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Sep 6, 2005
I wanted to find out some opinions on how you decide when to upgrade irons. First of all I will tell you what I currently have and then what I am looking for.

I have had the clubs I am using right now for about three years. I purchased them at a local shop and they were component clubs they put together. They tested my swing my lie and everything else they test. My main concern, when they tested all of these things I really had no idea what I was doing or the correct mechanics of the golf swing and they may no longer are "fitted' as they should be. The heads say Zephyr on them and I assume they are a clone and are cavity back. The shafts are dynalite stiff with lamkin grips.

I would like to know what would be a great upgrade that will last me. I don't want to spend a $1000 but have noticed that there are a ton of irons on Ebay for much cheaper. Could I get a set refitted locally if I were to go that route? I think I paid a little over $300 for the set I have now.

I am a mid to high 20's handicap.


Well-Known Member
Jun 30, 2005
It's hard to recommend a good club for someone else. My favorite may be your least favorite of all time!! The best thing to do is to demo what's available, and find out what YOU like.

Ebay does have lots o' clubs--good stuff. You just have to figure out what you hit well and find out what fits you.

And as far as refitting, you can always have clubs reshafted, I'm not sure what else may be involved with "refitting".

All the big names have quality iron sets out there, T.Made, Nike, Mizuno, Callaway, etc. Good luck finding what you like.


Used club guru
Mar 29, 2005
I think you should change clubs every 6 months. Of course I own a golf shop so if that happened I would be very happy:D

Seriously, try every club available to you. Ask playing partners if you can hit their irons. Keep an open mind. The best set for you might be that $100 set of 95 titleist dci's. Don't let other people make the decision for you.


Well-Known Member
Jan 4, 2005
6 months? OB, thats absurd. Who can go 6 months with the same set of clubs? LOL

Seriously, there are quite a few that are worth looking at:

TaylorMade 320/360/200 series
Callaway X-12/X-14
Macgregor M455, M545(not sure of the models)
Ping i3 O-size
plenty of others


Well-Known Member
Sep 6, 2005
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I have a friend that has a set of Ping i3 O size irons. He is about the same size as I am I will try those. Does anyone have an opinion on the Nike pro combo forged irons? I like how they are a cavity back for the low irons and transition to the blades for the high irons and wedges. You can pick those up extremely reasonable if they are decent.

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