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 shot-shaping and it felt strong, achieving good distance. Flight was perhaps a little bit low for the golfer it’s aimed at. Shaft was one of the shortest on test which boosted control but the head still felt heavy.” Adam Holdgate: “Quite a hard feel but the flight was pretty stable even when I didn’t catch it. The look is good but I think I’d prefer the bottom groove to be more prominent. Lacked the distance of others.”
Pros: Decent feel with a long, penetrating flight.
Cons: Lacked forgiveness at times.
The numbers: Looks: 8 Feel: 7.5 Forgiveness: 8 Workability: 8 Distance Consistency: 9 Dispersion: 8.5
TG Rating: 8/10
Details: 7-iron loft: 31° Left-handed: Steel only Set: 3-4H, 5-SW Contact: www.progengolf.co.uk