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post #1531 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Schwazer View Post

It is interesting though.
Ricky Ponting is a very good golfer. He plays off 3 at the championship course in Australia.

Yep, and Gary Sobers used to play of 1 left handed and 8 right handed. Those kind of guys are freaks though, superior hand eye co-ordination, both probably would have been fantastic at any sport where you hit something with a bat/club/stick.
post #1532 of 1922

Talking about great hand eye coordination, Ian Poulter.
post #1533 of 1922
^nice
post #1534 of 1922

Hey guys buying a new set as I am getting back into golf again after a long lay off.

 

Any Iron recommendations? I pretty much know the other clubs I am going to get but not sure on this.

 

I would say I would start on like a 14 when I get a handicap back but would quickly halve that once I start playing.

 

Cavity backs? blades? player or game improvement irons? Iron play has ALWAYS been my weakness, but this could also be due to poor fitting of clubs and/or the fact i had graphite shafts and a super fast swing.

post #1535 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Lulzy View Post

Hey guys buying a new set as I am getting back into golf again after a long lay off.

Any Iron recommendations? I pretty much know the other clubs I am going to get but not sure on this.

I would say I would start on like a 14 when I get a handicap back but would quickly halve that once I start playing.

Cavity backs? blades? player or game improvement irons? Iron play has ALWAYS been my weakness, but this could also be due to poor fitting of clubs and/or the fact i had graphite shafts and a super fast swing.

Would you consider going to a professional fitter? Adds a bit more cost but it is worth it.
post #1536 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Schwazer View Post


Would you consider going to a professional fitter? Adds a bit more cost but it is worth it.

I am doing that. Already found one that is highly recommended. 

 

I guess he could give me better advice but would still like to know what people think.

 

Will be interesting to see how a good 15 years of better technology and proper fitted clubs will do for my game...

post #1537 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Lulzy View Post

I am doing that. Already found one that is highly recommended. 

I guess he could give me better advice but would still like to know what people think.

Will be interesting to see how a good 15 years of better technology and proper fitted clubs will do for my game...

Hit a bunch of clubs on a launch monitor and if possible demo the top few sets.
post #1538 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Lulzy View Post

I am doing that. Already found one that is highly recommended. 

 

I guess he could give me better advice but would still like to know what people think.

 

Will be interesting to see how a good 15 years of better technology and proper fitted clubs will do for my game...

    Ima 2.5 year noobie who finally took up golf.  personally i'm in love with miura passing point

    irons. they've helped my accuracy more than any other i've tried.

post #1539 of 1922
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

    Ima 2.5 year noobie who finally took up golf.  personally i'm in love with miura passing point
    irons. they've helped my accuracy more than any other i've tried.

Yeah, Miura make sick clubs.
post #1540 of 1922
Mizuno JPX-800 Pro (Forged) seem to be a popular mid-cap option for an iron that is forgiving and smooth yet still offers playability.

Like others have said, hit a bunch of irons and try different shafts as well. A good fitter will put together something that will work for your swing and game.
post #1541 of 1922
honestly, i feel as though irons technology hasn't improved as much as driver technology has...

miuras are great, but you can get cheaper options elsewhere (for sure!)

i'm a huge fan of nike (i had the original forged blades --> miura cavity backs by nike --> nike pro combo) and i've hit everything under the sun
however, i suggest going with cavity backs rather than blades...

i'd also try to get the titleist 910 drivers... they're pretty good bang for the buck
post #1542 of 1922
Went out yesterday and shot my best round of the year. I shot a 90 on a par 65. Only had one real bad hole (quadruple bogey). Was hitting bombs straight as an arrow. Left a lot of my irons short because of the swirling wind but I kept most everything under control. Even my putting wasn't terrible. Could have made a few more but my speed was on point.

Probably my last time out this year which my best and most consistent year of playing ever. I want to take some lessons and get some new irons before next season.
post #1543 of 1922
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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

Went out yesterday and shot my best round of the year. I shot a 90 on a par 65. Only had one real bad hole (quadruple bogey). Was hitting bombs straight as an arrow. Left a lot of my irons short because of the swirling wind but I kept most everything under control. Even my putting wasn't terrible. Could have made a few more but my speed was on point.
Probably my last time out this year which my best and most consistent year of playing ever. I want to take some lessons and get some new irons before next season.

Well done! Make the lessons a priority, you'll be breaking 90 all next season icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1544 of 1922
77 today. Two eagle attempts that wouldn't fall. Not too bad for winter golf. Just kind of out there hitting and hoping, nothing too precise. Still enjoying it though.
post #1545 of 1922
At a "summer place" for Thanksgiving, so only the back 9 was playable. The greens were punched and sanded; rolling like a 5... I took 5 clubs out there and was screwing around. Had a great time playing for the first time since September. As a bonus, found my grandfather's old Ping Eye 1 iron, fitted with original grip, +2" extra stiff shafts. Was able to successfully hit 4/5 attempts (the failure was spectacular- launch angle had to be negative)

Playing makes me want to move to Palm Beach and play everyday. Screw the whole four seasons appreciation.
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