Irons Test 2014

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aston Martin Maraging Face

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Aston Martin Maraging Face Cost: £799.99 steel £999.99 graphite Tech: Maraging steel is durable yet thinner than cast stainless steel or forged steel, that creates a high repulsion face with very high ball speeds. Project X shafts as standard. What we said... James Ridyard: “I like the black chrome finish and...

  • Benross HOT SPEED 2

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Benross HOT SPEED 2 Cost: £329.99 steel £379.99 graphite Tech: Benross’ Ultimate Players Game Improvement iron with Tour lofts and a black pearl finish. What we said... James Ridyard: “A lot of offset, really nice contrast between face and rest of head. Two white scorelines make it easy to align, hot...

  • Lynx Boom Boom

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Lynx Boom Boom Cost: £549 steel £599 graphite Tech: A muscle-back cutout distributes weight around the clubhead for forgiveness, while a second, narrower deep ‘power channel’ behind the face boosts distance. What we said... James Ridyard: “Lynx have taken a traditional blade shape and made it bigger. The whistly noise through...

  • Progen Chromo

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Progen Chromo Cost: £349 steel £399 graphite Tech: High performance 17-4 steel irons and hyper steel hybrids boast Hi-tack grips and stepless steel shafts to aid performance. What we said... James Ridyard: “Feels shorter in the shaft but the trajectory was strong and distance was decent.” Joel Tadman: “Thick top edge...

  • John Letters TR47

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: John Letters TR47 Cost: £499 steel £549 graphite Tech: This set combines hybrids, cavity-back irons and a bladed SW. A thin face adds power; a rubber cell behind it enhances feel. What we said... James Ridyard: “A lot of offset and a rounded leading edge. Sat nicely behind the ball, came...

  • MD Golf STR10

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: MD Golf STR10 Cost: £299.99 steel £399.99 graphite Tech: Made from the finest 403 Stainless Steel, the club features an undercut cavity and thick sole. Comes in black PVD finish. What we said... James Ridyard: “Nice-looking head for the size, nothing off-putting but no wow factor either. Has one of the...

  • Cleveland 588 MT

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << Back to the start VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cleveland 588 MT Cost: £449 steel £499 graphite Tech: Unparalleled combination of forgiveness and feel and fully inter-changeable with 588 TT and Altitude irons. What we said... James Ridyard: “You can see the back of long irons, which is off-putting. The heads are some of the biggest in the category,...

  • Callaway X2 HOT

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON Game Improver Irons >> Irons Test 2014: Callaway X2 HOT - GOLD AWARD Cost: £549 steel £699 graphite Tech: The X2 Hot irons have more ball speed and forgiveness making them Callaway’s longest irons ever. The exceptional sound and feel at high ball speeds come from the stabilising arch that reinforces the face. A deep central undercut...

  • Mizuno JPX EZ

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Mizuno JPX EZ - SILVER AWARD Cost: £499 steel £679 graphite Tech: Combining Mizuno’s HOT METAL face design and ultra-pocket cavity the JPX EZ irons fly higher and longer with a predictable tight dispersion. The Harmonic Impact Technology (H.I.T) engineered cavity frame means the JPX EZ still feels like every...

  • Ping Karsten

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Ping Karsten - BRONZE AWARD Cost: £86 steel £102 graphite Tech: Karsten irons are the most forgiving irons Ping has ever made. They feature a larger head size, perimeter weighting, stronger lofts and progressive offset and sole widths. Irons are part of a hybrid set with long iron replacements. What we...

  • Nike VRS Covert 2.0

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Cost: £449.99 steel Tech: A deeper undercut cavity-back design that generates higher, straighter shots. A thinner NexCOR face and no-weld sole delivers faster ball speeds across the face. What we said... James Ridyard: “Overall shape is solid. Long, straight, flat leading edge helps alignment. Small amount of...

  • Yonex VXF

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Yonex VXF Cost: £349 steel £489 graphite Tech: VXF Irons feature a new 10% larger head design. Double undercut cavity construction increases the sweetspot for maximum power and forgiveness. What we said... James Ridyard: “It feels light, mainly in the head. It’s nice to look at with a deep face, creating...

  • Wilson D-100

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Wilson D-100 Cost: £349 steel £429 graphite Tech: Distance and forgiveness comes via a thin clubface that helps deliver faster ball speeds for 10 more yards. What we said... James Ridyard: “It’s got a nice shape to it and a decent DG shaft. I got a very high flight but the...

  • TaylorMade RocketBladez Max

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: TaylorMade RocketBladez Max Cost: £1,299 graphite Tech: The Speed Pocket works with an ultra-thin face design and improved Inverted Cone shape to promote consistently high ball speeds and distance. What we said... James Ridyard: “These should suit very low swing speeds due to the light 55g graphite shaft. I actually found...

  • Progen Haema

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Progen Haema Cost: £249 steel £299 graphite Tech: Heel-and-toe weighted iron featuring central polymer insert ensures accuracy and feel; heavy hybrid sole plate ensures low CG for high launch angle and distance. What we said... James Ridyard: “Long from heel-to-toe with a nice square leading edge. Limited offset is good for...

  • Orka GS5 CTi

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Orka GS5 CTi Cost: £59.50 steel, per club Tech: CTi (Combined Technology Iron) has a low CG and a precision-cast CG slot allowing for a stronger trajectory. What we said... James Ridyard: “Both a large head and clubface but the top edge isn’t that thick, which is nice. It’s not the...

  • Cleveland 588 Altitude

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cleveland 588 Altitude Cost: £449 steel £499 graphite Tech: With this hybrid iron set, Altitude irons feature a bendable hosel to adjust lie angle, and can be easily interchanged with 588 MT and TT models at no extra cost. What we said... James Ridyard: “The face has loads of bulk behind...

  • Cobra Baffler XL

    Friday, 25 April 2014

     << VIEW PREVIOUS IRON VIEW NEXT IRON >> Irons Test 2014: Cobra Baffler XL Cost: £399 steel £479 graphite Tech: The new Baffler XL irons feature an oversized face with moderate offset design that yields a forgiving, draw-biased flight. What we said... James Ridyard: “Very long from heel to toe and also very rounded. It felt unwieldy at times, perhaps down to the lie...

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