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The time has come for new irons and I have tried out several models over the year. I have played Titleist 690 MB's, PIng i59 & Callaway RAZR X MB the last 12 years. Looking at the irons available and the amount of golf I now play I am thinking about changing from playing a blade style iron to something in the middle of a blade and game improvement.

 

Some sets that stand out to me are Apex Pro 16, 716 AP2, PING iBlade (dont consider this iron a blade, as it was fairly forgiving when I hit it) & PING i200. THe i200 has been standing out a lot to me lately as well.

 

Anyone have any suggestions for other sets that I should try out?

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Playing the cobra king forged CB/MB combo right now. Pretty darn easy to hit. To me You lose about 5 yards for each ball you get away from the sweetspot. I may be wrong but that's what I've observed. I rarely come up short of the green on mishits

 

 

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Wilson! Check out the v6 and v5 v5 more forgiving model. And I would always check out cobra and mizuno as well

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

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Couple of other possibilities worth trying out that are in this range would be Srixon 565 or the Bridgestone CBs.  I have heard some good things about both.  Trick will be finding shops that carry them so you can try them out.  Mizuno has a bunch of options between GI and blades as well.

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All great choices. This is the favorite OEM category so good luck.

 

Why not take Mizuno up on their challenge and register to see if you get picked to test the I200's?

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Thanks for the suggestions! I entered to test the i200's so fingers crossed. I hit the previous i series model but found the a little too much GI style. If what Ping is claiming is correct these would be a great choice and I would be curious to see how they compare to a traditional blade style iron.

 

I also took a look at some Mizuno and the JPX 900 Tour look very nice as well but no lefty options.

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From personal experience, the AP2's are pure. Buttery soft feel when struck on the nut, surprisingly forgiving on mid hits (or so I've heard, I always find the center of the face ).

 

 

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WITB:

 

Driver: Taylormade M2 (2016) 10.5° | Fujikura Pro Stiff 60g

Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner 2.0 TP 16.5° | Diamana Whiteboard Stiff 80g

Hybrid: Titleist 915h 21° | Diamana Blueboard Stiff 80g

Driving Iron: Titleist 712U 3 Iron | Kuro Kage Stiff 70g

Irons: Titleist AP2 714 4-PW | KBS Tour 90 Stiff Shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 50°/54°/58°

Putter: Scotty Cameron 2016 Newport 2 | SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 

Ball: Taylormade TP5x

 

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Thanks for the suggestions! I entered to test the i200's so fingers crossed. I hit the previous i series model but found the a little too much GI style. If what Ping is claiming is correct these would be a great choice and I would be curious to see how they compare to a traditional blade style iron.

 

I also took a look at some Mizuno and the JPX 900 Tour look very nice as well but no lefty options.

I know for a fact the tour is available in lefty. I've seen a couple for sale before

 

 

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I don't know your budget nor your playing skills but, have you tried PXG 311t's? Based on what club's you've played in the past, try them.

 

I switched to PXG this year and the playability of the club's is outstanding. Workability is far above and beyond any other blade style club.

 

If your married, don't tell your wife if you purchase them!

 

 

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I have both the 716 AP2s and the iBlades right now. From what I've seen, both are pretty forgiving for players irons. The AP2s offer slightly more forgivness in the longer irons, but the iBlades seem easier to work for me. The iBlades spin more than the AP2s. I'm still trying to decide between the two but I'm leaing AP2. Both are great sets and I don't think you can go wrong either way.

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Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
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I bought some Hogan Ft Worth irons today and love them. I also looked at mizuno 25's and the ping i200. Pings were nice, but a little jarring on impact (at least by comparison to the other two). Mizunos were excellent as always, but I chose the hoganss because they were heavily discounted. Good luck!

 

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What's in the Bag:

 

Driver - Titleist TS2 11.5, Diamana 70 Stiff Flex

FW - Callaway Razr X 3 Wood

Rescue - Taylormade Rocketballz 4 Rescue

Irons - Callaway Apex CF19, Nippon S. Pro 1050 GH, Stiff Flex

Wedges - Titleist Vokey S4 48, 52, 56, and 60

Putter - Odyssey OWorks Marxman

 

 

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Someone mentioned the Srixon 565 which no doubt are great, but the 765's might appeal to your players iron a bit more, but still very forgiving.

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:titelist-small: TSi2 Kuro Kage 50g R Flex

:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Someone mentioned the Srixon 565 which no doubt are great, but the 765's might appeal to your players iron a bit more, but still very forgiving.

Agreed on the 765s.
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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:srixon-small: ZU85 18* Tour AD 95X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
 MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-9 Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 46F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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