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My brother needs a set of irons to play with occasionally. Price point around $400 max for a used set. He shoots in the 90s on public/city type courses and needs something forgiving like an AP1/ JPX Forged type build. Stiff shafts. Think he currently has really old beat up Adams Ovation. Have been scouring ebay but not really too familiar in a good iron that's probably a few years old and fits his build. Any recommendations people could throw out for a good set in this price range would be helpful.

Titleist TSi3 7.25 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX

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Titleist 816 H2 18.25 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90 X

Titleist T200 4-5 - Project X 6.5

Titleist T100 6-PW - Project X 6.5

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Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

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For that handicap range and price, I'd recommend these below (I have played all of them):

Ping G25

Ping G

Titleist 714 AP1

Titleist 716 AP1

Callaway XR (non-OS, non-Steelhead)

Callaway XR Pro

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Ping G410 Plus driver
Ping G410 3 wood
Callaway XR hybrids

Titleist 716 AP1 irons

Edel DVR, Ping Zing wedges
Odyssey Two-Ball Ten Tour Lined putter

 

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

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1 minute ago, TallGuy90 said:

Ping G400 G410

2017 TM M2

JPX HM

 

All good clubs, but I dont think you'll get G410 for less than $400 unless it's an odd color code.  I've seen tons of Greens listed for some reason.

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Ping G410 Plus driver
Ping G410 3 wood
Callaway XR hybrids

Titleist 716 AP1 irons

Edel DVR, Ping Zing wedges
Odyssey Two-Ball Ten Tour Lined putter

 

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

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3 hours ago, HappyGilmore22 said:

My brother needs a set of irons to play with occasionally. Price point around $400 max for a used set. He shoots in the 90s on public/city type courses and needs something forgiving like an AP1/ JPX Forged type build. Stiff shafts. Think he currently has really old beat up Adams Ovation. Have been scouring ebay but not really too familiar in a good iron that's probably a few years old and fits his build. Any recommendations people could throw out for a good set in this price range would be helpful.

You can search for callaway x 20/22 tours fairly cheap on ebay, nice mid size heads with less than average offset but by no means "minimal offset" or r9 tp and i'm sure you'll be under 400

 

If you want something smaller you can look for tm rsi tp/psi tour, mizuno mp52/53/54, callaway xforged

 

If you want something bigger you can look for tm r11, tm rsi 2, callaway apex or cobra f8/9

 

Tons of options in that price bracket

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5 minutes ago, me05501 said:

Srixon 565 or 765's on stiff steel can be found in his price range. 

I dont know if I'd recommend those for an 18+ handicap.  565 maybe but probably not.  765 no way.

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Ping G410 Plus driver
Ping G410 3 wood
Callaway XR hybrids

Titleist 716 AP1 irons

Edel DVR, Ping Zing wedges
Odyssey Two-Ball Ten Tour Lined putter

 

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

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1 minute ago, dekez said:

I dont know if I'd recommend those for an 18+ handicap.  565 maybe but probably not.  765 no way.

 

The OP mentioned two options that are in the exact same performance category, which is why I mentioned these options. 

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Callaway Big Bertha 21 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 3+

Callaway Rogue 4 wood

Srixon ZU85 4/23

Srixon Z565 w/ Matrix Ozik F15 shafts 5-PW

Srixon Z785 AW

Cleveland RTX4 54* and 58*

Cleveland Huntington Beach #11S

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2 minutes ago, me05501 said:

 

The OP mentioned two options that are in the exact same performance category, which is why I mentioned these options. 

I see what you mean... the JPX forged.  You're right.

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Ping G410 Plus driver
Ping G410 3 wood
Callaway XR hybrids

Titleist 716 AP1 irons

Edel DVR, Ping Zing wedges
Odyssey Two-Ball Ten Tour Lined putter

 

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

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Since he plays occasionally he needs to get the most forgiving irons he can get but for $400 it has to be used and any older Ping G series will do (probably a G5 or a G10) or an older Callaway Bertha series.  Me personally I would get a set of old school 90s era Big Bertha irons.  Cheap (Under $200 for a 3-PW), tour-proven (ask Monty and Annika), durable, and forgiving as hell.

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10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft (Stiff flex)
Titleist 990 (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold in S300
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts (Regular Flex)
2011 Adams Tom Watson signature wedges in 52 and 56 degrees with stock steel shafts (Player's Grind)
Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter

 

"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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There are literally hundreds of decent used sets that will perform well for most people. And as this thread continues eventually someone will recommend every single one of them.

 

Your brother probably doesn't care what he plays. He just wants to take them for granted.

 

And in my experience the clubs most people who don't care about clubs take for granted are Pings.

 

Just get him the most recent G series Ping irons inside your budget.

 

I have no idea what his swing is like, but personally, I wouldn't include anything over a 6 iron. 

 

I suggest this all the time to my social golfing friends and they ignore me, even though my handicap is 20 less than theirs and my longest iron is a 7.

 

So Ping G Series 6-PW plus a couple of hybrids (20ish and 24ish).

 

It is very hard to beat used Adans hybrids for value and quality. I have a soft spot for Adams Pro Golds, but that's just me.

 

Sorted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cobra F6 Baffler

Ping G410/Epic Flash Hybrids
Cobra Forged Tec Copper Irons
Cleveland CBX2 wedges
PXG One and Done

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