I hit the new TaylorMade R11 irons for the first time this week. I am a big fan of the R11 clubs, well the hybrids at least, so I was naturally interested in the new irons. I will admit that I tried out the R11 3 Wood for a few weeks and found that I hit my old Cleveland 3 wood much better and farther. As a matter of fact, I hit the R11 2 Hybrid father than I did their 3 wood. I know a few people who hit the R11 3 Wood and none of them are that impressed with it. But since I like the hybrids, I had to try out the new irons.
The R11 irons had a good feel to them. The ball seems to jump off the face, as it does the hybrids. I only hit them into a simulator, so I was unable to see the actual ball flight. However, the simulated flight was high and long. I would recommend you give them a try. They are marketed as irons to help the low to mid handicap player. I can see that after hitting them. They are not so forgiving that you can’t work the ball at all, but do give you a very generous sweet spot. If you are looking to invest in a new set of irons, I don’t think I will need to tell you to try these. The TaylorMade marketing department will do that for me.
I personally switched to the TaylorMade RAC irons from ’05 this season and still maintain that those are the best irons that TaylorMade has ever built. I think everything after them is just a copy of those RAC irons. If you want to save yourself a lot of money, go onto eBay and search for RAC irons…I got mine for about $160.
Until next time…