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- Oct 20, 2010
- Reaction score
- Appleton, WI
- 12 or so.
This! I would rather hit a 9 iron that went 140 for me all the time than say a 9 iron that I could hit 165 on a pure shot when the stars aligned but that was not the average distance. It really is about the least amount of dispersion on various quality of shots that helps us dial in to a good distance.I'd be careful about the distance club talk IMO; you want the one with the tightest dispersion and the one you hit the most consistently. If that happens to go further than the other, great.
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Pers preference, I liked the g25 better than the x hot irons. The finish suited my eye better. I thought both were solid performers. The x hots really launched the ball and have some really good distance. But to me the redesign of the G series won me over of those 2.
Which iron do you like better?
standard launch monitor at golfsmith. I know, I was surprised as well. Spin rates were almost the same on both clubs. but he said I was 30 yrds more on a consistent basis with the callaway. I swung both clubs over 8 times each with the same swing basically.semi the distance gap between the xhot and g25 seem quite huge IMO and not right unless your swing varied that much or you spin and launch #'s were way off with your 2.0's and the g25. where you hitting on a sim or launch monitor?
I'd check local shop that have a range or a course with a range and see what you get distance wise outside or ask one of the stores if you can borrow a club to take to the range.
I'd go with what ever I hit the most consistent, controlled my miss the best and had the tightest dispersion. Distance means nothing if you can't control where you hit the ball.
If you can repeat that experience consistently Callaway would probably GIVE you a set of Xhots if they could use your story!Yes I am approx a 20 hdcp. Let me explain, I hit both the xhots and the g25. Both 6 irons. The pings felt nicer by just a sligHt amount. But the screen said I only hit the ping 147 yards and the xhot 187 (averages) with my burners I am 150 yes consistent with my 7 iron. So the xhots seemed very HOT. Dispersion was pretty much the same with the pings being a little straighter. My thought is if I went xhot my swing could be more relaxed without losing distance instead of my problem of trying to always crush the ball. But the pings just felt a little nicer. Both golfsmith and golf galaxy started to steer me away from ping and tried to sell me on Tm speed blades and callaway xhots.
Looking at new irons now. Hitting both of these pretty good on the screen but do like one of them slightly better. Looking for opinions
Ping G25 or Calloway Xhot irons
Ping g20 in the mix but didn't really hit the ball far enough comparing.. consistently shorter off the mat.