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post #19 of 157
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Re: Best Blade/Tour Irons...Ever?

Originally Posted by Shorty View Post
God I hate this invented term "players' irons". Whee does it come from? From what I can glean, it's about hackers impressing other hackers in the car park. Just like all these guys who desperately search for a 2 iron to match their set, or claim to be able to hit it perfectly, despite there only being a handful left on tour. RAnt over (or just beginning)
There is no answer to your questions All you are getting is people saying waht irons they personally have or like and you can bet that many of these people do not have the opportunity to hit dozens of irons that they may very well love. So what is their "opinion" based on? Besides that, whay would you care what other people thinkl? You are the one who will be hitting them. For all we (or you) know, you might be best suited for an oversized cavity back iron. There are plenty of those on tour, by the way, and I'm pretty sutre tat everyone on tour is a "player".
The other thing you need to be mindful of is that tere are a lot of "opinions" that rae not that at all, merely people parroting advertsing BS and trying to have a bag that looks like a PGA Tour player's. And again, these clubs may or may not suit them.
As for you thought that the "best" irons are goiung to be the most expensive, that is not even close to the truth.
You need to hit as many irons as you can. What anyone else thinks is totally irrelevant.
First off, I'm sorry I used the words 'players irons' in referring to an iron designed for the better player/tour professional. I didn't realize you had such a hate for the term. MY BAD. Second off, I was looking for a starting point, and we both know I wouldn't have chosen my irons solely off this thread. Also, I said that the blades and 'tour' irons, do not have the same correlation between price and release date, as do 'game improvement' irons do. And why is it that everyone else's opinions are wrong because they're not, well, you.
post #20 of 157

Re: Best Blade/Tour Irons...Ever?

Sam Snead Blue Ridge blades.
You´d get a set of them off ebay pretty cheaply. They´re really old but they´re the nicest irons I´ve ever hit.
post #21 of 157

Re: Best Blade/Tour Irons...Ever?

Mixuno mp 14's, 29s and 33s
post #22 of 157

Re: Best Blade/Tour Irons...Ever?

Originally Posted by ks8829 View Post
Mixuno mp 14's, 29s and 33s
lol, you really like the mp33's dont you. Every thread of which blade or mizuno iron is the best I see you reply with like 3 or 4 posts all saying mp-33's. haha
post #23 of 157

Re: Best Blade/Tour Irons...Ever?

That's why I play them
post #24 of 157

Re: Best Blade/Tour Irons...Ever?

Originally Posted by Cali View Post
And why is it that everyone else's opinions are wrong because they're not, well, you.
Because you need clubs that are right for YOU. Not clubs that somebody else likes and may never have ever even seen, let alone hit.
I hate the term "players' clubs", because when people use it, they are really talking about themselves, (the "player") not the club.
Obviously, there will be irons that suit you that others like too, but trying to ascertain which irons are the "best ever" is only going draw responses which are at best subjective, and at worst, meaningless.
Sorry, I had difficulty comprehending this bit: "meaning the best your irons are probably not gonna be the most expensive".
My basic beef is not with you - there is nothing wrong with seeking advice, looking at what people suggest and then making your own decisions, but you must have noticed that many of the people who offer advice are just fans of golf equipment - many of whom think, for example, that Titleist is for "classy" players, or the TM make "the best" drivers etc. etc. None of it is true.
For what it's worth, Nick Faldo used Mizuno MP-60 irons when he wasn't sponsored and he said they were the best irons he ever used. You won't go wrong with a set like that and you won't have to pay the earth for a used set.
post #25 of 157

Re: Best Blade/Tour Irons...Ever?

i went down the blade route......back to a combo set
i liked the CG1 BP's i had, but only from the 7-PW
i DID NOT have the game for the rest of the set

went to an old school set - Titleist 735.CM's
3-5 full cavity, 6-7 muscle back, 8-PW full blade
i think this is the best overall combo out there
you see lots of tour guys now hitting a much more forgiving long iron
being able to pull out a 4 or 5i and KNOW you can smooth that club no matter what....is awesome

i have been through a few sets of players and blades this year and glad im back to this combo set
im sure at one point i wont like them, but for now i do
and they have been played - they dont look new and shiney, they look like they can stuff 8irons to 4 feet from 165 all day!!!!
......(and for the record...yes I can hit my 8i 165..........)
post #26 of 157

anything classic wilson staff. fluid feels, progressives, fg 17s shoot darts that miss within an area of like 2 inches (not exactly but possibly the most accurate they made).

they arent hard to find used and in nice condition. as time goes on you can even get them fitted with shafts that work for your swing and they will get even smoother.

also another vote for macgregor VIPs....very nice set of sticks

 

 

post #27 of 157

Mizuno MP-14's. Love this with S300 shaft.....very nice ball flight.

