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I’ve had my current irons for about 10 months.  My previous set I had for around 10 years.  Both sets I got new and was fitted for.  Nothing wrong with my current set but just buying them gave me the bug and now I’m ready for another set.

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My Callaway Apex MBs are 3 years old (4-9). I am likely to start looking to replace them in two years if something else catches my eye. My driver is brand new, I normally change it every two years. My wedges get changed out every 2-3 years. I play about 75 full 18 hole rounds a year, but I practice quite a bit as well so my irons are well used after 4-5 years.

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Mine are currently 2 years old.  Scottgolf SG02 irons, PX LZ Tour Graphite.  
I did reshaft them because i had to step into a softer flex, but the heads are the same. Bought clubs - injured back. That sucked.

 

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On 10/2/2017 at 11:15 PM, WUTiger said:

That's right, C-Taper Lite 105. (I was going from memory in first response.)

Yeah, the lites would be too soft for me...had my attention, those are nice heads.  My Modus 105 stiff is probably as soft as I could go.

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2 years old here. But before I got these, my previous set was about 10 years old. Honestly, I can't see myself waiting that long again simply because I'll want to step up to more of a players-style iron that I'll keep for the longer term now that my game has improved. 

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I change mine like the weather.....pretty quicky. At least 3 or 4 sets per year. A set for each season!

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titleist never gets old.

My DTR's are 80's vintage.

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I play Wilson forged musclebacks produced in 1984, looking to move to another Wilson tour blade with better shafts and more weight in the "muscle", kinda like the FG51 or FG62.

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2017, I have Tour Edge Exotics EXi irons which are still being made by Tour Edge now (they've been making them since 2015)

I also have a set of Tour Edge V-Blades from 2000 I still play with from time to time.

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I have old and new sets.

I mostly play my Mizuno MP-67's - about 10 years old.

My Miura MC102's - about 6 years old.

My Pinc ISI BeNi's - about 20+ years old... sometimes my Eye 2 BeCu's as well and they are 25+ years old!

 

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On 10/3/2017 at 1:26 AM, Canes83 said:

The 72 apexs are apparently the holy grail..snagged an original set by luck jw the worth and if anyone would be interested? From what I've seen it's steep. 

The original Apex blades are nice however, in terms of usability and appearance, the '73 - '78 Apex blades are much more coveted. The "Holy Grail" of ALL Hogan forged blades are the initial "Precision" irons made in late '53 - early '54. Check the prices on eBay for confirmation.

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I am not sure. Maybe 10-12 years old. I remember when I purchased them, I told myself they were the last  set of irons I would buy. 

My fairway woods are probably 7, or 8 years old. 

My putter is the great grand pa in my bag. I also have a couple of loose iron clubs that are pretty old. 

Both my irons, and woods still serve me quite well. They are quality stuff. 

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Irons are from 2008 but guy i bought them off got them as a back up set so they were nearly unused when i bought them. Would i like some new shinies? sure, but as long as the ones i have hit the ball where i want i cant see the point.

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I am pretty new to golf. Been playing since Spring of this year. My irons I bought used on Ebay. They Mizuno JPX 850 Forged, Project X 5.5 shafts. I plan on playing them for quite a while.

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Except for my hybrids, which are about 10 years old and still fit quite well,  I have pretty much been through my modern bag this year, upgrading a 12 year old driver, 25 year old irons and fairway wood, and a 37 year old putter and wedge. Except for the driver, I still have all the old friends though.

I have a couple of vintage bags, including some '79 Wilson Staff Tour Blades that my dad got for me while I was in college, and a recently acquired set of Hogan Apex PC's from the late 80's. The irons in these bags are complimented by vintage persimmon or laminated maple woods. For the last several years, I mostly played with vintage gear, hence the lack of upgrades to my modern bag.  This year my first couple of forays were shambles (scrambles) and I sort of got hooked on some upgrades. I am probably done for another 5-10 years as when I find something I like, I tend to hang on to it and not experiment much, although I may start changing out wedges every 2-3 years. After years of scoffing, I got a set of wedges and have gotten addicted to that fresh groove feel and control.

 

 

 

 

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