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Most forgiving irons w/ thinner topline/not-huge soles


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I'm playing old school Mizuno MX-20s. They're more forgiving than JPX Pros but have much thinner top-lines and cost about 20% as much.

They also feel great and look pretty classic with not much offset. You're welcome...

Ping G425 LST 9* Tour 65 S
Ping G425 LST 14.5* Tour 75 S
Ping G425 Hybrids 19*/22* Tour 85 S
Mizuno MP-20 MMC 5-PW DG 120 S400
Mizuno T20 Raw 50,54,58 DG 120 S300
Scotty Cameron Phantom x 5 34"

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[quote name='JT41L5d3' timestamp='1366591189' post='6889941']
I've become obsessed with the look of clubs that have thinner toplines and not fat soles (shovels?).

The problem here is thatI [b]DO NOT [/b]have the game to back it up. In your experience, what would be the most forgiving clubs you've played that don't have huge toplines and soles? I game the JPX 800 now and they are...fat.

Another question that I'd love for the community to answer: Do the fat soles' purpose have mostly to do with the divots afterwards? The last time I went to the range, I was digging a good amount. Will a thinner sole worsen the effects of this or is it mostly in my swing?
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Hope you take this the right way. Looks to me you are to fussy about looks, yes we all need to like our tools. If you absolutely can`t stand GI irons then get players cavities and "make them work" if you can. Lots of practice

If you need to try something then go to Ebay and look for a 5/6 P.iron to practice with, then weigh whether looks are as important to you compared to the time it takes to play Players irons and the pressure it puts on you to make a consistent repeating swing most of the time. You will either love them or hate em.

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[quote name='dalillama47' timestamp='1366625827' post='6891815']
If major OEM is not a factor, take a look at some Wishon 560 mc's. Kind of a midsize, reasonably thin sole and top line, little offset iron head. They're very, very nice.
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Love love love these. The only problem is that a new full set would cost $200 + $130 per stick. That's a good amount too much than I'm willing to spend at the moment. If I could find a used set, which I've tried hard to find, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Adams Speedline 9.5*
RBZ 15° 3W
TMAG Rescue '11 - 19*
Titleist 712 AP2 4-GW PXi 6.0
50* Scratch 8520 / 54.07+60.04 Vokey SM4
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I hate you ruled out the X-Hot Pro's as well. In my mind they look great and perform great as well. The next good option might be the I20s?

Driver. RBZ Tour TP 9 Kaili 70x
Three Wood: RBZ Tour TP 14.5 RIP Beta 70
Hybrid: Adams Super LS 19 Kuro Kage
Irons: TaylorMade 2014 CB 4,5, MC 6-PW
Putter: Odyssey Protype Black #9
Wedges: Vokey 53/10 and 59/7

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I think Adams CB2s would be a good option, too. I can't compare them to current models as I've settled on these and not even thinking of straying -- they are plenty forgiving and are no way offensive to the eye at address. Great sticks!

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14* Mizuno ST190 TS Matrix HD-7(s) or 14.5* Adams XTD Speedline SS1300 GD AD IZ-7(x)
19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid Matrix Altus Tour(s)

22* Adams Idea Pro Gold PNT Matrix Altus Tour(s)
5-GW Adams CMB Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 125(s)
53*-10 Mizuno S18 Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 125(s)
58*-4 Mizuno S18 Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 125(s)
33" Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport (Murdered out finish by Continental Golf)

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[quote name='256ctf' timestamp='1366643009' post='6892921']
Adams CB2
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That was funky!

10.5* TI TM M6 Matrix F6M2(s) or GD AD DI-6(x)
14* Mizuno ST190 TS Matrix HD-7(s) or 14.5* Adams XTD Speedline SS1300 GD AD IZ-7(x)
19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid Matrix Altus Tour(s)

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+1 for the Wilson Ci9s. These are great clubs, and if you can find a set with the FST shafts in them, even better.
A buddy of mine bought a set of Bridgestone J40s and I really like them, but not enough to switch out the Wilson's. I think the Ci9s are the most underrated clubs out there. They can be had for next to nothing and they are as good as any new offering. I am curiously awaiting the Ci13s to see if they are significantly better. I did not think the Ci11s were any better than the Ci9s.

