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11 yo Junior Forged Irons Project


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#1 Belmont148

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:54 AM

So, itís about time for the annual new irons purchase, or at least modify with the way kids grow these days, and I decided to try something different instead of shelling out $400 again to US Kids. I found a set of old stock, or slightly used Cobra AMP Forged 5-GW at a steal and will set these up for my son. Orange is his favorite color and he loves Cobra. Huge Clemson fans here, so this was a great score. However, I also needed shafts at a deal. Thanks to Golf Steals and Deals I got some killer MFS 58 gram shafts for $6 each. Looking forward to this and will post here in case anyone is interested.

His 41Ē driver comes out around B3 and by the calculations on the swing weight component chart I should be around B2-B3 on these, so should work out just right. Can always add some lead weight wrap to the shaft. For $300 for Forged Cobra irons with Matrix graphite shafts for a Jr. I donít  think itís too bad a deal. I plan to save the 2Ē butt cuts to add extensions later as he grows also.

Irons should be in tomorrow.

Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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#2 weavej1

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:19 AM

Saving butts to add on later?  You have my attention....help me understand that process.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:54 AM

View Postweavej1, on 16 November 2017 - 06:19 AM, said:

Saving butts to add on later?  You have my attention....help me understand that process.

I’m not really sure yet, but thought they could be used as a 1” extension. Maybe not though. Figured it can’t be any different than buying extensions. Just bond an inner diameter sleeve into the cut shaft and epoxy back on.
Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:54 AM

View Postweavej1, on 16 November 2017 - 06:19 AM, said:

Saving butts to add on later?  You have my attention....help me understand that process.

Yeah I'm curious on this too.  Extensions typically have a smaller piece that goes inside the shaft, that along with the glue, uses frictional pressure to hold it in place.  I don't see how this is going to work, but I'm interested to learn something new!!
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

Sorry guys, not really sure as that is down the road. Not really on my urgent tinkering list, and plastic butt extensions are like $20 so the juice may not be worth the squeeze. But I have always made things myself without always having to buy a ready made product. Probably just add a pvc or wood sleeve inside the original graphite shaft and epoxy back to the original. Then cut to length.

Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

Shafts are in. Very impressed.IMG_1062.JPG IMG_1063.JPG
Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 09:32 PM

If you are looking for steel shafts for juniors check out the KBS 560 & 580 series shafts, designed by Kim Braley for juniors. Available  in .355 tips 2-pw 70grms in the 560 series,  4-pw, 80grms in the 580 series.  Comes in R & S flexes. It is from KBS so you know it it quality.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 02:44 PM

View Posttourcaddie74, on 03 December 2017 - 09:32 PM, said:

If you are looking for steel shafts for juniors check out the KBS 560 & 580 series shafts, designed by Kim Braley for juniors. Available  in .355 tips 2-pw 70grms in the 560 series,  4-pw, 80grms in the 580 series.  Comes in R & S flexes. It is from KBS so you know it it quality.

Lol, GolfWRX stalker of the year award here. Almost 8 years for your first post.

Thanks for that tip. I think it will take mine a few years to work into the steel KBS stuff. Looks like a good product for 7-9 graders playing HS golf though. Would be nice if that is offered as custom order from Ping and TM through their school programs.
Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

So, finally found some time to build up a club for swing testing. Made up the GW to start and he will hit it some today to see how he likes it. Then I will probably get the SW checked and see where it ended up and see if any adjustments need to be made or further reference building the rest of the set. The shafts ended feeling as stiff as his USK steel shafts and the weight feels similar even though they are about 1.5" longer. Curious to see his dispersion and distance on these.

Part of the reason it took a little longer is he was trying to decide between taking the AMP Forged or taking my Forged TEC set. He liked these better. Apologize to anyone offended by orange. :pimp:

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Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:06 AM

Great stuff, i did the same with my nephews rather than buying off the rack kids stuff we modified at that time Titleist DCI blacks to fit him and he loved them, those are a different class though im impressed - Better quality than my gamers :)


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:04 PM

Thanks, yeah pretty good quality. But I have less in them than I would in a new set of US Kids irons.
Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:22 PM

Nice one though, lucky kid - Lets hope he turns out to be a real player.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

View PostDerek666, on 13 March 2018 - 02:22 PM, said:

Nice one though, lucky kid - Lets hope he turns out to be a real player.

Doesn't matter to me if he does. Just want him to have things he enjoys doing for life. He plays piano, guitar and golf and I am just trying to keep him from giving up on any of them throughout life. If he becomes a real player in any of them, then that is just a bonus.
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G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:47 PM

I totally agree mate

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:40 PM

How did you decide upon the Matrix MFS 58+ shafts?  I have seen those on golf deals and steals and the price is certainly right.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:36 AM

Price and the weight and color was right. All my matrix shafts in metal woods have been great so gave them a try. For $50 a set figured I couldn’t go wrong.
Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:20 AM

Where did the swing weight number come out vs your pre-build estimate? Just curious. They look great, he'll be the envy of his age group.
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 09:08 AM

View PostMilfordlefty, on 14 March 2018 - 09:20 AM, said:

Where did the swing weight number come out vs your pre-build estimate? Just curious. They look great, he'll be the envy of his age group.

I should have the SW measured later today. Been really busy and haven't had a chance to take them to a shop to check. But plan to this evening.
Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:44 PM

Driver measured out to B2 SW, the GW is at B7. The rest of the irons should get lighter up to the 5i so will see how they work out. He likes the feel of the GW though.
Current Bag:

G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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