35 (Really) Kick-Ass Blade Designs!
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35 (Really) Kick-Ass Blade Designs!

35 (Really) Kick-Ass Blade Designs!

It Can Literally Define A Company

When it comes to blade designs, golf club designers and engineers have an excellent opportunity to showcase their craft, prove their experience and explore their creativity. A sweet, blade design is a perfect showcase of designer’s work and a powerful instrument to build up a companies reputation.

Find Your Dream Set

Below we present 35 kick-ass blade designs, which will make many of you want to run right off to EBAY and to find YOUR dream set..well you can! Just click on any of them…we have done the searching for you. Some of the listed designs are among the most popular of all time…although some were just personal favorites of the MYGOLFSPY guys. We hope everybody enjoys the list.

You might want to take a look at the following articles we’ve presented earlier:

Hey Guys: If there is one you wish we would have included let us know. What is your favorite blade of all-time?

35 Kick-Ass Blade Designs!

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Gauge Design MB

gauge design mb

Ben Hogan 50th Anniversary

ben hogan 50th

MacGregor MT PRO-CM

macgregor mt pro cm

TaylorMade TP Forged Japan

taylormade japan tp forged

MacGregor VIP V-FOIL

macgregor vip v foil

Titleist Miura Forged Irons

titleist miura irons

Bridgestone J33 Combo

bridgestone j33 combo

Nike VR Blade

nike vr blade

TourStage MR 23

tourstage mr 23

KZG Forged ZO

kzg forged zo

EPON AF-301

epon af 301

Cobra Greg Norman Forged

cobra greg norman

GIGA CB-781

giga cb 781

COBRA PRO MB

cobra pro mb

Nickent ARC

nickent arc

Nicklaus Muirfield 20th

nicklaus muirfield 20th

Northwestern TW 276

northwestern tw 276

MacGregor MT PRO-C

macgregor mt pro c

Tommy Armour V-31

tommy armour v-31

Gauge Design RC1

gauge design rc1

Bridgestone J33

bridgestone j33

Traditional TR 1

traditional tr1

EPON Technica Pro 1

epon techinca pro 1

Cleveland TA1

cleveland ta1

Mizuno MP-32

mizuno mp 32

Precept Pro Model

precept pro model

Mizuno MP-14

mizuno mp 14

PowerBilt Scotch Blade

powerbilt scotch blade

TaylorMade 300 Forged

taylormade 300 forged

Mizuno MP-67

mizuno mp 67

TaylorMade MB Forged

taylormade tp forged

Mizuno MP-33

mizuno mp 33

Cleveland Tour Action 588

cleveland tour action 588

Titleist 660 Forged

titleist 660

Vega 50th Anniversary

vega 50th

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      Bob Pegram

      3 years ago

      I recently bought a used set of Callaway RAZR Forged irons. They are extremely easy to hit. Ralph Maltby rates them as way easier to hit than most of these yet it looks like a blade.
      I have an old set of Palmer Forged “the Standard” blades sitting around. They look great.. Haven’t ever hit them.

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      Bob Pegram

      3 years ago

      The KZG ZO blades were made by Kyoei Golf in Japan. That same head model has been sold with several different name stampings. (all made by Kyoei) Prior to KZG it was the Roger Dunn Staff model with the Bullet .444 name. I had those. I have also seen them with an Epon stamping on them. KZG happened to be in the right place at the right time. Dunn sold the Bullet name and those heads became available from Kyoei again. That was the year KZG was founded (1994). They are similar to irons designed by Lou Ortiz of Orlimar Golf and produced for both Orlimar and TaylorMade around 1980. They were the first irons TM sold. The were very low COG which made them very easy to hit for a blade. Ironically TM later claimed Orlimar stole the design even though Lou Ortiz designed them!

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      Wil

      4 years ago

      I just bought a whole set at since they look super dandy. Seller doesn’t have much info to share but would love love to hear from you about performance and around what year it was brought to market. Set will be delivered in a few days and it looks divine from the pics though. Greatly appreciate any info mate.

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      Bob Pegram

      3 years ago

      Whole set of which blade? There are 35 different ones listed.

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      Donald

      4 years ago

      I have been playing Louisville Persimmon 304 blades for about 8 years; easiest to hit clubs I have ever played..

