Your Favorite Long Iron Replacement/ Driving Iron

GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,763 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
Just like the title says, what’s your favorite long iron replacement and driving iron all in one? Not a one trick pony, but something that can replace your 3-4 iron from the fairway just as easily as find fairways from the tee box.

Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65 (thoughts arrive like butterflies)
3wd: TaylorMade M4 Tour 15° | Kuro Kage XT 70
Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° | Fujikura Speeder 8.8
Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD DI 105
Irons: Srixon 785 5-PW | Recoil 110
Wedges: Vokey 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
MannKrafted MA66
Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
Tad Moore 1S Prototype

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  • whitembwhitemb Members Posts: 279 ✭✭✭✭
    Cally x proto utility. Cheap and (for me) money from tee or fairway.
  • LongballjockLongballjock ScotlandMembers Posts: 171 ✭✭✭
    Mines was the Titleist 712u wish I had never sold it , was a silly mistake , got a ping crossover now which is stupid easy to hit.
    What's in the bag

    Driver: Cobra F8 9*
    w/ UST elements Chrome
    4wood : Taylormade "07" Burner TP 17.5*
    W/ Fujikura Blur 75x
    Hyrbid: Adams super 9031 21.5*
    W/ Diamana D+ 82s
    Irons : Lynx Prowler VT 5-pw
    W/ Recoil 780 F5
    Wedges: Nike Forged 50* Engage 54*&60* (TS&DS)
    W/ Aldila Multicomp 105
    Putter: Nike Method 001 Flow neck (oven Proto)

    Ball: Callaway Chromesoft X
  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,763 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I guess I should include mine. Love the Adams DHy, especially the older model marked with “Proto” and black/ grey/ white color scheme. Most versatile long club I’ve ever hit.

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65 (thoughts arrive like butterflies)
    3wd: TaylorMade M4 Tour 15° | Kuro Kage XT 70
    Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° | Fujikura Speeder 8.8
    Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD DI 105
    Irons: Srixon 785 5-PW | Recoil 110
    Wedges: Vokey 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
    MannKrafted MA66
    Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
    Tad Moore 1S Prototype

  • Thamel90Thamel90 Members Posts: 85
    edited Oct 14, 2018 #5
    Back when I used it a lot, I loved my RBZ 3-iron as an all around club. I'm not sure where/how it fits into my bag now, maybe I could rotate out my 4H for it, but my tee shots with my driver & woods are good enough now that I can't really justify it.
    Callaway XR16 10.5*
    TM SLDR TP 3HL 17* ; PING i20 5W
    TM SLDR TP 4H 21*
    TM Rocketbladez HL 5-AW (PX 6.0 flighted)
    Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP 56* ; Callaway MD3 milled 60*
  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Members Posts: 874 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was previously playing the Maltby HDI and didn't like it from the fairway. The Cobra King utility is much more versatile and forgiving for me.
    Cobra F8 9.5* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 5-6 17* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19* Smacwrap
    Cobra King Utility 22.5* C-Taper Lite
    Ping I210 5-UW PX LZ 6.0
    Bridgestone XW-1 56* 60* DG Spinner
    Odyssey Strokelab Seven S
    Z-Star
    Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry
  • BearQBearQ Members Posts: 3,579 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Ive got a J15DF Shafted with Nippon SPB X. It’s a weapon club. In short it has been the best 3i I’ve ever played. In a players profile too.
    Cobra LTD Pro (9.5*) - Matrix Type C 70X 
    TM M2 Tour 3W (15*) - Matrix Black Tie 80M4-X
    TM P790 UDI #2 (18*) & TM TP UDI #3 (20*) - Matrix Black Tie HM4 105X 
    Srixon Z945 (5-P) - Nippon SPB X
    Cobra MB gw (50*)  Nike VR Forged (56DS)  Cleveland RTX2 raw (60.08W)
    Spider Tour Black 35" - ping blackout


      







  • HandsomeMattHandsomeMatt Chapel HillMembers Posts: 655 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hogan Ft Worth hi is pretty sweet, very workable high to low etc and feels really nice
    Cobra King LTD w/UST V2 10.5*
    Epic Sub Zero w/Rogue 13.5*
    Cobra King LTD w/Rogue 16.5*
    Hogan FtWorth hi 20*,Bstone J15DF 4-PW w/KBS TourV 110
    Scor 50*, Scratch EBN 58*
    Cushman Custom C&C putter
    Eliott Alistair bag
  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I've switched between the MP18 Fli-Hi 2 and 3 irons for most of the season but have settled for the 3.



    Both are great clubs but I find the 3 to be more versatile in that it's consistently good off the fairway and can get it out there from the rough too. Off the tee both are sneaky long with their piercing trajectory but I've found myself using the 3 quite a bit recently.



