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post #1 of 46
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For the 15 handicapper, whcih set would you reccomend? I'm not too concerned about workability, and most of my misses are fat or thin, not on the toe or heel. I'm looking for something that launches the ball very high.
I'm looking at the Titleist 775.CB, Callaway X-20, TM R7, Cobra FP, Cobra 3100 I/H, Wilson Ci6, and Clevland CG4.
post #2 of 46

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I started golfing early last summer with a set of Ping I5's. Technically, I started with a "Walmart" set pretty much that I was borrowing for my first couple times out just to make sure I even liked the sport. Yeah......turns out this game can be addicting. So, I gradually improved my bag till I felt comfortable with what I was using for equipment compared to my skill level.

I couldn't be happier with the Pings I have now. For game inprovement irons aswell as players irons, Ping makes a great club. Im growing out of my Pings and I actually just picked up some Mizuno MP-60's, but thats just because I wanted a blade style iron with more workability.

I would say the I5's would be perfect for your handicap. In my opinion, the Raptures or the G5's would be "too much" of a game improvement iron for you.

All in all, you need to choose a club you feel comfortable hitting. If you get set on a "game improvement iron" but dont like the way they feel, look, play...then ur screwed already. If you get your hand on a set of "not so much" a game improvement iron, but you can hit em, they feel great, and you have confidence when looking down on them, then why not lean towards that one?

Good luck with the search, I just had to pitch the Pings, as I think they make a GREAT set of irons.
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Originally Posted by green6767 View Post
I started golfing early last summer with a set of Ping I5's. Technically, I started with a "Walmart" set pretty much that I was borrowing for my first couple times out just to make sure I even liked the sport. Yeah......turns out this game can be addicting. So, I gradually improved my bag till I felt comfortable with what I was using for equipment compared to my skill level.

I couldn't be happier with the Pings I have now. For game inprovement irons aswell as players irons, Ping makes a great club. Im growing out of my Pings and I actually just picked up some Mizuno MP-60's, but thats just because I wanted a blade style iron with more workability.

I would say the I5's would be perfect for your handicap. In my opinion, the Raptures or the G5's would be "too much" of a game improvement iron for you.

All in all, you need to choose a club you feel comfortable hitting. If you get set on a "game improvement iron" but dont like the way they feel, look, play...then ur screwed already. If you get your hand on a set of "not so much" a game improvement iron, but you can hit em, they feel great, and you have confidence when looking down on them, then why not lean towards that one?

Good luck with the search, I just had to pitch the Pings, as I think they make a GREAT set of irons.
You started golfing last summer and you're already a 9.6 hcp? Amazing! How'd you do that?
post #4 of 46

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If you get new irons, then what are you doing with your MP-60's?
post #5 of 46

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Originally Posted by useless149149 View Post
For the 15 handicapper, whcih set would you reccomend? I'm not too concerned about workability, and most of my misses are fat or thin, not on the toe or heel. I'm looking for something that launches the ball very high.
I'm looking at the Titleist 775.CB, Callaway X-20, TM R7, Cobra FP, Cobra 3100 I/H, Wilson Ci6, and Clevland CG4.
Of that list, I'd go with the X20s, the 3100s or the CG4s.
post #6 of 46

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Practice, practice, practice. Im at where Im at right now because golf is a daily thing for me usually. If Im not on the course at least for a quick 9, I'll hit the range or putting green for a little bit. Golf just kind of came natually I suppose. I am nowhere near perfect though, I will never be able to make a career out of this game and thats just something I've accepted. Its just a lot of fun to try to perfect something that you will never be able to perfect.

As far as me getting new irons, I went FROM my Pings TO MP-60's. Went from I5 (game improvement cavity back) to MP 60's (players iron muscle back).
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Originally Posted by useless149149 View Post
For the 15 handicapper, whcih set would you reccomend? I'm not too concerned about workability, and most of my misses are fat or thin, not on the toe or heel. I'm looking for something that launches the ball very high.
I'm looking at the Titleist 775.CB, Callaway X-20, TM R7, Cobra FP, Cobra 3100 I/H, Wilson Ci6, and Clevland CG4.


I have some R7 Draw irons I got this summer. I was very happy them for improvement irons.
post #8 of 46

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I tried out my buddies Mizuno MX-23's and really liked them. You might want to check them out, I've had a few people suggest them as well as their replacements the MX-25's.
post #9 of 46

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taylormade r7's. r7 tp's are even a reasonable option if your ball striking is strong for your handicap. but yeah, the r7's are quite forgiving and decently workable. they're really great imo
post #10 of 46

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Tested and hated the r7 tps

Not a fan of cast clubs and i found them to feel awful, going from my forged TM 300 series irons

Ended up with Callaway X Forged irons which im loving!!

I'd recommed the mizunos mp30 irons, really liked them on test
post #11 of 46

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Definitely should try the new MP-57 from Mizuno. Forged and cavity back for both feel and forgiveness.
post #12 of 46

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try the r7, you won't be sorry. I'm very impressed with these. I was playing x20 tours. These are high launching long beasts that still look like a blade. g'luk
post #13 of 46
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Have any of you guys hit the Wilson Ci6s? They won the Golf Magazines game improvement irons club test in 2006 and they are only $300 at TGW.
post #14 of 46

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recently tested the Cobra FP Graphite + Steel, and X-20 Pro with Rifle shafts.

personaly, i prefer the x-20s as the cobras had too much draw for me.
post #15 of 46

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Handicap Index: 9.6... ....not only impressive..but amazing~!~@!#$...i'm jealous

Originally Posted by green6767 View Post
I started golfing early last summer with a set of Ping I5's. Technically, I started with a "Walmart" set pretty much that I was borrowing for my first couple times out just to make sure I even liked the sport...
post #16 of 46

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Couldn't be happier with my Callaways. Didn't try the X-20s but I don't know what I would change about the Big Berthas. Definitely game improvement irons.
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Originally Posted by ahnh666 View Post
Handicap Index: 9.6... ....not only impressive..but amazing~!~@!#$...i'm jealous
haha. Thats what the index sais. I've had some nasty spreads this season though. Lately (past couple of months) I've been shooting consistent low 80's upper 70's golf. But.......earlier this spring I had a couple disaster rounds of upper 90's and even a 104 I believe. 25 mph gusting winds on a links style course and my game was horrendous!!! I dont think I had a green that I didn't 3 putt. Im not as consistent as I'd like to be, but lately I've been happy with the results of this season.

Back to the topic on hand. Looks like you're getting pretty good feedback from some people on here. I hadn't even thought about the Mizuno MP-57's. I haven't seen them in person yet, but they look like a very forgiving, cavity-back iron and they're made by Mizzy so you cant go wrong!!! Give em a shot too!
post #18 of 46

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had the opportunity to test out the taylormade r7 irons......these irons were carrying the balls 10~15+ yards further compared to the mizuno mx-23...and extremely forgiving and easy to hit....truely amazing distance...straight and high...(had to make one minor adjustment to the placement of the ball, but figured i out after 2 or 3 swings...placed ball bit further toward the tip of the head...) ..almost made me want to switch to them....thought maybe the different placement of the ball was what was making me hit further...tried it with my mx-23...and nope...that wasn't it...

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