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I’ve been such a golf hoe for the last 5-10 years. Swear I’ve tried just about everything.   Ready to settle down and find my one and only. 
 

if you were a single digit handicap who hits irons pretty well. Comfortable hitting any club 5-PW from blade go CB.  What would you say is the best iron in terms of feel, performance, forgiveness etc.  the best overall package iron? 
 

i won’t really stick with one iron for rest of my life.  But if I could make it through a full season that would be an accomplishment.   I’d like to however truly find one i really click with and stick with it for years to come.  Just can’t decide 

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8 minutes ago, GolfisLife1 said:

I’ve been such a golf hoe for the last 5-10 years. Swear I’ve tried just about everything.   Ready to settle down and find my one and only. 
 

if you were a single digit handicap who hits irons pretty well. Comfortable hitting any club 5-PW from blade go CB.  What would you say is the best iron in terms of feel, performance, forgiveness etc.  the best overall package iron? 
 

i won’t really stick with one iron for rest of my life.  But if I could make it through a full season that would be an accomplishment.   I’d like to however truly find one i really click with and stick with it for years to come.  Just can’t decide 

It is a noble quest, and I hope you succeed.  I play A LOT with guys that play A LOT.  The guys that I've seen play one iron year after year after year all seem to play PING.  The cast is incredibly resilient and as an engineering company first, they seem to win with accuracy and consistency.  The model I see most among low handicappers is i210/i200.

 

The other group of golfers play the same style in 2-3 year cycles.  Most of them play Titleist MB/CB/AP2 and replace with the newest model when theirs wear out.  Titleist has refined the concept of small changes from model year to model year.  

 

Best of luck to you.  I'm in the same boat, but for a different reason.  As the count of my remaining years decreases rapidly, I've started worrying about leaving a mess for my wife.  So I'm selling off all but 2 sets.  I'll likely keep my BH FT Worth Blacks and MP18's.  I need to get everything else sold off.

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I just bought more J33cb.. will buy more Mp60 or 67,really like the look and considering Tourstage Z101 cb also. Would post heads to Usa for refurb🙂

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Just picked up another set of Ben Hogan '99 Apex's with Precision Rifle 6.0 shafts that are practically brand new. Absolutely love this combo and could see myself using it for a very long time. That said, I do have a set of Wood Brothers Champ Balance blades I've been wanting to fit with Oban shafts, that might give the Hogan's a run for the bag next year.

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8 hours ago, GolfisLife1 said:

I’ve been such a golf hoe for the last 5-10 years. Swear I’ve tried just about everything.   Ready to settle down and find my one and only. 
 

if you were a single digit handicap who hits irons pretty well. Comfortable hitting any club 5-PW from blade go CB.  What would you say is the best iron in terms of feel, performance, forgiveness etc.  the best overall package iron? 
 

i won’t really stick with one iron for rest of my life.  But if I could make it through a full season that would be an accomplishment.   I’d like to however truly find one i really click with and stick with it for years to come.  Just can’t decide 

 

Probably T100/T100s.  Loads of tour usage, a design that hasn't changed appreciably much in the past 10-12 years.  Another second would be the Pro223 or JPX921 Tour.  Both are pretty classic designs that work for a lot of players and have some help if you need it.  Plenty to love about either of these and something you could definitely settle down with for a few weeks, or years 😉

I am on the quest for the clubs I hit the best, feel and looks be darned.

These below have my attention at the moment.

 

SIM - Rogue Silver 130

Speedzone Tour Big - Arcane

Rogue Sub Zero - Thump 

0211DC 5-PW - Elevate Tour

SM8 50/F, 54/D, 58/M - i123

Bettinardi Hive Custom

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While my favorite all-time irons (Z-101) have already been mentioned, I'd have to go with PING S-55. One of their iconic iron offerings with the aforementioned durability, would keep them in the bag into perpetuity.

TaylorMade Stealth Plus 9*                        MCA Diamana X17 60

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 3WD                         MCA Diamana X17 70

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 5WD                         MCA Diamana ZF  80
MIURA TC-201   4-6                                  MCA MMT-105

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

Bettinardi DASS MiNOVAi 3.0 Tour Proto

 

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I'd perhaps also have a set of TM 300 Tours, just in case of mishap.

 

 

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Nike Ignite 410 10.5° Grafalloy Blue X

Nike T60 15° Fujikura Speeder 757 X

Titleist 913F 19° Mitsubishi Diamana BB 83X or Titleist 712U 2-iron 19° KBS Tour S

Titleist 712U 3-iron 22° KBS Tour S

Titleist 681 4-iron to 9-iron KBS Tour S

Titleist SM5 48.08F Raw 49° KBS Tour S

Titleist SM5 56.10M Raw 56° KBS Tour S

Ping Eye 2 Gorge L Wedge 60° KBS Tour S  &  Ping Anser 2

 

 

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Hardly a surprise considering avatar pic and current signature- Titleist 962b.