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      Peter conant

      5 years ago

      A few blades to add to list
      Dunlop Maxfli Australian blade stainless steel forged
      Hand made.

      Ben Hogan Apex 2 ( or any old apex iron)

      Tommy Armour silver Scott ( old)

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      squirrel_nut

      5 years ago

      MacGregor VIPs (re-introduced in the mid 80s). gorgeous satin finish with gold inlays. curtis strange did alright with them, winning 2 US opens. i went from a 10hdcp to scratch. what many people dont appreciate unless you play them is how good of a chipper you will become with thin soled and dense club heads. should be at the top of any MacGregor club listing

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      jeroen

      8 years ago

      I would suggest to add the John Letters47 Master Model. Play them since 1990 and haven’t come across irons with a better feel and control (distance and shape).

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      Rob

      8 years ago

      Adams Idea MB2 raw finish irons

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      Renee

      9 years ago

      Bridgestone J-40 irons are beyond gorgeous and perform beyond expectations

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      andrew

      9 years ago

      fg17. hands down. or really most of the fg blades-61s 100s… beauty.

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      andrew

      9 years ago

      sorry- 62’s.

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      Tom

      8 years ago

      I have a set of FG51’s and love them. The problem is they don’t go anywhere. I have the original Firestick shafts and easily lose two clubs distance. Would different shafts help? Thanks

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      Andrew

      8 years ago

      Shafts should help. I’ve always hit TT DG S300’s (just always felt right) and been super. A note – classic blades with traditional lofts and shaft lengths (and traditional [lack of] technology) are just going to be shorter – but the control, feel and ultimately the enjoyment I get make them worth the extra club or two of distance.

      David Tupper

      10 years ago

      I’ve played Mizuno MP 29s, 33s, 37s, now playing old set of Mark O’Meara’s Taylor Made Tour Preferred, but alas just yesterday I scored an immaculate set of Founders 200 Forged for an awesome price. I like the Founders b/c “no one else has ’em”, much less in such nice condition. I am done looking, I have bought my last set of clubs.

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      Jim A

      10 years ago

      The Founders 200s remind me of the KZG ZOs. Both are brilliant blades. In an earlier post I forgot to give kudos to an set of Palmer “Standards” I once owned, and still with I did.

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      JP Golf

      10 years ago

      Taylormade RAC MB

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      Q

      10 years ago

      No Wilson’s?????? For shame

      TW blade is an all timer for sure

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      cole blackwell

      10 years ago

      ive played taylormade icw5, ,mizuno mp14 ,wilson fg17 , jack nicklaus murfield, top flight, kgz,wilson sam snead signature,,titleist 660 ,,and peterson blades ,, after trying all of the above ,,with the murfields being the best then the mp 14s,coming in a close second, i now play a set of pga cameron blades and these are the best by far as far as distance accuracy and feel ,, i can hit them high low ,, fade draw and straight ,, try out a set and you will never look back ,, GUARANTEED ! they are beautiful with clean lines and set up beautifuly behind the ball ,, dont force them and you will be amazed ,, !!!

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      beast62

      10 years ago

      Just bought a set of john letters master model blades,sexist club I’ve seen yet

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      William Macdonald

      11 years ago

      Best feeling blades are the John Letters Master Model, been playing with a set for over 30 years and they still feel as good as new MkIV Gary Player

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      scott clark

      11 years ago

      Miura Limited Forged black blade. Best iron I have ever hit and I own a set of MP 33, 67, and 100.

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      John

      8 years ago

      Well get yourself a set of Cleveland TA1`s
      They are equal to a 62 round Carnoustie in a hoolie or a 40 year ol Sophia Loren.

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      andrew

      11 years ago

      i still have a soft spot in my heart for my first set of irons- that were my dad’s before me. probably purchased in ’60-’62. i dont know if they’re special or not, but they felt great (or awful, if you missed), and taught me alot about how to play- namely patience, satisfaction. they were (are, i still have them somewhere) wilson signatures, no. 16062, glide-thru sole, designed by Dr. Cary Middlecoff. memory lane being what it is, i fell in love with the wilson staff fg62 the first time i swung one- looks beautiful, feels better- i’m considering picking up a set just for those special days- nice and cool and calm, a little morning mist still hanging on…

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      Vinnie H

      11 years ago

      in my opinion without a shadow of a doubt
      mizuno’s tp9 have got to be the best ever

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      Jim A

      11 years ago

      Titleist 690.MB & Titleist 681

      Mizzies and Hogans are my favorites, but these two Titleists remain in my rotation.

