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Do I need new irons

  • 19-06-2021 10:08am
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    Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    Hi. I'm off 27 at the moment but I don't play much atall
    I have a set of Wilson irons that I got years ago, want to play more and improve
    Should I invest in a decent set of irons, or will they make any difference?
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭ PokeHerKing


    Better equipment definitely makes a difference. If you want new irons, get new irons. Long as you're not taking food out of your kids mouth for them :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    Get lessons first


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    ecdi wrote: »
    Hi. I'm off 27 at the moment but I don't play much atall
    I have a set of Wilson irons that I got years ago, want to play more and improve
    Should I invest in a decent set of irons, or will they make any difference?
    Thanks
    Off 27 and not playing much would indicate no. If you start playing more and get better, then maybe, but lessons should probably be your first investment. If your irons are the ones I'm thinking of, they're beginners clubs and should be ok for the moment. The only caveat to this is if you're taller than average - perhaps over six feet tall, then they'll probably be a tad short for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    Probably nothing wrong with them, if they are quite old then maybe freshen them up with new grips!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭ fourmations


    hi all

    surely the answer to the question depends on the irons in question?
    what model are they?

    are they "improver" cavity backs?
    they could be blades for all we know

    regards


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  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    If you're off 27 and not playing much at all, your swing can't be in good shape. I assume they're not blades if they were bought a few years ago. Improver irons aren't going to make much difference if you can't swing the club


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    OEP wrote: »
    If you're off 27 and not playing much at all, your swing can't be in good shape. I assume they're not blades if they were bought a few years ago. Improver irons aren't going to make much difference if you can't swing the club

    My swing is very good actually.


  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    ecdi wrote: »
    My swing is very good actually.

    Why are you off 27 then?


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    OEP wrote: »
    Why are you off 27 then?

    Putting...


  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    ecdi wrote: »
    Putting...

    Fair enough. If you're reasonably good at hitting your iron shots then new irons might make a difference, but that all depends and what your current ones are like. If they're already the "game improvement" style irons, then you're not going to notice much of a difference changing them. I got my handicap down to 12 with irons that were about 10 years old when I got them, and then kept them for nearly another 10 years. I bought new ones at that point.

    If putting has you off 27, get a putting lesson!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    ecdi wrote: »
    Putting...

    New irons will improve your putting by at least 10 putts a round.


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    OEP wrote: »
    Fair enough. If you're reasonably good at hitting your iron shots then new irons might make a difference, but that all depends and what your current ones are like. If they're already the "game improvement" style irons, then you're not going to notice much of a difference changing them. I got my handicap down to 12 with irons that were about 10 years old when I got them, and then kept them for nearly another 10 years. I bought new ones at that point.

    If putting has you off 27, get a putting lesson!

    Why did u buy new ones?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,634 ✭✭✭ Timing belt


    ecdi wrote: »
    Putting...

    Maybe try using a putter instead of an Iron for putting


  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    ecdi wrote: »
    Why did u buy new ones?

    Because they were 20 year old irons, I was off 12 and wanted to get lower and felt new ones would help. They were also regular shafts and I needed stiff


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    OEP wrote: »
    Because they were 20 year old irons, I was off 12 and wanted to get lower and felt new ones would help. They were also regular shafts and I needed stiff


    Did u get a lower with new irons?


  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    ecdi wrote: »
    Did u get a lower with new irons?

    I'm assuming you're just trolling at this stage but yes I did. Along with lots of putting and short game practice and some lessons


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    OEP wrote: »
    I'm assuming you're just trolling at this stage but yes I did. Along with lots of putting and short game practice and some lessons

    No I'm not trolling. What your h/c go down to.
    Did the irons play much of a part in it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭ OEP


    They did play a part in it. Get new irons


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    OEP wrote: »
    They did play a part in it. Get new irons

    Ok


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ irish bloke


    @ OP. If you have a good swing and are off 27 because of putting you must be an awful putter. Get that fixed is what you need to do


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  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    @ OP. If you have a good swing and are off 27 because of putting you must be an awful putter. Get that fixed is what you need to do

    Ok good advice thanks very much


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭ PokeHerKing


    Why do people get so evangelical about new clubs.

    OP the only things you should be considering before buying new clubs is your bank balance and your wife.

    We don't need much in life but most of us work hard to buy stuff we want

    If you want them and can afford them then get them, don't ask strangers for permission.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    Why do people get so evangelical about new clubs.

    OP the only things you should be considering before buying new clubs is your bank balance and your wife.

    We don't need much in life but most of us work hard to buy stuff we want

    If you want them and can afford them then get them, don't ask strangers for permission.

    They are asking if they would help, not for permission. And if their putting is the problem then why buy irons?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭ PokeHerKing


    DuckSlice wrote: »
    They are asking if they would help, not for permission. And if their putting is the problem then why buy irons?

    And the simple answer is yes, a new set of irons will help. How much or how little is anyone's guess.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    DuckSlice wrote: »
    New irons will improve your putting by at least 10 putts a round.
    And the simple answer is yes, a new set of irons will help. How much or how little is anyone's guess.

    10 putts a round like I said earlier!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,593 ✭✭✭ thecomedian


    What’s the model/type of Wilson irons that you have?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭ PokeHerKing


    DuckSlice wrote: »
    10 putts a round like I said earlier!

    Imagine if a new iron improved your approach play, which eased your putting woes.

    We're through the looking glass now like.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    Imagine if a new iron improved your approach play, which eased your putting woes.

    We're through the looking glass now like.

    The stats say the more GIR the more putts, so the more they are on the green the worse they will be.

    We don't know enough info really, and the OP seems reluctant to offer anything significant to go off other than they have a great swing and their putting is terrible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭✭ ecdi


    I'm playing with Wilson Fatshaft.

    Not asking for permission

    If I couldn't afford them I wouldn't be asking but I'm not going to spend €900+ for the sake of it.

    I was asking the opinion of fellow golfers if new irons would make a difference on my approach play.
    Amazing how some* posters get so preachy and hot under the collor, they need to relax

    To the smart Alec answers, good one..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    ecdi wrote: »
    I'm playing with Wilson Fatshaft.

    Not asking for permission

    If I couldn't afford them I wouldn't be asking but I'm not going to spend €900+ for the sake of it.

    I was asking the opinion of fellow golfers if new irons would make a difference on my approach play.
    Amazing how some* posters get so preachy and hot under the collor, they need to relax

    To the smart Alec answers, good one..

    Apologies if I was preachy!

    Played with Fatshafts for years, they are a great iron. I got down to 15 with them but I wasn't as serious back then. If I pick them up now they fell quite heavy and clunky.

    I got new irons and I'm down to 8 now but I would say that is more to do with practice and playing regularly than the irons but they were a factor. there is definitely better irons out there than them, and you could go second hand to save cash. If you are going new and getting fitted then you should see an improvement.


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