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Life of the face of an Iron


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#1 Jones01

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

I'm not sure if this is the proper forum but I will ask anyway.  If in the wrong spot let me know.

I use forged irons and I like to practice at my golf courses range which is a grass range.  In doing so the face of my irons get a little beat up each season.  My sand wedges only last one to two seasons maximum.  My irons might last two seasons before I feel they need replacement.  

What I do not understand is I hear of guys that have the same set of irons for 5 to 10 years.  There is just no way mine would last that long without wearing the grooves right off.  

I have been buying a new set of irons each season to maintain the value of the prior set in the resale market.  This year I switched from AP2's to a set of Muira CB202's.  The reason for my post is I don't want to be replacing Muira irons every season.  I would be losing too much money.  

How long should an iron set last for a scratch HDCP who practices quite a bit.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

Want your irons to last - don't practice or hit off mats.  The reality is that if you practice a lot off grass (dirt and sand) you are not going to get more than a year or maybe two out of a forged set of irons.  Get used to spending your cash or find a sugar mommy who can "help" you out. :)
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

I always have a wet rag with me when I practice, and I use it to wipe off the face after every shot on the range.  It can be a pain sometimes, but it will make the faces last longer.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Your other option would be to buy a couple extra "practice clubs."  I'm guessing that when you're just pounding range balls you're not going through and hitting every single iron equally, so perhaps get an extra 9, 6, and 3 iron as well as an extra wedge or two.  Make sure the get them set up exactly the same as your regular set, and then use those to practice with.  It may cost you a little extra right now, but it should save you money in the long run.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

View Postmxtitleistgolfer, on 28 February 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

Your other option would be to buy a couple extra "practice clubs."  I'm guessing that when you're just pounding range balls you're not going through and hitting every single iron equally, so perhaps get an extra 9, 6, and 3 iron as well as an extra wedge or two.  Make sure the get them set up exactly the same as your regular set, and then use those to practice with.  It may cost you a little extra right now, but it should save you money in the long run.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

View Postmxtitleistgolfer, on 28 February 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

Your other option would be to buy a couple extra "practice clubs."  I'm guessing that when you're just pounding range balls you're not going through and hitting every single iron equally, so perhaps get an extra 9, 6, and 3 iron as well as an extra wedge or two.  Make sure the get them set up exactly the same as your regular set, and then use those to practice with.  It may cost you a little extra right now, but it should save you money in the long run.

Yeah I like this idea a lot.  I think I will be looking for a couple extra Irons now.  I am keeping my old sand wedges to practice with as well.

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