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Best new game improvement irons?


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#1 danattherock

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

Years ago big berthas had a reputation as such, looking for whats todays standard. My dad had two knees replaced, been away from game for 5-6 years. Thought about buying him set as he mentioned starting to play again. Thanks for any suggestions.


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#2 Chuck905

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:13 PM

I really enjoyed the Srixon 565 coming off injuries and swing changes.

Iím actually keen on the Callaway steelhead pro at the moment over my Mizuno 900T becasue I will be travelling on business too much in 2018.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:23 PM

One of my playing partners has always used GI irons.  He replaced his Callaway APEX with Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal w/ KBS C-Taper Lite's - holy sh!t - they look great, feel great, & I was hitting his 6 iron 215 on the range.  I hit my 6 iron around 185 (I play Apex Pro w/ KBS Tour-V)

I'm sure the lofts aren't the same but it was effortless distance AND accuracy
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:53 PM

I game 716 ap1 and they make me look better than I am. But I hit the Steelheads when they came out, and if u want distance, they're your jam.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:23 AM

There are a bunch worth considering. Ping GMax, G or i e models; Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal or EZ Forged, Callaway Steelhead, Titleist AP1 or AP3, TM RSI 1 or 2, Srixon 545 or 565, Bridgestone J40 DPC or the J15 version.

All of those clubs will offer help in launch and forgiveness on off-center hits.

Current lineup:

TM M1 440 Tour Issue, 10-degree, Diamana B Series X,
67g.
Nike Flex 3 wood, Diamana S-70 stiff
Callaway Epic 5W, Hzrdus T800 S, 65g.
Callaway Apex hybrid, 20 degree, Kuro Kage 80HY stiff shaft
Mizuno MP-59, 4-P, PX 5.5
(Coming: Srixon z565 4 iron, z965 5-P, C Taper Lite X.)
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:51 AM

G400 or Hot Metals would be good places to start looking. ;)
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:02 PM

Thanks guys. Read about the G400 and hot metal Mizuno irons. My dads old clubs are about 20 year old big berthas. Was wondering if a new GI set was worthwhile. Im sure lots of advances made since late 90’s. Lol.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:05 PM

Anyone that knows, are hot metals forged, or the similar model Mizuno only. Appears similar, but not sure which is forged, or how much that matters to be honest. I had a set of Miura passing point 9003’s but thats my only experience with forged irons. They were incredible, but unsure if being forged was the reason, or other design aspect, nippon shafts, and such.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:15 PM

The JPX900 HM aren't forged. They're sweet though, when I had the chance to hit them. I like them more than my Cobra King F6 set.

Edited by Harry Putter, 07 December 2017 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:53 PM

View Postkeith723, on 06 December 2017 - 11:23 PM, said:

One of my playing partners has always used GI irons.  He replaced his Callaway APEX with Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal w/ KBS C-Taper Lite's - holy sh!t - they look great, feel great, & I was hitting his 6 iron 215 on the range.  I hit my 6 iron around 185 (I play Apex Pro w/ KBS Tour-V)

I'm sure the lofts aren't the same but it was effortless distance AND accuracy

Why in the world would you want to hit a 6 iron 215!

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:01 PM

If you want to increase your distance. The Callaway Epic irons are the way to go. :smilie_cally:
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:08 PM

View PostLaymanM, on 08 December 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

View Postkeith723, on 06 December 2017 - 11:23 PM, said:

One of my playing partners has always used GI irons.  He replaced his Callaway APEX with Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal w/ KBS C-Taper Lite's - holy sh!t - they look great, feel great, & I was hitting his 6 iron 215 on the range.  I hit my 6 iron around 185 (I play Apex Pro w/ KBS Tour-V)

I'm sure the lofts aren't the same but it was effortless distance AND accuracy

Why in the world would you want to hit a 6 iron 215!

Because you can't hit your 7 iron that far?

Seriously, why is distance bad?
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

Itís so much easier to hit a hard 6 GI iron than trying to carve a 4 MP iron in there; thatís my experience.

Plus, it adds up over a round and tiresomeness kicks in which then exploits your tendencies.

Lastly, if you miss fairways, GI are an easier out and less stressful on your body than a players iron. Imagine being able to chase up a 200 yard shot from thick rough vs advancing it with a short iron. Saves you strokes over a season.

View PostLaymanM, on 08 December 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

View Postkeith723, on 06 December 2017 - 11:23 PM, said:

One of my playing partners has always used GI irons.  He replaced his Callaway APEX with Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal w/ KBS C-Taper Lite's - holy sh!t - they look great, feel great, & I was hitting his 6 iron 215 on the range.  I hit my 6 iron around 185 (I play Apex Pro w/ KBS Tour-V)

I'm sure the lofts aren't the same but it was effortless distance AND accuracy

Why in the world would you want to hit a 6 iron 215!

Edited by Chuck905, 08 December 2017 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

How about real game improvement irons? I love the HB3's. But, they are hard to find now. Here's the new version...

https://www.clevelan...r-hb-irons.html

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:47 PM

565s with dg pros.  These things are laser cannons.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:52 PM

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:26 AM

View PostFairwayGolfUSA.com, on 08 December 2017 - 06:01 PM, said:

If you want to increase your distance. The Callaway Epic irons are the way to go. :smilie_cally:

I agree, I bought the Epics and have been really pleased with the forgiveness and distance.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:37 PM

The new Callaway Big Bertha OS irons with the recoil shafts would be perfect for your Dad.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:04 PM

If he doesn't mind a thicker top line and sole then the Hot Metals are hard to beat as a GI iron imo.

If he likes a more traditional look, the new AP1's are legit.

The Z565's probably sit somewhere between the two and are great sticks also.


Just my two cents!

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

CF-16, AP3, and 565.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:30 PM

I played the G400's for a few months. I own 718 AP1's now. I find them superior to the G400's for feel and sound.

Edited by pmang, 09 December 2017 - 07:32 PM.

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Ping G400 3 & 5 FW Alta CB65 S
Ping G400 22* hybrid Alta CB70 S
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Driver (this spot is open)
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:27 PM

View Postpmang, on 09 December 2017 - 07:30 PM, said:

I played the G400's for a few months. I own 718 AP1's now. I find them superior to the G400's for feel and sound.

Not to mention how much better they look too. Far less chunky to my eye.

Edited by Dpavs, 09 December 2017 - 10:28 PM.


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