Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Why We Like It

Sometimes you see something so different and cool that you’re immediately intrigued, like Honma’s new resin bar behind the face of this club that stretches all the way to the toe where it is attached via a toe screw. The bar is 90 percent resin, making it super light so that it saves weight while damping vibration. The L-face (in which a lip goes over part of the sole) produces plenty of ball speed, especially on shots hit low on the face.

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Characteristics

  • The set starts at the 5-iron, which should appeal to middle-handicappers.
  • Proprietary Vizard shaft is an excellent lightweight option for slower swingers.
  • 7-iron: 27 degrees; PW: 40 degrees

Highlights

  • Top 5 softest game-improvement irons, middle-handicaps

Price

$350 per iron

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

4.0
Performance
4.0
50%*
Innovation
4.5
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
4.0
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Sensory
Soft Feel
Firm Feel
Ball Flight
Lower, More Roll
Higher, More Carry
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

Reviews

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