2014 Hot List: Blade Irons
Technology has allowed even muscle-back irons to have a hint of forgiveness to go with classic looks
Nike VR Pro Blades
LOFTS: 6-iron: 31, PW: 47
TECH TALK: Forged from 1025 carbon steel, the face on each iron is milled to achieve a flat surface. The X3X grooves (with more that are deeper and closer together to enhance control) are pressed into the face to achieve a tight tolerance with little variability.
A beautiful club. It feels like a forging from the 1970s but with the precision of a modern iron." . . . "I can feel the head throughout the entire swing. I like that."
HOT: When your iron is used by the two most recent No. 1-ranked golfers in the world, you're doing something right. The attention to detail in the manufacturing process is not lost on the better player.
NOT: Distance might suffer, as the lofts are weaker than most.