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post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post

2-iron? Why?

No offense, but why play outdated technology? They have designed hybrids and fairways utility clubs that severely dwarf the performance of a 2-iron. They even have hybrids that can be adjusted for a lower penetrating trajectory.. Absolutely no need to a 2-iron, many would argue, no need for a 3-iron any longer..
Mostly because I don't like looking at hybrids and I like hitting long irons. I am much more accurate with long irons.

They have also made great strides in technology in golf shoes too.....just saying...
post #38 of 45
Lol! You don't need to justify hitting your clubs, aesthetics are important as you describe, but you will never, ever find someone agree that a 2-iron in 2014 performs like the advanced technology in today's clubs that achieve accuracy and distance along with higher ball flight and a cleaner strike from tougher lies...

It's yours, play it, enjoy it! But sounds like you even know deep down, it's a disadvantage, even if the slightest...but hey 2-irons do look great!
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post

2-iron? Why?

No offense, but why play outdated technology? They have designed hybrids and fairways utility clubs that severely dwarf the performance of a 2-iron. They even have hybrids that can be adjusted for a lower penetrating trajectory.. Absolutely no need to a 2-iron, many would argue, no need for a 3-iron any longer..

 

An opinion solidly endorsed by your witb contents and your avatar lol

post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post

Lol! You don't need to justify hitting your clubs, aesthetics are important as you describe, but you will never, ever find someone agree that a 2-iron in 2014 performs like the advanced technology in today's clubs that achieve accuracy and distance along with higher ball flight and a cleaner strike from tougher lies...

It's yours, play it, enjoy it! But sounds like you even know deep down, it's a disadvantage, even if the slightest...but hey 2-irons do look great!


I was just answering your question. Also if I thought the hybrid was an advantage, I would have kept it. I would hit a 7 wood over a hybrid. I could alternate the 4 wood and 2 iron but I just don't. I like the 2 iron enough to keep it in the bag.

 

I agree that they perform differently. Truth is with my next set, I will probably go back to the 4 wood unless I don't sell the 2 with the set.

post #41 of 45
A couple of my older sets have 1 and 2 irons, and when I play with those sets I usually use the 1 or 2 a couple of times per round. My 3 hybrid goes about as far and is easier to hit for me.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by dbuck View Post

A couple of my older sets have 1 and 2 irons, and when I play with those sets I usually use the 1 or 2 a couple of times per round. My 3 hybrid goes about as far and is easier to hit for me.

More importantly, how do you play without a 7 iron?

post #43 of 45

I think the only thing comparable between a hybrid and a 2 iron is the distance they may go. Different ball flights, one is more workable and the other more forgiving. When comparing the two clubs I think it comes down to the Indian, not the arrow.

 

I also think a 2 iron is a great club to practice ball striking with; given the amount of feedback it provides. In fact, I hit 100 2irons last night into the net before bed. My first two years of high school golf I carried a Mizuno tzoid pro II 1 iron that was an absolute screamer off the tee. Looking back though it was a wasted club in my bag when comparing the number of times I hit it vs the number of times I could have used a 60* wedge or maybe even a 5/7wood.

post #44 of 45

I have an old one that I use for practice swings and sometimes hit with it.  Even when I hit it decent (which is rare), it flies really low.  I can't see myself ever using it on the course for any reason.

post #45 of 45
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post

More importantly, how do you play without a 7 iron?

 



Ha ha. I have recently become addicted to playing vintage clubs and scrounged clubs. The irons in the sig were bought for $20 bucks missing both the 6 and 7. I have played a couple of 9's with them paired with the Eye-2 woods that were gifted by a buddy that knows I like playing old stuff. I made it around by choking down on the 5 or ripping the 8, but there were a couple shots where I needed one in between. My distance is erratic enough that i probably don't need 2 in between; in other words hackers are better off hitting the longer club.

I could have gone all Hogan on you I guess and said "There are no 7 iron shots at my home course" LOL
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