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Low Handicap irons: Mizuno JPX 825, Ping G20, Ping G25


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#1 BJG718

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

I made a post a month or two ago about distance control with SGI type irons for lower handicaps.  My ballstriking is fairly good and I've been really happy with a set of Titleist AP2 712 with Nippon Modus shafts (the happiest I've ever been).  I've even sold all of my other comparable sets (including Maxfli Revolution Black dots, Callaway Razr Forged/MB combo set, Hogan Apex Edge...).  I'd like to have a second set with pretty much the same make up in terms of specs, shafts, etc.. but just for when courses might be playing a little softer (winter conditions?) or when I'm not striking the ball as well.  I was pretty close to sold on G20s.  Price isn't really a concern.  I understand that feel is a personal preference.  I'd say I'm a pretty solid ballstriker (mid single digit handicap), especially with the irons.  My miss tends to be a slight pull draw when I don't stay behind the shot.  Can you folks chime in if you've tried or played any (both, or all three) of these sets?  What did you like/dislike about them?  Distance isn't really a concern.  I want high and straight and I'd like to keep a bit of feel if possible.  As for my swing, I've tended to have a hard time cutting the ball, but I'm working that out.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

It has been proven for many years that PGA pros have never had a problem with distance control with forgiving irons that some amateurs seem to feels this happen with clubs that help with miss hits.

Yes miss hits will go farther than pure sweet spot shots, but sweet spot shots will  no not vary or get hot from time to time as some golfers believe.

Yes the inconsistency comes from the swinger not the thing being swung.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

Try the cobra amp. They look very similar to ap2 at address just a little larger and they are very consistent. Robo had a great review on these if you can find it.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Thanks for the replies guys - not really interested in any other sets other than what was mentioned. Also, more interested in reviews/comparisons between the sets rather than going over the distance control issue again.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

View PostBJG718, on 23 January 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:

Thanks for the replies guys - not really interested in any other sets other than what was mentioned. Also, more interested in reviews/comparisons between the sets rather than going over the distance control issue again.

You might not want to have that as you lead sentence of your thread then.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

I played G10 & G20's for the last 18 months and love them.  Have G25's on order, but since they are not out yet I can't offer much feedback other than to say the 7-iron demo club looked good to me.  

With a high offset iron like G20 you need to watch how you set up to the ball.  It's easy to set up closed which can exasperated any over the top pull hooks you may hit.

G20's hit the ball high and straight.  Love them for that.  CFS shafts play about 1/2 flex soft to flex so know that going in if you stray from those Nippon shafts.

I've never hit the 825's.  Love the G's too much.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

I was torn between the 825s..non pro and the G25, i'v ordered the G25s, not that the 825 isnt a good club....its brilliant, after all its a Mizuno iron, i just prefer the the look of the G25 and i was hitting it the same as the 825, just preferred the look for one reason, and the other reason was if i bought the non pro 825s, i'd be thinking "should i have bought the 825 pros?", and vice versa !!....
Great clubs the 825s though, if Mizuno didnt have the pro i'd have probally bought them, personally i think the 825 pro is a bit of a lost soul club....Mizuno should have brought out a replacement for the MP53s and got rid of the 800/825 pro, as i see the MP64 as a direct replacement for the 63, there should have been a MP54 as the MP53s were absolutely great clubs...wont ever get rid of my set...if the did this, then i think the 825s would sell loads more, to many people torn between the 825 and the 825 pro and end up like me going to a different manufacturer.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

I'm a 2 and play much more consistent with GI irons. I owned the G20s and had issues with the turf interaction (mainly with short irons).  Still played some good rounds with them.  I now own G25s and absolutely love everything about them.  Turf interaction is improved and to me they feel better than the 20s.  In my view the 25s are going to go down as one of the all-time greats from Ping.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:19 PM

View Postkmbean, on 13 May 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

I'm a 2 and play much more consistent with GI irons. I owned the G20s and had issues with the turf interaction (mainly with short irons).  Still played some good rounds with them.  I now own G25s and absolutely love everything about them.  Turf interaction is improved and to me they feel better than the 20s.  In my view the 25s are going to go down as one of the all-time greats from Ping.

Hey Shortbutstr8 there is your answer. Just go get some G25s and get over the looks, pretty is as pretty does.  LOL
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

View PostGbyeball, on 13 May 2013 - 09:19 PM, said:

View Postkmbean, on 13 May 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

I'm a 2 and play much more consistent with GI irons. I owned the G20s and had issues with the turf interaction (mainly with short irons).  Still played some good rounds with them.  I now own G25s and absolutely love everything about them.  Turf interaction is improved and to me they feel better than the 20s.  In my view the 25s are going to go down as one of the all-time greats from Ping.

Hey Shortbutstr8 there is your answer. Just go get some G25s and get over the looks, pretty is as pretty does.  LOL

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

825s give me the extra few yards I needed, turf interaction with Mizuno is flawless.  The Gs and 825 non pro are indeed almost interchangeable. The difference is all in the shaft for your swing. Mizzys rock. Pings are great. No wrong choice here...

Edited by Steelhead, 14 May 2013 - 08:55 PM.





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