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#1 MGPT

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:47 AM

Having been struggling with an autoimmune disease that gives me a lot of pain after a round of golf, I've finally decided to swallow my pride and get some SGI clubs.

I need something extremely soft feeling on impact even if it feels mushy, more than happy to sacrifice 'feel' and workability for comfort. Size and ugliness not an issue but I do prefer lower offset.

Looking for some iron and hybrid recommendations that will go long high and straight with a nice relaxed swing.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

Look at shafts as well but Mizuno is always my go to

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:05 AM

View PostMGPT, on 11 August 2017 - 09:47 AM, said:

Having been struggling with an autoimmune disease that gives me a lot of pain after a round of golf, I've finally decided to swallow my pride and get some SGI clubs.

I need something extremely soft feeling on impact even if it feels mushy, more than happy to sacrifice 'feel' and workability for comfort. Size and ugliness not an issue but I do prefer lower offset.

Looking for some iron and hybrid recommendations that will go long high and straight with a nice relaxed swing.
I haven't tried them, but I would think the new Cobra F-Max would punch that ticket.  PING's GMax or Karsten series irons would probably work as well...
Driver: PING G (10.5) : PING Alta 55 (S)
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5-Hybrid: PING G (26) : PING Alta 70 (S)
7-Iron-LW: PING G30 (7-LW) : PING AWT 2.0 (S)
Putter: PING Cadence TR Ketsch (T)
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:06 AM

dampening equipment in shafts and Srixon Z 545
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:15 AM

G400 w/graphite shafts/CP2 grips. Mizuno Hot Metals are another great choice. ;)

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:20 AM

Certainly go graphite in iron shafts. That will help 100 times more than any club head.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:11 AM

Cheers for the feedback. I've so far found graphite shafted irons just feel so light to me that I lose all the tempo in my swing. Is there a way to counter this?
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

Hit the sweetspot.

Use a soft golf ball.

Graphite shafts with prosoft inserts.

Hit the sweetspot.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:36 AM

Tourstage z101 feel super soft.

Light steel iron shafts can trend on the harsher side in stiffer flexes... so stick with a 110gm to 120gm in a flex that fits your swing. ( too stiff for swing speed can = harsh)

Golf pride CP2 grips are a softer grip that can have a damping effect on vibration.

Titleist ProV1's.

Put all of those together, and your are talking buttered marshmallows.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:16 PM

W/S C200 ... softest cast club I've ever hit, what with the urethane in the club head.  SOFT.  Low compression ball.  A lightweight shaft a la kbs/nippon/graphite.  Winn grips.  

That combo will yield the softest feel you can get out of GI.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:21 PM

View PostMGPT, on 11 August 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

Cheers for the feedback. I've so far found graphite shafted irons just feel so light to me that I lose all the tempo in my swing. Is there a way to counter this?

Use heavier graphite shafts.  Recoil 95 or 110 are a good starting point.  Go down in flex or step a couple of times if you can.

Using a soft ball has a bigger effect than a soft club.  Wilson Duo U are super soft, go long, and because the cover is urethane they spin plenty.

As for clubs, I'd check out the Steelhead family and the Mizuno Hot Metal's.  Both are lower offset than something like a Ping G/G400.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:27 PM

My .02, Mizuno is known for "softer" feel, I think is a combination of ball, clubhead, shaft and grip...but I am sure the ball will probably make the most noticeable difference...
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Graphite shafts. They don't have to be 90-100g, though, because at that weight they start getting quite stiff which is working against you. It may be a question of swing weight - at D4 you might start to feel the club head a bit more, even if the shaft is 80g or under. But to get D4 you might have to have the clubs built.

For the heads forged is soft, and so is polymer damping. So softest is the combination of both. For example Amp Forged and its successors. They were ridiculously soft.

Softest grip for me is Winn Excel Wrap. That's also straight, not tapered, so very soft for the right hand too.

Add a soft ball and you probably won't know you hit the ball at all....

