Yamaha irons

magpies69magpies69 Members Posts: 201 ✭✭
Hey guys,



So that day I was testing out my mate's friend's irons. It was a Yamaha set. It felt so good. As good as my Epon irons. I am currently looking for a back up set of iron and plan to get Yamaha but have no prior knowledge of it. I hv forgotten to ask which model is it and hv no contact with him.



I don't really care about the year made. Could go back all the way to 2012 or so but which is the best feeling and forgiving Yamaha iron heads out there?



As its my second set, I would like something very forgiving and forged. Would appreciate any feedbacka.



Cheers
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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    I love my 2012 non Tourmodel Yam's.

    You'll get various opinions on which model year is best.

    The pre-2013? (before they added RMX to the name) were Endo forged.

    Tourmodel versions were made in limited quantities so they are more coveted, but less forgiving.
    ‘17 M2 “K serial” 10.5* turned down a notch, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63S
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    Epon AF-901 22*, Roddio Pentacross I-8, S
    '11 OnOff Forged 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    Forgot the pic
    ‘17 M2 “K serial” 10.5* turned down a notch, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63S
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    Epon AF-901 22*, Roddio Pentacross I-8, S
    '11 OnOff Forged 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
  • tincup_jefftincup_jeff Members Posts: 156 ✭✭
    Wow, I didn't know Yamaha made irons! They make great musical instruments (and dirt bikes). Crazy
  • dtmamgdtmamg Members Posts: 670 ✭✭
    YAMAHA clubs are some of the BEST from JAPAN. I love mine Tour CB
  • mizleftmizleft Members Posts: 411
    Yamaha impress great irons according to my right handed buddy.they as most Japanese clubs are almost art .
  • jmvargasjmvargas Members Posts: 6,163 ✭✭
    IIRC hal sutton used them for quite a while..



    i had the 2009/2010 inpressX and liked them a lot...kinda regretted i let them go..
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    TEE XCG5 16.5* 4W, Giga XF-11 17* 4W
    Daiwa New Super Lady 21* 7W
    Mizuno Intage 27* 9W
    Giga U3 21* hybrid
    Tourstage Viq U5 25* hybrid
    Adams V4 6H/7H
    Adams V4 forged irons 8-PW,GW,SW,LW
    HEAVY PUTTER mid-weight K4 putter
    Sun Mountain H2N0 stand bag
    Wilson Harmonized 55*/60*wedges
    Cleveland 588 56/60
  • flopshot99flopshot99 Banned Posts: 946
    Some yamaha are endo forged
  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,511 ✭✭
    I had read some great reviews and was very impressed with the looks of the 2012 Inpres X V forged Tour Model irons back in 2012-2013. They were a limited issue set and beyond my reach in 2013.



    Low and behold i was able to find a set on the bay listed by a Golfwrxer in Dec 2015.

    They were in nice shape and priced very fair.



    Come on spring !!!
  • magpies69magpies69 Members Posts: 201 ✭✭
    oh so many options. is there a forgiving version?
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    V Forged series are players clubs & for better ball strikers (Tourmodel is "Tour" version of these)



    D Forged series is for mid cappers (GI)



    Z Cavity is for high cappers (SGI)



    I'm a 15 and an average ball striker. Have not hit either the D or Z, but the Non-Tour V is fine for me.



    Generally speaking, I've played GI rental clubs on vacation and my scores aren't any lower so I stick to players CB's.
    ‘17 M2 “K serial” 10.5* turned down a notch, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63S
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    Epon AF-901 22*, Roddio Pentacross I-8, S
    '11 OnOff Forged 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
  • magpies69magpies69 Members Posts: 201 ✭✭


    V Forged series are players clubs & for better ball strikers (Tourmodel is "Tour" version of these)



    D Forged series is for mid cappers (GI)



    Z Cavity is for high cappers (SGI)



    I'm a 15 and an average ball striker. Have not hit either the D or Z, but the Non-Tour V is fine for me.