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      Derek Adam

      11 years ago

      Wilson Staff RM Midsize

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      Bob

      12 years ago

      Tommy Armour 986 silver scot tour forged. Best blade ever

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      bob moore

      9 years ago

      I agree.I discovered these irons at the goodwill store. got them for next to nothing and they actually send the ball to the spot you are hitting at almost every time. what a mystery

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      Rolf Pechukas

      12 years ago

      no mention of the unique and peerless RAM FX Tour Grind nickel blades, made in the early 90s – gorgeous irons, softer than the softest forged blades (and I’ve played many of your 35), long, pro traj, excellent workability, and they never rust!
      plus, Nick Price and Tom Watson combined for a bunch of majors playing these – look ’em up

      (I second the vote for Maxfli Aussie Blades, also, btw – fantastic forgings)

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      Michael Brezin

      12 years ago

      I have a set of the Northwester TW 276 blades 2-PW which are in fantastic shape. I have been unable to find out much about the history of them or what they may be worth. It would be great if you could provide me with any information regarding the year they were made, what type of golfer they were made for, what the original price was, what they are worth now, etc… Any information would be much appreciated.

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      John

      12 years ago

      The nicest set of blades I ever owned were the Diawa Advisors (DG-273) used by Ian Baker Finch when he won the British open. I recently learned that these were the same irons Tiger Woods played with for much of his amateur career. I won my club’s championship with them for the one and only time so, admittedly, I am biased. If I could have my pick of those shown I think I’d go for the Epon Technica Pros or the Mizuno MP-14s.

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      Ed

      12 years ago

      Played the TW276 for 20 years. G reat blade. Friend that worked at Doral got them for me said they are worth app $1000.00 Is that true and if so, where do I sell them?

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      Lee

      12 years ago

      Awesome list of clubs, Some of the Mizuno’s I owned MS5, TP11 still hold fond memories as do the Maxfli Australian Blades and the original John Letters Master Model.

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      dean

      12 years ago

      I agree with the Spaulding Gene Littler, loved the “hard” feel on those soft balata balls

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      manavs

      12 years ago

      thats an awesome list – two that i played growing up were the:

      Golden Ram’s by Ram golf – 1i-9i, PW, SW

      and my first set of personal use irons

      Zevo copper molybdenum Z-Blades 2i-9i, PW

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      John Boles

      12 years ago

      I suggest adding the Maxfli Australian Blade. I still bring my old set out a couple times a year for grins.

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      Tim

      12 years ago

      You can’t go wrong with the Titleist 681’s or the Mizuno MP-29’s and you could add the TM 2003-4 RAC MB’s to that list as well. Now you may have to be a low single digit handicapper to get the full performance out of these irons I listed above, but I will tell you when I was a 10-12 handicap I decided to put MP-29;s in my bag and doing that with a lot of practice I went from that level a player to a low single digit player. I strongly believe that when you play a club with a smaller head and less forgiving it gives you much better feedback on where you hit the ball on the face. I didn’t mean to get off topic but I believe these irons mentioned above are some 0f the best designs ever.

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      doug weber

      12 years ago

      tim-
      Excellent choices- have the 3 plus the following, which are in the same ball park-
      14’s, Hogan PC, 695mb w/ TC x1, VIP 1025, 675s, Mizzy Trues, Aussie Blades, Ttour models custom grind, bullet back, and forged 84’s, all excellent feel, all various shafts- DG x100, 6.5, 7.0, and SL, and TX90 in the 681s. Having said that, I’ve had a set of Boo’s 2007 CG1’s he played in Loch Lomond, actually slightly better than the 681s and 14’s.
      Hit a Mac Scot Tourney 50’s possibly stainless model at a range once, amazing feel!
      I’m searching for a set as i speak-
      take care!

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      Ripper

      13 years ago

      Bonnie Burke Autograph series, best feel ever. 2nd place, MacGregor MT Tourney TR2A. Feel with power and control.

