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  • BiggErnBiggErn Members  2841WRX Points: 732Posts: 2,841 Titanium Tees
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    ZPrime wrote:
    Yikes!! Getting into TM irons for the first time is incredible. The TM thread battles are more intense than the fear of fliers. Im thinking match play with SMU vs Chisag would be a good intro match for Tiger vs Phil



    thanks for all the comments Gents. Both sides. TM passion for/against is entertaining. Im more excited to try these irons now from the last few pages than I was when I asked my original question about Fliers.



    Cheers. I will report back this week with first impressions.




    I’ll add I use to hate TM and have never owned any TM irons. I had an old TM bubble shafted 3 wood years ago that I loved. In recent times I went to a ‘16 M2 driver that I still game and haven’t found anything to knock it out the bag. From there I went to a Spider OS putter. I recently decided to shake things up and went and hit some irons with the mindset to get something (brand wise) I had never played before. I hit the Ping i500, G400, and P790’s. I hit them all well so I then based my decision on cost, looks, and turnaround time. I’ll be honest that the looks of the 790s weighed pretty heavily as well. After looking on BST, eBay, and locally to see what was out there I finally just went and ordered straight from TM. For reference I’m a 4 HC. I’ve broken par maybe a handful of times on less than pga tour caliber courses but shoot consistently in the mid-high 70s on some respectable tracks. I’ll occasionally get in a funk and shoot in the low-mid 80s but I’ll attribute that to lack of practice time.
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    ZPrime wrote:


    Yikes!! Getting into TM irons for the first time is incredible. The TM thread battles are more intense than the fear of fliers. Im thinking match play with SMU vs Chisag would be a good intro match for Tiger vs Phil



    thanks for all the comments Gents. Both sides. TM passion for/against is entertaining. Im more excited to try these irons now from the last few pages than I was when I asked my original question about Fliers.



    Cheers. I will report back this week with first impressions.




    ... LOL, great post. I am not a TM guy and have no allegiance with anyone. I am not any OEM kinda guy. I just love golf equipment and write reviews. I go to the PGA Show every year on my own dime and enjoy talking to VP's of Engineering and R&D as well as the Marketing guys. I can't remember any irons I thought were as special as the P790's for players looking for forgiveness, playability and a little extra distance. Fwiw, I hit my 7 iron 170 + or - a couple yards and never hit one longer if unaided by wind or grass behind the ball. On the other hand, my son is a 27 yr old ex college DE that has a nice swing and carries his driver 280+. I have seen him hit his 60* Scratch Wedge 110yds and seen him completely fly greens when the pin was 120yds. I have little doubt he could hit my P790 7 iron 185 or 205. He has power to spare. I do not. Looking forward to hearing how you like 'em.
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  • klbcecklbcec Members  564WRX Points: 112Posts: 564 Golden Tee
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    SMUGamer wrote:

    chisag wrote:

    BiggErn wrote:


    Well I pulled the trigger so now there will be a lot of deals popping up on eBay and BST. I played around with some different custom options like the black S300 with the Chrome head but there was an upcharge for that shaft. Probably wouldn’t have did it anyway. I did go with black/orange grip that comes on the black ones instead of the gray.




    "I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen."



    ... I guess at a +1.5 index I am not a good player. Of course I actually play them as opposed to talking about them with a guy in a golf shop, so what do I know? Clearly the 67 I shot a few days ago with UNPLAYABLE irons was due to excellent driving, wedge play and putting. image/dntknw.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dntknw:' />
    That's your experience - fine, no big deal. You are the exception, not the norm. Lets see how long they last in your bag. And, how would you know if I've played them or not? Yeah, you don't! Lastly, the fitter is one of the best around here and spends way more hours on this stuff than you ever even thought about.




    Shot 69 with them the other day... guess I'm the exception, too. Seems like some have taken the positive comments on these irons personally..
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    This reminds me of the Mizuno JPX Hot Metal thread early last year. Players of all calibre complaining of unexplained knuckle balls. There was a theory that hitting slightly higher on the face contributed to this.
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    Same thing with the Apex CF16, everyone was worried about fliers with the longer irons( up to 7i), but I never experienced them.
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  • mweaver84mweaver84 Members  535WRX Points: 0Posts: 535
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    klbcec wrote:
    Shot 69 with them the other day... guess I'm the exception, too.




    Always exceptions to everything.



    Granted I only put 1 of these irons in my bag to try out for a few rounds, but I saw a big discrepancy in distance on some of the shots as well. Personally did not like the feel on it either... but I'm sure a bunch people don't like my irons as well. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Different strokes for different folks!
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members  1757WRX Points: 138Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.




    Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours



    Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.
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  • cardia10cardia10 Members  2610WRX Points: 247Posts: 2,610 Titanium Tees
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    SMUGamer wrote:

    cardia10 wrote:


    As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.
    Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.




    Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours



    Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.




    I'm not flaming them, just saying based on on course experience and tracman data, multiple irons in my set have issues not caused by the user. I'm sure they are great for some people, but those people are more than willing to try my set at a significant discount over new....no returns of course.
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members  1757WRX Points: 138Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    cardia10 wrote:


    SMUGamer wrote:

    cardia10 wrote:


    As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.
    Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.




    Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours



    Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.




    I'm not flaming them, just saying based on on course experience and tracman data, multiple irons in my set have issues not caused by the user. I'm sure they are great for some people, but those people are more than willing to try my set at a significant discount over new....no returns of course.




    To be clear my comment was squarely aimed at SMUGamer I guess I could have deleted your part of the post I chose to quote. You've been totally even handed saying they just don't work for YOU, statements from SMU questioning the motives of anyone who chooses to defend these irons crosses the line
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    cardia10 wrote:


    SMUGamer wrote:

    cardia10 wrote:


    As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.
    Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.




    Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours



    Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.




    I'm not flaming them, just saying based on on course experience and tracman data, multiple irons in my set have issues not caused by the user. I'm sure they are great for some people, but those people are more than willing to try my set at a significant discount over new....no returns of course.




    To be clear my comment was squarely aimed at SMUGamer I guess I could have deleted your part of the post I chose to quote. You've been totally even handed saying they just don't work for YOU, statements from SMU questioning the motives of anyone who chooses to defend these irons crosses the line
    Your statements aren't in need of a response from me. Read the entire thread so you get the context of my comments.
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members  1757WRX Points: 138Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    Your statements aren't in need of a response from me. Read the entire thread so you get the context of my comments.




    I've read it. In fact I read a lot of it before extensively testing and then buying the 790's Plenty of guys who like them, plenty having issues. No different to a LOT of the threads here and certainly not supportive of statements like "most folks" and "I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons"
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  • SMUGamerSMUGamer Members  712WRX Points: 175Posts: 712 Golden Tee
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    Hey buddy, play 'em until your heart's content.



    I choose to play irons with ZERO distance control issues, like "most" players.
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members  1757WRX Points: 138Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    Hey buddy, play 'em until your heart's content.



    I choose to play irons with ZERO distance control issues, like "most" players.




    I just got it - you ARE Bob Parsons and I claim my $50
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  • BiggErnBiggErn Members  2841WRX Points: 732Posts: 2,841 Titanium Tees
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    Distance control issues can stem from a lot of things. Since everyone isn’t having distance control issues it’s possible it could be other things but not saying it is or isn’t. . Even the best have an outlier shot on occasion but some on this forum act like they can drop 7 irons inside a hoola hoop from 175 all day long.
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    Hey buddy, play 'em until your heart's content.



    I choose to play irons with ZERO distance control issues, like "most" players.




    I just got it - you ARE Bob Parsons and I claim my $50
    Guess thats why I play Srixons, huh??? And, just about to order the new Srixon 785's.......... I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.




    Fake news....
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.




    Fake news....
    Surely, after having been a member since "2006" you know how to look up someones past post. If so, you'd see my post from years ago raving about my Srixon's. Too complex for ya?
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members  1757WRX Points: 138Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    SMUGamer wrote:


    I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.




    Fake news....
    Surely, after having been a member since "2006" you know how to look up someones past post. If so, you'd see my post from years ago raving about my Srixon's. Too complex for ya?




    Ever wonder why you get so few likes to your posts?



    Absurd position = Fake news
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    SMUGamer wrote:


    I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.




    Fake news....
    Surely, after having been a member since "2006" you know how to look up someones past post. If so, you'd see my post from years ago raving about my Srixon's. Too complex for ya?




    Ever wonder why you get so few likes to your posts?



    Absurd position = Fake news
    You got me, I just don't know what to do or say?!?!? image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> Now go away, you're an utter waste of my time! No more replies to Mr. 3 putter shooting 95........ image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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    Quick question for those of you whom gamed or have hit the 2014 Callaway Apex irons:



    -Are these easier, or harder to hit when compared?



    -How is the feel compared to both of these?



    Thanks!
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    I've got some pics
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    SMUGamer wrote:


    SMUGamer wrote:


    SMUGamer wrote:


    I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.




    Fake news....
    Surely, after having been a member since "2006" you know how to look up someones past post. If so, you'd see my post from years ago raving about my Srixon's. Too complex for ya?




    Ever wonder why you get so few likes to your posts?



