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New 2019 Maltby Driving Iron FDI(updated highly requested old HDI)

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So for those of you that don't know, Maltby used to make a HDI iron that was a head of its trend. Right before all the big OEMs started pushing out driving irons/hybrids. It was not popular after its release and once they sold their first stock they stopped continuing them, but that's when the golf world caught the driving iron bug. They had tons of requests on their page but most of them are sold out and was told won't be making any more. 

Today their January catalog came to my house and i saw this beauty IMAGE LINK

Look at the price for the assembled pak too!

So I rushed to their website and ready to order one to try, their site does not have it anywhere. Hopefully it will be updated soon and we can test out this updated club.

Maltby makes very quality clubs for the cheap, not paid by them but I have built and used their clubs with high satisfaction. I genuinely hope MGS would do some mostwanted tests with them included.

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These look fantastic. Will definitely be keeping an eye out.

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so this is the old HDI link, only 5iron is available now: https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tour-hdi-hybrids/p/ma0238/

 

I read somewhere on their website by their employee that said the new version(can't find it anymore, it was on the official site) unfortunately is exactly the same as the old one, only change being the metal is now 8620carbon vs the old 1020carbon, also the color is now satin/chrome vs the old DBM. 

Still great head, can't wait to test it.

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I found that link, too. Because of the way my C300s are loft jacked (4 iron is 21*), I'd probably need the 2 hybrid to fill my 3 iron/driving iron gap at 19*. But definitely looks like it would fill a hole in my bag. There are several courses around me where such a hybrid/driving iron would be a better play off the tee.

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Hmmmm, so it was up today in "paks" and I ordered the 2 and the 3. It was not on the "heads" page. I was just about to post the link to the paks to those interested... I cannot find it anymore. I hope the item is actually here and they will start to build mine...

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I got the 5 and put a regular steel shaft in and it’s a beast. Swing weight is D5. I just ordered the new 3 and 4 to complete the set. I’ve always hated feather hybrids. Finally a solution. 

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5 hours ago, beneagles said:

I got the 5 and put a regular steel shaft in and it’s a beast. Swing weight is D5. I just ordered the new 3 and 4 to complete the set. I’ve always hated feather hybrids. Finally a solution. 

Ben

How is your trajectory on the driving iron versus a 5 iron or 5 hybrid?

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I got the 5 and put a regular steel shaft in and it’s a beast. Swing weight is D5. I just ordered the new 3 and 4 to complete the set. I’ve always hated feather hybrids. Finally a solution. 
Ben
You have the new FDI???

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15 hours ago, Popeye64 said:

You have the new FDI???

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I'm confused now as I did not think they were going to make a 5 (only 2,3 and 4) - or at least that is what I was told when I went through Newark at the end of March.

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I'm confused now as I did not think they were going to make a 5 (only 2,3 and 4) - or at least that is what I was told when I went through Newark at the end of March.
No it's just the 2,3,4. I thought you said you had the new head on hand. Didnt register that you had the 5.

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1 hour ago, Popeye64 said:

No it's just the 2,3,4. I thought you said you had the new head on hand. Didnt register that you had the 5.

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No, that was not me.  I had asked about the performance of the 5 from the poster who stated he had one.  I'm certainly interested in it though and liked the one (prototype I suspect) that I saw at Golfworks.

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Hi, Yes I have the old 5 and just purchased the new 2,3,4. This head is an absolute game changer. 175 is now my preferred lay up distance. I’ll let you guys know how the 2-3-4 are

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1 minute ago, beneagles said:

Hi, Yes I have the old 5 and just purchased the new 2,3,4. This head is an absolute game changer. 175 is now my preferred lay up distance. I’ll let you guys know how the 2-3-4 are

How is the trajectory of the driving iron versus a 5 iron or 5 hybrid?

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How is the trajectory of the driving iron versus a 5 iron or 5 hybrid?
I have the older HDI 3 and it has a more boring trajectory. Traditional hybrids tend to balloon a bit for me. But it's what they are designed for. High flight that comes down soft. I find they play closer to an actual iron but far easier to hit. Plus the footprint is so much smaller. Pleases the eye more.

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9 minutes ago, Popeye64 said:

I have the older HDI 3 and it has a more boring trajectory. Traditional hybrids tend to balloon a bit for me. But it's what they are designed for. High flight that comes down soft. I find they play closer to an actual iron but far easier to hit. Plus the footprint is so much smaller. Pleases the eye more.

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Thank you - very helpful.  I think I will try one in my 4 iron slot as I have lost confidence in the hybrid there - too much left every now and then and I hesitate to pull it now.

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Please keep us posted if you end up getting one. When I purchased my Maltby DBM's, they had stopped making the previous KE4 HDI so I opted for the KE4 Tour Hybrid which has been a really awesome hybrid but I've always been a DI fan. I've since purchased a Dynacraft 18* Driving Iron which has also been a beast of a UDI. Paired with a UST Proforce V2 Hybrid shaft it's been a hell of a club. That said, I've always regretted not being able to get the original Maltby HDI so I've had my eye on these but wanted to get more input before I pulled the trigger. I'd probably just swap out the head and use the same UST shaft. 

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10 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

Please keep us posted if you end up getting one. When I purchased my Maltby DBM's, they had stopped making the previous KE4 HDI so I opted for the KE4 Tour Hybrid which has been a really awesome hybrid but I've always been a DI fan. I've since purchased a Dynacraft 18* Driving Iron which has also been a beast of a UDI. Paired with a UST Proforce V2 Hybrid shaft it's been a hell of a club. That said, I've always regretted not being able to get the original Maltby HDI so I've had my eye on these but wanted to get more input before I pulled the trigger. I'd probably just swap out the head and use the same UST shaft. 

Just ordered the 4 with the Tensei Blue club pak - unfortunately the 4 is not in stock although the 2 and 3 heads are available.  They expect the 4 by the end of the month.

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Just ordered the 4 with the Tensei Blue club pak - unfortunately the 4 is not in stock although the 2 and 3 heads are available.  They expect the 4 by the end of the month.
That will be an awesome combo

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1 minute ago, Popeye64 said:

That will be an awesome combo

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I especially like that you can substitute the grip in the Club Pak if you pay the difference in cost.  Plus, this head can be bent versus the original which could not.  I'm excited to try it as that slot really gets a lot of use at the courses I usually play.

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Yesterday I had epoxy failures on both my driver and 4 wood. This all occurred by the third hole. I used the HDI 3 for the rest of the round. At one point I got it to -4. But in the back the really long holes took a toll and finished at -1 on a 6400 yard course.

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