Irons Test 2014: Yonex Ezone XP
Cost: £569 steel £699 graphite
Tech: A double undercut cavity works with the Dual Tungsten Power System and 4g heavier head to create a larger sweetspot.
What we said… James Ridyard: “Standard shape but very long from heel to toe. Centre strikes felt noticeably good but there’s too big a distinction between this and off-centre hits.” Joel Tadman: “Looks low lofted, thickish top line and plenty of offset to help slicers. Grooves stopping short of the top edge makes top line look even thicker. Really flies when you catch it.” Gee Gioia: “Got a low flight, would struggle to stop the ball into the green with the long irons.” Adam Holdgate: “Felt like the sweetspot was pretty large, struggled to hit a really bad shot.”
Pros: Distance in a faultless size and design.
Cons: Mid-handicappers may want a higher flight.
The numbers: Looks: 8 Feel: 8.5 Forgiveness: 8 Workability: 8 Distance Consistency: 9 Dispersion: 9
TG Rating: 8.5/10
Details: 7-iron loft: 30° Left-handed: Yes Set: 5-SW Contact: www.yonex.co.uk