Members' Choice: What Are The Best Exotic Players Irons of 2017?

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Members' Choice: The Best Exotic Players Irons of 2017



Attention GolfWRX Forum Members! Along with providing your expertise on the "Best Players Irons of 2017," we need your help figuring out the answer to the question "What are the best Exotic Players Irons of 2017?”



We've broken down players irons into two separate categories: Players Irons and Exotic Players Irons. To vote on Players Irons, click here.



Vote in the poll above for Best Exotic Players irons by selecting exactly three models. Remember, please vote based on your personal experience with the irons. Things to consider include distance, forgiveness, workability, trajectory control, looks and feel.



After you've voted, in a post below, please explain exactly what lead to your decisions. You can use any format you'd like in your response, but we've provided an example below as a reference. We want to hear about launch angle, spin rate, stability on off-center hits, sound… everything. And don’t forget to tell us about the differences you saw in your fitting between your old gamers and your new gamers.



-- Iron Model 1: I like the forgiveness this iron provides, while still being workable. It provided me the best over all numbers.

-- Iron Model 2:I like its sleek look and buttery soft feel. The long irons fly longer and straighter than my gamer set and with better stopping power.

-- Iron Model 3: This iron, for whatever reason, just fits my eye the best and I can really control trajectory. I can hit any shot; low, high, cut and draw."



Thank you for participating, and the results will be posted in the coming weeks in an article on our front page!
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  • mxtitleistgolfermxtitleistgolfer Members  1936WRX Points: 128Posts: 1,936 Platinum Tees
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    What is the definition of "exotic" here? Price greater than $1,500?
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  • RMGC_NVRMGC_NV Members  324WRX Points: 96Posts: 324 Greens
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    Are you really trying to shoehorn a poll for PXG? image/telephone.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':telephone:' />
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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members  3855WRX Points: 592Posts: 3,855 Titanium Tees
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    How is Ping2.0 considered exotic?
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  • Jack_HJack_H Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers  30763WRX Points: 7,047Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,763 Titanium Tees
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    How is pxg " exotic". Is there a Japanese release I don't know about ?
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    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Artisan Raw  53 59 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX  4928WRX Points: 350Handicap: 9Posts: 4,928 ClubWRX
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    How is pxg " exotic". Is there a Japanese release I don't know about ?




    Especially since you can get a Honma TW iron set at the PGASS for less than half the $$ of the PXGs. Same with Fourteen.
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  • friedeggliefriedegglie Members  88WRX Points: 24Handicap: 3Posts: 88 Bunkers
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    jokerusn wrote:



    How is pxg " exotic". Is there a Japanese release I don't know about ?




    Especially since you can get a Honma TW iron set at the PGASS for less than half the $$ of the PXGs. Same with Fourteen.






    Agreed, overpriced doesn't equal exotic....
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  • azgolfer64azgolfer64 azgolfer1964 Members  133WRX Points: 73Handicap: 9Posts: 133 Fairways
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    What about the Titleist C16 iron???
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  • zakkozuchowskizakkozuchowski GolfWRX Editor Members  1163WRX Points: 70Posts: 1,163 Platinum Tees
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    What is the definition of "exotic" here? Price greater than $1,500?




    Our editorial team went back and forth on what an "exotic" players iron is. In most cases, price was the biggest factor. The majority of these irons sell for more than $1199.99, which is about the top end of the U.S. market. But as other members have pointed out, there are a few irons on this list that don't cost that much. There are also irons on our other players irons list that cost more than $1199.99.



    So what we determined for these lists was that an "exotic" players iron is something that is more limited in its availability, particularly in its availability for GolfWRX Members to test. Most of the irons on this list are sold only through a small network of elite club fitters. Because we're aiming to collect votes and feedback from GolfWRX Members who have actually hit these clubs, we decided to separate out these "harder to test" players irons. We're looking forward to your votes and feedback on these irons so we can share it with our readers on the front page.
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  • Tcann32Tcann32 Members  3527WRX Points: 4Handicap: 5Posts: 3,527 Titanium Tees
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    If PXG's or T-MB's beat Miura, I've lost faith in humanity.



    Pure carbon forgings vs hollow clubs with plastic inserts. Let the games begin! lol



    Joking aside, the latter irons do perform, and there's no denying it, so it's kinda interesting to see if people prefer the new technology over craftsmanship and quality.
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  • Phinish LinePhinish Line Blaze On Members  2WRX Points: 0Handicap: 6Posts: 2
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    XXIO Should be in here
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  • widow-makerwidow-maker Members  1678WRX Points: 244Handicap: 2.7Posts: 1,678 Platinum Tees
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    I voted for Honma but could just as easily have voted for Miura. I don't view the PXG's as a players iron. To me, that iron should be in a different category that's apart from Japanese forgings. It's more in tune with the Titleist T-MB's but apples and oranges with typical JDM forgings. It's exotic, but it's more a game improvement club.
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  • YrianYrian Members  12WRX Points: 0Posts: 12
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    Shouldn't the Taylormade P750's really be here rather than in players irons? Both due to price point and availability based on your above criteria?