    Generally speaking, I've played GI rental clubs on vacation and my scores aren't any lower so I stick to players CB's.




    i see. Thanks for the feedback mate. I will look into it more. is there any current version worth looking or should i look at 2012 or 2013 model?
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    I believe all the non-Tourmodel irons are made in China since 2014, if that matters to you.
    ‘17 M2 “K serial” 10.5* turned down a notch, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63S
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    Epon AF-901 22*, Roddio Pentacross I-8, S
    '11 OnOff Forged 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
  • dtmamgdtmamg Members Posts: 670 ✭✭
    correct, the CB tour model is still from JAPAN, forged and soft
  • tourbillontourbillon Members Posts: 92
    very forgiving and forged = InpresX D forged from 2012
  • Soloman1Soloman1 Members Posts: 2,452 ✭✭
    edited Feb 9, 2016 #16
    Ishikawa Ryo played Yamaha when he was winning.



    EDIT: OMG, I'm an idiot who should not post at 4am.



    He played Yonex, Yonex, Yonex.



    Mea culpa.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    I'm quitting at 6.022 x 10^23 posts.
    Avogadro would be proud.
  • Shawn PaulShawn Paul The love you take is equal to the love you make Members Posts: 703 ✭✭
    I had no idea Yamaha made irons. If they are as good as their drums and guitars then their worth a whack.
    Mizuno JPX900F on KBS Tour120S
    Cobra F8+ w/ HZRDS XS
    Cobra Fly-Z 3W
    Cobra Fly Z HB 3-4
    Bettinardi Studio Stock II
    Bettinardi 52/56/60 UnRusted but Trusted
  • xxioxxio Members Posts: 5,673 ✭✭
    Soloman1 wrote:


    Ishikawa Ryo played Yamaha when he was winning.




    Yonex or Yamaha?
  • flopshot99flopshot99 Banned Posts: 946
    Yamaha amazing irons
  • mizleftmizleft Members Posts: 411
    Dec 2014 I visited a couple of used golf stores in ueno Japan ,some of the product on display was beautiful .being lefthanded there were only a few options for me to hit .some North American made for the Japanese market clubs looked awesome as well.titliest had one that resembled the ap1but forged I think v2 it was called,sweet looking iron set
  • asw7576asw7576 Members Posts: 1,089
    edited May 17, 2017 #21
    Mine is Yamaha X Z cavity 2013. Awesome sticks. Because Yamaha is designed for Japanese Domestic Market, the handgrip is small size. I suggest to try several Yamaha models before buying, there are few models available in the market: V forged, D forged, RMX , Z cavity, and classic.



    Yamaha Classic is the most favorite irons in use at my golf course, The players are 40 years old and above. Very recommended for seniors and beginners.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • CapeCape Members Posts: 744
    So are all Yamaha irons prior to 2013 endo forged?
  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,511 ✭✭
    I just bought some 2012 Yamaha Inpres X V Forged Tour models [after drooling over them in 2013} and had them delivered to my USA parcel service.



    Today was the day i picked them up.



    They did not disappoint, low offset, wide sole for a tour model, decent amount of bounce, [digger] thick muscle cavity, milled face.



    I'm really pumped, hope these hit as good as they look. I would post some pics if i new how to do that. **** old school brain. lol
  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭


    I just bought some 2012 Yamaha Inpres X V Forged Tour models [after drooling over them in 2013} and had them delivered to my USA parcel service.



    Today was the day i picked them up.



    They did not disappoint, low offset, wide sole for a tour model, decent amount of bounce, [digger] thick muscle cavity, milled face.



    I'm really pumped, hope these hit as good as they look. I would post some pics if i new how to do that. **** old school brain. lol


    Great to hear that you have got them now. I'm sure they will not disappoint when you hit them as well. I would be interested to hear how they turn out.

    To post pics you can first load them as a file to your computer. Then when doing a normal post click on more reply options next to post. Then click on load pics or files, it will allow you to select a file and you can then add your pic from where you have it stored. When it is loaded click on add to post and it will appear when you post your reply.
  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,511 ✭✭
    Oldplayer wrote:



    I just bought some 2012 Yamaha Inpres X V Forged Tour models [after drooling over them in 2013} and had them delivered to my USA parcel service.



    Today was the day i picked them up.



    They did not disappoint, low offset, wide sole for a tour model, decent amount of bounce, [digger] thick muscle cavity, milled face.



    I'm really pumped, hope these hit as good as they look. I would post some pics if i new how to do that. **** old school brain. lol


    Great to hear that you have got them now. I'm sure they will not disappoint when you hit them as well. I would be interested to hear how they turn out.

