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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan  10166WRX Points: 474Members Posts: 10,166
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    that like hurt Pepper ....😄 ..

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    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
    Srixon 785's w/G P MCC plus 4
    Mizuno T 7 52 MP T7 56 &60
    Bobby Grace SNYPER  46"
    Oregon Ducks Bag
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  • 3puttsRLife3puttsRLife  58WRX Points: 82Members Posts: 58
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    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.

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  • divebreckdivebreck  374WRX Points: 78Members Posts: 374
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    softest for me apex pro 14

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  • WillyLWillyL Winnipeg, 🇨🇦  300WRX Points: 64Members Posts: 300
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    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.

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    Cobra F9 10.5 ADBB 6s
    Nike SQ2 19 hybrid Aldila VS Proto
    Mizuno MP18 4-6 SC, 7-PW MB C-Taper 120s
    Vokey SM6 50-10, SM7 54-14 & 58-04
    Studio Select NP2
    Custom 2015 Scotty GOLO 3
    Scotty M2 (Gamer)
    Scotty T22 Teryllium 1.5 FB
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2510WRX Points: 258ClubWRX Posts: 2,510
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    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.

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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
  • isitourisitour  60WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 60
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    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.

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28927WRX Points: 1,693Members Posts: 28,927
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    Ping G irons

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    Cobra King F9 w/Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra King F9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/S300
    Odyssey O-works Red Tank #7
  • herbert7890herbert7890 San Antonio 195WRX Points: 143Members Posts: 195
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    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.

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    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

  • ephmenephmen  259WRX Points: 95Members Posts: 259
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    I inherited a set of Epons. I would put any of their offerings on a list for best feeling irons.

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  • TheMotorCityTheMotorCity "South Detroit" 585WRX Points: 92Members Posts: 585
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    Epons for me, everybody else is playing for second place !!!

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  • IamMarkMacIamMarkMac SF Bay Area 735WRX Points: 244Members Posts: 735
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    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.

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    Bag 1                                                                 Bag 2
    Ping G400 LST 10                                             Epon Technicity 9
    Ping G400 3W 14.5                                          TM R9 3W 14
    Ping G400 3H 19                                              Miura 3H 19
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-P               Epon 503 4-P Nippon Super Peening Orange
    Mizuno s18 50, 54, 58                                     Miura 51, 56 k-grind
    Bettinardi BB1                                                  Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • FratelloFratello Alameda Ca 6WRX Points: 30Members Posts: 6
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    PXG 0311 KABOOM!

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  • Svang5Svang5  651WRX Points: 118Members Posts: 651
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    MIURA

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  • Twin2LTwin2L  180WRX Points: 158Members Posts: 180
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    Wishon 575MMC is a very soft 5 step forged 1035c carbon steel. Outstanding quality.

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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
  • skuyperskuyper  80WRX Points: 17Members Posts: 80
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    Mp59 still feel the heat to me, but maybe just what I'm used to..

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    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"

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  • speeder717speeder717  950WRX Points: 102ClubWRX Posts: 950
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    i would have to say in no particular order

    TN87

    MP29

    Apex 99

    T Stamp 681

    MR23

    Apex Pro 19 dot

    and thennnnn pretty much anything Miura as well!

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  • weggy5weggy5 Seattle 113WRX Points: 41Members Posts: 113
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    Srixon z745/945

    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.

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  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin!  7338WRX Points: 181Members Posts: 7,338
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    Forged blades in general but my favorite are Cleveland 588 MB (even softer go back to the CMM metal irons, CG1/CG2.)

    Mizuno offerings.

    Honma TW-747/X.

    Wilson staff forged / FG Tour 100.

    Srixon irons.

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    TaylorMade M3 9.5° w/ Tour Issue PX Handcrafted EvenFlow Black 6.5
    TaylorMade '08 Burner 14.5° w/ p9003X
    TaylorMade '08 Burner 17.5° w/ p9003TX
    Srixon ZTX-II 3-PW w/ Modus Nippon Modus Prototype ORA X (3I has an E11 Proto in Stiff)
    Cleveland 588 RTX CB 52° w/ Nippon Modus Prototype C10 S
    Srixon WG-706 56° w/ Nippon Modus Prototype C10 S
    Scotty Cameron SS Newport Beach w/ UST Frequency Filter
  • skuyperskuyper  80WRX Points: 17Members Posts: 80
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    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.

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    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"

  • bribakebribake  14WRX Points: 20Members Posts: 14
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    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.

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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524  4393WRX Points: 310ClubWRX Posts: 4,393
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    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.

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    Ping G400 LST 10* Aldila VS Proto 60x
    Ping G400 14.5* Aldila Rogue silver 70s
    Titleist 915h 21*   Aldila Rogue black 85s
    Bridgestone J15 CB 4-P X100 AMT SS1x
    Titleist SM5 50.12, SM6 58.12
    Ping Anser Milled 0 34"
    Ping Hoofer Lite 
    Z-Star XV/Bridgestone BXS
  • skuyperskuyper  80WRX Points: 17Members Posts: 80
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    seems like anything made in Japan!

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    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"

  • pat_katopat_kato  113WRX Points: 84ClubWRX Posts: 113
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    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.

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    Driver: TaylorMade M6 10.5º ATMOS Black 7 Stiff Flex
    Fairway: TaylorMade M6 3 Wood ATMOS Black 7 Stiff Flex
    Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 3H ATMOS 7 Orange Stiff Flex
    Irons: Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-P True Temper Dynalite 105 Stiff Flex
    Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 52º, 56º, 60º Stock Shaft
    Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5
  • jqsmoothjqsmooth  113WRX Points: 64Members Posts: 113
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    Used to play Mizuno's. Then, I discovered Srixon Z745's. So good, I have two sets.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic 9.0* Tour AD-IZ Xstiff
    3 Wood: Titleist 910 Fd 13.5* Diamana Blueboard Stiff
    Hybrid: Ping i20 17* Project X 6.0
    Irons: Srixon 745 TT DG S300 4-PW
    Wedges: Titleist 718 ap2 50* GW
    Titleist SM6 54* M grind SW
    Titleist SM6 58* M grind LW
    Putter: Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #9
  • MBBGMBBG South of Chicagoland 1609WRX Points: 174Members Posts: 1,609
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    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

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    ONOFF Labospec 358 Tour AD TP6 
    TaylorMade Original One 13.5* HZRDUS Green
    Titleist TS2 16.5* Kuro Kage XM
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB 3-6 MP-20 Blade 7-P DG AMT
    Mizuno T20 50 and 55 S400 TI 
    Callaway PM Grind 60
    PXG Operator “Darkness” edition 
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  • BogeysInOregonBogeysInOregon  1WRX Points: 5Members Posts: 1
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    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.

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  • roxaldroxald  497WRX Points: 100ClubWRX Posts: 497
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    Cobra F9 Avalanche 9° with GD AD-iZ 7X<br />GBB 3-wood with Regio 70x<br />Rogue 5-wood with Aldila Green 70S<br />Srixon U65 23° with Nippon 120X<br />Cobra Forged Tec Black OL 5 & 6 and VL 7-PW $-Taper 125’s<br />Callaway Forged Black 54° and 58° PM Grind/ Nippon 115X Wedge<br />Bettinardi Stock 8<br />TP5
  • skuyperskuyper  80WRX Points: 17Members Posts: 80
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    @MBBG

    Thoroughly enjoyed your list and descriptions!

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    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"

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