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Best utility iron/driving iron

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#31 skaarsgard



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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

View PostHit em good, on 15 November 2012 - 11:00 PM, said:

View PostTarkata, on 15 November 2012 - 09:21 PM, said:

The most costly is always the way to go.
I mean, you just don't want to skimp on your driving iron, c'mon now... :)

you make no sense, srixon boy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Anybody been able to compare the Fli-Hi with the X-Utility?  My local shop is offering to give me a great discount on either one, but the Fli-Hi only has the PX 5.5 so it'd have to get restarted. More opinions are appreciated
Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
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Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Try the Controller -- the 17* is great off the tee.  For something newer, the RBZ 3 iron is pretty hot, as is the Wishon 870-Ti
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#34 Jack Pearsall

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

View PostNewc, on 15 November 2012 - 10:23 PM, said:

For the guys who have played them, what are the differences between the original forged fli hi and the newer cast version?

For the MP versions - both of which JP has owned - Our hero Jack Pearsall preferred the cut muscle version much more than the other version. The cut mucle version has that Mizuno feel while the better looking fli hi - as some say - had a harsh feel. Jack was rather surprised by this given his long association with Mizuno mp irons. Your experiences may well be different, but then, you may not have the sensitivity of a Jack Golden Pearsall, every urologists' fantasy patient.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

Reshafted an old Callaway X-Tour iron with a graphite shaft, really love it of the tee and from the fairway. Hate it and miss my hybrid when I'm the semi rough or have a questionable lie.

Excellent in windy conditions though.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

View Postlinkerpan, on 15 November 2012 - 12:33 AM, said:

I just ordered mine today, MP-H4 2 iron. Mizuno is selling its product as an easy to hit iron, Callaway marketing theirs as a player's iron. And taking into account is a 2 iron, the hardest to hit club in the bag, I decided to go for the Mizuno instead of the Callaway.
Well, never could hit the iron as Mizuno had to cancel the order because they had no 1 iron shaft (KBS Tour) to softstep my 2. So I decided to wait until spring (Minnesota winter) to order again with a NS Pro 950 Stiff that was the second option my fitter fitted me with (that one wouldn't need the softstepping. Kind of make sense but also speaks volumes about the demise of the 1 iron.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Today I was at the golf shop and wanted to get a 4 iron, so I took to the simulator a Rocketbladez 5 iron (23*) and a Fli-Hi (24*).  I need to preface this by saying the shafts DID NOT fit me, they were the 85g in Rocketbladez and PX5.5 in the Fli-Hi.  Since they both didn't fit my swing I figured it was okay.  I hit roughly 30 balls with both clubs and was extremely surprised at the results.  The RBz is marketed as having more forgiveness across the bottom of the face, and the Fli-Hi isn't really marketed as anything.  The Fli-Hi's 3 longest shots were all longer then the RBz's single longest.  The Fli-Hi had a lower trajectory and as we all know Mizzy's feel is second to none.  The Fli-Hi was the clear cut winner.  The only advantage of the RBz is the face is larger, but for today at least the wasn't an issue for me.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Anyone know where i can get a srixon zr uti??


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

I use an old Titleist AC 108 2 iron fitted into a Nippon NS Pro Peening orange + 1/2 shaft. I love this club, whenever I'm stuck in trees Im able to take a full swing and rip it out of the trees into the fairaway at most 215yds, if I need to lay off I do and it works like magic. Windy days I hit it , only gets off the ground about 6-10 feet and is a rocket down the middle.
My other driving iron is a Mizuno 1 14* driving Iron pictured below, it has a stock Mizuno steel shaft. This thing is awesome as well, I keep wanting to pull the shaft from the Titlest and put it in the Mizuno. But so far I just love the 2 iron to much and the shaft on the mizuno is that bad either. Well those are my 2 driving Irons and they work just like they are supposed to.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

If you can find one the Taylormade tour preferred utility irons are excellent. Snatched a 3 and a 4 up that I found on ebay recently. They're easy to hit and have a great feel to them when you hit it on the screws.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:15 AM

View Postbulldurham, on 15 November 2012 - 08:52 AM, said:

I'm a self-confessed driving iron ho, and have a PRGR 200i 2 iron, a PRGR 040i 3 iron and a Bridgestone J33 Airmuscle 3 iron in the rotation. Still deciding which one I like best, but theyre all excellent. The PRGRs are ridiculously long, but the J33 has the most iron like profile. Like them all much better than the Fli HI I used to have.

Bull, you mind if I ask what type of shafts you tend to prefer in these clubs.  Not quite where I need to be swing wise for the Project X 6.0 and looking for solid recommendations. PS- I too suffer from your same affliction for driving irons.  TIA


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