This is only a provisional review after a single range session using a 7 iron but I felt compelled to write about this club as I have not experienced anything like this before with an iron.
Initial impressions are good as its a nice compact design with clean lines and to those like me (mid handicapper) its just the right amount of head size and offset to give you confidence but not too big to be off putting or turn away better players.
In the hand it feels very light and those that like a lighter shaft and the increased head speed that comes with it will benefit from the lighter, almost graphite feeling head/shaft weight ratios. Clearly if you like a heavier shaft you can custom fit.
Anyway down to the business end of things. When struck the ball just flies off the face and it really does go a like a Rocket! We've all seen the TM videos and I'm very cynical but I really do believe now. I just kept saying to myself that it felt like cheating. Feel off the face was good with a very satisfying soft clip but clearly not forged soft, but what is these days except blades. I'm using AP2's at the moment and the RBZ's were only a little more cast feeling than the 712's.
So whilst feel was slightly down the extra forgiveness on offer was on another level completely. Even slightly thinned shots flew straight and long with unerring accuracy and I would say that it was roughly 1 club stronger the 2 other (forged) irons I tried that night.
Finally a quick word about consistency. I really felt that I was in control of distances which not something that has been labelled at previous TM distance irons.
So yes I need to try the long irons to see if they are just as easy to hit. I also need to test the scoring irons for feel on shots around the greens. But at the moment I'm this close i.e. very very close, to trading he AP2's which is something I never thought I would do. Well done TaylorMade.
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