Pros: Game improving, forgiving, accurate, easy to hit
Cons: geared toward better players, hard to get consistent distance from long irons
I purchased the 4-PW set on Golfsmith on sale and was very pleased with the look and feel of these irons.
Upon receiving them and testing at the driving range, I noticed immediately that I hit these more accurately and consistently then my old muscle-backs.
Now that I have played a round, I can certainly say this has been one of my better investments in golf so far. By upgrading my irons I have made my game more consistent, and forced myself to become a better golfer.
I used to top a lot of shots, but these irons give me more confidence when I step up to the ball, and my approach shots get up in the air better. Par 3's have certainly become more reachable for me.
The cons as I noted are that these are geared for better players. I purchased them as a beginner, but I'm glad I did. These are forcing me to improve my game, and focus on hitting straighter rather than winging every shot. Unlike with muscle-backs, I notice a difference when I make certain adjustments in grip, stance and swing. Really the only problem I notice is a loss of distance compared to muscle-backs, and I struggle sometimes to hit the 5 and 4 iron reasonable distances. Still, compared to my old irons they hit nicely.
Overall, I highly recommend these irons as excellent value for money and game improving for someone with old muscle-backs looking to upgrade to cavity-back irons without dumping too much into an iron set.