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Hi All,

My son turns 13 on Sunday. He's 5'1"/105 pounds and pretty athletic. He hits his driver (my old TM 3 wood)approximately 180-210.

I'd like to get him some new irons but not sure what to get.

Should I get him some men's irons in a regular flex?

He's currently using the biggest Nike junior irons and they're getting too small.

Thanks for any recommendations. :)
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My son is 5 ft 4 and 110 (by now).

 

He handled Nike Graphite with low kick in regular flex just fine last year.

 

He now has my old set of Ping i3 irons which I set up for him at 1 inch less than standard (women's length?) and 2 degrees flat in a regular flex - TX-90. He also has a Nippon 950 thrown in that set.

 

The TX-90 is a lightweight, 95g shaft with a low kick. The Nippon is a 95g shaft with smooth feeling low to midkick. My son is playing regular flex.

 

Depends on his strength as to whether you should go 75g graphite or lite steel.

 

I don't know whether your son has an instructor - but you might ask him for advice, too. You might get your son on a LM and check his speed with woods and irons.

 

(If he needs a Callaway GBBII Titanium 4 wood with VP60 R flex shaft, let me know.)

Father, Wannabe Golfer, Novelist

 

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You should be able to find a deal on the Nike NVS Irons - they looked very nice - I'd still try a smaller length in liteweight steel or graphite and 2 flat.

Father, Wannabe Golfer, Novelist

 

  • Ping G430 Max 9/TPT 19Hi @45.25
  • Ping G430 3 wd/TPT 19 Hi
  • Callaway Paradym 18 w/TPTGolf 18 Hi
  • Ping G430 4H & 5H w/TPTGolf Hybrid Shaft
  • Ping i230 6-PW Recoil Dart 90
  • Artisan 50, 55, 59 w/ Nippon 105 Wedge
  • Putter:  LAB Cobalt Blue DF3 w/TPT Shaft
  • Vessel Bag
  • ProV1x
  • Ping ChipR in messy or no turf conditions

 

 

 

 

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This is a little out of left field, but what about:

 

A set of MX-23's? I think it'd be a great club for him. It sounds like he takes golf seriously. They have the full cavity, undercut channel, and wide soles for forginveness, forged feel, and a fairly sleek look. Could be a good trasition set for a couple of years until he's ready for a set of players cavities or blades.

 

Plus they have stock dynalite shafts for a higher ball flight and lighter weight.

 

You can get some great deals on them now too. Just be sure to get him fit no matter what you buy!

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I agree with TMFAN that the MX-23's would be a very nice set for your son, I love mine and recommend them highly. In that same category and for the same reasons listed by TMFAN the Titleist 804 OS irons would also be a good choice - quality forged Titleist GI club with stock Nippon steel (a lightweight, higher trajectory shaft similar to the Dynalite Gold in the MX-23's), it's been recently discontinued and lately I've seen excellent condition used sets sell on EBAY for around $300.

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If they don't have to be new to the market, then cue up the broken record that we all know as "TheBUNKY".....

 

Ping EYE2, any generation.

 

Solid, forgiving, indestructable finish, tons of shaft options and can be had for a song on Ebay.

 

I am averaging 225 with my 3 iron off the deck which is pretty good for me since I am an 18 handicapper. These are the most solid irons I have ever hit and I have been through roughly 7 sets of different irons in the past 5 years. The EYE2s will stay in the bag for a while. I just wish I would have started playing these back about 5 years ago.

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Cally BB 04 or 06 irons would be a good choice also. Both are easy to hit and very forgiving. A good start in my opinion.

Driver - Cleveland Launcher Turbo 10.5* Miyazaki 5R
Hybrid - Cleveland Halo #2 16* Miyazaki 6R
Irons - Cleveland CBX 4-PW Miyazaki 6R
Wedges - Cleveland CBX 50* & 54* Rotex
Putter - Cleveland Frontline Elevado
Ball - Srixon Z-Star
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