Written By: Chris Conley
I recently got to demo a set of R11 Irons, for the most part these Irons are forgiving and have great feel. What I liked about these Irons were that they almost felt like a blade but had the forgiveness of a cavity back Iron. That makes me think these Irons could work for anyone from a low handicap golfer to a golfer with a 25 handicap. The lower Irons 6-Wedges have a great soft feel to them, and are very forgiving; the 3-5 Irons didn’t have great feel to me, these clubs are generally already harder to hit and with the R11 series it seems these clubs are even harder than normal to hit. According to the TaylorMade site, the 6-Wedge feature a more compact undercut pocket cavity with a focus on feel, control and accuracy. The R11 features variable face thickness. I feel they accomplished just what they said as the lower irons feel is oustanding. I felt as though these clubs played about one club longer than my current set; for instance I hit my 7 Iron about 160-165 max and with the R11’s I was hitting it about 175 and the ball flight was straight as opposed to my slight fade on my current irons. I thought the Irons have a nice feel to them with the red pentagon that mirrors the look of the driver. The only con I really found in these clubs were the feel with the longer irons; and I would recommend these Irons to any player regardless of the handicap. The top line of the lower Irons really makes this club look and feel like a forged set that the pros would use.