Most Forgiving Driving Iron?

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ace036ace036  2046WRX Points: 139Handicap: +1.5Members Posts: 2,046 Platinum Tees
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Looking for some feedback and insight on what everyone considers to be the most forgiving driving iron when struck off center. I plan to make the time to demo and be properly fitted in the near future, but until then I’m curious to hear what others think and have experienced.



At the moment I am looking at:



Srixon U85

Callaway UT

Taylormade GAPR Mid



Are there others I should be considering that are more forgiving?
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Ping G410 Plus 10.5° - Fujikura Speeder Evolution V 757x
Titleist TS3 16.5° - Fujikura Ventus Red 7x
Srixon Z U85 20° - KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 s+
Titleist 718 AP2 (4-PW) - Project X 6.0
Titleist SM7 50.12F - Project X 6.0
Titleist SM7 54.08M (55°) - Project X 6.0
Titleist SM7 60.12D - Project X 6.0
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  • cgasuckscgasucks  2454WRX Points: 362Members Posts: 2,454 Platinum Tees
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    2002 Big Bertha 2 iron

    I remember it was the rage back in the day on tour before driving irons were in vogue.
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    1999 Ben Hogan Apex Blades (3-PW) with stock Apex 4 Steel Shafts
    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Taylormade ATV wedges in 54 and 58 degrees with stock steel shafts
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  • Bimmer1Bimmer1  2551WRX Points: 101Members Posts: 2,551 Titanium Tees
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    Tour Edge Exotics CBX Iron Wood 2 iron- 17 degrees

    3 iron- 19 degrees
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1235WRX Points: 161Handicap: 9Members Posts: 1,235 Platinum Tees
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    gapr is forgiving then the others
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    Cobra                   F9 9.0 Driver 
    Titleist                  TS2 16.5 Wood 
    Ping                      G410 19 Hybrid 
    Titleist                  818 H2 23 Hybrid 
    Mizuno                 MP 32 5-P Irons
    Ping                      Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron  Special Select 2.5 Putter 
  • John - MemphisJohn - Memphis  53WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 53 Bunkers
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    I have both of these:



    Srixon U85

    Callaway UT



    Can't go wrong with either. Srixon higher flying. Callaway more bullet like. Right shaft is key
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  • Jwin323Jwin323  1454WRX Points: 99Handicap: 3-7Members Posts: 1,454 Platinum Tees
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    I just got a Ping G410 Crossover 2 and it’s pretty forgiving. Very easy to hit off the deck because of its sole camber.
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  • GolfProTJGolfProTJ  690WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 690 Golden Tee
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    Srixon U85 good, Callaway x forged UT better! TM UDI no,



    Callaway Apex Hybrid! Hate hybrids but can’t miss the left
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  • cargo8cargo8  76WRX Points: 13Handicap: 10Members Posts: 76 Fairways
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    GAPR lo is probably the most forgiving UT iron so mid is definitely more forgiving
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    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17°KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen
    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
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  • kiwiikiwii  809WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 809 Golden Tee
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    the bigger the more forgiving. The ping crossover series is probably the biggest. Adams DHy is very under the radar and underrated. You can hunt one down for cheap. Titleist TMB is small but it has tungsten weighting to increase the forgiveness.
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    '17 M1 460 9.5/ Rogue Silver
    XR '14 Pro/ PX LZ
    Adams 9031 18°/ Diamana WB
    716 AP24-pw/DG AMT S300
    '14 TM TP 52/56/60
    2014 Squareback/ Lamkin DE + 2 wraps
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    Tour Boost 360
    TM TP5/ Srixon Zstar XV
  • ago33ago33  2199WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 2,199 Platinum Tees
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    Based on CG locations, Gapr mid is the most forgiving.



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    Cobra F9 Speedback 9.................................Mitsubishi PO 70 TX
    Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
    Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
    Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • DasenergiDasenergi 84109 939WRX Points: 103Handicap: 7.2Members Posts: 939 Golden Tee
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    Gapr Mid was very easy but my favorite is the King Utility.
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  • ian-500ian-500  1053WRX Points: 286Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,053 Platinum Tees
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    Epon 901.
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    DR: Taylormade Original One 11.5° + Tour AD DI 8x.
    FW: Cobra F6 Baffler 16° + Tour AD MJ 8x.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: in the making.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
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  • kody17kody17  781WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 781 Golden Tee
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    Srixon U85 is the sexiest, so that has to count for something doesn't it?
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    Callaway Epic Star 10.5* w/ Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2 TS X
    TEE CBX 15* w/ Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2 TS X
    Titleist 910H 21* w/ DG X100
    Cleveland Launcher HB 5-PW w/ DG TI X100
    Titleist SM6 52* & 58* w/ DG S300
    Odyssey Exo Indianapolis Stroke Lab

  • arobbins3arobbins3 Michigan 136WRX Points: 95Handicap: 3.5Members Posts: 136 Fairways
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    I play the Srixon U65 and it's the most forgiving one I've played (T-MB, Taylormade, etc.).
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    Cobra SZ Xtreme (9.5°) - Atmos Black 6s
    Cobra SZ (14.5°) - Atmos Blue 7s
    Titleist T-MB (3) - Modus 105s
    Titleist T100 (4-P) - Modus 105s
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 (50-54-60°)
    TaylorMade Spider X

  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DC 819WRX Points: 114Members Posts: 819 Golden Tee
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    arobbins3 wrote:


    I play the Srixon U65 and it's the most forgiving one I've played (T-MB, Taylormade, etc.).




    +1
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    RSi2 6-8 | Scor 4161 41*, 46*, 53* & 59*
    Goodwood Golf Co. Custom Senna (1/12, coming soon) 
    Ball:  TP5 "77s"
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Members Posts: 148 Fairways
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    Srixon U65 I would say as well.
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  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker  887WRX Points: 120Members Posts: 887 Golden Tee
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    I've tried 4 including the Maltby HDI, Mizuno MMC Fli Hi, Tour Edge CBX Ironwood, and Cobra King Utility. I really like my Cobra but the Ironwood is really easy to hit.
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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
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  • FletchervilleFletcherville Cobra/Puma Apologist  53WRX Points: 27Handicap: 9Members Posts: 53 Bunkers
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    Nike Vapor Speed 3 iron, 19°, good size but still decent topline, flybeam forgiveness. $50 from Dallas golf on eBay but you gotta replace the shaft
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  • Blaker34Blaker34  50WRX Points: 31Handicap: +2Members Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    I'm gaming the Callway X forged 18's right now and have been killing my 3 iron off the tee. I'm looking to dump my 3 wood and go with the UT 18. However I need to make sure I'm hitting it 20-30 yards farther than my 3 iron, or it wouldn't be worth it, especially if I'm dumping my 3 wood.



    I hit a UT21 in a simulator a couple of days ago and it felt realllllly good. Some of the utility irons I've tried in the past have been a little clunky and not very workable. This thing felt just like a regular long iron.
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  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Members Posts: 148 Fairways
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    I have a Mizuno mp 18 mmc fli hi both 2 and 3 iron. My friends kill them. However just doesn’t fit my eye. Going to be getting rid of both of them. PM me if interested!
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  • cliffhangercliffhanger spruce grove alberta 1769WRX Points: 216Handicap: 8.2ClubWRX Posts: 1,769 ClubWRX
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    The Srixon U85 and the Callaway Apex UT are the two best in overall performance for me. Easiest to control and long. (with the right shaft that is)
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    Driver: Empty Slot at the moment
    3Wood: TM M6 (14 deg) with Project X Smoke 70X playing at 43 inches......Just ordered a Sim Ti 15 deg with Graphite Design GP 7x shaft
    2 iron/ 5Wood/Hybrid: Empty Slot at the moment
    4-GW: TM P760 with KBS Tour X (all bent 2 deg flat) standard length
    Wedges: TM Hi-Toe 56/10 and 60/10 (all bent 2 deg flat) with 2.0 hi-rev shafts both standard lengths... New wedges coming
    TM Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches 
    Titleist Pro V1 (2019) 

     All grips 360 tour velvet burgundy with 1 extra wrap (Trying tour velvet align on 3 wood) 

