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I currently game an old set of Titleist DCI 762 irons and am desperately looking to upgrade. I don’t need the absolute newest irons, but at least want a set made somewhat recently (at least in the last decade). I‘ve played off and on for a couple of years, but I’ve really been consistently playing a round or two every week since May. I am about a 12 handicap/usually shoot in the mid to high 80s. My current set is shafted with DG S300. I am looking for with my next irons to offer more distance and forgiveness like a GI iron, but maintains the look of a players' iron. Since my clubs are so dated, the lofts are very weak compared to my buddies I play with, and my irons punish me for slight mishits.

In terms of my iron play, I strike my PW up to my 7 iron fairly consistently and with my shot being medium/high with a slight draw. My misses tend to be when I get a little fast on my downswing and I either keep my face open and slice, or I tend to overcompensate my slice and hook my next iron shot before finding my rhythm again. I carry my 7 iron (34º) about 155-160 and my PW (46º) carries about 115. If I can get within the 155-160 range, I have confidence that I am only a shot and at worst 2 putts from finishing the hole. I hit my long okay, but I have bad habit of trying to swing too hard and slicing them. I also end up fatting a lot of my longer irons, but since taking lessons, I have started to correct these mistakes. I have gained confidence with my longer irons to hit a couple of good shots a round with them, but I still mishit my 3–6 more than I would like.

I have been looking at new and older models of Callaway Apex, Mizuno JPX forged, JPX hot metal, Mizuno MMC, Taylormade P790, Titleist T100S or T200, Sub70 699, and Wilson D7 forged. I've also done the PING nFlight fitting and was recommended i210s or i200s, and I have also heard good things about Srixon's line of irons. I have been able to find sets for all of those listed and others at comparable prices, so in terms of just the irons alone, which of those—or other models not mentioned—are the most highly recommended? I am planning on going to demo some of these clubs so I can narrow my field of what I like or don't like, but I am just looking for recommendations from anyone that has or has had some of these irons. 

I am also curious about shaft choice. I am not as researched on shafts and different specifications among them. My current set and my dad's set of Mizuno T-Zoids I used to borrow both have the DG S300 shafts, so those are all I really know. I know I need to do more research and probably need to get fitted, but I have read that different clubs work better or worse with different shafts. Any and all recommendations are welcome.

Thanks for all the help!

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3 Wood:callaway-small: Mavrik 15° (Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70S)

Hybrid: :callaway-small:Mavrik Pro 3 Hybrid 20° (KBS Tour Prototype 80 S)

Irons 4-PW:titelist-small: T200 (True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Black S300)

Wedges:mizuno-small: T20 50/7 Satin (bent to 48/5); T20 54/14 Blue Ion (True Temper Tour Issue S400) 

:ping-small: Glide 3.0 Eye2 60/8 (PING Z-Z-115 by Nippon)

Putter:odyssey-small: Toulon Design Stroke Lab Las Vegas with H7 neck

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1, :srixon-small: Z-Star

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I currently game an old set of Titleist DCI 762 irons and am desperately looking to upgrade. I don’t need the absolute newest irons, but at least want a set made somewhat recently (at least in the last decade). I‘ve played off and on for a couple of years, but I’ve really been consistently playing a round or two every week since May. I am about a 12 handicap/usually shoot in the mid to high 80s. My current set is shafted with DG S300. I am looking for with my next irons to offer more distance and forgiveness like a GI iron, but maintains the look of a players' iron. Since my clubs are so dated, the lofts are very weak compared to my buddies I play with, and my irons punish me for slight mishits.

In terms of my iron play, I strike my PW up to my 7 iron fairly consistently and with my shot being medium/high with a slight draw. My misses tend to be when I get a little fast on my downswing and I either keep my face open and slice, or I tend to overcompensate my slice and hook my next iron shot before finding my rhythm again. I carry my 7 iron (34º) about 155-160 and my PW (46º) carries about 115. If I can get within the 155-160 range, I have confidence that I am only a shot and at worst 2 putts from finishing the hole. I hit my long okay, but I have bad habit of trying to swing too hard and slicing them. I also end up fatting a lot of my longer irons, but since taking lessons, I have started to correct these mistakes. I have gained confidence with my longer irons to hit a couple of good shots a round with them, but I still mishit my 3–6 more than I would like.

