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I have an iron fitting scheduled for next week.  I know I want to try the Mizuno MMC and HMBs.  I also want to try the T-200s.  Other than that I'm open to suggestions.

I'm a 13 handicap.  Driver swing speed is about 101mph.  Currently using Ping I25s.

I have no problem getting my irons in the air.  Hit a 7 iron 160 based on ShotScope data from last year.

I'm not really looking for workability.  I'm happy to have one ball flight and just play that. 

Suggestions?

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The simple answer is try as many as you can.

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... I 2nd cnosil's suggestion. Going to Demo Day at the PGA Show every year I always found clubs that performed extremely well for me that I would not have other wise even hit. It has to look acceptable at address of course but the best example I can think of was the original Cobra Amp Forged irons that had a gaudy orange cavity, goofy looking tungsten weights that were annoyingly visible in the heel and toe of the sole and had a polymer insert. ALL attributes I did not care for but they looked just about perfect at address and the performance was as good as it gets for my swing. I would have looked at that orange cavity and those K-Mart style  tungsten sole weights and would have never even taken it off the shelf in a golf store. I ended up playing them and the next 2 versions as well. So hit any and everything you can stand to look at in the address position. Good luck! 

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Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
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Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
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1 hour ago, Mowine4me said:

I have an iron fitting scheduled for next week.  I know I want to try the Mizuno MMC and HMBs.  I also want to try the T-200s.  Other than that I'm open to suggestions.

I'm a 13 handicap.  Driver swing speed is about 101mph.  Currently using Ping I25s.

I have no problem getting my irons in the air.  Hit a 7 iron 160 based on ShotScope data from last year.

I'm not really looking for workability.  I'm happy to have one ball flight and just play that. 

Suggestions?

I think TaylorMade and Srixon are worth a swing also. I've also been looking at Mizuno and Titleist. I'm planning a fitting next month, so please update once yours is done! Would like to hear about your experience and decision.

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I’d definitely recommend you hit the Srixon z785’s. Absolutely love mine!

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I just switched to the Hogan Ptx Pro’s and am totally head over heels. They’re a point and shoot, super accurate stick. I don’t know if any of the “fitters” have them for you to try but for me, they feel great, and that’s coming from a mizuno blade guy.

but I’m in the hunni moon phase right now, so understand that too...

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The simple answer is try as many as you can.

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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On 2/28/2020 at 9:09 AM, Mowine4me said:

I have an iron fitting scheduled for next week.  I know I want to try the Mizuno MMC and HMBs.  I also want to try the T-200s.  Other than that I'm open to suggestions.

I'm a 13 handicap.  Driver swing speed is about 101mph.  Currently using Ping I25s.

I have no problem getting my irons in the air.  Hit a 7 iron 160 based on ShotScope data from last year.

I'm not really looking for workability.  I'm happy to have one ball flight and just play that. 

Suggestions?

I suspect you'll really like the JPX series. They were my, very close, second choice. Interested to hear how you like the MMC and HMB's; I have not tried these but want to.

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Great choice, good luck and enjoy [emoji106]


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I'm still swinging JPX 800 Pros from 2011.  Can't go anywhere for a fitting, but decided to pull the trigger on some PXG 0211's.  They gave me a complimentary fitting for whenever their fitting locations open up.  I can provide feedback once I hit them this weekend.  Ranges are closed but courses are open where I love.  So, I'll hope to get used to them via trial by fire.

Currently in my Sun Mountain Phantom

Driver:  Callaway Rogue

4W:  Callaway Rogue

7W:  Callaway Rogue

4-GW:  PXG 0211

SW/LW:  Taylor Made Milled Grind

Putter:  PXG Mustang Gen 1

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Even though I play Srixons 565s, 4-PW, with KBS shafts, which are nice, I would love to have a set of Mizuno JPX-919s, there are Tour, Forged or Hot Metal models. 

Cool as the other side of the pillow.  (Damn, I sound old)

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6 hours ago, SlowNLow said:

Even though I play Srixons 565s, 4-PW, with KBS shafts, which are nice, I would love to have a set of Mizuno JPX-919s, there are Tour, Forged or Hot Metal models. 

Cool as the other side of the pillow.  (Damn, I sound old)

You won`t find a lot of differences in between your 585s and the Forged or Hot Metals. Hot Metals are a good bit more chunky, but Forged is relatively similar. I prefer the Srixons because of their sole design. I'm not super steep, but take a healthy divot once in a while. The Srixon sole works a lot better, when doing that compared to the Mizzys. If you are a picker of the ball, this might not affect you at all. Just something to keep in mind.

Cheers,

Michael

Edit: The Tours are a totally different design. More similar to Z-Forged - even 785s are way easier to hit for me personally.

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Even though I play Srixons 565s, 4-PW, with KBS shafts, which are nice, I would love to have a set of Mizuno JPX-919s, there are Tour, Forged or Hot Metal models. 
Cool as the other side of the pillow.  (Damn, I sound old)

I am old!! but Mizzies are nice clubs. I’m mostly using the JPX 919 Hot Metal w dose of Ping 410.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I am old!! but Mizzies are nice clubs. I’m mostly using the JPX 919 Hot Metal w dose of Ping 410.


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Mixed bag of irons?


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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

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Mixed bag of irons?


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Said it incorrectly, Pings are backups that still see play but JPX919 are the go to.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Said it incorrectly, Pings are backups that still see play but JPX919 are the go to.


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That's a lot clearer [emoji41].


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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On ‎3‎/‎9‎/‎2020 at 12:30 PM, Mowine4me said:

Quickly put me in a shaft that was firmer in the middle, and that helped a lot right off the bat. 

 

Congrats!

What shaft was in your old sticks and what did he fit you in? 

I'm also curious, I just got fitted and picked up a set of Forged 919's...did he select the shaft for you on his own or did he rely on the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer or some other gizmo?  My fitter said he stopped using the optimizer a while ago...

Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :titelist-small: TS3 3 & 4H, Project X Evenflow Blue 85g Stiff

Driving Iron: :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB 3i, UST Mamiya recoil ES 780 F3

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 4- GW, Project X 6.0

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Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

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Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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On ‎4‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 10:18 PM, AFGolfer said:

Congrats!

What shaft was in your old sticks and what did he fit you in? 

I'm also curious, I just got fitted and picked up a set of Forged 919's...did he select the shaft for you on his own or did he rely on the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer or some other gizmo?  My fitter said he stopped using the optimizer a while ago...

New shaft is KBS S-Taper 120.  Fitter selected it on how own, no optimizer used.  I'm embarrassed to say I don't remember the old shaft and those clubs are stuck in my NYC office the moment.  Not sure when I'll be able to look!

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