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  1. 1. What irons (not companies) do you carry (not hybrid in your bag)

    • 1-iron
    • 2-iron
    • 3-iron
    • 4-iron
    • 5-iron
    • 6-iron
    • 7-iron
    • 8-iron
    • 9-iron
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This is a three-part thread.

Part one what is the longest true iron in your bag... (hybrids don't count)

Part two anyone still carrying 7, 9, or 11 woods?

Part three: Which irons are you replacing your hybrids with?

I'm gonna answer my own question... my longest iron in my bag is a 2-iron... although I do have a set of original Eye2s that has a 1-iron that I play from time to time mostly when I'm getting my clubs tweaked... Secondly I own all of the lofted fairways you possibly can... I have a complete set of original Tight Lies (2,3,4,5,7,9,11) and I have a bunch of Orlimar Trimetals of like every loft... and a lot of KNOCKOFF woods up to like a 15 wood... Thomas Golf makes a 25-wood for gosh sake... (My girlfriend, who plays mens clubs carries a 7 and 9 wood)

I don't have any hybrids in the bag... as a matter of fact the two hybrids I have are like 3-wood replacement... I have a 14-degree Cleveland Halo with a 42 1/2 inch shaft in it... and a 15-degree Nickent...

Hybrids have been around for a while just the big companies just didn't jump on to the idea until this decade... Spalding made a complete set of hybrids 1-SW back in the eighties... I happen to have a one and two iron hybrid from that set...

I'm just wondering, one of you guys may be a rare exception and carry a 1-iron or an 11-wood... but this is just a discussion...

And iacas I am definite tired of people hating on the three-iron... I carry a two-iron so I definitely can't hate on it.

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I tried my 4 iron today and took out my hybrid. I would have to say the two times I used my 4 iron, I boogie both holes, where as if I had my hybrid, I am certain there was a better chance to par or birdie the holes.

I put the 4 iron back in my bag because I was hitting my irons so well. I am going to put the hybrid back in my bag.

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I tried my 4 iron today and took out my hybrid. I would have to say the two times I used my 4 iron, I

That sounds like fun.

The original questions Part one what is the longest true iron in your bag... (hybrids don't count) Four iron Part two anyone still carrying 7, 9, or 11 woods? The four iron sometimes gets replace by a 7 wood. Part three: Which irons are you replacing your hybrids with? I have no hybrids because I have 4 wedges in the bag. My 5 wood is a 1-iron (for me). I can make it a 2 or 3 iron by gripping down on it.

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Part one-
Longest iron in my bag is a 3 iron

Part two-
I dont carry a 7, 9, or 11 wood

Part three-
I never had a two iron, but I got a Callaway FT Hybrid 2 iron. I also carry four wedges, so the only "woods" I have are the hybrid and the driver.
driver- X460 tour 9.5 Aldila NVS 75
irons- X-forged 3-PW TT BlackGold stiff
wedges- x-tour vintage 52, 56, 60
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Part 1- My longest Iron is a 2 iron.

Part 2- I don't own a wood higher then a 5 wood.

Part 3- I use no hybrids, I carry 3 wedges, so I have a 3 wood in the bag.
In the Bag:

Driver 10.5 r7 460 ti Reax regular shaft
3 Wood 15.5 LD F Speed Aldila NV stiff shaft
Hybrids 19 Tour Burner Rescue Reax stiff shaft. 21 degree torch series saber shaftIrons Sliver Scot 4-pw Rifle 5.0 shaftsSand Wedge 56 Degree Cg10 Black pearl finish 2 dotLob Wedge 60...
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I'm going to get a 2-iron, i hit my 3-iron off the tee a lot, and rarely off the fairway, so I'm going to replace the 3 with a 2. Possibly Ping i10.

Highest wood is a 5-wood but it's out of the bag (hybrid in)

And my hybrid was the bridge the gap between 3 iron and 3 wood initially, might change it or take it out when the 2-iron comes. It'll come in and out depending on the course im playing.

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part 1- will be a 2 iron soon, looking at a g/i 10, r7 etc,

part 2- 5 wood is the highest.

part 3- NONE! i hate hybrids.

