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Best forged iron for mid-handicapper?


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#1 addicted

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

Looking to buy and new or used set of irons this season. Want to go forged for this set, but would like something that will help me improve right now and not something "above my head" that I have to get quite a bit better to appreciate, if you know what I'm saying. Any suggestions? Any other mid-handicappers that have bought a new set of irons that have helped them out right away?

Thanks guys


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

Adams CB3, Mizuno JPX-825

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:38 AM

Srixon z stars, or mizuno mx series.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

Adams a4 forged

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

I will probably catch flak for suggesting anything JDM, but seriously, check out the 2011 or 2013 OnOff Forged.  S20C Endo forged, with tungsten sole plates from the 7i down.  Slightly larger head, forgiving sole grind, absolutely gorgeous, and rumored to be one of the softest feeling irons anywhere.  I have a set of 2013s that should be here next week, but I have seen many people say the 2011s were some other easiest to play but still playeresque type irons out there.  They also have a killer milled face on them.  And they aren't godawful expensive.  (1100 shipped range for 5-PW with nippon shafts, can be had for ~1000 on rakuten)

Here is the picture thread on TSG:

http://www.tourspecg...rged-iron-pics/


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:17 AM

Jpx825/800Pro
a12 forged
CB3
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Razr XF

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

View Postmorebeerbettergolf, on 16 January 2013 - 01:50 AM, said:

I will probably catch flak for suggesting anything JDM, but seriously, check out the 2011 or 2013 OnOff Forged.  S20C Endo forged, with tungsten sole plates from the 7i down.  Slightly larger head, forgiving sole grind, absolutely gorgeous, and rumored to be one of the softest feeling irons anywhere.  I have a set of 2013s that should be here next week, but I have seen many people say the 2011s were some other easiest to play but still playeresque type irons out there.  They also have a killer milled face on them.  And they aren't godawful expensive.  (1100 shipped range for 5-PW with nippon shafts, can be had for ~1000 on rakuten)

Here is the picture thread on TSG:

http://www.tourspecg...rged-iron-pics/

wow those look nice.  have you ordered off rakuten before?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:57 AM

View PostGeorgie Z, on 16 January 2013 - 02:42 AM, said:

View Postmorebeerbettergolf, on 16 January 2013 - 01:50 AM, said:

I will probably catch flak for suggesting anything JDM, but seriously, check out the 2011 or 2013 OnOff Forged.  S20C Endo forged, with tungsten sole plates from the 7i down.  Slightly larger head, forgiving sole grind, absolutely gorgeous, and rumored to be one of the softest feeling irons anywhere.  I have a set of 2013s that should be here next week, but I have seen many people say the 2011s were some other easiest to play but still playeresque type irons out there.  They also have a killer milled face on them.  And they aren't godawful expensive.  (1100 shipped range for 5-PW with nippon shafts, can be had for ~1000 on rakuten)

Here is the picture thread on TSG:

http://www.tourspecg...rged-iron-pics/

wow those look nice.  have you ordered off rakuten before?

I personally have not.  Have heard positive reviews from people I trust however.  Also can checkout rinkya.com as well which is a proxy for buying off yahoo japan.  

I found that the overall cost was close enough to just go with TSG knowing the service and support would be top notch.  For the technology, forgiveness, price, feel and looks, I think this iron is going to be tough to beat!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

I used to bag a set of Titleist 775·CB irons which I keep in my backup bag because they are rock solid but my winter bag contains Mizuno MX·25 irons which are also forgiving and solid. The Titleist irons can be had for less than $200 in decent to better shape while a solid set of the Mizuno irons might cost upwards of $300. Good luck with your search and decision.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

Im suprised not to see the AP2's on this list?  Is it not ok for Mid-cap's?


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

  • Miura Passing Point. Very easy to hit and superb feel.
  • Tour Exotics CB. Solid clubs - great value for the price.
  • Bridgestone Dual Pockets. They play a lot more forgiving than they look...


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

Nike vr s forged
Cobra King LTD Pro Speeder Evoultion 661X Tour Spec
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

Wishon 560MC

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

View Postwill227457, on 16 January 2013 - 01:49 AM, said:

Adams a4 forged

This was going to my input as well, and they can be had SUPER cheap.  Picked mine up almost new for $100.

