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Bridgestone JGR CB Forged irons: Forgiveness with a sleeker look

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Does a forgiving iron need to sacrifice sensory pleasures such as compact looks or a forged feel in order to perform better? With its new JGR CB Forged irons, Bridgestone looks to answer that question with a “no.”

“Our expert engineers created game-improvement irons specifically for those who need a little extra forgiveness, but refuse to compromise on look and feel,” says Angel Ilagan, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “It’s our obligation to easily enable better performance and more enjoyment, and JGR technology answers that call.”

Bridgestone’s JGR family began with its JGR Hybrid Forged irons, which were launched at the 2016 PGA Show. They were designed as thick-soled, distance-first irons that had low and rearward CG (center of gravity) for higher launch and greater forgiveness. By all means, they were game-improvement irons.

The company’s new addition to the family — the JGR CB Forged irons — use similar technologies to improve performance, but are put into a more compact clubhead that’s made from 1020 carbon steel.

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Compared to Bridgestone’s J15 CB irons, the JGR CB Forged irons have a wider sole for improved turf interaction, a longer iron head for greater MOI (moment of inertia, a measure of forgiveness), a lower CG and more offset for higher launch, and a 4 percent larger sweet spot, according to the company.

That means they are made to perform better for mid-to-high handicaps, but are sleeker than the JGR Hybrid forged irons, with the added benefit of one-piece 1020 carbon steel forgings.

Bridgestone’s JGR CB Forged irons (5-PW, GW) will be available on November 1 and come stock with True Temper’s XP 95 shaft for $899; graphite will sell for $949.

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  1. Meaks

    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I like the simplicity especially if they packed in as much forgiveness as they say they did.

  2. Feel the Bern

    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Soon they will be selling iron “sets” or 6-PW for $899, and you will be able to buy individual packs of skittles for $1.25. On a more serious note, I’m slightly offended that the article doesn’t mention LH (or RH) availability, but then again, neither does Bridgestone’s website:
    http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/clubs/jgr-cb-forged-irons

  3. J.R.

    Oct 19, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    They look like some Taylor Made irons from about 15 yrs ago.

    • Joe Golfer

      Oct 22, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      I thought the same thing. I don’t recall the model’s name. I think perhaps they had three models that year, a 300 for lower handicaps, a 320 for mid handicaps, and then a 360 for higher handicaps.
      Of course, that was many years back, so my memory may be incorrect on this.

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TaylorMade releases Milled Grind 4 RAW TW Grind wedges

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For the first time, golfers can purchase TaylorMade’s MG4 RAW TW Grind wedges Tiger Woods has played in tournaments this season.

The MG4 Raw TW Grind wedges showcase a slightly larger footprint that are designed to give players a sense of roundness and continuity throughout the clubhead profile.

MG4 RAW TW Grind 56-degree

Specs:

  • Bounce: 12°
  • Length: 35.35’’
  • Lie: 64°
  • Swingweight: D5
  • Shaft: DG Tour Issue S400
  • Grip: Tour Velvet Cord
  • Material: 8620 Carbon Steel
  • Finish: Raw
  • Hand: RH Only

MG4 RAW TW Grind 60-degree

Specs: 

  • Bounce: 11°
  • Length: 35’’
  • Lie: 64°
  • Swingweight: D5
  • Shaft: DG Tour Issue S400
  • Grip: Tour Velvet Cord
  • Material: 8620 Carbon Steel
  • Finish: Raw
  • Hand: RH Only

The MG4 RAW TW Grind Wedges are for sale now at www.taylormadegolf.com for $199.99 USD.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/19/24): ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for the ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’.

From the seller: (@icecat88): “Nice set of Vega Mizar irons 5-G with project x 5.5 pured shafts and newer golf pride align grips. Normal bag chatter on the soles but face and grooves in excellent condition. Be hard to find quality forged set in this condition for just  $200 plus shipping.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Spotted: Nelly Korda’s TaylorMade P7CB irons

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We have seen some prototype TaylorMade cavity back irons floating around professional tours recently. The irons were just labeled “Proto” on the back. Rory McIlroy had the 4-iron in the bag, while Michael Block had an entire set in play at the PGA Championship.

We all speculated what the iron was and what the name might eventually be upon release, and now we know. It looks like TaylorMade is going with “P7CB,” since we spotted Nelly Korda testing clubs that bear that name this week.

We have heard players like Rory speak about the irons and how they are seeing a little better ball speed and controlled spin on mishits. A softer and more consistently solid feel has also been mentioned as an improvement with these new irons.

@golfwrx Spotted: New @TaylorMade Golf ? MILLION DOLLAR BABY (VHS) – Tommy Richman


We still don’t know all the details yet as TaylorMade isn’t ready to give those up, but hopefully, we will learn more soon about these forged cavity back irons.

 

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