2014 Hot List: Utility Irons
Approaches from 200 yards and out are difficult, but the reappearance of utility irons makes the task easier
PING RAPTURE D.I.
TECH TALK: A wide sole and tungsten in the heel and toe help boost the moment of inertia (MOI) for better results on mis-hits. The center of gravity (CG) is positioned to produce a lower, more boring trajectory with less spin. The flat face enhances workability.
"Just enough heft to give it a meaty feel at impact." ... "The head is the perfect size. I can control it easily and hit different types of shots."
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: A true long-iron replacement, this club uses multiple materials to bolster forgiveness while losing none of the shotmaking ability better players demand. not The single loft option seems insufficient.