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TaylorMade R9 Irons


$899.00 Released July, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Clubface is hot, balls jump off it. Irons do a quality job correcting mis-hits directionally and distance-wise. You may not be able to find irons that will give you this much distance.

The Cons:If you suffer from a slice these may not be the best option for you. Not as offset as other larger irons. The hot face can lead to distance-control issues.

TaylorMade's R9 irons are a higher-end set of clubs with a thin, flexible face. The 3 through 6 irons are designed separately and differently from the shorter irons. The longer ones are geared more towards forgiveness and ease of striking, while the closer approach irons focus on versatility and control.

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The R9's use TaylorMade's "inverted cone" construction, which effectively distributes the sweet spot evenly and allows for more forgiveness. The weight is distributed around the perimeter (even though it doesn't look like this is the case), and the centre cavity is supported by a weightless foam and a silicone shock absorber, both of which contribute to the feel of the club and allow for such a thin face (2.0 mm). The short-irons have added weight in the heel and toe for forgiveness.

Features

  • Cavity back
  • Perimeter weight distribution
  • Very thin face (2.0 mm)
  • Silicon shock absorber, absorbent and weightless foam
  • Separate long- and short-iron design
  • Large effective sweet spot
  • Heel/toe weighting in short irons
  • Shock-absorbing internal structure in 3-6 irons
  • Emphasis on feel and vibration reduction
  • Available in 3-9 irons, PW, SW, AW
  • Stainless steel or graphite shafts available

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Pros
  • 1

    Clubface is hot, balls jump off it

  • 1

    Irons do a quality job correcting mis-hits directionally and distance-wise

  • 1

    You may not be able to find irons that will give you this much distance

  • 1

    The stiff shaft version helps create a low penetrating ball flight

  • 1

    Excellent value buy- top-of-the line irons that can be purchased for a decent price

Cons
  • 2

    If you suffer from a slice these may not be the best option for you. Not as offset as other larger irons

  • 1

    The hot face can lead to distance-control issues

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