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Happy New Year Everyone!  

 

I think it's time for a change in the bag.  My irons haven't been behaving for me lately, so I'm looking for irons that are more suited for my picker/sweeper swing.  I rarely-to-never ever make divots.  I currently have the JPX-800 irons in the bag.  I'm a mid/high handicapper.  I usually shoot in the high 80's to 90's.

 

What irons would you spy's recommend I try out? 

 

Also, I have read on forums that a thinner sole is better for a picker than a wider sole.  

 

What are your thoughts on that?

 

Thank you in advance Spy's!

 

Krismond30

 

 


Driver:  Titleist 915D2 9.5* (Set at 10.25*) w/ Diamana S+ Blue
Fairway:  TaylorMade Aeroburner Black 16.5* HL w/ Matrix Rul-Z 
Hybrids:  Titleist 915H 18*(Set at 19.5*) w/ Diamana S+ Blue
Irons:  Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi (4 Iron) w/ Graphite Design Aura Blue
            Mizuno JPX-850 Forged (5-9) w/ True Temper XP 105
Wedges:  Mizuno JPX-850 Forged (PW 45*) w/ True Temper XP 105
                 Mizuno MP-R12 (50*, 54*, 58*) w/ DG Spinner
Putter:  Scotty Cameron Select GoLo S

Balls:  Callaway Chrome Soft / TaylorMade Project (a)
Bag:  OGIO Chamber
Shoes:  Nike TW '15

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Kris

 

The sole width is a bit simplistic, I to am a picker but play Ping i20's which have quite a wide sole (well compared to what I've played before).

 

What type of courses do you play on most? Damp or dry - guessing dry. What problem are you having with your irons?

 

The jpx 800's (assuming they aren't the pro model) aren't that thin either really. But less so than true GI irons. If you go thin then you may lose the benefits of an easier to hit club....

 

If your able to Id grab some trial 6 irons from a pro shop and go and hit on turf, a mat won't help you for this, and go and see if the turf interaction works for you. I do find certain irons dig on me and for a picker that feels really weird! The pings took about 6 weeks to bed in.


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TM Burner Superfast 2.0 TP Regular

TM RBZ Stage 2 Fairway 14.5 stiff

Adams Blue Hybrid No. 3 stiff

Adams Super xtdHybrid 21.5 Stiff

 

Ping G30 4 and 5 Iron - Regular CFS Shaft

Ping i25 6 - PW Regular CFS Shaft

TM Y Groove Gap Wedge

Cleveland CG10 Sand Wedge

 

PingTR Piper Putter, adjustable shaft, SuperStroke Fatso

 

Titleist StaDry Cart Bag

 

Motocaddy S3 Pro Trolley

 

Foot Joy City, Adidas Boost Boa and Adidas Superstar shoes

 

Pro V1x in the summer, Titleist Velocity in the winter.

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Westy,

 

Thanks for the reply.  

 

I mainly play in dry courses here in So Cal.  

 

It's not that I have any problems with my JPX-800's (NON-Pro).  I've been thinking of getting a new set for months and I was wondering which irons are better for pickers.


Driver:  Titleist 915D2 9.5* (Set at 10.25*) w/ Diamana S+ Blue
Fairway:  TaylorMade Aeroburner Black 16.5* HL w/ Matrix Rul-Z 
Hybrids:  Titleist 915H 18*(Set at 19.5*) w/ Diamana S+ Blue
Irons:  Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi (4 Iron) w/ Graphite Design Aura Blue
            Mizuno JPX-850 Forged (5-9) w/ True Temper XP 105
Wedges:  Mizuno JPX-850 Forged (PW 45*) w/ True Temper XP 105
                 Mizuno MP-R12 (50*, 54*, 58*) w/ DG Spinner
Putter:  Scotty Cameron Select GoLo S

Balls:  Callaway Chrome Soft / TaylorMade Project (a)
Bag:  OGIO Chamber
Shoes:  Nike TW '15

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The sole design should be less of an issue for a picker swing than for a digger. You should be able to get away with less bounce on all your clubs. But if they still had plenty of bounce, I doubt it would cause a problem for you.

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I play the JPX EZ forged and love them.  Best set of irons I have had in years.


