that like hurt Pepper ....😄 ..
Softest irons ive ever played are the maxfli revolutions or the maxfli a10. Im Currently playing a set of snake eyes 600b and there up there with mp14s I've played and the ken Venturi pg-64 irons are sweet as well.
softest for me apex pro 14
My Nike VR Pro Combo’s were soft, but I think my Mizuno mp18’s take the cake. When your hitting them well, you can’t even feel the strike.
I would say along with Mizuno, Epon and Yonex are best for buttery soft. The Yonex “heat vacuum treatment” they are using on their forged heads definitely enhances their soft feel. Miura has a more “dense” feel that is indeed powerful and feels great. All four of these companies produce their forged heads in Japan.
My Hogan Apex Plus circa 99 are very buttery through the ball. I believe they are from Epon. I currently game P790's . The other day I used them back to back with Hogans at the range . It wasn't even close, but its not exactly apples to apples.
Ping G irons
cant be serious right? They are amazing irons but Ping G irons are not known for their soft feel at all. They are not even forged.
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 9* (set at 8 Degrees)
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15* (set at 14 degrees)
Mizuno MP-20 SELs Irons 3-PW with PX LZ 6.0
Callaway MD5 50 Degree Wedge
Cleveland RTX4 56 and 60 Wedges
Scotty Cameron Select 2016 Newport 2
To me they are like butter . However I eat frozen butter spread over cold toast.
I inherited a set of Epons. I would put any of their offerings on a list for best feeling irons.
Epons for me, everybody else is playing for second place !!!
JDM vs USDM, I didn't mean Japanese company vs US company, I meant domestic market offering. Mizuno's US products are most butter for me for the US and they don't have the same products in Japan as the US. By the same token, US companies have some products that they offer in Japan that they don't in the US (Callaway Legacy Black comes to mind).
And Endo may provide forgings to other OEMs but it doesn't mean that those forgings are of the same quality as what they produce for themselves under their Epon brand.
PXG 0311 KABOOM!
Wishon 575MMC is a very soft 5 step forged 1035c carbon steel. Outstanding quality.
Mp59 still feel the heat to me, but maybe just what I'm used to..
Driver: G400max. 9* Kuro Kage DC TINI 70x
3W: Great Big Bertha 15*. Fujikara Pro Tour spec 83x
3i: Bridgestone tour B X-HI KBS prototype 83x
4-PW: Mizzuno MP-59 KBS Ctaper 130x
Wedges: Glide 2.0 50, 55, 60 (all SS) DG tour issue S400
Putter Odyssey 7s 34"
i would have to say in no particular order
T Stamp 681
Apex Pro 19 dot
and thennnnn pretty much anything Miura as well!
Mizuno hardos are an unrivaled bunch when it comes to homering how soft the irons are so they'll never admit it when it comes to this topic.
I've played a set of MP5s and MP18s and while they are soft the feel just doesn't stack up to the Srixons.
Crucify me Mizuno hardos.
Forged blades in general but my favorite are Cleveland 588 MB (even softer go back to the CMM metal irons, CG1/CG2.)
Wilson staff forged / FG Tour 100.
My grandfather has a set of old MacGregor blades. Took them to the range for fun, and was surprised how good they felt in perfect strikes.
MP14's, MP29's, MP33's, Bridgestone J33s, Cleveland Tour Action Blades (or the CG1's), Srixon 785's.. I have a few sets of Titleist Blades as well but they are not nearly as soft as the ones I have listed. I'm sure there are others but I have played all of these a ton over the years.
This is the biggest misconception about forged VS. non, and so this thread is already doomed, but any iron out of the center is going to feel smooth and soft so long as you aren't playing a Pinnacle or Top Flite as your gamer ball... My S55s feel incredible when middled, different than others but I could easily describe them as buttery soft. A club does not have to be forged to produce exceptional feel, though it can help in certain instances.
That said, I have played A LOT of different iron sets over the last couple of years and almost anything Bridgestone has been consistently impressive in the feel department for me. Older MPs are good, but I don't see the hype, Titleist forgings are nice, but different, and Srixon is right up there with some of the best also. This all comes down to personal preference obviously but all the OEM seem to be stepping up their game in the feel dept.
seems like anything made in Japan!
To be honest I don't have an extensive history with irons. However, I came from a Nike Pro Combo set then went with the Mizuno MP20 MMCs and they feel excellent.
Used to play Mizuno's. Then, I discovered Srixon Z745's. So good, I have two sets.
I’ve played so many I’m embarrassed to list them. My opinions:
Miura: Like hitting a wire brad with a framing hammer
Epon: Like the ball is melting into the face
Bstone/Srixon: A lot like Epon but not *quite* as soft
Kyoei: So pure it’s like hitting nothing when struck well
Titleist: a little clicky
Callaway true forgings: very pure just don’t like the brand a whole lot
Callaway irons with TPU and medallions: Too dampened
Ping I series: Too dampened
Mizuno true forgings: Pure, tremendous feedback, very crisp sounding at impact
Wilson FG Tour V6. Surprised I haven't seen them mentioned yet, but as far as more recent irons go, Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 is the definition of "butter." I bought a set last year (to my own surprise!). I had always wanted Mizunos because, you know, "Nothing feels like a Mizuno." But I tested every club they made as well as everything offered from Callaway, Titleist, Srixon, Bridgestone, etc. Every company made something very nice (the 2019 Callaway Apex Pros, Bridgestones, and the Srixon 785s in particular). But, the Wilson V6's were the best feeling and softest every time for me. Even when a salesman tried to remind me of the Mizuno tagline and assure me that the Mizuno metal was softer, my hands and ears would tell a different story. (Granted, this was with MB 18's and I have heard a Mizuno rep praise the feel of the new MB 20's over the 18's.) If you haven't tried the Wlson V6's and you're looking for butter on a stick, I would encourage you to look past your biases and give them a go.
Thoroughly enjoyed your list and descriptions!
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