Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity forged irons

Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back iron

Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back iron

The Dual Pocket Cavity moves discretionary weight to the perimeter for added forgiveness, while positioning more mass directly behind the hitting area.

Bridgestone offers sets of eight irons (commonly 3-PW) but also sells irons in sets of six. This provides more flexibility for consumers, who might want to substitute hybrids for long irons.

MSRP is $699.99 (six irons, steel shafts); stock shaft is Project X Flighted Rifle.

Forged irons have made a dramatic comeback. Only a few years ago, most irons were made of investment-cast stainless steel. Now we see forged irons, made of soft carbon steel, in the club lineup of every major club manufacturer.

In general, these irons appeal to low-handicap players, although some companies are making a pitch to golfers of average ability who probably are planning on improvement.

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