Which irons won't you play and why?

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  • reider69reider69 Members  643WRX Points: 107Handicap: golfPosts: 643 Golden Tee
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    I wont play a company's irons unless their name ends in O.
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    Mizuno ST190 - Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70X
    Cobra BioCell+ - Matrix Ozik Red Tie 6Q3 X
    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-G, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
    Callaway Xforged - 64 degrees
    Lajosi DD201 Proto
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  • Dando1975Dando1975 Members  8WRX Points: 8Handicap: 15Posts: 8 Bunkers
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    as someone brought up playing blades I cant imagine I would ever use anything but blades.

    Hybrids are one club that I've never gotten on with as they just don't suit my eye. I prefer to use 3, 5 woods or a 2 iron

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  • bfp9bfp9 Members  22WRX Points: 25Handicap: 4Posts: 22 Bunkers
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    Ping and PXG Irons.

    Cannot stand the way they look looking down at them. I own 0311 Gen 1s and they will be sold here quickly.

    The offset is atrocious to me. Granted, I'm not sure what I was thinking when I bought them or what my expectations were coming from OG Nike Blades, but whoa, not good.

    Callaway woods is another. I play Cobra woods and love them.

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  • Callaway ManCallaway Man Lefty Boomers  251WRX Points: 73Handicap: 69Posts: 251 Greens
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    Taylormade clubs, just never liked the look/feel of them. Titleist woods just don't feel solid to me either. Also avoid any set that claims distance gains for each club when they're just changing the lofts. Last one really limits my options.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ Double Diamond 8.5º - Tensei Pro White 60TX
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ Bonded 3W - Tensei Pro White 80TX
    Callaway X Forged UT 18º - Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Callaway X Prototype Raw 4-PW - Project X 6.5
    Callaway MD4 52º 56º - DG S400
    Callaway PM Grind 60º - DG S400
    Odyssey Black Series 1
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7122WRX Points: 1,152Handicap: 7Posts: 7,122 Titanium Tees
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    Titleist fits the #1 slot for me. They're the ultimate smoke and mirrors company as far as I'm concerned. Pretentious is another good word. Almost a cult.

    PXG is another that I won't touch. Not even with a biosuit.

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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.25"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.25"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane/Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 1-SW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    On occasion, Ram 1i or Mizuno 2i replaced with Orlimar persimmon 4w, Dynamic S

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801, TW802, or TW805
  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2326WRX Points: 1,485Handicap: 5Posts: 2,326 Platinum Tees
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    Taylormade.. owned Speedblades as my first set. Hate their marketing, customer service, and release cycle. Hate lots of offset and excessive chunk. Hate loud badging.

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  • PersimmonEraPersimmonEra Members  63WRX Points: 49Handicap: 14Posts: 63 Bunkers
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    Nike. But since they no longer make clubs I have to say Throwaway (Callaway).

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    Ping G30 10.5 degrees - Tour Shaft
    Ping G30 18.5 degrees - Tour Shaft
    Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees
    Ben Hogan TK 50 degrees
    Cleveland Rotex 2.0 56 and 60 degrees
    Ping Sigma G Anser
    TaylorMade Project A

  • ChazbChazb Members  977WRX Points: 135Posts: 977 Golden Tee
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    PXG,because I can’t afford them.

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  • brianmontgomery2000brianmontgomery2000 Dayton, OhioMembers  797WRX Points: 144Posts: 797 Golden Tee
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    Less a brand for me and more a look -- can't seem to ever hit SGI very well. Started with 3-5-7-9 blade starter set and then Ping Eye2 like forever. I've played some version of a cavity back, but don't like to see any of the irons "backside" at address.

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    Ping G400 Max, 9.5, Tour 65 S
    Cobra AMP Cell 3+ (13)
    Taylormade RBZ 3HL (17)
    Wishon 775HS 3Hyb (21) - Modus 120X
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (5-G) - Modus 120X
    Mizuno S18 - 56 & 60 - Modus 120X
    Odyssey Sabertooth

  • RuffingItRuffingIt Members  171WRX Points: 86Posts: 171 Fairways
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    i can't stand Callaway irons, especially the 'X' design features, dating all the way back to the X22 irons. X here, X there. Make sure it looks like an X on the back. Gawd awful cavity design. Epic Rogue woods i actually liked. But the color scheme for the Epic Flash...barf. Also also...the Callaway logo and branding just has no feng shui to me. I use to be anti-Ping just because they seem to be old ****, no style clubs. But the putter, and then woods changed that for me. Still on the fence about the iblades and i210.