    Absurd position = Fake news
    You got me, I just don't know what to do or say?!?!? image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> Now go away, you're an utter waste of my time! No more replies to Mr. 3 putter shooting 95........ image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />




    How predictable
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  • SMUGamerSMUGamer Members  712WRX Points: 175Posts: 712 Golden Tee
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    OK, I think P790's are the most popular clubs on the BST - get 'em while you can folks!!! image/superman.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':superman:' /> image/stop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':stop:' />
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  • BiggErnBiggErn Members  2841WRX Points: 732Posts: 2,841 Titanium Tees
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    Not too popular. I couldn’t find any or at least any with the shafts I was looking for. Everything I was looking at on eBay is selling or sold for about what I paid ordering direct from TM. Of course I had a 15% discount but that’s not exactly huge.
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    Some of y’all need to chill lol
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  • RodCRodC Members  373WRX Points: 38Handicap: 12Posts: 373 Greens
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    SMUGamer wrote:

    cardia10 wrote:


    As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.
    Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.




    I found that many of these folks, that “defend” the 790 are real users, while many that worry about inconsistency are referrals!



    Also, these are near GI irons category. There are (in TaylorMade) 3-4 iron series (770, 750, 730) offered for better payers. So it is understandable that better players would prefer these other options, blades. I assume they would also complain about M3/M4 inconsistency
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    5-PW TM P-790 Modus 3 105 Stiff (since March 18) - on the bench
    4-PW Mizuno MP-20MMC KBS$ Stiff - since dec 19) - in transit 
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    SMUGamer wrote:

    chisag wrote:

    BiggErn wrote:


    Well I pulled the trigger so now there will be a lot of deals popping up on eBay and BST. I played around with some different custom options like the black S300 with the Chrome head but there was an upcharge for that shaft. Probably wouldn’t have did it anyway. I did go with black/orange grip that comes on the black ones instead of the gray.




    "I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen."



    ... I guess at a +1.5 index I am not a good player. Of course I actually play them as opposed to talking about them with a guy in a golf shop, so what do I know? Clearly the 67 I shot a few days ago with UNPLAYABLE irons was due to excellent driving, wedge play and putting. image/dntknw.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dntknw:' />
    That's your experience - fine, no big deal. You are the exception, not the norm. Lets see how long they last in your bag. And, how would you know if I've played them or not? Yeah, you don't! Lastly, the fitter is one of the best around here and spends way more hours on this stuff than you ever even thought about.




    I think that it’s the opposite. The norm is that these are not fliers
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    TM 2016 M2 3 Wood / Callaway EFSZ 3 wood 
    TM SLDR 4 & 5 Hybrid
    5-PW Mizuno MP-18SC - Steelfiber i95 (since Nov 17) - on the bag
    5-PW TM P-790 Modus 3 105 Stiff (since March 18) - on the bench
    4-PW Mizuno MP-20MMC KBS$ Stiff - since dec 19) - in transit 
    Cleveland RX2 50/08
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    RodC wrote:

    SMUGamer wrote:

    cardia10 wrote:


    As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.
    Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.



    Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.




    I found that many of these folks, that "defend" the 790 are real users, while many that worry about inconsistency are referrals!



    Also, these are near GI irons category. There are (in TaylorMade) 3-4 iron series (770, 750, 730) offered for better payers. So it is understandable that better players would prefer these other options, blades. I assume they would also complain about M3/M4 inconsistency
    Says the fella that "benched" his P790's back in March of this year (see sig block - WITB), so that he could play some real irons - Mizzy's. Good choice by the way, Mizzy's have great distance control you can count on.



    RodC (WITB):

    "Ping G400 Alta CB, R Shaft

    M2 3 Wood

    TM SLDR 4 Hybrid

    4-PW Mizuno MP-18SC - Steelfiber i95 (since Nov 17) - on the bag

    4-PW TM P-790 Modus 3 105 Stiff (since March 18) - on the bench

    Cleveland RX2 50/08

    Vokey SM6 raw 54 & 58/08"
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  • magnus7319magnus7319 A hungry dog hunts best - Lee Trevino Members  2358WRX Points: 243Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,358 Platinum Tees
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    Idk about unplayable irons but this thread has devolved into unreadable bickering. Ugh.
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    M2 or M3 or M4 or ... M5 or SIM
    Some driving iron for Links courses
    Titleist or Mizzy Blades when I feel lucky otherwise some AP2s or Pings or z745s or Callys 
    A Vokey wedge or 2 or 3
    I love/hate every one of my 17 putters
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    magnus7319 wrote:


    Idk about unplayable irons but this thread has devolved into unreadable bickering. Ugh.
    Agree, Magnus. By the way, I saw you tried to sell your P790's on the BST with no luck - did you sell them on eBay?
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