Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Why We Like It

When you have success with an iron line, you’re not going to mess with it much. Still, tiny changes here equal big benefits. A proprietary heat-treating process created a super-strong 17-4 stainless steel that allows for more face flexing. This results in the much sought-after combination of increased distance and higher max height. The sole was altered, too. Approximately 1 degree of bounce was added to each iron to promote the kind of clean turf interaction that mitigates the effect of fat shots.

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Characteristics

  • Flex zones on the badge deliver ball speed and provide a sweet feel.
  • A compact head and shorter hosel help lower the CG for greater energy transfer.
  • Stronger lofts of 1 degree in some clubs and as much as 3.5 degrees in others are mindful of distance gaps.
  • 7-iron: 29 degrees; PW: 41 degrees

Highlights

  • Top 5 most forgiving game-improvement irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 best sound/feel game-improvement irons, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 best sound/feel game-improvement irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 highest-flying game-improvement irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-looking game-improvement irons, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated game-improvement irons, low-handicaps

Price

$170 per iron

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HOT LIST SCORE

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

4.5
Performance
4.5
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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