 

Nike blades was based on this when Tiger switched to Nike's.

post #28 of 157
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Originally Posted by enis750 View Post

 they look like they can stuff 8irons to 4 feet from 165 all day!!!!
......(and for the record...yes I can hit my 8i 165..........)



This is not as uncommon as you think it is.

post #29 of 157
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Originally Posted by 18thbunker View Post

Mizuno MP-14's. Love this with S300 shaft.....very nice ball flight.

 

Nike blades was based on this when Tiger switched to Nike's.


Before the Nike's, he also made Titleist do the same. Here you go, sex on a freakin stick...

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MIZUNO-MP-14-3-PW-BALANCED-BLUEPRINTED-SPINE-ALIGNED-S300-BLACK-CHROME-AWESOME-/330642549227?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item4cfbd4e9eb#ht_3760wt_954

 

The only thing I dont like about what these guys do is the way they treat the face. Does not look sandblasted. I have thought about getting these refurbed irons many times, but a guy here does the same, without the so call blue printing. I can spine/flo and set the swing weights myself. Still, for $400, cant really go wrong if these tickle your fancy. 

 

post #30 of 157



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Could they be any shinier? Reminds me of those fragile rings you can buy at the counter at most Dollar Stores. Black onyx or something like that? Different strokes for different blokes I suppose.

 

post #31 of 157

I am planning to get my MP-14's refinished once I get the funds to do this.

 

But my personal preference is to 'restore' the original look.

 

That item on ebay, I agree a bit too shiny, a bit too loud for my taste.

 


 

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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post



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Could they be any shinier? Reminds me of those fragile rings you can buy at the counter at most Dollar Stores. Black onyx or something like that? Different strokes for different blokes I suppose.

 



 

post #32 of 157

You can get Wilson Staff Ci9s for $200 ish now

 

They probably aren't 'the best'

 

But the price/performance ratio is elite.

 

http://www.hurricanegolf.com/close-out-golf-equipment/irons/wilson-staff-ci9-iron-set.html

post #33 of 157
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Originally Posted by Kieran123 View Post

You can get Wilson Staff Ci9s for $200 ish now

 

They probably aren't 'the best'

 

But the price/performance ratio is elite.

 

http://www.hurricanegolf.com/close-out-golf-equipment/irons/wilson-staff-ci9-iron-set.html


Nice deal for sure. But if he's looking for "tour" irons, then the FG Tour has got the name cred. Would be tempted myself but for 40% import duty + 14% VAT. z1_censored.gif

 

http://www.hurricanegolf.com/wilson-staff-fg-tour-iron-set.html

 

post #34 of 157

IMO, it doesnt get any better than Mizuno MP-62s.  Ive tried lots of different blades and unless you are going to spend a lot more money for a set of Miuras, theres nothing like Mizunos.

post #35 of 157
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Originally Posted by TitleistWI View Post

IMO, it doesnt get any better than Mizuno MP-62s.  Ive tried lots of different blades and unless you are going to spend a lot more money for a set of Miuras, theres nothing like Mizunos.


So which different blades have you tried? Any lately?

 

There seem to be a lot of Cleveland and Titleist staffers putting their sponsors' newest forged musclebacks in the bag. I don't see too many Mizuno staffers with blades in the bag any more. In the 90s yeah, but it's been mostly cavity backs with their top guys for a while now.

 

post #36 of 157
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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post


So which different blades have you tried? Any lately?

 

There seem to be a lot of Cleveland and Titleist staffers putting their sponsors' newest forged musclebacks in the bag. I don't see too many Mizuno staffers with blades in the bag any more. In the 90s yeah, but it's been mostly cavity backs with their top guys for a while now.

 


Mainly because you can't pry the MP-62s out of their bags. a2_wink.gif

 

Howell just went the other way from JPX-800 Pros to the MP-59s. But he changes clubs like Canadians change their underwear, every other month.

 

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