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    Of course the VERY BEST option, if you have the money and the facility near you, is to get fitted. That will help your game the most. That is if you have the money or are near a place that will do it for free if you buy from them.

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    Get your swing repeatable first - something that you can trust - so much of iron selection just has to do with what you like - what looks right and what feels right - as someone who just went through 4 sets of irons in 2 months - practice getting your swing - the clubs will "help" but they won't do it for you
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    Think I read it on Golf Digest or something but generally SGI is designed to just make it easier to launch the ball in the air and marketed towards high-handicap(20+?) people who have trouble hitting the ball. GI is more for mid to low handicappers and designed for a bit more performance/workability.

    But I agree with the posters that ultimately you have to try the clubs yourself and see which one suits your eye and your game needs. And yes, get lessons. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by huhhh View Post
    Of course the VERY BEST option, if you have the money and the facility near you, is to get fitted. That will help your game the most. That is if you have the money or are near a place that will do it for free if you buy from them.
    Unfortunately fitting is out of the question. I wish I could but these clubs are going to be a graduation gift and don't want to go overboard with it. Also there are very few places around here to get fitted. Plus they charge.

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    If I were you I'd get a nice used set and put the rest of the money into some lessons. I've seen the G5's for $175 for 5 to PW. I took 6 lessons over the winter and it has helped my game out tremendously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle87 View Post
    Unfortunately fitting is out of the question. I wish I could but these clubs are going to be a graduation gift and don't want to go overboard with it. Also there are very few places around here to get fitted. Plus they charge.
    Actually you can get pretty close with a static fitting, then search for a used set that matches your specs. If you can get closer to a fit with a static measurement then it is better than just picking up anything and trying to hit it. Most likely you will want the easiest to hit clubs you can find. Whatever helps you to get as good a result as possible with your swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjcedog View Post
    Actually you can get pretty close with a static fitting, then search for a used set that matches your specs. If you can get closer to a fit with a static measurement then it is better than just picking up anything and trying to hit it. Most likely you will want the easiest to hit clubs you can find. Whatever helps you to get as good a result as possible with your swing.
    Will try that out. Thanks
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    Great advice in here. Adams has some great sets that blend hybrids and irons.
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    If you're shooting over 100 then I would definitely work on the swing. An option would be to find an inexpensive used set or prior year models. Lots of good deals out there. Then spend the difference on a series of lessons.
    Once your swing becomes repeatable and scores drop dramatically, then consider dropping money on a fitted iron set.
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    All the previous posts are good advice. Try to demo the clubs and don't worry about the labels. You will be able to tell the difference among the different irons and the right ones will be apparent. The "right" ones will have a feel, look, sound, and ball flight that you like.
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    Thanks for all the help. Quite honestly I just needed to get out in the yard to hit in the net and hit by myself to fix my problem with the irons I was having. Most of the time I'm hitting with my friends who are much better standing over me and trying to help. Which I am grateful for but it gets in my head when they tell me I'm doing something wrong. Although I know it is constructive criticism, if I can find a swing that works no matter how far out of by the books it is I will use it. I was getting lots of pop from my irons and they felt so pure. Something that I haven't had in a long time. So I guess my assumption was right that I mostly just need to work on my swing as I was getting blast out of the POS clubs I have now. Even with the Driver as well! Which is always great for me. It definitely is all about the swing.

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    Kyle87: I recently helped my father-in-law purchase a entire, brand new set of SGI clubs for a fraction of the price of just a set of irons at a store. PM me for some ideas if you are interested.
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    Re-read what Hawk said about hybrids. We like clubs that make the game easier. Hybrids are your friends.
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    I wouldn't spend top dollar for clubs right now, at least until you can improve your swing and increase your distance. A good used set is fine. Some of the older Adams and PING clubs will be fine and you 'll save hundreds of $ to spend on lessons if you want.
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    What you get may not be as important as getting away from what you have.
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