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Best utility/ driving iron to fill in 3 iron for JPX 900 tours?


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#1 Louisking1

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 06:45 PM

Anyone have any recommendations for utility/ driving iron got 4-pw in mizuno 900 tours looking 3 iron replacement looking for gd feels and looks?


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:13 PM

I’m using the OG UDI 3 with my 900 tours.
ST 180 w/PO 70TX tipped 0.5”, 2017 TI M2 8.5 (8.8) w/ KK DC XT 70TX tipped 0.5”, M3 w/ KK XT 70 TX tipped 1.0”
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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:21 PM

View PostSC-TX 88, on 31 October 2018 - 07:13 PM, said:

I’m using the OG UDI 3 with my 900 tours.
OG Udi ? Mizuno mp18 one ?

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:41 PM

I have the 900tours and have a mph5 3iron.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:42 PM

I hit the MMC Fli Hi 2 and 3 irons and love them, but if that didn’t work for me I was going to be looking at the p790 udi because I think that thing looks sweet. I didn’t care the for callaway xforged UT.

Did I see in another topic Mizuno might be coming out with a JPX style driving iron next year?

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:00 PM

View Postsiegs07, on 31 October 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

I hit the MMC Fli Hi 2 and 3 irons and love them, but if that didn’t work for me I was going to be looking at the p790 udi because I think that thing looks sweet. I didn’t care the for callaway xforged UT.

Did I see in another topic Mizuno might be coming out with a JPX style driving iron next year?

JPX style one would be interesting. JPX 900 tour 3 iron is 21 degree was looking at MMC fli hi if I went with would have to go 4 iron option in mmc because of loft 3 iron option is 19 degree 4 iron in 22 degree

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:02 PM

Have heard great things about Callaway and Srixon aswell for driving irons

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:07 PM

View PostLouisking1, on 31 October 2018 - 07:21 PM, said:

View PostSC-TX 88, on 31 October 2018 - 07:13 PM, said:

I’m using the OG UDI 3 with my 900 tours.
OG Udi ? Mizuno mp18 one ?

Sorry, the original Taylormade udi release
ST 180 w/PO 70TX tipped 0.5”, 2017 TI M2 8.5 (8.8) w/ KK DC XT 70TX tipped 0.5”, M3 w/ KK XT 70 TX tipped 1.0”
M2 2017 TI T3 (actual 13.7) w/GD AD TP 8X tipped 0.5”
M2 2016 TI 18 w/ Fujikura 93X Pro Spec tipped 0.5”
Taylormade P790 UDI 2 w/Tensei Pro White 100TX tipped 0.5” (or) UDI 3 w/Fujikura Pro 115 Tour Spec X-Flex
Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 4-PW w/ C-Taper 130X
Raw SM6 50.08F, Raw SM6 54.08M, WedgeWorks 60 T Grind (50 CT 130X, 54/60 DGTI S400)
Machine M1A (“Tiger Proto”), Toulon Atlanta & Portland
Rotate between gap wedge and 2/3 irons depending on course

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:36 PM

I have 3-PW 900 Tours. Some disclaimer, I like to tinker a little too much. Last year I used the 3 iron but took out the 4 iron. This year I wanted more height and put the 4 iron back in and 3 iron out. So I've been trying a lot of different driving irons this year. I've have had these in the bag at one point or another this year: the MP 18 Fli Hi, Apex MB, Srixon U65, Titleist 718, and 790 UDI. For me, I've had mixed results. The main issue being that driving irons are hollow, not truly forged, and have no head weight. The U65, 790 UDI is too low spin and too low. So swing weight is just too light even though I'm putting the Modus 120x in them to fit the rest of my set.

Long story short, driving irons are very inconsistent for me and contact is iffy at best. I think this is due to the way they feel when you swing them. So I'm going to bend my 3 iron strong as I hit my long irons better than driving irons. I'm holding out for the JPX driving iron to be one solid forged piece.

My advice is find a forged long iron from Mizuno that will fit into your bag. The problem with playing the 900 tours, is they are basically a perfect iron and trying to get something that is similar seems to be impossible.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:54 PM

I always liked the older Mizuno fli hi's and gamed a few different versions. Currently I am using a Titleist 712U with steelfiber shaft that has been great. Can give it the stinger treatment but also hit it high and get it to stop on greens.


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:44 PM

I'm gaming the 900 tours 4-PW and I'm currently using a TM P790 UDI 2-Iron that has been bent to 18.5 degrees, and shortened 1/2". I chose it simply because I hit it the best, but there are a lot of good options.

I used to game an older Mizuno MP Fli-Hi, and that was really good, but a little difficult to hit off the deck. The MP-H5 performed well and was much easier to hit, but it was pretty chunky looking at address. That might be something to consider if that sort of thing bothers you. The MP-18 Fli-Hi's looked amazing, but for some reason I was not getting the numbers I was hoping for with them. It definitely could have been the shaft in the demo club I was hitting, and price-wise, they're one of the best deals out there on new driving irons.

