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Your Favorite Long Iron Replacement/ Driving Iron


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#61 Atrayn

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 01:25 PM

I spent the end of summer until now looking for a utility iron to fill the 4i-3W gap. For me, that's approx 220 carry in summer conditions. I tried all the new utility irons that are out with the exception of the new GAPR offerings.

One day out of frustration I went to my local golf store which has a Tru Golf simulator. They have new and used clubs. After trying just about everything, I started going through their used clubs and finally hit a 21 deg SLDR 5W HL.  It has been MONEY for me ever since I started using it. Funny thing though, I never looked at the stiffness of the shaft. It comes stock with a Fujikura Speeder 65. When I finally looked this past weekend, it turned out to be a regular flex! I was astounded as I play Stiff in all my clubs. Had I looked at it before I tried it, I would most likely have just put it back. I can hit this club from any lie and off the tee and produce the most beautiful high baby draw you will ever see, every time!

Moral of the story....keep trying everything until you get the desired outcome (ball flight) you are looking for (repeatedly and easily) and don't make the assumption that just because you have been fitted for a specific stiffness, that something else may not suit your swing better.....

Additionally....even though I believe my current Exotics 3W is the greatest thing since sliced bread....I couldn't help buying the SLDR HL 3 wood for $14 off the BAY with the exact same shaft just to see what happens....LOL

It's just the ho in me after all!

2017 Taylormade M2 9.5 (set at 10.5) w/ Diamana S+ Blueboard 60 S
2010 Tour Edge Exotics XCG3 3W w/Fujikura Motore S 15 deg
2014 Taylormade SLDR S HL 3W 17deg Fujikura Speeder 65 R, shortened
2009 Callaway Xforged 3i w/ KBS tour S
2012 Cobra Amp Forged 4-GW w/ KBS tour S
2013 Miura forged 54 & 58 wedges - w/ DG Tour issue S
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 11:37 AM

XForged UT is good, GAPR Lo is a amazing
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Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
2004 Callaway Big Bertha 5W
Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
Titleist Vokey Spin Milled 58-04
Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3

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Ping Vault 2.0 ZB Stealth
Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
Scotty Cameron Mizuno M-200
2004 Callaway Big Bertha 3W
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 11:47 AM

TMB
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T-MB 3-4
716 CB 5-9
SM6 46/50/54/58
Newport

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Srixon U series for me, feels great and very powerful

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:52 AM

Adams DHy with a C-Taper(s) for me!  Been in the bag for 4 years and it's not going anywhere.  Love it off the tee - straight bullets that run forever or can launch it high and soft on the longer par 3s.  Easy to hit from the fairway, too.

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14.5* Ping G30 GD DI-6 (s)
18* Adams DHy C-Taper (s) or 17* Titleist 910h ProjectX Tour Issue X-8C4
4-PW Titleist 712 AP-2 DG300 (s)
50* Fourteen RM11 DG x100
54* Fourteen RM12 KBS Hi-Rev
58* Fourteen RM12 KBS Hi-Rev
34" Ping Redwood ZB PP-61 grip
35" Odyssey Versa (Metal X insert) White-Black-White (tour issue)
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:32 PM

The TM P790s are so extremely easy to hit for long irons. Feel so good and launch easier than any other long iron I have hit.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:45 PM

g700 4i
Callaway Epic SZ - 10.5 -Tour AD DI 6x
Cobra F8+ 4/5 - 17.5 Hzrdus Red 6.0 75g
Ping G700 - 4i - PXLZ 6.0
Ping i500 - (5-U) - PXLZ 6.0
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Vokey SM6 - 62-M
Evnroll - ER7 - 34"

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:58 PM

PXG Gen2 driving irons are awesome. The 1 iron in particular is insane.
PXG 0811X Driver - AD-GP 7X
PXG 0341X Fairway - AD-GP 8X
PXG 0311X Gen2 1 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
PXG 0311X Gen2 3 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
PXG 0311T Gen2 4-PW - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 51 - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 56 - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG 0311T Zulu 61 - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG Brandon H - 34.5
PXG Bat Attack H - 34.5
PXG Operator H - 34.5
PXG 50/50 Staff Bag
Bridgestone Tour B X

KaBoom Baby!

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:11 PM

I have a J33B air muscle 2i with a NV 85 hybrid shaft that will never leave the bag. It is a hollow head but has a blade profile. Closest new club comparison is the Srixon utility irons for looks. Not super forgiving but as pure a feel as you could imagine on well struck shots.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:14 PM

 Atrayn, on 22 October 2018 - 01:25 PM, said:

I spent the end of summer until now looking for a utility iron to fill the 4i-3W gap. For me, that's approx 220 carry in summer conditions. I tried all the new utility irons that are out with the exception of the new GAPR offerings.

One day out of frustration I went to my local golf store which has a Tru Golf simulator. They have new and used clubs. After trying just about everything, I started going through their used clubs and finally hit a 21 deg SLDR 5W HL.  It has been MONEY for me ever since I started using it. Funny thing though, I never looked at the stiffness of the shaft. It comes stock with a Fujikura Speeder 65. When I finally looked this past weekend, it turned out to be a regular flex! I was astounded as I play Stiff in all my clubs. Had I looked at it before I tried it, I would most likely have just put it back. I can hit this club from any lie and off the tee and produce the most beautiful high baby draw you will ever see, every time!

Moral of the story....keep trying everything until you get the desired outcome (ball flight) you are looking for (repeatedly and easily) and don't make the assumption that just because you have been fitted for a specific stiffness, that something else may not suit your swing better.....

Additionally....even though I believe my current Exotics 3W is the greatest thing since sliced bread....I couldn't help buying the SLDR HL 3 wood for $14 off the BAY with the exact same shaft just to see what happens....LOL

It's just the ho in me after all!
Just put some tape over the R 😉


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:55 PM

Replaced my old 3h with a Adams Mini Pro 20 and love it. Use it predominantly off the tee but from time to time in the fairway/sitting up in the rough if needed. Have the Aldilda Tour Green Xstiff shaft in it and feels great. Can use a sawed off follow through to keep it down and will go out like a laser and roll when dry.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:14 PM

Like a couple others in here Im playing a 21* Adams DHy instead of a 3i. I got it for 9.99 on ebay + shipping, basically brand new. Couldnt be happier, and certainly the best 9.99 spent in my whole bag.

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