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Sweepers - What irons are you currently using

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bigD77bigD77 Members  253WRX Points: 81Posts: 253 Greens
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Sweeper here...looking at new irons this season and putting together the shortlist of heads to try. Players irons preferred, maybe a combo in the very short irons.

Coming from Miura CB1008's, which have been great, but just time for something new (new miura's are not in the budget). The Miuras were longer than i expected and I'm not super concerned about gaining iron distance, consistency is what I'm after.

What's in your bag and what did you try?

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  • Frisco KidFrisco Kid Members  296WRX Points: 172Posts: 296 Greens
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    I’m a sweeper/picker, really enjoying the PXG 0211 irons. I believe they fit in the hollow players distance category.

    The feel is outstanding and consistent distances.

    Since distance is not a requirement, I found Maltby DBM (or TE) forged irons superb for feel and accuracy. A sweeper’s dream with slim sole and thin top line. My only gripe with them was I was much shorter with them. My miss is usually thin and the DBM irons are very good at covering up that miss.

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  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members  534WRX Points: 159Posts: 534 Golden Tee
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    Ping i210 here. Came from mostly AP2 (712, 716, 718). I don't have an issue with the slightly thicker sole. I play in MN so pretty "average" conditions I guess.

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    Titleist 818H1 21*, GD AD-IZ 95S
    Ping i210 4-AW, DG 120 S300
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  • weavs2weavs2 Members  104WRX Points: 59Posts: 104 Fairways
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    I have the Srixon z785. Only other irons that I considered were the T100 or T100-s

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  • BogeyParBogeyBogeyParBogey Trying to get better... northern ILMembers  286WRX Points: 116Handicap: not keptPosts: 286 Greens
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    Maltby TE forged.

    Dave

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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers  16996WRX Points: 1,082Handicap: 4-5Posts: 16,996 Titanium Tees
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    This sweeper really enjoys my Titleist 620 MB&CB combo. I wouldn't suggest them for most golfers. The 620 CB's are a bit more challenging than my 716CB or 718CB's. Titleist got both sets right though. MB's and CB's match up really well. I have always looked forward to playing golf but never been this excited about hitting clubs as with 620s. Frankly, I been playing blades since taking up the game thirty years back, but for some unknown reason always feel excited about the opportunity to hit these irons and watch sweet strikes do what was planned.

    Last thought that may help some; the key to choosing the right clubhead specs is know how you impact the ball and what your divots say. For me, from 2 iron to 8i I tend to sweep the ball off the surface, leaving a minor scrape but 9i-LW I leave a more pronounced scraper down to turf roots. Knowing the differences is important. You don't want to think your a sweeper but really a digger; you won't like the result. For this sweeper key is low bounce throughout the set, as close to "0" bounce as possible in long irons. My 2i has 1* as does 3i & 4i., etc. Also, more sharp than blunt leading edges to get as close to the ground as possible, and minimal camber in both directions, or as close to flat as possible, that is what I got in my 620 irons. Also, mine have been shaved a bit. My 2 cents, have a great day. I am going to hit some little chips and pitch shots in the office. 😊

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    Titleist 718 T-MB 17* 2i, Steelfiber i95cw "S"
    Titleist 620 3i i95cw "S"
    Titleist 620 4i-PW, Steelfiber i110 "S"
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  • scooterhd2scooterhd2 Members  1076WRX Points: 396Handicap: 3Posts: 1,076 Platinum Tees
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    Srixon Z785. Sweep away my friend, sweep away.

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  • NYCGolfNutNYCGolfNut Members  549WRX Points: 221Handicap: 12Posts: 549 Golden Tee
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    There are a few that I have used / currently play in rotation that work well, if you are a sweeper like me: MP-20 HMB (and most hollow headed players irons like PXG 0311 range), J15 CB and Miura CB1008 top the list. If you like Blades, then MP5 works well.

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  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers  847WRX Points: 237Posts: 847 Golden Tee
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    bridgestone tour b x-cb

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  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members  444WRX Points: 135Posts: 444 Greens
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    Anything with a thinner sole for me..

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  • cjblake09cjblake09 Members  2177WRX Points: 224Posts: 2,177 Platinum Tees
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    Hogan PTX Pro and ICON combo set. Came from the AP2 718 and the turf interaction with my Hogans is much better.

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  • RoejyeRoejye Members  140WRX Points: 64Handicap: 19.4Posts: 140 Fairways
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    I have a general question, is a wider sole better for sweepers?