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    Ping G400 LST 8.5˚ (Kuro Kage Silver Tini X)
    Ping G410 3W (Ping Tour stiff)
    Ping G410 3 Crossover (Tensei CK Pro Blue 80)
    Nike VR Pro combo 4-PW (S300)
    Nike Engage 50˚ss, 55˚ss, 60˚ds
    Ping Karsten TR Anser 5 33"

    in rotation
    Nike Method Origin B2-01 33" / VR Pro ltd 5 wood (UST Mamiya VTS 85S silver)


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  • mowakebummowakebum Mowakebum Members  54WRX Points: 31Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    Ping Irons... it’s the notch in the in head. Yes I know I can’t see it at address. But I can see it in the bag and it drives me crazy.

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  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MOMembers  880WRX Points: 144Handicap: 4.4Posts: 880 Golden Tee
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    I've always avoided Taylormade. Don't like the marketing.

    Having said that... I'm not really "against" them. I want to play whatever is best for me. Don't really care what brand it is... Though Probably wouldn't by PXG cause... $300 a club? Nah...

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  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members  979WRX Points: 437Posts: 979 Golden Tee
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    If a Titleist iron doesn't look like a Buick or wasn't designed by Art Chou, I don't want anything to do with it.
    These are nice.

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  • T.B.T.B. Members  308WRX Points: 106Handicap: 10Posts: 308 Greens
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    Callaway. When I was young it seemed every older gentleman was putting them in there bag and making the game easier. Now that I’m older i use game improvement irons,, but still stay away from callaway

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  • mwink822mwink822 Members  2694WRX Points: 156Posts: 2,694 Titanium Tees
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    Ping and Callaway...just too chunky. I will say, however, that I do really dig the look of the Callaway Apex MB.

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    Titleist TS4 8.5* Diamana D+ LTD 70 X
    Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Diamana S+ 80X
    4 - 718 Titleist AP3 Project X 6.0
    4-P 718 Titleist AP2 Project X 6.0
    White Satin Mizuno MP T7 51-08 Modus 3 105X
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 55-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 59-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1
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  • driveandputtmachinedriveandputtmachine 4 wedges or 2 iron? That is the question! Members  1319WRX Points: 195Handicap: 0.0Posts: 1,319 Platinum Tees
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    I do not have an iron brand that I won't play. I have a brand of all clubs that I only try if I find nothing else first and all things mostly equal would never play their clubs. Titleist, and it is not because of the company itself, but because of one of their "house" names that makes clubs for them. I will not go into reasons, and just say because I won't. I haven't played a Titleist club since 2001. Yes I tried them, and the closest was a set of AP2's back in 2008ish. They were close to the Bridgestone J36's and I went with Bridgestone over them.

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    Driver - Ping 400 MAX on Tour 65 
    Fairway - TM M5 3 wood and M3 5 wood
    Others - TM UDI 2 iron on Catalyst 100 6.5 or Ping G400 17* 
    Irons - (4-P) Cobra King Forged Tour on KBS FLT shafts
    Wedges - Cleveland Rotex 3.0 50* & 55*, Rotex 4.0 60* on Recoil 110 F5
    Putter - Mannkrafted MA/66 or Taylormade Spider
    Ball - Srixon Z Star XV or Snel MTB Black
  • starrman77starrman77 Starrman Northeast ohioMembers  463WRX Points: 156Handicap: 8Posts: 463 Greens
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    On -, @Harry Putter said:

    I can't play any PING with the notch/cut out on the hosel. I know it serves a purpose, I just can't stand looking at it.

    You can't see the notch when addressing the ball.

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    Callaway Rogue draw 10.5* 44.5"
    Ping i3OS Irons 3 thru UW
    Cobra Speed LD 15* 3 Wood
    Ping G #4 crossover
    Titleist Vokey 56* SW
    Ping Cadence Tomcat C putter 34-3/4"
    Snell MTBX
  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers  3040WRX Points: 305Posts: 3,040 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @JAMH03 said:

    No need to be apologetic here just give us the straight truth even if it doesn't make sense.

    Which irons do you refuse to play and why?

    Just rename to “why you wont play PXG irons” haha

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  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers  3040WRX Points: 305Posts: 3,040 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @ChipNRun said:

    PXG... Decent clubs, but way overpriced.

