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Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« on: July 24, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
A distinct lack of reviews/thoughts on these so I'll have a go;

Ok, let me just start out by saying these are LONG! A little test earlier today (lunch break!) on a short 9 hole course (Dene course https://www.purbeckgolf.co.uk/dene) as part of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck GC.

I bought these for a couple of reasons; wanting something slightly more forgiving than my Adams XTD forged, and also to get back in to the world of JDM. After a bit of chatter between me and Dale, he pointed out that the irons were more than likely 100100's old irons. And yes they are....I should have bought them from Ray (100100) and saved some cash. Anyway..

First things first, these are lighter than what I'm used to. Specs say D1 with Modus 105s and I play D3.5 with Recoil Proto 125F5. They have 'slightly' more offset than my gamers but it still looks like I'm not gonna hook them, so kinda friendly. I've never ever liked Modus shafts over the years, and all of the fittings I've had have never resulted in Modus being recommended, but (atm) these things just seem to work. Why? No idea. I seem to be better with the 50, pw, 9i and 5i 4i, but I can catch the mid irons a little thin from time to time. 100100 did have these MOI matched with lead tape, but the previous owner removed all of that before I bought them. Whether that would make a difference I'll never know.

Again, these are super long. The longest irons I've ever gamed. It was quite windy out there today. The 1st is a 245yd Par 4 and the 4i (std spec 22*) was on the left edge of the green. The 5th is a slightly downhill 243yd par 3 and I took a 5i (std spec 24*) because of the wind behind and it went through the back of the green. Some crazy distances and both shots were very soft draws. Feel/sound wise, there's a little click on the irons below the 8i, but nothing too disturbing. Seriously if you flush these then you won't care they go soooooo far. The 8i down to PW is a a one piece forging (possibly, maybe) and feels great when middled. As good as any OnOff on centre strikes.

So, I shot my lowest score on this short 9 holes and I don't know what to make of it. I love graphite iron shafts but this throws up a few questions, apart from the fact that more testing on 18 holes required.

I'm loving the forged 50* too :)

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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 03:00:10 PM »
Excellent read...

Nice to know these are working!

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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 07:17:31 PM »
How is the spin? Bites on the green? My experience with hot faced irons are they seem to have low spin.

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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 02:09:40 AM »
How is the spin? Bites on the green? My experience with hot faced irons are they seem to have low spin.

An interesting video https://youtu.be/UtuXxsvSNdA
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 03:27:41 AM »
No trouble at all holding greens, particularly with the short and mid irons. More testing needed though.
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 04:43:32 AM »
It seems everyone hits my old clubs better than me.

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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 06:50:20 AM »
It seems everyone hits my old clubs better than me.

Let's get a game organised and you'll see how crap I am...
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 03:46:39 PM »
It seems everyone hits my old clubs better than me.

Let's get a game organised and you'll see how crap I am...

Sounds like Woburn is calling
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2019, 05:42:20 PM »
It seems everyone hits my old clubs better than me.

Let's get a game organised and you'll see how crap I am...

Sounds like Woburn is calling

Which course are the women playing the open on? Let's play on that one...
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2019, 09:57:00 PM »
I always liked the look of the vg3, thx for the review...yeah, recently played the 105s, really liked the in mizuno 919s...

245 yard 4i’s?  Gonna hurt when free is 100 yards behind u off the tee and chips in for the us win....
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 03:21:19 AM »
I always liked the look of the vg3, thx for the review...yeah, recently played the 105s, really liked the in mizuno 919s...

245 yard 4i’s?  Gonna hurt when free is 100 yards behind u off the tee and chips in for the us win....

Lol.. you’ve got more chance of Pissing in the Queens coat pocket!

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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 09:55:43 AM »
Need to get squirts, rhoudy and Matt over there...a couple serious players coming though...trying to get my buddy to come early w me, he’s a +4... new roddio setup should be tuned by then...
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2019, 01:30:51 PM »
I have a 5-PW set of these that I had OTi shafts installed in, but the combo just didn't work.  I have some Elevate Tour shafts (which I am loving in another set of irons) that I need to replace the OTi's with, because I really like the looks of the VG3.  If I had a graphite shaft puller, I would have already done it  ;D

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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2019, 02:07:03 PM »
I have a 5-PW set of these that I had OTi shafts installed in, but the combo just didn't work.  I have some Elevate Tour shafts (which I am loving in another set of irons) that I need to replace the OTi's with, because I really like the looks of the VG3.  If I had a graphite shaft puller, I would have already done it  ;D

Which OTi's? Have you played graphite iron shafts before?
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Re: Titleist VG3 2018 irons - a quick observation
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2019, 04:01:55 PM »
I have a 5-PW set of these that I had OTi shafts installed in, but the combo just didn't work.  I have some Elevate Tour shafts (which I am loving in another set of irons) that I need to replace the OTi's with, because I really like the looks of the VG3.  If I had a graphite shaft puller, I would have already done it  ;D

Which OTi's? Have you played graphite iron shafts before?

The parallel version. I have Recoils in an old set of black Miura PP 9003 SNs and have played Steelfibers and a couple others. Just don’t think I got the flex correct on these, tried to end up at a stiff-regular.