Originally Posted by WUTiger
Yes. These are the Game Improvement (GI) irons. And, as Stachura reported, 3/4 of all tour pros now use GI irons. You would be able to "feel" a GI club better than a SGI club, in part, because the GI has less metal in the head.
Also, your picture on the left overestimates the size of the Player's iron sweet spot, which is smaller than a dime.
So the AP2 is a GI iron? That's cool but I am not really concerned about whether a club is labeled GI/SGI/player. I want a blade sized club that has the goal of launching the ball straight and long, not with the goal of increasing workability for shaping shots. I think the jpx ez forged is the closest to what I'm thinking. However I do not really care if the club head is forged or cast.
And for cutting through turf in the fairway I may not phrased my words appropriately. I feel like the large soles encourage me and probably some other high handicappers to try and sweep the ball off the fairway.
And I don't see why my ideal club is against the laws of physics. Let's say 30% of an SGI clubs hitting area is the sweet spot. Why can't they make 30% of a blade sized club the sweet spot? I know the overall size of the sweet spot is smaller but they would both be the same in relationship to the club head. A bit thicker topline doesn't bother me, I just don't want to see the sole behind the club face at address.