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#1 Packnchew

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:18 AM

Basically thought it would be fun to call out some of the best under rated clubs of all time. I went out to a course today while away on business and played with rental clubs. The set was 3-pw wilson tour cast fat shaft irons. These things were fugly but played like some of the best gi clubs I've ever touched. Not the longest by any means bit straight as an arrow every time I tried my best to hook one with a huge inside out draw type swing and couldn't move it an inch. These things were straight. The shafts had no torque at all but there was no twisting no matter how heavy I got one. They were really amazing and I've already hit the bay looking. I'm a club ho it's a curse but made me wonder what other clubs I've missed because they weren't on the beaten path.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:26 AM

In order of production: maxfli revolution black dot, cobra amp forged, Cleveland TT
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EPIC, 10.5, WHITE TIE STIFF
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:31 AM

Wilson Ultra 45 was their answer to the Ping Eye 2 and was a great iron, of course it didn't knock down the Eye 2 but it was very good looking at address and very forgiving.

The Ram Lazer FX series were probably some of the best forged cavity backs ever made for feel and performance (not the cast models)............I'd put them up against anything on the market today and some of Mizuno's stuff is certainly awesome.

Taylormades original Tour Preferred Tour Spoon and Raylor were awesome fairway woods and dominated in their day.........would still perform very well with modern shaft upgrades.

Callaways small headed s2h2 three woods were legendary for their performance.............tiny head and big distance, very popular on tour for a long time. If you've never hit one you won't believe how well that tiny head performs, much more forgiving than it looks.

Lot's more but these seldom get mentioned and are all great clubs.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:05 AM

Adams (pre TM ) MB 2's and CMB's.
Tour Exotics E 8 15*
Adams CMB 4-6  MB2's 7-9 1 more season
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:05 AM

Cobra SS Forged, Cobra Amp Forged, Cobra s2 forged, callaway FT

Callaway GBB Epic SZ 10.5* w/ Aldila Rogue M•AX 75-S
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:34 AM

Ping S58. Not mentioned much these days now S55s are everyone's sweetheart.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:50 AM

Any set by Northwestern or Campbell that people started out with that got them hooked at a young age.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:54 AM

Maxfli Revolution and the Australian blades that were designed at the same time

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:55 AM

Cally Razr X....  started the evolution of reducing the ever expanding sole widths on GI clubs back to a width that would allow better turf interaction for better players.

TM 300s....  such a nice forging, wish TM could bring that quality back

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:56 AM

Founders Club Tour CB's

915D2 Diamana Blue
915F 16.5  Diamana Blue
Ping 3 Crossover
Wilson Staff 4-PW DG PROS300
RTX-3 50 bent to 51 DG Ti Onyx S400
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:23 AM

I think the ping s series in general the s58 s55 and such get tons of love, not that they don't deserve it they are a fantastic stick and the values held on great had an older set when they came out and sold them a few years back for a good price...what do you guys think about the pricing of newer clubs? 999.99 for a new set??? I don't think it's worth the money for companies that are re hatching older ideas there doesn't seem to be enough change between models for me to really pine for new top end irons most forged clubs play very similar along manufacturer lines IMHO

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:37 AM

Mag. V.I.P.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:39 AM

Cobra SS Forged.   An all time great.
PING  G 10.5°
PING  G 16.5°
PING  i25 22°
Callaway  XHP 5-AW
PING  Glide 2.0 54° ES, 58° ES
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:56 AM

Maxfli Revolution Black Dot, Maxfli A10 Tour Limited--progressive set, last one made by Maxfli before the TM buyout...still own it.
Callaway GBB Epic SZ 2017 8.0(9.0-N/-1), XPHLEXXX Agera Red Stripe Stiff, Veylix Rome 788, VA Composites Raijin 74 04
Callaway GBB Epic SZ FW 13.5 VA Composites Raijin 74 04
Callaway Steelhead XR 4+, Veylix Rome 888 S
Callaway BB Alpha 815 Hybrid 20*(Set to 19*)Veylix Rome 988 S
Callaway BB Alpha 815 Hyrbid 23* Veylix Rome 988 S
Srixon 565/765 Modus 3 Tour 120 X , Apex Pro 16 Modus 3 Tour 120 X
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:58 AM

Any Lynx Irons from the early Nineties to the Blackcats of the Nineties


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:01 PM

Anything from U.S. Kids Golf
Ping Anser 10*
TaylorMade SLDR 14.5*
Adams DHY Pro 18* & Super 21*
2007 Callaway X-Forged 5-PW
Cleveland CG12 50*, Titleist SM5 56* 60*
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:07 PM

JDM TM Burner TP irons - softest feeling cast iron of all time.
MaxFli Revolution Black
Callaway EPIC SZ 9.5* HZRDUS T800 63g 6.0 44.5"
'17 M2 3w 15* Tensei Blue 60 Stiff
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:09 PM

 2putttom, on 04 August 2015 - 10:05 AM, said:

Adams (pre TM ) MB 2's and CMB's.

