Thoughts on G410 vs G710 & stiff vs reg flex
I’m getting the itch for some new irons. I currently play Ping G with Nippon Modus Tour 105 Stiff shafts. I am looking at G410 or G710 and likely the Recoil ES 780 shaft.
My hC was down to 5 but with less playing time in the last two years probably closer to a 9 at the moment. I am not a very good ball striker. I am a slider and tend to hit a bit fat. My swing has some flaws but I can typically get my timing down to square at impact and hit irons fairly straight with a little draw. I loose a lot of power due to my swing mechanics on iron shots, but I don’t have this issue with hybrids, FW, and driver. I have no problem hitting my 3 hybrid 215 and my 3 wood 240. I’m 45 and in decent shape. From fittings this week my 7 iron speed is around 75 mph. 7 iron carry showing low 140s and low 150s total distance, although on course my 7 iron is my go to for 160 yds. On the sim, 7 iron launch is about 23*. I tend to hit iron shots fairly high. My driver swing speed is 100 - 105 on sim and typically hit in the 270s.
I’ve never tried regular flex clubs, but that is way the fitter is recommending based on my 7 iron swing speed. I’ve also never had graphite clubs, but my shaft recommendation has always been for lower weight shafts (ideally ones that can bring down ball flight). I tried the Recoil 780 F3 regular flex and it felt amazing in both the G710 and G410. They didn’t have a F4 stiff flex in their cart for me to try. I hit the G410 and G710 nearly identically and both are about 1/2 club longer than my current G irons.
My thoughts are that the G410 and G710 will perform nearly identical for me and it is really just a matter of personal preference on black vs chrome, sound (G710 seemed to have a louder impact), and of course price. Any advice on the Recoil F3 vs F4 given my background. Any downsides If I go with the F4 and it is stiffer than the recommendation since I have no issues getting the ball in the air? I much preferred the feel of the Recoil to the stock Alta shaft.
Any thought are appreciated.
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