Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



Why We Like It

It’s easy to be drawn in by the lighter and more flexible core material or the interior groove around the face that helps the face bend at impact, but more than doubling the amount of tungsten in the heel and toe areas really gets our attention. Although the heft is a nice bonus in a players or players-distance iron, the game-improvement crowd misses the center of the face more than they hit it. This makes the stability/forgiveness boost received from putting extra weight in those areas noteworthy. It also has the benefit of producing a feel as meaty as a bone-in rib-eye cooked over an open flame, and we like those.

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Characteristics

  • Ultra-thin maraging-steel face measures less than 1.3 millimeters for fast ball speeds.
  • A perimeter channel behind the face allows the face to deflect at impact.
  • Core material reduces mass, allowing weight to be positioned low and to the perimeter for forgiveness.
  • 7-iron: 27 degrees; PW: 41 degrees

Highlights

  • Top 5 best-looking game-improvement irons, low-handicaps

Price

$180 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
4.0
50%*
Innovation
4.5
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
4.5
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

Why Impact Is Critical to Your Iron Play

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