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
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
Design: Cast progressive
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
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
Design: Cast cavity-back, hybrid
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
| Yonex Cyberstar Forged CB|
(800) 44-YONEX | $1,000
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
Design: Forged cavity-blade
Shaft(s): True Temper Dynamic Gold steel (S, R)