You know what its like when you’re in the pro shop or one of the many discount golf stores: you pick up an iron and you just love the way it feels and looks and although you haven’t hit a ball in anger, you just know when you do, this club will deliver. Well that’s how I felt when I took delivery of TaylorMade R11 Irons for sale.
When I first heard that TaylorMade was making the R11 irons I must admit I was thinking they would continue the white theme and carry this into the irons. I wasn’t sure how they would do this, but the design of the irons are quite traditional and are an improvement. The weight port is in the middle of the back of the iron held in place by a triangular piece of metal, and a screw which is used to hold it in place. For the longer irons their is a gap between the head port and the actual face, in the lower irons there is no gap and the weight port appears to be touching directly to the face.
There is nothing like the feel when the ball compresses against a well-struck iron. You can keep all your leather-on-willow cricket talk, nothing beats the sound of steel on thermoset urethane. It’s what we spend hours on the practice ground to achieve. The little glint from their perfectly-formed face felt like the R11s driver for sale were calling to me, willing me to take them out with the promise (and technology) that they can make me feel those shots, hear that sound.
On the other hand, I had plans for these babies. You can tease me with that little glint, but let’s see how you perform on the links of Ireland, in the cold and wet, in the early morning due and mist; or a late-night commando raid round Old Toms links at Roseapenna, the bubble-wrap undulations of The Old Links at Ballyliffin and the tight cropped fairways in the heat at Sligo GC.
Well they coped with them all: low punch shots into the wind, high lobs to make the most of a downwind, left to right, right to left, high fade, low draw, these beauties made shot-making feel easy. I didn’t have the sand-wedge, but the 45-degree wedge coped with all the bunkers I got in. But most of all they were fun: the sound, the feel, was all I was expecting from them and more.
It was very noticeable that the launch of the longer irons was higher than I am traditionally used too. This was a very pleasant surprise as it allowed the ball to sit on the green whereas before I had trouble stopping the longer irons on the green. The ball lands on the green with plenty of spin, I found them to spin even more than my current irons. The longer irons also have a noticeably thin face and give the best price SLDR Driver a tingy feel that you can sometimes get with fairway woods.
I believe this is due to the ultra thin face but the performance of the iron, in terms ball flight, was not in anyway reduced. The long r11 irons in this set are truly a pleasure to hit, they really put my muscle-back irons to shame. I was not able to try the 3-iron, but I believe it would be easy to hit as well.