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JDM Driving irons/Utility Iron


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#1 slowkuruma

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:45 PM

Would like to know if any of you have gamed or currently game a JDM driving iron/UT in and around 18 degrees? Looking at either a Honma Tour World TW-U or Miura ICL? How do they compare to the others ie Titleist T-MB or Callaway X-Forged ?UT? I use to have an old PRGR driving iron back in the early 2000's and I loved that thing. Wondering if the JDM stuff is still as good as it was back then

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#2 95124hacker

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 12:51 AM

I still have that old PRGR you’re referring to I think.
It was a 200i.
It was light years before its time.
I actually re-shafted mine 1.5 years ago but it’s not in my bag currently.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:32 AM

Play a RomaRo Balista UT in 18, 21 and 24.  Also game(d) a MP FliHi (2009) in 18, 21 and 24.
The Ballasta is the perfect hybrid blend for me. Plays like an iron, launches like a wood.
Frames the ball with a hi toe and little off set, cupped vft ti face with a wide sole. Hi end engineering.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:10 PM

Currently playing a Honma TW and S-Yard, my favourite gamer! Saves me a lot of shots

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:52 PM

+1 for the TW-U.  Have the 4i (23*) and it's silly easy to hit.  I had a 20* with a different shaft (Modus3 125), but didn't like it as much as my 23* with the Vizard IB 105 shaft.  Haven't hit the newer Forged model, but it sure looks good.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:16 PM

That Honma TW-U is very much on my radar at the moment. Hoping that the local shop here has one I can demo (I know they have some of the Beres stuff ie drivers and irons)

Anyone else with some input?

Thanks

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:32 AM

A-Grind CMB is an excellent driving iron. Very little offset.

The PRGR EGG i+ Utility (3U, 2013) can double as a driving iron and a utility/hybrid. Deloft it and you can hit low stingers. You can also hit high trajectory shots off the tee or fairway to parachute into greens. Stock shafts are noodles though - you need to reshaft with your favourite DI shaft. Stunning performer but a very harsh feel.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:03 PM

Try the 3 or 4 iron/hybrid from Yonex Nanospeed i sets....about 15 years old now. I have the 3H and 4H in my set of new Yonex's ....awesome off the turf and tee. Internal cavity heads with tungsten weights....very easy to hit high and long.
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