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I would carefully analyze how often I actually use them and consider investing my money elsewhere. But you may like the idea of beautiful new sticks in your bag. :)

 

Looks like the new MGS assessment of irons. After reading the I love irons thread I counted my iron shots (3-pw since that is generally what people buy) and I hit them a grand total of 9 times over the 18 holes. It does make you consider how much you are paying for that aspect of your set.

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Play whatever the fits....go in without brand loyalty or a specific style of clubs and you'll come out much better.

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Looks like the new MGS assessment of irons. After reading the I love irons thread I counted my iron shots (3-pw since that is generally what people buy) and I hit them a grand total of 9 times over the 18 holes. It does make you consider how much you are paying for that aspect of your set.

And we thought we were teeing OEMs off before - imagine if we were to start a trend like this. :)

 

 

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And we thought we were teeing OEMs off before - imagine if we were to start a trend like this. :)

 

 

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I really is an interesting evaluation.  I think the number will vary on length of the course you play and it you are playing a lot of wedges into greens you may be playing too short of a course.  I have in the past evaluated a course by the number of different clubs that I use throughout the round.  

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I also might wait til next spring and see if any new irons come out after the PGA merchandise show

 

 

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Most of the OEM are releasing clubs this fall. See Titleist, Mizuno, Ping, TMAG. So waiting my not be needed.

 

Not saying there won't be a PGA show release or two as well. But plenty of new ones out there next month.

 

 

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Most of the OEM are releasing clubs this fall. See Titleist, Mizuno, Ping, TMAG. So waiting my not be needed.

 

Not saying there won't be a PGA show release or two as well. But plenty of new ones out there next month.

 

 

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My plan to is get fitted in May when I'm down in Orlando, going to get fitted by pga superstore can experience. So no rush at this point

 

 

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I think the fitter is best suited to nailing down the best shaft for you. IMHO, the iron head is more or less up to you. It has to look good to your eyes first and for most so you feel comfortable hitting it.

 

The fitter might help in recommending the level of "game improvement-ness" that would suit your game, but then you should try to be vocal about what looks good.

 

Plus, I am skeptical that there would be any performance difference across OEM irons in a given category (blade and players cavity as you indicated). There may very well be some real feel differences, but steel heads without any high-COR tech like you are thinking about just won't show dramatic distance differences outside of normal statistical variation.

 

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I think the fitter is best suited to nailing down the best shaft for you. IMHO, the iron head is more or less up to you. It has to look good to your eyes first and for most so you feel comfortable hitting it.

 

The fitter might help in recommending the level of "game improvement-ness" that would suit your game, but then you should try to be vocal about what looks good.

 

Plus, I am skeptical that there would be any performance difference across OEM irons in a given category (blade and players cavity as you indicated). There may very well be some real feel differences, but steel heads without any high-COR tech like you are thinking about just won't show dramatic distance differences outside of normal statistical variation.

 

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Hello,

 

Been a long time lurker, played golf seriously for 2 years now and basically picked up my entire bag off rack when Nike went out of business. I play Nike pro combos in my irons and love them but the just don't fit right (lie angel and shaft). I am looking to get fit in the fall/winter for some new irons, looking for recommendations. I really am into a forged head and less offset if possible. For two years into the game I think my iron game is pretty good! ( I struggle with my wedges) Let me here what you guys think? I'm looking at the ping i200, mizuno 900 forged, srixon 565/765, and possibly the cobra forged tour, but am open to anything!

 

 

 

 

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If you like your set now just have them bent to specs. No need to buy brand new stuff.

 

 

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Take a serious look at the taylor made P790's. I just got mine a couple weeks ago and I love them. Changed from Cally Apex Pros. They have quite a few no charge upgrade shafts as well. You get the blade look with cavity forgiveness. Best of both worlds.

 

 

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Take a serious look at the taylor made P790's. I just got mine a couple weeks ago and I love them. Changed from Cally Apex Pros. They have quite a few no charge upgrade shafts as well. You get the blade look with cavity forgiveness. Best of both worlds.

 

 

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I need to see them in person, love what I've seen so far but I'm not a huge fan of tons of offset, hopefully they are thin enough to suit my eye

 

 

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Take a serious look at the taylor made P790's. I just got mine a couple weeks ago and I love them. Changed from Cally Apex Pros. They have quite a few no charge upgrade shafts as well. You get the blade look with cavity forgiveness. Best of both worlds.

 

 

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I need to see them in person, love what I've seen so far but I'm not a huge fan of tons of offset, hopefully they are thin enough to suit my eye

 

 

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Not much offset and the top line is pretty similar to most players irons. I'd really recommend giving them a serious look. If you're not in love with the whole set I would at least push for bagging the long irons in a mixed set.

 

 

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