I am looking to add a 4 iron to my set, I seem to have a gap between my 9 wood and 5 iron, and I found i am better to take a full swing then to try and layoff the longer club. I built this spring a set of Maltby St-i 5-SW and there isn’t a 4 iron available for the set. So the question is which is a better fit a STI OS 4 iron at 21.5 degrees with a lower MPF, or a KE4 S at 22 degrees with a higher MPF or something else.
A couple thing to keep in mind I replaced my 5 hybrid with the 5 iron so I am not looking to add a hybrid at this point. I started with 6 -SW and then added the 5 iron. I will be using a Score Shaft. I have been away from the game several years and as I am getting back into it, my iron play is getting better and more consistent. I hit the 5 iron between 185-195 or so, looking to fill in between 195 and 205, my 9 wood I can hit about 215 (assuming I hit them well which is a challenge. I am leaning towards the KE4 S because of the higher MPF. I will take my 60 degree wedge out of my bag, it is almost useless to me at this point.
Since a lot of people have viewed this post, I figured I would give a little update. Earlier in the year when I build my clubs, I built my son a set of clones, he was just starting out. Over the weekend his driver cracked (It was cheap). He played my driver pretty well, An Acer VX, it’s a pretty decent club. So he is going to keep that. So now I needed to add a driver to the mix as well. I placed my order yesterday and it’s supposed to arrive today, really fast.
So for the 4 iron I decided on the StiOS, with the Score Shaft. I really like the other options given but part of the reason I did go with them, I really don’t need the bug to start building a new set, I need to get more consistent with the clubs I have and the MMB-17 and TS-2 would just encourage the bug, they will have to wait.
For Driver I choose The Maltby STw driver, with the same 12 degree of loft I currently have, The shaft in club pak has a similar profile to the one I have in my Acer, so hopefully it will play as well. The club paks are really good deals if you price things out. I didn’t have them assemble it, but that is the fun of doing it this way.
I will let you all know if I can hit either of the clubs :)