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POLL: Who Made Tiger's "TGR" Blade Prototype Irons?


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Poll: POLL: Who made Tiger's 'TGR' Irons? (527 member(s) have cast votes)

What manufacturer do you think made Tiger's irons?

  1. Bridgestone (14 votes [2.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.66%

  2. Callaway (1 votes [0.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.19%

  3. Miura (123 votes [23.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.34%

  4. Mizuno (33 votes [6.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.26%

  5. Nike (237 votes [44.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.97%

  6. TaylorMade (77 votes [14.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.61%

  7. Titleist (8 votes [1.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.52%

  8. Other... (34 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

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#1 knudson81

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:43 AM

Who do you think made Tiger's prototype irons and why?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:46 AM

Mike Taylor at Artisan Golf is my guess
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:48 AM

Old nikes because of the stamping
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:50 AM

I mean the font on the 6 iron is straight from the VR series.. so..

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

Made for Nike by Miura.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:53 AM

Yeah they look like straight VR copies.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

Probably just some unstamped Nike heads he had
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

View PostGolfingfanatic, on 11 October 2017 - 08:46 AM, said:

Mike Taylor at Artisan Golf is my guess

This exactly! with some old Nike / some Japanese forging house blanks

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

My guess is that I don't really care who made it since I'm not playing it...  And, it turns out, I'm right!!!  :D
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:18 AM

Made by HAkUSA!

2017 M1 440 10.5, Project X Even Flow Black 65 6.0
2017 M1 3W, Project X Even Flow Blue 75 6.0
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:53 AM

That's a real bag o' fries there.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:00 AM

Just caught myself drooling.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:17 AM

They are Taylormade's based off the Rory prototype.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:32 AM

The original source is Miura, then Nike, then someone else who did the stamping.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

The poll doesn't seem correct.  Almost none of those companies actually make irons.  Sure they design and manage the manufacturing process, but they are not the supplier. Technically speaking, TGR (or Tiger) would be the manufacturer and some other supplier/finisher would have actually "made" the irons.  That is unless they were one-offs done by hand through the tour department of a large OEM, which is possible but not probable.  Shouldn't the poll include Chuo, Endo, Kyoei, Ishihara-Shoten, Hoffman (joke), or others?

My guess would be Endo (Thailand) finished by Mike Taylor.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

Miura for Nike For TGR for Tiger
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

View PostJ13, on 11 October 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

Miura for Nike For TGR for Tiger

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:35 AM

View PostGolfingfanatic, on 11 October 2017 - 08:46 AM, said:

Mike Taylor at Artisan Golf is my guess

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:43 AM

Look like a custom version of the new TM P Series.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:41 PM

Guessing Miura, possibly TM or Titleist. Look like copies of his Nike blades. I imagine any mfg with great forgings could make them.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:46 PM

View Postdalton044, on 11 October 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Probably just some unstamped Nike heads he had
This

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

Still rocking those Nike wedges too

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

Definitely Nike heads, most likely finished by Mike Taylor at Artisan at the old Oven. Muscle and number stamps are identical to vr pros

Edited by Kylekoz17, 12 October 2017 - 11:18 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:05 PM

Same Miura "Nikes" he's been rocking for years, essentially.
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Titleist 915F 15.75 70x S+ Blueboard
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:23 PM

Must be Taylormade, his buddies Jason and Rory plays Taylormade and if they can make custom clubs for Rory, they will definitely make a set for Tiger.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

Mizuno Pro MS 4. Is what it looks like to me.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:54 PM

They look at exactly like VR's, and the P even has the little section sticking out the bottom of the stamping. No question they are VR's.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:58 PM

Heads pre-date the VR Pros........most likely his original Nike blade profile.  The TGR set by Mike Taylor.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:10 PM

:lol: Lots of guessing, but still guessing.   Next on the evening news, more guessing.  Should we guess how many pages of guesses. :beach:

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:18 PM

View PostQuickFeet, on 11 October 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Heads pre-date the VR Pros........most likely his original Nike blade profile.  The TGR set by Mike Taylor.

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This.
Compare both PW's and we have a winner.

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