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2 hours ago, MK7Golf21 said:

 

Heard people say they both feel hard. That not true?

Well, neither will ever be mistaken for an Endo forging but the performance outweighs the firmness.

TaylorMade Stealth Plus 9*                        MCA Diamana X17 60X

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 3WD                         MCA Diamana X17 70X

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 5WD                         MCA Diamana ZF  80TX  or

Bridgestone J33 AirMuscle 19*                 Velyx Rome Wildeye 988X
MIURA TC-201   4-6                                  MCA MMT-105TX

MIURA MB-101   7-P                                  MCA MMT-125TX
Chikara V1 Prototype  50, 55, 60                MCA MMT-125TX (8-iron)

Guerin Rife Circle R 400 Mid-Mallet Tour Issue

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Everyone will have their own opinion when it comes to what "The Best" is.  Whatever some likes, is the best, in their opinion.  It's human nature.

 

Over the last 3 years, I have had Titleist, Mizuno, Callaway, Pxg, Wilson and New Level irons in my bag.  By far, New Level has been the best performing irons out of the bunch for me.    So..... IMO, New Level is the Best Performing!!!

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Max

3Wood: PXG 0211

Hybrid: PXG 0211

Irons: PXG 0211
Wedges: PXG 0311 Forged
Putter: Touredge Pure Feel Eden

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X LS

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The ZX5 were listed as one of the Best Overall but only got Silver on this year's Hot List?  I don't get it.

Ping G410 Plus 10.5

Ping G410 5W

Tour Edge Exotics E722 21* Hybrid 

Srixon ZX5 4-AW

Titleist Vokey SM8 56* 60*
Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball

Callaway '22 Chrome Soft X

Vessel Lite Lux

 

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Yes, articles not quite in line with the expectation of the wrx audience. 
 

the solution is fairly simple though. Change the title into “this are the xyz irons fitters like /tend to fit their client base into”

 

really, it reflects fitter preference more than anything. Since they want to marry doing a good job for their client base with earning a living the outcome I think is pretty spot on with what you could expect. 

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The best irons for 2022 are infinitesimally improvements over irons from 2010-2021. There is only so much that can be done. Are there step function changes that represent leaps in technology?  Maybe a foam fill or slot (PXG, Taylormade, etc.) Maybe a unique sold grind (Srixon.) Maybe some tungsten weighting? The majority of new irons are a derivative of old designs.

 

Its the indian, not the arrow. Or whatever the woke 2022 version of that is.

TaylorMade Stealth+ 8° w/ PX Handcrafted Prototype EvenFlow Black 65 6.5

TaylorMade SIM ROCKET 14.5° w/ PX Handcrafted EvenFlow Black 75 6.5

TaylorMade SIM 18° Tour Issue w/ PX Handcrafted EvenFlow Black 75 6.5

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Rescue 3-19° w/ PX RDX Smoke 90 6.5

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Rescue 4-22° w/ PX RDX Smoke 90 6.5

Srixon ZX7 5i w/ Nippon Modus GOST X

Srixon ZX7 6-AW w/ Nippon Modus Tour125 Stiff
Srixon WG-706 56° w/ Nippon Modus Prototype C10 S
Scotty Cameron SS Newport Beach w/ UST Frequency Filter and Rosemark Thorn 1.52 grip

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No mention of the JPX? Or are those 2021 irons now?

TM SIM Driver 8.0 | Fujikura Speeder 661 Evo VI X-Flex

TM SIM Titanium 3 Wood | Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7x

TM P790 UDI | Graphite Design Tour AD Hybrid IZ-95x

Mizuno MP 20 MMC 4 to PW | KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X

Vokey SM8 50o, 54o, 60o | KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X

Scotty Newport Select 2

Titleist Prov1x Left Dash

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I have hit everything out there under the sun. You know what I have decided is best? 
 

is what ever I think is best for me. Lol..

 

last year I played Srixon zx7s. Fantastic iron, I love them and still have them and still put them in play. 
 

no I have a mixed bag of mizuno pro irons. The 225s are a solid step forward from the HMBs. And the 221s are another solid and subtle step forward from the MP20s. 
 

there are a lot of great clubs. Lists like this are just for entertaining reading and maybe an idea of what to try in a fitting in a category of club that interests you. Don’t take them too seriously.

