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Best Looking and Feeling GI Iron?

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For those of you who have access to lots of clubs to try (I live in BFE) what are your thoughts on full on GI irons that manage to look decent at address and sound/feel decent?


Really thinking of going to something more point and shoot that’s forgiving of thin and toe misses with some leading edge relief as well.

SS about 87 with 6i

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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  3187WRX Points: 816Handicap: 6Posts: 3,187 Titanium Tees
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    Try out a demo club from Sub70? I love the look of the 639s and have been enjoying the one I have (set will be ordered eventually)... The 699s are also good if you want some more distance. For $20, they will send you a demo club to try them out. They will fit you over the phone and are much more engaged than the larger companies... might be a perfect fit for you (Assuming you like the look of them).

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7092WRX Points: 1,345Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,092 Titanium Tees
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    Don't know where BFE is but I assume you have pretty much ZERO chance at trying clubs, yes ?

    Given that, how good would any of our advice be given you're asking about totally subjective things ? Look ? Feel ? Sound ? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3822WRX Points: 314Posts: 3,822 Titanium Tees
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    I like the feel of my Mavrik irons. But if money wasn’t tight would love the PXG XF.

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    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
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  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members  464WRX Points: 137Posts: 464 Greens
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    I'd vote for G410. Really enjoying the feel of the past 5 years of Ping irons. Solid feel, meaningful forgiveness. Just a bit too much offset for my eye, but well within spec for a GI iron.

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    Ping Glide 3.0 54SS, 58SS DG TI S400
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  • rondre3000rondre3000 Members  355WRX Points: 100Posts: 355 Greens
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    JPX919 Hot Metal Pro. Excellent and great pricing on them now w/ plenty of custom shaft options. With a SS of 87mph w/ a 6i you are in the stiff shaft category. Possibly even X-Stiff depending on other factors.

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  • PullHookBlockPullHookBlock Members  12WRX Points: 14Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    Thanks for the feedback. I’ll look into these. I want something a little friendlier than MP-20 HMB but still a somewhat classic albeit larger look and not a tinny hollow cheap feel.

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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members  1800WRX Points: 351Posts: 1,800 Platinum Tees
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    If you’re looking for more of a GI iron try the 739s from Sub 70. Those are their GI iron.. They are more forgiving than the 639 or 699. I bought a set last summer and have been very happy with them. This was also the best club buying experiences I’ve ever had. Jason the owner was fantastic to work with. I have some physical issues and Jason did a really did a great lob fitting me. I can’t wait until the budget allows for another purchase from them.

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    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • KentendoKentendo Members  49WRX Points: 42Posts: 49 Bunkers
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    I hit the Titleist T300's over the weekend and was really impressed. They look really good behind the ball and feel great compared to other irons in this category. They almost have me wanting to leave PING...

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    Callaway Epic Flash 10.5* with Tensei Blue

    Callaway XR 15* with UST Proforce V2

    Ping I3 O-size 3-SW with JZ Cushin

    Vokey SM 58*

    Odyssey #7

    Titleist Tour Soft

  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19648WRX Points: 1,702Posts: 19,648 Titanium Tees
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    If you want a full size GI iron that both looks good and sounds/feels good then I'd check out the Mizuno Hot Metal. They are a little smaller than Ping G410's but they sound and feel better. They are low bounce so not the best if you dig trenches but otherwise they are fantastic clubs that can be played by a wide range of handicappers.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • hsmahonhsmahon Members, Paid BST  72WRX Points: 79Posts: 72 Bunkers
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    Srixon z585 definitely worth a mention. Could also look for a used set of z545 or z565.

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  • CanyonaroCanyonaro Members  4WRX Points: 14Posts: 4 Starters
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    I play the HMB and find them plenty friendly but I previously used blades so I'm probably not a good reference. Try the 919 Forged and Hot Metal. Otherwise the P790, T300.

