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Are these good irons?

post #1 of 22
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Ok so after my birthday, I'm hoping to get some new irons to replace the Tommy Armour knockoffs I'm using. I'm hoping to have enough to get these: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...273502.2273503 I've seen these for 700+ dollars, so I really hope I'll be able to get them before they're gone. Would these be good irons to improve my game and ball striking with? If I can't get those, I'm also looking at r7's, and if I don't have enough for either I was thinking these might work also: http://www.rockbottomgolf.com/nicken...ite-steel.html But, I really hope I can get those j36's, If I'm short 150 bucks or less, I could probably get my dad to let me borrow the money for them. I want those sooooo bad! Anyone use them? I'd like to hear your reccomendations as well.
post #2 of 22

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Love those b stones... Pick them up.. A great intermediate iron. Stay away from nickent. Good hybrids, but irons are na es bueno
post #3 of 22
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Well, if I can't get the j36, what's good for less than 200?
post #4 of 22

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Awesome irons. Go for those. those bstones are the only other irons I really liked when I demo'd looking for irons. And don't they come stock with proj x shafts?
post #5 of 22

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Originally Posted by mhodar13 View Post
Well, if I can't get the j36, what's good for less than 200?
BEST irons i've seen/felt/handled (but haven't hit) for under 200 are the wilson di9 irons. Saw them in golf galaxy in houston when visiting my bro. On sale for $150.

I'm STILL wondering if I shoulda bought them just to mess around with.
post #6 of 22
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Hmmm. I'll have to see what I can find. I want those j36's so bad it's not even funny. Yeah they have stock project x shafts. My dad will understand if I need to borrow a few bucks to get them.
post #7 of 22

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The Bstones are good from what I hear. But if you are stuck with something under $200 check the Ben Hogan BH-5. Can't go wrong with either of them.
post #8 of 22
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I've found j26 cavity and pocket cavity on ebay for under 400. I also found blades for 400. I might get the blades if I have enough money, that would make me improve my ball striking.
post #9 of 22

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I wouldn't encourage you getting blades. They will frustrate you. You do want to improve but you also want to have fun, and I don't think blades will give you the fun you want at your skill level.

The pocket cavity ones will be the best for you, just my 2 cents.
post #10 of 22

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Originally Posted by mhodar13 View Post
I've found j26 cavity and pocket cavity on ebay for under 400. I also found blades for 400. I might get the blades if I have enough money, that would make me improve my ball striking.
Easy there.....

There are many options with the Bridgestone J36 line. The irons transition well from blade to cavity back to pocket cavity. Don't think I'd jump straight into a full set of blades just yet (don't care how good of a ball striker you are). Remember, those pocket cavities you linked are still a players club. They may be a tad more forgiving then a traditional blade but they are no where near a game improvement iron. Try and demo the clubs first and base your decision off of that.

Good luck.
post #11 of 22
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I wasn't saying I'm a good ball striker. I want something less forgiving so I have to get better, not just let the club do all of the work. I'll probably end up with the pocket cavities though.
post #12 of 22

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Love the B-stones, but chances are, they'll be gone before September.
post #13 of 22
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Man, I hope not. Oh well, if they are, I'll get something else. I'm sure I'll be able to find them on ebay then.
post #14 of 22

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i would stay away from players irons if you're a 35 handicap. Try looking at taylormade r7's or callaway x 18's those are both great clubs and will improve your game.
post #15 of 22
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Hmm. I'm not sure what I want at all yet, so we'll see if I've improved any when I actually have the money to get them.
post #16 of 22

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Originally Posted by mhodar13 View Post
I want something less forgiving so I have to get better, not just let the club do all of the work. I'll probably end up with the pocket cavities though.
Don't rule out a blended or combo set. Like I said earlier they transition well between the 3 types of clubs.
post #17 of 22

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Check out Mizuno MP-52s. They are forgiving yet not a GI iron. They're still a player's iron but have a cavity and a pocket on the long irons for added forgivness.
Though, in all honesty, I think you should go with something even more forgiving like the MX-200 or the PING G10. I'm a 28 handicapper and I still find it tough to hit my Callaway X-14's at times when my swing is totally headed south, and the 14th are considered SGIs. But maybe that's just me, I'm the most inconsistent golfer around, maybe because I don't play much these days.
post #18 of 22

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no doubt the bridgestones are great clubs, but even int the pocket cavity form, i would be hard pressed to recommend them to a high handicapper. i do like nickent irons...i have the 3dx reds that you have listed...not sure if yours was the combo set or not...mine is. awesome hybrids make hitting 200-220 yard shots a breeze, and the irons are no slouch either. saw these on golfsmith and it might interest you http://www.golfsmith.com/products/NI...h_Steel_Shafts
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