Your Favorite Long Iron Replacement/ Driving Iron

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GoIrish17GoIrish17 Cuyahoga Falls, OhioMembers  6383WRX Points: 1,177Handicap: 8Posts: 6,383 Titanium Tees
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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.
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  • whitembwhitemb Members  279WRX Points: 75Handicap: 4.6Posts: 279 Greens
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    Cally x proto utility. Cheap and (for me) money from tee or fairway.
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  • LongballjockLongballjock ScotlandMembers  203WRX Points: 56Handicap: 3.3Posts: 203 Fairways
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    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.
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    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
  • Thamel90Thamel90 Members  85WRX Points: 0Handicap: 10Posts: 85
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    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.
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    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  887WRX Points: 125Posts: 887 Golden Tee
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    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.
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    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  3667WRX Points: 855Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • HandsomeMattHandsomeMatt Chapel HillMembers  675WRX Points: 68Handicap: nopePosts: 675 Golden Tee
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    Hogan Ft Worth hi is pretty sweet, very workable high to low etc and feels really nice
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    Cobra F9 9* w/Fuji Atmos
    Epic Sub Zero w/Rogue 13.5* 
    Titleist 917 F2 18* w/Diamana S+
    Callaway Apex Hybrid w/KK Black 20*
    Bstone J15DF 4-PW w/KBS TourV 110
    Wilson Tour Model 50 bent to 52*  Scratch EBN 58*
    Cameron Sonoma
    Eliott Alistair bag
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1908WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,908 Platinum Tees
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    I've switched between the MP18 Fli-Hi 2 and 3 irons for most of the season but have settled for the 3.<br />
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    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. <br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.
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  • jg379jg379 Members  59WRX Points: 0Posts: 59
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    Og ping rapture
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  • JoelsimJoelsim Members  1419WRX Points: 525Handicap: 12Posts: 1,419 Platinum Tees
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    Titleist 818 h1 23*.<br />
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    Easy to hit, 3-iron distance, good from the tee, turf, rough, straight as an arrow, adjustable.
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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Fairways: Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff and TaylorMade M6 3 Wood
    Utility: Wilson Staff Model Utility #3 Regular KBS
    Hybrid: Titleist TS2 21* Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G410 5-PW (#5 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S, Cleveland CBX 2 50, 54 and 58
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1502WRX Points: 288Handicap: 7Posts: 1,502 Platinum Tees
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    Srixon U45 18* in a Recoil 110.<br />
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    Set-up an eagle at Orange County National just today on the first hole at crooked cat.
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    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  2016WRX Points: 163Posts: 2,016 Platinum Tees
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    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. <br />
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    Mizuno ST190 10.5/ Fuji Speeder TR 661S/ GP TW White
    Mizuno CLK 16/ Nippon Modus Tour 130S/ GP TW White
    Mizuno JPX FliHi 19/ Modus Tour 130S/ GP TW White
    Taylor Made P790 4-PW/ Modus Tour 130S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno S18 Wedge 51/08/ PXLZ 5.5/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno S18 Wedge 56/06/ PXLZ 5.5/ PURE Wrap WHT
    Taylor Made Spider Ghost CS/ Satin Black Conti Golf/ Super Stroke Slim CC

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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members  1600WRX Points: 471Posts: 1,600 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    Ping GMax 400, Tour Stiff, 8*
    Mizuno Forged JPX 900 Irons
    A Couple of Ping Glide Wedges
    Ping Anser G Putter
    Ping G400 5-Wood
    Snell MTB-X
    Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA
  • gaffsgaffs Members  321WRX Points: 96Handicap: 7.4Posts: 321 Greens
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    Callaway Apex UT. My go to fairway finder.
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    WITB 2019
    Titleist TS3 10.5* Fujikura Ventus 6x
    Titleist TS2 15* Project X Hzrdus Smoke 6.5
    Titleist 818 H2 19* Tour AD HY 85x
    TaylorMade P770 4-PW Nippon Modus 3 120x
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 50*,54*,58* - Modus 120x
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Titleist Pro V 1

