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As the title suggests, I'm on the hunt for new irons. I'm currently playing Cleveland TA-6's I've had since I was 15. 11 year later, I'm looking for an upgrade. What are the general recommendations from guys on here? The TaylorMade M2's caught my eye as well as the new Cleveland CBX.

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Driver: Ping G5 (9°, Regular Flex)

Irons: Titleist 716 AP1 (Regular Flex)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (52°, 56°, 60°)

Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider S 

Dexterity: Left-Handed

Location: British Columbia

Handicap: 24

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What's your story? What do you usually shoot? What's your miss?

What's your budget?

As the title suggests, I'm on the hunt for new irons. I'm currently playing Cleveland TA-6's I've had since I was 15. 11 year later, I'm looking for an upgrade. What are the general recommendations from guys on here? The TaylorMade M2's caught my eye as well as the new Cleveland CBX.

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Make sure you apply to test the Cleveland's then! As Stroker said, provide more details. That will help make giving recommendations easier. What about the Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal irons? Those look great and they are comparable to the M2's.

 

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There's so many good irons out right now, used & new.

If you have a golf shop by you. Hit as many as you can.

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There's so many good irons out right now, used & new.

If you have a golf shop by you. Hit as many as you can.

This. So much this.

 

Also, I'll add the C300s to the list too ;)

 

 

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Being fit for irons is never gonna hurt you either. Just because you get fit doesn't mean you have to buy them but it will give you an idea of what shaft to play and a head that works for you.

 

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Along with this I would suggest not looking at the "name" on the club and go with what feels good. Nobody is going to care what irons you have...[emoji6]

There's so many good irons out right now, used & new.

If you have a golf shop by you. Hit as many as you can.

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Are you looking to be fit or buy OTR?

 

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As the title suggests, I'm on the hunt for new irons. I'm currently playing Cleveland TA-6's I've had since I was 15. 11 year later, I'm looking for an upgrade. What are the general recommendations from guys on here? The TaylorMade M2's caught my eye as well as the new Cleveland CBX.

 

If I were you I'd stick around the Forum for a while and read and learn. There's guys in here playing all sorts of irons. Some you've probably never heard of. Read the Blog too and do some searching and reading reviews, etc. Don't get in a hurry.

What I think doesn't mean jack for what you should play. I like my irons but you might not.

Oh, did I say, don't get in a hurry.  :D

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I always felt like “Cleveland guys” were people who played what felt and worked best for them. Open minded and looking for a good quality club they feel confident swinging.

 

Good luck in your search, this board is a wealth of knowledge.

 

 

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M2 and CBX are improvement clubs, more of the “distance” type. I'd recommend a fitting and don't be afraid the say what you'd like to try. I've heard very good things about the new Ping G700! They're in the same category as those you mention.

 

 

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I recently just got fit for new irons myself. I tried the Rogues, Ping G400, and TaylorMade M4. I ended up with the M4, the distance is crazy, almost effortless. Like everyone else said get fit. I wasn't even interested in these before I was fit to them.

Good luck!

 

 

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There's so many good irons out right now, used & new.

If you have a golf shop by you. Hit as many as you can.

When I was fit/bought my current set, I tried in advance to swing everything that I was remotely interested in. I narrowed that down to about four that I felt I liked the feel of, and then went to my fitter. Told him what I had been up to. We hit several brands/models, and I did my best to not pay attention to WHAT club I was hitting, but how it felt and what the ball flight results were. Once we eventually zeroed in on a clubhead, then we dialed in shafts and grips.

I think you have to have a baseline yourself. If you look down at a certain club, and it looks like a sledgehammer to your eye, I don't believe you'll play well. Confidence is huge. Find some clubs you think you like. Find some you KNOW you don't like. If your fitter is good, you'll dial in the right sticks.

 

 

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What's your story? What do you usually shoot? What's your miss?

What's your budget?

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I'm a fairly casual golfer but in the last couple of years I've been trying to get out to the course as much as I can. I'm always at the range with my Dad about 4 or 5 times a week. I'm usually shooting low 90's. I don't exactly know what you mean my miss. I'm guessing miss hit shots? I'm fairly consistent out of the tee box and approach shots to the green. My chipping needs a lot of work and would attribute to most of my miss hits. I'd say my budget is around $1000. 

 

 

Along with this I would suggest not looking at the "name" on the club and go with what feels good. Nobody is going to care what irons you have...[emoji6]

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The initial draw to the Taylor Made M2 and the Cleveland CBX was I needed at least some place to start the hunt. My Dad hits Taylor Made R11s and is quite happy with them. I was interested in the new Clevelands to see what the difference in feel would be like between my current ones and new ones on the market.

