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Buying/Playing a Combo Set - What I've Learned

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Great write up looks like a beautiful set. I've never played a combo set I've looked into it briefly but this is a fantastic level of detail. Also I have yet to go to a fitter that has a 5 & 9 to test.

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Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

2020 MGS Forum Tester - Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

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9 minutes ago, pozzit said:

Great write up looks like a beautiful set. I've never played a combo set I've looked into it briefly but this is a fantastic level of detail. Also I have yet to go to a fitter that has a 5 & 9 to test.

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It wasn't a perfect test because he pulled a stock set off the wall - but it was close enough to get an idea. We ran into some issues because I needed the extra length and they were doing multiple fittings so availability of the right shaft/head combo was iffy. We made it work as best we could.


:titelist-small: 910D3 8.5° w/ Diamana Whiteboard          :callaway-small: 2004 Big Bertha 3W          :titelist-small: 816H 19°         :taylormade-small: P790 4-7, P760 8-PW w/ Project X 6.0

:vokey-small: 52°, 56°, 60°          :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport Mid-Slant          :titelist-small: Hybrid 14 Stand Bag          :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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Good job jw !

I had some 790’s but had the wrong shafts, so I never got along with them, but I did have a combo set with Mizunos and I loved em.

nice way to jump into the mix!...


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:callaway-small: 816 Alpha 3-wood 15° On Aldila Rogue Stiff

:callaway-small: 815 GBB Alpha hybrid 19° On Fujikura Speeder 865 Stiff

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood

:benhogan-small: Ptx Pro 5-P irons on KBS Tour V 110 S

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on recoil 780 Stiff

:mizuno-small: MP5/MP25 combo

Sub70  Wedges 50°, 54°, 58° Raw, on Recoil 760 SmacWrap

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Nice looking set! I look forward to your updates on how they feel this summer.


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Great looking set.

Awesome write up

 

 

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Driver: Titlelist 917D
Fairway Wood: Mizuno 
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 
Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 HM Pro
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0  50*, 54*, and 58*
Putter: Odyssey 2-ball
Ball: Snell MTB-X
 

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Set looks beautful! You talk a little bit about additional workability in your short irons as a reason to go with 760's. Do you find yourself using more shot shaping with these and therefore gaining some benefits from them? And do you find yourself having issues in that 7-8 transition as far as club appearance when standing over them?


Driver: Callaway Rogue - Project X HZRDUS Yellow, 6.0, 63g

Fairway: Callaway Epic 3 wood, Rogue MAX stiff, 75g

4-6 Iron: Mizuno JPX-850 - Project X 5.5 

7-PW: Mizuno JPX-850 Forged - Project X 5.5

Wedges: Mizuno MP-T5 (50, 54), Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 60 ES

Putter: Odyssey Marxman, Currently tested and kept Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour Pro 140cc grip

 

 

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Great write-up, JW, thanks for sharing your process with us.

I'm finally thinking about getting new irons and am also considering a combo set for a lot of the same reasons. I, too, prefer a thinner topline and don't need much help with my mid to short irons. I haven't been fitted properly since 2007 and didn't get the "tour experience" then. Just an old-fashioned lie board.

I can't really work the ball much left-to-right, but can adjust trajectory when necessary. My stock shot is a medium-high draw. I'll probably just pay PGA Superstore $40 to get fitted and then purchase some new Hogans or a Sub 70 combo set after a demo.

 

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Driver: :srixon-small: z565 10.5*, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 S-Flex
Fairways:  :callaway-small: X-Hot 15* & 18*, Project X PXv R-Flex
Irons: :benhogan-small:Apex Plus, 4-PW, Apex S4-Flex
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CG10; 50*, 54*, 58*, Dynamic Gold W-flex 

Putter: Ray Cook Blue Goose or Tour Edge HP #10 Red
Grips: Golf Pride MCC-Plus 4 & Lamkin UTx
Ball: Kirkland Signature 3-Piece 

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Nice set and a great write-up!  I think we have a candidate for testing right here!

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Awesome write up! I think this seems to be the more popular route people (and including myself) are considering when buying an iron set. I worked at a golf shop and you could always tell an educated golfer when he talked about split sets. As I've become more experienced, my pride for playing my bladed 3I has decreased and I've made the decision to buy a more consistent 3H. 

What have you noticed in term of feel? Both models were very popular amongst shoppers and I've thought about a set myself.

Again, great write up!

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Great write up! I was thinking of possibly going this route when i get fit-- Get a little more forgiving irons in the lower clubs and players clubs in 8-PW.  Looking forward to seeing how they perform in the future this summer.


In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue

3 Wood: :adams-small: Insight BUL Stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot RX #7 putter

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

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Nice looking set. Did you consider bending the 7 iron 0.5­° degree weak? That would even out the gapping between 5-6-7-8.

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On 4/20/2020 at 10:57 AM, gchester33 said:

Set looks beautful! You talk a little bit about additional workability in your short irons as a reason to go with 760's. Do you find yourself using more shot shaping with these and therefore gaining some benefits from them? And do you find yourself having issues in that 7-8 transition as far as club appearance when standing over them?

At first there was a little bit of weirdness but I've hit the 7 so well that it's been easy to forgive the change in looks. Honestly it's given me some more confidence to get aggressive with the 7 while being more finesse with the 8.

I do find myself hitting some purposeful baby draws with the shorter irons while I mostly play a high cut with the 4-7. The 8 is borderline on being able to execute the draw on command so not sure I'd need the workability further down the set just yet. Maybe when I'm better!

 

On 4/22/2020 at 3:29 PM, 5footslider107 said:

Awesome write up! I think this seems to be the more popular route people (and including myself) are considering when buying an iron set. I worked at a golf shop and you could always tell an educated golfer when he talked about split sets. As I've become more experienced, my pride for playing my bladed 3I has decreased and I've made the decision to buy a more consistent 3H. 

What have you noticed in term of feel? Both models were very popular amongst shoppers and I've thought about a set myself.

Again, great write up!

Thanks! There are definitely some nuances in feel where I really notice the mishits on the short irons while it's muted a bit on the longer ones. It works for me because I'm not good enough to need the workability in my longer irons. I think the split is pretty good on feel. If I was a better player I might feel differently haha.

 

On 4/25/2020 at 4:04 PM, ChitownM2 said:

Nice looking set. Did you consider bending the 7 iron 0.5­° degree weak? That would even out the gapping between 5-6-7-8.

I wanted to! TaylorMade only offered full degree changes on the order so I'll have to have my shop do it if I decide that gap is causing issues.


:titelist-small: 910D3 8.5° w/ Diamana Whiteboard          :callaway-small: 2004 Big Bertha 3W          :titelist-small: 816H 19°         :taylormade-small: P790 4-7, P760 8-PW w/ Project X 6.0

:vokey-small: 52°, 56°, 60°          :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport Mid-Slant          :titelist-small: Hybrid 14 Stand Bag          :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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