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The TaylorMade R9 golf iron has been developed to provide the performance and distance that a modern player demand in a much more classic, traditional looking style. The result is an R9 iron that looks great but remains incredibly easy to play.
As with the successful Burner irons TaylorMade have designed the long and middle irons separately from the short irons to optimise performance throughout the set. A Velocity Control Chamber sits behind the clubface in long and middle irons which means the thin clubface can be unsupported and gives a similar performance as a thin face driver.
TaylorMade’s reliable Inverted Cone Technology ensure that the extra power and distance offered by the R9 irons remains controlled and consistent while the foam filling of the Velocity Control Chamber provides a soft, agreeable and consistent sound and feel. An undercut cavity in the shorter irons makes it easy to make solid contact and produce the spin when you are firing at the flag and a concealed weight behind the cavity badge provides the stability and forgiveness needed for a confident performance. Every R9 irons features a specially bevelled sole to reduce resistance and help the club guide through impact with maximum force.
The TaylorMade R9 irons feature an option of either a KBS steel shaft or a Fujikura Motore graphite shaft and each and each club conforms with the groove rules that are being introduced for top players in 2010.
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Average rating for this product from 2 reviews
The TaylorMade R9 irons look great and are ideal for golfers in the 5 to 15 handicap range. The oversize heads sit well behind the ball without the top line looking too chunky so you get lots of forgiveness. However they also give very good feel for this class of iron and still have a 'players' feel about them. Compared to the TP version, the standard TaylorMade R9 irons have a little more offset and a slightly wider sole, although the grind on the back of the sole that goes around the head makes them look smaller than they are. The grind also helps the ball through impact and the R9s were very impressive from lush and bare lies with the right amount of bounce. As you would expect the trajectory was a little higher than the TP irons thanks to the weight in the sole being a little further back and we should commend TaylorMade on hiding this from you at address. We are not over enthusiatic about the KBS shaft so try before you buy, but with TaylorMade's excellent custom fitting service you should be able to get the right shaft for your R9 irons.
"Good looking shape...long clubs are excellent...very forgiving." Nov 09
"Should attract better players like candy does kids." Mar 10
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