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Cobra Max Irons vs Callaway XR Irons for Beginner

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Hey everyone,

Long time lurker, first time poster. Recently fell in love with golf and decided I need to get a set rather than use a hodge podge bag of clubs. I'm trying to decide between the Cobra Max irons and Callaway XRs. 

1) Cobra Max
a) I had a demo 7 iron of this set, and it was the first club I ever hit really well. I was hitting it consistently 150 yards straight. At the same time I didnt necessarily love the feel. 
b)Also had a cobra 5 iron amp cell demo that I hit well
c) $100 cheaper than the XRs
d) Rated as "Super Game Improvement"

e) Have a draw bias. I tend to hook my shots (rarely ever slice) so I'm not sure this is ideal for me.

2) Callaway XRs
a) Get's great reviews
b) Rated as only "Game Improvement" but I've read tons of reviews saying they are great for all players and give more distance
c) I feel like I could "grow into" these clubs
d) $100 more expensive

e) Never hit them, cant find them at a demo place near me so would be buying blind/

d) Look almost unused. In better shape than the Cobra Max Irons.

So how much difference is there between super game improvement and just game improvement irons? Which would serve me best? I've been playing for like 3 months, best round ever was 96. 

Thanks for any replies!

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5 hours ago, Eagles228 said:

 


So how much difference is there between super game improvement and just game improvement irons? Which would serve me best? I've been playing for like 3 months, best round ever was 96. 

 

"super"

It is all marketing fluff, IMHO.  Find the tools that fit you best and go for it.  I am in the same boat as you.  this is my first year.  I went and hit a bunch of clubs and ended up with Ping G30 irons.  Almost half the price of the latest and greatest, but they work well for me.

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Tough to make a good decision without hitting.  That said, if you shot 96 after 3 months that is a good score.  I've hit the XR's and they hit nicely.  More than 10 years ago I bought some Wilson Ci7s without hitting them and they worked well, so you don't always need to demo.

In the 70's (40+ years ago) there wasn't a demo program like today.  If you were able to try one out great, if not you bought the clubs and worked through it.

I bought the XR OS because I'm old and with torn rotator cuff tendons I need the height with half a swing.

You also have to consider what you can sell the clubs for if they don't work out.  I'm thinking the Callaways will sell easier.

John

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