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    looking for very forgiving set of irons

    I'm getting back into golf after a few year absence. My irons are ~15 years old and I have trouble with the medium to longer iron shots (3,4, 5 and sometimes 6 irons). I'm considering buying a new set of irons that are very forgiving. Distance is not a problem for me, just getting it up in the air consistently and hitting the ball relatively straight. For perspective, I typically shoot over 100. Can anyone suggest a suitable set of Irons for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    I'm getting back into golf after a few year absence. My irons are ~15 years old and I have trouble with the medium to longer iron shots (3,4, 5 and sometimes 6 irons). I'm considering buying a new set of irons that are very forgiving. Distance is not a problem for me, just getting it up in the air consistently and hitting the ball relatively straight. For perspective, I typically shoot over 100. Can anyone suggest a suitable set of Irons for me.

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    Anything game improving or super game improving will help. Just try out some different OEM stuff. Also, dont be afraid to ditch the longer irons for hybrids to help with the longer shots.
    Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    I'm getting back into golf after a few year absence. My irons are ~15 years old and I have trouble with the medium to longer iron shots (3,4, 5 and sometimes 6 irons). I'm considering buying a new set of irons that are very forgiving. Distance is not a problem for me, just getting it up in the air consistently and hitting the ball relatively straight. For perspective, I typically shoot over 100. Can anyone suggest a suitable set of Irons for me.

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    For someone who shoots over 100 you should probably go with the Ping K15 irons, woods and Driver. They are very expensive but if you care about the game and hold it sacred then you will fork over the dough.

    If you want to go the cheap route, you should go to Rockbottomgolf, Ebay or somewhere else and get some Callaway X-18 or X-20 clubs. They will be much more forgiving than your current set.
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    Confucious say "Most forgiving iron in bag is hand iron and best wood is pencil."

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    You can buy these as super game improvements. If they do not improve your golf game, you can at least use them for these purposes as well:

    1.) Garden implements

    2.) Snow skiing

    3.) Inducing vomiting

    4.) Hook behind tractor to plow up a garden spot

    5.) Tie a club on each side of head on Halloween and go to party as Dumbo the Elephant
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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    I'm getting back into golf after a few year absence. My irons are ~15 years old and I have trouble with the medium to longer iron shots (3,4, 5 and sometimes 6 irons). I'm considering buying a new set of irons that are very forgiving. Distance is not a problem for me, just getting it up in the air consistently and hitting the ball relatively straight. For perspective, I typically shoot over 100. Can anyone suggest a suitable set of Irons for me.

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    Will

    there are many sets of irons out there that will be great for you but it depends if you want to buy brand new irons or second hand. Here are a few sets that would meet your needs:

    Callaway
    X-18, X-20 or X-22
    Big Bertha, Diablo

    Taylormade
    RAC OS or OS 2
    R7, Burner, R9

    Ping
    G5, G10, G15
    Rapture

    Cleveland
    Ta7, Ta6, CG Yellow, CG 7, CG 16, Launcher

    As somebody else mentioned you can get hybrid irons to replace your 3, 4 & 5 irons if you struggle to hit those. All the above brands offer good quality hybrids and some such as the Cleveland Launchers offer a mixed hybrid set with hybrids in the 3,4 & 5 irons and 6-PW forgiving irons. The Ta 7 is also a model that was very popular back about 2005 and Cleveland have re released it:

    http://www.clevelandgolf.com/US_ta7-...rod_irons.html

    Famousdavis suggestion to look on Rockbottom Golf is a good one if you want to buy new clubs as they offer gear that is 1 or 2 years out of season at heavily discounted prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBS View Post
    You can buy these as super game improvements. If they do not improve your golf game, you can at least use them for these purposes as well:

    1.) Garden implements

    2.) Snow skiing

    3.) Inducing vomiting

    4.) Hook behind tractor to plow up a garden spot

    5.) Tie a club on each side of head on Halloween and go to party as Dumbo the Elephant
    Aren't those the things that Gallagher uses to smash watermelons?
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    I heard that Ping is coming out with a forgiving set. There's a little speaker built in each shaft that says "I forgive you" when you make a bad shot. Pricey yes, but probably worth it if you're a hack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noshuz View Post
    I heard that Ping is coming out with a forgiving set. There's a little speaker built in each shaft that says "I forgive you" when you make a bad shot. Pricey yes, but probably worth it if you're a hack.
    You'd be hearing "I forgive you" all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBS View Post
    You can buy these as super game improvements. If they do not improve your golf game, you can at least use them for these purposes as well:

