Tuesday, October 6, 2009
2009 Irons Buyer's Guide
|Cleveland CG7/CG7 Tour
Key Feature: The main feature is the Dynamic MCT, which positions the CG in the middle of every iron. Other awesome stuff includes microcavities and 360-degree Gelback insert.
What We Like: The coolest-looking irons we’ve seen from Cleveland... ever. We were actually afraid to get them dirty.
Who It’s For: If you play golf, there’s a set for you. Better players will ogle over the classic lines and shape of the CG7 Tour models.
Specs: Comes in 3-PW, in either steel or graphite shafts. clevelandgolf.com | $529-699
|Cleveland HiBORE XLi
Key Feature: A set of hybrid irons than change shape, meaning the short “hybrids” look more like irons. Each has a ridiculously high MOI for supreme forgiveness and distance.
What We Like: We have yet to find a set of irons that make getting the ball airborne any easier. The ball gets up in a hurry and makes each shot long and straight.
Who It’s For: Anyone who wants to get the ball airborne faster and higher.
Specs: Available in 3-SW with either steel or graphite shafts. clevelandgolf.com | $529-629
Key Feature: A three-piece polymer topline and urethane sole provide a low CG and high MOI for extreme forgiveness. The wide sole makes any lie look a lot easier and more playable.
What We Like: The polymer topline makes perfect sense to us. Getting rid of the metal up there greatly lowers the CG, making each iron easier to hit.
Who It’s For: Players who want a high-tech iron than looks slick and is a breeze to hit solid.
Specs: 3-LW with either Nippon steel or Cobra/Graphite Design YS shafts. cobragolf.com | $960
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