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Most forgiving irons

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Hi all. I just made my first ever trip to the driving range yesterday for my first golf lesson and I think it's safe to say it feels like love at first sight to me.

Anyway my instructor had me hit a ton of balls with an 8 iron which had been handed down to me by a veteran golfer friend of mine. While I did hit a few good shots I was pretty bad overall which I guess is to be expected.

Today I was looking to treat myself and since I'll be using the 8 iron for at least 3-4 more trips to the range I'd like to go out today and pick up the most forgiving 8 iron I can find here locally for use tonight and this weekend.

Looking forward to the recommendations, thanks!

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First off a 8 Iron is a good choice to start with. Any model of ping irons are

very forgiving.Borrow one if you can. Even the muscle back (ping type) knock

offs from k-mart-wal mart will suit you for now. You can upgrade as your skills

improve.  Most important is to have fun. Welcome to the club.

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Callaway Razr X HL no question....just bought the whole set and my first round was my best round ever and I dont even have distance down yet!

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Originally Posted by joem1cha3l

Callaway Razr X HL no question....just bought the whole set and my first round was my best round ever and I dont even have distance down yet!

No question?

In what way are they more forgiving than Burner 2.0, or Ping Eye 2, for example?

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Thanks for the replies. I went by Golfsmith earlier and was able to snag a single Burner 2.0 (the attendant there said it's the most forgiving he had in a single) but while I was there I took a liking to the Ping G15's.

The attendant there said both are very comparable as to forgiveness, is that true?

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Originally Posted by austinp

Thanks for the replies. I went by Golfsmith earlier and was able to snag a single Burner 2.0 (the attendant there said it's the most forgiving he had in a single) but while I was there I took a liking to the Ping G15's.

The attendant there said both are very comparable as to forgiveness, is that true?

I would probbaly try the Burner 2.0 or even the RBZ

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I played the Burner 1.0 irons for 2 years. They were very forgiving. 2.0 will be the same. Ping G series irons also very forgiving. I'm sure you'll be fine with either. Frankly most OEMs will make equipment that will work for you. Don't over think the equipment, focus on your swing and what the instructor is helping you with during your lesson. Welcome and have fun!
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Cobra S2 irons.

I've tried Taylormade Burner XDs, Taylormade R9 and Mizuno JPX800 and I've stuck to the Cobras.

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Nike Slingshots.  I bought a set about a month ago and I honestly cant miss with these things.  Even my bad shots look like good shots.  Callaway Big Berthas are really good too.

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Callaway Steelhead X-14 graphite. Best clubs I've ever hit. Still on the fence with my new Razr X HL's. I've played a few rounds with Ping Eye 2 BeCu's, Ping Zings and Hogan Apex Edge Forged but as far as I'm concerned the X-14s are the most forgiving clubs I've ever used.

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Brah, if you hit a few good shots on your first time, that is awesome!

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Hey guys,

I am reviving this thread--it was actually the #1 result on google when searching "most forgiving irons".  Well done.

Anyway, I am also a newer player, picking up the game about 4 months ago.  While I have practiced and improved dramatically, I am not hitting the dead center of the club every time, in fact this probably happens on 20-30% of my swings.  I am fortunate to have my practice facility inside of a very large golf store, where I can demo any club.  Almost all their employees are golfers, including a few low handicappers, and they all recommended the Taylormade Burner Plus irons.

I also tried the Burner 2.0, R11's, Callaway black "X" series.  I was told that Mizuno are a little harder to hit.  They didn't have any competitively priced Ping clubs of comparable level.

On Ebay you can get yourself a set for around $200.  I paid $300 but it included customization; shortening, lie angle, new grips, as well as the exceptional customer service I receive in general from being there every day practicing at their range and will continue to do so.

The other clubs were not "bad", in fact I liked everything I tried.  I just found that the Burner Plus was the most forgiving.  By this, I mean there are many times that I can feel I didn't hit it square, or even close to it, yet the ball still travels straight and almost the distance I was hoping for.  I hit a lot of good shots with the other clubs, the Pluses just gave me the best shots on my poorer swings.  On the course, this will save a lot of strokes.

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I have G15's. Very forgiving. I love them. Nothing wrong with any of the other options either, I bet.

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X20 irons were quite forgiving. And, they came with a stock Uniflex shaft, which was midkick and didn't balloon the short irons as much as some lowkick shaft irons. Try out first, not everyone likes Uniflex.

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Originally Posted by joem1cha3l

Callaway Razr X HL no question....just bought the whole set and my first round was my best round ever and I dont even have distance down yet!

I agree.  I researched site after site of reviews from the guys that write Golf magazines and run Golf websites.  90% of them either had the RAZR X HL in the lineup as most forgiving or they had them as number 1.  When Callaway had their demo day here, I went out and hit with these irons.  They are amazing.  This is my first set of new high dollar irons and I'm very impressed.  After playing with a used set of Top Flites and Cobras I could tell a huge difference and now my confidence is growing.

-Scott

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