    1.) Garden implements

    2.) Snow skiing

    3.) Inducing vomiting

    4.) Hook behind tractor to plow up a garden spot

    5.) Tie a club on each side of head on Halloween and go to party as Dumbo the Elephant
    Those are truly a thing of beauty. I thought I felt something stirring down below when I first saw the photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    Those are truly a thing of beauty. I thought I felt something stirring down below when I first saw the photo.
    Probably hemorrhoids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noshuz View Post
    Probably hemorrhoids.
    Never had them. I'm very much into hygiene. Most people who play Ping Eye 2s never get them. Suprisingly, guys that bag GFF seem to get them all the time. All that sphincter clenching when hitting blades will do it every time. You wouldn't know with your 80% hybrid bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    Never had them. I'm very much into hygiene. Most people who play Ping Eye 2s never get them. Suprisingly, guys that bag GFF seem to get them all the time. All that sphincter clenching when hitting blades will do it every time. You wouldn't know with your 80% hybrid bag.
    Oh brother.

    Will44 is going to think he has stumbled upon a lunatic asylum.
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    It's not my fault God made me this beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    I'm getting back into golf after a few year absence. My irons are ~15 years old and I have trouble with the medium to longer iron shots (3,4, 5 and sometimes 6 irons). I'm considering buying a new set of irons that are very forgiving. Distance is not a problem for me, just getting it up in the air consistently and hitting the ball relatively straight. For perspective, I typically shoot over 100. Can anyone suggest a suitable set of Irons for me.

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    Definitely get a set with the 3,4,and 5 iron as a hybrid club. That will help you out so much and tour players do it so you should take note.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum. Expect some people to rip you though if you do fill your bag with hybrids, that's just how it is around here :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsy View Post
    Definitely get a set with the 3,4,and 5 iron as a hybrid club. That will help you out so much and tour players do it so you should take note.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum. Expect some people to rip you though if you do fill your bag with hybrids, that's just how it is around here :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    Never had them. I'm very much into hygiene. Most people who play Ping Eye 2s never get them. Suprisingly, guys that bag GFF seem to get them all the time. All that sphincter clenching when hitting blades will do it every time. You wouldn't know with your 80% hybrid bag.
    If dat aint the sound of a sore loser I don't know what is.....
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    Try these: 2010.Adams Mens RPM Irons

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    Adams RPM Iron Set...High Performance!
    Features:
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    • 431 stainless steel construction
    • Heel/toe weighting for forgiveness

    Adams Mens RPM Irons specs:
    • Set includes: #4 thru PW (45°) plus SW (55°)
    • Graphite & Steel shafts available in Senior & Uniflex
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    Club Loft Lie Angle
    #4 23° 60.5°
    #5 26° 61°
    #6 29° 61.5°
    #7 33° 62°
    #8 37° 62.5°
    #9 41° 63°
    PW 45° 63.25°
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    Quote Originally Posted by noshuz View Post
    If dat aint the sound of a sore loser I don't know what is.....
    Dude, I'm just giving you crapola back for your comment on the pings. I don't care about our match, you beat me fair and square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    Dude, I'm just giving you crapola back for your comment on the pings. I don't care about our match, you beat me fair and square.
    I shoulda put a smily on the end of that to lighten up the comment. My bad. I put a funny GIF in there but it didn't work. Brutha. Believe me. I don't take ANYTHING that's said on this forum seriously. That's not why I'm here. It's pretty obvious by 99% of the comments I make....And everyone elses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by noshuz View Post
    I shoulda put a smily on the end of that to lighten up the comment. My bad. I put a funny GIF in there but it didn't work. Brutha. Believe me. I don't take ANYTHING that's said on this forum seriously. That's not why I'm here. It's pretty obvious by 99% of the comments I make....And everyone elses!
    I'm sorry but I don't believe you. I think you were hurt and humiliated by my comments. That's what brings me joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    I'm sorry but I don't believe you. I think you were hurt and humiliated by my comments. That's what brings me joy.
    Yer such a turd. Don't change
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    If you don't mind the name "Adams" then IMO they are great clubs for starter/average player ... A set of Adams Idea Tech OS should cost less than $125, easy to hit and very forgiving... Keep in mind that the No 1 female who plays Adams clubs and she will beat the shěěittttt out of all GRs here...

