2014 Game Enhancing Irons
These irons were designed by TaylorMade to bring the patented SpeedPocket technology to the next level. The result is an iron that is radically different in terms of look, speed, launch angle, and feel. The SpeedPocket is a handlebar shaped slot in that allows a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in a higher ball speed off the club. The long irons offer a larger topline and have been engineered for distance with a vibration dampening polymer and multi-material badge.
Callaway created the X2 Hot irons to optimize a golfers game. The X2 Hot irons are the height of technology for Callaway, featuring a deep Central Undercut, which increases the rate of flex and quickness of face rebound, resulting in longer shots. Callaway has also included a stabilizing arch in order to reinforce the face of the club. Perimeter weighting creates higher launch angles, which leads to a bigger sweet spot and a softer landing on the greens.
The Nike Covert 2.0 irons feature a cavity back design that will allow you to feel the forgiveness of the sweet spot but not sacrifice much at all on off-center shots. These are definitely designed for longer, higher, and straighter shots. They also feature a NexCOR face and a thinner no-weld sole, which makes the face a lot hotter and faster than previous irons. Nike has also added high frequency X3X grooves for enhanced spin control and shot consistency. Another bonus from Nike are the upgraded shafts. They are now Dynalite 105, which is stronger than other shafts that generally come with game improvement irons, resulting in better all around ball striking.
The Cobra Bio Cell Irons are loaded with technology to improve your game and ball striking abilities almost immediately. The perimeter undercut features the largest unsupported face if any iron in the Cobra line, which creates more flex at impact, resulting in higher launches and more ball speed. The long and mid-irons in the set come with heavier tungsten in the heel and toe for more forgiveness, while the shorter irons have tungsten behind the center of the face for added control.
The XTD Cross Cavity irons are the latest distance iron from Adams, and feature some of the most out-of-the-box thinking in the industry in terms of club design. The Cross Cavity design moves the center of gravity further back, allowing the irons to be more forgiving than other distance irons. What makes them truly different is the “pressure piston”, a structure mechanically lodged between the Cross Cavity and the club face in order to reduce sound and vibration. Because of the pressure piston, Adams was able to use a super thin, 450 stainless steel on the face, making them longer and more forgiving.