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Need help selecting new irons

k9tarak

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I have been playing with a set of clubs from 1999. I usually shoot in the low 90's. I try to play at least once a month, work permitting. I want to buy some new irons and have looked at the following online:
Nike NDS, Calloway 2004 Big Bertha and X-16, and Taylormade RAC OS/OS2 and RAC R5 XL's. They all state they are for high handicap players. Any ideas as the prices are close. Thanks

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Crossfire

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I'm not going to lie to you, the NDS' are hard to hit. I have no experiance with the TM, but i will recommend the Cobra irons. To be realistic, you wont really shape anything other then a blade, if your only shooting in the 90's you really don't need blades. So, basically your looking for consistancy, and forgiveness.
The Cobra 3100's and 3400's are worth a look.
 
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k9tarak

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Blades and Shape???

Here goes my limitations on golf knowledge...What do you mean by SHAPE?? I have heard that blades are not the clubs I need, just from some family members that golf. I hit and swing really hard, probably too hard and was told I need a stiff or extra stiff shaft. When I get ahold of the ball it goes. I like to hit my nine or PW from like 120-130 out. I know that is wrong and am trying to correct it.
 

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Shaping the ball refers to making the ball do what you want, as in hitting a hook around a tree, or something of that sort, its nothing you need to worry about yet, stay in the fairway :). from 120, a 9i really isnt that hard, i hit my 9iron from 150-165. However, that may be hard for YOU, every golfer has an athletic ability. And don't try and hit your clubs farther, if i hit a 7iron and you hit a hybrid, and your putting for birdie, and i have to lag one close just to two putt for par, does it really matter what we hit? You may need a stiff shaft, i use one, but i do hit my clubs farther. For a driver, i pretty much always reccomend a stiff shaft, but for irons when smoothness and finnesse is the name of the game, a regular shaft might work wonder. In my opinion, graphite irons are never worth the extra money, and for me, they arent as consistant.
 

ezra76

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X16's and RAC OS or OS2's would be my choices out of those. The R5's are a made for Dick's Sporting Goods only club I think, I may be wrong. I have no experience with the NDS but I assume they would be forgiving as they look to be a thick soled, offset, cavity back. I personally would rather have a forged iron vs. a cast iron. Forged is softer and has a much better feel. The X16's and the RAC OS models are cast. Not sure about the Nikes. BTW- I would think any more than $300 max for any of those sets would be too high. If you are looking at prices at or slightly above that you could get newer and better brands/models.
 

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Well, any minute now they're gonna pounce on you about the "wonders" of Mizunos, so just be prepared!!:smilie_pi
 

ezra76

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Well, any minute now they're gonna pounce on you about the "wonders" of Mizunos, so just be prepared!!:smilie_pi

I'd have to agree though, Mizuno makes some of the only forged game improvement irons on the market. Cast clubs would rattle my fillings now.
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VtDivot

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Well, any minute now they're gonna pounce on you about the "wonders" of Mizunos, so just be prepared!!:smilie_pi

And I was about to recommend the Callys too.

Personally, I'd like a set of X18 or something just to have. I'm pretty sure it would be near impossible to feel any shots, but you can't argue with forgiveness
 
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k9tarak

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I have set aside 400-450 for some irons. What models would be good other than the ones I listed for beginners.
 

ezra76

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Mizuno MX-17's are worth a look. You'd do well with that $$ on Ebay.
 

ezra76

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Sorry, my bad, it was MX-23's I was thinking of. Holy mackeral the soles on the MX-17's made me quesy. :eek: Here's a link to an auction for the 23's, I don't mind used in very good condition but you could find new for under $450 if you want.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mizuno-MX-23-Ir...QQihZ018QQcategoryZ115280QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's some Titleist 804's that are oversized with lightweight Nippon shafts (high end shafts) http://cgi.ebay.com/Titleist-804-OS...yZ115280QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

big mike

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I have set aside 400-450 for some irons. What models would be good other than the ones I listed for beginners.

In that price range I looked at the Taylormade RAC OS2. I almost got them too, but settled for something a little cheaper (Adams GT2).

At 400-450 you probably couldn't do much better than those TaylorMade's.
 

footballking732

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i would get either the mx 23's or the Taylormade RAC Os2's or the callaway x 18's. you should go demo them on a weekend or something. this is a big decision so you want to make a right choice.
 

JEFF4i

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You could afford some of the Cobra Inertia Series from golfsmith.com, I believe. I highly recommend them as I love my 2 iron.
 

warbirdlover

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sssmokin has a set of Callaway Big Bertha's in the classified forum for $200 like new. These were $1,000 new.

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