    If you want to sacrifice your ego, I've played twice with Big Bertha irons as rentals & they're absurdly, hilariously fogriving. Literally anywhere on the face and it goes almost the same, but you can still turn them if you need to. Made me rethink a lifetime of club choices. If you get them in black they're not quite as ugly.

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  • iNeedMoreGolfiNeedMoreGolf RiMembers  399WRX Points: 171Handicap: 14Posts: 399 Greens
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    plain and simple.. the top 2 best game improvemnt irons ive ever felt... mizuno hot metal pro 919 and callaway steelhead xr pro... both feel outstanding and are very forgiving without looking bad or being bulky or too much offset. The mizuno hotmetal pro are probably more easy to get as they are from last year where the steelhead pro are from a few years ago. Dont let the pro in the names fool you these are game improvment irons i mentioned.

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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers  8472WRX Points: 483Handicap: ScotchPosts: 8,472 Titanium Tees
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    Need more bounce, Ping G410/210. Less bounce, Mizuno JPX series. Demo/get fit!

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  • jblough99jblough99 Members  1047WRX Points: 281Posts: 1,047 Platinum Tees
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    If you dont mind straying from the big name OEM's, get yourself a set of Maltby TE or DBM. They will feel/look better than anything mentioned above. Very easy to hit, very forgiving, and very straight. Also you can get an entire set for the price of 2-3 irons from any of the big names. Its a cheap experiment if you end up not liking them.

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    Driver - G410 LST 9* Ventus Black 7X (tipped 1”)
    Fairway - Under Construction
    Hybrid - Under Construction
    Irons - 2019 Cobra King Forged MB 5-GW KBS $-Taper 130X
    Sand Wedge - Cobra MIM Black 56.10 Versatile KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125
    Lob Wedge - Cobra MIM Black 60.04 Widelow KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 
    Putter - Tour Issue Odyssey Protype PT12
    


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    Driver - G410 LST 9* Ventus Black 7X (tipped 1”)
    Fairway - Under Construction
    Hybrid - Under Construction
    Irons - 2019 Cobra King Forged MB 5-GW KBS $-Taper 130X
    Sand Wedge - Cobra MIM Black 56.10 Versatile KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125
    Lob Wedge - Cobra MIM Black 60.04 Widelow KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 
    Putter - Tour Issue Odyssey Protype PT12
    


  • 1plaingolfer1plaingolfer Members  14WRX Points: 74Posts: 14 Bunkers
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    I picked up a set of the Bridgestone Tour B JGR HF2 irons earlier this year and love them. I have about the same swing speed as you. Got mine with Nippon NS PRO 950GH shafts in stiff flex, perfect feel and trajectory. And the cost was well below most major brands, $600 for 5-AW. Even the pro at the store said he couldn't understand why more people don't consider these........great looking and soft feel for a great price.

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  • slolaneslolane Members  47WRX Points: 31Posts: 47 Bunkers
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    If you want to try a super game improvement iron I would throw in the Ping G710 lots of reviews online.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOErHWvPmRQ

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    Callaway 58 sure out sw graphite
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  • cshane12cshane12 Members  6WRX Points: 19Handicap: 12Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    I love the Mizuno Hot Metals (playing the JPX 900). Beautiful irons. Easy to hit through the whole set. The misses have never been so good. The Mizuno fitting system is super easy and crazy accurate for it's simplicity.

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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Members  1403WRX Points: 203Posts: 1,403 Platinum Tees
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    Not gonna lie. I had to look up BFE... guess that’s slang for middle of nowhere.

    If your budget allows, I’d try PXG. I used to be a PXG hater, because I felt they were over-hyped and no way justified at their price point. But with their special pricing right now & used clubs going at decent prices, I was able to get a used 4-6 iron mini set of Gen 1 0311’s & a new 4-PW set of 0211’s. Haven’t yet hit the 0211’s but the 0311’s flat out perform!

