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Stanters

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Have had to accept that I need more help - not much maybe but some. So I am after some new irons. I want forged but with some forgiveness. As I am fighting hooks not sure offset is the way to go and I don't want to spend a fortune until I get my game back on track, so am after a used set for now.

I really have lost lost all confidence in my FTXs and need (yes...NEED) to find a new set up.

Thoughts on the sets below please - they seem to be the best bet

Titleist 755/804
Cobra SS Forged
Srixon i-601

I don't want too many on my list but if you can think of any other sets that are good value used fire away.
 

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I am kinda in the same boat as you. I blew up my bag and sold everything except my putter. I am taking a break, probably won't play again this season and will start fresh next year.

I like the look of both the 755's and the 804's, I don't know how much more forgiving they will be but nice clubs that can be had at a decent price. If you want to stay with Hogan, check out the Apex Edge Pro's, much more forgiving and still decent looking, little offset and forged-overall nice clubs that can be found at decent prices.
 

dave.

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Bridgestone J36 cavities, forged with no offset, and yet some help from the perimeter weighting
 
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Stanters

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Too much lucre Dave, I'm just looking for a cheap set for now. Like under £200.

Going to have a scan today and see what's ending on fleabay
 

mddubya

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I'm going to cast a vote for Srixon's. I love the way my 501's feel and look.
 

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Looking for some cheaper, but well made clubs? Check out the forged stainless steel clubs from Diamond Tour Golf. I have a set of their Henry Hatton DTG-5 irons, and they are sweet and only about $220 U.S.,custom made to mine or anybody's specs. They are soft feeling, easy to hit irons, and they have them from blades to full cavity backs. I have several other, much more expensive iron sets, including MacGregors, Clevelands and Hogans, but these play as well as any of them. They're worth a look.
 
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Thanks guys - I'm not sure the RAC TPs are that easy to hit and the Diamond Golf gear is not quite what I'm looking for but I am grateful for the ideas.

I do like the TMs though - maybe when I get my game back on song they could be goers. Just after a cheap and cheerful set for the winter really.

I am warming towards the Cobras.
 

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Any idea where to find specs on older Cobra model irons? I looked on their website but all I could see were this years models. Titleist website maybe?
 
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Settled on a set of Cobra SS Forged.

They are nice condition but the grips are a bit worn but I have a set of Sharpros handy for that.

Think I will do some mods myself - will need to extend the shafts 1/4 inch or so - but will get that checked first. Need a decent shaft cutter for that, not sure which one to go for - seen some at £5 and some at £10-12 - I guess it's the ususal story that the cheap ones will be...well...cheap and the slightly more expensive ones better...anyone know much about this?

Had 50 balls with them so far - nice soft faces and happy overall at this stage. They are easier to handle than the FTXs and that was what I was after.
 

ManchesterGolfer

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Settled on a set of Cobra SS Forged.

They are nice condition but the grips are a bit worn but I have a set of Sharpros handy for that.

Think I will do some mods myself - will need to extend the shafts 1/4 inch or so - but will get that checked first. Need a decent shaft cutter for that, not sure which one to go for - seen some at £5 and some at £10-12 - I guess it's the ususal story that the cheap ones will be...well...cheap and the slightly more expensive ones better...anyone know much about this?

Had 50 balls with them so far - nice soft faces and happy overall at this stage. They are easier to handle than the FTXs and that was what I was after.


Goto B&Q and get a pipe cutter... £10 for the top bollox one.
 

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