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Which Irons Should I Use?

post #1 of 11
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Should I use the iron (5-PW) / hybrid (3-4) set that came with my cheap box set of Trend golf clubs for under $200 I got about 8-10 years. I don't/can't hit the hybrids.

 

Or should I use a set of perfect condition Titleist Lite 100 irons(3-9) that first came out in 1979.

 

Which do you guys think I should use? Modern and cheap or old from quality brand?

 

Here is a site with some info about the Titleist Lite 100

http://www.titleist.com/golf-clubs/irons/Lite-100.aspx

 

I can't find any info on the Trend set.

post #2 of 11

I would go with the Titleist, as long as you're sure that they're mint. A set of good quality, classic blades from 1979 aren't that much different than a set of classic blades from 2014. Plus, they probably look amazing at address. 

post #3 of 11

I'm with tmac....go with the titleist. They will teach you how to make better ball contact and they are a more trusted brand

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post
 

I would go with the Titleist, as long as you're sure that they're mint. A set of good quality, classic blades from 1979 aren't that much different than a set of classic blades from 2014. Plus, they probably look amazing at address. 

They look mint to me. Obviously they have been used, but it doesn't look like very much. Faces have now wear and the grips don't even have wear. Shafts look fine to me too. They are in better shape than my Trend clubs.

 

They look great at address!

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by PathToThePGA View Post
 

I'm with tmac....go with the titleist. They will teach you how to make better ball contact and they are a more trusted brand

This is one of the reasons I started looking for some old blade irons. (To learn how to better contact the ball)

post #6 of 11

Those titleist should do the job well

post #7 of 11

I second all the above, go with the Titleist.

post #8 of 11
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Thanks for the replies guys. Titleist it is!

post #9 of 11
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Alright guys. Thanks for the replies earlier but I have an update on my iron situation. I went to the PGA superstore by me today to test my Titleist Lite 100 irons vs my GI irons. Let's just say I only hit about 2 or 3 descent shots with the Titleist irons. While on the other hand I hit many more good to descent shots with my GI irons.

 

I'm kind of thinking I should stick with my GI irons. I mean I have always played descent with them as my iron game was the best part of my game.

 

What do you guys think given the new info? Should I work with the blades till I learn to hit them or just learn to get better with my GI irons?

post #10 of 11

I would suggest you use newer GI or SGI irons until you start breaking 90. Also, consider taking a couple of lessons with the new clubs.

 

You might consider one of the legacy iron models by Callaway or TaylorMade. These are models from a couple of years ago which have been reissued with Uniflex shafts (between R and S flex). Callaway has the RazrX NG, and TM has a similar model. Both will cost you less than $400, and will be quite durable. Test hit them and see if you like them; a fitter could tweak lie and shaft length if need be.

 

If this is your big push for new irons, you want to hit them before you buy. I would suggest a good golf shop.

 

I fear you will have a very frustrating experience playing blades when you sometimes can't break 100. Hint: Many tour pros - including guys who win tournaments - use player's cavity irons rather than blades.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

I would suggest you use newer GI or SGI irons until you start breaking 90. Also, consider taking a couple of lessons with the new clubs.

 

You might consider one of the legacy iron models by Callaway or TaylorMade. These are models from a couple of years ago which have been reissued with Uniflex shafts (between R and S flex). Callaway has the RazrX NG, and TM has a similar model. Both will cost you less than $400, and will be quite durable. Test hit them and see if you like them; a fitter could tweak lie and shaft length if need be.

 

If this is your big push for new irons, you want to hit them before you buy. I would suggest a good golf shop.

 

I fear you will have a very frustrating experience playing blades when you sometimes can't break 100. Hint: Many tour pros - including guys who win tournaments - use player's cavity irons rather than blades.


Thanks for the advice. I was originally excited by the fact that I finally had some brand name clubs and that they were blades (make me look pro) Ha. But after hitting them today I realize my scores would sky rocket using them.

 

Idk if I am really in the market for new irons right now. I only tried the titleists cause I found them for 2 bucks a piece. I will however start collecting gift cards for my new irons, that I hope to purchase in a year or two. I did hit a callaway xhot (last years model) demo today also. I felt like I couldn't screw up a shot with that thing. Will definitely be on my radar when I have the funds for a new iron set purchase.

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