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My concern is them being hollow. I just don't get along with them well....
Do not sound or feel hollow. I have loved my forge tec irons. The SMS irons win feel sound and performance. They will go straight into the bag no questions asked.
 

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Can’t really remember too much about the feel to be honest as it was a while ago. I am excited to get them in as the less offset and different sole than the FT’s is intriguing. Really interested to see how they gap with the SMS wedges especially.
 

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My concern is them being hollow. I just don't get along with them well....
I would say from when I hit them.... you would not know they were hollow body.. they don’t really feel like or sound like it....
 

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My concern is them being hollow. I just don't get along with them well....
I’m a high handicapper. I got to take quite a few swings with the 7 iron at the quest cup event. The height and distance were astounding. But the biggest takeaway of the clubs were one word. Solid. I can’t hit a blade unless it’s off a tee. It feels like that.
 

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Today is the day!
 

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Is a 188 7i good? Trackman said it was, outdoors? 🤣
 

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My concern is them being hollow. I just don't get along with them well....
hit them and you won't realize they are hollow body. They don't feel or sound like most hollow body clubs do.
 

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So, hit these today. Was with a KBS Tour at +1, so a little long for me, but I choked down.

They’re what I’d call “thumpy”. They are all there, little head heavy for me which I like, and at impact they remind me of the PTx style hollow body which is a big compliment.

The sole is a little wider than I expected in hand, and the grind is definitely unique to anything I’ve seen personally, in a good way after hitting them. The lack of any offset is beautiful, and the top line is a little square, but it’s not too big. They’re absolutely spot on with the profile category they’re in and look better than anything else in that realm for me personally.

I think they might be too long for me, is that a thing? I ended up best with the heavy weight toe side to control that draw. High, easy, long.

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So, hit these today. Was with a KBS Tour at +1, so a little long for me, but I choked down.

They’re what I’d call “thumpy”. They are all there, little head heavy for me which I like, and at impact they remind me of the PTx style hollow body which is a big compliment.

The sole is a little wider than I expected in hand, and the grind is definitely unique to anything I’ve seen personally, in a good way after hitting them. The lack of any offset is beautiful, and the top line is a little square, but it’s not too big. They’re absolutely spot on with the profile category they’re in and look better than anything else in that realm for me personally.

I think they might be too long for me, is that a thing? I ended up best with the heavy weight toe side to control that draw. High, easy, long.

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It is absolutely a thing. when you're hitting a 190yd 7i I would start to worry about gapping at the bottom of the bag. It's why I chose Mp20MMC over the Hot Metal Pro when I bought irons in 2020
 

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It is absolutely a thing. when you're hitting a 190yd 7i I would start to worry about gapping at the bottom of the bag. It's why I chose Mp20MMC over the Hot Metal Pro when I bought irons in 2020
I still want a set. For science. 🤣
 

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It is absolutely a thing. when you're hitting a 190yd 7i I would start to worry about gapping at the bottom of the bag. It's why I chose Mp20MMC over the Hot Metal Pro when I bought irons in 2020
I still want a set. For science. 🤣
I will say at one point Koske told us he plays both the set gap wedge at 50* and an SMS wedge at 50* because the set wedge was longer than the specialty 50* wedge
 

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I will say at one point Koske told us he plays both the set gap wedge at 50* and an SMS wedge at 50* because the set wedge was longer than the specialty 50* wedge
I’m wondering if that’s what I’m going to end up doing here. I’d be okay dropping my 4H if the set 4I works out for me.
 

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That's kind of what I"m planning to do. Cut down to a single fairway wood instead of a 3 and 5. Might try to go to a 4w.
 

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I’ve spent some time thinking about this same thing. Will have to see how the set GW and the 50 SMS wedge gap. Will be some serious experimenting. Going to a 16.5 fairway could very well be an option.
 

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Thanks for all that, @Jman

At address, they aren’t that unlike the Z’s in my bag, in terms of offset and top line. Probably sounds crazy to you, but I haven’t hit any hollowbody irons, other than the ones that were around 8-10 years ago. Obviously, these are much different than some of the dogs back then :LOL:

The distance thing is interesting to me. I listened to Dan’s pod, and I know @Koske mentioned them being long, but it’s still difficult to wrap my head around that when I look at them.

Do you have any observations on launch conditions? Sounds like it’s pretty common for people to see increases in ball speed.
 

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Man, I am having a hard time practicing with my current set knowing these will be in the bag soon. I am really looking forward to these.
 

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Man, I am having a hard time practicing with my current set knowing these will be in the bag soon. I am really looking forward to these.
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