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who makes minimal offset irons?


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#1 bigALracing

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 10:47 AM

I like the thought of iron with little or no offset. So without the need to go to blades, who makes irons with minimal offset?



#2 simulacrum

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 04:15 PM

I have a set of Wilson Staff Pi5 irons which are cavities with virtually no off set. I really like them and due to the unpopularity of Wilson can be found at great prices.



#3 Virge666

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE: bigALracing @ Dec 30 2005, 11:47 PM

I like the thought of iron with little or no offset. So without the need to go to blades, who makes irons with minimal offset?


Taylormade LT2 and TP2
Cleveland CG2
Hogan FTX Forged
Titliest 735 CM
Ping S59 - some call these blades - Ummm



#4 CraigaW

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:31 AM

Maltby
Golfsmith
KZG
Nakashima
Miura

Are as good or better than those mentioned above .



#5 Virge666

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE: chestnuts @ Jan 1 2006, 06:31 PM

Maltby
Golfsmith
KZG
Nakashima
Miura

Are as good or better than those mentioned above .


Agreed - apologies for going mainstream...



#6 goonie

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:06 PM

A few more
Snake eyes 600C
Hogan Egde Pro
Titty 690CB
Srixon have a few - I-201, I-301
Precept/Tourstage have a few as well -TS-201, EC 603, Z101

Maxfli Revolutions are great nearly zero offset iron and they have the Revo II out aswell.

I wouldn't call the Hogan FTX and Ping S59 minimal offset, not in the long irons anyway.



#7 vman

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:32 PM

Maxfli Revolutions are great nearly zero offset iron and they have the Revo II out aswell.

I wouldn't call the Hogan FTX and Ping S59 minimal offset, not in the long irons anyway.
Good point. Many of today's so called minimal offset irons aren't so minimally offset. Zero offset or near zero offset irons are particularly hard to find in a cavity back. The old Revolutions are the best I have seen in this respect.

Mick



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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:20 AM

I had a hit of the new Cobra forged C.B irons at a demo night recently.I wasn't a fan of Cobra but these were very imressive.



#9 matt4007

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:22 PM

Cleveland TA-3, great iron and no offset at all really, not even in the long irons, i never thought i would get rid of my hogans but to all the cavity lover's out there, this is a gem, and cheap now too!
p.s. get the gunmetals, they're awsome!



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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:29 PM

i just bought some srixon i-201's and they are by no means minimal offset.



#11 RICK3003

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:46 AM

Bridgestone J33 Combos. very little offset. Great sticks too!



#12 PP66

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:52 AM

I agree with Rick,the J33 combos are a great club.Not sure about the wedges though.



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Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:49 AM

QUOTE: PP66 @ Jan 3 2006, 12:20 AM

I had a hit of the new Cobra forged C.B irons at a demo night recently.I wasn't a fan of Cobra but these were very imressive.


were they the SS forged?

I was much the same, i did not have a terribly high opinion of king cobra either, however once i had a hit of these i had to buy a set. easily the best irons i had tried out.



#14 djhgolf

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:47 AM

Bridgestone J33 Combo's
Titleist 690Cb



#15 PP66

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE: benk @ Jan 4 2006, 02:49 PM

were they the SS forged?

I was much the same, i did not have a terribly high opinion of king cobra either, however once i had a hit of these i had to buy a set. easily the best irons i had tried out.

No they are a newer model.From memory they are called Cobra forged C.B
I hear today that Geoff Ogilvy has singed to play Cobra this year.



#16 jeanmc

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 02:56 AM

defn the Pi5 wilsons - they're the closest I've seen to CBs being blades at address...

Apex Edge Pros have quite a bit of offset on them...so too the LT2s..



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Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:19 PM

How about the Callaway X tours. Went to a shop yesterday and the guy said that these are blades and for a single digit player. They look like they have a pretty big cavity to me. I guess they just have a smaller cavity and a thinner topline than the other Callaway products. The X tours must be more forgiving than for example the Mizuno Mp30s, 60s, Bridgestone combos and the new Srixons
What are your thoughts on the X tours



#18 Paul_K

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:57 PM

I've been playing the x tours for just over a month now and their a great iron, minimal offset, slim topline, cavity back for forgiveness and an awesome ball flight. Compared to the X14 which i use to use, their in a different class all together. The only bad thing about them is the price sad.gif



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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:57 AM

Would you guys consider the X-18 Pro Series to be a cheaper alternative to the X-Tours? Similar minimal offset, just fatter heads is all, and a damn side cheaper...






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