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On 10/27/2017 at 11:46 PM, Typhoon92 said:

" Play the most forgiving iron u can stand to look at"...something I read a long time ago.  Callaway Apex and Steelhead, Ping G and G400 are examples of irons I have no problem looking down at.  


I am currently hitting MP-59s and love them but they're worn pretty good. I went through a launch monitor a couple weeks ago, hitting MP-18 SC and liked them. There was a good amount of drop off on mishits which I have with my MP-59s. The guy handed me a Cleveland CBX and at first glance the top line threw me off. After seeing a substantial decrease in drop offs for the mishits and there basically being no difference feel wise when near the sweet spot, the top line became inconsequential to me. I ordered the Clevelands and saved $500.

There was a pickup of yardage but that's because it's basically a 6 iron length with a 5 iron loft. 

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6 iron length with 5 iron loft = better accuracy.  Nice!

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I found some of the older style "GI" irons worked better for me. I had Wilson Staff DI9's SGI irons and couldnt hit them, hated them. So i picked up some Hippo Beast's for £40 as an experiment (nearly new).

These are the same age as the Wilsons but have a very shallow cavity. Look more towards the better player end of the scale imo but forgiving and soooo nice to hit.


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On 10/20/2017 at 4:37 AM, Berty42 said:

Hey guys,

Ive been thinking about getting some new irons. I’m an 8 handicap. Right now I am playing Taylormade RSI TP irons. Should I stay with players irons or go back to game improvement irons? I like the feed back of players irons. But could I also benefit from game improvement irons? Just asking to see what people have to say. 

with an 8 handicap I assume you are a solid ball striker. If so, I would stick with players irons. I play the Ben Hogan Ft. Worth 15s that are a very forgiving forged blade with a nice slender top line. I hit those far better than any game improvement iron and I'm an 11 handicap at my best. Handicaps are a somewhat misleading measure to determine whether you should hit player's irons. For example, if you are a poor putter that might account for several strokes per round and have nothing to do with ball striking and iron play. Same can be said for some golfers who cannot control their driver off the tee but can hit irons without problem.

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