What non-blade irons have the thinnest toplines and little offset?

bulls9999bulls9999 Posts: 664 ✭✭
edited Mar 21, 2019 3:21pm in Equipment #1
I'm not a low handicapper (GHIN ~14), but I'm not an aficionado of hunky metal heads. I have a set of JPX900HM's that I loathe, look like a chunk of metal sitting down there.  I like my Adams CB2 forged better mainly because of the thinner topline and minimal cavity back.  I've noticed Talormade PSi Tour/forged (a few years old) seem to fit this preference category.  Aside from straight out blades or smooth MB's, what other minimal CB's fit the bill for thin topline, minimal cavity backside protrusion, and minimal offset?
GHIN Index 13.8


  • Crooksc17Crooksc17 Members Posts: 725 ✭✭
    Any Titleist CB will do that. I had the 716 CB/MB combo after playing 690 MB for years. I loved the look of the CB’s but didn’t find them much more forgiving than the 690mb. If you are comfortable with the CB’s then you should have no problem with the MB’s
  • LepatriqueLepatrique Members Posts: 23 ✭✭
    Mizuno makes some very clean non-blades. The mp18 SC and MMC both have fairly thin top lines and not a ton of offset. 

    Also take a look at ping i210 also clean topline and not much offset and very easy to hit. 

    TM M1 9.5* Kuro Kage XT70 X
    TM M2 Deep 16.7* Kuro Kage XT80 X
    PXG 0317 19* Kuro Kage 80HY TX
    Mizuno MP64 4-PW C-Taper S
    Vokey SM5 50-55-60 C-Taper S
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • SoloShot84SoloShot84 Members Posts: 319 ✭✭
    900 tour?
  • mcc0819mcc0819 Members Posts: 589 ✭✭
    Ping i200 or i210 would fit the bill.
    Ping G400 LST AD-DI 7x
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 3w HZRDUS Smoke 80 6.5
    Callaway Rogue 5w HZRDUS Black 76 6.5
    Ping i200 4-pw DG X100
    Ping Glide 2.0 50, 54, 58
    Odyssey O-Works 1w

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,606 ✭✭
    Ping s55
    Ping iblade
    Ping Rapture J-spec
    TM P790
    Ping i500
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,085 ✭✭
    Ping S55, much more than the i200 or i210.
    I've got some Titleist 710 CBs that are OK with regards to the topline, but the S55s are cleaner. I can't speak about the Mizuno 900 Tours and TM clubs because I'e not really had a good look at them, but I do suggest you give the S55s a look. I was seriously impressed with them...OK, full disclosure: I'm looking at picking up a set myself.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members Posts: 288 ✭✭
    Staff v4 and v6. I'm basically in your boat and play the v4 currently. Low profile, short blade length, plenty forgiving.
  • NokeNoke Posts: 2,083 ✭✭

    But my vote goes to Wishon 560 or 565 or 771.

    Or heck, even my 870's have a skinny-ish top line with no cavity to be seen at address.
  • revanantrevanant Members Posts: 98 ✭✭
    The Miura cavity backs and MC have very thin toplines. The Titlelist 716/718 CB might be my favorite looking CB, for minimal topline and offset. The Apex Pro 19 might be worth a look--the 16 was a small iron hard to distinguish from the Apex MB from the top (I've put them side by side before).

    Cobra King LTD
    Cobra Amp Cell 3W
    Cobra F6 Baffler 5W
    Mizuno MP-4 w/ Project X 6.0
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54-10 M
    Mizuno JPX 58-14
    Ping Redwood D66

  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members Posts: 833 ✭✭
    Apex Pro 19
    TC Rogue SZ 8.8* Pro Orange 70TX/ ACCRA TZ5 75 M5
    M2 Tour 15* Kuro Kage DC 70TX
    790 UDI Tensei Pro White 100TX
    4-PW Apex Pro 19 DG X7's
    50* MG Raw Tour issue S400
    55* MG Raw Tour issue S400
    60* Hi-Toe Tour Issue S400
    J-DAY Spider
  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers Posts: 496 ✭✭
    Maltby te forged
    Titleist 910d3 8.5
    Titleist 917f2 15.75
    Adams Pro Mini 20,23
    Bridgestone j36 pc 5-pw
    Cleveland rtx3 50,54,58
    Ping Sigma G Darby
    2018 players 5 stand bag
    Srixon z star 
  • gibbyfangibbyfan Members Posts: 1,187 ✭✭
    Miura ( as mentioned before), Srixons 7 series, Mizuno 18 series SC/MB, etc
  • BMCBMC Members Posts: 3,523 ✭✭
    PING OG Rapture 9*
    Cobra Baffler Pro 18* hybrid
    Cleveland CG2 irons 3-p
    Bridgestone Wedges 52/56
    Odyssey #1WS
  • kizdockizdoc Wildcat ClubWRX Posts: 402 ClubWRX
    Miura CB57
    Tourstage MR-23 
    Titleist TS3 9.5* MCA Diamana BF 60X
    Titleist TS2 16.5* Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S
    TaylorMade P790 3-iron MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue Hybrid 90TX
    Miura Giken MB 5003 4-GW Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120S
    Miura 1957 55C, 59C Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour Wedge 125
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy 34/355
    Titleist Pro V1

