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I'm thinking of switching to forged irons. Any thoughts
post #2 of 43
Get a forged cavity back.
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Forged cavity is what I use and they are awesome.

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I was going to say forged cavity back like the Adams CB 2s. Great feel and decent workability but the only draw back is the progressive offset if you dont mind that in your irons. Most irons have offset anyways unless theyre players irons.

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If you're a 10 it would be better to go with a cavity back irons, forged or cast.

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I'm thinking of switching to forged irons. Any thoughts

Forged, cast, or combo … cavity backs.

 

Well, the new Callaway forged Apex Irons are coming out soon.

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Forged, cast, or combo … cavity backs.

 

Well, the new Callaway forged Apex Irons are coming out soon.

Wake me when Callaway comes up with something that hasnt been done already...

post #8 of 43
I've never like the feel of cast clubs but it's personal preference I think. I've been using the Titleist AP 2's for about 4 years now and I love em!
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Wake me when Callaway comes up with something that hasnt been done already...

Well, my personal favorite for a mass built club is Mizuno - they make great forged Cavity backs that are easy to play.

 

Callaway is doing a lot these days with very thin faces and different alloys in the face. Roger Cleveland is doing a very good job with the sole grinds and bounce of their irons.

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Wake me when you have something nice to say about a company besides Mizuno or any other pet favorite(s) you have.-Why do you bother to comment on other companies-When all you have to offer is shit?
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Wake me when Callaway comes up with something that hasnt been done already...
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I'm thinking of switching to forged irons. Any thoughts

Playability wise, or feel wise, I don't think it matters. "Softness" isn't everything. I have soft forged Mizuno and Hogan irons that I like - and they feel great. But I've got cast Pings that are practically indestructible - and they feel great too. Cavities may end up feeling softer more often than blades - depending on how you're hitting the ball.

Depending on what you're looking for, the courses you play and the shots you try to hit - there's no reason IMO why a 10 index shouldn't have a ton of fun hitting blades.

I like old forged blades that I can buy cheap and tinker with. All part of the fun.
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Forged, cast, or combo … cavity backs.

Well, the new Callaway forged Apex Irons are coming out soon.
Wake me when Callaway comes up with something that hasnt been done already...

I thought that the main objection to the Cally Apex was PRECISELY that they'd done something that hadn't been done already [by B Hogan Co.]a2_wink.gif
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Playability wise, or feel wise, I don't think it matters. "Softness" isn't everything. I have soft forged Mizuno and Hogan irons that I like - and they feel great. But I've got cast Pings that are practically indestructible - and they feel great too. Cavities may end up feeling softer more often than blades - depending on how you're hitting the ball.

 

Yeah most players will like the feel of a cavity back because a blade will be more "responsive" on off center hits.  A blade can be forged or cast, obviously a majority of muscle backs are forged but the Cleveland had irons for years that were labeled form forged and it basically meant "fake" forged.  PING also has blade-ish line of irons that are cast that a majority of their tour players use.

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Forged cavity back, like Callaway X Forged 2013 model

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Well, my personal favorite for a mass built club is Mizuno - they make great forged Cavity backs that are easy to play.

New ones - MP-64 and MP-54  (both look like winners)

 

I'm REALLY liking the look and feel of the 64.  But my MP-53's have quite a few years on them before I go shopping again.

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Forged cavity back, like Callaway X Forged 2013 model

An excellent iron - nice bounce on that club make it very friendly.

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I'm thinking of switching to forged irons. Any thoughts

 

Titleist AP-2 is a forged "players" cavity.  I don't know what that means, but I like mine. ;-)

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 PING also has blade-ish line of irons that are cast that a majority of their tour players use.

 



I tried the Ping S59's and just couldn't get on with them. They just felt very clunky to me. I really wanted to like them too because I thought they looked smart.

If I change my AP2's, I would consider Mizuno next because I loved my old set of TP 9's and their forged irons usually come out in the top three of any test.
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I love my forged Titleist 755s (so did Steve Stricker for the decade he played them I'm sure) and they can be found really cheap these days for experimenting.  It's just that my Pings make the game fractionally easier to play.

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