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#91 Shifty242

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:23 AM

View PostDivinDave, on 28 August 2018 - 06:49 AM, said:

CC provides a printed out spec sheet of the clubs they fit you for. It's a deliverable item of your fitting.  They either hand it to you in person, or email afterwards.

If you don't have that, hit them up and ask them to send it to you.   It has every detail of the clubs on it.



View PostShifty242, on 15 August 2018 - 03:25 PM, said:

For the last four years, I have been playing with Taylor Made RocketBladez game improvement irons. I recently did a full bag fitting at Club Champions and learned that it might be worth switching to blades. I hit several brands, but really enjoyed the feel of the Mizunos. (Unfortunately, I don't remember which model I hit.) I am a 9 handicap, but I'm not sure I'm ready to spend $1200 on a new set of blades and play them 100% of the time. But I am interested in getting a used set and practicing with them and then, as I'm ready, blending them into my bag.

Can you recommend a good Mizuno iron set to consider?

Thank you!

I have it DivinDave, thank you!


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

Okay so i have been playing Mizuno MP32 since they came out. I also game 712 CB ( different shafts for) anyway. The specs for the MP18 vs MP32 are almost identical.
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I’m just saying I would recommend a good clean set of MP32 s , They have been a great club for a lot of players through the years. And you will save a lot of money you can spend on other things. Cheers and good luck. Mizuno makes wonderful equipment.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:12 AM

View PostNixLix26, on 28 August 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

Okay so i have been playing Mizuno MP32 since they came out. I also game 712 CB ( different shafts for) anyway. The specs for the MP18 vs MP32 are almost identical.
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I’m just saying I would recommend a good clean set of MP32 s , They have been a great club for a lot of players through the years. And you will save a lot of money you can spend on other things. Cheers and good luck. Mizuno makes wonderful equipment.

Thanks for the references NixLix. I have purchased a set of the mp-54s, but really appreciate your recommendation. And I agree with you that Mizuno makes great irons; it's just a matter of finding the set that works best for you...

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:49 AM

View PostShifty242, on 18 August 2018 - 09:13 AM, said:

View Postjimmie, on 17 August 2018 - 09:37 PM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 17 August 2018 - 09:13 PM, said:

View Postjimmie, on 17 August 2018 - 02:32 PM, said:

I switched from mp53s to mp64s a couple years ago and haven't looked back. They are some of the best irons I've ever played. There are quite a few sets on Ebay for reasonable money.

Thanks Jimmie. I'm hoping to be a little better of a ball striker at some point so that set may be one for the future.

I've heard good things about the mp54s but haven't personally tried them. Might offer a little more forgiveness vs the 64s. Maybe worth a try. I know the 53s were forgiving while still giving a tactile and audible feedback when you missed one but not punishing you too bad for it. I haven't tried any of the newer jpx lineup but they should be even more forgiving.

As for ball striking, find an individual 6 or 7 iron blade. Take it to the range and practice with it. It will force you to slow down and focus on clean contact. It worked wonders for my iron game.

Jimmie, the 54s seem like they might be the most logical option for me or at the very least, a good place to start. I'd like to hit them first and I might be able to get to a store today or tomorrow that has a used set. But your ball-striking comments are exactly why I'm pursuing this. Thank you!

You can get MP54s for cheap on ebay.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:46 AM

So how do the MP18 SC compare with the 919 Tours, I wonder? Are the Tour heads a tad bigger?

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

View Postssfranny, on 30 August 2018 - 12:49 AM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 18 August 2018 - 09:13 AM, said:

View Postjimmie, on 17 August 2018 - 09:37 PM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 17 August 2018 - 09:13 PM, said:

View Postjimmie, on 17 August 2018 - 02:32 PM, said:

I switched from mp53s to mp64s a couple years ago and haven't looked back. They are some of the best irons I've ever played. There are quite a few sets on Ebay for reasonable money.

Thanks Jimmie. I'm hoping to be a little better of a ball striker at some point so that set may be one for the future.

I've heard good things about the mp54s but haven't personally tried them. Might offer a little more forgiveness vs the 64s. Maybe worth a try. I know the 53s were forgiving while still giving a tactile and audible feedback when you missed one but not punishing you too bad for it. I haven't tried any of the newer jpx lineup but they should be even more forgiving.

As for ball striking, find an individual 6 or 7 iron blade. Take it to the range and practice with it. It will force you to slow down and focus on clean contact. It worked wonders for my iron game.

Jimmie, the 54s seem like they might be the most logical option for me or at the very least, a good place to start. I'd like to hit them first and I might be able to get to a store today or tomorrow that has a used set. But your ball-striking comments are exactly why I'm pursuing this. Thank you!

You can get MP54s for cheap on ebay.


Very true. I found a set of new (in the original box and wrapped in plastic) mp-54s on eBay for well under the budget I set for myself. There's some decent options on Craigs List as well.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:44 PM

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View PostNYCGolfNut, on 15 August 2018 - 04:20 PM, said:

If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.

Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...



So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:07 PM

View PostShifty242, on 30 August 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 15 August 2018 - 04:37 PM, said:

View PostNYCGolfNut, on 15 August 2018 - 04:20 PM, said:

If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.

Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...



So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:44 PM

View Postddetts, on 30 August 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 30 August 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 15 August 2018 - 04:37 PM, said:

View PostNYCGolfNut, on 15 August 2018 - 04:20 PM, said:

If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.

Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...



So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Upcharges are offered for (1) PUREing (2) Tip Prepping (3) Tip and Butt trimming. Are these necessary?

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:15 PM

View PostShifty242, on 30 August 2018 - 04:44 PM, said:

View Postddetts, on 30 August 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 30 August 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostShifty242, on 15 August 2018 - 04:37 PM, said:

View PostNYCGolfNut, on 15 August 2018 - 04:20 PM, said:

If you did your fittng at CC, there is no reason you cannot call the fitter and ask which shaft and head combo you hit. More than the head, it would be good to know what shaft it was, so that you can get something similar.

Great point and I just emailed the fitter I worked with. The shaft is the Nippon 950GH stiff taper...



So my plan was to have a small shop order in the Nippon 950GH stiff taper shafts and swap them into the MP-54s. They informed me today that I have to buy them and bring them in. Where is the best place to buy shafts? I checked eBay and the only new shafts are purchased through sellers in Japan. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Thanks for the recommendation! Great site.
Upcharges are offered for (1) PUREing (2) Tip Prepping (3) Tip and Butt trimming. Are these necessary?
Nope. Especially if you are having a shop build them. Those are more convenience charges for a DIY. Except some will argue about pureing. In my experience I don't swing consistently enough to notice a difference, especially with Nippon tolerances.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

30 days later...

MP-54s have been re-shafted and are in the bag. I have played a couple of rounds with them and they feel and look great. As anticipated, I seem to have lost some distance from my previous irons (TM RocketBladez)...maybe 7-10 yards per club. I have also noticed a much higher ball flight and, possibly, a higher spin rate. All this is anecdotal of course.

Is the distance loss simply from moving from a game improvement iron to a more "traditional" iron? This is not a huge concern for me, but I'm just curious.
Is the higher ball flight a characteristic of these irons or the combination of the shaft and my swing?

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 06:09 PM

The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 09:19 PM

View PostSSwanson, on 29 September 2018 - 06:09 PM, said:

The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.

Thanks SSwanson, thats the type of response I was hoping to hear. Do you know where I could find information on lofts for a variety of makers? I think it's relatively easy for new clubs, but what about older ones?

Nevermind...it's called Google. Found it.

Edited by Shifty242, 29 September 2018 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 06:02 PM

View PostSSwanson, on 29 September 2018 - 06:09 PM, said:

The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.

I'll add that I enjoy a little more spin as it helps me with control and holding greens throughout the set.
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 09:09 PM

View Postkess13, on 30 September 2018 - 06:02 PM, said:

View PostSSwanson, on 29 September 2018 - 06:09 PM, said:

The MP's have more traditional lofts, with the 7-Iron being 34 degrees. The Rocketblades (and most game improvement irons) have stronger lofts in addition to extra forgiveness. The 7 Iron from the rocketblades set is 30.5 degrees, so it's actually closer to your current 6-iron. That's the main reason the MP's play shorter, fly higher, and spin more. The extra forgiveness of game improvement irons helps keep distance up on off-centered hits as well.
I'll add that I enjoy a little more spin as it helps me with control and holding greens throughout the set.

I do like that aspect as well. Still working out exact distances, but when its on target and close it is immensely satisfying...


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:46 PM

Wondering if anyone can compare the newer mp18 sc irons to the older mp64 irons? Looking for feel/forgiveness comparison

Thanks!
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:28 AM

View PostTitleist+2, on 01 October 2018 - 01:46 PM, said:

Wondering if anyone can compare the newer mp18 sc irons to the older mp64 irons? Looking for feel/forgiveness comparison

Thanks!

I have played both of these. Not much between them. Both top-notch. The SC seemed slightly more forgiving in my hands but the shaft in those also seemed better for me (Modus 120 vs DG S300 in MP64.) If you can play one of these you can play the other.
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 09:03 PM

View Postkcd38, on 16 August 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

I love the MP 18 SC's. Go and hit the MB, SC, and MMC and see how you would like to blend a set. With no upcharge for shafts and grips, it is IMO the best deal

Mp sc all day long  best turf interaction, forgiveness and workability

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:41 PM

Personally trying to decide between mp18sc and jpx 919 tour. Anyone with experience on both of them?

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:03 AM

For those who are moving forward with the JPX919Tour, are you sticking with the traditional lofts or requesting modern lofts?


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:14 AM

View Postspetzle, on 08 October 2018 - 09:03 PM, said:

View Postkcd38, on 16 August 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

I love the MP 18 SC's. Go and hit the MB, SC, and MMC and see how you would like to blend a set. With no upcharge for shafts and grips, it is IMO the best deal

Mp sc all day long  best turf interaction, forgiveness and workability

I went with the MP-54s, but I really liked hitting the mp-scs as well. Solid clubs!

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:45 PM

View PostBDowning, on 10 October 2018 - 09:03 AM, said:

For those who are moving forward with the JPX919Tour, are you sticking with the traditional lofts or requesting modern lofts?

I went traditional and I haven't second guessed it yet. Played Sunday for first full round with them after a few range outings. Notably, my swing was on for the day, but shot my best round ever of 75, with 3 birds on the 4 par 3's (ranged 135-193). Traditional lofts give me the confidence I will hold the greens.
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