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switching from Apex Pro ('14) to Srixon irons

 

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I made the exact same change (Ap14 to srixon 545 and I've never looked back).

 

745 is very similar to the Apex Pro. 545 is going to give you more forgiveness in just a slightly larger package

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What 4 iron?

Callaway Apex UT 24*. I will be traveling a bit to play golf over the next few months so the Callaway set is now in play. After the way I have seen my clubs handled the Hogans don't get to go on the plane very often.

 

 

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Apex 3h or 4h.  I'm not getting along with my J15 3h but am loving my Apex 5h, so want to get a lower loft Apex while my Heavenwood will take over all 3h duties for that distance.  

The problem is I like the J15 a lot and am hoping my swing comes around with it. 

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Wedge need confirmed today. My gaps below my PW are too great club-to-club. I may start by just having the ones I have bent a bit.

 

 

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Wedge need confirmed today. My gaps below my PW are too great club-to-club. I may start by just having the ones I have bent a bit.

 

 

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That's a good plan. Glides have a good amount of bounce so you won't be too low by bending them stronger

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I have my iron choices nailed down to a few options now. I have it down to the Mizuno Jpx 850 forged, TaylorMade RSI 2, and the srixon z545 irons. Any one here play any of these?

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I have my iron choices nailed down to a few options now. I have it down to the Mizuno Jpx 850 forged, TaylorMade RSI 2, and the srixon z545 irons. Any one here play any of these?

I play the 545s and have demoed the other two. The 850 forged is probably the least forgiving of the bunch. Distance is extremely similar with all 3. Rsi2s performed just as good as the 545s, but the 545s felt better.
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I play the 545s and have demoed the other two. The 850 forged is probably the least forgiving of the bunch. Distance is extremely similar with all 3. Rsi2s performed just as good as the 545s, but the 545s felt better.

How much difference would you say there is in the topline and head size?

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First 3 pics are of 850f and z545. 850f has slightly thinner top line. Head size pretty equal.

 

Rsi2 had similar head size but appeared slightly smaller overall

 

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First 3 pics are of 850f and z545. 850f has slightly thinner top line. Head size pretty equal.

 

Rsi2 had similar head size but appeared slightly smaller overall

 

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That's a really big help thanks! How would you think the distances compare versus each other?

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That's a really big help thanks! How would you think the distances compare versus each other?

Pretty much equal when you hit it solid. 545s and rsi2s maintain a bit more distance on mis hits.

 

Stock shaft on the rsi2 is a bit lighter than the s300 in the 545s. I have the dg s300 sl in my 545s and love them. Similar flight to the s300s but 15-20 grams lighter. I forget what the stock shaft in the 850fs was

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Pretty much equal when you hit it solid. 545s and rsi2s maintain a bit more distance on mis hits.

 

Stock shaft on the rsi2 is a bit lighter than the s300 in the 545s. I have the dg s300 sl in my 545s and love them. Similar flight to the s300s but 15-20 grams lighter. I forget what the stock shaft in the 850fs was

Thanks so much for the info, I'm really down between the Mizuno and the srixon at this point. I would go Callaway Apex CF16 if I had the money, but I'm just trying to find something close to it in my price range. I might see if the z745s are in stock in a store nearby just to try them out.

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Thanks so much for the info, I'm really down between the Mizuno and the srixon at this point. I would go Callaway Apex CF16 if I had the money, but I'm just trying to find something close to it in my price range. I might see if the z745s are in stock in a store nearby just to try them out.

 

Srixon 545s on ebay are an absolute steal.  4-Pw for between $400/500.

 

What type of shaft are you looking for?  545s are mid-high launching head with mid/low spin.  

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Srixon 545s on ebay are an absolute steal. 4-Pw for between $400/500.

 

What type of shaft are you looking for? 545s are mid-high launching head with mid/low spin.

Yeah I know they are an amazing deal! I was looking at maybe the C-tapers since that's my current shaft. I need a lower launching shaft since I have such a high natural ball flight. It makes the usual game improvement irons impossible for me to use. My current players irons go further than my rocketbladez simply due to not ballooning up to the sky.

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Yeah I know they are an amazing deal! I was looking at maybe the C-tapers since that's my current shaft. I need a lower launching shaft since I have such a high natural ball flight. It makes the usual game improvement irons impossible for me to use. My current players irons go further than my rocketbladez simply due to not ballooning up to the sky.

 

I had rocketbladez for about a year and they ballooned for me as well.  I actually played the 545s with Nippon 950 shafts for awhile and they launched super high, but still didnt get any ballooning except for on the short irons.

 

I played KBS Tours, Recoil f4 125s, and Nippon 950s in the 545s before finally finding a place that had Srixon fitting equipment and fit me into the DG SL S300

 

S300 shafts might be the ticket for you then if you like the weight of the C Tapers.

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I had rocketbladez for about a year and they ballooned for me as well. I actually played the 545s with Nippon 950 shafts for awhile and they launched super high, but still didnt get any ballooning except for on the short irons.

 

I played KBS Tours, Recoil f4 125s, and Nippon 950s in the 545s before finally finding a place that had Srixon fitting equipment and fit me into the DG SL S300

 

S300 shafts might be the ticket for you then if you like the weight of the C Tapers.

I haven't had too much luck with s300's over the years, but it can't be worse than the stock TMAG shafts. I might get them in KBS tour if they have them. I'm a big KBS fan. I probably would want to hit the 545's first before I buy them. The tricky part is finding a set near me to hit

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I haven't had too much luck with s300's over the years, but it can't be worse than the stock TMAG shafts. I might get them in KBS tour if they have them. I'm a big KBS fan. I probably would want to hit the 545's first before I buy them. The tricky part is finding a set near me to hit

 

I know PGA SS carried them.  Even select Golf Smiths carried them.  I know Golf Galaxy didn't carry them in store, but you could still order through them at the store.

 

I actually got fit into the KBS Tours when I first got the 545s. They were great performers in them.  I just wanted to go lighter because I am not getting to practice/play as much and I am finally admitting that I am not as athletic as I was when I was in my 20s.  I wanted something a little lighter so I wasn't laboring with my irons on the back 9.

 

I actually got fit into the KBS Tours when I first got the 545s.

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I know PGA SS carried them. Even select Golf Smiths carried them. I know Golf Galaxy didn't carry them in store, but you could still order through them at the store.

 

I actually got fit into the KBS Tours when I first got the 545s. They were great performers in them. I just wanted to go lighter because I am not getting to practice/play as much and I am finally admitting that I am not as athletic as I was when I was in my 20s. I wanted something a little lighter so I wasn't laboring with my irons on the back 9.

 

I actually got fit into the KBS Tours when I first got the 545s.

I have a PGA SS down here, it's a bit of a drive but I do want to go explore over there. I just need a day off from school to check it out. I might hit the 850's if they have them there too. I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and Golfsmith is right next door so I may bring my irons and other stuff to trade in and see what I can get in there before I make the haul to PGA SS.
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So I went to golfsmith today after my doctor's appointment. Here is what I took away from it all: RSI 2 are back in the mix for me, Mizuno MP H5 is now in the mix, still didn't get to hit the Srixon z545's, and the second most surprising thing that happened for me today had to deal with the Mizuno Jpx 850 forged. I could not get a pure strike on them no matter how hard I tried. I switched clubs back and forth, I could pure every other club except the Jpx 850. I am convinced I am not destined to hit. Gonna do some research on the clubs I have narrowed it down to. I also have another major surprise that occurred today at Golfsmith, but that's for an article coming later 😉

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