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post #19 of 31

I would spend the money on additional lessons and Greens fees.  Those clubs will not hold you back.  The same logic could be applied to the G25 driver.

 

Did you ever hear the expression it is the Indian not the arrow.  By the way if the Indian keeps changing bows and Arrows the Indian will go hungry. 

post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by Vinsk View Post

No good fitting facility around here. I'm moving to Denver in early August so I'm gonna do a dynamic fitting there and get the real deal.

I've actually never experimented with shafts. I'd like to try some Project X styles. I'm talking irons. Will be interesting.

I think it's best if we move off Gi versus Players, and talk about what is your interest in an iron -- what iron will fit your wants and still allows you to play consistently well.

 

 

Since you're swinging better, find a set you love in terms of looks and will still realistically perform for you (how much forgiveness or help is wanted) - that's where demos and simulators come in, and ranges with fitters so you can hit outside. After you find the set, which clubs in the set can you realistically swing competently? 3-PW, 4-PW, 5-PW and then find hybrids and/or fairways to round out the set.

 

I think it's one of these journeys that is so subjective that it is one you take more or less alone --- it's hard work and time -- you've got to look at various OEM sites, pics, discussion, and see what piques your interest, and then demo. Once you find a head, then comes the shaft...

 

You know about all of the OEMS, find what may fit and looks great to your eye. Another lesser known maker is Edel ... it's a custom fit cavity. Do a google search if you like. But whatever path you take, good luck.

post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by Vinsk View Post

No good fitting facility around here. I'm moving to Denver in early August so I'm gonna do a dynamic fitting there and get the real deal.

I've actually never experimented with shafts. I'd like to try some Project X styles. I'm talking irons. Will be interesting.


A proper fitting is definitely the way to go, and based on your post something you already know.

 

I bought new irons earlier this year and I went in with the same mindset of moving to a, "players iron." After the fitting I walked away with the Apex's and I absolutely love the choice I made. Great turf interaction and I can still work the ball even though they were labeled a GI. Before buying I tested the AP1's and 2's, Mizuno JPX-825 and the Apex's.

post #22 of 31
Thread Starter 
Sound advice from all of you. Looks are important if only to keep the confidence factor high so I do pay attention to that. Without sounding snobbish, my budget isn't a limitation.

My searching, as expected, is quite overwhelming with all the options out there. It's just not practical to hit everything I like or read about. I need to narrow it down a bit.
I've disregarded the "GI vs Players iron" concept. Thank you.

I've used Pings most of my golf life. My very first set was a hand-me-down Northwestern Thunderbirds! Remember those? Lol!

My current plan is to have an extensive fitting as I said before. I've never been fitted for shafts. Always had the Ping CFS or whatever was stock. I've played the T-birds,
Lynx Predator, Titleist forged from the late 80's, Ping Zings, Ping I3, Cobra, Ping Eye2, Ping G25.

I think I'm going to hit these clubs and I should be happy with one of them:
Ping I25
Ping Anser
Ping S55
Titleist AP 1&2
Callaway Apex
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post
 

I think it's best if we move off Gi versus Players, and talk about what is your interest in an iron -- what iron will fit your wants and still allows you to play consistently well.

 

 

Since you're swinging better, find a set you love in terms of looks and will still realistically perform for you (how much forgiveness or help is wanted) - that's where demos and simulators come in, and ranges with fitters so you can hit outside. After you find the set, which clubs in the set can you realistically swing competently? 3-PW, 4-PW, 5-PW and then find hybrids and/or fairways to round out the set.

 

I think it's one of these journeys that is so subjective that it is one you take more or less alone --- it's hard work and time -- you've got to look at various OEM sites, pics, discussion, and see what piques your interest, and then demo. Once you find a head, then comes the shaft...

 

You know about all of the OEMS, find what may fit and looks great to your eye. Another lesser known maker is Edel ... it's a custom fit cavity. Do a google search if you like. But whatever path you take, good luck.

This is a good point.  It's important to find a shaft weight and stiffness and trajectory that suits you.  Almost moreso than the head itself.  A good fitter will have head/shaft combos so that you can get an idea of where he ball flight is coming from (assuming you have a consistent swing) - whether it be a shaft or head that is contributing to ballooning, or a hook, etc.

post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by Vinsk View Post

Sound advice from all of you. Looks are important if only to keep the confidence factor high so I do pay attention to that. Without sounding snobbish, my budget isn't a limitation.

My searching, as expected, is quite overwhelming with all the options out there. It's just not practical to hit everything I like or read about. I need to narrow it down a bit.
I've disregarded the "GI vs Players iron" concept. Thank you.

I've used Pings most of my golf life. My very first set was a hand-me-down Northwestern Thunderbirds! Remember those? Lol!

My current plan is to have an extensive fitting as I said before. I've never been fitted for shafts. Always had the Ping CFS or whatever was stock. I've played the T-birds,
Lynx Predator, Titleist forged from the late 80's, Ping Zings, Ping I3, Cobra, Ping Eye2, Ping G25.

I think I'm going to hit these clubs and I should be happy with one of them:
Ping I25
Ping Anser
Ping S55
Titleist AP 1&2
Callaway Apex

Take a look at Callaway XForged 2013. Traditional and surprising for a low to mid capper. I think the good amount of bounce contributes to the playability of these irons. They won't be multi-material or give added gobs of distance. If you want that, Apex.

 

And if you are keeping irons for a long time, the Pings ought to work.

post #25 of 31
Go for it. Try the 714 AP1 on the fitting machines before you decide. Very solid club for the price and ridiculously forgiving. I have yet to try the others yet. I still play forged blades but the AP1 I hit a few times in Myrtle Beach was impressive.
post #26 of 31
Thread Starter 
Will do. Thanks. If I end up liking the Callaways or Titleist..it'll be a great excuse to buy a new bag too.....lol
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by Vinsk View Post

Will do. Thanks. If I end up liking the Callaways or Titleist..it'll be a great excuse to buy a new bag too.....lol


That's exactly what I did! Those golf store are my adult version of Toys 'R' Us

post #28 of 31
I love my Callaway X2hot Pro's. Very forgiving, long, and a flushed shot feels just as good as a pure hit from my old mp53's
post #29 of 31

Would you be wanting to sell your G25s?? Would love to have them. I play G15s and have been thinking of going to the G25s, I like the look and feel. As you can tell I'm a Ping irons guy.

post #30 of 31


PS, I don't care what a club is called, it is how it works for me that counts.

post #31 of 31
Jim260...You refer to specific models a few times, then say your a "PING Guy"

Then you immediately post script, that you don't care about models or name brands... You're cracking me up!! Lol!!
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