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Which Irons Should I Get?

post #1 of 18
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I'm debating between the Taylormade Rocketbladz, Nike Vr Pro Blades, and Mizuno Mp59 I DON'T want any hybrid, offset is ok but no hybrid please only blades. Any others are fine they don't have to be a new model either just some good blades thanks!
post #2 of 18

No offense to you, but I'm a little shocked at how many people come on here and start a thread asking which clubs they should get. I know golfers like to talk golf, and if you're an unfortunate soul like me, a lot of your immediate friends and family aren't golfers who share your passion. But I feel like a broken record with each of these threads. 

 

The only way to decide which club is best for you is to hit it. I can't tell you how many times I've hit a club and hated it and my playing partner swears it's the best club he's ever hit. I understand people seek reviews from those who may already have the clubs, but the same rule still applies. Picking out clubs is like picking out a mate. You can ask your buddies what they think of the girl you've invited out for drinks, but you know they have different tastes than you. So you take it with a grain of salt. 

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by BostonBrew View Post

No offense to you, but I'm a little shocked at how many people come on here and start a thread asking which clubs they should get. I know golfers like to talk golf, and if you're an unfortunate soul like me, a lot of your immediate friends and family aren't golfers who share your passion. But I feel like a broken record with each of these threads. 

The only way to decide which club is best for you is to hit it. I can't tell you how many times I've hit a club and hated it and my playing partner swears it's the best club he's ever hit. I understand people seek reviews from those who may already have the clubs, but the same rule still applies. Picking out clubs is like picking out a mate. You can ask your buddies what they think of the girl you've invited out for drinks, but you know they have different tastes than you. So you take it with a grain of salt. 

OMG. You don't hit her do you?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by BostonBrew View Post

No offense to you, but I'm a little shocked at how many people come on here and start a thread asking which clubs they should get. I know golfers like to talk golf, and if you're an unfortunate soul like me, a lot of your immediate friends and family aren't golfers who share your passion. But I feel like a broken record with each of these threads. 

 

The only way to decide which club is best for you is to hit it. I can't tell you how many times I've hit a club and hated it and my playing partner swears it's the best club he's ever hit. I understand people seek reviews from those who may already have the clubs, but the same rule still applies. Picking out clubs is like picking out a mate. You can ask your buddies what they think of the girl you've invited out for drinks, but you know they have different tastes than you. So you take it with a grain of salt. 

Totally agree, I'm new to this forum and I have already noticed how often people ask "What clubs should I buy?"  I wonder how many threads on this forum start with something like that.  Ultimately, you just gotta put the time in and go out and hit them, and make your own decision.

post #5 of 18
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OMG. You don't hit her do you?

Hahaha, I sat here for a few minutes trying to come up with some form of an analogy that would work but I got nothing. 

post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by jjlafond98 View Post

I'm debating between the Taylormade Rocketbladz, Nike Vr Pro Blades, and Mizuno Mp59 I DON'T want any hybrid, offset is ok but no hybrid please only blades. Any others are fine they don't have to be a new model either just some good blades thanks!

 

There really isn't that much difference when it comes to blades. The biggest difference is aesthetics. Although, you'll be thoroughly disappointed in the TM Rocketbladez because it's not actually a "blade." After saying that, the best thing to do (like what the rest say) is to try them out. 

post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by jjlafond98 View Post

I'm debating between the Taylormade Rocketbladz, Nike Vr Pro Blades, and Mizuno Mp59 I DON'T want any hybrid, offset is ok but no hybrid please only blades. Any others are fine they don't have to be a new model either just some good blades thanks!


Also no offense, but I'm surprised by how many people just outright reject hybrids... I don't know what kind of player you are, so I'm not sure if your reasoning is valid or not... Nevertheless, I've seen some of your other posts, and it seems you're a bit "equipment obsessed."

Sure, it's good to have the right equipment... but you gotta decide comfort level on the range. I hit three hybrids because I'm comfortable with them.

Go to demo days and fairs. That's the best way to pick a set.

post #8 of 18

The rocketbladz are NOTHING like the MP59 or Nike Blades.

 

The RocketBladez are cavity back golf clubs. 

The Nike blades are true muscle back blades, intended for the best ball strikers

The MP59's are (IMHO) in between the two.  A blade intended for players for players looking for TOUCH more forgiveness than the MP69's offer.

post #9 of 18
The clubs you mention are not really in the same category. You would be better off finding a category that suits you and look at those clubs.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by clearwaterms View Post

The rocketbladz are NOTHING like the MP59 or Nike Blades.

 

The RocketBladez are cavity back golf clubs. 

The Nike blades are true muscle back blades, intended for the best ball strikers

The MP59's are (IMHO) in between the two.  A blade intended for players for players looking for TOUCH more forgiveness than the MP69's offer.

 

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OMG. You don't hit her do you?

Hahaha, I sat here for a few minutes trying to come up with some form of an analogy that would work but I got nothing. 

It's okay if it is open handed, right?