I also hit the Callaway X-Forged Utility iron and was very impressed with the performance. The Taylor Made was more consistent for me though, and a bit cheaper, so that's what I went with in the end.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:11 AM

Think I might try mp18 fli hi and Srixon u85

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:44 AM

View PostLouisking1, on 01 November 2018 - 06:11 AM, said:

Think I might try mp18 fli hi and Srixon u85

The srixon U45/65/85's are all really good.

Save some money and get a 45 or 65 - they are the identical club.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 04:00 PM

Found a Srixon u45 near me where I live for sale 70 pound- 90 dollars not bad for it 20 degree stiff Miyazaki shaft will hit tomorrow to see wat it is like
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:12 PM

View PostLouisking1, on 01 November 2018 - 04:00 PM, said:

Found a Srixon u45 near me where I live for sale 70 pound- 90 dollars not bad for it 20 degree stiff Miyazaki shaft will hit tomorrow to see wat it is like
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Overpriced for a used version - you should be able to find a U45 brand new for that price.  Also, that Miyazaki shaft is no good unless you really need help with launch.  I immediately swapped the lightweight Nippon shaft in mine for a S400 and big improvement in ball flight.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:18 PM

View Postmanima1, on 01 November 2018 - 05:12 PM, said:

View PostLouisking1, on 01 November 2018 - 04:00 PM, said:

Found a Srixon u45 near me where I live for sale 70 pound- 90 dollars not bad for it 20 degree stiff Miyazaki shaft will hit tomorrow to see wat it is like
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Overpriced for a used version - you should be able to find a U45 brand new for that price.  Also, that Miyazaki shaft is no good unless you really need help with launch.  I immediately swapped the lightweight Nippon shaft in mine for a S400 and big improvement in ball flight.
I thought it was ok price yeah was thinking the shaft might be high launching was thinking of reshafting it with s400 or x100

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:18 PM

Just got rid of my 900Ts, but I had them in 5-PW and used a z545 4I with them.
Still useful off the deck and tee, unlike the 'driving iron' style which I don't get on with, off the deck.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:30 PM

I didn't even set this up :)
I just did a quick search and here it was, asking to be bought:
https://www.ebay.co....b1YNo:rk:1:pf:0

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:37 PM

I did experiment with my U45 20* bent to 21* with a Recoil 110 and it fits well in that the swing weight is close considering I play the S300 AMT.

The downside is that the driving iron becomes exactly that, where I want drive it off the tee into fairway and not surgically place pin the ball into greens like my set 3 iron. If I need to drive a ball off the tee, the two iron utility is the correct job.

Honestly, the set 3 iron is very easy to hit off the tee and fairway. Took me a few swing lessons to validate the long iron game.

Unless you need you need more yardages, I would stick with the set 3 iron.

Edited by Chuck905, 01 November 2018 - 05:43 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:55 PM

View PostChuck905, on 01 November 2018 - 05:37 PM, said:

I did experiment with my U45 20* bent to 21* with a Recoil 110 and it fits well in that the swing weight is close considering I play the S300 AMT.

The downside is that the driving iron becomes exactly that, where I want drive it off the tee into fairway and not surgically place pin the ball into greens like my set 3 iron. If I need to drive a ball off the tee, the two iron utility is the correct job.

Honestly, the set 3 iron is very easy to hit off the tee and fairway. Took me a few swing lessons to validate the long iron game.

Unless you need you need more yardages, I would stick with the set 3 iron.

Was looking a 3 iron but non around with x100 shaft 😒


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:25 AM

View PostLouisking1, on 01 November 2018 - 05:55 PM, said:

View PostChuck905, on 01 November 2018 - 05:37 PM, said:

I did experiment with my U45 20* bent to 21* with a Recoil 110 and it fits well in that the swing weight is close considering I play the S300 AMT.

The downside is that the driving iron becomes exactly that, where I want drive it off the tee into fairway and not surgically place pin the ball into greens like my set 3 iron. If I need to drive a ball off the tee, the two iron utility is the correct job.

Honestly, the set 3 iron is very easy to hit off the tee and fairway. Took me a few swing lessons to validate the long iron game.

Unless you need you need more yardages, I would stick with the set 3 iron.

Was looking a 3 iron but non around with x100 shaft ��

X100 is literally a <$30 shaft and you don't even need a shaft puller to remove steel shafts.  You need heat, some sandpaper, epoxy, and a ferrule and you can swap steel shafts all day.
'16 M2 8.5 tour issued - Kuro Kage Dual Core 80tx tipped 1"
'16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
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SM6 46.08F - S400 Chrome
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:05 PM

I love my MP18 Fli Hi and just ordered a set of Z545 for the back up bag that has a 3 iron that looks money.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:58 AM

JPX919 Hot Metal 4i which is 20* with PX LX Tour 6.0 (90g), will do everything you'll need from any lie and sounds like a forged Mizuno.  I use one to gap from 5i to U65 2i.  Never would've looked at this, but glad I did.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

View Poststoneydukes, on 07 November 2018 - 11:05 PM, said:

I love my MP18 Fli Hi and just ordered a set of Z545 for the back up bag that has a 3 iron that looks money.
Bought a Srixon u45 which is really gd but think ill go mp18 fli hi 4 iron and get bent to 21 degree to suit the irons and keep the Srixon for second set I’m building

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