I bought a set of MP-59's that were used as Demo's at a golf show for the weekend. Most clubs we not used and in plastic, and the clubs that had been used literally looked brand new.
I spent over an hour at Golfsmith going through fitting but I didn't like the monitor and I knew it wasn't giving me accurate results. The monitor system was telling me everything was fading, and the day before at GG their monitor said everything was a draw.
I took these bad boys to the range after picking up today, and I am very glad I made the switch. I had been using Wilson Deep Red's that I bought years ago from Walmart, or RockBottomGolf, or where ever.. They were dirt cheap learning irons and they were far ready for retirement.
These clubs were very easy to hit. I didn't loose a single yard moving from Game Improvement irons to these blade/cav combo irons.
While they have a great feel, and hit extremely well, they don't feel quite as good as the MP-69's but I just don't have the trajectory to play those clubs.
I read a lot of reviews else where saying that the ball explodes off of the face, and I felt that way as well. I was hitting my 5 Iron passed 200 with ease, which was nearly impossible with my last irons. I even had a 7 iron shot that hit about 205.
- DG S300 Shafts
- Standard Lie, Length, etc
Trajectory - The trajectory is mid for my swing speed, but I did notice that the purest hits I made really had the best and most idea trajectory I need. This will be helpful in really helping me judge and achieve some better ball contact.
Workability - This is probably a no brainer, but the workability on these clubs makes me wonder why I didn't switch sooner. My old clubs were so n00b friendly that it was difficult to draw or fade the ball. With these clubs I found it very easy to shape shots. Also, this came in handy when really trying several different shots. I was able to pin point some swing faults that before were masked but I was able to quickly make adjustments so that I wasn't fading or drawing on accident.
Feel - As stated before, these feel outstanding, not as great as the MP-69's but these also came with DEMO Grips which feel paper thin and rock hard. Also, I was using dirt crap range balls that felt like rocks in their own right. I am going to hit the course this week with some ProV1's so we'll see about true feel this week or weekend.
Looks - They look awesome, I've even grown to love the golden insert in the back, which previously I really disliked, but it grows on ya.
Forgiveness - Even though these are a true player's iron, they are very forgiving. The shorts that I hit that were mishits, would have been mishits with any set of clubs. Shots that were not 100% pure still had great distance but I will say that toe hits did fade on me more than I would have liked but this is all part of moving to this style of club and learning to hit the ball a bit better.
Everyone and every machine told me not to buy these irons, but there is nothing like testing these in the real deal.. I would encourage anyone considering making the switch to a players irons, to test out on a range before making up your mind!