Red 79 TX
    TM RBZ 15* Axivcore Tour Red 79 TX
    TM V Steel 18* UST Proforce V2 76 S
    Cleveland 588TT 3i Fujikura Speeder TS 9.8 X
    Cleveland 588TT 5i DG X100U
    Bridgestone J33CB KBS Tour S
    Cleveland RTX3 52/58
    Yes! Callie
  • kess13kess13 So I just put the ball in the hole... Members  1373WRX Points: 148Posts: 1,373 Platinum Tees
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    Wilson D7 19* 4 iron. Ordered from Wilson with a modus 105 to my spec for under a hundy shipped. So chunky, so much offset. So long and straight. I have flat out missed the grooves toe side and some how managed solid distance down the middle.

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    F6 baffler
    MP54
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    Classic #3
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members  1001WRX Points: 392Posts: 1,001 Platinum Tees
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    I have tried my friend's Gmax 4 iron, and I just did not like it as well as the driving iron I have, or most of the driving irons I have tried. A lot of it was the visual. I just don't like seeing that much hanging out on the back of an iron. I guess if I could find a SGI iron that looked sleeker at address, maybe I would consider it.

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  • headcase59headcase59 West Lafayette, INMembers  465WRX Points: 77Posts: 465 Greens
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    I've been using one of these for the last couple years. Shaft and head combo were just slapped together because I was bored one day took it to the range and been in my bag ever since. It's got a good amount of offset as you can see but I prefer to have some.


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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9594WRX Points: 1,585Posts: 9,594 Titanium Tees
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    Off yeah that's a lot of offset, I hope the speedzone doesn't that that much haha.

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    D - SIM Max | Tour Z Xtreme 475; 4w - SIM Ti | Diamana B 80; 4h - 818H2 | Tensei White 90; Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120; GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue; SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue; LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue; P - Toulon San Diego or Directed Force 2.1; Ball - TP5 Pix 2.0

    Incoming gear: Speedzone Xtreme 9* Driver,  Speedzone 5w, Speedzone 4i & 5i

  • headcase59headcase59 West Lafayette, INMembers  465WRX Points: 77Posts: 465 Greens
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    It is but offset is your friend. I used to be an offset hater but it really doesn't bother me. I don't necessarily need it as I've played minimal offset blades for years now. If it looks good to my eye and feels good I'll hit it.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9594WRX Points: 1,585Posts: 9,594 Titanium Tees
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    I know hah it just makes it seem closed, which I hate. I don't really need the offset to get the ball up in the air either but it is what it is.

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    D - SIM Max | Tour Z Xtreme 475; 4w - SIM Ti | Diamana B 80; 4h - 818H2 | Tensei White 90; Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120; GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue; SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue; LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue; P - Toulon San Diego or Directed Force 2.1; Ball - TP5 Pix 2.0

    Incoming gear: Speedzone Xtreme 9* Driver,  Speedzone 5w, Speedzone 4i & 5i

  • buntabunta Members  806WRX Points: 475Posts: 806 Golden Tee
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    @MtlJeff this question is for the ANYONE who have experimented with this...

    do the usual chunkier modern "driving irons" actually fly higher and further than a regular SGI if the loft, length and shafts are the exact same ??

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    TS3 / 785 / SM7 / Juno
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