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Forgiving/ Forged/ Minimal looking JDM Irons

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#1 Jacobwx

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:32 PM

Hi, everyone. I'm looking for some recommendation for a set of JDM irons. I'm kind of beginner player with 20+ handicap. Of course, forgiving and game improvement is what I should be looking for. But also aesthetic and minimal looking is equally important. Also I want to buy a set of iron that I don't need to upgrade in a few years. So I'm thinking about a set of Miura PP9003 SN. Is it too hard to hit for 20+ handicap? if yes, what are the other options? Srixon Z565, Z765? I was serious thinking about Z565 till this review throw me off a little: https://www.youtube....h?v=vKH3LZON_WM

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

2013 ON/Off forged.  Lots of forged Yamaha sets.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

On off kuros are great. I use Miura CB 1008 and found them just as forgiving as Ping i20s.
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:39 PM

 WpgMike, on 22 July 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

On off kuros are great. I use Miura CB 1008 and found them just as forgiving as Ping i20s.

Thanks for the reply.
How you find the 105S shaft combine with CB1008? Is it too light? Have you ever try PP9003 NS?

 Bimmer1, on 22 July 2018 - 12:48 PM, said:

2013 ON/Off forged.  Lots of forged Yamaha sets.

Where you buy Onoffs? Ebay from Japan? thx

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:52 PM

Well, too light is different for everyone. I can tell you I had ping CFS shafts in my i20's and the Modus 105's feel very similar. There was no adjustment period.
As for the pairing with the CB1008, they work just fine. Shot a 79 with them yesterday.
No, never swung a passing point. In my humble opinion, forgiveness in irons is overrated. Get a forgiving driver that suits your swing and use at least 2 forgiving hybrids. And get whatever irons look good to you.

Hope that helps.

Edited by WpgMike, 22 July 2018 - 09:57 PM.

Driver: Wishon 919thi 11* w/AXE 6 stiff
FW: Wishon 949mc 16.5* w/AXE FW Stiff
3-4 Hybrids: Wishon 775hs w/ S2S White Stiff
Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/Nippon Modus 105 S
Putter: Ping Ketsch Heavy 34" 2 degrees flat
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:34 PM

 WpgMike, on 22 July 2018 - 09:52 PM, said:

Well, too light is different for everyone. I can tell you I had ping CFS shafts in my i20's and the Modus 105's feel very similar. There was no adjustment period.
As for the pairing with the CB1008, they work just fine. Shot a 79 with them yesterday.
No, never swung a passing point. In my humble opinion, forgiveness in irons is overrated. Get a forgiving driver that suits your swing and use at least 2 forgiving hybrids. And get whatever irons look good to you.

Hope that helps.

Thanks for your reply! "Get whatever irons look good to you." Very inspiring!

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

OnOff Forged 2013 are awesome. Forgiving and soooooo soft. Look great too. I've read that the 2011 and 2015 models are very similar.

Yamaha Inpres X irons from 2009 to 2013 are wonderful.

Epon 501/502/503/701/702/703 should be good, but maybe a touch more offset than OnOff and Yamaha.

Nothing wrong with Srixon Z745. I game them in a combo set with the Z945.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:50 PM

2012 Yamaha XV Forged ranks high as one of my favorites since I didnít mention a specific Yamaha model above.  The non-tour XV Forged and newer RMX Forged (non-tour) would work well.  Always wanted to try the 2013 XV Forged since it was really a departure from the typical cavity back design.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

Epon AF-302 is a classic.  Very forgiving and look great.  timeless design
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:43 AM

Bridgestone JGR forged might be what you are looking for. It is not JDM, but it has a lot of the attributes you are looking for. It is not my auction, but this a pretty good deal: https://www.ebay.com...5fff454f4|iid:1


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:11 AM

Iíve been tinkering with a set of Muria forged cavities here locally. Really nice.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:37 PM

1st ...  Are you looking for used Irons or new?   Many of the suggestions are fantastic but you won't find most of them in better than " Good- Fair " condition.  
2nd....  What threw you off on the Z565 Rick Shiels review?   He's a Professional with tour caliber swing DNA and you're a 20 plus handicapper so there is next to no comparison.

