Old forged blades

5dogs5dogs Members Posts: 25 ✭✭
Just wondering if anyone out there has a backup set of old blades they still play with for fun? Looking at spending $100 or so and thinking of playing them once in a while. Current irons are jpx 900
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  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,295 ✭✭
    Jack Pearsall Regularly games his MacGregor PCB Tours. Probably once every fourth round? It’s the shaft iron head combo that is just so devastatingly fun to play. Such a great iron set for JP.



    You’re results would vary.
    Taylormade SLDR TP 430 10*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 21* 24*
    Mizuno MP-15 5-PW
    Epon KGX 52* 56*
    Scotty Cameron TeI3 Newport Longneck
  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,295 ✭✭
    For blades he uses Hogan Apex II with apex shaft 4.

    He really needs to be focused on the longer irons as they are not very friendly to less than really good strikes. Play them maybe 4 times a year...
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    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 21* 24*
    Mizuno MP-15 5-PW
    Epon KGX 52* 56*
    Scotty Cameron TeI3 Newport Longneck
  • Lancj1Lancj1 Posts: 883 ✭✭
    Ive some MP32's I got for the same reason as you for a similar price.....I have never actually used them however just today I have been rotating 7 irons between G400, Callaway XR and MP 32 and hit them all well. I am going to take em out on course
    G Max Driver, Tour 65 Stiff
    G400 3 & 5 Woods Alta CB Reg
    G400 2,3,4,5 Hybrids Alta CB Reg
    G410 Irons, 6-U, Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Glide Stealth 54 (SS) & 58 (WS) Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
    Ping Sigma 2 Valor, Stealth

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  • mahoniemahonie Members Posts: 2,377 ✭✭
    Bought a set of MacGregor VIP Limited’s by Nicklaus last year (2-9) for £90. I think they are from the early 1970s complete with original Tourney Taper shafts which are like rebar. The lofts took some getting used to, 9-iron is 46*, and they really mess with my gapping at top and bottom but first time I took them out, I shot my handicap. They are great fun to play with and as easy to hit as a modern MB.
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Fubuki ZT Stiff
    MD Golf Superstrong 3-wood UST Proforce 65 Stiff
    Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
    Mizuno MP4 4-PW DG S300
    Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Radius Classic 8
  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Members Posts: 5,968 ✭✭
    I like to play Wilson FG17s and some Hogan 40th anniversary blades occasionally. It's alot of fun!
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    Taylormade M4 22* UST Proforce V2h R -0.5" (39.75")
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    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 54* mid, 58* xlow -0.75" - 2* flat // TM Hi Toe 58* 2* flat
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  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    17s are the bomb.
  • PJDogPJDog Members Posts: 211
    5dogs wrote:


    Just wondering if anyone out there has a backup set of old blades they still play with for fun? Looking at spending $100 or so and thinking of playing them once in a while. Current irons are jpx 900




    Def recommend getting some.. It’s awesome to play with a classic set of irons.

    There is an enormous selection on eBay for next to nothing. Check out the Hogans
  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey Posts: 372 ✭✭
    Well - "for fun" means every time I play so, yes, I do play my MP-32s all the time. Prior to this past season, I was playing with Ram Tour Grinds.



    Keep us updated on how your experiment goes!
  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,707 ✭✭
    Yep. Have a Sunday canvass bag for my Sneads and Ping woods i take on every vacation. Love them.
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,186 ✭✭
    Most of my iron sets are blades, and most of the blade sets date from the 20th century. Every day is "play old blades day." image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Assorted Ram Tour Grinds or Mizuno MS-11s are the usual irons of choice, with an occasional outing with Muirfields also in play.
    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
    (Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
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  • BubbtubbsBubbtubbs Members Posts: 389 ✭✭
    As I posted in the duplicate thread, Wilson Staff FG17 should be perfect.
  • dparkdpark Members Posts: 2,506 ✭✭
    I play forged blades all the time, new and old.



    My classics irons alternate between Hogan Apex PCs, 73 Apex, and Apex IIs. All are great irons and they get used regularly.



    I just picked up a slamming’ deal on the bay. Got a set of 4-P Mizuno MP-68s with ProjectX 5.5 shafts in excellent condition. Those are going into play next weekend.
    Old stuff:
    1962 Tommy Armour AT2W Driver
    1953 Macgregor M65W EOM 3 wood
    1978 H&B PowerBilt Citation 4 wood
    1984 Ben Hogan Apex PC 2-E
    1968 Wilson Dual Wedge
    1964 Acushnet O-SET M6S Bullseye Putter

    New stuff
    Cobra ZL 10.5 driver
    Adams 5050 16 fairway wood
    Adams A2P 20* hybrid
    Titleist 716 MB irons 4-PW
    Titleist SM6 wedges 52, 56, 60
    Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Napa
  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 349 ✭✭
    Gamer Hogans (with updated paintfill) and new added backup Wilson Staffs. It’s always a good day to play blades.
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  • RobertBaronRobertBaron Posts: 750 ✭✭
    My main clubs are MP14s. I also have a set of MP32s that I need to get regripped at some point. I got both off eBay for less than 150. Love my MP14s and for around $100 they’re a steal. I’ll eventually get a back up set of MP14s and currently am thinking about getting a set with x100s because I seem to have a harder time hooking irons with x100s.
  • rushfan96rushfan96 Posts: 588 ✭✭
    I play with Wilson Staff fg tours, but my back up set are Mizzy Mp-29’s. I also have Hogan Apex iis (white cameo) for executive and persimmon play.
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,166 ✭✭


    For blades he uses Hogan Apex II with apex shaft 4.

    He really needs to be focused on the longer irons as they are not very friendly to less than really good strikes. Play them maybe 4 times a year...
    I do not know about that but I do play 1982 Mac VIPs with Hogan Apex #2 shafts and the back ups for them are 1982 Muirfields with #3 soft tipped Apex Shafts--- Lots of us guys over in the Classic Golf and Golfers forum play vintage blades on a regular basis
    Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stock Regular shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Diamana Reg
    Irons 3 thru 9 KZG Kyoei Forged CB 1st generation Swing Science 400 Graphite Senior flex
    PW Cleveland Special 588 45* bent to 47* Stock Cleveland Steel Shaft
    SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore S-300 ( old dependable)
    Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft rusty and lead taped as heck named "Rusty"
    Bag-- Jones Classic non stand
    Founding Father of Outlaw Golf Association member #1---- Play what you want **** the USGA & R&A
    Redneck Hippie Golf When the Tailgate drops the BS Stops
    Vintage
    Toney Penna Model 1 Aldila HM-40
    3&4 woods Macgregor DX Keyhole steel TT R
    Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green or 1980 Macgregor VIP 3 thru PW Hogan Apex #2 shafts " The famous Bastardized Macs"
    PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
    SW Macgregor LRA 56* S-400 DJ Special-- Will rotate out when old dependable does not behave
    Putter ( subject to change) Lil David 8802
    Bag Old School Power Bilt orange mini staff
  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,642 ✭✭
    I have a set of MP14s that make their way back into my “gamer” bag about every other year. I play great golf with them, but ultimately end up chasing something new.



    Funny thing is that, if I had to choose one set to play for the rest of my life, I would be choosing between the 14s and a set of well-fitted Ping Eye 2s. There’s just something about a timeless, no frills design when it comes to playing irons. I’m always drawn to the classics.
  • NPVWhizNPVWhiz Members Posts: 1,976 ✭✭
    Backup set? I have backups for the backups and spare backups. My kids have backup blade sets, and only one of them plays much. I played Mizuno MS203s primarily for many years but have MP29s, MS11s, several sets of TZoid ProII irons, along with a nice set of TP19s. And Mp62s, 63s and 30s, none of which technically fit the definition. I think there is a Mac Combo set down there in the basement somewhere as well.



    MP29s would be a nice match or pairing vis-a-vis the JPX900s.
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    > Taylormade 16 M1 8.5 GD AD TP6x 44.0" D3 PX Hzrdus Black 75 6.0 44.5" D-3
    Nickent 3DX Pro 14 MRC Diamana WB 83s
    Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro 18 Grafalloy CNote ProtoX
    Mizuno MP62 DG x-100 Sensicore D-4 3-pw
    > Ping i200 DG120 S3 D-3 +1/4" Red 4-U.
    Vokey SM6 56-14/60-04M DG x-100 Sensicore 1xss D-5
    > Vokey SM6 56/10 60/4M DG 120 S300 35" D-5
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  • wesstlee18wesstlee18 Scotty Cameron and golf equipment expert Salt lake City, UtahPosts: 282 ✭✭
    Well, I play old blades any ways but here is what I got.



    Old blade set:



    91-97 Titleist Tour Model Blades 3-PW



    Gamers:



    Titleist 681, 3-PW w/ tour issue X100



    I have 2 sets of 681’s. Never gonna quit playing them!



    Cobra LTD Pro, 7°, Diamana White Board 73X
    Titleist 917 F3, 13.5°, 4th Gen. Diamana White Board 80X
    Titleist 816 H2, 19°, 3rd Gen. Diamana White Board hybrid, 90X
    Titleist 681, 3 - PW, Tour issue DG X100
    Titleist Vokey, SM6 56.10, S Grind, DG S400
    Titleist Vokey, SM 60.04, T Grind, Tour Issue DG S400
    Scotty Cameron, AOP Pro Platinum, Oval Track Newport 2
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  • tomc262tomc262 Members Posts: 93 ✭✭
    blink3665 wrote:
    I like to play Wilson FG17s and some Hogan 40th anniversary blades occasionally. It's alot of fun!




    +1 on the FG17’s. I have a set in the garage that gets several rounds a year.
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    Callaway SteelheadXR 4+ (16*)
    Titleist 816h2 19* Hybrid (Set to 18*)
    Ben Hogan Golf Ft. Worth Black 4-PW
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    Ping Zing2 BeCu
  • Christen_The_SloopChristen_The_Sloop Members Posts: 1,228 ✭✭
    NPVWhiz wrote:


    Backup set? I have backups for the backups and spare backups. My kids have backup blade sets, and only one of them plays much. I played Mizuno MS203s primarily for many years but have MP29s, MS11s, several sets of TZoid ProII irons, along with a nice set of TP19s. And Mp62s, 63s and 30s, none of which technically fit the definition. I think there is a Mac Combo set down there in the basement somewhere as well.



    MP29s would be a nice match or pairing vis-a-vis the JPX900s.




    I like your taste - I've got TN87s and MS11s and have been looking at MP62s and Tzoid PROII... It's a sickness.
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    54 - KM Miura
    60 - Ping Eye2 XG / Ping Eye2 BECU
  • tokeybtokeyb Gonna get better ClubWRX Posts: 349 ClubWRX
    wesstlee18 wrote:




    Old blade set:

    91-97 Titleist Tour Model Blades 3-PW







    Wow. That is just such a gorgeous club. Makes all the new tech look ridiculous.
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    Mizuno ST180 3w 15*
    TM Burner Rescue 5 (24*)
    Titleist 710cb (4-9)
    Scratch 8820 (47*, 53*, 56*)
    Odyssey White Hot Rx 9, Tour Snsr 140cc
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  • Canadian BubbaCanadian Bubba ClubWRX Posts: 165 ClubWRX
    Buzzkill wrote:


    Play mine 7 days a week!







    Oh man I love share toe! Wow beauties!
  • BigarchBigarch Posts: 492 ✭✭
    Have 3 sets that I really enjoy playing with on a regular basis. Hogan Redlines, Founders Club 200s and Palmer Original Standards
    • Driver - Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5* Matrix White Tie 55
    • Fairway - Adams Fairway Blue 16* Stock Slim Tech Stiff
    • Hybrid - Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Fujikura S +.5"
    • 4-GW- Cleveland TA7 FST 90 Shafts with Sensicores
    • Wedges - 54, 59 Cleveland 588 RTX 588 Apollo MatchFlex +1"
    • Putter - Odyssey O-Works 7S - 35"
    • Grips - Lamkin Crossline Midsize
  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,695 mod

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Play mine 7 days a week!







    Oh man I love share toe! Wow beauties!


    Thanks!
  • maamoldmaamold Matt Aamold Posts: 177 ✭✭
    1972 Apex - Haven't gamed them, grips are trash but original so not sure if I just want them as bling or game.



    1979 Cameos - Played them once or twice, easy to hit



    1981 Directors - I gamed these for 3 seasons



    1988 Redlines - I gamed these for 2 seasons because Hogan!



    MP-32 - This is my third set of these I just like them and can't figure out why I keep selling them.
  • wesstlee18wesstlee18 Scotty Cameron and golf equipment expert Salt lake City, UtahPosts: 282 ✭✭
    tokeyb wrote:
    wesstlee18 wrote:




    Old blade set:

    91-97 Titleist Tour Model Blades 3-PW







    Wow. That is just such a gorgeous club. Makes all the new tech look ridiculous.




    It seems so easy to me to make a clean, functional, and beautiful golf club. The 681 were almost there. If they’d take the “forged” stamp off, it’d be pure.



    Cobra LTD Pro, 7°, Diamana White Board 73X
    Titleist 917 F3, 13.5°, 4th Gen. Diamana White Board 80X
    Titleist 816 H2, 19°, 3rd Gen. Diamana White Board hybrid, 90X
    Titleist 681, 3 - PW, Tour issue DG X100
    Titleist Vokey, SM6 56.10, S Grind, DG S400
    Titleist Vokey, SM 60.04, T Grind, Tour Issue DG S400
    Scotty Cameron, AOP Pro Platinum, Oval Track Newport 2
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  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 349 ✭✭
    maamold wrote:


    1972 Apex - Haven't gamed them, grips are trash but original so not sure if I just want them as bling or game.



    1979 Cameos - Played them once or twice, easy to hit



    1981 Directors - I gamed these for 3 seasons



    1988 Redlines - I gamed these for 2 seasons because Hogan!



    MP-32 - This is my third set of these I just like them and can't figure out why I keep selling them.




    The ’81 directors; how did they play? I think they might be the sleekest design blade I’ve ever seen, but I’ve also seen pictures showing fairly strong offset. How do they compare to the more popular/known Hogans (ie Apexes)
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  • mocokidmocokid Members Posts: 1,711 ✭✭
    5dogs wrote:


    Just wondering if anyone out there has a backup set of old blades they still play with for fun? Looking at spending $100 or so and thinking of playing them once in a while. Current irons are jpx 900


    Since you're a Mizuno man, try one of the older MX series, forged cavity backed, nice mizuno feel on all shots and feedback on mishits.
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