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What are the HOTTEST Super Game Improvement Irons Right Now??


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#1 Nalajr

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:17 AM

Hey all,

Went into an Edwin Watts the other day to nose around a bit.  I haven't been in a golf shop in a while.  WOW!!  LOTSA gorgeous irons, woods and putters.

The bad thing is that I am in the SUPER Game Improvement category and maybe, just maybe, could squeak into the Game Improvement area.

I am just curious to see what you all are hearing and thinking are the best of the best in this category.  The ones that really caught my eye were the Adams A12OS, Wilson Di11, Ping G20, Mizuno JPX800, and a couple of the Callaways that I can't remember the model name.  So many really nice clubs.  I really didn't look at any woods or putters, just irons.  When I do get a new set I would be getting 3,4,5 and probably a 6 hybrid to go along with the rest of the irons.  I've never even hit one of the hybrid clubs though.

One thing I did notice on some of the SGI irons is that the longer irons (4,5,6) have heads that are somewhat elongated.  Looks a tad bit strange at first, but I guess it works.

So, if you were in my category and were going to get a set to try and improve your game or at least help you to ENJOY playing golf more, what would you choose?  What set(s) have you been hearing or reading about that's getting a lot of buzz?  Is there a couple of them that are really stand out performers over the rest or would you say that they are all pretty much the same??


Thanks for your time and help.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

Ping G20s, personally.  Very high quality, will last forever, and have all the SGI technology you'll ever need.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

View Posth0ss66, on 17 April 2012 - 09:28 AM, said:

Ping G20s, personally.  Very high quality, will last forever, and have all the SGI technology you'll ever need.


Although the G20 line is more GI than SGI. The K15 line would be SGI. That said the G20s are very forgiving.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

View PostBENCHMADE, on 17 April 2012 - 09:32 AM, said:

View Posth0ss66, on 17 April 2012 - 09:28 AM, said:

Ping G20s, personally.  Very high quality, will last forever, and have all the SGI technology you'll ever need.


Although the G20 line is more GI than SGI. The K15 line would be SGI. That said the G20s are very forgiving.

Adams Cb2s if you can find them, CAN'T go wrong! Way long and way forgiving

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

View Postrussian7, on 17 April 2012 - 09:35 AM, said:

Adams Cb2s if you can find them, CAN'T go wrong! Way long and way forgiving

With all due respect, those are certainly not SGI, and arguably not GI.  If the OP is looking in the SGI category, there are way more forgiving irons out there than the CB2's, however nice those irons are.  

You've got some good options OP in your post, and you can't really go wrong with the more forgiving GI irons like the Callaway RAZR X, Ping G15/G20, Di11, JPX 800, TM Burner 2.0, etc.  Then there are certainly chunkier more forgiving irons out there like the A12 OS, Cobra S3 Max, Ping K15, etc.

Good luck.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

View Postrussian7, on 17 April 2012 - 09:35 AM, said:



Adams Cb2s if you can find them, CAN'T go wrong! Way long and way forgiving


CB2 is a PLAYERS club, mid low handicap.  Some of you guys crack me up...

K15 or G20's would be a good choice.  A friend just went through a SGI iron search and bought a set of Rocketballz.  Dudes a pretty good player, former single digit player getting back into the game, that's gushing like a school girl over his new clubs.  Some pretty good tech there...

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

I just purchased a set of Adam A12OS about a month ago. I love them. My buddy has a set of Burner 2.0 (black) and he loves them although they're getting hard to find. I also hit the K15s, and while nice I couldn't justify almost twice the price.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

Personally for the price, I don't know how anyone could say no to the Ping G15s if they are still available...  I game AP1s for personal preference, but dollar for dollar, I don't think there is a better offering out there for a forgiving iron.



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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

Honestly, I would forget the SGI and look at GI irons and not look back. When you start looking at SGI you are going to teach yourself bad habits in your swing because of extreme lofts, offsets and such.  GI will still have some of that but not so much you won't be able to play players clubs later on, they are also forgiving enough for pretty much anyone to play.

I would personally look at the Mizuno jpx800 and the ping g15 or g20.  Callaway makes some decent irons and taylormade burners are apparently pretty good as well for a decent price.  I'm not a fan of the rbz irons but the r11 ones aren't bad...

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

I would go with Ping's G15 or G20 or Mizuno JPX800 HD if I was in your shoes.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

I've been doing a similar search and ended up with a great deal on a mint used set of Mizuno MX-200s. Probably not as forgiving as the G15s/G20s but the deal had me make the leap to upgrade some over my Eye 2s.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

View Postemo, on 17 April 2012 - 11:08 AM, said:

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Ummm absolutely not....these are comparable to being inbetween AP1 and AP2 for forgiveness. Not SGI territory. I feel the Adams set would be perfect that someone else mentioned on here.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

Go with the Ping's... SUPER great deals on g15's now - they are clearing them out to make way for the g20's.  Save yourself some ca$h and go for the g15's; you won't be disappointed.  Go 5-W, toss in an Adams 23*, a couple Vokey's or Clevelands (53/54 and 56/58), chuck on a Superstroke grip on your putter ... and you'll be shooting in the 80's and lower in no time!

