Cleveland CG Red
Good players want responsive feel and handling from their irons.
If this sounds like you, then you want to know when you mis-hit a
shot, why you did, and by how much. The CG Red incorporates a
lightweight viscoelastic dampener directly behind the sweet spot
(in red). But this one is slightly firmer than the "gelback" used in
CG Gold irons. So it eliminates some unpleasantness but doesn't
totally stamp out feedback.
$699, steel; clevelandgolf.com
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Until now, the MP line was crafted solely
for single-digit players. The MP-57,
however, is the first full cavity-back MP
iron but don't be fooled. It's the most
forgiving, least workable and highest-flying
MP, but it's still intended for the scratch to
12-handicapper crowd. By comparison, the
MP-57 has a 7 percent larger sweet spot
than the MP-60, along with a hair more
offset in the mid- and long irons. The
smooth, responsive feel of the club made
from soft 1025E mild carbon steel lets
you know it's still in the MP family.
$849 to $899, steel; mizunousa.com
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The new i10 has a shorter blade length, less offset and is
more versatile than the club it replaces, the i5. Weight
is pulled from the face of i10 and repositioned low
in the toe to create a more stable head (higher
moment of inertia or MOI) through impact.
This design element is found in Rapture
and G10 irons, too. The center of gravity
for i10 is closer to the face than in
G10, to produce a lower flight.
$699, steel; $899, graphite; pinggolf.com
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This cavity-back blade is a solid option for guys
who recognize the need for help when their "A"
game isn't quite there. Pi7 speaks to the "player" in
all of us, given its compact head, thin topline,
minimal offset and Dynamic Gold steel shafts. But
this is balanced by a bona-fide cavity, with enough
perimeter weighting to answer your slight misses.
$599, steel; wilsonstaff.com
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Srixon I-701 Tour
This attractive, forged cavity-back has a
marginally higher center of gravity than its
sister iron, the I-701, for a more penetrating
flight. A narrow sole makes this one nimble in
all playing conditions. The soft carbon-steel
head accentuates feel while milled U-grooves
should heighten spin control.
$799, steel; srixon.com
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