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    Replacing Irons?

    This is probably one of those "I've already decided but talk me into it anyway" threads!

    I'm looking at new irons (play R11s currently) and thinking it might be time to take the plunge. Do we think technology has improved enough over the last six years to make a difference?

    Also, I was custom fitted for these six years ago but it's fair to say I'm a much better player now with a significantly changed swing - maybe a new fit would come up with something different?

    One thing I've noticed playing with decent players over the last couple of years is that I'm often as long, or longer off the tee than them but a good club or more through the irons shorter. Could just be poorer ball striking with the irons, I suppose, but maybe replacing them might make up the difference?

    I've got a fair few vouchers that would make a big dent in the cost. (Frustratingly that can't all be spent in the same shop!)

    Comments welcome..... talk me into it!!
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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Why not go through the whole bag wile you're there , apart from the Scotty of course ??? You know it make it makes sense !!!!
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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Maybe have a look at just changing the shafts if your swing has significantly changed?
    The R11's are still good clubs in my opinion ............... well I hope they are, I still use them!
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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Quote Originally Posted by drewster View Post
    Why not go through the whole bag wile you're there , apart from the Scotty of course ??? You know it make it makes sense !!!!
    Can't spend all my vouchers in the same place...... Irons from AG, Woods from the pro shop...... you might be onto something!
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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    The R11s already have quite strong lofts so changing them might not make much difference if you go for the new Titleists 718 or similar

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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
    The R11s already have quite strong lofts so changing them might not make much difference if you go for the new Titleists 718 or similar

    https://taylormadegolf.com/on/demand.../R11_Irons.pdf
    Yes, I'm wary. Quite like the idea of new irons but don't really want to change just for the sake of it.
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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Quite like the idea of new irons but don't really want to change just for the sake of it.
    What sort of a golfer are you? Very strange comment that most of us on here will not understand
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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    What sort of a golfer are you? Very strange comment that most of us on here will not understand
    That's why I need convinced that it's not just the lure of new shiney things!
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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Whatever your choice is, I think it is the right end of the season to be changing them. Q comps nearly at an end and a good few months to get used to some new clubs through the winter.

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    Re: Replacing Irons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashyboy View Post
    Whatever your choice is, I think it is the right end of the season to be changing them. Q comps nearly at an end and a good few months to get used to some new clubs through the winter.
    Indeed, I switched to the R11s midseason, after a great start, and the rest of that season was a write off.
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