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Driving Irons?

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#1 Mohigolf1207

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:35 AM

Hey guys,

I've been tinkering around with my bag for a while now and I like my irons especially as I was custom fit for them and in my own opinion Mizuno is the best iron company out there (non exotic).  But theres a little bit of a problem almost with it.  On my long irons specifically 4 and 3 I'm noticing on par 3's I'm having a hard time getting the ball to sit down a little bit because my ball-flight is just so low.  

I can really rip my 3 iron right now off the tee box around 260 and I have gotten good at being able to control it and hit stingers with it in the wind, but for the life of me I can't seem to loft it.  I'm wondering if a driving iron here could help me be able to get the ball up a bit, but still have the versatility to hit that low bomber off the tee.

The problem with driving irons though is that they're nearly impossible to find.  I would love to go and get fitted for something but fitters don't carry driving irons because they're so unpopular compared to say a hybrid.  If anyone has any suggestions as to how to get my hands on some options let me know.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:53 AM

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:46 AM

There’s a guy on BST selling a Titleist 712u with a Graphite Design AD DI 95 shaft. That’s a dream setup for a high launch, easy to hit long iron if you ask me. I had a 712u w/ a Hzrdus Black in it (I’m a high launch guy - opposite problems of you) and I loved that club.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:47 AM

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:04 AM

I am a self admitted low ball hitter myself. I have been working with my coach to fix this though and so far things are looking up so to speak. I play the mizuno mp18 sc in 5,6 and the mp18 blade in 7-pw. I bought the 4 in the sc as well but can't elevate it enough currently to put it in the bag. Because of the lower flight of it I carry it the sane distance as my 5 iron. Just today I grabbed a in out of my stash of stuff too good to ever get rid of and I think I found my answer. Mizuno mp H4 4 iron with a steel fiber 95 x. Was able to launch it where I wanted or hit it low if necessary and spin was enough where it will stop on a green and not roll out 15 yards. The Srixon is a great club too though imo. Can't go wrong with either. Both better than the Titleist, Callaway or TM options from my experience. Although mizuno h4's are a bit harder to find especially in the lower lofts they made.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:20 AM

The new MP-18 Fli-Hi in 16.5 degrees is amazing.  I can flight it low or high off the tee, solid feel and just rockets in terms of distance.  Havenít tried on the fairway, but suspect itís more of a tee shot club.  My 716 T-MB 3 iron is great for the fairway, towering high shots, but canít flight it down off the tee.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:39 PM

You can try a utility iron like a u45/65; youíll have no problem elevating the ball at all.

If youíre a strong iron player  like myself, you could review the 3 iron shaft specifically. I went from playing S300 my whole life to the AMT with success in my 900T irons.

Have no problems hitting high stopping 3 irons but thatís more rooted to swing changes than equipment.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:48 PM

Most golf stores I've visited recently carry the new Mizuno MMC Fli Hi and the Titleist TMB. I'm a high-ball hitter so I actually use the driving/utility iron for a *lower* ball flight as compared to a hybrid or higher lofted fairway wood, but the conventional wisdom would suggest that you should be able to get one of these up higher than a standard long iron.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:51 PM

Was having the same issue as you holding greens with irons at 210-215 yards out and arrived at the below solution:

Took my 4 iron (longest one I carry) and swapped the C-Taper out of it in favor of a KBS Tour Prototype Hybrid 95X  at +0.5" over standard.  Its the same traditional CB design as the rest of my set and offers all the versatility that that entails, but "Juiced" as my friends call it.  Same carry as before, just more height and spin when I want it and can still sting it low when needed.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:42 PM

260yds with a 3 iron! Fair play. I've gamed many older driving irons, and the easiest to get in the air was the Epon AF-901.
I have a gap between my 7-wood and 5 iron, so I might try the TM P790, or see if they release an new UDi for 2018.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:14 PM

I know you said you were custom fit and with that being said I would take the longer irons you struggling to get up and try different shaft options. Especially since they are mizuno, 99% of fitters have a mizuno fitting cart. Just my opinion.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:53 PM

 ian-500, on 07 December 2017 - 02:42 PM, said:

260yds with a 3 iron! Fair play. I've gamed many older driving irons, and the easiest to get in the air was the Epon AF-901.
I have a gap between my 7-wood and 5 iron, so I might try the TM P790, or see if they release an new UDi for 2018.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:18 AM

 2putttom, on 07 December 2017 - 08:53 PM, said:

 ian-500, on 07 December 2017 - 02:42 PM, said:

260yds with a 3 iron! Fair play. I've gamed many older driving irons, and the easiest to get in the air was the Epon AF-901.
I have a gap between my 7-wood and 5 iron, so I might try the TM P790, or see if they release an new UDi for 2018.
that's @ 5200' +  he's just a brute

Yeah haha :derisive: I've always been able to hit the ball pretty far and it helps that I'm still growing and it'll only keep going further...but yeah the altitude juices it a bit
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:19 AM

Wow that Srixon U45 is reeeeaaally tempting...I might have to go for it just since I've heard so many good things about those Srixon driving irons...beautiful looking golf club...

