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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking forward to hearing your results with the Speedzone. A 19 degree, hot faced SGI sounds dangerous.
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!
How is the HMB off the fairway? Since I switched to Mizuno irons was thinking of matching to Mizuno
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
Ogio Alpha Convoy RTC Stand Bag
That is what I rotate in the bag... stupid easy to hit
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.
I have a Ping G-700 4 iron which I use for windy days, punch shots and par 3's off the tee ...
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.
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
Haha, yeah I forgot to mention that in my post! It really is stupid easy to hit! :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Off yeah that's a lot of offset, I hope the speedzone doesn't that that much haha.
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.
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.
@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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