I have been looking at new and older models of Callaway Apex, Mizuno JPX forged, JPX hot metal, Mizuno MMC, Taylormade P790, Titleist T100S or T200, Sub70 699, and Wilson D7 forged. I've also done the PING nFlight fitting and was recommended i210s or i200s, and I have also heard good things about Srixon's line of irons. I have been able to find sets for all of those listed and others at comparable prices, so in terms of just the irons alone, which of those—or other models not mentioned—are the most highly recommended? I am planning on going to demo some of these clubs so I can narrow my field of what I like or don't like, but I am just looking for recommendations from anyone that has or has had some of these irons. 

I am also curious about shaft choice. I am not as researched on shafts and different specifications among them. My current set and my dad's set of Mizuno T-Zoids I used to borrow both have the DG S300 shafts, so those are all I really know. I know I need to do more research and probably need to get fitted, but I have read that different clubs work better or worse with different shafts. Any and all recommendations are welcome.

Thanks for all the help!

I210s or AP2 718 (T100 is also hot right now) the theme is forgiveness in a smaller package.

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Driver: Callaway FT-9 Aldila NV 65 (9 degrees, Stiff)

Woods: Titleist 910Fd Fairway (17.5 degrees, Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G Hybrid Alta Shaft (22 degrees, Regular)

Irons: Ping I E1 Regular AWT 2.0 Black Dot, 5 Iron 38.00" 26 degrees, 6 Iron 37.50" 29 degrees, 7 Iron 37.00" 32 degrees, 8 Iron 36.50" 36 degrees, 9 Iron 36.00" 41 degrees, PW     35.50" 45 degrees

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degrees, F, Titleist Vokey SM7 54 degrees, S, Titleist Vokey SM7 58 degrees, D, Cleveland RTX 2.0 54.12 degrees, Cobra Tour Trusty 58.10 degrees

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Blade

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Raleigh, NC

15 hcp

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I know it's probably not on your radar at all.. but another smaller DTC brand that's worth checking out is Maltby.

They have a pretty broad lineup ranging from Players to GI's. Ralph Maltby designs all of the clubs and works a lot of game improvement magic into everything.

You'll find a pretty enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of Maltby players here on MGS. Why haven't you heard of them? Because Maltby wants to keep it that way.. I guess.

I just just picked up this TS1 3 iron and plan to have the rest of the set built by year's end. It's similar to a TM P760. Filled with polymer and has a tungsten toe weight. Lofts are stronger but no

A full set of these will run $550 for 8 clubs with the TT DG S300 shafts. The other club you see is a 56° that I just built. It's the best wedge I've ever played!

Their whole lineup is just outstanding and definitely worth a look.

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the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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6 hours ago, DJ Mico said:

I currently game an old set of Titleist DCI 762 irons and am desperately looking to upgrade. I don’t need the absolute newest irons, but at least want a set made somewhat recently (at least in the last decade). I‘ve played off and on for a couple of years, but I’ve really been consistently playing a round or two every week since May. I am about a 12 handicap/usually shoot in the mid to high 80s. My current set is shafted with DG S300. I am looking for with my next irons to offer more distance and forgiveness like a GI iron, but maintains the look of a players' iron. Since my clubs are so dated, the lofts are very weak compared to my buddies I play with, and my irons punish me for slight mishits.

In terms of my iron play, I strike my PW up to my 7 iron fairly consistently and with my shot being medium/high with a slight draw. My misses tend to be when I get a little fast on my downswing and I either keep my face open and slice, or I tend to overcompensate my slice and hook my next iron shot before finding my rhythm again. I carry my 7 iron (34º) about 155-160 and my PW (46º) carries about 115. If I can get within the 155-160 range, I have confidence that I am only a shot and at worst 2 putts from finishing the hole. I hit my long okay, but I have bad habit of trying to swing too hard and slicing them. I also end up fatting a lot of my longer irons, but since taking lessons, I have started to correct these mistakes. I have gained confidence with my longer irons to hit a couple of good shots a round with them, but I still mishit my 3–6 more than I would like.