BUT - over and above ANY iron - the most important thing is to go to a good club fitter and find out what fits your swing the best.  :clapping:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

Go try Rocketballz Max irons!! Will probably knock your socks off. Nobody mentioned them buy they are hot. Try them Edwin Watts has them. Try before you buy.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

Do people not know what SGI means? Some odd responses here...
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 17 April 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:

Do people not know what SGI means? Some odd responses here...


+1

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 17 April 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:

Do people not know what SGI means? Some odd responses here...
SGI for the uniformed are commonly known here as "shovels".  A term I detest.  Big ol' wide soles for folks who need help getting the ball in the air and staying away from their bad side of the fairway.

Think Ping K15, Adams A12OS, or a set I'm gearing up to review the Callaway Razr XF (if you've got the dough).  They also make the Razr HL.  Many options out there for the one that needs more help.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 17 April 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:

Do people not know what SGI means? Some odd responses here...

Why would we answer the question that was asked? The only way to enjoy the game is to bring your swing flaws into the light of day and make those 2-3 rounds a week you play as miserable as possible... then, eventually, you will smooth out your swing and become a "better" golf and start scoring near where you would be had you been playing SGIs the entire time...

I actually have NO idea who makes good SGIs... I'd suggest going and hitting a few and making sure you like the way they feel in your hands.

Ping K15s get good reviews, same with Adams IDEA A12 OS... you might consider Wilsons, as I think they will probably be the best value for a new, decent set.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

SGI = S(uper) G(ame) I(mprovement).... :man_in_love:


I say skip the SGI's and go with a good GI set.  (GI = Game Improvement)...  You will get to a point where you 'graduate' from the "Super" version and are ready for the GI's...but you'll be stuck with the GI's.
This is what happened to me.  I turned my game around with the Adams OS set and decided to move on the Ping g10's.  Really made a difference!

Unless you play like 40 rounds a year you won't need another set for a long time.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

I'd go with the JPX-800 HD of the models you listed.  The hybrids that come with the set are great true iron replacement hybrids, and I just like the look and feel of them more than anything else in the SGI category right now.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

IMHO Adams OWNS the SGI market.

A7OS, A12OS, V3 Hybrid, V3 Forged.

I have a set of the V3 forged and if it wasn't for the fact that I can't get along with the graphite shafts I'd be gaming them.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

Callaway Diablo Edge are selling pretty cheap as new sets right now, and can be found even cheap used.  Super easy to hit.  I bought mine a year ago and noticed a quick improvement.  But the lessons I've been taking helped much more.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

I'd just like to congratulate the OP on forgetting the Callaway irons,  a great start that hopefully he will be able to maintain throughout his golfing journey.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

I have the Callaway Edge irons, and they are nice clubs.  The only thing I do not like about them is that the wide sole makes them more difficult for me to chip with.  Regardless, very nice clubs and reasonably priced.


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

Picked up my JPX 800HD's today with Fujikura Orochi 55gr senior graphite shafts.  Before I tell you all how great they are, I must first disclose that I play with a physical impairment.  My left arm is over 3 inches shorter and much weaker than my right arm due to a childhood injury.  I love the game and my handicap is in the low 20's.  I have tried many of the game improvement clubs (Tour Edge Bazooka QL's, Adams a3os, Cobra Transition-s, etc.)  and while they are nice clubs, they are not in the same league as the Mizuno's.  The JPX 800HD is every bit as good as advertised.  I spent the last month making weekly trips to RD's to hit these clubs.  I just could not believe how well I was hitting them.  I am not an impulse buyer, so I thought maybe the first time was a fluke.  Not so, as I hit them consistently well week after week.  Finally, I spoke with the Mizuno Rep and ordered the set.  Got them today and headed for the range.  Let me tell you, they are better than advertised!!  I have never had a better practice session and this was the first time out with these clubs.  The 800HD's carry stronger lofts than most, so I was hitting them easily 5-10 yards longer than my old clubs, but I was hitting them much higher and straighter, and the feel is outstanding.  Also, I much prefer the  JPX Fli-Hi long iron replacements to traditional hybrids.  For me, they are much easier to hit because they are shorter than a hybrid.   I can't wait to get them out on the course.

Mizuno makes great irons of the highest quality, and I could not be more impressed. Both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine give JPX 800HD it's highest rating.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

Love Adams CB2 but no way they are what the OP wants as they are not SGI.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

Ping G15/20 and Ping Rapture V2 irons - can't go wrong with any of them. Just make sure you are properly fit.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

My advice to you would be to hit a few balls with each and decide which looks/feels best to you.  The technology in these new clubs make them plenty forgiving, it's all about what feels right to you.


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