    I suppose it's a result of better course management, using it on the short par 4s at the courses I play to lay short of the trouble, on par 5s in place of my 3 wood, on some of the longer par 3s instead of hitting a maxed 4.



    I know they have mixed reviews in terms of their forgiveness but I haven't noticed anything drastically worse than the King Utility I used occasionally last season.
  • jg379jg379 Members Posts: 59
    Og ping rapture
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Titleist 818 h1 23*.



    Easy to hit, 3-iron distance, good from the tee, turf, rough, straight as an arrow, adjustable.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Ping G410 19 Hybrid Stiff Alta
    Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW (#4 at power spec loft)
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X and 64 S
    Cleveland RTX4 54 MID
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3, Studio Stock #28 Slotback, Studio Stock #38 & BB39
    Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Oct 15, 2018 #12
    Srixon U45 18* in a Recoil 110.



    Set-up an eagle at Orange County National just today on the first hole at crooked cat.
    Epic SZ 11* Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • evoviiiyouevoviiiyou evoviiiyou Members Posts: 2,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The original 2012 JPX Fli Hi 19 with a Modus Tour 130S. High towing bombs 225. No bulge and roll, so reacts like my 4 iron only flies the ball higher and the same length shaft as a traditional 3 iron make it silly easy to hit well. Even my 2018 CLK with the Evo Speeder Hybrid 75S couldn’t knock it out of the bag for more than a bucket of balls.



    Mizuno ST190 10.5/ Fuji Speeder TR 661S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno CLK 16/ Nippon Modus Tour 130S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno JPX FliHi 19/ Modus Tour 130S/ PURE Wrap WHT
    Mizuno JPX919F 4-9iron Nippon SPO S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno JPX919T PW Nippon SPO S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno S18 Wedges 50&56/ Modus 120S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    SeeMore M1B/ Satin Black Conti Golf/ Super Stroke Slim CC

  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,263 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I've got a hi-fli 3 that I added to my set of JPX Forged. The one issue I have with that club is that if I hit it a little high on the face it stings like heck and comes off a little dead. Seems odd, really. So, I'm just a little more careful when I tee a ball up with it. My 4 iron from my JPX set has been more butter for me. Great club.

    Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
    Ping G400 5-wood
    Taylormade Spider blade
    Srixon Z Star

    Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA

  • gaffsgaffs Members Posts: 274 ✭✭✭✭
    Callaway Apex UT. My go to fairway finder.
    WITB 2019
    Titleist TS3 10.5* Fujikura Ventus 6X
    Titleist TS2 15* Project X Hzrdus Smoke 6.5
    Callaway Apex UT 18* Nippon Modus 3 120 Stiff
    TaylorMade P770 4-PW Nippon Modus 3 120 Stiff
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 50*,54*,58* - Modus 120 Stiff
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Titleist Pro V 1

  • GMR2ironGMR2iron Members Posts: 1,549 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    TMB 2 iron with Pro White 90- bullets off the tee, and easy to elevate off the deck.
    Titleist TS4 9.75 HZRDUS Yellow 
    Titleist 915F 15.5 HZRDUS Red
    Titleist 718CB 3 thru PW
    Titleist SM7 50-08, 56-08, 60-04
    Yes! Tracy
  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members Posts: 300 ✭✭✭✭
    712u all day
    If anything can go right, it might!
  • Turmoil35xTurmoil35x ClubWRX Posts: 202 ClubWRX
    p790 udi with a Tensei Pro White 90tx. Absolute rocket launcher.



    My old UDI 2 iron with an Aldila RIP 105x was pretty good too, but the p790 looks and feels much better.
    WITB
    Taylormade M5 9*| Accra TZ6 M5
    Taylormade M5 15* | Accra TZ5 M5
    Taylormade P790 UDI 17* | Project X PXI 6.5
    Taylormade  P750 3-PW | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Cleveland RTX4 51*, 55* | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 60* | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Taylormade MySpider X All Black
    Taylormade J-Day Red Spider T-Sight
  • adkleeadklee Members Posts: 64 ✭✭


    Hogan Ft Worth hi is pretty sweet, very workable high to low etc and feels really nice




    I have a 20* ft worth hi with the kbs v. Awesome teed up or off the deck. Recently replaced it with a couple srixon u65's last summer. Goes a little higher, feels hotter off the face, and less "clicky" than the ft worth.
  • judahaderholdjudahaderhold Members Posts: 117 ✭✭✭
    I used to use a DHy as well that I liked, but I got a Pro Mini that I really like and I don't see anything knocking it out of the bag anytime soon. That DHy was pretty nice though.
  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,763 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I used to use a DHy as well that I liked, but I got a Pro Mini that I really like and I don't see anything knocking it out of the bag anytime soon. That DHy was pretty nice though.




