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Hello all,

 

Recently have been looking at Yamaha irons to try out, have read that irons after 2012 are no longer forged by Endo but in China.  Noticed in the 2018 catalogue the 118 are "Made in Japan", does this mean the heads are forged in Japan again or just assembled?

 

https://global.golf.yamaha.com/en/download/pdf/yamaha_golf_catalog_2018.pdf

 

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I previously looked into this because I bought a used set of Yamaha irons. They did in fact move a lot of their manufacturing to China in about (2012? 2014?) but they continued to manufacture select heads, their high end stuff, in Japan. But I don’t know if those came out every year. And I’m not knocking their Chinese-made clubs. Yamaha is top notch.

 

You can definitely find RMX Tour Model CBs and MBs that are out of Japan. If you think about it, Yamaha has a reputation for high quality with a wide range of products — golf clubs, guitars, stereos, boat motors, snowmobiles. The Tour Model CBs I had were compact and awesome, I just didn’t care for the shaft in them. 

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