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Driver: 9* Stealth + Ventus blue TR 6X Z cord grip

3 wood: Titleist Tsi2 15 Ventus blue 7x Z cord grip

7 Wood: Titleist TSi2 Ventus Red 9X Z cord grip

3-4 Mizuno Pro Fli Hi Haz Ventus blue 90X Z cord align grips

4-9 MP5 Steelfiber CW125X, 221 PW CW125X

Wedges - Edel SMS 54 D grind. Edel SMS 60 T grind. Steelfiber CW125s shafts

60* Cleveland Zipcore chrome KBS High rev 2.0 115 shaft // Z grip

Putter- Konos release, Fuji MC putter shaft / Betinardi Lamkin Jumbo Deep etched cord grip
BALL; Chrome Soft X

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Beginner here - I agree I haven’t played any blades, I can’t/don’t shape shots yet but I can land fairways and hold the greens with my irons fairly consistently thanks to the Ping G425 Max irons. Never felt better hitting a 4 iron off the deck and see it land on the fairway 70 yards out on a 272 yard par 4 and consistently holding the greens on short par 3s with a 7/8 iron and at times with a pitching wedge is pure pleasure. Compressing the irons taking divots only added to the pleasure. To me, they truly belong in the Easiest to launch, Pure enjoyment categories plus if I may add Most technologically packed, Top overall performers and Most forgiving( I added that) categories as well. Also, enjoying the forum quite a bit especially reading the comments on such threads!

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On 4/25/2022 at 12:22 AM, QuigleyDU said:

I have hit everything out there under the sun. You know what I have decided is best? 
 

is what ever I think is best for me. Lol..

 

last year I played Srixon zx7s. Fantastic iron, I love them and still have them and still put them in play. 
 

no I have a mixed bag of mizuno pro irons. The 225s are a solid step forward from the HMBs. And the 221s are another solid and subtle step forward from the MP20s. 
 

there are a lot of great clubs. Lists like this are just for entertaining reading and maybe an idea of what to try in a fitting in a category of club that interests you. Don’t take them too seriously.

 

Couldn't of said it any better.  Just recently i got fitted, I got the Mizuno Pro 225's 4-7 (7 iron bent 1 degree weak) and went with the 221's 8-PW (8 iron bent 2 strong and 9 iron bent 1 strong) and then three brand new T22 Wedges - S Grinds in 50/54 and D Grind in 58.  Idk how it was possible BUT THEY ALL FELT THE BEST. So Mizuno is what i went with. 

 

Ive been playing golf for a very long time, coming out of Apex Pros 2014 model with Project X PXI 6.0 shafts to New Mizunos with Nippon Modus 120 X.  Legit cant wait to get them and hit them.

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Driver -  Callaway GBB Epic 9.5° -- Aldila ROGUE M.A.X. 75 X

3W - Callaway Rogue ST LS 15°-- Mitsubishi AV Tensei White 75 X

3H - Callaway Apex Hybrid 20°  -- Fujikura Speeder 865 X

Irons -  Mizuno Pro 225's 4-7 / 221's 8-PW -- Nippon Modus 120 X

Wedges - Mizuno T22 Copper Wedges - 50° (S Grind), 54° (S Grind), 58° (D Grind) -- Nippon Modus 120 X

Putter - Odyssey #7 Black Series

 

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I like my ZX7s... but I also liked my AP2 710s.  I did a fitting last year and liked the ZX7s best, especially in terms of the feel.  I probably could have been happen with P770, T100, or something.  Did not try Mizuno and am now kind of wishing I did just for completeness.  

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Callaway Epic Speed TD DS @ 10.5 deg w/ Ventus Blue 7x

Callaway Mavrik Max TC 15* w/ GD Tour AD IZ 7x 

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 18* w/ GD Tour AD IZ 7x 

Taylormade P790 UDI w/ Hzrdus Black 6.5 85g

Srixon zU85 20* w/ UST Recoil F5

Srixon ZX7 (4-AW) w/ Nippon Modus Tour 120x

Cleveland RTX Zipcore 56* & 60* w/ DG TI S400

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On 4/25/2022 at 12:22 AM, QuigleyDU said:

I have hit everything out there under the sun. You know what I have decided is best? 
 

is what ever I think is best for me. Lol..

 

last year I played Srixon zx7s. Fantastic iron, I love them and still have them and still put them in play. 
 

no I have a mixed bag of mizuno pro irons. The 225s are a solid step forward from the HMBs. And the 221s are another solid and subtle step forward from the MP20s. 
 

there are a lot of great clubs. Lists like this are just for entertaining reading and maybe an idea of what to try in a fitting in a category of club that interests you. Don’t take them too seriously.