    Anyhow only tested 4 of these so don't feel I can weigh in as it would be voting for the only ones I've tried...



    For what it's worth my vote would be Miura CB's and the PXG's
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  • SmoothStroker81SmoothStroker81 I'd rather be driving a Kirkland Sig Members  207WRX Points: 0Posts: 207
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    I have only played the Miura CB-57s, but they are super sweet and solid. Not so soft that you don't feel much like a Mizuno blade. Paired with Modus3 shafts make a very smooth, but solid feel.
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  • soonapasoonapa Members  14WRX Points: 0Posts: 14
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    My Srixon 745's are Endo forged and are soft as butter. Picked up a set in mint condition for $350. I like Bridgestone, but they have no chance in the US with that pricing. Wait a few months and the price with plummet ( i.e.... Tour Edge when they release and exotic product )
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  • numberonecoognumberonecoog Members  495WRX Points: 69Posts: 495 Greens
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    IF its hard to test these arnt you just getting results base don what people think? How many people can say they have hit all of these?
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX  9346WRX Points: 837Handicap: 4-20Posts: 9,346 ClubWRX
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    Should check out TSG and revamp the list a bit. IMO 'exotic' should mean you can't buy them at your local big box store.
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  • cardinalluvcardinalluv mckinney, texasMembers  62WRX Points: 40Posts: 62 Bunkers
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    I currently play the Honma TW737Vn irons..extremely forgiving with the soft forging feel that comes with high quality Japanese forgings.

    Coupled with the Nippon Modus 105 Regular Flex..I am 61 years old with a 8 handicap.
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    Tour Edge Exotic CB119 Project X Even Flow Regular
    Tour Edge Exotic CB119 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Regular
    Honma TW 737Vn 4-PW Nippon Pro Modus 105 Regular
    Titelst Vokey Design SM7 50, 54, 58 Dynamic Gold Spinner Regular
    Odyssey Stroke Lab 7
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  • fsuspfsusp FloridaMembers  932WRX Points: 95Handicap: 1.8 indexPosts: 932 Golden Tee
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    I don't know what year the United SBB1s came out, but if possible, they should be considered.



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  • badstrickbadstrick I'd Hit That! It's Tour Issued! Members  173WRX Points: 84Posts: 173 Fairways
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    PXG just perform you have to know how to hit the middle of club. Titleist MB-T just look great at address they just seem to launch a little high for me. How can you not vote for a Moira forging?
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  • VegamanVegaman Members  1082WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,082
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    fsusp wrote:


    I don't know what year the United SBB1s came out, but if possible, they should be considered.




    Aren't United clubs just restamped Kyoei OMs?
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  • IdexxrobIdexxrob Members  5WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Posts: 5
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    Far too many people knocking PXG's. It's getting really boring.
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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... Members  8040WRX Points: 619Posts: 8,040 Titanium Tees
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    This poll, like most on here, is pointless. How are you defining exotic? Who has actually tried all of these? Just throw all of these into the other pointless poll instead of skewing it so PXG comes out on top and they can retweet your "findings".
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  • KscarguyKscarguy Members  148WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 148 Fairways
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    Kuro from onoff are my choice. Best exotics out there
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  • Ben BerubeBen Berube Benny B Members  3100WRX Points: 450Handicap: 5Posts: 3,100 Titanium Tees
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    I have Ari personal Scratch prototype AR's built by both DW and JM with a COA from Ari himself. They are raw, butter and maybe the best irons I have ever hit. Hands down the coolest irons since no one will ever have these nor be able to find a duplicate set. IMO these would qualify for "exotic".
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  • Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 AlabamaMembers  668WRX Points: 169Handicap: 4Posts: 668 Golden Tee
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    This poll is brought to you by PXG & WRX. Nobody skews polls the way we do. Period.



    Kidding aside my vote would be TM 750's since they should be on here and could be considered exotic due to price and availability
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  • NTKT10NTKT10 Members  1029WRX Points: 102Posts: 1,029 Platinum Tees
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    Pretty weak poll WRX.



    The majority of voters likely haven't hit half the clubs on the list, there's hundreds of votes and note a single post explaining the reasoning behind one's votes. Add to this the fact that the list leaves off quite a few of the actual well liked exotic irons.



    A simple look at the JDM section would provide better information. Where's the option for OnOff Kuro or CB358, Yamaha RMX Tour Model (only 2000 sets/year), Vega VC or VDC, etc. The T-MB or PXG aren't even remotely close to the JDM forgings in terms of feel.
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  • bunter101bunter101 The KingdomMembers  1818WRX Points: 129Posts: 1,818 Platinum Tees
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    badstrick wrote:


    PXG just perform you have to know how to hit the middle of club. Titleist MB-T just look great at address they just seem to launch a little high for me. How can you not vote for a Moira forging?




    Every Iron 'performs' if you hit the middle of the club. Performance differentials will be purely subjective to the person using them rather than them actually performing any better. They haven't reinvented the wheel..
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  • Andrew Bond of GlencoeAndrew Bond of Glencoe Members  652WRX Points: 1Handicap: 2.5Posts: 652 Golden Tee
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    Why does exotic have to mean Japanese?
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