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How often do you replace your irons (full set)?  

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  1. 1. How often do you replace your irons (full set)?

    • Every year or more often
      7
    • About every 2 years
      10
    • About every 5 years
      31
    • About every 10 years
      14
    • Every 15 years or less often
      4
  2. 2. Do You Tend to Buy The Same One or Two Brands of Irons

    • I tend to buy one or two brands
      26
    • I’m not married to a few, I’ve owned many different brands
      40


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Irons about every 5 - 10 years. I see no reason to buy new any sooner than that. If I just wanted new stuff for the sake of having new stuff, I would probably go every 2 years...lol.

I do tend to stick with Mizuno... I just get along with them.

 

 

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First set of irons that I bought myself (Titleist Tour Models) in 1987 when I was 16 were replaced in 2005 with the Ben Hogan Apex Edge Pros, which I still have in the bag. I still occasionally play the Titleist, however. 

:cobra-small: Fly Z+ Aldila DVS

Golfsmith Jet Stream 3W UST V2

:titelist-small: 915 H3 Diamana

:titelist-small: 915 H4 Diamana

:benhogan-small: Apex Edge Pro Apex 4

:titelist-small: Vokey SM6 50F/54S/58S

:titelist-small: Studio Design 2.5/:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach 11S

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

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I replace about every 4-5 years.  Exception is my last set of irons (Titleist 716 AP1s) I only kept for one season, but that was mainly due to what I feel was an incorrect fitting. Not a reflection on the clubs themselves bc I have always been a Titleist guy, but I was fit by an assistant club pro into a shaft that was way to stiff for me.  Over that winter I checked into getting them reshafted and that have would cost damn near as much as a new set so I traded them and got the Rogue Pro irons.  I have always like Callaway woods, but this is the first set of their irons I have ever owned.  I like them fairly well, but have decided I am gonna get this year and next out of them and then get something new fall of 21.  I plan to go into the buying process next time around with a little more of an open mind instead of thinking "I like brand X and Y, lets see what they currently have out"

In my bag (for now):

Driver: :titelist-small: TS2 9.5 deg- HZRDUS Smoke 60G Stiff

3-wood: :titelist-small: TS3 15 deg- HZRDUS Smoke 70G Stiff

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H1 19 deg- Atmos HB Tour Spec- 85G

Irons: :callaway-small: Rogue Pro CF18 5iron - AW- True Temper XP105 Stiff

Wedge #1: :callaway-small: MD5 Jaws - 54-10S- Dynamic Gold 115

Wedge #2 :callaway-small: MD5 Jaws - 58.08C- Dynamic Gold 115

Putter: :odyssey-small: Triple Track Ten - 34.5 inch Stroke Lab

Bag: :callaway-small: 2020 Org 14

Ball: still being settled on, but most likely the Bridgestone B-X, also testing 2020 Chrome Soft and Titleist ProV1x (my go to for several years)

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This is interesting in that for most of us this is as much a financial consideration as it is a golf question.  In other words, if I haven't bought clubs it's not because I didn't feel I needed them, it's because I wasn't in a position to spend the money.

My last clubs had R flex shafts and I had clearly outgrown them; I watched my iron shots balloon with regularity.  When I went in for my first lesson it took 5 minutes for the coach to tell me I really needed new clubs, or at least new shafts.  But, I had 2 car payments and plenty of other "life" expenses, so the clubs had to wait. 

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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In the 23 years I have been playing I have had 6 sets of irons. with only 1 set being in the bag less than 2 years.. So I would say about every 5 years or so.. 

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Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

 

 

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I'm on a five year plan "sort of" . I read all the reviews when the new models come out.  Then wait two years and find the set I want on close out.  I usually pay less than a third of the original price and they are still new. So even though I replace them after five years they really are 7 years old.  I've tried several brands but wind up with one or two that I stick with. If I wind up with a set that particularly did not work well for me I give to my son. I've had 2 sets of Cobra, 2 sets of Callaway, 3 sets of Wilson Staff. I got my eye on some Srixon's for the next round. Got to hit them on demo day a few weeks ago.

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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I have replaced my irons since starting a couple year ago quite a bit. I was playing game improvement irons but once I started to get better I was hitting the ball too far and my gapping was terrible. I upgraded to Srixon Z 585 Iron's I couldn't hit them worth crap so I traded for a set of TaylorMade R11 irons. They were decent irons and then was gifted the current set I have and I have stuck with them since november last year. I'm looking at upgrading again to either Callaway Apex Forged or Mizuno JPX900 Forged Irons in the next year. I might even buy new this next time if the manufactures have great sales at the end of the season because of COVID sales being down.

Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue Sub Zero 9* stiff

Wood: :adams-small: Tight Lies TI 3 wood stiff

Hybrid: :callaway-small: XR 3 19 deg stiff

Irons: :mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tour std loft/lie

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 52,56,60

Putter: :odyssey-small: #7 Red

Ball: :srixon-small: Q-Star

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22 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

This is interesting in that for most of us this is as much a financial consideration as it is a golf question.  In other words, if I haven't bought clubs it's not because I didn't feel I needed them, it's because I wasn't in a position to spend the money.

My last clubs had R flex shafts and I had clearly outgrown them; I watched my iron shots balloon with regularity.  When I went in for my first lesson it took 5 minutes for the coach to tell me I really needed new clubs, or at least new shafts.  But, I had 2 car payments and plenty of other "life" expenses, so the clubs had to wait. 

I understand the financial aspect all too well!

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On 5/22/2020 at 8:36 AM, Middler said:

I kept my last set of irons over 20 years, but that included a hiatus of about 15 years. But I’m planning on about every 4-6 years.