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      ernest harrell

      13 years ago

      You forget Wilson Tour Staff and a club I played for year Founder Club 200 series

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      donald bak

      14 years ago

      I THINK YOU MISSED A FEW.WILSON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE.FG-17-51- 69 BULLET BACKS AND 63 TURFRIDER SOLES.THEY WERE IN THE HANDS OF SOME OF THE TOP BALL STRIKERS ON THE PLANET.DESIGNED AND MADE RIGHT HERE IN THE USA.

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      Philip Askew

      14 years ago

      Fantastic pictures of some serious clubs. Tried or owned loads of the Mizuno offerings but always come back to TP-11. Clubs getting on a bit but they are like old friends.

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      mygolfspy

      14 years ago

      I am glad you enjoyed the photos Philip ;)

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      JMan

      14 years ago

      Add the Titleist 710 MB to this great list.

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      Koolkid

      15 years ago

      Probably the most beautiful blades ever made were the Porsche 901s. Made only around 2000-2001. They can still be special ordered directly from the auto factory for 2,000 euros. They even won a PGA tournament (forget pro’s name). They look like of like KZG zero offset, but they are softer mild steel with a thick layer of watt nickel on the face and then a layer of hard nickel chrome, which gives them an extra soft feel. Ebay had a black set a few months ago which sold for $1,700 plus… I understand that a grandson or grand-nephew of the Porsche owner’s family got in the accessory business and had carte blanc to find designers to made high end products, such as Louie Vitton luggage. I believe the 901 irons were made by either Miura, or Ishibara foundaries, which are both top notch. Anyway, if you ever get a chance to hit these, you will not forget them.

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Great comment KoolKid…I am actually not aware of who made them. That would be good to know.

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      Francis

      15 years ago

      Does anyone know where I can pick up a BRAND NEW SET of MIZUNO TP 9’s in Left Hand? I have been looking everywhere online and can’t find them. In my opinion, these are the most beautiful blades ever produced. I read online somewhere that Nick Faldo won one of the majors with them some time ago. Also, those Titleist Miura’s that Tiger used (Picture # 6) are pretty damn fine as well. Does anyone know where I could get those in Left Hand? Thanks for your comments!!!

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Here is a secret-weapon that is only in Beta testing right now…you will be the first person to see it. http://www.50dollargolf.com/add-an-alert/ this will send you an email whenever a set pops up on EBAY at whatever price you want to pay. Cool huh?

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      Bob Pegram

      3 years ago

      If you find a used set they can be re-gooved, replated, etc. by The Iron Factory here: https://www.theironfactory.com/. They would look new.

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      Henny Bogan

      15 years ago

      Hogan Apex Redline

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Thanks Henny! The Redlines are a nice set.

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      dunphy8

      15 years ago

      my favorite blades ever are the spalding gene littler synchro dyned irons from 1958/1959.thats what i play.

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      bbuck22

      15 years ago

      Daiwa made some great blades in the day.
      I still have a set of ’84 Monodynes. One of the best!

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      I forgot about those. Good ones.

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      GusV

      15 years ago

      Good call on the Daiwa’s! The Monodyne blades are a work of art. I’ve heard Tiger used these for a while in his early days. If true, it’s about the only thing we have in common dammit. I just picked up a set in great condition and they are the bomb! Hit two pins with the short irons in the first week and had not touched a pin with the PingEye2’s in years. Go figure.

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      donald_ross__FAN

      14 years ago

      Loved the two posts about the Daiwa blades. I just put a set of MonoDyne DG-8301 irons back in my bag. I’ve read on the web, that Tiger used the DG-273’s around 1992.

      GolfFreak232

      15 years ago

      Titleist 690 MB

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      We will have to change the list to be named “irons” not “blades”. But besides that…we chose 35 irons we liked at MGS. Everyone has there favs…and these are 35 of ours. There are 100’s of great blade and CB designs out there. But thanks for your choices….and…remember we didn’t name this 35 “classic” irons ;) But if we did then maybe we would have included some of your choices.

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      chris hodges

      15 years ago

      Fair enough. However, although the Wilson FG17 are a classic and not a modern blade, they are still “kick ass” looking. Clean and sleek with a thin topline and beautiful toe design. Do yourself a favour and have a look at these beauties!

