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Hello all... I am new to this forum and I'm looking for some insight on forged irons. Are there any suggestions on what I should look at? I'm tired of going to the big chain golf store and testing a club and then being told when I get out on the course I'll hit it straiter and longer than I am in the store. I currently play Ping but I'm open to other companies as long as they will work for me. Any suggestions? Thanks

"It's not whether you get knocked down... it's whether you get up."

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I play the Nike VR-Pro Combo and as far as looks and feel are concerned they are the perfect combination in my eyes. I absolutely love them, distance, workability in a super attractive package. My suggestion, go try out your top two or three choices and decide from there.

Driver--Taylormade RBZ Tour 9* Aldila RIP Phenom 65s

Fairway Metal--Taylormade R11s 14* Aldila RIP Phenom 70s

Hybrid--Taylormade RBZ Tour 18.5* RE-AX 85 gram S

Irons--Nike Vr Pro-Combo 4-PW True Temper Dynamic Gold S300

Wedges--Nike SV Tour Forged 50*, 56*, 60* True Temper Dynamic Gold

Putter--Scotty Cameron California Del Mar

Ball--Taylormade Lethal

Grips--Lamkin R.E.L 3Gen (Woods-green, Irons-red, Wedges-white)

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I play the Nike VR-Pro Combo and as far as looks and feel are concerned they are the perfect combination in my eyes. I absolutely love them, distance, workability in a super attractive package. My suggestion, go try out your top two or three choices and decide from there.

Thanks for the advice... I think I'll look ito a club testing day and try that... Ping, Titleist, Nike, Mizuno... So many decisions.

"It's not whether you get knocked down... it's whether you get up."

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I started not to respond to this because, No Mulligans are allowed.:lol:

 

Welcome to the site.

 

I was a Titleist forged iron guy, but tried the Mizunos based mostly on my affiliation with this site. Many of the regular responders are Mizuno fans, but we also have Wilson fans, and many others. jmiller did a review of various brands of muscleback irons, also I have listed three other topics about this and finally a place where to get some that seem like a really good deal.

 

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/5458-muscleback-iron-review/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/6221-is-it-worth-it/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/5136-mizunothe-best-of-the-best/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/6200-better-irons/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/6012-mizuno-mp-68s/

 

Driver:      :taylormade-small:  SIM2 Max 9° -2° on Fujikura VENTUS Blue 5S

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190 5w  On Fujikura VENTUS Blue 6s

                     :ping-small:  G425MAX 7w  Flat on Project X Hzrdus Yellow 

                     :ping-small:  G425MAX  9w  Flat on Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:     :ping-small:  G425MAX  6 H and 7H Flat on UST ProForce V2 

Irons:     :benhogan-small: ICON Black 7-P on UST Recoil SmacWrap 760

Wedges: :benhogan-small: Equalizer II Black 50°, 54° & 60° on UST Recoil SmacWrap 760

Putter:    :EVNROLL: ER5B

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X :taylormade-small: TP5x 

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  

Range Finder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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I started not to respond to this because, No Mulligans are allowed.:lol:

 

Welcome to the site.

 

I was a Titleist forged iron guy, but tried the Mizunos based mostly on my affiliation with this site. Many of the regular responders are Mizuno fans, but we also have Wilson fans, and many others. jmiller did a review of various brands of muscleback irons, also I have listed three other topics about this and finally a place where to get some that seem like a really good deal.

 

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/5458-muscleback-iron-review/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/6221-is-it-worth-it/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/5136-mizunothe-best-of-the-best/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/6200-better-irons/

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/6012-mizuno-mp-68s/

Great reading! Thanks for all the help... I will be looking at the Mizuno and Ping for sure. I play Ping G20 irons and really like them but I think its time to move up. I hope...

"It's not whether you get knocked down... it's whether you get up."

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I kind of figured you wouldn't be after playing a blade most people are not, I really can't get that great of a test in clubs that are on the rack. I tend to wait to test clubs that I can hit from them building me a club with a shaft that will work pretty well for me.

 

For example I tested the Titleist 712 MB about 3 weeks ago with a KBS C-Taper XS in the club that the demo tent built me to try. I only ever tested Mizuno clubs from their fitting cart where the C-Taper XS wasn't available the KBS Tour XS was so have used that for mizuno head testing. I Tend to like to test clubs when possible with the exact same shaft that I am used to playing, it takes on variable out of play when considering a buy of something new.

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Golf Swing & Putting -- Bruce Rearick (Burnt Edges Consulting)

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At age 61, I switched from SGI & GI irons back to Forged. I wanted to see if I could still enjoy the game with them...Wow that was an understatement! I now use the Mizuno MP-53's with PX 4.5 graphite shafts. They are shorter than the SGI or GI because the loft of the 5 thru 8 are 3* weaker. So I club up. These irons are so sweet and straight.

 

I am really having fun now.

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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One thing I missed when first posting is that Mr. Mulligan has his handicap listed as a 5, I think the perspective or assumption that he is using a GI & SGI might be a little bit off I just read Ping that could mean anything really in terms of which line he has.

 

A few things to just consider in terms of iron head design are the following

~ offset numbers

~ sole width and sole camber

~ bounce of the club

~ leading edge camber

 

A digger probably should use blades as the narrow sole width, low bounce, sharp leading edge tends to cut into the turf very easily. They need something with more bounce and sole width to help the club out of the ground.

 

A picker probably shouldn't use wide soles and lots of bounce with a not that sharp leading edge it is likely to bounce the leading edge into the ball hitting shots thin.

 

As most good golfer the angle of attack is somewhere in the middle and be varied so it comes down to what you like and are confident in playing. I happen to like MBs more then a lot of Players CBs, a lot of people don't have confidence in a blade. Do I think that if you are a 5 handicap it might be worth looking at, yes I do.

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Golf Swing & Putting -- Bruce Rearick (Burnt Edges Consulting)

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