2014 Hot List: Utility Irons
Approaches from 200 yards and out are difficult, but the reappearance of utility irons makes the task easier
ADAMS SUPER DHY
LOFTS: 18, 21, 24, 27
TECH TALK: The Super DHy features a slot in the sole and a thin, steel face designed to create high ball speeds. To improve forgiveness, the clubface includes a bulge that lessens the curve on balls hit off the toe and heel.
"The flight is penetrating and predictable, exactly what I want." ... "It feels like a complete club in my hands, and it's as forgiving as can be. I also like the smaller back edge."
HOT: Many in this category only enhance a player's skill, but the bulged face and slot in the sole solve some problems as well, especially from a thick lie in the rough.
NOT: The gray/black contrast can be distracting, and the flight could be too high for a better ball-striker.