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Have you considered Wishon 575 MMC CB or 565 MC? There are several top class fitters in the UK who could custom fit and build a set for you (once people are allowed out and about again). They are produced with a 5 step forging process and every bit as good as the best OEM gear.

Among OEM brands, they all produce good stuff these days. Mizuno JPX919 Tour or MP20 MMC, Titleist T100 or 620 CB, Ping i210, Callaway Apex Pro, Wilson Staff FG Tour V6, Taylormade 760, Ben Hogan PTX Pro, Srixon 785, Honma TW747 ...

Note that all of these newer clubs will have stronger lofts than your TM300 set, so compare performance loft for loft, not based on the number stamped on the sole.

Titleist 915D3 driver, Graphite Design YS-SIX NanoReloaded S

Wishon 950HC 3 fwy, Aldila Tour Blue 75 S

Wishon 949MC 5 fwy, Aldila Tour Blue 75 S

Wishon 575 MMC CB irons, 4 - GW, Nippon NS Pro 1050GH S

Cleveland RTX-3, 56 deg, KBS Hi Rev 2.0 R

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588's dont waste your time and money on anything else. can get with or without zip grooves

Trying to improve on the TM 300's is going to be awfully hard. That's the top of the heap imo.

Yonex CB-301

Good call on the Bridgestones. Some lovely looking clubs there and they seem discerning with their releases.

Wishon is a fascinating call but for reasons I can’t quite fathom, drawn to Japanese clubs. Likely because I’m a mug for a tall tale of Japanese steel and craftsmanship.

Really want to know more about Kyoei. They look the dog’s swingers.

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callie x-forged 2009. you can also–tho not easy–find conforming grooves. still regret selling ‘em on a whim.

Callaway Rogue SZ TC 9.0º + House of Forged Tour Black 55 SS 

Callaway Rogue SZ TC 14.7º + Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 6X

Royal Collection 505V BBD Hybrid #2 18º + NS PRO 950FW X

Nike VFP 4 + Accra TourZ M5

Nike VFP 5 + Mocus3 Tour 105 X, VPF 6–PW + Modus3 Tour 120 X  

Scratch 8620 47º + DG S200,  8620 50º 56º , STI 60º + DG TI S400

Scotty CLN & Edel The "Gold" Brick 1/100

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I play the Apex Pro 16's which I love. Really traditional lofts, forged head, some tungsten in the longer irons and you can get them on eBay for next to nothing. They have been in many pros bags so are genuinely good heads. I also like the Titleist CB's and the Cobra CB's as well. The P760 set from TM is also well with a hit but are still $$.

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The J15 CBs are amazing, but if you're looking for less offset and a 1 piece forged players CB with minimal offset, the Honma TW737V are worth a look. Really nice irons.

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Ping G400 Max 9* Aldila VS Proto 60x

Ping G425 Max 14.5*  Aldila Rogue Silver 70s

Srixon Z785 3-P Modus 120s

Titleist Vokey SM6 52/12, 58/8

Ping Tyne 4 2021  34"

 

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Note to OP - MPF Numbers may offer some insight.

TaylorMade 300 series 586

I own - Titleist 620CBs 465

I own - Titleist 620MBs 285

I own - Titleist 716CBs 464

Titleist 718CBs 413

Titleist T100 528; T100s 530; T200 690; T300 895; T400 851

 

  • Titleist TS2 9.5', Ventus 5 "S"
  • Titleist TS2 16', Ventus 7 "S"
  • Titleist 718 T-MB 2i "S"
  • Titleist 620 Series 3i-PW "S"
  • SM6 F-52/8 "S"
  • SM6 M-58/8 "S"
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What performance gains are you looking for? If you want more distance, you will need to pick up a multi metal club at minimum and then up to something with speed foam/slots/gremlins... I just put away my 25 year old Taylor Made Oversize (they look similar to your 300s) and put 2012 Adams CMBs into play... the shaft change was probably the biggest difference. They don't go significantly farther than my old irons, but I'm hoping once I get used to them I see some performance gains (adding a 1/2 to my clubs and then having to hit off mats for 3 months hasn't done wonders for my striking). There are plenty of great suggestions in this thread, and plenty of great options to be had new or used depending on your budget...

Obviously now is not the time to be testing irons! But I'd figure out exactly what performance gains you want, and then pay attention to different shafts and find one that best suits your swing... I'm a pretty firm believer in getting into the right shaft for best performance, and if the only thing you want is lower launch, a different shaft might be the ticket.

As of 1/24/21

9 Callaway Mavrk Sub Zero with RipX

13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha 

18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce V2

4 Utility Sub70 699u 22 degree Proforce V2

5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400

6-GW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0

Sub70 286 54

Sub70 JB Low Bounce 58

SeeMore milled Tri-Mallet fit and built at SeeMore 

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While most suggest a major company brand name iron set, I will suggest a great looking 'component' club head, the Dynacraft muscle blade iron head. One aspect really attracted me to building a set with this head is the lack of offset you normally see in most GI iron sets. I personally like the looks of these heads and enjoy the accomplishment of building my own set and not feeling I have to purchase a major brand to feel legitimate or associated with others, and save a ton of money as well! Building your own is rather easy, and I have done it for my last 3 sets of irons. Here is the iron heads here:https://www.monarkgolf.com/golf-components/clubheads/golf-iron-heads/dynacraft-prophet-muscle-blade-iron-head.html

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Not overly fussed with distance to be fair. Whack it a decent way. For me, in terms of performance, I’ll be looking for something potentially a little more forgiving on off centre hits (although the TM300s aren’t a pig in this regard) and something that launches a little lower and possibly with a little less spin.

Shaft wise, I think I’m settled. Last year I reshafted by irons with Nippon Modus 125 in a regular flex and they feel great. I believe they’ve tightened my dispersion, brought better consistency and have improved feel. I would keep those shafts unless a club fitter had a compelling reason and data to back it up. Think they may have knocked the flight down a touch too.

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MP5 is just as forgiving and feels better IMO. Though, the titleist is a bit more forgiving through the turf.

Callaway Mavrik SZ 9* Ventus Black 6x

Callaway EFSZ @ 14* Ventus Blue 7x

Callaway Rogue SZ TC 5w Tour AD TP 8x (Gamer) | Taylormade Sim UDI 2i Hzrdus Handcrafted Black 105x | Callaway TC Apex 2019 Hybrid @ 19* Veylix Rome 988X

Callaway X-Forged UT 24* Project X 6.0

Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Project X 6.5 | Srixon z745 4-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Vokey JDM Forged 50F & 56M Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Taylormade Hi-Toe 4-Way Chrome 60.10 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Odyssey White Hot Pro #7 (Gamer) | Odyssey White Hot Pro #1 | Byron Morgan DH89 34/70*/2*

Taylormade TP5X 2021

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