Finally Retired My Cleveland TA-3 Form Forged Irons

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CelebrosCelebros Vandalia, OH 304WRX Points: 195Handicap: 1.5Members Posts: 304 Greens
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I purchased them used in 2002 and they survived until today. Took me from the high school golf team down to a 1.9 handicap a few years back. Originally had 3-PW with 6.0 Rifle shafts, but added a matching 2I, GW, and SW over the years. Never found any irons over the years that were a marked improvement for me, but the grooves were starting to get a bit sketchy and getting the set redone wasn't going to be cost-effective.

Found a great deal on a mint set of Cobra KING Forged Tour irons that I couldn't pass up that sealed the old Cleveland's fate.
Anyone else still sporting TA-3's out there?

Posted:
Cobra King F9 Speedback (9*)
Cobra King F8+ (4-5, 16.5*)
Cobra King Forged Tour (3-GW)
Cobra King WideLow (56*)
Cobra King Pūr WideLow (60*)
Odyssey O-Works Red Jailbird Mini
Snell MTB Black
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  • GolfNuts4GolfNuts4  744WRX Points: 116Handicap: 16Members Posts: 744 Golden Tee
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    I had them for years, loved them, they are terific irons and have a bit of a cult following. I put them down though about 25 sets ago.

    Posted:
    Callaway Rogue 10.5* Driver
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood
    Callaway Big Bertha (2004) 5 wood
    Ping G30 4 Hybrid
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Irons 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey Wedges 56/60
    Scotty Cameron Monterey
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  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game Minnesota 1909WRX Points: 442Handicap: 13.0Members Posts: 1,909 Platinum Tees
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    One of my favorite sets of all time.

    Posted:
    PING G400 MAX w/ Alta CB
    Cobra KING F7 fairway w/ Fujikura Pro 65
    PING G400 5 wood w/ Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75
    Cobra KING F7 hybrid w/ Fujikura Pro 75H
    PXG Gen 1 0311X 4 iron w/ Mitsubishi MMT 80
    PXG 0211 5-PW w/ Mitsubishi MMT 80
    Cleveland CBX 52* w/ Rotex Graphite
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe Bigfoot 58* w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    PXG Gen1 Bat Attack H or Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • pgetzenpgetzen  257WRX Points: 79Handicap: 4Members Posts: 257 Greens
    Joined:  #4

    I loved this set of irons. Like somebody else posted, this was many sets ago, but they were in my top 5.

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    Ping G400 LST Driver
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 1 Hybrid
    Ben Hogan Ft Worth White 4-PW
    Ben Hogan TK15 50, 54, 58 Wedges
    Evnroll ER2
  • mlp021mlp021  463WRX Points: 39Handicap: 8.2Members Posts: 463 Bunkers
    Joined:  #5

    Loved mine as well.

    Posted:
    Driver: Titleist TS2 - Stiff
    Hybrid: Mizuno CLK 
    Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Hotmetal Pro - Project X LZ
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 - 50* 54* 58*
    Putter - Odyssey Mini Jailbird
  • titleistforgedtitleistforged buying clubs brings joy SF Bay Area 220WRX Points: 91Handicap: 11Members Posts: 220 Fairways
    Joined:  #6

    End of an era!! One of my favorite sets from the early 2002s. That and the MP33 and of course the 690MBs :smile:

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 9.5 Miyazaki B. Asha 4X
    Titleist 917F2 16.5 Diamana Blue 70 S
    Titleist 818H2 19 Tensei CK Pro White 90 S
    Ping G410 5-UW AWT 2.0 S
    Cleveland CBX 52, 58 DG 115
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
  • Vandeventer928Vandeventer928  9WRX Points: 23Members Posts: 9 Bunkers
    Joined:  #7

    Sold mine a few years back. Wish I didn’t though. Classic clubs.

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  • nichhonichho  2038WRX Points: 266Members Posts: 2,038 Platinum Tees
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    I got my first set years ago, a great solid club with a simple design, sold them of course. I later got a set of TA2's which are the same club with a few slots on the top, 2 to PW, mint, sold them of course. A couple of years ago I found another set of TA2's, heads only and brand new. I shafted them played them for a while and sold them of course.
    The thing is and as you say, I haven't ever really found anything which performs better. The Hogans are as good but 3 times the price. I need to find another set.

    Posted:
    Mizuno MP 650 Fujikura Orochi
    Mizuno JPX 850 5W Fujikura Speeder
    Mizuno MP 18 Fli Hi 19* TTDG
    Mizuno MP4 4-PW TTDG
    Mizuno S18 50 TTDG
    Mizuno S18 56* TTDG
    Vokey SM6 60 TTDG
    Mizuno T105

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