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#1 Crooksc17

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:04 PM

I'm looking for a utility/driving iron that I would use mostly off the tee but would like to be able use off the turf. I tried the Apex UT, which was great off the tee but I found it a little difficult to get great contact off the turf. Am hoping to try something that has a little slimmer sole for good turf interaction but doesn't sacrifice performance off the tee. Obviously the tmb and UDI are possibilities but curious what other clubs people have tried and liked. Would also consider a 3i from a set like AP1 or Z565. Let me know. Thanks


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:34 PM

For better turf interaction, you'd better start thinking fatter soles, e.g., like the Crossover.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:32 PM

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:47 PM

I love my Z-U65 from the tee and from the turf.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:34 AM

I have a speedblade 4 iron and a rocketbladez 3 iron. They're a bit thick on the top line and you have to be aware of the extra offset, but they are so easy to hit and stupid long.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:17 AM

Srixon is great off turf and tee

Edited by Jasonic, 17 June 2017 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:47 AM

View PostJasonic, on 17 June 2017 - 08:17 AM, said:

Srixon is great off turf and tee

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:47 AM

View PostBDoubleG, on 16 June 2017 - 09:47 PM, said:

I love my Z-U65 from the tee and from the turf.

2nd the u65

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:00 AM

View Postmootrail, on 15 June 2017 - 06:34 PM, said:

For better turf interaction, you'd better start thinking fatter soles, e.g., like the Crossover.

The Crossover can be terrible with its turf interaction. A lush lie is better with it.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:31 AM

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:37 AM

Took me a bit, but I am loving my u45 20*.  I haven't found it to be so great out of the rough, but have had great luck with it everywhere else.  It's long off the tee and feel is superb.

Another one that is nice, with a more narrow sole, is the Honma.  Buddy of mine has one and it seems to perform really well without looking too chunky.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:12 PM

You could try an M1 3-iron. Good shape and it's 18*. I think it's what I'm going to go with and I've had the same problem as you.
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