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Best players/cavity back irons with a thin top line?

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Thats two thus far ShooterThats two thus far Shooter  144WRX Points: 111Handicap: 6Members Posts: 144
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I absolutely love playing blades because of the confidence they inspire when I'm hitting them well and obviously the look and feel down by the ball. I never said that I should be playing these however... so I'm wondering (and the T100s are a great example) but which players/cavity or even game improvement irons do you think do the best job of mimicking blades with the sleek top line, minimal to no offset, and best feel possible out of a hollow or cavity construction...

I love the idea of the AP3's for example- nice and thin top line, but that amount of offset should be considered a crime...

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Titleist TS3 9.5* 
Mizuno ST190 TS 3 Wood 15* 
Titleist 816 H2 21* 
Titleist 712u 4i
Mizuno MP 18 MB (5-P)
Vokey SM7 50*-12F
Vokey SM7 54*-10S
Vokey SM7 58*-12D
Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2 35/350
Pro V1x
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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal Eagle 581WRX Points: 768Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Members Posts: 581
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    New Level Golf 902's are excellent. Compact size, thin top line, excellent feel.

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    Driver: TaylorMade M5 w/ Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 70 O5
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: NLG 902 w/ DG TI X100
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft

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  • wam78wam78  539WRX Points: 144Handicap: NAMembers Posts: 539
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    The T100's and CB from Titleist from all of the new stuff look the best to my eye. Titleist did just enough to make them look ever so slightly more compact with less offset and thinner top line from previous models. Another one to look at that is underrated is the cobra king forged cb. Thicker sole for some help but a very compact look at address. Also, the Honma tw747v should be a real consideration for anyone looking for this type of iron. Great all around package and for a good price point. One of the best feeling irons I hit this year.

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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
  • pendodavependodave  92WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 92
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    King forged and their immediate predecessor fly-z+ are exactly what sprang to mind in this sector. Tremendous value to boot. Sadly, desperately unfashionable...

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  • bodhi555bodhi555  923WRX Points: 290Handicap: 8Members Posts: 923
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    If I was after a player's CB first one is be trying was the 620 CB, was checking out a set a couple of weeks ago and they look remarkably blade like at address. More offset than I liked in the long irons, but a very attractive looking club.

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    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • geochitowngeochitown  2058WRX Points: 285Handicap: 14Members Posts: 2,058
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    maxfli revolution black dots or wishon 560mc or 565mc

    if you want a smaller head, then wishon 575mmc (cavity option)

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    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - Testing at 43" w/ Matrix 7M3 stiff/Driver stand-in Wishon 919THI 13* Matrix 7M3 at 42.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 4W 16.5* - Matrix 8M2 /5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 2" at 41.75"
    OR TEE XCG7 Beta 19* H - Fujikura Fit-on Red Stiff - 85 g at 39.25"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Wishon 560MC's 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length KBS Tour 105 Stiff
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*, so 9* bounce)
    Vokey SM5 60-07S  
    SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0
    OR Bastain Milled BM-007 Prototype 371g at 33"
  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MA 2572WRX Points: 174Handicap: +0.4Members Posts: 2,572
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    CB-57

    CB-1008


    Thank me later.

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    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    W. I. T. B.

    Callaway Flash Star 10.5° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 X
    Callaway TC Rogue 4+ 16° HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 X
    Callaway TC Apex 2H 18° Tourspec Speeder 904HB X
    Callaway TC Apex 4H 23° Tourspec Speeder 904HB X
    Miura Golf CB•301 5-6 iSeries Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Golf CB•57 7-9
     iSeries Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind 46°|06° iSeries Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind 52°|10° iSeries Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind 58°|10° iSeries Prototype iCWT 105 X
    Miura KM•007 Soft Black Stability EI GJ 1.0
    Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track
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  • Cruisin1966Cruisin1966 Calgary, AB 962WRX Points: 215Handicap: WIPClubWRX Posts: 962
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    I have a set of the Revolution Black Dots I should get reshafted. Hmmmm, what to do.

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    No more golf until Spring.

  • geochitowngeochitown  2058WRX Points: 285Handicap: 14Members Posts: 2,058
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    Some of the sweetest feeling irons out there, only negative is that they beg for iron covers

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    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - Testing at 43" w/ Matrix 7M3 stiff/Driver stand-in Wishon 919THI 13* Matrix 7M3 at 42.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 4W 16.5* - Matrix 8M2 /5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 2" at 41.75"
    OR TEE XCG7 Beta 19* H - Fujikura Fit-on Red Stiff - 85 g at 39.25"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Wishon 560MC's 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length KBS Tour 105 Stiff
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*, so 9* bounce)
    Vokey SM5 60-07S  
    SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0
    OR Bastain Milled BM-007 Prototype 371g at 33"
  • theothertwotheothertwo  2581WRX Points: 179Members Posts: 2,581
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    Honma TW 737 460 10.5* Driver

    Honma TW 727c 18* 5 Wood

    Honma TW 727 UT 22* Hybrid

    5-PW Honma TW 737P Irons

    58* Honma TW-W Sand Wedge

    48* Honma TW-W Gap Wedge

    Miura KM 005 Putter

  • bvanlieubvanlieu  87WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 87
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    I have seen them in the flesh, but from pics the Giken version of the MC501 needs to be up there with much less offset then the standard version (which has a good top line as well)


    I voted myself on a set of CB1008s recently

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  • WarrickWarrick  10989WRX Points: 912ClubWRX Posts: 10,989
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    919T is a great set.

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    GBB 9* Ventus Black 
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
    Mizuno T7 - 45-49-53-58 LZ Blackout 
    Toulon Portland 
    TM TP5X
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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  3009WRX Points: 1,099Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 3,009
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    If you're willing to go older/used, the Bridgestone J40 CBs have one of the thinnest top lines I have seen on a CB. They are also legendarily soft feeling.

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    Mizuno ST190 9.5* Diamana X'17 70XX ||  Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX
    Titleist 915FD 15* Kuro Kage DC 80TX || Taylormade RSI UDI 16* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour-Spec X
    Titleist 915FD 18* Kuro Kage 100XTS || Srixon Z U65 Utility 18* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour-Spec X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 20* Kuro Kage XT 100TX Hybrid
    Callaway X-Forged UT 23* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 5i-7i 26*- 36* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 40*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Special 61* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • Ger21Ger21  270WRX Points: 120Members Posts: 270
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    Honma TW747 Vx JDM.

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    Bridgestone Tour B XD-7 9°- HZRDUS Red 65 6.0
    Bridgestone Tour B XD-F 15° 3w - HZRDUS Red 75 6.0
    Bridgestone Tour B XD-H 2H 18° - KBS Tour Prototype 85 S
    Nike VR Pro Blades 3-PW Dynamic Gold AMT Tour White S300 Onyx
    Yururi Tour 56 & 60, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Onyx
    Grips - Iomic iXx
    Scotty Cameron Oil Can Newport
    Srixon Q Star Tour (testing)
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 7985WRX Points: 289Handicap: ScotchMembers Posts: 7,985
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    MP20 MMC or T100 for me.

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    In the bag:

    Demoing for 2020.



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  • WristySwingWristySwing  452WRX Points: 252Members Posts: 452
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    I don't think you will find anything more compact than the Miura 1008 and probably the new TC201 (only seen back pictures but it's supposed to be the kind of replacement for the 1008). In terms of other boutique brands, the New Level 902 is tiny as is the Epon Tour CB. For less money, I think a lot of people would vote Wilson V6, Bridgestone Tour B, or the Tour Edge Exotics CB Tour. More generally you are going to find a lot of votes for T100/620CB, Taylormade P750, Callaway X-Forged '18, or Ping iBlade.

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    Driver -- empty -- PXG 0341 13.5* - HZRDUS T1100 75 -- Rogue SZ 18* - Diamana Thump 85 -- Titleist 917F2 21* - Diamana Thump 85 -- New Level 1031 5-PW - Accra 110i -- Mizuno T20 Raw 50*, 54* - Accra 123i -- Taylormade HiToe 58* ATV - Accra 123i -- Bettinardi or Scotty -- Always Lamkin grips

  • Rambler1277Rambler1277 Houston 59WRX Points: 30Members Posts: 59
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    Tommy Armor 845s come to mind.

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    Taylormade 2016 M2 10.5, Rogue 
    Titleist 816 H2 19, degree Diamana S+ Stiff
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3, 4, 5 DG S300
    Mizuno MP-5 6-PW DG S300
    Vokey SM5 52 F, SM6 56 M, SM6 60 M
    Piretti Elite Potenza
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  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball  448WRX Points: 61Members Posts: 448
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    I have heard a lot of great things about the Honma tw747v, but I have not had the opportunity to hit them yet. How would you say they compare to the likes of Miura and Endo forgings?

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  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CA 507WRX Points: 623Members Posts: 507
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    I really don't see much difference from the top in my mixed set of MP-20s.

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    Titleist TS4 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 FW 15°, 18°
    Titleist U500 3I
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-6
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 7-PW
    Miura 52°, 58° RTG
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

  • TrippTerminiTrippTermini  1WRX Points: 2Validating - Unconfirmed, Members Posts: 1
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    Mp-60

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  • wam78wam78  539WRX Points: 144Handicap: NAMembers Posts: 539
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    @moorebaseball I would say they feel very similar to my bridgestone’s. It’s been a while since I hit Miura. They have a lovely soft yet solid feel. Not soft like mizuno and not quite as dense as Miura. Hope this helps.

