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What style of Irons do you play?

What type of Iron do you play?  

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  1. 1. What style of iron do you play? Whats your handicap? Why do you play that style of Iron?

    • Blade
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    • Muscle Back
      4
    • Cavity Back
      22
    • Game improvement Iron
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    • Super Game improvement iron
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Last year I got fit and the improvement in my game is incredible.  I did go from Super Game Improvement (2007 R7 Draw Irons) to the 2017 P790's which I don't know what kind htey are other than forged.  My consistency is greatly improved and handicap has come down about 4 strokes.  It's not all because of the irons but my confidence has gone up big time since I got them. 

I think the most important thing is to play what gives you the most confidence.  If fitting gives you that (it will) then do it, if you can be confident with whatever you have in your bag now..play that. 

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Driver: image.jpeg.693c1038c87ba93f656427286d5ff6c6.jpeg M3 Tensei Blue Stiff

3 Wood: image.jpeg.693c1038c87ba93f656427286d5ff6c6.jpeg M6 UST Mamiya Proforce V2

3 Hybrid: image.jpeg.693c1038c87ba93f656427286d5ff6c6.jpeg M6 UST Mamiya Proforce V2

4 Hybrid : image.jpeg.693c1038c87ba93f656427286d5ff6c6.jpeg M4 Stock Stiff Shaft

Irons: image.jpeg.693c1038c87ba93f656427286d5ff6c6.jpeg P790 (5I-AW) - 2 deg strong - Nippon Modus3 105 Gram/Stiff 

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (54,59) - AMT Black/Stiff

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne Putter

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1

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4 hours ago, den748 said:

Last year I got fit and the improvement in my game is incredible.  I did go from Super Game Improvement (2007 R7 Draw Irons) to the 2017 P790's which I don't know what kind htey are other than forged.  My consistency is greatly improved and handicap has come down about 4 strokes.  It's not all because of the irons but my confidence has gone up big time since I got them. 

I think the most important thing is to play what gives you the most confidence.  If fitting gives you that (it will) then do it, if you can be confident with whatever you have in your bag now..play that. 

Playing with what give you confidence is huge. Anytime I think I'm going to screw up a shot because of a club I usually do.

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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

12.9 Handicap

Comox Valley, B.C. 🇨🇦

 

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I absolutely love the muscle backs that I play and I average high 90s in my rounds but it is not because of my iron play that's for sure. I did a review on them in the unofficial section and they are fun to hit.

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On 6/30/2020 at 9:48 AM, Kenny B said:

Super game improvement forged irons for me.  I can mishit any club.  While I can't shape shots as well as I could with my muscle backs, I'm better off not trying that shot anyway.

I didn't realize anyone made forged SGI irons. What brand/model(s) are we talking about?


  • Callaway Rogue 10.5° 9.5°D & 3W
  • Mizuno JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B (replaced ER2)
  • and 14th club - Mizuno CLK 3H 19° OR MP-20 HMB 3i 19°
  • Snell MTB-X (replaced Black)

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41 minutes ago, Middler said:

I didn't realize anyone made forged SGI irons. What brand/model(s) are we talking about?

Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Irons
The have since been replaced by Bridgestone Tour B JGR HF1 Irons... same specs.  HF is Hybrid Forged.

Available with Nippon N.S. Pro Zelos steel shafts or UST Recoil graphite.

The Tour B JGR HF2 is slightly less SGI... maybe GI.

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14 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Irons
The have since been replaced by Bridgestone Tour B JGR HF1 Irons... same specs.  HF is Hybrid Forged.

Available with Nippon N.S. Pro Zelos steel shafts or UST Recoil graphite.

The Tour B JGR HF2 is slightly less SGI... maybe GI.

How about that, never seen those before. The lofts scare me, 7i @ 26*, but they might be a great option for some players.


  • Callaway Rogue 10.5° 9.5°D & 3W
  • Mizuno JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B (replaced ER2)
  • and 14th club - Mizuno CLK 3H 19° OR MP-20 HMB 3i 19°
  • Snell MTB-X (replaced Black)

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Used to play blades - Wilson Staff Tour 100 until illness forced me to switch Callaway Steelhead Pro's with graphite shafts.

I was lucky and I recovered from the illness and are now reviewing what clubs to use. I am in the process of refurbishing - new grips and clean and polish - my old Spalding Top-flite Tour Irons as I would like to try steel shafts again. I am know longer at the level required to hit blades and doubt I ever will be again. Mind you cannot bring myself to sell them. 

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Callaway Epic Flash 9 Degree

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion 3 wood 15 Degree

Callaway Epic Hybrid 18 Degree

Callaway Steelhead Pro 4-AW Irons

Cleveland 48 and 54 Degree Wedges Steel Shaft

Recoil Graphite Shafts in all Callaway Clubs

Callaway Big Bertha Putter - for when it is wet

La Jolla Putter with Flat Car Grip.

Preferred ball - Currently Costco Kirkland Performance 3 Piece but Seed 001 is preferred.

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I recently went back to Ping and have been playing the Gs for a few years. Really helped my game getting away from blade style irons. More forgiveness but not necessarily more length. I need as much forgiveness as I can get. 
 

Looking at some Mizuno JPX as next purchase. 

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T. Stack

Handicap-7

irons- Ping G

driver- Cobra F8+
3 wood- cobra f6 

hybrid- Wilson 

wedges- Callaway Mack daddy 

50,54,58

putter-Wilson south side 

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On 7/2/2020 at 4:52 AM, Middler said:

How about that, never seen those before. The lofts scare me, 7i @ 26*, but they might be a great option for some players.

I hit the 7i the same distance as my Ping i20 5i, but at a 7i height which I need.  They play like the hybrid in the name, and they play straight.  They did take some "getting used to" but I've made the transition.  The only clubs I hit almost as well and might get on a whim are the Mizuno MP-20 HMB.  I love the feel of those.


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I've been playing Ping G20 since they came out. Really want to upgrade but I hit them well. With the mega offset, I can't control height as well. Still really good sticks though. Getting fitted for new set this fall. Thinking Mizuno JPX forged or HMP OR Srixon but I'm sure I'll like the P790 too.


 :taylormade-small: M6 12* Oban Kiyoshi Purple 65g stiff

:titelist-small: TS2 16.5* HL Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75g stiff

:ping-small:  G410 Hybrid 19* Tour stiff 

:ping-small: G20 CFS stiff 4-GW

:mizuno-small: 56* spinner shaft

:taylormade-small:  TP Black Copper Juno 34in

Oncore or Snell MTBx

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Cavity backs for me! I need to forgiveness  of them and I usually sit at an 8 handicap or so. Just seems to fit my game better than any sort of GI set.  Plus I cannot stand the offset and chunk looks of GI or SGI clubs. 

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-3's 50* 54* and 58*

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  :srixon-small:  ZStar XV

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I absolutely love my new players distance irons. They give the look of a standard iron, but the added forgiveness is great for when I miss the center of the club face. It just gives me more confidence with every swing.

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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:bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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