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Titleist AP1 vs Nike VR Cavity vs Ping S57

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One of my friends is looking to upgrade to one of these sets of irons from his Nike CCi cavs.

He plays of around 12, if he played more could probably make mid single figures. Reckon he needs to improve his 5 and 6 iron but enjoys the CCis on the whole.

For this reason I said the AP1 irons would be a good choice as they are a nice balance between enhancement and improvement clubs.

He has looked at the VR's and S57 also and has indicated he will get them custom fitted.

What would you recommend?

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Shindig    250
If I understand your comment correctly, he is good with short irons but needs help mid-irons?

All three sets you describe mix well. He can get AP1 / Nike VR FC for the long irons and AP2 / Nike VR SC/TW for the short irons. I think the Pings mix, but I don't know the differences on their models outside the g/i models.

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sean_miller    371
One of my friends is looking to upgrade to one of these sets of irons from his Nike CCi cavs.

I wouldn't recommend anything to him, but for me it would be in reverse order of how you listed them. Swap the AP-1 for AP-2 they'd edge out the Nike's for second place. This assumes the PING stock grips would be switched out.

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enis750    9
your comparing two GI irons and one players iron
personally i would choose the PING's, but i dont think your buddy has the game for S57's (yep i just said that..someone had to)

i think HE should go in to a box store, try some ou that appeal to HIS eye...not yours

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max power    34
your comparing two GI irons and one players iron

I might agree if his buddy was looking at playing some 1980s era blades, but I don't think PING has ever made a set of irons that a 12 couldn't play.

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clubchamp    24
I just got the s57 and I love them but they play pretty close to a blade. Even though they are not forged they still have great feel and workability. I would say the ap2 are a very solid iron and I'd recommend them for a 12 any day.

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Thanks for help folks, those were the 3 sets he fancied, not really my recommendations but think he had a swing with them decided it was between those 3.

He SMS'd me to say he is going for a custom fitting this weekend of a 4,5 and 6 iron of AP1 and a 7,8, 9 and PW of the AP2.

Reckon that would be a nice iron combo.

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enis750    9
I might agree if his buddy was looking at playing some 1980s era blades, but I don't think PING has ever made a set of irons that a 12 couldn't play.

then you have never hit the S57's .......as the two other singles that have posted here, they r basically a blade iron

i dont care how good of a ball striker you are at a 12, they will hurt your game guaranteed looks like dude settled on a combo of AP1's and 2's which would suit him better IMO but what do i know......

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max power    34
then you have never hit the S57's .......as the two other singles that have posted here, they r basically a blade iron

I've hit 'em, they're not GI cavity backs, but I thought they were a lot easier to hit than blades. Blade-like, but with quite a bit of forgiveness built-in.

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