The TaylorMade R11 irons follow in a long line of irons that are very easy to hit. The first thing you notice is the over-size heads, which site beautifully behind the ball without looking too chunky. The top line is a nice width and the progressive offset, that increases as you go up the set, is not too pronounced so even better players will appreciate the lines of the TaylorMade R11 irons.
Like previous models the heads feel light and are effortless to swing. The ball went on a nice medium high trajectory and the feel right across the face was lovely. With the centre of gravity rising through the set, even the long-irons are a joy to hit and better players may choose to stick with these rather than go for a hybrid as they are just as easy to hit and more accurate.
Given that there is decent sized cavity in the back of the heads, you hardly notice it visually and the sound at impact of the TaylorMade R11 irons is very good, whilst not being as completely solid as say a blade iron. They are very forgiving on mis-hits, although this forgiveness makes shaping the ball a little harder if you are trying for small fades or draws. Bigger movements in shot shape are easier, so the shot shapers among you may prefer the TaylorMade Tour Preferred irons.
However we are splitting hairs here as there is very little wrong with these irons and an awful lot that is right. From the performance to the stylish looks the TaylorMade R11 is a 'must try' set of irons for low to mid handicap golfers.
Overall Rating - 4 stars: