Least offset, one piece forged, players cb...what are the options?

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I struggle with offset, especially in the higher lofted irons as I tend to have a very high ball flight. Which I love, but it can be difficult at times here in Dallas. Did a search but only found minimal information, most of which dating back to 2007 on the forum. Any insight would be appreciated. Product could date back a couple of cycles, does not have to be new. What is out there? Thanks in advance!

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Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 or EFW
Ts2 15* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 7.2 or EFW
U500 2 Iron Hazardous Smoke 6.5
Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
NCW Proto 50*, Scratch raw 54*, Scratch raw 58* Modus 125 Wedge
Toulon Las Vegas
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8922WRX Points: 1,202Members Posts: 8,922 Titanium Tees
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    My Miura forged have to my eye what seems to be virtually no offset.

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    3w - '16 Tour Issue M1 (16.5*) | Diamana B 70
    5w - '17 M1 | Tensei Pro Blue 70
    4h - 818H1 | Tensei Pro White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic  3524WRX Points: 495Handicap: 3.0Members Posts: 3,524 Titanium Tees
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    TaylorMade MC Onset
    Tourstage MR23
    Cobra King Tour Forged

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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    Cobra F9 Speedback 4 iron w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid 95X
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 50 S-Grind
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 56 X-Grind
    Vokey Low Bounce K-Grind 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini Copper

  • Armypilot84Armypilot84  1577WRX Points: 80Members Posts: 1,577 Platinum Tees
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    It really depends on how deep of a cavity you are looking for. If you want something that gives just a little bit more help than a true blade iron then I would say the Mizuno JPX 900 tours are the way to go. They are a true "Players Iron". I have a set 4-PW. I have never looked up the true specs on them but if that 4 & 5 have any more offset than traditional blades I would be shocked.
    If you want something with a true pocket cavity then I would suggest any of the Titleist CB sets, Apex Forged Pro, or if you really want to save some dough; go out and get probably the greatest players cavity-back irons ever made in my opinion: the Mizuno MP-53's. I am actually back to bagging my set right now. I just can't find anything better for me.

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    Titleist 910D2 w/Diamana D+
    Bio Cell + 5-7
    MP 53 4-PW
    Edel 58*
    Ping TR 1966 Anser
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30081WRX Points: 6,443Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,081 Titanium Tees
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    Vega VDC-01 . Black finish is my preference. Easily the #1 overlooked CB iron on earth. And I rank it as the best one I’ve ever hit. Soft , low to no offeset and forgiving. But yet a sole that cuts.

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    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @bladehunter said:

    Vega VDC-01 . Black finish is my preference. Easily the #1 overlooked CB iron on earth. And I rank it as the best one I’ve ever hit. Soft , low to no offeset and forgiving. But yet a sole that cuts.

    Are you still playing those? I keep looking for a cb set and really availability/price (go hand in hand) have been what has stopped me from trying these. I have wanted to for years.
    Loved my raf cm blades save for some nitpicks and thinking at time that was easily replaced with other jdm sets......

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    Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
    Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1235WRX Points: 161Handicap: 9Members Posts: 1,235 Platinum Tees
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    j40 gets my vote too.

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    Cobra                   F9 9.0 Driver 
    Titleist                  TS2 16.5 Wood 
    Ping                      G410 19 Hybrid 
    Titleist                  818 H2 23 Hybrid 
    Mizuno                 MP 32 5-P Irons
    Ping                      Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron  Special Select 2.5 Putter 
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  • SurfDaddySurfDaddy  70WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    FWIW -- The Mizuno JPX tours have progressive offsets starting at 0.161 on the 4I to 0.102 on the PW. If you dare to be different I recommend the forged Maltby PTM, a very soft cavity back with less offset than Mizuno (0.120 to 0.90) or the smaller head forged TE, which is 0.100 on all clubs.

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  • seve1972seve1972  1083WRX Points: 137Handicap: +2Members Posts: 1,083 Platinum Tees
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    It would be nice if we could insert the persons handicap of the "profile" to the left........could help to determine the kind of player that is buying what and their ability (not to offend).

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  • Twin2LTwin2L  235WRX Points: 181Handicap: 10.0Members Posts: 235 Fairways
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    Wishon 575MMC is a very nice cavity back or muscle back model. Classic look, minimal offset and excellent forged heads.