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    Titleist 818H1 21*, GD AD-IZ 95S
    Ping i210 4-AW, DG 120 S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 54SS, 58SS DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Special Select
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  • avguyavguy Replacement Player Sonoran Desert, AZMembers  1158WRX Points: 169Posts: 1,158 Platinum Tees
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    Both sets I went graphite shafts are sweep friendly to me in the Titleist T100 and the Taylormade P760.

    Harder desert soils here basically don't allow much digging, and the soles on each works for me with no elbow issues now that I am full time graphite in irons.

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    Blueprints right now.

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  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4428WRX Points: 506Handicap: 3Posts: 4,428 Titanium Tees
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    My mate sweeps roads for a living and currently plays the Wilson Staff tour blades.

    i will make sure to tell him this thread is up here so he feels loved

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    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
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  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  558WRX Points: 317Posts: 558 Golden Tee
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    MP18 SC full cavity set, also heard a lot of sweepers like the Srixon 745,65,85 series. Also had luck with Ping I210 but I have those in a backup bag!

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  • EphemerlolEphemerlol Members  24WRX Points: 13Posts: 24 Bunkers
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    Thinner soles work better for me, playing S55's

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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers  3835WRX Points: 797Handicap: 8.2Posts: 3,835 Titanium Tees
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    You'll probably get mixed responses, but in my experience as a sweeper, the thinner the sole the better

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  • titleistfanboytitleistfanboy Members  60WRX Points: 63Handicap: 4.8Posts: 60 Bunkers
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    Been a sweeper all my life and a Titleist blade guy since the Box Blades in the mid-80s. Currently play the 718 MBs and looking forward to upgrading to 620s once I see a good deal on WRX!

    Not trying to hijack the thread, but any other sweepers find it easier to hit a long iron vs hybrid?

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  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members  5170WRX Points: 920Posts: 5,170 Titanium Tees
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    I'm a sweeper and I like a wider sole with some bounce. Since people have differing experiences you'll have to try different styles to see what works best for you. And hitting off mats won't let you know about turf interaction. I play G400 irons and they work great for me point and shoot but if you wanted something more svelte, the I200 or 210 are very nice.

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  • tim583tim583 Members  387WRX Points: 62Posts: 387 Greens
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    Which do you prefer? I am considering both and my miss is thin. Thanks.

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  • mtgmtg Members  411WRX Points: 58Posts: 411 Greens
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    I don't think all sweepers are created equal, but if you have an upward attack angle (or lack of down with irons), swing in to outish, have lots of dynamic loft. If that's you then a thin sole is the way to go... not much bounce and a rounded/beveled leading edge for when you skim the turf first.

    900 series Srixons are phenomenal for this kind of swing. 700 too, but to a lesser degree... blend them up if you can.

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  • jgpljgpl Members  740WRX Points: 98Posts: 740 Golden Tee
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    No, the complete opposite

    A thin sole with a little bit of camber or a pre-worn leading edge is the ticket

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  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers  895WRX Points: 148Posts: 895 Golden Tee
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    @FairwayFred can probably chime in here on how sole grind matters most.

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7449WRX Points: 1,519Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,449 Titanium Tees
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    This is definitely the conventional thinking. Personally I'm not sure it's true.

    I used to be a digger but changed my swing via lessons to be more of a sweeper. I play Ping G20. Not many clubs out there with a larger sole front-to-back. OR more bounce from club to club.

    But there's bounce and there's "effective" bounce

    I thought I'd have trouble but really didn't. Never much wondered why though. But if you look at the picture below of the G20 you will see how quickly the sole curves upward so the "effective bounce" is actually less than you might expect from looking at the specs, more like a thinner bladed iron and quite a bit lower than the bounce angle as measured.

    Add a bit of a forward press and,,,,,,,,,,,


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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers  3835WRX Points: 797Handicap: 8.2Posts: 3,835 Titanium Tees
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    It just so person to person. I've had my best iron play recently with razor thin 1970s Wilson Staff Tour blades. Best I've ever hit the ball and it's because the soles are nonexistent.

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7449WRX Points: 1,519Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,449 Titanium Tees
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    LOL

    Welllllll,,,,,,,,, not quite sure of your "soles are nonexistent" cause and effect, especially since you haven't changed your signature yet,,,,,,,,but yes, definitely "so person-to-person".

    Whatever works !!!

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    MP18 MMC, but getting a little curious about a set of z785.

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