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So I went with a friend today to help him get fit for a driver, while there I happened to pick up a few irons and swing them.  I tried the Titleist T100's and the Mizuno MP20's (entire range).  Let's just say, I think I am in love with the MP20's.  I would piece together a combo set, probably thinking 4,5&6 iron in the HMB and MP20 blades in 7-PW, not sure yet I would need to see gaping and the numbers.  I have to say the HMB's launched the ball and were so soft.  I think I will be putting the Dynamic Gold 120 x in them.  The Titleist felt good too, but my dispersion rate was just a bit better with the Mizuno's.  I would be happy with either one though.  

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I just recently went for a fitting. Currently swinging Cleveland 588 MT DG105 shafts. Was fitted for taylormade P790s project X 6.5 shafts. Felt great in the fitting will be ordering soon and let you know if you’re still in the market 

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Without hitting anything and going only by visuals, my thoughts for new irons would be....

#s  2, 3, 4: Ping G410 Crossover

#s 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Mizuno JPX 919 Forged

48, 53W: Titleist T300

58W: Cleveland RTX-4.

Leaves room for two metalwoods and a putter.

 

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Honestly, I keep coming back to the Wilson D7 forged. I have no doubt that I could easily swing a t100 or a 919 Tour.

 

I’ve played blades for nearly all of my competitive golfing years. At this juncture, I am not someone who will scoff at a club because it looks too chunky. Right now, I want to experience golf with an iron that will give me some slack.

 

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12 hours ago, bens197 said:

Honestly, I keep coming back to the Wilson D7 forged. I have no doubt that I could easily swing a t100 or a 919 Tour.

 

I’ve played blades for nearly all of my competitive golfing years. At this juncture, I am not someone who will scoff at a club because it looks too chunky. Right now, I want to experience golf with an iron that will give me some slack.

 

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Rochester, home of a great music school and a once-great photography company (freakin' digital!).

Chuck Mangione, of course.

When I was a kid, they even had an NBA team before it went to Cincinnati, Kansas City-Omaha, and Sacramento.

Jack Twyman and Arnie Risen--actually saw those guys play.

 

I stopped playing blades, bens197, as soon as perimeter weighted hit the pro shops! 

And I was an eight or nine in my prime, almost but not quite as good as you.

But never with pure blades, I'll tell you that.  

 

 

 

 

 

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combo set of Wilson blades and D7 forged.... 
4-6: d7
7-P: blades

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A union-card holding fire fighter. Thank you for your service.
Rochester, home of a great music school and a once-great photography company (freakin' digital!).
Chuck Mangione, of course.
When I was a kid, they even had an NBA team before it went to Cincinnati, Kansas City-Omaha, and Sacramento.
Jack Twyman and Arnie Risen--actually saw those guys play.
 
I stopped playing blades, bens197, as soon as perimeter weighted hit the pro shops! 
And I was an eight or nine in my prime, almost but not quite as good as you.
But never with pure blades, I'll tell you that.  
 
 
 
 
 


Pound for pound, I would put Rochester next to any golf destination for top courses. Donald Ross and RTJ did some spectacular work up here. Aside from the golf, it has so much to offer that I’m glad I moved back after 9 years in Florida.

I’m looking forward to this golf season more and more as the snow melts quickly today...
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6 hours ago, Grand Stranded said:

It's my only vice, OG.

To be honest, I'm usually pretty tight with a dollar, but when it comes to golf and shiny new clubs, I have very little control.

How little? I find myself justifying new irons because I don't want to spend $100 on new grips.🤔 (This is the most expensive set I've ever bought though, so I'm hoping they stay in the bag a few years. I think they will, the problem is I know the way I am. It won't be long before I'm looking for some matching Vokeys and maybe a Scotty. I'm already researching the new Titleist hybrids, LOL.

Look at it this way, you only have one vice which is golf. Now if you were into bass fishing and hunting too, your billfold would be squealing like a momma hawg with her snout stuck in the corn feeder.   Life is short bruther so have fun with your new sticks. 👍

 

 

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On 2/10/2020 at 9:24 AM, ole gray said:

Look at it this way, you only have one vice which is golf. Now if you were into bass fishing and hunting too, your billfold would be squealing like a momma hawg with her snout stuck in the corn feeder.   Life is short bruther so have fun with your new sticks. 👍

 

 

Tell me ! Went to the lake today, then came home and ordered $70 of shaky heads and Ned rig heads...it’s a disease...

