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  1. 1. What's the longest iron you hit consistently good?

    • 2 iron
      8
    • 3 iron
      17
    • 4 iron
      26
    • 5 iron
      27
    • 6 iron
      14
    • 7 iron
      5


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So you're saying I shouldn't extrapolate my love of my 3i to a 2i?  Boo!

Next outing you come to I'll bring my 2 iron for you to try. :beer:

I found it weird how "different" it seemed to make the jump from 3 to 2.  Somewhere between those was the threshhold for my ability to launch an iron high and far.  It was still fun to use occasionally and I hit some doozys with it (2nd shot, Torrey south #6, par 5 [during a scramble] to 18" for a tap-in eagle is the first that comes to mind) but it was mis-hit a lot more than it was well struck. :)

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Haha, so what you're saying is, the 5i was the hot girl in school who wouldn't give you the time of day, and the 5h was the tomboyish girl-next-door who would be hot if she was at all girly. After you

Consistently good? Where's the option for "none of the above?"

The topic is not "consistently good", but playable. I assumed it meant a loss of no more than one shot, or something like that?

I need the owl's face you posted in the past. ;-)

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Consistently good? Where's the option for "none of the above?"

The topic is not "consistently good", but playable. I assumed it meant a loss of no more than one shot, or something like that?

I need the owl's face you posted in the past.

Ahh. If it's playable then 3-iron I guess because I've never hit a 2-iron. But I switched my 3 out for a hybrid a while ago.

That said, I wouldn't even consider my 7-iron a consistently good club for me... wish I could find the sweet spot more often and not the toe. I can still hack my way around though somehow.

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Ahh. If it's playable then 3-iron I guess because I've never hit a 2-iron. But I switched my 3 out for a hybrid a while ago.

That said, I wouldn't even consider my 7-iron a consistently good club for me... wish I could find the sweet spot more often and not the toe. I can still hack my way around though somehow.

Well, even hacking it around you have 6 strokes or more on me. You hack "good". :beer:

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Ahh. If it's playable then 3-iron I guess because I've never hit a 2-iron. But I switched my 3 out for a hybrid a while ago.

That said, I wouldn't even consider my 7-iron a consistently good club for me... wish I could find the sweet spot more often and not the toe. I can still hack my way around though somehow.

Well, even hacking it around you have 6 strokes or more on me. You hack "good".

Haha. Well you'd still beat my ass on the days I shoot like 89 or whatever.

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I said 2-iron.  My clubs don't have those kind of numbers (they have the loft on them vs a club number), but I have an 18-degree iron and have no problem hitting that.

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Haha. Well you'd still beat my ass on the days I shoot like 89 or whatever.


On that day I would probably shoot 95 or worse. That would probably be a tough course. :beer:

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Looks like we have a fairly normal distribution around the 4-iron.  I think if we compared the responses vs. handicap, we would see a definite correlation.

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I can hit a 5 iron relatively well (with my limited talent). My 4 iron was a lot harder so I switched it for a 4 hybrid. It was a lot easier to hit.

I should go back and try again the 4 iron tho, my iron game has improved a lot lately, but my hybrid have not improved much compared to my irons (4h still goes farther than 5 iron, but my 5 iron is a lot more straighter than my 4h). I'll have to go to the driving range soon!

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I can hit my 4i pretty well and consistent.  Fun to hit.

I don't have a 3i or a 2i, so I don't know about those one way of the other.

that said - the 4i is not in my bag.  I like my 4h even better.

but, I like to try 'stuff' and might spend a few rounds with the 4i and 5w back in the bag and the 4h and 2h out - just for fun.  I like hitting that 4i and 5w quite a bit.

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I should go back and try again the 4 iron tho, my iron game has improved a lot lately, but my hybrid have not improved much compared to my irons (4h still goes farther than 5 iron, but my 5 iron is a lot more straighter than my 4h). I'll have to go to the driving range soon!

Whenever my 5i gets a little off to hit, I'll take the 4i to the range and practice with it until it gets good.  That always seems to clean up my contact with the shorter irons, almost immediately.  Big believer now in figuring out what is the longest iron I can hit, and then using everything shorter than that one.  I'm considering getting a 3i just to push my abilities up.  Make that 4i a 'go to' club rather than the one that's maybe on the edge of my capacity.

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