    Not really through Heroes and 0211 not much diff in price than cast Pings

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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members  1193WRX Points: 369Posts: 1,193 Platinum Tees
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    Won’t play blades because I like my shots to go in the air and somewhat straight

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    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
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  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members  167WRX Points: 46Handicap: 13.4Posts: 167 Bunkers
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    On -, @starrman77 said:

    On -, @Harry Putter said:

    I can't play any PING with the notch/cut out on the hosel. I know it serves a purpose, I just can't stand looking at it.

    You can't see the notch when addressing the ball.

    Right. Does a prominent feature of the iron no longer exist when the club is at address?

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    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway XR16 Pro Driver[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra F8 5 Wood[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra King F7 3 Hybrid[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Fly-Z+ 4-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 56, 60[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PING Sigma G Kushin and/or Cleveland HB #8[/font]
  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New EnglandMembers  1131WRX Points: 396Handicap: +2.8Posts: 1,131 Platinum Tees
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    PXG -- I would love to try them, but spending $3,400 on a set of irons only to lose 50% of their value when I inevitably put them on the BST would just be painful lol

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    time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."
    - Arnold Palmer
  • DoyouevenbladeDoyouevenblade Members  232WRX Points: 104Handicap: 7Posts: 232 Fairways
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    On -, @mowakebum said:

    Ping Irons... it’s the notch in the in head. Yes I know I can’t see it at address. But I can see it in the bag and it drives me crazy.

    This. I dont know why, it bugs me.

    Ive never got one with the looks of Callaway stuff and in the 90/00 years a lot of taylormade products sat closed to me, so that always pushed me off that brand. The m5 does look real nice behind the ball though.

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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers  16530WRX Points: 868Handicap: Low-Mid SDPosts: 16,530 Titanium Tees
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    My pet peeves are wide soles, blunt leading edges, lots of bounce, raised toes and offset.

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    Titleist TS2 9.5, Ventus 5 "S"
    Titleist TS2 16.5*, Ventus 7 "S"
    Titleist 718 T-MB 17* 2i, Steelfiber "S"
    Titleist 620 CB/MB 3i-PW, Steelfiber "S"
    SM6 F-52/8, Steelfiber "S"
    SM6 M-58/8, DG-S200
    SC California Monterey
    ProV1



  • ratdg1ratdg1 Columbus, OHMembers  325WRX Points: 98Posts: 325 Greens
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    The oversized, hollow pseudo-blade irons that seem to be in vogue at the moment. G700s, i500s, Taylormade P790s, Titleist T-MBs. Purely for aesthetic reasons.

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    Ping G410 9*
    Tour Edge EXS 3w, 5w
    Ping i210 4-U
    Ping Glide Stealth 54, 60
    Bettinardi BB0
    Srixon Q-Star Tour
    Ping Hoofer

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19370WRX Points: 1,449Posts: 19,370 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @NRJyzr said:

    Titleist fits the #1 slot for me. They're the ultimate smoke and mirrors company as far as I'm concerned. Pretentious is another good word. Almost a cult.

    Agree. I'm an GI fan and AP1 has two gap wedges (a non starter for me).

    On -, @Carl Spackler3 said:

    Won’t play blades because I like my shots to go in the air and somewhat straight

    I'm with you on this one, even though started with blades and played them many years. No thanks.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • maamoldmaamold Matt Aamold Vancouver, WashingtonMembers  212WRX Points: 88Handicap: 6.1Posts: 212 Fairways
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    On -, @nsxguy said:

    Dude, are you kidding ?
    We've got guys who won't play the Epic Flash Driver because of the green and yellow,,,,,,, ON THE BOTTOM of the driver.

    I just look at the colors as Augusta National colors...all better now! And yes I play the Epic Flash SZ.

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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  2715WRX Points: 523Posts: 2,715 Titanium Tees
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    I thought I’d never play mizuno... got fit and the club I got along with best was the hot metal pro... good times!

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    As of 3/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Blue X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    50, 54, 58 Vokeys
    2 Ball Putter
    12/14 completed for this season.

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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members  2650WRX Points: 514Handicap: 11Posts: 2,650 Titanium Tees
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    I refuse to play left handed irons. Everything else is game. I'm ho-ing my way through the possibilities.

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    • XXIO Prime 10.5*
    • Cobra Max 5w
    • Callaway BB 6h
    • Maltby TE Forged 6 - GW
    • Callaway PM Grind  56*
    • Scotty Fastback
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