 

Are you looking to be fit or buy OTR?

 

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I'd like to get fit and have a general sense of which clubs I should be looking at. I would hate to buy something OTR and find out on the course that it has actually hurt my game.

 

If I were you I'd stick around the Forum for a while and read and learn. There's guys in here playing all sorts of irons. Some you've probably never heard of. Read the Blog too and do some searching and reading reviews, etc. Don't get in a hurry.

What I think doesn't mean jack for what you should play. I like my irons but you might not.

Oh, did I say, don't get in a hurry.  :D

 

There are probably tons of clubs I've never heard of. Just yesterday I learned that Bettinardi Putter existed. 

 

I always felt like “Cleveland guys” were people who played what felt and worked best for them. Open minded and looking for a good quality club they feel confident swinging.

 

Good luck in your search, this board is a wealth of knowledge.

 

 

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100% I'm open to anything that fits my swing. I'm sure it will come down to a few options that have a similar feel (or maybe not). At that point I think I'll be deciding on what I feel most confident swinging.

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Driver: Ping G5 (9°, Regular Flex)

Irons: Titleist 716 AP1 (Regular Flex)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (52°, 56°, 60°)

Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider S 

Dexterity: Left-Handed

Location: British Columbia

Handicap: 24

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I'm a fairly casual golfer but in the last couple of years I've been trying to get out to the course as much as I can. I'm always at the range with my Dad about 4 or 5 times a week. I'm usually shooting low 90's. I don't exactly know what you mean my miss. I'm guessing miss hit shots? I'm fairly consistent out of the tee box and approach shots to the green. My chipping needs a lot of work and would attribute to most of my miss hits. I'd say my budget is around $1000. 

 

 

 

The initial draw to the Taylor Made M2 and the Cleveland CBX was I needed at least some place to start the hunt. My Dad hits Taylor Made R11s and is quite happy with them. I was interested in the new Clevelands to see what the difference in feel would be like between my current ones and new ones on the market.

 

 

I'd like to get fit and have a general sense of which clubs I should be looking at. I would hate to buy something OTR and find out on the course that it has actually hurt my game.

 

 

There are probably tons of clubs I've never heard of. Just yesterday I learned that Bettinardi Putter existed. 

 

 

100% I'm open to anything that fits my swing. I'm sure it will come down to a few options that have a similar feel (or maybe not). At that point I think I'll be deciding on what I feel most confident swinging.

 

With that budget I highly recommend going to a certified fitter in your area who will be able to find the optimal set of irons for you and your swing....you will have enough $ leftover to buy yourself a good set after the fitting.

 

(by "your miss" I mean do you typically hook the ball, slice it, hit it fat, thin, etc....that will go a long way in determining the set of irons you'll have the most success with)

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With that budget I highly recommend going to a certified fitter in your area who will be able to find the optimal set of irons for you and your swing....you will have enough $ leftover to buy yourself a good set after the fitting.

 

(by "your miss" I mean do you typically hook the ball, slice it, hit it fat, thin, etc....that will go a long way in determining the set of irons you'll have the most success with)

 

My miss for the irons is a slice. I usually feel my hands are just a little bit behind where they should be when this happens.

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Driver: Ping G5 (9°, Regular Flex)

Irons: Titleist 716 AP1 (Regular Flex)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (52°, 56°, 60°)

Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider S 

Dexterity: Left-Handed

Location: British Columbia

Handicap: 24

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Make sure you apply to test the Cleveland's then! As Stroker said, provide more details. That will help make giving recommendations easier. What about the Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal irons? Those look great and they are comparable to the M2's.

 

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I definitely tossed my name in for that. I figured as a high handicap player I could provide a different perspective than someone that shoots close to par.

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Driver: Ping G5 (9°, Regular Flex)

Irons: Titleist 716 AP1 (Regular Flex)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (52°, 56°, 60°)

Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider S 

Dexterity: Left-Handed

Location: British Columbia

Handicap: 24

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I definitely tossed my name in for that. I figured as a high handicap player I could provide a different perspective than someone that shoots close to par.

Yeah, the mods will definitely be looking for higher handicaps on this one, so that narrows down the field a bit.

 

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There are plenty of iron sets in my closet - come on over and pick one out. :)

 

 

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Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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There's so much good stuff out there, by a bevy of manufacturers - as has been suggested by others, get out and hit some clubs (in causal in-store "testing" sessions, find the demo days near you, and a few fittings) if you have the availability.

 

Just don't rush the decision - it's crazy how often these manufacturers release something new, and you don't want to buy one thing only to find out later that you'd wished you'd been more patient.

 

Good luck in your search.

 

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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