2009 Irons Buyer's Guide

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Titleist Z Blend
Key Feature: The Z Back design locates the CG away from the heel toward the middle of the face. The long irons have both shorter hosels and are cavity-backs for added forgiveness.
What We Like: We love anything forged, and these irons exemplify why. They look, feel and perform awesomely.
Who It’s For: Seems there are more options than ever for better players who want forgiveness and workability. Add these beauties to the list.
Specs: Available in 2-PW with TT Dynamic Gold shafts; custom order.
titleist.com | $900­

Tour Edge EXOTICS XCG
Key Feature: The dual-density 3DS vibration-dampening system provides two levels of feel: firmness in the long irons and a softer feel in shorter irons. Progressive offset and a versatile heel grind is a huge plus, as well.
What We Like: Beautiful looks and the responsiveness in the long irons was surprising. They felt as good as a blade.
Who It’s For: Better players who want added feel from a traditionally shaped, forgiving cavity-back design.
Specs: Available in 2-SW in steel shafts; custom options are available.
exoticsgolf.com | $429
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Tour Edge QLS
Key Feature: A lightweight insert in the topline removes weight, and the Super-Wide sole design positions the CG way back and low in the clubhead. The end result is some serious forgiveness and high trajectory.
What We Like: Considering how effortless it is to get the ball airborne, they’re almost like cheating in our opinion. The price is nice, too.
Who It’s For: Guilty golfers who need some real forgiveness from the fairway.
Specs: Available in 2-LW in both steel and graphite shaft options.
touredge.com | $500

Wilson Di9
Key Feature: A full-length urethane insert provides a pure feel, and an undercut cavity and wide sole make these irons extremely easy to hit thanks to a high MOI. The CG is pushed out toward the toe, where most amateurs miss.
What We Like: With fantastic aesthetics, these irons make game-improvement look sexy. They’re also incredibly long.
Who It’s For: Anyone who wants more distance, more accuracy and more feel from a really easy-to-hit set of irons.
Specs: 3-SW; two shaft options.
wilsonstaff.com | $550



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