Connect with us

Equipment

What GolfWRXers are saying about driving/utility irons

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been discussing driving irons. WRXer ‘kaexo’ is interested in finding out what some of the best driving iron options are currently on the market, and fellow members have been sharing their suggestions in our forums.

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.

  • etrichards: “I really like the New Levels – I’ve got 3 that the shafts don’t match, but I’ve been surprised with how forgiving they are. I just bought their 902 irons (phenomenal) – so I’m going to sell them and replace with one that matches closer with my irons. I got the 3 originally to try, as I was playing baby blades that I love 7-PW but 5 iron and longer were getting problematic. The 902’s are so easy to hit that I don’t need the 24 or 21. I don’t think they play quite as long as some of the others off the tee- I hit my T-MB about the same distance off the ground but 8-10 yds longer off the tee – but bad swings aren’t punished as much.”
  • 76mpg: “Srixon u85.”
  • Chuck905: “Members have mentioned the Srixon and Ping Crossover; I agree with both based on ownership depending on what your objectives are? The U85 will be the most versatile off the tee, fairway, light rough and one of the better feeling clubs. Looks will be the downside. The crossover with the tour shaft is long and a stinger trajectory off the tee; that’s it. Not the best feeling maybe because it’s the internal ribs/jailbreak technology? I’m talking in terms of graphite shafts. If it’s iron shafts you prefer, Callaway can be had used, and even the ping i500 will blend well into iron shaft sets.”
  • SUITS: “I am a huge fan of the U65. I shafted mine with my same iron shaft. It’s very long when teed up. The wide sole also helps a ton when I’m in places where a traditional hybrid would be used. I don’t get the softest landing into greens with it, but I can elevate it with some effort. I have tried multiple graphite shafts in it. The best was a steel fiber i110. It was lonnnnnng but didn’t offer me the gap I wanted.”

Entire Thread: “Best driving/utility irons?”

Your Reaction?
  • 8
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK2

Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

Click to comment

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.

Whats in the Bag

Brandt Snedeker WITB 2020 (August)

Published

on

  • Brandt Snedeker WITB as of 2020 PGA Championship

Driver: Ping G410 Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 “Rocket 3” (14 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

Irons: Srixon Z785 (4-9)
Shafts: Aerotech SteelFiber I95 S

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (48-10S, 52-10S, 56-10S) Vokey SM8 (60K)
Shafts: (48) Aerotech SteelFiber I95 S (52/56/60) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
Length: 34 inches

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

Grips: Lamkin Crossline

Your Reaction?
  • 2
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Equipment

Bettinardi signs LPGA duo Muni He and Albane Valenzuela

Published

on

Bettinardi Golf has announced its partnership with LPGA rising stars Muni He and Albane Valenzuela.

Muni He, who qualified for the LPGA Tour in 2019 and is well-known for her large platform and fashion influence on social media, will use Bettinardi’s DASS QB8 Mid-Slant Tour Dept. putter.

He’s DASS QB8 Mid-Slant Tour Dept. putter is milled to 360 grams and features an oil rubbed bronze PVD finish. The flat-stick is constructed of double aged stainless steel and contains the brand’s F.I.T face milling.

The 21-year-old returned to action last week at the LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic and will tee it up once again with the Bettinardi putter in her bag at this week’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.

Speaking on joining Team Bettinardi, He stated

“I’m very excited to join the Bettinardi family. The putter gives me great confidence on the greens and hoping that I could bring out my best game for the rest of the season with the support of the Bettinardi team.”

The company have also signed the Chilean Albane Valenzuela to its tour staff, who will tee it up this week using Bettinardi’s INOVAI 6.0 Tour Dept. putter.

The 22-year-old joined the LPGA Tour after being awarded the Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Year while at Stanford University. Other accolades include representing Switzerland at the 2016 Olympics, twice finishing runner up in the U.S. Women’s Amateur as well as being an ANNIKA Award finalist.

Speaking after joining Bettinardi, Valenzuela said

”I am thrilled to partner with Bettinardi Golf as I begin my professional career. The company’s technology, craftsmanship and attention to detail give me the confidence that I will be competing with the best putters in my bag. The ability to work with Bettinardi’s designers to customize a putter that optimizes my stroke will be a huge asset for me.”

He and Valenzuela are the latest LPGA players to join Team Bettinardi which features the likes of Annie Park and China’s No. 2 player, Yu Liu.

Your Reaction?
  • 6
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Equipment

From the GolfWRX Forums: Ping putters at the 2020 Albertsons Boise Open

Published

on

This week on the Korn Ferry Tour it’s the 2020 Albertsons Boise Open, and in our forums, we have a jam-packed thread showcasing the array of Ping putters present at the event. Check out the new Ping flat-sticks below and let us know what you think.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

Entire Thread: “Ping putters at the 2020 Albertsons Boise Open”

Your Reaction?
  • 11
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK1

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending