Hot List Silver 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The Edel SMS Pro irons incorporate the movable weight technology of the company’s SMS wedges and irons. The multi-step forging process results in a 1025-carbon-steel clubhead that offers optimal consistency from club to club. One of the under-appreciated elements of this iron is the tri-sole design. The leading edge is intended to help the iron glide through the grass at impact, and the middle-tier bounce keeps the club going through the turf post impact. The trailing-edge bounce reduces the effective sole width of the club, leading to small, crisp divots. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: We’ve long seen the benefits of movable weights, most notably in drivers. However, Edel brings that technology to irons (just as PXG has done), but instead of trying to influence a draw or fade bias, Edel believes the heaviest weight in the proper position can optimize a player’s swing path. The weights on the three ports in the SMS Pro irons include two aluminum screws weighing two grams and one eight-gram tungsten weight. For those wanting more options, four-, six- and 10-gram weights are also available. Get your Allen wrench out to see the results. Many of our testers did. Read more>>

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Price: SMS Pro $250 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"They're super playable, to the point that it's an ego boost. You can play a little 'tour' head because it's packed with help. The sole goes in the same direction as the club moves, which makes it seem like it wants to help you slide through the turf."
Handicap, 0
"The technology was well-hidden and overall the clubface has a nice design. The sound/feel was very responsive. Produced a softer feel on center face contact, and a slight deviation on mis-hits. However, they don't punish you if you miss the center of the face."
Handicap, 2
"The magic is in the sole. It’s one of the best I’ve hit. The weights behind the face provide a dominating thwack at impact."
Handicap, 8
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
SMS Pro Right Hand $250


Name Loft Length
5I 26.00 38.00
7I 32.00 37.00
PW 45.00 35.75

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