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Feel of an iron: Buttery Soft / Clicky


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Iron feel (ie. Mizuno / Titleist)
Hey guys,

I just got a message from a member of this forum concerning feel of irons. I know Mizuno is known for buttery soft feeling, and Titleist is known for a little bit harsher feel or maybe "clicky".

Can you guys explain what this "clicky" feel mean or feel like?
By "clicky", do you mean it will sound and feel more like a cast iron?
Also, wouldn't buttery feel of iron deaden the feeling of the iron and feel less responsive than "clicky" iron?
Finally, what would you prefer and why (comparison of two feeling irons).

I am just curious.
Cheers.
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IMO - How an iron "feels" can only be determined by the person swinging the club. Always try and demo if possible. One persons soft as butter may be another persons hard as a rock. I personally prefer ENDO forgings. I've tried the others and while all quality forgings, I like the feel of ENDO the best.

PXG Gen4 0811 X 9
PXG Gen4 0341 X 5

Ping G410 19 Hybrid

PXG Gen4 4 Hybrid

Titleist T400 5-49W
Titleist Vokey SM7 56
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Let's not forget the firmness of the ball in this "feel"equation. If it's a soft covered balata ball the sound will be "softer" and the feel in your hands will be different. If you use a hard covered distance ball, impact will sound more "clicky" and harsh in your hands.

 

Mizuno JPX 921 Forged 4-PW & GW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

Mizuno T20 Raw Wedge 50-07 Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

TaylorMade Spider GT Silver Short Stant

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Doublewide 

TaylorMade TP5

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I believe it was Golf Digest (I could be wrong) that did a study of feel. They determined that the majority of what golfers think they feel in an iron comes from the sound and not their hands. I am not sure I agree totally but, it is a neat idea. I hit balls quite a bit with my Ipod on and I have noticed a difference. With all this being said, I still prefer Mizuno irons. I am not sure if it's my ears or hands but, I love the feel ;)

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