Reviews: Irons

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ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea MB2 Irons

Look, the Idea Pro A12s offer outstanding feel. The MB2s offer even better feel. One tester said they are the best feeling iron he’s ever swung. Another said he’d replace his AP2 with the MB2′s in a heartbeat. And tester Mark, summed up my feelings on these irons perfectly when he said, “If you’re man enough, bag them!”. —> {READ REVIEW}


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92.41
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ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cobra S3 Irons

If you want distance, it’s hard to imagine you could do better than the Cobra S3′s. The S3 proved to be the longest iron we’ve ever tested. Our testers not only rated the S3 as the longest, but also the most accurate irons we’ve tested this year!


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92.14
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea CMB Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea CMB Irons

The Adams CMB… is a shining example of how to design a golf club and get every mother-f’n detail absolutely, 100% right. Adams Golf is calling the CMB’s “The Most Playable Player’s Iron” and I don’t think I would disagree. I have never, and I will never tell anyone “You must go buy these irons”, but dude, if you’re going to buy a set of player’s cavity backs, you damn sure better try this iron. Just don’t try it first – you may not try anything else. {MUST READ REVIEW!}


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91.54
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea Pro A12 Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea Pro A12 Irons

“In the transitional iron category the Adams Idea Pro A12 is my personal favorite of the lot. I think it’s safe to say that the A12s hit the sweet spot for those with a handicap index between 8 and 16.” {READ FULL REVIEW}


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91.44
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Wilson FG Tour V2 Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Wilson FG Tour V2 Irons

If you haven’t hit the FG Tour V2s, or the Original FG Tours, prepare to be astonished! The Wilson FG Tour V2 is the first absolutely must demo iron of the 2012 equipment season. There are clubs that exceed expectations, and then there are the Wilson FG Tour V2 irons. There are almost too many positive quotes to pull….your gonna have to read this one to see just how much our testers liked this set of irons. {SERIOUSLY, MUST READ!}


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90.81
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Mizuno MP-59 Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Mizuno MP-59 Irons

“For my money, the Mizuno MP-59′s are the best looking set of cavity back irons we’ve received in quite some time, if not ever. I honestly believe they are the best looking iron on the market in their class. If you’re looking for a forged cavity back that offers a little bit of forgiveness, outstanding feel, and equally outstanding performance, based on what I’ve seen, for less than $1000 I don’t really see how you can do any better.” >> {Read More…}


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90.01
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – NIKE VR Pro Combo Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – NIKE VR Pro Combo Irons

“If you’ve been turned off by the feel of Nike forgings in the past, now is the time to give them another look. The Nike VR Pro Combo irons more than exceeded all of the MyGolfSpy staff’s admittedly average initial expectations.”


B+
89.97
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Idea Black CB3 Irons

I don’t say this often when it comes to GI clubs, and I certainly don’t say it lightly; the Adams Idea Pro Black is solidly at the top of an extremely short list of game-improvement clubs (if you want to call it that), that I (and some of my testers) would actually consider putting in their bags. Those who want a more traditional look, but aren’t willing to sacrifice the forgiveness, finally have a set that truly offers the best of both worlds. {READ REVIEW & ENTER CONTEST!}


B+
89.38
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW – Callaway RAZR XF Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW – Callaway RAZR XF Irons

Not only were the Callaway RAZR XF Irons the straightest short irons we’ve tested to date…it also currently ranks #1 for middle iron distance control. More than anything else the Callaway RAZR XF puts Callaway back on the map as a serious player in the high-end game-improvement scene.


B+
89.36
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Wilson Ci11 Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Wilson Ci11 Irons

Although they’re a powerhouse in other sports, it seems like Wilson isn’t always on the tip of the average golfer’s tongue when it comes to naming the top manufacturers in the industry. Of course, if they continue to make irons the FG Tour V2, and the Ci11′s that may change.

While some may turn up their nose at the weak lofts, and longer shafts, we came away more than a little impressed by this infinitely playable game-improvement club with a better player’s slant.” {Read Review}


B+
89.32
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Mizuno JPX-800 Pro Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Mizuno JPX-800 Pro Irons

Like the S2, the JPX-800 is a very good all-around performer, which our tests suggest you should definitely be looking at if you’re in the market for a forged game improvement iron.