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I have an old 1 iron blade in my bag. It's just for kicks because I had two extra spots before I got my new driver. I got it for $0.25 at a thrift store. I've yet to hit it on a course, but I plan on seeing what I can do with it on the range soon.

1. So, technically, a 5 iron is the highest iron I actually use.
2. A 3 wood.
3. A 3 hybrid that replaced my 5 wood, and a 4 hybrid that replaced my 4 iron.
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I carry a 7 and 9 wood because I find them easier to hit then the 3 & 4 irons.

I own some hybrids but I've pulled them from the bag; sometimes I'll replace the 5 iron.

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4-iron = longest iron

only FW metal I have is 3-wood

I have two hybrids an 18* and a 20*... they replace my 3-iron and my 5-wood or 2-iron depending how you want to look at it.

last 3 weeks I have hit my 20* hybrid from yardages of about 205-215 into a few Par 5's... stuck four shots within 15 feet and have made exactly 0 eagles thus far this year. I can land the ball so softly with a little baby fade on my hybrid and have no problems turning the ball the other way either... I just have so much more control with the hybrid... now if I could only drop an eagle putt soon.
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I didn't vote because I don't know whether or not to count my 3-iron (MP FLI-HI) as an iron or as a hybrid. If it counts, 3-iron. Else, 4-iron.

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I've got a 4 iron.

I've got a 5W as my lowest fairway metal.

I threw my clubs into the lake so it's time to start over...

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1. 2-iron - I like hitting my 2-iron off the tee and don't carry a 3. I can work with the 2-iron easy enough to make it play like a 3.
2. I've never had any of these.
3. I don't have any hybrids. Driver, 3-wood, and then a bunch of irons and wedges.

I will judge my rounds much more by the quality of my best shots than the acceptability of my worse ones.

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Well, I have the big bertha irons so my lower clubs are already hybrids...well kinda hybrids, not completely...

but i also have a five wood.
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Part one what is the longest true iron in your bag... (hybrids don't count)

1) 3-iron. My hybrid replaced a Ping Eye 2 2-iron I used to have. Never cared for the 5-wood.

2) Not here. I had one in high school briefly when they were a bit of a rage. One time, for fun, into a strong headwind I hit a 7-wood I had. The ball went up, up, back, back, and landed behind me. I hit that shot about four times in a row, moving backwards down the fairway after making great contact each time. 3) 2-iron. BTW, I think some people didn't notice that the poll question was a bit different than the thread topic/title suggests. You can pick multiple choices in the poll. That explains why there's 28 4-irons, but only 24 8-irons right now. 4 people just seem to have chosen "4-iron" and nothing else.

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1) 3 iron...
2) No, not anymore...
3) I don't use hybrids, so I guess I'll just stick with my 3 and 5 wood...

I may start using hybrids in the near future , but not for now...

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1. 4i
2. Just a 3 wood
3. I carry a 22* Nike CPR hybrid to replace my 3i, but since I hit hybrids farther I also carry a 26*.

In my bag:
Driver: 907D1 10.5*, Aldila Spec-Grid S67 reg
Woods: Looking for a wood. Titleist 906F4 or Nike CPR.
Utility: CPR 2-3 hybrids, 22*-26*Irons: 755 Forged 4-PW, Tri-Spec Steel RegWedges: Vokey 200 series 56.10 SW, 60.04 LWPutter: Tracy 33"Ball: DT CarryI mark my Titleist by...

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1) 4 Iron - It plays at 26°

2) I carry a 15° 3 wood, and have an 18° 5 wood that just made it into play

3) I am test driving a 23° (measured 22° at the store) adams hybrid pro gold for the gap in my irons.

Note: I always find myself experimenting. I have even tried playing rounds on some courses (links style) where I only have driving Irons in the bag and no woods (besides the driver). I find that for everyday play however it takes too much to get a 1 or 2 Iron high enough to land on the green and have it stick, and its much easier to throw darts with a 5 wood, we'll see about the hybrid.
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