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Where do you split your combo set?

Matthew S Club Champion Certified Titleist Fitting Professional

I'm looking to order a set of CB/MB and am undecided on where to start the MB in the set. The 7iron and 8irons are where I am thinking I could go either way.

Wondering where you guys have split your sets, maybe some are playing AP1/AP2 or AP2/CB. Let me know I think it might be interesting to see. Let us know why you did it that way too.


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  1. Darius V

    Mathew...  Interesting topic.

    I am currently a purist - in that I have a set of AP1's that go from 3 to P after which I have a 48 Degree SM4 wedge, a 52 degree wedge and a 56 degree sand wedge. Given I have so many Irons and wedges I only have room for one more club in the bag apart from my driver and that is a 2 rescue. As noted in one of the other posts, I hope to change that this spring after a fitting at Eagles Nest.

    To be honest - I never thought of changing the type of Iron within the set. Certainly an interesting concept and I have heard of a number of people that have chosen to do that. So far from what I have gathered it seems that the concept is to get a more forgiving club for the long irons, and more workable clubs for the mid irons. To my way of thinking (based on my play) I would probably make the switch starting with the 6 iron.

    So - that would be 3,4,5 with the AP1 and 6 through 9 with more of a players club. The wedge is where I would like to start tweaking for the short game.

    It will be interesting to see what others have actually done.


  2. Darius V

    Mathew...  In another post about Shafts for the 714's, Ryan had this to say...

    "With regards to the 714 vs. the 712 irons, through testing the 714 3-5 irons will go higher, the middle of the set or 6 and 7 are more transitional and the short end or 8-PW will flight lower.  For individuals this will hold true for most as well."

    This may help guide you in your decision on where to split your set...


  3. Stephen F

    My dream set is actually (since the event at Eagle's Nest) 3,4,5 AP1's and 6,7,8,9 AP2's with vokeys following....

    I was contemplating just going to 4 iron and having the 5 as an AP2 also but that'll be a "fitting day" decision!

  4. Sylvain G

    I am thinking about splitting my next set also.

    AP1 from 4 to 7, AP2 from 8 to GW, and then 54 and 60 vokeys .

    Can't wait to order!

  5. Badger golfer

    Hey Matt,

    I was in the exact same boat your in right now last winter, I planned on getting a cb/mb combo... I thought I was going to do 7-pw since the cb's are the ever bit more forgiving over the mb's (I didn't know if I was good enough to play it) but after hitting the MB 6 iron multiple times and comparing the feel and forgiveness to the CB 6 iron, I actually liked the MB better!  I felt the MB had a slightly better feel and the forgiveness was the same, I liked the thinner sole and the offset was the same I believe so I felt confident enough to game the MB 6 iron. The specs on the sets are the same until you get into the 3-5iron so I went 4-5 CB (no 3 since I'm rotating between the 712U and 20*913Hd) 6-PW MB and never looked back. I've been gaming the combo set all summer and had a very successful season, I couldn't be more happy with my selection. All I have to say is if you can hit the MB 6 iron and are confident in hitting it then include it in your combo!

    Hope this help.


  6. Matthew S

    Decided to keep it the same as my last few sets, 4-6 CB and 7-PW MB will add 3 SM5 vokey wedges to that next year

    Ordered them hopefully they are here for christmas!

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