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The other day, I hit my friend's old Mizuno T-Zoid 2 iron. I thought it would be impossible to hit but it wasn't hard to manage at all. It got me thinking about getting an old 2 iron like that but they're kinda hard to find. Anyways, do any of you guys still use 2 irons? Why or why not?

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I have the T-Zoid 2 iron as part of a 2-PW set and could hit it with confidence.

 

I have only just come back to playing golf (long story) and have swapped to a set of MP-59 Mizuno irons. At first I was still using the T-Zoid 2 iron as they do not make a 2 iron in the 59's.

 

But then I tried an Adams Idea pro A12 hybrid and now the T-Zoid is out of the bag forever.

 

Great iron in it's day.

 

AJ

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I play the Mizzy MP FLI HI 18 which is a 2 iron. Brendt Snedeked plays the same club as does Matt Kuchar. For me it is long and straight and low and will run forever. There are a couple of tee shots every round where I use this and a couple of more where it is based on the wind. I also have a 4 iron and a 5 wood on either side of this that give a much higher flight and stop much quicker. However if I ever find a

Hybrid that does not hook the ball left I would replace this club.

Hybrid much easier to hit and stop on a dime. But my miss with most of them is 40 yards left. My miss with the 2 iron is less than 10 yards right and short but in play. The hybrid misses are generally accompanied by Penalty strokes.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

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However if I ever find a Hybrid that does not hook the ball left I would replace this club.

 

Try the 910H. I'm really liking them. Plus you can tweak it lower loft and flatter lie.

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Try the 910H. I'm really liking them. Plus you can tweak it lower loft and flatter lie.

 

 

Thanks for the heads up BK. To be honest, replacing this club is not a priority. I have some Hogan hybrids that I hit weel and do not miss like that with. The Titleist 909H's that I have will miss left. I have recently looked into replacing this club mainly because RPJ2 has the RBZ hybrid he wants to get rid of. That would be a great deal for me but with the closed face, I can be a hook monster. The R11 and Titleist 910H would work but this is not a $120 problem right now.

 

I will go farther, the Nike VR Pro Hybrid looks like everything I want in a hybrid. As a matter of fact I had owned one for a day earlier this year. I bought it cheap, and took it to the course and hit a great shot with it. The guy I was playing asked to hit it. He hit a great shot with it. He asked how much, I doubled the price, he gave me the money right there on the 17th hole. It got great reviews and the few times I hit it I loved everything about it. I can get one of these for $60 But to be honest, this is not even a $60 problem right now.

 

Except for last weekend when I had trouble with every club in the bag, I have not regretted hitting the 2 iron over a hybrid at all. However, things will change in the next few weeks when we start to have softer ground and leaves and stuff. Right now, it is safer to bounce down the fairway rather than face a 15-20 mph wind. But once the gournd softens up, it will be time to rearrange the bag again.

 

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Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

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Nope. I cant get a 3-iron up in the air, so a 2-iron isnt even a possibility. In my younger days when my back was more flexibile and I swung out of my shoes all the time, I used to play a 2-iron and even a King Snake 1-iron but nowdays I prefer to use the higher launch of hybrids and swing more under control.

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Irons: Cobra Pro CB 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Cobra King 54*

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Hit a pure, solid, whacked to beat hell 2-iron once - it was 1985. It made me very happy. Haven't tried hitting one since...

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
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I have a Hogan Edge CFT 2 hybrid hat I like to play with. Not a gamer but a really fun club.

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Adams 9064LS

Ben Hogan Edge CFT Ti

Ben Hogan Apex Edge 4-PW

TaylorMade ATV 50* 54*

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I just played with both a 1-iron and 2-iron for the first time over the weekend. My regular course has been WINDY the past week or two so I took the 4w and hybrid out of the bag and played my back up irons. A set of 1-iron through SW Maxfli Revolution black dots.

 

I was genuinely surprised that I actually hit the 1i and 2i decent. Definitely not as easy to hit as a hybrid, but not impossible to hit either. I really liked how the 1i and 2i tended to stay low and run under the wind instead of ballooning and ending up coming back at me by the end of the shot (which my hybrid tends to do sometimes).

