From GOLF Magazine ClubTest 2012 (June, 2012)
WE TESTED: 56°/14°, 58°/10°, 60°/10° with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The “dual sole” design has plenty of heel relief for added shotmaking ability in a variety of lies. The club’s “high-frequency” grooves (more grooves closer together) and a laser “cross hatch” texture on the face improve spin consistency and shot control.
OUR TESTERS SAY: A solid performer that offers very good playability features.
PLAYABILITY: One of the higher rated models in this category; the sole glides easily through turf, rough or sand.
DISTANCE CONTROL: The grouping on full swing shots is better than many others; in general, consistent distances from rough and around the green.
FEEL: Many testers like the clubhead’s heavy, substantial feel; a firm sensation at impact relays information to the hands well.
LOOK: Attractive finish, traditional shape and square setup make most guys comfortable at address; tightly spaced grooves instill confidence that shots will have plenty of spin.
Heavier overall weight than some guys prefer; “high-frequency” groove pattern on the face is not an appealing look to several testers.
The versatile “Dual Sole” (DS) grind has plenty of “relief” in the heel, which allows you to open the clubface for flop shots and still have the leading edge sit low to the ground. The forged 1025 carbon steel heads have a “high-frequency X3X” groove pattern that packs more grooves closer together (and deeper) for a repeatable ball flight. A laser-etched “cross-hatch” surface texture is designed to boost spin on partial shots.