What we say...
It’s a one-two for TaylorMade in the Game Improver category, with the stunning R11 irons taking a deserved TG Gold Award.
Often a club will perform highly in one, two or three categories and be let down by their performance in a couple of others – but the R11 ticks the boxes across the board.
In terms of looks, it is absolutely stunning – clean and neat behind the ball, but if you think this may affect forgiveness, you couldn’t be more wrong. The famous Inverted Cone Technology still remains, and this helps to promote faster ball speeds on mishits.
Paul Bryant (handicap 17) said he could play with these irons all day long and the performance actually gave him goose bumps – they were that impressive. Neal adored the more traditional bladed style on offer, and felt the distance was sensational. Even our highest handicapper, Rik, found very little to dislike about the irons, and duly awarded it full marks in all of the subjective catergories.
We would say this, however – when you put the club down at address, it is considerably smaller and “less friendly” than others on Test – but as soon you hit the ball, you realise it’s loaded full of forgiveness and playability. These are yet another brilliant performer from TaylorMade.
“These were simply fantastic when it came to the aesthetics, especially given that it’s been designed to help the game improver. If you’re a traditionalist, you will like the way TaylorMade have retained the classic shape – but just made it bigger. The progressive topline through the set is an excellent idea for helping to build
confidence too. This can perform well for lots of golfers, especially when you throw
in a good custom-fit.”
Ratings (out of 5)
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The TaylorMade R11 irons are engineered for the player who favours a traditional blade but appreciates the near effortless ease required to launch the ball high, straight and long.
Combining the distance and forgiveness found in the legendary Burner 2.0 along with the feel and precision of the Tour Preferred line, the R11 irons are engineered for the player who favours a traditional blade but appreciates the near effortless ease required to launch the ball high, straight and long.
The R11 irons are truly a master work of beauty, technology and performance, with an extraordinarily beautiful appearance, a gorgeous blend of smooth, classic lines and high-tech flourishes.
The striking red Precision Weighting Port (PWT) technology allows TaylorMade engineers to guarantee precise swing weight and ensure centre-face Centre of Gravity (CG) location in every iron to promote optimised ball flight in the long, middle and short-irons.
Progressive CG location positions the CG low in the longer irons to make them easier to launch, and higher in the shorter irons. Wider soles in the longer irons pull the CG lower for easier, higher launch while also increasing MOI to make them more stable and forgiving.
The ultra thin face construction of the R11 irons promotes faster ball speed and distance in long and short irons. Additional forgiveness comes from Inverted Cone Technology, which promotes faster ball speed on off-centre hits.
The sole of the R11 irons are slightly thinner and the leading edge is a little sharper, helping it to enter and exit the turf quickly and smoothly.
The R11 irons incorporate an advanced, USGA and R&A conforming groove design to promote more increased spin and control from the rough.
The R11 iron is unquestionably the most beautiful cavity back iron ever introduced by TaylorMade. The appearance at address is simple and traditional, with the top line melting seamlessly into the hosel.
TaylorMade's R&D department have perfected an advanced sound and vibration system within the R11 irons to deliver the feel better players demand.
Fitted with top quality KBS 90 steel shafts as standard. Full Set 4-PW.
Contact: 08000 728624
Taylormade Irons User Reviews
I had myself measured and fitted for these clubs.stiff Steel shafts were recommended. I have been using them for a year so far and agree they are excellent. I hit the ball high and long. The longer irons are very forgiving and the ball seems soft even when using a harder ball. I had burners before and am glad I changed. I would recommend these to any golfer who wants a great looking iron, an iron that will help them improve
I used these and I have to say they are phenomenal, i have been playing for 6 months and these irons felt like nothing I have ever hit before, I struck it well everytime and it felt effortless. When using these I felt longer and more accurate and I just love the looks, considering these came out a couple of years ago I'd say they are still amongst the best irons for performance. I am thinking of buying some, I am also left handed so these are perfect for me, you can't fault taylormade on these!