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Forum Thread of the Day: “Long and forgiving 4-iron?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Norboo who is looking to add a 4-iron to his set-up. Norboo is on the hunt for a 4-iron that is long, forgiving and not “too clunky”, and our members have been giving their suggestions for what they feel is the most appropriate 4-iron for Norboo.

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.

  • AG12: “I just got a set of P790’s, and the four iron is a beaut’! Minimal offset and flies! It’s pretty forgiving as well without looking chunky.”
  • dmeeksDC: “Mizzy MP18 MMC Fli-Hi or the JPX 919 Forged. Also find the Ping i200 easy to hit. I prefer irons that are a part of the set design over utilities, and I will mix brands. Right now the 919 Forged 4 iron is in the bag regardless of the irons I’m gaming. I also switch to lighter steel shafts or graphite shafts at 4 iron, and that helps too.”
  • puresurfr: “My vote is for the Hot metal pro……i think the new Callaway epic forged will be a winner too !”
  • jkm27: “Titleist U500. Absolutely gorgeous. Similar to p790 but I think the feel of U500 is slightly better.”

Entire Thread: “Long and forgiving 4-iron?”

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  1. Donn

    Sep 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Try a Ping I500 or Mizuno MMC Fli-Hi. But really. “Forgiving” and “4 iron” are on different sides of the moon.

  2. Scratchscorer

    Sep 7, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Callaway X-20 tour. Old but still works great.

    • Lilly

      Sep 8, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Of course! That must be the end all be all of 4 irons. No need to ever make a new model! I’m positive that’s the best for every single golfer anywhere.
      Shaft doesn’t matter I suppose?
      Getting fit is silly.
      And now golf isn’t fun?

      • Scratchscorer

        Sep 8, 2019 at 5:10 pm

        Hope your day gets better buddy.
        For the record..
        Never said end all be all, said it qualifies as long and forgiving.
        Never said no need for a new model, but individual older clubs are more economical than brand new.
        Actually it wouldn’t be the best for everyone, because some people prefer something less forgiving. Not to mention that not everyone even puts a 4iron in their bag.
        Shaft would be a more customized option, that would depend on details and preferences that aren’t provided in the article. Getting fit can be great or a waste of time; it depends on the fitter.
        Again, hope your day gets better and you can get back to having fun.

      • Dungur

        Sep 10, 2019 at 12:31 am

        7/10 More woke & get more triggered than that. Get to it pleb

    • Dungur

      Sep 10, 2019 at 12:36 am

      Good choice, love the irons.

  3. s

    Sep 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    2014 Apex UT 24 deg. Has a cool steel look Recoil shaft that blends into the iron set. It fills the gap between my 5 wood (19) and 5 iron (27) “consistently”. It really does, so don’t get too angry,, geez! LOL

  4. Jamie

    Sep 6, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Quit golf if you want a “long” 4 iron. Fill the gap, consistently, between your next longest and shortest clubs.

    Where do these f*cktard questions come from? Obviously from those who don’t realize golf existed before Tiger Woods was born.

  5. JP

    Sep 6, 2019 at 9:37 am

    The best 4 iron is the one you can consistently hit in the sweet spot with the proper swing path. That’s not a club meant for forgiveness.

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Puma unveil new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

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Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

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.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
  • PowderedToastMan: “I enjoyed the SQ Tour back in the day, the one Tiger used forever. Do I miss it? Not at all, but it was a pretty good club for its time.”

Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about driving irons for mid-handicappers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

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.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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