From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012 (April, 2012)
Category: Max Game-Improvement Irons
Price: $749, steel (set of 7); $899, graphite
WE TESTED: 4-PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A 50-gram counterweight in the grip is designed to improve swing tempo and, thus, accuracy. The weight blends with a heavier-than-standard head (8 grams more) to raise the club’s balance point for added control. Its shaft lengths are one-quarter inch shorter than standard.
OUR TESTERS SAY: Respectable performance but doesn’t stand out in any way.
PLAYABILITY: Heavy head cuts easily through rough and handles fairway bunkers; low to mid ball flight works well in windy conditions.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Poorly struck shots stay in play; the heavy head is stable and square through impact.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Consistent lengths; similar swings deliver nice 10-yard progressions from 5-iron to wedge.
FEEL: Pure shots give rewarding feedback; extra weight in the grip leads to a smoother tempo.
LOOK: Classic look with minimal offset; thinner topline than your average max game-improvement iron; more of a blade look than others in its category.
Not the longest, plus several testers see a noticeable distance loss on mis-hits; too much vibration on mis-hits; not a standout on finesse shots.
From Golf Magazine (September, 2011)
It's for: All skill levels
The H-11 features heavier-than-average heads (by 8 grams) and shorter-than-standard shafts (by 0.25 inches). There's also a 50-gram plug in the grip end of the shaft (this is referred to as "backweighting") that raises the club's balance point by three inches. According to company owner Steve Boccieri, these design concepts help you swing with greater control and make more consistent contact. Company research reveals that the majority of golfers tested also increased their clubhead speed.