I have been considering changing out my current irons (Cobra S3 Pro-Combo) for something a little more user friendly and forgiving. I've played my current set for 2+ seasons now, and while I love the feel and trajectory of the MB short irons, I think I would benefit from something that gives a little bit more help to my inconsistent swing.
After reviewing the irons in my desired category, I am basically down to three different sets:
- Mizuno JPX 825 Pros
- Taylormade Rocketblade Tours
- Callaway X-Hot Pros
A little about my history - my previous set to the Cobras were Mizuno MP60s. I have always loved the soft feel of a Mizuno forging, but in my "field research" (hitting in the bay at Roger Dunn as often as possible), the Mizunos are actually #3 on this list. As of now, I'm leaning to the Callaways, which surprised even me. However, they feel really solid, and have a very attractive look at address.
I traditionally play True Temper DGS300 shafts, but I am trying to go away from those, thinking that I might be able to better control my spin with the new lightweight TT Rifle shafts Callaway offers. The Taylormades comes with KBS Tours, which is also a great shaft, just about 40 grams heavier than in the Callaway offering.
My typical ballflight is a high, slight pull/fade to straight ball. I am a little wary of the stronger lofts in the Callaway irons, but to date all of the feedback I've received has been positive.
Have any of you guys had the chance to hit these clubs? Any thoughts or info you can provide are appreciated.