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Forged game improvement irons?

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jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5Omaha, NE 631Members Posts: 631
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Just trying to get a list of the forged game improvement irons available. Also want to know which ones just have a forged face versus a forged head.

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  • HouskaHouska  70ClubWRX Posts: 70
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    This is a good video to watch


    https://youtu.be/k1qNdImfoXM

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19034Members Posts: 19,034
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    There are tons of different threads on this. Sorry to be "that guy" yet again, but this topic has been rehashed endlessly.

    My vote for best full one-piece forged head with some good GI features is Miura PP-9003. If you look around you can find them for decent prices too.

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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5 Omaha, NE 631Members Posts: 631
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    Boy, and I hate to be the one asking the question that's been asked before. Great video link above.

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  • BYKBYK Cardinals Nation 1951Members Posts: 1,951
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    id say apex but not fully forged

    srixons 565/765 pretty decent as well

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  • JDMRN81JDMRN81 PA 593Members Posts: 593
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    I recently had a chance to hit Honma's TW X irons and I was very impressed. Not very long heal to toe but does have wider soles. Great looking irons overall.

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    PXG 0341x Gen 3 16* AD VR-7x
    Ping i210 4-UW Modus 105s
    Ping Glide 2.0 54/58 Modus 105s
    Evnroll ER2 Black 34"
    Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Stars and Stripes
  • titleless_30titleless_30  78Members Posts: 78
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    JPX 919 Hot Metals are a great option

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  • PowerCobra98PowerCobra98  430Members Posts: 430
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    JPX 919 Forged

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    TaylorMade M3
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 5W
    Callaway Epic 3H
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4i-PW
    Callaway MD4 48S, 54C, 60C
    Scotty Cameron Fastback

  • Dr.FrankenputzDr.Frankenputz  807Members Posts: 807
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    Don’t think the hot metals are forged. Good irons though.

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  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles  480Members Posts: 480
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    Epon 505 or 705s. For cheaper go 503 703. Softest club you'll find in the technology you're looking for.

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    Taylormade m5 9 ad gp 7x
    Epon af901 19 modus 120
    Nike vapor pro combo 3 iron
    Epon af 503 4-w modus 120s
    Epon tour 50 55 60 modus w
    Epon i33 rose gold putter
  • balls_deepballs_deep Wanna earn 14 bucks the hard way? 1752Members Posts: 1,752
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    These are definitely in the argument for most forgiving forged irons. Fantastic clubs. Soles are too wide for me but if they suit your swing you'd struggle to do better.

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    Titleist TS3 8.5° Project X Evenflow White 6.5x 62g
    Titleist 917F2 15.75°  Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 75g
    Titleist 818 H1 19° Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 85g
    Titleist 718 T-MB 4i Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 5i-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
    Vokey SM7 50F 56M 60M Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M 35"/Bettinardi Kuchar 1 Armlock
    Pro V1x/TP5x/Tour BXS/MTB-X
    Currently - 5.1

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984  5559Members Posts: 5,559
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    The T200 irons by Titleist have a forged face and to my mind feel good and the ball comes of it like a rocket ship.

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    Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow T1100 White
    Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black 
    Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
    Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Stiff KBS Tour
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08 & 54.10
    Titlesist Vokey SM7 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
    ProV1x 2019
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  • Millhill88Millhill88  516Members Posts: 516
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    In the GI Category.... If you're set on forged, look at the Srixon 585's. Very forgiving, great feel and loooong. If you're open to "forged feel", try the Titleist T300's.

    I switched from the 585's to the T300's. Both of these are great for all handicaps. I'm a "9", and wouldn't play anything but a GI iron.

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    FW: Titleist TS2
    Hybrid: Srixon H65
    Irons: Titleist T300, 5-AW
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 @ 54 & 60
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
  • Twin2LTwin2L  177Members Posts: 177
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    Wishon 565MC is a great high MOI on earth piece forged iron. Low offset, thinner top line and radiused sole for smooth turf interaction.

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    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
  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX  3586Members Posts: 3,586
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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5 Omaha, NE 631Members Posts: 631
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    Who did you buy yours Epon's from? Any online dealers?

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  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles  480Members Posts: 480
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    You need to get fitted. I'm sure if not you can build a set. Call Carl's golfland or fairway golf. I used Carl's, they check and change lofts and lies for life for free when you buy there.

