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Best Irons?  

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  1. 1. Best game improving irons for 15 handicapper?

    • Calloway Maverick
      1
    • Calloway Maverick Max
      1
    • Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal
      13
    • Cobra Speedzone
      1


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In the market for new irons.  15 handicap.  Tried Calloway Maverick, Calloway Maverick Max, Cobra Speedzone and Mizuno Hot Metal JPX 921.  Like them all, no one really stands out as my favorite.  Any suggestions from folks who are currently hitting any of these?

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32 minutes ago, Muchael said:

In the market for new irons.  15 handicap.  Tried Calloway Maverick, Calloway Maverick Max, Cobra Speedzone and Mizuno Hot Metal JPX 921.  Like them all, no one really stands out as my favorite.  Any suggestions from folks who are currently hitting any of these?

Those are great options, but I'd also through in the PING's as well if you're in the market for a GI type club.  They also have some tremendous middle of the road type options.  Depends on the optics you like in a club.  Big, small, offset, etc.  

I'd probably offer to try the new PING option in addition to the above. 

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Try the Sub 70's as well.  Heard nothing but good things with those.  My neighbor just got fit for the Mizuno hot metal. He's about an 18 HDCP. His other option were the Callaway Maverick. Mizuno's felt better to him, and he said he gained 30 yards on his 7 iron according to the shot tracker they use at Golf Tec.  

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Epic GBB driver 10.5 turned down to 9.5 Hzruds 6.5 smoke shaft. 

Titleist U15 1 iron 

Callaway X Hot irons stiff shafts 4-AW, Lost the 3 iron.

Callaway 56 and 58 wedge. 

Odyssey White Ice 355G putter

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10 hours ago, Muchael said:

In the market for new irons.  15 handicap.  Tried Calloway Maverick, Calloway Maverick Max, Cobra Speedzone and Mizuno Hot Metal JPX 921.  Like them all, no one really stands out as my favorite.  Any suggestions from folks who are currently hitting any of these?

I bought the maverick irons about 2 months ago and personally I think they are a good fit, they are consistent and they feel good on your hands at impact,  however I typically have a right to left(slight draw) on my shots(previous irons) and the bigger offset on these seems to really exaggerate that into a hook. I did try the ping g425 irons today and it's back to that beautiful shot shape I was looking for. Mavericks did seem to be pretty consistent but didn't mix well with the other clubs in my bag. Hope this helps!

Ping 410 3 wood

Nike sq 5 wood

Mavrik irons

Callaway wedges

Scotty putter

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If I was buying now, I would be looking at a mix set of Mizunos. JPX921 Forged 3-7 and MP20 8-AW. Gives you the best of both world - forgiving where you need it 3-7 irons and feel for you approach shots.

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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 54 Degree Wedge 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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It will depend on your typical miss and current ball flight, but I voted for Maverick Max because they are more forgiving of mis-hits than any iron I have ever played. I’ve never hit the Cobras. Getting the right shaft is huge. 

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14 of the following:

Ping G400 Max

Cobra King F9 Speedback 3 wood

Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Taylormade M4 5 hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max 6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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I would look at the new Srixon ZX5 line too....Srixon irons have rated very high on the MGS Most Wanted list for the past several years even being ranked 1st one year. I hear the new model may be their best yet.


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:cobra-small: King F7 5 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 6-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 3.0 grip

Arccos Generation 1 Sensors on all clubs

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I have the JPX hot metals. They are forgiving yes but come off similar to a forged iron. Great distance. Quality of the irons is wonderful. I don’t think they are just a game improvement, I think you could get into mid players distance. True old timers won’t love them because they are a little bigger but at the end of the day it is all about scores and having a good time. My new irons accomplish both of those

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:titelist-small: TS3 15.5 3W Fuji Speeder Tour Spec

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White or King Cobra UT 18.5 with KBS C Taper

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-GW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM7 54 and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex stiff

:odyssey-small:  Double Wide Stroke Lab 2019 with Super Stroke Tour 3.0

:Snell: MTB-X Golf Ball or Vice Pro Plus

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

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Leupod Gx2i3 Rangefinder

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On 1/15/2021 at 9:05 AM, Muchael said:

In the market for new irons.  15 handicap.  Tried Calloway Maverick, Calloway Maverick Max, Cobra Speedzone and Mizuno Hot Metal JPX 921.  Like them all, no one really stands out as my favorite.  Any suggestions from folks who are currently hitting any of these?

The poll is missing the correct answer...

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No... it's not what you guys think I was going to say 😆.  It's the one paired with the optimum shaft that is determined from a quality fitting...

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which will likely be a PING 🤣

 

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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I’m a total Mizuno fanboy and voted JPX921 Hot Metals. But the PING G425 irons would be on my short list too (before Calloway or Cobra).

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  • Callaway Rogue 10.5° & 3W
  • Mizuno CLK 3H 19°, JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B (replaced ER2)
  • Snell MTB-Black
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I just got fitted for 921 hot metal pro. To me they just felt the best. Not quite forged but a very soft feel that can grow on me. The maverick irons felt very clicky to me and didn’t enjoy the sound when striking a ball.
 

There are 2 other irons I highly highly rate and would recommend considering in your list and that is the titleist t300 and the sub70 699 irons. both had amazing performance for me and great pricing on them as well. If you are getting fit expect a lead time of 30-60 days. I’ve been waiting on my mizuno for 6 weeks now and they won’t be shipped until the ends of next week. Happy shopping!

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Is there a forgiving iron design (slightly oversized, somewhat wider sole, pre-worn front edge), but without a hot, thin, trampoline face?

I want some forgiveness without the odd chance of launching a ball too far. I'd rather my miss be a little short with some feedback from the club than long ever.

The clubs I have been looking at are Maltby KE4 Tour+ & PTM, Ping i500, and Cobra Forged but there might be others I am looking for?

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I would scratch i500s from that list.  They are great irons for sure.  Played them for several years.  But they are hollow, so there will be hot ones.  

 

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Shoot 'em straight

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Would also check out the latest Wilson Staff Irons, the reviews on them are extremely positive.

 

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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 54 Degree Wedge 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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