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11 hcp and closing in on single digits. Game a set of Cleveland UHX.

Before my fitting I was convinced I'd buy a set of Srixon 585's, but the UHX's just blew me away! I prefer the larger size, as I've always gamed more SGI-type irons, and the kind of slight high-toe profile in the shortest irons/wedges really suits my eye. The lower irons feels really hot, which I like, and I think I might order a 4- and possibly a 3-iron in the near future. I haven't seen any disadvantages for me personally, in relation with neither SGI nor player irons.

The only negative is the look of the back of the irons, which is a tad too "techy" for my liking. I can only wish for the next iteration to have a bit of a cleaner look.

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I haven’t played the D7 Forged, but I am currently playing the C300 Forged, which are terrific. 15 HC. I am not sure, but despite the traditional D vs C labels, I think the D7 Forged may be a bit smaller than the C300 Forged. Anyway, the C300 Forged are plenty forgiving, and feel and perform great.

As to this thread, 15 HC, with C300 Forged with KBS Tour 105 S in the bag. Getting my fitted 919 Hot Metals with Steelfiber 110 R adjusted right now, and those might go back in the bag. And I have been dabbling with my old reliable Ping iE1 irons as well, which are always solid and steady.

Ping G425 Max 9* Driver, Alta CB 55 S

Cobra SpeedZone 3 Wood, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7 R

Callaway Epic Flash 7 Wood, Accra FX 2.0 200F M3

Srixon Z H85 4 Hybrid, Project X HZRDUS Black 85 6.0

Ping G425 Irons 5-UW, Aerotech Steelfiber i110 R

Cleveland RTX Zipcore SW (54*/10) and LW (58*/10), Aerotech Steelfiber i110 S

Scotty Cameron 009-M Putter

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HC: 13-16 and trending in the right direction

Driver: g410 plus 9* w/ oban devotion 7

3w: g410 14.5* w/ ping tour 75

Driving irons: 718 TMB 2 & 3 w/ KBS c-taper s120

Irons: 718 AP2 4-9 w/ KBS c-taper x130

Wedges: SM7 48*, PM grind 54* & 60*

Putter: Newport 2

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Sitting at a 11 right now.  Switched from a set of Ping G710's to a set of Callaway Epic Forged irons.  They have been game changes for me.

Driver:  PXG 0811 X Proto
5 Wood:  PXG 0341 XF Gen4
Hybrid:  PXG 0317 XF 4H Gen4
Irons:  PXG 0311 Gen3
Wedges:  PXG Sugar Daddy Gen 2
Putter: PXG Bat Attack Battle Ready
Bag: Vessel 2.0 Stand Bag (Black) & Vessel Lite Stand Bag (White)
Ball: Titleist AVX

Shoe: Nike or Jordans

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I might be a 10? No idea, might keep score one day and see I'm a 5, who knows. I was playing Nike VR Pro Combos but recently built a custom set of KZG Forged 2-M 3-6 CB's and 7-PW blade that so far I am loving. Almost wish I had a full blade set.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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8 HCP

Played the original 770s since they were born with S300 stiff shafts

 

Just got the new 770s with Project X 6.0s and gonna put them in to play today for the first round of my year. Had a couple of range sessions but it's been so windy here, the results have been inconsistent. 

 

Just got down into single digits in the last couple of years. Honestly believe the P770s were a big part of it. That and driving it a bit better with a lil more course management. 

 

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8 hours ago, BirdieRoll said:

Curious to know what kind of performance gains you saw? 

 

Trifecta of higher, longer, straighter?

Not that much difference.  I feel like I am more accurate with the 0211.

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Ping G410 Plus driver
Cobra F6 Baffler
Callaway XR hybrids

Titleist 716 AP1 irons

Callaway Mack Daddy CB wedges
Odyssey Two-Ball Ten Tour Lined putter

 

Penalty Box: PXG OG 0211 irons, Ping Sigma 2 Craz-E putter

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~11. Club hoeing for a few years here.  Used Adams Black CB2 forged (gave to my Brother), Used - Mizuno 825 Pro forged (sold on eBay to afford next set), New - Ben Hogan Edge with Recoil graphite senior flex shafts (gave to my 24 year old daughter), Used- 2019 Cobra F-Max Superlite (I hit the market just right on this buy/sell cycle, as I had them for a year and MADE $100 when I sold them [thanks headcovers], Used - Srixon z565/765 Combo- Project x pxi 6.0 shafts (now at the in-laws beach house so I don't have to schlep clubs).  And FINALLY a fitted set of the original PXG 0211 with MMT 80 gram Stiff shafts (glad I got fitted, as I would have ordered the 70 gram Regular shafts, but the fitter said with my aggressive transition that the stiffer shafts would work better for me - and they do).  Got them when they were $89 per club, a deal on which I just could not pass. These transition nicely to my 50/54/58 CBX2 wedges with Rotex shafts.