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    Taylormade m5 9 ad gp 7x
    Epon af901 19 modus 120
    Nike vapor pro combo 3 iron
    Epon af 503 4-w modus 120s
    Epon tour 50 55 60 modus w
    Epon i33 rose gold putter
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  • Boiler0007Boiler0007  241Members Posts: 241
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    Vega VC-03

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  • JanKo JanKo - K A Y M E R -  2225Members Posts: 2,225
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    Cobra Forged Tec Blacks are awesome as well.

    Decent looking head with good feel, pretty forgiving and better spin consistency than a lot of other heads I played.

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    Epon Personal 3-P - DG Pro
    Yamaha Inpres X 52° 58° - DG Spinner
    Golds Factory SUS 303 custom
    WITB Link
  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-Maryland 2421Members Posts: 2,421
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    One good reason to ask questions that have been asked before is that valuable video links get re-posted and brought to the attention of people like me who didn't see them the first time around. Thanks for the link!

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  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf  3504Members Posts: 3,504
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    Bridgestone J40 DPC is in the top 3.

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    Wilson Triton 10.5 Rogue 125 msi 60 X-Flex
    Adams Tight Lies Aldila RIP Beta 80 S-Flex cut to 42"
    j40 DPC 3-PW x100 SL
    Vokey SM7 50, 55, 60 s300
    Edel Putter
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now) 4008Members Posts: 4,008
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    I found the same thing with the Cobra Forged Tec Black. A little more spin than others in the class, loft for loft.

    I find interesting that the testers in the video noted a disparity in distance consistency, if I'm reading their findings correctly ( do they mean jumpers?)

    I haven't experienced that with my set, except maybe my 9 iron, but not 20yrds, and I chalked it up to them not being as forgiving on mishits, distance wise.

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    G 410 19* & 22*  Tensei Pro Blue 80s
    Titleist 816 25*  Diamana S+ 70s
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s 
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1
    Chrome Soft / TourB RXS / FG Tour
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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve  2542Members Posts: 2,542
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    Golfworks/Maltby:

    TE Forged

    DBM Forged

    TS1, TS2

    PTM

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  • YevKasimYevKasim  269Members Posts: 269
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    Ralph Maltby has a place on Golfworks website that lists hundreds of iron heads and rates them according to Playability". https://www.golfworks.com/iron-head-mpf-ratings/a/870/

    Some may scoff at this but that's OK by me. I happen to believe in its relative accuracy. I've played many of these older heads in my 30+ years of playing golf that have a low playability factor and recently bought two different types of heads with a higher playability rating and built clubs with them. There is night and day difference between the older (low) and those that I built to where I believe his ratings have a lot of merit.

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  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2  9269Members Posts: 9,269
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    Wilson has something coming in this category in early 2019 that will get a some attention I think.

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    Titleist TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Sr Flex
    PING G410 FW SFT 3, 7 and  G410 9 
    PING G410 Hybrid 5 
    PING G700 6-W KBS Alta CB R
    Vokey  50.10, 54.10 58..12
    Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 

  • lawsonmanlawsonman Freeport, Illinois 5816Members Posts: 5,816
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    Ping G400 driver
    Ping Anser 17,20,23 Hybrids 
    Mizuno MP 20SEL 6-PW
    Ping,54,58ES Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3


    Snell MTB X
  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics...  6484Members Posts: 6,484
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    Big fan of the Miura CB-301.

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    Ping i210 5-PW w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
    Ping Glide 2.0 50*, 55*, 60* w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
    Scotty Cameron Toolbox
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-Maryland 2421Members Posts: 2,421
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    That was my experience, as well. When I was first introduced to MPF, I just happened to be playing a set of blades that were very low on the scale. So, just for the heck of it, I built a set that were at the top of the scale. The difference was remarkable. I still have that set, and I return to it whenever my swing goes off kilter. I'm experimenting the the TE Forged heads now. They're very much like the original Hogan Edge irons.

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  • JkfullerJkfuller  62Members Posts: 62
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    great video

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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-Maryland 2421Members Posts: 2,421
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    It's interesting to compare the list in the video with Maltby's MPF ratings. In general, blades have the lowest MPFs and GIs the highest. But, within the categories there is essentially no correlation between MPF and the preferences highlighted in the video. The highly rated TaylorMade P730, for example, has one of the lowest MPFs (15) in history. FWIW, of the OEMs, Calloways tend to have the highest MPFs.

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