 

I can't say that either the 1i or 2i will have a permanent spot in my bag, but on days with 20-30mph winds I can see myself throwing them in.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

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I have just reshafted the 909F2 15.5 and 909H 19 and 21 hybrids. The reason I have the big left miss has been that the shafts are too weak. I have reshafted the 3 wood with a Talamonti, and put a Motore F1 in the 19 and a UST Proforce V2 in the 21. These are the first 80 gram shafts I have had in them other than steel. I am pretty excited to try these out tomorrow.

 

I play the 2 iron off the tee but I have concerns hitting it at some greens. I simply do not have the confidence in this club that I can hit it a certain distance. It is more like an area weapon versus a sniper rifle so it is on the bubble and may become a high wind only club.

 

I will see how this Talamonti works in this FM. Because ot the tip it would work better in a wood that has an adaptor, such as TMag or Callaway Razr but I will try it out here before I spend any money on it.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

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I'm using a Nike Procombo OS 2 Iron iron in place of my 5 Wood/ 3 Hybrid. I'm playing the Nike VR Procombo which I love dearly and I was curious about Tiger's VR-S 3 Iron (bent to a 2) that he was using at the beginning of the year so I searched and found that Dallas Golf was selling the Procombo OS 2 Iron (new in plastic) for $39, I figure I'd give that a shot before I special order anything. After having this in my bag for about 4 months, It's staying put!

I typically have a very high trajectory on all my clubs (no putter jokes, please...but sometimes yes!) but this guy really has a boring, mid-trajectory ball flight with a lot of roll which makes it a good strategic club for me.

If you can find one of these for under $40, give it a shot - Especially if you tend to hit high hooks (like me) with a hybrid.

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Driver: Cobra F9 Speedback 10.5 ATMOS Blue Stiff

Fairway:Cobra F9 Speedback 3W, 5W ATMOS Blue Stiff

Hybrid: Cobra F9 Speedback 4H ATMOS Black Stiff

Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 5-GW Project X LZ 5.5   Bent 2* Flat

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 56* - 60* XX Grind Bent 2* Flat

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I guess it comes down to the player - when I was young it was a great club off the tee - not so hot not a green because I hit it on such a low trajectory - I was fine with a 3 iron into the green - what I'd end up doing is cutting a 4 wood instead of hitting the 2 iron -

 

Great club for me off the tee though - haven't used one or even tried to hit one in over 20 years though - My Adams Idea pros are too easy to hit - I can flight them high or low - when I first got them I had the hook issue but that's a thing of the past in a big way.

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I guess it comes down to the player - when I was young it was a great club off the tee - not so hot not a green because I hit it on such a low trajectory - I was fine with a 3 iron into the green - what I'd end up doing is cutting a 4 wood instead of hitting the 2 iron -

 

Great club for me off the tee though - haven't used one or even tried to hit one in over 20 years though - My Adams Idea pros are too easy to hit - I can flight them high or low - when I first got them I had the hook issue but that's a thing of the past in a big way.

 

 

I probably will not be bringing mine for you to hit next month. There is enough sand there that I wll be toting a 60* Hogan Sure Out wedge instead.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

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I've long been in the habit of owning all the clubs of any set I liked but never got to the point of regularly bagging a 2 or 1 iron. When I compared them to my fairways, distance and accuracy was much the same but the fairways offered greater flexibility of use, flew higher and were far less finicky about the lie. The three iron was as long as I would bag on a regular basis.

 

 

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I pulled my 5W and replaced it with a Nickent 3DX-RC 2H (17*)which is the same as the 2 iron. I found that I needed a club that I could play from under the trees....and the Nickent worked.....I can play it back in my stance, choke up with a 1/2 swing and get 150 yds or play it center with a full swing from the fairway on a windy day and get 205 yds.

 

I put it in my bag 2 months ago and i think it's staying there.

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Most of my sets of blades have 2 irons The set I am currently playing does not but I have the 3 iron de lofted a little bit for playing in the wind here. A lot of times depending on the course I am playing and the conditions I will pull out my 3 wood and subistute a Tommy Armour 845 2 iron that has been slightly de lofted I sorta do what RP does even though we have never met in person our golf philosophy and past is quite simular

Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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