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forged irons.......help!

Markez79

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Which are the 'best' (all subjectivie i know!) forged game improvement irons on the market? I know the MX-23's are supposed to be awesome but they are bound to be replaced soon as they have been on thew market for about 3 years now.

I'm hoping to get a lot a varied responses on this question!

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Rosmo

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Yeah the MX-23's are definatley a good choice, but you may also want to look at Titleist, either the 704's or 690's...I would have a set of those irons in my bag right now except for the fact that I don't have the money for them right now :(
 

DaveE

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New models will always be replaced, don't worry about it. Give the MX-23s and demo and see what you think. There are a few of us here that play them and love them but that shouldn't sway you one way or the other.
 
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Markez79

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Are the 690 CB's more or less suitable than the MX-23's for a player that plays off a 26 handicap. I'm extremely keen to reduce this very quickly!


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You might want to check into the 600XC's from Snake Eyes. Sling set himself up with a set and seems to love them. They have the wider soles that are prevelent in alot of game improvement irons, but still have that forged feel.

Might be worth checking into.

And, they're a heckuva lot cheaper than OEM stuff....

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Rosmo

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Its not the case everytime, but as a general rule of thumb Titleist are usually for golfers with a low handicap. IMO Titleist clubs aren't very forgiving but if you have a good swing and can put the ball on the sweet spot, there isn't a better set of clubs out there.
 

Silver

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I know when I was looking, the local golf shop kind of steered me away from some of the Titleist offerings when I mentioned game improvement, although I think the 804.CBs or whatever the number are a little more in line with that handicap.

Also, Cleveland has some decent offerings (TA6, TA7) but, like DaveE, my personal preference lies in my own bag with the MX-23s. Uber fantastic, feel awesome, love everything about them.
 

VtDivot

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I have a set of TA7's they are nice as Silver mentionned, but they are not forged.
 

Silver

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My bad, I thought that a few of their offerings were forged, including the 7s and 6s. I can admit a failure to research something and making false claims.

Well, at least I know the 23s are forged :D
 

VtDivot

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TM, Hogan, MacGregor also make nice forged CB irons. The new Mac CB's look like shit, but the older 1025 C's (I have the M's) look pretty nice.
 

Rosmo

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I have seriously been thinking of getting a set of Hogans for my next purchase...I really like their look and have heard nothing but good things.
 

Rockford35

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Read IG's review on the MacGregor 675M's. I've been eying them for a while now. He says they are one of the best sets he's ever hit. Super sexy looking.

Might be worth a look.

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Rosmo said:
I have seriously been thinking of getting a set of Hogans for my next purchase...I really like their look and have heard nothing but good things.

You will hear nothing but good things from me about my Hogans. There is simply nothing like them out there.

I have been demoing the MacGregor 675s for about 2 weeks and they are sweet too.
 
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Markez79

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the Mac 675's - any good for me?? I love the look of them and they say that they are forgiving blades. Does this mean 'forgiving for a blade' ore does this mean, 'a forgiving club'.........


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Markez79 said:
the Mac 675's - any good for me?? I love the look of them and they say that they are forgiving blades. Does this mean 'forgiving for a blade' ore does this mean, 'a forgiving club'.........


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If you are looking for forgiving, I'd stay away from these. In your original post, you were asking about MX-23's . If you feel ultra confident with your ball striking then I'd perhaps suggest the blades, if not I'd stick with one of the CB recommended. (Hogan, MIZ, Mac, TM all make forged CB's)

For your reference, I switched to blades this year and notice a difference in how difficult (not impossible but difficult) they are to hit. Some of the other guys have also switched and may have similar experiences
 

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