    I made the same exact switch. I was having trouble with hooking the DHy, but am able to work the Pro Mini both directions (when I put a proper swing on it), and hit it higher. Plus, I made some changes in the top end of the bag and the 23° Pro Mini fit my gaps better than the 21° DHy... plus I hit the Mini a little higher and softer landing. The DHy is sitting in my spares bag in the basement though, ready to get back in the game at a moments notice.



    Man, I am going to miss Adams hybrids.

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65 (thoughts arrive like butterflies)
    3wd: TaylorMade M4 Tour 15° | Kuro Kage XT 70
    Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° | Fujikura Speeder 8.8
    Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD DI 105
    Irons: Srixon 785 5-PW | Recoil 110
    Wedges: Vokey 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
    MannKrafted MA66
    Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
    Tad Moore 1S Prototype

  • easylittle5woodeasylittle5wood Members Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    GoIrish17 wrote:



    I used to use a DHy as well that I liked, but I got a Pro Mini that I really like and I don't see anything knocking it out of the bag anytime soon. That DHy was pretty nice though.




    I made the same exact switch. I was having trouble with hooking the DHy, but am able to work the Pro Mini both directions (when I put a proper swing on it), and hit it higher. Plus, I made some changes in the top end of the bag and the 23° Pro Mini fit my gaps better than the 21° DHy... plus I hit the Mini a little higher and softer landing. The DHy is sitting in my spares bag in the basement though, ready to get back in the game at a moments notice.



    Man, I am going to miss Adams hybrids.




    The Adams Pro Mini/Pro Black is my favorite hybrid of all time. Just sets up so we’ll and is compact. Man I miss Adams. . .
  • judahaderholdjudahaderhold Members Posts: 117 ✭✭✭
    Yeah, the higher launch on the mini makes it like exactly what I want. Dang, I didn't even know Adams didn't exist anymore until you guys said you miss em and I looked it up. I bet a lot of people miss Adams. Do you guys know why they stopped making equipment?
  • drmalaneydrmalaney Members Posts: 162 ✭✭✭
    I have a couple Wilson V4 utility irons. They blend nicely with the V4 irons and are easy to hit.
  • ameyers41ameyers41 Members Posts: 101 ✭✭✭
    Srixon U65 - 20*. Replace the stock graphite with a DG AMT X100 and it's awesome.
    Titleist TS3, 9.5* Diamana D+ LTD X, 43.5"
    Titleist 917F2, 15*, Aldila Rogue Max 75S
    Srixon U65, 20*, DG AMT X100
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-PW DG AMT X100
    Vokey - 52.08, 56.12, 60.08
    Cameron Select NPII, Titleist Pro V1X
  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,078 mod
    I've tried just about every driving iron thats come out the last couple seasons.



    Nothing has beat the Epic 3 iron yet.
    M3 12* - Aldila Rogue Elite Green 65x
    M4 3W - AD-DI6s Black
    Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
    M3 5h - Atmos Red s
    TM M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95 s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
    Yes Callie i4 35" / Chromesoft Truvis
  • dj55cornelldj55cornell Members Posts: 87
    PXG 0311X driving 2 iron with Fujikura 83g stiff shaft
  • Millhill88Millhill88 Members Posts: 502 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TEE CBX iron wood. 2018 version.
    Driver: Mizuno JPX-900
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2
    3 Hybrid: Srixon H65
    Irons: Titleist T300, 5-AW
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 @ 54 & 60
    Putter: Cleveland HB 11
  • jetmech879jetmech879 Members Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Yeah, the higher launch on the mini makes it like exactly what I want. Dang, I didn't even know Adams didn't exist anymore until you guys said you miss em and I looked it up. I bet a lot of people miss Adams. Do you guys know why they stopped making equipment?




    Taylormade bought them several years ago. I think it was around the R15 time frame.
    Taylormade M3 440 9° Diamana BF 70X
    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 16° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 18° Aldila RIP Tour 115 tour S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 4-PW PX 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F PX6.5, 54S & 59D PX6.0
    Taylormade Ardmore 3 red/white 
    Titleist Pro-V1
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,248 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I just started using an old Ping Rapture 3i about a month ago, it's the dog's balls. Straight as a pin off the tee, about 210-220, and reliable off the turf as well.
    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana Ltd. 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana Ltd. 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,559 ClubWRX
    love the MP18 Fli-Hi, play the 4-5
    Epic 9* Pro Orange 
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
    Mizuno T7 - 45-49-53-58 LZ Blackout 
    Custom V-Line Fang
    TM TP5X

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