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    Post edited by wam78 on
    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
  • arobbins3arobbins3 Michigan 113WRX Points: 84Handicap: 3.5Members Posts: 113
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    Titleist T100..

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    Cobra F9 (9.5°) - Atmos Black 6s
    Cobra F9 (14.5°) - Atmos Blue 7s
    Titleist T-MB (3) - Modus 105s
    Titleist T100 (4-P) - Modus 105s
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 (50-54-60°)
    TaylorMade Spider X

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  • leftylamaleftylama  39WRX Points: 29Handicap: 12Members Posts: 39
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    Two cheap options would be Nike Vapor Pro Combo (hard to find a good set now though) or the Wilson FG V6

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  • balls_deepballs_deep Wanna earn 14 bucks the hard way? 2070WRX Points: 1,291Handicap: SnowMembers Posts: 2,070
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    How are you finding the MMC feel wise? Kind of regretting not getting them in the 4-6 slots.

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    Titleist TS3 8.5° Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 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
    Wilson Staff Blade 4-PW KBS C-Taper Black 125 S+
    Wilson Staff Model Forged Wedges 51 & 56 DG TI S400
    Vokey SM7 60M DG TI S400
    Evnroll ER2B | Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M
    Pro V1x/TP5x


  • maamoldmaamold Matt Aamold Vancouver, Washington 204WRX Points: 88Handicap: 6.1Members Posts: 204
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    I miss my Revolution Black Dots, what a great set of irons.

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  • Frisco KidFrisco Kid  212WRX Points: 102Members Posts: 212
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    If you can get over not being a big brand name, I’ve really enjoyed playing Maltby DBM irons. Nice soft forged feel and very easy to hit. Very thin top line and narrrowish sole. Beat iron I’ve found for my sweeper swing. They’re in the bag now with recent clubs being AP2 714/6, Ping i200 and Honma TW X.

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    Taylormade M4 Driver Atmos R
    Taylormade M4 3HL Atmos R
    Taylormade M4 5 lFW Atmos R
    Taylormade M3 4H Tensei Blue R
    Honma TW X Forged 5-11 Vizard Shafts
    Ping Glide 2 54, 58 wedges
    Odyssey O Works 2
    OUUL Gator cart bag
  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CA 507WRX Points: 623Members Posts: 507
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    Man, they feel great. I've only played one round with them so far - they showed up last Friday and I played Saturday morning at good ol' Destroyer - and to me, they feel just as pure as the MBs. Went through the whole set on the range before the round and I'd have a hard time doing a blind test between them and the MBs. But just knowing there was a little help let me feel good about swinging them harder than I normally would. Like, caught the 6 out on the toe a bit on the ~170 yard par 3 15th and came up just short of pin high. And having hit that exact same shot with the Vapors before, the help was evident - cuz I've been in the front left bunker more than a few times on that hole!

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    Titleist TS4 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 FW 15°, 18°
    Titleist U500 3I
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-6
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 7-PW
    Miura 52°, 58° RTG
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

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  • spbrooksspbrooks  337WRX Points: 61Handicap: OBMembers Posts: 337
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    Always loved the top line on Miura club’s but would’ve lost a lot $$ if someone told me Ping’s (blueprint) topline would be thinner than Miura’s

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    Titleist 917 D3 9.5* Oban Kiyoshi HB
    Ping G 14.5
    Callaway Apex UT 21* or Titleist 816H 19*
    Titleist 918 AP2 4-pw Project X 6.0
    Titleist SM6 50*,54* TM Hi Toe 60*
    Scotty Laguna
    Srixon Z-star XV
  • BogeyB54BogeyB54  90WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 90
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    JPX 919 forged look great behind the ball, so do the HMBs

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  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player  1574WRX Points: 311Members Posts: 1,574
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    919 Tour

    920 MMC

    620 CB

    T100

    All good in my opinion. So much so I keep changing my mind between MMC and 919 Tour.

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    Nice. Thanks. I don't have trouble with the 5 but having help is never a bad thing. I don't find the 5 hard to hit at all compared to my T-MB 4 iron. Might bend the TMB 2 strong and put the 4 iron blade into play... My issue isn't contact it's more so that they spin a ton in the long irons.

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    Titleist TS3 8.5° Project X HZRDUS Handcrafted Black 6.0 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
    Wilson Staff Blade 4-PW KBS C-Taper Black 125 S+
    Wilson Staff Model Forged Wedges 51 & 56 DG TI S400
    Vokey SM7 60M DG TI S400
    Evnroll ER2B | Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M
    Pro V1x/TP5x


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