Yamaha irons

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magpies69magpies69  210WRX Points: 43Members Posts: 210 Fairways
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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.



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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection  1344WRX Points: 167Members Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    Driver 1: XR16 SZ 9.5*, Diamana M+ 60S, DS setting
    Driver 2: 915D2 10.5*, Diamana M+ 50S, D2 setting
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    R15 Black 4h (21*), Fujikura Speeder Evolution 77, R
    PXG 0311 Gen1 4-iron, Steelfiber 95S
    Fourteen TC770 Forged, 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-8, SR
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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection  1344WRX Points: 167Members Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
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    Forgot the pic
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    Driver 1: XR16 SZ 9.5*, Diamana M+ 60S, DS setting
    Driver 2: 915D2 10.5*, Diamana M+ 50S, D2 setting
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    R15 Black 4h (21*), Fujikura Speeder Evolution 77, R
    PXG 0311 Gen1 4-iron, Steelfiber 95S
    Fourteen TC770 Forged, 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-8, SR
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 51* & 57*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B RX / XS
  • tincup_jefftincup_jeff  261WRX Points: 63Handicap: 8Members Posts: 261 Greens
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    Wow, I didn't know Yamaha made irons! They make great musical instruments (and dirt bikes). Crazy
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  • dtmamgdtmamg  672WRX Points: 88Members Posts: 672 Golden Tee
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    YAMAHA clubs are some of the BEST from JAPAN. I love mine Tour CB
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  • mizleftmizleft  411WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 411
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    Yamaha impress great irons according to my right handed buddy.they as most Japanese clubs are almost art .
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  • jmvargasjmvargas  6260WRX Points: 301Handicap: 14Members Posts: 6,260 Titanium Tees
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    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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  • flopshot99flopshot99  946WRX Points: 0Handicap: 12Banned Posts: 946
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    Some yamaha are endo forged
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  • StonewalledStonewalled  1656WRX Points: 177Members Posts: 1,656 Platinum Tees
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    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 !!!
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  • magpies69magpies69  210WRX Points: 43Members Posts: 210 Fairways
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    oh so many options. is there a forgiving version?
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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection  1344WRX Points: 167Members Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    Driver 1: XR16 SZ 9.5*, Diamana M+ 60S, DS setting
    Driver 2: 915D2 10.5*, Diamana M+ 50S, D2 setting
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    R15 Black 4h (21*), Fujikura Speeder Evolution 77, R
    PXG 0311 Gen1 4-iron, Steelfiber 95S
    Fourteen TC770 Forged, 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-8, SR
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 51* & 57*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B RX / XS
  • magpies69magpies69  210WRX Points: 43Members Posts: 210 Fairways
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    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?
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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection  1344WRX Points: 167Members Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
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    I believe all the non-Tourmodel irons are made in China since 2014, if that matters to you.
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    Driver 1: XR16 SZ 9.5*, Diamana M+ 60S, DS setting
    Driver 2: 915D2 10.5*, Diamana M+ 50S, D2 setting
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    R15 Black 4h (21*), Fujikura Speeder Evolution 77, R
    PXG 0311 Gen1 4-iron, Steelfiber 95S
    Fourteen TC770 Forged, 5-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-8, SR
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 51* & 57*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B RX / XS
  • dtmamgdtmamg  672WRX Points: 88Members Posts: 672 Golden Tee
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    correct, the CB tour model is still from JAPAN, forged and soft
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  • tourbillontourbillon Switzerland 96WRX Points: 51Handicap: 9.8Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    very forgiving and forged = InpresX D forged from 2012
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  • Soloman1Soloman1  2741WRX Points: 527Members Posts: 2,741 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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    Avogadro would be proud.
  • Shawn PaulShawn Paul The love you take is equal to the love you make  710WRX Points: 33Handicap: 12Members Posts: 710 Golden Tee
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    I had no idea Yamaha made irons. If they are as good as their drums and guitars then their worth a whack.
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  • xxioxxio Cebu, Philippines 5824WRX Points: 287Members Posts: 5,824 Titanium Tees
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    Soloman1 wrote:


    Ishikawa Ryo played Yamaha when he was winning.




    Yonex or Yamaha?
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  • flopshot99flopshot99  946WRX Points: 0Handicap: 12Banned Posts: 946
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    Yamaha amazing irons
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  • mizleftmizleft  411WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 411
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    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
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  • asw7576asw7576  1094WRX Points: 26Handicap: 25Members Posts: 1,094 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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  • CapeCape  744WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 744
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    So are all Yamaha irons prior to 2013 endo forged?
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  • StonewalledStonewalled  1656WRX Points: 177Members Posts: 1,656 Platinum Tees
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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  • OldplayerOldplayer  2373WRX Points: 121Handicap: 4Members Posts: 2,373 Platinum Tees
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    That's one of the great things about living in Australia. Potentially you can play golf 365 days a year. Yea baby!!
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    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
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    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!!!!!!!
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    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.
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    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!
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  • StonewalledStonewalled  1656WRX Points: 177Members Posts: 1,656 Platinum Tees
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    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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