I have been looking at new and older models of Callaway Apex, Mizuno JPX forged, JPX hot metal, Mizuno MMC, Taylormade P790, Titleist T100S or T200, Sub70 699, and Wilson D7 forged. I've also done the PING nFlight fitting and was recommended i210s or i200s, and I have also heard good things about Srixon's line of irons. I have been able to find sets for all of those listed and others at comparable prices, so in terms of just the irons alone, which of those—or other models not mentioned—are the most highly recommended? I am planning on going to demo some of these clubs so I can narrow my field of what I like or don't like, but I am just looking for recommendations from anyone that has or has had some of these irons. 

I am also curious about shaft choice. I am not as researched on shafts and different specifications among them. My current set and my dad's set of Mizuno T-Zoids I used to borrow both have the DG S300 shafts, so those are all I really know. I know I need to do more research and probably need to get fitted, but I have read that different clubs work better or worse with different shafts. Any and all recommendations are welcome.

Thanks for all the help!

So many options and sure many will chime in here with great advice. My recommendation based on your write up would be a fitted set of Ping I210's. The fitting part definitely can assist you, educate you regarding shaft specs for your swing. The fitting also can help identify the distance gaps between clubs you require. Of course you will know by feel and looks what you would like, let the testing and fitting get them dialed in. Good luck. Oh and btw you can buy used and still get yourself a fitting (ideal length) and have clubs tweaked (loft/lie angles) as needed. 

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So many options and sure many will chime in here with great advice. My recommendation based on your write up would be a fitted set of Ping I210's. The fitting part definitely can assist you, educate you regarding shaft specs for your swing. The fitting also can help identify the distance gaps between clubs you require. Of course you will know by feel and looks what you would like, let the testing and fitting get them dialed in. Good luck. Oh and btw you can buy used and still get yourself a fitting (ideal length) and have clubs tweaked (loft/lie angles) as needed. 
Ping has a new tele- fitting program using Zoom for FREE

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Driver: Callaway FT-9 Aldila NV 65 (9 degrees, Stiff)

Woods: Titleist 910Fd Fairway (17.5 degrees, Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G Hybrid Alta Shaft (22 degrees, Regular)

Irons: Ping I E1 Regular AWT 2.0 Black Dot, 5 Iron 38.00" 26 degrees, 6 Iron 37.50" 29 degrees, 7 Iron 37.00" 32 degrees, 8 Iron 36.50" 36 degrees, 9 Iron 36.00" 41 degrees, PW     35.50" 45 degrees

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degrees, F, Titleist Vokey SM7 54 degrees, S, Titleist Vokey SM7 58 degrees, D, Cleveland RTX 2.0 54.12 degrees, Cobra Tour Trusty 58.10 degrees

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Blade

Right-handed

Raleigh, NC

15 hcp

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1 hour ago, azstu324 said:

I know it's probably not on your radar at all.. but another smaller DTC brand that's worth checking out is Maltby.

They have a pretty broad lineup ranging from Players to GI's. Ralph Maltby designs all of the clubs and works a lot of game improvement magic into everything.

You'll find a pretty enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of Maltby players here on MGS. Why haven't you heard of them? Because Maltby wants to keep it that way.. I guess.

I just just picked up this TS1 3 iron and plan to have the rest of the set built by year's end. It's similar to a TM P760. Filled with polymer and has a tungsten toe weight. Lofts are stronger but no

A full set of these will run $550 for 8 clubs with the TT DG S300 shafts. The other club you see is a 56° that I just built. It's the best wedge I've ever played!

Their whole lineup is just outstanding and definitely worth a look.

0804201012a.jpeg0804201011a.jpeg0804201010a.jpeg

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

I have not heard of them, but I will definitely look more into it! Those do look damn good, and a full set for $550 sounds pretty good. Thank you!

Driver: :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 9º (Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60S)

3 Wood:callaway-small: Mavrik 15° (Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70S)

Hybrid: :callaway-small:Mavrik Pro 3 Hybrid 20° (KBS Tour Prototype 80 S)

Irons 4-PW:titelist-small: T200 (True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Black S300)

Wedges:mizuno-small: T20 50/7 Satin (bent to 48/5); T20 54/14 Blue Ion (True Temper Tour Issue S400) 

:ping-small: Glide 3.0 Eye2 60/8 (PING Z-Z-115 by Nippon)

Putter:odyssey-small: Toulon Design Stroke Lab Las Vegas with H7 neck

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1, :srixon-small: Z-Star

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1 hour ago, aerospace_ray said:

So many options and sure many will chime in here with great advice. My recommendation based on your write up would be a fitted set of Ping I210's. The fitting part definitely can assist you, educate you regarding shaft specs for your swing. The fitting also can help identify the distance gaps between clubs you require. Of course you will know by feel and looks what you would like, let the testing and fitting get them dialed in. Good luck. Oh and btw you can buy used and still get yourself a fitting (ideal length) and have clubs tweaked (loft/lie angles) as needed. 

