Tour Edge JMAX Gold Irons
From Golf Magazine (April 2011)
Category: Max Game-Improvement Irons
We tested: 3-PW with JMAX Gold Series graphite shaft
Key Technologies: Two-piece construction with cast steel body and lightweight forged crown leads to a lower, deeper CG (along with the placement of a 125-gram sole). All this adds up to shots that launch high with low spin. The thin face with variable thickness is designed to bolster ball speed and, ultimately, distance.
OUR TESTERS SAY: This all-hybrid set earned its stripes in terms of forgiveness and above-average accuracy, and it produces a high flight.
PLAYABILITY: Plays well from rough and other trouble lies due to wide sole; JMAX Gold provides quite a high trajectory for most testers; better than average on short-game shots.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Ample hitting area facilitates solid contact; better than most at minimizing slices or hooks.
DISTANCE CONTROL: A few testers hit it longer than average, while many others get average length; quality of contact has minimal effect on overall distance.
FEEL: Muted but not unpleasant impact sensation, even on off-center hits; substantial clubhead provides ample stability.
LOOK: Many testers get confidence from large hybrid design.
Hybrid short irons don't speak visually to everyone; not enough difference in feel between solid and poor shots.