Irons Test 2014

  • Callaway Apex Pro

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON Back to the start >> Irons Test 2014: Callaway Apex Pro - GOLD AWARD Cost: £799 steel Tech: 1020 carbon steel forging gives the Apex Pro the soft, responsive feel that the best players in the world demand. The tungsten inserts in the soles of the long irons make these incredibly easy to hit and deliver...

  • Nike VR Pro Combo Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Nike VR Pro Combo Forged Cost: £849 steel Tech: A polymer-filled pocket cavity in the 3-6-irons produces a high, strong trajectory, and a split cavity in the 7-PW offers stability and precision with uncompromising feel. What we said... JR: “Mid-size head but with a thin top line. Very nice shape:...

  • Ping i25

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Ping i25 - BRONZE AWARD Cost: £90 steel £110 graphite, per club Tech: Engineered for a variety of skill levels with technology that provides versatility and forgiveness. The progressive set design generates highly forgiving long irons and controlled short irons, which will bring confidence to your shot-making. What we said... JR: “I...

  • Mizuno MP-54

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Mizuno MP-54 - SILVER AWARD Cost: £100 steel Tech: he MP-54 is a solid, powerful Grain Flow Forged iron crafted to awaken the shotmaker in players needing just a little forgiveness. A deep milled pocket cavity delivers stability from off-centre hits, while a heavily bevelled sole ensures cleaner turf...

  • TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC Cost: £849 steel Tech: Combines a player’s shape with a shallow “muscle cavity” to boost MOI. The 3-7-irons boast a Speed Pocket to make ball speeds consistent across the entire face. What we said... JR: “Medium head size. The straight leading edge and mid topline makes...

  • Yonex Ezone Forged MB

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Yonex Ezone Forged MB Cost: £1,295 steel Tech: Hand forged in Japan, these blades are designed for the advanced player looking for consistent spin performance and distance control. What we said... JR: “Slim head, little offset and square leading edge are all great but shape of the toe is odd, particularly...

  • Adams XTD Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Adams XTD Forged Cost: £699 steel Tech: A multi-piece forging with the category’s first-ever Cut-Thru Slot. A floating face and hollow design adds forgiveness. What we said... JR: “It feels very light, which didn’t help me swing it faster. The heads are compact, especially in the short irons and the long...

  • Wilson FG Tour M3

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Wilson FG Tour M3 Cost: £599 steel £699 graphite Tech: The M3 iron has the look, feel and workability of a forged players’ iron, while delivering high levels of forgiveness. What we said... JR: “I like the darker finish. Small head but the hitting area is large because the toe and...

  • Orka RS5 S25C Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Orka RS5 S25C Forged Cost: £120 steel, per club Tech: Forged from the finest Japanese s25c steel the RS5 cavity back provides the ultimate feel, quality and confidence. What we said... JR: “Similar ball speed and spin to other models in the category but lacked distance due to the high loft.

  • John Letters Master Model

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: John Letters Master Model Cost: £599 steel Tech: Available in black or satin finish, these irons are the finest Letters have created; 8620 stainless steel ensures ultimate feel. What we said... JR: “Looks a little too big to be a better-player club; significant offset, clean, slick design on the back. A...

  • Cobra BiO CELL+

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cobra BiO CELL+ Cost: £649 steel Tech: The long and mid-irons feature heavy tungsten in the heel and toe for a higher MOI and faster ball speeds. The short irons feature tungsten centred behind the ball to enhance control and feel. What we said... JR: “The head is very long from...

  • Callaway Apex

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Callaway Apex  - GOLD AWARD Cost: £799 steel £999 graphite Tech: The Apex irons give X2 Hot distance, engineered into a forged clubhead. An ultra-thin face insert set into a forged carbon steel head increases feel and distance, and tungsten sole inserts in the longer irons maximise playability and performance. What...

  • TaylorMade SpeedBlade

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON Better Player Irons >> Irons Test 2014: TaylorMade SpeedBlade - GOLD AWARD Cost: £599 steel £699 graphite Tech: Visually striking and incorporating Speed Pocket, a handle-bar shaped slot in the sole of the 3 to 7-irons that enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, higher launch...

  • Cleveland 588 Tour-Trajectory

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << Back to the start VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cleveland 588 Tour-Trajectory Cost: £449 steel £499 graphite Tech: Tour-calibre flight and feel. Constant blade height and progressive blade length promote more forgiveness in long irons and controlled trajectory in short irons. What we said... James Ridyard: “A little hard work. Looked like an upright lie angle, which meant I...

  • Benross RIP SPEED 2

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Benross RIP SPEED 2 Cost: £399.99 steel £429.99 graphite Tech: The compact profile, smaller offset and narrow sole and top-edge all suit the eye of the accomplished golfer. True Temper Dynamic Gold and Golf Pride Multi-Compound Grips as standard. What we said... James Ridyard: “Little chunky for a better player, especially...

  • Mizuno JPX EZ Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Mizuno JPX EZ Forged Cost: £80 steel £120 graphite, per club Tech: Delivers the distance of the JPX EZ series with the soft, solid feel of Mizuno’s exclusive Grain Flow Forging process. What we said... James Ridyard: “I like the darker finish. It  feels soft for a GI iron which helped...

  • Cobra BiO CELL

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cobra BiO CELL - BRONZE AWARD Cost: £549 steel £649 graphite Tech: Featuring four pockets or ‘cells’ in the back cavity. The long irons use tungsten weights in the heel and toe pockets to raise MOI and performance on mishits. The 8-iron to PW has the tungsten in the two...

  • Nike VRS Covert Tour Forged

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Nike VRS Covert Tour Forged - SILVER AWARD Cost: £549 steel £649 graphite Tech: Features a deep, undercut cavity for longer, higher and straighter shots while the S20c carbon steel body generates superior feel. The NexCOR face, made from SAE 8655 steel, delivers faster ball speeds on a variety of...

  • Orka GS5 SC Tour

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Orka GS5 SC Tour Cost: £85 steel, per club Tech: Cast in 1025 steel, predominantly used in forged irons, offers a premium iron which is precision milled. What we said... James Ridyard: “Boasts arguably the most curved leading edge on test making it tough to align. Trajectory was fine, it was...

  • Wilson C100

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Wilson C100 Cost: £449 steel £549 graphite Tech: Powerful and easy to hit thanks to innovative exoskeleton technology. Black PVD finish reduces glare. What we said... James Ridyard: “Loads of offset which help slicers but reduces workability. The head shape is pretty standard, the flight wasn’t as high as expected given the...

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