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#1 topspark

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:28 AM

Hello gents
Trying to get some ideas on a game improvement iron, not sgi, that has a blade that is wide and longer in length.
Something that does not have a large offset or thick sole.
I have tried nearly everything, but cannot find something to suit.
As odd as it may seem, I recently tried a very old PowerBilt tps 6.0.
Apart from the obvious distance control, it seemed to suit my game.
Any thoughts on something new that has a similar blade?


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

Maltby MMB-17 comes to mind or in you dont mind low offset cavity back the TE Forged. I have built up demos in both and actually preferred the TE over the MMB.
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 04:08 PM

View Poststudent of the game, on 03 June 2018 - 08:30 AM, said:

Maltby MMB-17 comes to mind or in you dont mind low offset cavity back the TE Forged. I have built up demos in both and actually preferred the TE over the MMB.
Thanks I will check them out.
Anyone else have a thought on this?

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

Don’t know if you like older models. You can find gorgeous Mizuno mp 57s for nothing. It’s the longest mp iron with good forgiveness
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:53 AM

Check out the Wishon Sterlings. You can build them up in a non SL fashion I believe. They're roughly AP2 in width and top line but have a longer blade length.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:18 AM

Bridgestone J40 DPC.
NIKE Vapor Pro driver
Cleveland 13* FW
Cobra Baffler Pro 4-hybrid
Srixon Z565 irons
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:39 AM

Yep, Bridgestone J40 DPC if you can find a set.  Took mine out yesterday after playing my CB57 half set the last few weeks....I forgot just how forgiving those Bridgestones are while providing a super thin top line for a GI club and blade-like offsets.
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:48 AM

Mizuno Hot Metals or AP1s?
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:27 AM

Mizuno JPX 900 HM
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:10 PM

I just started gaming Wilson F5 irons. They’re a player/GI crossover, and seem close to your description.

I also like these irons since the lofts are not jacked up.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:28 PM

P790’s would fit most of your description however are a hollow blade.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 03:14 AM

I love the same irons you do:

Mizuno pro 800
ci11
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View Posttopspark, on 03 June 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

Hello gents
Trying to get some ideas on a game improvement iron, not sgi, that has a blade that is wide and longer in length.
Something that does not have a large offset or thick sole.
I have tried nearly everything, but cannot find something to suit.
As odd as it may seem, I recently tried a very old PowerBilt tps 6.0.
Apart from the obvious distance control, it seemed to suit my game.
Any thoughts on something new that has a similar blade?

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 05:14 AM

Wilson C300 forged.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 05:59 PM

The Ping G700 are classified as a GI iron. The sole is not as deep as most SGI clubs, yet the blade length is long.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:08 PM

Also add rogue Pros.
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Cobra LTD Pro 9.5, Red Tie X -  testing Srixon Z 785 9.5 Tensei Blue 60TX/Orange 70TX
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:29 PM

I would strongly recommend the Rogue X irons.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

keep the suggestions coming :)

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:22 PM

Srixon 565. Love mine.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:38 PM

Bridgestone J15 DPF, surprisingly although it’s supposed to more forgiving than the J15 CB it has a noticeably narrower sole with the longer/wider head you’re looking for.

Edited by th6252, 10 June 2018 - 10:39 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:32 AM

CF-16,MP-53,565,JPX-900 Forged, or J40 DPC.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:49 PM

Now looking strongly at a set of JPX hotmetal or maybe the cobra f7 or Forged TEC.
Any thoughts or comparisons?
Also , traditionally always had a 4 to pw, but now thinking of doing away with the 4 and using a hybrid?
Has anyone recently gone thru that?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:51 PM

View Postjonn443, on 11 June 2018 - 08:32 AM, said:

CF-16,MP-53,565,JPX-900 Forged, or J40 DPC.

This.  and I would add the AP3 and P790 or whatever to the list.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:49 PM

View Posttopspark, on 13 June 2018 - 01:49 PM, said:

Now looking strongly at a set of JPX hotmetal or maybe the cobra f7 or Forged TEC.
Any thoughts or comparisons?
Also , traditionally always had a 4 to pw, but now thinking of doing away with the 4 and using a hybrid?
Has anyone recently gone thru that?

I've ditched the 4 iron, which is my set was 23 or 24*, and I have replaced with a second hybrid, which is 25*.

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TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - TP6HD Firm tipped xx" - 44.25" (CANNON!)
TEE XCG7 Beta 5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 1.625" at 41.75"
TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
Maxfli Revolution Black 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43,48) at -1/2" length DGS300U
Vokey SM4 52-08F
Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*)
Vokey SM5 60-07S
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