Edited by Mohigolf1207, 08 December 2017 - 11:22 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:57 AM

If you bomb your 3 Iron already ( i also hit my 21* 3 iron about 255) but I have the opposite problem as you. I had to throw in a c-taper x to stop it from spinning so much. I would re shaft with a graphite hybrid shaft like an ad di or look into a driving iron (cally UT is my go to) and throw a graphite shaft in it.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:16 PM

Dude, if you are cranking a 3 iron 260 maybe you should just stand pat, particularly if your problem is holding greens. It's probably not reasonable for the most part to expect to hold a green most of the time with a 260 yard shot. Even watching pga tour, those guys aren't hitting drop and stop type shots from that distance. A lot of them either roll in or roll off. How far does your 4 iron go? It might be easier to just use that for approach shots that you need to hit high rather than mess around with a good thing on the 3 iron.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

 hardcaliber, on 08 December 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

Dude, if you are cranking a 3 iron 260 maybe you should just stand pat, particularly if your problem is holding greens. It's probably not reasonable for the most part to expect to hold a green most of the time with a 260 yard shot. Even watching pga tour, those guys aren't hitting drop and stop type shots from that distance. A lot of them either roll in or roll off. How far does your 4 iron go? It might be easier to just use that for approach shots that you need to hit high rather than mess around with a good thing on the 3 iron.

I think if I really got it I could get 240...that 260 is really getting the 3 iron too but I don't necessarily have a problem with ball striking on my long irons.  But yeah the 4 iron can probably get me 240 and then a 5 iron should go 220 but I'm not sure I've ever hit it that far.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

 Mohigolf1207, on 08 December 2017 - 03:43 PM, said:

 hardcaliber, on 08 December 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

Dude, if you are cranking a 3 iron 260 maybe you should just stand pat, particularly if your problem is holding greens. It's probably not reasonable for the most part to expect to hold a green most of the time with a 260 yard shot. Even watching pga tour, those guys aren't hitting drop and stop type shots from that distance. A lot of them either roll in or roll off. How far does your 4 iron go? It might be easier to just use that for approach shots that you need to hit high rather than mess around with a good thing on the 3 iron.

I think if I really got it I could get 240...that 260 is really getting the 3 iron too but I don't necessarily have a problem with ball striking on my long irons.  But yeah the 4 iron can probably get me 240 and then a 5 iron should go 220 but I'm not sure I've ever hit it that far.

Man I really wish I had your game...

Does your home course have more than 1 par 3 that plays that long?

There certainly are some things you could do to hit a higher ball with the long irons, but my feeling is that if you can hit that long with some degree of control, then you should just leave it alone. It just seems like an unusual situation to need to blast an iron that far and need stopping power out of it.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:34 PM

 hardcaliber, on 08 December 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

 Mohigolf1207, on 08 December 2017 - 03:43 PM, said:

 hardcaliber, on 08 December 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

Dude, if you are cranking a 3 iron 260 maybe you should just stand pat, particularly if your problem is holding greens. It's probably not reasonable for the most part to expect to hold a green most of the time with a 260 yard shot. Even watching pga tour, those guys aren't hitting drop and stop type shots from that distance. A lot of them either roll in or roll off. How far does your 4 iron go? It might be easier to just use that for approach shots that you need to hit high rather than mess around with a good thing on the 3 iron.

I think if I really got it I could get 240...that 260 is really getting the 3 iron too but I don't necessarily have a problem with ball striking on my long irons.  But yeah the 4 iron can probably get me 240 and then a 5 iron should go 220 but I'm not sure I've ever hit it that far.

Man I really wish I had your game...

Does your home course have more than 1 par 3 that plays that long?

There certainly are some things you could do to hit a higher ball with the long irons, but my feeling is that if you can hit that long with some degree of control, then you should just leave it alone. It just seems like an unusual situation to need to blast an iron that far and need stopping power out of it.

The OP lives in Denver and could be playing at 7500 feet and his home course could be pretty long as well.

260 carry with a 3i at sea level WOULD be something to watch.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:57 PM

 Lincoln_Arcadia, on 08 December 2017 - 06:34 PM, said:

 hardcaliber, on 08 December 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

 Mohigolf1207, on 08 December 2017 - 03:43 PM, said:

 hardcaliber, on 08 December 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

Dude, if you are cranking a 3 iron 260 maybe you should just stand pat, particularly if your problem is holding greens. It's probably not reasonable for the most part to expect to hold a green most of the time with a 260 yard shot. Even watching pga tour, those guys aren't hitting drop and stop type shots from that distance. A lot of them either roll in or roll off. How far does your 4 iron go? It might be easier to just use that for approach shots that you need to hit high rather than mess around with a good thing on the 3 iron.

I think if I really got it I could get 240...that 260 is really getting the 3 iron too but I don't necessarily have a problem with ball striking on my long irons.  But yeah the 4 iron can probably get me 240 and then a 5 iron should go 220 but I'm not sure I've ever hit it that far.

Man I really wish I had your game...

Does your home course have more than 1 par 3 that plays that long?

There certainly are some things you could do to hit a higher ball with the long irons, but my feeling is that if you can hit that long with some degree of control, then you should just leave it alone. It just seems like an unusual situation to need to blast an iron that far and need stopping power out of it.

The OP lives in Denver and could be playing at 7500 feet and his home course could be pretty long as well.

260 carry with a 3i at sea level WOULD be something to watch.

Haha I think you'd be hard pressed to find a spot in Denver thats 7,500'.  In the mountains maybe but where I'm at we're pretty much a flat mile up.  When I'm talking 260 I'm also talking about rollout considered not carry.  Because of that lower ball flight I get a decent bit of roll off the tee.  That's mostly what that club is for in my case.  Not many courses I play in my free time that stretch a par 3 over 230, but in some tournaments I play in like the AJGA Hale Irwin they could do that if they wanted.  My home course tipped out can play at ~7500 yards so it can get it up there if they want it to.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:51 PM

Im thinking of going with a Titleist 2 Iron TMB in the bag this year. Always been a long iron guy.

Swing speed is typically 118-120 with a pretty aggressive transition. Can anyone give some shaft suggestions? I wouldn't mind trying a graphite shaft in it either if that helps.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:00 AM

I'm a 5 HC with driver SS of 108. Been very happy with AD-DI 85X in my 3 T-MB. The ball flight on flushed shots is piercing an much longer than a normal 3 iron for me. I use it off the tee only most of the time. I don't hit it high enough to hold a green on a par 5. Shot dispersion off the tee is amazingly straight compared to a hybrid, but getting near 3 wood distance 250+ on crushed shots. I have had many occasion of out driving the other 3 in my foursome when they are hitting drivers. The only issue may be your 120 SS may be a little strong if you really go at it. Maybe the new IZ or TP would work as well.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:16 AM

Get the Srixon.  I played the OG Fli Hi for like 10 years, won the u65 in a raffle and it crushes my Fli Hi
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#24 glm

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:33 AM

look no farther than a mizuno mp-h4(forged) or h5(non-forged) 2 iron. They are easy to find.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

Going to be getting rid of my M2 3 hybrid with a tour ad di 8s shaft in search of a driving iron with a similar shaft.

The hooking issue with the hybrid has pushed me to find a better way! Also my course has a few short par 4's that I'd love to be in the short stuff for.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:59 AM

Just leave it as is if youíre confident in it.  There arenít many 230+ par 3ís out there. Nor would someone who hits long irons that far every really hit them into a green except maybe on some par 5ís. Just IMO thereís no need to focus are building a club like that. However if youíre wanting to replace your 3i for something you can elevate better just in case you encounter that shot, a driving Iron is a good option.

I play a driving iron(cobra utility) and love it. But itís 99% a tee club and have maybe only hit it into a par 5 a handful of times all year.  Itís been a fiasco finding the right shaft for it though.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:03 PM

 Rosco1216, on 11 December 2017 - 11:59 AM, said:

Just leave it as is if you're confident in it.  There aren't many 230+ par 3's out there. Nor would someone who hits long irons that far every really hit them into a green except maybe on some par 5's. Just IMO there's no need to focus are building a club like that. However if you're wanting to replace your 3i for something you can elevate better just in case you encounter that shot, a driving Iron is a good option.

I play a driving iron(cobra utility) and love it. But it's 99% a tee club and have maybe only hit it into a par 5 a handful of times all year.  It's been a fiasco finding the right shaft for it though.

I also play a Cobra Utility iron and love it to death.  I have a Whiteboard 90 in it and it bombs off the tee.  Behaves completely differently off the deck though, and I plan on losing 20-30 yards if I'm using it to go for the green in two.  It doesn't tend to run out too much on me, but I am a high spin player.  It would be worth checking out for the OP, I think, as I've found it to be a generally workable club (high/low flighting is more difficult off the tee than the deck, with a tendency to go high) that doesn't mind being asked to draw or fade.  The adjustability is a nice bonus as well.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:21 PM

https://m.ebay.com/i...Iron-Head-8798/

Only $45 and you can pair it with your favorite shaft. This is also not the retail model. Much more of a players design.
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:55 AM

 SubaruWRX, on 11 December 2017 - 04:21 PM, said:

https://m.ebay.com/i...Iron-Head-8798/

Only $45 and you can pair it with your favorite shaft. This is also not the retail model. Much more of a players design.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 12:12 AM

 MrFlapjack, on 07 December 2017 - 12:53 AM, said:

https://www.ebay.com...RlHa1_13QyOw6lQ

I don't think you will find a better option than this for brand new.  3 and 4 available.

Thanks dude!  What a deal and I've been looking for one.  Snapped a 3 right up.  Only 4s left now.


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