    Once you outgrew Adams clubs then move to Mizuno GFF then see your scores get even better from 80 to 95

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    If you don't mind the name "Adams" then IMO they are great clubs for starter/average player ... A set of Adams Idea Tech OS should cost less than $125, easy to hit and very forgiving... Keep in mind that the No 1 female who plays Adams clubs and she will beat the shěěittttt out of all GRs here...

    Once you outgrew Adams clubs then move to Mizuno GFF then see your scores get even better from 80 to 95

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pky6471 View Post
    If you don't mind the name "Adams" then IMO they are great clubs for starter/average player ... A set of Adams Idea Tech OS should cost less than $125, easy to hit and very forgiving... Keep in mind that the No 1 female who plays Adams clubs and she will beat the shěěittttt out of all GRs here...

    Once you outgrew Adams clubs then move to Mizuno GFF then see your scores get even better from 80 to 95
    Adams has some great products out. The CB1 and CB2 are both quality clubs and the Speedline 9046L or whatever they call it looks really cool in all black. When I tee it up I feel like I'm in an action-thriller movie and the bad guys are out to get me. Golf has never been so cool.

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    thanks for all the suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    thanks for all the suggestions
    That's it? After all of this discussion that all you have to say? Man, that ain't right.

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    I'll try out some of these clubs and let u guys know what I like

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    Blades will make you a better player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
    Blades will make you a better player.
    I agree. Blades will make you think you're a better player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
    Blades will make you a better player.
    Yes, Blades will make you feel like you have bigger ego than others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pky6471 View Post
    Yes, Blades will make you feel like you have bigger ego than others

    It's definitely easier to spread butter on a baguette with a blade.

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    Blades will onoyl make you better if you have hours and hours to spend practicing a swing the is repaetable.
    In my opinion a few of the older mizuno sets would be good like the mx15 or mx20's are good forgiving clubs and prettty cheap on ebay in half decent condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
    Blades will make you a better player.
    Congratulations jackass.

    You now average 1 post a year.

    Now GTFO.

    See you next year retard.

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    1 a Year? Thats great.
    Thats probably the same number of times a year you break 100
    ya hacking poof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanqdoggie View Post
    Congratulations jackass.

    You now average 1 post a year.

    Now GTFO.

    See you next year retard.

    spank
    Spank, you were here with the same old routine in 2001.

    Fast forward to 2011.

    Same old Spank act.

    Are you going to be doing this when you are 70? Just warn everybody now and they will go start doublegolf or shottalk or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
    Spank, you were here with the same old routine in 2001.
    It's not my fault God made me this beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stugstar View Post
    1 a Year? Thats great.
    Thats probably the same number of times a year you break 100
    ya hacking poof.
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    I see you discovered demotivators. Welcome to 2001. Wow, that year is a theme with you. Are you stuck in groundhog day?

    Can you post some kittens saying "I can has.....", or maybe some flying sharks/flying tanks?



    Maybe if someone linked spank to 4chan we would never see him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
    I see you discovered demotivators. Welcome to 2001. Wow, that year is a theme with you. Are you stuck in groundhog day?

    Can you post some kittens saying "I can has.....", or maybe some flying sharks/flying tanks?



    Maybe if someone linked spank to 4chan we would never see him again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
    I see you discovered demotivators. Welcome to 2001. Wow, that year is a theme with you. Are you stuck in groundhog day?

    Can you post some kittens saying "I can has.....", or maybe some flying sharks/flying tanks?



    Maybe if someone linked spank to 4chan we would never see him again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBS View Post
    I prefer flying pigs . . . . . . . . very Pink Floyd like . . . . . . . .
    I saw that pig. He flew over me. I wish hadn't. He was anatomically correct....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Rooney View Post
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    bought the ping G15 set with 4&5 hybrids. They are awesome, with a huge improvement in my swing. Thanks for the suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    bought the ping G15 set with 4&5 hybrids. They are awesome, with a huge improvement in my swing. Thanks for the suggestions
    You're welcome. However, I'm sad to say that this is my last Ping post. I think the whole Ping thing has run its course and to be honest I don't like their latest offerings. The G20 driver and irons don't appeal to me at all. I'll always have my Ping Eye 2s but for the time being I'll be playing Titleist 990's or some other kind of small cavity back with little offset.

