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I got to hit an Artisan prototype forged cavity back 7 iron during a wedge fitting about a month ago.  Hands down it was the best feeling iron I've ever put in my hands.  Waiting to see the release date and price on these things.  I'd love to have a set if they are not to the moon and back expensive.  I'm in no hurry tho.  I love my Mizunos.

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Love sub70... just got their new hybrid and it’s great.

As of  10/11/2021

9 Callaway Mavrk Sub Zero with Ventus Black 7X

13 Degree Srixon 3 wood Project X Black 6.5

19 Degree Sub70 939 Pro with Proforce V2

4 Utility Sub70 699u 22 degree Proforce V2

5-GW Srixon Zx5 with Project X 6.5

Sub70 286 54

Sub70 JB Low Bounce 58

SeeMore milled Tri-Mallet fit and built at SeeMore 

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Wishon makes some fantastic forged irons, "traditional" lofts, low offset. I also have the 3w and 5w in the bag. 

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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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Big fan of Sub 70. I have a set of there irons and their utility iron. The performance was equal to anything else I tried. They definitely go that extra mile to take care of you.

Driver- Tour Edge EXS 220

3W- Adam’s Tight Lies

3H- Cobra F8

Utility- Sub 70 699U 21 degree

Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW

Wedges - Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54, 58

Putter- Tour Edge HP series #1

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I am really loving my KZG's, but they aren't as readily available as others. But wow, they are really nice.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Not sure if Hogan is considered OEM or boutique these days but I came away very impressed with every club I was able to try out. Lots of tech in traditional looking packages.

KZG make amazing wedges so I would imagine their forged irons are every bit as good.

Maltby is another solid manufacturer that makes really good clubs. I prefer my MG Tour Grind wedges over my set of Vokey SM5s. The grind is more versatile than the s grind and the feel is a bit more solid imo. Also seems like it spins a fraction more. I'd probably have a set Maltby irons accept it seems all of their heads are fairly long heel to toe. I prefer the compact look.

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Byrdie Golf Designs has a cast and a forged blade that look really good. Haywood has a signature iron and muscle back that both look great.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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I have a set of Wishon 771 irons in my bag with in my case the White graphite shafts in regular. If I was younger (82) I would play their 565 heads which I have hit and they are fantastic. I just need the help of the 771's hotter face. Wishon has a plethora of steel and graphite shafts plus there are plenty more shafts out there. https://wishongolf.com/designs/iron-sets/new-565mc-forged-irons/ I also play a Wishon driver. My local club fitter/builder in Novato, Ca, Stan Moravia is great and I'm sure you can find a fitter near you wherever you live.

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12 hours ago, WillyBman said:

Which KZG’s do you have? 

 

I built a combo set of Forged 2-M 3-6 and Forged Blade 6-PW. They are from '01 or something. I pieced the set of heads from 3 different eBay sellers. 

 

Here is a shot of the 6 CB and 7 blade.

 

 

 

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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8 hours ago, lefthack said:

 

I built a combo set of Forged 2-M 3-6 and Forged Blade 6-PW. They are from '01 or something. I pieced the set of heads from 3 different eBay sellers. 

 

Here is a shot of the 6 CB and 7 blade.

 

 

 

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I'm a righty and those are stunners!

Callaway Epic Speed 10.5° Velocore Red 6X
Callaway Epic Speed 12.0° Velocore Red 8X
Callaway Apex '16 2H 18.0° Speeder Ion 904HBX
Callaway Apex '16 4H 23.0° Speeder Ion 904HBX
Miura CW CB•301 5-9 iCWT Proto 105X
 Miura Hand Grind Raw 46•06 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura Hand Grind Raw 52•10 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura Hand Grind Raw 58•10 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura High Bounce Raw 64•16 iCWT Proto 105X
T.P. Mills Hand Grind Carbon Fleetwood Proto Stability 1.0X
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20 minutes ago, EaglesGolf99 said:

I'm a righty and those are stunners!

 

I'm a little bummed I have to shaft them again, but they will be so nice with graphite. It's only money. 🤣

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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