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Most Forgiving Driving Iron?

 ace036 ·  
ace036ace036 Members  2089WRX Points: 148Handicap: +1.5Posts: 2,089 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. <br />
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At the moment I am looking at:<br />
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Srixon U85<br />
Callaway UT<br />
Taylormade GAPR Mid<br />
<br />
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+
Srixon Z 785 (4-PW) - KBS C-Taper Lite 115x
Titleist SM7 50.12F - KBS C-Taper Lite 115x
Titleist SM7 54.08M (55°) - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125s
Titleist SM7 60.12D - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125s
Bettinardi Studio Reserve JAM-F
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  • cgasuckscgasucks Members  2641WRX Points: 501Posts: 2,641 Titanium Tees
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    2002 Big Bertha 2 iron<br />
    I remember it was the rage back in the day on tour before driving irons were in vogue.
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    10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft
    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
    Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter
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  • Bimmer1Bimmer1 Members  2551WRX Points: 102Posts: 2,551 Titanium Tees
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    Tour Edge Exotics CBX Iron Wood 2 iron- 17 degrees<br />
    3 iron- 19 degrees
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Salisbury, MDMembers  1239WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,239 Platinum Tees
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    gapr is forgiving then the others
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    Cobra                    F9 9.0 Driver w/HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.0
    Titleist                   TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS Smoke 70 6.0
    Ping                       G410 19 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Titleist                   818 H2 23 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Mizuno                  MP-32 5-P Iron set w/DG S300
    Ping                       Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges w/AWT 2.0
    Nike                       EverClear E11 Putter 
  • John - MemphisJohn - Memphis Members  54WRX Points: 55Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    I have both of these:<br />
    <br />
    Srixon U85<br />
    Callaway UT<br />
    <br />
    Can't go wrong with either. Srixon higher flying. Callaway more bullet like. Right shaft is key
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  • Jwin323Jwin323 Members  1524WRX Points: 133Handicap: 3-7Posts: 1,524 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 Members  690WRX Points: 57Posts: 690 Golden Tee
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    Srixon U85 good, Callaway x forged UT better! TM UDI no,<br />
    <br />
    Callaway Apex Hybrid! Hate hybrids but can’t miss the left
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  • cargo8cargo8 Members  76WRX Points: 13Handicap: 10Posts: 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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    WITB
    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    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
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • kiwiikiwii Members  828WRX Points: 150Posts: 828 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
    Ogio Ozone, TM targa tour
    Tour Boost 360
    TM TP5/ Srixon Zstar XV
  • ago33ago33 Members  2199WRX Points: 146Posts: 2,199 Platinum Tees
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    Based on CG locations, Gapr mid is the most forgiving.<br />
    <br />
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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 84109Members  948WRX Points: 120Handicap: 7.2Posts: 948 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 Members  1086WRX Points: 292Handicap: 12Posts: 1,086 Platinum Tees
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    Epon 901.
    Posted:
    DR: Callaway Rogue SZ 9° + Diamana W60x.
    FW: in the making.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: iCleveland RTX3 52/58
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
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  • kody17kody17 Members  792WRX Points: 107Posts: 792 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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    Titleist TS2 9.5* w/ Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0
    Titleist 910H 21* w/ DG X100
    Cleveland Launcher HB 5-PW w/ DG X100
    Titleist SM6 52F w/ DG TI X100
    Titleist SM6 58
    K w/ DG TI X100
    Odyssey Exo Stroke Lab Indianapolis

  • arobbins3arobbins3 MichiganMembers  165WRX Points: 104Handicap: 3.5Posts: 165 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 (9.5°) - Tour AD-DI 6s
    Cobra SZ (14.5°) - Atmos Blue 7s
    Titleist T-MB (3) - Modus 105s
    Miura Y-Grind Blades (4-PW) - Modus 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM8 (50-54-60°)
    Scotty Cameron 2020 Special Select Newport 2