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    Epic Flash SubZero 9*, Ventus Blue VeloCore 6S, Draw setting
    Epic Flash SubZero 15*, Tensei AV Blue 75R, Draw setting
    PXG 0317 17*, MMT 80S, Draw setting
    PXG 0317X Gen2 19*, MMT 80S, Draw setting
    PXG 0311 Gen1 4-6 iron, Steelfiber 95S
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    RTX3 Tour Raw 58/9 Mid Grind, DG Wedge
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  • JarCar14JarCar14 Members  15WRX Points: 31Handicap: 12ishPosts: 15 Bunkers
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    I've been testing around and playing different GI clubs over the past few years and decided "best looking" really is two different questions: which looks least like a GI club but performs like one vs. which looks most confidence inspiring in a good package.

    On the first question, I think it's pretty impossible to beat the look and performance of the Srixon z585. Really sleek top line, forged, clean looks. And all the help you'd need, provided your delivery works well with the v sole. The Mizuno JPX Hot Metal Pros are also great looking at address. And depending on your swing, you might get full GI performance from the JPX 919 Forged, which would be the best looking of the bunch, I think.

    On the second question, i'd say the Ping G410 and JPX 919 Hot Metal both are good options. Good luck.

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    Taylormade SIM 10.5* w/ PX Hzrdus Smoke Green 70x

    Callaway Epic Flash 15* w/ PX Hzrdus Smoke Black 70x

    Mizuno CLK 2020 19* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei White 90Tx

    Mizuno JPX Forged 919 4 - GW w/ KBS $ Taper 130x

    Callaway MD4 Chrome 54/10*

    Callaway PM Grind 19 58/12*

    Taylormade Spider Tour Black 34"

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  • hammergolfhammergolf St. LouisMembers  552WRX Points: 264Handicap: 3Posts: 552 Golden Tee
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    I would say feel wise it would be Mizuno Hot Metal. Looks wise I have always thought the Titleist AP1's looked good

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    Ping G400 Max 9 Tour 65 Stiff
    Ping G410 3wd @ 15.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 7wd @ 19.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Stiff
    Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50*, 56* @ 55, 60* Modus 105 Stiff
    Evnroll TR8 33"
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    PXG 0211s - kicked G700s out of my bag!

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    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Ping G400 MAX 10.5*
    Ping G400 5W
    Ping G400 3H
    Ping G410 4H
    PXG 0211 5 to GW
    Cleveland CBX 54 and 58
    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 6 33"
  • JifmoliJifmoli Vanuatu/Solomon IslandsMembers  64WRX Points: 60Handicap: 22Posts: 64 Bunkers
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    I play Srixon z355. thinner topline than sgi clubs, good feel, long, and great sole design for turf interaction. In case you want something more forgiving than the other Srixon mentioned here by others. Few years old now so sharp price.


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  • staysober for golfstaysober for golf Low carb guy Members  1079WRX Points: 122Handicap: 10Posts: 1,079 Platinum Tees
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    How do the Mavrik compare to the original Epic sole wise?

    Would it be worth it to try the 4 and 5 iron into my set?

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    8* F9, HZDUS B. S. 44 1/2"

    14.2* TS2, NV S. 42 3/4" 
    17* G410 Stock S. 40 3/4" 
    4 & 5 Iron EPIC Stock S. 
    6-PW X2H Pro Stock S. 
    56* X forged, Stock S.
    ODYSSEY WIDE B/W 

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    Epon AF705

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3822WRX Points: 314Posts: 3,822 Titanium Tees
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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

  • wjetswjets Members  2WRX Points: 12Posts: 2 Starters
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    Miura 9003 passing point straight neck forgiving great feeling and very nice looking when addressing ball.

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19648WRX Points: 1,702Posts: 19,648 Titanium Tees
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    While I LOVE the PP-9003, and actually just bought a set, they are NOT GI irons in any traditional sense.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
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    I guess In the true definition of the term GI pp-9003 are not game improvement but they sure improved my iron game.

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