I actually did the PING nFlight fitting a while back and was recommended into green dot i210s, and my local shop is a renowned PING fitter that just started doing in-person fittings again. My birthday is in September, so I will definitely be going in for a fitting and doing demoing before then. The last set of PING irons I had were some hand-me-down PING Zings (it seems I oddly have a thing for using dated clubs). Thanks!

Driver: :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 9º (Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60S)

3 Wood:callaway-small: Mavrik 15° (Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70S)

Hybrid: :callaway-small:Mavrik Pro 3 Hybrid 20° (KBS Tour Prototype 80 S)

Irons 4-PW:titelist-small: T200 (True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Black S300)

Wedges:mizuno-small: T20 50/7 Satin (bent to 48/5); T20 54/14 Blue Ion (True Temper Tour Issue S400) 

:ping-small: Glide 3.0 Eye2 60/8 (PING Z-Z-115 by Nippon)

Putter:odyssey-small: Toulon Design Stroke Lab Las Vegas with H7 neck

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1, :srixon-small: Z-Star

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52 minutes ago, AppGator said:

Ping has a new tele- fitting program using Zoom for FREE

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Thanks! I saw Callaway is also doing something similar. My local shop is a certified and renowned PING fitter, and they just re-opened for in-person fittings recently. I will definitely take advantage of these free fittings.

Driver: :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 9º (Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60S)

3 Wood:callaway-small: Mavrik 15° (Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70S)

Hybrid: :callaway-small:Mavrik Pro 3 Hybrid 20° (KBS Tour Prototype 80 S)

Irons 4-PW:titelist-small: T200 (True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Black S300)

Wedges:mizuno-small: T20 50/7 Satin (bent to 48/5); T20 54/14 Blue Ion (True Temper Tour Issue S400) 

:ping-small: Glide 3.0 Eye2 60/8 (PING Z-Z-115 by Nippon)

Putter:odyssey-small: Toulon Design Stroke Lab Las Vegas with H7 neck

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1, :srixon-small: Z-Star

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I have not heard of them, but I will definitely look more into it! Those do look damn good, and a full set for $550 sounds pretty good. Thank you!
Here is the link to check out their lineup. The TS2s might be worth checking out too. The DBMs are great and are my alternate set. They have woods, wedges, hybrids, and even putters.

https://www.golfworks.com/paks/c/10015/

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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Your best bet is to go to a brand-agnostic fitter, try them all and see what yields the best numbers for you and also fits your eye and inspires confidence.

We can all make recommendations, but they're subjective recommendations based largely on our own perceptions and experiences, based on our swings.  As MGS often says, be your own brand and take the time to find out what brand fits you best.

That said, don't be afraid to look into direct-to-consumer brands like Hogan or Sub70.  (In fact go to Official Reviews and check our the Sub70 review going on right now.)  I'm not certain but often the DTC's will send you a 7 iron to try out, but even then I would go get some baseline numbers via a good fitting so you get into the right shaft.

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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

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

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

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718 Ap2 or maybe JPX 900 forged if you are looking to save a few bucks

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Ping G410 LST 9 degree X flex ping tour shaft 75G

Ping G410 3 wood 14.5  X flex Evenflow black 85G

Taylormade Gapr low 19 degree X flex KBS hybrid 80G

Titleist 714 AP2 4-9 iron +.5 length 1 degree upright S flex kbs tour 120G

Vokey SM6 46  +.5 length 1 degree upright Dynamic gold S 300

Vokey SM5 50, 54,  +.5 length 1 degree upright S flex kbs tour 120G

Vokey SM5 58  +.5 length 1 degree upright S high rev 125G

Scotty cameron newport 2.6 34 length

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