Please help! Really need advice!
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Wilson Reflex irons appear on the Dick's Sporting Goods site, but not on the Wilson site. Golf blog chatter say the Reflexes - with a slot groove in the clubhead - are a re-do of a Wilson model from several years ago. In current times, Reflexes are aimed at the $200 price point.
Here's similar reissued or legacy irons offered by competitors at the sub-$400 price point. All have 4i-PW club mix:
- Callaway XHot N14 irons (a reissue of the XHot models, but with Uniflex shafts; priced at $399)
- Nike VR_S.X irons (reissue of VR_S, with Uniflex shaft) priced at $299).
- TaylorMade 2.0 Burner steel-shafted irons - Regular or Stiff - priced at $299. The Burners live on!
Legacy irons... Companies often take mainline iron designs from a prior product cycle or two, and reissue them for the beginner / casual golfer market. R&D for the original models has been recaptured, and reissuing them - usually all with a Uniflex* shaft - allows the manufacturer to drop the price.
* Uniflex = midweight steel shaft with flex between Regular and Stiff. It's an OK shaft for quite a few golfers, but not the ideal shaft for very many. Shafting all sets with Uniflex = big economies of scale in mfg --> lower price.
These legacy irons are good quality and quite durable, it's just a case of you take what you get with little or no chance for pre-sale customization.
If you test them out and you hit them OK, they may work. Definitely try before you buy. The shaft is half the club, and you don't get much choice in legacy irons.
Note: Edit added background info on Reflex irons.
Edited by WUTiger - 7/12/14 at 11:51pm