TaylorMade’s new PSi irons are said to “take a new approach to the better player iron.”
How does it do that? TaylorMade says players have long been subjected to choosing an iron with either premium sound and feel or distance.
With PSi, they say they have found the perfect blend of form and function with the company’s new Dynamic Feel System (DFS).
Comprised of a compression damper and a multi-material cavity badge, this system works to reduce vibration across the face without sacrificing ball speed. Combined with redesigned head geometries, tungsten weighting in the long irons (3-5), and forged short irons (8-SW), the result is a truly dynamic approach to feel management in an iron that delivers on its promise for superior sound and feel throughout the set.
The PSi also has a new Speed Pocket design – it’s now a cut-thru slot that feeds directly into the cavity undercut.
The Speed Pocket with the cut-thru slot yields more effective slot performance resulting in faster ball speeds for shots struck lower on the face.
Like this year’s RSi irons, PSi also uses Face Slot located on the heel and toe of the clubface to protect ball speed and generate more consistent distance on shots struck off-centre.
Finally, an ultra-thin face (less than 2mm) aids distance. The 360° undercut expands the unsupported face area and lowers the centre of gravity (CG) to generate the optimal combination of speed, spin and launch angle, giving better players the trajectory they want and the distance they need.
The PSi irons also use a progressive spec package, so each iron blends blade length, top-line thickness and offset increase progressively from the wedges down through the long irons, delivering golfers a confidence-inspiring, aesthetically appealing look at address.
“In creating the PSi, we wanted to make sure we understood the true needs of the better player before deciding how best to approach its design,” said Tomo Bystedt, Director of Iron Product Creation.
“The total performance package had to meet or exceed the player’s expectation on look and feel while giving them performance they had never seen before. The consistency, workability and distance are something we think will be a revelation to all better players.”
PSi Tour irons
The PSi Tour iron has been designed for the best players in the world. Featuring forged 1025 carbon steel and precision milled face slots and Speed Pocket, PSi Tour features a more compact head size and tour-inspired shaping and workability for the best of ball strikers. Additionally, PSi Tour has a thinner topline, less offset and narrower sole than the PSi and its progressive CG position allows for higher trajectory in the long irons while retaining optimum workability.
Prices and availability
Available at retail on 6th November 2015, PSi will be available from 3-SW, golfers will have a choice of KBS Tour C-Taper 105 steel shafts (£799) or MRC Kuro Kage Iron graphite shafts (£899) in addition to numerous additional custom shaft options.
PSi Tour will be available at retail on December 20, and will be offered in 3-PW with Dynamic Gold’s S300 shafts (£899) in addition to a variety of custom shaft options.