I agree with this. Adams forgings were extremely underrated. The MB2's, CB2's and 3's, and the CMB's were just great sticks. To top it off they all came stock with premium components at a non-premium price. Think about how many of the top OEM's are going to put C-Tapers and New Decades on a club without charging you through the nose for it.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:14 PM

I do love those Maxfli rev blacks! I have a set packed away in a box somewhere.

I know they're old but do you all think it would be safe to bend them a few degrees flat?

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:33 PM

bending the revs is an iffy proposition.  The hosel won't break.  They are as soft as butter, but due to the multi-layer material design, the outer nickel/chrome skin will 'crinkle' or show stretch marks.  I had a set and found that to be true.  1 or 2 degrees is okay, when you get more than that they show the stress on the outer skin

Edited by AmazinBlue, 04 August 2015 - 12:35 PM.

Callaway EPIC SZ 9.5* HZRDUS T800 63g 6.0 44.5"
'17 M2 3w 15* Tensei Blue 60 Stiff
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* PX LZ 75g Stiff
Callaway Apex CF16 4-AW Nippon Modus 3 120 S
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:34 PM

 Armypilot84, on 04 August 2015 - 12:09 PM, said:

 2putttom, on 04 August 2015 - 10:05 AM, said:

Adams (pre TM ) MB 2's and CMB's.

I agree with this. Adams forgings were extremely underrated. The MB2's, CB2's and 3's, and the CMB's were just great sticks. To top it off they all came stock with premium components at a non-premium price. Think about how many of the top OEM's are going to put C-Tapers and New Decades on a club without charging you through the nose for it.
I agree about the CMBs they are fantastic irons.  I have a set I need to move.  Now playing the Srixon Z545s and loving them.  More forgiving for my swing.
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'17 M2 3w 15* Tensei Blue 60 Stiff
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* PX LZ 75g Stiff
Callaway Apex CF16 4-AW Nippon Modus 3 120 S
Callaway MD3 54*/10* Chrome
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:05 PM

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Best feeling cast clubs I ever played.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:12 PM

Mizuno TN-87

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:59 PM

Founders Club Tour CB's

Precept Tour Premiums

M1 440 8.5* Elements Platinum Proto 6F5
PING G400 Stretch XPHLEXXX Agera X
M1 3 Hybrid Atmos Blue X
Mizuno MP18 MMC 4-PW C-Taper Lite X

SM6 F Grind 50* LZ 6.5- SM6 M Grind 54* LZ 6.5- SM6 L Grind58* LZ 6.0
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:28 PM

The original Tour Cavity Forged by Golfsmith.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:46 PM

The marketing was strong but I feel like the SLDR irons still went under the radar in some regards. I love mine. Will play them for a long time I think.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 03:00 PM

A set of clubs that won the Masters but seemed to get very little traction even though they were designed and performed for the majority of players gets my vote...Nike VR Split Cavities
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Fubuki ZT Stiff
MD Golf Superstrong 3-wood UST Proforce 65 Stiff
Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 03:13 PM

Another vote for the Cobra SS Forged.    Easy to hit and easy on the eyes.   Isn't that exactly what an iron set is supposed to be?
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Titleist 915F 15* FW
Titleist 816 19* hybrid
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 03:14 PM

Nickent 4DX Pro's
Cobra LTD Pro HZRDUS 75g 6.5
Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
Adams Tight Lies 3, 4 hybrid (SF i110 stiff)
Srixon Z545 5-AW (SF i110 stiff)
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 03:21 PM

Current model, not old, Acer XV Pro irons.  Heads are $9/each and super solid.  Tons of banter about the new Pine i e1 irons having a soft feel and these things do too because they are made from the same 431 stainless.  If people hit these things they would be amazed.  

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Ping G30 driver w/Adila Rogue Silver 60S
TEE XCG6 3 wood & E8 hybrids
Mizuno Hot Metal irons w/Recoil 95's
Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"

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