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Been using these GEN 3 players irons for the past two years and have really loved the consistency of distance on small miss hits. The problem I’m coming into now is swing gapping with my wedges. I have some blade type wedges and with my 50° gap wedge I am carrying between 125 yards to 130 depending on contact. Pitching wedge with my PXG is around 145 to 150 yards.

 

I am planning on getting fit for some new irons this winter but I’m looking for suggestions to make a short list to try out. Not looking to add distance but maybe find some slightly shorter distances. Wanting a good feeling forged iron and I’m not opposed to a smaller size than my current set. 
 

any suggestions?

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I know you want iron suggestions, but I'll share what I did when I was in this exact situation--

 

One thing I did with my Gen 2 PXG's was bend them 2* weak.  Started with 8,9, and PW and it really blended well with my wedges.  Another benefit was it reduced the offset and made the irons look better at address.  Mine were the T's, except the 4,5 irons.  They were P.  

 

The last thing I did was bend my 50 to 49.  That helped all of my full swing clubs flow together at the bottom of my bag.

 

I have the Gen4 ST's now and love them.  

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I'd check your lofts, and get a PXG Gen3 G wedge.  They are still available.

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51 minutes ago, B.Easy said:

I know you want iron suggestions, but I'll share what I did when I was in this exact situation--

 

One thing I did with my Gen 2 PXG's was bend them 2* weak.  Started with 8,9, and PW and it really blended well with my wedges.  Another benefit was it reduced the offset and made the irons look better at address.  Mine were the T's, except the 4,5 irons.  They were P.  

 

The last thing I did was bend my 50 to 49.  That helped all of my full swing clubs flow together at the bottom of my bag.

 

I have the Gen4 ST's now and love them.  


i did something similar, but stuck with Gen 3 P.  Ordered a new set literally two weeka ago at like $100-125 a club, and bent them weak.  

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1 hour ago, AC810 said:

Been using these GEN 3 players irons for the past two years and have really loved the consistency of distance on small miss hits. The problem I’m coming into now is swing gapping with my wedges. I have some blade type wedges and with my 50° gap wedge I am carrying between 125 yards to 130 depending on contact. Pitching wedge with my PXG is around 145 to 150 yards.

 

I am planning on getting fit for some new irons this winter but I’m looking for suggestions to make a short list to try out. Not looking to add distance but maybe find some slightly shorter distances. Wanting a good feeling forged iron and I’m not opposed to a smaller size than my current set. 
 

any suggestions?

IMHO nothing is as consistent for carry distance and spin levels on off center hits than PXG. I’ve demoed other mfgs irons lately and they all are far behind PXG on off center results. I had the same experience that you had with gen3, as you said gotta love the consistency.  I recently upgraded from gen3 P to the gen5 P and included the set gap wedge.  Then I just played forged SW and LW at lofts that gap well with the PXG gap wedge and problem solved. 

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I would echo what the others are mentioning. There are multiple ways to address it. I’ve played the 3s and currently play the 5s. If you can (based on your ball striking), move to the Ts. That would help a bit. You could also weaken lofts, play the set gap wedge, or strengthen wedge lofts. Another possibility is to look into wedges like the Glide 4.0s that may be slightly more forgiving if you are struggling with center contact. 
 

If you are going to move away from PXG, I’d suggest trying Ping i230s as they would likely be an easy transition for you. 

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2 hours ago, B.Easy said:

I know you want iron suggestions, but I'll share what I did when I was in this exact situation--

 

One thing I did with my Gen 2 PXG's was bend them 2* weak.  Started with 8,9, and PW and it really blended well with my wedges.  Another benefit was it reduced the offset and made the irons look better at address.  Mine were the T's, except the 4,5 irons.  They were P.  

 

The last thing I did was bend my 50 to 49.  That helped all of my full swing clubs flow together at the bottom of my bag.

 

I have the Gen4 ST's now and love them.  

this is so exactly what I was going to say. This is GOLD

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Another option besides the obvious bending is to look at a faster wedge.  People ignore wedges all the time and naturally gravitate to Vokey SM and Cleveland Zips because they have been the core wedge leaders for years.  However, the more forgiving wedges are the hottest sellers in my shop year in and year out.  Going a Glide 4.0 or CBX2 ZipCore might be the answer as well if you are generally happy with the irons and want a little more pop.  Another obvious answer, if you haven't done so already, is go to 54/58 instead of a 56/60.  It will tighten up the spacing much better when you are dealing with a 44/45* PW than the traditional 52/56/60 that are hangovers from a bygone time when PW were almost all standard around 46/47.

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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 

Ping i525 5-UW - Modus 120 Black Edition 

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

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