Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Forged Iron Review
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    The Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Forged Iron follows the trend of wider soles and bigger heads in the game-improvement niche, but in a way never seen before. If you take a closer look, you'll definitely notice that the sole is pretty wide and it runs well behind the face, while the cavity back design resembles a regular hybrid, with its crown missing in action. The top-line of the Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Forged Iron is relatively thick, resembling a big head putter in some areas, down to the finish. However, you'll definitely recognize an iron, there's no question about that, just the design is somewhat peculiar. Now, the idea behind the Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Forged Iron's wide sole is to make it resist digging. In the same time, the adjustability options/weighting properties of this hybrid are meant to drive the COG (center of gravity) low and back, for promoting an easy/high launch. The face is just 1.5 millimeters thick and it offers enough flex for acting in a spring like fashion upon ball impact, for increased distance, a feature that will please higher handicappers.

    There's also a strategically placed rubber insert in the face, for dampening vibrations and improving feel, which also allows for more weight to be placed toward the perimeter. The kicker is that all these interesting features are available in a forged package, which translates into a better and softer feel, the best of both worlds sort of speak, the real deal! If you're a higher handicap player, the Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Forged Iron is a match made in heaven, it has your name on it, it was made for you. And I am saying that because after playing a few rounds with this baby, I understood that Bridgestone created a new species of iron, which is specifically designed and engineered for offering plenty of forgiveness and big distance, in a multi piece design that utilizes the company's latest and greatest technologies and features, making for Bridgestone's most forgiving iron to date.