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Hello All,

I have just been fitted for irons. I received specs only, because there's no way I can afford neely released equipment.

The irons that are appropriate for me are GI:

I was swinging a callaway rogue iron set at the fitting. I did enjoy hitting that club!

Fitter says That the rogue, taylormade m3, titleist ap3 would definitely be a good choices for me.

I also would need regular shaft stiffness as my club speed averaged 80mph with a 7 iron.

He suggested my shaft be the true temper xp 115 with mid size grips...

So, in lieu of all of that, i am trying to find older models of callaway, titleist, and taylormade clubs that would fit these specs.

I did find a set of titleist ap1 with the true temper xp115 that i am bidding on.

What, in your opinion, are clubs and shafts that meet the above criteria? Titleist ap1? Taylormade rsi1? Taylormade m1? Callaway x? .....?????

What shafts are like that of true temper xp 115????

I really appreciate you helping me find the right irons that I can fit into at a preowned price: about $300.00

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Hello All,

I have just been fitted for irons. I received specs only, because there's no way I can afford neely released equipment.

The irons that are appropriate for me are GI:

I was swinging a callaway rogue iron set at the fitting. I did enjoy hitting that club!

Fitter says That the rogue, taylormade m3, titleist ap3 would definitely be a good choices for me.

I also would need regular shaft stiffness as my club speed averaged 80mph with a 7 iron.

He suggested my shaft be the true temper xp 115 with mid size grips...

So, in lieu of all of that, i am trying to find older models of callaway, titleist, and taylormade clubs that would fit these specs.

I did find a set of titleist ap1 with the true temper xp115 that i am bidding on.

What, in your opinion, are clubs and shafts that meet the above criteria? Titleist ap1? Taylormade rsi1? Taylormade m1? Callaway x? .....?????

What shafts are like that of true temper xp 115????

I really appreciate you helping me find the right irons that I can fit into at a preowned price: about $300.00

First question, Do you have trouble getting the ball up in the air or is that no an issue for you? 

Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (14.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :mizuno-small: MP18 SC - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :mizuno-small: MP18 - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 - X100

60* Wedge: :taylormade-small: High Toe Raw - KBS Tour 130

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) 

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #11

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Based on what your fitter recommended and what your pricepoint is, a set of Taylormade Speedblades would be a great option.  Really underrated iron 

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:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X

:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 - Tour AD 95X

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

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That is not an issue

Perfect. You should be able to handle stronger stock lofts then. In terms of those brands, all of those would be good and I would add the Callaway Apex CF, XR and Taylormade Speedblades to the list. I would also consider the Ping G irons and the Cobra F7 irons. Both are a generation old and were good performers in last year's Most Wanted Testing. Not as knowledgeable on shafts as I should be but if 115grams is what gave you the best feeling then I would narrow to shafts in that range. Also the 115XP is classified as a Mid launch/Mid spin shaft. So shafts like the Project X LZ, Nippon N.S. Pro 1150GH Tour, KBS Tour V & $ Taper might be good fits.

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (14.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :mizuno-small: MP18 SC - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :mizuno-small: MP18 - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 - X100

60* Wedge: :taylormade-small: High Toe Raw - KBS Tour 130

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) 

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #11

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: R1 Smart Rangefinder

Instagram: @dpattgolf

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That is exactly the info I was hoping for. Thanks guys.

However, if I end up winning those TM ap1 with the xp 115 shaft, am I hitting the mark correctly?

You will probably want to double check all the of specs once you get them to make sure everything is good to go. Lie and Loft changes are usually pretty cheap. If you need to shorter or extend that will cost a touch more but its still important to check. If your fitter does Retrofitting sessions I might just suggest that to make sure they are as dialed in as possible.

Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (14.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :mizuno-small: MP18 SC - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :mizuno-small: MP18 - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 - X100

60* Wedge: :taylormade-small: High Toe Raw - KBS Tour 130

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) 

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #11

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: R1 Smart Rangefinder

Instagram: @dpattgolf

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That is exactly the info I was hoping for. Thanks guys.

However, if I end up winning those TM ap1 with the xp 115 shaft, am I hitting the mark correctly?

Titleist ap1 or TaylorMade rsi1? Either way, you're good
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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X

:ping-small: G425 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X

:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X

:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 - Tour AD 95X

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 60D

:EVNROLL: ER1v #CustomER

:titelist-small: ProV1

 

 

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I actually use the Taylormade Speedblades for the same reason. Wanted GI irons that weren't too expensive and I love these irons.

 

 

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1)Taylormade Speedblade regular flex irons

2) Cobra Amp Cell  11.5 regular flex Driver

3)Right Handed

4) PA

5) 18 Handicap (but aiming for 15 by end of summer)

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Mizuno JPX 800, 825, 850 series. Callaway Xhot, X2hot, or XR would fit. Ping, any of the ping, I series, G series, K series. Titelist AP1, any year Model. There's many out there, see if you can go to a big box store to see if they have any used sets. golf Galaxy, PGASS. Something like that.

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I found a set of Adams CB3s at my local GG in really good shape for under $200. Took everything I had not to leave with them. There's a review on the blog- check them out...

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Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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I play with AP1 714s and am very happy with them.  I don't think you can get them for $300.  If you can, grab them.

 

Mizuno JPX 825 or 850 can probably be had for less than $300.

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