TaylorMade's recent "every iron is a long iron" advertising campaign has done well for the Carlsbad fraternity. Marching to the same beat as their "own the teebox" campaign, the "long iron" campaign has drawn a good amount of attention to TaylorMade's irons. Look inside the bags of players at your local course and you're unlikely to find too many playing TaylorMade irons - you'll see plenty of Titleist, Ping, and Callaway. You may even see more MacGregor (if you count the hand-me-downs), Wilson, and Nike. Despite the fact that TaylorMade ranks highly in sales numbers, their irons just don't seem to hang around in the bags of better players very long.
Then again, TaylorMade hasn't had a compelling line of irons for quite awhile, and a good bit of their iron sales were trickle-down from outstanding driver sales… Until now. One step down from TaylorMade's forged RAC TP line, the RAC LT promises to merge the playability of a cavity back with the workability and sexy looks of a forged blade for the above-average player.
To help write this review I asked Ed Koster, a 12-handicap golfer, to give the irons a thorough workout. His thoughts follow.