Edited by RedDevilWheezy, 16 January 2013 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Callaway Diablo Forged


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Maltby TE Forged. Cheap and they hit great. Like butter. Mmmmm.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

Thanks guys, out of the suggested ones, which would be more towards the game improver and which would be more towards a players club?
Also besides here and ebay, where are the best places to find decent used golf equipment?
Thanks again

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

PING i20's - gorgeous

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

View Postaddicted, on 16 January 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

Thanks guys, out of the suggested ones, which would be more towards the game improver and which would be more towards a players club?
Also besides here and ebay, where are the best places to find decent used golf equipment?
Thanks again

Pretty much all of the clubs listed are game improvement as you requested the best forged iron for a mid range handicap player. Someone mentioned the Titleist AP2 which is a forged players club but how good of an iron player are you?

While I've bought clubs from here and ebay, I'd say that the best place to by them is wherever you can actually hit them before you purchase them (2nd Swing, Golfsmith, Golf Galaxy, etc.).

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Thanks llamont. I would say that my iron play is not the best part of my game, and I really want to work on it this season, so definately game improver is more what I am looking for.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Adams CB3, Callaway Diablo Forged, and if you can find a set, the Mizuno MX-900.
Taylormade R15 TP 10.5* Driver Matrix Ozik 60X4
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

Pretty much all of the irons others have listed except for the Callaway Diablo Forged and the Nike VRS Forged are players irons with some forgiveness built in. The Callaway and Nikes are true game improvement irons. I played the Diablo Forged for two years and currently play the VRS Forged. You will not go wrong with either but I would give the VRS Forged a slight edge. It is slightly more forgiving on off center hits, has a softer forged feel, and better for chipping around the green. But not everyone has a $1000 for the VRS Forged and good used set of Diablo Forged can be had for a lot less.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Srixon 701's, non-tour.  Out of date, but very nice and cheap. Those Onoff are very pretty, as JDM tends to be, depends on your price point.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Adams Idea Pro A12 Forged... Sweet feeling and nice looks!
You can pick them up for a good price used or new since they are discontinued.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

View PostRedDevilWheezy, on 16 January 2013 - 09:43 AM, said:

View Postwill227457, on 16 January 2013 - 01:49 AM, said:

Adams a4 forged

This was going to my input as well, and they can be had SUPER cheap.  Picked mine up almost new for $100.
Have the a4 as my back-up set of irons. These irons are phenomenal and if you can find a set by all means, pick them up. The a4s have a near cult standing here on Wrx. Many of the other recommendations on this thread are worthy of taking a look. You can't go wrong with the Mizzy MX series (25, 200, 300) and give the component offerings a fair shake.
Good luck in your search.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Onoffs are really good as morebeerbettergolf mentioned. They are hard to find, but if you get the chance to hit them, they feel really soft and seem pretty forgiving. Onoffs are a bit pricy, but not that much more expensive than Titleist AP2s, which are another great set.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Check out Proclubs.com for used equipment they are top notch click at the top in eBay auctions to buy stuff also they pay top dollar for used clubs a real club ho's wet dream...

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

cobra s3 pro combo set!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

View Postgmu155, on 16 January 2013 - 01:38 AM, said:

Srixon z stars, or mizuno mx series.

+100 on the Z Stars
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

View PostTM_HOYER, on 16 January 2013 - 11:46 AM, said:

Pretty much all of the irons others have listed except for the Callaway Diablo Forged and the Nike VRS Forged are players irons with some forgiveness built in. The Callaway and Nikes are true game improvement irons. I played the Diablo Forged for two years and currently play the VRS Forged. You will not go wrong with either but I would give the VRS Forged a slight edge. It is slightly more forgiving on off center hits, has a softer forged feel, and better for chipping around the green. But not everyone has a $1000 for the VRS Forged and good used set of Diablo Forged can be had for a lot less.

Dick's Sporting Goods has the Diablo Forged irons for $699.97.  But anything that eds with .97 gets an additional 25% off.

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Taylormade RSi 2, 3 to PW, KBS Tour 105
Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2
Taylormade Tour Preferred Wedges, 52*/9* and 58*/ATV, KBS Tour Hi-Rev Wedge Flex

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