Same.  I had my PING i-3 blades for 20 years but probably averaged 3 or 4 rounds a year over the last 15 years.  Just got the golf bug again and purchased a new set of irons...would expect to do that every 4 or 5 years assuming I continue to play more.

:callaway-small: FT9 9° Driver, 3 & 5 wood

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-GW 2° flat, Project X 6.0

:mizuno-small: T20 54° & 58° wedges, 2° flat, project X 6.0

:ping-small: Pal2 putter

:titelist-small: ProV1

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Same.  I had my PING i-3 blades for 20 years but probably averaged 3 or 4 rounds a year over the last 15 years.  Just got the golf bug again and purchased a new set of irons...would expect to do that every 4 or 5 years assuming I continue to play more.

MGS has opined that you really are looking at about a 5-year window before the technology evolves to the point that your current stuff is lacking. Seems to be true in my case. My 919 Forged are leaps and bounds better than my previous 7-year old irons, but testing drivers nothing really outpaced my GBB Epic.


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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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I try to replace my irons multiple times a year.  It often does not succeed.  I have mainly played the J36CB, J40CB, then Srioxn 765 still today.  I have tried M3 irons, P790, Hotmetal Pro, King Forged Tours, Cally Apex, and some others I am sure I am forgetting.

Driver - Callaway MX LS on Velocore-Powering-Ventus-Web-Alt-660x120.png.aee250669616820d00f429e0c46a332d.png Purple
Fairways - Sim2 on UST Mamiya Black
Hybrid(s) - Cobra King TEC on ust-mamiya-vector-logo-e1579150002556.png.8e70a5366e7cc078a89e7b705c55fe8f.pngRed Hybrid, Callaway Epic 7 wood UST Mamiya Black or Srixon ZXU on ust-mamiya-vector-logo-e1579150002556.png.8e70a5366e7cc078a89e7b705c55fe8f.pngRecoil 110

Irons398699977_srixonlogo.png.79fe2991c2fa6e5a25897c0fb32f0d13.pngZX5 4 & 5iron, and ZX7 6-PW  all on ust-mamiya-vector-logo-e1579150002556.png.8e70a5366e7cc078a89e7b705c55fe8f.pngRecoil 110

Wedges - cleveland-golf-vector-logo.png.425fb59c391d774c79d96b4af840add4.png Zipcore 50*, 54*, and 60*  all on ust-mamiya-vector-logo-e1579150002556.png.8e70a5366e7cc078a89e7b705c55fe8f.pngRecoil 110

Putter - image.png.daabc1cfe5e524adab74c26701e62fb5.png Ocracoke or image.png.6899374f32ce3f490d50912fc5cb89f8.png MA/66 on all on ust-mamiya-vector-logo-e1579150002556.png.8e70a5366e7cc078a89e7b705c55fe8f.pngFrequency Filtered
Ball - Srixon Z Star

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I’m every 3-5 years but there is a tendency for me to cluster when I change - it may take a couple of cracks before I settle in.

I’m also normally a generation behind in what I game.


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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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6 years. My first set was a cheap brand called Ram Golf, bought them at a Sports Authority when i picked up golf in my teens and replaced them after college. Bought a set of Taylormade Speedblades from Dicks. I started to get an itch about 2 years ago to upgrade, but i bought lessons instead. Glad i did because i dropped about 10 strokes, shooting in the lower 100s to lower 90s. Recently I went to a Callaway fitting and fell in love with the Mavrik Pros. Waiting for them to arrive at the pro shop to pick them up.

:ping-small: G410 9* Alta CB 55 Stiff

:ping-small: G400 3W, 5W, 4H Alta CB S

:callaway-small: Mavrik Pro 5-AW TT Elevate 95 S

:vokey-small: SM6 54S, 58S TT Dynamic Gold

:odyssey-small: Lab Works 7s

 :bridgestone-small:Tour B X :titelist-small: ProV1

 

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For the past 5 years I'd say, it's on average 2.5 sets per year.

Prior to that it was mostly just 1 set per year. 

:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I purchased my first set of irons in 2010 then didn't upgrade until 2019 but I didn't play golf for many years between the 9 year gap. I am now going to at least look to upgrade irons every 5 years now. 

I am not married to one brand I actually like to try every brand to see what I like the best. 

:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

:cobra-small: Ultralight Cart Bag 

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For the past 5 years I'd say, it's on average 2.5 sets per MONTH.
Prior to that it was mostly just 1 set per MONTH. 


Rob, I fixed that for you. [emoji23]
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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2 minutes ago, cnosil said:

 


Rob, I fixed that for you. emoji23.png

 

LOL...My original thought was to reply, was to say something along the lines of, Most people are talking years, I thought the appropriate time frame is months 🙂

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I've had my Mizuno MP-30's since 2001, and they have been great.  Had Titleist 962's for 4 years prior to that.

FINALLY getting new irons again this week with Sub 70 639 CB's, but I should have 1 more round with the Mizuno's before they come in.

 

:honma: 💣Driver: Honma TR20 440 8.5° w/ Vizard FP-7X SHAFT - REVIEW POSTED 💣

:adams-small:3 Wood:  Adams TightLies Titanium 3+  - Shaft Bassara E55 x5ct

:taylormade-small:Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 2.  16.5°-  Stock Shaft- Stiff

image.png.5094bf65d200d3ff7ef5ed059993dfb4.png Irons: SUB70 639 CB 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 120 X-STIFF

:mizuno-small::cleveland-small:Wedges: GW: SUB70 Raw 48° Mizuno Mp series 52 SW: Cleveland RTX 2.0  56° LW: Mizuno JPX 900 60°

:odyssey-small:Putter: Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth- Superstroke Slim 3.0 grip

:taylormade-small:Bag: Taylormade FlexTech Lifestyle Carry bag- Houndstooth

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