I'm heading over to 2nd Swing (my favorite candy store) to get a new set of irons tomorrow. i'm looking at irons that kind of bridge the gap between SGI and GI and of course ones that are fitted to my actual swing. my burner pluses are great, but i'm having trouble with distance control (usually too far) and feeling in the face (what feels like a slight draw is a getting into hook territory and i'll end up straight if i try to fade it or go straight into slice territory trying to over emphasize the fade).
i've been slowly replacing my old clubs as my swing has changed and the burners are the last hold over. i tend to have problems with draw biased clubs so i think i want less of an offset on my new irons. i also would like a less pronounced pocket on the back. basically i have the equivalent to one of those space ship putters on the back of my irons. i love hitting my wedges with full swings, although i feel that they're a little short and i might ask about getting a little put into them while i'm there, so i think less is more for me when it comes to pockets.
anyway, second swing has 20 million clubs, new and used, so i'm going to try quite a few and i'm sure one of their guys will recommend something good, but i come to you guys to hear recommendations for things to try.
here's my wishlist of clubs to hit:
any mizuno (i think the jx800 or some iron around that series is what i'm looking for, beautiful irons)
r11s/cbs (even though i think they have super strong lofts which is what i'm trying to get away from. cbs are on deep discount)
ping series (never tried their irons, but i've never disliked any of their clubs that i've had)
so anything you guys have experience with leave a note. i might as well try as many as i can to find the right fit and someone might have a great one that i wouldn't have thought of.
for price range, let's call it $500-$800. i'm pretty open, but i don't really think i should be going too much higher than $800 for GIs. also, i will never scoff at something under my price range. if it works, it works. it could be all pink with flowers on it, but if i hit it better than other clubs i'll throw it in the bag.
and while i appreciate all feedback, please understand that snarky remarks about my handicap, lessons vs. clubs, you should only buy what the pros use, etc. will be ignored.
so bask in the joy of fresh smelling rubber and metal, the sound of balls being struck over and over again, and the rush/joy that comes with new toys!
there's a link to the used club selection at the store i'm going to.