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Overview - I'm a former college golfer with a driver SS on course around 125. However - I'm lucky to play 2 times a month now with kids and other priorities so my HC is around a 6-7. I can shoot under par when I'm on but can shoot 86-87 just as easily. I'm looking to get into a more "gameable" bag that I can take to the course and just enjoy golf and play relatively well when I play in my few member/member or member/guest tournaments a year. I also understand that many forgiving irons are hot and strong lofted and I don't want to hit it a mile. For the high speed players like me who look to get into more "forgiving" irons - what are you playing? My buddy recommended the ZX5 which I think is a great idea (whenever they're back in stock) but I'm curious to hear what you guys are playing. Thank you!

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Driver: Titleist TSI3 9 degree with Fujikura Ventus 6X
3 wood: Mizuno STZ with Fujikura Ventus 7X
Hybrid: Taylormade Rescue 11 with Aldila RIP 85X
Irons: New Level 902 5-PW with DG X100, New Level NLU-01 21 degree driving iron Fujikura Atmos Black TS 9X Hybrid shaft
Wedges: New Level M type 50-55-60 
Putter: Evnroll ER5-CS
Ball: Bridgestone BX

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Find some 714ap2.   should fit the bill and cheap 

I'm kinda in the same boat, have never been at the level you were in college, but I was as low as a 3.5 index in my late 20's/early 30's, and am now a 6.6 due to work/marriage/kids keeping me from pla

My good buddy is 42 and very busy with work and 2 children. He's ex web.com pro that got his amateur status back 4-5 years ago. He only play 1 - 2 times a month now. Ditched his Callaway Apex pro's fo

I'm kinda in the same boat, have never been at the level you were in college, but I was as low as a 3.5 index in my late 20's/early 30's, and am now a 6.6 due to work/marriage/kids keeping me from playing (and more importantly, I think, practicing) anywhere near the amount I could back then.  Don't quite have the swing speed you do, but can still get it out there ok.  Played forged cavity backs for most of my life, but made the switch to the OG PXG 0211's last year during the Hero Pricing for Everyone.  Can't say enough about them, they're pretty easy on the eyes, and are still versatile for irons that are designed to go high and straight.  I don't try to work the ball a lot, but can still sling a hook, or hit a high bleeder when I need to.  I really like hitting punch shots with them in windy conditions, and haven't had much trouble flighting the ball to meet the demands of the shot.  The stronger lofts haven't created the yardage gaps I was worried about, I picked up about half a club of distance 5-W.  That being said, I know the newer model has even stronger lofts, (though PXG will weaken them for you). 

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G410 Plus 9* Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6
Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 16.5* Ventus 6

Taylormade Sim2 Rescue 4 Speeder Motore HB 9.8 Tour Spec
PXG 0211 5-PW Nippon 950GH 
Callaway MD5 48* S Grind KBS-TourV

Callaway MD5 52* S Grind KBS-Tour 610
Callaway MD PM Grind 58* KBS-TourV, 64* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
Scotty Cameron Phantom X #8
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2 hours ago, Kale_m said:

Find some 714ap2.

 

should fit the bill and cheap 

This. As forgiving as any bigger iron short of a Ping G but will look more like what you’re used to. It’s GI hiding in players chassis. 

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Callaway Mavrik SZ 9* Ventus Black 6x

Callaway EFSZ @ 14* Ventus Black 7x

Callaway TC Apex 2019 Hybrid @ 19* Veylix Rome 988X (Gamer) | Taylormade Sim UDI 2i Hzrdus Handcrafted Black 105x

Callaway X-Forged UT 24* Project X 6.5

Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Project X 6.5 | Srixon z945 4-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 

Vokey JDM Forged 50F & 56M Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Vokey Tour Issue Raw TVD Prototype M 60* KBS Wedge 130x

Odyssey White Hot Pro #7 | Odyssey White Hot Pro #1 | Byron Morgan DH89 34/70*/2*

Srixon Z Star XV 2021

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I Will also throw in the older p770 from TM. 
 

if you want new then 2021 apex pro (might be kinda hot for your speed) 

 

ping i210 

 

 

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Taylormade Sim2 (set at 7.5*)Fuji ventus black 6x
Titleist TS3 18* fuji ventus black 8x 

Ping g425 4hyb at 20.5* stock Alta CB  
Taylormade p750 4-PW PX6.5 
Cleveland RTX4 50/54/58 s400 TI
Oddessey 7CS Tour 
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