Driver: Titleist 915 D2 9.5 with Diamana Whiteboard S flex

3 wood: Titleist 915F 15*, Whiteboard S Flex

Titleist 915H 18* and 24* with Whiteboard SFlex

Irons: Mizuno JPX EZ Forged 4-PW with S300's

Wedges: Mizuno MP T4 50*, 56* with DG Spinner

Putter:MannKrafted Long Slope or Odyssey #7 Versa Metal milled or Betti Tour Stock;

Ball: Bridgestone B330 or Titleist NXT

Bag: Titleist 'Murica colored carry bag or

MyGolfSpy Tour Bag

 

RH, Western KY

 

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Well if your keen on staying with Mizuno then what KY said, the JPX EZ would be worth a look. If your more flexible (go on be flexible) then try Ping i20's or i25's, TMAG Speedblades or sldr (lot of Speedblades fans on here)....or similar offerings from callway or titleist.

 

In short there's lots of great irons out there, most will be fine for a picker - but be sure to try them out first.....


Rest in peace long sticks - I'll remember you

 

TM Burner Superfast 2.0 TP Regular

TM RBZ Stage 2 Fairway 14.5 stiff

Adams Blue Hybrid No. 3 stiff

Adams Super xtdHybrid 21.5 Stiff

 

Ping G30 4 and 5 Iron - Regular CFS Shaft

Ping i25 6 - PW Regular CFS Shaft

TM Y Groove Gap Wedge

Cleveland CG10 Sand Wedge

 

PingTR Piper Putter, adjustable shaft, SuperStroke Fatso

 

Titleist StaDry Cart Bag

 

Motocaddy S3 Pro Trolley

 

Foot Joy City, Adidas Boost Boa and Adidas Superstar shoes

 

Pro V1x in the summer, Titleist Velocity in the winter.

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For starters I would read five questions with T particularly the part where he questions anyone not gaming a GI iron. For seconders I'd say you game a very good GI iron now so why not start there. The trend even on tour is to go with a bit more sole. I'm a picker as well and it's never bothered me much either way except here in Florida when it's wet. Then I have prefers a little bounce.

 

Since we have this nice run of articles on Wilson why not take a look at their offerings? My pro is a Wilson/Mizuno guy. He wanted me in the 54s, I said, too much work, so we tried the EZs and the Wislon C100's. I liked the shaft option in the Wilson better even though I preferred the look of the Mizunos. I haven't been disappointed and I saved a few bucks.

 

Let us know what you settle on and good luck.

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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Thank you for the reply's everyone.

 

I've tried the TM Speedblades, SLDR, Mizzy JPX-EZ, EZ Forged, JPX-850 and 850 Forged.  I still need to try the Pings.  Out of the one's I have tried so far.  I like the MIZZY's the best.  No surprise since I have Mizzy's now.  My favorites were the MP-H5's and MP-54's.  The JPX-850 Forged and JPX-800's felt good too.  

 

The JPX-850 irons actually have the least amount of bounce.  The 4/5/6 irons have -0.5*, 7 iron has 1*, 8 iron has 2*, 9 iron has 3* and the PW has 4'.  That's considerably lower at least 2* lower than other irons. My current irons (JPX-800) have higher bounce too.  Looks like Mizuno lowered the bounce on the JPX-850 for Pickers for the GI irons.  

 

Right now, my top 3 is MP-54, MP-H5's or JPX-850 Forged. And very close behind them is the JPX-850.  But, I will continue to try out more irons this week.  

 

Thanks again and please keep the suggestions coming.

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Driver:  Titleist 915D2 9.5* (Set at 10.25*) w/ Diamana S+ Blue
Fairway:  TaylorMade Aeroburner Black 16.5* HL w/ Matrix Rul-Z 
Hybrids:  Titleist 915H 18*(Set at 19.5*) w/ Diamana S+ Blue
Irons:  Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi (4 Iron) w/ Graphite Design Aura Blue
            Mizuno JPX-850 Forged (5-9) w/ True Temper XP 105
Wedges:  Mizuno JPX-850 Forged (PW 45*) w/ True Temper XP 105
                 Mizuno MP-R12 (50*, 54*, 58*) w/ DG Spinner
Putter:  Scotty Cameron Select GoLo S

Balls:  Callaway Chrome Soft / TaylorMade Project (a)
Bag:  OGIO Chamber
Shoes:  Nike TW '15

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I've always been a picker. Currently bagging JPX-825 Pro. Love em!


There is no spoon.

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TaylorMade M3
Callaway Diablo 15°
Callaway Diablo 18°
Callaway Steelhead XR Pro 4-W
Mizuno TP-4 50, 54, 58
TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spyder

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