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New irons for a teen

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 
Hello people of the sand trap! I am looking to get a new set of irons over the "off season" (I play all year so I don't really have an off season 😄") and was wondering if you had any suggestions?

Let me give you a little background. I am 16 years old and a 6.3 index. I strike my irons near the sweet spot most of the time but do want a little bit of forgiveness. I swing my driver around 103 and get it out there around 270ish. I am looking for more of a players iron but definitely need something with a bit of forgiveness. Since there has not been much change in players irons over the years I don't need to get the most recent ones as long as they are recent enough that I should be able to get my hands on them and test them!

Thanks for any advice and shaft flex would be another question I have but I am more interested in the first question 😄. Thanks in advance and I hope you guys have a wonderful day.
post #2 of 47
Thread Starter 
Anything helps!
post #3 of 47
I'm going with a generic answer, Ping I20s when they go on sale.

I know at least one 14 year old who is a 3 to 4 handicap, with similar distances and swing speed, and plays them.

I'm not a teen, and I play them. a1_smile.gif
post #4 of 47
Thread Starter 
Shouldn't the I25's be out soon? So those should go on sale
post #5 of 47
Yes, that's also what I was told.
I got a pretty good deal on mine, labor day.
post #6 of 47

Find yourself a set of Mizuno MX 200's and you will be very happy.  They can still be found new or near new condition for a very attractive price.  I doubt you will find any other set of sticks offering the feel, forgiveness and playability of the MX 200's.....  I'd be looking at stiff flex steel.  

post #7 of 47
Thread Starter 
Are they forged?
post #8 of 47
It's tough to argue against a grain flow forged Mizuno.
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post #10 of 47

Mizuno MP 54

 

look no further. No brand is better in forgiving forged irons.

make sure you get fitted 

post #11 of 47
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Are they forged?

Yes...

post #12 of 47

Callaway XHot Pro - loads of forgiveness in a player-type iron

 

available at reduced prices, and at callypreowned

 

http://www.callawaygolfpreowned.com/irons-x-hot-pro-2013/irons-x-hot-pro-2013,default,pd.html?cgid=iron-sets

 

Pings are nice - last forever, get the ones that look right to your eye

 

Mizuno makes a fine iron - get the one that looks right to your eye and game.

post #13 of 47

Just curious if you settled on a set of irons? 

post #14 of 47
Thread Starter 
Haven't decided. I'm going Saturday to do some testing... Any other suggestions?
post #15 of 47

Titleist 712 / 714 AP2's or CB's are worth a look given your handicap.  712's will be cheaper since the 714's are already out.

 

Adams CB 3's, or Cobra S3 Pro's if you're looking for a forged iron without breaking the bank are good options too.

post #16 of 47
Thread Starter 
Are the mb's really hard to hit?
post #17 of 47
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Are the mb's really hard to hit?

I've never hit them but if you look at the CB's the cavity is pretty shallow, Maltby doesn't have revised numbers for the 712 and 714's but he rated the 710 MB's with an MPF of 321 (Classic) and the 710 CB's have a 517 MPF (conventional).  The AP2's are 548 so based on MPF the CB's are more forgiving and closer to the AP2's.

 

If you're buying new you could consider a combo set 3-6 CB's and 7-P MB's

post #18 of 47
Thread Starter 
That might be a good idea. I like the idea of blades I the short irons but I am scared to hit a bladed 3 iron
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