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Just converted 2 other friends to the JPX919 line... haven't touched a club since September 2019. Might be warm enough to play in 2 weeks!

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Just did and iron fitting

went in to try the titleist cb, Jpx 919 tours

hit everything but the pings. my ranking based on testing.

1. Titleist CB- purchased with $-Taper shafts

2. P760s- close second, word is they are updating this this summer

3. apex pro. Big surprise, if you need ball speed these things were incredible.

4. Mizuno MMC 20

5 JPX 919 tours

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Just got the Hogan Ptx Pro’s and a few equalizer wedges.

So far (1 round) , fantastic. I don’t think they’re much longer than my Mizzy blades, but I think they’re a touch more forgiving. And they feel fantastic too.

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I'm looking real hard at Mizuno JPX 919 Tour and MP18 SC. Anyone have insight on either?

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4 hours ago, silver & black said:

I'm looking real hard at Mizuno JPX 919 Tour and MP18 SC. Anyone have insight on either?

 

... I have played both for a round of golf and they are basically MB's in faux CB clothing. I don't quite get the JPX Tours other than they wanted to utilize a new material, but they are so close to MB's without that dense and smooth feel. Yes, they are just a hair more forgiving than a pure MB and I would rather play a forged carbon steel MB, but of course that is just my personal opinion. Some prefer a crisper feel and a smaller head so the 919 Tours might appeal to those players. The SC's are a little more forgiving with a wider sole and more weight low than a typical MB, but still in-between an MB and a CB but closer to a MB. Unlike the 919 Tours, the SC has that dense and soft MB feel Mizuno is known for. If you need a slightly higher ball flight than a typical MB and/or your miss is a little low on the face, the SC is a very nice iron. 

... All that said, have you considered the Srixon Z Forged? I never like it when asking about one club and someone suggests another so ignore this if you have narrowed your choice to the above two irons. However if you don't mind a slightly larger club head the Z Forged have an amazing feel like the ball melts into the face, and while I hesitate to call any MB forgiving, the Z Forged with their larger head and unique weight distribution are the most forging MB's when slightly mishit that I have played. 

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Thank you chisag. I am currently playing MP64's. I love them. I'm just looking to (maybe) upgrade. I'm very intrigued with the MP18 SC's. As you may have guessed, I'm a Mizuno fan.... have been for a long time. I'm not opposed to trying something different. What do you recommend other than the Srixons? I will definitely try the Srixons!

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5 minutes ago, silver & black said:

Thank you chisag. I am currently playing MP64's. I love them. I'm just looking to (maybe) upgrade. I'm very intrigued with the MP18 SC's. As you may have guessed, I'm a Mizuno fan.... have been for a long time. I'm not opposed to trying something different. What do you recommend other than the Srixons? I will definitely try the Srixons!

 

... I hear ya, MP64's have a very loyal following for good reason. I had some MP63's I hated to sell but the Z Forged took their place. Just about impossible to recommend clubs because there are just soooooo many great irons available right now. I think the best combo of feel, playability and forgiveness are the P760's but some hate the striped cavity. The Forged Tours look like a MB at address with a very thin top line but lots of hidden forgiveness and a very sweet feel. Fwiw, I have 4 sets at the moment that pretty much cover the MB to CB to Distance iron categories and love them all. Taylor Made P790's and P760's, Cobra Forged Tours and Srixon Z Forged. 

... The Forged Tours and P760's are very similar in performance. Cobra is releasing King Tour irons so the Forged Tours are available brand new for $399 which is just an insane deal on irons I would compare to the Titleist T100's. The P790's are killer irons if you like a higher ball flight with less spin and can use a little more distance and forgiveness in a great looking package and are TM's #1 seller for good reason. Not for everyone of course, especially higher swing speed players that don't need the distance and want more spin. But it all depends on what you want and are willing to pay and even then personal preference plays such a huge role. Good luck in your search! 


https://www.golfdiscount.com/cobra-king-forged-tour-irons

 

 

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Thank you so much for your insight. I respect you for your knowledge of the game and your posts. I will try a few irons before making a decision.

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chisag.... have you hit the MMC? If you have, what are your thoughts?

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