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I'm been playing Callaway Apex 19 irons for a little over a year now, and I love the feel of them. When my game is on, I get the exact height, distance, control and feel that I am looking for in irons. However, when my game is off, I really feel the forgiveness and consistency start to fall off for me. Obviously, the club is not %100 the culprit and I have aspects of my game I need to work on (such as I am super quick with upper body on downswing and hit some nasty pull hooks) but I've been toying with the idea of switching to something with a touch more forgiveness. 

I don't have a handicap, but typically shoot in the mid-to-low 80's, but have the occasional bad day and hit upper 80's. Sets that I am looking at: Mizuno JPX 921 HM/HMP, Titleist T200/300. I know the Apex DCB would also be a good option, but out of my budget at the moment. 

The big thing for me is, it seems like if I want a more forgiving iron, we start to get into the big/chunky clubheads which I am not a huge fan of. I don't mind a little bit of bulk but nothing that overwhelms the ball. Also worth mentioning, is I don't have great access to really get fitted or test a bunch of clubs out, so I've been most relying on images/videos,etc

Thanks for any help! 

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Honestly don't think more forgiving clubs is going to be the answer.  Apex 19 irons are really good clubs.  I'd personally get some lessons before spending on clubs.  

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With any iron you are going to see a drop off in distance, height, spin and so on when you miss the center. Assuming you have the non pro version of the apex 19 irons. If so you are pretty much at the end range of gi type clubs and going for more forgiveness you are going to get into the gi/sgi type iron. 

In the t300, zx5, i210, you probably aren’t going to see any noticeable difference in forgiveness. 

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On 7/7/2021 at 10:19 AM, Larryd3 said:

Honestly don't think more forgiving clubs is going to be the answer.  Apex 19 irons are really good clubs.  I'd personally get some lessons before spending on clubs.  

100% get lessons. Best money you can spend.

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The Apex CF-19 are players-distance irons and pretty darn forgiving on their own.  Those are the irons that I play and they're hands down far better than the Mizuno JPX 850s that I played before them.  Not sure going to a "more forgiving" iron is really going to answer your issues.  If you're shooting in the mid 80s, you're playing pretty well but likely have an issue with your setup, backswing, or other easily fixed trait.  Spend a couple of sessions with your local pro to find a more consistent swing.  I'm guessing that you can resolve it by looking at the cause of the mishits.

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