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Hi all. Am new here but am looking for some advice for a new set of irons. I play off 10 and for the last 6 years have been playing with a set of taylormade rac ht's with regular steel shafts. I have no complaints about the clubs because they are so easy to hit but wonder if a new set would move my game on a little. Can anyone tell me of the modern equivalent? I use a cleveland cg16 lob and gap wedge. My 4 iron carries 190-180. My 6 iron carries 170. My 8 iron 150. My pw 130. I can't hit hybrids or fairway woods with any consistency so the only wood I use is my driver, a ping v2 rapture. Any thoughts/suggestions much appreciated.
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Hi all. Am new here but am looking for some advice for a new set of irons.

I play off 10 and for the last 6 years have been playing with a set of taylormade rac ht's with regular steel shafts. I have no complaints about the clubs because they are so easy to hit but wonder if a new set would move my game on a little. Can anyone tell me of the modern equivalent?

I use a cleveland cg16 lob and gap wedge. My 4 iron carries 190-180. My 6 iron carries 170. My 8 iron 150. My pw 130. I can't hit hybrids or fairway woods with any consistency so the only wood I use is my driver, a ping v2 rapture.

Any thoughts/suggestions much appreciated.


Welcome to this site.

I think many people will say get Speedblades. Those are really hot clubs, but your distances are going to get longer.

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Hi all. Am new here but am looking for some advice for a new set of irons.

I play off 10 and for the last 6 years have been playing with a set of taylormade rac ht's with regular steel shafts. I have no complaints about the clubs because they are so easy to hit but wonder if a new set would move my game on a little. Can anyone tell me of the modern equivalent?

I use a cleveland cg16 lob and gap wedge. My 4 iron carries 190-180. My 6 iron carries 170. My 8 iron 150. My pw 130. I can't hit hybrids or fairway woods with any consistency so the only wood I use is my driver, a ping v2 rapture.

Any thoughts/suggestions much appreciated.

Hi Spioncap.  I actually recently got a new set of irons also.  tried about 7 different sets and the speedblades that Lihu mentioned are definitely long and forgiving.  They are definitely worth a look even though i ended up going with Ping g25s because they felt the best to me and get good enough distance.  Not sure if you are dead set on getting a Taylor Made set but if not also give the x2hots a hit.  they were by far the longest irons there---though the launch monitor was juiced by about 5 to 10 yards ( i had my current 6 iron with me to measure against) i was putting the x2hot 6 iron between 207 and 214 yards carry!---crazy distance.  that extra distance might let you replace your hybrids and maybe a wood all together.  Might be worth going to a store and hitting a bunch of different sets to see if there is anything you really like and even if you dont find anything then you will be more confident in the irons that you have since you will know that there isnt anything out there right now that feels better to you.  Cheers and good luck!

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While "longer" irons are great, all other things being equal, it sounds like you hit your old irons plenty long enough to score lightly on most courses.  And being around the same handicap, I will say that for me tighter dispersion is something I give more weight to than distance.  I must say that I was amazed during my AP1 fitting a few months back at how much different shafts affected not only launch angle and distance, but also dispersion.  I ended up paying extra for the Aerotech shafts specifically because they grouped so much tighter.  If you want to "move your game on" a good fitting by someone that really knows what they're doing will (IMHO) make more difference that the brand of heads you choose and is well worth the effort that may be involved in obtaining said fitting.

For the record, I do love my AP1s and would suggest you put them on your list of clubs to try along with the Ping G25s, Speedblades and Callaway Apex irons.  If you are determined to have more of a "player's" club, the AP2s are getting good things said about them as are the Ping i25s.

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Thanks for the advice all. Pirate jim is more or less where I'm thinking. Im not that bothered about extra distance. Its acuracy and consistency im looking for. Im gonig to try oht some ap1s, speedblades and g25s this week and see where to go from there. I'm just a tad concerned switching from very forgiving cavity backs to what look like muscle-backs is going to destroy my game/confidence. A step too far??
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As an update. Ive tried out all the forementioned clubs but didn't feel the outlay worth the results. I think I'll be sticking with my trusted old bats for now. If i was to stump for a new set though, I hit a set of s55's with far more consistently than anything else. That I did not expect. Anyway, thanks all.
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