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SamGray

New irons for a teen

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Hello people of the sand trap! I am looking to get a new set of irons over the "off season" (I play all year so I don't really have an off season
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Anything helps!
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I'm going with a generic answer, Ping I20s when they go on sale. I know at least one 14 year old who is a 3 to 4 handicap, with similar distances and swing speed, and plays them. I'm not a teen, and I play them. :-)
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Shouldn't the I25's be out soon? So those should go on sale
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Yes, that's also what I was told. I got a pretty good deal on mine, labor day.
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Find yourself a set of Mizuno MX 200's and you will be very happy.  They can still be found new or near new condition for a very attractive price.  I doubt you will find any other set of sticks offering the feel, forgiveness and playability of the MX 200's.....  I'd be looking at stiff flex steel.

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Are they forged?
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It's tough to argue against a grain flow forged Mizuno.
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Few irons I would recommend for a forgiving player's iron.  i25's will be out early next year.

http://thesandtrap.com/b/clubs/ping_i20_irons_review

http://thesandtrap.com/b/clubs/callaway_x_hot_pro_iron_review

http://thesandtrap.com/b/clubs/taylormade_rocketbladez_tour_irons_review

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Mizuno MP 54

look no further. No brand is better in forgiving forged irons.

make sure you get fitted

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Callaway XHot Pro - loads of forgiveness in a player-type iron

available at reduced prices, and at callypreowned

http://www.callawaygolfpreowned.com/irons-x-hot-pro-2013/irons-x-hot-pro-2013,default,pd.html?cgid=iron-sets

Pings are nice - last forever, get the ones that look right to your eye

Mizuno makes a fine iron - get the one that looks right to your eye and game.

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Just curious if you settled on a set of irons?

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Haven't decided. I'm going Saturday to do some testing... Any other suggestions?
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Titleist 712 / 714 AP2's or CB's are worth a look given your handicap.  712's will be cheaper since the 714's are already out.

Adams CB 3's, or Cobra S3 Pro's if you're looking for a forged iron without breaking the bank are good options too.

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Are the mb's really hard to hit?
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Are the mb's really hard to hit?

I've never hit them but if you look at the CB's the cavity is pretty shallow, Maltby doesn't have revised numbers for the 712 and 714's but he rated the 710 MB's with an MPF of 321 (Classic) and the 710 CB's have a 517 MPF (conventional).  The AP2's are 548 so based on MPF the CB's are more forgiving and closer to the AP2's.

If you're buying new you could consider a combo set 3-6 CB's and 7-P MB's

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That might be a good idea. I like the idea of blades I the short irons but I am scared to hit a bladed 3 iron
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