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Srixon i503 bamm! My previous gamer's before my B'stones. Lots of forgiveness and thinner tops than my J40 DPC's. Wish I never donated them to a buddy of mine. I'd imagine if you find a set it would be less than $150

edit should be i506

TM M1 460 10.5° .::. MRC Tensei CK Blue 6S
Adams XTD Ti 15° .::. Matrix 7Q3 S
TM R15 Black 19° .::. Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.1 S (tipped 2")
Bridgestone Airmuscle 2i 19° .::. PX HD2
Tourstage X Blade 709 CB 4i .::. Nippon Modus 3 125S tipped 1/2"
Tourstage X Blade 909 Ltd 5-PW .::. Nippon Modus 3 125S tipped 1/2"
Bridgestone J15 Black Ox 52°/58° .::. DG Onyx S400
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[quote name='JT41L5d3' timestamp='1366647567' post='6893385']
Think I've narrowed it down to either the J38/J40 or the CB1/CB2s...now just trying to find a good deal.
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Just curious why you picked those sets?

TaylorMade M3 w/HZRDUS Yellow stiff
TaylorMade M4 Tour 3 wood w/HZRDUS Red stiff
TaylorMade M3 2 hybrid (set to 19*) w/HZRDUS Black stiff
Srixon U65 4i Miyazaki Stiff
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[quote name='bpark1210' timestamp='1366655203' post='6894317']
Srixon i503 bamm! My previous gamer's before my B'stones. Lots of forgiveness and thinner tops than my J40 DPC's. Wish I never donated them to a buddy of mine. I'd imagine if you find a set it would be less than $150

edit should be i506
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or maybe the ztx-2s, but that might be going in too far in the players iron direction....

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[quote name='thejuice' timestamp='1366660189' post='6894845']
[quote name='JT41L5d3' timestamp='1366647567' post='6893385']
Think I've narrowed it down to either the J38/J40 or the CB1/CB2s...now just trying to find a good deal.
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Just curious why you picked those sets?
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Based off of what I want and need. The thin toplines are sexy, yet they have the forgiveness to help my game. Plus I'm naturally attracted to forged heads I suppose. Will check out the ci9's as well even though they're not forged.

Helps [b]a lot[/b] that they're both affordable too.

Adams Speedline 9.5*
RBZ 15° 3W
TMAG Rescue '11 - 19*
Titleist 712 AP2 4-GW PXi 6.0
50* Scratch 8520 / 54.07+60.04 Vokey SM4
Odyssey Sabretooth

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Sounds like you have made up your mind, but the Adams CMB's ended up as my choice when looking for thin top line and forgiving. Hit most all,the contenders at a demo day last weekend...XHP's, MP59, JPX Pro 825, TM Rbz Tours, MP 64, XForged '13, Cleveland 588's (did not try any Nike or Ping products). CMB's were not a thought until the first 4 swings with them and I walked out with a set on order.

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[quote name='JT41L5d3' timestamp='1366664516' post='6895263']
[quote name='thejuice' timestamp='1366660189' post='6894845']
[quote name='JT41L5d3' timestamp='1366647567' post='6893385']
Think I've narrowed it down to either the J38/J40 or the CB1/CB2s...now just trying to find a good deal.
[/quote]

Just curious why you picked those sets?
[/quote]

Based off of what I want and need. The thin toplines are sexy, yet they have the forgiveness to help my game. Plus I'm naturally attracted to forged heads I suppose. Will check out the ci9's as well even though they're not forged.

Helps [b]a lot[/b] that they're both affordable too.
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If you're attracted to the feel of forged heads then I'd say +1 to the recommendations for the PING S-56. It is not a forged head but the feel is awesome. I initially (and stick with my recommendation) said the i20 over the S-56 because you get the thin topline with extreme forgiveness but the S-56 is just a little less forgiving than the i-20 but with less offset and a little softer feel.

TaylorMade M3 w/HZRDUS Yellow stiff
TaylorMade M4 Tour 3 wood w/HZRDUS Red stiff
TaylorMade M3 2 hybrid (set to 19*) w/HZRDUS Black stiff
Srixon U65 4i Miyazaki Stiff
Srixon 765 5-PW Modus 120 Stiff
Cleveland RTX 3.0 50*, 54*, and 58* KBS 61
TaylorMade Spider Black

Gameball: Vice Pro Plus, Srixon Q Star Tour

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[quote name='ZBigStick' timestamp='1366617683' post='6891709']
[quote name='mjmihal' timestamp='1366613039' post='6891647']
Callaway 2013 X Forged and it's not even close.
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How forgiving would you rate them? For toe or thin hits?
[/quote]Very forgiving on thin shots, my miss...loss of about 5-7 yards at most. I don't miss much on the toe with these, way less than the I 20's I used to game; having said that, they're more penal off the toe than on thin shots.

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