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Recommendations for long irons to combo with MP-64

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I am currently playing MP-64 with DG S300 shafts in 3-PW. They are great clubs, but I think I would benefit by replacing the 3 iron (and maybe the 4 iron) with heads that are a bit more forgiving. Any suggestions?

I have a ~9 index and my driver swing speed is ~105, but those should improve a far bit by the end of this summer. I started playing again last summer after a 20 year break and this summer I am training, stretching, and playing a ton. Hence I would perfer to buy something used and a few years old, I am waiting for my game to plateau before getting fit for new clubs.

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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1609WRX Points: 331Handicap: 7Posts: 1,609 Platinum Tees
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    I would equate MP64 to the JPX 919Ti and S300 are haft weight by today’s standard. Since you have your swing stretch out down to the 4 iron, you have a lot of options.

    Callaway UDI would gap well. Any UDI, hollow head, cavity back and even GI iron in that slot. Ping, Titleist, Mizuno, Srixon, Cobra...you aren’t short for choices

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    Mizuno ST200 Diamana Blue 7.5*
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 12.5*
    Ping G410 Crossover 17* Tour Shaft
    Ping i210 (3-PW), Px LZ 6.0
    Wilson Staff Model 54* SW and 58* LW
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
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  • cadoipicadoipi Members  116WRX Points: 96Posts: 116 Fairways
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    What does "S300 are haft (half?) weight by today’s standard" mean?

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  • MelloYelloMelloYello Upstate, SCMembers  3860WRX Points: 1,054Handicap: 3.9Posts: 3,860 Titanium Tees
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    I had a set of MP-64 irons a few years ago. They were fantastic. I wasn't entirely comfortable with the S300 so I started soft-stepping them which didn't work out so well. I replaced the entire set after that experiment.

    But instead of ending up in a different style of iron I ended up with my present set of Titleist CB irons which are more or less the same. What changed was that I started using the S300 AMT shafts which get lighter from one club to the next. Instead of a 130g shaft in the long irons, it's more like 110g. That makes a lot of difference to me as I feel I can really get the ball up much more easily.

    So I would consider AMT shafts as opposed to simply replacing 1 or 2 irons. But if you go that route, your options will include hollow-headed driving irons along with larger cavity-back irons like the Mizuno JPX series.

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    Driver: M3 w. Tensei CK Pro Org.
    Fairway: M6 (3w)
    Dr-Iron: 718 T-MB (2)
    Irons: 716 CB (3-Pw)
    Wedges: SM6 52-F / 56-F / 60-S
    Putter: Newport 2 Select
  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NCMembers  683WRX Points: 417Handicap: 8.7Posts: 683 Golden Tee
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    If you like Mizuno, try the MP20 HMB.

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    Mizuno ST190 9.5° w/ Fuji Atmos Black TS
    Mizuno ST190 3W w/ Graphite Design Tour AD DI
    Mizuno JPX 900 5W w/ Fuji Speeder 661 Evo II
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL HMB 4 iron w/ DG 120 S300
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 5-9 w/ DG 120 S300
    Mizuno S18 46° w/ DG S300
    Mizuno S18 52° w/ DG S300
    Titleist Vokey SM5 58°/11° K Grind
    Titleist Vokey SM5 62°/8° T Grind
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
    Titleist Pro V1 golf balls
  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1609WRX Points: 331Handicap: 7Posts: 1,609 Platinum Tees
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    Sorry this autocorrect is horrible. S300 as heavy by today’s standards. Dropping 130 grams down to 120 or even 115 grams to today’s shafts and technology may aid in lifting the long irons itself.

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    Mizuno ST200 Diamana Blue 7.5*
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 12.5*
    Ping G410 Crossover 17* Tour Shaft
    Ping i210 (3-PW), Px LZ 6.0
    Wilson Staff Model 54* SW and 58* LW
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • cadoipicadoipi Members  116WRX Points: 96Posts: 116 Fairways
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    I found a half set (3-6) of MP-54 with KBS Tour 120 stiff shafts. I can return them and go for something more drastic if they don't do the trick.

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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1609WRX Points: 331Handicap: 7Posts: 1,609 Platinum Tees
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    I’d say go for it!

    Ive player KBS before, they are easy to launch, mid-flight but penetrating.

    KBS was stock on the MP18SC so it should pair well with any Mizuno head.

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    Mizuno ST200 Diamana Blue 7.5*
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 12.5*
    Ping G410 Crossover 17* Tour Shaft
    Ping i210 (3-PW), Px LZ 6.0
    Wilson Staff Model 54* SW and 58* LW
    Odyssey RX9 Putter

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