Game improvement iron blade wide and long?

topsparktopspark Members Posts: 128 ✭✭
Hello gents

Trying to get some ideas on a game improvement iron, not sgi, that has a blade that is wide and longer in length.

Something that does not have a large offset or thick sole.

I have tried nearly everything, but cannot find something to suit.

As odd as it may seem, I recently tried a very old PowerBilt tps 6.0.

Apart from the obvious distance control, it seemed to suit my game.

Any thoughts on something new that has a similar blade?

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  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385 ✭✭
    Maltby MMB-17 comes to mind or in you dont mind low offset cavity back the TE Forged. I have built up demos in both and actually preferred the TE over the MMB.
    Titleist 917 D2 9.25 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 13.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 18.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Futura 6M Counterbalanced 38"

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced


  • topsparktopspark Members Posts: 128 ✭✭


    Maltby MMB-17 comes to mind or in you dont mind low offset cavity back the TE Forged. I have built up demos in both and actually preferred the TE over the MMB.


    Thanks I will check them out.

    Anyone else have a thought on this?
  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 975 ✭✭
    Don’t know if you like older models. You can find gorgeous Mizuno mp 57s for nothing. It’s the longest mp iron with good forgiveness
    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
  • 9woodfan9woodfan Members Posts: 1,442 ✭✭
    Check out the Wishon Sterlings. You can build them up in a non SL fashion I believe. They're roughly AP2 in width and top line but have a longer blade length.
  • BMCBMC Members Posts: 3,590 ✭✭
    Bridgestone J40 DPC.
    Callaway Epic Flash driver*
    Cobra Baffler Pro 18* & 23* hybrids
    Srixon  i701 Tour irons
    Vokey Wedges 54/58
    Odyssey #1WS
  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,330 ✭✭
    Yep, Bridgestone J40 DPC if you can find a set. Took mine out yesterday after playing my CB57 half set the last few weeks....I forgot just how forgiving those Bridgestones are while providing a super thin top line for a GI club and blade-like offsets.
    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,736 ✭✭
    Mizuno Hot Metals or AP1s?
    All Mizuno bag for this year.
    ST-190 Driver, 3/5 wood
    919F 4-pw, gw Nippon 105R
    S18 54, 60
    Spider X putter
    TP5(2018)


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  • RobNY22RobNY22 Members Posts: 408 ✭✭
    Mizuno JPX 900 HM
    PING G25 10.5°
    PING G25 4W/16.5°
    PING G25 3H/20°
    PING i200 4 - UW
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 54ºSS, 58ºSS
    PING Karsten TR Anser 5 - Starshot Finish / Odyssey Milled RSX #7
  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,749 ✭✭
    maxfli revolution black

    taylormade tp 2011 mc (or 2014)
    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - TP6HD Firm tipped xx" - 44.25" (CANNON!)
    TEE XCG7 Beta 5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 1.625" at 41.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Maxfli Revolution Black 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43,48) at -1/2" length DGS300U
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*, so 9* bounce)
    Vokey SM5 58-07S (bent to 60*, so 9* bounce)
    SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain milled - cerakote sniper gray - silver dots and white sight line - SS Flatso 2.0
    Coutour Dornoch Putter 33" - 365g Head - SS Flatso 2.0
  • Even FurtherEven Further Members Posts: 195 ✭✭
    edited Jun 4, 2018 #11
    I just started gaming Wilson F5 irons. They’re a player/GI crossover, and seem close to your description.



    I also like these irons since the lofts are not jacked up.
    Driver... Cobra LTD Elements Chrome+
    Fairway... Adams Tight Lies (2013)
    Irons... 4-P Wilson F5 Kuro Kage 85R
    Wedge... Cleveland RTX-3
    Putter... Odyssey DFX 6600 Super Stroke 2.0 XL
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,685 ✭✭
    P790’s would fit most of your description however are a hollow blade.
    Taylormade M6 driver MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 S Flex
    Taylormade M6 fairway wood MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 19° hybrid MCA OT Tour Hybrid 80 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 22° hybrid MCA OT Tour Hybrid 90 S Flex
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC irons 5-PW Irons Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-08 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Futura 7M
    Scotty Cameron Select Fastback 2
    Titleist Yellow Pro V1
  • cavemeistercavemeister Members Posts: 1,140 ✭✭
    I love the same irons you do:



    Mizuno pro 800

    ci11

    maltby ke4+ tour

    ping rapture jspec






    topspark wrote:


    Hello gents

    Trying to get some ideas on a game improvement iron, not sgi, that has a blade that is wide and longer in length.

    Something that does not have a large offset or thick sole.

    I have tried nearly everything, but cannot find something to suit.

    As odd as it may seem, I recently tried a very old PowerBilt tps 6.0.

    Apart from the obvious distance control, it seemed to suit my game.