  • GMR2ironGMR2iron Members  1607WRX Points: 157Posts: 1,607 Platinum Tees
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    TMB 2 iron with Pro White 90- bullets off the tee, and easy to elevate off the deck.
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    Titleist TS4 9.75 HZRDUS Smoke 
    Titleist 915F 15.5 HZRDUS Smoke
    Titleist 718CB 3 thru PW
    Titleist SM7 50-08, 56-08, 60-04
    Yes! Tracy
  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members  415WRX Points: 143Posts: 415 Greens
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    712u all day
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    If anything can go right, it might!
  • Turmoil35xTurmoil35x ClubWRX  203WRX Points: 46Posts: 203 ClubWRX
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    p790 udi with a Tensei Pro White 90tx. Absolute rocket launcher.<br />
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    My old UDI 2 iron with an Aldila RIP 105x was pretty good too, but the p790 looks and feels much better.
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    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
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  • adkleeadklee Members  81WRX Points: 73Posts: 81 Fairways
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    Hogan Ft Worth hi is pretty sweet, very workable high to low etc and feels really nice<br />
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    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.
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  • judahaderholdjudahaderhold Members  120WRX Points: 27Posts: 120 Fairways
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    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.
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  • easylittle5woodeasylittle5wood Members  1353WRX Points: 206Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    GoIrish17 wrote:
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    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.<br />
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    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. <br />
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    Man, I am going to miss Adams hybrids.<br />
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    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. . .
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  • judahaderholdjudahaderhold Members  120WRX Points: 27Posts: 120 Fairways
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    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?
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  • drmalaneydrmalaney Members  165WRX Points: 78Posts: 165 Fairways
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    I have a couple Wilson V4 utility irons. They blend nicely with the V4 irons and are easy to hit.
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  • ameyers41ameyers41 Members  101WRX Points: 64Posts: 101 Fairways
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    Srixon U65 - 20*. Replace the stock graphite with a DG AMT X100 and it's awesome.
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    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  13050WRX Points: 2,728Handicap: 7.2Posts: 13,050 Marshals
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    I've tried just about every driving iron thats come out the last couple seasons.<br />
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    Nothing has beat the Epic 3 iron yet.
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    SIM 12* - HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5
    SIM 15* 3W - Diamana 75s / 4h Ventus S
    SIM 4i Ventus S  / 5i Steelfiber 95s
    M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / 58*
    Toulon Austin 35" / TM TP5x Pix
  • dj55cornelldj55cornell Members  87WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Posts: 87
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    PXG 0311X driving 2 iron with Fujikura 83g stiff shaft
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  • Millhill88Millhill88 Members  566WRX Points: 126Posts: 566 Golden Tee
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    TEE CBX iron wood. 2018 version.
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    Driver: Titleist 917 D3
    3W: Titleist TS2
    5W: Cobra F9
    Irons: Titleist AP2 718  4-PW
    Wedges: Titleist SM7 @ 54 & 58
    Putter: Cleveland Frontline Elevado
  • jetmech879jetmech879 Members  1517WRX Points: 258Posts: 1,517 Platinum Tees
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    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?<br />
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    Taylormade bought them several years ago. I think it was around the R15 time frame.
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    Taylormade M5 Tour 9° Diamana DF 70X
    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway X Forged UT 18 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
    Bettinardi Queen Bee #7
    All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
    Titleist Pro-V1 High #s
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2548WRX Points: 533Handicap: 3Posts: 2,548 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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    TM 2016 M2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro TS 63X 43.5"

    Cobra F8 4-5w 18.5*, Fujikura Pro 60R 42.5"

    Callaway Rogue X 4i, PX SD 5.5 39.75"

    Cobra King OS 4-G, XP95 R300

    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400

    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

    B330-RX

  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11546WRX Points: 1,353Handicap: 7Posts: 11,546 ClubWRX
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    love the MP18 Fli-Hi, play the 4-5
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    GBB 9* Ventus Black 6
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 -Ventus black 7
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Mavrik 7w smoke 80
    Mavrik Pro TT Elevate
    MD5 53/58
    Odyssey SL Black Rossie 
    TM TP5X pix
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