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Alright before I begin I promise this is not a blade vs CB talk but here it goes.

 

I forever have struggled with the choice of the iron to play. I have carried a handicap as low as a 2 and as high as a 7.

I am not a long hitter by any means. I would say my 7 Iron goes roughly 155 yards.

 

What I struggle with is choosing an iron. I know I need to commit to an iron to make an improvement long term but that's where you come in.

 

Option #1

Players cavity back. I always gravitate this way as I feel I have total control. I have no issues hitting the 7 iron - wedge but the longer irons seem to have a little drop off in consistency and overall distance. The turn interaction is amazing for my shallow angle of attack. Iron most recently played in this head style (Mizuno JPX Tour 900)

 

Option #2

Players game improvement

This is usually what I fall into when I think the extra distance and forgiveness would help me. They go a full club longer and launch higher. I don't feel I have the control as much to place the ball in the exact spot i want but I can get the ball around. I don't struggle with the occasional hot shot and the hook. The wider sole becomes a nuisance as I get flat and I can't pinch the ball as crisply as I'd like. Club most recently played (ping i210)

 

Option #3

Now this was my attempt to merge the 2...I tried the AP2 and it felt like I never really fell in love with them. Wider soles and high bounce didn't work well and the lack of feel and total control also wasn't great. It didn't excel in any area but it also didn't have a glaring weakness either. Kinda meh.

 

So I guess with all this being said what way would you go. My ultimate goal is to commit to a club long term and ultimately get back.down to a 2 handicap or better. What route would you go? And before anyone says I need to get fit understand that all 3 options listed we're fit

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