  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers  895WRX Points: 148Posts: 895 Golden Tee
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    arobbins3 wrote:
    <br />
    I play the Srixon U65 and it's the most forgiving one I've played (T-MB, Taylormade, etc.).<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    +1
    Posted:
    G400 LST 8.5* Tour AD DI 6
    TM M6 15* Fuji Atmos Blue
    Adams Tour LSP XTD 20* Kuro Kage 80H
    National Custom Works 28* 33* 39* 45* PX LZ 6.0
    Mizuno T20 50* 54* 58* PX LZ 6.0
    Goodwood Golf Co. Senna
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Posts: 148 Fairways
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    Srixon U65 I would say as well.
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  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Members  896WRX Points: 125Posts: 896 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.
    Posted:
    Cobra F8 10.5* UST Attas Coool 7S
    Cobra F8 5-6 17* Evenflow Blue 75
    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
    Chrome Soft
    Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry
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  • FletchervilleFletcherville Cobra/Puma Apologist Members  54WRX Points: 29Handicap: 9Posts: 54 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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    "Not Rich, Just Rad"
  • Blaker34Blaker34 Members  53WRX Points: 37Handicap: +2Posts: 53 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. <br />
    <br />
    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 Members  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Posts: 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 albertaClubWRX  1779WRX Points: 232Handicap: 8.2Posts: 1,779 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: TM SIM 9 Deg with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 60 @ 45 inch

    3 Wood: TM SIM TI (15 deg) with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 70 @ 43 inch

    5 Wood: TM SIM TI (19 deg) with 6.5 PX Smoke Green 70 @ 41.75 inch

    3-PW: TM P750 with DG shafts (all bent 2 deg flat) standard length and loft

    Wedges: TM Milled Grind 2 Black 52/09 and 58/11 (both at 2 flat with DG S200 shafts) 

    TM Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches (carried over from last season)

    Titleist Pro V1 (2019) 

    All grips 360 Golf Pride tour velvet with 1 extra wrap 

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

  • Whiskey_fireWhiskey_fire Members  1092WRX Points: 199Posts: 1,092 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, KKDC 60
    Titleist TS2, 15, AD DI 8
    Titleist 818h2,19,  AD DI 105
     Titleist AP2 4-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 Members  1469WRX Points: 132Posts: 1,469 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 Members  2089WRX Points: 148Handicap: +1.5Posts: 2,089 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+
    Srixon Z 785 (4-PW) - KBS C-Taper Lite 115x
    Titleist SM7 50.12F - KBS C-Taper Lite 115x
    Titleist SM7 54.08M (55°) - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125s
    Titleist SM7 60.12D - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125s
    Bettinardi Studio Reserve JAM-F
  • kiw1982kiw1982 Salisbury, MDMembers  1239WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,239 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 w/HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.0
    Titleist                   TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS Smoke 70 6.0
    Ping                       G410 19 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Titleist                   818 H2 23 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Mizuno                  MP-32 5-P Iron set w/DG S300
    Ping                       Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges w/AWT 2.0
    Nike                       EverClear E11 Putter 
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Posts: 148 Fairways
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    I keep hearing good things about the gapr that’s for sure 
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  • ScottJNScottJN Members  66WRX Points: 48Posts: 66 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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    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 OhioMembers  6WRX Points: 18Handicap: 6Posts: 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 Members  498WRX Points: 335Posts: 498 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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    Titleist TS3 1w 8.5 Ventus Blue 6X
    Titleist TS2 3w 7w Ventus Blue 7X
    Mizuno MP20 HMB 2i Hzrdus Black 85
    Mizuno MP20 Blades 4i-P Modus3 120
    Bob Vokey SM8 54D 58M Modus3 120
    Scotty Cameron 2020 S.S. Flowback 5.5
    Titleist Pro V1x #68 | Golf Pride CP2 Pro

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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Salisbury, MDMembers  1239WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,239 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 w/HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.0
    Titleist                   TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS Smoke 70 6.0
    Ping                       G410 19 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Titleist                   818 H2 23 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Mizuno                  MP-32 5-P Iron set w/DG S300
    Ping                       Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges w/AWT 2.0
    Nike                       EverClear E11 Putter 
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