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Best Older Titleist Irons Ever


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It really depends on whether you want a cast or forged iron.  Pre early 2000s Titleist made cast irons for the retail mass market (unless you were Tiger) since I'm biased I prefer the 990s since I I think they have a better feel than the 962s.  When Titleist started to offer forged irons regularly, the 680s were quite the cult classic, so much so that they re-released them in very limited numbers some years ago.

 

To meet your budget, it will have to be a cast iron.

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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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990 and it's not close

 

 

 

Me and CGA are on the same page here whenever a topic like this comes up.

 

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Cobra RadSpeed (9°) - Fujikura Ventus Black 6X

Cobra SpeedZone Big Tour (13.5°) - Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X

Cobra SpeedZone Tour (17.5°) - Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X

TaylorMade Rescue 11 TP (16°) - Aldila RIP 85X

Titleist U500 (2) - Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 95X

Titleist 620CB (3-6) - True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Titleist 620MB (7-9) - True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Titleist Vokey SM8 (48.10F, 54.12D, 60.12D) - True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Taylormade Spider X #3

Titleist ProV1x

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Shows my age being younger but the ZB Blades are as good as it gets to me 

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Srixon ZX5LS MkII 9.5 Project X Hzrdus Smoke Green Hulk 60 6.5TX 

Srixon ZX MkII 15* Fujikura Ventus Blue 7x 

Taylormade Stealth 7 Wood Oban Kiyoshi Private Reserve 90/05

Srixon ZX Utility MkII 3/20 Graphite Design Tour AD95

Srixon ZX7 MkII 3-9 Project X 7.0 

Cleveland RTX 6 Tour Rack 48/10 54/8 60/6 Project X 6.5 

Evnroll Er2v Midlock 40" (Testing Axis 1 Rose Blackout 35.5) 

Srixon Z-Star Divide 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Forecorkens44 said:

Looking to experiment with half inch extended instead of full inch. Under $200. BEST BELOW?

 

962 762 775 690 990 MODELS

Not on your list, but I played some great golf with DCI-B irons. 

TaylorMade Sim Max 9* @ 7* Aldila Quaranta Reg
Ping G425 3wd @ +1 Flat setting Grafalloy Pro Lite HL Reg 
Ping G425 7wd @ -1 Flat setting Ping Alta CB Reg
Ping G425 22 hybrid @ Flat setting Mitsubishi Tensei Orange Raw reg
PXG Gen 3 0311XP 5-PW Mitsubishi MMT 80 Reg

Cleveland CBX Zipcore 50*, 56*, 60* DG Spinner Stiff stepped soft
Evnroll ER7  33” Rosemark grip

 

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DCI 962 were great for a cast club. Not the "b"  or oversize versions, although this were great also.

Rogue ST Max LS Oban Devotion 6/04 10.5, -1* @45.25" 

SIM2Max 3HL Aldila NV 75 R
Ping G410 19*,  22* & 26* Riptide CB 80 5.5
'21 Apex 6-GW SF fc90 f3  Or Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW, SF i95cw R   
TM HiToe 3 54/10
Mack Daddy PM 2.0 58/12

Bettinardi Innovai Rev 6.0  33” 

 E.R.C. Soft TT/ Chrome Soft TT / TM Tour Response '20

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755s with PX 6.0 were a fantastic fit for me.....high, flat ball flight, just really fantastic.

Adaptive Golf.....here comes the One Arm Brigade:

  Ping G425 Max Driver, 4W, 7W....+2"

  Maltby KE4 9W....+2"

  Sub 70 699U 5i - 7i, 699 8i - AW....all +4"

  Sub 70 286 Forged 56 degree

  LAB DF 2.1 putter, nickel, 38" / 67

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My two faves are the 731’s and 962B’s. I have both and play both occasionally still.  Looking at your list, the 990’s might be the best under $200 because it should allow you some leftover change to get shafts (pulls, most likely) that you know you like. Good luck!

Rogue Speed LS TD 9° w/Rogue White

Big Bertha Mini 12° w/Rogue White

X-12 Pro Series 16° w/Rifle
X Forged UT 19° & 23° w/PX
'19 Apex Pro 6-A w/PX
X Forged Jaws 58° w/PX

PM Grind 1.0 64° w/PX
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670 mb for me , loved the boxy look and a little shorter heel to toe length.

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Driver: Taylormade Sim Max 10.5*, UST Attas Prototype DK 7x 44.5"

5wood: Ping G400 16.5*, Ping Tour 7x 42"

2iron: Srixon ZX 18* , Aerotech steelfiber i95s, 1* Flat standard Length.

3hybrid: Ping G410 20* Flat, Fujikura 2.0 8x

4&5irons: Ping i200 , Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw S. 1* Flat

6-pw: Ping i Blade , Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw S. 1* Flat

Wedges: Cleveland Zipcore 52* & 58* , Aerotech Steelfiber i95s. 1*Flat

Putter: Nike Method 001 "Oven" flowneck.

Grips: Lamkin UTX 

Ball: Vice Pro Plus (white & Neon yellow)

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755's especially if you can find them with black badges instead of red.  Those were cool.  And great irons, too. 

PXG Gen5 0811XF 10.5* (set to 9*) Graphite Design Tour AD XC-6

Tour Edge Exotics E721 Pro 15* Tensei Blue 65

Tour Edge Exotics E722 18* Ventus Blue 6

Taylormade Sim2 Rescue 4 Speeder Motore HB 9.8 Tour Spec
PXG 0311P Gen2 5-PW MMT 80

Callaway MD5 Raw 48*, 54* S Grind DGTI 115
Callaway MD PM Grind Raw 58* DG
Scotty Cameron Phantom X #8
Titleist AVX/ProVI

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