Bridgestone Irons By Year: The Complete List!

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Having emerged as a golf ball manufacturer in the 1930s, Bridgestone Golf introduced its first golf clubs toward the end of the century.

Over 20 years, the company launched several iconic sets of irons like the J40 CB and the Tour B X CB. Bridgestone cemented itself as a serious challenger in the golf equipment space, with a focus on sleek looks and premium feel.

In this article, you’ll find a complete list of Bridgestone irons by year.

Bridgestone Irons By Year

Here is a full list of every Spalding iron release:

ImageBridgestone Iron ModelRelease YearPrice
Bridgestone TOUR B JGR HF1 Irons

Bridgestone TOUR B JGR HF1 Irons

2018

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Bridgestone TOUR B JGR HF2 Irons

Bridgestone TOUR B JGR HF2 Irons

2018

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Bridgestone TOUR B X-HI Driving Irons

Bridgestone TOUR B X-HI Driving Irons

2017

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Bridgestone TOUR B X-Blade Irons

Bridgestone TOUR B X-Blade Irons

2017

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Bridgestone TOUR B X-CB Irons

Bridgestone TOUR B X-CB Irons

2017

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Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Forged Irons

Bridgestone JGR Hybrid Forged Irons

2016

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Bridgestone JGR CB Forged Irons

Bridgestone JGR CB Forged Irons

2016

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Bridgestone J15 Muscle Back Irons

Bridgestone J15 Muscle Back Irons

2015

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Bridgestone J15 Cavity Back Irons

Bridgestone J15 Cavity Back Irons

2015

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Bridgestone J15 Dual Pocket Forged Irons

Bridgestone J15 Dual Pocket Forged Irons

2015

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Bridgestone J15 Driving Forged Irons

Bridgestone J15 Driving Forged Irons

2015

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Bridgestone J15 Cast Irons

Bridgestone J15 Cast Irons

2015

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Bridgestone J40 Combo Irons

Bridgestone J40 Combo Irons

2011

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Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back Irons

Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back Irons

2011

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Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

2011

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Bridgestone J38 Cavity Back Irons

Bridgestone J38 Cavity Back Irons

2010

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Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons

2010

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Bridgestone J36 Combo Irons

Bridgestone J36 Combo Irons

2008

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Bridgestone J36 Pocket Cavity Irons

Bridgestone J36 Pocket Cavity Irons

2008

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Bridgestone J36 Cavity Irons

Bridgestone J36 Cavity Irons

2008

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Bridgestone J36 Blade Irons

Bridgestone J36 Blade Irons

2008

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Bridgestone GC Midsize Irons

Bridgestone GC Midsize Irons

2007

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Bridgestone GC Oversized Irons

Bridgestone GC Oversized Irons

2007

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Bridgestone J33 Forged Cavity Back Irons

Bridgestone J33 Forged Cavity Back Irons

2006

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Bridgestone J33 Airmuscle Utility Irons

Bridgestone J33 Airmuscle Utility Irons

2005

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Bridgestone J33 Forged Combo Irons

Bridgestone J33 Forged Combo Irons

2005

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Bridgestone J33 Forged Blade Irons

Bridgestone J33 Forged Blade Irons

2005

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Bridgestone Precept Tour Premium EC603 Irons

Bridgestone Precept Tour Premium EC603 Irons

2004

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Bridgestone Beam SD+ Irons

Bridgestone Beam SD+ Irons

2003

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Bridgestone Beam Irons

Bridgestone Beam Irons

2003

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Bridgestone Precept EV Irons

Bridgestone Precept EV Irons

2002

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Bridgestone Precept EX Irons

Bridgestone Precept EX Irons

1998

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Bridgestone Irons: 1990-1999

bridgestone precept ex irons
Bridgestone Precept EX irons, released in 1998.

Founded in 1931, Bridgestone began its journey as a Japanese manufacturer of tires. Not long after, the company entered the golf equipment space and began creating golf balls to tap into the lucrative growing market.

It wasn’t until close to the end of the century that Bridgestone decided to produce golf clubs, debuting the Precept EX irons in 1998.

The Precept EX irons focused on forgiveness and playability through perimeter weighting and a cavity back design. These early models established Bridgestone as a competitive force in the iron marketplace.

Bridgestone Irons: 2000-2009

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Bridgestone Beam irons, released in 2003.

As Bridgestone entered the new millennium, models like the 2002 Precept EV irons continued improving on cavity back designs for optimal distance and accuracy.

This was followed in 2003 by the Beam and Beam SD+ irons, which used multi-material construction to enhance feel and control.

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Bridgestone J33 Forged Blade irons, released in 2005.

In 2005, Bridgestone introduced several breakthrough models. This included the J33 Forged Blades, J33 Forged Cavity Backs, and J33 Forged Combo set.

With these clubs, Bridgestone blended a traditional forged feel with modern distance technologies, appealing to a wide range of golfers. The blades had a timeless aesthetic, similar to Titleist irons of this period.

The 2007 GC Midsize and GC Oversized irons focused on extreme perimeter weighting for maximum forgiveness, while 2008’s J36 series included four unique models ranging from buttery soft cavity backs to precision forged blade irons.

Bridgestone Irons: 2010-2019

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Bridgestone J38 Forged Cavity Back irons, released in 2010.

Heading into the following decade, Bridgestone continued to innovate.

In 2010, the company launched the J38 series. This lineup included two models: the J38 Cavity Back irons and the J38 Dual Pocket Cavity irons irons.

The latter incorporated a pair of cavities in the rear of the club head. This repositioned weight to the perimeters for added stability and forgiveness. At the same time, it provided extra mass behind the hitting area for better feel.

bridgestone j15 irons
Bridgestone J15 Cavity Back irons, released in 2015.

In 2015, Bridgestone introduced the J15 lineup. These irons once again featured four different models to cater to golfers of various skill levels. For many, the J15 Cavity Back irons are one of the company’s all-time best releases.

As the decade progressed, Bridgestone released the JGR line. Debuting in 2015, these forged muscle backs, cavity backs, and driving irons combined sleek aesthetics with unmatched feel and workability.

Bridgestone pushed boundaries even further with 2017’s releases. The popular Tour B X-Blade, X-CB, and X-HI driving irons utilized cutting-edge manufacturing techniques to optimize distance and launch, along with the classic feel.

bridgestone tour b jgr hf2 irons
Bridgestone TOUR B JGR HF2 irons, released in 2018.

Finally, 2018 saw Bridgestone debut its acclaimed Tour B JGR HF series. Designed for the everyday golfer, the clubs feature super wide soles to eliminate the chance of hitting the ball fat. Also, the low CG makes them very easy to launch.

Today, Bridgestone has now reverted its focus to the production of golf balls, which are used by none other than brand ambassador Tiger Woods.

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Hailing from the South West of England, Jake has been playing golf for over a decade. He founded Pitchmarks with the aim of helping everyday golfers like himself learn more about the game, through instructional content and honest gear reviews. He has a degree in Architecture and a passion for golf course design, along with a lofty goal to play the world's top 100 courses.