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

2013 ONOFF Forged

Pure marshmallows
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:07 PM

I'd first go with graphite shafts. I've been using graphite shafts for a number of years and never had an issue with pain.Also,I'd go with a softer grip maybe even a mid-size.Avon grips are great and inexpensive.They do have an arthritic grip that feels pretty good.

Edited by gary3aces, 11 August 2017 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:14 PM

No price epons 503 or 7 series with graphite. The epons re expensive but feel like you are hitting marshmallows.

Close 2nd is mizuno hot metal with modus 105 or graphite recoil. That or the ping g400 with graphite.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

View Postpmcuk, on 11 August 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:


Softest grip for me is Winn Excel Wrap. That's also straight, not tapered, so very soft for the right hand too.


+1 to this. So supple, like you're holding cotton balls.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:13 PM

View Postcmagnusson, on 11 August 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

View Postpmcuk, on 11 August 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

Softest grip for me is Winn Excel Wrap. That's also straight, not tapered, so very soft for the right hand too.


+1 to this. So supple, like you're holding cotton balls.

And they wear out after about 15 shots and leave black garbage all over your hands.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:48 PM

You could try playing hybrids starting at your 6i too

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:30 PM

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Get the larger 0311XF iron heads.
They have more of the TPE inside the head for a very buttery soft feeling strike.  Plus they are forged rather than cast like most SGI heads.
That coupled with some graphite shafts and you will have the softest feeling irons available.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:45 PM

Shafts need to be graphite and specifically try them as some carbon shafts transfer more than others.  Shaft will do more than head.

I disagree in the mizuno options.  You don't want a soft forged feel, you need deadening go head.  I am not overly familiar but something with non metals in it for dampening?  Maybe some kind pings or Wilson makes a gi that looks like it would be something like that.  Pxg is probably good but their is a big budget assumption with that.

View Postnicoy3k, on 11 August 2017 - 04:48 PM, said:

You could try playing hybrids starting at your 6i too

I would give this some thought as well.

Edited by Bigmean, 11 August 2017 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:26 PM

Wow, thank you so much for all these responses- really appreciate it.

I hadn't even considered the softness of the ball so that's food for thought too.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:42 PM

Golf is supposed to be fun not painful. Sorry to hear about your condition.

My carpal tunnel hand issues have forced me to look into softer feeling irons and shafts.

I have numerous Recoil shafts ranging from 125 F to 110 F to some stock Callaway recoils [90?] Recoils are a great shaft and they make different weights to suit different needs.

I prefer PX 6.0 and X100 shafts but they are hard on everything.

I have been playing some Stenson Legacy Black irons with steelfiber i95's Stiff, with Dri Tac mid sized grips.

Very soft feeling combination, not SGI irons but i would imagine more forgiving than your Nike's.

Hopefully u find something that suits your needs.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:38 PM

View PostTinCupping, on 11 August 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

View Postcmagnusson, on 11 August 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

View Postpmcuk, on 11 August 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

Softest grip for me is Winn Excel Wrap. That's also straight, not tapered, so very soft for the right hand too.


+1 to this. So supple, like you're holding cotton balls.

And they wear out after about 15 shots and leave black garbage all over your hands.

I have no problems with wear at all with Winn Excel Wrap - no idea why you are finding this.

Alternative choice is CP2 - straight as well, not tapered. Not so soft as Winn Excel but very nice to play.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:40 PM

Mizuno TN-87.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:18 PM

Defo look at graphite shafts like the recoil. Great feel and much better for dampening. I think Mizuno are offering them with no upcharges. The JPX Hot Metal is excellent as already mentioned.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:22 PM

Playing a softer ball woukd be the cheapest option for sure. Hitting the club in the middle helps too. 2 easiest solutions for a quick fix.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:55 PM

How about looking at a forge stainless iron head as well and matching it to graphite shafts?  I also agree with a softer ball.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

Apex CF16's with recoil graphite shafts would be up your ally. Pair it with the chrome soft or even supersoft ball.


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