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 impact, likely down to the channel, took some getting used to but it felt like it came off pretty hot. Forgiveness let it down.” Joel Tadman: “Struggled to achieve one shape and dirt got in the slot. Having to clean with the brush that comes with it helps but is annoying.” Gee Gioia: “Like the darker finish. Got a lighter feel and clicky sound.” Adam Holdgate: “Not a bad shape and came off fast from the sweetspot.”
Pros: Good distance from the sweetspot. Easy to align.
Cons: Slot gathers dirt too easily.
The numbers: Looks: 7.5 Feel: 8 Forgiveness: 7 Workability: 7.5 Distance Consistency: 9 Dispersion: 9
TG Rating: 8/10
Details: 7-iron loft: 31° Left-handed: No Set: 4-PW Contact: www.lynxgolf.co.uk