From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: Low- to mid-handicappers
David Glod, President
"The quest here is to develop an iron that captures the classic look and feel of a forged blade with the forgiveness of a cavity-back cast club. We give it a classic face shape, a thinner topline and move all that weight down to the beefed-up sole. Another challenge is to get forged feel from regular steel. That's where the polymer dampening system comes into play. In the end, we get the densities of the polymer just right so that each iron feels like you're hitting a forged blade."
How it works: Sure, Glod et al thinned the topline and bulked up the sole to build in a bit of forgiveness. The heel and toe areas along the sole are also shaved down to reduce digging, limit turf drag and promote workability. More intriguing, though, is the dual-density dampening system. The long irons have a firmer insert while the mid and short irons have a softer insert for added feel and control. It comes with a Dynamic Gold High Launch steel, Project X Flighted steel or X-Quad graphite shaft.
$599 to $699 steel; $699, graphite touredge.com