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I bagged the 718 cb irons this season. They felt good but want a little higher flight from the heads. I like the consistent distances these give me and turf interaction. I realize shaft also plays a roll but any recommendations to try for 2019.

Cobra Speedzone 9 deg Rogue Silver 110 60X Driver

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Callaway XR Pro 18 deg VTS Silver 85X Hybrid

Mizuno MP20 HMB 3,5  (both 1 deg weak) C-taper Lite 110 Stiff

Mizuno MP20 MB 6-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Vokey SM8 Raw 54S and 58D TI DG S400 Wedges

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Satin 62 (@63) TI DG Spinner Wedge 

SIK Pro C-Series Armlock Putter LAGOLF Shaft Putter

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what shafts do you currently play.

Driver: Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5* ; Accura MV85x PINK 1 of 1

3 wood: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72X

4 wood: PXG Gen2 16* (set 17.5); Hzardus Red 80x

Hybrid: PXG Gen1 19* (set 20.5): Hzardus Handcrafted Black 100x

Irons: I have set up NIKE Vapor Pro Combos, PXGs, Mizuno MP59s, and Titleist 716 

Wedges: Scratch 50 (bent to 47*), 53* (bent to 51*), 58* (bent to 57*)

                Maltby 60* bent to 63*; with a custom grind 

Putter: YES! Tracy Tour 36 inches Super Stroke GP Tour

 

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Really enjoy the consistency of the i200s.

Messed around with a few shaft combos but keep coming back to them.

Also found a second hand set of MP53s. Feel is amazing.

Hit some really tight approaches with them.

 

Easily a half club to a club shorter than i200s and I may not have enough game for the 4 iron.

But, ya know, mizuno butter feels.

 

Really enjoy the consistency of the i200s.

Messed around with a few shaft combos but keep coming back to them.

Also found a second hand set of MP53s. Feel is amazing.

Hit some really tight approaches with them.

 

Easily a half club to a club shorter than i200s and I may not have enough game for the 4 iron.

But, ya know, mizuno butter feels.

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AP2's or Mizzy 919 Forged would probably be as good as anything. Feel like they are step up vs a regular CB like the Titleist.

 

Going for a softer/lighter shaft would also help accomplish this if you're open to changing that.

 

If you're open to trying a heavier set, you could also think about adding some tape to the lower half of your clubs to help just lower the CoG slightly.

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The Srixon Z785's are really impressive. If I didn't already have the 718 AP2's they'd be in the bag. Either them or the MP18SC's are the best feeling irons I've hit this year.

Titleist TSI3 10* GD AD IZ 6S
Titleist TSI3 16.5 Ventus Red 7S
Titleist TS2 23* GD AD IZ 85S
Srixon Z785 5 iron Aerotech FC115S

Titleist T100S 6-PW Aerotech FC115

Titleist T100 50* Aerotech FC115

Vokey SM8 Raw 54.12D/58.8M Aerotech FC115
Scotty Cameron T22 Newport Stability Shaft Tour

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Unless you really must play all the same irons, what about keeping your CB's in the bag for 7 or 8 through PW and just adding in AP2's in the longer irons?

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Mizuno JPX 900 3W, 5W w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
Titleist AP3 4, 5 irons w/ Project X LZ 6.0
Titleist AP2 6 - GW irons w/ Project X LZ 6.0

Callaway Jaws Tour Grey 54S & 58x w/ Project X LZ 6.0

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I wanted to like the AP2’s but could never get along with them. I’ve tried every set. I played dg s300 in the cbs. I’m open to suggestions on shafts. I looked at the Mizzy line and was drooling over the mp 18 mb in a combo set with the mc. I haven’t hit them but i doubt its the best option for what I’m looking for.

 

I will say I am loving the feel of dg s400 in my new rtx 4 raw wedges

Cobra Speedzone 9 deg Rogue Silver 110 60X Driver

???

Callaway XR Pro 18 deg VTS Silver 85X Hybrid

Mizuno MP20 HMB 3,5  (both 1 deg weak) C-taper Lite 110 Stiff

Mizuno MP20 MB 6-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Vokey SM8 Raw 54S and 58D TI DG S400 Wedges

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Satin 62 (@63) TI DG Spinner Wedge 

SIK Pro C-Series Armlock Putter LAGOLF Shaft Putter

Vessel 2.0 White

Srixon Z-Star Pure White

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Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.

 

PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.

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I’ve hit these tanker. I only hit with stock project x shaft but they spun too much for me.

 

It may help to say my previous sets of irons:

Titleist 962 DGX100

Nike VR splits DGSL S300

TM MCs 2014 KBS C-taper stiff

Bridgestone J15 Steelfiber 110

Titleist 718 cb Dg S300

Cobra Speedzone 9 deg Rogue Silver 110 60X Driver

???

Callaway XR Pro 18 deg VTS Silver 85X Hybrid

Mizuno MP20 HMB 3,5  (both 1 deg weak) C-taper Lite 110 Stiff

Mizuno MP20 MB 6-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Vokey SM8 Raw 54S and 58D TI DG S400 Wedges

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Satin 62 (@63) TI DG Spinner Wedge 

SIK Pro C-Series Armlock Putter LAGOLF Shaft Putter

Vessel 2.0 White

Srixon Z-Star Pure White

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Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.

 

PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.

Can certainly verify Tankers assessment

of the X Forged. They are a blast to play.