    To post pics you can first load them as a file to your computer. Then when doing a normal post click on more reply options next to post. Then click on load pics or files, it will allow you to select a file and you can then add your pic from where you have it stored. When it is loaded click on add to post and it will appear when you post your reply.
    Thanks for the info Oldplayer, i will take some pics and post when i can. Hope to try the irons at a heated driving range this week. Hopefully hit them on some grass in a few months. **** snow.
  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭
    That's one of the great things about living in Australia. Potentially you can play golf 365 days a year. Yea baby!!
  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,511 ✭✭
    Oldplayer wrote:


    That's one of the great things about living in Australia. Potentially you can play golf 365 days a year. Yea baby!!
    I always wanted to visit Australia as a young man, but never did. My sister moved to Sydney and married an Aussie. I can remember phoning there on christmas day when it was -35 C here and plus 35 C there, and wishing i had moved there. I do remember them moving north of Sydney and having a 2 hr each way commute, housing was expensive and day to day bills seemed high. I joked that with her nursing and his banking job that they could move home and live like kings. They said no way to cold, well a few yrs later they are living here and doing well. The golf 365 sounds pretty good vs our 165 golfing days. **** i should have moved. lol
  • Bimmer1Bimmer1 Members Posts: 2,538 ✭✭
    Oldplayer wrote:


    That's one of the great things about living in Australia. Potentially you can play golf 365 days a year. Yea baby!!






    And multiple flavors of Tim Tams!!!!!!!
  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭

    Oldplayer wrote:


    That's one of the great things about living in Australia. Potentially you can play golf 365 days a year. Yea baby!!
    I always wanted to visit Australia as a young man, but never did. My sister moved to Sydney and married an Aussie. I can remember phoning there on christmas day when it was -35 C here and plus 35 C there, and wishing i had moved there. I do remember them moving north of Sydney and having a 2 hr each way commute, housing was expensive and day to day bills seemed high. I joked that with her nursing and his banking job that they could move home and live like kings. They said no way to cold, well a few yrs later they are living here and doing well. The golf 365 sounds pretty good vs our 165 golfing days. **** i should have moved. lol




    Yes Sydney is expensive. Highest house prices in the country. There are a lot of places cheaper to live and lots of courses too. Traditionally we have clubs with established memberships in all areas and cost wise you can be a member of a pretty good course for a reasonable amount. It is not an elitist sport here.

    We therefore play in a lot of club comps, under R&A rules and our rounds are logged for handicapping by a national body. It's a good system and we play competitive golf by the rule book in a monitored pace of play. So it is not just the weather. We have great courses and a club system with uniform handicapping that is great for becoming an established club player.
  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭
    Bimmer1 wrote:

    Oldplayer wrote:


    That's one of the great things about living in Australia. Potentially you can play golf 365 days a year. Yea baby!!






    And multiple flavors of Tim Tams!!!!!!!
    My favorites are the white chocolate variety!
  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,511 ✭✭
    Oldplayer wrote:


    Oldplayer wrote:


    That's one of the great things about living in Australia. Potentially you can play golf 365 days a year. Yea baby!!
    I always wanted to visit Australia as a young man, but never did. My sister moved to Sydney and married an Aussie. I can remember phoning there on christmas day when it was -35 C here and plus 35 C there, and wishing i had moved there. I do remember them moving north of Sydney and having a 2 hr each way commute, housing was expensive and day to day bills seemed high. I joked that with her nursing and his banking job that they could move home and live like kings. They said no way to cold, well a few yrs later they are living here and doing well. The golf 365 sounds pretty good vs our 165 golfing days. **** i should have moved. lol




    Yes Sydney is expensive. Highest house prices in the country. There are a lot of places cheaper to live and lots of courses too. Traditionally we have clubs with established memberships in all areas and cost wise you can be a member of a pretty good course for a reasonable amount. It is not an elitist sport here.

    We therefore play in a lot of club comps, under R&A rules and our rounds are logged for handicapping by a national body. It's a good system and we play competitive golf by the rule book in a monitored pace of play. So it is not just the weather. We have great courses and a club system with uniform handicapping that is great for becoming an established club player.
    Sounds like a very golf friendly country. Obviously you have taken advantage of the fine weather and system to get your handicap at a level not duplicated by the masses. Iv'e taken a liking to the Tams but will hold off on the Vegemite.
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