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      chris hodges

      15 years ago

      Nice list but what’s with all the cavity backs!! They aren’t BLADES!!! And what about Wlison, they along with Macgregor have made some of the best blades in history. This is a serious oversight! How about the fg17 or the 84-86 staff fluid feel. Or fg51. I can’t believe you have all these modern cavity backs (however good they are) and have ignored some of the classics. The J33 cbs you showed aren’t even the J33Bs, which are a nice looking blade.

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      We will have to change the list to be named

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      Ryan M

      15 years ago

      I like the s57’s sexy looking clubs…Yup just said sexy clubs…

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Ryan,

      We liked them here too…tested pretty well as well.

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      Scott

      15 years ago

      How about the Srixon I-302’s. Very nice forged set. Played them last season with Nippon shafts with excellent results.

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      Darren

      15 years ago

      What about the Srixon Pro 100’s?

      They are mint…

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Good stick you are right…but more of the same. Nothing that separates it from any other blade.

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      Ian

      15 years ago

      using Mp67s now but The MP33 are the joint right there!

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      Richard

      15 years ago

      Never owned a set, but the Cleveland TA-1’s had a terrific feel

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      Steve

      15 years ago

      Where’s the love for the new Titleist’s? How about the old 690MB, don’t they get a mention?

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Not a fan of the new Titleist. I like the 690MB…next time we will expand the list. There are tons of good ones.

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      Hermes

      15 years ago

      Dude, where’s Miura? None of the higher-end-blades-played-by-Tiger company’s products is on the list?

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      Hermes

      15 years ago

      Dude, where is Miura?! None of the higher-end-forged-blades-played-by-Tiger company’s products is on the list?

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Hermes #6 maybe you missed it.

      Maybe we will add more to the list on another post…I agree they make some of the best….we could have gone on forever.

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Mizuno makes so many good ones…we could have almost done an artcile titles “35 Kick Ass Mizuno Sticks”

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      John

      15 years ago

      I can’t believe you guys haven’t included Mizuno’s MP-37’s on this list? I play with them, and they are the best blades by far!

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      Ed

      15 years ago

      blade golf clubs tfc2

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Has anyone heard from Blade Golf in a while?

      Reply

      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Wheels,

      Which ones did you like the best?

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      Wheels

      15 years ago

      A little slow responding….sorry, work and all. I’m currently playing J33 Combo’s and love them. Can’t see changing anytime soon. I played the MP14’s, KZG ZO’s, and MacGregor Muirfields. Muirfields had the sweetest soft feel but not the most forgiving. 14’s and ZO’s are still some of the best performing blades in my opinion. Playing once a month doesn’t support Blades however, hence the Combo’s.

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Don’t sweat it Wheels…just glad you are playing the same sticks I am sportin right now. I love the J33’s…it will take hellova stick to get them out of my bag.

      Wheels

      15 years ago

      Nice choices.. I have owned and played 4 of those sets.

      Reply

      Jacob Fisk

      15 years ago

      Dude you guys have the best damn golf site on the web. Great articles, keep up the good work golfspys! Love it!

      Reply

      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      Thanks Jacob! We really appreciate all the great emails you guys are sending to us. Makes it all worth while.

      Thanks again.

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      matthew g2

      14 years ago

      great work guys, only wish i could find half of these sets on ebay!! makes a change to see only a couple of sets from the big boys which rule the market, mass produced, bring a set out every 2 weeks…..ps .love the japanese clubs!

      Roxanne

      12 years ago

      Hi, my grandfather left me his set of golf clubs and I would like to sell then to someone who knows and love the sport. If your interested or know someone who may be interested feel free to email me.

      Phil

      15 years ago

      The Gauges are nice. Here’s a set for the list – Yururi Raw Flatbacks <3 http://www.madeinjapangolf.com/details.asp?itemid=87

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      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      I have not had a chance to hit them yet…but will be soon. Have you played with them?

      Reply

      Anders Magnusson

      15 years ago

      Well I always been a sucker for ping S59 and now I finally boght a set.

      Reply

      mygolfspy

      15 years ago

      They are pretty nice as well. I played them for a little while but still cant beat a Mizuno’s feel.

      Reply

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