Connect with us


Forum Thread of the Day: “Five handicap looking for new irons – What do you buy?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from 2717B who is a five handicap, and he’s considering splashing out on some new irons. 2717B currently has Mizuno MX200’s in his bag, and our members have been giving their suggestions for what could be the best move for the five handicapper.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • texcrom: “Titleist AP2’s – best combination of playability and forgiveness. Mizuno 919 Tour – Another great Mizuno forging. Ping Blueprint – hit these today. Only wish I were good enough to game these. Great feeling forging.”
  • nosedive32: “Callaway Apex / Apex Pro. Taylormade P790. Ping I500. JPX 919 Forged or Hot Metal Pro. Pretty much my top picks in order unless you’re specifically looking for an extreme players or extreme game improvement iron. That’s pretty much the list of my favorite middle of the road clubs that have looks but some help to appeal to better players. I’m a mid to high single digit and I played P790s last year and have the CF19 Apex for this year.”
  • Boydr12: “I’m a 2.5, and just switched from traditional players cavity backs which I have always played to the new Callaway Apex 19’s. I hit my irons very low with an insane amount of spin (don’t ask me how that’s even possible, I have no clue). The new apexes fixed all that and gave me almost two full clubs gained in distance. They are also very compact looking for what they are.”
  • 518TitleistX: “I’ve played just about every iron in Titleist’s lineup. Ap1, Ap2, MB, CB… and all are great, but this year I switched to Mizuno JPX 919 Tours and picked up at least an extra club of distance and improved accuracy over my Titleist CB’s. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase.”

Entire Thread: “Five handicap looking for new irons – What do you buy?”

Your Reaction?
  • 23
  • LEGIT3
  • WOW2
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB0
  • SHANK5

Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito



  1. Steve

    Jun 8, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    What kind of 5 Hdcp is this player. Is his home course short and wide open where he can just “bomb” his driver, leaving just a short iron approach. I have been that guy getting down to a 2 Hdcp. Then I moved to a new course that required a tactical approach. A reality check was quickly experienced. Blew up to a 6 Hdcp! Hence, while it’s a fun question to entertain, a valid response is impossible to give without knowing the player and his game. Even change just for the sake of change is purely personal.

  2. s

    Jun 8, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Why would a 5 handicapper dump the iron set that made him a 5 handicapper? Lost the whole bag or just got tired of the look? I got my MP-37 when I was barely breaking 90 and now I’m hitting in the 70s. I have experienced a great amount of temptations for all those years but couldn’t find any excuses to switch. I still don’t know what to replace them with if my bag was stolen… MP-18, P7TW, or Wilson Staff Model Blades? Nah… probably MP-14 off of eBay, seriously.

  3. joro

    Jun 7, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Go hit them all and then decide. And, don’t ignore Wilson, they make fine Irons.

  4. Peter

    Jun 6, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Muira irons
    Any model, if you play to a 5 you might as well play the best

  5. Richard Tucker

    Jun 6, 2019 at 12:44 am

    X Forged 18 5-PW, 4 Iron X Forged Utility.

  6. Brandon

    Jun 5, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Honma tw-x

  7. John M

    Jun 5, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Uhhhhh Seixon Z585/785 combo set. Butter soft, workable, forgiving

  8. Morris

    Jun 5, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Everybody speak only about the head!!! Man, the most important part of a golf club is the shaft. So, go to a custom fitting centre and test only forged (carbon steal 1020 or S20C) heads for your handicap and change diferent shafts according to your desire ball flight. Then you will see the difference and you will understand what I’m trying to tell you.

  9. Blades4life

    Jun 5, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Goliath or northwestern blades be my opinion .

  10. Dan

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    I consider it a good thing that no one has mentioned the Srixon Z785 and Z585. Distance, accuracy and turf interaction with the club head is so damn good! I believe anyone who plays these has an advantage.

  11. Alex

    Jun 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Anything other than an mb.

  12. J

    Jun 5, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    MP-18 MB split with JPX 919 Tour of course

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Toulon Santa Monica: The inside scoop



As many have already seen this week in the forums, we spotted a brand new model from Toulon: the Santa Monica.

There were a lot of finer details going on with this putter that got peoples ears up including

  • The one-piece design – no variable weight sole plate
  • A classic head shape with Toulon refinements
  • The finish & overall aesthetics

Thanks to a ton of positive feedback, we had to find out more.  So, we went right to the top and called up Sean Toulon to find out about this new model and what else might be coming in the near future.

Here’s what we know:

The Santa Monica, that was captured is part of a larger project that will be going all out when it comes to customization and “showing the world what we can do when it comes to design and manufacturing,” according to Toulon. This line of putters will not be available on the grand scale and instead will focus on individual pieces and prioritize the customer experience.

This new line from Toulon will also include new putters not yet seen, although we have one name so far: La Grange (shout out to Texas!), and it will also include different materials not currently found in the Toulon/Odyssey line. The focus will be 100 percent on boutique, different and just for you, said Toulon. The new line will center around exercising total creativity, and also have the potential for one-off and limited-number pieces.

We don’t have a timeline for when these will become available to the public, but when we do, we will be sure to let you know.

Your Reaction?
  • 29
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW2
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB2
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading


Forum Thread of the Day: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dave D and it surrounds Viktor Hovland’s future as a Ping staffer. There has been plenty of chatter on our forums after Dave D shared this post from @golfnation_’s Instagram account.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • cvhookem3: “Seems like he was hinting at that with his equipment changes at the US Open. Good for him. He should be a lot of fun to watch.”
  • bladehunter: “Figured. He had near a full ping bag anyway. Love this kid. I really predict great things. Loads of raw tools.”
  • ImagineThat: “I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Viktor Hovland in the future…enough where his name will no longer appear strange. He seems to really be an upbeat guy with a nice personality, and he has a nice friendly smile to go with it.”

Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson reported Hovland is now a Ping man, writing he “signed a multi-year deal with Ping to play a minimum of 11 clubs, including driver and putter, along with a Ping staff bag and logo on the hat.”

Entire Thread: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping?”

Your Reaction?
  • 114
  • LEGIT8
  • WOW1
  • LOL0
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK4

Continue Reading


TaylorMade signs Matthew Wolff to a multi-year deal; Wolff WITB



TaylorMade Golf has officially announced the signing of Matthew Wolff on a multi-year agreement that will see the 20-year-old play the company’s metal woods, irons, wedges, putter and ultimately, TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball, the TP5x.

Wolff had previously unveiled that he would be making his professional debut at this week’s Travelers Championship, and just as top prospect Collin Morikawa did earlier at this month’s Canadian Open, Wolff will do so as a TaylorMade staffer.

The NCAA All-American and 2019 NCAA Division I individual champion made his debut on the PGA Tour at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year where he finished T50 after opening his week with a round of five-under par.

Matthew Wolff WITB

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (8 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design TP 7TX

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke 6.5 TX

Utility Iron: TaylorMade P760 (2)
Shaft: Nippon Modus 130x

Irons: TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 130x

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (52, 56, 62 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper


Your Reaction?
  • 144
  • LEGIT14
  • WOW3
  • LOL4
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP7
  • OB6
  • SHANK28

Continue Reading

19th Hole