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I recently went through a fitting at Club Champion and decided to go ahead and upgrade my irons. Based on the results of the fitting, I am going from a set of Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged to Callaway Apex Pros.

So here's what I'm wondering. Those of you who have made the jump from irons more in the game improvement category to more of a blade, what are the biggest differences you noticed? And how long did it take you to feel comfortable with your new irons? 

Bonus question: if you play the Apex Pros, what are your biggest likes and dislikes? 


Driver: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png M5 10.5 - Tensei CK Orange 60s
3W: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png RBZ
5W: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png SLDR
4-GW: image.png.9df0e471af2d5b9a0272d4536f1043b0.png JPX-EZ Forged - Dynamic Gold X100
Wedges: image.png.b244c1dbed7bae5489798af85f00ca52.png SM7 52 & 60
Putter: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png TM110

 

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You should have seen the differences in your fitting. There’s going to be variations from each person but some things that will change are spin, potentially peak height and descent angle. For some turf interaction may change.

Without going down the jacked loft rabbit hole one probably will see a distance change in the iron number on the bottom

mishits will be more penalizing with more of a players iron


Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Immediately better distance, dispersion, and turf interaction. Much more enjoyable to practice and play. 

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  • Driver: :ping-small: G410 Plus 9*, Tensei Orange 60X
  • Hybrids::adams-small:  Super XTD 17* Hybrid Fubuki AX:callaway-small:,  Apex 20* Hybrid, AD-DI 85S
  • Irons: :srixon-small: U85 4I AD DI 95S, Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :ping-small:: Glide 3.0 52, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
  • Putter: :EVNROLL:  ER3 @ 33"
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13 minutes ago, scooterhd2 said:

Immediately better distance, dispersion, and turf interaction. Much more enjoyable to practice and play. 

That sounds good to me! Now I just have to wait until they get in.


Driver: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png M5 10.5 - Tensei CK Orange 60s
3W: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png RBZ
5W: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png SLDR
4-GW: image.png.9df0e471af2d5b9a0272d4536f1043b0.png JPX-EZ Forged - Dynamic Gold X100
Wedges: image.png.b244c1dbed7bae5489798af85f00ca52.png SM7 52 & 60
Putter: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png TM110

 

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If you are a good ball striker then you’ll see a better ball flight, tighter dispersion and nice clean divots.

However if you tend to hit a “clunker” now and then just know that those will be much more penalizing....big loss of distance, wide misses and some skilled shots.

I played with a set of MB irons for a awhile....when I hit them pure there was nothing better! Just get ready for a few stinkers as you get used to them.


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:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

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On 5/29/2020 at 9:16 AM, BennyLar24 said:

I recently went through a fitting at Club Champion and decided to go ahead and upgrade my irons. Based on the results of the fitting, I am going from a set of Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged to Callaway Apex Pros.

So here's what I'm wondering. Those of you who have made the jump from irons more in the game improvement category to more of a blade, what are the biggest differences you noticed? And how long did it take you to feel comfortable with your new irons? 

Bonus question: if you play the Apex Pros, what are your biggest likes and dislikes? 

I really liked the apex pros they fit well and felt very nice off the face. My only gripe is the black finished looked so good when new, after about 20 rounds they look like trash. They play well no problems but to me the finish is a big part of looking down at my clubs. 

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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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I went from Taylormade Burners to JPX 900 Tours. Better feedback, better distance dispersion (when hitting it clean; I definitely got some hot balls with the taylormade which drove me crazy), definitely cuts through the turf better, feel like i can get better contact on the ball in the rough (maybe a little subjective), I also took practice more seriously with wanting to try and live up to the better irons.  


Driver :     :cobra-small: F7 - Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.5 75g

3w:           :cobra-small:  F7 Fairway - Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.5 75g

Hybrid:     :cobra-small: F6 Hybrid - KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95g X-Stiff

Irons:       :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged (4,5) JPX 900 Tour (6-P) KBS C-Taper 130 (Softstepped)

Wedes:         :titelist-small: SM7 52* F Grind, 56* M Gind (KBS C-Taper 125), 60* S Grind

Putter:   :cameron-small: Futura X7M

 

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On 7/6/2020 at 8:30 PM, StrawberryShortCake said:

I really liked the apex pros they fit well and felt very nice off the face. My only gripe is the black finished looked so good when new, after about 20 rounds they look like trash. They play well no problems but to me the finish is a big part of looking down at my clubs. 

I've played a few rounds now with them and I agree, they feel great off the face. That's good to know about the black finish. I really liked the look of those but ended up going chrome, but now I don't regret that decision

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Driver: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png M5 10.5 - Tensei CK Orange 60s
3W: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png RBZ
5W: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png SLDR
4-GW: image.png.9df0e471af2d5b9a0272d4536f1043b0.png JPX-EZ Forged - Dynamic Gold X100
Wedges: image.png.b244c1dbed7bae5489798af85f00ca52.png SM7 52 & 60
Putter: image.png.6d315d10311d9b38d0ca9cad952650b6.png TM110

 

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I went from M2’s to iBlades. The feedback on shots was what I noticed the most. It’s much easier with blade-type irons to feel where you’re hitting the ball on the face. I’ve found that’s very helpful in understanding your swing and ball flight. 


:srixon-small: Z 785 Driver, Project X Hzrdus Black 65 S

:callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 3W 13.5°, EvenFlow Riptide 60 S

:callaway-small: Mavrik 5W 18°, EvenFlow Riptide 60 S

:callaway-small: Mavrik Pro 4-PW, True Temper Elevate 105 S

:vokey-small: SM8 50.12F, 54.14F, 60.10S

:taylormade-small: Truss TB2

:taylormade-small: TP5x

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I played with a set of Rogues for a year or two because of a back injury - couldn’t turn fully so needed help getting the ball in the air. When things were getting back to normal, I couldn’t stop them from going up to the moon with every shot. I could hit them from level with by back foot and they still went into space. When my ball speed returned, I switched back to an x forged/apex mb combo set and can now control trajectory etc, Didn’t see any loss in distance (though I am swinging faster now, but the player’s irons are plenty long enough) and the feeling when you hit either type in this combo set is incomparable.

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