08-23-2011, 08:35 AM
REAL Front Seven Bandwagon !!!
Join Date: Sep 2003
Originally Posted by Mightysmurf
Sorry for bumping again, but I thought I'd piggyback this thread rather than start a new one.
I'm upgrading... I'm pretty much set on the Callaway FT Tour Draw, 11 degree driver, and I have two Callaway wedges 56 and 60 and a Taylormade Burner rescue 3wood - and a cheap RAM 5 wood and 4 hybrid.
I was looking at the 2007 Callaway X-Forged irons just to keep the same brand, but I'm looking at some other options for irons... I wanted some help.
I'm a left handed shot, and my iron game is really good (I slice a lot of drives hence the Draw 3w and 5w), so I'm mostly looking for distance. As for fitting, I'm between a standard and -1/4, so standard clubs should work.
Here's what I'm looking at:
2007 Callaway X-forged 4-PW
2009 Taylormade Burner irons 4-PW, SW
Cobra S2 irons 4-PW, GW (leaning towards these ones, mostly because of the gap wedge and they're a little cheaper)
The Cobras are almost exactly what I want, but I've heard that you can't beat Taylormade's distance. However, my Taylormade rescue 3w actually gets less distance from the fairway than my current 5 iron, but that has more to do with the fact that I'm not particularly good with my woods/hybrids (why I usually only carry one).
Anyone have experience with either the Cobra S2 Irons, Callaway X-Forged irons or the Taylormade burner irons? I've narrowed it down to these three choices based on research, advice from instructors, and my wallet.
I still play the Taylor made Burners and they are the most forgiving irons in those mentioned. Forged clubs are NOT forgiving at all. My dad tried to get me to play the calloway forged and I said NO WAY. I like the 2009 Burners and have had ample opportunity to replace them, but they do add about 10 yards to my game and are forgiving. I am down to an 8 handicap playing a couple of times a week from 14 without the Burners. Cobras are alright, but I like the feel of the burners.