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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best players/cavity back irons with a thin top line?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from That’s two thus far Shooter who is on the hunt for players or even game improvement irons which “do the best job of mimicking blades with the sleek top line, minimal to no offset, and best feel possible out of a hollow or cavity construction”. Our members share their thoughts.

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.

  • bodhi555: “If I was after a player’s CB first one is be trying was the 620 CB, was checking out a set a couple of weeks ago and they look remarkably blade-like at address. More offset than I liked in the long irons, but a very attractive looking club.”
  • Valtiel: “If you’re willing to go older/used, the Bridgestone J40 CBs have one of the thinnest top lines I have seen on a CB. They are also legendarily soft feeling.”
  • leftylama: “Two cheap options would be Nike Vapor Pro Combo (hard to find a good set now though) or the Wilson FG V6.”
  • BogeyB54: “JPX 919 forged look great behind the ball, so do the HMBs.”
  • gibbyfan: “Miura 1007, if you are looking. Longer heal to toe than the MB. Thinner sole than the modern Miura irons. Head shape not as large as the 57s, possibly less offset.”

Entire Thread: “Best players/cavity back irons with a thin top line?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Players iron with a large head and wide sole?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from MillHill88 who is on the hunt for a players iron featuring a large head and wide sole. Preferring the “low offset of a players iron, and the wider sole of a game improvement iron”, MillHill88 receives plenty of suggestions on what could be the ideal fit from fellow WRXers.

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.

  • hackdaddy360: “Some will disagree, but I like the Titleist T-MBs. Minimal offset and a slightly larger head – yet retain a relatively thin top line. I’ve been a long time blade player but decided to give these a go after trying a number of irons. So far I’m happy with them – the notable difference for me is how much straighter my shots are vs. blades. Ball flight is also higher on average – which I didn’t really need help with – but it’s nice to see the mid irons stop on a dime after falling out of the sky like a meteor and freeze where they land.”
  • 3PuttsRLife: “Callaway XR Pro. They split time in the bag with a set of snake eyes 600 blades, and it’s an easy transition. The XR Pro has just the right amount of offset, and top line is not too thick, and the sole is just a hair wider. A lot of forgiveness in a head that suits better players’ eyes.”
  • SwooshLT: “Srixon z785……you’re welcome.”
  • mtlJeff: “The Mizuno 919 forged has a bit of a bigger head than the Srixon Z785. Those might be a good option. I remember thinking they were quite forgiving for a forged ‘players’ club.”

Entire Thread: “Players iron with a large head and wide sole?”

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Whats in the Bag

Madelene Sagstrom’s winning WITB: Gainbridge LPGA

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik (15 degrees)

5-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (18 degrees)

Irons: Callaway Apex UT (4), X Forged ’18 (5-PW)

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (50, 54, 58 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Marxman Black Stroke Lab

Ball: Chrome Soft X Truvis

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Nikon Coolshot 20 GII and 20i GII

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Every golfer should have an accurate, reliable, easy-to-use rangefinder. With the new Nikon Coolshot 20 GII and 20i GII, you get all of that and more in one of the smallest, lightest packages on the market.

Not only do you get a ton of features, but when you consider these devices start at only $199.99 for the 20 G II and then $229.99 for the 20i GII, you get one of the best values in a rangefinder from one of the most well-known consumer optics companies in the world.

Review: Nikon CoolShot 20 GII and 20i GII

First Target Priority and 8-Second Continuous Measurement: “First Target Priority” is Nikon’s way of making sure you are picking up the flag and not a tree behind your intended target. There is nothing worse than thinking you have your distance dialed in to then have a shot fly over the green. With how quickly it lets you know the ranger finder is locked, getting that distance and double-checking can happen remarkably fast.

In the eight-second continuous measurement setting, the rangefinder will continuously measure the field of view as you scan the target area for approximately eight seconds. This setting is great when playing unfamiliar courses or trying to figure out the exact spot to a dogleg, tree, or hazard on your intended line.

Bright, 6x Monocular: Nikon is known for its glass and multi-coating technology, from telephoto camera lenses to rifle scopes, if it’s Nikon glass, it’s going to be clear, fog-resistant, and high-contrast for easy viewing. From a viewing experience perspective, the Coolshot 20 GII’s 6x monocular has an adjustable diopter for sharp focusing, along with long eye relief—meaning you can keep your glasses (or sunglasses) on when acquiring your target.

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The Nikon Coolshot 20 GII’s size and weight make it ideal for anyone who regularly carries and wants the benefit of knowing distances but without having to worry about weight—it weighs about the same as a sleeve of balls.

The size allows you to hold the units stable. However, I could see for those new to the rangefinder space, it could take some time getting used to when first getting acquainted with it. The best bet for this is to take it to a range or just step outside with it on your next walk and get used to hitting targets before you take it to the course—plus it makes for a fun game to see how good you really are at estimating distances.

Overall, for the price and size, it is one of the best rangefinders on the market. Plus, with a five-year warranty, you can be assured of years of use with the Nikon CoolShot 20 GII rangefinders.

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