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 off hot on a relatively flat trajectory. Project X shaft adds value.” Joel Tadman: “Pretty simple look, strong trajectory. Strongest lofts on test were sure to achieve good distance.” Gee Gioia: “Felt hard and tinny, not quite as powerful as others on test. Not overly forgiving but there’s not much to dislike about the design.” Adam Holdgate: “Scores high on feel but low on forgiveness. Lost distance and accuracy on poor strikes but I like the no-frills look.”
Pros: Classic shape, strong trajectory and long too.
Cons: Lacks the forgiveness game improvers need.
The numbers: Looks: 8.5 Feel: 7.5 Forgiveness: 7.5 Workability: 7 Distance Consistency: 9 Dispersion: 9
TG Rating: 8/10
Details: 7-iron loft: 29° Left-handed: Yes Set: 3-4H, 5-SW Contact: www.johnletters.com