  • bulls9999bulls9999 Posts: 664 ✭✭
    I'll have to compile a list.....
    GHIN Index 13.8
  • BottleCapBottleCap Members Posts: 1,266 ✭✭
    Another vote for the Miura CB57
    Titleist TS2 GD TourAD IZ 7S
    Titleist TS2 15 GD TourAD F-85S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 3-4 DG AMT S300
    Mizuno MP-18 5-PW DG S400
    Vokey SM7 54M and 60M
    Cameron Newport 2 CT
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • kro88kro88 Members Posts: 125 ✭✭
    Miura CB57 
    Bag of tricks - in Mackenzie Walker
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 10 +1 w/Fuji Speeder 661 Evo IV X
    Wood: Titleist 913 F2 19 w/Diamana S+ Blue 72s
    Irons: Miura CB-1957 w/KBS Tour Stiff 3iron -1 flat, Miura 1957 Baby Blades w/KBS Tour Stiff 4-PW -1 flat
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design V grind oil can 54 - 2 flt -1 wk w/KBS 610, Titleist Vokey Design Low Bounc K oil can 60 -2 flt w/KBS Hi-rev, Taylormade Hi-Toe 64 w/KBS Hi-Rev
    Putter: Mizuno TPM3 33.5 Inches, w tungsten powder in hosel, SS 3.0 grip
    Ball: Titleist Pro-V1X
  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 648 ✭✭
    Miura CB 1005/1006/1007/1008
    Cobra F9 9* + Tour AD IZ 7x.
    Callaway Rogue SZ 15 Tour Issue + Tour AD IZ 7x.
    Callaway Rogue 19 Tour Issue + Tour AD IZ 8s.
    Adams Pro 23 Tour Issue + Tour AD UT95x
    Adams DHY Pro 27 + Irod 105x.
    Adams XTD Forged Tour Issue 6i - GW + Recoil Prototype 125F5.
    Adams XTD Forged SW/LW + KBS Hi-Rev x.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300, Garsen.
  • CliffordClifford Posts: 146 ✭✭
    Taylormade P770
  • spring7spring7 Posts: 673 ✭✭
    j40 dpc?

    Titleist TS3 10.5* Even-flow 65 Blue
    Titleist 917F2 15* Diamana LTD Blue 70
    Titleist 816H1 20* Diamana Blue 80S+
    Callaway X-Utility 24* GD GS95
    Titleist 718 AP1 5-G KBS Tour 90
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52*
    Callaway PM Grind 60*
    Yes! Tracy 2
    Titleist AVX
  • bulls9999bulls9999 Posts: 664 ✭✭
    I'll have to compile a list.....
    GHIN Index 13.8
  • bulls9999bulls9999 Posts: 664 ✭✭
    edited Mar 22, 2019 1:34pm #23
    Summary:  (Good golly, the list is long.... seems like you can't help but trip over a thin topline iron)

    Titleist - CB, MB

    Mizuno - MP18, SC/MB, MMC, 900 Tour
    Ping - i210, i200, i500, S55 (more than i200's), iBlade, Rapture J-spec
    Taylormade - P790, P770
    Wilson Staff - Staff v4, v6
    Wishon - Wishon 560, 565, 771
    Miura - CB57, MCs, CB 1005/1006/1007/1008
    Callaway - Apex Pro 19, Apex MB
    Maltby - Maltby TE forged (don't make it in lefty; I'm a lefty :-(
    Srixon - Srixon 7 series
    Tourstage - MR-23
    Bridgestone - J40 dpc

    GHIN Index 13.8
  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,611 ✭✭

    can't leave out the Maxfli Revolution Blacks, thin topline and minimal offset

    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*)
    Vokey SM5 60-07S
    Coutour Dornoch Putter 33" - 365g Head - SS Flatso 2.0
  • YuckYuck Fore! Members Posts: 2,446 ✭✭

    J40 CB.

  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members Posts: 119 ✭✭

    Mp18 SC

  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,023 ✭✭

    R9 B heads

    Callaway Gbb Epic Forged 9.5°
    TM M2 DF 16.5° 
    Honma TW737 FWc 21° 
    TM RSI UDI 3 
    TM 2011 MC Onset 4-PW
    Cobra King Pur 54°/ Vokey Proto 60°
    TW Ardmore
  • lychyrychylychyrychy Members Posts: 11 ✭✭

    My vote go to Cobra King Pro CB and look beautiful in chrome. More compact (read: shorter blade length) than Iblades which I also own, less offset than Iblades and more forgiving. My toe hits feel flushed and go same distance as middled shots that I cannot say about Iblades.

  • shankeyshankey Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    A few have already said but the Bridgestone j40 is exactly what your looking for.

    Titleist 917 D2 , F2
    Srixon z U65 3
    Bridgestone combo j40 dpc/cb
    Titleist vokey SM5 52,56,60
    Sc studio stainless Newport 2

  • matchavezmatchavez Members Posts: 4,072 ✭✭

    I'm just curious... someone indulge an honest question.
    I'm hitting some pretty small clubs, but I don't have some sort of OCD trigger when I see a "thicker top line". Now maybe I'm the only person that thinks this, but I'm not looking at the top line. I care about the lowest groove. I just need to get the bounce width correct so I'm not coming up hard on river silt grass. Is this just a low-cap obsession, or is there some sort of "science" behind that top line size? I thought a somewhat thicker top helped provide forgiveness, no?
    Sidenote: many of the newer "slim top lines" are the effect of shaping and illusion...

  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭

    Older player cb's generally have narrower soles and thinner toplines than more recent forged cb's.
    The famous TM 300's are a good example of this. Very blade like profile in a head that is not too compact.

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