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That's a bit like asking what the fastest AND the slowest car is, those two are inversely proportional so its gonna be a tradeoff for the most part

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T100 and it's not even close 

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37 minutes ago, av1084 said:

Better question may be what is the most forgiving compact iron head, but compact will have to have a definition.  Ie. equal to or smaller than T100?


I haven’t seen anything smaller than T100 that’s more forgiving.

 

It’s all going to depend on what OP defines as “compact.” 

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I'd say it depends on your typical mishit. I've just been out for 9 with my VR Pros and spent most of the time hitting the ball a couple of grooves lower than ideal, and every one has still ended up on the green. If I'd been catching it out of the toe I would have had a bad time. 

 

So I'd say if you're normally higher up the face our out of the toe then the T100/S would be the way forwards, if lower or heel side get some forgiving blades, like the P7 TW. 

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38 minutes ago, Ripken08 said:

Titleist homers are gonna say T100  😂

 

For the Titleist brand the company's 620CB  model best meets the OP criteria.

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3 minutes ago, golfnhack said:

Will be honest.. I LOVE the look of the 620 CB's. The would be top of my list.

 

Buy a set of 620 CB !

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34 minutes ago, LukeDonaldsTiger said:

Wilson Staff V6 and the current CB are pretty short and compact, yet offer great forgiveness. 
 

Another pick: New Level 902 Forged. They look very compact to me. 

I own both the Wilson Staff CBs and New Level 902 irons.  They are both forgiving, and wonderful to hit, but the CB has a slight edge in forgiveness over the 902, IMHO. 

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Since 2019, I have a set of 620 CB and 620 MB, with a changing blend in the bag.  Unless a person has game, I would NOT suggest new CBs, especially if chasing "most forgiving."

 

Titleist purposely designed CBs to blend with 620 MBs, and they do it the best I've seen.  The CBs specs are nearly the same as MB, except CB's are a tad longer heel to toe, and have what is referred to as a cavity back.  Funny thing, CB mid to long irons do NOT broadcast forgiveness.  They are similar to MBs, sweet as hell with a solid swing. 

 

Last weekend on a dramatic uphill 178yd Par 3, using CB 4i, I whacked DASH pin high right, easy par, and on a short slight uphill 252yd Par 4, whacked DASH down the middle, 189yds.  Damn, I love striking the ball well, feels good.

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Doesn't this belong under the "Dream irons" thread? 

 

There is a line where size and forgiveness intersect. Where that point is for you and your swing is entirely up to you (and your swing). 

 

For me the idea of forgiveness is overrated. Just hit the ball better. 🤣

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