Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:24 PM
I can't believe these irons have been out for two years already and were not on my radar (where have I been...), but I may have found my holy grail irons. Instead of starting a new thread, I'll piggyback off of this older one. Plenty has been said about the Forged Tec, and from threads like this, a lot of praise. I kind of ignored it for a while, and went about picking up sets of 900 HM's, Z565's, J15 CB's, and others. I've played every Ping G iron in recent memory. I have other sets of irons around, like the Adams CB3. End of the day, those are all terrific irons, and some have been good for my game, some not so much.
Enter the Forged Tec, which I recently picked up a lightly used set with C-Taper Lite S for under $400 from Global Golf. Figured they'd be another "try and dump" kind of set, but I took a couple of the Forged Tec irons out along with my 900 HM's for 9 holes this past Saturday night, knowing that I was playing 18 Sunday morning.
Let's just say that the Forged Tec blew me away. Clean, flush shots time after time. I did have the benefit of knowing that the stock C-Taper Lite stiff shafts are a good fit for me, from when I was fitted for my 900 HM's. Anyway, from their debut Saturday night, I put the Forged Tec 5-GW in the bag for Sunday's round, and they were great. Perfect look for me, not too chunky, but not too small and daunting. Terrific performance from the fairway. I've been having a lot of trouble from the rough this season, but the Forged Tec tore through the rough and launched with ease. C-Taper lites are very stable and work great with the heads. Great feel.
Anyway, I think these are it for a good long while. They check all of the boxes I am looking for in an iron. Hard to believe I missed these for such a long time. YMMV.
Callaway Big Bertha Epic 10.5* Driver, Diamana S+ 60 S
Big Bertha Fusion 15* 3 Wood, Recoil ES 450 Fairway S
Ping Karsten 3 and 4 Hybrids, R
Cobra King Forged Tec Irons 5-GW, C-Taper Lite S
Cleveland RTX-3 CB 54* SW, DG Wedge
Mizuno S5 58*/12 LW, DG Wedge
Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport 2.5 Putter