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    Wishon 919THI  11* S2S Black 65 S
    Wishon 929HS  14* S2S White S
    Wishon 775HS   21* S2S Black Hybrids S
    Wishon 575MMC Forged 4-A Superlight steel S
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2  54* & 60*
    Wishon S2R  #1 Putter
  • Big BenBig Ben  9301WRX Points: 483Handicap: 5Members Posts: 9,301 Titanium Tees
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    Very best option Cobra King CB, amazing shape. BB

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    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
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    On -, @SurfDaddy said:

    FWIW -- The Mizuno JPX tours have progressive offsets starting at 0.161 on the 4I to 0.102 on the PW. If you dare to be different I recommend the forged Maltby PTM, a very soft cavity back with less offset than Mizuno (0.120 to 0.90) or the smaller head forged TE, which is 0.100 on all clubs.

    Don’t know how low you want to go with offset, but the 919 Tours have even less in the long and mid irons, from .126 offset in the 4 to .102 in the PW.

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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30081WRX Points: 6,443Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,081 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @seve1972 said:

    It would be nice if we could insert the persons handicap of the "profile" to the left........could help to determine the kind of player that is buying what and their ability (not to offend).

    Steve ,

    Handicap rarely matters to club choice. Low guys play fat irons and high caps play ap2. And that’s fine.

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    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30081WRX Points: 6,443Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,081 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Bigmean said:

    On -, @bladehunter said:

    Vega VDC-01 . Black finish is my preference. Easily the #1 overlooked CB iron on earth. And I rank it as the best one I’ve ever hit. Soft , low to no offeset and forgiving. But yet a sole that cuts.

    Are you still playing those? I keep looking for a cb set and really availability/price (go hand in hand) have been what has stopped me from trying these. I have wanted to for years.
    Loved my raf cm blades save for some nitpicks and thinking at time that was easily replaced with other jdm sets......

    Nope. But I may know where they are.

    Never happy. You knew how it is. Been waiting for an mb that clicked my trigger for a year. Been playing the old titleist 681 protos for a couple weeks again. Played the ping i500 all winter. Why ? For kicks I guess. Scores average didn’t move. I’ve had some really low rounds with them. But I also have plenty of 3-4 over 9 hole stints that keep my scoring average around 74-75 . Sounds ok until you look at The their stats. Averaging 13 greens a round and 3.8 birdies a round. 75 sucks with those stats. Lol Just don’t get the ball in the hole sometimes.

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    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • wam78wam78  589WRX Points: 166Handicap: NAMembers Posts: 589 Golden Tee
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    On -, @Big Ben said:

    Very best option Cobra King CB, amazing shape. BB

    BB--funny you mention the cobra's as that is one of the first sets that came to mind. Was going to send you a message about your thoughts on the entire cb set. I think they have an amazing shape. I'm struggling to pull the trigger on the black club heads though. Would it be possible to send some pics of 8-pw on the cobras? Can only see and hit the 6 or 7 iron locally.

    Really appreciate everyone's feedback. Love the feel of what I am playing now, but the 8-pw just seems more lofted than it actually is. As previously mentioned, I have a high ball flight as it is.

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    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 or EFW
    Ts2 15* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 7.2 or EFW
    U500 2 Iron Hazardous Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    NCW Proto 50*, Scratch raw 54*, Scratch raw 58* Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas
  • GehlyGehly  2030WRX Points: 152ClubWRX Posts: 2,030 ClubWRX
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    Miura Passing Point Straight Necks?

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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah, I know how that goes BH.......The search is infinite, nothing changes the bottom line, but you get those itches...hey if you weren't on tv last weekend then it's a hobby, and if you were on tv you would play what pays you the most and you get along with....

    For sommething pretty fogiving and crazy soft/solid good feeling and low offset players vibe at address, Try ebay for some JDM prgr ID BL irons, they float around in USA, my old ones are out there someplace.... They look ugly from the back, but the head is great and you can probably get them super cheap. Most wouldn't buy them out of looks but it is a cheap experiment and you would be hard pressed to find a better low offset awesome forged club for the money. I would take them over ANY CB on the racks of a PGA superstore right now.

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    Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
    Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
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  • YuckYuck Fore!  2577WRX Points: 232Members Posts: 2,577 Titanium Tees
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    Another vote for J40 cb

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