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Tested some irons nobody talks about, but damn they’re impressive! – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been reacting to a review post on Tour Edge’s C522 irons. WRXer ‘BrainCramp52’ recently got the chance to try out the clubs and was mightily impressed with the irons, saying:

“I’m talking about the Tour Edge C522 irons. Went to the local Golf Shack the other day while waiting for my wife to get out of a doctors appt. They have basically had nothing to hit in the iron department for the last year and a half for lefties. I was wandering around, and here tucked away in the corner was 2 sets of the C522 irons in regular and stiff flex LH! I play AP2’s, so these look pretty massive, but when I set a 7 iron down I didn’t find myself wanting to puke.

I’ve hit some demo GI irons like the Callaway DCB and Ping G425’s in 2021 so since I had time to kill and they weren’t busy I decided to hit some balls with them. The conclusion I came away with was that for $559 for 5 – AW wedge, I’d buy these in a heartbeat. Forgiveness and feel were off the charts for an iron in this category. They felt very soft for a cast club. In fact, they felt every bit as good as the forged Callaway DCB. I

even warmed up to the looks of the things. After a few swings, the topline didn’t look that big. What I’m trying to say is they are definitely worth looking at if you’re in the market for that style of iron. They are every bit as good as the Pings and Callaway’s, and that kind of surprised me.”

And our members have been reacting to BrainCramp52’s review in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • firedad: “I went from PXG 0211s to TE E721, couldn’t be happier.”
  • Itsjustagam: “Not sure why this would surprise you. Tour Edge is an established company with an impressive group of Champions Tour members playing their stuff. There really are not any secrets to making good clubs that are only known to the big-name manufacturers. Tour Edge, Sub 70 etc., all make equipment that matches what the others sell.”
  • LukeDonaldsTiger: “I was surprised to see that John Daly had a full bag of TEE at the PNC tourney. He came from Ping i200‘s; that’s quite an accomplishment to get him to play their irons. I’m curious how the C 721 irons feel and play. I had the EXS 220 driver (loved looks and sound, my new Cally Epic Max LS is just longer) and still have two EXS 220 hybrids that I love. Plus a CBX 119 2H that’s an absolute rocket launcher. TEE makes great stuff, but the irons are kind of unknown.”

Entire Thread: “Tested some Irons nobody talks about, but damn they’re impressive!

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].



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  26. rafael

    Jan 6, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    i’vs a serious equipment additiction… Played with pxg02x11, callaway apex, taylor made 790 and g425 pings (yes, all last year 🙁 ). in October a PGA Superstore friend tried to fit me into Titleist T100-T300 – i wasn’t happy with feel of neither. Then he pulled TE C721 off the rack for me to try… Bought them after 15 min in the simulator booth. They’re in my bag since. Feel/Look/Price – can’t beat this combination. give it a try !

  27. Lolskies

    Jan 6, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    I bet you’re fun at parties.

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  29. Brandon

    Jan 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I’ve been playing the CBX Forged irons for about 3 years. Went to PGA super store, hit all of the players cavity backs that were out at the time, and those just felt and performed the best for me. I really wanted to get the Cobra Cb Forged all murdered out, but there was no comparison in how I was hitting them and how they felt against the Exotics. Now I bag all Exotics besides driver, wedges, and putter. Great brand.

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What you need to know about Tiger Woods’ new Graphite Design Tour AD-VF driver shaft



Tiger Woods is making his PGA Tour return at the 2023 Hero World Challenge this week, which marks the first time we’ll see him tee it up in competition since the 2023 Masters.

On Tuesday, we spotted Woods in the Bahamas using a new, unreleased TaylorMade Qi10 LS driver prototype equipped with a new Graphite Design Tour AD-VF 6 X red and black shaft.

Back in September, if you remember, Justin Thomas switched into a Graphite Design Tour AD-VF 5 X shaft in his Titleist TSR3 driver. Thomas wanted a longer driver option, and he found 15 more yards thanks to the new 45.625-inch driver.

This week, Woods showed up with the same shaft model (just slightly heavier and stiffer, due to the shorter length compared to Thomas).

So, what is it about this AD-VF shaft that’s attracting top names such as Thomas and Woods?

According to Graphite Design’s website, the AD-VF metalwood shafts have a “FIRM+” butt section, a “STIFF” mid-section, and a “VERY STIFF” tip section.

The “VF” stands for “Victory Force,” and the design promotes a low/mid launch, with low spin. The shafts, which are designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan Factory, use “TORAYCA M40X” pre-preg material in the butt section, and “TORAYCA T1100G” pre-preg in the mid/tip sections to produce better control, stability, and feel.

Here’s how the AD-VF shaft compares to other shafts in the Graphite Design family, according to the company’s website, and as you can see, it’s as stiff as anything Graphite Design offers across the butt, mid, and tip sections. Reductively, you could call it the “stiffest shaft in the lineup.”

As a reminder, Woods most recently gamed the Fujikura Ventus Black with a TaylorMade Stealth Plus head at the Masters in April.

Woods is set to tee off on Thursday at 11:52 a.m. EST alongside Justin Thomas.

See Tiger Woods’ full WITB at the 2023 Hero World Challenge

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Whats in the Bag

Louise Ridderstrom WITB 2023 (November)



  • Louise Ridderstrom what’s in the bag accurate as of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Vanquish 5 S

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD

3-wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees @16)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder NX 60 SR

Hybrid: Callaway Apex Pro (20 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Recoil D.A.R.T.

Hybrid: Callaway Apex Pro (23 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Recoil D.A.R.T.

Hybrid: Callaway Apex Pro (26 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Recoil D.A.R.T.

Irons: Callaway Apex (6-PW)
Shafts: UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F3

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (50-10S, 54-10S, 58-12X)
Shafts: UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F3

Putter: Sacks Parente 54 MC

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

More photos of Louise Ridderstrom’s WITB in the forums.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (11/29/23): Ping i230 Orange Dot irons with Fujikura Axiom 105s shafts



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 a set of Ping i230 Orange Dot irons with Fujikura Axiom 105s shafts.

From the seller: (@ScottyWaaa): “i230 irons with Fujikura Axiom 105s – $1500. Orange Dot. 1/4 inch long. mcc +4 grips. Mint irons.  Used about 15 rounds. No trades.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Ping i230 Orange Dot irons with Fujikura Axiom 105s shafts

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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