Tuesday, October 6, 2009
2009 Irons Buyer's Guide
Key Feature: As the name implies, this set makes the transition from iron to hybrid look easy, thanks to three distinct club shapes in the set: wide-sole irons, hybrid irons and utility metals.
What We Like: The Transition-S is a good set that performs very well, but it’s the Aldila VS Proto-HL shafts that make these clubs really cook.
Who It’s For: Slow to moderate swingers looking for added forgiveness and distance throughout the set.
Specs: 3-SW with Aldila’s VS Proto-HL (High Launch) graphite shafts. cobragolf.com | $699
| Nike Victory Red
Key Feature: Golfers can choose between a full-cavity, split-cavity or a blade designed with heavy input from Tiger Woods himself.
What We Like: All three models look fabulous, but we dig the forged split-cavity the most. The milled grooves and versatile sole design make these both playable and forgiving.
Who It’s For: Better players will like the forged, split-cavity and blade models. For the rest of us, the full-cavity is right.
Specs: 3-LW Full Cavity, 2-PW Split Cavity and TW Blade. nikegolf.com | $900
| Miura MC-102
Key Feature: The first Miura iron with a dash of game-improvement. The progressive offset and enhanced sweet spot make this set of forged irons look great, feel great and perform even better. Miura’s craftsmanship is tough to beat, folks.
What We Like: Forged forgiveness from one of the best clubmakers in the world. What’s not to like?
Who It’s For: Better players who want premium performance from a cavity-back design.
Specs: Custom order. miuragolf.com | Price Varies
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