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Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2s
Tour Edge Exotics cbx 16.5* Aldila RIP beta 80s 

Titleist 818h1 19* (a2 surefit) Fujikura Motore TS hb 8.8
Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
Vokey sm8 raw S 54* s400
Vokey sm8 raw M 60* s400
Ping Zing2 BeCu

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I am really liking the PXG Gen 3 0311XP irons I picked up this summer and I am fine sticking with them until the end of my playing days.  

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Ping G425 Max 9° with Ventus Velocore Blue-R

Ping G410 3 Wood 14.5° with Ping Tour stiff

Titleist TS2 5 wood with Tensei regular

Callaway Rogue 19° hybrid regular

Titleist TS2 22° hybrid regular

PXG 0311 Gen 3 6 - G steel regular

Corey Paul wedges bent to 53° and 57°

Taylormade Spider X putter

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Wilson FG Tour V6, or the V4s which are also great. Gorgeous, great feel, quality.

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TM SIM Max 9*  Ventus blue 6-S

Mizuno ST180 3w 15* Tensei blue-S

Cobra BioCell 5w 19* Matrix RedTie-S

Ping G30 4h 22* TFC 419-R

Taylormade R-11 5-PW KBS Tour 90-S

Cleveland CBX 52* 58* DG 115-W

Mannkrafted rebar Rattler 

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6 minutes ago, Markrip said:

The best iron set is always the next one.

So true to the optimist in me…

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3W: Callaway Epic Flash
 hybrids: 3-5 Epic Flash 6H Big Bertha

Irons: PXG Gen4 XP 7-GW 52 56 degree Forged

Chipper: Cleveland Smart Sole 42 degree

Putter: Ping Sigma G Ketsch B

 

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If I was in a Sophie's Choice situation and was forced to choose only 1 set of irons for the rest of my life, it would be the 845s

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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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P730 at least 5-P, I’ve been fighting what 3-4 iron to put in for a couple years now lol 

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Taylormade SIM2 Max (10.5* @8.5*) / Speeder evolution 661 X

Taylormade M6 3w (15*) / HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.0

Taylormade SIM2ti 5w (19*) / HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.0 

PXG 0311 X Gen4 (20*) Tensei White 90x

Taylormade P730 (4-9) / DG X100 

Taylormade MG3 (46*, 54*, 60*) / DG S300 

Taylormade Spider X white

Ball: Taylormade TP5x 

 

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2 hours ago, nitram said:

While my favorite all-time irons (Z-101) have already been mentioned, I'd have to go with PING S-55. One of their iconic iron offerings with the aforementioned durability, would keep them in the bag into perpetuity.

 

I'll second the PING S55. It has as much practical technology in it as any current iron (tungsten, milled face, etc.), plus the investment cast 17-4 steel makes it indestructible. (I have a set I've played regularly for 6 years and they still look almost new). It's small-ish and perfect for getting out of the rough, but still more forgiving than my '22 T100s. The sound/feel isn't soft per se, but it's still very satisfying. I had PING bend mine a degree strong and create 4-degree gaps, and I don't yet see a day when I'll get rid of them. Especially after they won the last U.S. Open.

 

The other option for a Forever Iron would be National Custom Works because they'll make you some heads that fit your swing as much as they fit your eye. And if you order them chrome plated, they have Jim Kronus dip them in his secret recipe which lasts years, no matter how many sandy range balls you hit.

 

Best of luck with the search.

 

 

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11 hours ago, RogerinNewZealand said:

I just bought more J33cb.. will buy more Mp60 or 67,really like the look and considering Tourstage Z101 cb also. Would post heads to Usa for refurb🙂

Absolutely love my J33 CB, probably would be my pick. Unfortunately they're non conforming so I can't use them in PGA events so I built up a set of 718 MBs. Played with them a few rounds and loving them a lot too.

Srixon ZX5 10.5° - Diamana TB 6TX

Ping G410 17.5° - Atmos TS Red 7S

Titleist TS2 21° - GD Purple Ice 85X

Titleist 718 MB 4-PW - PX LZ 6.0

Mizuno T22 50S, 54S - S400 TI

Vokey SM9 60T - S300

Gamer Putters Son of a GOAT - 326g, 34"

Bridgestone Tour B X

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The last 2 seasons I have played some combination of my P7MB/P750/Cobra MB.  I'd be perfectly fine with any of those 3!

TaylorMade Stealth+ Rocket 3W- Ventus Black TR 7X

TaylorMade Stealth+ 3W- Ventus Black 8TX

TaylorMade Stealth Plus 2HY- Ventus Black 10TX

TaylorMade P7MB- 4-PW DG TI X100

TaylorMade MG3 52/56/60- DG TI S400

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5

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4 hours ago, boggyman said:

W/S FG17s that I currently play would be my choice if someone said pick a set for the rest of my playing days! 

great set, but fo rthem to be my everyday players I would need to roiund off that leading edge, I am an upright digger so once in a while i throw mud over the ball with them, alsways at teh absolute wrong time. I have 2 sets. I may grind teh hell out of my beater set to see if I can get that good rounded edge that I like

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