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GolfWRX Members: We Need Your Input!

CB57 (left) and the PP-9005 irons

Just like we did with the best drivers of the year, we want to know what you consider to be the best players irons on the market.

We want you to vote based on your personal experience with the irons. Things to consider include distance, forgiveness, workability, trajectory control, looks and feel. After you’ve voted in the threads, you can explain why you voted the way you did (and see how other readers voted and why?

We’ve broken the selections down into players irons and exotic players irons.

Do you carry a 3- or 4-wood? Why?

sh 3 wood

WRXer Hit Em Good seems to be something of a 4-wood advocate. He kicked off a thread dedicated to figuring out how many in the forums have 4-woods in the bag versus the more traditional “spoons.” The results (and rationales) are surprising! Check out the poll.

The great unspoken question in golf


You imagine the Braids, Taylors and Vardons of the world were boxers guys under their slacks. But as golf attire has evolved, golf-specific undergarments have emerged. Are any of these necessary? We know most pros (looking at you, Henrik Stenson) are boxer-briefs guys. Is that the preferred choice among the WRX faithful? Find out the answer to this burning question in the forums. See the thread.

How many “Top 100” courses have you played?


More than an opportunity to merely display the notches in your belt, it’s interesting to see how many of the best golf courses in the world fellow WRXers have played. And of course, such a tally lends itself to to discussing impressions of the finest courses in the game. A fine thread, courtesy of Adamjstl. Check it out.

How far average golfers really hit it


WRXer Sean2 called attention to a Golf Digest piece discussing how far average golfers hit the ball. This, of course, was the genesis of much back-and-forth about the findings, as well as the relative importance of distance. Great talk! See the thread.

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  1. Why aren’t gold plated Honma’s being mentioned. I mean they are worth more than PXG could ever dream of, so they have to be better, right? My vote goes for MP-33’s!

  2. Insanity is incessantly creeping into the golf club market.
    There are less and less golfers now that the massive wave of post WWII ‘Baby Boomers’ are well into their decrepit 60’s and are suffering from physical disabilities and chronic illnesses… and giving up on golf… because they can’t ‘practice’ any more… so they seek technology driven solutions to their desperation.
    The succeeding x,y and z generations are too poor to golf and the OEMs are now desperately sucking out the final $$$$$ from the richest generation of all times. They are deluding in their old age and still trying to play with S-300 shafts because “if you can’t get it up you can’t get it in” (Freudian psycho-analysis)… and of course the all important clubhead must be psycho-sexually potent… particularly drivers …. 460cc, max. COR, painted black and with stiff ultralite shafts. It’s so obvious what’s happening.
    Does anybody remember the Cleveland Launcher ad asking “Do you have trajectile dysfunction?”! That says it all. Cheers …..

  3. PXG irons don’t go any farther than any other iron and there dissperstion isn’t better than any other major brand and they certainly don’t feel better than mp5 or for that matter any of the blades out

    • But the wealthy weekend rec golfer can locate all the PXG weight shifting head screws into the toe to hopefully compensate for toe hits that plagues over 90% of all ‘golfers’. OEMs know it and some are injecting high density tungsten into the toe of their clubs. Obviously the pros don’t need it, only the mass market needs it… and if you want to play you gotta pay …!

  4. PXG……lol. Pardon my candor , i am a mid, single digit ,handicap with a pretty decent game. I could absolutely afford a set of those over priced sticks. But why???? Lets not forget we still have to put the club face on the ball. Sure there is probably a mental stigma that hey im forking out all this cake , it has to help…. Well it might for a while but rest assured it will wear off and that terrible slice or hook will show its face again. Your either a player or not. Sure game improvement clubs help high index golfers , but to what extent. Work on your swing and practice, practice, practice. You cant buy a golf game. # srixon z65

  5. Why do you show us the fancy backs of the irons…. the ball only senses the clubface and the location of the CofG and if you hit the sweet spot or not?
    The backs of the clubs are mostly cosmetic designs meant to sell the clubs. Most pros play straight musclebacks and those who don’t are marketing their clubs…. it’s called ‘market differentiation’…. and gullible golfers make their buying decision on what looks good and represents their taste and pro imitation in club design and brands.