                I own the 2015 OnOff Kuro Irons and i'm playing to a 7 handicap at the moment so the previous comments are accurate.   Endo forged Irons are my favorite

  The Z565 should be able to be had at a fantastic deal since the Z585 is due out in the September time frame I think.    Call Discount Dan's and see what they can do.
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:19 PM

New z565s for $560 for 5-PW, and $650 for a 7 club set.

https://www.golfdisc...3842-adType^PLA

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:40 PM

 Go Horns!, on 26 July 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

New z565s for $560 for 5-PW, and $650 for a 7 club set.

https://www.golfdisc...3842-adType^PLA

  Call Discount Dan's and speak with Adam.
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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:28 AM

The PP9003 are pretty but really aren't that forgiving.  I found that you have to hit them consistently low on the face to hit them properly.

My vote would be the Callaway Legacy Blacks.  Minimal offset, sets up like a players iron at address and plenty of forgiveness.
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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:56 PM

 4rheel, on 27 July 2018 - 11:28 AM, said:

My vote would be the Callaway Legacy Blacks.  

The Henrik Stenson special.
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Posted 28 July 2018 - 01:55 AM

 Tzoid, on 26 July 2018 - 06:37 PM, said:

1st ...  Are you looking for used Irons or new?   Many of the suggestions are fantastic but you won't find most of them in better than " Good- Fair " condition.  
2nd....  What threw you off on the Z565 Rick Shiels review?   He's a Professional with tour caliber swing DNA and you're a 20 plus handicapper so there is next to no comparison.

                I own the 2015 OnOff Kuro Irons and i'm playing to a 7 handicap at the moment so the previous comments are accurate.   Endo forged Irons are my favorite

  The Z565 should be able to be had at a fantastic deal since the Z585 is due out in the September time frame I think.    Call Discount Dan's and see what they can do.

Thanks for your reply. Iím ok with used irons. Where I can buy a set of Onoff Kuro? If not onoff, then Iím still thinking of a set of Miura.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:38 PM

Might be worthwhile to check out New Level irons as well. They have the 1gram tolerances we love about most of the JDM. They are forged in Taiwan and have been a pretty good in between option for our clients. With Miura and Epon both in the 250-300 a head range, the New Level come in around 130 a head, and you can order a built set from their webstore also.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 02:27 PM

 BewareTheGlowball, on 05 August 2018 - 06:38 PM, said:

Might be worthwhile to check out New Level irons as well. They have the 1gram tolerances we love about most of the JDM. They are forged in Taiwan and have been a pretty good in between option for our clients. With Miura and Epon both in the 250-300 a head range, the New Level come in around 130 a head, and you can order a built set from their webstore also.

Very interesting.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:34 PM

Got a set of Fourteen FH900...


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Posted Yesterday, 01:14 PM

View PostJacobwx, on 28 July 2018 - 01:55 AM, said:

View PostTzoid, on 26 July 2018 - 06:37 PM, said:

1st ...  Are you looking for used Irons or new?   Many of the suggestions are fantastic but you won't find most of them in better than " Good- Fair " condition.  
2nd....  What threw you off on the Z565 Rick Shiels review?   He's a Professional with tour caliber swing DNA and you're a 20 plus handicapper so there is next to no comparison.

I own the 2015 OnOff Kuro Irons and i'm playing to a 7 handicap at the moment so the previous comments are accurate.   Endo forged Irons are my favorite

  The Z565 should be able to be had at a fantastic deal since the Z585 is due out in the September time frame I think. Call Discount Dan's and see what they can do.

Thanks for your reply. I'm ok with used irons. Where I can buy a set of Onoff Kuro? If not onoff, then I'm still thinking of a set of Miura.

PM sent

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