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Fourteen introduces new TC-788 iron

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Fourteen Golf is trying to pack everything it can into a forged club. A compact cavity back that looks like an heir to the low-handicapper-focused TC-770, the TC-788 is forged from a solid block of S20C steel with no additional additives. The irons also feature a nickel chrome plated satin finish with stock Nippon NS Pro 950GH HT shafts.

Fourteen describes the 788 as a high ball speed, mid-to-low handicap players iron that uses “every technique possible to increase distance while still keep pliability in a one piece forging.” The TC-788 also fully optimizes center of gravity throughout the set based on each club’s loft. An undercut cavity allows Fourteen to deepen the COG.

Alex Schack, manager of media relations, says

“The difference in blade height between the 7 and 6 irons is more than 3mm. This creates an extremely dynamic CG change from the short irons to the long irons.”

Players will see a compact head shape with minimal offset at address. Likewise, when striking the ball, the TC-788s beveled trailing edge is apparent. It allows for optimal turf interaction and thinner overall clubhead feel. The MAP price is $1349.99 for a 4-PW set, and the clubs go on sale today, November 10.

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  1. etc.

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Maltby TE forged irons at a quarter of the price for an equivalent clubhead:
    https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-te-forged-irons/p/MA0099/

  2. Robert Parsons

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Thick top line and these are way overpriced for what they are IMO.

  3. Joro

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Isn’t it interesting that with all the angles and dangles in the new stuff the EYE 2 perimeter weighting is still the best and simplest. Look and probably just like many earlier models from several mfgrs.

  4. freedy

    Nov 12, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Is that feather emblem forged into the club or is it upset because I can’t tell.

  5. stephenf

    Nov 12, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Looks great at address, other than the usual thick top line. Guess it’s time to get used to that.

  6. Nate dog

    Nov 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    14 are Golfworks clubs with 14 badge on them! Quit paying high retail price!!!!

  7. SK

    Nov 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    “… the TC-788 is forged from a solid block of S20C steel with no additional additives.”
    ———————-
    Please confirm it is “hot” forged. Also are the markings inside the cavity part of the forging or is it only a decorative metal plaque with the fine detailing that may not be achieved with a forging process?
    Just asking because of the P-790 fake-forged cast steel body controversy. Thanks.

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged, 919 Forged, and 919 Hot Metal hit USGA’s conforming list

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As alerted by our always investigative GolfWRX Forum Members, three new Mizuno JPX irons have shown up recently on the USGA Conforming Clubs list; JPX 919 Forged (there is no image of the RH version, but there is of the LH), JPX 919 Hot Metal (and LH), and a JPX 919 Tour Forged iron.

Although still unannounced and unreleased by Mizuno, it’s likely these JPX 919 irons will be the replacements for the previous JPX 900 series. If you remember, Brooks Koepka won back-to-back U.S. Opens using JPX 900 Tour irons; now, it seems there may be a replacement for that iron on the way, judging by the USGA Conforming List.

Check out the Mizuno JPX 919 irons below, as listed on the USGA Confirming list.

Mizuno JPX 919 Forged

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal

Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the USGA photos.

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SPOTTED: Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons

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Photos have recently popped up in our GolfWRX Forums of Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons. It’s been nearly two years since the company released it’s previous Z565, Z765 and Z965 irons, so it’s possible (if not likely), based on nomenclature, these could be the replacements for that series.

The photos in our forums show Z785 short irons (5-PW) and Z785 long irons (4 and 3), but it does not appear that the Z785 irons shown in the photos are driving irons, so it’s likely these photos come from a mixed set.

We do not have any official tech or release information about new irons from Srixon at this time, so we’re left to speculate for the time being. What do you think about the photos of these Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons?

Check out the photos of each below, and click here for more photos and discussion.

Srixon “Z785” irons

 

Srixon “Z585” irons

Click here for more photos and discussion.

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Michael Kim on why he switched to a Titleist TS2 driver, and the change he’s making for The Open

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Michael Kim set a tournament scoring record at the John Deere Classic last week, so, needless to say, the UC Berkeley alum was firing on all cylinders.

With respect to one of those cylinders, Kim, historically not a great driver of the golf ball, was 34th in Strokes Gained off the tee and tied for second in driving accuracy with a new Titleist TS2 driver in his bag last week. For reference, he’s 192nd in Strokes Gained off the tee and 183rd in driving accuracy for the season. In other words, while Kim’s incredible putting (+13.51 strokes gained: putting) helped, the Titleist TS2 driver he began experimenting with at the FedEx St. Jude Classic also played a role.

We caught up with Kim by phone from Carnoustie and asked him about the decision to put the new TS2 in play.

“When I hit it, I liked it right away. I noticed the biggest difference on mishits. On my old driver, the ball speed would drop a little bit on a toe or heel hit, but with the new one, you barely saw any [drop in ball speed]. And it was definitely going straighter off the mishits. Straighter and longer, honestly.”

“Generally, I don’t make a switch, especially with the driver mid-year, but I put it right in play. And I’m working on some new things with my swing…I kind of turned the corner at the Quicken Loans…obviously hit it great at the Deere.”

“I tried the TS3, but it was a little too low spin for me. So we kept the same shaft [Aldila Rogue Black 60X] and I think it’s the same setting.”

Kim also mentioned he’s putting a steel-shafted driving iron in play for The Open this week–on the recommendation of a guy who knows a thing or two about playing well at the British Open.

“Zach Johnson told me on the plane ride here that I should maybe try a driving iron. So…I got out here and I asked to try a couple of different driving irons…On Tuesday, I tried out a couple of different T-MBs…2-iron, 3-iron. The 2-iron was going way too far, so I tried the 3-iron on the golf course. The way the course is set up, it’s just so firm…It’ll be great if there’s some wind. Exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll put it in play and I’ll probably use it a decent amount throughout the week.”

With respect to Kim’s wedge setup, Vokey Wedge rep, Aaron Dill, offered this comment

“Michael Kim has a really good short game that shows tremendous confidence. Michael uses a great system with his gap wedge having higher bounce, this help with flight and consistency, his 56 is high bounce for bunker and all shots needing extra bounce, and his 60 is a low bounce L for all tighter conditions and shots that need easy and fast lift. The beauty of this setup is it covers multiple shot window and types.”

We’ll see how it works out for him. Kim is competing in his first Open Championship. He tees off at 9:04 a.m. local time with Ryuko Tokimatsu and Chez Reavie.

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