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Mid hcp- new iron advice between Ping g20, Ping i20 and Rocketbladez

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I've been playing 3 years now. Started with a cheap Wilson starter set and have been upgrading bit by bit. Hcp is 17 on a really good day. I play once a week and practice once or twice a week. Would love to play more but you know, time and money.

 

I'm after a set of irons and want to choose them carefully as I want them to last.

 

I've played and loved the Rocketballz (although these are now suprseded by the Rocketbladez) , and have also swung the Ping G20s and i20s in a store. The store will fit me for whichever, they all feel better than my Wilsons and my distance is vastly better with all, but suspect that might be down to manufacturer delofting.

 

I'm 51 yo, 5'11" and 155 pounds, have a steady swing, tend to hit pretty straight (with a touch of fade) but not too far (7i around 140 yds, 3W around 220 yds). Short game is decent, my green reading sucks and overall I feel I'm inconsistent.  Have had a few lessons, one every 3/4 months.

 

Can anyone give me some advice on what to look for, questions I should be asking, or persoanl experience with the mentioned models?

 

Thanks to all, fairways and greens.

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I'm in exactly about the same boat as you.     After playing almost 3 years, I recently wanted to update my SGI irons.     I play far better than my hcp suggests (putting KILLS me), so I thought I was ready for advanced irons - went with Adams CB3 forged - huge mistake ... just wasn't ready for them - much smaller heads, no forgiveness and no offset (definitely wouldn't recommend the i20's for this reason unless you are much more committed to practice & are willing to take on the learning curve of a jump up like that).     Decided on the game improvement class, hit everything.     Settled on the Mizuno JPX-825.     Much thinner topline & just had a different sound - more of a CRACK than all the rest of the class.      They're all good, give the Mizzy's a shot & LISTEN to the difference... 

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I play the g20 and so far I love them. The jpx 825 aleo felt good when I hit them at the store. Jpx is a bit more expensive than the g20s. G15 would not be a bad choice if you are on a lower budget.
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I am very much in a similar position to you.  On a good day I am shooting in the low 90's high 80's.  I hit all of the irons out there and went with the G25's.  I would also suggest the AP1's.  They were not as forgiving as the G series but felt very nice and I really like the DG S300 shaft. 

 

The G20's are very nice clubs as well.  I really wanted the i20's when I started my search, but after getting fit, the Ping fitter suggested the G25 because I was simply more consistent with those clubs.  I do not regret the decision at all. 

 

In the end buying new golf clubs is fun, try lots of different options and select that works the best for you.

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+1 for the G25

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