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Poll Results: What's the longest iron you hit consistently good?

 
  • 8% (8)
    2 iron
  • 18% (17)
    3 iron
  • 27% (26)
    4 iron
  • 26% (25)
    5 iron
  • 13% (13)
    6 iron
  • 5% (5)
    7 iron
94 Total Votes  
post #55 of 85

Currently I am not sure.  Since I switched to modern Callaways I hit my 4i quite a bit for a variety of situations.  

 

I am sure when it comes to my previous clubs.  1973 Hogan Apex blades.  Best club in the set was a 2i.  And IT was the best club in my bag.  Not as versatile as the Callaway 4i, but for a pure 2i there was nothing sweeter.

post #56 of 85
5 iron all day long.
I guess when I look at my hybrid or fairway wood I just have a lot more expectations and end up topping the thing or sending it the wrong direction.
post #57 of 85

:~(

7i

 

I am okay with the 6i and 5i off a tee, but not consistent from the fairway.  The 7i, on the other hand, I'm usually okay with whether off a tee or from the fairway.

post #58 of 85

This thread sort of reminds me of something my dad used to say all the time.

 

"I can cook anything. You might not be able to eat it but I can cook it." (He was a terrible cook).

 

I would guess that a good portion of us (including me) that think we are pretty good with long irons would probably find out that we would do better if we had hybrid alternatives, that fit us right, a lot farther down the bag than we think in a straight up competition with ourselves.

post #59 of 85
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Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post
 

 

Haha, so what you're saying is, the 5i was the hot girl in school who wouldn't give you the time of day, and the 5h was the tomboyish girl-next-door who would be hot if she was at all girly. After your "summer growth spurt" where you showed up at school on the first day of senior year totally different, the hot 5i asked for your number, but in true 80s movie fashion, you revealed your feelings finally to tomboyish 5h (who, I must reiterate, would be hot if she wanted to be). Lol. 

 


 

I finally ended up voting and went with 4-iron. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


This sounds a little like a Taylor Swift song. a3_biggrin.gif

Or every early John Cusack movie!

post #60 of 85

I'll say 5 iron. I hit that pretty consistently. My last set had a 4 iron, which I hit ok but frankly it didn't go much further than my 5 iron, so it didn't make much sense for me.  When I got my current set, I went with a 4 hybrid. Easier to launch in the air and definitely goes further than my old 4 iron.

post #61 of 85
5 iron.
post #62 of 85

I'm committing the rest of the season to the 4 iron - took the hybrid out of the bag.    The  4i is just more accurate on approach shots & better off the tee.     Not as high as the hybrid, but I'm not seeing any significant distance difference.     Also, it's awesome for low punch out shots - I've learned to hit this low running frozen rope shot  by playing the ball BEHIND my right foot, that if I hit the fairway, rolls out to just about as long as my usual shot.

post #63 of 85
I don't get any points for carrying a 4i so why do it right?
post #64 of 85
What about 1 iron
post #65 of 85

My set only goes down to a 5 iron so far, but I hit that fine. Good height and similar distance gapping with the rest of my set.

I actually just ordered a 4 iron, so hopefully I'll be able to hit that one fine.

post #66 of 85
The longest I play is my 4i at ~210. I'm thinking about trying a driving iron since I swing irons much better than woods any day. But Now that dicks let go of all their pros, where will I get fitted?
post #67 of 85

3 iron.  Will use a 3 hybrid at times, but its nice to have that 3 iron on the tee for those windy days.

post #68 of 85

Voted 3 iron, but I'm pretty sure I could hit a 2 since my 3 is one of my favorite clubs to hit. Kinda crazy to write that, as I couldn't hit a 5 (or 6 for that matter) worth a shit just two years ago.

post #69 of 85
Probably going to switch out my 3 &4 irons for hybrids because I don't hit them well. I voted for my 6 iron. My 5&4 are shaky at best. Lol
post #70 of 85
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Originally Posted by inthehole View Post
 

I'm committing the rest of the season to the 4 iron - took the hybrid out of the bag.    The  4i is just more accurate on approach shots & better off the tee.     Not as high as the hybrid, but I'm not seeing any significant distance difference.     Also, it's awesome for low punch out shots - I've learned to hit this low running frozen rope shot  by playing the ball BEHIND my right foot, that if I hit the fairway, rolls out to just about as long as my usual shot.

 

I bought into all the hype about hybrids being easier to hit than long irons for too long, so I never gave my 4i a fair chance.      My modern hot faced cavity backed JPX-825 4i is really surprising me lately - it's got such a great feedback when struck well off the fairway & is loooooong.      I'm loving it... wish I committed to it earlier.

post #71 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post
 

 

Haha, so what you're saying is, the 5i was the hot girl in school who wouldn't give you the time of day, and the 5h was the tomboyish girl-next-door who would be hot if she was at all girly. After your "summer growth spurt" where you showed up at school on the first day of senior year totally different, the hot 5i asked for your number, but in true 80s movie fashion, you revealed your feelings finally to tomboyish 5h (who, I must reiterate, would be hot if she wanted to be). Lol. 

 


 

I finally ended up voting and went with 4-iron. 

this is hilarious and describes my game to the T.

post #72 of 85

I struggled with the 5, because I would like to hit the living crap out of that clubhead. Somehow, my brains found a gear that there is absolutely no reason to molest beautifull Endo steal forged irons. Since then, the 5 is a taker, let alone my Epon driving iron. The sound and buyttery feel of that iron is tremendous. You can not find a match. Already 2 fitters would like to buy it, hahaha. I can hit the driving iron better than my hybrids. I do not know why I have them in the bag. But there comes a time that I understand that a hybrid is a club which you do not have to slam into the ground B-):whistle:

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