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Originally Posted by Zeph View Post

The clubs you mention are not really in the same category. You would be better off finding a category that suits you and look at those clubs.

I was just going to say the same thing....so go for the purdy ones....

post #11 of 18

I'm glad i stumbled into this thread. I can offer a little insight with regards to the rocketbladez..

 

As other have mentioned they are not blades... I have owned the clubs for a few months now and while the reviews are great for these clubs they arent quite for me.

I felt like the 4-7 irons with the speed slot or whatever they call it feels alot differnent than 8-gap. I could never get comfy with them and i recently sold them...

 

Im with you, a little lost in which iron to go after next. I work at dicks sporting good once a week and hit every iron there over time. Hard to choose something to replicate the feel you are used to. For now i managed to get my old irons back and will be sticking with them for a while

 

Go hit a ton of them..best advice to give i think

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Zeph View Post

The clubs you mention are not really in the same category. You would be better off finding a category that suits you and look at those clubs.



Yeah, given the extremely heterogeneous list of choices he gave us, I had a feeling we were dealing with someone who really has no idea what he wants in the first place...

Although there is one thing that's common to all three sets...

$$$$$$$$$...

The concept of "more money than brains" is starting to materialize here...

post #13 of 18

I appreciate your "no hybrid" request, because I tend to be more accurate with my 5 iron than my 5 hybrid (more square looking so easier to aim?), but may I add that some of the best golfers in my club (6 to +2 handicappers) use hybrids up to a 3 or 4 and ditch their fairway woods, because with practice they are dead accurate and they just go farther than their similar irons.  Can I talk you into just one hybrid?  Maybe a 16*, 17* or 18*? ;)  

 

I've hit the Rocket Bladz and the M59's.  I love Mizuno stuff because they just fell so good when well-hit, but the Rocket Bladz were good too.  Like the others have said, you need to try both

off grass to tell which is best for you.  When my stroke is on, I can hit a Tommy Armour with a smile on my face.  But hitting some nice blades just feels soooo good when well-struck!

 

I'm gonna recommend seeing if the M59's work for you off grass, because with their wedges, you will be a scoring machine with tenacious perfect practice and positive thinking.  

post #14 of 18

I agree about seeing an awful lot of threads about what to buy and an awful lot of people who seem to have decided the best players use blades and so that's what they want.  I don't know what level the OP plays at, and maybe blades are what he really need, but a lot of folks seem to think they will buy them and "grow their game into them."  In my opinion, that is a bad idea if you aren't a single digit handicap, and maybe a low one at that.  A lot of weight seems to be placed by some on 'workability' and I am amazed by how seldom I hear people worrying about the ability to just hit a new set of irons straight!  It seems to me that for the vast majority of golfers just hitting straight accurate shots with greater consistency is the clear path to a lower handicap index.

 

Bottom line, if you aren't low single digit handicap, your game can still stand improvement.  Maybe game improvement clubs would help with that.  The other people in your group will be much more impressed by nice golf shots than the hardware in your bag.

post #15 of 18

I forget the exact numbers, but a few years ago, I believe it was Golf Digest did a quick look at the WGR Top 25 players. Only about 5 of them played with true blades. I think a lot of players get that faulty reverse logic in their head. Great players use blades. So if I use blades, I'm a really good player too. And obviously that's not the case most of the time. If you like the look of a blade and can strike the ball well more often than not, go for it. 

 

And the other idea that blades allow a player to "work" a ball is also a bit false. Yes, blades have the ability to spin the ball more and thus can be more workable than cavity backs. Cavity backs, however, also have the capability of working the ball. Plenty of Tour Pros out there playing muscle backs and or players' cavities and I guarantee you they can work the ball just as much as they'd like to. 

post #16 of 18

OMG the shock.  Someone asks what clubs to buy on an equipment forum.  Let's shoot him now.

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by 7 iron View Post

I appreciate your "no hybrid" request

 

Yeah I know what you're saying... very often I will pull out my longest non-hybrid [which for me is a 6] when I face a shot that demands proper direction... and the hybrids are for more error-forgiving shots...

He just seems so adamant the way he said it though... I DON'T want any hybrid... it's only text, I know, but it just seemed a little attitude-ish to me.

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by jjlafond98 View Post

I'm debating between the Taylormade Rocketbladz, Nike Vr Pro Blades, and Mizuno Mp59 I DON'T want any hybrid, offset is ok but no hybrid please only blades. Any others are fine they don't have to be a new model either just some good blades thanks!

 

can i ask this, why do you care about what we say? Do we know your swing? Do we know how the club feels in your hands, looks behind the ball, which clubs instill the confidence that could elevate your game? How can we know this? It might be a harsh thing to say, but its true. The only person who can tell you what clubs you need are you, and your golf fitter. We can't fit you over the internet. I can say i like MP59's, but that doesn't mean they are the right club for your game.

 

Go get fitted, nothing worse then taking advice from us and then 3 months later coming back here calling us idiots for giving you the wrong irons.

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