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

  • Whiskey_fireWhiskey_fire  1061WRX Points: 179Members Posts: 1,061 Platinum Tees
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    I’m going to go with the original Callaway x utility
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    Titleist TS3, 9.5, D+70 
    Titleist TS2, 15, AD DI 7
    Titleist AP2 3-pw, Project X 
    Titleist Vokey 52,56, Project X 
    Taylormade HiToe 60, KBS $taper Black
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style GSS Newport 2
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  • BogeyLJABogeyLJA  1428WRX Points: 111Members Posts: 1,428 Platinum Tees
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    Miss my Apex UT with a PXI. Would love to have her back, club was money!
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    EPIC SZ | Tensei PW 60tx
    TM M5 15* | Tensei PW 70tx
    TM M3 19* | Tensei PW 80tx
    Apex Pro '19 | KBS $-taper 125
    Vokey SM7 50|55|60 - KBS $-taper 125
    Toulon Palm Beach
    TP5x 
  • ace036ace036  2046WRX Points: 139Handicap: +1.5Members Posts: 2,046 Platinum Tees
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    So I ended up getting fit at Club Champion and the clear winner was the Taylormade GAPR Lo with a KBS Graphite Hybrid Prototype shaft. Shots were a perfect “medium-ish” trajectory (averaging around 30 feet or so in height) and producing some ball speeds at or just over 150mph. The GAPR was definitely more forgiving than expected and versus everything else I tested. Looking forward to getting it in the bag eventually. Thanks to all for the responses. 
    Posted:
    Ping G410 Plus 10.5° - Fujikura Speeder Evolution V 757x
    Titleist TS3 16.5° - Fujikura Ventus Red 7x
    Srixon Z U85 20° - KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 s+
    Titleist 718 AP2 (4-PW) - Project X 6.0
    Titleist SM7 50.12F - Project X 6.0
    Titleist SM7 54.08M (55°) - Project X 6.0
    Titleist SM7 60.12D - Project X 6.0
    L.A.B. Golf B.2
  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1235WRX Points: 161Handicap: 9Members Posts: 1,235 Platinum Tees
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    ace036 said:
    So I ended up getting fit at Club Champion and the clear winner was the Taylormade GAPR Lo with a KBS Graphite Hybrid Prototype shaft. Shots were a perfect “medium-ish” trajectory (averaging around 30 feet or so in height) and producing some ball speeds at or just over 150mph. The GAPR was definitely more forgiving than expected and versus everything else I tested. Looking forward to getting it in the bag eventually. Thanks to all for the responses. 
    Told ya. good choice!
    I wish I can swing a DI.
    It is great from the tee but am way better with hybrids from the deck.
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    Cobra                   F9 9.0 Driver 
    Titleist                  TS2 16.5 Wood 
    Ping                      G410 19 Hybrid 
    Titleist                  818 H2 23 Hybrid 
    Mizuno                 MP 32 5-P Irons
    Ping                      Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron  Special Select 2.5 Putter 
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Members Posts: 148 Fairways
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    I keep hearing good things about the gapr that’s for sure 
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  • ScottJNScottJN  60WRX Points: 47Members Posts: 60 Bunkers
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    I picked up the u85 on a whim, got the stock recoil shaft and it flies higher than I’d like on a typical shot.  However, the club is so easy to hit and an automatic 250 off the tee (2iron).
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  • 9ironiscash9ironiscash  725WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 725 Golden Tee
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    Anyone with a moderate swing speed (99ish with driver) play the gapr lo? Or would it be too hard to elevate without faster clubhead speed? 
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  • justswingharderjustswingharder Ohio 6WRX Points: 18Handicap: 6Members Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    I have a Wilson Staff Fg Tour Utility iron that practically swings itself. It's a bomber for sure. Unfortunalty it's sitting in my basement. It's for sale on the cheap if anyone is interested. Xstiff shaft.
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  • uglandeuglande  351WRX Points: 246Members Posts: 351 Greens
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    The most forgiving driving iron is a hybrid.  ;)
    But seriously, I have the P790 UDI-2 and I like it. I'm not terribly consistent with it, but it offers strong distance and my misses are manageable. But I'm also experimenting with a low-loft, low-launch hybrid (at the moment, a Titleist 818 H2 at 17 degrees). I'm curious to see if it gives me similar distance numbers, still with a penetrating flight, but with a touch more forgiveness from the rough and sketchy lies.
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    TM M5 (Hzrdus Yellow)
    TM OO (Hzrdus Smoke Black)
    Titleist U-500 3-4 (Hzrdus Smoke Black)
    Mizuno MP-20 5-PW (Modus3 Tour 120)
    Vokey SM8 53D/58M (Modus3 Tour 120)
    TM Spider
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1235WRX Points: 161Handicap: 9Members Posts: 1,235 Platinum Tees
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    Anyone with a moderate swing speed (99ish with driver) play the gapr lo? Or would it be too hard to elevate without faster clubhead speed? 
    am at 105.
    fitter told me that I should go with mid at least.

    Maybe it's just me.
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    Cobra                   F9 9.0 Driver 
    Titleist                  TS2 16.5 Wood 
    Ping                      G410 19 Hybrid 
    Titleist                  818 H2 23 Hybrid 
    Mizuno                 MP 32 5-P Irons
    Ping                      Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron  Special Select 2.5 Putter 
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