    Harvey Penick: “The golfing area of the brain is a fragile thing that is terribly susceptible to suggestions. Golfers are gullible.” –Little Red Book, page 74.

    • Uh, because they all look almost exactly the same from the front, largely per USGA/R&A rules. And if you think the design of the back of the club, (weight dispersal, inserts etc) doesn’t make a difference in how the club plays/feels/hits etc., then, well, I’m not sure what to say. Do you think all clubs feel, hit, sound, perform the same? If not, is it differences in the face or in the overall design of the club? And is the overall design of the club best reflected by a photo of the back or the face???

      • Okay, so you say all the sculpturing on the back of the club affects how “the club plays/feels/hits …. sounds, performs…”? Well yeah, but if you hit the ball directly on the sweet spot +/- 1/4″ you don’t need all that accoutrement on the back of the modern design of golf irons.
        Just admit that all the shaping, inserts, tungsten toe weighting, cosmetics, etc., is intended for the rec golfer who likely can’t break 90-100 and that represents at least 90% of the playing market.
        As for ‘sound’ and ‘feel’, high sound indicates energy loss and as for feeel the ball is already 15 feet off the clubface before you can sense the feel. Club performance capability mainly depends on the shaft flex and what happens before Impact…. and you can’t proprioceptively “feel” that unless you practice a lot!
        If you are seeking the orgasmic feeeel of impact for toe mishits these modern designs with tungsten in the toe are perfect for the weekend rec golfer who has more money than brains or talent. Cheers …..

      • Today’s club head designs effectively mask and compensate for off-center hits. Without such design improvements people would just not golf because it would be no fun.
        I like the looks and design of the PING I-blade because it looks functional and a players club.

    • So why are PXG’s the “best”…. has it got something to do with the screws in the head…. or is it because the price has been jacked way up to generously pay off the pros using the clubs?

      • He is right! I would say it is the elastomer material inside the irons. They feel like a corked bat! All the haters need to go hit them before making troll comments. They feel buttery soft like a Mizuno blade and are as forgiving as the Ping G series! Are they going to lower your handicap without more lessons and/or practice? No! Are they worth 3-5 times as much as other clubs? Depends, if you have to finance them the answer is another no. If you are the type of person that doesn’t even notice when their bank account drops by $3-5K then you should enjoy the best irons ever made!

        • So you judge a golf club head by the orgasmic buttery soft feel and forgiving love? The clubhead is just an attachment to the golf shaft and only represents ~50 milliseconds of Impact feel within a one second golfswing.
          I suspect you would get a soft buttery feel if you fitted a soft A-flex shaft to any clubhead, It’s the too stiff shafts that most low speed golfers use that transmits all that vibration and shock when they hit off-center!!!
          Don’t blame the clubhead… blame the too stiff shaft and too low clubhead speed …. oh, and inconsistent golfswing …..!!!

            • Be nice to Observant. It’s the weekend and his Doctor is probably off until Monday. Once he gets his dosage properly adjusted he’ll be fine.
              Observant, don’t walk, RUN, to his office. You need to get the prescriptions under control ASAP.

              • Oh my …. the inconvenient truth has upset you and Dennis…. and your only defense of your fragile golf egos is to attack the messenger with accusations of politically incorrect mental condition towards the game and equipment we all love. Thanks for reading and studying my cogent postings.

                • The first sign of someone needing help is that they feel that those trying to help them are attacking them.

        • Enjoyment is the name of the game and if I could afford a full set of PGXs I would gladly pay for them. Perhaps a partial set of 3-5-7-9 irons and a wedge would suffice for me.