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Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.

 

PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.

 

This ^^^^

 

I bought mine with the $-taper 130’s. Amazing combo. Fantastic clubs.

 

Oh, and no uocharge for the $-tapers.

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I've hit these tanker. I only hit with stock project x shaft but they spun too much for me.

 

It may help to say my previous sets of irons:

Titleist 962 DGX100

Nike VR splits DGSL S300

TM MCs 2014 KBS C-taper stiff

Bridgestone J15 Steelfiber 110

Titleist 718 cb Dg S300

 

Long story short. I forgot to mention I bought the X Forged irons twice this year. I got them with PX the first go around. Never swung PX. I heard they were harsh but what the hell. I have played DG s300/x100 my entire life and gave it a shot. I loved them but the PX took hours on the range to load and sync with my smooth tempo. Eventually caused some tendinitis in my left arm so I dropped them. I then picked up PXG 0311T through the PXG Heros program - got Gen1s for super cheap. But they were horrific. They performed like a set of old Top Flights. So after a long conversation with my priest I realized I had the best ball striking with the X Forged even thou it was a bad shaft combo. So I bought my second set of X Forged but this time with KBS Tour 120S.

 

Only other option I can recommend that I have swung would be the P760. I hit them and they were pretty promising. Just about everything else out there isn't any better than a set of TM MC 2014s. Good luck.

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I wish I would have tried the Callaway X forged with a different shaft. The $ taper would be high on my list. I’m like you were the project x are too soft in the middle. It’s hilarious you bought them twice. I thought I’m the only ho that has done this :)

Cobra Speedzone 9 deg Rogue Silver 110 60X Driver

???

Callaway XR Pro 18 deg VTS Silver 85X Hybrid

Mizuno MP20 HMB 3,5  (both 1 deg weak) C-taper Lite 110 Stiff

Mizuno MP20 MB 6-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Vokey SM8 Raw 54S and 58D TI DG S400 Wedges

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Satin 62 (@63) TI DG Spinner Wedge 

SIK Pro C-Series Armlock Putter LAGOLF Shaft Putter

Vessel 2.0 White

Srixon Z-Star Pure White

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Pretty cool to see how Phil has his combo set in the bag; MB 8-PW, X-forged 5-7, epic pro 4, x-forged UT 3

 

He has had this setup for awhile. I know he likes to tinker and he's up on the latest tech and what works best..

Cobra Speedzone 9 deg Rogue Silver 110 60X Driver

???

Callaway XR Pro 18 deg VTS Silver 85X Hybrid

Mizuno MP20 HMB 3,5  (both 1 deg weak) C-taper Lite 110 Stiff

Mizuno MP20 MB 6-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Vokey SM8 Raw 54S and 58D TI DG S400 Wedges

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Satin 62 (@63) TI DG Spinner Wedge 

SIK Pro C-Series Armlock Putter LAGOLF Shaft Putter

Vessel 2.0 White

Srixon Z-Star Pure White

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search is your friend, hundreds of threads on this topic in the last year or so.

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I wanted to like the AP2's but could never get along with them. I've tried every set. I played dg s300 in the cbs. I'm open to suggestions on shafts. I looked at the Mizzy line and was drooling over the mp 18 mb in a combo set with the mc. I haven't hit them but i doubt its the best option for what I'm looking for.

 

I will say I am loving the feel of dg s400 in my new rtx 4 raw wedges

 

S400 is a great wedge shaft.

 

S300's are pretty standard stiff shafts but are on the heavier side at 130g for the standard version. The other manufacturers (PX/Nippon/KBS) all have their stiff shafts are 120g which should allow you to hit it a bit higher (well maybe not in PX case).

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Assume you have already seen this but just in case.

 

https://Not allowed because of spam.com/2018-most-wanted-players-iron/

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Mizuno JPX 900 Driver w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
Mizuno JPX 900 3W, 5W w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
Titleist AP3 4, 5 irons w/ Project X LZ 6.0
Titleist AP2 6 - GW irons w/ Project X LZ 6.0

Callaway Jaws Tour Grey 54S & 58x w/ Project X LZ 6.0

Edel E3
Titleist Lightweight Stand Bag

Clicgear 4.0

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Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.

 

PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.

 

This ^^^^

 

I bought mine with the $-taper 130’s. Amazing combo. Fantastic clubs.Oh, and no uocharge for the $-tapers.

no upcharge on the money tapers?!
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Callaway X Forged 2018 - heads are single piece forged. Consistency, accuracy and feel are as good as any blade. Best part is you get a little forgiveness. My recommendation is valid. I am scratch/competitive local/state am player plus I have tested the below irons in the last few seasons.

 

PING S55, Callaway APEX MBs 2014, Callaway APEX, Titleist 690mbs, Titleist 712 CBs, Titleist 716 AP2, TM RAC MBs, TM MCs 2014, TM RSi2s, Mizuno MP 18 MBs, PXG 0311Ts and then I finally found these end of this past summer. I played the S55s for four years so I am hoping I finally found some keepers.

 

This ^^^^

 

I bought mine with the $-taper 130’s. Amazing combo. Fantastic clubs.Oh, and no uocharge for the $-tapers.

no upcharge on the money tapers?!

 

That’s correct. Unless they’ve changed it since I purchased my set. You can configure them on callaways website and purchase whatever combo you like. Bunch of grip options as well.

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