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Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

post #1 of 21
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I am looking for a solid iron that allows me room to improve but also some forgiveness. I am about a 17 hc now but hit my irons pretty solid (I tend to get into trouble off the tee). I want a thin top line, that is very important to me.

Looking at Ping I10, Cleveland CG7 (Tour?), Titleist AP2 but am very intrigued by the Nike VR Forged Split Cavity. Maybe the Bridgestone GC Mids?

Help!!! Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Have you considered Mizuno MP-57 or MP-52? I started with mine at 23 handicap.
post #3 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

I like the CG7 Tour irons. I haven't heard anything bad about them really. Think that is what I'm going to do this summer when I get the money. I hit a few at Golf Galaxy a couple weeks ago and those things are sweeeeeet!
But it's ultimately up to you, hit a few and see which one fits your game the best.
post #4 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

I really like my Tour Preferreds. Got them when I was about a 20. Only now am I seeing are REALLY awesome they are that I'm starting to work the ball....

The only clubs I demo'd that really stood out to me aside from these. And if I wasn't TaylorMade biased I probably would've gotten were the Bridgestone J36... not the blades.... but I forget if it was the pocket cavity or the one in between.

On a side note: I think the TPs are pretty forgiving (at least for me as a 20hc) clubs from about the 5iron-PW. Not until recently am I really being able to take advantage of my 3 and 4 irons. (not sure how much of this is the +1" length clubs I'm playing, btw)
post #5 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Originally Posted by Shindig View Post
Have you considered Mizuno MP-57 or MP-52? I started with mine at 23 handicap.
I got my 57s at 28hcp and am down to 22 and play best with those sticks (trouble with driver/hybrid).
post #6 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

the Nike Forged CCi's have a super thin top line (not the cast)
as well as the Nike Pro Forged Combo's
and i guess some oldy's, Cleveland TA2's (my old irons)

im sure there are more, but some thoughts for ya
post #7 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

i like the look of the mp52 which is what i think i am gonna get soon. they have a thin top line and quite a thick sole for a 'sorta players iron'
post #8 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Why the need for a "thin" topline? How does that have any bearing on performance?
post #9 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Originally Posted by shades9323 View Post
Why the need for a "thin" topline? How does that have any bearing on performance?
For me It affects my brain. When I look down at a thick topline I'm just not comfortable for some reason and my shots end up worse. I want to play a more forgiving club and am trying but it's worse so far than my blades
post #10 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Check out these irons - http://thesandtrap.com/clubs/nickent...o_irons_review

I know they're a few years old, but they're basically a player's cavity back - feels like a blade when struck properly but offers some forgiveness with minimal offset and a thin top line. Lower trajectory, but I prefer that anyway :)

You can probably find a brand new set online for $200, maybe less!
post #11 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Originally Posted by opie View Post
For me It affects my brain. When I look down at a thick topline I'm just not comfortable for some reason and my shots end up worse. I want to play a more forgiving club and am trying but it's worse so far than my blades
I guess I am lucky. I don't care what the club looks like in the bag or at address as long as the ball goes where it is supposed to. I find I play better when I don't think too much. Like on the greens, read the put for 10 seconds and then go after the hole!
post #12 of 21
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Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Originally Posted by opie View Post
For me It affects my brain. When I look down at a thick topline I'm just not comfortable for some reason and my shots end up worse. I want to play a more forgiving club and am trying but it's worse so far than my blades
I totally agree w that. I really dont like it when I look down and see that fat topline. Similar to the reason I use a 425cc driver vs a 460cc driver.

thanks for the input from everyone. has anyone hit the new VRs from Nike?
post #13 of 21

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Originally Posted by dmbisbest View Post
I totally agree w that. I really dont like it when I look down and see that fat topline. Similar to the reason I use a 425cc driver vs a 460cc driver.

thanks for the input from everyone. has anyone hit the new VRs from Nike?

I hit the full cavities. They were ok. I didn't hit them as well as I hit the X-22 or x-22 tours. I am getting new clubs at some point and am going with the X-22 with Proj X 5.5 shafts.

Look into the Adams Idea pro golds. They have a nice thin topline and dicks is closing them out for $500.
post #14 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

If your looking for something to grow into, I'd go with a combo set of Adams Idea forged are nice and forgiving decently cheap and have a thin blade like topline and a couple hybrids.
post #15 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

I just splurged on a set of Ping G10s (I need a little dab of game-improvement) because of how pleasantly surprised I was with some demo clubs at the driving range. I'd definitely recommend the I10s for someone with more experience/consistency.
post #16 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Hogan Apex Edge. Forged, Blade style with a cavity and low sole weight. Remind me of the MP52s, $300 brand new 4-AW.

post #17 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Originally Posted by dmbisbest View Post
thanks for the input from everyone. has anyone hit the new VRs from Nike?
I just got back into golf this year after a 10 year layoff and I have the same mental problem with looking down at anything but a thin topline.

I bought the VR Forged set back in March and I have to say they're great.
post #18 of 21

Re: Irons for 15-20 Handicapper with thin top line?

Love my AP2s. Tried the VR splits recently at a Nike demo day and just did not like them compared to my AP2s. Not sure what it was, but they just didn't feel right...and I wanted to like them. Went back and fourth between my 6 iron and the Nike 6 iron and it was a very different feel.

Each to their own though.
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