What we say...
Lynx have a rich heritage in irons, with both Ernie Els and Fred Couples using them at the peak of their careers in the ‘90s. Today, the brand is British owned, and all of the equipment is designed in the UK. Lynx reckon their latest creations can compete against the very best on the market.
How it sits at address is the first thing we look at when choosing new irons – it’s what we then see for every shot hit with them. To my eye, the Cat’s heads are really simple and non-offensive. There’s a traditional polished finish and a rounder sole which is more forgiving than a really straight/flat leading edge, and is particularly effective on contoured ground.
Slot technology on irons is rife nowadays, and Lynx have included ‘Twin Slot Technology’, a ‘Maraging Cup Face’ and a ‘Variable Face Thickness’ to maximise face flex, ball speeds and carry distance. Hitting them on a launch monitor against my own Titleist irons showed how the tech’s doing its job as they kept up with my much more expensive set.
Other top brands use unbranded grips on their sticks, so it’s difficult to criticize the Black Cats unbranded ‘Dual Compound’ grips. The Cat’s steel shafts are not True Temper’s very best, but they are produced by a reputable manufacturer and offer decent performance and quality even if it’s not my favored model.
For less than £400 they roll a ton of tech into a decent-looking iron head that can perform against very stiff competition. If £400 is your top budget for a new set of irons you’ll find there aren’t loads of options on the market, so these are well worth investigating further.
RRP: £389 (s) £429 (g)
Availability: 4-SW (stock set 5-SW)
Stock shafts: True Temper (s) Lynx (g)