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Replacing Titleist 690 cb irons..

post #1 of 11
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Hi,

 

I have been thinking about replacing my irons for quite a while now as they are getting old. I do love my 690 cb irons, they feel great to hit and the look at address is perfect for me but recently I just get the feeling I am losing distance. I have been playing golf with the same friends for years and always hit a very similar distance to 2 of them... I now out drive them but hit one more club with the irons, is there anything out there quite similar in looks and feel that is newer... or should I just carry on with these?

post #2 of 11
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Hi,

 

I have been thinking about replacing my irons for quite a while now as they are getting old. I do love my 690 cb irons, they feel great to hit and the look at address is perfect for me but recently I just get the feeling I am losing distance. I have been playing golf with the same friends for years and always hit a very similar distance to 2 of them... I now out drive them but hit one more club with the irons, is there anything out there quite similar in looks and feel that is newer... or should I just carry on with these?


It makes sense that you are losing distance. That is one downside to forged clubs. Eventually they lose some of their pop. The closest irons to what you are currently playing would be the new Titleist 714 CB, the Cleveland 588 CB or the Taylormade Tour Preferred CB. Out of the three I personally would go with the Taylormade. I have hit all three and the Tour Preferred was my favorite. Hope this helps

post #3 of 11
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thanks, heading out to have a look at these now!!

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Originally Posted by DSCuk View Post
 

Hi,

 

I have been thinking about replacing my irons for quite a while now as they are getting old. I do love my 690 cb irons, they feel great to hit and the look at address is perfect for me but recently I just get the feeling I am losing distance. I have been playing golf with the same friends for years and always hit a very similar distance to 2 of them... I now out drive them but hit one more club with the irons, is there anything out there quite similar in looks and feel that is newer... or should I just carry on with these?


It makes sense that you are losing distance. That is one downside to forged clubs. Eventually they lose some of their pop. The closest irons to what you are currently playing would be the new Titleist 714 CB, the Cleveland 588 CB or the Taylormade Tour Preferred CB. Out of the three I personally would go with the Taylormade. I have hit all three and the Tour Preferred was my favorite. Hope this helps

 

???  Really  ????

 

 

Anybody else???

post #5 of 11
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It makes sense that you are losing distance. That is one downside to forged clubs. Eventually they lose some of their pop. The closest irons to what you are currently playing would be the new Titleist 714 CB, the Cleveland 588 CB or the Taylormade Tour Preferred CB. Out of the three I personally would go with the Taylormade. I have hit all three and the Tour Preferred was my favorite. Hope this helps
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???  Really  ????


Anybody else???


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post #6 of 11
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Liked the 714cb but every other club seemed to have a huge head compared to mine although they didn't have the Cleveland 588cb... some of the mizuno irons looked good at address but haven't hit anything yet...

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pretty soft metal is going to compress over time if hit repeatedly??? you can see on my low irons where I've been hitting them

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pretty soft metal is going to compress over time if hit repeatedly??? you can see on my low irons where I've been hitting them

My 695 cb's too.



But even after 500+ rounds there's nothing here to be concerned about. The chrome is just worn off.


Iron technology has changed, and you might want to take advantage of that. But while it's possible that some of your grooves are worn a bit, neither forged, nor any other irons lose "pop" over time.

I like the AP2's, and they look very similar to our clubs at address. Very clean.
post #9 of 11
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My 695 cb's too.



But even after 500+ rounds there's nothing here to be concerned about. The chrome is just worn off.


Iron technology has changed, and you might want to take advantage of that. But while it's possible that some of your grooves are worn a bit, neither forged, nor any other irons lose "pop" over time.

FWIW, I though he said poop, but now I understand and I'm with @David in FL and @14ledo81. Metal fatigue exists but it doesn't mean your irons actually get "tired" or..."pooped". Lol.

post #10 of 11

What can and does often happen with forgings, is that over a long period of time, depending on several factors, the loft and sometimes lie can change. This is easily and inexpensively checked and corrected by a qualified clubmaker/fitter.

 

If you want new clubs though, the wife or significant other might buy the metal fatigue thing.

post #11 of 11

I just bought 714 CB set this spring and love the things they feel  GREAT !!!!!!!!!

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