Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:20 PM
theshadow1971, on 13 August 2017 - 12:12 PM, said:
Hizzoner, on 07 August 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:
On the hunt for some new irons...had a fitting at golftec and we tried a variety of shaft and head combinations. I think I have nailed down the Nippon gh950 regular as my next shaft. I Had the strongest performance with the jpx hotmetal head, though I had hoped a forged jpx model would be the right fit. I may end up going for the hotmetal head as it felt good...not like true forged irons do, but the numbers were good for my profile.
Before I commit to purchasing or building a new set I thought I would try to fully exhaust my non-Mizuno options. I wondered if anyone had experience with a game improvement iron which was forged yet forgiving. JDM irons are generally beautiful so I'm seeking suggestions from this genre.
Which model of the NSPro 950 GH are you considering, there are 4 different models in this series depending on the model some have an SR flex, no not senior flex but stiff/regular.
I tested out at regular flex with an 81 mph swing with a 6 iron on the little blue mizuno thingy. Other shafts like xp95 reg and a kbs tour 90 reg flex were close but I like the feel of the nippons.
I'm coming from a set of kzg evolutions with rp rifle flighted 5.5 5- gap. Love the look and feel of those forged irons. Performance would likely be stronger with the Nippon shafts and the game improvement jpx hotmetal heads. I had to acknowledge my drop in iron speed since last analyzed more than five years ago. Still, I am going to have to wait on a brand new set for a couple of months...til then I just bought some used mp53's and some ns 950 gh reg pulls which I will put together and play around with...always wanted to try mizuno forged and now I have some shafts which should match up well. The mp53 had one of the highest maltby mpf ratings in the mp line and, while I don't expect with my swing to always be on the sweet spot, I am willing to sacrifice a bit of forgiveness and distance for feel and aesthetics with THIS set. It will be a stark contrast to my eye2+!
Btw..this JDM stuff is sure to be a difficult rabbit hole to extract oneself from. The miura, epon, grindworks, etc all are stunning. I need to get a 50 degree gap and a sand wedge and I'm afraid....very afraid of where this might take me!
Driver: Ping Rapture V2 10.5*
Fairway: TM V steel 15*,
Hybrids: TM rescue 19*, 22*
Irons: Mizuno MP53, KZG Evolution, Ping Eye2+
Wedges: Vokey, Ping Eye2+
Putter: SC Newport Studio Stainless 2(golfwrx headcover:)
Bag: Burton brown kangaroo..comfy like an old Lincoln Town Car
Bag Boy cart to push that heavy load!