Time for new irons?

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By Mark M

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  1. Mark M

    Mark M
    Downers Grove, IL

    Wanted to ask the group - is there a rule of thumb for when to buy new irons?

    I currently play a 710 AP1/AP2 combo set which I got fitted for back in 2011. The irons are still in good shape given their age (I play about 40 rounds per year) but I was wondering if I am missing out in any new technology with the newer models? I confess I probably suffer from iron envy too when I see shiny new models at the store! I do try to change my wedges every year. Any thoughts are appreciated - Thanks!

    Mark

  2. Need for upgrade is up to the user. if you are comfortable with your current setup, then do you really need a change? I am a sufferer of new club envy, i update more than is needed. I think the biggest thing you will notice is feel and distance with a newer set, but distance is going to mainly be because of the stronger lofts they are putting on the newer setups.
  3. harry h

    harry h
    Lasvegas, NV

    I too change irons probably more than I should but titleist has me hooked on their entire line of clubs and clothing. I’ve been changing irons every two years as the new ones come out but gotta say after being fitt for ap3 s I may not change as often as these with the correct shaft in my case aero tech I’m a senior golfer .these are best I’ve hit getting fit instead of box store off rack made all the difference.
  4. Rob E

    Rob E
    San Jose, CA

    I upgraded to AP3's last year from 710 MB/CB combo set. I decided I wanted more help to enjoy the game more. The process of getting fitted is the real plus in the change. I have new irons that fit where I am in my game right now. I think you will see a benefit from a tech change given 7-8 years between products. I think its worth it to go to a Titleist Thursday event and see what are some options for a possible change for you.
  5. I played Eye 2s for many many years. Got fitted a few months gor the first time ever and my hdcp plummeted due to proper fit.

    If your clubs fit. I doubt you will gain as you have nice irons.
  6. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    4-5 years is a rule of thumb for me. I got my AP1 716'S when they first came out, so when they come out with 720's, I'll start to look. Ultimately, all new clubs that make their way into my bag have to be an improvement over what is in the bag now.
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  8. Hi my name is Grayson Justiss ,
    I am 15 years old and was wanting to know how to get a junior sponership. I am a 7 handycap and i play on the southeastern golf tour and Ajga tour. I shot normally 75 - 80 and have a goal of making it to college golf then web.com . So if there is anyone i can talk to please let me know. Thank you
  9. 19hole

    19hole
    Woburn, MA

    I change mine every two years when the new models get released. I do play and practice quite a bit and the wear on the clubface is pretty noticeable. If you only play 40 rounds a year you can probably go 4 - 5 years. If there is some new club tech that helps your game it never hurts to change more often.
  10. Lou G

    Lou G
    San Diego, CA

    I play 30 times per year since 2006.

    If the irons work fine and the grooves are still in good shape, why change? I used the same irons between 1979-2006 but played only once every 3 weeks when I could (had three deployments, didn't play between 1996-2000 and 2003-2006).

    As far as wedges, I have been changing them about every 2-3 years.

    SM2 (2009-2010), SM c-c (2010-2012 - tried 50-54-58-62), SM4 (2012-2016; I played 54-11 and 60-10 M grind most of the time but played 58-06L and 64-07 from 2014-2016 vice the 60-10 when a rain hardened the sand), SM5 (2016-2017), SM6 (originally started with 46-52-58K-62 in 2017 but traded the 46 and 52 for 50-08 bent to 48 and the 62 to an MD3 64/8 at the end of the year). I just replaced the 58-12K with an SM7 56-08M (the 58 was bent to 56). I think I'll be using the SM6 50-08, SM7 56-08M and MD3 64/8 until they wear out.

    I had the same driver between Jan 2011- Jan 2017 when I changed to 910D2. I've had the same 7 wood since 2012 (I alternate with the 913H 19 hybrid). I also had a 910H 27 since 2012 but changed it for a 913H 27 recently. I also don't buy new fairways or hybrids since I pretty much know which shafts work (I have a 913F 13.5 and also a 913H 24 that I recently added).
  11. Justin V

    Justin V
    Milton, MA

    Hey Mark - great question. I'm gaming 714 Ap2s and love them. What i typically will do when i get the bug to buy something new, is make my head agree with my gut. I'll go for a fitting once every 2-3 years and make the club earn its place in the bag. I've yet to find something that is better than my current set, so I'm still staying with the 714s. that said, having the same set for a while allows you to really understand the gaps in your bag and last year i did benefit from retiring my 714 Ap2 4 and 5 irons and replaced them with AP3s. Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes and what you decide. Best,Justin

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