    You probably made a good choice with the G15 irons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    You're welcome. However, I'm sad to say that this is my last Ping post. I think the whole Ping thing has run its course and to be honest I don't like their latest offerings. The G20 driver and irons don't appeal to me at all. I'll always have my Ping Eye 2s but for the time being I'll be playing Titleist 990's or some other kind of small cavity back with little offset.

    You probably made a good choice with the G15 irons.
    The Chinese made ping products are complete garbage. However, I did recently pick up a ping eye2 XD sand wedge and it says made in the USA on it...I dig it.
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    I think clubs like the g15's are good for the game as it keeps athletically challenged folks like myself playing

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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    I think clubs like the g15's are good for the game as it keeps athletically challenged folks like myself playing
    How is that good for the game?

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    more people playing is good for the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    more people playing is good for the game

    Why is more people playing good for the game? All it means for an expert player like myself is more hackers on the course taking 5 hours to play. Guys who think the game is just about being out there and having a good time.

    Golf is about competition with other golfers who know how to play the game correctly. It's not about spending 5 hours on the course looking for your ball and drinking beer.

    It's also about being part of the elite and separating yourself from the general masses of the public. Golf used to be a sport for the upper crust, those who appreciate the finer things in life. The good old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    Why is more people playing good for the game? All it means for an expert player like myself is more hackers on the course taking 5 hours to play. Guys who think the game is just about being out there and having a good time.

    Golf is about competition with other golfers who know how to play the game correctly. It's not about spending 5 hours on the course looking for your ball and drinking beer.

    It's also about being part of the elite and separating yourself from the general masses of the public. Golf used to be a sport for the upper crust, those who appreciate the finer things in life. The good old days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will44 View Post
    bought the ping G15 set with 4&5 hybrids. They are awesome, with a huge improvement in my swing. Thanks for the suggestions
    They did nothing to improve your swing, but they might have covered up some flaws you have in your swing so that you can score better. They are called "game improvement" irons, not "swing improvement" irons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by famousdavis View Post
    Why is more people playing good for the game? All it means for an expert player like myself is more hackers on the course taking 5 hours to play. Guys who think the game is just about being out there and having a good time.

    Golf is about competition with other golfers who know how to play the game correctly. It's not about spending 5 hours on the course looking for your ball and drinking beer.

    It's also about being part of the elite and separating yourself from the general masses of the public. Golf used to be a sport for the upper crust, those who appreciate the finer things in life. The good old days.
    I can see both sides of this problem. On the one hand more people playing means that the demand for playing time on golf courses will exceed the supply of golf course time since golf courses take much longer and loads more capital to develop than getting more people interested in playing golf. Bottom line: golf gets more expensive and more of a hassle for old fashioned players like FD and myself and loads of others to just go play. On the other hand, the fewer people who play, the cheaper golf would become and the easier it would be to just show up, go pay your fee, stick your bag on back of a cart, put your shoes on, go in take a quick dump and grab a burger, and tee off. Problem: at some point, reduced play will cause a certain number of courses to become insolvent and they will fold decreasing the availability of supply. The best of both worlds would be enough courses so that prices would be reasonable and enough education of new (and re-education camps for the experienced) golfers in how to play without holding up the people behind or pushing the group up front. I would much rather play a course full of foursomes that go off at 10 minute intervals and keep pace than play a half-full course with several groups of slow play morons interspersed so that the round takes five hours. Again, that's the miserable legacy of Tiger Woods and his popularity spawing loads of new players. For his penance, he should be forced to record and pay for public service announcements urging all players to speed it the f*ck up. And the PGA tour should set the example by enforcing its time rules and severely penalizing players who fall behind without any outside influences like weather. I mean like they've all got course charts and green schematics so why does the idiot have to eyeball every seven footer from 10 points of the compass and then consult his caddie after caddie does same? One thing I noticed about Daly yesterday is that every time the director ordered a shot of him, Daly had either already hit his shot or was in his takeaway. Kudos on him. Just git'er done.

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    More players means more gouging from golf club owners. Less players means great deals on membership, smaller fields and quicker rounds. A no brainer really.

    The only real downside is a lowering of standards and more blue jeans and saddle shoes ensembles but I can live with that.
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