For the past 5 months I have been re-constructing my swing, torn rotator cuff tendons. Simplifying has helped, if there is a secret, I really think it is being able to develop a technique that will get you to back when your swing starts to fall apart... without a club, or endless bad practice swings on the course. I am working on something now and I'll see if it pans out. It may be a dead end.
Which makes what Augusta does every year even more remarkable! What many don't know (except for folks here maybe), is that Augusta is closed to play immediately after the Masters, and remains that way through the Summer so that the crew can repair the damage to the course, and make changes to it. I think it re-opens for play about Labor Day.
Speaking of Augusta, think back when Martha Burke was having her "look at me" moment down there. Did Masters viewership suffer? I don't think so. I read an article by a columnist who was invited by a member to play there before the membership rules were changed. He said that there were women everywhere! They were in the bar, the lounges, the restaurant, and on the course. It was hardly a sterile, men only atmosphere. They were guests, but apparently very welcome guests!
I'm sure these issues come up regularly before the boards of any private clubs. But, if their by-laws call for a vote of a certain percentage of the membership, then that's what it is!
You're not giving us much to go on. What is your current iron set?
As for the Nike VR Pro Combo, I'll let others comment on that.
As for FT irons... I to follow Callaway and know a bit about their classic irons, but I really don't know anyone who used the FTs.
Came out in 2008 along with XForged, X20 Tour and X20. (See note on i-brids)
FT had the same shaft length for comparable # irons as the X-family irons of 2008.
Stock shafts were the FT Iron Graphite (L, R, S at about 75 grams) and the NS.Pro 100, a 110-gram steel Uniflex.
I hit all the X-clubs in spring 2009, but not the FTs.
Scattered reviews on the FTs promoted idea that the club got the ball up high without loss of distance. The wide sole looked similar to the circa 2007 Big Bertha irons.
As @newtogolf said, you won't know much until you try the two irons models out. I'm worried you'll be wasting time and $$ if you go buy-and-try with assorted iron models. Why not get fitted with newer used offerings?