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post #1 of 13
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I currently game some Nike VR TW blades, and hit them pretty well. If I've got a clear shot I almost always hit the green and have no trouble hitting my 3i (still can't hit Fairway woods or hybrids though :/). Anyhow, I've noticed lately that as my driving accuracy has increased, I don't need to work the ball very much (played 36 today and didn't need to do anything outside of my normal straight shot, and if I'm honest the workablilty of these clubs probably hurt me more than help  (i.e. trying to hit a straight shot, but getting a bit of a fade or vice versa), and I think I'm leaving myself longer putts than I should be because of it. My primary poor shot is catching one thin, which usually goes over the green, so i was thinking something with a little low COG and spin might be good...

 

I'm basically just looking for suggestions on clubs to try out etc... I've looked some online, but I think I've confused myself, between all the articles and hype so I need some direction again. I will say that I simply do not do well with clubs with large soles, and I prefer a sharp leading edge. But beyond that I'm really just looking for something less workable than what I play now with maybe a higher spin.

post #2 of 13

Have you looked at the VR Pro Combos that just came out?

 

 

If not, look for some players cavities. Mizuno 63's come to mind or even Nike VR Split Cavities would be plenty good. The only problem is without a wide sole you're limiting your options outside of blades which are obviously all workable clubs.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

I don't mind the clubs being "workable", I was just thinking that a less workable club would be better for my game since I don't use that aspect very much. 
 

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Originally Posted by CassinoNorth View Post

Have you looked at the VR Pro Combos that just came out?

 

 

If not, look for some players cavities. Mizuno 63's come to mind or even Nike VR Split Cavities would be plenty good. The only problem is without a wide sole you're limiting your options outside of blades which are obviously all workable clubs.

post #4 of 13

You can't hit a fwy wood or hybrid, and 0.6 handicap?  If so, kudos to you on your iron play, and I wouldn't make any kind of switch.

post #5 of 13

Ping S56...check em out

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Seems unusual right? I just never need to hit anything higher than my 3i (and driver).
 

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Originally Posted by max power View Post

You can't hit a fwy wood or hybrid, and 0.6 handicap?  If so, kudos to you on your iron play, and I wouldn't make any kind of switch.

post #7 of 13

If you are really a 0.6, I wouldn't change irons, I would work on the woods and hybrids you say you can't hit.

post #8 of 13

Whatever you do don't sell your current irons... You can always go back to them if you don''t like your new ones. With that being said I'm a huge fan of the AP2's.. Also there CB irons are a big hit.. In the mizuno line the 63's would be good also.. Try to round in down to 2 sets of irons and demo the heck out of both..And if your having a problem with wood's then go get fitted and buy a new set of those first.. You need to have confidence in them so keep looking till you find a set you like to look at and can hit with confidence.

post #9 of 13

If anything, look for a good "players" iron with a slight cavity like the Titleist CB, numerous different Mizunos, the Pings that were suggested above or even an older set of Hogan Apex Plus (like I have).  Really though, judging by your handicap, I would be tempted to agree with the poster that said keep your iron and work on the woods if that is what you struggle with.

post #10 of 13

I was thinking Hogan Apex Plus, or AP2s, both of which have been suggested. Also, the Cally X-Forged or X-Prototypes.

post #11 of 13

I heard the callaways are hard to hit... With the AP2's your getting an iron that is in the bag of many many pro's.. I've read on this forum it's the #1 most played irons on the PGA tour right now.. I'm not at your level I try and break 80 and flirt with it every full round at my home course. But since I've dumped my callaway x 18's my iron play is by far best part of my game and I'm shaving strokes off my handy what seems like two a month. (snow on ground now)...  Again I'm only one guy but I think these irons are by far the best I've ever played and whenever I let someone use one for a shot they hit it so pure and it puts a good flight on the ball... I think it's an iron you gotta try for a week at range and playing at least 36 holes with..If you do I'm sure you will buy them and be happy... If you buy the AP2's you will not have to worry about your iron play.

post #12 of 13


 

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Originally Posted by CyclistOK View Post

I currently game some Nike VR TW blades, and hit them pretty well. If I've got a clear shot I almost always hit the green and have no trouble hitting my 3i (still can't hit Fairway woods or hybrids though :/). Anyhow, I've noticed lately that as my driving accuracy has increased, I don't need to work the ball very much (played 36 today and didn't need to do anything outside of my normal straight shot, and if I'm honest the workablilty of these clubs probably hurt me more than help  (i.e. trying to hit a straight shot, but getting a bit of a fade or vice versa), and I think I'm leaving myself longer putts than I should be because of it. My primary poor shot is catching one thin, which usually goes over the green, so i was thinking something with a little low COG and spin might be good...

 

I'm basically just looking for suggestions on clubs to try out etc... I've looked some online, but I think I've confused myself, between all the articles and hype so I need some direction again. I will say that I simply do not do well with clubs with large soles, and I prefer a sharp leading edge. But beyond that I'm really just looking for something less workable than what I play now with maybe a higher spin.


I've been thinking about getting some new irons since the ones I have now are about 15 years old.  I'm going to hold off until March when Taylormade comes out with their new line of irons....I particularly like these and looking forward to testing them out-

http://www.taylormadegolf.com/mainlevel/golfshop/irons.html?IsPopUp=0#30

hmmmm, link doesn't completely work?  The irons are the Taylormade Tour Preferred CB.

Here's the link to Taylormade - http://www.taylormadegolf.com/  click on products and then on irons.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dentman View Post

I heard the callaways are hard to hit... With the AP2's your getting an iron that is in the bag of many many pro's.. I've read on this forum it's the #1 most played irons on the PGA tour right now.. I'm not at your level I try and break 80 and flirt with it every full round at my home course. But since I've dumped my callaway x 18's my iron play is by far best part of my game and I'm shaving strokes off my handy what seems like two a month. (snow on ground now)...  Again I'm only one guy but I think these irons are by far the best I've ever played and whenever I let someone use one for a shot they hit it so pure and it puts a good flight on the ball... I think it's an iron you gotta try for a week at range and playing at least 36 holes with..If you do I'm sure you will buy them and be happy... If you buy the AP2's you will not have to worry about your iron play.



I seriously doubt that any Callaway iron is "hard to hit" for a 0.6 handicap.  Actually, I've hit all the Callaway irons mentioned-none were hard to hit.

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