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  1. Callaway Jaws Full Toe 60. 10 degree bounce.
  2. I have Project X IO shafts, 5.5 flex in my Srixon Zx7 irons and love them. My 3 and 4 hybrids in stiff. My 3 wood is stiff. My driver has a GD XC in S/R flex. My wedges are S200 shafts. All work for me. Personally, weight is more than flex.
  3. Seems like your 9 is about 4 degrees weak. Get all lofts and lies checked and adjusted. Do the whole set.
  4. You mean you 8 iron is close in distance to you 9 iron?
  5. I was playing golf last week and found a Callaway ERC Soft ball that someone lost. It was Triple Track and at first I thought it was a Chrome Soft Triple Track, which I have been playing for a while now. This ball worked amazing well for me in comparison to the Chrome Soft. I played both balls to compare them with the same conditions outdoors. I was consistently 10 plus yards longer with driver and the ERC Soft over the Chrome Soft. My irons were longer as well and the ball spun well enough. I love the sound and feel of the ERC. I guess it fits my swing speed better. I picked up a dozen yesterday.
  6. I am not ready to give up on my 3W yet, but I love hybrids off the deck and with a tee. I have an Apex 3 and 4 and can't get rid of them.
  7. My Zx7 irons have been adjusted and they did dent in a few spots where the loft/lie machine clamps squeezed the heads in place for adjustment. That is normal for forged clubs. These are some of the soft forgings I have ever owned and they feel marvelous. So if they get a little dinged up it doesn't bother me. They are sweet!
  8. I have tried several different iron shafts over the past couple of years. Doing my own shaft work helps keep the costs down and allows me to experiment in outdoor conditions. As a senior with a relatively consistent tempo I made the switch to a 105g shaft, the Project X IO in 5.5 flex. I have also tried this same shaft model in the 6.0 and the difference for me has been night and day. The 6.0 flex in the IO is 5 grams heavier than the 5.5 and the feel for me is noticeable. I don't feel I need to force it and I get my normal distance. So, my tempo stays consistent. I am sensitive to feel of swing weight and I have these shafts at D2 on the scale, except for the 9 iron and PW, which I have at D3. I think shaft weight is the first factor to look at when picking a shaft and that includes over flex.
  9. I have spent a lot of time at range with the Zx7 irons over the past several weeks. They are the best feeling irons I have owned in years and they are relatively forgiving. Keepers!
  10. I am not sure why, but I hit them higher than I expected given the stronger lofts. They are relatively forgiving and have awesome feel on pure strikes. I really like them.
  11. Let us know how the lofts and lies are when you put them on the machine. My lofts were 2 degrees stronger than specs. Lie, length, and soft stepping were perfect.
  12. A big factor is shaft length. I have that shaft in mine at 45.5" and it is D4.
  13. Epic Speed with GD XC shaft. Callaway X2 Hot 3 wood with Aldila Tour Blue.
  14. My set came today, under 2 weeks from date of order. They are perfect. Hit them this afternoon. Very powerful ballflight.
  15. Under $200 per new iron would be my limit, but that would need to be something special. I just bought a set of new Srixon Zx7 irons at $162 per. Drivers? I would go up to $400, but used. Typically, at CPO. I buy a lot on CPO, and usually 'like new' condition.
  16. I will test them against my X-Forged CB at the range first and then see how they perform on the course. I am really looking forward to giving them a whirl.
  17. Well, I have a set of Zx7 irons being delivered on Monday. I ordered them from Srixon directly on September 2nd. My only experience with Srixon irons were the Z765. They were okay, but my 2013 X-Forged irons were better, so they did not last long. I am a range rat, and I hit the 765s quite a bit on the range and on the course before I unloaded them. Currently, I have the 2021 X-Forged CB irons in the bag and I must admit I do like them, but not as much as the 2013 model. At any rate, I am going to give the 7s a shot. I will also add that all the switching from the 7s back to the 785s, as many posters had stated, is puzzling. Golf is such a mental game where confidence plays such a huge role in success. It does take a while to get the feel of new irons so I will play with these for a while before deciding on the set I will keep or dump. Supply chain issues now with golf club components have impacted big time on custom builds by virtually all manufactures. I was fortunate to be getting my irons so quickly. I am a high ball hitter. I think the lofts on these, along with what others have said, suggest the 7s might be between a players distance iron and a players iron. I think it would be easy to adjust the lofts on the 7s without an issue given the shape of the sole.
  18. I ordered a set of Srixon Zx7 irons on September 2, 2021. The lefthanded set was 5-PW, plus 1/4" length, and soft stepped stock Modus3 Tour 120 stiff shafts. The grips were the stock model Golf Pride. I received an email this morning from Srixon that the irons have shipped and the expected delivery date is Monday, September 13, 2021. I would add I ordered them directly from Srixon off their website.
  19. Probably the red 6r. By the way there is an online fitting on the Fujikura site.
  20. I have the Zx7 on order. The PW in that set is 46 degrees. I currently play a MD4 50 degree and will continue to keep that club in the bag as my gap wedge. My other wedges are a 56 and 60. My current PW is 45 degrees. If I were playing the Zx5 I would probably keep the same setup. For the majority of the time I have played golf I did not use a gap wedge. I carried a 54 and 60 and learned to hit partial shots with the PW to adjust to the gap between it and the SW. But I will admit to a lot of that time I did play blades with much weaker lofts in the PW and that Zx5 is 44 degrees of loft. In the worst case you can always take a 50 and bend it one degree stronger, but you will get one degree more bounce on it as well.
  21. When I was younger, now 72, I used to love to hit the 2 iron blade off the deck. I hit it off the tee at my home course as well on tight holes, so I really got used to hitting it solid. But, now my gapping in the longer clubs is getting too narrow. I went to the 4 hybrid when my length with the 4 iron and the 5 iron was less than 10 yards. The hybrid 4 goes father than my 4 iron.
  22. I am nowhere near those distances, but your setup is what I am considering. I like hitting irons. I might try the 4 utility. I do not mind hybrids especially out of the rough.
  23. I have heard good things about the Ping Crossover. Thanks
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