 

At this point, the only thing that might tempt me would be the new Srixon ZX series and I would again combo the ZX5 in the 5i & 6i, with the ZX7 in 7i - PW.  Our brethren here on Golf WRX have given them some great reviews.

 

But really liking the results with the 0211's, so the temptation is not overwhelming.  At least not yet...

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In my Datrek - DG lite II cart bag attached via Top-Lok to my Bag Boy - Quad XL - I'm decidedly brand agnostic:

PING - G400 Max 10.5 - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 5 R

Titleist - TS2 4W - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 RS TS2 7W - Alta CB 65 R

Cobra - Baffler 23* - Aldila NV-HL 65 R

PXG - 0211 (2019 version) - 5-PW - MMT 80 S

Cleveland - CBX2 50 / 54 / 58 - Rotex 

L.A.B. Golf - Directed Force 2.1 - KBS Tour - Press No. II 3*

Snell - MTB  Black

 

 

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46 minutes ago, lil'mike said:

About 14 hcp.  Now playing the Ping iE1's.  Prior played all kinds and like the older sets like Hogan CFT, Taylormade Firesole and Burner, Lynx Predator.  Also liked and played the Mizuno JPX 825's.  Played the Mavrik's and didn't care for them.

 

I wish I played some of those iE1s. I've tried a few sets and just never pulled the trigger because something else always topped them ever so slightly. I'm using Ping Eye 2's this year and it's been an adjustment to say the least but, I'll be using them this entire year before I go to something else. 

Play whatever irons you want. Play blades if anything. They can make you better. 

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I was about 14 hcp when I stopped playing 16 years ago.  I got back into it at the end of the 2019 season when I picked up a set of TaylorMade Rocketbladez 4-PW irons.  This year's goals: fix my swing, lower my hcp to 9-10, get better at shaping the ball, and play a club that gives better feedback.  So I got the new Wilson Staff Model CB irons 4-PW, + AW.  It feels like I'm learning how to play golf for the first time, but so far I'm happy with the new irons. 

I also picked up a new set of TaylorMade P-770 irons for a good deal prior to buying the Wilsons, but will likely sell them off.  I've been tempted to go back to the Rocketbladez until the changes I've integrated into my swing take hold.  I'm WAY DOWN on distance.

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Just goes to show that there are so many ways to get to the hole. I also appreciate that this thread shows that people play what's best for their game, and what they're comfortable with instead of what "slot" they fit in. 

 

15-17hcp here. Wilson D7 Forged KBS Tour S+ 125g. Looking at a possible set of Srixon ZX5/7 set too. 

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9* w/ Hzrdus Smoke Black

Irons : Wilson D7 Forged 4-G w/ KBS Tour | Epic Flash 3h w/ Tensei Silver

Putter: Bettinardi Inovai 6.0 / TM HydroBlast Del Monte 1

 

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Went from GMax to G710 (hated them), and now I’m playing i210 which I’m not crazy about. I miss my GMax so much. Way more forgiving and so much longer than either the G710 or the i210. I sold them and it’s a huge regret. Now I gotta try and find another set of them with good heads and I’ll have to buy shafts to build them the way I want. Giant waste of money on my last 2 sets of irons. Hoping I can dump my G710s to help subsidize fixing my awful decision making🤦🏻‍♂️😂

B21 Driver 8* VeloCore Black 6X

Sim2 Max 5W EvenFlow Black 75X

M4 7HL EvenFlow Blue 75X

SIM Max 6H EvenFlow Black 85X

Rogue 7-P KBS Max 90 Stiff

PM Grind ‘19 Tour Grey 56 & 60

Spider Tour 

Pro V1X LD

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1 hour ago, JermWRX said:

Went from GMax to G710 (hated them), and now I’m playing i210 which I’m not crazy about. I miss my GMax so much. Way more forgiving and so much longer than either the G710 or the i210. I sold them and it’s a huge regret. Now I gotta try and find another set of them with good heads and I’ll have to buy shafts to build them the way I want. Giant waste of money on my last 2 sets of irons. Hoping I can dump my G710s to help subsidize fixing my awful decision making🤦🏻‍♂️😂

I left my Gmax late last year, but I’m happy with the change.  Still have the Gmax.  4-SW, Ping graphite Senior shafts.

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