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#1 FlyingLaw1

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:58 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm really kinda stuck and really need some advice...

My situation is this... 6 weeks ago I got new irons. Switched from Ping Anser to the Mizuno JPX 900 forged (C Taper S 120 +1"). The Mizzy's are stronger than my Pings were and as a result my Ping Crossover 4 barely goes further than my 5 iron. My 5 iron gets out to about 205-210 where the Crossover goes about 210-215. My next club is a 5 wood that I hit about 235-245. On top of that I've never been in love with the Ping--mostly the feel the thing makes on contact.

My question is... What do you all recommend I replace the Crossover with? I'm stuck between a more traditional long iron and a players hybrid. I'm an accomplished player but I sometimes need at least a little forgiveness. I've strongly considered getting the MP-18 Fli Hi when it comes out--I'll at least be trying one out. I also really value feel. I'm not opposed to going back to a hybrid but I dumped my i15 because I couldn't control the ball flight and I had a tendency to hook the crap out of it. Lastly, I'll need something that I can use in all sorts of situations--off the tee, fairway, and rough.

What do you all think? Where should I be focusing my research?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:49 AM

If you are hitting your 5 iron like that, I would add a 4 iron.  That's what I would do.
Current WITB:
Driver: Taylormade R7 TP 8.5
Fwy Wood: something small, considering putting a cobra F6 in play
Irons: something older, forged, and MOI matched
Wedges: Cobra One length 54&60 deg w/TT DG X100
Putter: Slotline HMI w/Superstroke Slim 3.0
Ball: TP5/B330S/ProV1

Currently contemplating what club to add...utility driving iron, hybrid, or another fairway wood

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:27 AM

View PostCarvallo Golf, on 12 September 2017 - 07:49 AM, said:

If you are hitting your 5 iron like that, I would add a 4 iron.  That's what I would do.

I've thought about that, too. I'd really like a little more forgiveness in the longer club though.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:38 AM

7 wood, 4 hybrid, or 4 iron.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:15 PM

View PostFlyingLaw1, on 12 September 2017 - 08:27 AM, said:

View PostCarvallo Golf, on 12 September 2017 - 07:49 AM, said:

If you are hitting your 5 iron like that, I would add a 4 iron.  That's what I would do.

I've thought about that, too. I'd really like a little more forgiveness in the longer club though.

What irons do you play now?  There are plenty of alternatives in stock irons(look at different models long irons for better forgiveness T-MB, P790), utility irons, hybrid irons, hybrids, etc.  I choose based on my preferences and how the club is going to fit into my bag.

Maybe you just need a loft adjustment on the Ping Crossover(not sure if possible).

Current WITB:
Driver: Taylormade R7 TP 8.5
Fwy Wood: something small, considering putting a cobra F6 in play
Irons: something older, forged, and MOI matched
Wedges: Cobra One length 54&60 deg w/TT DG X100
Putter: Slotline HMI w/Superstroke Slim 3.0
Ball: TP5/B330S/ProV1

Currently contemplating what club to add...utility driving iron, hybrid, or another fairway wood

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#6 FlyingLaw1

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:36 PM

View PostCarvallo Golf, on 12 September 2017 - 03:15 PM, said:

View PostFlyingLaw1, on 12 September 2017 - 08:27 AM, said:

View PostCarvallo Golf, on 12 September 2017 - 07:49 AM, said:

If you are hitting your 5 iron like that, I would add a 4 iron.  That's what I would do.

I've thought about that, too. I'd really like a little more forgiveness in the longer club though.

What irons do you play now?  There are plenty of alternatives in stock irons(look at different models long irons for better forgiveness T-MB, P790), utility irons, hybrid irons, hybrids, etc.  I choose based on my preferences and how the club is going to fit into my bag.

Maybe you just need a loft adjustment on the Ping Crossover(not sure if possible).

I'm playing JPX 900 Forged with C taper S (hard stepped) in +1". I've thought about changing the loft on my Ping but with the new MP-18 Fli Hi coming out I'm going to give that a close look. I'd really like something with more feel as well, the Ping just feels a little too clunky for me.

Unfortunately I live in an area where there aren't many good options for demo-ing and getting fit for new clubs. One of the benefits of the Mizzy for me is that there is a shop here that has all the demo and shafts and even has a trackman.

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