From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012 (April, 2012)
Category: Max Game-Improvement Irons
Price: $599, steel (set of 7); $699, graphite
WE TESTED: 5-PW with Nanospeed 200 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A secondary cavity located low and behind the clubface increases the club’s effective hitting area. Its “power flow weight system” shifts more mass toward the heel in long irons (to combat slices) and toward the toe in short irons (to prevent hooks).
OUR TESTERS SAY: One of the top-rated clubs in its class. High marks across all categories.
PLAYABILITY: Even the long irons are easy to elevate; predominant flight is high and straight without ballooning; clean leading edge and sole work very well out of rough.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Directional misses are basically nonexistent.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Easy swingers that are long— many guys hit these 5 to 10 yards farther than their own; minimizes distance loss on mis-hits.
FEEL: Lightweight club is well balanced through the swing; soft, smooth impact feel.
LOOK: Thin, less bulbous topline and little offset gets two thumbs up; large face breeds confidence.
The bold red shaft turns off some testers; a few guys find the graphite shaft to be too light and whippy and say it can dampen feedback too much.