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Driving iron opinions???????


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#31 gwrxer58

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

View Postcavemeister, on 02 February 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

fourteen makes the best driving irons imho. Hi-550 and hi-660 are still pretty great. Of course you could get the brand new x utility by callaway that els used in the open.

I also picked up fourteen Hi610h T.S #3 and #4 and put KBS Hybrid shaft in. They are very forgiving, great feeling and workable for me.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

Another thought for a clean look with some forgiveness is to buy the 2 iron from the Nike VR Pro Combo set. Pocket Cavity design with a hot face, 18 degrees, and forged so you could bend it a little stronger if you wanted. Relatively traditional looking coming from your MP33 1 iron.

I found an Adams Pro Black Hybrid head at 14 degrees that I'll be building soon for this purpose. Hopefully a low screamer!

Good luck!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

View PostKC4441, on 01 February 2013 - 10:29 PM, said:

I picked up the RocketBladez 3 iron (non-tour) and put a C-Taper X-Flex in it.  I left the loft alone, but I've had it for a few weeks and so far it works awesome as a driving iron for me.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

503H but stay away from the graphite shaft.  I have two  22 and 19 with s300 shafts , money on tight par fours and off the deck on par 5's very accurate.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

I think a Rocketbladez 3 iron delofted 3 degrees would go as far as a 4 wood I would assume

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

I just want to say thanks to the community here! most times I post something like this I just get a******* giving snooty remarks and one sided arguments. But you all have given me a lot of good options to check out. Before I make any choices I will be going to a demo day in orlando on the 16th and trying out every venders low irons! hahahha

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

rocketblades,    rbz,  or     burner 2.0  3 iron    bent  2 degrees strong

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

I have never tried anything like this but how about a 15* Adams super hybrid with a steel shaft? That would be straight and long I would think
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Good luck in your quest. I really wish I hadn't read this thread. I now want a Yonex, Titleist, Callaway, and Fourteen. Just to name a few.
I mean, I like golf balls
but not that much.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

Nothing wrong with my old ping eye 2 becu one iron @ 16*. Really thought, with today's low spin balls this is for the tee or if you want to hit a really low ball off the tight grass. It won't go super high unless you're JD.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Ok guys, I went to a demo day and got to jump on the tracman with a few different clubs, The best performing iron was the nike VR_S forged. It had the best flight and the most forgiveness.  In a close second was the TM Rocket blade tour iron.  I have to say I am thinking about doing the whole set in the rocket blades including having my 3 iron bent to a 17* loft.  I hit a few of the clevelands and a few of the calaways but I have to say I was very very impressed with the vr_s.  just wanted to let yall know what I found out and decided on.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

I love playing a stinger. If the wind is into you there's nothing like watching the ball slowly rise when you spank one.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

I got a MP H4 as a 4 iron replacement this year.....EASY to hit

Depending on how my Hybrid treats me this year, i may get one of these in a 2 iron.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

View Postboosted2j, on 01 February 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:

hey guys, I am looking at some new clubs this year as I am playing some old beat up mp33's, I play every day and in the next few months its time for a new set, plus I cant wait to have a set built and get rid of all this lead tape on my irons. My question is I love to hit my mp33 1 iron off the tee. I play kind of a stinger shot and let it chase up the fairway, unless its a wet day than i pull it out of the bag and add a hybrid into its place. But I really like the control i get when i fire one low up the fairway with an iron.  My average drive with it is 245 yards and if i really NUT one i can get it out there 265ish. I see Tiger plays a vr_s 2 iron and am wondering what other clubs should l look at besides the VR_S forged? I like the idea of having a little more forgiveness on the driving iron because at high swing speeds if you just miss it a little it can take off 20+ yards and spin around.  

So I am just looking for some suggestions on other clubs to try. Thanks for any honest suggestions in advance.


It sounds like you're looking for an old Cobra baffler multimetal hybrid.  They set up like an iron.  I think Cobra made them in an 18*.  Could be exactly what you're looking for and they're pretty cheap.  I have some but not the 18*.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:06 AM

Rocketbladez Tour 3 is my new driving iron. Highly recommend trying it out. I had the lie angle adjusted from 60.5 to 59.5 to match the MP59 3 iron, but this club goes 15 yards further with 19 degree loft instead of mizuno's 21 degree. Tried to have it de-lofted to 18 degrees, but the shop could bend it without the shock treatment and I didn't want to risk it. Surprised the lie angle was easier to bend.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

I tried the new Callaway driving iron and wasnt a fan of the 11* bounce. How easy is the H4 to hit? What shafts are people playing in driving irons? not a lot of demo options out there.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

The H4 is awesome. I have the 2 iron and as far as two irons go it is a very forgiving club. I haven't had a chance to the X utility so I cannot compare it to that. I put an NV105 in mine and i'm loving it.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

View Postheavybladed, on 04 February 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

http://www.golfworks...31_A_cn_E_10031

Given the history of it's designer, I'll bet it's pretty forgiving, and they offer it in 17* as a standard option. Shoot, now I want one too!

+1    I can't wait until these are available.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

View PostDoc Mcstuffins, on 02 February 2013 - 02:22 PM, said:

great topic. I'm looking for a 3 iron replacement. Something that's forgiving like a hybrid, but looks more like an iron.

Go H4.... Nothing compares in regards to feel and workability with the right shaft!
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

View Postfreddyottawa, on 28 February 2013 - 07:43 PM, said:

The H4 is awesome. I have the 2 iron and as far as two irons go it is a very forgiving club. I haven't had a chance to the X utility so I cannot compare it to that. I put an NV105 in mine and i'm loving it.

Just got done comparing the x utility with pxi 6.0 versus the H4 KBS TOUR S.... It wasn't even close... IMO the H4 is better in regards to feel, workability and distance.  It could have been the shaft but I'm not even looking anymore.  H4 already ordered and thinking ordingin the 2 iron to replace my old trusty hybrid.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:20 PM

View PostVTHOKIM, on 05 March 2013 - 10:15 PM, said:

View Postfreddyottawa, on 28 February 2013 - 07:43 PM, said:

The H4 is awesome. I have the 2 iron and as far as two irons go it is a very forgiving club. I haven't had a chance to the X utility so I cannot compare it to that. I put an NV105 in mine and i'm loving it.

Just got done comparing the x utility with pxi 6.0 versus the H4 KBS TOUR S.... It wasn't even close... IMO the H4 is better in regards to feel, workability and distance.  It could have been the shaft but I'm not even looking anymore.  H4 already ordered and thinking ordingin the 2 iron to replace my old trusty hybrid.

Nice. have fun with it when you get it.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:46 AM

View PostKC4441, on 01 February 2013 - 10:29 PM, said:

I picked up the RocketBladez 3 iron (non-tour) and put a C-Taper X-Flex in it.  I left the loft alone, but I've had it for a few weeks and so far it works awesome as a driving iron for me.

exact same for me.  I'm left handed so not a lot of options.   this is basically a 2 iron.  18 degrees.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

I play a Callaway Fusion Wide sole 2 iron - and this is really long and accurate.
It is really easy to hit due to the wide sole and big head.
I hit it about 240 meters / 265 yards.

Has anyone else tried this ?
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