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Forum Thread of the Day: “Smallest blade iron ever made?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from justasgood who asks WRXers for their view on the smallest iron blade ever made. Our members discuss what they believe to be the smallest blade head that has been made as well as the smallest blade irons that they have ever played.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Fairway14: “’70s era Dunlop/Maxfli Australian blades were small heads. So were any of the ’60s and ’70s era Wilson Staff blades.For comparison, any of the blades made during the past 20 years, from companies such as Mizuno, have head sizes about 15% to 20% larger than older blade irons.”
  • Oet11: “Went digging through the garage found Arnold Palmer 3 iron from the late ’70s, smaller than my Cobras.”
  • golfguycanada: “I have some older Wilson “staff” blades that would look perfectly natural at a table setting for a five-course dinner. You could literally butter the bread with them.”
  • rgk5: “1983 Cleveland 588 blades. Miniscule and the smallest I ever saw and played.”

Entire Thread: “Smallest blade iron ever made?”

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  1. Blade Fan

    Sep 5, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Miura 1957s

  2. Speedy

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    1973 Ben Hogan Apex

  3. Dan W

    Sep 4, 2019 at 2:36 am

    rgk5: “1983 Cleveland 588 blades. Miniscule and the smallest I ever saw and played.”
    I don’t know what your talking about since Cleveland 588 were originally called that because it was the 5 th wedge design in 1988. Before that it was the 485. All 588 irons were after 1988.
    My vote is for the Muira baby blades. If you know them there’s no other choice.

  4. Scott Glynn

    Sep 3, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Early to mid 80’s MacGregor VIP’s/Muirfields

    • James

      Sep 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      This. Muirfield 20th 1 iron looks impossible to hit. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be hit since it was a commemorative model for his 20 majors.

      • Dan

        Sep 4, 2019 at 4:00 am

        I had the 1 iron. It wast hard to hit Bc it was so small the sweet spot took up the entire face

    • The dude

      Sep 3, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      Boom!..this

  5. Terry

    Sep 3, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Ram Tour Grinds were pretty small

    • Juan A Lopez

      Sep 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      I agree. Ram tour grinds early 90’s. One’s Nick Price played…

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Callaway Golf launches new titanium Jailbreak-powered Super Hybrid

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Callaway Super Hybrid

Callaway Golf aims to redefine what a hybrid can be with the introduction of the all-new, multi-material, titanium-powered Callaway Super Hybrid for 2020. Built to offer the distance, ball speed and forgiveness of a fairway wood, with the added benefit of being built into a hybrid chassis, the Callaway Super Hybrid is the designed for those golfers that want control without sacrificing distance.

Creating a hybrid that performs like a fairway wood takes some serious engineering, and in the case of the new Callaway Super Hybrid, it means pulling out all the stops with technology and packing it all into one finely tuned club.

Here’s everything the R&D team at Callaway has been able to accomplish with this hybrid design

2020 Callaway Super Hybrid: Details

High-Strength Titanium Face insert

The Titanium face insert of the Super Hybrid promotes greater ball speeds and ball speed consistency thanks to variable face thickness, according to the company. Adding in Callaway’s proven Jailbreak technology helps stiffen the total structure of the clubhead’s titanium body. This places, as Callaway says, more impact load on the Face Insert to push the limits of flex and ball speed retention.

Light Weight Carbon Crown

An all-new T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown has a tighter weave than other composite crowns used in the past which increases strength and saves weight versus a traditional hybrid’s steel crown. The weight savings are then redistributed within the head to lower the Center of Gravity, and raise MOI for consistent distance on mishits.

Full Titanium Body With Precise Tungsten Weighting

Using a titanium body (the crown not withstanding) allows Callaway engineers to place a large volume of tungsten into the heel and toe of each clubs to once again increased MOI and optimized ball flight.

Using the same Metal Injection Molded Tungsten Weighting technology seen in other Callaway clubs, including the Epic Star line, Callaway is able to place a very high volume Metal Injection Molded (MIM’ed) tungsten weight to optimize CG for launch and control. How much tungsten you might ask? 68 grams per head—that’s close to 30 percent of the average hybrid’s total head mass!

Tech Specs and Options

The Callaway Super Hybrid will be available in three loft options, all three of which will also be available in left-handed. The stock shaft is the popular Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK PRO Orange 80 Hybrid shaft, but like anything Callaway, it will also include a large amount of no-upcharge options for custom orders.

Callaway Super Hybrid Pricing and Availability

The Callaway Super Hybrid is now available for preorder with retail stock hitting shelves on November 1st.

MSRP: $319.99

 

 

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Whats in the Bag

Jason Day WITB 2019

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*Equipment accurate as of The Challenge: Japan Skins

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 70X

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 80X

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Itsy Bitsy Black (2015)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

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Justin Thomas’ winning WITB: 2019 CJ Cup

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX

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3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-iron), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52, 56 degrees), Vokey Design SM6 (60 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Photo via Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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