    Any thoughts on something new that has a similar blade?
    Titleist TS3 10.5 T1100 Evenflow 65x
    Exotics xcg4 3 wood ad di7 and xcg7 5 wood aldila 95x ram 7 wood x Srixon u65 2 ad di105x or UDI 2 iron 130x c-taper
    3-sw, wilson ci11 c-taper 130x
    12* sldr (set at 11*) Nunchuk 44.5, 12* or M2 10.5 6.2 x speeder tour issue shaft, cobra king ltd pro 60x rogue
    Exotics xcg4 3 wood ad di7 and xcg7 5 wood aldila 95x ram 7 wood x
    srixon u65 2, 3, ad di105x, u65 4, 5 modus3 120x
    Mizuno jpx pro 7-pw, aw x100
    3,5 iron wilson ci11 ctaper 130x
    54 60, 64 cg16 wedges x100
    Japanese stripe spider
    Chrome +/ b330s ball
  • Mike_CMike_C Members Posts: 1,470 ✭✭
    Wilson C300 forged.
    WITB
    2017 9.5 M2 Tour AD DI 7X
    Srixon Z F85 15* HZRDUS 75 Yellow 6.0
    Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid 18* Fujikura Speeder 865 S
    Srixon U85 23* Recoil F5
    Srixon Z585 5 iron Recoil 95 F5
    Srixon Z785 6-PW Recoil 95 F5
    Cleveland RTX4 50 Mid Recoil 95 F5
    Callaway MD 4 56/10 S Recoil 125 F5
    Ping Glide 2.0 60 SS or Callaway MD 4 60/12 W Recoil Proto 125 F5
    Never Compromise Dinero  Baron 
    Srixon Z Star
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 583 ✭✭
    The Ping G700 are classified as a GI iron. The sole is not as deep as most SGI clubs, yet the blade length is long.
    WITB

    Callaway Rogue driver w/ Oban Tour Limited 4 60g
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    Nike Sasquatch Sumo #4 hybrid(cut down 1") w/ H Diamana s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    Ping G700 5-UW AWT 2.0(1°flat, 2° weak)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 54/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 60/KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne (adjusted to 32")
    Snell MTB Black
  • Mike_CMike_C Members Posts: 1,470 ✭✭
    Also add rogue Pros.
    WITB
    2017 9.5 M2 Tour AD DI 7X
    Srixon Z F85 15* HZRDUS 75 Yellow 6.0
    Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid 18* Fujikura Speeder 865 S
    Srixon U85 23* Recoil F5
    Srixon Z585 5 iron Recoil 95 F5
    Srixon Z785 6-PW Recoil 95 F5
    Cleveland RTX4 50 Mid Recoil 95 F5
    Callaway MD 4 56/10 S Recoil 125 F5
    Ping Glide 2.0 60 SS or Callaway MD 4 60/12 W Recoil Proto 125 F5
    Never Compromise Dinero  Baron 
    Srixon Z Star
  • jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5 Omaha, NEMembers Posts: 412 ✭✭
    I would strongly recommend the Rogue X irons.
  • topsparktopspark Members Posts: 128 ✭✭
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  • JCULLJCULL Members Posts: 283
    Srixon 565. Love mine.
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]2016 Taylormade M1 Purple Oban / Srixon 565 (in and out)
    TEE EX10 4 wood
    Srixon H65 Hybrid
    Srixon U65 3,4 Irons
    Srixon 565 Irons
    Ping Glide Stealth wedges 50,54,58
    Evnroll ER2
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  • th6252th6252 Members Posts: 1,156 ✭✭
    edited Jun 10, 2018 #20
    Bridgestone J15 DPF, surprisingly although it’s supposed to more forgiving than the J15 CB it has a noticeably narrower sole with the longer/wider head you’re looking for.
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,614 ✭✭
    CF-16,MP-53,565,JPX-900 Forged, or J40 DPC.
    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
  • topsparktopspark Members Posts: 128 ✭✭
    Now looking strongly at a set of JPX hotmetal or maybe the cobra f7 or Forged TEC.

    Any thoughts or comparisons?

    Also , traditionally always had a 4 to pw, but now thinking of doing away with the 4 and using a hybrid?

    Has anyone recently gone thru that?
  • SilverBulletsSilverBullets BMW Members Posts: 5,900 ✭✭
    jonn443 wrote:


    CF-16,MP-53,565,JPX-900 Forged, or J40 DPC.




    This. and I would add the AP3 and P790 or whatever to the list.
    Taylormade M6 10.5* - HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.5
    Taylormade '16 M2 15*
    Titleist 816h 21*
    Callaway Apex 4i thru PW - Nippon Modus 125 Tour X
    Vokey SM6 50*, 54*, 58*
    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 2 - Scotty Custom Shop
  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,749 ✭✭
    topspark wrote:


    Now looking strongly at a set of JPX hotmetal or maybe the cobra f7 or Forged TEC.

    Any thoughts or comparisons?

    Also , traditionally always had a 4 to pw, but now thinking of doing away with the 4 and using a hybrid?

    Has anyone recently gone thru that?




    I've ditched the 4 iron, which is my set was 23 or 24*, and I have replaced with a second hybrid, which is 25*.



    Money for me with the right shaft.
    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - TP6HD Firm tipped xx" - 44.25" (CANNON!)
    TEE XCG7 Beta 5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 1.625" at 41.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Maxfli Revolution Black 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43,48) at -1/2" length DGS300U
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*, so 9* bounce)
    Vokey SM5 58-07S (bent to 60*, so 9* bounce)
    SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain milled - cerakote sniper gray - silver dots and white sight line - SS Flatso 2.0
    Coutour Dornoch Putter 33" - 365g Head - SS Flatso 2.0
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