Irons Buyer's Guide 2006

If you've been delaying your purchase of new irons, we have but five words: "What are you waiting for?"

Tommy Armour  Morph
(800) 723-4653 | $399

Tommy Armour Morph A true progressive set that “morphs” from game-improvement long irons to blade short irons.
Features: Long irons (2-, 3-, 4-, 5-iron) feature two-piece cavity design and low CG placement, as well as high-launch Rifle Flighted shafts. Mid-irons (6-, 7-, 8-iron) feature a cavity-balanced head and mid-launch Rifle Flighted shafts, while short-irons feature a true blade design and tour-launch Rifle Flighted shafts.
Advantages: Easy to produce optimum trajectory throughout the set—high long irons, medium-flight mid-irons, boring short irons.
Benefits: Golfers don’t need to adapt their swing in order to create the desired trajectory.
What We Like: The varied Rifle Flighted shafts.
Lineup: Silver Scot Blades, Silver Scot Cavity Backs, Morph Irons
Clubhead: Stainless steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Cast progressive
Size: Midsize
Clubs: 2-PW, SW (available LH)
Shaft(s): Royal Precision Rifle Flighted steel (X, S, R) 
Tour Edge Bazooka JMAX QL
(800) 515-3343 | $450

Tour Edge bazooka JMax QL Low-CG, game-improvement irons that can be seam-lessly blended with matching hybrids.
Features: Super-wide sole and low CG placement, oversized clubhead with deep-channeled undercut cavity, super-thin clubface and extreme perimeter weighting and the ability to mix and match with companion hybrids.
 Advantages: Extreme game-improvement design provides the utmost in forgiveness, distance and a high-trajectory ballflight.
Benefits: Long distance and forgiveness for any level of player.
What We Like: Iron-hybrid mixed set, which could become standard for recreational golfers.
Lineup: V Blade, Exotics, Bazooka JMAX QL, Bazooka JMAX Combo, Bazooka Iron-Wood
Clubhead: Stainless steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Cast cavity-back, hybrid
Size: Oversize
Clubs: 2-PW, GW, SW, LW (available LH) 
Shaft(s): Precision MTR Ultra Light steel (X, S, R, A, L); JMAX graphite (X, S, R, A, L)

Wilson Staff Ci6
(800) 469-4576 | $499 ($599 graphite)

Wilson Staff CI6 An iron for the mid-handicapper that combines the control-related characteristics of a players’ club with some of the added forgiveness of game-improvement models.
Features: Thin toplines, minimal offset and small undercut cavity blend with an elastomeric dampening layer to provide a shock-absorbing midsized iron.
Advantages: Offers the control that better players desire with added forgiveness and feel.
Benefits: Golfers who don’t feel comfortable with a blade, yet aren’t ready to dive wholeheartedly into the game-improvement category.
What We Like: Enhanced vibration dampening always means increased feel.
Lineup: Fi5, Pi5, Ci6, Di5
Clubhead: Stainless steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Cast cavity-back
Size: Midsized
Clubs: 1-PW, GW, SW, LW (available LH) Shaft(s): Wilson Staff Taper Tech steel by True Temper (S, R); Wilson Staff NanoTech graphite by UST (S, R, L)

Yonex Cyberstar Forged CB
(800) 44-YONEX | $1,000

Yonex Cyberstar Forged CB A cavity-back blade that provides the look and feel associated with a forging.
Features: Unique Face Layer Thickness Design provides a wider sole and a thinner face in the long irons and a thinner sole and a thicker face in short irons, a design novel to carbon-steel construction.
Advantages: Inverse relationship between sole width and face thickness throughout the set makes these traditional-looking and -feeling irons more stable through impact than one might expect.
Benefits: While still best for low-handicappers, the Cyberstar Forged CBs are definitely easier to hit than your father’s forged blades.
What We Like: Exquisite look and feel.
Lineup: Cyberstar Forged CB, Cyberstar VX, Cyberstar C280
Clubhead: Carbon steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Forged cavity-blade
Size: Standard
Clubs: 3-PW
Shaft(s): True Temper Dynamic Gold steel (S, R)


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