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Driving Iron Recommendations (14HC, 95MPH 7-iron)


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Hi,

I'm looking into a driving iron for use primarily off the tee to keep under the wind and chase on the ground.  I hit my fairway woods well, but with a very high ball flight. Most of the 'more forgiving'  driving iron options seem to be designed to launch higher, and the lower launching options look to be for better players with seemingly less forgiveness.

 

I'm wondering if there's a short list that are reasonably accepting of mishits, but will allow for the lower flight.  My usual mishit pattern is low/thin. 

 

In short - looking for (in order): 1. Low Ball Flight 2. Forgiving of low face mishits 3. Hot / High Ball speed 4. Usable from the fairway 

 

The SIM UDI seems like it could be an option.  Any others (or steer me away from the UDI)?

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I recently went through a similar process and didn't find one. The closest was the X-forged utility 22 degree from callaway but it was no better than my MMC 4-iron.    Just a suggestion: You

I recently went through a similar process and didn't find one. The closest was the X-forged utility 22 degree from callaway but it was no better than my MMC 4-iron. 

 

Just a suggestion: You may want to look at working on your swing to bring your SS down. 95mph is really high for a 7-iron.  You don't need to swing that hard; it may result in lost accuracy.  I went from 93-94mph 7-iron SS to now 89-90 over the past month and have more than doubled my GIR on average.  Non-GIR are still far less offline and it has saved me a ton of strokes.  Hitting that 8-iron 175 full swing vs a 7-iron easy swing 175 is typically a great trade-off.  

 

Just a thought! 

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I would recommend the taylormade Gapr low or the titleist 510U.

 

Gapr

Pros: forgiving, hot, launches low

Cons: not super playable for me off the deck since it game out so low it wouldn't hold greens.

 

Titleist 510

Pros: Forgiving, hot, launches medium for me, Great off the deck into greens

Cons: chunky look, and sometimes would launch a little higher than ideal

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first, most anything that is forgiving on low hits has a low COG and launches higher on good strikes. so asking for low launch and super forgiving on low hits is trying to have your cake and eat it too.

 

 

second, i second Gapr low or Titelist 510u. good options

 

another outside of the box option would be a cobra one length utility. why? It's one of the most forgiving heads. The shorter shaft will improve your consistency and strike pattern making it play even more forgiving. and the shorter length will lower the ball flight. undeniably, one of the lowest flights from a driving iron.  Also usable from the fairway. Not a giant clunky head. it is hot in terms of efficiency, but yes it will produce slower ball speeds and less distance. that might not be the worst thing in the world for you. less distance, more control. 

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