I’m with you Quigley! I have 225s, Stealth and G425 irons and really hate the fact, THE fact that I only have so many rounds left to play in my life. Best scores-G425, best feel and shock and AWE- 225, best feeling newcomer to the PowerBats  club - Stealth. What ever tickles our fancy because life is short!

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57 minutes ago, Steelhead said:

I’m with you Quigley! I have 225s, Stealth and G425 irons and really hate the fact, THE fact that I only have so many rounds left to play in my life. Best scores-G425, best feel and shock and AWE- 225, best feeling newcomer to the PowerBats  club - Stealth. What ever tickles our fancy because life is short!

Yep yep!! The thing is to just enjoy these articles. They are fun. Don’t get frustrated because your fav whatever didn’t come in first or you think the list is biased. It’s fun. Play what you like and what works for you. Who cares what someone else likes or doesn’t like. If they say something the makes you interested. Try it and find out for yourself.

Driver: 9* Stealth + Ventus blue TR 6X Z cord grip

3 wood: Titleist Tsi2 15 Ventus blue 7x Z cord grip

7 Wood: Titleist TSi2 Ventus Red 9X Z cord grip

3-4 Mizuno Pro Fli Hi Haz Ventus blue 90X Z cord align grips

4-9 MP5 Steelfiber CW125X, 221 PW CW125X

Wedges - Edel SMS 54 D grind. Edel SMS 60 T grind. Steelfiber CW125s shafts

60* Cleveland Zipcore chrome KBS High rev 2.0 115 shaft // Z grip

Putter- Konos release, Fuji MC putter shaft / Betinardi Lamkin Jumbo Deep etched cord grip
BALL; Chrome Soft X

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On 4/25/2022 at 12:22 AM, QuigleyDU said:

I have hit everything out there under the sun. You know what I have decided is best? 
 

is what ever I think is best for me. Lol..

 

last year I played Srixon zx7s. Fantastic iron, I love them and still have them and still put them in play. 
 

no I have a mixed bag of mizuno pro irons. The 225s are a solid step forward from the HMBs. And the 221s are another solid and subtle step forward from the MP20s. 
 

there are a lot of great clubs. Lists like this are just for entertaining reading and maybe an idea of what to try in a fitting in a category of club that interests you. Don’t take them too seriously.

That is a very interesting/anomalous WITB you have there, but whatever work, works!

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Callaway Epic Speed TD DS @ 10.5 deg w/ Ventus Blue 7x

Callaway Mavrik Max TC 15* w/ GD Tour AD IZ 7x 

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 18* w/ GD Tour AD IZ 7x 

Taylormade P790 UDI w/ Hzrdus Black 6.5 85g

Srixon zU85 20* w/ UST Recoil F5

Srixon ZX7 (4-AW) w/ Nippon Modus Tour 120x

Cleveland RTX Zipcore 56* & 60* w/ DG TI S400

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1 hour ago, Rob_X said:

That is a very interesting/anomalous WITB you have there, but whatever work, works!

Thanks!

Driver: 9* Stealth + Ventus blue TR 6X Z cord grip

3 wood: Titleist Tsi2 15 Ventus blue 7x Z cord grip

7 Wood: Titleist TSi2 Ventus Red 9X Z cord grip

3-4 Mizuno Pro Fli Hi Haz Ventus blue 90X Z cord align grips

4-9 MP5 Steelfiber CW125X, 221 PW CW125X

Wedges - Edel SMS 54 D grind. Edel SMS 60 T grind. Steelfiber CW125s shafts

60* Cleveland Zipcore chrome KBS High rev 2.0 115 shaft // Z grip

Putter- Konos release, Fuji MC putter shaft / Betinardi Lamkin Jumbo Deep etched cord grip
BALL; Chrome Soft X

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On 4/20/2022 at 3:13 PM, Millhill88 said:

Everyone will have their own opinion when it comes to what "The Best" is.  Whatever some likes, is the best, in their opinion.  It's human nature.

 

Over the last 3 years, I have had Titleist, Mizuno, Callaway, Pxg, Wilson and New Level irons in my bag.  By far, New Level has been the best performing irons out of the bunch for me.    So..... IMO, New Level is the Best Performing!!!

New level at that price is great 

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On 4/24/2022 at 11:27 PM, Sourpuss said:

i noticed when i improved my swing, my clubs performed better and my scores decreased. done deal, spend money on lessons w/ what ever brand you play.....

So very true.   People spending tons money on clubs etc...go get lessons and understand the swing etc. Guy at purxue univ age 58 plays big Bertha irons from 10 yrs ago and shot 3 under....lessons in 2021 20 hours. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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