B+
89.14
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW – Mizuno JPX-825 Pro Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW – Mizuno JPX-825 Pro Irons

“Now that’s a game-improvement iron I’d actually bag” – GolfSpy T

When you consider the offerings in the marketplace today, it’s possible Mizuno’s JPX-825 Pro is the ultimate tweener iron. If nothing else, it’s one of the equipment industry’s greatest enigmas. It’s a game-improvement iron with enough legit-player-appeal that you’ll find it taking divots on the PGA Tour. And yet, Mizuno says it’s forgiving for recreational golfers with handicaps from 6 to 18.


B
89.02
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING K15 Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING K15 Irons

If I were to limit myself to a single adjective to describe the feel of the PING K15, it would be ‘consistent’. There is really only the slightest difference in feel between balls struck on the sweet spot, and balls struck anywhere but the hosel. {READ REVIEW}


B+
88.82
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Callaway X Forged Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Callaway X Forged Irons

Overall, the Callaway X Forged proved to be a solid overall performer. While accuracy and dispersion patterns were generally very good, our testers noted that there is severe distance loss when the sweet spot is missed by even a fraction. It’s actually probably more accurate to say that there’s a severe distance gain when the ball is struck precisely on the sweet spot. Any deviation from the middle, and you will be punished.

Given the design of the irons and their intended audience this isn’t really cause for any sort of alarm whatsoever. Callaway’s X Forged is a better ballstriker’s iron, and if you don’t fit the description, you’re almost certainly going to be better served with something more forgiving (like X2 Hot, X2 Hot Pro, Apex, Apex Pro) The point is, whatever your ballstriking ability (or pain tolerance, I suppose) Callaway has you covered. READ MORE


B+
88.46
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cobra S2 Forged Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cobra S2 Forged Irons

When compared to the average game improvement iron, the S2 probably wins on feel every time, but it’s not really a game improvement iron. As I’ve already noted, it’s also not a traditional players cavity-back, and the difference between it, and it’s big brother the Pro CB is noticeable.


B+
87.74
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING G20 Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING G20 Irons

“If you’re in the market for your first set of new irons, or perhaps are looking for a set that will help move your handicap down from the 20s and into the teens, then the PING G20 is absolutely one MyGolfSpy thinks you need to be looking at.” – - – > {FULL REVIEW}


B+
87.49
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Dynacraft Prophet Tour Forged Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Dynacraft Prophet Tour Forged Irons

“For any golfer looking for a player’s cavity-back, you’d have to be a fool not to consider the Dynacraft Prophet Tour Forged. With just about any shaft and grip combo you could ask for, the price would still be below $450.00.”


B+
87.49
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams A12 OS Irons

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams A12 OS Irons

“Ideal for beginning golfers, or seniors hoping to regain some lost clubhead speed, the Adams A12 OS hybrid-irons are an intriguing offering in the super game-improvement space. With traditional hybrids available through the 7-iron, and new transitional hybrid options through the 8-iron, Adams has provided the golfer with the flexiblity to build his bag exactly as he sees fits. While they’re perhpaps not the most accurate of the clubs we’ve tested, they are simply exceptional when it comes to keeping the ball in play, which makes them a compelling option for those looking for maximum forgiveness.” >> {READ REVIEW}


B+
87.11
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Dynacraft Prophet Tour Iron (HIREKO GOLF)

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Dynacraft Prophet Tour Iron (HIREKO GOLF)

The Prophet Tours feature a glossy black PVD coating that gives the irons a distinct, sophisticated look. No matter who we showed it to (man or woman) everyone we showed the Prophet Tour to absolutely loved the smokey black finish.


B
83.00
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – BEST FORGED CAVITY-BACK IRONS

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – BEST FORGED CAVITY-BACK IRONS

So as we began to write this review of what really are 8 of the nicest set of irons we’ve ever hit, we decided the time was right to launch what you might consider an early Alpha release of the 2nd generation of our Ultimate Review System.